The Look: Summer BBQ

In: Charge It, Fashion, Redd

Whether you’re BBQing at your place or going over to someone’s, try this cute little casual ensemble for that light summery feel. Slip into something a little more than a tank top and flip flops after the beach or pool. This is a classic look that works well in different situations for the Summer. Here’s the look from head to toe.

Check out these oversized sunglasses for a bold summer look. My super favourite pair are the classic wayfarer style and big bold square framed sunnies. (Left: Edge Large Frame Sunglasses $12  Classic Wayfarer $12 both from

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Although it didn’t seem like Summer was ever coming back West and here in the East, temperatures have started to warm up. We’ll soon be outdoors as much as we can enjoying beaches, pools, patios & BBQ. So what important items should you have in your Summer travel bag? Having these items in your bag allows you to maximize your Summer going from office to the beach. Here are 8 important items you shouldn’t go without.

8. Summer slip on shoes – I’ve been waiting to wear these awesome Houndstooth SlipOn shoes from Sanuk. They’re super comfortable from city walking to hanging out on the beach. Don’t be afraid to have fun with these slip ons, try them in bright colours too.

More summer travel bag must-haves after the jump.

The international fashion eyewear brand, Carrera, unleashed its new worldwide campaign featuring the tagline “After All, No Regrets“. The narrative of the new communication focuses on a generation engaged in living life to its fullest. The young men and women of the “Carrera generation” live fast and to the max, in search of clean fun, amid emotions to be experienced, people to be met, nights to be enjoyed and dawns to be admired. Their only rule… “to live in the fast lane“. And if you’re going to do that, you might as well do it in a stylish flair with Carrera’s awesome sunglasses and optical frames. Am I right, or am I right?

D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli, BBDO conceived this stylish new promotion. In conjunction with the images, Marco Gentile, a young Italian film talent, directed a strong-impacting video with stylish visuals and surprising content. This major worldwide campaign will be on-air starting this month, just in time for spring/summer 2011. To check out some of their stylish sunnies, head over to and start shopping for your summer look.

check the video commercial and more pics from the campaign after the jump

Though my life has more TV in it than the highest execs from ABC have, Donovan continues to remain my official spur for the few remaining gems on the tube I haven’t quite added to my repertoire, and this past week, the newest addition has been “The Real Housewives of New York.” Having the Atlanta gurls, the New Jersey gals and the DC ladies already on the PVR (I download, but it sounded better that way), I was prodded week after week by Dono to take on the dames from New York as they would: “Instantly have me hooked,” as they were just the right combination of wit and bitch that I would love. And, he of course was right.

After quickly catching up on the three seasons in about 5 days (this is how I work), I’m enamored by the ridiculous lives of these layered locks lassiesbut while I’ve been able to follow Kelly’s plummet into madness, Bethenny and Jill’s oh-so-familiar to my best friends’ fights and Alex’s husband’s continual denial of his latent homosexuality… there is one thing that doesn’t make sense to me. WHAT’S UP WITH BOBBY ZARIN’S SUNGLASSES?? Jill Zarin and her healthily wealthy hubby Bobby appear frequently at parties, dinners, clubs, day events and luncheons and in every scene, the fabric-king husband is sporting a giant pair of dark sunglasses without seemingly any rhyme or reason.

Click through to see my theory and pics of the weirdness

Get Your Neon!

In: Charge It, Fashion, Patrick

Summer just got brighter thanks to A|X (Armani Exchange) and their hot new neon aviators for Summer 2010! I say “Get Your Neon,” but part of me doesn’t want you to because I want them for myself! They were featured at Coachella 2010 in an elaborate star studded neon carnival put on by Brent Bolthouse for A|X. Starts in attendance included Paris Hilton, Kellan Lutz, Brittany Snow, Josh Harnett, and more.

I love me a pair of aviators. I’ve had my Ray Ban aviator sunglasses for a few years now, and I just feel like you can’t go wrong with them. These A|X ones seem super fun – neon is never boring. Of course the hot ad campaigns help too – featuring the sexy Marlon Teixera and Clint Mauro.

Check out the sunglasses here.

Check out the hot neon campaign after the jump

Top 5 Fashion Finds OTM

In: Charge It, Fashion, Redd
During my daily surfing of the interwebs, I find several interesting and cool (at least to me) gadgets, videos, articles & fashion related items. This week I found some cool stuff from eyewear to hard drives. Check out one of the pieces Lady GaGa was spotted wearing. I often say that the future is now and it’s amazing that we are living it as we speak. If you think about it, the iPhone essentially is a tiny palm sized computer which can pretty much do anything. The more advanced we get it seems that design elements become simpler and more minimalistic.

5. Natalia Brilli Leather Covered Luxe Goodies

Who doesn’t like anything wrapped in black leather? Well yeah Vegans (sorry)!


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So what do you have in your wardrobe? Do you have the basics? Too many trendy pieces will leave you feeling like you have nothing to wear. Specially when pieces are too identifiable. The key is to be able to mix and match and limit your patterns and prints. Here are the Top 10 things you should already have in your wardrobe before even thinking about trendier pieces.

fashion-dark-denimDark Denim
Typically this pair should have very little to no distressing and not too much details. A nice dark indigo or black pair goes a long way and can take you from day to night. Over processed jeans are out… yes that means you’re TRs should probably be given a rest.

What else should you have in your wardrobe? Find out on the second part of the post. Click on each thumbnail for a larger view.

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