Archive for January, 2008

Spring Fashion 2008: Taste the Rainbow

January 20, 2008

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2008If you didn’t jump onto the trend of bright yellows towards the end of this summer, you have another chance coming up. Spring fashions have hit the ground running and just about the only color that wasn’t used repeatedly was black. Reds, oranges, every shade of green, bright blues, and even greys were spotted repeatedly flashing down spring preview runways.  

The spring 2008 ready-to-wear pictures were part of a lookbook

Zac Posen Spring 2008 Ready-To-Wear












The red dress is a Zac Posen design and the white blouse with sky blue skirt is by Oscar De La Renta. Both are from spring 2008 ready-to-wear collections. Note the silver shoes and simple slicked back hair styles on both models. Silver sandals and other silver accessories will be especially functional with the colorful season ahead. Simplicity and toned down beauty were also prominent on the runway, allowing the clothes to make the colorful statements this spring.

Nine West Heech These silver gladiator style wedges would look great with jeans or capris…

Nine West Heech Sandal

$92.95 on Zappos


Colorful accessories can compliment the colors you are already wearing or become the colorful accents to a simpler outfit.

Alexis Bittar Pyramid Stud Hinge BraceletAlexis Bittar Pyramid Stud Hinge Bracelets

$165.00 each at Nordstrom

Even just one of these in a brighter color could liven up an outfit, but the blue and green ones are particularly appealing.

Francesco Biasia 'Ruth' Soft Satchel





This yellow purse is gorgeous and I would be perfect with any spring day outfit!

Francesco Biasia ‘Ruth’ Soft Satchel

$478.00 at Nordstrom









Lastly, I found a fire orange clutch from Nine West for nights out on the town. I don’t usually like orange, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices for fashion, and I do like this bright hue.  

Nine West Foldover Clutch

 $59.00 and get it while it’s hot because these don’t ship until April 30th!

Fold Over Clutch, ships 4/30

Fashion Computers

January 12, 2008

The Consumers Electronic Show recently took place in Las Vegas and MSN ran an article “Fashionable PCs” which I found intriguing. While multiple colors and face plates have iMACbeen available on lap tops and desk tops for years (remember those “really cool” iMacs? I had the original Turquoise one back in 7th grade) PC companies are finally catching on to the conEgo Signature sumer desire to have the “trendiest” and best looking items available and have been adding more and more designs to lap tops & computer bags.  The “Ego Signature Rancher” (left) was featured in the MSN article.  Ego also provides this style in Crocodile print and a gorgeous $350,000 diamond embossed luxury notebook! Oh, and did I mention they also offer matching handbags? It is no wonder that Ego won Microsoft’s PC Fashion Award this year. While not everyone can afford to have an Ego fashion computer, they are still fun to look at.

Other computers featured in the article included leather coated lap tops, cosmopolitan pink Sony Vaio lap tops, and checkerboard desktop computers. If only I had $350,000 to spare…