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For Your Mum, Because You Love Her

Farmhouse PotteryOlverum Bath Oil

Lulu Lemon Reversible Yoga MatFreds At Barneys New York White & Dark Chocolate Swirl Gourmet Popcorn Tube

Kahina The Beldi Soap RoseLove The 1st Intelligent Turntable

Slip Sleep MaskThree J NYC Josephine Cotton Poplin PJ Set

I know, I know. I’ve been gone way too long. My other project’s got the best of me, but rest assured I have missed you. It’s hard to believe that Mother’s Day is this Sunday! My mom requested books this year, and since I believe in supporting my local book store off to Diesel at the Brentwood Country Mart it was. If you ever find your self on the west side of a LA, treat yourself, and stop in for a visit!

For those of you with non reader moms, I’ve curated a list of of other gifts she’ll be sure to love. I’m particularly found of Farmhouse Pottery’s glazed ceramic pitcher (in 3 sizes), and Three J NYC’s super soft and cozy cotton poplin PJ short set. For those moms with a sweet tooth there is nothing more satisfying than Freds, from BNY, white and dark chocolate swirl popcorn. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

The crazy cool gift Love (created by world-renowned product designer, Yves Behar) is on Indiegogo now and has already been 1720% funded. Love is the first high-end, smartphone controlled record player/stylist that you can use with or without its app. It’s worthy of a look see even if you’re not in the market!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms!

Farmhouse Pottery Farmhouse Pitcher // Olverum Bath Oil // Freds At Barneys New York White & Dark Chocolate Swirl Gourmet Popcorn Tube // Lulu Lemon Reversible Yoga Mat // Love The 1st Intelligent Turntable // Three J NYC Josephine Cotton Poplin PJ Set // Slip Sleep Mask The Beldi Soap Rose

Then There’s This

Hanne Gaby Odiele Interstellar Hanne Gaby Odiele: Interstellar

At Prada Cruise, New Heights of Spiky Femininity At Prada Cruise, New Heights of Spiky Femininity

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In Love With Jerome

There is something about A Jerome Dreyfuss bag that always captures my fancy. Seems lately when I fall for a bag it turns out to be designed by him. My latest crush is on his Victor bag, and the slightly larger Nestor bag. Love their roundish silhouette and simple hardware. And, I’d be amiss if I didn’t mention the high quality leather. This bag will be a classic for years to come.

I also covet his fringe detail key chain (below). If you have a mom with flair this will make her a great Mother’s Day gift!

Jerome Dreyfuss Nestor BagJerome Dreyfuss Key Chain

Jerome Dreyfuss Victor Satchel Black // Jerome Dreyfuss Victor Satchel // Jerome Dreyfuss Key Chain // Jerome Dreyfuss Nestor Bag

Saint Laurent

The movie opens Friday, May 8th in Los Angeles and New York. It will be interesting to see how it differs (besides YSL going into broader depth of his life and relationship with Pierre Berge), and fairs to the Weinstein movie YSL ( which I loved) released late last year.

Saint Laurent, directed by Bertrand Bonello, focuses on Saint Laurent’s life from 1967 to 1976, and highlights two of his most famous collections —  The Liberation collection from 1971, and the Russian Ballet collection from 1976.

Click on picture for a trailer.

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Best Dressed At The Met Gala Influenced By Asian Theme

Bee Shaffer Alexander McQueenAlexa Chung ErdemSienna Miller ThakoonEmily Blunt PradaGeorgia May Jagger in GucciRihanna Guo Pei


The red carpet of red carpets is, for me, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition, otherwise known as the Met Gala. This year’s theme – China: Through the Looking Glass hosts the largest exhibition so far with a 140-plus-piece show which extends beyond the Anna Wintour Costume Center into the museum’s Chinese Wing.

To Style.com, Thomas Campbell, the director and CEO of the Met, “emphasised that the exhibition was meant to be a “cinematic journey”. That is clear from the trippy, multi-story, maze-like design which is meant to bring to mind Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland – hence the “looking glass” element of the exhibition title.” The fashion, compromised the China portion, inside the gala, and on the red carpet.

My favorite gowns were the ones which were influenced by the Asian theme and took it to heart. Well done ladies!!

Keri Russell AltuzarraLizzy Caplan Donna Karen AtelierLady Gaga BalenciagaKendall Jenner Calvin Klein CollectionAnne Hathaway Ralph LaurenKaren Elson in Dolce & Gabbana

Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen // Alexa Chung in Erdem // Emily Blunt in Prada // Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karen Atelier // Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein Collection // Kendall Jenner Calvin Klein Collection // Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana // Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren // Lady Gaga in Balenciaga // Keri Russell in Altuzarra // Georgia May Jagger in Gucci //  Sienna Miller in Thakoon

We Are Not Done Yet

Mother's Day GiftsNew Kurt Cobain AlbumZEN


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Don’t Forget Mum

I love my mum. I’m so proud of her and honored to be her daughter. She’s showed me how to be tough, loving and compassionate. To celebrate my mother this year I’m sending her a Seeds Of Life Mother’s Day Magnolia Ann tree as a symbol of hope, endurance and rebirth. My meaningful way of telling her that I am walking next to her with support, encouragement and love.

I’ve always loved a gift that not only the recipient cherishes but that benefits others. Gifts like, Jennifer Meyer’s Mommy necklace which gives 20% to the organization Baby 2 Baby (supplies Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children up to age 12), or a gift card to the Opportunity International org to empower people living in poverty by providing financial solutions that will transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.

There is also some goodies, so yummy and delectable (in more ways than one) that you’ll want one for your very own: Rag & Bone’s Camden stripe tee (one of my must haves), Pure Cocoa truffles from Nico Bella Organics or Love Quotes scarfs available in an array of colors from Chelsea Brentwood.

Gifts are a wonderful way to express how much you appreciate you mom and how much she has done for you, but most importantly, remember this Mother’s Day to let your mother know just how much you love her from your heart!

Clockwise from top left: Seeds Of Life Mother’s Day Magnolia Ann Tree $67.00 // Jennifer Meyer Mommy Necklace Benefits Baby To Baby  $925.00 // Pure Cocoa 6-Piece Box $13.50 Nico Bella // Rag And Bone Camden Stripe Tee $125.00 Net-a-Porter // Love Quotes Scarfs $89.00 Chelsea Brentwood 310.471.4770 // The Gift of Opportunity Gift Card.

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Mums Day — What They Really Want!!

This Mother’s Day I decided to reach out to my friends that are mums, and get the low-down straight from the source. Almost all their answers praised love, thoughtfulness and meaningful gestures over tangible items that are bought on a whim. Below are some of their answers, and a few ideas of my own, to help those who have waited to the last minute (that would be me) to purchase or make their gifts.

My biggest request every year is that it’s a THOUGHTFUL gift- something that I’ll actually like, personal to me, that means something.No random ‘stuff’!  Could be an action or homemade as well as purchased, the thought counts the most!    Cynthia Desser  www.cynthiadesser.com

If I could have ANYTHING I want for mother’s day, the first and foremost thing would be something hand made from my son.  Anything–a poem or a drawing or a card…..Something that captures him at this moment for years.  That I can put away and take out every year and remember how awesome and wonderful he is…..  Amy Amsterdam
I really want a Cartier love bracelet from my husband and son. So fits the feeling. I’m locked in with them! In a good way.  Andrea Putnam     If that price tag will break your piggy bank, opt for the Jemma Sand’s bracelets seen above (available at Chelsea Brentwood).
A big huge box of PG Tips tea.  Michelle Fiordaliso   www.michellefiordaliso.com
We added an awesome tea cup from Anthropologie — it’s great fun to mix the patterns when giving more than one.
Honestly?  I would LOVE it if my kids would spend a day helping me to get organized.  Linda
Happy kids.  Nothing else matters.  However, these happy kids better spring for a spa day.  Jane Bosackis
Burke Williams are featuring three gift card packages for Mother’s Day, ranging in price from $139.00 to $259.00.  1-866-239-6635 www.burkewilliams.com
Clockwise from top left: Madison Lace Leather Wallet by Coach $258.00 www.coach.com, Jemma Sands Bracelets $128.00 Chelsea Brentwood 310.471.4770, Tie-Dye Ikat Cup $18.00 www.anthropologie.com, Market Candles $10.00 www.marketcandle.com, Lanvin Circle Sunglasses $450.00 www.barneys.com, Markus Lupfer Sequined Initial Appliqued T-shirt $75.00 www.netaporter.com.

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Accessory Report: Cynthia Desser

                                                                                                                                                                               Lindsay Lohan wearing a Cynthia Desser Natural Snakeskin Cuff

Cynthia Desser Paris has become a hit among celebrities-Lindsay Lohan, Heidi Klum, Gavin Rossdale, to name a few-especially her cuffs, which we are going to highlight today. Don’t get us wrong, her entire cutting edge line is fabulous but her cuffs-she is the one who designed the much copied magnetized closure-are our favorites. Made from a variety of fabrics such as exotic skins like snakeskin and sting ray, which are used in their natural state and dyed to encompass vibrant colors into her line.

Cynthia loves to work with brass and brass mesh, oxidizing it into different finishes and has incorporated it into her cuffs. Desser also designs her cuffs using mixed media and designs cuffs for men-the most popular being the leather braided cuff. For Mother’s Day Cynthia is offering free shipping and 2o% off all her snakeskin cuffs. If your mom is hip and on the cutting edge of fashion or just inspires to be, Cynthia Desser Paris Cuffs will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Some of our favorites…..

Clockwise from top left: Natural Snakeskin Cuff $195.00 on Sale for $155.00, Multi Media Cuff $155.00, Narrow Red String Ray Cuff $185.00, Warm Neutrals Patchwork Cuff $195.00, Blue Snakeskin Cuff $195.00 0n Sale for $155.00, Mens Brown Braided Cuff $150.00. All Available at http://www.cynthiadesser.com


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