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the way a runway show should be. June 29, 2007

Filed under: fashion — iheartcouture @ 12:59 am

A big “thank you” to Kean Etro for making menswear fun. The Etro Spring 2008 show in Milan was exactly what a runway show should be: something that is exciting enough to watch on the catwalk, but includes pieces for retailers to buy that will actually sell. I ADORE his use of color (of course) and think that the styling is perfection. Could these looks be more adorable??

etro 1

etro 2


p.s. I need those fedoras in my closet. pronto.


i heart…

Filed under: fashion,food for thought — iheartcouture @ 12:15 am

this guy:
hot guy dsquared

…and a special shoutout goes to the boys at Dsquared for putting him in those super short shorts. “10” woot!woot!


rubber duckie, you’re the one… June 19, 2007

Filed under: design,food for thought,style — iheartcouture @ 6:56 pm

…you make bathtime so much fun…but not as fun as this:

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it comes complete with a wine/champagne glass holder (to hold your Ayala Cuvee Rose Nature) and candle holder. Brilliant. The only thing missing is the hunky model sitting tubside feeding you chocolate covered strawberries. Whatever, a girl can dream…

you can find it here:


world’s best dressed man? perhaps.

Filed under: fashion,food for thought,style — iheartcouture @ 6:50 pm

I can’t think of any possible contenders at the moment, so we’ll let Lapo Elkann take the title (for now). These photos were part of an editorial in the June issue of Vogue. Elkann had most of his wardrobe shipped to Brazil for the shoot and he styled himself. Why can’t more men be this bold when it comes to their taste in fashion. Color=amazingness.

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While we’re at it…we should talk shades. Elkann launched his Italia Independent line of sunglasses this week…Barney’s is carrying them…the $1325 carbon fiber ones are already sold out (only 1000 were made)…they do have less expensive $395 acetate versions available. Also, there was mention in DWR of his company acquiring a “historic italian brand” which will be announced next month…hmmm any guesses as to which one??

Also in DWR…the top ten men’s luxury brands:

1. Brioni
2. Armani
3. Ermenegildo Zegna
4. Ferragamo
5. Canali
6. Dolce & Gabbana
7. Prada
8. Tom Ford (wow…already making the list!!)
9. Versace
10. Burberry


best new beauty find (new to me, anyway) June 9, 2007

Filed under: beauty,style — iheartcouture @ 12:42 am

goodbye foundation. goodbye powder.

Stila’s Tinted Illuminating Moisturizer in Tan is the best thing EVER. Hands down.

dewey amazingness.


finally. June 6, 2007

Filed under: food for thought — iheartcouture @ 9:42 pm

Recent research from Dartmouth College has found that daydreaming, procrastinating, gossiping and napping all have added health benefits.
Who knew?
I did.

According to their studies, daydreaming lets you focus on issues that may not be relevant at that moment, but have some meaning and is a form of relaxation that releases beneficial endorphins…so forgive yourself for spacing off during that boring conference call and visualizing the polish color wall at the nail salon, thinking about what “Flashbulb Fuschia” will look like on your toes, and whether or not it will coodinate with your new Missoni dress that you plan on wearing this weekend…it’s good for you.


…just in time for bikini season

Filed under: french & fabulous,style — iheartcouture @ 3:59 pm

This week, Bollinger launched a no-sugar-added champagne targeted to the ladies. Get out your shopping list: it’s called Ayala Cuvée Rosé Nature.
Now there’s no excuse, so drink up! A flute of this champagne will add a mere 65 calories to your diet, instead of the normal 89. Bollinger says the taste is very comparable to the real stuff, and provides the same alcohol content. So we can stay skinny AND get drunk.


see the full article here