July 31, 2007

William Sledd...A Growing Kentucky Celeb

Bravo's Outzonetv.com can be added to the long, and growing, list of popular places picking up Paducah, Kentucky's William Sledd and his hilarious, uniquely witty take on our culture and of course fashion!

This Internet celebrity, especially among the YouTube audience, is growing more and more popular...right here in KY!

As you can see from the image at the right - we think he is coming out with a magazine! Too haute....

Check out the home page on Bravotv.com - Go William!, or as referred to on Myspace.com - Will-Yumm!

Also, don't miss what Suze Yalof Schwartz, Glamour's executive fashion editor at large, has to say about William.

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Fashionista Diaries Begins Tomorrow!

The new reality show on SOAPnet - The Fashionista Diaries - follows the real-life ups and downs of six women as they pursue their dreams of making it big in the glamorous, highly competitive fashion, beauty and publishing industries.

Don't miss it!
Series Premiere-August 1st at 9pm!

Click here to watch a sneak peek

Click here to enter The Fashionista Diaries Giveaway!

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July 30, 2007

Kara Janx Convertible Dress...Haute!

Kara Janx has the dress you need for the remaining haute days of summer, or that vaca you plan to take in fall.

Check out the many different ways to wear the Convertible Wrap Dress
and the great colors available!

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Shi by Journeys

Shi by Journeys now sold in Fayette Mall and...very HAUTE!
They also carry handbags and some jewelry!
Check out a few here.

Sarah-Jane Heel

Ziggy SoHo Becky Flat

Canvas Flock Bag

Ziggy SoHo April Heel

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HauteSpot Interview: Jennie Garlington, Hope Unlimited

Jennie Garlington
Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Volunteer, Environmentalist, and one Super HauteMomma!

Hope Unlimited
- www.hopeunlimited.us

Jennie Garlington (shown here with daughter Hope) is truly worthy of the Haute Spot! Not only is she a busy mother to her three beautiful children; Anna (7), Hope (4) and Peek (2), but she juggles serious efforts to help improve our world. From previously producing documentaries at CNN in the Environmental Unit to all of her volunteer work associated with the Turner Foundation, Captain Planet, The Lexington Foundation, and many other amazing organizations, Jennie is one dedicated haute momma to be admired.

Hope Unlimited is just another way Jennie is giving back to society. This venture began as a way to financially support children's charities. She has the opportunity to make gorgeous clothing and support children's causes around the world - all the proceeds from Hope Unlimited are donated. If you haven't seen the
Hope Unlimited Collections, visit the site today to find out why we think it is so Haute!

Read on to find out more about Jennie and why we think she deserves the Haute Spot!


Favorite vacation Spot?
Galapagos Islands

Favorite restaurant (local or not)?
Blue Ridge Grill, Atlanta

Style Icon?

Favorite gift to give?
Yummy candles

What's in your beauty bag?
Not much - seriously not much.

Favorite hotel (local or not)?
The Rock House, Harbor Island

Cocktail of choice?
Michelob Ultra Light!

Style advice?
Keep it simple

What is style?

What is at the top of your style / wardrobe wish list?
Great pair of white jeans

Favorite Mantra?
No clutter!

What inspired you to design children's clothing?
The love of children and giving back - all of our proceeds go to children's therapeutic [horseback] riding.

What is the most rewarding experience from designing children's clothing?
Giving away the money we make to help children.

You are very involved with environmental efforts and charities, what motivates you toward these efforts?
Global warming is being felt by our generation. Polar bears are starving! Our children are going to pay the price if we don't change. We need to drive fuel efficient cars, change our light bulbs to compact fluorescent and use less heat and air conditioning!

July 28, 2007

Haute Night Out - Mod Boutique

Reminder HMS Haute Night Out!

Mod Boutique
Thursday, August 2nd

7 - 10 pm
Cost: FREE

15% off EVEN SALE ITEMS!! Some items are already 50% off!
HMS subscribers receive an additional 15% off the sale price!

HMS Goodie Bag, cocktails and much more...
If you haven't checked out Mod, now is your chance!

Private shopping events; a great reason to get out and have some fun...especially with us!


Mod Boutique
828 E. High Street Lexington, KY 40502

Read our HauteSpot Interview with owner Heather Morris!


July 27, 2007

Free Bronzer...Today Only!

Try one of our favorite products for the summer....

Physician's Formula Bronzer for free!!!

Click Here, sign up, and your free Bronzer will be on its way!

We love the natural bronzed finish, but the versatility is what makes this one of our must-haves...we use it for an all-over glow, as a highlighter, eyeshadow, on shoulders...try it out!

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July 26, 2007

Super Saturday

Support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund by shoppping for designer Beauty, Jewelry, Apparel and Accessories at half retail price!!!

Underwritten by Donna Karan and sponsored by In Style, this super-haute star-studded shopping event will take place this Saturday in the Hamptons from noon until 6pm.

Can't make it there? No worries, just check out QVC on Saturday from 1-3 pm for some super deals!

Our friend is jetting off to the Hampton's to volunteer for this Spectacular Event (maybe she'll bring us back some photos!). We wish we could join her, but you know where we'll be on Saturday afternoon...watching QVC with computer and credit card in hand!

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e.l.f Cosmetics Now Available in KY and IN

e.l.f. - eyes, lips, face - cosmetics are now sold in Kmart stores in certain parts of the U.S. Louisville KMart and a few in IN have started carrying it...so sit tight and if you 'fancy' this line of makeup it will soon be in a store near you!...no more shipping fees.

HMS doesn't think it is the hautest line of cosmetics, but it is very reasonably priced. We really liked the glosses, blushers, brushes, brightening eye liners and lipsticks. We were not fans of the eyeshadows, mascara or foundations (hydro tint), but the concealer isn't bad.

Check out of e.l.f's 'As Seen In' mentions:...not bad

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Fall Trend Preview...

The Shirtdress
This flattering style is easy to wear...and definitely Haute for Fall!

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Max Rave of BCBG Coming Soon!

The store currently known as RAVE in Fayette Mall is becoming Max Rave by the end of August! Right now everything in the store is 50% off except for their new shipments of Max Rave / BCBG clothing, again, which will fill the store by end of August!! Yes, that means BCBG Girls and other BCBG brand shoes too!!!

As reviewed by many fashion blogs and websites such as Fashion Windows, it was announced last year that BCBG Max Azria Group Inc., which previously owned 30 percent of Max Rave LLC, acquired the remaining 70 percent equity interest from Guggenheim Corporate Funding LLC.

Max Rave, which currently operates 488 stores under the names Rave, Rave Girl and G+G, will be a subsidiary of BCBG Max Azria. Another step in BCBG's strategy of expanding brands and channels of distribution. The majority of Max Rave's stores and related selling materials are being rebranded with the Max Rave label.

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July 24, 2007


Haute new handbags for the bagaholic...well made, stylish leather bags that are reasonably priced.

Retrodelic's "mission is to produce classic styled bags and luggage that transcends time, with modern appeal. Retrodelic offers a full range of stylish designs and sizes combining functionality and durability for everyday, business and travel use. Made with quality full grain leather, each piece is built to last with distinctive hardware and superb workmanship."

Ellie Weekender in Green (Dayna Devon uses it as a chic diaper bag)

Uma Tote in Chocolate with Beige Leather Trim

Candy Clutch in Blue

Ellie Everyday in Copper Leather

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July 22, 2007

Anya Hindmarch - Is This Bag Haute? or Not?

Would you special order this bag? Would you wait outside for hours to get one?

This bag has caused real excitement for those in New York and many Asian cities. The story behind the bag is very interesting. (So are the riots that have been caused by those trying to purchase one).

The profits are going to an amazing cause, so knowing that makes the bag more appealing to me. We Are What We Do is the organization that approached Anya. The big controversy now is the question is being asked, Are those fighting for and buying the bag actually supporting the cause?

Check out Anya's site for more details on U.S. availability of the bags.

Another interesting link at We Are What We Do site related to the story behind the bag.

Image, top right, from wwd.com and image bottom left from we are what we do site.

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July 21, 2007

Oli's New Online Store! Haute? We think so....

Finally London based Oli launches its online store and very cool magazine link!
Check out just a few of Oli's great fashion finds. You must visit Oli.co.uk - there is so much to see! Don't forget it is in the UK, so there is a bit of an 80's flare.

Cross Front Dress

Volume Sleeve Coat
(This one is my favorite, might have to have it...)

Swing Jacket

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July 20, 2007

J.McLaughlin - very Haute

Another one of our perfectly preppy places to shop....and a super haute spot.

Check out just a few of the great things you'll find at J. McLaughlin.

Silk Gingham Trench

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July 19, 2007

High-Waist Looks - The Haute and The NOT!

Caught High-Waisted!
Below we go from the Haute to the Not-So-Haute.

Haute and High-Waist Looks

Posh, Mrs. Becks, totally wears it well.
The thick belt sort of masks the major high waist look of these.
BTW, we are really loving VB, a.ka. Posh, she is actually pretty haute...so is her hubby, you might be familiar with him....

Jenny from the Block looks rockin' too!
She is NOT someone I thought could pull this off, but hey!

NOT So Haute High-Waist Looks

High-waist, bootcut is one thing, but High-waist Overalls!...say it isn't so....

What was Ms. Jessica thinking????
However this clearly displays the fear of high-waist anything.

No comment.

Images from styledash.com, denimology.co.uk, hautegossip.blogspot.com and batchplease.com

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Perfectly Preppy

It's fun to follow the trends, but there's something to be said for classic, enduring preppy styles.

There are the favorites like Lilly & J. Crew, and lots of newcomers as well:

Jennifer Reale Designs has adorable pieces to wear to work, on the weekends, even special occasion dresses.

CK Bradley designs...Love the bright, colorful prints in both clothing and accessories!

It's all about graceful & elegant design at T.S. Dixin.

We want to know...

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Gap Bath & Skin

Gap's new Bath and Skin Collection is in-store and online now!!

There are eight indulgent products available in each of the eight divine scents.

I love the fragranced bath oil! It's perfect for the summer...to give a moisturizing sheen to bronzed skin and a subtle fragrance when it's too hot for perfume.

The apothecary-style packaging and labels look cute on display, too!

images from gap.com

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What's Cookin'?

Some people plan their menus in advance and only go to the grocery once a week.

I am not one of them. That decision is usually made around 4:00 and is promptly followed by a trip to Kroger...but I have found some inspiration in What I Made for Dinner.

I love this blog! Photos and descriptions of yummy (and healthy) meals eaten out, and delicious recipes, too. It's addictive!

image from http:// whatimadefordinner.blogspot.com


July 18, 2007

Haute,or not,Trend? High Waisted Jeans/Pants

What do you think about these styles?

I personally think some look okay, but you have to be careful. You don't want to look like Bridgette Bardot gone bad or the horrid - MOM JEAN; camel toe/flat butt...so select your trendy pants carefully and for goodness sake; if your body type doesn't fit the trend...then pass on it!

Peace of Us High Waist Wide Leg Jean

Remy Hall Perfect High-Waist Pants

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