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The Now: August 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Weekend

via cardigans and cookies

I hope everyone has a fabulous & safe Labor Day weekend. I know it's sad that summer is coming to an end, but I for one am pretty effing excited for the next month. First off, the weather will cool down and then fashion month will begin..there are going to be MAJOR CHANGES to The Now & some pretty cool projects will come into fruition in the next few weeks. I'm sure you're all just sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation ;) In the mean time, I plan on getting some quality pool time, seeing a ton of movies and being as lazy as possible this weekend!! See you soon.....
xoxo e

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Lust List


 1| Eugenia Kim Turban : Net-a-Porter {look for less here} 2| Oscar de la Renta Nail Polish {same as on the fall runway} exclusively sold through WWW  3| J. Crew Track Pants 4| Prints by Jennifer Ament 5| Rag and Bone Boleyn Blazer: Les Nouvelles 6| Tory Burch Fox Slippers and Earrings  

And remember to enter The Now/Swirl  J. Crew Gift Card Giveaway!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: NOLA Dream Wedding

This is an oldie but a goodie. Long, long ago, before your old friend, {emphasis on old}Elizabeth, got married, I had a wedding blog called A Midgett Wedding. That's right. And one of my favorite posts was about the wedding of Cece and Trevor Colhoun. I was obsessed OBSESSED with this wedding for many reasons.  A. Cece {an SMU Mustang btw} is absolutely beautiful B. It was held in her hometown, New Orleans which is one of my favorite places ever. C. Her dresses, shoes, flowers and reception were out of control.  D. The photos were incredible!  So listen to this...Soon after I posted this on my old wedding blog, I began to work for a wedding photographer who ...get this .. shot Cece's wedding with fellow photog friend, Stephen Karlisch. DYING! 


Some little known facts:

  • Cece's gorgeous veil was from her husband's side of the family and it had been passed down from generations. They acquired it from the Bonaparte's. That name rings a bell for some reason but I can't put my finger on it. ;)
  • Her ceremony dress was Vera and the reception dress was Marchesa. Shoes were Christian Louboutin
  • Cece has a Pinterest and I am now following.. haha #stalker 
  • Oh and she has a shoe store called Cece Shoe inside her mother's New Orleans store, Mimi.
  • I told you I was a wedding stalker! 

images via Karlisch and Style Me Pretty

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE NOW/SWIRL J. CREW GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!!!!!

xo e

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Sponsor: Swirl and A J. Crew Gift Card Giveaway!

Good morning friends!!  I am so excited to introduce you to The Now's latest sponsor and announce a killer giveaway!!!! Aren't you happy you visited The Now today!?! One 2 One Network has teamed up with shopping website, Swirl to launch the Swirl iPhone app and generously offered The Now readers a chance to win a $50 J. Crew gift card. Yahooo!!!

If you aren't familiar with Swirl, let me fill you in. It's the personal shopping assistant every shopaholic like myself dreams of having.. and it's free! Swirl has reinvented the experience of shopping by bringing all your favorite brands and stores together in one place. Through the new app,  you can shop through 200+ stores (from Anthropologie to J. Crew to Zara), create a personalized catalogue from your favorite stores, receive alerts when prices on your favorite things drop and get locations for the items all at your fingertips. 

Here's why I like this app so much. Do you ever go to the mall determined to buy something and then walk out with nothing?? You spent all of that time, from hunting down parking spaces to walking through crowds of people for hours only to leave feeling exhausted and infuriated. Well if you had your friend, the Swirl app, you could avoid this! Next time you want to go shopping, you just open your little shopping buddy and based on your location, it will show you a list of nearby stores, current sales, saved (aka clipped) items at those stores and phone numbers to check the stock. Genius! Here's how simple it is to work.


It's so easy! You've seen my clips now let's see yours! 

On to the Giveaway!! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Giveaway ends on September 4th. A winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter  Giveaway open to US  participants only.

Good Luck!!!!!

xo e

Disclaimer:  I participated in this sponsored post campaign for One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

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Pretty Woman 2 With Kim K and Kanye

Happppy Monday!! Hope y'all had a great weekend. I felt like I did not stop moving the entire weekend until yesterday when I just slept all day. Sadly, I didn't find the time to make a real post for today. BUT I wanted to share this amazing video of Kanye West giving Kim Kardashian a closet intervention with his stylist, Renelou Padora. I feel like it really could be the sequel to Pretty Woman. Hear me out...

Unless you live under a rock, you know that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are dating. Maybe, if you follow celebrity gossip like I do, you have noticed that Kim Kardashian has changed her super sexy look {which was usually the equivalent to Julia Roberts in her patent thigh highs and cut out dress at the beginning of PW} to a toned down, sleeker uniform made up of Celine and Givenchy.. oh and of course, Kanye West. Kanye is obviously playing Richard Gere and his stylist is that awesome hotel manager that gets the sales lady at Gucci to work with Julia Roberts' character, Vivian. This is movie script gold!





Phew..That's all the Kardashian talk I can handle for the week. 

xo e

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Friday

It's party time! Happy weekend!

image via Nitrolicious
xo e


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lust List

This Lust List was one of the hardest ever because I am obsessed with so much right now! There are so  many gorgeous fall arrivals and new store discoveries, but I tried to narrow it down as best I could....

1| J. Crew Sequin Bow Pants 2| Leopard Chairs {I believe they've been sold but this store is a must see.} H & H Home 3| Phillip Lim Mini Pashli: Barneys 4| Rebecca Minkoff Becky Blazer: Shopbop 
5| Lulu Frost for J. Crew Earrings Bracelets 6| Phillip Lim Belted Peplum Top: Net-a-Porter

xxox e

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Congratulations Annie!!!



Congratulations to Annie and Carl on welcoming their baby boy, Salem Benjamin Ceder into the world today. I saw Annie, Carl and Benjamin earlier and everyone is happy, healthy and doing well!!! Benjamin is so tiny and sweet!! Hopefully Annie will put some pictures up on her FB at some point.

xoxo e

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Roco Magazine

Since the end of Domino Magazine, there have been a few great online magazines to hit the scene and my most recent favorite is Roco Magazine. Roco was started by a blog friend, Rachael and when she told me the news of her new venture, I was so excited for her. The magazine's pages are full of fashion, home tours and decorating advice from super talented designers and bloggers. If you haven't  checked it out, it is a must read!! Oh and  I can't wait to read the next issue!!! It'll be out in September & there may be a special someone gracing the pages.....




PS How cute is Rachael!??! 

xo e

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday Shoesday



One of these pairs of gorgeous embellished shoes is only $90 while the other is $2,800. Care to take a guess as to which is the less expensive pair? Hint...they are way cuter!!!

One is from Zara & the other is Valentino.

xo Elizabeth

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Insta Weekend


From the top: Dinner at Nosh & then drinks at The Moth | Wiggin' Out Party for my bf's 30th:
 Matt {in the worst Pauly D Wig ever} and I,  the birthday girl and some very disheveled wigs |
Brunch with girlfriends at Carbone's {so proud of our friend Jonathan, the chef}


It was an abnormally busy weekend for me which was a nice change from my usual lazy Saturday and Sundays where I just eat and lay on the couch. I also got to see Annie at a friend's baby shower and brunch on Sunday! PS SHE IS DUE THIS WEEK!!!! I'll keep you posted!!

xo

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lust List


1| A.L.C Franco Pants: Forward by Elyse Walker 2| Pointy Flats: Pixie Market 
3| Iosselliani Earrings: My-Wardrobe 4| Kenzo Check Reversible Dress: it's sold out on Net-a-Porter 
and it's available in Green at Opening Ceremony or try Five and Ten in Dallas for either color 
5| Balenciaga Florabotanica  6| Carole Radziwill's Apartment 
7| Zoe Karsson Oh La La Sweatshirt: Net-a-Porter

Ok the back story about for 5 and 6.....

 I am dying for the new Balenciaga fragrance {5} to come out! As you might have heard, Kristen Stewart is "the face" of the fragrance {vomit fest}, but she mysteriously was missing from the campaign's video. Hmmm

Next is Carole Radziwill's East Village apartment {6}. Yes, I lust listed this. I'm afraid you won't understand the amazingness of Carole, her wardrobe or her apartment unless you watch Real Housewives of New York, but here is a video tour of her place in case you want to know what's up.

xo e

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fall Trend Talk: Shimmer and Shine


1| Cambridge Metallic Satchel : Shopbop 2| Tibi Sweater and Vinyl Skirt 3| Harry Allen Pig: Cocozy 
4| Marc Jacobs Lurex Pants: Net-a-Porter  5| Elizabeth and James Yumi Top: Net-a-porter 
6| Viv Metallic Flats: J. Crew  7| Gold Moroccan Pouf: Furbish

From lurex at Marc Jacobs to metallic brocades at Elizabeth and James, lacquered clothes at Alexander Wang and even vinyl at Tibi, the fall collections are full of shimmer and shine! I have always had a love for sparkly and shiny things and it's hard picking my favorite from this trend, but I cannot stop thinking about that Tibi runway look! I think that may be one of my big splurges for winter!

What's your favorite? Sparkle or Shine?

xo e

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Tuesdsay Shoesday & A Guest Post

Lots to discuss today. First off, have you seen these pictures of Miranda Kerr from the September issue of Bazaar ?? In this insane spread by Terry Richardson, Miranda wears nothing but fall's hottest boots. 

From Left to Right: Miranda in Tom Ford, Givenchy & Hermes boots
You can see all of the photos here,  but I just wanted to feature my favorite pairs.  I'm obsessed with the Givenchy's and Hermes of course!


In other shoe news, I just read a great interview with Leandra Medine in Women's Wear Daily about everything from how she stores her shoes to her favorite to most expensive pairs.

Leandra Medine in Phillip Lim shorts
 and Altruzarra shoes
In the article, Medine reveals that she does not care for leopard print, owns a $3,000  pair of Louboutin's {that she did not pay for} and talks about her celebrity shoe idol.

Read the entire article here

I'm also over at The Vault Files sharing what's in my makeup bag!


images via Bazaar and WWD

xo e

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Decorating With Blue and White China

Lately I have become obsessed with decorating with blue and white china. What is so surprising about my newfound obsession is that it is a little more traditional than what I usually like. However, I actually love the idea of mixing blue and white china with more bright and bold colors and with modern and newer pieces. Here are some of my favorite looks I've found.

Ginger Jars:

Holly Mathis Interiors via Marcus Design
Aren't you dying over these tablescapes?? 



This is my dream dining room by Grant Gibson! The mix of the blue and white jars with the graphic black and white floors and the gorgeous green chairs is seriously perfection. Oh and then the juxtaposition of  that modern light fixture with the more traditional elements...DYING!

I've also found styling inspiration from Jamie Meares. This fellow blogger/ interior designer / store owner is the master of mixing old and new!

Jamie Meares via Glitter Guide
I noticed my parents had blue and white jars and vases lying around their house {who doesn't} so I borrowed a few to use in our bookshelves. Here's how it looks!

Blue and White China:

I honestly did not think I would ever like the same patterns of China as my mom, but I am actually coming around! And it's not necessarily that I want to eat on the plates really, I just want to hang them on my walls like in these rooms.


Again, the mix of the classic patterns mixed with the bold colors and modern fixtures and furniture keeps it from looking like your grandmother's house!


Greg Natale via Marcus Design



One: Stationery: Lobird Two & Four: Spode China: Macy's Three: Ginger Jar: Jamali Gardens Four: J. Crew Dress: Net-a-Porter

xo e

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lust List


1. Tibi Belle Pants: Net-a-Porter 2. Tom Joules Rainboots 3. DKNY Lace Cape Tunic Dress: Net-a-Porter 4. Flavor Paper Scallop Stationary: Design Darling 5. Anthony Peto Leopard Hat: Matches
6. Acne Rita Jackets Yellow {sold out} Black 7. Phillip Lim Maze T Shirt: Shopbop

xo e

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wedding Wednesday:

I'm working on a BIG project today but I couldn't resist posting pics of Natalie Portman's wedding with you! I stalked and stalked last night but could only find a few and they are pretty grainy... I feel sleazy!



So the wedding was held in Big Sur, California overlooking the Pacific Ocean. So gorgeous. 

Look...another floral crown! They look so happy! 

The dress: Natalie wore a dress made by long time friends, Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte. Very understated.
Other details: Instead of flying any flowers in for the event, Natalie decided to decorate with wildflowers indigenous to the area. Vegan food and French macaroons were served. The wedding favors were packages of wildflower seeds with the word, "Merci" written on them.
Guests: Ivanka Trump, Rashida Jones and Macaulay Culkin?


In more personal news: I  briefly mentioned before that my best friend, Nicole, got engaged not too long ago and look what I received in the mail...

so cute right?
Yahoo!!! Nicole and I have been friends since Kindergarden and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of her special day!! 


More on the BIG project latro!!!

images via celebuzz people, eonline

xo e

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Tuesday Shoesday


Need even more polka dots in your life???


Kate Spade Licorice Pumps, Gap Calf Hair Loafers 
Superga Polka Dot Sneakers: J. Crew Loeffler Randall Natalie Cap Toe Flat: Shopbop

xo e

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Brit Girls Obsession: The Delevigne Sisters

With all this talk about London lately, I thought I'd share some of my favorite, super stylish Brit girls: the Delevigne sisters. Now you may be saying to yourself, "Who are these girls?" or "Why are they famous?" or even "How the eff are they so genetically fortunate?". I can't answer the last one but I can tell you that Poppy, Cara and Chloe {great names} are granddaughters to former English Heritage boss, Jocelyn Stevens, which apparently is a big deal. Their father is a property developer but I am quite certain their love of  fashion stems from their mother..or should I say mum. She worked as a personal shopper at Selfridges. Poppy and Cara are favorites. They are absolutely gorgeous and have that London cool girl style.

Age: 25
Occupation: Model, Ambassador for British Fashion Council and Chanel
Wears: Tons of British labels like Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson ..oh and of course she wears loves Chanel.

Age: 19 ...kill me..I'm. So.Old!
Occupation: Model and actress {will be in Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightly so don't roll your eyes just yet..maybe she's good}
Judging by her funny pictures, I think she may be a bit wilder than the other two...which I like!
Wears: Since Cara has been the face of Burberry, she obviously wears tons of the label..so jelly!






images via Telegraph, Secret Fling Nevermind The Mode Harpers Bazaar  Sister Couture Go Fashion Lane Colorfun Vogue

xo e

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lust List


1. Christian Louboutin "Love Me" Pumps: Barneys 2. Lacquer Iris Box: Furbish  3. Balenciaga Tube S Bag: 4. Topshop Embellished Collar 5. Jagger Edge Floral iPhone Cover: Shopbop 6. Hermes Equater Wallpaper Designed by Robert Dallet 7. Equipment Brett Scallop Shirt: Moda Operandi

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Wedding Wednesday: Jacquetta Wheeler's Wedding

Wouldn't you just love to get married in the English countryside? Or better yet, in a castle that your family owns in the English countryside?? Brit model, Jacquetta Wheeler did just that when she married banker, James Allsopp at her family's place, Chilham Castle. Can you even imagine? Like being a supermodel wasn't cool enough... take a look at these gorgeous pictures 

is this heaven????
It took 10 embroiderers and over a month of labor to create Jacquetta's Alice Temperley veil, bolero and gown. Totally worth it!

leading the party to the castle...

Pretty red and pale pink roses on the table along with the cake adorned with rose petals

dance dance...
and then just a small fireworks show
all pictures via Vogue

xo e

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