Archive for September, 2010

Market Travels!

Monday, September 27th, 2010
I am just returning from a loooooooong week in New York…but it was a blast!  I took Ella with me…and my mom (AKA…the Nanny :)  ) The week would have been horrible if I hadn’t been able to come home to this adorable little face every night!  She had the best time…she tried on sunglasses and hats at Barney’s, had dinner at Nello on Madison Avenue, got her picture taken with the gaurd at FAO Schwartz, strolled in central park and was truly perfect….even on the plane!  Oh the life of a 3 1/2 month old!



 Back to business…..Let me just say that Spring 2011 looks AWESOME!  I haven’t been this excited about an upcoming season for as long as I can remember.  70′s colors and prints were everywhere…oh….and hold onto your military green because it doesn’t appear as though it is going anywhere anytime soon!

Here’s a peak at a couple of our designers runway shows from Fashion week!

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2011 Runway

Alice and Olivia Spring 2011

 Does anyone else love the look of the 70′s as much as I do….? 

I mean….Boho Chic….please come and stay a while…a long while!  I know Boho has been gracing us with its presence for a while now, but this upcoming spring it will be here in full swing!  Every designer I carry at the store (and all of the new ones I will be getting in for spring!!!!) were 70′s inspired to some degree…whether it was in the solid color palettes they chose or their retro prints….it was everywhere.  The 70′s look can definitely make some look as if they stepped right out of the Brady Bunch, but there is another approach that can make one look like a Boho diva with effortless chic & classic style.  I feel like I touch on this subject all the time, but I can’t stress enough how I think everyone should try to achieve this look and their lives will become just that…effortlessly chic!  Add a little boho to your wardrobe  this spring and you will be pleasantly surprised! 

P.S. I think I felt the first breath of Fall outside this morning…it inspired me to rock my boots to the store today…eventhough the high ended up being 82 degrees!   

Happy Monday….night!



New York Fashion Week Spring 2011

Friday, September 10th, 2010

My FAVORITE semi-annual event is here again.  Yep…it’s that time of year…New York Fashion Week has begun!  Designers are turning heads with their Spring 2011 collections at Lincoln Center for the first time ever.  As most divas know fashion week has been held at Bryant Park for the past 17 years.  While critics and fans were sad to see the end of an era draw near at last seasons shows; the unveiling of the new location has created an even bigger buzz than ever before.  This week 90 of the worlds most established and up and coming designers will be strutting their collections down the catwalks at Lincoln Center! 

Sooo long Bryant Park....

Helloooo Lincoln Center!!

I wish I was front and center at some of the shows.  If Coterie wasn’t the following week… and I was able to be away from the store for two weeks…I would be there!  Many of the designers we carry send out invites and I hate seeing them come in and having to graciously decline! 

Inside the tents....


In 2004 my sister and I were invited to some of the shows for Fashion Week; Derek Lam, Behnaz Sarafpour,  & Michael Kors .  It was a spur of the moment trip; we decided two days before to buy our tickets and find the last decent hotel room in the city.  I am so glad we went!  While we were there we were in complete awe of everything around us…from the tents to the lights, the models and the stars…we were completely star struck… even by the coat checkers.  You would have thought it was our first time in the city…when really we had grown up going there with our family.  We arrived in NY and hooked up with our designer friends for a night out to some of the weeks festivities around town.  The next few days were spent going from show to show and event to event.  We saw everything from back stage drama to the glamorous presentations that these artists put on for their big days!  However, the most memorable part of our trip was when my fashion flop (literally) of a sister gracefully took her first step onto the riser of the Bryant Park tents….she fell flat on her face making a grand entrance…basically breaking her wrist…at least it felt like she had!  Here we are…two Texas girls pretending to be city girls in Bryant Park…one of us laying flat on our face in the middle of the crowd!!!  Absolutely hysterical…a scene that should have been in “A Devil Wears Prada.”  While our egos may have been slightly bruised (for about a minute)…we had the time of our lives.  Sis…I must say, that was the most fun I have ever had on a trip and I wish we could do it all over again! 

Here are some of the shots from Spring 2011 Fashion Week so far….many more days to come!

Chic and Sophisticated


Boho Chic...


What trends will Spring 2011 bring?  I will keep you posted!

If any of you have a good Fashion Week story or have been to a show let us know by posting a comment! 

Happy Fashion Week!


Product Junkie

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Are any of you product junkies?  One month I am and the next I am not…..maybe it has something to do with the weather?  Regardless, this month I am totally into new lotions and potions and anything that will help my tired mind, body and soul feel more alive!  Do any of you have a miracle cream for tired eyes?  If you do….please post a comment and let me in on the secret!

Here is a peak into my product obsessions of the moment!


YSL- Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

I have been using this little treasure of a mascara for over a year now….I seriously have had people stop me and comment on my eyelashes.  Without this mascara…people wouldn’t even know I had any!


Roger & Gallet Shiso Hand Lotion

Something I don’t go to sleep without….my favorite hand lotion.  It sits next to my bed and every night I lather up!  My husband loves it too.  He always asks me to pass it over when I am done with my nightly ritual!

You can find this little gem over at Lin Marche (one of my all time favorite stores!!!)….just across the circle from MEADOW.


Bobbi Brown - Long Wear Cream Eye Shadow

Does anyone else have trouble with their eye shadow creasing….especially in this summer heat?  I don’t anymore, but it used to drive me crazy.  By the end of the day my eye shadow was smudged and gross (at least I thought it was).  Then I stumbled upon this fabulous find at the Bobbi Brown counter at Neimans.  Now my eye shadow stays put all day long!  I use the Bone color as my base eye shadow.  It is a great neutral that blends in with my skin and allows me to wear whatever eye shadow I want to on top of it.


Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner

My hair looks dry and brittle when I don’t use this…it makes my hair silky smooth!  I use the moisturizing formula (purple bottles) and I don’t leave town without a travel size bottle in my suitcase!


Nivea...A Kiss of Moisture

I take this everywhere with me! In fact I have several of them floating around purses, drawers and make-up bags!  If you haven’t already tried it…go get yourself a couple!  Your lips will thank you….and so will your man!


Seda France - Hyacinth Candle

Seda France candles fill the room with delicious scents.  You can find a good selection here at MEADOW. We burn one of these babies almost everyday and whichever one we happen to be burning gets snatched up by our favorite customers!  Seriously one is not any better than the next….they are all great!  We also have our own personalized candles with the MEADOW  logo on them from Seda….

Comment on this post and we will give you a gift with purchase next time you stop by!

That’s all for today!