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Fashion Spotlight Giveaway: Melanie Auld

I’m excited to announce the very first Fashion Spotlight reader giveaway with one of my favorite designers — Melanie Auld. She’s an incredible jewelry and handbag designer, (if you recall my previous post on her fabulous collection), and I’m so pleased to give all of you the chance to win this beautiful pair of earrings  (retails for $126).  This will be a great week for one very lucky reader! Below are the rules on how you can join in on the fun for a chance to win.





  • E-mail fashion.spotlight@yahoo.com and tell me what you like most about Melanie’s designs
  • Make sure to include your full name and address
  • One entry per person
  • You have until Thursday, August 14 at midnight (PST) to enter
  • The winner will be announced on Friday, August 15 — come back to find out if you’ve won!

Good Luck! I’m so jealous already.


I Heart chloe and reese

Not Sevigny and Witherspoon but the beautifully designed dress collection — chloe and reese by Annmarie Scotto. Named after two girlfriends; Chloe from Paris and Reese from New York, Scotto’s collection is a combination of her two friends’ style — classic glamour meets New York downtown cool. Channeling her style icons Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, Scotto has reinvented the classic party dress for the modern stylista with a Fifties vibe.



This fall Scotto has also introduced a range of separates and coats to compliment her gorgeous gowns. So make a quick trip to the chloe and reese showroom where you will be offered hundreds of choices in styles that are interchangeable — I can’t wait to grab some of these swoon worthy items for myself. With a perfect mixture of sophisticated style that is fun and flirty, chloe and reese dresses in luscious fabrics and colors, manage to compliment any silhouette. Form flattering tops, nipped waists and flared skirts make each of these dresses wearable but also stylish and refined. So whether it’s day or night, the chloe and reese collection is suitable for taking you from work to all those fabulous cocktail parties. Whether you intend to dress it up with heels or flats, there’s a perfect outfit with your name on it.



Designed for a modern woman involved in her career as well as her family and friends, these dresses are made to bring out the fun, feminine side in all of us. And most importantly these dresses can be worn for any outing — from a local bar down the road to a date night movie or even a picnic with your friends. And don’t forget about wedding season— it’s not over yet.  If you are going out of your mind trying to find the perfect wedding outfit let chloe and reese help you out. You can find a variety of colorful designs suited for any wedding theme at a moment’s notice. From a country club celebration to a bohemian-themed festivity, or from a swanky black-tie event to a Vegas wedding bash, chloe and reese dresses will make you the envy of everyone. And that’s the most fabulous part about this collection — beauty meets versatility and all for an incredible price (retail prices ranging from $200 – $495).




Art For Your Closet



Tired of sorting through heaps of clothing on hangers that won’t hold in your closet? Whether you’ve got a tiny space or one that Kim Kardashian can organize, Ladybug Art wooden hangers is a great solution. Sweet and simple, the hangers are decorated with a mixture of 80s style, girly girl and girly punk motifs for adults, while the children’s and dog collections have a variety of silhouettes and cute baby things, like candy, animals, scooters, and clothing. These two collections also have an option to personalize hangers for precious baby outfits and doggy leashes that make for fashionable gifts. Now you don’t have to spend a fortune to dress up your closet or keep those special outfits out of harm. With these playful chic hangers your closet will never be the same again.


glamRock Jewelry — For the Rock Star In You

Bright colors and floral designs are generally a must-have during the summer. Even the Fall runways this season are filled with bright, flowery coats and dresses. But what if you wanted something a little more ballsy? Something that shows off the inner diva in you? glam and glamRock jewelry collections designed by Triple C Designs has just what you are looking for. Their pieces are edgy and glamorous with just the right touch of femininity celebrating bold, independent women everywhere.  Both collections are undeniably stylish and sexy, but the coolest thing about them is the reasonable price point. Isn’t it a great feeling to discover quality fashion that is actually affordable? The glam collection comprises of printed jewelry and fun, flirty purse accessories while, the glamRock collection is a more classic and chic line.   



Being the bag lover that I am, my favorites are the long coin purses and studded clutches because they capture each of my different moods. When it’s a fun night out on the town with my girlies I mix it up with the bronze Heavy Metal long cosmetic purse and the beautiful Maggie necklace. But when it’s time to catch a performance of Gwen Stefani and the like, I’m more in the mood to carry The Stud or The Queen with a touch of the Michelle Bracelet— perhaps, a sign of my inner rock chick. With fun designs to complete every outfit, glamRock jewelry lines also make it easy to travel in style with cool luggage tags, purse hangers, passport holders and folding cosmetic cases to complement your free spirit. Finally, a jewelry collection that is worth the money and of course, worthy of your rock star style.


Pixi Beauty Products: A Small Wonder

Pixi, an independent British beauty company created by three sisters: Petra, Sofia and Sara have a lot to live up to. Described as the “Estee Lauders of the future” and “unstoppable, like Charlie’s Angels, without the need for Charlie,” the sisters’ fairy-like products have definitely taken the beauty industry by storm.  Not just in England but even here in the US their range of make-up colors, scents and skin treatments have converted many into loyal fans, and rightfully so.






The great thing about Pixi is that the three sisters (Petra and Sara are makeup artists and Sofia is a skin therapist) are directly involved in the development of each and every product. That explains why their skin treatments, all of which are herbal and botanical based, are so refreshing and effective. Whether you are a blond, brunette or redhead, Pixi offers beautiful products suited for every need and more. It’s my job to let all of you know about another small wonder in the world of beauty.  Take a look for yourself and you’ll see why these sisters have no problem living up to the hype —their products really do make for a fairy tale ending.




A Bag For Every Girl: NEST Handbags

If you are looking for a fabulous workbag, an elegant clutch for a wedding, or a stylish bag or wristlet for everyday use, look no further —NEST handbags have it all and at a great price point too, from only $85- $200.



After 15 years of designing for various other companies, Kim Bost finally pursued her dream of forming her own collection and in 2006 NEST handbags was born.  Being true to “Everybody needs a NEST” tagline, Bost is very conscious of offering quality products at a great value. Her collections comprise of carefully designed handbags, totes, hobos, cross body bags, clutches and wristlets that are easy on our bank accounts as it is carrying them around. Unlike other handbags, the exquisite fabrics used to design Bost’s collections not only make them rare but also adds a fun and uniqueness to a boring work outfit or a brunch outing with friends.



Bost also expanded her company with the addition of a small leather and suede collection, makeup bags and slippers. All of these designs also feature her signature fabrics but shows us that good things can come in small packages without breaking the bank. Take a look at Bost’s Fall Collection; the bags are a great addition to all the Tweed, modern bohemian and plaid suites and pants we’ve seen on the Fall runway this season. Plus, there’s a summer sale going on right now. With a 25% discount provided on all her Spring and Summer items can you imagine what a lucky girl you would be!





Revamp Your Walls With WallPOPS

Are you moving into a new apartment or looking for ways to spice up your old one? If you are looking around at bare walls that are in desperate need of color, I have the perfect solution: WallPOPS.


An exciting form of wall art, WallPOPS is a versatile line of mix and match squares, dots (circles) and borders that can be used to decorate your walls in any fashion. Manufactured by Brewster Wallcovering company, WallPOPS come in 13 solid colors with creative names such as Lello Yellow, Purple Perk, Oh Pear and a variety of bold designs that include Lots of Dots, Go Retro, Heart of Hearts or Island Fusion that can be used to create a fun, trendy environment in any room. These designs can also be used to form headboards or frame posters or art on walls. Not only are WallPOPS fun, they are extremely easy to use — with a peel and stick method they are removable, washable, repositionable and re-usable — a complete value for your money. So there’s no reason to worry if you change your mind — they come down as easily as they go up! Plus, it’s a quick way to spruce up any space with a splash of color before a dinner party or a girls night in.


WallPOPS are great for any age or personality. They are a perfect fit for a dorm room, nursery, office space or even a bathroom. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the beautifully decorated rooms below. 



Now you no longer have to spend thousands of dollars to redecorate or have your walls painted. You can simply log on to the WallPOPS website and try out a variety of combinations before you make your choice.  Don’t be afraid to use your imagination — anyone can be a mini Thom Filicia with WallPOPS.