Friday, January 29, 2010

Dress Like Twilight's Bella

We're prepared ourselves for the potential crap we're going to get for even recognizing it, but we were at Nordstrom Rack and saw a rack of BB Dakota jackets, including the blue one that Bella (Kristen Stewart) wears in Twilight (outside in the forest, at the ballet studio in Phoenix, in promotional photos). It's available on the web from $69 to $89, but Nordie's Rack has it for $39.99.

It may surprise you that clothing seen in a movie shot three years ago is still available, but you won't be if you just Google the key words "Bella" "Twilight" "Clothes." Supply and demand. Apparently enough people asked for it and BB Dakota produced it again. It comes in a variety of colors. BTW, we tried it on and it runs small. And, no, we didn't buy it.

As seen worn by Bella in the movie "Twilight", enjoy a night under the stars with this BB Dakota Jacket.
  • Zip closure, drawstring knit hood.
  • Fleece lined interior.
  • Multiple front pockets with zip and button flap closure.
  • Shoulder pocket with button flap closure.
  • Ribbed cuffs.
  • Machine washable.
  • Imported.
  • 100% cotton.

Dress Like Twilight's Victoria

Alright, we've already done the above story, and felt we need to balance it out (and bury ourselves further). So for the more easily agitated of you (or those with a "wicked curve ball") consider a little bad vamp gear. Rachelle LeFevre (who may not be in the next two installments of Twilight, but, at least, is in the forgettable ABC series "The Deep End") played tenacious, nasty tracker Victoria, and was accessorized with a shaggy something (jacket, shawl, accent). Here are some ways to dupe the look.

Frenchi Shaggy Vest. Nordstrom. $24.

Hypnos vest, available on $34

Hinge Vest, available at Nordstrom. $59.

Joie's Glimmer Fur Vest

Lil' Shaggy Vest from an Australian website. $34.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's Never Too Early To Get Ready For VD

Valentine's Day Drink

Tired of Chambord and Champagne? RA Sushi's "mixologist" created a new Valentine's Day drink, that you can order at RA Sushi or, since we're sharing the recipe here, make it yourself at home for your honey or just for you.
French Kiss

¾ oz Godiva White Chocolate liqueur

¾ oz Godiva Dark Chocolate liqueur

½ oz Ketel One Vodka

½ oz Captain Morgan

¾ oz Chambord

Pour all ingredients into a martini shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass drizzled with chocolate sauce. Garnish with a fresh strawberry on the rim.

You can also get a French Kiss — drink, that is! -- at RA Sushi Huntington Beach or Tustin. Both are open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner is served until 11 p.m. daily. The bar is open until 1 a.m. or later.

Shakira, Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Minka Kelly, Derek Jeter, Audrina Patrige, Jaime Pressly, Kelly Roland and other celebs have visited RA Sushi. The decadent French Kiss drink recipe was created by RA’s mixologist, Alex Summer.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant Huntington Beach
5th St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-6390

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant Tustin
2401 Park Avenue
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 566-1700

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dave Matthews Goes On Tour

Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King Nominated For Two GRAMMY® Awards; Band To Perform On GRAMMY Awards Telecast On January 31st

Dave Matthews Band will launch a North American summer tour with two-nights at The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT (May 28th and 29th). An online ticket request period begins this Thursday, January 28th and continues through Monday, February 8, 2010, at: Tickets will go on sale to the general public on February 26, 2010.

The group's Platinum-certified 2009 album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (RCA), is nominated for two Grammy awards - "Album Of The Year" and "Best Rock Album." Dave Matthews Band will perform at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, held this Sunday, January 31st, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on CBS from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Big Whiskey features some of the last studio recordings of founding member/saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who passed away in August 2008. The group toured throughout 2009 in support of the album, and released the box set Europe 2009. The collection includes Dave Matthews Band: Live from Lucca, a set of three CDs from the group's July 5, 2009 show in Lucca, Italy, and Across the Pond, a DVD from its June 26, 2009 show at O2 Academy Brixton in London, England - the book chronicles the group's 2009 tour. The upcoming Live In Las Vegas features Dave Matthewsand Tim Reynolds' live acoustic interpretations of tracks from Big Whiskey plus selected songs from previous Dave Matthews Band albums and material from each artist's solo career. Due out February 9th, the two-disc collection was recorded at the Theater for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on December 12, 2009.

Renowned for its live performances, Dave Matthews Band sold more than 17 million tickets throughout its career. The group was named the top-selling touring artist of the decade by Billboard and Pollstar - "The sold-out show...bore all the electricity and fervor of an extra-inning ballgame," said The Boston Globe, covering the kick-off of last summer's tour at historic Fenway Park. "In his lyrics and a voice that's both robust and melancholy, Mr. Matthews ponders the gap between public problems and personal pleasures...Yet the band rarely broods for long; the music stays brisk and upbeat," said The New York Times while The Cincinnati Enquirer observed: "Concertgoers were dancing in the rain Tuesday night while the Dave Matthews Band rocked out...Few bands have had such tremendous turnout year after year at Riverbend and it's easy to understand why. Matthews and company are nothing if not great entertainers and their music spans genres from rock to folk to alternative."

Dave Matthews Band - Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) - has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined.With Big Whiskey's debut atNo. 1 on The Billboard 200 in June of 2009, Dave Matthews Band became one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart. Big Whiskey was among the Top 5 best-selling albums on iTunes in 2009.

The band launches a month-long European tour in Hamburg, Germany on February 16th. North American tour dates are as follows:


Date City/State Venue Support

5/28 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

5/29 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

6/1 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre The Felice Brothers

6/2 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center The Felice Brothers

6/4 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center The Felice Brothers

6/5 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center The Felice Brothers

6/7 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Yonder Mountain String Band

6/8 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Yonder Mountain String Band

6/15 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center Robert Earl Keen

6/16 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Robert Earl Keen

6/18 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Robert Earl Keen

6/19 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Robert Earl Keen

6/22 Columbus, OH Huntington Park Robert Earl Keen

6/23 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Center Martin Sexton

6/25 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center Martin Sexton

6/30 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Martin Sexton

7/1 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Martin Sexton

7/3 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Zac Brown Band

7/4 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Zac Brown Band

7/9 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium Zac Brown Band

7/10 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park Zac Brown Band

7/13 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Amos Lee

7/14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain Amos Lee

7/16 New York, NY Citi Field Zac Brown Band

7/17 New York, NY Citi Field Zac Brown Band

7/20 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Amos Lee

7/21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Amos Lee

7/23 Washington, DC Nationals Park Zac Brown Band

7/25 Louisville, KY Churchill Downs Music Festival

7/27 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood Gov't Mule

7/28 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre Gov't Mule

7/30 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Gov't Mule

7/31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Gov't Mule

8/14 Wichita, KS InTrust Bank Arena Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

*8/17 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre Brett Dennen

8/20 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Brett Dennen

8/21 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Brett Dennen

8/23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Raphael Saadiq

8/25 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord Raphael Saadiq

8/27 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Raphael Saadiq

8/28 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Raphael Saadiq

8/31 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena

9/3 George, WAGorge Amphitheatre Ben Harper and Relentless7

9/4 George, WAGorge Amphitheatre Ben Harper and Relentless7

9/5 George, WAGorge Amphitheatre Ben Harper and Relentless7

9/10 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

9/11 Dallas, TX Center Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

9/14 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

9/15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

*The 8/17 show is a free concert with tickets initially being offered to those individuals who purchased tickets to the band's cancelled 2009 USANA Amphitheatre concert. Those individuals who purchased tickets for last year's concert will be contacted with details on how to obtain their free tickets. After the initial offering to the 2009 ticket holders tickets will be made available to the general public through a special offering to be announced..

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How Jessica Alba Got Her Sundance Style

Inspiration: A modern undone look, perfect for an evening out

How to get the look: On wet hair, Campora used Fekkai Coiff ™ Strong Hold Volume Mousse. He blow dried the hair using his fingers in order to create texture. Next, he wrapped hair around a hair stick to the back of the head and locked it into place. Campora then diffused the hair at the roots. After hair sat for ten minutes, he took the stick out and applied Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo. With his fingers, Campora created even more texture at the roots by tousling the hair. Campora secured a messy bun using bobby pins to the back of the head and added an elastic headband to give a fresh, defined look. Finally, he sprayed Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray throughout the hair to set the style.

Fekkai Products: Volume Mousse ($23) Dry Shampoo ($23) Hairspray ($35) Available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and

Cast member Jessica Alba poses at the premiere of "The Killer Inside Me" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Monday, January 25, 2010

SAG Winners

Winners of the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards presented Saturday night:


Cast: "Inglourious Basterds."
Actor in a leading role: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart" (seen above, accepting)
Actress in a leading role: Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side."
Supporting actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglorious Basterds"
Supporting actress: Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
Stunt ensemble: "Star Trek."


Drama series cast: "Mad Men."
Actor in a drama series: Michael C. Hall, "Dexter."
Actress in a drama series: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife."
Comedy series cast: "Glee."
Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock."
Actress in a comedy series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock."
Actor in a movie or miniseries: Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance."
Actress in a movie or miniseries: Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens."
Stunt ensemble: "24."
Life Achievement: Betty White.

Image: Jeff Bridges accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for 'Crazy Heart' at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

2010 PGA Winners

Producers Guild Awards

The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures
"The Hurt Locker"
Kathryn Bigelow
Mark Boal
Nicolas Chartier
Greg Shapiro

The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Jonas Rivera

The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
"The Cove"
Fisher Stevens
Paula DuPre Pesmen

The Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television -- Comedy
"30 Rock"
Lorne Michaels
Tina Fey
Marci Klein
David Miner
Robert Carlock
Jeff Richmond
Don Scardino
Jerry Kupfer

The Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television -- Drama
"Mad Men"
Matthew Weiner
Scott Hornbacher
Lisa Albert
Andre & Maria Jacquemetton

The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television
"60 Minutes"
Jeff Fager

The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment and Competition Television
"The Colbert Report"
Stephen T. Colbert, DFA
Jon Stewart
Allison Silverman
Richard Dahm
Meredith Bennett
Tom Purcell

The David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television
"Grey Gardens"
Lucy Barzun Donnelly
Rachael Horovitz
Michael Sucsy
David Coatsworth


Milestone Award
Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertaiment
Amy Pascal, co-chairman, SPE

Norman Lear Achievement in Television
Mark Burnett

David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures
John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios

Vanguard Award
Joss Whedon

The Stanley Kramer Award
"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

SAG Bling

Platinum jewelry was worn by many on the red carpet at the 16th Annual SAG Awards.

Following is a list of platinum baubles that celebrities wore on the red carpet:

• Anna Kendrick (“Up In The Air”): Platinum and diamond cluster earrings by Kwiat.
• Christina Applegate (“Samantha Who?”): Platinum and diamond hairpin, earrings, ring and bracelet by Lorraine Schwartz.
• Mariah Carey (“Precious”): Platinum bracelet by Kwiat.
• Toni Collette (“United States of Tara”): Platinum and turquoise ring by Neil Lane.
• Meryl Streep (“Julie & Julia”): Platinum and diamond ring by Fred Leighton.
• Tina Fey (“30 Rock”): Platinum and diamond earrings and bracelets by Neil Lane. (seen above)
• Mo’Nique (“Precious”): Platinum and diamond ear clips by Fred Leighton.
• Gabourey Sidibie (“Precious”): Platinum and diamond pendant (7 carats), and a platinum and diamond ring (9 carats) by Martin Katz.
• Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”): Platinum and diamond drop earrings (14 carats), platinum and diamond cuff bracelet, and a platinum and diamond ring (11 carats) by Martin Katz.
• Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”): Platinum earrings with black diamonds, and platinum bracelets with black diamonds (29 carats total) by Martin Katz.
• Alexa Alemanni (“Mad Men”): Platinum and diamond earrings and bracelet by Beaudry.
• Jane Lynch (“Glee”): Platinum and diamond ring, platinum and diamond hoops with green amethyst drops, and a platinum and diamond ring with green amethyst by Erica Courtney.
• Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”): Platinum and diamond Art Deco bracelet (16 carats), and platinum and diamond earrings by Stephen Russell.
• Carrie Preston (“True Blood”): Platinum and diamond bracelet and earrings by Erica Courtney.
• Miranda Cosgrove (“iCarly”): Platinum bracelets with diamonds and sapphire, platinum ring with moonstone, and platinum and diamond studs by Neil Lane.
• Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”): Platinum and diamond earrings (4.39 carats) with jasmine drops, platinum and black diamond ring (57.23 carats), and a platinum and diamond bracelet by Erica Courtney.
• Ariel Winters (“Modern Family”): Platinum and diamond earrings with green amethyst drops, platinum and diamond pendant, and a platinum and diamond ring by Erica Courtney.
• Lauren Velez (“Dexter”): Platinum and diamond earrings, and a platinum ring with diamonds and moonstone by Erica Courtney.

Platinum is prized for its Pure, Rare and Eternal qualities:

PURE: Platinum's high level of purity (generally 90%-95% pure) endows it with both a natural white luster, allowing the true radiance of a diamond or gemstone to shine; and hypoallergenic qualities that prove ideal for sensitive skin.

Only the purest platinum jewelry will bear a stamp reading "PLATINUM", "PLAT", "Pt 950", or "Pt 900", signifying the jewelry is 90% to 95% pure platinum.

RARE: Platinum is 30 times more rare than gold.

ETERNAL: Platinum will hold a diamond or gemstone securely, now and for always.

For more information on platinum jewelry, please visit

Image: Actress Tina Fey from "30 Rock" celebrates with her award for best female actor in a comedy series at the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 23, 2010. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

BAFTA Nominations

The BAFTA Awards will be presented 21 February 2010 in London

Best film:

- Avatar

- An Education

- The Hurt Locker

- Precious

- Up in the Air

Outstanding British film:

- An Education

- Fish Tank

- In the Loop

- Moon

- Nowhere Boy

Best director:

- Avatar - James Cameron

- District 9 - Neill Blomkamp

- An Education - Lone Scherfig

- The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow

- Inglourious Basterds - Quentin Tarantino

Foreign language:

- Broken Embraces

- Coco Before Chanel

- Let The Right One In

- A Prophet

- The White Ribbon

Animated film:

- Coraline

- Fantastic Mr Fox

- Up

Leading actor:

- Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart

- George Clooney - Up in the Air

- Colin Firth - A Single Man

- Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker

- Andy Serkis - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Leading actress:

- Carey Mulligan - An Education

- Saoirse Ronan - The Lovely Bones

- Gabourey Sidibe - Precious

- Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

- Audrey Tautou - Coco Before Chanel

Supporting actor:

- Alec Baldwin - It's Complicated

- Christian McKay - Me and Orson Welles

- Alfred Molina - An Education

- Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones

- Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Supporting actress:

- Anne-Marie Duff - Nowhere Boy

- Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air

- Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air

- Mo'Nique - Precious

- Kristin Scott Thomas - Nowhere Boy

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pin-Up Curls

Pin up curls were a trend on the Golden Globes red carpet. Jen Garner, Emily Blunt and best-actress winner Sandra Bullock were among the celebrities who chose the romantic and soft look created by pin up curls.

Celebrity stylist Adir Abergel for Frederic Fekkai comments on how to get the pin curl look:

Adir Abergel" start by parting the hair on an angle and spraying Fekai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel to the roots to create body and shine. Then blow-dry sections of the hair with a brush and then using a bobby pin and pinning the hair in the shape of a curl. Lightly spray Fekai CoiffF™ Sheer Hold Hairspray over the pinned curls. After letting the hair set in the curls for a couple of minutes he loosely took them out and used a medium curling iron and small barrel curling iron to accentuate the curl. To complete the look he spray the hair with Fekkai Advanced™ Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist.

Image: Sandra Bullock arrives to the InStyle/Warner Bros. party following the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

A pin-curled Emily Blunt and fiance John Krasinski arrive at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Actress Jennifer Garner, wearing a splash of pin up curls, poses at the Warner Bros./InStyle after party after the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 17, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

How We're Keeping Cozy Right Now

We feel a little bit like a Jane Austen heroine in this wrap. We got it for a great price ($20) on Sierra Trading Co. but they're sold out. This color is lovely in person, very jeweled toned. Barefoot Dreams Cozychic® Travel Wrap Emerald/Espresso, a warm cocoon of soft, lofted microfiber. Size: 72x24” 100% polyester Machine wash/dry. They don't appear to make these any more, but this site carries their latest version, which has sleeves and is more like a sweater than an actual wrap. We are not completely sold on this site. We vaguely -- just now -- remembered ordering something from them and not receiving this. And, we just cleaned out our mailboxes.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's Pouring in Southern California

And finally, finally, we have a chance to wear rain boots. We keep overhearing other locals lamenting that they don't even have rain boots and making suggestions to each other about where to find and order them.

In researching this story, it proved a big surprise at how many choices are available -- and in a wide range of prices. Check out some of our favorites.

Midnight Paisley Victoria Rain Boot

With corset back lacing for adjustability, these boots with an authentic English riding style provide comfort with a contoured fit. They feature original prints, finished top band, low heel and textured sole to help prevent slipping.

All Victoria boots feature a whisper-soft fleece lining and insole.
corset lacing in back
English riding boot styling
spur stop
textured sole

däv rain boots are made for the rain and feature Poron© inserts for shock absorption and comfort. däv boots are packaged with a nylon drawstring bag, use it to conveniently store and tote your boots.

BeansTalk note: These are our boots! We love the lining -- rainboots can get sweaty with just the fabric mesh lining in most boots. Plus, these are gorgeous. We pair them up with over-the-knee chenille socks and the matching umbrella, also available on their site. Adorable. (The boot-and-sock pair up, not us! We got them this season to replace the boring matte black, chunky wide-heeled DKNY boots we don't think we've ever worn...) BTW, dav rain also has waterproof rain pumps, purses (we have one we love, in black patent), umbrellas and more.

Women's Merona® Zasha
Bias Plaid Rain Boots

Deliciously Stylish Rain Boots
Purple; with a Plaid Pattern
Rubber Upper with Rubber Outsoles and Fabric Lining
1" Chunky Heel
11"- High Boot Shaft
Features Side Gusset Buckle Closure with Traditional Round Toe
Cushioned Insole for Long-Term Comfort, Tagless Footbed, Seam-Sealed to Keep Water Out, Treaded Sole Helps Prevent Slips


All City Slickers need a Modern Pair of these Mid-Calf Rain Boots
Featured in Versatile Red; with a Floral Pattern
100% Rubber Upper with Solid Rubber Outsoles and Breathable Cotton Lining
0.75" All-Terrain Heel
12"- High Boot Shaft
Features Side Gusset Buckle Closure
Seam-Sealed to Keep Water Out, Cushioned Insole for Long-Term Comfort, Treaded Sole Helps Prevent Slips


All City Slickers need a Modern Pair of these Stylish Rain Boots
Multi-Colored; with a Plaid Pattern
Rubber Upper with Rubber and Textile Compound Outsoles and Fabric Lining 0.5" Chunky Heel
11.5"- High Boot Shaft
Features Side Gusset Buckle Closure
Seam-Sealed to Keep Water Out, Ridged Tread

These are just three of the 74 style of women's rainboots available at They all retail for $24.99

Gabriella Rocha 'Spiral Swirl' boots

Rubber upper.
Buckle accents.
Man-made lining.
Man-made sole.
24.00 oz.


Dav Cowboy Peacock Fashion Cowboy Rain Boots

City or country, all girls love these sassy rain boots with western style. Poron insoles with a terry cover make them comfortable for a fun night out or a day of working the ranch. Features include contoured fit, soft fabric lining in contrasting colors, fashion heel and textured sole to prevent slipping.
$65 on

Chooka - Women's Tokidoki Discoteca Rain Pup Rain Boots

$74.95, $4.98 shipping sells 113 styles of rainboots for women, including the Chooka line. They're very funky. Prices start at $24.95 for Capeli Women's Tall Rain Boot to an image-not-available pair of glossy boots for $195.

Stuart Weitzman "Puddles" Leopard Rain Boots

Cute mid-calf rain boots in leopard print. .75" rubber heel. Fabric lining and rubber sole.

* S (5.5-6.5), M (7-8), L (8.5-9.5), XL (10-11)
* Full and half sizes
* Rubber upper, fabric lining, rubber sole
* Imported


Hunter Women's Original Rain Boots

Hunter original rubber rain boots has the legendary Hunter fit and comfort and is perfect for a rainy day. Decorative buckle and logo detail. 0.75" heel. Pull-on style. Anti-bacterial lining, cushioned footbed. Comes in a variety of colors, glossy black, matte black, glossy grey, plaid, navy, white and green. Also available in children's sizes.

* Rubber upper, cloth lining, rubber lug sole
* Full sizes only
* This style runs large, for best fit please order one size down.


Kate Spade™ Randi boots

Rubber upper.
Rubber ribbon on the upper shaft.
Synthetic lining.
Synthetic sole.
2" heel.
1/2" platform.


KORS Michael Kors "Stormy" Rain Boots

Slip-on rainboots with a motorcycle chic look.
Decorative belted harness accents ankle.
Pull tabs at top for easy on and off.
1.25" rubber heel.
Fabric lining and rubber tread sole.
Full sizes only: if in between sizes, please order
Rubber upper, fabric lining, rubber tread sole


Marc by Marc Jacobs

Rubber upper decorated with lovely hearts.
Synthetic lining.
Synthetic insole.
Synthetic outsole.
Made in Italy.
2 1/2" heel.
$131 (sale; originally $225)

Fendi Graffiti Rain Boot

•Black/multicolor graffiti-print PVC.
•Round toe.
•Mini wedge heel.
•Made in Italy.


Burberry Check Rain Boot

Red/beige/white/black check.
Rubber heel and sole.
Fully lined.
Made in Italy.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

AMC's Breaking Bad Season 3

Premieres March 21, 2010 10 p.m.
“Best of Breaking Bad” Marathon Begins Friday, March 19 at 8pm

AMC premieres the highly anticipated third season of “Breaking Bad” on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 10 p.m.. Back-to-back Emmy® winner, star Bryan Cranston, directs the premiere episode, “No Mas.”

Leading up to the new season will be a “Best of Breaking Bad” Marathon, featuring six of the series’ best episodes, on Friday, March 19, 2010 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In addition, Season Two will be available On Demand in February. features a variety of exclusive online material. Among the special digital content is a “Top 10 Baddest Moments” video special, counting down some of the series most outrageous scenes to date; an interactive graphic novel game, in which users can grill a suspect; all-new “webisodes;” Inside “Breaking Bad” videos; and a Criminal Aptitude Test.

Created by writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan (“The X-Files”), “Breaking Bad” follows Walter White (Cranston), a milquetoast high school chemistry teacher who discovers he is dying of lung cancer. Desperate to secure his family's financial future, Walt teams up with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), to turn a used RV into a mobile drug lab.

Monday, January 18, 2010

List of Golden Globe winners

The Associated Press

Here's the list of winners for the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday 17 January 2010 in Beverly Hills, Calif.:

Motion pictures

· Picture, Drama: "Avatar."
· Picture, Musical or Comedy: "The Hangover."
· Actor, Drama: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart."
· Actress, Drama: Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side."
· Director: James Cameron, "Avatar."
· Actor, Musical or Comedy: Robert Downey Jr., "Sherlock Holmes."
· Actress, Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia."
· Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds."
· Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."
· Foreign Language: "The White Ribbon."
· Animated Film: "Up."
· Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air."
· Original Score: Michael Giacchino, "Up."
· Original Song: "The Weary Kind" (theme from "Crazy Heart"), (written by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett).


· Series, Drama: "Mad Men," AMC.
· Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall, "Dexter."
· Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife."
· Series, Musical or Comedy: "Glee," Fox.
· Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock."
· Actress, Musical or Comedy: Toni Collette, "United States of Tara."
· Miniseries or Movie: "Grey Gardens,"HBO.
· Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance."
· Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens." (seen above wearing Atlier Versace)
· Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: John Lithgow, "Dexter."
· Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Chloe Sevigny, "Big Love."

Friday, January 15, 2010

Funeral Arrangements, Donations

R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass, one of the leading soul singers of all time and R&B’s reigning sex symbol in the 1970s and ‘80s, died this week, following a prolonged illness.

The legendary, Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, whose powerful vocals helped define The Sound of Philadelphia, first with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes before breaking out with an incendiary solo career, passed away at Bryn Mawr Hospital in suburban Philadelphia, where he had been hospitalized since August. He was 59.

The force of his masculine vocal prowess and sex appeal of his passionate love ballads forever linked Pendergrass to Philadelphia International Records like Marvin Gaye to Motown, Otis Redding to Stax/Volt and Sam Cooke to RCA.

Starting in 1972, Pendergrass propelled a string of hits with the Blue Notes such as "I Miss You," "Bad Luck," "Wake Up Everybody," and the two million seller "If You Don't Know Me By Now." In 1977, Pendergrass launched a solo career and continued the arsenal of hit singles that took him around the world with "Close the Door," "Turn Off the Lights," "I Don't Love You Anymore" “Love T.K.O.,” and many more, earning five Grammy nominations for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Together, his voice led a string of consecutive platinum records.

Pendergrass later became an inspirational figure to millions in the 28 years since he was left quadriplegic from a horrific 1982 car accident. He established the charitable Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA) in 1987, and in 2007, formed a partnership with the National Spinal Cord Injury Association to help people with injuries during the early stages of recovery, which led to his recognition that year as one of the most influential SCI activists with his induction into the Spinal Cord Injury Association Hall of Fame.

In a joint statement, legendary producers and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who brought Philadelphia soul music ("The Sound of Philadelphia") to "people all over the world” said:

“Teddy Pendergrass was one of the greatest artists that the music industry has ever known, and there hasn’t been another one since. We’ve lost our voice and we’ve lost our best friend, but we’re thankful for what we had. It was beautiful. He was one of the best.”

Born in Kingstree, SC, and raised in Philadelphia, Theodore DeReese Pendergrass, Jr. dropped out of Overbrook High School in his junior year to pursue his musical dreams. In the late-’60s, he landed a gig as drummer with the great doo-wop group the Cadillacs. Around 1970, some of the members joined Harold Melvin in the Blue Notes. Teddy came along, but his strong vocal style – heavily influenced by Otis Redding and Marvin Junior of the Dells – soon got him promoted to lead singer. When Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes were signed to Philadelphia International in 1972, it was the beginning of a four-year string of hits, all showcasing Teddy’s dynamic vocals. They made their chart debut with, “I Miss You,” then their first #1 hit, “If You Don't Know Me By Now” and “The Love I Lost,” also #1, and their final #1, “Wake Up Everybody.” More Pendergrass-driven Blues Notes classics include “Bad Luck” (#4 R&B; #1 Dance) and “Don’t Leave Me This Way” and “Bad Luck.”

By 1976, Pendergrass’ star had risen into the stratosphere. He was a dominating, commanding figure for black America, and referred to at the time by Mr. Gamble as “the Black Elvis.” In fact, at the time of his accident, like Elvis, Pendergrass was readying to launch a Hollywood movie career, with Sidney Poitier set to mentor.

Pendergrass’ solo career began in spring 1977, with the solid R&B/pop crossover hit, “I Don’t Love You Anymore,” from his self-titled debut LP (also the source of his next crossover, “The Whole Town’s Laugh­ing At Me”), instantly sending his sex symbol status into the stratosphere. Women from around the world, of all racial backgrounds, would attend his concerts and literally throw themselves and their clothes on stage, just to get Pendergrass’ attention, or attract a kiss while he sang to them. He drove women so wild on stage, that he became the first artist to establish “for women only” concerts.

His second album, 1978’s Life Is A Song Worth Singing, brought his Philadelphia International Records a #1 hit, “Close The Door,” and the follow-up, “Only You” (plus such memorable tracks as “When Somebody Loves You Back,” “Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose,” and the title tune). The next album, 1979’s Teddy, kicked off with the #2 smash, “Turn Off The Lights,” followed on the charts by “Come Go With Me,” and also including “I’ll Never See Heaven Again.” After a double-LP live album that Christmas, Pendergrass came back in the summer 1980 with TP, containing his signature #2 hit “Love T.K.O.” and a duet with Stephanie Mills, “Feel The Fire.” The hit streak continued in late-’81 with the album It’s Time For Love, and another signature tune, the #4 hit “You’re My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration,” along with the title tune and “Nine Times Out Of Ten.”

After recording his next album, Pendergrass suffered a life-altering automobile accident on March 18, 1982, that left him partially paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury. A prophetic single was issued in May, “This Gift of Life,” from the new album that followed in August, This One’s For You. A lengthy rehabilitation followed, culmi­nat­ing in the release of his final (eighth) album for PIR in 1984, Heaven Only Knows (with his final PIR chart single, “I Want My Baby Back”). Later that year, Teddy moved to Asylum Records and rallied back onto the charts with Love Language, and his first crossover hit in three years, “Hold Me,” a duet with Whitney Houston.

Pendergrass’ comeback was celebrated with his heroic performance at the Live Aid concert in his native Philadelphia on July 13, 1985. He went on to release four more albums through the ’90s on Asylum and its sister label Elektra, among them Joy (1988) and Truly Blessed (1991, which spun off the #1 R&B hit, “It Should’ve Been You”). Pendergrass continued on occasion to perform, most recently at the June 2007 Philadelphia concert, “Teddy 25 – A Celebration of Life, Hope and Possibilities,” and lead various philanthropic ventures.

At "Teddy 25," at which he announced “instead of being saddened by this milestone,” he was “deeply overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude to all the people who have helped me overcome the many fears and difficulties I would ultimately encounter as a disabled person." To celebrate his milestone, Philadelphia International Records released THE ESSENTIAL TEDDY PENDERGRASS. The double-disc set marked two anni­versaries – 35 years since his first recordings as lead singer with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (starting in 1972, with “I Miss You” and the #1 “If You Don't Know Me By Now”), and 30 years since Pendergrass’ emergence as a solo artist in 1977 (“I Don’t Love You Anymore,” from his self-titled debut album that year).

Pendergarss’ songs have been sampled by numerous soul and R&B artists, and have used in a number of TV commercials and films around the world, including the "Nutty Professor, Old Navy and Chevrolet.

Gamble & Huff wrote over 3,000 songs within 35 years, including R&B #1 hits, pop #1 hits, gold and platinum records, Grammy winners and BMI songwriters' awards honorees. Featured prominently in television programs ("The Apprentice"), films ("The Nutty Professor") and advertising spots (Verizon, Old Navy, The Gap) for more than 30 years, Gamble and Huff's songs have entered the musical DNA of contemporary culture. In fact, one of their songs is played on the radio somewhere in the world every 13.5 minutes. With a stable core of artists led by the O'Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Billy Paul, MFSB and the Three Degrees, Gamble and Huff co-founded Philadelphia International Records and created monster hits almost from the first day of its inception. Songs they have written and produced together, like "Back Stabbers," "Love Train," "For The Love Of Money," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "Cowboys to Girls," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "Enjoy Yourself," "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," "Only the Strong Survive" and "TSOP," have received songwriters' awards from Broadcast Music International (BMI). All told, the Gamble-Huff/PIR music machine has generated over 100 Gold and Platinum records and over 70 #1 hits.

In 1999, four years after being inducted into the National Academy of Songwriters' Hall of Fame, Gamble & Huff were honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with the Trustees Award for their extensive body of work, both as producer and songwriter, and their contribution to the entire fabric of popular music. In 2008, Gamble & Huff were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Gamble & Huff also have appeared on American Idol in a show devoted entirely to their music, and have been inducted twice into the Dance Music Hall of Fame and the R&B Hall of Fame.

Pendergrass is survived by his mother, Ida Pendergrass; his wife Joan; his children, Teddy Pendergrass II, Trisha Pendergrass and La Donna Pendergrass; daughters from his marriage to Joan, Sherilla Lestrade and Jessica Avila; and grandchildren Montaurius Driane, Desaray Drane, Teddy Pendergrass III, Alana Nida Sky Pendergrass, Gabriel Gomes, Jasmine Lestrade and Jeremiah Sanford. Additionally, Pendergrass is survived by his daughter-in-law, Felicia Pendergrass, as well as relatives Francine Pendergrass, Georger Mouzon and Neverland Dent.

The official public viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 West Cheltenham Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19150. The funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m., also at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. Internment will follow at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA.

The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to The Joan & Teddy Pendergrass Memorial, P.O. Box 382, Gladwyne, PA 19035.

More information on Teddy Pendergrass and all Philadelphia International Records artists at

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Brow Expert Anastasia Offers Tips

She'll also tend to Globe Nominees

Beverly Hills’ brow expert, Anastasia Soare, often grooms A-Listers walking the red carpet. She also has a line of eye products.

Her reps say her Highlighting Brow Kit and Lash Lifting Mascara, combined with her signature eyebrows give her clients instant face lifts by creating what she has coined the “Perfect Triangle” in the eye area. This year, Anastasia will be tending to the brows of Golden Globe nominees Penelope Cruz, Julianna Margulies, and Paula Patton.

Anastasia’s tips on how to get Red Carpet Ready:

How many days/weeks before a big event should you have eyebrows done? Why this period of time?

“We never want to schedule brow shaping’s for actresses the day before or the actual day of an event because there is too much running around between fittings, hair and makeup and your skin can become very sensitive to wax after a facial or with the application of makeup right after a shaping. I prefer 3-6 days before as this gives the skin enough time to be even with the skin tone of the face. When we remove hair with wax the dead skin is “exfoliated” off and can be slightly lighter in pigment for a day or two. In addition, in the event that there is any redness at all we want to be cautious and avoid this by shaping ahead.”

Should brows be natural-looking for a big event?

“Award Shows and red carpet events are really the perfect time to vamp up with a glam look. The stars will be very glamorous and not in everyday clothes so their brows should embody the glamour of Hollywood.”

What will the red carpet trend be for brows during the Golden Globes?

“Brows will follow closely with hair and I have the feeling that the ultra feminine is back thanks to all the Vampire trilogies and True Blood, the starlets will make smoldering choices with clothes, hair and makeup. Brows will be high arched and of a medium to thick shape. We will use pencil and powder to highlight where the brow corners as well as the beginning and end of a “power shape”. Think of Dita Von Teese as a modern example of your ideal Golden Globes brow at this time. It is a little much for day to day but for this event, it will work perfectly in tune with the style I am going for. I have been looking over lots of Erte’s work to get inspired for the right brow and as I mentioned it’s all about glamour.”

Anastasia has two brow studios in Los Angeles, one in Beverly Hills, and a brand new full service salon that opened this month in Brentwood. Anastasia also has satellite mini brow studios in Sephoras throughout the country. Top products include Lash Lifting Mascara, Brow Enhancing Serum, Brow Duality and 5 Elements Brow Kit, available at Nordstrom and Sephora nationwide and on Celeb clients include Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Reese Witherspoon, Debra Messing, and many others.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tennis Anyone?

Rachel McAdams was rockin' the platinum and diamond tennis bracelet at premieres for Sherlock Holmes. (in black in NYC and in gray in London). Jewelry expert Michael O'Connor points out that this lovely little collection of diamonds on platinum makes wrists look "elegant." McAdams' is just one of several actresses who've chosen to embellish themselves on the red carpet with a tennis bracelet. Here's a look at a couple more:

Mommy-to-be and bride-to-be, actress Amy Adams, whose "Leap Year" opens soon, is another fan of the tennis bracelet. She wore one to the BAFTA awards (in the black dress) as well as to a special screening of her "Julia and Julie" (in the white dress).


Claire Danes wore a tennis bracelet to the CDFA Fashion Awards (seen here in black), as well as to a special screening of "Orson Wells and Me"
(in the champagne dress).

Monday, January 11, 2010

Two-Hour Man Vs. Food Live

On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, from 9 – 11 p.m., Host Adam Richman and the Man Vs. Food Live production will take on Miami, Florida for a two-hour television event leading up to America’s big football weekend. Richman attempts Shula’s 48 oz. Steak Challenge -- in real time -- in hopes of being inducted into the exclusive 48oz.Club. The South Florida steakhouse was founded by Don Shula, the winningest Coach in NFL history. Prior to the live challenge, Richman will take viewers on a Man v. Food-style tour of sunny Miami finding the best places to chow down for an epic tailgate party.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Platinum Celebs

Many celebs wore platinum jewelry at the People's Choice Awards.
• TAYLOR SWIFT: platinum and diamond snowflake earrings, and a wide platinum and diamond bracelet by Neil Lane
• QUEEN LATIFAH (performance): platinum and diamond drop earrings (20 carats each), platinum and diamond brooch, and a platinum and diamond ring by Neil Lane
• OLIVIA WILDE: platinum and diamond stud earrings, and a platinum and diamond line bracelet by Neil Lane
• JESSICA ALBA: stacks of platinum bangles with black diamonds, and a large platinum ring with diamonds and onyx by Neil Lane
• MARIAH CAREY (accepting her award): platinum and diamond bracelets, and platinum and diamond chandelier earrings by Neil Lane
• MARY J. BLIGE: platinum earrings with white and brown diamonds, and a platinum bracelet with multi-colored diamonds by Lorraine Schwartz
• KALEY CUOCO: platinum and diamond ring, and platinum and diamond stud earrings by
• NIECY NASH: platinum and diamond circle earrings, platinum cuff with yellow and white diamonds, and a platinum ring with diamonds by Neil Lane

Image: Taylor Swift accept the award for favorite female artist at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Actress Kathryn Morris from the TV series "Cold Case" arrives at the 2010 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles January 6, 2010. Morris wore Pamella Roland’s midnight blue satin asymmetrical off the shoulder evening gown.
REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Niecy Nash of Clean House and Reno 911 makes a color splash on the red carpet at the 2010 People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Niecy is wearing a gown by Tadashi Shoji and jewels by Neil Lane.