Who Let The Dogs Out

Happy Lunar New Year.  We have entered the Year of the Dog, the 11th Chinese zodiac animal.

Find your birth year and check out your Year of the Dog horoscope.  Have fun !

🐭 Rat Horoscope 2018 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
🐮 Ox Horoscope 2018 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
🐯 Tiger Horoscope 2018 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
🐰 Rabbit Horoscope 2018 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
🐲 Dragon Horoscope 2018 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
🐍 Snake Horoscope 2018 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
🐴 Horse Horoscope 2018 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
🐐 Goat Horoscope 2018 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
🐵 Monkey Horoscope 2018 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
🐔 Rooster Horoscope 2018 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
🐶 Dog Horoscope 2018 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
🐷 Pig Horoscope 2018 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019


Gucci has designed a special purse for the holiday. At $3,290, the Chinese New Year Dionysus shoulder bag comes in hibiscus red leather intricately engraved with gold flowers and closes with a tiger head clasp.


Nike put a Lunar New Year spin on their Air Jordans.  The black sneaker has fireworks, red and white floral embroidery and Chinese lettering on the heel.  The kicks will set you back about $200.


If you’re looking for luck and wealth in 2018, you need to be in harmony with the energy of  the Earth Dog. One way to do that is to celebrate the colors associated with the Earth Dog! The lucky colors are red, green, and purple.  So rock them out.

floral pants     green dress.jpg     purple


New York New York

Fashion Week 2018 !!!

I have been having a fun time with all the Runway set designs. Florals, popcorn, superheros…

Selena Forrest on the runway at the Tory Burch Fall 2018 show during New York Fashion Week at the Bridge Market in New York City on February 9th. Photo by Serichai Traipoom for W Magazine.

This one is Tory Burch Fall at the Bridge Market in New York City on February 9th.  -Photo by Serichai Traipoom


Calvin Klein on a massive sea of popcorn at the former American Stock Exchange building

Bringing Black Panther to NYFW, Marvel Studios teamed up with seven designers to create custom looks inspired by the film’s fashion. The designs were unveiled at a special “Welcome To Wakanda” event in the midst of the week, which was also attended by the movie’s cast. All seven looks are currently being auctioned off on CharityBuzz.com, with proceeds being donated to Save The Children.

I love and live for this stuff 🙂

Eclectic Jewelry

I recently discovered a jewelry designer with some of the most interesting pieces.  The designer makes only two (2) of each piece guaranteeing no pieces are alike.  You will definitely not see these pieces walking toward you on the street 🙂

Take a  few minutes to browse the website  http://www.Darkstardesigns.net    I plan on interviewing the designer very soon and will post that interview.  Until then, I’m shopping !!!

Stars In Our Eyes

The United States has always had a love affair with the colors red, white and blue especially in the summer months.  The colors together are always clean and crisp. Although they often stir nautical inspiration, they also tug at our all American heartstrings. With both Great Britain and U.S. flags sporting the colors is it such a surprise that the hues are everywhere on our fashion palette.

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Let The Games Begin !

It seems that everyone is throwing Ralph Lauren under the bus for his choice to let China manufacture his design of the U.S. Olympic uniform.  Although they are extremely attractive, I must also push Mr. Lauren under those wheels. Mr. Lauren’s styles have for years been the epitome of the American way of life. His ads included some of the most homespun iconic images. But, has the line been manufactured in China long before the Olympics ? Seems so according to a lot of news sites out there. I was recently with a family member that is an ex-Marine (if there really is ever an ex) and Vietnam War Veteran. He is also a member of the NRA. A pocket knife he purchased from the NRA was made in China and a U.S. Marine’s cap and t-shirt he also purchased were manufactured in Vietnam. This is a slap in the face to all hard working Americans and a disastrous trade policy that has cost us millions of jobs. Of course this is just my opinion.


American rower Giuseppe Lanzone (left) sports the 2012 US Olympic team uniform, made by Ralph Lauren

Lady Like

Lace shorts. What can I say. These are the hottest trend going right now and they look amazing. Very feminine, very sexy, very cool !

Whether you choose a vintage look, high waist or rompers, they are extremely cute and you can get them on the cheap too enabling you to get more that one pair. 

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The Sun Rises In The East.

Anyone that knows me, knows I am fixated with sunglasses.  They make a big statement and say alot about the person wearing them. This year I am in L O V E with my Tom Ford – Nikita’s.  Sometimes you just want to be a spy, or at least look like one 🙂

Their are many beautiful styles out there this year, and many are surprisingly resonably priced.  You can also find “look-a-likes” of many designers even more on the cheap. Yes, the sun does rise on my beautiful east coast !

How Sweet It Is.

Unless you have been living under a rock, candy colors are the rage for this summer.  I for one am loving this trend.  After seeing blacks and jewel tones from the winter my eyes are feasting on these colors.  And, fortunately they look good on everyone.  But do remember, just because they make it in your size doesn’t mean you should wear it.  Keep your body shape in mind as pick the silhouette.  Summer sherbert, colorful cocktails and sugary candies….mmmmm…how sweet it is !

The Cat Wouldn’t Even Bring This In.

I thought that the wearing pajamas out trend was ending its awful reign.  It appears that I am wrong unfortunately.  Also, on that same train is girls (young ladies) saying that if their boyfriends really loved them they would accept their laid back looks, ie. no makeup and those dreaded sweats.  Ladies, let me ask you this.  If your man was in a constant state of dishevel, would you let it pass or would you speak up ?  Remember this, you are dating, you are not married 25 years.  Both of you can easily catch the eye of someone else.  This is your boyfriend not your mum, not your little brother.  You looked your best when you caught each other in the beginning, shouldn’t you put about 5 minutes into letting him see you presentable.  We are not talking glam-fairy here, we are talking a little mascara, if you have to, pull your hair into a pony, a clean t-shirt and jeans.  Please ladies, I am so tired of seeing this really cute guy that takes a little pride in how the world sees him with ‘pajama girl’.  Remember the woo-hoo girls ?  Hummm….is this her on her dates ?