31 January 2012

Gorgeous George Gab Fest


Get ready for gorgeous George Clooney to charm the pants off James Lipton on tonights episode of Inside The Actors Studio. In return, James will "Bernard Pivot" the heck out of George. Can't wait. Tune in at 7 on Bravo

-CABOO 

30 January 2012

The Billy Reid Look

I could move right into a Billy Reid store and be totally comfy cozy. 

If you caught last week's episode of It's A Brad Brad World, you got to see Billy Reid's Florence, Alabama store. His style really speaks to this southern gal and suddenly I have an urge to poke around my garage for family heirlooms. 

Check out the fabulous Billy Reid shops and get a sneak peek of his new spring collection

-CABOO

29 January 2012

Can't Kick This Habit

Tory Burch Brigitte Cosmetic Bag ($65) Saks Fifth Avenue

They tried to make me go to purse rehab, I said, "No, no, no." 

-CABOO 

28 January 2012

Serenity Now

Serenity Small Stone Drops ($34) Stella & Dot 

I'm kind of obsessed with this shade of blue. Don't worry Tangerine Tango, I still love you. 

-CABOO 

27 January 2012

Free Madewell Music Playlist




How can you say no to free music! 
Click here to download Madewell's free playlist. 

-CABOO 

26 January 2012

Just The Essentials

Black Leather Clutch ($79.50) The Banana

A classic black leather clutch, like air, is a necessity. 

-CABOO 



25 January 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Hits Net-a-Porter!

Ranging in price from $50 to $1,000, the 70-piece Karl Lagerfeld for Net-a-Porter collection is still too rich for my blood but I can't wait to see it. It's hitting the Net-a-Porter website aujourd'hui. 

After watching the fabulous documentary Lagerfeld Confidential, I became a little obsessed with Karl. He's a fascinating person with a jewelry collection that's off the chain (pun intended). If you haven't see Lagerfeld Confidential, it's a must-watch for the fabulous. Click here for the trailer. 

-CABOO

24 January 2012

This Charming Necklace

Charming Necklace ($58) Ann Taylor

The normally bland Ann has gotten a little flava. Digging the new vibe. 

-CABOO 

23 January 2012

See Jane's Journey


Jane's Journey, a biopic of the fabulous Jane Goodall, is a must-see. I had an opportunity to see her lecture when I was at university. Everyone was mesmerized and no doubt ready to skip off to Africa if it weren't for all those pesky classes. Click here to see the Jane's Journey trailer.
"It would be hard to name anyone who has had more of an impact in the realm of animal research and wildlife conservation than Jane Goodall, whose 45 year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa is legendary. 
In Jane's Journey, we travel with her across several continents, from her childhood home in England, to the Gombe National Park in Tanzania where she began her groundbreaking research and where she still returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her famous. Featuring a wide range of interviews and spectacular footage from her own private collection (including her years in Gombe), Jane's Journey is an inspiring portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon." -AMAZON
-CABOO 

Post Snark: If I were a different person (one who didn't fear bugs), perhaps I would go to Africa to study animals...and introduce them to the world of scarves. 

22 January 2012

If Nothing Else, Smell Good


Smelling good is key to maintaining fabulosity. In fact everything in your life can be a mess but as long as you smell nice who cares. Click here for a free sample of Carolina Herrera's CH perfume. I just sent away for mine. The notes include bergamot, lemon, pomelo, melon, jasmine, orange blossom, rose, cinnamon, praline, cashmere accord, cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood, suede, amber, musk.

-CABOO 

21 January 2012

"You Do Something To Me"

Sailor Striped Red Silk Scarf ($100) Kate Spade 

I need some friends with yachts so I can work this scarf. 

-CABOO 

20 January 2012

Punchy Marimekko Poufs

Marimekko Pouf ($79.95) Crate & Barrel 

It's not a golden Moroccan pouf, but what is. Crate & Barrel sells it as an outdoor bean bag, but having lived through the seventies I'm not going to call it that. I see a pouf. I'll have to put my trip to the Ottoman Empire on hold. 

-CABOO 

19 January 2012

More Love For Bugs


John & Kira's Bee My Lovebug Truffles ($32) Terrain

I usually don't eat bugs but these buggy truffles are totes adorbs. You get both ladybugs and bees. No ugly bugs here. 

-CABOO 

18 January 2012

Mad Men Season 5 Premieres March 25th!


Commence with the Mad Menning yourself.
As you can see, I've gained a little weight and have a nose now.
In short, I'm ready to swim with the big fish. 

This is a Fabulous Alert Level Chartreuse, the highest level I can sanction. The wait is all but over for the season 5 premiere of Mad Men. Tune into AMC at 9 on March 25th for the two-hour episode. 

-CABOO 



17 January 2012

HomeGoods/ T.J. Kate Spade Finds



Kate Spade Wish You Were Here Tote ($99.99) 
Kate Spade Queen Sheet Set ($49.99) 
Kate Spade Garden Grove Standard Sham ($14.99)
Kate Spade Garden Grove Comforter ($79.99)
Finding All This For You (Priceless) 

-CABOO 

16 January 2012

Bugging Out

Sheathed Winged Necklace ($38) Anthro

Finally some bug jewelry for when I'm passing through Bug Tussel. Despite being an animal lover, I usually don't care that much for the little dears but this beetle necklace is kind of fabulous. 

-CABOO 

15 January 2012

Golden Globules

Elizabeth Taylor Looking Tres Glam! 

The Golden Globes are tonight at 8 on NBC. I'll catch the first hour but then I must away to Downton Abbey which is turning into a convalescent home on tonight's episode (insert squeals of delight). Monday at 9 on E, Joan and her snarklings will give a fashion recap of the Golden Globes on a special edition of Fashion Police. For a snarkfest of epic proportions, tune in. 

-CABOO 

14 January 2012

Get Nautical At Old Navy

Canvas Flats ($24.94) Old Navy 



13 January 2012

The Softer Side Of Alec Baldwin

Simply Put, He's Complicated. 

I was excited that 30 Rock was back last night. I've missed Alec Baldwin and given recent events feel he is sorely misunderstood. Under the gruff Glengarry Glen Ross exterior, lies a sensitive philosophic soul. No really. 
  • Brutes don't have insightful things to say about George Gershwin like he recently did while hosting The New York Philharmonic This Week
  • Bullies don't have chit chats about cinema with TCM's Robert Osbourne like he does as a host on TCM's The Essentials. 
  • Thugs don't do public service announcements to Save The Manatee (they eat manatees). 
-CABOO 

Post Snark: Check out Alec Baldwin and the ridiculously talented and adorable Wynton Marsalis talk about smart stuff. 

Post Post Snark: Check out Alec's montage for TCM's The Essentials

12 January 2012

Getting Shipshape

Mini Boat Studs ($48) Kate Spade 
Anchors Away Mini Ring ($48) Kate Spade 

Nautical always comes to the surface this time of year. 
It's a perfect transition as we inch towards spring. 

-CABOO 

11 January 2012

Little Gorgeous Things


Big Beakers By Kuhn Keramik ($70 Each) 

I don't know what I'd do with these but I think they're fabulous. 

-CABOO 

10 January 2012

Jason Wu To Hit Target!


Something Fabulous This Way Comes! 
Jason Wu Satchel ($50) Target 
Jason Wu Dress ($40) Target 
Photo: Target/ Glamour Magazine  
The proverbial cat is out of the bag
and his name is Milu, Jason's chic muse 
who is voiced by Judy Garland in my dreams.
This is a Fabulous Alert Level Tangerine Tango (Pantone's color of the year). Jason Wu is hitting Target February 5th. Please refer to page 26 of your hymnal, also known as the February issue of In Style. 
"“My collection for Target embodies my signature aesthetic of feminine sophistication, with a mischievous nod to the 1960s,” said Jason Wu. “I’ve had an incredible experience partnering with Target and I am looking forward to bringing these affordable designs to women across the country.” 
Ranging in price from $19.99 to $59.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $49.99 for handbags and scarves, Jason Wu for Target will be available Feb. 5 through March 6, 2012 at most Target stores and Target.com." -Pressroom Target.com
I may have missed out on Calypso's golden pouf for Target. I also may have missed out on Missoni's anything for Target. Mark this, I will not miss out on Jason Wu's collection for Target. I'll do whatever it takes, so out of my way, chickens! I'm a woman on a mission.

-CABOO

Post Snark: I wonder if Michelle Obama knows about this. 

09 January 2012

Jazzy Jazz Age Jewelry

Jazz Age Necklace ($32) Madewell
 
Jazz Age Bracelet ($32) Madewell

So jazzed about Madewell's jazz age jewelry. I've always been obsessed with flappers. Prediction: when Baz Luhrmann's new film adaptation of The Great Gatsby comes out in December, flaps will be all the rage. 

-CABOO 

08 January 2012

Downton Abbey Time!


The wait is over for all us Downton Abbey fans. 
Season two starts tonight at 9 on PBS
Last one there has to sleep in the servants' quarters .

-CABOO 

07 January 2012

Boden Bag Beguiles

Piping Makes Me Happy
Must-Have Bag ($138) Boden 
As I ready for tomorrow's return to Downton Abbey, I've been dabbling in all things English and by that I mean I was looking at Boden's website. Loving this bag. Quelle surprise. 

-CABOO 

06 January 2012

Tangerine Tango Takes Off!

Shailene Dress ($298) Lilly Pulitzer 
Pantone's color of the year, Tangerine Tango, is rearing its pretty little head and I for one am tickled tangerine. 

-CABOO 

05 January 2012

Project Runway All Stars Ready To Shine


The good news is that Project Runway All Stars premieres tonight at 9 on Lifetime. The bad news is that Tim Gunn will not be the mentor, nor will we see Heidi, Michael or Nina. We do get Isaac Mizrahi as one the judges, so there is that. 

It's an interesting lineup but remains to be seen if this all star cast is indeed stellar. Shine on, designers. Shine on. 

-CABOO 

Post Snark: Tim Gunn's new show on ABC, The Revolution, starts January 16th. 

04 January 2012

New At J.Crew





Looking Fabulous Is So 2012. 
Loving these crisp pieces from J.Crew. 

Colorblocked Stripe Tee ($45)
Double-Breasted Gold Button Blazer ($115) 
Lattice Peacoat ($248)
Bubble Necklace ($150)

-CABOO

03 January 2012

Go Buy Yourself A Little Something

Depressed because you just dismantled all your Christmas decor? Fret not. Check out the fabulous new arrivals at West Elm. 

Hand-Painted Dotted Dinnerware ($24- $40)
Abstract Giraffe ($24) 
Silk Paisley Pillow Cover ($34)
Alphabet Trays ($6)

-CABOO 

02 January 2012

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway Time



I don't mean to pick but this rustic rambler isn't really my style. No splinters, please. That's not to say I wont' try and win it. Maybe next year, HGTV will build on a lush tropical island, something along the lines of the place where India Hicks lives. That would be perfect for Tootsie and me. 

"HGTV is giving one lucky viewer the chance to win a modern western ranch in picturesque Park City, Utah. This location is four seasons of total adventure - think fishing camp meets ski retreat with tons of 5-star luxury. The winner of the 16th HGTV Dream Home 2012 grand prize package will also win a 2012 GMC Terrain, five hundred thousand dollars in cash AND every single item in the house. All it takes is one step inside and you'll be ready to move right in!"
Enter twice daily until February 17th on HGTV and Front Door. 

-CABOO 

01 January 2012

Doggy I Do's


Two NYC Chihuahuas tie the knot on the next episode of Chef Roble. Can't wait. Roble is the perfect foil to the over the top New York dog owner. 

Check out the meet and greet Roble has with the mother of the doggy bride and groom. Tune in tonight at 10 on Bravo. 

-CABOO 

Oprah Rising


Oprah's Next Chapter debuts tonight at 9 on OWN. My Oprah-less existence is no more (although to get by I have been catching her Super Soul Sunday). 

-CABOO 

Post Snark: I still have yet to have an ah-ha moment but instead many uh-oh moments. Oprah, please help.