October 29, 2007


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October 25, 2007

Juicy Crittoure for your Posh Pet

Juicy Crittoure...

Your four-legged friend is dressed to impress, but is he/she as impeccably groomed???

Stock up on Polished Paws nail polish, Pawfume,
Coif Fur Moisturizing Conditioner, and Softening Paw Balm...just to name a few.

Available at Saks.
image from saksfifthavenue.com

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October 24, 2007

Haute Skin Care Line Available Online

"Seeking an inside-out approach to beauty, former makeup artist, Tracie Martyn teamed up with nutritionist Marius Morariu to develop a gentle yet effective line of "pure cosmeceuticals" that targets aging and problem skin with all-natural ingredients. Since launching her eponymous collection, Martyn is bringing that coveted red-carpet glow to the rest of us."

We aren't surprised that she has a loyal star-studded following including:

Kate Winslet, who swears that the LotuSculpt Eye Pads and Activator make her look like she's been on a two week vacation. Insider tip: these can be placed around the mouth and forehead to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Liv Tyler , a self-described skincare junkie, is devoted to the light purple Firming Serum which uses a combination of powerful anti-oxidants and botanicals to firm skin and keep it hydrated all day long .

Renee Zellweger uses the Enzyme Exfoliant all over her décolleté, shoulders and arms before she walks down the red carpet so that her skin glows in her body baring gowns.

Famke Janssen keeps her complexion perfectly porcelain with the Amla Purifying Cleanser, which washes away fine lines while calming skin and reducing redness.
Check them out at eluxury.com
images and quoted text from eluxury.com

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October 22, 2007

Top Trenches

We love these cute Trenches...from the classic to trendy, with prices to match!

Ambition at Nordstrom

images from nordstrom.com, neimanmarcus.com, forever21.com, bananarepublic.com

October 21, 2007

Miu Miu Pleated Hobo.....thanks Bag Snob

Thanks to our fave ladies at Bagsnob.com, we found the perfect holiday hobo.

Miu Miu Pleated Hobo

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October 20, 2007


Looking for some good eats in the 'ville? Look no further than Foodboyz.

Reviews (food, wine, atmosphere...even lavatory!), recipes, photos, chef profiles...of Louisville's top independently owned restaurants.

October 15, 2007

HMS Carpet One House Party!

Thursday, October 25th!
6:30 - 9:30 pm

Join us for an exciting night of interior design, holiday decorating and yummy treats!
Guest vendors include The Corman Marketplace experts and Tastefully Simple!

Decorating tips and ideas, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres,
amazing raffle items, HMS Goodie Bag and much more!

RSVP today to hautemommas@hautemommastuff.com

Carpet One is located at 390 E. New Circle Road

Don't miss it!!!


October 12, 2007

Fall Footwear

Piperlime has some of Fall's Hautest Footwear, as recommended by celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe...including:

A Stunning Red Shoe

The Simple Riding Boot

The Fabulous Flat

A Wild Animal Print

images from piperlime.com


October 8, 2007

HauteSpot Interview: Amy Watts, Amy Watts Designs

Amy Houchin Watts
Stylish, Sassy, Entrepreneur, Volunteer and Busy Hautemomma of two!

Amy Watts Designs

Amy Watts (shown here with husband and two boys) is someone that never has a hair out-of-place, always has a smile on her face, is full of energy and always positive! She is one serious multi-tasker!....not to mention one serious Hautemomma!

Amy has taken what started as a hobby and made it into a rapidly growing business. Amy Watts Designs, is a full service custom stationary business. She designs and prints everything from invitations, enclosure cards, menu cards, place cards to wedding programs, birth announcements and business cards! Oh...and did I mention Amy Watts Designs is already being sold at Peggy's Gifts and Accessories!

We aren't quite sure how she does all this and is also a full-time mother of two adorable boys!! Read on to find out more about Hautemomma Amy Watts!

p.s. the next HMS party invite is an Amy Watts Design!!

Favorite vacation spot?
Naples, Florida and Hawaii

Favorite restaurant (local or not)?
I love Malone's, locally! My favorite restaurants when I travel have been a little Italian joint in Aruba (can't remember the name), McCormick and Kuleto's in San Francisco (the views are breathtaking), and Chops City Grill in Naples (excellent sushi and steaks)!

Favorite hotel (local or not)?
Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii!

Favorite gift to give?
Whatever I find that 'fits' that person!
Jewelry is always good!
For men, I usually end up giving something bar related (preferably monogrammed).

What is in your beauty bag?
Mary Kay Timewise Eye Cream, Plump Potion lip gloss (thanks to HMS!!!), Mary Kay Signature Ultimate Mascara, Bare Minerals Well Rested eye powder.

Cocktail of choice?

Style icon?
Catherine Zeta-Jones because she knows how to look sexy and sophisticated at the same time!

Style advice?
Wear what feels good!
If you feel pretty go with it!

How do you define style?
Your way of showing your own personality and how you are feeling that day!

What is at the top of your style/wardrobe wish list?
A new handbag for winter - not sure what I want yet!!!!

Favorite mantra?
Live, Laugh, Love!

So often with a preschooler and a toddler I get carried away with trying to get things done quickly and efficiently. The laundry, the errands, etc...that just isn't going to happen all the time, so I have to remind myself that life is too short to rush them, if I just slow down and listen they are hilarious! Also, the kids and my husband are the loves of my life - I need to enjoy them more!

Best advice you have ever received regarding motherhood?
Trust your instincts. Great advice from my Beautiful MOM!!

Worst advice you have ever received regarding motherhood?
'Let them cry when they are babies', 'When they get a little older you have to me more careful', - but, I don't believe in letting them cry as infants!

You are a mother of two young boys and you started your own business. What piece of advice do you have for women out there trying to juggle family and work, be it part-time or full-time?
With starting my own business I just had to go for it! If you find something you really want to do, it will all work out in the end! Trying to plan for it to happen only stressed me out. Finally I just started working at it and letting people know what I do! From there it all fell into place!


October 5, 2007

Splendid Pink 'Glamoflauge' Tank

HMS is lovin' this Haute tank to benefit breast cancer!

Splendid has designed this tank to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

25% of the proceeds of each sale will be donated to BCRF.

Image from Intermixonline.com

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Gallery Couture Links to HMS!

Thanks Gallerycouture.com for linking to us!
HMS loves your site!!

HMS is also loving jackets this season.
Here are some of our favorites from Gallery Couture.




White House-Black Market-Supports Breast Cancer

During the month of October, WHBM will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of their limited edition jewelry to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

LBBC.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

Click here to view the rest of the WHBM limited edition jewelry

Don't forget about the great fashions at WHBM!
Here are a few haute items:


Pink Products

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

You know what that means...time to support the cause by purchasing these Haute products...a portion of the proceeds will help find a cure!

SMASHBOX BCA Blushing Pink Fusion Soft Lights & Brush Set ($82 Value) is only $59 at Sephora. Help Smashbox support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October! See what the power of pink can do with this limited-edition set of our illuminating silk-like Fusion Soft Lights powder in a new blushing shade that features the breast cancer ribbon and a makeup artist essential brush with a shiny pink handle.

DARPHIN Rose Aromatic Care for BCA
Darphin honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their signature Rose Aromatic Care. This aromatic, soothing essence contains rose oil, hazelnut, evening primrose and sweet almond oils. This unique essential oil softens smoothes and helps guard against free radical damage. A very special limited-edition bright pink bottle was created in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Price: $75.00 with a 15% donation throughout the month of October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Available at darphin.com.

Implus honors Breast Cancer Awareness by featuring Airplus Plain Spa Therapy sock. These cozy, comfy socks are the perfect accessory to slip on after a long day of running around and being busy in painful heels…however, we women can still feel feminine with the pink accent. Best of all? These socks are affiliated with Breast Cancer Awareness, with part of the proceeds benefiting further research.
Price: $4.99, Available at Implus.com

PHILOSOPHY - Shower for the Cure
shower for the cure is philosophy's pink ribbon shower gel - a creamy all-in-one formula that can be used as a shampoo, shower gel or bubble bath. This long-time philosophy favorite contains a touch of milk proteins and fruit essences to provide a delightful experience for your senses. shower for the cure represents the spirit of every woman and 100% of the philosophy net proceeds from the shower for the cure is donated to the Women's Cancer Research Fund. The memorable scent and poem on the pink ribbon shower gel was inspired by the unforgettable charity event, one of hollywood's most beloved occasions which is held every spring and is chaired by Rita Wilson and Kate Capshaw.
Price: $20, Available at www.philosophy.com .
images from philosophy.com, sephora.com, darphin.com and implus.com

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October 3, 2007

Jewelry Sale

For Friends is having a Jewelry Trunk Show...just in time for Keeneland...

October 3-6, enjoy 20% off all Turq, Pearls and Emily Ray Jewelry!
image of jewelry by turq from www.turqjewelry.com

Twelve by Twelve

Forever 21's new "Luxury" line, Twelve by Twelve is now online!

The prices are still super-low and the styles are trendy, making it easy to add some fab new pieces to your fall wardrobe...without feeling guilty if you don't wear them after this season.

Cottswald Cocoon Sweater Coat

Sport Chic Sweater Hoodie

English Trench Coat

images from twelve by twelve.com

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October 2, 2007

Bella Bliss Online Shopping

Bella Bliss has added a shopping cart to their website!

Customers in Lexington can still visit the store on N. Limestone, and Hautemommas around the globe can purchase Bliss online!

A few favorites:

Handmade Sweaters

Smocked Cord Party Dress

Hand Smocked Pima Day Dress

Luxurious Nursery Accessories

images from bellabliss.com

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October 1, 2007

Holiday Party Hostess Gifts

Holiday parties are just around the corner!
Looking for that perfect hostess gift???

Here are a few great sites for starters...!

Violet.com - check out these fabulous Wobbly Cognac glasses!

Cocktails by Jenn - ok, who hasn't heard of these? They are too cute!
Who wouldn't like them!

Anthropologie.com - Another great gift of glass - the Fauna Glass

Clayandcotton.com - the always pleasing scent of
Voluspa Limoni Frosted Biscotti candles.

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HauteSpot Interview: Carrie Patterson, Carpet One

Carrie Patterson
a.k.a Carrie P
Stylish and Sassy!, Driven, Entrepreneur, Volunteer, Interior Designer, Sales Manager and one Hautemomma!

Carpet One - www.carpetone.com

Carrie Patterson is one person that can get a job done. She is one seriously motivated Hautemomma! Recently taking steps to manage her family business definitely keeps Carrie busy. Carpet One is a full service floor-covering store. They offer installation on all of their products to help keep the job easier on the client. Most of what Carrie does involves a keen eye for interior design and being able to find the right product and fit for a client’s home. She sees a flooring project through from the planning stages to the installation. Because this is her family’s business she really loves her job, has a major sense of loyalty and wants people to leave satisfied.

Carpet One offers an exciting range of fashion floor covering for the home. Exotic and Hand scraped hardwood, Sisal and Sea grass, Porcelain Tile, Beautiful wool carpet that is also available in custom handmade rugs. A fabulous selection of remnants (even wool), Custom stair runners, Area Rugs, Lees Carpet designed for stain resistance and durability and Karastan.

Read more about Hautemomma Carrie P and find out what she considers to be....haute stuff!


Favorite Vacation Destination
Probably a cruise.
All of your meals are prepared for you, you visit different islands daily and its very relaxing.

Favorite Restaurant
Campiellos in Naples, FL.
They have the absolute best short ribs in the world. Yum Yum

Style Icon
I have always thought that Jackie O. was the best dressed.
I only wish I had the style and grace to look like she did.

Favorite Designer
Probably Milly. The styles and colors are always so bold and beautiful.

What is in your beauty bag?
Probably too many gadgets. I tend to get sucked into buying everything at the makeup counters. However I cannot live with my Lancôme Mascara or Beauti Control Wet/Dry Powder.

Favorite Hotel
The Braodmoor in Colorado Springs.
It’s set on the base of the mountains and is so picturesque.

Cocktail of Choice
Stoli Soda with Lime

Style Advice
Wear what’s comfortable.
If you don’t feel good in it then you probably won’t look good.

What is at the top of your style/wardrobe wish list?
I would rather have a great handbag or pair of fabulous shoes.
I would have to say a great pair of Gucci flats tops my list.

What do you love most about your job?
The most exciting part of my job is when people find the perfect flooring for their home.
It’s really tough for some people and I love to see that look in their eye when they have found the right thing.