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From Rock & Roll to Haute Glamour

Dec 27, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It seems as if every celebrity has created their own line or label of some sort. Very few are actually active in the designs and have a lot of creative influence, even fewer are top of the line. Gwen Stefani has managed to break out of the norm, and has created a great line that depicts her style, and is glam enough to be Luxe.... Read More

Is All that Glitters Still Gold?

Dec 21, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion aficionados may look at 2007 as the year of "it" bags from designer brands...... Read More

Our Favorite Fashion Web Sites

Dec 11, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: It seems like every year, the holidays become more and more hectic: More parties, more gatherings and get-togethers, more friends and family to buy presents for. And because some of the people at the events may overlap, you can't be... Read More

The Rumors are True...

Dec 3, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: If you want a luxuriously sexy Southern California beach-y look, go no further than www.rumors-boutique.com, the online store from Rumors, a luxury boutique based in San Diego, California. At the ... Read More

Intricate Design of Lisa Kline

Dec 3, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: If you're a fan of the Style channel or any makeover shows, then you've probably seen fashion victims wandering into the Lisa Kline boutique on Robertson Boulevard, with its signature pink mudflap silhouettes flagging the sign above... Read More

Lemon Rags: Tee's beyond Convention

Dec 3, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Sometimes the most luxurious items are also the most basic of items. So where can you find the softest tees that are cute enough to run around town, but comfortable enough to lounge around the house? Enter Lemon Rags, a Los Angeles... Read More

Just Call it "Intuition"

Dec 3, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: When you see pictures of the stars looking absurdly ahead of the trends in the magazines, have you ever wanted to know how they know what to wear first? Call it Intuition, which takes pride in calling itself the hottest boutique in... Read More

Elle by YSL: Unpredictable and Unique

Dec 3, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Designer Fragrance: One of the most revered luxury brands, Yves Saint Laurent, continues to dazzle the senses with its latest contribution to designer fragrances, Elle.... Read More

TikaBou: Eco-Friendly meets Urban-Edgy

Nov 30, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Are you looking for a little more rock and roll meets cool casual when it comes to your luxury apparel? Then check out Manhattan's TikaBou, an environmentally aware boutique that carries designer styles. TikaBou is not... Read More

JEP Boutique, Oh So Chic

Nov 30, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: You've probably read about JEP boutique in a fashion magazine, or come across it in your search for the fabulous. But if you're not in the La Jolla area, you may feel like you're missing out on the store's amazing selection of... Read More

Warming Up with Fall Fragrances

Nov 29, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Designer Colognes: The change of seasons calls for a change of scent. Summer's light, crisp fragrances make way for more sensual and spicy notes to add warmth to cold winter beauty routines. Here are some of the best new scents and limited... Read More

Designer Accessories Get Bold Next Spring

Nov 29, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Neiman Marcus offered a peak at next spring's biggest accessory trends at their semi-annual preview on Wednesday, Nov. 28. For a break from thinking about holiday gifts, here's what's topping their list of top designer trends when... Read More

Stress-Free Shopping on the Internet

Nov 28, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Shopping: With Black Friday behind us, the holiday shopping season is now in full swing. Savvy buyers know that without a game plan in place, worrying, hurrying, and scurrying will not get it done. And this brings us to three words of advice:... Read More

Roberto Cavalli's Artistic Flair

Nov 12, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Roberto Cavalli's creativity has most recently been in the news as he was the first to officially remark on Jennifer Lopez's expectant state. Then there was his portrayal of fellow designer Karl Lagerfield for Halloween. Indeed,... Read More

The Bold and Bright Emilio Pucci

Nov 9, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Although Emilio Pucci has passed away, his signature bold patterns and swirly designs live on and you can find them at www.EmilioPucci.com. Bold prints... Read More

Celine: Contemporary Chic

Nov 9, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: This elegantly crafted luxury line of leather goods and ready-to-wear clothes and accessories has a Web site as beautiful and extensive as its sixty-year plus history. Celine has a uniquely wide range of collections that are... Read More

Michael Kors: Classics Made Easy
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Nov 2, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Michael Kors is one of the highlights of every fashion lover's favorite show, Project Runway. We trust him to know what he's talking about because he's been a favorite high-end luxury designer for years. ... Read More

The Site as a Reflection of the Design

Nov 2, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Marc Jacobs is one of the youngest, hottest new designers and it is no surprise that his Web site displays the same fresh look.... Read More

Christian Audigier: At LA Fashion Week Spring 2008

Oct 29, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Christian Audigier says that the theme of his Spring 2008 collection shown at LA's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Tuesday afternoon is "La Vie en Rose," but a better moniker might be "Trashy French Vamp," or even "Flashdance on Acid,"... Read More

Kevan Hall's African Experience: LA Fashion Week Spring 2008

Oct 29, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: If every Los Angeles fashion designer had the eye for beauty and the talent for creating perfectly tailored pieces that Kevan Hall has, this town would be the Paris of America. Sadly, that is not the case; but happily, Hall proved... Read More

Ralph Lauren's Rugby Moment at Colette

Sep 25, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Fashion: Leave it to Ralph Lauren to get it right on both sides of The Pond. On the same weekend when he wowed New Yorkers with his 40th anniversary collection and post-fete extravaganza, Ralph's latest take on Anglomania - a rugby... Read More

The Art of Collecting Handbags

Sep 18, 2007  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart  |  1 Comment

Handbags: Only in Los Angeles can you peruse prints by Andy Warhol and purchase the latest Louis Vuitton handbag without having to pay for valet twice. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles will be featuring the work of famous... Read More

Nicholai by Nicky Hilton Debuts

Sep 10, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Fashion: There was no sister Paris to steal Nicky Hilton's spotlight on Sunday, September 9, when the 23-year-old showed her first collection at New York fashion week at the tents in Bryant Park, but her parents Kathy and Rick were... Read More

Men's Fashion: From Rogue to Vogue

Aug 24, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Men's Fashion: You can lead a man to buy a handbag, but you may not be able to get him to carry it in public! This is a callout to all gents who think a haberdasher is part of the rodent family of furry creatures and do not acknowledge... Read More

Derek Lam: Architectural Fashion

Aug 21, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Four years ago we wrote that Derek Lam would one day design a great collection. Today we can report that we were present at that creation.... Read More

Bulga 2008 Resort Collection

Aug 13, 2007  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Luxury Handbags: Fashionistas worldwide can expect to see a new selection of haute handbags hit the shelves just in time for the fall/winter 2008 season. Though the uber-trendy design house of Bulga is relatively new to the fashion scene, its... Read More

Burberry: Established 1856 & Still Trendy

Aug 11, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Fashion Houses: Burberry is amongst the oldest luxury fashion houses. The brand was established in Great Britain in 1856 by 21-year old Thomas Burberry, a draper's apprentice. Since the early days, Burberry has been... Read More

Rebecca Minkoff: Holiday 2007 Collection

Aug 11, 2007  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Luxury Handbags: It was the name of her flagship handbag, "The Morning After," which first grabbed our attention. But after some serious shopping, we found that the handbags by Rebecca Minkoff are in fact worth raving about. Based... Read More

Luella Bartley Taking Runway Show Back Home

Aug 9, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Six years after first coming to show in New York, UK designer Luella Bartley is taking her catwalk event back home.... Read More

M-Clip: A Money Clip that Works

Aug 7, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Shopping: If you're the kind of guy who likes to show off his money then the M-Clip money clip is a must-have accessory. The makers of the M-Clip have discovered a way to combine the practical with the stylish. Solid, classic and... Read More

Tyler Rose: Walk Poolside Like it's a Runway...

Aug 3, 2007  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Luxury Swimwear: With summer already here, there's one thing on every ladies' mind -- bathing suit shopping. It's no surprise that the thought of baring all at the beach is enough to keep us out of the dressing room. But c'mon ladies, don't... Read More

Here Comes the Queen: Victoria Beckham Lands in NYC

Jun 18, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The queen has landed in America, but we're not talking about Elizabeth here.... Read More

Forzieri Italia: Italian Luxury Shop

Jun 18, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Shopping: The Internet arm of Florence, Italy-based Firenze Seta s.r.l., Forzieri Italia offers a complete line of fine Italian men's and women's fashion accessories, home décor accents, jewelry and watches, and luggage and handbags.... Read More

billWillie: Threads of Humanity

Jun 15, 2007  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

One's outfit can say a lot about someone; where they've been; where they're going; what they do for a living (the list goes on).... Read More

Louis Vuitton Takes Fashion to the High-Seas

Jun 8, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Yachting Competition: Though the sport of yachting has long been considered "trendy" among socialites, it has been making headway among the fashion world, too. As a frontrunner in today's world of fashion, it seems appropriate that... Read More

T. Anthony Ltd. - Travel In Style

Jun 7, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Shopping: Theodore Anthony began his career designing cosmetic cases for Elizabeth Arden. In 1946, he opened his own store in New York City, and since then the company's client roster has never lacked for luminaries. The Duke and... Read More

Bric's: Italian Luggage & Handbags

Jun 7, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Shopping: In 1952, Mario Briccola founded Bric's in his small, personal workshop located in Comasco, in the Como region of Italy, painstakingly handcrafting each piece of fine luggage. Word soon spread of the quality of Briccola's... Read More

The Ways of Herm?s

May 31, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Shopping: Herm?s Paris was founded in 1837 as a saddlery company, and the luxury retailer is still world-renowned for its fine leather goods, as well as its hand-crafted silk scarves. Herm?s also boasts a complete line of products... Read More

Hamptons Hound: Luxury Pet Accessories

May 21, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Pets: Hamptons Hound, the first luxury pet store of its kind located in The Hamptons, knows that dogs love the luxe lifestyle as much as their people do. Featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, Hamptons Magazine, and Out... Read More

Violet May London: Luxury Laptop Cases

May 21, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Fashion: Just because a woman has climbed to the top of the business ladder does not mean she must check her femininity at the boardroom door. Violet May London offers a line of luxury laptop bags and laptop sleeves designed by women,... Read More

Bagtrends.com: Solving Handbag Emergencies

May 7, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Handbags: Now that you've splayed your entire wardrobe across your bed in search of the perfect outfit, you realize you don't have the perfect handbag. In fact, you're not sure which type of handbag (wristlet, clutch, shoulder bag or... Read More

Shano Designs: The Latest in Luxury Timepieces

May 2, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Watches: What began as nuptials between David and Katherine Shano led to a partnership unlike any seen off the quiet streets of Suburbia. Shano Designs is the product of the union between these two luxury-minded individuals. Together,... Read More

"Project Runway" Winner Designs Her Next Challenge

Apr 27, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Apparel: Ask designer Chloe Dao what her fashion vice is and laughter will ensue. "I'm so cheap," the 34-year-old Project Runway winner says. "I feel like I can make it all myself!" For anyone else this task might seem... Read More

Taryn Rose Blossoms in Couture Shoe Biz

Apr 27, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Footwear: Taryn Rose's ascent in the footwear industry is a path forged by a personal passion for fashion and her previous profession as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Rose experienced the agony of her own feet prompted by wearing... Read More

Kooba: Hollywood's Handbag

Apr 24, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Handbags: With more handbags than ever hitting the shelves, it can be overwhelming when trying to find that perfect tote. When you can't seem to make up your mind, simply look to Hollywood's fashionistas for the latest (and greatest)... Read More

Pookie & Sebastian: Puppy Love, Fab Clothes

Apr 23, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Apparel: Pookie, Fluffy, Miss Fancy Face. Whatever name you call your four-legged friends, they usually don't have anything to do with your sense of style (unless of course you consider your Chihuahua an accessory). ... Read More

Buckle Up Richly with Greg Jensen Originals

Apr 23, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Accessories: All that glitters is not gold. It also happens to be silver, and it is just as snazzy, glitzy, and classy. Western belt buckles are the house specialty of Greg Jensen Originals. There are smooth silver and engraved silver... Read More

The New York First Company

Apr 9, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Shopping: Contrary to popular belief, the grand, big-city department store has not gone the way of the horse and buggy. It has migrated to the Internet in the form of The New York First Company, the first place to shop for unique... Read More

Martin Katz Jewelry: A Fusion of Past and Present

Apr 6, 2007  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Known as the "jeweler to the stars," Martin Katz's collections grace the likes of some of today's most celebrated celebrities.... Read More

Hayden-Harnett: A Handbag in Every Shade

Apr 6, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Handbags: Good thing we aren't limited to the standard mall selection of handbags. We can choose from any number of styles- drawstring hobo, over-the-shoulder, clutch, demi-flap, satchel, frame, tote, the list goes on. When it comes... Read More

Russell Jones Jewelry Collection

Apr 3, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Jewelry: Having older brothers is great- they can protect you from schoolyard bullies, fix your car, carry heavy things. But what if you had a brother who could fashion a gorgeous bangle bracelet out of coral or match the color of your... Read More

Get Nautical in Paul & Shark

Mar 21, 2007  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Since its conception in 1921, Paul & Shark has been a leader in luxury yachting apparel.... Read More

Polizei 144: Racing Gear with an Edge

Mar 13, 2007  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Extreme rally-sport champion, Alexander Roy, introduces his new line of racing jackets, Polizei 144.... Read More

The Buzz on Bag Borrow or Steal

Feb 20, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Accessories: Bag Borrow or Steal is definitely a club with a lot of baggage. However, this time it is a good thing, maybe even excellent. Ladies, imagine having a new designer purse or handbag for every occasion conveniently... Read More

Na Hoku Jewelry: Aloha!

Feb 12, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Jewelry: Since 1924, Na Hoku (Hawaiian for "stars") has been manufacturing fine Hawaiian and Island Lifestyle jewelry for women, men and children from their facility in Honolulu. Unusual, exotic and elegant, each piece "imparts the... Read More

A Pea in the Pod: Modern Maternity 'Wear-with-all'

Feb 12, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Shopping: Long gone are the days when pregnant women got to choose between solid-color moo-moo's and patterned moo-moo's. Modern mothers-to-be expect maternity clothing to be as hip and fashionable as regular women's apparel, and... Read More

Ginkgo, the key to longevity. New York's Ginkgo Boutique gives new meaning to a diamond is forever.

Feb 10, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Jewelry: Known for its uniqueness, endurance and ability to thrive in adverse environments, the Ginkgo tree is the perfect emblem to represent the collections offered at New York's Ginkgo Boutique. We've all heard that Ginkgo is good... Read More

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Hot Handbag Styles for Fall and Beyond

Feb 6, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury HandbagsFirst it was how small can you get. Finding a way to tote your lip-gloss, ID and mad money all in one tiny clutch would have impressed Houdini. Cell phones and clothes got smaller (any 00s out there?) then ? they got bigger.... Read More

Bown to Get Attention

Feb 5, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Accessories: Ms. Judy Bown is the founder and designer of Bown, a London-based maker of luxurious leather bags and accessories. Ms. Bown is a renowned designer of leather goods and accessories with a pedigree that includes working as a... Read More

Luxe Ten Sexy Lingerie Sites

Feb 2, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Men and women view lingerie a bit differently. A woman will wear sexy lingerie when she knows no one will see it (sorry, boys, it's not just for you).... Read More

Couture: Gaultier Goes to Heaven with Spiritual Chic

Feb 2, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We never thought of Jean Paul Gaultier, the bad boy of French fashion infamous for his revival of the cod piece and for Madonna's conical bustier, as terribly devout. But the designer found inspiration in religion in the beguiling and exotic haute... Read More

Marni: Leggings Are the New Must-Have

Feb 2, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Now I know there are many out there who will think I have lost it when I write that a key, new must-have for men this coming fall will be a pair of leggings to be worn outside, not just in, the house, but that was the big message at the debut Marni... Read More

Hildegard Hobo: The New "It Bag" Has Arrived

Feb 1, 2007  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Fashion and Accessories: Although Derek Lam tends to stay away from the so-called "trends," you can expect to see his new line of handbags slung around the arm of young and old alike. The buzz over the up-and-coming designer has created... Read More

The Robe Report by Marqsmen

Feb 1, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Men's Apparel: Marqsmen is an exclusive luxury emporium for men. It caters to the esoteric essentials of refined and cultured gentlemen that specializes in casual and sportswear, neckwear, grooming products, jewelry and accessories,... Read More

Don't Miss Couture Fashion Week

Feb 1, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Fashion Events: The 2007 Couture Fashion Week will be held this year February 9-11 in NYC at the extraordinary Waldorf-Astoria. Additionally, the fete of fashion will also extend itself to Palm Beach, Florida, February 14-15. However,... Read More

'Sole-ful' Styles of Moreschi

Jan 31, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Footwear: Being a fashionable gentleman means looking sharp from top to bottom. Patrons of Moreschi know that their bottoms are covered splendidly without ever having to look down. Italy-based Moreschi is both a shoemaker and retailer... Read More

A Bride Strides in a Vera Wang Bridal

Jan 31, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Women's Apparel: A woman's wedding day is more important to her than the day she was born, and the most important element of any wedding is The Dress. A woman's wedding gown isn't just a dress; it's an expression of who she is as an... Read More

Beyond the Little Black Dress

Jan 17, 2007  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Fashion: As you might expect moving into spring that fashion will take on a more colorful palette...... Read More

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