Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pantone's Fashion Color of the Year - Tangerine Tango

Hmmmm! How do you feel about that? Tangarine Tango is the forecast color of 2012, so says the color experts, Pantone. I'm not sure how I feel about orange as a hot color this year. Oh, come one.... tangerine .... orange.  Potato ... Po Tat To. It's orange! Nevertheless, it is suppose to be a hot color this year and even I want to be ready.

I think Tangarine Tango is wonderful to chic up those drab winter colors! Instead of running out and getting a full ensemble of orange that would just be a shock to any system and possibly send the "fashion police" to your door to issue a warning, try a bit of accessorizing first. Baby steps. Here are a few items that I found that won't break your wallet or get you arrested.

Leather Envelope Clutch $19
Sperry Rain Boots  $60

Deco Ring - Blonde Chick $22

OPI Nail - A Good Man-darin ... $12

FineThreadz Ruffle Top $35

Michael Kors Ostrich Bag $398

As you can see,  you really don't have to break the bank to add a little Tangerine Tango to your life. You can take this as far as you want .... or at least as far as your Visa card will allow. When I went searching for some of the best items I could find in orange....ahem.... Tangerine Tango, I really was overwhelmed. There are so many gorgeous fashion pieces to be found in this color.  If you have a favorite, please share! I'd love to see it.

 As you can see I've added my own contribution to what is sure to be a wonderful fashion craze this year! However,  if Tangarine Tango isn't your thing, I also offer my ruffle top in 15 other colors! I don't do girly very much. My designs lean more of the side of sexy or practical. I guess there's been no middle ground with me. Certainly no room for romantic or feminine. This time I wanted to try something soft. Something with a little flow without the frilly. Sorry. I hate frilly. Well I hate it today. But who knows where my design evolution will take me as time goes by.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Photo of the Month - January 2012

Yep, even a squirrel has prayers!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I Simply Must Have It - Furla Pink Candy Bag

I'll start by confessing I'm a designer bag hag. No matter how many expensive designer handbags I have, I always want one more. I have my favs like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach! Not big on Chanel, Fendi or Prada. It's all about what I like, not the price. Because if I like it, I'll move heaven and earth to get one. This past Christmas I had to have a Furla Limited Edition Pink Candy bag. When I say limited, there were supposedly only 150 made and sold worldwide. I simply must have it!

Getting one was a horrible experience that totally ruined my Christmas. It seems the big international retail, Furla, in New York, decided to do Christmas instead of customer service. The bag cost $398.00 and there was an offer of free 2 day shipping. On the Dec  22, I placed my order and inquired via customer service email about whether it would get to me by Christmas Eve. Nothing. They never responded back. So I found the customer service phone number and I guess Laurie (yes, only one customer service rep in New York!!!!!) was off for Christmas. And Furla's customer service voice mail box was full! Can you believe that crap!?! What frigging retailer takes off for Christmas? Anyway, the next day, I log into Furla and it says my order was shipped. They never bothered to send me a shipping confirmation number, email... nothing. Oh but it gets worse. Here I am hoping to get the bag before Christmas and that only left Christmas Eve. I log into Furla again hoping for some dregs of information and my account shows a total different bag had been shipped! WTF? Okay by this point I'm pissed and there was no one to ream out over my fucking order. The 23rd past with no response from Furla. The 24th passed. I didn't get it before Christmas, and at that point I wasn't sure what bag was coming. The 25th passed. The 26th arrived and Laurie's still out on Christmas holiday! UPS and USPS weren't running...they were all doing Christmas too. On the 27th, I got my bag. Yep, it was the right bag. It was the Furla Limited Edition Pink Candy Bag!

Furla Limited Edition Pink Candy Bag
I love it! This is my second Furla Limited Edition Candy Bag. The first was an all black that was also limited, but not to a lowly 150 available worldwide. The bottom is a snakeskin print leather and the strap is something new. First time I'd ever seen one. The plastic is a pale pink PVC and as far as bags go, that plastic is a bit heavy.

After the bad experience I had with Furla over getting my order, you'd think I'd be willing to forgive and forget. Nope. I've written a letter to the company president. My 25 years in customer service won't allow me to just let this crap go. Improvements need to be made. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find an Italian address for Furla yet. If anyone knows how to got about getting that, by all means, please share.


Update --- Want to see the bag in action? Check out my Spring Preview!