This has been, according to my calendar, my last jammed week of events and once again, as hard as I tried, I couldn’t make them all but was busy nonetheless. I apologize to Toni W., Lucinda & Julie and the Bloggetts: Julie, Monica & Bethany for missing your events due to conflicts. Read the rest of this entry »
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Frequently, I get asked, “Do I need surgery?” or “I am not ready for surgery, but what can I do to stay looking good?” As a surgeon, I obviously think that surgery can be a great option for many people. However, many other wonderful options exist that could be a better choice for you! We see ads for different types of procedures and even creams that promise to take the years off. Unfortunately, these are often advertised without much explanation. Therefore, it is difficult to determine exactly what they are and how they work.
A good way to categorize the treatments is by what benefit they provide to you. Injections, like Botox or Restylane, help soften lines on the face. They can be performed in the office and you can return to work that day or the next. Skin tightening treatments, like Ultherapy or Thermage, lift and tighten the skin without incisions or much downtime. You can return to your normal activities immediately! Lasers, like CO2 or Fraxel, can improve the texture and even out your skin tone. The amount of time that you should plan for recovery and the amount of change in your appearance that you should expect depends on the type of laser.
Obviously, there is much more to each type of treatment and each treatment itself. Over the next few blogs, I will explain and compare some of these options to help you look your best!
How lucky are we that TODAY we get to see online and TONIGHT live in her Rice Village Store on University Blvd., Elaine’s newest collection for Summer 2013 destination: Seychelles and it is so exciting.
Elaine’s inspiration comes from her visit to this breathtaking island located in Africa in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar and Kenya. Known for its beauty and romanticism, these ideas dominate the collection. Summer is all about escaping to the beach, which by the way is a favorite pastime of Elaine’s and Seychelles boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Perfect for relaxing and unwinding.
Some of the quotes from Elaine were, “After the intensity of color and experience traveling through Africa, I wanted to end on an airy, ethereal note…” Two of my favorite takeaways from seeing this broad collection is her use of color and shapes that were modern but romantic. I also loved the way she combined the unpredictable in both colors and materials. Python, an always staple at Elaine Turner was lightened up here with hints of colors such as pink and mint. To add even more interest to this treatment, materials such as raffia and the emergence of cork add newness and originality to many of the pieces. You must take a look, because you are definitely in for a treat.
The following are some of the highlights of the collection….come tonight and see many more. Read the rest of this entry »
This has been such an all-consuming events week for me that I barely made them all and landed on my couch very late last night, exhausted. So, the end result is a shorter, simpler overview of the week with more to come when my energy permits (hopefully next week?!). Below are some highlights…. Read the rest of this entry »
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By: Julie Bortnick, of the fashion and lifestyle blog from prosecco to plaid
One of my absolute favorite things about summer is the endless days in a row of wearing dresses. It might be fairly warm almost year round in Houston, but this wardrobe staple doesn’t kick in to high gear until right about now. Gone are the days of pants because it’s time to move your fabulous frocks to the front of your closet and enjoy these hot days in style. Read the rest of this entry »
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In a town like Houston, which is known to be such a great restaurant haven, picking that special place for the family to celebrate Mom’s special day is really quite easy and also difficult at the same time. Difficult only in that there are just too many choices! Read the rest of this entry »
By: Julie Bortnick, of the fashion and lifestyle blog from prosecco to plaid
Mother’s Day is upon us, and the inevitable question of what to get mom surrounds us all. It’s a tricky one because you want to get something thoughtful, something you know she’ll love and use, and something she doesn’t already own. Today is your lucky day because I’ve rounded up some great gift options with Roz, and the best part…they are all from local boutiques.
No woman can ever own too many handbags, and the Elaine Turner Nala shoulder bag in buttery soft leather would be the perfect addition to your mother’s collection. If she is a traveler, a travel jewelry box in the hottest new color is the chicest way to transport her gems.
Two accessories that will never go out of style are scarves and sunglasses. Add an oversized wrap to spruce up any look, such as the beautiful multi colored one from a bientot to add color and pattern. Sunglasses are a key component to any ensemble, and the fact that they are monogrammed makes them far from ordinary, and why wear a designer name when you can wear your own?
Candles complete a room. The smell of one and the flickering of the flame bring a sense of calmness, especially with the ‘Powder Room’ Lafco scent. Along with candles, a Thyme soap set from More Than You Can Imagine is the perfect item to place by any sink in the house.
Jewelry is always a good choice when shopping for mom, especially when it comes from Willow Boutique. An Agate stone necklace is something mom may not buy for herself, but a piece she would wear forever, and a classic gold hammered cuff would go with any outfit in her closet.
Spruce up your mom’s wardrobe with the ideal outfit completer: a blush Elizabeth and James blazer from TOOTSIES that she can wear with any color in her wardrobe. You can also get her an embroidered Haute Hippie tank that would take her through the warm months ahead in style and again, dress it down with a pair of jeans or dress it up a notch for evening.
If your mom loves coffee table books, head on over to Kuhl-Linscomb and you’ll be sure to find one she’ll adore, such as The Little Black Dress, The Big Book of Chic, or In Vogue. You could also get her an elegant fragrance like Santa Maria Novela – Angels of Florence, which smells divine.
Head into town and shop local this year. Some of our absolute favorite stores around the city have gifts that any mother is sure to love for years and years to come. Happy Mother’s Day to all!
Tags: a bientot, Elaine Turner, Elizabeth and James, gift ideas, Gifts, Haute Hippie, Kuhl-Linscomb, lafco, More Than You Can Imagine, Mother's Day, thymes, Tootsies, Willow
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Kendra Scott gives keynote for Go Red For Women Luncheon…
This week’s look back brings one dominant event to mind. Kendra Scott who has built her business around making it as good as it can be, taking her family as the important people that they are to her and the importance of philanthropy and giving back to the customers that have always been so loyal. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniar Listyasari, The Chic Sheet Intern
Everyone from Coco Chanel to the First Lady has worn the iconic LBD. From cocktail dresses to maxi dresses, from formal to casual, the little black dress is a fashion staple loved by all.
No wonder that the Little Black Dress Designer (LBDD), founded by Jeff Shell of Neal Hamil Model Agency, with some help from his presenting sponsor at Momentum Audi, has become a well – known fashion competition in Texas. This year’s Little Black Dress Project will celebrate its 5th year in Houston and for the first time has changed its name to Little Black Dress Designer and expanded the exact same contest to Dallas. Houston will be held on May 14th at the House of Blues, Downtown Houston and Dallas is May 22, also at House of Blues, Dallas. LBDD gives students an amazing opportunity to showcase their designs and provides a great platform for fashion students and emerging designers to shine and compete for great scholarship dollars to further their studies in this field.
This year’s event chairs are Shannon Hall and Judy Nyquist and the 2013 Event honoree is Kay King, founder of the fashion design program at Houston Community College. There are 16 Celebrity Judges from the Houston Fashion scene such as Joy Sewing (Houston Chronicle), Sydney Dao (Dao Chloe Dao), and David Peck (designer). From the many applicants that were received, the celebrity judges have narrowed it to the top 10 finalists in the student fashion design scholarship contest. The top 5 designers for this years’ LBDD competition will win part of the $30,000 scholarship fund to the school of choice.
Being a student myself and just starting my career in the fashion industry, I love to support my fellow colleagues in their dreams to become the next iconic fashion designer. I think that LBDD is a great opportunity for us to go and see our friends and/or colleagues for inspiration. Of course, I’ll be cheering for my friend Julio Sanchez, but there are many talented designers in the event that will amaze you.
You must definitely see these great talents yourself! Tickets range from $50 to $100 and $25 for students. Visit www.littleblackdressdesigner.com for more information on this amazing event. Who knows, we might just discover the next fashion icon!
Some highlights of last year’s competition and fashion show presentation…
Mark your calendars for May 15th from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. to come on over to Elaine Turner’s in the Rice Village for a fun shopping party. I will be there to talk about spring/summer trends and give you lots of ideas on how to accessorize your wardrobe for the warm months ahead. Elaine will have a brand new product that she will be launching, first, with The Chic Sheet, and available that evening.
The great news is you can sip and shop and save with a 20% discount on any of their regular price merchandise……such fun we’ll have. I know you don’t want to miss it!
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