Friday, August 28, 2009

Meet the Parents | The Wendy Williams Show

Click on the link below to check out this amazing clip from the Wendy Williams Show! It is of my favorite, Jenny Boom-Boom!!!

Meet the Parents | The Wendy Williams Show

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PAYDAY pick


I love this chunky brown sweater. Or maybe I just to be the girl in the catalog wearing the sweater, either way... Did you notice the zipper on the shoulder? Must have for fall.

Envelope Sweater $98


Anthropologie. Always.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Page Six : Sole East & Kelly Cutrone

A source tells me that this was Kelly Cutrone and her entourage. And that they, "even broke into the kitchen and started cooking food."

What Sole East, No late night room service?



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SATC 2 : Maxmiliano Palacio


I heard a rumor that Kim Cattrall approached Maximiliano Palacio last weekend in the Hamptons at the Ellen's Run party for Breast Cancer about playing her new love interest in The Sex and The City 2 movie. I guess Samantha Jones last hunk, Gillies Marini, won't be returning. If he agrees we will probably get everything but full frontal...just a thought....

And yes. That is the same "Max" from Real Housewives NYC.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

AMAZING. Rachel Zoe "Outtakes"

Ok, so I stole this from CoCo Perez. nbd. It's amazing. It took me till the 30 second mark before I realized that it wasn't actually Rachel Zoe. I have yet to see the premiere because my d.v.r. got all f'ed and recorded an episode at 2pm. This was just what I needed to hold me over. I die.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHERINE!

When you hate a picture of yourself, but love it of your best friend, and go as far as to post it on your vanity blog on her birthday... that right there my friends is love.


This November Katherine will be running the New York City Marathon. The New York City Marathon will be the 6th marathon that she has ran in 2 years! Not only has she been running, and running, and running, and running, but she has also raised close to $10,000!
To donate to her crazy and beautiful mission check out her personal Team and Training fundraising page!

Anna Wintour on Letterman

In case you didn't stay up last night to catch Anna Wintour on David Letterman, here it is!



Thoughts?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Forgive Me!


Sorry content has been so sporadic recently. I'm desperately trying to find the balance with a few other side projects I have going on and keeping the flow with K&T. Bear with me as it all comes together, and I promise to do my best to keep up with new content!

Season Finale Thursday!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

JRL & STAR MAGAZINE ... again

My Most Recent Purchase ...


I just picked up this Silence and Noise blazer from Urban Outfitters for $78. I can't help but feel like I am on the tail end of this trend; I've wanted a blazer for a long time and was never able to find one I really wanted in my price point. I kept going back to Urban Outfitters because they irrefutable have the best selection of blazers in my price range. Finally I just caved and bought a blazer by a label I tried on months ago. Check out this short film Urban made with my new blazer in peach. (I bought the black)

Henry Holland for Pretty Polly

I don't know if its the two back-to-back unbearably hot summer days or these tights, but something recently has got me looking forward to fall. As much as I try, I never end up buying prints, these tights by Pretty Polly would be a great addition to all of simple fall dress! The entire collection by Henry Holland is available on Mytights.com! Who knew there was such a site?!




Barneys New York


Barneys home page right now is amazing. Definite must see. The text reads, "Other than the obvious what do Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Anniston have in common?" I got the tip from one of my favorite bloggers, Carey Wodehouse, founder of the amazing blog Corks and Caftans!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

How to Prevent the Freshman 15!


I recently gave an interview to Health.com on one of my more sensitive subjects, the weight I gained in college. Before college I had never been someone that needed to worry about what they ate. I grew up in a health conscious house (read : image conscious), and for the most part junk foods were never available to me. Once I had a swipe card in my possession all bets were off. I'm also sure that drinking 5 nights a week may have had something to do with it. It has taken me close to 3 years to take the weight off. Check out a portion of the article below... Seeing my stretch marks in print is almost as bad as on my thighs, but if I can stop an unfortunate freshman from gaining a few pounds its worth the humiliation.

"A 2006 study by Cornell University researchers suggests that daily weight-monitoring can be a useful tool for keeping college weight gain in check. Arax-Rae Van Buren, 24, who gained 20 pounds her first year at Arizona State University, agrees that nutritional education and self-monitoring would have helped her. “I gained the weight so fast I still have stretch marks on my inner thighs,” she admits."



Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Jen vs. Angelina Game


For the September issue of Elle, Jennifer Aniston looks flawless in this strapless leather dress. Stepping a little too close to Angelina Jolie's fashion territory? Although I haven't seen Angelina in a little leather dress since the premiere of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, there is no doubt in my mind that she coined the look. That is why I don't think that it was an accident that right after the surfacing of Jen's cover that Angelina showed up to the premiere of Inglorious Basterds wearing her token leather little dress.

Granted, when I picture Brad and Angelina living in some beautiful country house with all their beautiful children scurrying around, I picture Angelina, confident, beautiful, and not giving an F what Jennifer Anniston does or wears. But then I remember the Angelina that dated Billy-Bob with the whole blood around the neck thing... oh and that time that she dated that bald Asian chick DJ, and I begin to think that she maybe human just like the rest of us.


Amazing? Or just plain catty? Either way the only real question now is who wore it best?

PAYDAY pick


This PAYDAY pick is a tribute to in between season fashion. Its not quite Summer, not quite Fall, just right.

On the Left : Waterfall Sleeve Blouse $188

On the Right : Chambray Buttondown $68
(btw - I'm seeing Chambray EVERYWHERE right now. )

Available at Anthropologie, of course!

CoCo Perez


And what is this? Perez Hilton is taking over another facet of our internet by launching a celebrity based fashion website, CoCo Perez. I think he has just given me a reason to never go to perezhilton.com again.

Thanks Perez!

Monday, August 10, 2009

L.A. Candy


Buzz has been circulating about Lauren Conrad's book, L.A. Candy, making the NYT Best Sellers list. I'm all about giving credit where credit is due, but I think that when mentioning that L.A. Candy is on the best sellers list it is also important to mention that she falls under the category of Children's (actually, correction, Children's Chapter books), which mean that this week she is on the list sandwiched somewhere between Daniel X : Watch the Skies and The Graveyard Book.

Lightening Storm in the Country

The last bolt is the best...
video

MAD MEN



Check out these images from "Don and Betty's Paradise Lost", shot by Annie Leibovitz for September's Vanity Fair. What more do I need to say? Other than Don Draper is everything I want in a man.






Lumene Blueberry Mascara


This is the Lumene Mascara that is featured in the Budget Beauty video below. Out of all the things that they talked about this is the one product that I instantly sought out.

Available at Ulta.com. Click here!

Budget Beauty by TMI Weekly



Now here is a TMI that is worth embedding. Check it out.

Friday, August 7, 2009

25% DISCOUNT on Carrie Dunham!

Get a head start on your back to school shopping!

Shop Through August 15th and take 25% off your order!

Go to CarrieDunham.com to shop now!

Just enter KISSNTYPE at checkout.


Shown above is my new Carrie Dunham obsession, the Beacon.

Jantzen Vamp's



Ok, so totally cheesy, but friends that dress together stay together. After putting up the pictures from the 4th I had a ton of people ask me where our matching swimsuits were from (read : this post is over a month late!). These Jantzen Vamp's can be purchased at Macys.com, if you can believe it. When I was cruising the site I also came across the bikini version of the Vamp and it was love at first sight. The Vamp shown above is actually the first one piece I've ever own. Slowly making my way to being 26, sitting in a high beach chair, and drinking white wine spritzers? God, I hope not. Finally having the ability to sit up in a bathing suit while drinking a few beers without worrying about sucking in? Yes, please.

Vamp 1 piece $100
Vamp 2 piece $116

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ashley Olsen for Marie Claire

I think Ashley Olsen looks amazing in this month's Marie Claire. I feel like I'm always blown away by photo shoots that either of the Olsen Twins do. I love their personal style, I would give anything to be able to raid their closet.



"I think you're either born with a sense of style or you're not," Ashley says in her small, soft voice, giving her knuckles a loud crack. "Either you care or you don't. And we"—she and Mary-Kate, "love fashion."

- Ashley Olsen in September's Marie Claire

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Google Voice



Let's talk about Google Voice, Google's new call forwarding system. This newly launched system will generate a number for you, and this number will be yours until the end of TIME. You will be able to give your Google Voice number out to whomever you wish, then depending on the caller have that call forwarded to either your cell, work, home, or just straight to voice mail. As to be expected Google Voice comes with some other cool features like the ability to READ your voice mails online. Just like with the start of Gmail, Google Voice is invite only. I am somewhere around the 14 hour mark, patiently waiting for my invite... hoping I can lock down 123- Arax-Rae... take it and die.

Click here to submit for an invitation to Google Voice!


UPDATE!!!

You can now call me at 251-ARAX-RAE

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cheap Target Bags

I'm a big fan of cheap Target finds. Check out these two bag that are currently being carried at Target. Both styles are made by Hollywood Intuition for Target.


I've been looking for a belt bag (read : a glorified fanny pack) and I actually really like these. I seem to always been the girl on the dance floor with my bag on the ground, under a table, and out of sight somewhere. This was fine when I was toting around cheap bags with cheap contents inside... now that my purse + contents = more than my 401 K, I'm a little hesitant to drop the bag and throw my hands up. These belt bags might just be cute enough to wear around your waist and get away with it.

Hollywood Intuition Belt Bag $19.99



I also really like this Hollywood Intuition Snake Skin Tote. But I would be wrong to not mention that it is an exact replica of the Beirn Jenna Hobo bag. I have yet to see this bag in person so I can't vouch for how it will look face to face, but I love this shape and I'm in a phase where I'm obsessed with all things animal print.

Hollywood Intuition Snake Skin Tote $22.99

CASTING CALL : SATC 2

True, I may have been slightly disappointed with the first Sex and the City movie. But nothing could ever jeopardize the large place I hold in my heart for SATC, not to mention the one I hold for Candace Bushnell. Fact: I have read every word ever published by the SATC author. I may or may not have, just this week, watched 3 SATC episodes on HBO on demand (including my favorite episode "Twenty Something Girls" where Big comes back from Paris and Carrie sees him at the Hamptons party with the "idiot stick figure with no soul".) So you can expect me to be the first person in line for an opportunity to be in the new SATC movie! See you there!

Seeking SAG and NON SAG to play:
Fashion Models, Celebrity types, Upscale socialites,
Urban Club goers, Gays and Lesbians,
International types (Middle Eastern, Arabic, Asian, European, British), Professional Soccer Players

Open Call:
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
between 6th & 7th Avenues

SAG: 10am - 12:30pm
NON-SAG: 1:30pm -4:00pm

Email a recent picture and contact info to: sexandthecity2@gwcnyc.com
if you cannot attend the open call.

The Zoe Report


In the beginning of July I signed up to receive Rachel Zoe's "Zoe Report". I had completely forgotten all about it until this morning when my very first Zoe Report email came through. It was just a welcome email alerting me that her real fashion, beauty, and lifestyle favorites will be coming tomorrow. Zoe's site says that the email will be daily, let's hope that she pull through with content. I will be sure to keep you posted.

To sign up for your very own Zoe Report subscribe here!


And while on the topic of the all-mighty-Zoe, the new season of Rachel Zoe Project will now premiere on August 24th instead of August 25th. Set your DVR's.