Braccialini: where beauty and fashion meet

Have you heard of the luxury handbag brand Braccialini? If you are a Lord & Taylor shopper you’ve probably seen some of their beautiful creations in store or online. I was lucky enough to be sent a Braccialini Tua 3D Cosmetic bag that thrills me when I open my handbag and see it inside.

Braccialini 3D Cosmetic Pouch

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What makes Braccialini so unique is that they have a sense of fun and fantasy combined with the practical. This 9.5″ x 6″ cosmetic bag has 3D accents that are beautifully designed and add a touch of delight to their design.

Braccialini Tua 3D Cosmetic Pouch

Iconic Braccialini, now available in 50 countries, was founded by highly-awarded, edgy Florence-based designer Carla Braccialini over 60 years ago.  Braccialini is especially known for innovative leather textures and styles, remarkable craftsmanship, and proprietary processing technologies – with new leather treatments and effects discovered every season. The TUA Division of Braccialini offers original artful handbags, both classic and seasonal.

Braccialini and TUA handbags and accessories are an editorial favorite in Europe, especially Italy. They are frequently found on the international pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Madame Figaro, Amica, Grazia and among others.

Braccialini 3D Cosmetic Pouch

Two bags were recently designed that have 3D elements. Beauty Break shares beauty products in a cosmetic case while Business Trip has everything you need for travel time: a neck pillow, tablet, agenda, calendar, clock, tote all delightfully embroided on. The bag itself is leather while the accessories are a variety of fun materials – a cushy silky neckpillow, patent leather pouch on the agenda, as well as material for some of the great designs.

Braccialini 3D Cosmetic Pouch

It opens to a royal satiny pouch with a pocket and fits an amazing amount of products as well as my iPhone.

Braccialini 3D Cosmetic Pouch

Even the patent leather strap and zipper are quality driven.

Braccialini 3D Cosmetic Pouch

It even comes with a dust bag and card of authenticity. How many cosmetic cases can say that?

Tua Braccialini 3D Cosmetic Pouch dust bag

I’ve had dozens of cosmetic bags over the years but I’ve never experienced one that has the beauty and durability of this Tua Braccialini pouch. It also doubles as a clutch so it makes it even more valuable, one less item to pack! It retails for $105 but Lord & Taylor is known for its sales. This would make a gift to be remembered.

If 3D isn’t your style, how about a Braccialini New Lady B Iconic Clock Pouch? This $98 cosmetic pouch is on sale for $73.50 but looks like a million.

Braccialini New Lady B Iconic Clock Pouch

Now that this brand has been introduced to me I can’t get enough of their innovative bags, wallets, and pouches. I can picture the smiles these will get if received as a gift, I know my smile is gleaming.  —  Marcia

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An even better deal on The Zoe Report – $20 off the Spring 2017 collection!

The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017

The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017

I have been raving about The Zoe Report Box of Style this month and I can’t seem to stop…I love every single item more and more. And now I have an incredible deal to share with you — $20 off the Spring 2017 collection!!  If you have been considering this box of fashion fabulousness, now is the time to take the plunge. Just use the code FRIENDS20.

If you only treat yourself to one subscription box, this should be it – what a great combination of lovingly curated fashion and beauty items.  Take advantage while the sale is on — you can get $20 off The Zoe Report Box of Style through the end of April.  Happy shopping!  – Lisa

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Unboxing The Zoe Report Box of Style

The Zoe Report Box of StyleWho doesn’t want a stylist? I know when something looks great but I’m not always the best at actually finding the items and picking them out. Probably the most famous stylist with a terrific eye for the latest and greatest is Rachel Zoe. Since it’s not likely that I will ever actually be styled by Rachel, The Zoe Report Box of Style is a fabulous alternative.                                                                        sample

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Rachel Zoe

Here’s how you know this box of fashion and beauty is incredible – every single box has sold out since Box of Style launched in March 2015. The Zoe Report Editor-in-Chief, Rachel Zoe, and her team of editors curate 5 full-sized products that are worth over $400. I am not kidding, this box is one ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ after another. Here’s the general info first, then I’ll give you the scoop on the current box.

You can get each individual box for $100, or subscribe for the year for $350.  The yearly price is worth the investment because you are guaranteed the box, and the spring box alone has over $400 worth of product in it. Each box has a ‘hero’ piece that is worth over $100. Women who will love this box are those who love fashion and style but just don’t have time to shop for the latest items. If you are into upscale style at a great price, or if you want to venture outside your typical comfort zone but don’t want to invest in a personal stylist, this is the perfect way to meet all those wants and spoil yourself without breaking the bank.

Also, get $10 off with the code  INFOSP10 !!

Opening The Zoe Report Box of Style - everything is individually wrapped!

Opening The Zoe Report Box of Style – everything is individually wrapped!

The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017

The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017

What is special about the Spring 2017 Edition?  Every single brand was founded by a woman! Total girl power. The products are valued at over $400 and they are absolutely obsession grade. There are two exclusive collaborations that you can only find in Box of Style, collaborations that have given jobs and skills to hundreds of women in India. The box is all about EMPOWERMENT – everything is made by women to empower other women to live a life of style! I love that this collection has everything needed to take you from work to the weekend. It’s a fantastic collection and I am just beyond thrilled with it. Ok, so now let’s get into the gorgeous details, shall we??

There are three fashion items – the Tribe Alive Custom Carryall ($238), the Adornemonde Iva Earrings ($62), and the Symbology Scarf ($50).

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Wearing The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017 items

Wearing The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017 items

The Tribe Alive Custom Carryall is the ‘hero’ piece, a chic purse that is the perfect size – not so large that it overwhelms a small frame, but big enough for a last-minute shopping trip to Whole Foods. It’s super versatile too. I find that it is dressy enough for work, yet it also works as my bag for my yoga essentials. I love the juxtaposition of the colorful print with the tan strap and handles. This bag was made by women in India who could have otherwise ended up in the sex trade. Instead, the women are given skills and safe employment by Tribe Alive founder Carly Burson.

Symbology Scarf

Symbology Scarf

Symbology Scarf and Tribe Alive Carryall

Symbology Scarf and Tribe Alive Carryall

Symbology Scarf

Symbology Scarf

A great compliment to the Tribe Alive Custom Carryall is the Symbology Scarf. This is a gorgeous peacock-inspired print in gold and berry that can be worn around the neck, wrist, or tied to the strap of your purse. I love it paired with the Tribe Alive Custom Carryall.  The Symbology company was founded by Marissa Heyl after an inspirational trip to India.

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

The third fashion item is the adorable multi-tasking Adornmonde Ivo Convertible Earrings. Some boxes have the gold version, some have the silver version. Happily, mine had silver which is my preference. These earrings are a great twist on the classic hoop. You can also wear just the bar for a completely different look. Rachel suggests getting edgy and wearing the bar on one ear and the hoop on the other. Adornmonde is a chic jewelry line with LE pieces owned by Niki Allworth.

There are two beauty items in the Spring 2017 Box of Style:  Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder ($65) and Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish ($18).

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

I’m a big fan of the Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder.  Mixed with warm water or your cleanser, this is a wonderful exfoliant that removes dead skin and unclogs pores. It leaves skin soft and glowing. Since it’s a powder, you never have to worry about it expiring either. Victoria Tsai created this line which is inspired by the beauty rituals of Geisha’s.

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

How perfect is the Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish? Pretty pink perfect. This is a fantastic soft, neutral pink that makes for a classy and chic manicure. I could wear this shade every day for a year. I don’t think I ever knew that Butter London was founded by two fierce females, Sasha Muir and Nonie Creme.

An essential for beauty is lots and lots of clean water and The Zoe Report Box of Style has you covered with the last two items:  the BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle ($35) and the Stella Artois Chalice ($13).

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

I love the feminine look of the BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle and the silicone outer covering just feels awesome in your hands. The BKR line was created by Tal Winter and Kate Cutler as a response to cheap and definitely not chic plastic water bottles. Hydration is a necessity, so why not do it in style?

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

The final item, which is actually the ‘bonus’ item in the Spring 2017 Box of Style, is the Stella Artois Chalice. It’s a gorgeous chalice, and every LE chalice that is sold provides an incredible 5 years of clean water for one person in the developing world. Once you pour yourself a drink, be sure to leave your mark at BuyALadyaDrink.com.

I can’t rave enough about The Zoe Report Box of Style. It is a fantastic collection of obsession-worthy items and this collection in particular is amazing because it’s all about girl power. Click HERE to get yourself this stylish box before it sells out!  And don’t forget, get $10 off with the code  INFOSP10. – Lisa

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

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Giveaway alert! Win some luxe knickers with The Enclosed Valentine’s Lingerie Giveaway

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There are subscription boxes for just about everything these days like vintage fashion from Redbird Vintage Box and fabulous everyday fashion from Stitchfix. Today we are featuring a very sexy subscription box from The Enclosed, along with an awesome giveaway for some luxe knickers valued at $55.

The Enclosed offers beautiful ‘unmentionables’ delivered right to your door. A lingerie monthly subscription box is an excellent suggestion you can subtly – or not so subtly – hint to your significant other for your anniversary or for your birthday. Of course it also makes for a great holiday gift, so why not plant that seed now? Or better yet, order this for yourself just because.

Going VERY brief with the Fondant Flower Cupcake G-String

Going VERY brief with the Fondant Flower Cupcake G-String

Based on your preferences (or his!) and your size, The Enclosed chooses a bikini, boyshort, tanga, thong, g-string or “clandestine” knickers to be delivered monthly. This is special lingerie that will make you feel totally pampered as The Enclosed searches the world for the latest designs and truly gorgeous fabric and lace. Every month a luxurious pair of panties arrive – a great surprise for you both!

Subscriptions are offered for one, three, six, or twelve months, and fit is always 100% guaranteed. Every month there are different brands, including Lou Paris, Clo Intimo, KissKill, Maison Close, Lost In Wonderland, Jenna Leigh, Eberjey, Mimi Holiday, Samantha Chang, Maison Lejaby, Mary Green, Millesia and lots more.

For those who love thongs, the Lace Cookies Thong is beautiful

For those who love thongs, the Lace Cookies Thong is beautiful

The ‘Just a Taste’ one month subscription is $55, A Season of Luxe 3 month subscription is $150, Six Months of Surprises is $275, and A Year of Decadence is $500. Be aware that shipping is extra – for the US, $5 per month, Canada is $15 per month, and delivery to all other countries costs $20 per month.

Loving these Blueberry Lime Compote Boy Shorts

Loving these Blueberry Lime Compote Boy Shorts

The Elegance Cake Bikini looks feminine and comfy, too

The Elegance Cake Bikini looks feminine and comfy, too

Enter now to win a one time gift from The Enclosed, a $55 value!  You can save your pretty knickers to use as Valentine’s lingerie, or you can wear them to work just because you want to feel sexy and confident.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This giveaway ends November 21, 2016 at 11:59 EST. One winner will win a “Just a Taste” one month subscription from The Enclosed. As always, you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. After those two requirements you can continue on. If the Rafflecopter gets cranky and the comments close before the giveaway is over, send us an email with your comment to [email protected]gmail.com and label your message KNICKERS.  Best of luck for some beautiful lingerie!  – Lisa
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On trend for fall: Aegean Greek Fisherman Cap

Brie Larson wearing the Wool Greek Fisherman's Cap for Elle Magazine

Brie Larson wearing the Wool Greek Fisherman’s Cap for Elle Magazine

Some of my favorite things about fall and winter:  boots…coats…sweaters…HATS!!  A trending hat this fall is close to my heart – and my ethnicity as a Greek girl – the Aegean Greek Fisherman Cap ($40, on sale now for $36).

This sassy hat is handmade in Greece by the Aegean brand, the same way it has been for the last 30 years. This hat is built to last, especially when you consider that it was designed for professional seamen. Now we are seeing it on fashion models and celebrities, like Academy Award winner Brie Larson who wore one in a recent photo shoot for Elle Magazine.                                                                                                                                           sample

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The Aegean Greek Fisherman Cap comes in this season’s bestselling colors Black, Grey, and Navy Blue, as well as Brown.  Mine is Black, and I absolutely love this tough but romantic cap. I have a size 7 1/8, which is the average size for women.

Wool Greek Fisherman's Cap

Wool Greek Fisherman's Cap

Wool Greek Fisherman's Cap

Wool Greek Fisherman’s Cap

Hopefully your hat size isn’t the same as your guy’s hat size, because if it is he will probably steal this from you. Luckily my hubby has a huge noggin so it didn’t come close to fitting him…although I am thinking about buying him one for Christmas because I could tell it would look pretty terrific on him.

In addition to being the perfect solution when you are having a bad hair day, the Aegean Greek Fisherman Cap is fully lined and can withstand any sort of weather. Right now you can find this cap on sale with free shipping at The Village Hat Shop, an online accessory retailer.  – Lisa

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Wool Greek Fisherman's Cap

Put together your perfect fall outfit with this HUGE sale – the Shopbop Event of the Season!!

Ah…the smell of crisp, clean air…the pumpkins carved and smiling on porches…the beautiful reds and golds in the trees….and the SHOPBOP SALE!!!

Marcia and I literally count the days until these sales, which only happen four times a year.  Spend up to $500 and get 25% off your order.  Or, go full monty and spend for than $500 and get 30% off your order!  Just use the promo code MAINEVENT16.    I’ve put together my PERFECT fall outfit, and also have some picks for fabulous workout gear.

Vince Vee Cashmere Sweater

Vince Vee Cashmere Sweater

To me, nothing celebrates fall better than a new cashmere sweater.  The Vince Vee Cashmere Sweater has ribbed edges, long sleeves, and the color – Pecan – is just gorgeous.

Paige Transcend Manhattan Boot Cut Jeans

Paige Transcend Manhattan Boot Cut Jeans

Of course, the perfect cashmere sweater needs the perfect jeans.  I have tons of skinny jeans, so I am going for some fabulous boot cut jeans – the Paige Transcend Manhattan Boot Cut Jeans.  These are made with stretchy denim, and while they come VERY long, I just take them to the local dry cleaners and get them hemmed to a perfect length for me.

 

Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Cone Y Necklace

Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Cone Y Necklace

Long necklaces are huge this season, and I adore the Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Cone Y Necklace.  This is a relatively inexpensive necklace that looks crazy expensive.   So how about the perfect purse?

Tory Burch Thea Medium Slouchy Satchel

Tory Burch Thea Medium Slouchy Satchel

This absolutely PERFECT purse, the Tory Burch Thea Medium Slouchy Satchel, is dreamy and goes with everything.  It comes in Black, which is my choice, and right now there is ONE left in French Gray.

Acne Pistol Booties

Acne Pistol Booties

And to finish my perfect outfit – the perfect booties.  I love, love, love my Acne Pistol Booties.  They look fabulous and so comfy it’s incredible.  If you only buy yourself one thing, get these boots!!

Remember, spend up to $500, get 25% off order – or – spend more than $500, get 30% off order.  Use the code MAINEVENT16.   The Event of the Season at Shopbop starts October 12th, 2016, 7:18am EST and goes through October 15th, 2016 4:00am EST.  Shop early because stuff is selling out like crazy!!  I’m getting my perfect fall outfit, plus picking out some terrific workout gear.

Happy shopping!!!  – Lisa

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3 days only – Shopbop Friends & Family sale

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SHOPBOP is delighting us this week with a Friends & Family Sale. Be sure you register on Shopbop so you can get a sneak peek at the sale and save 25% on both full price and sale items. This sale is open from Tuesday April 5th through Thursday April 7th so you need to hop onboard.

I adore Shopbop and find myself searching there any time I need something new. I love wallets and handbags so that’s usually where I head first. But there’s always something I crave from their many other departments.

Let’s think about some of the latest trends

LACE and EYELET are hot for summer 2016:

This Ministry of Style Blazing Top at Shopbop is something I’d love. I rarely wear short sleeves so this 3/4 length would be perfect for me.

This For Love & Lemons Festival Dress would take me to showers, outdoor weddings and events with comfort and delight.

 

For Love & Lemons Festival Dress

For Love & Lemons Festival Dress

Denim is never out of style:

This Rag & Bone/JEAN Show Off Tee works perfectly with jeans or even a slim black or white pant. The shoulder styling is hot!

I totally love the vibe that this One Teaspoon Chambray Sugar Top has. If only I were young again!

What would summer be without Sunnies??

Whatever floats your boat, SHOPBOP is sure to have it – but this great Friends and Family sale ends by midnight on April 7th. Don’t miss out on great buys. — Marcia
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