Wednesday, October 22, 2008
For all of you who have left the country behind for the big city, there is good new for this years Christmas list. Rumor has it that Lilly Pulitzer has designed a MONOPOLY set! The first edition board game will go on sale this November at all Lilly stores. Not only is the board all pink and green but the real estate is a mix of Connecticut and Palm Beach favorites! Oh, and did I mention they added a palm tree as one of the pieces?
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Kiss and Type is going on the record as being a nonpartisan blog. I actually would like to avoid the topic of politics on here since I feel like it is all I discuss everywhere else. That being said, I did happened upon an amazing print making studio in Brooklyn, that just happens to have an artist that is donating all proceeds to the Obama Campaign. I Am Still Alive, founded in 2005, goes on the record as being "a socially-minded design practice" and does send some strong messages with their work. With titles such as "Universe Factory" and "Hard Times" you can get how their socially-minded ideas are reflected in their work. They sell all their prints off of the website and they are extremely reasonable, most of them around $30.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I have a serious love for anything vintage. While I love a great vintage dress my real obsession is with vintage accessories. Call me crazy but I would take a vintage bag over something new any day. Finding a good vintage shop with quality products is hard to do. Luckily I have a list of vintage stores that have made the cut for quality.
Grapes in the Shade
13 River Rd. Washington Depot
173 Union St. New Bedford
8214 1/2 Melrose Ave
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Everyone watching the Rachel Zoe Project? If you haven't tuned into her show on Bravo I suggest you add it to your DVR as soon as possible. When I run down the list of celebrities whose style I covet, the majority of the them are styled by Rachel Zoe. We will never know if she was the mastermind for Hollywood's simultaneous bout with anorexia, but the one thing we know for sure is that her closest/studio is to DIE for. There is one thing that is really standing out though every episode... her giant leopard gold ring. I only wear gold so I instantly fell in love with it! After some research on when and how I could get my very own I ended up with some good news and some bad news. Good news, its not a one of a kind piece and I could even find one in New York City.... bad news, the Cartier piece "Panthere de Cartier Ring" retails around $14K. Either way... "I Die".
Posted by Arax-Rae Van Buren at 10:45 PM
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Last weekend I went out for drinks with some friends. I was introduced to a girl whose recent resume included both Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch, so I was not at all surprised when she placed on the table the most amazing vintage clutch I have ever seen. I was open about my love for her bag which she explained to me was purchased "years ago at a vintage store in Austin, Texas" and she even did me the disservice of opening up clutch and showing me in inlaid mirror and silk lining. My heart broke a little inside assuming that I would never find a bag like her vintage-one-of-a-kind-clutch. I thought that even if I searched far and wide I would never come across a bag like this again. All I could do was think about this bag. Even at work the next day I couldn't stop thinking about it, "You don't understand just how magnificent this bag was!" I proclaimed the next morning to a group of nonbelievers. I pictured how perfectly it would fit my wallet, cell phone, and lip gloss. I WAS OBSESSED and I had to have it more than I have ever wanted a bag before! The idea of going on eBay didn't cross my mind; there is no way this bag would be on eBay, and if it were to be what would I search under anyway, 'amazing vintage feather clutch'. I'm not an eBay user, to be honest the closest I've come to eBay is the stock I bought of G-MKT, the North Korean eBay, last year. But to eBay I went, literally typed in 'amazing vintage feather clutch', and POOF like an act from the very-mighty-powerful-vintage-loving-goddesses-from-above the EXACT BAG APPEARED. Not a similar clutch, not a clutch sorta like it, THE EXACT BAG. This clutch was waiting for me. It was out there, in the universe, waiting for me to find it. I'm still not sure why my fate would have this bag reappear with the ease that it did. I would like to think that I just wanted it "bad enough" and/or have some great accessories karma out there! So with the magic of eBay the clutch arrived at my house in 3 business days and $65 later and secured my faith that if you want something bad enough, it to can be yours... even if it is a vintage 1940's clutch!
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This just arrived a Anthropologie stores last week. I personally tried it on and it is amazing. I am not a big advocate for shopping online but you can trust my judgement on this one. I promise.
Viewfinder Sweater by Charlie and Robin
Exclusively at Anthropologie
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From the same twins that brought you The Row comes their new less expensive and less exclusive line Elizabeth and James. I haven't made up my mind as to which I like more, even though I am leaning towards The Row, but that could solely be based on the unattainable retail price. Elizabeth and James is currently being sold at Neiman Marcus. My favorites are the Elizabeth Blazer and the Plume Feather Skirt.