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A new column of finds from the eyes of someone who is a “discoverer”...Rhonda Erb

New Directions:

Oops! Your Slip is Showing! The petticoat is making a comeback thanks to the new line of women’s apparel appropriately called Oops! Your Slip is Showing. The collection, created by former businesswoman, Gayle Cruise, consists of mini and knee-length slips with decorative borders that are designed to peek out from under coordinating dresses and skirts. The outer garments can be mixed and matched with the slips (which have seductive names like “Love Me and Jungle Fever”) to create a variety of playful, flirty looks. Of course you can also wear the slips over your favorite slim jeans or even a bathing suit. Who knew that layering could be so much fun?

Oops! Your Slip is Showing, www.yourslipisshowing.com

Cool Gear:

Photo: Isabelle Erb

Exclusive Apparel Line by LL Cool J Music icon LL Cool J has teamed up with Sears to create an exclusive clothing collection that makes its debut this fall. The new line targets trend conscious juniors, kids, and young men and looks to draw upon LL Cool J’s broad demographic appeal and enduring celebrity. For his part, LL Cool J is happy to be working with the venerable American retailer, since he has fond memories of his grandfather taking him to Sears every weekend when he was a child. The apparel line will be carried in 450 Sears stores nationwide beginning the second week of September.


On-Line Fashion:

ShopGoldyn.com Melissa Gelfand and Vanessa Barcus are Denver residents whose busy lifestyles left them little or no time to go shopping. “Even finding time to navigate a traditional fashion website was a challenge,” says Melissa. Thus, she and Vanessa founded ShopGoldyn.com in September 2007. They want to provide a more personalized, boutique shopping experience for the on-line shopper. The site features designer labels that you won’t find everywhere and women in the Colorado area can even have a personal stylist come to their home. Check out their latest Pre-Fall looks on-line. Chances are that you too are a Goldyn Girl.



Byrnn Hudson Jewelry Byrnn Hudson’s Jewelry collection was born out of personal desire to find “chucky yet elegant” silver jewelry. Since she was unable to find the sort of pieces that she wanted, she decided to create her own. All of Byrnn Hudson’s jewelry designs are bold and striking yet undeniably timeless and beautiful. She works primarily in sterling silver, using Swarovski Crystals and fan shaped beads to accent several styles. It is Brynn Hudson’s goal that her silver designs make the wearer “feel bold, yet elegant and simply beautiful.”

Byrnn Hudson Jewelry Debut New York, 298 Mulberry Street New York, NY 10012 212-343-2717 www.brynnhudson.com

Just So You Know….

Clarins awarded their 2008 Most Dynamic Woman Award to Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, co-founders of Childhelp, a non-profit organization that assists victims of child abuse and neglect. Throughout the summer (ending August 31, 2008) 100% of the profits from on-line sales of Clarins sun products will be donated to Childhelp. In addition, free standard shipping will be provided with the purchase of any of these products. Protect your skin and help to support the work of this leading non-profit foundation.

Clarins, www.clarinsusa.com

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