Archive for August, 2009

Warhol Worth?

August 11, 2009


It’s not surprising that the owner of one of Andy Warhol‘s Michael Jackson portraits has decided to put it up for auction on August 18. Just one of five known paintings that the Pop Art master created of the King of Pop, it obviously has tremendous value, especially after Jackson’s tragic passing earlier this summer.

I’m definitely curious to see what it will go for. If you want to follow the action, check out the site for New York-based Vered Gallery.

Want to purchase your very own Warhol? Portero has a fantastic collection of serigraphs up for sale right now.

Look of the Day: Leighton Meester

August 10, 2009


I saw this image from the Teen Choice awards yesterday and I was compelled to create a whole post about it! I absolutely love Gossip Girls’ Leighton Meester in this entire ensemble. (FYI: she’s wearing a Louis Vuitton dress, Brian Atwood “Zenith” Mary Janes, Cathy Waterman jewels and a Nina Ricci clutch.) The look is young and fun but still totally chic. But what I’m really drawn to is the graphic black, white and red color palette–it’s something that can be worn all year round if done right.

Just like Leighton added a fantastic punch of color with her shoes, you can do the same thing with a handbag. Here are two of my favorites in that perfect shade of fire engine red:

Chanel Vintage Red Suede Diagonal Quilted Envelope Style Single Flap Mini Shoulder Bag

Chanel Quilted Red Patent Leather Top Flap Handbag

Image via Just Jared. Credit: Steve Granitz/Wireimage; Photos: Frazer Harrison/Jason Merritt/Getty, INFdaily

Park Avenue Meets Portero Sidewalk Sale!

August 6, 2009


I hope you’re ready for some amazing summer savings, because we’re launching our first-ever Sidewalk Sale today! So what exactly does that mean? Basically, this will be unlike any other sidewalk or yard sale you’ve ever been to before, because we’ve gathered the absolute best brands from ‘the best neighborhoods’ into one online event. And no leaving home necessary!

We’ve broken it up by category: You can shop by jewelry, watches or bags + accessories, and pieces are at savings of up to 75% off retail.

Don’t wait long–prices this good will not last long.

Fall’s Fashions Now

August 5, 2009


If you haven’t taken a look through Style.com’s Fall 2009 Trend Reports, it’s a great way to get a handle on what will be hot in the upcoming months. Definitely scroll through the photos, then look below to find the pieces that will look great with each trend!

Biker Brigade:

Lanvin Black Leather Flap Shoulder Bag

Betsey Johnson White Leather Brass Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet

Boudoir Crossing:

Prada Purple Satin Jewelled Slide Heels

Judith Leiber Gold Plated Clear Crystal Butterfly Clutch Shoulder Bag

Forties and Fabulous:

Loro Piana Tan Cashmere & Orange Mink Gloves sz M

Patek Philippe Vintage Platinum Diamonds Manual Winding Women’s 3267/32 Watch

Party Like it’s 1983:

Judith Leiber Shiny Vintage Black Crocodile Clutch Shoulder Bag

Rado Anatom Jubile Black Ceramic Gold Plate Diamond Men’s Quartz Watch

In the Pink

August 4, 2009


I’m excited to see what this amazing pink diamond (Named “The Vivid Pink”) will go for at auction this December at Christie’s Hong Kong. Weighing in at 5.00 carats, it’s potentially the largest Fancy Vivid Pink Potentially Flawless diamonds to ever hit the auction block and it’s estimated at $5 to $7 million.

I’m a sucker for a colored diamond myself (my engagement ring is champagne: a beautiful brown-yellow that changes color in the light) and these natural colored stones are becoming more and more popular as the years go by. I’ve been seeing a lot of designers use small points of colored diamonds as accents on their jewelry (including blues, greens and reds) and engagement rings are also getting the treatment.

Like the look of a pink diamond? I think any girl would say ‘yes’ to this GIA Certified Platinum & 18k Yellow Gold 1.15 ctw Fancy Pink & Yellow Diamond Ring.

I also love this GIA Certified 0.45 ctw Orange Pink Diamond 18k White Gold Ring–the center stone is a gorgeous shade of pink with a slightly orange undertone that is very unique.

Cool Cuffs

August 3, 2009


This is the thing that I really love about the wide cuff trend–you can totally dress it up or down. Case in point: Blake Lively wears a blue gemstone and yellow gold bracelet in the Hamptons this past weekend and manages to carry off the perfect preppy summer vibe. On the other end of the spectrum, Frieda Pinto chooses a yellow gold and purple gemstone cuff for a fancy affair in London just a few days ago. The ladies could realistically switch bracelets and the results would still be totally appropriate.

Want to hop on the trend? Here are four of my favorite up for grabs right now:

Textured Gold Vermeil Teal Geode Slice Wide Cuff Bracelet

M+J Savitt Sterling Silver Teardrop Wide Crystal Cuff Bracelet

Kara Ross 18k Yellow Gold Wide Black Onyx Cuff Bracelet

M+J Savitt Sterling Silver Turquoise Crystal Cuff Bracelet