Mums The Word – The 10 Best Mother’s Day Gifts


Adrienne Wong Pen & Ink Collecetion Deco ArchesAcqua di Parma Rosa Nobile Eau de Parfum Natural Spray

Eugina Kim Bianca HatFigue Tassel Sandals

3.1 Phillip Lim Cotton Shirt DressJ Crew Sailor Pant In Stripe

Jade Tribe Samui Cosmetic L Puka Tassel TanMauli Rituals Revive The Senses Set

Frida Kahlo Fashion As The Art Of BeingSamantha Robinson Teapot Individual Green Starflower

Mum, she changed our nappies, cleared our snot, railed on us to clean our room, often drove us crazy, but more often was our best friend. I often think of all the valuable lessons my mom has taught me over the years (grudgingly at times); all the times she held my hand when I felt like a failure; all the unconditional love I felt from her, and my heart swells.

I can’t wait to honor her next Sunday, May 8th with one of the above gifts! Which ones do you fancy for your mum? Or, is there a different gift idea in mind? Please share in the comments.

Adrienne Wong Pen & Ink Collecetion Deco Arches // Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile Eau de Parfum Natural Spray //Figue Tassel Sandals // J Crew Sailor Pant In Stripe // Mauli Rituals Revive The Senses Set // Samantha Robinson Teapot Individual Green Starflower // Frida Kahlo Fashion As The Art Of Being // Jade Tribe Samui Cosmetic L Puka Tassel Tan // 3.1 Phillip Lim Cotton Shirt Dress // Eugina Kim Bianca Hat

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Summer Beauty Picks


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La Roche - Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted SunscreenPeter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM

Julep Tinted Lip Oil TreatmenrJo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne

Hourglass Illume Sheer Color trio In SunsetBlow Pro Damage Control Daily Repairing Conditioner

M-61 Hydraboost MoisturizerEmjoi Micro-Pedi Pro Foot Buffer

CND Vinylux Pink Pursuit Weekly Nail PolishBare Minerals Bare Skin Sheer Sun Serum

Stuffed on cheese burgers, chips, wine and the best key-lime pie I’ve ever had, listening to Mr. Jeans radio on Pandora, myself and a few of my uber talented friends (in various subjects) sat (slumped) around the living room discussing the pros and cons of our favorite summertime beauty products. One of the best ways I know of getting the latest and most reliable info on any subject matter!

Below is a list of the favorites from our gab session with the following as the run-out-tonight-and-buy must have’s:

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Sheer Sun Serum – Great as a bronzer or try mixing it with your favorite body moisturizer for a satin glow.

Kerastase – A little too expensive to use twice a week, but every other week this hair mask replenishes lost moisture and elasticity resulting in shiny, silky gorgeous hair. For weekly use try Blow Pro Damage Control Daily Repairing Conditioner.

Julep Tinted Lip Oil Treatment – The perfect light pink shade of shine with treatment oils that smooths and plumps lips from the inside out while increasing collagen production for ultra kissable lips.

Emjoi Micro-Pedi Pro Foot Buffer – Summer is the time when your feet need to look their very best, and that translates to smooth and silky. Gets rid of callouses and dry skin built up over the past winter and keep it off with the top rated electric pedicure foot buffer.

La Roche – Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted Sunscreen // Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM // Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne // Blow Pro Damage Control Daily Repairing Conditioner or splurge on Kerastase // Bare Minerals Bare Skin Sheer Sun Serum // CND Vinylux Pink  Pursuit Weekly Nail Polish // M-61 Hydraboost Moisturizer // Emjoi Micro-Pedi Pro Foot Buffer // Hourglass Illume Sheer Color trio In Sunset // Julep Tinted Lip Oil Treatment

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When Will I Have My Last First


Nicholas Cascade Frill Bustier TopZara Faux Leather Pencil Skirt

Coach Ace Satchel 14 In Printed CalfhairUribe Wren Reversible Gold and Rhodium-Plated Choke

Stuart Weitzman The Stringdown FlatWarby Parker Cecily Sunglasses

Summer night dates are my idea of happiness. You can wear what ever you desire with no worries about the elements. Once I saw this Nicholas cascade frill bustier top it I knew I had to have it — the perfect top for a warm weather date night.

Nicholas Cascade Frill Bustier Top // Zara Faux Leather Pencil Skirt // Uribe Wren Reversible Gold and Rhodium-Plated Choke // Warby Parker Cecily Sunglasses // Stuart Weitzman The Stringdown Flat //  Coach Ace Satchel 14 In Printed Calf Hair

RIP Prince

My heart is so broken, I am beyond words. Just two nights ago I watched Purple Rain for the umpteenth time and thought I will never tire of it. Such a prolific, brilliant musician. Such a sweet, gentle soul. You will be missed.

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Wish List


Wish List

Wish List

Oh, if wishing made it so…….. I’d own all the above goodies. Instead I’ll have to start with my absolute favorites — Aquazurra’s nude fringed suede sandals and T by Alexander Wang’s long slip dress — and work my way from there!

What would you start with? Share in the comment section.

1. Gucci Amstel Leather Clogs // 2. Jennifer Fisher XL Chain Link Gold-Plated Choker    // 3. Rachel Comey Charcoal Legion Pant // 4. Alexander Wang Mini ‘Lia Sling’ Crossbody Bag   // 5. Veintage Led Zeppelin ’86 Tour Tee // 6. T by Alexander Wang Long Slip Dress // 7. Aquazurra Wild Thing Nude Fringed Suede Sandals // 8. Eddie Borgo Extra Thin Safety Chain Choker // 9. Tibi Neo Cotton-Poplin Top // Dior Vernis Couture Color Gel-Shine & Long-Wear Nail Lacquer

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Musical Festival Inspiration


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Coachella Inspiration

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Coachella Inspiration

Coachella InspirationCoachella Inspiration

Coachella Inspiration

Coachella Inspiration

Coachella InspirationCoachella Inspiration

It’s here!! Festival season starts tomorrow with Coachella weekend one. If you’ve waited to the last-minute to prepare what you’ll wear, don’t fret, I’ve curated an inspiration board that will have you putting together musical festival sartorial looks in minutes.

My must haves for the festivals: Sun hat, water bottle, sunscreen and music schedule so you don’t miss your fav bands! Make sure you scroll to the bottom to read up on sure-fire tips for surviving Coachella.

Shop the look:

Levis Field JacketRag & Bone Wide Brim Straw FedoraRachel Zoe Indy Tall Gladiators

Rag & Bone Gunner Rip Cut OffsRealisation Diane Red Star DressBassike Heritage Neck T-Shirt

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Chic & Glamorous


Givenchy Cropped Bomber JacketZara Embroidered Jacket

Gary Graham Leather-Detailed Crop JacketMango Satined Trench

Needle & Thread Embellished Georgette Bomber JacketZara Faux Leather Jacket

Givenchy Cropped Bomber Jacket // Zara Embroidered Jacket // Mango Satined Trench // Zara Faux Leather Jacket // Needle & Thread Embellished Georgette Bomber Jacket // Gary Graham Leather-Detailed Crop Jacket

Jeans, t-shirts and a pair of ankle boots could be an every day uniform for me. I simply count on accessories to elevate my basics to .

Wear with:

Kendall & Kylie Abi Suede Single Sole Pointed Toe PumpsCitizens of Humanity Melanie Crop JeansJames Perse Casual Slub Cotton T-shirtStuart Weitzman Eastsdcrossbody Bag

Every woman needs a trophy jacket – a style she can throw on and feel instantly more glamorous. Needle & Thread’s pastel-pink bomber is crafted from georgette and embroidered with hundreds of shimmering sequins and beads in an ornate floral pattern. The elasticated waist and cuffs add the perfect amount of definition.

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Stripe On Stripe


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I’ve been dreaming about this Salvatore Ferragamo stripe on stripe look. The combo of the striped silk-blend knit dress and rainbow striped Aileen shoulder bag is the perfect combo of bohemian and ladylike chic. The sheer fabric and light ruffles are simple and romantic while the black sash/wrap belt lends a 70’s relevancy.

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Zimmerman Ticking Striped Silk-Crepe Wrap Midi DressTed Baker Stripe Clutch Bag With Handle Detail

J.O.A Lace Fit & Flare Midi DressStuart Weitzman The Gilligan Flat

Self Portrait Azaelea DressMark Cross Laura Baby Shoulder Bag

Zimmerman Ticking Striped Silk-Crepe Wrap Midi Dress // Ted Baker Stripe Clutch Bag With Handle Detail // Stuart Weitzman The Gilligan Flat // Mark Cross Laura Baby Shoulder Bag // Self Portrait Azaelea Dress // J.O.A Lace Fit & Flare Midi  Dress //

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Miles Ahead

If you’re a jazz aficionado or simply a music fan in general, Don Cheadle’s tribute, Miles Ahead, to the late legendary Miles Davis is a must see. Cheadle who stars — in a magnificent and nuanced performance, also directs (his debut), and cowrote the script with Steven Baigelman. It was a ten-year long journey of passion before it debuted in Los Angeles and New York this past weekend. “I wanted to be Miles Davis, not depict Miles Davis,” Cheadle told ABC News. “I wanted to actually go through the exercises and be in the creative space that he seemed to live his entire life in.”

The movie opens with a tense interview between Miles and a fictional Rolling Stone reporter (Ewan McGregor); “When you’re creating your own shit,” Miles asserts in his raspy voice. “Man, even the sky’s not the limit.” From there Cheadle takes us on an energized conjecture of what Miles Davis was up to during a 5 year self-imposed retirement in the late 70’s.

The film works best when in flash backs either to his turbulent first marriage to Broadway star and dancer Frances Taylor (the terrific Emayatzy Corinealdi), or exploring Davis’ music making process — the scene of Davis composing moments of his 1960 album Sketches of Spain while working with musicians is particularly satisifying. All in all the movie flows with an intensity akin to Davis’ improvisational spirit which as all of us jazz (or social music as Davis prefers) enthusiasts know is pure genius.

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