We could all use a little sparkle in these last, drab days of the cold season. But if a trip to to the stadium (or hosting a game-watching party at home) is what’s on the schedule, what’s a fashionable mom to do? To the rescue: L.A. designer Betsy Stephens’ new line of accessories with shimmering crystal team logos on bags, belts and scarves. Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool sports fan or just want to fake it, you can get into the team spirit without looking like a quarterback (or a waterboy!).
Dazzling, crystal logos are embellished onto suede, velvet and cashmere scarves, bags, belts and headbands, creating a luxurious look for feminine fans. Homebodies will enjoy throw pillows and other accessories. The collection includes all NFL, MLB, NBA, USC, UCLA and INDY logos, so you’ll always show the right colors.
It’s not too late to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by shopping pink! Looking for ideas? Check out a few more of the items that have passed through our offices this month.
Pink Pony is Ralph Lauren’s initiative in the fight against cancer.
Get into the swing of things with Golf Pride’s limited-edition golf grip supporting Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization.
Girls4Sport’s Pink Store features active swimwear and sportswear benefiting Boarding for Breast Cancer.
And my personal family favorite: Munchkin.com’s Project Pink ducky raises money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Buy a pink rubber ducky; dress up your own computerized ducky and e-mail it to your friends or enter it in a contest; or bid on a celebrity-decorated quacker.
Your purchases help women everywhere enjoy a few more moments. For the cure!
It’s raining pink at our offices, as companies continue sending tips and teasers for all sorts of Breast Cancer Awareness Month goodies. From pink vacuum cleaners to pink surfing shorts, it seems that virtually everyone has a spin on Pink Ribbon Month this year.
Every now and then, a product will rise above the rest to make an especially chic impression. Here’s something every time-pressed mom can get behind: a Coach Bridle Classic Watch. A full $100 of your purchase for one of these rosy-hued classics goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So take a Swarovski-crystal shining to pink this year, and be fashionably on time.
Impress with the best as you pull up in a Dana Buchman-designed custom 2008 Cadillac SRX, now up for raffle at NorthPark Center. Proceeds of this unique fundraiser will benefit Bookmarks, a new Dallas Public Library opening soon in NorthPark Center.
The new library opening in NorthPark Center is a one-of-kind creation designed by award-winning Dallas architects design associates. Bookmarks: A Dallas Public Library will be a “kid-friendly” space, with an abundance of bright colors, plenty of places to curl up with a book, and unique artwork. The 1,993 square-foot library is for children through age 12 and will be located on the first floor.
“I am thrilled to have designed this Cadillac SRX,” said Dana Buchman, “It’s a beautiful piece of machinery. It is my hope that donating the car to Bookmarks will raise sufficient funds to keep reading at the forefront of our children’s education.”
Tickets to win the Dana Buchman 2008 Cadillac SRX are available at the NorthPark Center Concierge through Oct. 31. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Tickets will be limited to the first 1,000 sold and are available for $100 per ticket. All proceeds from the sale of the tickets will benefit Bookmarks. The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, November 2 at NorthPark Center; you need not be present to win.
Worth bookmarking, indeed!
When the pink ribbons come out, it can only mean one thing…it must be October, breast cancer awareness month. There are hundreds and hundreds of pink products advertised everywhere this month, but one caught my eye in particular – the Florence Knoll bench at Design Within Reach (DWR). Their company, like many others around the world, have been “severely impacted,” says a statement on their website, and would like to give back. An online auction of the bench will begin Oct 16 and go through Oct 25; the in-studio auctions will be held in 9 studios (including Dallas) across the country on Oct 25. All proceeds from the auctions will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.
Visit www.dwr.com to get the details.
The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was unveiled yesterday, which, for some of us, means the holiday season starts NOW! It also means my Christmas (and birthday) lists just got a little bit longer.
One of this year’s ultimate fantasy gifts is a private concert by Russia’s famed Kirov Orchestra ($1.59 million). Or, there’s the Montana Wilderness Package ($2.3 million). Both unforgettable experiences, I am sure, but if you are looking into purchasing either of these options for me, please understand that I will need something to wear!
See page 11 of The Book for a frock suitable for the Kirov concert. Alexander McQueen’s red silk dress with pleated insert just begs for a night of music and culture. The dress looks superluxe, and McQueen’s exquisite, Savile Row tailoring takes center stage.
And, Manolo Blahnik’s black, sequined Carolyne sling back (named for designer Carolyne Roehm) is a perfect complement, seen on page 10.
For staying warm in the Montana wilderness, I think the Pologeorgis Lippi cat fur coat (see page would do the trick.
Happy browsing and fantasy list-making!