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L.A.M.B.

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L.A.M.B. opened at New York Fashion Week with a BANG!

I’ve read article upon article upon article about how brilliant the new line up is.

So maybe this is going to turn into a minor rant….

I can’t appreciate anything that L.A.M.B. puts out. I’ve surfed onto the site for the past two years and can’t really say I ever seen a single piece of couture that appealed to me (minus Harajuku Lovers from this equation because I really enjoy that line of kawaii goodies). Granted none of it will fit the Muse’s curvy body however that’s never stopped me from enjoying the look of high end fashion!

First of all I should say I think that Gwen Stefani is one classy lady! Her sense of style is fantastic and I’ve never seen the girl look anything but absolutely chic and fabulous! She’s uber talented, amazingly beautiful, and in the cool kid book for me!

But…her fashion line doesn’t have me bouncing from the ceilings in excitement.

Gulp.

This is hard to say….

but…

Even the shoes aren’t all that fab.

The entire concept of the brand which is inspired by a mad mix of Jamaican rastafarians, English school girls and Orange County teenages sounds like it could result in some awesome, flashy fashion! However, it falls short of the mark for me.

I’m not entirely sure what everyone is getting so hyped about.

To be fair I know I’m basing part of this rant on her website over the course of the last two years or so. To backup my rant I googled around to locate images from the new line up that was displayed at fashion week that everyone is finding so exciting and brilliant and Gwen Stefani is a God in the fashion industry, etc…etc…(maybe I made the God part up but it sounded good for effect)…

Well I came across quite a few tidbits and again, not so impressed.

I can’t really get excited about a line that has a lamb advertising the clothing. Since I’m on the advertising end doesn’t L.A.M.B. stand for Love, Angel, Music, Baby? This obviously means that Gwen was sorta kinda in a frame of mind promoting her latest CD at the time this “couture” (I use the term loosely) line was introduced.

Ok I guess my rant is over.

I don’t personally mean to attack the line but I just can’t take this all seriously and I’m somewhat shocked that it’s gotten the publicity it has and has opened with raving reviews.

In my world it’s somehow like introducing Mary Kate and Ashley’s Walmart clothing lines on a New York Fashion Runway.

That’s my 2 cents of the day!

What’s your take? Am I being too harsh? Talk to me!

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Bobbi Brown Metallics Swatches

As requested by a lovely reader. Some swatches from the new Bobbi Brown Metallic Palettes:

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Sadly, I don’t think these will be too helpful! My camera doesn’t pick up swatches well on my arm or hand and it doesn’t seem to like them on paper either! I guess it gives you a general idea of the colors but isn’t all that great a help! These are palettes you have to venture into the store to see, touch, and try out for yourself!

Sorry ’bout the crummy swatches icon wink Did my best!

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Oh Woe Is Me!

Avon has decided it didn’t really want you to have the Cynthia Rowley Collection this soon.

About 5 hours after receiving the email announcement and placing items in my cart I got this message:

Dear AVON Customer,

We experienced technical difficulties on our websites today, which triggered an email informing you that the Cynthia Rowley product you’ve been waiting for was now available. Unfortunately, it will not be available until September 14, 2007. We will send another reminder email at that time.

We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Sincerely,
AVON Online Customer Care

Alright than tease and torture us and than leave us high and dry! How unclassy Avon!

I personally think it’s a publicity stunt! or was it?

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Isle of Eden Secret Sale

Best thing to do when sleep eludes you and life has you feeling blue…blog..blog…blog!

Isle of Eden is having a sneaky little sale for the next two days! If you were lemming some Halloween treats now is your time to nab them with a discount of 17%!

Use Discount Code: Labor Day to take 17% off your total order!

Happy Shopping!

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Cynthia Rowley Avon Collection

Back in June I was browsing around my favorite blog A Touch of Blusher (See I not only write a blog, I’m also obsessed about reading them too) when I came across an article about Cynthia Rowley cosmetics! Behold something the Muse never heard of! Now as far as Cynthia Rowley fashion and accessories this the Muse has heard of but cosmetics? Never knew she had a line of cosmetics! A Touch of Blusher educated the Muse about some very cute Cynthia Rowley cosmetics and made her lem them rather hard but sadly they are impossible to track down on E-bay, MUA, or anywhere really!

I never really purchase Avon and can’t even properly give anything from Avon a review but the Cynthia Rowley collection may just end up in my cart as the packaging is so delightfully cute! This collection is available now from Avon for a limited time! Check it out! The all over face powder is intriguing the Muse!

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