30 November 2012

Nifty Giftys That Give Back

Elephant Tote ($18) Ann Taylor
"To honor the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® mission of finding cures and saving children, Ann Taylor collaborated with fashion illustrator and designer, Virginia Johnson, to create a limited edition scarf and tote. The collection is inspired by the iconic elephant shared by the primary long-term stay residence for St. Jude patients and families. It stands for family and love. 60% of the purchase price of this Limited Edition Elephant Tote will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, beginning November 16, 2012 through February 2, 2013. Two carry handles with 10" drop. 15 1/2"H x 14"W. Please note, due to the charitable initiative related to this item, it is excluded from any promotional offers." -Ann Taylor


29 November 2012

Playing Barbie With Tim Gunn

What I wouldn't give to play Barbie with Tim Gunn. Check out Tim talk Barbie and the fabulous collection he designed for Matel with Barbie Collector Designer and Project Runway alum Robert Best. 


28 November 2012

Light My Fire

The Laundress Candle Set ($60) Beauty Habit 
No. 247 (Bergamot, Thyme, Lavender, Musk and Ylang Ylang)
Lady (Amber, Bergamot and Lavender)
Cedar (Cedar, Sandalwood, Orange and Rose) 

Saw this in Beauty Habit's new 2012-2013 winter catalog. Love the packaging. 


27 November 2012

Tootsie Tuesday

EZ-GO Sailor Harness ($25) Trixie & Peanut

Having survived Cyber Monday, I'm more than ready for Tootsie Tuesday. This is what I'm thinking of getting her for Tootmas. 


26 November 2012

Let's Have A Kiki de Montparnasse

Kiki de Montparnasse: Paris in the 1920s ($122.85) Amazon

"From humble origins, Kiki de Montparnasse became the muse of Man Ray, Kisling, Foujita, Calder, and other important artists living in Paris in the Roaring Twenties. Many revolutionary writers, artists, and personalities flourished on the bohemian Left Bank, each one inventing their own iconic style, and Kiki, the Queen of Montparnasse, was the thread connecting them. Not only an artist’s model, Kiki was also a cabaret performer, actress, and an artist in her own right with two successful exhibitions. Every image tells a fascinating story in this lavishly illustrated, oversize luxury slipcase volume, revealing the artistic, social, and historical events that created and surrounded the incredible artistic flowering of the now mythical Montparnasse neighborhood." Assouline 

25 November 2012

The Final Countdown

Advent Candle ($12) Terrain

Are we really doing this Christmas thing again? Oy to the vey. 


24 November 2012

Bar Scene

With a nip in the air, I'm thinking I might need a little nip, plus there's nothing like a smart, fully stocked bar to get you through the holidays. Check out the bar scene on House Beautiful.


23 November 2012

Chic Friday

The Big Book Of Chic ($47.25) Amazon
"Internationally acclaimed interior design sensation Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. His unique aesthetic vision is characterized by a playful mélange of high and low, invigorated with whimsical splashes of color and modern gestures. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Richard Avedon fashion photographs to Rene Gruau illustrations, Redd has crafted interiors for a wide array of venues. His trademark approach to design has brought to life rooms infused with boldness, fantasy, and sophistication. This lavishly illustrated volume will be an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, and eclectic design." -Amazon

22 November 2012

Have A Fabulous Thanksgiving!

Back at Fabulous Alert Headquarters, 
Tootsie and I are getting our Thanksgiving snuggle on. 


21 November 2012

Oprah's Faves

Miss Oprah has spoken. Check out her list of Favorite Things for 2012 and learn how to win them all in the December issue of O


20 November 2012

Like Crayons For Ladies

Ciaté's Mini Mani Set ($58) Nordstrom

Seventeen mini Paint Pots, four Caviar blends and three Paint Pot glitter shades from Ciaté. Where would one even begin?


19 November 2012

I'm Sensing A Russian Phase

Julie Christie Looking Fierce! 

Grab a bowl of borscht, a bottle of vodka and some hankies because Dr. Zhivago airs tonight at 8 on TCM. Please note that all David Lean films are mandatory Fabulous Alert viewing. No Way Out was on the other night and now this, plus the new Anna Karenina was just released. Where is my platok? 
"A young physician (Omar Sharif) and his beautiful mistress (Julie Christie) get swept up in the danger and drama of the Bolshevik Revolution in this Oscar-winning epic based on the classic novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Boris Pasternak. The film earned five Academy Awards in all, including statues for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Score and Best Screenplay. Alec Guinness and Rod Steiger co-star." Netflix

18 November 2012

Do It For The Sick Children

Elephant Scarf ($58) Ann Taylor 

This elephant scarf is swellegant and 60% of the purchase price goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 


17 November 2012

In My Dreams

Bobbie Brown Holiday Trunk ($1,000) Neiman Marcus 

I could never justify spending this much on makeup but a girl can dream. 


16 November 2012

It's Like You're Really There

Safari: A Photicular Book ($15.02) Amazon
By Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann 

"Safari is a magical journey. Readers, as if on safari, encounter eight wild animals that come alive. Using an innovative lenticular-based technology, precision sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery, each image is like a 3-D movie on the page, delivering a rich, fluid, immersive visual experience. The cheetah bounds. The gazelle leaps. The African elephant snaps its ears. The gorilla munches the leaves off a branch. It’s mesmerizing, as visually immediate as a National Geographic or Animal Planet special.
Accompanying the images is Safari, the guide: It begins with an evocative journal of a safari along the Mara River in Kenya and interweaves the history of safaris. Then for each animal there is a lively, informative essay and an at-a-glance list of important facts. It’s the romance of being on safari—and the almost visceral thrill of seeing the animals in motion— in a book unlike any other." -Amazon

15 November 2012

C. Wonder Wonderfulness

Monogrammed Votives ($8 Each) C. Wonder 


14 November 2012

Sephora Wednesday

Glitz & Glam Party Sampler ($45) Sephora

The Sephora sampler sets have hit the shelves mes amies. Check it out. 

Stila Duo Shimmer Powder in Kitten
Laura Mercier Baked Eye Color - Wet/Dry in Black Karat
bareMinerals Eyecolor in Good Fortune
SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour in Looks Like Rain Dear
Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Black
Nars Body Glow
Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre Gold
Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Trail Blazer
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Starfish


13 November 2012

Classy Classics

Almost all my books are ruined with what I thought at the time were brilliant insights. Sigh. So loving these covers by Mr. Boddington's Studio available at Anthropologie. 


12 November 2012

Nest Essentials From Nest Designs

The World Is Your Oyster Giclee Print ($30) 
Ring Dish ($14) 
Vermont Vintage Milk Bottles ($21) 
Check out the Nest Designs pop up shop. Adore Home magazine touted it on Facebook yesterday. Loving "The World Is Your Oyster" print. 


11 November 2012

Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Scarves

Gene Silk Scarf ($89.50) Club Monaco
Luella Cashmere Scar ($129.50) Club Monaco 
Isabel Ikat Scarf ($89.50) Club Monaco
Isabel Paisley Scarf ($89.50) Club Monaco

I haven't pined for a scarf in moons until I saw these little numbers from Club Monaco.  


09 November 2012

Judging Books By Their Covers

In Vogue: An Illustrated History Of The World's
Most Famous Fashion Magazine
 ($44.11) Amazon

"In Vogue is a fascinating look at the history of the world's most influential magazine. The complete compendium is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival interiors of past Vogue editions, featuring the work of some of the twentieth century's most respected artists, cover illustrators, and photographers—from Edward Steichen, Toni Frissell, and Erwin Blumenfeld to Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Bruce Webber, and Herb Ritts. In 1909, an entrepreneurial New Yorker named Condé Nast took charge of a struggling society journal and transformed it into the most glamorous fashion magazine of the twentieth century. In Vogue traces the history, development and influence of this media colossus—from its beginning as a social gazette in the late nineteenth century, to the exploration of modern fashion photography and new visuals in the mid-twentieth century, to its status as the top style magazine today. The book explains the makings of the magazine—from runways, to editorial meetings, to the pages of Vogue.The thoroughly researched story incorporates first-person accounts, interviews with editors and photographers, and excerpts from stories written in the magazine by many world-renowned writers, including Truman Capote, Aldous Huxley, Richard Burton, Federico Fellini, and Marcello Mastroianni. Unparalleled in its scope and exceptionally illustrated, In Vogue is sure to be among the most important publications on the subjects of culture, art, fashion, photography, and media." -Amazon

08 November 2012

365 Days Of Tory Burch

Tory Burch Desk Calendar ($55) Tory Burch

For just fifteen cents a day you can have a little Tory Burch for a whole year. 


07 November 2012

Narciso Rodriquez Hits Kohl's

Yesterday was a big day but this is a big day too…in the world of fashion. An oh-so limited edition Narciso Rodriguez capsule collection for Kohl's is in stores today. If you voted yesterday, go buy yourself a little something. 


06 November 2012

Get Out The Vote Already!

Tootsie Shows Her Love Of Country
By Snuggling Under My Father's Burial Flag. 

Today is the big day to get out the vote. Make haste fabulous people.  


05 November 2012

Bravo's Blowing Up

We may be sans Downton Abbey, Mad Men, and Louie but look at what fabulousness from Bravo awaits this week! 

  • The Real Housewives Of Atlanta (Sunday at 9:00)
  • The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills (Monday at 9:00)
  • NEW! Start-Ups: Silicon Valley (Monday at 10:00)
  • NEW! LOL Work (Wednesday at 11:00) 

04 November 2012

Jonathan Adler For The Holidays

Lion Ornament ($24) Jonathan Adler  
Monkey Ornament ($24) Jonathan Adler 

These j'adorable Jonathan Adler ornaments arrive perfectly packaged in a decorative box. 


02 November 2012

HomeGoods/T.J Fab Finds

Silver Owl ($24.99) 
Claus Porto Candle ($14.99) 
Drexel Heritage Decorative Trays (Starting at $29.99) 
Finding All This For You (Priceless) 


01 November 2012

I Want Candy

Jumbo Color Wand For Lips ($11) Sephora

Candy schmandy, I want this.