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This Week’s Ideeli Sales

You know that I love me some Ideeli. What’s not to love when they’ve got such fantabulous online sample sales? To take advantage of this members-only online shopping community, visit ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invitation code.

vbh This Weeks Ideeli Sales
VBH Handbag Sale – save up to 73% Off
VBH should stand for very beautiful handbags. In reality it stand for the designer who creates the luxurious line, V. Bruce Hoeksema. Using the finest materials and expert Italian craftsmanship, each bag in the VBH line is individually handcrafted and sewn by a small team of expert artisans in Florence, Italy.

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Catherine Malandrino Sale – save up to 85%
Incredibly beautiful clothing – impeccably tailored and designed.

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Lamarthe Handbags
- save up to 63%
Founded in 1930, Lemarthe Paris continues to deliver high quality leather goods that exude timeless style and sophistication.

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Saint Honore Luxury Watches – save up to 79%
Prices start at $78!! (gift alert!)
Saint Honore is a French company specializing in elegant and prestigious timepieces. The company’s predecessor, Victorin Frésard, established a signature watchmaking firm in 1885; Saint Honore officially succeeded the company 100 years later. Today, designer Paul Belmondo takes credit for Saint Honore’s beautifully sleek watches.

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Chanel GIVEAWAY!!!
Chanel is synonymous with Parisian perfection and now Ideeli is giving away a tiny piece of perfection, a Chanel clutch just in time for the holidays! This event is part of ideeli’s Holiday Giveaway Series. All of the items for this series are specially chosen with the winter holidays in mind, and all events in this series will run before December 22nd. As a result, these giveaways are perfect for gifting (but are also great to keep as a holiday treat for yourself! You have to be register on ideeli to win – so what are you waiting for?

isabella+fiore This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Isabella Fiore Handbag Sale – save up to 71%
Exquisite leathers are finished with handcrafted details: from intricate prints to elegant tattoos to colorful embroidery, each piece is truly unique. Like the culture that inspired it, Isabella Fiore reflects confidence and grace, allowing each of us to enjoy a little California dreaming of our own.

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Vivienne Westwood Sunglass Sale – save up to 72%
Fashion forward ladies can’t get enough of her unique pieces. It’s no surprise that Women’s Wear Daily has called her one of the six best designers in the world and in 2004, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London featured a retrospective of her work. Not bad for the first lady of punk.

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Louis Vuitton GIVEAWAY!!!

This event is part of ideeli’s Holiday Giveaway Series. All of the items for this series are specially chosen with the winter holidays in mind, and all events in this series will run before December 22nd. As a result, these giveaways are perfect for gifting (but are also great to keep as a holiday treat for yourself!).

michael+kors This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Michael Kors Watch Sale
- Save up to 79%
Perfectly suited for a modern lifestyle, Michael Kors transforms American sportswear into American splendor.

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Kale Handbag Sale
– save up to 65%
The brains and beauty behind Kale handbags, sisters Jennifer and Leslie Kale, understand all too well that sumptuous calfskin, elegant silhouettes, and subtle, polished hardware, produce intensely covetable handbags.

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Trace Handbag Sale
– save up to 65%
Created by seasoned designer Jennifer Kale, Trace handbags reflect her easy-going attitude and commitment to craftsmanship. Trace, a play on “tres,” the Spanish word for “three,” embodies the simplicity and perfection of its namesake.

leigh+and+luca This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Leigh & Luca
– save up to 72%
Prices start at $54 (last minute gift alert!)
All pieces are made with traditional craftsmanship, hand-woven on antique looms in Inner Mongolia from exquisite cashmeres, silks and cottons, and then modernized with embroidery and hand printing. Every design is produced in limited quantity, keeping each piece personal and unique.

Vivienne Tam Digital Clutch, Now Available For Purchase

vivienne+tam+laptop Vivienne Tam Digital Clutch, Now Available For Purchase
For months, I’ve been hearing about the HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition, the world’s first “digital clutch” by the award-winning designer. Now it’s finally available for purchase!

vivienne+tam+digital+clutch Vivienne Tam Digital Clutch, Now Available For PurchaseFeaturing the peony-inspired design in the vivid shades of violet and sophisticated reds found throughout her Spring 2009 collection, this special edition notebook seeks to satisfy the highly mobile, Internet-centric fashionista.

It features a 10.2″ High Definition display, is 1” thick, and weighs in at a mere 2.25 lbs. Simply put, it’s high fashion meets high tech.

If you order by December 12, you can get one just in time for holiday giving.

The HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition is priced at $699.

Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Giveaway!!!

 Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Giveaway!!!
You didn’t think that this week would end without a giveaway, did you? Tsk, tsk…you should know better than that. My main thrill in life is a giveaway. It gives me a sense of control in a world full of chaos.

So this week, Spoiled Pretty has joined forces with Sally Hansen for a fashion-forward, trend-setting giveaway. Two winners will receive Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Fall 2008 Color Collection, an anthology of 10 stylish shades that compliment Reese’s nature-inspired Fall 2008 collection.

 Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Giveaway!!!According to Tracy Reese, customers “aren’t afraid to be noticed.” I think the same can be said of the women who wear this nail polish collection, which marks the fifth collaboration between the designer and Sally Hansen. The colors are luxurious and rich, yet understated and refined.

Shades include: Raven’s Wing* (black with silver glitter), Moonstone (silver pearl metallic), Quartz Chameleon (pinky-nude with shimmer), Divinity* (pale toffee with shimmer), The Good Earth* (deep dark chocolate with shimmer), Cruel Heart (scarlet with shimmer), Alchemy* (dark grape with shimmer), Torrid Bloom* (deep fuchsia crème), Night Lily (plummy crème) and Stormy Blue (smoky silver/blue metallic).

The Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Salon Nail Lacquer Fall 2008 Collection (only $6 each!) is available at drugstores and mass market retailers nationwide. Though I know you’re tempted to run out right now and buy up every single shade, why not try your luck first and enter the giveaway?

 Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Giveaway!!!To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Sally Hansen/Tracy Reese Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Thursday, November 27th. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, November 28th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

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Bey, You’re Just Too Funky For Me…

sasha+fierce1 Bey, Youre Just Too Funky For Me...
It seems that Beyonce – or rather her alter ego, Sasha Fierce – has been channeling Thierry Mugler lately. For the last few weeks – in photo op after photo op – she’s been seen wearing a vaguely familiar, futuristic-looking robotic glove. I couldn’t quite place it…until I came across new promos for her upcoming album – one of which has her sporting the very famous Thierry Mugler Motorcycle Corset from 1992.

sasha+fierce2 Bey, Youre Just Too Funky For Me...Both the glove and the corset were featured in George Michael’s Too Funky video, which was directed by Thierry Mugler. I wonder if, in her mission to one-up Rihanna, Beyonce will resurrect any other crazy fashions from that video.

Not beauty related, I realize…but it gives me a reason to share Too Funky with all of you. Enjoy!

Until Now, Ponytails and Knit Hats Didn’t Mix

girl32 Until Now, Ponytails and Knit Hats Didnt Mix

I typically wear my hair in a ponytail at least five days a week. And during the cold Philadelphia winters, when I’m forced to wear a hat, I end up looking ridiculous with my ponytail or bun stuffed into my knit caps.

Girl 32 understands. Their pony-friendly hats marry fashion with function!

It’s a simple concept, really. A fashionable wool winter hat you can wear two ways – with your hair up, or down. Features Swarovski crystal buttons in the back, and comes in a variety of delicious colors. Smart girl. Smart hat.

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To wear: 1) Unbutton one button at the height of your ponytail. 2) Slip hat on, and pull ponytail through. 3) Voila! Now get out there and turn some heads.

The geniuses at Girl 32 also created the Smart Glove, featuring hooded fingertips on the thumb and forefinger…so you can dial your phone or apply lipstick, all without having to take off the entire cute glove you’re wearing. And be sure to also check out their Smart Scarf, with a hidden zipper pocket to stash your lipgloss, keys, bus pass or iPod.

It’s In The Bag: Trina Turk Collabo With Clinique

trina+turk Its In The Bag: Trina Turk Collabo With Clinique
I have to admit that I’m not easily wooed by a gift with purchase. Maybe it’s because most of them are essentially throwaway products, in a multitude of shiteous shades. Or perhaps it’s because I’m an ungrateful heifer who, by virtue of this blog, is spoiled by too much beauty swag.

So when I tell you to mark your calendar for a gift with purchase, you know it’s time to sit up and pay attention.

Clinique has partnered with fashion designer Trina Turk and Nordstrom for the brand’s first-ever designer makeup bag. From November 5-22 (or while supplies last), you can get your paws on Turk’s adorable animal print cosmetic case, filled with Clinique goodies hand-picked by the designer.

“The silver and white mini-tigress print with a bright yellow lining works beautifully with Clinique’s packaging and reflects our own silver and white brand identity,” says Turk.

The gift with purchase includes:

* Zero Gravity Repairwear Lift
* Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
* Colour Compact with Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Beach Plum/Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in New Clover
* Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Bamboo Pink
* Lash Doubling Mascara in Black
* Long Last Lipstick in Twilight Nude
* Lipstick case with Mirror

There are no throwaways here. In fact, I would bet cash money that many of these products become your beauty must-haves. And, speaking of money, the Trina Turk gift with purchase is free with your Clinique purchase of $25 or more.

The partnership between Clinique and Trina Turk will last for three seasons, so keep your eyes peeled in the months ahead.

The Rachel Zoe Project: Shut it Down, Tay

Rachel Zoe 1 106 Scrapbook 21 The Rachel Zoe Project: Shut it Down, Tay
In tonight’s eppy of The Rachel Zoe Project, It’s Oscar time…and Rachel’s right hand, Taylor, gives Rach an ultimatum. She wants her boss to choose between her and Rachel’s other assistant. “It’s Brad or I. Brad or I,” she says.

Rachel Zoe 1 106 Scrapbook 20 The Rachel Zoe Project: Shut it Down, TayTay, darling…I hate to channel my inner 6th grade English teacher. But it’s ‘Brad or me. Brad or me.’

Your grammar is bananas, Tay. I die.

Anyone else watch the show?

Yes We Afri-Can: Lela Rose, Spring 2009

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For Spring 2009, Lela Rose takes us on safari.

Backstage, I had the opportunity to chat with my mane man, Ted Gibson, about the inspiration for the collection and the hair.

Ted+Gibson+hair+at+Lela+Rose.jpg Yes We Afri Can: Lela Rose, Spring 2009

“Lela found this book and it had portraits of African women and these really incredible outfits and hairdos. So we took the same idea and she adopted them into the clothes and I adopted them into the hair,” he said. “And what I’m doing is a modern interpretation of what these looks were. So I’m doing braids and roughing up the braids. It’s a cornrow in the front. It’s African inspired, but I think what’s great about it is that any woman can really wear it.”

Ted used Tame It – a professional, shine-boosting styling lotion – to control flyaways and frizzies. Hairsheet Styling Sheets added polish and shine, and Beautiful Hold Hairspray secured the style in place.

lela+rose+face+chart Yes We Afri Can: Lela Rose, Spring 2009

Beauty.com makeup artist Tina Turnbow used Stila products to transform each model into “a very adventurous, outdoorsy woman on safari.” To create the perfect canvas, Tina applied Natural Finish Oil Free Makeup and Perfecting Concealer. To impart a pop of color, Convertible Color in Poppy was added to cheeks and Cranberry Lip Glaze was pressed onto lips.

Tina then swept Stila Sun across the tops of the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose and the forehead to mimic a “sunburned/windburned face.”

Tina used Dune Eye Shadow, conservatively, on the lids – to keep the look bare. Finally, Brow Set was applied with #18 Dual Ended Brow Brush to create what Tina called an “indulgent eyebrow, Audrey Hepburn style.”

Before escaping the hustle and bustle backstage, I had the opportunity to chat up Stila celebrity makeup artist Sarah Lucero. I asked her to name her favorite products that real women can use to achieve runway looks.

“For Lela Rose, it’s all about the skin and healthy, flushed cheeks…so Convertible Color and the Tinted Moisturizer creates a really good sheer wash of color,” she replied. “It has SPF, hydration and pigment. So what it’s going to do is even out your skin with pigment versus heavy weight. It’s great for everyday women and it’s what we use on the runway. It’s so versatile and you can feel like a pro makeup artist everyday in your bathroom.”


 Yes We Afri Can: Lela Rose, Spring 2009

Diesel Wants You To Get Dirty…For 50 Bucks

diesel Diesel Wants You To Get Dirty…For 50 Bucks
To celebrate three decades in the biz, Italian denim label Diesel is giving its customers a gift: Dirty Thirty jeans for only £30. For Yanks like me, that’s $50, y’all!

Only 30,000 pairs of the Dirty Thirty jeans (in Diesel’s Heeven style) have been made, and they will only be available in 160 stores worldwide for one day only – on Friday, October 10th (starting at 10am). The limited-edition jeans will feature a back patch embroidered with “xXx,” side embroidery with the dates 1978-2008, and customized buttons with “Diesel 1978.”

The first ten customers will also get an invite to one of Diesel’s ambitious xXx parties taking place in 17 cities on October 11th.

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