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Wednesday
Oct122011

FALL for OVANDO

The Summer is over!  Cooler weather is creeping into reality here in the Northeast.  Fall foliage and the brilliant colors of Autumn are getting brighter by the day!  Two of the most colorful spots in NYC are made possible by the same creative talent - Sandra de Ovando.

Ovando works with color and texture in a way that sets her apart from all other floral and event designers.  Both Ovando boutiques are famous landmarks for locals and tourists from around the city,  and also around the world!   The innovative window displays changed the face of floral design for NY and the industry.  The feel is a cross between the laboratory of a sci-fi mad scientist and the flower garden of mother nature!  The Bleecker street location has become as famous as the Magnolia Bakery -just down the block.   In fact, the whole street feels like the back lot of a movie studio these days!

One of the best aspects to the Ovando design team is that they work with huge hotel groups and fashion houses, and yet they maintain relationships with local customers.  Ovando can create an intimate arrangement or display for a small party - or even that one special bouquet you need to help celebrate, thank, or apologize..you know who you are!

This Summer we paid a visit to Ovando's latest space on the Upper East Side of NYC.  The beautiful shop is also an event space - perfect for that intimate celebration - or perfect for a business event.   ** The space is already a favorite with the fragrance and beauty industry for product launches**    Click above to watch the latest video visit from aLIFEofSTYLE.com -

Special thanks to Sandra de Ovando and her super pro team.  Click- Ovando to visit the website and to get in touch with the design team.   Let this creative force make your next event something to remember!

Additional thanks to Kevin Russell & Red Shadow Productions. Click Kevin to find out more about Red Shadow and the work they do.




Tuesday
Oct042011

YOUR RED CARPET DAY!

FERRAGAMO RED CARPET COLLECTION - MAKE THEM YOUR OWNPlanning your wedding dress is one of the biggest fashion decisions you will probably every make.  Even though we now live in a world full of ever changing online profile pics, your wedding picture is still the one that will be framed- front and center for (hopefully) the next 50 years!

With all the endless options that are involved with choosing your dress:  length, silhouette, shade of white, FERRAGAMO RED CARPET COLLECTIONfabric, etc - I hate to tell you that there are almost as many options to choosing your shoes.  

Why not skip all the stress and worry and head straight to the authority on designer shoes - Salvatore FerragamoFerragamo is the man that invented the concept of designer shoes back in the 1920's.   The legend of Salvatore's dream and the way he achieved it reads like a fable - or at least a Hollywood tale - but it all really happened.   From a barefoot child in Southern Italy, to the most famous shoe designer in history are the bullet points of Ferragamo's tale.   But you have more pressing issues if you are planning your big day!  fyi. if you need any help with party favors or theme decorations - check out American Bridal - great resource!

The company recently launched an exclusive program offered at Ferragamo boutiques.   The Red Carpet Collection is a series of six styles that can be special ordered in a range of 23 colors and with various hardware options - making your shoes as unique as your flowers or your dress.   The shoes can even be monogrammed, making them truly your own.  One of the best parts is that the shoes won't cost you an arm and a leg - most are under $1,000.00, and take about 6 weeks to arrive.  

Make a day of it to go shopping with your whole bridal party.   Everyone can find a pair of shoes that they love.  All the styles can be dyed to match the chosen color for the brides maids - this way, everybody gets what they want!  The MOTB and the MOTG can also find shoes - that is, if you want to invite them!

To find out more about the Ferragamo Red Carpet Collection - call the boutique near you today.   To find the nearest store (they have about 600 around the world!) - click MY FERRAGAMO BOUTIQUE. 

 

Tuesday
Sep202011

J. CREW DOWN THE AISLE!

SILK TRICOTINE "AVERY" DRESS -CLICK IMAGE TO SHOPThe company that built it's reputation on college campuses across the U.S. as a preppy staple has come a long way baby!  J. Crew became a campus must-have by direct mailing enough catalogs to stack from the Earth to the Moon back in the late 80's & early 90's.   J. Crew was part of the unofficial uniform on my campus -think "ochre" barn jackets and "loden" green corduroys.  J.Crew was the g-rated precursor to the sexed up A&F catalog that was yet to come.  That was then.. this is now.   Under the leadership of Chairmen and C.E.O. Mickey Drexler, and creative direction of President Jenna Lyons, the collection and the company profile sky-rocketed into a stratosphere your barn jacket never saw coming!   By upgrading the raw materials (think cashmere and virgin wool) and modernizing design ( think fitted and cropped), J. Crew carved out a new space among fashion brands that skate just below designer wear, but stay head and shoulders above the fast fashion crowds.DESIGNER - TOM MORA

One brilliant brainstorm and commercial success was the addition of the bridal division known as J. Crew Wedding.  Under the creative leadership of designer Tom Mora, the division created a place for the modern bride looking for style and design without requiring a mortgage to pay for her wedding.   Including all the needs for the bride and bridal party, J. Crew Wedding is a one stop shopping experience.   The company chose a very uptown location for it's first stand alone bridal boutique on New York's Madison Avenue at 66th Stree.  The store opened to much fan fare and J. CREW "LUDLOW" 2-BUTTON TUXEDO - CLICK IMAGE TO SHOPimmediately brides-to-be sought out the brand they grew up wearing, to dress them on this most important fashion day of most young women's lives.  There are now 11 J. Crew Wedding boutiques across the country and the e-commerce site within  J.Crew.com is brilliant.  

Start planning the big day today by visiting J. Crew Wedding.   You can also find just what your Mr. Right should be wearing on his big day.. not many collections can dress both of you!  While you're clicking around, pick up some great cashmere items for your Fall wardrobe.