30 September 2011

Speaking Of Hugh Laurie...


I don't know that I've made it clear by now, but Hugh Laurie is the bee's knees, the bomb, the cat's jam jams. The fabulousness that is Hugh Laurie knows no bounds. Case in point, he has embarked on a musical journey that has lead him to my birthplace (so by default, right to me). Tonight at 9 on PBS Hugh gets down in a special concert with the New Orleans musical elite (Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas). I have a feeling he's going to hold his own. Like Hugh, my soul is fed by these musical greats. My soul is also fed by scarves, handbags and reruns of Ab Fab

-CABOO

29 September 2011

Time For Bloodys With Mummy

Lacoste Watch ($95 At Macy's)
 
Lacoste Watch ($95 At Macy's

These Lacoste watches are preptastic and one of the few things I can afford from the costly Lacoste brand. Now I must away to the club for my paddle tennis lessons. 

-CABOO 

28 September 2011

Smell That Smell

Jo Malone Cologne Collection ($95 At Neiman Marcus )

I love these Jo Malone cologne collections they put out for the holidays. It seems kind of early but I don't care. Check out the scent lineup: 
  • Grapefruit 
  • Pomegranate Noir 
  • Wild Bluebell 
  • Red Roses 
  • Vanilla and Anise 
I've been meaning to travel to the big city to smell Jo Malone's new fragrance, Wild Bluebell. I live in a Jo Malone-less small town. They probably think Jo Malone is the cousin of that bartender from Cheers. Sigh. 

-CABOO 

27 September 2011

G-L-O-R-I-A

The World Of Gloria Vanderbilt ($25.87 on Amazon)  

I saw Gloria Vanderbilt on last Monday's episode of Anderson. She's like a Coco Chanel/Auntie Mame hybrid. So obsessed. Check out The World Of Gloria Vanderbilt by Wendy Goodman. 
"Gloria Vanderbilt is many things: an heiress, a painter, a muse, a designer, a model, a writer, an entrepreneur, an actor, a socialite, a survivor, an icon. She brought the Vanderbilt name out of the Gilded Age and into the Digital Age, reinventing herself over and over along the way. Hers is a story of charisma, glamour, and heartbreaking loss, told here by Wendy Goodman, who had intimate access to Vanderbilt for this book. The illustrations include portraits of Vanderbilt and her extraordinary homes, filled with original and influential decorating ideas, by such photographic legends as Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Inge Morath, Horst P. Horst, Francesco Scavullo, and Annie Leibovitz. Vanderbilt’s son, Anderson Cooper, contributes a foreword." Amazon
-CABOO 

Post SnarK: Not only did I have a pair of Gloria Vanderbilt jeans back in the 80s but I also rocked the Gloria Vanderbilt perfume.  

26 September 2011

Space Junk


"The Pinstriped Bag That Fell To Earth" 
Look what landed in my backyard this weekend. I needed a smaller bag but honestly those astronauts should really clean up after themselves. What on earth is going on up there? 

-CABOO 


25 September 2011

Ready, Set, Sun!


I give you...The Sun! 
Check out this video of gorgeous sunsets on Coastal Living

-CABOO 

24 September 2011

Makeup Musties

Bobbi Brown Party To Go Palette ($25)

This tiny palette (3.93 in x 2.52 in x .411 in) from Bobbi Brown online packs a pretty punch. Does this mean I need to buy some smaller purses? Off I go. 

-CABOO

23 September 2011

Chung Is King!

I want all of these Alexa Chung for Madewell clothes. My greed knows no bounds. 

The Alexa Chung & Madewell collab is a match made in heaven. I love her style and hair and I love M-Well. Check out her latest greatest for the fabulous Madewell

-CABOO 

Post Snark: I'm totally digging the Madewell vibe. I recently purchased two M-Well dresses (on sale of course) and can't stop wearing them. 

22 September 2011

Let's Nest



As a master nester, I'm always on the lookout for new feathers. I found this Bar III Bedding on Macy's website. It's kind of West Elmy. Check out the collection

-CABOO 

Post Snark: When I was a baby, I decorated my bassinet with 300 thread count linens and lavender sachets. 

21 September 2011

"What's That On Your Head?"

Asos Turban ($21.95) 

Turbans Made A Swift Comeback At The Emmys!  
By far the most interesting fashion statement (and perhaps the most interesting thing period) at the Emmys was Emma Joy Kitchener's (wife of Julian Fellowes) fabulous turban/babushka/blanket. With one swatch of fabric, you're a woman of mystery. 

-CABOO 

Post Snark: Emma's turban was all the talk on Kathy Griffin's Emmy's Aftermath snarkfest on the TV Guide Network. 

20 September 2011

'Pants Off!'


'Kathy Griffin: Pants Off' airs tonight at 9 on Bravo. She tackles Casey Anthony, the Real Housewives, the Kardashians and Anderson Cooper. I'll be there with my pants on...or off. 

-CABOO 

19 September 2011

Ring In Fall



I'm going kicking and screaming into the fall season but this little number from Tory Burch might be the perfect lure. 

-CABOO 

18 September 2011

Such A Deal!


I just saw this at Old Navy (up close and personal) and it's pretty good. It's only $49.94 but I'm genetically incapable of paying full price, so I'll wait for a sale. 

-CABOO 

17 September 2011

Jackie, Oh No You Didn't!

"A Well-Read Couple"
by Mark Shaw 
(I wonder what snarky thoughts she's having) 
I love it when famous people spill. It's so delicious. The new Jackie tapes do not disappoint. She refers to Jack LaLanne as "that awful exercise man" and calls Indira Ghandi a "real prune" and Mother Teresa a "show off." Kidding about Mother T but she does trash a wide swath of iconic people. Jackie was quite the Snarkosaurus Rex. 

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations On Life With John F. Kennedy, edited by Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss is available on Amazon for $32.66. Click here for some audio excerpts on USA TODAY

-CABOO 

16 September 2011

Big Edie & Little Edie

Big Edie ($348)
 
Little Edie ($238)
Littlest Edie ($148) 

J.Crew's Edie Bag is described as "The Bag Of A Lifetime" which got me a pondering. I had it on my J.Crew Musties list and now wonder if it might be "the bag." Unlike "the guy" or "the bathing suit," "the bag" is infinitely more attainable. Just saying. Check out J.Crew's Edie Collection. 

-CABOO 

15 September 2011

Gimme!


Infinity Charm Necklace From Stella&Dot ($79)

-CABOO 

14 September 2011

Masculine Must-Haves

Drink, anyone? 
Put together a styleboard on HGTV. Unwittingly, I created a theme of sorts: bar accoutrements, rolling bar cart and a fainting couch. What can I say? 

-CABOO 

13 September 2011

Absolu Fabulous!

French Touch Absolu At Neiman Marcus ($35)

Let's face it, red lipstick can make you look like a princess or a prostitute. It can be so right or so wrong. This new hue from Lancome is so right and check out the fabulous packaging inspired by their heritage lipsticks. 

-CABOO 

12 September 2011

Crushing On Cooper


Anderson Cooper is the most adorable thing ever. I just want to shrink him down, stick him on my dashboard and dish with him about The Real Housewives. Fortunately I won't have to because Anderson, his new show, is premiering today. It's going to showcase news, social issues as well as his lighter side. Click here to see when it airs in your area. 

-CABOO

11 September 2011

Fabulous Alert Level Tangerine Tango!

See what colors are coming your way this spring. Pantone's color spectrum for 2012 has been announced and the winners are: 
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Solar Power
  • Sodalite Blue
  • Cabaret
  • Starfish
  • Margarita
  • Sweet Lilac
  • Driftwood
  • Bellflower 
  • Cockatoo
Check out the full deets on Glamour's website. 
-CABOO 

10 September 2011

Hats At The Gap


All these fab hats are available at the Gap for $24.95. Such a small price to look chic! 

-CABOO 

09 September 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

"Soon They Would All Be Riding Together"

My Mom had a lot of cats around when she was growing up, and it being New Orleans when one would die a full-on feline funeral took place. The kids had little toy cars they drove in a processional to the burial spot and my mom always had the dubious distinction of riding with the dead cat which her younger brother, Nawny, told her was the most honored position. She knew this was a bunch of bologna but did it anyway. Mom's a good sport and secretly gets a kick out of all things mischievous.  

Happy Birthday Mom! 

Love Caboo 

08 September 2011

Fashion's Night In

Since I can't jet off to NYC tonight, I figured I'd be watching Project Runway and seething with jealousy, but wait what is this? 

"New this year! Even if you can't make it out on September 8 you can take part in Fashion's Night Out Online! For access to all of our participating e-tailers, click "get started" below."   -fashionsnightout.com
You can be part of the fun without having to get out of your jam jams. Click here to participate online.  

-CABOO 

07 September 2011

Something Fabulous This Way Comes!


Missoni is hitting Target stores September 13th. We'll need to get to the goods pronto. Check out the Missoni For Target lookbook

Hat ($24.99) 
Toss Pillow ($29.99)
Silk Scarves ($19.99) 
Ballet Flats ($29.99) 

-CABOO

06 September 2011

Gorgeous Things


Loving these seed vases from LBK Studio. It's $48 for one and $420 for a set of nine in warm or cool tones. 

-CABOO 

05 September 2011

Happy Labor Day!

"Baby's Gotta Swim"
an original CABOO

04 September 2011

A Fab Factory Find

Toujours Bicyclettes Tee ($24.50 & Free Shipping) 
This holiday weekend J.Crew Factory online will be open on Monday. It intrigues me that keep such restricted hours. 

-CABOO 

03 September 2011

"I'm Ready For My Close-Up"


There are a lot of good movies narrated by a dead character, but Sunset Boulevard is one of my favorites and one of the first ones to do this. Sunset Boulevard airs tonight at 8 on TCM. 
Gillis (William Holden): "You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big."
Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson): "I am big. It's the pictures that got small."
-CABOO 

02 September 2011

The "F" Word


I'm not going to say the "F" word, and by "F" word I mean fall. Instead I'm going to bury my head in the proverbial white sand and pretend that it's an endless summer. 

However, Beautyhabit's Fall Lookbook did sort of catch my eye. 

-CABOO 

01 September 2011

Quelle Heure Est-Il?


I'll tell you what time it is. It's time to go The Loft, for it is there that you will encounter the Square Croc Printed Leather Watch. So fab and it's only $44.50. 

-CABOO