CRAVINGS

We here at Couture chat about products incessantly. For our readers, we refer, advise and suggest. However there are certain products that cross our desks that require a call to action, so ‘cravings’ was born. Our current cravings are for: Moschino’s stylish sailor-inspired scoop neck top with pleated sleeves/bottom and Jean Paul Gaultier nautically stripped cropped peacoat -esque jacket.

Wear them separately or together for a fabulously layered mixed print look.
Ooooooh la la!

SPLURGE ON ONE, STYLE WITH THREE

WHY SPLURGE? 1. Because they are Alexander McQueen shoes , duh. 2. The uber high heels, which makes the legs look uber long. 3. The spot on trend color, fuschia.

STYLE WITH THREE: O’Neill Gemma Dress , Isabella Fiore Baby Love Christina Messenger , Marc by Marc Jacobs Abstract Gem Jewels Bangles .

SATC MOVIE COMING TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU SOON

Ah, just seeing the initials SATC (Sex and the City), makes me yearn for a fruity martini and pine for the asphalt jungle that was the backdrop for the former HBO show and the upcoming movie. I admit, as much as I have tried, I have not been able to resist all of the pictures and trailers circulating on the internet that quietly beckon my attention. How can one not be anxious and thrilled that on May 30th, the girlsSarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis — will be back in fabulous fashionable force? Who doesn’t want to know what hijinks Samantha is up to or if Smith J. is back? Does Brady have a sibling yet? Is little Elizabeth Taylor et all still part of the story line? Will Big finally marry Carrie and what will the other starring characters — the wardrobe — be like? Considering the cult following the show had, and by all the blog accounts, the movie will be an instant hit. We will have to wait to see, but in the meantime, cosmopolitan anyone?

WALL STREET, EAU DU PERFUME?

We know that the financial markets have been in upheaval of late, just ask anyone that works at Bear Stearns. Bullish on Wall Street we are not, but that fact hasn’t deterred New York favorite cult fragrance maker Bond No. 9, from creating and adding the scent Wall Street to their current stable of fragrances.

Bond No. 9, cleverly so, doesn’t feel you have to work on Wall Street to enjoy the smell of its success. This citrus smelling, world’s first securities fragrance, with notes of sea kale, cucumber, lavender, ambergris and vetiver, is probably the only thing about Wall Street currently that does make perfect dollars and scents. Then again, I’m partial, if a bullish scent will cause an up turn in the marketplace, I say buy it!

The Wall Street fragrance is sold at bondno9.com and Saks Fifth Avenue.

LOVE 'EM OR HATE 'EM

Gladiators are one of the hottest trends for spring. Do you love ‘em or hate ‘em?
Send us a comment and let us know where you stand on them.

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT - ALL HAIL MICHAEL KORS

New York is where I’d rather stay, I’m allergic to smelling Long Island hay, darling I love you but give me Madison Avenue… Such could be the theme song of the amazing Michael Kors, who began his fashionable career at the tender age of 19 at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He would go on to become the quintessential designer of what now is referred to as classic American Sportswear. His designs are an embodiment of the jet-set culture, both in his use of luxurious materials, precision tailoring and fabulous fits.

Kors’ classic pieces are chic, sexy and comfortable, making them the favorites of many socialites, celebrities, models and the like. Is it any wonder then that his classic handbags, fabulous shoes, and trademark stunning sunglasses are hits here on Couture.Zappos too? Our faves: Michael Kors classic Jackie O. octogonal shades , the Santorini chain flap rattan handbag, and the elegant two-piece chain detail metallic heels.

HOW TO WEAR IT - MEN'S METALLICS

The metallic trend is going strong and shows no sign of abating, but
how does one wear it and pair it? Couture, along with one of our
fashionable fellas, Loren B., accepted the challenge to find a look
that was one part casual, one part fashion and plenty of cool.

The What: Royal Elastics Dalech sneakers

The How To: 1. Akademiks Dominate Stud jean in ‘used’ rinse 2. Affliction’s Dead or Alive tee . 3. Oakley Ducati Hijinx shades

The When: Daytime cool.

The Why: Need you ask?

HOW TO WEAR IT - SWEETHEART

The What: Just Cavalli sweetheart neckline knit dress

The How To: 1. Jean Paul Gaultier tapered leather jacket
2. Alexander McQueen Calf hobo 3. Badgley Mischka
Piera peep toe pumps 4. D&G Dolce & Gabanna crystal
embellished watch