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Designer extraordinaire, Kenneth Cole who is known for his dedication to social causes has created a limited edition, eco-friendly handbag. It makes “Reusable” fashionable and trendy. The bag, which sports the words “USE ME” scrawled boldly across the front, is meant to encourage people (you & me) to stop using so many plastic bags (FYI: 1,000,000 plastic bags are used and discarded worldwide every minute). Made of 100% natural canvas, this bag makes earthy look chic, it’s cheap ($20) and it’s perfect for all your shopping needs! Plus, $5 from the sale of every bag goes to the Awearness-Kenneth Cole Fund.


From Russian with Love: New Handbag

Another gem this holiday season is from Russia with love! Up and coming fashion designer, Alyona Akhmadullina, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has created a hot, new, eco-friendly handbag too. Made from 100% RECYCLED cotton this is truly an affordable designer handbag. Unlike most designer brands that cost as much as most car or monthly mortgage payments, this bag, like the Kenneth Cole creation, is very affordable at only $40. The trick will be finding one… This one is also a limited edition bag (only 777 in the whole wide world) with the words “for a clean motherland” on large display and proceeds will go to WWF Russia. Alyona explained that she feels that this bag is a symbol of change…not a status symbol. It’s meant to replace plastic bags and/or leather bags that symbolize excess and waste. Sounds good…but the main point here is that this bag is a “must have,” the fact that it’s eco-friendly only sweetens the deal.

The only problem with these cute totes…the whole limited edition nonsense. They will be hard to find and demand drives up price. So, now that I’ve let the cat out of the “bag”…no time like the present. I’m off to find my earthy bag before everyone else does. Gotta run!

If you're stressing about what to wear to that holiday party, you can relax, because the little black dress, otherwise known as the “LBD” is back! This time around the LBD is showing some skin with the super sexy, yet sophisticated Keyhole Neckline! Find some adorable updated LBD’s at Nordstrom, Macy’s and Guess or at Overstock.com. The keyhole is fashion gold this season, allowing you to reveal as much, or as little, as you’d like. I say keep the mystery alive. Simply slide into a pair of peep toe pumps, grab a small clutch and you’ll be red carpet ready!

BCBG Simple Stunner!

~ Cheers!

Lindsay Lohan has been spotted wearing “inspiration” around her neck recently. Ever the trend-setter, she and other Celebs like Cameron Diaz have been showcasing the hot new style all around L.A. Love Quotes luxurious scarves have become the new “must have” in Hollywood.

Made from an Italian-linen blend, these scarves are lightweight but will keep you warm and looking cool all day long. Paired with jeans, pantsuits and dresses, they can be worn as scarves or wraps so they’re perfect for any occasion. Not only are they super-adorable; the best part about them is that each one comes with an inspirational quote. Quotes vary but one example of the inspiration you could be wearing is by Ovid:“If you want to be loved. Be loving.” The scarves are available in every color under the sun from Morning Glory and Cabernet to Lotus Pink and for just $74 these are the perfect holiday gift…for yourself and your loved ones. Plus 10% of the proceeds are donated to international children’s charities. These scarves are the gifts that keep on giving!!

Love Quotes Scarf in Cabernet

Justin Timberlake is “bringing sexy back”…again. Personally, I could live without it. This time around, the former Mouseketeer & current singer, dancer, actor, spokes model and overall renaissance man extraordinaire, will be unveiling a new women’s sportswear clothing line in early 2008. Yippee (Insert sarcasm here)!! The only good news here is that this sporty line will be done in collaboration with talented designer J. Lindeberg, and by collaboration, I mean JT will just put his name on it and rake in the $$$. Yup...a tad bitter!

In the spirit of full disclosure, I must confess (if you couldn’t already tell), I am not a huge fan of JT…he’s not my BFF (not that he cares…I’m sure he has enough A#%* kissers around as it is). But I digress.

So it is, that JT is yet another Celeb, in a long line, who feels the need to take over the world one clothing line at a time (Gwen Stefani, Hillary Duff, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, Paris Hilton just to name a few).

While I must grudgingly admit that his first foray into fashion with the hip William Rast Collection, done in collaboration with childhood friend Trace Ayala, was a success ($$$), isn’t it enough already? It’s not like he’s actually going to design the clothes…thank g-d!! Hopefully he’ll leave that to Mr. Lindeberg…you know, the one with actual fashion design talent.

Ok, I'm done ranting now. :-)

Samara Sanchez

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