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Borrowed Bling – Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret

I recently attended a fashion show at the Beverly Hills Hotel and the highlight of the day was meeting the owner of Borrowed Bling. Their motto is “Shhh?Now The Best Kept Celebrity Secret Can Be Your Secret Too!”

I have always been one to share secrets to help make you look and feel better, especially at bargain prices. Is it time for Last Call yet? Borrowed Bling gives you the opportunity to borrow jewelry, purses, and accessories by joining their service and paying a monthly fee, or by purchasing their “copy jewels” yourself. Yes, I said it, COPY JEWELS! Most of Hollywood can be found wearing stunning pieces made with sterling silver that look so authentic, that you would not believe they are not the real thing. The best part is, that no one will know and you will feel like a movie star on prices similar to your kid’s monthly allowance.

I recently purchased beautiful fun and flirty diamond hoop earrings and receive compliments on them daily.

Here’s how it works. You can sign up for one of three monthly plans to borrow these gorgeous designs or just buy a piece or two to add to your wardrobe.

1. The Countess ($29.95)
2. The Duchess ($49.95)
3. The Movie Star ($99.95)

Each level has a different closet of accessories to choose from. Enjoy the video I have put together and check it out for yourself at Tell them you heard about it on the Cyber-Dating Expert site. You will be both be-dazzled and be-jewelled, with still enough left in your wallet to splurge for that glass of fine French Champagne.

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Accessorize it for the Summer


With temperatures hitting triple digits, it is usually the time for those with a passion for fashion to hit the stores looking for new additions to their wardrobe for the season.?

As most of us are holding onto our purses and wallets, it makes sense to browse through your closet and find an outfit or two that just needs a bit of accessorizing to get a new “lift.” ?

Why spend a fortune if you can look glamorous and fun without breaking the bank? Now is the time to just add a few colorful accessories to your inventory to brighten up your day.

For the less than the price of a cosmopolitan at your favorite club, you can go to accent your outfit with?Beaded Bracelets?on your wrist instead.

They are only $4.00 and you will wake up in the morning happy to have something colorful to wear on your next cyber-date.

Find the best trends in Fashion Accessories at!

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If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Special Order It!


Starting today, April 13th through May 21st, stop by one of the thirty Stuart Weitzman shoe boutiques for their semi-annual trunk show. This is a fabulous opportunity to view the fall 2009 collection and select your favorite styles in your unique size before they are sold to the public. The first event takes place in Atlanta, Chicago, and Honolulu on April 13th and concludes on May 21st in Nasvhille and Natick.

The best part is if you have a particularly narrow or wide show shoe size, you can special order these designs in sizes ranging from AAAA to C. Believe me, if you fall into that category, your size will not be sold in the local Weitzman boutiques or at the department stores. ?For a complete selection of styles and a calendar of events, check out their site at or call your local boutique.

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An Evening at Giorgio Armani

It was a red carpet evening at the Giorgio Armani boutique on Rodeo Drive where members of the Costume Council of LACMA were treated to a private viewing of the Armani designed iconic gowns of the past and present.

Eleven magnificent couture pieces were on display including a stunning black gown with a train worn by Charlize Theron which was one of my favorites. This piece was the designer’s first Red Carpet gown from his Prive collection at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2005. As you walk up the staircase the first gown you see is a drop dead gorgeous royal blue piece worn by Anne Hathaway at the Golden Globe Awards in 2009. ?Included in the collection is a gown worn by Alicia Keys at the recent 2009 Academy Awards which came from the Giorgio Armani Prive Spring-Summer 2008 Collection, as well as gowns worn by Heidi Klum at the 2008 Emmy Awards; Halle Barre at the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards; and Kristin Davis at the Golden Globe Awards in 2002.

The crowd mingled over champagne and tray passed?hors d’oeuvres?and even the men enjoyed the upstairs collection of menswear by the famed designer. Many came clothed in Armani designed pieces to celebrate the evening. The collection will be available for viewing at the Rodeo Drive boutique through the end of March.

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The Little Black Dress

littleblackdressThere is something to be said about a woman wearing a little black dress. We just can’t get enough of them.

I recently found this little black dress, with a twist! This woven silk charmeuse dress from Yotam Solomon is made with an invisible zipper and unique cutouts which define the shoulders.

Yotam selected a combination of materials and designs that are exclusively offered on Shopflick. Yotam was one of the youngest designers to participate in L.A.’s Fashion Week, with his own runway show. He has already been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, WWD, and British Vogue.

There’s no need to worry if you don’t have the perfect figure as each Yotam Solomon piece is custom made to order and you can decide what length is perfect for you. In addition each piece will be accompanied by a signed sketch from the designer himself.

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How to Look Fabulous Affordably

hot-dressIn today?s economy it is imperative whether you are an employee or your own boss that you look your best at all times! When at work, if you want to move up in your current company, find a new position, or land that next client, sprucing up your wardrobe is a must.? Like it or not, judgments are made within the first 90 seconds of meeting someone. The same holds true if you are getting ready to go on a cyber-date.

According to our fabulous fashionista, Kara Allan, these are the times that we need to learn to look fabulous affordably!? Don?t waste money on trendy items that will be out of style in a New York minute.? Consider investing in some quality key pieces that will carry you through the tight times and will allow you to present yourself with polish.? Thank the fashion fairies for separates, sheaths and cost effective cashmere.? Stock up on basics like tanks at Forever 21 ($2.50) that can slip under sweaters and blouses; snag slacks and skirts in black and navy from Ann Taylor ($89) and Banana Republic ($69) and make sure the fabrics are light wools, so you can wear them year round.

ringOnly have a few clams to shell out?? Try this hot little number you can double as a dress or a top for $43 at Swap a noisy bracelet out for a cocktail ring at the Limited (19.50). Hose is now considered optional and so pass?; try opaque tights from Tar-ghet ($5.99) with some hot booties for an updated look.? Don?t forget finishing touches like a yellow belt from Saks ($33) to jazz up that black and white dress you had no idea what to do with.? Nothing but moths in your wallet?? Don?t despair!? Shop in your closet and mix and match blouses with skirts or slacks that you hadn?t thought to try before.??Try your Coach colorful scarf as a belt.??You will look perfect on your next cyber-dating and, oh?the wonders you will find when you open your mind!?

Well that?s all from the Fabulous Fashionista today, if you need additional tips you?ll find me at Ciao!!

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Date Night at Donald J. Pliner

It seems everyone is gearing up for Valentines Day which is now less than a month away. Last night, I stopped by the Donald J. Pliner flagship store in Beverly Hills where they were co-hosting “Date Night” along with Angela Oldani and her social networking group, ?”The Guest List.”?

I don’t know whether to admit that I am the proud owner of over 40 pairs of Donald J. Pliner shoes, or whether I should be embarrassed by the fact. ? The bottom line is, I love Donald J. Pliner shoes. They are so comfortable that when I find a pair that I like, I tend to buy one in every color. ?At the boutique, they were serving passion fruit martinis as singles mingled together and looked at the selection of shoes that were on sale. ?We all discussed the various online dating sites we have tried, and several singles were talking about changing their online profile photos for the New Year. I recommended Look Better Online?to those attending who wanted help with their online photos.?

Donald’s quote is prominently displayed at the store and what shoe fanatic would argue with the well-known designer who says, “If the feet are comfortable, so is the body and so is the mind.” Donald will be making an appearance at the Beverly Hills store on March 28th, so if you are in the area, try to stop by and Donald will autograph the shoes on your feet.

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Hold on to your Uggs

It’s been unusually cold these past few weeks and I have been wearing a 5 year old pair of Uggs almost?daily. ?I?was pleased to read a story in today’s Desert Sun newspaper entitled, “Will you be stylish in 2009?” ?A photo of the classic Ugg boot was prominently displayed in the article. Although they never went out of style completely in the last few years, fashion experts are now saying that it is a must-have item again this year. ?Ugg – Classic Short (Sand) – Footwear

In addition, the article claims that sandy neutral colors and tropical colors will be in style in 2009. Skinny-leg pants are on their way out, and wide pants will be popular this year.

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Jamah and You

How would you like to have a beautiful Jamah bag named after yourself? Jamah bags are stunning, stylish, and are designed with their committment to building self-esteem in American kids and bringing attention to fashionable products manufactured in the U.S.A. ?These bags are so special, that Brad Pitt was recently spotted with “The Nanny,” a truly Unisex Diaper Bag.

From now until December 31, 2008, you can enter their contest to be the winner of a Jamah bag named after you. ?Just join the Jamah Group on Facebook, and let them know why you think you are the one to have their next gorgeous purse named after. ?If you are the winner, fashionable purse collectors everywhere will be seen with a Jamah bag with your name on it. ?Now isn’t that something you can brag about while at the same time helping their cause? ?Visit them at to view their collections.

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Love That Fur

Bring out the European femme-fatale in you with a touch of stunning jewelry accessories designed with genuine French mink. The Les MINQUES??collection designed by Jacqueline Marie is a fanciful and luxuriously tactile collection of hand crafted novelty jewelry guaranteed to make an impression on your next cyber-date.?

When the most fashionable ladies in town insisted on purchasing the pieces off her neck and wrists, Jacqueline Marie realized the fashion statement was contagious.?

This chocolate mink rope necklace adds a flirty detail for your playful look. Fur is back in a big way so why not captivate your man with one of her elegant pieces.??

Visit her site at to find the perfect fur trapping.

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