Sunday, August 31, 2008

I have random guilty pleasures...

...and the one on the top of my list, is definetely browsing the online Kitson boutique. I always look forward to summer. After dressing myself in layers, and more layers as the temperature drops throughout the year, I desperately await the coming of May when I can finally brave myself outside in something like a tee. So by the time the middle of the summer comes, I suddenly want the cold and am sick of dressing lightly every day. Now that school is starting in less than 2 days...I want to do nothing else but purchase summery things. Sunglasses in fact. So here are some pics that I found on For the ones of you who still have a vacation to jet off to, or say live somewhere warm where the sun is always blazing, and jackets are a necessity-here's the yummiest of the yum in the eyewear department.

The ones that topped my list as soon as I saw them were the Balenciaga Green Edition Sunglasses. Made in Italy and priced at $345

My second selection came in the form of Emilio Pucci Black 135 Sunglasses. Made in Italy and priced at $365. I can completely picture myself in the back of a motorcycle, with these, a leather jacket and a bad-boy. Wait...I don't date bad boys.

My third choice brought me back to my days lazily lounging on the beach, checking out the cute, shirtless, preppy boys just mere feet away from me. Ah, bliss. Miu Miu Smu60G Sunglasses are priced at $185

Daddy dearest, please put me on a first-class bound plane and send me back to where I was just a month ago (L)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Place your foot into fall with fashion and grace

After reading a fellow blogger's post on fall trends, I noticed that ankle boots were included. I forgot how much I had lusted for these just a few months ago, but was quickly reminded when I decided to make finding pairs of affordable, but stylish ankle boots my mission. After hours of searching, jotting down and comparing I have come up with the following fashion-forward, wallet-friendly finds!

My very first stop was Nine West. I have often frequented this store and their online-website for my own fix of pump-cravings. It was quite easy and I found these cute (ALL UNDER $150) pairs.

None of the pictures, would save- so I have provided you with direct links.

This first pair comes in the colours of black leather, medium grey leather and dark purple suede. Ruched front leather upper bootie on platform patent detailed front, with side zipper and patent 4" stiletto heel. The name for it is "Cedargrove" The price-$99,default,pd.html?cgid=1039

This second pair comes in the colours of black suede, medium brown suede and medium grey multireptile. Pleated front shoe bootie with side zip available in black suede and natural snake. 4" heel. The name for it is "Hilda Boutique 9" The price-$150,default,pd.html?cgid=1039

This third pair comes in the colours of black leather, dark grey leather, dark natural leather and dark red leather. Supple leather ankle bootie with buckle detail metal hardware and rubber bottom. 3 1/2" heel. This item is available for pre-order and ships no later than 9/29. The name for it is "ICEBLUE". The price-$109,default,pd.html?cgid=1039

The last pair comes in black patent leather. Fabric and patent combine to give you the look and feel you have been searching for. 4" heel. The name for it is "Gobella" The price-$99,default,pd.html?cgid=1039

After finishing with Nine West, I decided to move onto the fall selection of shoes at ALDO. Here are the items I managed to find.

The first pair comes in the colour of ice. The material is leather. Dare to be sexy in these stunning stiletto booties featuring a chic side bow embellished with antique-inspired metallic detail. The name for it is "RADFORDA". The price- $140. The same shoe, only in the colour of black is now on sale for only $99.98

The second pair comes in the colour of black leather. Spiky high heel, chic pointed toe and creative silhouette. What more could you ask for in a boot? The name for it is "TERUEL" Originally priced at $140, this pair has been reduced to $69.98

The third pair comes in the colours of ice, black, and medium silver leather. Its elegance is only exceeded by its beauty. It's the very trendy bootie featuring towering heel, pleated finish and pretty round toe. The name for it is "FALKIRK" Originally priced at $140 each, the ice version is now $89.98, the black version is $79.98 and the medium silver is $64.98

My third stop was the "famous" Macy's Shoe department. I am not a big fan of Macy's, but decided to brace myself and see what I can find. The selection was actually not too bad at all.

The first pair I found was the BCBGirls Sienna Bootie.
Leather upper
Round toe
Pump bootie with hidden gore inserts on both sides
1/4" platform
4-3/4" covered heel with metallic strip
Man made sole
Web ID: 331718
The price-$129

The second pair I found was the Report "Boston" bootie.
Tumbled leather upper
Softly pointed toe
Seaming details
Approximate shaft height: 3-3/4 inches; diameter: 4-3/4 inches
3-3/4 inch covered heel
Man-made sole
The price-$115

The third pair I found was BCBGirls "Cherie" Bootie.
Leather upper
Bootie measures 2-3/4 inches
3-3/4 inch covered heel
Man-made sole

Those pairs, were the ones I found after only searching three different websites. Expect more posts on ankle boots coming soon!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Headbands to crave (L)

Maybe it's the influence Gossip Girl has had on everyone, maybe it's the season for preppiness. I however, being a very hardcore prep myself have always loved the simplicity but yet glamour of cute headbands. With days before school starts, it's time to stock up on the oldest, yet newest fashion accessory trend.

Here are some options from

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Faux Bow Solid Headband $ 78
Resin headband with bow detail and logo disc.Made in France.

Here are some options from Neiman Marcus

2. Juicy Couture Pave Charm Headband $55

Platinum-tone with rhinestone-studded logo accents. Imported.

3. Juicy Couture Pave Heart Headband $65
Black. Platinum-tone pavé heart embellishment with signature logo banner. Imported.4. Juicy Couture Metallic Headband $65
Choose goldtone or platinum-tone. Pavé "Juicy" rhinestone detail. Imported.
5. D&G Dolce & Gabbana Elsa Tiger-Print Headband $95

Yellow/black/burnt orange tiger print. Goldtone "D&G" logo on side. Made in Italy.

Here are some options from Barneys

6. Jennifer Ouellette Extrawide Turban Headband $70

Extra wide solid grosgrain headband. 2.5" width. Available in Black, White, Ivory, Dark Brown and Navy.,default,sp.html?cgid=HAIR02&start=2&sz=1

7. Jennifer Ouellette Side Bow Headband $55

Wide grosgrain ribbon headband with narrow side bow. 2" width. Available in Black, Fuschia and Goldenrod.,default,sp.html?cgid=HAIR02&start=16&sz=1

Here is an option from Saks Fifth Avenue

8. Jennifer Behr Satin Headwrap w/Crystal $68

The art deco inspired crystal jewel tops delicate satin for a sparkling touch.
Swarovski crystal
Finished with elastic

Here are some options from Nordstrom
9. MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Marcer' Headband $68
Contrast stripes and logo accent a stylishly sleek headband.
Approx. width: 1".
10. Tasha Animal Patent Headband $38
Animal print patterns a two-strand headband in glossy patent leather.
By Tasha; imported.

My apologies for the lack of pictures for the Barneys' Headbands, but the online website wouldn't let me save the pictures!

Our back to school books definetely need a home...

So why not keep our books in a stylish tote for back-to-school? It'll definetely make dreading the amounts of homework in there, much more easier. And once everyone gives you compliments and asks where you got such a wonderful bag-you'll feel 100 percent better! Promise..
-MARC by Marc Jacobs Metallic Miss Marc Tote $148
• Metallic gold with multicolor Miss Marc cartoon print.• Shoulder straps.• Interior zip pocket.• 16 1/4"H x 13 1/2"L x 4 1/2"D.• Imported.
-MARC by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Tate Tote $188
• Choose pink or black nylon with enamel coating.• Allover tonal logo topstitching.• Shoulder straps with bow detail.• Side pouch pockets.• Cotton lining with interior patch and zippered pockets.• 21 3/4"H x 17 1/2"W x 5 1/2"D. • Imported.

-Marc by Marc Jacobs Double Knit Word Shopper $88
Marc brings a certain Parisian chic to the essential tote.Striped jersey tote with logo patch and 'Ca Roule' lettering at front. Double handles. Lined interior features 7" zipper pocket.16"H x 14"L.7" strap drop.Imported.
-Marc by Marc Jacobs Miss Marc Tote $148
A little fun never hurt anyone.Faux-patent tote with Miss Marc graphic at front. Double handles. Zipper main compartment closure. Lined interior features zipper pocket.19"H x 16"L.8" strap drop.Imported.

-Marc by Marc JacobsSo Real Groovee Bag $98
Marc has perfected the art of offbeat cool.Print laminated tote with double handles. Lined interior features patch pocket.17"H x 15"L.9" strap drop.Imported.
-Marc by Marc Jacobs So Real Fraser Tote $98
One of those iconic Marc bags we'll love for years.Print laminated tote with double handles. Lined interior features patch pocket.17"H x 15"L.9" strap drop.Imported.

It's time to fall in love...

...with the newest fall shoe collections at Neiman Marcus

1. Kate Spade Sassy Bow Ballerina $198
Choose old gold/black or pewter/black leather. Bow detail across vamp. Driver detail at toe. Round toe. Rubber sole. Flat heel. Made in Brazil

2. MARC by Marc Jacobs Metallic Lame Pump $330

Anthracite leather. Bow detail on vamp. Pointed toe. 4" covered heel. Made in Italy.

3.Stuart Weitzman Peep-Toe Platform Pump $355
Black calfskin with red trim. Pieced detail on vamp. 3 1/4" covered heel. Made in Spain.

4. Miu Miu Jeweled Silk Ballerina $650
Copper/anthracite silk. Jeweled vamp. Ruched trim. Made in Italy.
5. Christian Louboutin Very Croise Platform Pump $790
Choose black or nude patent leather. Crisscross detail over vamp. Silver insole. Open toe. Slingback. Signature red sole. 5 1/2" covered heel. Made in Italy.

6. Valentino Suede Bow Slingback $695

Choose black or raspberry suede. Peep toe. High vamp with bow detail. Elasticized slingback. 3 3/4" covered heel. Made in Italy.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Marc Jacobs Special Things

After browsing the Marc Jacobs website, looking for a cute bag to add to my birthday wishlist, I stumbled upon the wonderful selection of Marc Jacobs Special Things. I think I won't be adding that bag to my wishlist anymore- instead I'll add these cute and affordable treats.

-Shiny Quilted Bowler in Red Quilted PU- $66

-Faux Fur Leopard Clutch-$39

-Jacobs Basket Weave Tote in Yellow Polyester/PVC-$19

-Marc Jacobs Heart Compact in Plastic Gold -$5

-Quilted Satin Evening Bag in Black Satin and Coated PU- $35

Why, why, why, why, can't we have a Marc Jacobs boutique in Canada!?

Do a good deed, lose a few pounds, buy a new treat (L)

Reward yourself for doing a good deed

-Melinda Maria "I am Change" Whaleman necklace. $500 on, 25 % of all proceeds go to the Whaleman foundation.

-OmniPeace Coin purse. $28 on, 25 % of proceeds go to the Whaleman Foundation.

-"Whatever it Takes" tote bag designed by Gwen Stefani. $45 on $2 from each sale go to 21st century leaders.

-Emporio Armani (PRODUCT) RED Julia Roberts T-shirt made in Africa. $125 on 40 % of profits go to the global fund.

Workouts to shed those summer pounds we all gained

Thank you Vogue magazine! Here's the new wave of workouts that can be found at various gyms around U.S.A.

1. KRANKING- Equinox, various locations
Kind of like spinning for the upper body, Johny G's latest creation uses a cycle for the arms to sculpt shoulders, build biceps, and burn fat fast.

2. BODYBRASIL-Sports Club/L.A at Rockefeller Center
This total-body toning class, helps you get the body of a model by using capoeira-inspired, core-strengthening drills with weighted resistance.

Helps you find and tone your center by mixing yoga, weight training and meditation.

Jeans to Love Now

1. The new label Degaine jeans. This french label designed by Gregory Abbou, launched in October 2007. You can purchase these on Jennifer Aniston is a big fan.

2. The new label Divine Rights of Denim jeans. This L.A. brand sells skinny jeans and cut-of shorts-all for under the price of $100. You can purchase these on Fans include Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge from The Hills.

3. The new label PRVCY jeans. Everyone loves this brand, due to the fact that it donates 10 % of its sales to breast cancer research. You can purchase these on Fans include Jessica Alba and Eva Longoria Parker.

4. The new label PRPS jeans. One reason for being so hot? They sell some pretty cool distressed boyfriend jeans. You can purcahse these at your local Barneys.

We're not done travelling yet...

Continuing of on my previous post below about last-minute glam vacations, comes this post.

-Stay at the fun and colourful St. Tropez hotel Byblos and feel like a star. Reported vacationers include Kate Moss, Diddy, and the place where Brigitte Bardot used to stay at. It's not exactly known as a place of peace and quiet, but you can get that at home alone.

-You could book yourself a suite at the Hyatt or you could pay $101 a ngiht and stay in a "vision machine". The vision depends on which room you check into at the PROPELLER ISLAND CITY LODGE ( in Berlin. And, no, breakfast is not included. The morbidly inclined would love "Gruft", which features coffin beds-singles of course. Those who have seen The Silence of the Lambs once too often will naturally be attracted to the "Two Lions" suite, furnished with beds in two ornate cages elevated 1.5 meters off the carpeted floor. The borderline psychopath will love the green leather upholstery of "Padded Cell", while the certifiable unstable might be biased toward "Flying Bed", with its sharply slanted floor. Designed and built by artist and musician Lars Stroschen, makes your night stay feel like "living in a work of art".

-What does it feel like to go to sleep with the Eiffel Tower sparkling through your windows? Or wake up in a glowing, all-orange room? Hotels like the Everland ( -a groovy 60's vibe crash pad currently bolted onto the roof of the Palais de Tokyo contemporary arts center will give you all those thrills!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Comforts of the South

With less than two weeks, left before school, college, or university, everyone deserves a last-minute, much needed vacation.

The three top hot-spots to visit are: South of France, South of the Border, and South America

Nothing will make you feel better than an escape to the South of France. Bring your smallest bikini, your biggest sunglasses and enjoy tanning on the beach while you sip away to delicious cocktails. Make sure to not leave your home without these carry-one essentials: a pair of slip-on shoes for transition through security, a dark eye mask to help you sleep through the flight, and a big, warm, scarf that could also work as a blanket.

Heading down to the South of the Border is the perfect way to make everyone in your family unite and come together. Play in the sun during the day and shop your way through all the hidden-treasure stores you can't find back home. Don't leave home without your beach necesseties: an insulated water bottle to keep hydrated, gossipy magazines and a zip-lock bag for wet items.

It doesn't matter if your hiking of backpacking your way through South America, or staying in gorgeous hotels. Don't leave home without your money-pouch necessities: copies of all documents and passports (send a virtual copy to your email account, too), film or digital cards, and earplugs ( if you're staying in hostels).

Fun and safe travelling to all!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Advance Planning- A guilty pleasure.

For someone who loves to dress up, shop for cute party dresses, go to dances and parties, I've never really celebrated my birthday. The last huge bash I can remember was when I was 8 years old, and my mom decided everyone should wear princessy dresses and threw me a 30 plus people party. I mean really- 30 plus people for an 8 year old? What was she thinking? Obviously a lot since that day, because ever since then she's put a large X on huge parties. Must have been all that squealing...and the mess she had to clean up afterwards.
When I say I don't celebrate don't get me wrong - I do SOMETHING. I mean I get presents just like the next girl, and was even fashioned with a gorgeous diamond ring for this year's birthday in March. However, other than my mom, dad, grandma and my best friend (who's like a sister) noone else was present at that dinner table in the restaurant. And for some reason- that was the best birthday of my life, because I was with the people that matter most to me :). Okay, before I start tearing up, lets move on. My next birthday is a good 6 months away, but somehow I can't help but sneaking pictures at cute birthday party dresses and lavish cakes. I mean 6 months do go by fast........
Unfortunately, I was born In March- which basically means its disgusting, snowy and cold. Summery party dresses? Big NO for that situation. Although If my birthday was in the summer, I wouldn't mind this cute...
Bella Dress from Guess.Bow-topping with floral lattice work at the bottom makes this a fun, feminine frock. In chic black and white, this dress has adjustable straps, with elastic under and at bust. Empire waist. Strapless.

And I've decided that after years of CAKES, this upcoming birthday, I want none other than a CUPCAKE Cake just as cute and girly as Maria Sharapova's.

Mommy dearest I hope you're reading- because this is the cake my little heart desires (L).

Intuition is my new found love (L)

I just found the greatest thing on earth. Click on it, go to it, fly to it, anything- if you haven't seen the website or the store itself yet. Considering I don't live in L.A, or anywhere EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE to it- I'm going to have to satisfy myself with their online catalog.

After a good hour of browsing, drooling and " OH I WISH I COULD GO THERE AND BUY THIS" I decided the following two items made my crave-worthy and good-steal priced list!

1. Spare Soles Flats in Silver (on sale for $ 25.00)Shoes are skid resistant & H2O proof, and each pair comes with a 4.5 inchx4.5 inch (handbag ready) pouch with a wrist strap. And the best part of all, they are cute, comfy-looking and oh-so-glamorous. Hmm, I wonder if i could talk my dance teacher into letting me substitute these for my Bloch Ballet Shoes.
2. Ettika Single Circle Bracelete in Red ($ 35). A hammered gold bead is anchored by leather knots on this funky piece. I think the bright colour attracted me to this adorable bracelet, but it would definetely give a punch to any outfit all year round.

Mental note to self: Book trip to L.A. as soon as possible.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

On my mind today...

So, today was a fairly boring day. No really, it was. The summer is slowly ( actually more like quickly) coming to an end, and with less than two weeks to go till school starts I am both annoyed, scared and excited. I'm annoyed, because I definetely didn't get to accomplish everything I planned this summer. Sure I visited a gorgeous island, spend time with my best friend, friends, tanned (obviously not enough-or it just faded away quickly), shopped and had fun. But nothing TOO EXCITING or dramatic happened. And isn't that what summer is all about? I am scared because our admissions offices at school has once again messed up my schedule, and given me the completely wrong courses, I'm hoping with classes with at least some of my friends, and I am not looking forward to the homework load. Lastly, I am excited beyond belief to see the friends I didn't have a chance to write into my busy summer or simply due to the fact that both our schedules didn't meet. I am also excited for the premiere of Gossip Girl, and for another preppy year in my life. I am NOT excited to see how many incoming freshmen decide to incorporate the "Hi, I am a Blair Waldorf wannabe" look. Oh well, they'll learn their own fashion sense eventually." I am also very excited to be starting dance again, after quitting on a whim in late May. I quit- because I couldn't take the pressure anymore, or maybe I just got tired of doing nothing but school, dance, school, dance. Who knows, but either way I am going back. The perk to this, is not only am I going to be going back to dance outside of school; but I am also taking a dance course IN SCHOOL. Fantastic, right? All these thoughts about dance, have caused me to buy new jazz shoes and new ballet shoes, even though my old ones were in perfect condition. Oh well, one can never have too many.....

I am also in love with the candy coloured dance Body suits that are sold at H&M. They are organic, and for the lovely price of around $30, won't make me guilty for buying two. Mental note to self- add to shopping list.
Follow the link above, if you want to check out the lovely bodysuit yourself :).

I am also loving the look of "above the knee, high waist" black skirts for fall. Add some tights, a cute pair of mary-janes ( the only pair of shoes that are non-heel that I can force myself to wear) OR a pair of heels, and you've got the ultimate preppy, and keep yourself cozy look. However, I am strongly doubting anyone would understand what I was wearing -in a school where TNA sweatpants and LULU yoga pants are all the rage. Well, I shouldn't be lying to you- I wear my occassional ( okay not so occasional ) pair of lulu pants myself. What's a girl gotta do, when she has tons of homework, is deprived of sleep and that cozy spot against the wall on the floor amongst her best friends is looking very great, but skirt un-friendly? I should definetely be getting bonus points for braving it up in heels though. Yes, bonus points for moi!

Aldoshoes has a new fall collection, that is simple but cute, and would fit into just about anyone's wardrobe. Feel free to check out online or visit one of their retail shops.

I can see the sun setting....and it's very disappointing. Why must summer only be 2 months long!?

Tina of eau de couture

Monday, August 18, 2008

Let the leaves fall (L)

After spending a whole day rotating between various doctors for checkups and tests, I managed to pour over every September issue of every fall magazine in the waiting rooms. I was also very happy to see that the upcoming season's trends would be very prep-school chic. Here's what's in store for us this fall:
-print dresses
-tailored jackets
-ruffled blouses
-fuller skirts
-chunky knits

I think the print dress is a great trend for fall, because you can take your summer staple straight to your september wardrobe with some one-tone tights, a cute blazer or a cozy cardigan. Pair it with heels and you've got a great going-out look for evening. Unless you're like me and quite often click your way in heels to class...
This look can be seen on the runway for Christian Dior, Gucci and Chloe.

The next trend-tailored jackets make us feel like we stole something from the men's department. These jackets easily flatter skirts and trousers, give you the Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf look and urbanize any dress. This look can be seen on the runway for Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein and Diane Von Furstenberg.

The third trend-ruffled blouses, will definetely channel the girly side of every girl. It's very showgirlie and can work well pants, jeans, and skirts. This look can be seen on the runway for Yigal Azrouel, Givenchy and Marni.

The fourth trend-fuller skirts, make you look more glamorous every step of the way. The flattering cut to mid-knee can work very well for both day and evening; and is much more comfortable than the skin-tight, summery minis we have gotten used to. This trend can be seen on the runway for Blumarine, Oscar de la Renta and Giorgio Armani.

The final trend- chunky knits, is definetely going to evoke many, lazy "sweater and leggings" days. It's better to wear a light layer underneath in case it gets too hot, or cozy up in a turtleneck number for those chilly, fall nights.

Visual pictures from various affordable collections coming end of August!

If I were a boat...

..I'd be Alberta Ferretti's renovated Icebreaker. This ship will stop every year in May, in Cannes, for the film festival. This year's theme was the jungle, but the ship has been set to look like a carnival, a pirate ship and a bordello. An invitation to Alberta's yacht is one of the most coveted in Cannes. The interior of the yacht is truly breathtaking. Instead of plush carpeting or parquet floors-planked wood was used everywhere. The walls are covered with complementary fabrics such as raw linen, raffia and rough silk. There are a total of six guest rooms, and the designer decorates with pieces she's attributed from her travels to Bali, China, Croatia, France, Greece, Mexico, Spain and Italy.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Barney's Legendary Warehouse Sale!

Oh, how this makes me wish I lived in NYC, or LA. Anyways, to the ones of you that do, don't forget to visit the sale and pick up some goodies!

Tina of Eau de Couture

Doing a good deed has never been classier...

While browsing online, on one of my "break from going-out so much" summer nights, I came upon an article about the celeb-studded Amfar's annual AIDS fund-raiser event. This event was held outside the famous Le Moulin de Mougins restaurant in Cannes. The scene was filled with A-listers such as: Madonna, Sharon Stone, Sean Combs, Donatella, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Tamara Mellon, Georgina Chapman, Milla Jovovich, Natalie Portman, Joely Richardson, Eva Herzigova, Rose Mcgowan and Mary J Blige.

Being a devoted volunteer to the sick and the elderly myself, I am proud to see even celebrities taking up so many great causes. Here are some fun facts from the night, mes cheries:
-Madonna auctioned of a one-of-a-kind Chanel by Karl Lagerfield alligator bag with 334 diamonds on the clasp for $464, 000
-Sharon Stone donated her restored 1976 Porsche Targa, which was auctioned of for more than $773, 000.
-Diddy auctioned of 24 hours with himself for $310, 000
-Tommy Hilfiger donated $ 100, 000
-The likes of Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino auctioned of lunches with themselves

The final total of money raised by the end of the night was $10 million! Bravo everyone!

Tina of Eau de Couture

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


The Top 10 things of August that I'm in love with--

1. Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss

2. Gossip Girl "The Carlyles" New Series
3. Repetto "Garbo" Lace-up Oxford ( $325.

4. Juicy Couture Pave Heart Stud Earrings in Pink ($ 45,

5. MARC by Marc Jacobs Patent Lace Up Flat in Black ($ 260,

6. MARC by Marc Jacobs Turn-Lock Clutch in Cranberry Field ($198,

7. Barton Perreira Socialite Round-Lens Sunglasses in Coral Fade ($360,

8. Guess Pink Flower Earrings ($ 27,

9. Steve Madden Leopard Print Tote ($78,

10. Amethyst Necklace by Elyse Jeanne ($168)

What's NOW


Singer Duffy
The 24 year old's retro-soul album Rockferry and the hit song "Mercy" have topped many personal playlist charts this summer. Here's an interview that InStyle Magazine hosted with this "boyish style, pixie look" singer.

Fashion Obsessions: Striped nautical shirts-and shoes from Christian Loboutin, Miu Miu and Dolce & Gabbana.

Recent Splurges: A peach-colored linen Chloe jacket and a big flat Screen TV.

Fave Jeans: I like high-waist pairs from Nudie and Diesel and D& G makes great long skinny ones.

Style Credo: I have to trust my instinct when I buy clothes, if in doubt, I say no.

Paulette Macaroons

Paris has Laduree and now L.A. has Paulette's. The Beverly hills pastry shop offers haute cookies in flavors like Sicilian Pistachio and Caribbean Chocolate. It's been reported that Teri Hatcher and Tori Spelling can't get enough of them. ( 35 $/24)


YSL'S Brand New Bag

The new "Trompe L'oeil" carryall from Yves Saint Laurent is fun and versatile. This new bag is free of heavy hardware, which is now emblazoned on satin totes that also come in a variety of bright colors. Get yours today and have a stylish tote to carry all your back-to-school essentials in! ($395,

-What's NOW-

Diane von Furstenberg has come out with a new line of luggage just in time for your "end of summer" travels, of if you feel like taking a few extra weeks of September. Check out the new leather and calf hair set for $1500 at


KIRNA ZABETE. The addictive New York City boutique that many of us couldn't reach, unless on an expedition to NYC, has finally gone online. YAY to whoever's idea that was!


Club Monaco launched the Fleur de Lys capsule collection, a line of affordable accessories (statement jewellery, gloves and bags) all decorated with the iconic French Symbol. Big, bold necklaces sell for as little or as much as $149. for stores.

Here are the hottest new jean brands, that even celebrities from coast to coast are raving about!


Prices range in the $200 category but these jeans are known for their lightweight fabric that holds its stretch, and for jeans that fit and flatter.

Designer: Ali Fatourechi

Location: Los Angeles

Inspirations: James Dean, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson

The Fans: Jessica Biel, Cameron Diez, Fergie, Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Simpson,,

Prices range in the $200 category and these jeans are known for expertly contouring your body.

Designer: Michelle Siwy

Location: New York

Inspirations: Anita Pallenberg, Talitha Getty

The Fans: Rachel Bilson, Selma Blair, Sienna Miller, Nicole Richie


Prices range in the $200-$300 category but these jeans are known for their cutting-edge sensibility.

Designers: Lucy Pinter, and Flora Evans

Location: London

Inspirations: Brooke Shields, Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne Westwood

The Fans: Drew Barrymore, Gisele Bundchen, Scarlett Johansson, Madonna.

Prices range in the $300 category and are known for the attention to detial and purity of line.

Designer: Johny Johansson

Location: Stockholm

Inspiration: Swedish women

The Fans: Amy Adams, Kate Bosworth, Penelope Cruz and Blake Livel


Gwen Stefani has launched a new project- a collection of fruity and floral fragrances called Harajuku Lovers in bottles inspired by her posse of Japanese dancers. $45 each/30 ml at


Tina of Eau de Couture

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The owner and creater of Eau De Couture

Hello everyone and fellow bloggers!

My name is Tina. Well actually, my middle name is Tina. But since I prefer my middle name to my first name-this is the one I`m going to use on this blog. Why did i create a blog, you may wonder. Somewhere amongst all the time I spend on school, my after-school activities (I am a high school student), spending time with my friends, and practically calling Starbucks my second home, I still have time left over on my hands. Or maybe this is because it`s still Summer, and the back-to-school anticipation is absolutely killing me.

To give you a better look into my life. I am a girl who loves to dance, and although will never become a prima-ballerina, feels better nowhere else except in her tights and dance shoes. I love fashion and I would much appreciate if the people in the High school world learned what fashion is. It seems like everyone thinks wearing Abercrombie & Fitch, Uggs, and Hollister makes them immedietly the most fashionable people in the world. What happened to pencil skirts, high heels, cute tees, scarves, fashionable bags and the world of designer brand names. Clearly it died, along with people`s love for anything other than well- doing absolutely nothing.

I adore languages. No, this doesn`t mean I spend 90 percent of my life reading about various languages of learning the histories of different countries. Actually, I abhor history. I do however, love the 5 languages I speak, write and read in. French is absolutely the sexiest language in this world and France definetely tops my list of most fashionable countries in the world. Love it or hate it- it`s definetely my opinion.

That`s the inside on me-expect a year of posts all about fashion and the gossip you crave.

Tina of Eau De Couture