31 December 2010

Torn Between Three Channels

For tonight's New Year's Eve television viewing, should I watch the wig drop on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, Snooki drop on MTV, or the F bomb drop on CNN with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin? I'm so conflicted.


30 December 2010

New Year's Groove

Click here for my playlist on iTunes for the new year.


29 December 2010

Cuckoo For Coco

Black & white is my go-to Coco Chanel-inspired color combination. I'm liking these black & white tops from The Nana. Now where are my Gitanes?


28 December 2010

Loving Things We Love

Check out Kate Spade's online book Things We Love. Also take a look at her Things We Love Wall and add something you love.


Post Snark: I love Kate Spade.

27 December 2010

Red Alert!

According to Elle Decor, red is making a comeback (didn't know it ever went away). As I've stated before, red can either make you look like a princess or a prostitute. Check out the red slideshow but tread with caution.


Post Snark: Picture is from Mark Hampton: An American Decorator by Duane Hampton.

26 December 2010

The Party's Over?

The day after Christmas is a real bummer. That's why I like to get myself a little something to lift my spirits. I think these Lulu Frost bracelets for J.Crew might do the trick.


25 December 2010

Have Yourself A Fabulous Little Christmas!

Here I am with my brother and his gigantic teeth many moons ago.
I'm looking forward to being together again for the holidays!


24 December 2010

Tootmas Time Is Here!

From all of us at Fabulous Alert (Tootsie and me),


23 December 2010

Watch Shep & Tiffany Watch TV

Shepard's Boucher's fabulous animated web shorts are coming to Bravo in the form of Shep & Tiffany Watch TV. I love that the voices he does for the Real Housewives are so masculine. The new show airs tonight on Bravo at 11:00. Kathy Griffin is one of the Executive Producers. I'm in!


Post Snark: Could this be this generation's Beavis and Butthead?

21 December 2010

New Christmas Playlist!

Check out my new Christmas Playlist on iTunes.


20 December 2010

"Look, Muffy, Yet Another Book For Us!"

The Ivy Look: Classic American Clothing- An Illustrated Pocket Guide by Graham Marsh is a perfect stocking stuffer for preps. Sells for $14.75 at Barnes & Noble.
"Before the "Preppy Look," there was the "Ivy Look." Democratic, stylish, and comfortable, the Ivy Look's impact and influence can be seen to this day in the clothes of designers such as Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani, as well as in the more proletarian offerings of L. L. Bean, J. Crew, Dockers, and Banana Republic. From the button-down hip of Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Miles Davis to the enduring style of the cast of Mad Men — they all knew the true cool of the Ivy Look." B&N Online.

Post Snark: Another great gift idea for Biff and Bunny is Lisa Birnbach's True Prep.

19 December 2010

Gifts For Stinky Boys

This is a cute gift idea for boys that stink or even ones that don't. Is there such a thing? The Izola Sports Soap set sells for $18 at Velocity Art And Design.


18 December 2010

Madewell, I Think I Love You

Madewell is the younger and hipper sister of J.Crew (like Lisa Bonet's Denise to Sabrina Le Beauf's Sondra from The Cosby Show). I'm liking this potion necklace and think of how good it will look on someone with a head. It sells for $32 at the fabulous Madewell.


17 December 2010

Faking Fabulous At A Party

‘Tis the season to drag your tired but fabulous self to countless shindigs, soirees and to-dos, even though you would rather stay home and watch reruns of The Real Housewives. Here are some tips on faking fabulous at a party.
  • Like a breath of fresh air, never linger too long.
  • Perfect the infectious laugh. This requires very little effort and people will love you for it.
  • Make up stories about the origins of your jewelry. Suddenly your broach from The Limited is a family heirloom.
  • Bring a fabulous gift, preferably something from an exotic country with an interesting story. For example, “Rebel forces shot at me trying to get these precious spices.” Totally get said precious spices from The Fresh Market.
  • Be mysterious. Take a call from your cell-phone and speak in Russian.
  • Smell amazing. Always leave a room smelling better than when you entered.
  • Showcase your joie de vivre with a spontaneous tango or aria.
  • Make a grand exit. Think “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound Of Music.
  • For a hasty retreat you can always fake a seizure or fainting spell.

16 December 2010

So French And Fabulous

This trio from L'Artisan Parfumeur is perfect for perfume snobs. Here's what you get:
  • Premier Figuier (a personal favorite)
  • Mรปre et Musc
  • La Chasse aux Papillons
It sells for $95 at Beautyhabit.


15 December 2010

HomeGoods/T.J. Fab Holiday Finds

Coffee & Tea Tins ($5.99-$7.99)
Agraria Bath Set ($12.99)
Cloth Dog House ($34.99)
Espresso Maker ($7.99)
Finding All This For You (Priceless)


14 December 2010

How To Survive The Holidays

To get through the stress-filled holiday season, a handsome flask is just the thing. These sell for $16-$25 at Pottery Barn. Bottoms up!


Post Snark: This also makes a nice gift for rum pots and ne'er'-do-wells.

13 December 2010

Tickled Pink!

Pink Martini's new Christmas CD, Joy To The World is filled with their signature charm and flair. Featuring hymns and carols from England, Asia, Israel, Spain, Scotland and the Ukraine, Joy To The World is a perfect selection for a chic soiree or a model United Nations. This must-have sells for $12.74 at Barnes & Noble online.


12 December 2010

Five Days Of Andy

Bravo is the mothership of fabulous television and Senior Vice President of Production and Programming, Andy Cohen is not only the driving force behind Bravo's fabulousness but also a delightful host. Love his post-Housewives show, Watch What Happens Live. Starting tonight he will be airing five programs in a row with a star-studded lineup that includes Anderson Cooper, NeNe Leakes, Iman, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kyle Richards and many more.


Post Snark: I want a playdate with Andy in his clubhouse. I'll bring the Disaronno.

11 December 2010

White Christmas Marathon

White Christmas airs tonight and Sunday at 8:00 and 10:45 on AMC. This is a picture of the cozy train ride Bing and the gang take to Vermont, one of my favorite scenes. "I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow." Love!


10 December 2010

J'adore Dior

Of all the makeup brush sets I've seen this season, this Christian Dior one is the chicest. The mini brush set sells for $60 at Neiman Marcus and includes free shipping and free gift wrapping (making the gift practically free). Trust me, Neiman's really knows how to wrap a gift.


09 December 2010

How To Design A Book Cover

Call me shallow but I totally judge books by their covers. These fabulous Design Museum "How To Design" books are one step ahead of my emptiness. They look so good, who cares what's inside. Available at Urban Outfitters for $20 each.


Post Snark: I had to wade through a sea of hirsute teens to find this bit of fabulousness. You're welcome.

08 December 2010

T.J. Fab Holiday Finds

Silver Christmas Tree ($14.99)
Casablanca DVD Ultimate Collector's Edition ($12.99)
Christmas Cards ($6.99)
Dolce & Gabbana Coffret ($49.99)
Reindeer Ornaments ($9.99)
Finding All This For You (Priceless)


07 December 2010

Christmas Glee

I'm betting that tonight's Christmas episode of Glee is going to be adorable. Check out Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) singing Baby, It's Cold Outside. Love their prep school jackets.


06 December 2010

Heiress Red

There's good and bad red. It can either make you look like an heiress or a whore.Sephora's cherry popsicle nail polish ($3) is the good kind. It's important during the holiday season to keep your hands party-ready at all times. This will do the trick and by trick I don't mean...


05 December 2010

Santa, Can You Hear Me?

Santa's getting an earful because my Christmas lists have always been incredibly detailed. Is it my imagination or is he rolling his eyes at me?


04 December 2010

Pens, Italian Style

If I were to put a Christmas wish list together (I'm on my third), a Campo Marzio Rollerball Pen (in orange) would definitely be on it. It sells for $40 at Kate's Paperie. Perfecto!


03 December 2010

The Night They Invented Champagne

It's as plain as it can be that these Montpellieur Flutes from Neiman Marcus are fabulous. The set of six sells for $60 and includes free guaranteed delivery and free gift wrapping which Neiman Marcus does so beautifully.


02 December 2010

Forget Diamonds

For makeup lovers, Bobbi Brown's Beauty Trunk is the ultimate gift. Is there any conceivable way I could justify buying this for myself? The magical makeup trunk is available for $1,000 (gasp) at Neiman Marcus and is filled with the following items:
  • Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover
  • Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Hydrating Face Cream
  • Protective Face Lotion SPF 15
  • Natural Creamy Concealer Kit
  • Red Lip Color
  • Crystal Lip Gloss
  • Pale Pink Blush
  • Pink Truffle Pot Rouge
  • Medium Bronzing Powder
  • Pink Quartz Shimmerbrick
  • Ivory Eyeshadow
  • Velvet Plum Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Bone Long-Wear Cream Shadow
  • Denim Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
  • Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
  • Black Extreme Party Mascara
  • Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush
  • Eye Shadow Brush
  • Face Blender Brush
  • Bronzer Brush
  • Cream Shadow Brush

01 December 2010

Ghost Busters, Y'all

NeNe, Kim and Sheree from The Real Housewives Of Atlanta are going ghost hunting on tonight's episode of Ghost Hunters. Not since Don Knotts spent the night in a haunted house in The Ghost And Mr. Chicken have I been this excited to see phantoms of the night. Their destination is Rhodes Hall "the castle on Peachtree Street" and I'm hoping against hope they run into some sassy spirits. Ghost Hunters airs tonight at 9 on Syfy.


Post Snark: If you ever happen upon a ghost, just walk up to it and say, "shoo." Who has time for that kind of foolishness?