Friday, December 18, 2009

StyleMayvin Unveiled...

Watch as StyleMayvin...aka T.Strong dispels some of the industry's most debated Fashion Myths! Yup...I'm finally "tooting" my own horn (TOOT TOOT) and stepping from behind the keyboard and into the zoom lens. ENJOY!

OMG! I NEED that!

You know that item that causes you to squeal with delight when you see it for the first time and you're like "OMG, I need that!"? Well here's my list of those "things" which have made me say just that...and I have a sneaky feeling that you too will begin to "coin the phrase".



With so many new gadgets out there, especially for the technology advanced, savvy woman like myself this is one that is invaluable in cold weather. The Echo Touch Glove will be your best friend when you're out in the cold. It's a "must-have" when you need your gloves on but still want to communicate using your touch screen phone. or ipod. These babies will keep your fingers toasty in a wool cashmere blend and the electromagnetic fabric on the fingertips keep you from missing calls, emails and text messages. AND...if you place your order TODAY at http://www.echodesign.com/, you can receive them just in time for Christmas!



Since there will be a lot of merry-making during the next few days leading up to Christmas, I just know there will be that ooone laaast bottle of red wine left unfinished. In that case, before you store it away for the next day of jolly-jumping and celebratory- connecting, be sure to put a plug in it! Why not Style your wine with an Initial Wine Bottle Stopper? This item is super cute and inexpensive. Only $18 at http://www.buttonsbows.com/. If you're attending a party, this is also a great gift to accompany a bottle of wine for the Hostess with the Mostess! Maybe even spell out the hosts' name if it's something short like "Kori" but arriving with "Merry Christmas" spelled out might get you a one way ticket to an AA meeting.



Now this last one REALLY made me squeal because I am all about protecting my feet and although fashion is sometimes painful, I will avoid subjecting my feet to this pain at any cost. FootzyRolls just might be the best item ever made! See what I mean at http://www.footzyrolls.com/. Their tag line, "From Stilettos to Street Walkable Flats..." should have every woman reading this post saying...(let's all shout it out together) "OMG, I NEED that!" Not only are they small enough to fit in your smallest clutch bag, they are also stylish! The sparkly gold pair is my favorite (of course) but for a mere $25, you can afford to splurge on a variety of colors.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Capes, Capelets and Cloaks




Who would have ever considered Little Red Riding Hood a fashionable little girl? Normally I don't go for hooded capes but this Lambswool Lauren by Ralph Lauren Cape is très chic. For $150 at Macy*s online you can snag this cape and pair it with jeans and riding boots for a comfy day of shopping.


Here's a Capelet that can certainly take your look up a notch. Paired with a basic black dress (or almost any solid color frock), it adds a pop of color and frilly flair. Featured on lulusvintage.com, it's truly a one of kind piece.



Valentino does it big with this Cloak minus the Dracula "feel". In fact the Fall/Winter 2009/2010 collection included a variety of cloaks. This updated, fashionable version trimmed in fur is a "must-have" for those who are blessed with height and "long femurs" as one of my girlfriends likes to say.

If you're not into the cloak, the capelet and/or cape might be right up your alley. They're cute, they're fashionable and right on trend. There's something for everyone!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Secret Is Out


The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is undoubtedly the most exciting show of the year. And given the amount of actual fabric that's shown on each model, this is no small feat. Glitz, glamour, fun and riveting stage performances are all part of the formula that makes this show spectacular enough to pull millions of viewers.


As always, Heidi Klum aka "the body" graced the stage. A bit more covered up than usual but the fact that she's just given birth (once again) doesn't change her Supermodel status. She still holds the crown!


All of the ladies looked absolutely fabulous on the catwalk and this little number is a definite "must have" for me. I sure hope I look this good in yellow. These Angel Wings make me want to hit the gym IMMEDIATELY!


And the star of the show...the always highly anticipated Million Dollar Bra. What more can I say?
If you missed it last night on CBS or if you just need to see it again for "work-out" motivation log on to http://www.cbs.com/specials/victorias_secret/video/
Oh and congratulations to the newest "angel", Kylie. I was rooting for you girl!


All Photo Credit: CBS.com

Give the gift of shoes


Are you sitting around wondering how you can help a child in need this holiday season? Well, look no further. Give the gift of shoes! Toms Shoes' "One for One" campaign gives one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair you purchase. This is a fabulously fashionable and charitable gesture. Not only do you get a new pair of shoes but you also get the warm feeling of knowing you've given someone else something that most of us take for granted everyday. I guarantee it will make your heart smile. I'm personally in favor of the Wrap Boot in Navy Blue ($98). They're so cute and comfy!

Wanna know how you can get involved? Log on to http://www.tomsshoes.com/ and watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3PwU_XFnFA . HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Red Pumps!


Although December 1st was World AIDS Day, please...in the name of all that is fashionable, continue to support AIDS research throughout the year. There are so many great foundations that are doing all that they can to help further the research to find a cure as well as to help prevent and educate the world so now is the time for everyone of us to step in and do our part. Style Mayvin supports The Red Pump Project! Visit http://www.theredpumpproject.com/