Archive of ‘Handbags’ category

Join Ideeli…Just Tell ‘Em Spoiled Pretty Sent Ya

ideeli Join Ideeli...Just Tell Em Spoiled Pretty Sent Ya
It seems that my addiction to ideeli.com is contagious. Ever since I reminded you all about this members-only online shopping community, I have been inundated with requests for invites. As there are only so many hours in the day and I am but one sleep-deprived blogger, I can’t seem to keep up with the demand. So the friendly folks at Ideeli hooked me up with an invitation code to pass along to each and every one of you.

To become a member of Ideeli (it’s free!), simply visit ideeli.com and type in spoiledpretty where it asks for your invitation code. It’s that simple.

If you’re on the prowl for a new purse (this is my life 24-7/365), there’s really no better place to hunt. Every time I turn around, I see the most to-die-for handbags at pinch-me-I must-be-hallucinating prices.

Happy shopping!

Tis The Season of Giving: Krina Handbag Giveaway!

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Happy Monday, readers. I’m in a good mood today. It’s officially the season of giving – and I intend to embrace it wholeheartedly. Sing along with me now…

On the first day of December
Daneen gave to me
A chance to get Spoiled Pretty!

Yes…after a few weeks of being off my game, I’m back on sched and redeeming myself in a big way. This week, I’m partnering with Krina for a giveaway!!!

Remember that gorge handbag I wore to the L’Oreal blogger breakfast at New York Fashion Week? And remember how jealous you were that I was looking all cute and color coordinated? Well, you’re going to feel all salty now that I’m giving you the chance to win the Calista bag in Licorice (black). It’s okay…I forgive you. Unlike Santa, I don’t know (nor do I care) if you’ve been good little girl. But one thing’s for sure…you’re going to look totally bad-ass carrying this beauty of a bag.

Crafted from rich Italian leather, Calista is accented with solid gold-plated hardware with a lacquer coating. A zippered compartment holds all of your beauty essentials, iPod and cell phone pockets keep your electronics organized and easily accessible, and a spacious interior easily accommodates the 5-7 pounds of nonsense that the average woman insists on lugging around.

katherine+heigl+calista Tis The Season of Giving: Krina Handbag Giveaway!If you’re lucky enough to win the Calista, you’ll join an illustrious group of ladies. Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Simpson, and Reese Witherspoon and are all fans of Krina bags. Katherine Heigl owns the Calista in Azure.

If you need a Krina bag in your life rights now, and can’t wait until I choose a winner, I have a little treat (and incentive for you). Use promo code SPOILED10, for a 10% holiday discount at krinabag.com.

The Calista is one of nine bags from Krina’s 2008 collection. The collection is named after the goddess of wisdom, victory, and crafts. Do you know who I‘m talking about? Brush up on your mythology by visiting krinabag.com…then enter the giveaway by emailing the answer to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com.

When entering, be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Krina Calista Handbag Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, December 7th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, December 8th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. 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!

Never Heard of Ideeli? Shut Your Mouth!

abaco+laguna Never Heard of Ideeli? Shut Your Mouth!
What is the site,
For luxury items at a pauper’s price?
Ideeli!
Damn right.

You see, that Ideeli is a bad mother-
(Shut your mouth.)
But I’m talkin’ ’bout Ideeli!
(Then we can dig it.)

What do you mean, you’ve never heard of Ideeli? Child, you and me needs to have a little chat.

Ideeli is an invitation-only shopping community that offers online sample sales of the most sought-after fashion, home and beauty products. Ideeli members also enjoy privileged access to luxury lifestyle experiences such as fashion shows and sold-out concerts.

If you’re a handbag connoisseur like me, get thee to Ideeli. You will be absolutely amazed by the variety of merchandise, and you’ll think you’ve hit the jackpot when you see the their selection of luxury purses at pauper prices.

This summer, I purchased an Abaco Paris Laguna handbag for $250 (originally $750)…it arrived on my doorstep a few days later and I was bowled over by the quality and the scrumptious leather. It’s one of my most beloved bags, and I get compliments galore every time it’s on my arm.

Ideeli is an invitation only website…so if you’re interested in a membership (it’s free), give me a shout-out and I’ll hook you up. Happy shopping!

Isabella Fiore: First Ever Sample Sale, November 19 & 20!!!

 Isabella Fiore: First Ever Sample Sale, November 19 & 20!!!
Isabella Fiore, one of Spoiled Pretty’s fave handbag designers, is all growns up…

On November 19th and 20th, they’re hosting their first ever sample sale. If you’re in NYC, mark your calendars…this is your chance to score some great clutches, handbags and small leather goods at 50%-70% off retail prices!

Alas, I’m in Philly and won’t be able to rightfully celebrate this momentous occasion. So if you’re in the area, please stop by so a certain beauty blogger can live vicarously. Even better…if you spy the ‘Puff Enough’ Austin Frame handbag (above), snatch that sucker up and think of me when you tote it around, lookin’ all cute. I mean, what’s more GORGE than this bag? Nothing.

Isabella Fiore Sample Sale

November 19th and 20th
10am – 5pm
80 West 40th Street, Floor 8
NYC

Scoliosis Caused By Beauty Overload?!?

 Scoliosis Caused By Beauty Overload?!?
No wonder my handbag weighs a gazillion pounds. I just cleaned out my purse, and look how many beauty products I’ve been toting around with me!

How many products and brands can you spot?

Total Beauty Total Cure Giveaway

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Well hello, my pretties. Today, it’s Spoiled Pretty’s turn at bat to host a Total Beauty – Total Cure giveaway. Brace yourself…this one is going to blow your mind!

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One reader will receive a $250 certificate to spend at benefitcosmetics.com! Lauded as one of the most innovative brands in beauty, Benefit is constantly creating fresh new products to solve your everyday (and every night!) dilemmas. With products such as Dr. Feelgood, Talk To The Tan, You Clean Up Nice Face Wash, and Lemon-Aid, Benefit has made a name for itself by creating high-quality cosmetics that offer solutions with a sense of humor.

 Total Beauty Total Cure Giveaway
Another lucky reader will win Clarisonic’s Yours & Mine Set ($350 value), which includes:

* Graphite Gray Cordless Clarisonic
* Pink Cordless Clarisonic
* 2 Charging cradles: 1 graphite gray and 1 pink
* 2 brush heads: 1 normal and 1 sensitive
* 2 of each: 1 oz. trial sizes of the Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser, and Nourishing Care Cleanser

The sonic frequency moves Clarisonic’s soft, gentle brush back and forth across the skin at more than 300 times per second. The sonic micro-massage clears your pores, loosening dirt and oil. And Clarisonic reduces dry skin patches, oily areas, and blemishes and removes six times more makeup than traditional cleansing. Some things are too good to share, but with Clarisonic Yours & Mine, you don’t have to. Enjoy smoother, softer and clearer skin – and share it with someone you love.

 Total Beauty Total Cure Giveaway
Last, but certainly not least, a final winner will receive Hype‘s “Gaby” North South Tote in ultraberry pink (suggested retail of $350). A fashion-forward and contemporary brand, Hype speaks to the fun, sophisticated and stylish woman. With a large selection of handbag styles, quality materials and vivid colors options, Hype has a handbag to tickle every woman’s fancy.

To enter this amazing giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include:

* Your full name
* Your mailing address
* A breast cancer fact you’ve learned by visiting the Total Beauty – Total Cure MySpace or Facebook pages

And be sure to indicate your prize preference. For example:

1) Benefit gift certificate
2) Clarisonic Yours & Mine
3) Hype handbag

The subject line should read “Total Beauty – Total Cure Giveaway.” This contest only lasts 24 hours and will end tonight (October 20, 2008) at midnight (EST). Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Tuesday, October 21st, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Handbag Adoption

When it comes to handbags, I’m like Angelina Jolie. I just want to adopt ’til I drop.

The other day on my lunch break, something compelled me to stop into Leehe Fai, a chic clothing boutique in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia. As I was just browsing, I caught a glimpse of Botkier’s Morgan Satchel and momentarily lost my breath.

botkier+morgan Handbag Adoption

It’s as if Botkier read my thoughts and crafted the bag of my dreams. Unfortunately, it’s a little out of my price range right now. So I’ll keep dreaming…dreaming up get-rich-quick schemes so Morgan and I can be reunited.

It’s times like these that a fairy godmother would come in handy.

Today’s Total Beauty – Total Cure Giveaway: $300 Worth of NARS Products!

nars Todays Total Beauty   Total Cure Giveaway: $300 Worth of NARS Products!
Today’s Total Beauty – Total Cure giveaway comes courtesy of Beauty Blogging Junkie. Amber is giving away $300 worth of NARS products!!! Yeah, girl…I said NARS!

One lucky winner will receive:

Single Eyeshadow: Abyssinia and Swing
Duo Eyeshadow: All About Eve and Habanera
Blush: Amour and Deep Throat
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Cruella
Lip Lacquer: Hot Wired
Lipstick: Shanghai Express
Lip Gloss: Orgasm
Nail Polish: Chinatown
Multiple: Maldives
Body Glow: Body Glow

felix+rey+emma+clutch Todays Total Beauty   Total Cure Giveaway: $300 Worth of NARS Products!
Said winner will also receive this adorable Emma Clutch from Felix Rey, valued at $90.

Visit Beauty Blogging Junkie for entry instructions – and act fast…this contest ends tonight at midnight!

Amber and I are co-chairs of the Total Beauty – Total Cure breast cancer awareness campaign, so please show us some love and check out the campaign page.

And be sure to come back later today, when I reveal the Paris Hilton’s Fairy Dust giveaway winners and announce this week’s contest. See you again real soon!

New York Fashion Week: Terexov, Spring 2009

terexov1 New York Fashion Week: Terexov, Spring 2009
Last month, Jamie and I scored second row seats at the Terexov Spring 2009 show. That’s just how we roll.

From the moment the lights dimmed, Bobby Womack’s “Across 110th Street” started wafting from the sound system, and Chanel Iman turned the corner wearing a multi-color worldmap printed silk dress, 29-year-old Russian fashion phenom Alexandr Terekhov shot to the top of my favorite designers list.

terexov35 New York Fashion Week: Terexov, Spring 2009“I love the energy of New York – the women are very glamorous and beautiful,” Terekhov says. “It is incredibly exciting and inspirational to be able to present my work to one of the top fashion audiences in the world.”

Homeboy knows how to put on a show, that’s for damn sure. His 34 designs rendered me speechless.

Key Makeup Artist Nadine Luke used the following MAC products to compliment the collection:

Skin – Mineralize Satin Finish Foundation, Select Sheer Loose Powder
Eyes – Paintpot in Painterly, Liquidlast Liner in Blue Horizon, Pro Lash Mascara, Brow Set in Clear
Lips – Lip Erase in Pale, Lipstick in St. Germaine

Juan Carlos Maciques (for Rita Hazan Salon) side-parted the models’ hair, twisted the front sections and pulled them back into elegant chignons.

After the show, I channeled my inner supermodel and Jamie snapped some photos of me striking a pose in front of the tents. And how sweet is my arm candy? Ridiculously chic, right? It’s fitting that I chose this gorge Ranhee Joo handbag to accompany me to the Terexov show because, like the talented Alexandr Terekhov, Joo is one to watch.

ranheejoobag New York Fashion Week: Terexov, Spring 2009
Her debut collection launched this past summer and includes the “Bellona” (above) and “Clio” slip-in handle clutch. The designs are timeless and luxurious, with a modern edge and practical elements. “As an industrial designer, it’s in my blood to want to create something that is innovative and functional,” she says. “I guess this is what makes my bags so special because they will always be fresh and creative, with function in mind.”

My Bellona Convertible Pleated Handbag in chocolate is a little slice of heaven. I just want to eat it up. As you know, I am a handbag enthusiast and I have amassed quite a collection. But with its soft leather, glossy crinkled patent leather and plethora of pockets, it has become one of my favorites. Just don’t tell the others…they’ll get jealous.

When Ranhee Joo blows up and every startlet is holding one of her handbags, just remember who was wearing it first.

 New York Fashion Week: Terexov, Spring 2009

New York Fashion Week: Beauty and Bags and Boots, Oh My!

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I have so many untold NY Fashion Week stories, you don’t even know. I’ve been meaning to get back to my FW reporting, but I have been up to my eyeballs at work, and busy co-chairing the Total Beauty – Total Cure Breast Cancer Awareness campaign with the hilariously snarkalicious Amber.

So hop into my DeLorean, switch on the Flux Capacitor, and let’s rev this baby up to 88 mph. We’re going back in time…

During New York Fashion Week, L’Oreal held an exclusive blogger event, and I was one of the lucky few on the invite list. At an expansive and gorgeous townhouse – complete with a tdf courtyard – I sipped mimosas, noshed on blueberry pancakes and chatted up some of my cosmetics-craving colleagues. As a parting gift, L’Oreal presented us all with Fashion Week survival kits, packed with a festival of goodies. It was then that I was formally introduced to my new fave lippie, HIP Jelly Balm.

 New York Fashion Week: Beauty and Bags and Boots, Oh My!
Here’s me and Amber. Fix your eyes on the chicness that is my Krina handbag. The Calista Tote (in Azure) is both functional and feminine, made of rich Italian leather and accented with gold-plated hardware and flirty tassels. The Calista is oft seen on the fabulous fashionplate, Katherine Heigl!

Later that day, Amber and I popped by the Boots booth at the Bryant Park tents, and were introduced to one of my Fashion Week beauty discoveries. No7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion
is a pearly lotion that contains light reflecting particles to illuminate your skin exactly where you want it, while diffusing imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles. Highlight your cheekbones or brow bone to look truly radiant…or mix with foundation for an all-over glow.

 New York Fashion Week: Beauty and Bags and Boots, Oh My!
Check us out, getting our glow on. You too can look this dreamily dewy…and for less than $13!

PS – Like my earrings? Get your own from Forever 21 for less than $4!!!

 New York Fashion Week: Beauty and Bags and Boots, Oh My!

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