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BUY BVLGARI, SAVE CHILDREN?!

In Fashion, Life, Think about this on May 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

BVLGARI has recently pledged 7.5 Mil to Save the Children Fund, and part of this pledge comes from proceeds of BVLGARI Save the Children Ring sales. The ring retails for $370 and for every ring sold, BVLGARI gives $75 to Save the Children. Among 30 high profile bloggers given the opportunity to be an “embassador” (their rings most likely complimentary) to promote awareness (of the fund or the ring?) is seaofshoes & refinery29.

Could this be possibly another ill designed marketing ploy that exploits world issues, children, and people’s emotions? Support a child, shellout $370 for this subtle badge of honor that lets everyone know you’ve saved children while being on trend.

Granted, I’m not much of a BVLGARI fan–if David Yurman were to do a 100% of proceeds go to charity, you would see me pressing my nose against those glass displays at the store–I’m a bit put off by this. Doesn’t it seem a bit unethical? BVLGARI “pledged” 7.5 mil, each ring generates a donation of $75. I’m sure BVLGARI doesn’t plan on selling 100,000 rings (or do they..? scandalous) to uphold the pledge, but they are still pocketing revenue of $295 per ring sold.

Whatever their motivation maybe (or poor planning by their strategist), this campaign would have been astronomically more exciting were BVLGARI donating all proceeds of the rings sold. They have to fill the pledge somehow and it would have been more notable and raised fewer eyebrows with the all proceeds route.

WANT

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Fashion, Life on May 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm

freshest pop of color i’ve seen to date this season. love love love the manta ray texture, burnished edges, cheeky accents, and the minimal look. designed for both comfort and statement! (pssst! they’re jellies!!!!)

❤ Spring is here!

although i feel like it should have been here two months ago. I love/hate boston springs. It’s absolutely lovely but ephemeral. Summer’s just around the corner so you better enjoy the balmy spring weather before it gets hot and sweaty!

SPRING IS HERE!!!!!

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Fashion, Life on April 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm

She has finally graced us with her presence in Boston! This could only mean….. afternoon tea parties, long sunday brunches, and sundresses!!!!!!! Oh how I longed for thee all winter long ❤

lovely florals from D&G

SAVE EARTH, SAVE YOUR SODA CAN TOPS

In Current Obsession, Fashion, Life on April 11, 2011 at 8:51 pm

 

these fun Maison Martin Margiela 11’s are $360 a pop, but do I smell a sweeet DIY project?!?! (yes. 20 PBR’s later, if sloshed me can find pliers and o rings.) Boston Marathon is this weekend…. who wants to run 26.2 beer miles?!!?

If you’re size 8…

In DEALS, Fashion on April 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

and you’re looking for a blazer or a trench, you’re in incredible luck. check out these babies and snatch ’em up @yoox before anyone else doesssss!!!! (YSL Rive Gauche Fall-Winter line is on crazy sale. I would definitely stock up if they had these lovelies in my sizeeeee)

snag this here
(price after serious slashing? $215. unbelievable that’s like 90% off)

snag this here
($440 after criminal price slashing)

Brief update from the basement lab

In Fashion, Think about this on April 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Life of the sad gradstudent have taken over the life of a happy sue who does grad school as a side gig. Things are getting better, and i wanted to do a quick update on my previous post the coveted before i go on posting more things.

they actually had serious bad pr involving copyright infringement issues with another blog who uses the-coveted.com. so they’ve officially changed their blog to thecoveteur.com. I guess the blogosphere wasn’t too kind to the new kid on the block. kids can be so mean these days.

can’t shake off the bad taste after all this hoopla about how this “high powered” new blog (good connections) was trying to overtake the “little girl next door” blog. it could have gone down soo much nicer: “oh you’ve been using the-coveted.com? sorry, i saw that the domain name thecoveted.com was still avail. i’ll be nice and change my name.” how’s that for good will?

seriously, bloggers need to stop throwing hissy fits.

thecoveteur.com still has beautiful pictures and lets you take a peep inside the coveted closets of fashion insiders!

New kid on the block

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Fashion on January 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

There is a new kid on the block and this kid’s got the right swagger.

all pictures from THE COVETED

This nascent blog [THE COVETED], proposed to blow up into superblogdom, has been touted as the Selby for your closet. In my opinion, it is still too young/inexperienced to be justly considered a comparable blog to the Selby, but it’s interesting enough for me to add it to my go to blogs during the wee hours of boredom. (scroll down to see what my blog roll looks like)

THE COVETED features a sneak peak into closets of little known fashion darlings (the pr girls, the big time but small name editors, etc). their covet worthy items are juxtaposed against various furnitures and art. It’s up close and personal and you do get a taste of the person behind the clothes which is always nice.

we’ll just have to wait and see if it lives up to the hype.

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and now… for sue’s blogroll

coco + kelley
the cherry blossom girl
sea of shoes
park and cube
jak & jil
the selby
(sometimes garance dore and the sartorialist if i’ve really run out of things to look at… and knight cat)

Pretty in Pink

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Fashion, Life, Music on January 20, 2011 at 7:19 am

The sparse posts can mean two things: 1) my life is utterly uninteresting and there is nothing exciting to share. or 2) my life is so freaking awesome that I can’t bare to set aside the 15 minutes it usually takes me to post my little shorts.

fortunately for me, this time it’s the latter! I’ve taken 2 months off from my regular life, did nothing but indulge myself for the 1st month with getting pampered at home and traveling in europe and am currently in italy spending the 2nd month working as a science teacher for an italian high school!

currently in italy, there is the huge winter saldi equivalent to france’s winter soldes so i’ve been craving and buying lots of goodies. BUT THE IRONY OF IT ALLLLL is that I’m in italy. the land of leather and shoes. and what do i crave?

credit: the cherry blossom girl

A PAIR OF OH SO VERY AMERICAN GAP HEELS.
they are part of GAP’s special design editions. They are the perfect, heavenly, dreamy combination of nude, pink, and pointy! I can’t seem to find them anywhere though 😦

so dear shoe fairy,

i know you exist.
could you point me the right direction for finding this pair?

sincerely,

your biggest fan.

 

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i’ve recently discovered 8tracks and this is my current track! I MISS YOU

TOO PRETTY TO USE

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Fashion on November 3, 2010 at 1:56 pm

check out how adorable the new limited edition Dior eyeshadow palette is:

Rene Gruau (illustrator and Dior’s friend) sketched the iconic 1974 Bar suit that appears on the palette. It’s like carrying a little art piece in your purse! Unfortunately, it looks too precious, too pretty, for me to stick my shadow brush in and swirl around…

These paletts come in dusky gray, silvery purple, light pink, and black.
They currently go for $90 at NeimanMarcus.

This Dior Tailleur Bar Set would be the perfect stocking stuffer! for those perfect stocking made out of virgin wool and embroidered in gold.

I’m over compensating

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Fashion on October 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

to compensate for my lack of enthusiasm over all the new collections, this post is dedicated to my one and only frighteningly ferocious love, Rick Owens.

I’ve been salivating over this jacket and contemplating on the justification of the splurge ever since i tried it on at the store over this summer. Yes, under the sweltering heat of august sun, i dared to try on mountains of sheep shearing encased in leather. it’s got this intense ribbing on the arms that just yells freakish. it had me at freakish. i mean, honestly, who doesn’t want a freakishly fiercely bamf leather jacket just in time for halloween?

just when i thought i couldn’t possibly salivate any more in fear of dehydration, this lovely piece of item was added to luisaviaroma.com.

do you think if i scream I LOVE RICK OWENS I LOVE RICK OWENS long enough the halloween fairy “cough dad cough cough” will plop one of these luscious jackets on my lap?