I was looking at pictures from the People’s Choice Awards and what everyone wore, and I kept going back to Selena Gomez. Yeah I know I was surprised too. Well until I found out who she was wearing. She walked the blue carpet in a classic, soft pink, one shoulder Paule Ka dress. I thought the dress was perfection and was disappointed when I found out she was quoted as saying, “Paule Ka. I don’t know who that is, but thanks!” when asked who she was wearing.
So instead of sharing my top 10 picks, which I’m sure you’ve seen all over the place by now I decided to tell you about one of my favorite designers. If you love Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, or Parisian fashion you’re going to love Paule Ka.
Since creating the brand Paule Ka in 1987, Serge Cajfinger, founder, President and Stylist, has lead the company from one success to another. In 1974, Serge Cajfinger, founded a fashion boutique in Lille with his mother and aunt Paule. This was the beginning of a story, his first footsteps into the metier. As an admirer of Jacky Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly, Serge Cajfinger is creating a very elegant style for a bubbly woman with allure.
The clothes are some of the most luxurious I’ve seen and each season I’ve enjoyed the beauty that is Paule Ka. Most people aren’t familiar with the line so I’ve never really discussed it with anyone. I hope with celebrities like Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna giving the brand more exposure it will become more accessible to shoppers outside of Europe and Asia.
I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures, and love Paule Ka as much as I do!
I couldn’t cook AT ALL when I got married. I literally made food that was inedible. The meal that really made me realize I needed help was when I put shrimp and zucchini on the same dry skewer, with no spices or sauces, on a broken Bar-B-Q and attempted to cook. It was charred, raw in some places, and totally disgusting! Burned AND uncooked–I didn’t even know that was possible. It was time for help.
I started watching 30-Minute Meals and within a couple of weeks I was whipping up veal cutlets with sage and prosciutto in a white wine sauce. My husband has been in heaven ever since! The new Rachael Ray Cookbook, “Look to Cook” is absolutely wonderful! 600 photos illustrate this easy-to-use cookbook. Recipes like “Caesar Spaghetti” jump out at you and make you want to get cooking! An online tutorial (with no commercials) guides you through the cooking process with a timer on the side to let you know – this really will take YOU 30 minutes. It’s a brilliant idea!
Rachel Ray does phenomenal charity work and she took a few minutes to talk about it at her book signing at Santana Row this past Saturday. Her organization Yum-O was started in 2007 with former President Bill Clinton as an associate. Their goal is to educate, and “improve relationship(s) with food and cooking” for families. What’s wonderful for us “die-hard fans” is to know that she has been passionate about that since her show first came on the air. By teaching parents and children how to eat healthy and work together in the kitchen, she is making a difference in their lives. Another organization that is near and dear to her heart is her work with animal rescues. I got to hug one of the precious pit bull mix puppies this afternoon and it reminded me of when I first got mine. I have two pit bulls of my own and have found them to be loving and sweet dogs. Actually, one of the main reasons I adopted them was because of her show. 100% of the proceeds from her dog food Nutrish go towards helping animal rescues. Rachel Ray is one of my personal heroes.
The opportunity to meet her was a dream come true! I got my TBAF Make-Over this week (you can win one too just follow them on FB) so when Rachel Ray was signing my books, she stopped and said 3 times, “You are so beautiful.” Followed by, “You are bringing beautiful back in a big way.” So basically I can die happy! I wouldn’t be a food critic today, a decent cook, or maybe even alive if I hadn’t learned how to cook edible food by watching her show and reading her books!
I really want to thank Santana Row and Sur la Table for organizing this event and bringing a bit of luxury, and celebrity into our lives! I can’t wait to see what else you have coming up for us Bay Area shoppers! And of course thank you Rachael, for being who you are! The Bay Area loves you!
Scout model & talent management is having an open casting Monday–November 29th at 6:30PM in Los Gatos, CA. What sets this casting apart than most castings is that Scout is also looking for plus sized models! So ladies 5’8 and taller and gentlemen 5’11-6’3 make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity to work in a field that you’ve always dreamed of!
Scout Management is a full service model & talent agency located in the San Francisco Bay Area, a prime location for scouting and developing models. Scout Management represents female, male, and child models and actors as well as photographers and makeup artists world wide. The President of Scout Management has been an agent for the past 10 years in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Scout Management team has a combined 40 years of experience in the modeling and acting fields.
UGG Australia and Jimmy Choo are pleased to announce a collaboration for limited edition co-branded “UGG® & Jimmy Choo” women’s sheepskin footwear products.
The collection is based on the iconic UGG Australia boot construction with design details that embody the spirit of the Jimmy Choo brand. The collection encompasses 5 styles in multiple color variations and will be priced between $495-$795.
The boots will be available in an exclusive limited distribution, only at Jimmy Choo and UGG Australia stores and a selection of prestigious department and specialty stores that carry Jimmy Choo shoes. In addition, the collaboration products will be available on the jimmychoo.com and uggaustralia.com websites.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer the Jimmy Choo and UGG customers a unique collection of boots that we believe our customers will covet. The boots are a seamless combination of luxury comfort that the UGG customer has grown to love meeting the high fashion and bold look that Jimmy Choo has perfected.”
Connie X. Rishwain – President, UGG Australia
“Other than Jimmy Choo, UGG Australia is the only other footwear I have in my wardrobe. We are delighted to have created a special capsule that captures the best of both brands – the legendary comfort of UGG with the spirit of Jimmy Choo.”
Tamara Mellon – President and Founder, Jimmy Choo