“Coach Pups” Campaign Unveiled

coachpups1Coach’s new campaign features canine stars in a series of portraits photographed by Steven Meisel. It launches this month with Miss Asia Kinney, the adorable four-legged companion of Lady Gaga.

The campaign celebrates the dogs in our lives and captures the pups’ unique personalities as they “model” Coach’s Fall 2015 star bags. Additional PUPS staring in the campaign will be revealed shortly. Miss Asia Kinney, Lady Gaga’s now famous French Bulldog has amassed a substantial social media following in only a few short weeks. The Coach bags she elegantly models in the campaign are the Edie and the Rucksack.

Art directed by Fabien Baron and styled by Karl Templer, COACH PUPS will appear in print, online and on outdoor media globally starting in July.

Lady Gaga commented: “I am so proud of Miss Asia! She’s a natural in front of the camera, and we’re both so excited that the iconic Steven Meisel shot her for Coach’s pup campaign! I really love getting to watch my best friend be a star.”

Stuart Vevers, Creative Director at Coach comments, “’I’ve never had so much fun on a shoot. The combination of Mr. Meisel and the pups was an extraordinary, surreal, special moment. We wanted to create playful images that make you smile. We were inspired by some images from the Coach archive, which featured Eddie—the dog that starred in the TV series Frasier—to create something joyful, with humor and character. That’s a spirit that’s uniquely at the heart of Coach.”

This new initiative will also introduce the social campaign #coachpups, including a range of online activities for fellow dog fanciers, opportunities for Instameets, special talks and other events hosted by the great and the good of the canine world. This will also mark the debut of the Coach Snapchat account.

Coach has made a donation to Chicago French Bulldog Rescue (frenchieporvous.org) on behalf of Miss Asia Kinney and her devoted owner.

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For a Good Cause

On June 16, 2015 Soul Carrier, the unique handbag line with a powerful mission, launched a Kickstarter campaign to debut their third collection of gorgeous handbags called the Conscious Intentions Collection.  A portion of all proceeds goes towards benefitting The Crisis Nursery, a children’s shelter in downtown Phoenix, AZ.

Perfect 4th of July Bikinis!

abana anna 5Based and made in sunny California, Cabana Anna Swimwear‘s mission is to fight child labor used by many major manufacturers and help customers realize the important, powerful part they play when choosing Made in America. Cabana Anna Swimwear is fully committed to Fair Trade and believes that no girl should have to choose between shopping conscientiously and being stylish on the beach!

Be sure to check out their online boutique, http://www.caswim.com, for the perfect 4th of July bikini. Some of their favorite picks are the Balboa Bowshorts in ‘Hampton’ – a fun, blue gingham checkered print that features a white French lace bow, instantly bringing to mind Bridget Bardot and picnics on the beach – and the Solana Halter in Cardinal Red, perfect for the 4th of July when paired with the nautical striped Newport sweetheart briefs!

Spring is Coming!!

I am so relieved that spring is FINALLY right around the corner! The past few days have been a tad bit warmer and I am loving every second. We do already have a possibility of flurries again where I live on Friday BUT I’m going to ignore that!

So what does Spring mean for you?? For me, it means iced coffee, bright manicures, lighter jackets, lighter hair color (!), sandals, (which mean pedicures), night drives, windows down, ice cream, walks in the park, … and that IT’S TIME TO GET TAN! 🙂

I will admit I am a fan of the tanning bed. This is my absolute favorite time of year to hop in the tanning bed, get some rays and pump myself up for the warmer weather that’s about to come! However, I want to recommend a sunless product to use as either to compliment your fake tan or to give you a completely sunless tan. And that is Novell’s new “Dancing with the Stars” line. Novell, a leader in the self-tanning industry, teamed up with ABC to launch this line and it’s pretty great.

Skin perfectorI tried the ENDURANCE color boosting skin perfector, and I really like it. It makes your skin feel smooth while evening out your skin tone. In the past, I have tried sunless tanning lotions that made me look super orange so I took it easy on this one. But after just one use I noticed it gave me a glow and made me look a shade darker. I love using this while going to the tanning salon because it really does deepen your tan, especially while starting up the tanning bed process again. I can really see myself using this lotion before an event, to maintain and deepen my tan. Plus, this lotion actually does a lot of different things for your skin. It’s a color corrector, which I personally always need on my face to help even out my skin tone, it’s moisturizing, and as I’ve already implied, it extends your color while tanning/sunless tanning.

Starting now, getting a “ten” from at-home self-tanning is as simple as picking the right partner – Dancing with the Stars Sunless Collection by Norvell. That’s because Norvell has done all the fancy footwork for consumers, putting its extensive knowledge of the art and science of sunless tanning into each and every bottle. “‘There’s no doubt that “Dancing with the Stars” has been a driving force in the rapid growth of sunless tanning, one of the beauty industry’s hottest categories, ” said Rick Norvell, president of the family owned, Tennessee-based company that has led the U.S. professional spray tanning industry for more than 20 years. “We’re excited to partner with the show to help consumers get that healthy, bronzed just-off-the-beach look they love… at home.”

To shop the rest of the line, visit http://norvelltanning.com/dwts/

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Gel Luxury Slippers Review

gel luxury slippers I recently received a pair of these slippers and I really love them! They are lined with polygel, or SmartGel, that is formulated to restore, repair, and rejuvenate distressed skin on your feet. The heels of my feet are usually dry, and I don’t get pedicures as often as I’d like, so these are a great solution! How do they work? Your body heat activates and releases the botanical oils in the lining of the slippers and immediately begin to soften your feet. I felt like my feet were softer after my first time wearing the slippers.

The 7 botanical oils used are:

  • JOJOBA OIL: rebuilds nail beds and cuticles
  • GRAPE SEED OIL: improves skin cell health and tone
  • SOYBEAN OIL: evens skin tone and smoothes skin texture
  • MINERAL OIL: prevents moisture loss and softens
  • AVOCADO OIL: decreases effects of aging
  • CANOLA OIL: soothes dry, irritated skin
  • OLIVE OIL: helps stimulate skin cell growth
  • Plus: CERAMIDES: seal and protect skin

The other great part about these slippers is how CUTE they are! They come in leopard print or “cuddle cow” print. I have the cuddle cow print and they are adorable and would match with anything! I’ve been wearing them around the house and while I watch tv or relax.

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I absolutely recommend these slippers, so find them at www.geluxury.com 🙂

model Enjoy!

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Invaluable Style Challenge

Invaluable Ring

 

I’m so excited to share this look I created, inspired by a diamond ring from Invaluable.com! I chose to style the ring pictured on the right because I think it really represents my personal style. This ring is simple, elegant, and sophisticated which I love. I almost always wear gold jewelry and I love the light blue color of the gem. Below is my style board that I created on Polyvore. Invaluable Ring Style Challenge

 

I want to thank invaluable.com for inviting me to participate in this style challenge; I had so much fun creating a look around the ring I chose!
Hope you enjoy my look 🙂
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