Monday, July 27, 2009

History.... or shoud I say Inspiration repeats itself

This year designers like Balmain and Philip Lim are turning back the hands of time, retreating back to an era of the so-called Military jacket. A look inspired by an all-time favorite, Cap'n Crnch and the legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson (RIP 1958-2009).

the leather skirt

1. Urban Oufitters, $78; 2. Urban Oufitters, $58 ; 3., $695; 4., $347.5o

Love at First Sight

These shoes are so hot! I have to get these for fall. These Sam Edelman "Zoe" booties were originally made for Victoria's Secret. Now, they're coming back this fall , coming soom to a store near you. You can find these at,, and

Friday, July 17, 2009

I Scream, You scream, We all scream......Sorbet???

Feel like making your own sorbet? Give this a try. Courtesy of

Chocolate Sorbet

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup very good cocoa powder ( recommended: Pernigotti)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups of water
1/4 cup brewed espresso ( 1 shot)
1 1/2 tablespoons coffee liqueur ( recommended: Tia Maria)
In a large saucepan, mix the sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in 2 cups of water and the espresso. Cook over low heat until the ingredients are dissolved. Off the heat, stir in the coffee liqueur. Transfer to plastic containers and refrigerate until very cold.
Freeze the mixture in an ice cream freezer according to the manufacturer's directions. The sorbet will still be soft; place it in a plastic container and freeze for 1 hour overnight, until firm enough to scoop.

What a Stud!

I am a HUGE  fan of Converse and I love these shoes. They can be found at and OR if you like do-it-yourself projects, all you need is a pair of chucks and about 200 1/2" pyramid studs. It may take awhile but the outcome is definitely worth it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I love you berry much!

Raspberries are rich in anti-oxidants and they are found to reduce the risk of heart disease ; they also slow down the effects of aging. I guess it's true what they say, the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice, OR is it the more the berry, the younger the juice????

Here's a fun recipe for summer, courtesy of

Creamy Raspberry Punch 

 4 C. chilled apple raspberry juice 
 1 C. chilled sparkling water
 1 C. milk 1 pint raspberry sherbet 
 1 pint vanilla ice cream 
 8 oz. frozen raspberries Combine the apple raspberry juice, and milk in a large pitcher or mixing bowl. Scoop the sherbet and ice cream into a large punch bowl. Pour the apple raspberry liquid over the top. Garnish with the frozen raspberries.

Makes 10 servings

Heavy Metal

Metal studs are an absolute must-have for this season. Its easy to achieve this look by opting for a pair of studded boots or a studded blazer.
1. Balmain, Fall 2009; 2. Coach; 3. Just Cavali; 4. image courtesy of; 5. Christian Louboutin, image courtesy of