Monaco’s Prince Albert Engaged Wednesday, Jun 23 2010 

HSH Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock

It has been announced the HSH Prince Albert of Monaco, 52, is engaged to his long-time girlfriend Charlene Wittstock. 

Wittstock, a 32-year-old former olympic swimmer from South Africa, met the prince in 2000 and has lived in Monaco since 2006.  The stunningly beautiful blonde already has onlookers drawing comparisons to Albert’s late mother, Princess Grace (film and fashion icon Grace Kelly).

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Everyone’s Nude Tuesday, Jun 8 2010 

From gowns to shoes and every accessory in between, “nude” is the shade to wear right now.  This champange color has even been the subject of a hot debate after First Lady Michelle Obama wore a so-called nude gown (pictured above) at a recent state dinner. Many felt that since the gown didn’t come close to matching her skin tone it shouldn’t be described as nude.

Don’t Be Gilt Free Friday, Jun 4 2010 

If you’re living the gilded life of a modern fashionista then online shopping has become a handy weapon in your arsenal. Like me, you probably check the mega sites (Bluefly, Ideeli and Net-a-porter) regularly, but have you tried Gilt.com yet?

This invitation only site offers designer apparel and accessories for the whole family and a home section to keep your hearth happy. An added bonus is luxury travel deals! You can choose your vacation package then shop for the perfect outfits to travel in.  I invite you to check out Gilt.com today.

Debra Messing’s Big Mistake Thursday, Jun 3 2010 

Can you spot the problem?

Even a style savvy celebrity can have an off day.  Actress Debra Messing is one of my fashion faves, but she made a big misstep at the Crystal Lucy awards in LA on Tuesday evening. 

Her belted black minidress and slender clutch were fabulous. Her beautiful red hair was pulled back to showcase her gorgeous face and her jewelry was kept to a minimum. Perfect!

Her shoes on the other hand…Oy vey! The strappy sandals were not only the wrong color (almost chalky looking against her sun-kissed skin), they also made Messing’s feet look huge as her toes spilled over the front. 

Debra darling I still LOVE you, but there is a stylist somewhere that needs a serious reprimand for this horrendous fashion offense.

photo credit: DailyMail.com

New Coffee Table Books! Wednesday, Jun 2 2010 

I just purchased two wonderful books that chronicle (in pictures) the careers of two of my favorite ladies, Audrey Hepburn and Barbra Streisand. Filled with page after glossy page of pictures that showcase their evolving fashion sense these books would make great gifts for the fashionista in your life.

ISBN: 978-1-4351-1500-2

ISBN: 978-1-4351-1499-9

Avoiding Graduation Faux Pas Tuesday, Jun 1 2010 

It’s graduation season across the country and a great time to discuss appropriate outfit options.  I recently attended both a college and a high school graduation ceremony and was appalled by what some of the guests (and the graduates for that matter) chose to wear.  Surprisingly, the high school ceremony had a much better dressed crowd overall than the college ceremony. But there were huge faux pas at both. 

As a general rule I believe jeans, tee shirts and flip flops  are all automatically a DON’T.  Let’s start treating these ceremonies like the special occasions they are and not like a trip to the local flea market.  Below are great options that are comfortable and chic.