Nicole In A Nutshell

January 27, 2012

Truckin’

Filed under: Hawtness,Sporty Spice — by Nicole @ 2:08 am

…like the doo-dah man. Keeping up with my training schedule, but instead of tacking on some extra workout today, I did the standard 2 mile “easy” run (but pumped up the speed to maintain some sense of challenge) and then treated myself to some live music. “Bustle In Your Hedgerow” totally hit the spot, and BONUS: one Chuck Bass (a/k/a Ed Westwick) was in the house! Smokin’ hot. Unfortunately, we did not lock eyes. Had we done so, we’d be on our honeymoon as I write this. By the time I’m done with my training, I shall run into him again, and he will finally profess his love, so it’s all good 😉

Happy Friday!!!

June 15, 2009

Best. Idea. Ever.

Filed under: Hawtness,Randomness,Shopping — by Nicole @ 11:00 pm

So tired and ready for bed, but wanted to post this before I forgot. The end-of-night rolly shoe is finally here. It’s a concept I’ve actually cultivated for a long time (in flip flop form) but never did anything about. Well, some entrepreneurial Brit beat me to it, and I just hope he brings the business to this side of the pond. I certainly never thought of selling them in vending machines (genius!!!), but us Yankee gals could certainly benefit from these gems too. It’s like the socks you used to bring along to bar mitzvahs, in which to dance and play “Coke and Pepsi”, only for adults and inspired by too much boozing. A lost innocence, perhaps, but a damn good solution nonetheless.

November 6, 2008

A shout out to Michelle Obama

Filed under: Hawtness,Issues In The News,Shopping — by Nicole @ 10:55 pm

Girrrrrrl…we gotta talk. First of all, congratulations. You are an amazing woman with a fantastic family and are very much an inspiration. You will make a wonderful First Lady. In order for that to happen, your hubby needs to be inaugurated, and I trust that you will look impeccable as he does so. However, based on your choice of attire at his historic and beautiful victory speech at Grant Park, I am gravely concerned. You’ve often proven that you have great taste, but the member of your “glamour team” responsible for fashion deserves a smack upside the head for that getup. The Narciso Rodriguez dress, standing alone, would have passed muster had it not been altered from its original runway form (which had a shorter bodice). I can understand lengthening it to appear more First Ladylike, but that wasn’t the only problem. Perhaps there was a chill in the air, perhaps in all the excitement you forgot to wax/shave/laser under your guns, but whatever the reason, covering up with that cardigan-shrug hybrid was a grievous error. It added frump, and you are not frumpy. So, since your stylist seems to have taken leave of his/her senses (which should open up a vacancy, in which case, call me!!!), I humbly offer my suggestions for Inaugural Ball redemption. There’s gonna be a lot of partying going down, and you’ll need a fresh dress for each event. In no particular order, here is my well-researched take on designers that would make you shine like the star that you are:

  • Marchesa
  • Vera Wang
  • Elie Saab
  • Carmen Marc Valvo
  • Carolina Herrera
  • Monique Lhuillier
  • Badgley Mischka
  • Reem Acra
  • Thakoon (just make sure you don’t get into a Thakoon rut – he’s done well by you, but variety is the spice of life)
  • Richard Tyler
  • Valentino
  • Korto from Project Runway
  • Rami from Project Runway
  • Narciso Rodriguez (it’s not his fault that the Grant Park outfit went bad – most of his designs are spectacular and would suit you to a T)
For the actual inauguration suit, you can’t beat a classic: Chanel all the way.
Makeup-wise, you’re always stunning, but everyone could use a discount at the facepaint emporium that is Sephora. That’s why I’m happy to pass along to you (and all of my lovely readers) the 20% off code that is valid from November 6th through 11th: FF2008. Note: the code is only valid online.

You go girl!

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