Chinti and Parker
About eighteen months ago, something very cozy crept onto the fashion scene. A label that sprung from the concept of clarity and conscience, two carbon-neutral designer cousins now use materials such as bamboo and seacel (a derivative of seaweed, I kid you not) to accent their versatile wardrobe staples. Who am I talking about? Chinti and Parker, of course.

Honestly? The cashmere reminds me of sugar-coated oatmeal. Everything is sensual in the most desirable and organic effect. Personal favourites coming to us for Spring/Summer 2011 include the perfect apres-ski cashmere pants, a relaxed cashmere sweater with Leeloo Minai Lekarariba Laminai Tchai Ekbat De Sebat hair-coloured elbow patches, and their dramatic hooded cape wrap. Shop them exclusively at Net-A-Porter and chintiandparker.com. View Post

Oprah Ultimate Favorite Things
If anything makes me miss my other homeland (obviously, the good ole U S of A), it is Oprah. Specifically, Oprah’s latest “Ultimate Favorite Things”. I think I have decided my ultimate career move is to host a year-round version of this show. Check out the full list of her favourites and the absolutely hilarious video roundup below:

Phillip Stein limited edition Oprah 25th anniversary watch with 58 handset diamonds ($2,475)
Flannel Tory Tote ($250) and Reva Ballerina Flat ($195) by Tory Burch
Nikon D3100 Digital SLR camera ($700)
Cashmere sweater by Ralph Lauren and throw ($498)
Judith Ripka eclipse earrings ($525)
Oprah hair stylist Andre Walker’s shampoo and hair kit ($65)
Lafco House candle set ($55 each)
Breville panini press from Williams-Sonoma ($100)
Kyocera ceramic knife ($75)
Beecher’s handmade mac and cheese
Baker’s Edge brownie and lasangne pans/Ghiradelli brownie mix
“A Course in Weight Loss”
“Decoded” by Jay-Z
5-year Netflix membership
52-inch 3D Bravia Sony television ($3,600)
Sony Blue-Ray player and movie collection
Kiva gift card courtesy Groupon
elfa custom-built Container Store closet ($1,000)
“O” Store long-sleeve v-neck T-shirt ($38)
Lululemon drawstring pant ($98)
Four pairs of Nike “Free run +” shoes ($85)
7-day United/Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas cruise View Post