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Inside Punkie’s Place: A Round Top Wonderland

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We had finally made it to the Spring show at Round Top highly anticipating our arrival at Punkie’s Place. Walking into the tent, we realized that reality had left us. Suddenly, Lauren and I entered a world of creativity, flashbacks to different eras, fun themes and vintage-painted boots. Bold colors, disco balls, fiesta fun, glitter, clothing, jewels and antiques galore. The feeling must have been similar to when Alice entered her Wonderland. Diane Conlee, owner of Punkie’s Place, had transformed the space into a junky, funky store in only one week. You may be wondering where the name Punkie came from? Well, Diane’s party poodle, Punkie, was the inspiration and the rest is history.

We could not believe our eyes. Each season, she has figured out a way to make Punkie’s Place better than the previous show. Punkie’s has become a hot spot at the Round Top shows twice a year, bringing in people from all over the country to see what Diane and the Punkie’s dealers have put together. Not to mention they are extremely fun to be around! If you haven’t been to this show, we strongly suggest trekking to Round Top, Texas to see the magic for yourself.

We may not be able to venture down the rabbit hole like Alice, but we have captured the Punkie’s Place experience in our exclusive video interview with the mastermind behind it all, Diane Conlee. Visit Punkie’s Place at the next Round Top show, September 23-October 1, 2011.

The Juice Press + New York Fashion Week

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When fashion meets health-nut fanatics, something yummy is always in store. As New York Fashion Week approaches, so are the creative juices, literally. The Juice Press is creating fashion-inspired smoothies that contain all organic fruits and veggies. The menu you ask? The Banana Wintour (yes, this is real), a delicious concoction of coconut water, banana, cinnamon, agave, and ginger, or the Front Row Seat, a mixture of risky business: red pepper, garlic, cucumber, chipotle, onion, and an array of spices. What makes this the best fash-food collab ever? The week-long cleanses are discounted with proof of attending a show.

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A New Fall Hero: Boy by Band of Outsiders

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Band of Outsiders is already a prodigy in the fashion industry, and designer Scott Sternberg has once again proven his design skill in his glorious new collection, Boy. by Band of Outsiders. His muse? Rock climbers from the 70s and The Breakfast Club’s Ali Sheedy. From the shrunken cotton shirt to the double breasted corduroy jacket, this collection is an androgynous dream come true. See the collection here!

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What makes Splendid so Splendid?

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When wearing something casual, comfort is a key element. Just because an item has the “comfy” quality doesn’t mean it has to be frumpy. Well Splendid has solved all of the problems by creating a line for your everyday look. After years of trying to find the perfect combination of softness using color absorbing yarns, Splendid created the ultimate t-shirt. The brand incorporates fashionable silhouettes with a wonderful fabric that is ideal for layering once it starts to cool off. We have sorted through many casual choices, and Splendid is the winner. The line is carried in major department stores such as Neiman Marcus and several boutiques as well.

Key to the soft fabric: 50% supima cotton and 50% micro modal.

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The Cutest iPad Cases on the Planet

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Apple is taking over the world, and naturally, so is the iPad. You know this is the case (pun intended) when major fashion designers, such as Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors are making their own covers. This little bundle of technology is great for play or work, professional presentations and leisure reading! With all of it’s benefits, it seems only fair that these lovable mini-laptops (or giant iPhones) have a suitable case to represent their pure awesomeness.  Glance through our favorites on the market!

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Chloe Savannah Leather iPad Case, $600 at Net-A-Porter. Della Laguna iPad Case, $48 at Free People. Michael Michael Kors Leather Case, $130 at Net-A-Porter. Marc Jacobs Quilted Leather Crossbody iPad Case, $495 at Nordstrom. Lizzie Fortunado Indian Paintbrusg iPad Case, $360 at Totokaelo. Louis Vuitton iPad Case, $390 at at Louis Vuitton boutiques or 866-VUITTON. Juicy Couture Gem Lock iPad Sleeve, $128 at Bloomingdales. Ted Baker Quilted iPad Sleeve, $71.35 at ASOS.

 

Best Buy: Sandals under $50

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Who doesn’t love finding a good deal on shoes? Take a look at LOLO Magazine’s picks for sandals under $50. You can be trendy without a large price tag, and these are guaranteed to trend into next season, so it’s not an empty buy!

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Kimichi Ankle-Wrap Thong Sandal, $39 at Urban Outfitters; Harvey2 Plaited Gladiator Sandals, $40 at Top Shop; Native Beaded Sandals, $22.80 at Forever 21; Steve Madden ‘Serenite’ Sandal, $49.95 at Nordstrom; Sam Edelman ‘Ginger’ Thong Sandals, $29.70 at Dillards.

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