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Fashion Spotlight’s 2010 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s day is right around the corner. If you don’t know what to get your mom yet, don’t fret! We’ve got some fresh ideas for that very special lady in your life.  Go ahead… make your mama proud.


  1. NATORI Fragrance  is an exquisite blend of rose petals, jasmine and peony that will touch anyone’s heart. The fragrance also comes in a beautiful bottle that your mom can cherish for years to come. It’s available in two sizes, 50ml for $80 and 100ml for $110 at www.natori.com.
  2. The Mother’s Day Gift Basket from L’Âge De Thé, one of the finest tea companies that specialize in unique hand-blended teas include three delicious classic teas: Earl Grey Crème, a premium black tea flavored with bergamot; Long Island Strawberry, a refreshing flavored green tea with real strawberry pieces; and Almond Cookie Rooibos a naturally caffeine free blend with vanilla undertones, almond slices, and heart shaped sugar sprinkles. If we haven’t got your mouth watering already this ought to do it. Along with these rich teas the gift basket also includes macaroons baked by renowned pastry chef, Damien Herrgott, all for only $40. This will give your mom the perfect excuse to relax and get some much needed time to herself. We bet you agree. 
  3. A travel candle and a mini soap set from Tokyo Milk will help your worker-bee mom relax and take over the board room where ever she goes.
  4. Keep it simple with Simply Silhouettes. Tell your mom how awesome she is with this adorable iPhone skin for only $30. 
  5. Melanie Auld, one of my all-time favorite jewelry designers’ GlamSnake Bracelet would make the perfect gift for your glam mama. Available on http://www.melanieaulddesigns.com for $213.
  6. A tote bag from Rising Tide Fair Trade  for $60 is a complete steal. Not only would this be a thoughtful and useful gift for your mom, it would also help artisans in developing countries support their families.
  7. Jason Wu’s putting a stylish spin on our memories. Now you and your mom can join in with this one-of-a-kind camera for $180.  Enjoy!
  8. Chikara is strength in Japanese and is a clothing collection inspired by women who have undergone breast cancer treatments and surgeries. These gorgeous wraps can be worn by anyone and is stylish at any time. And we can’t think of anyone better to be wearing one than mom’s everywhere. So this Mother’s Day get your mom one of these very special wraps for $150 at www.chikaradesign.com.

Trend Spotlight: Bigger, Better and Bolder Earrings

Chunky necklaces are out. Make room for this year’s new statement accessory— big, bold earrings. It’s time to call some attention to your face and make a real statement. Fashion Spotlight shows you how.



Trend Alert: Big Earrings

Trend Alert: Bigger, Better and Bolder Earrings

Trend Alter: Bigger, Better and Bolder Earrings








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.


Designer Spotlight: Melanie Auld


After much anticipation, Melanie Auld — one of my favorite designers, is launching a new line of handbags this fall. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak and report back— take a look at a couple of my favorites.



Much like Melanie’s jewelry, (famous for gracing the necks of Hayden Panettiere, Lindsay Lohan and the like), her handbags too are an elegant combination of playful yet simple sophistication.  Being an avid traveler herself, Melanie knows the importance of a trusty companion to have on various adventures — a great bag. So it’s no wonder that Melanie’s collection has a bag suited for every trendy and practical woman in mind.


While most bags and clutches barely have space for your lip-gloss, Melanie’s designs are roomy with pockets for essentials such as cell phones, change and keys. Some bags, like the Mainland bag have a longer strap that can also be worn across the shoulder if needed. The entire collection is made with the softest lambskin, so not only are the bags comfortable and convenient to carry but they are also of the highest quality. Available in a variety of fun colors such as, red, blue, cream, cognac and plum, Melanie’s bags are definitely where style meets comfort, and quality that is affordable — rare combinations in the fashion world today. To check out Melanie’s newest handbag collection visit her website for more information. I have my name written on the Park bag — which one is yours?