In light of Valentine’s Day coming soon, here are a few pink + red items to buy for yourself, your honey or that ‘Mr. / Ms. Right Now’ + in that order too – you should show your love for the one you’re with every day, not just once a year, BUT, guilt can be sooo pretty in it’s many forms including expensive flowers, jewelry, designer anything et al. Just remember,like RuPaul always says, ‘Learn to love yourself, ‘cause if you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?’
1 DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Carolina Lips Clutch at MATCHES – who doesn’t love pink + gold? 2 BALENCIAGA Low Top Sneakers at BARNEYS – kicks to wear with about anything, anywhere 3 BRIAN ATWOOD Starlet Neon Patent Leather Pumps at NET-A-PORTER – that shoe’s dip is all I need…sigh
4 VISIONAIRE 37 VREELAND MEMOS at NET-A-PORTER – for any die-hard Vreeland fans, this one can’t be beat, containing 150 memos from the late irreverent Vogue editor Diana Vreeland dating back from 1966 to 1972. Described by Diane Von Furstenberg as the first blogger, Vreeland wrote memos that read like stories yet, without editing + lots of attitude, these memos must be magic (p.s., if you haven’t seen Diane’s documentary ‘The Eye Must Travel’, you must, especially if you’re into fashion and or a quick wit with unbridled imagination) 5 LANVIN Clear Visor– a super cool way to keep the sun out of your eves, even when indoors (sure, why not right?) – I see a visor as an extension of sunglasses that can be worn in +/ or outdoors, especially when they have a metallic pink headband + clear pink visor
6 GUISEPPE ZANOTTI’s Sculpted Wedge Sandals at BLOOMINGDALES – to channel Daphne Guiness walking in bubble gum 7 DELFINA DELETTREZ Gold, pearl & enamel lip single earring at MATCHES – who really needs two earrings let alone, a matching pair? 8 GIVENCHY Podium Ankle Strap Sandal, NappaRed at FORWARD – who doesn’t like having their ankles wrapped in red leather + metallic detail on the heel
9 JEREMY SCOTT JS Poodle adidas at COLETTE – so adorable + you don’t have to worry about animal rights advocates crucifying you for dyeing your poodle pink 10 MARY KATRANTZOU Jean Alias Cotone at L’INDE LE PALAIS-kick ass in white + red pattern
11 EMILIO PUCCI Small Marquise Bag at L’INDE LE PALAIS – very lady-like but still tough around the edges 12 LANVIN Lacquer Dipped Repp Tie at BARNEYS – who wouldn’t love a Silk tie with teal diagonal stripes on green with the end lacquered in iridescent pink?
13 LANVIN Maria Felix Bangle at MATCHES – You know LANVIN is dope when it designs a bracelet inspired by the late Mexican actress Maria Felix, one sick creature – check out them brows – she served as my inspiration for super high arches
14 M MISSONI Printed Jersey Dress at L’INDE LE PALAIS – love the pattern + how it accentuates your waist just so 15 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Asymmetric Drape Top at BARNEYS -love the hint of a ‘tuck’ on the right
16 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Freddy Flat in Red at BARNEYS – would look great with just about anything, if you ask me | also comes in Rose Paris / Fluorescent Pink
17 BALENCIAGA The Pocket Tote Bag at MATCHES – with this color block beauty, you get the best of both18 CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Pandora Perspex Clutch at NET-A-PORTER – loving the impact with it’s simplicity + cool, modern + sculptural elegance but get this, it’s named ‘Pandora’ since it has a crystal embellished spider clasp. Sick!
19 COMME des GARÇONS Polka Dot Pouch in Red at FORWARD – who can go wrong with anything by COMME des GARÇONS? 20 ANN MASHBURN Shagreen Cuff at ANN MASHBURN – leather never looked better than in pink shagreen stingray
21 STELLA MCCARTNEY Faux Python Clutch With Shoulder Strap at LUISAVIAROMA – not only great for ‘Vday’ but also a great way to commemorate 2013, the Year of the Snake starting Feb 10 22 RICHARD JAMES Ribbed Cotton Socks at MR PORTER – here’s a great example of what Richard James does best, his signature of cleverly using color for impact. I especially love a man who wears colorful socks in fact, every first date I’ve been on, I’ll casually ask my date to lift up his pant leg to catch a glimpse of his socks + if it’s white gym socks I see, I’m done + out – nothing sexy about that!
23 STELLA MCCARTNEY Cotton Espadrilles at FARFETCH – so adorably simple in pink, they remind me of pink grapefruits 24 ITALIA INDEPENDENT Dropshaped Velvet Sunglasses at L’INDE LE PALAIS – looks like iconic photographer Terry Richardson’s signature aviators but in the form of pink sunnies, with the feel of velvet no less
25 RED VALENTINO Doublebreasted PVC Trench at L’INDE LE PALAIS – I mean really, what can you really say about pink pvc but gimme, gimme, gimme!