Chic Pick: Alexander Mc Queen Clutches

Every now and then we try to find high end pieces for the infamous “Chic Pick” posts ,whether clothing or accesssories to inspire us for the next shopping event. Ofcourse, no average girl on a budget would be able to afford a $2,000 or + Alexander Mc Queen clutch but it wouldn’t hurt to use this as inspiration for a trip to Top Shop, Aldo or even Forever 21. As much as we love to splurge here and there we do love a durable bargain product especially in the midst of the holiday season with the countless cocktail parties and soriees. A unique designed clutch would be the ultimate must-have staple for the Christmas list. A new year is around the corner trust us when we say it will come in handy.

Kate Spade NY: PS-I Made This Book Launch + D.I.Y Event

photo credit:  Style Republic Magazine 

On Tuesday evening when the New York temperatures were moderately fair enough for the mini skirt and heels, our team made it down to the brick roads of Soho to Kate Spade’s  +P.S- I Made This.. . book launch and D.I.Y event. It was a fun night of crafting, drinks and creative connections and ofcourse receiving a signed copy of the book. The festive ambiance of the Kate Spade Store were great competitors with the bright D.I.Y custom canvas tots complimentary of Erica Domsek of P.S-I made the highly crafty tumblr site. The style savvy crowd including Style Republic Magazine, Lonny Mag, Design*Sponge, Fashionista.com and AndrewMukamal were also on the seen creating fun crafty projects. I’m pretty sure our obsession with D.I.Y and Kate Spade’s accessories are duly noted so with that being said the night was so much fun for everyone who came out. It was so enticing to see the creations from sharpies, sparkling gems, ribbons and a glue gun on a brand new signature Kate Spade London tote . Which reminds us to inform you that the Kate Spade Holiday Collection carries a few must have pieces you need to add to your Christmas list this season!

Photo: The Chic Notebook

So much fun!!!!
Photos: wireimages

Anniversary Giveaway Winners

I’m so nervous yet excited to announce the winners of these two fabulous prices. The winners were chosen randomly by a close friend of the blog’s. There will be another giveaway coming up this week for frequent readers, supporters and comments so please don’t feel disappointed if you did not win this round. I know there’s much anticipation so without further ado here are the two winners…
NINA LACSON
&
ANITA DARLING UBHI

Send an email to thechicnotebook@gmail.com with your giveaway choice, full name, address and twitter to claim your prize.
Remember there’s one in each giveaway so please send in your emails ASAP with your choice. There will be another drawing if emails aren’t in before Monday November 29th 7pm Eastern.
Thank you everyone for participating, reading, commenting and all the anniversary greetings. Look out for the next giveaway really soon.

2010 American Music Awards Red Carpet Fashion

Like many of you I can’t seem to miss an award show unless I really have to. So I was one the seen (well…not literally) tweeting about my favorite performances with my twitter pals and I must say as usual no matter how boring or exciting an award show is, this is alot of fun. Here are some of my best looks, although I may be missing many.
The “Only Girl In The World” Rihanna and Natasha Bedingfield “Pocket Full Of Sunshine” walked the red carpet at the 2010 American Music Awards both rocking lace frocks. One thing for sure, Rihanna is  
owning the red hair. Love the curls and her performance is something we can discuss lol
Any thoughts on Natasha Bedingfield’s dress?
Taylor Swift wowed everyone with her new look. Not only did she change up her hair, which is usually tight curly locks; Taylor took a different route from her normal flirty dresses and bold lips to a more sophisticated grown up look. Snagging an AMA and performing one of my favorite songs off her album Speak Now “Back to December”, Taylor Swift proves herself yet again.
Jessica Alba, the fashionably and incomparable Willow Smith and Songstress Fergie were all part of the show. For those who havent seen the show, Willow introduced Justin Beiber and Jessica Alba presented Taylor Swift with her award. Fergie however performed with her band mates from the Black Eyed Peas. 
Jessica Alba gave us a mininal look, a simple black one shoulder dress with gold accessories and a sleek ponytail. We may call Willow Smith the younger version of Rihanna but we know one thing for sure, she always gets it right, and even if you may not agree she portrays herself with confiedence with everything she wears. Fergie however gave us a sequined frock with sculpted hips and much detailing. Discuss your favorite part of the show below…


Chic Obsession: Red Bags

While feeding into my wildly obsessive street style hunt for daily inspirations I stumbled on the blog Style Sighting  and immediately fell in love. While browsing one thing caught my attention. Fashion is much more than mixing and matching outfits. Its sometimes the little most simplistic things that count. So maneuvering this battered cursor through the photos on this site I came across a recurring trend with bold bags. Not that it’s new, but in some ways we need to be mindful that no matter how minimal an outfit maybe a funky shoe or bold colored handbag (for instance these red bags) can add character to the look.
So with that being said we’ve scouted a few choices for you from ASOS.COM  
photos via Style Sightings and Asos.

Rihanna Wears Marchesa Spring 2011 Gown to EMA’s

Rihanna made one stop out of many in Europe this weekend and this time she was spotted on the red carpet at the EMA’s before a live performance. Rihanna is known for giving us some great red carpet looks so this one followed suite. I’m entirely in love with Marchesa and the Spring 2011 collection was absolutely genius. This Marchesa gown with ruched/floral detailing and a gorgeous soft hue goes excellent with her flamboyant red hair.  Kudos to Ri’s team for a well executed red carpet look.
What do you think?

Chic Obsession: Lanvin for H&M

So we’re in a new style era. The moment Jean Paul Gautier collaborated with Target it was confirmed. Its an era where high end fashion houses produces capsule collections for retailers so that everyone has access to that glamourous life. Mathew Williamson and Jimmy Choo haved definitely paved the way for everyone’s favorite LANVIN; well by now you should know that the designs are out, the full collection. It’s everywhere on the web, you cant miss it! With that being said I’m sure you’d agree that the entire collection is GENIUS, every single piece. The Chic Notebook has a few favorites we’d like to share with you… See you at  H&M on the 20th!

What are your favorite pieces? We also love the accessories from this line.