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bromstad for naturalizer spring collectionWhen David Bromstad teamed up with Naturalizer to create artwork for a spring line, he was delighted. “I loved the challenge of it,” he said to a roomful of media personnel last week at the chic Cecconi’s restaurant in West Hollywood. Naturalizer asked him to do with shoes and accessories what he does in his design work as well as on his show Color Splash on HGTV — create with color.

david bromstad for naturalizer media luncheonSharing his art for spring shoe collection

The artwork he designed — large floral patterns brought to life with colors like turquoise and coral — livens up the collection of flats, wedges, sandals, flip flops, and handbags for spring. Color is everything. It makes the world go around,” Bromstad says. “A pop of color can change your mood and the kind of day you are having. The colors used in this collection are bright, happy, fun and whimsical.”

The shoe designs have Naturalizer’s trademark comfortable fit (after all, beauty doesn’t have to  mean pain) and paired with Bromstad’s colorful artwork, they add that “pop of color” to any spring wardrobe. Just look at the heels on these wedges:

neila by bromstad for naturalizer wedgeNaturalizer was thrilled to partner with Bromstad because of his work with color and also because he brings in a strong fan base among women who are familiar with his work on HGTV. Not to mention his charming personality. I’m not gonna lie — he’s also pretty dreamy. Tall, dark and handsome, the way I like my shoes. Wait… that’s not quite right…

kim and david(Looks like we’re having a moment here but that’s probably just my magic photo editing.)

The Bromstad for Naturalizer shoe collection is available at Naturalizer stores, Naturalizer.com and select retail partners.  The accessories collection are available at Naturalizer retail stores and Naturalizer.com, including totes, cell phone cases, and handbags. My favorite was this white dome satchel, the “Vida,” which looks so calm and understated on the outside, but inside it has a secret burst of springtime:

bromstad for naturalizer vida handbag exterior and interiorNow through May 3, you can enter to win a day with David and other prizes. I can tell you from spending just a few hours with him that a whole day would be a lovely prize indeed.

some luncheon photos: Andrew Aronsohn

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Style Suite Laguna Niguel 2013

Last week was an exciting week, not only did I attend the Mom 2.0 Conference and see so many fabulous online women, but my stylish partner in crime, Nicole Feliciano of MomTrends and I hosted another Style Suite. This time is was a much smaller and more intimate affair for about 30 bloggers. I mean, if NIcole was going to fly across country to sunny southern California, then naturally we wanted to gather some of our online friends and some of our favorite brands to co-mingle, network and support one another.

Rivet & Sway Style Suite
Rivet & Sway, my latest obsession, brought the eye candy. Literally. The ladies got to play dress up with these fashionable glasses all night long. The lovely Britt and Emily from Rivet & Sway taught all the attendee’s how to find the right fit for their face, hair and own personal style. This is a fashion brand to watch ladies, get ‘em while their hot!  Read my Rivet & Sway complete review and see how exceptional the ordering process is front start to finish.  I was highly impressed.

The Mother Company

Abbie Schiller and Samantha Curtzman-Counter fromThe Mother Company were in the Style Suite and I have to say, these two women are wicked smart, passionate and powerful.  Their goal is simple; to help parents raise good people. Through their website, books, dvd’s, and award winning shows they are some of today’s most influential women. Their mission goes deep and not only are these ladies producing exceptional educational products for kids, they also understand the importance and power of women in media.

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The ladies from Mama Mio are amazing.  They always swoop in and set up a pamper me spot that is like a little slice of spa heaven. They gave all the women 10 minute hand and arm massages leaving our skin soft, silky and smooth. That 10 minutes of exfoliation and gentle massaging was just enough to make me feel relaxed yet re-energized.

Ergo Baby
Ergo Baby, not only one of the most stylish baby carriers but was also named the product of the year by BabyCenter in 2012. The Ergo Baby community is a loyal and passionate one that has even begun to cross boarders by collaborating with Every Mother Counts to support even more moms all around the world.  Ergo Baby is a brand that has a strong foundation in supporting women and children which is why we proudly support them.

The entire night was a fusion of smart women celebrating, collaborating and supporting one another and of course, keeping it stylish!

Style Suite Friends

Thank you to London Times Fashion for our fabulous dresses, Coolibar for gifting our guests some stylish hats and Tide for giving us a little gift for on the go!

Disclosure:  This event was sponsored and these sponsorships help to support my business and travel expenses.  As a small, unique independent publisher these brand partnerships and collaborations are essential to the success of many women in the online creative space. I choose to work with brands that understand and respect this.

 

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Imagine on trend accessories in the $10-$30 range that are as easy to buy as going on Facebook and commenting. No need to imagine it because it actually happens every Monday at 6 PM PST through the Everyday Icing Accessory Auction. Beautiful accessories that are on trend, and make your PayPal happy with super fast shipping is what you get when you buy accessories from Everyday Icing.

Here’s how it works:
1. you go to their Facebook Page and “Like” them.
2. Register through their Facebook Page (it’s super easy and is done in 20 secs)
3. go to their Facebook Page on Mondays at 6 PM PST, and look at the photos
4. find something you like and comment “sold”
5. pay the invoice [using PayPal] sent to you via your e-mail
6. open your mailbox with a new goody inside.

Now I’ll be perfectly honest. I’m obsessed with Everyday Icing. I have a few items from them, and have it set on my calendar to remind me to go look at the sale every Monday. I get a ton of compliments when I wear my scarves, necklaces, watch etc.

Special Sale this Thursday

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Savvy Sassy Moms and Everyday Icing are putting on a very special sale for you on March 14th at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST. We have curated our favorite Everyday Icing items to put together a fantastic sale you don’t want to miss. This is just a sneak peak at some of the items you’ll be seeing in our special Savvy Sassy-Everyday Icing Accessory Sale. You don’t want to miss this one so follow the steps above and get yourself some amazing accessories at prices you don’t want to miss out on.

Wait there’s more….

Everyday Icing Accessory Auction is giving one Savvy Sassy reader a beautiful nautical gift. Just enter below before March 22, 6 PM PST.

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Disclaimer: This is a paid sponsored post. The above opinion is my own.

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Pantone’s color of the year might be emerald, but for the 2013 Oscars, pale was absolutely the color (or lack of color) of the year!!  The pales ranged from silvers to beige to pink undertone and all kinds of beautiful in between.  The other trend that hit the red carpet in a big way was the metallics.  Statements were being made with blacks with pewter, blacks and  silvers, golds, and so much more. There were a few who went with the bold colors but for those that did their presence was commanded!

The Academy Awards are a time to showcase the work of Hollywood’s actors and actresses.  More importantly, its a time to shine a light on the true glitz and glamour of Hollywood and this years Oscars were certainly no exception.  We saw dresses that sizzled the red carpet and those that may have been better off swept under it!

Here are SSM’s Picks for Oscars 2013 Best and Worst Dressed:

BEST

85th Annual Academy Awards - Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington when against the trend this year and came in the oh so hot color of spring, coral Miu Miu Gown.  We love the simple belt and embellished bust and cannot get enough of  the darker colored coral/orange clutch and shoes!

85th Annual Academy Awards - Stacy Keibler

We loved George’s arm candy, Stacy Keibler, who marveled in metallic wearing Naeem Khan!

 85th Annual Academy Awards - Sandra Bullock

Sandra stunned in this lacy sheath dress by Elie Saab

85th Annual Academy Awards - Jennifer Gardner

Jennifer Garner in wine colored Gucci was simple and elegant and the necklace made the look.

85th Annual Academy Awards - Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts magnified the metallics in this cutout form fitting Giorgio Armani.

WORST

85th Annual Academy Awards - Daryl Hannah

We think Daryl Hannah was channeling her 1984 mermaid character in Splash with this coral “mermaid” shaped gown.  Its more of a sink than a swim!

 Oscars 2013 - Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland in the A-symetrical Donna Karan Atelier was a bit too choppy of a look and the top looked like it may have a wardrobe malfunction.

85th Annual Academy Awards - Anne Hathaway

The typical best dressed Anne Hathaway disappointed in this pale pink Prada.  Questioning A.) what’s going on with the bust area(rhymes with ripples)? B.) why the necklace with such a high neckline?

85th Annual Academy Awards - Fan Bingbing

And then there is Fan Bingbing!  Beautiful shade of pink, but there is a whole lot of pink for not a whole lot of lady.

85th Annual Academy Awards - Salma Hayek

Lastly, there appears to be just a bit too much going on in the neck area of Salma Hayak’s dress and leaves us distracted!

Who were some of your favorites of the night?

Photo Credit all images: Andrew Evans  / PR Photos

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