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Gorgeous jewelry from Paula Mendoza

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Fine jewelry using gold and emeralds from Colombia

Are you looking for a very special gift for a special lady? Then take a look at the exclusive range from Paula Mendoza. Paula’s studios are in Colombia, giving her access to the finest materials. Trained as a sculptor, she now creates wearable art.



Eco cola bags

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Stylish bags from an unusual source

When I first saw these bags, I simply thought how cool and stylish they looked.Scroll down to see a larger image. Then I realized what they are made from and I had to share it with you. They are made from waste material that would normally be thrown out and end up clogging landfills.



Designer gloves & hats

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Stay warm in style

I don’t know about you but I’ve always found that cold weather clothes are often far more stylish than warm weather outfits. I love the richer fabrics and somehow designers seem to make the most of winter clothing in the most stylish ways. The winter months are a great excuse to show your fashion style.



Vintage fashion artwork

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Stylish artwork for the home or office

Whatever period of fashion history interests you, there’s something on this site for you. These beautiful reproductions of fashion plates, posters, advertising and more make delightful decor items in your home. There’s an enormous range available and the chances are that you’ll love so many. We do.



Stylish gifts that give back

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Style and saving

Many years ago, there were very few goods available that were suitable as gifts and at the same time, donated to charity. In those days giving-and-buying was restricted to charity holiday cards. Today, we are all more socially aware – although we still maintain our standards of good quality and great style.



Fun and fabulous jewelry

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Stunning jewelry for style and fun

We were delighted to find this website that features a huge variety of excellent jewelry designs. Some are incredibly sophisticated and unique – others, like the one featured in the large image at the bottom of the page, are just sheer fun. When you are buying a gift for a female friend or loved one, you can’t go wrong when you choose jewelry – we all love it!



The best leather bags in the world

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Italian leather bags for travel or business

That’s a rather bold statement, isn’t it? ‘The best in the world’? Well, let’s see, but I have just found these wonderful products and want to share them with you. I always believed, correctly, that Italian leather products are vastly superior to those from other countries. And as you know, experts agree.



Fun Snow White gift ideas

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For your own Grumpy

Or for your own little princess. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was made over seventy five years go and yet the cartoon movie – and its products – are as popular as ever. They make fun gifts and I particularly like their ‘dwarf-themed’ t-shirts. But there are plenty of other goodies too.



Jackie Kennedy jewelry

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Beautiful jewelry – Kennedy style

There’s no doubt that Jacqueline Kennedy was very much a style icon. And it wasn’t just American women who followed her lead – women all over the world were captivated by her clothes and her accessories. Many of these were truly timeless pieces that have become classics and that can certainly be said for her jewelry. There are some rather frightening statistics about how much her jewelry was worth.  But today, we can all enjoy her style.



Style & Chic from Boutique to You

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We are loving browsing through our latest fashion discovery’s website. This site has wonderful fashions plus a selection of fabulous footwear, jewelry and other accessories. It features fashions that are fun,yet stylish too.



Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s 24835 Chrono Pro Silver Dial Watch

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This is a fabulous quality man’s watch with quartz movement. The case is stainless-steel, and its diameter is 40 mm. It is water resistant to 330 feet, making it suitable for snorkeling. It is lightweight and very comfortable to wear.



Trunk Club – personal online shopping for men

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Online personal shopping?

I know, it sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? But this is a wonderful service I’ve just discovered and I must share it with you. It is absolutely the best way for guys to shop for clothes – quite brilliant. It’s always said that we girls love to shop for clothes but guys hate it. I’m sure that’s too much of a generalization (I hate the mall) but I do think that buying clothes isn’t necessarily a thing men love. Now, we have the answer.



Converse sneakers: Custom design

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Here at Tastes Magazine, we’ve always loved products that can be customised. A gift in particular is so much more special when it has been custom-designed for the recipient.  One of the latest companies to offer this is Converse and their fabulous sneakers.



Jewelry to show support for the military

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Show your support for American servicemen and women

We were very pleased to find this site to show you. If you have an American serviceman or woman on your gift list, then you’ll find some excellent ideas on this thorough website. Or show your own support. You’ll also be pleased to know that this company ships worldwide; important to note if your recipient is serving overseas. These also make a lovely gift for the families of those serving, too.



Red, white and blue scarves for her

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Inexpensive and fun

I seem to be writing a lot about scarves these days, probably because my own collection continues to grow. That’s because I find them to be so versatile and such a wonderful way to add pizzazz to the most somber outfits.The selection shown here includes scarves that are specifically American and are a perfect way for citizens and supporters of the USA to show their allegiance.



American patriotic jewelry

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For the America patriot

So you want show your patriotism towards your country? Or maybe you’re not American but you want to show your solidarity with the United States? Then this collection of charms, pendants and watches is just what you’re looking for. These are well-made products that reflect your feeling towards the States and what’s great to know is that they all come with a no-hassle guarantee.



Pop top bags, belts jewelry and more

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Whether you call them pop tops or ring pulls, these discarded items certainly can be transformed into the most wonderful products. These are produced by hand by women in Brazil and the ring pulls are crocheted together to create these stylish accessories. What a smart idea.



Where to buy genuine African jewelry online

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Today we’ve found a wonderful site for you that you’ll love. On this page you’ll find some beautiful African jewelry that is made by artisans – often from recycled materials – and sold online via this fabulous USA website.



Creative crochet kits

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When was the last time you received a handmade gift? The fact is that handmade items are so much more thoughtful, therefore so delightful to give or receive.  Now, we can make it easy and stylish.



Gentlemen, you deserve a bespoke suit

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There is nothing more elegant than a made-to-measure suit

This company provides the most amazing service and it also has a fascinating history which explains just why. But first, let me tell you about how this service operates. You can have, thanks to the internet, a bespoke, made-just-for-you suit (or shirt or blazer) that is guaranteed to be a superb fit, to look remarkably stylish, but without the hassle of tedious measuring and fitting or having to visit the tailoring capitals of the world. What’s more, this is a luxury you can afford.



Cool cufflinks

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Here at Tastes, we’re so pleased that men are wearing cufflinks – that is, the stylish man. They went out of favour for a few years – thank goodness that the man with taste is now reviving this wonderful jewellery product.



Earrings for people with sensitive skin

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Earrings that are hypoallergenic and nickel-free

There are many people who find that regular earrings irritate the skin. It seems to come and go with me – sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t – so my solution is to always buy the hypoallergenic versions. That’s why I was delighted to find this website where I can buy then online. And because these are made in Hungary, I’ve never come across anyone wearing the same earrings I wear. They are very reasonably priced too, and shipping is worldwide for a small flat fee.



Beautiful items made from … fire hoses

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You know that we love to search the internet for usual gift ideas and we’ve found a wonderful one here. I know that you’ll agree that these are wonderfully stylish items but they have an incredible history.



Getting Great Gear Guide: A Gore-Tex Jacket

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There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Gore-Tex jackets are the best you can wear in bad weather.



Trinity rings, perfect diamond & gold gift idea

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Trinity rings with valued UK hallmarks

What is a trinity ring? Quite simply, the three diamonds represent the past, the present and the future. This means that they are the perfect gift for a loved one – you are telling them of your devotion to them throughout the years. This makes for a wonderful gift idea for anniversaries, engagements or as an anytime ‘I am yours’ occasion.  They are made of the finest gold and genuine earth-mined diamonds which are conflict-free. Why is the UK hallmark important?



Dog costumes and more for Halloween

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Buy and help prevent breast cancer

If you like to have your dog join in the Halloween fun, you’ll love this website. It has some very cool costumes for dogs, in addition to other Halloween items. But the excellent thing about this particular site is that with every purchase, a donation is made to help Breast Cancer Awareness.



Halloween with style. What to wear

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Can Halloween be stylish?

We’ve pondered this question. I have to say that as far as style is concerned, this is my least favorite event. I love Halloween colors – the black and orange – but so many of the decor items and clothing are, well, tacky to say the least. If you’re like me, you’ll want to get into the spirit of things (mild pun there) but you don’t want to dress up as a silly skeleton or a buxom serving wench. (Or do you? If so, scroll down!) So, what can we wear that’s sinisterly spooky and stylish too? Here are a few ideas.



Halloween and spooky ties

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Style and spookiness for him

For every man who is happy to dress up as a banana on Halloween, there is another who has absolutely no desire to dress as a fruit, vegetable, superhero, pirate or knight in shining armor. There are also those who love to dress up – in the evening at a costume party – but has to remain sober-suited during the business day but would still like to make some concession to the occasion.



Silver and gold skull bracelets

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Skull bangles from Alexander McQueen

I recently featured McQueen’s stunning skull scarves and really wanted to include these pieces but I think that they deserve their own page. Aren’t they simply gorgeous? Prices start at under $200 and these are jewelry items that are classics of the future. See how beautifully they are engrave on the inside of every bracelet – there’s no doubt that these are the real thing.



Where to buy the best bow ties

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We are delighted to have discovered the place to buy bow ties online. Don’t you agree that a man wearing a stylish bow tie just has that certain something?

The site offers those which are already tied so are simplicity themselves to wear but for the connoisseur who prides himself on his sartorial skills, self-tie versions are available too.  I love the polka dots and the stripes (see below) but they are also available in a wide variety of fabrics – including novelty designs.

Many are absolutely perfect for weddings – there’s something for every taste and every occasion.

Whilst you’re at the site, take a look too at the regular ties, the cufflinks and all the wonderful accessories they have available.

Oh, and despite that fact that I referred to these as men’s items, they look great on girls too.

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Skull leather wrap bracelets – by Alexander McQueen

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Selected McQueen accessories

When Alexander McQueen first introduced his signature skull products, they immediately became ‘must-have’ items for celebrities everywhere. The primitive skulls, combined with today’s luxury materials, seemed to strike a chord with the most stylish people in the fashion world. The McQueen company still produce these and they have become true classics.



Alexander McQueen accessories

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Here at Tastes Magazine, there are some designers who we feel are essential. Everyone, for example, should have a Marimekko items in their home. No decor is quite complete without at least one classic Mid Century Modern iconic piece.

And it’s the same with our wardrobe – we believe that everyone should have one item by Alexander McQueen at the very least.

The lucky thing is that there is a full range of goods that come from this design house and a McQueen accessory will always add that certain something to an outfit or ensemble.

We love the iconic scarves  and the skull jewelry but there’s so much more to choose from – from bags to sunglasses, from umbrellas to belts. Use the link below or click an image to see the full collection.

See the full range of Alexander McQueen accessories here

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Buy and tie colored shoelaces

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Colored shoelaces add a touch of style and a subtle pop of color to even the most formal outfits. For many years, colored shoelaces have been available for casual wear but now, they are also available to buy online – versions that are suitable for the dressiest and most formal shoe.

The best way to make the most of these is to learn how to tie them in stylish ways. There’s little point in using these stylish products if you neglect to make the most of them.

They are terrific for weddings too. If the groom and his attendants select laces in the bride’s chosen featured color, they add such style. Which tying method do you prefer? I love the straight bar look (see the image below) but the lattice method is truly funky and not for the faint-hearted. Click the links … Read More »



Stylish orange scarves

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Scarf bargains – stylish and adaptable

Actually, there are scarves of all colors on this lovely website I’ve just found and there are some real bargains too.I selected the orange option (it’s one of my favorite colors) and was delighted to find a lovely selection. Orange is such a hot color at the moment – and always the perfect color for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I would never be disappointed to receive a scarf as a gift – they are so useful.



The best knitwear from Anthropologie

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I find it hard to think about advantages of living in a cool climate but there is one – the fact that there are some wonderful knitwear items available these days. Today, I have been browsing – and loving – the selections from Anthropologie.

On this page,I’m showing just a few of their cardigan selection but you’ll also find sweaters,ponchos scarves, shawls and more and  I haven’t seen one that isn’t positively delightful.

Of course, you can always rely on this retailer to be superbly stylish and from past experience, I know that the quality of their clothing range is absolutely top drawer.

I absolutely adore them all and if I had to choose? Well the one below is a definite favourite.Click the link or any of the images to see more.

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Designer skull jewelry from Italy

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Silver & gold skull jewelry

Aren’t these amazing? The majority of the pieces you’ll see on this webpage are created in Italy and feature designs from the pinnacle of Italian designers. Some use precious gemstones; others are fun and funky. All are stylish. Most of these products can also benefit from the most fabulous selection of sophisticated gift wraps I have ever seen.



Skull scarves by Alexander McQueen

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A fashion classic – the Alexander McQueen skull scarf

There are some items that I believe every woman should have in her wardrobe and a genuine McQueen skull scarf is one of them. Over the last few years, these useful, adaptable and stylish items have entered the world of fashion must-have classics. They instantly add a certain flair to any outfit,casual or formal.



Create your own vintage style engagement ring

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Design your own

Your engagement ring is probably the most important piece of jewelry you’ll ever own and for this reason alone,it should be made to your specifications. At one time, this luxury was affordable only to the super-rich – now it’s online and available to us all. Many engagement rings are passed down through the generations so it’s an excellent idea to choose a vintage style that will never date.



Designer cufflinks – stylish and fun

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Designer cufflinks – the best selection

For several years now, the stylish man won’t be seen without wearing cufflinks, especially for business meetings or formal occasions. I don’t know about you but in the past I’ve found it hard to find stylish, designer versions and that’s why I was delighted to find this website. You’ll find cufflinks from top designers in sophisticated settings.



Stylish eyewear for men and women

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Sunglasses and prescription spectacles

Do you call them ‘glasses’ or ‘spectacles’? Whichever you prefer, you’ll find a fabulous selection that are quick and easy to buy online. This is a truly fantastic company and as well as the superb design of their products, there are two factors that really make them stand out from the crowd. Are you unsure about buying glasses online because you’d prefer to try them on before purchase? No problem.



Bracelets to show your style and what matters to you

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Pura Vida bracelets – special in so many ways

Why simply wear jewelry when you can wear a story and at the same time show who you are and what you care about? You’ll also be helping charity, supporting talented artisans and wearing something unique. Yes, I did say ‘unique’ which isn’t a word I often use. The story began when two post-graduate students vacationed in Costa Rica.



Black and white designer jewelry without breaking the bank

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Designer jewelry bargains

Delicious style and glamour isn’t always expensive. We’ve chosen these beautiful pieces in black and white, many of which are under $50. Black and white, especially when combined with golden and silver tones, is always stylish and sophisticated and we love this selection of both classically styled and ultra-modern jewelry.



Buy a watch – feed a hundred needy children

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Fashion, style and taste – feeding the hungry

This is a wonderful initiative by Michael Kors. Every time someone buys a watch from this exclusive range, $25 is donated to the United Nations World Food Program to alleviate world hunger. You receive a wonderful, top-quality timepiece and the donation creates a hundred meals for needy children. At time of writing, over 600,000 meals have been donated.



Blue or black diamonds – which are best?

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Can you decide?

To be honest, we can’t.That’s why we were delighted to find this web page which is dedicated to black and blue diamond rings. We love the stylish look of the rich black diamonds, especially when set against white gold.But look at the blue – aren’t they gorgeous?



Artisan handcrafted jewelry from Evocateur

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Incredible handmade jewelry

Made in America, these exclusive hand made pieces are truly stunning. I promise you that when I first saw these I literally gasped with delight. Using gold leaf, silver and incredible skill and artistry these pieces are truly art and design items to be treasured and admired for many, many years.



Inexpensive costume jewelry for fashion & fun

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Fun & fashionable jewelry

Although everyone should have a good collection of fine jewelry (to leave to our children, if nothing else!) it’s also wonderful to buy inexpensive pieces from time to time that can perk up our outfits and add an extra sparkle to our clothes. When accessories are as inexpensive as these, it’s easy to bring your style up to date quickly, easily and without making a hole in the credit card.



Design your own exquisite gemstone jewelry

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Start with designer jewelry and personalize it

Yes,on this fantastic website, you can select from a beautiful range of designer jewelry and then personalize it to suit your own tastes exactly. Have you ever seen a piece of wonderful jewelry and thought that you’d love it – except that it’s only available in silver and you prefer gold? Or maybe you’d like to select your own gemstones and mix and match? Now you can.



High fashion and fun for your dog

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Only the best for your precious pup

You demand the best and your four-legged friend deserves the very best too. Your dog is a member of your family and you can show your love for him or her by making sure that they too have the opportunity to experience the finest available products and designs. Like me, you probably have a policy that everything that comes into your home must be the best – and that certainly includes pet products too.



Classic leather goods from Moore and Giles

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Gorgeous leather bags and more

Leather is simply one of those materials  that quietly and subtly say ‘quality’. Moore and Giles – a company with a long and established history – were involved for many years in making and styling luxury leather goods for interiors But not just any interiors – their furniture and products graced luxury liners, gentleman’s clubs and private airplanes during the Golden Age.



Gifts for the Ferrari driver – or fan

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For lovers of all  things Ferrari

And that includes me. This website features official Ferrari merchandise and includes clothing, bags, sunglasses, toys and home decor / desk items. There are also sets of historic photographs, limited edition items and special products that have been personally signed by Alonso and Massa – the current Ferrari Formula One drivers.



Customized stylish diamond jewelry for men

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Gorgeous diamond jewelry for him

What we really love about this range of fabulous designer jewelry is that the majority of the pieces can be customized; mostly at no extra cost. For example, when you select a ring as a gift for your guy, it can have the inside engraved with the message of your choice absolutely free; making your gift truly unique.



Vintage designer jewelry and watches – online

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Vintage finds – a well-kept secret

Do you know where the cognocenti find their vintage designer jewelry? There’s no need to visit specialist stores and pay retail prices – you’ll find a beautiful range of watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more on this fabulous website. From Chanel to Tiffany, from Bvlgari to Givency, all the top couture houses are represented here.



Bags, totes, clutches & wallets from Forever 21

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Forever 21 – current bag collection

Did you know that this company is currently the most searched-for online store on the internet? That’s because of their fabulous ranges of fashions and accessories. Don’t be fooled by the name – this isn’t a company that caters simply for the very young. On the contrary, it caters for twenty one year olds of all ages.



Top designer cashmere sweaters for women

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The most luxurious fabric – the best style

See the top designers’ take on smooth and perfect cashmere. See sweaters, cardigans and light jackets that feel wonderful and look so stylish and fashionable, yet classic in their superb  designs. Cashmere – the very word is soft and the epitome of luxury.



Create your own unique fashions – for women

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Yes, design your own exclusive wardrobe

You might find this hard to believe … how’s this for a well-kept secret? There is a website that allows to to create your own unique clothing. You can create many styles and choose from many colors and prints – dresses, blouses, skirts – and even accessories such as bags and scarves. Yes, your creations will be completely unique to you, the created using environmentally friendly method and shipped direct to your door.



Beautiful ruby earrings to buy online

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Of all the precious stones, rubies must be one of the most coveted.

When you think of precious gemstones, rubies must be high on the list. For so long they have been used to symbolize wealth. In several cultures, various precious stones are specified to be lucky for certain months – or for people born during that month – and rubies are the gemstone for the month of July.



Titanium wedding bands for the stylish man

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Luxurious wedding rings

The word from the style gurus in the world of weddings is that titanium is increasing immensely in popularity today, especially for men. This metal looks great; it’s incredibly durable and is also particularly affordable. In addition, these rings are easy to order online.



Stunning designer jewelry from Kenzo

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Fabulous and striking designer jewelry from Kenzo

Kenzo has been a favorite of so many people for quite some time now but personally I think that the current jewelry designs beat everything we’ve seen in the past. This is a simply gorgeous range of earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and watches.



Diamond and precious gemstone jewelry – design your own

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Create a personalized diamond gift

If you don’t know about this website – and we agree that it’s a well-kept secret – then you’ll love browsing through the gorgeous range of custom jewelry. Yes, you can choose the shape of the earrings (there are also pendants, rings and other items) then select whether you’d prefer diamonds or other gemstones, and even choose the metal of your choice.



August gemstone jewelry, customized

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A truly personalized gift

Imagine – the gift of beautiful jewelry that’s not only featuring  his or her birthstone, but incorporating yours too as a symbol of your relationship. This website had a stunning array of fine jewelry for both men and women and you can select the precious metal of your choice, plus the gemstone combinations.



Beautiful and stylish jewelry from Bebe – our favorites

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Beautiful jewelry bargains from Bebe

There isn’t a single piece of jewelry featured on the Bebe website that we wouldn’t love to own! What’s more, they come at a great price that’s affordable to all. Designs are stunning and striking, or understated and subtle, which ever look suits you.



Beautiful custom jewelry

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For truly exclusive jewelry, especially those pieces that are bought to commemorate special occasions, don’t settle for second best. Engagement rings, pendants, earrings you’ll find them all at this site and best of all, you can customise every piece.



What’s your sightseeing style?

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If you’re on vacation, on a cruise or simply enjoying the sights and features of your local area, you still want to look great. There are several things to take into account when choosing your sightseeing outfits.



Beautiful hand fans to buy online

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Keep cool stylishly or use these beautiful hand fans as delightful home decor. Hand fans do tend to be rather … well, kitsch is probably the best word. Those Asian ones always make me think of cheap Chinese restaurants. The ones you see in the slideshow below though, are truly stylish.



Can men’s underwear be a stylish gift?

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Yes, men’s underwear from Gap is stylish

Underwear – socks and shorts – were always a default gift choice for men and, shall we say, somewhat boring. But these lovely examples from Gap can spice up any man’s clothing collection. There’s no excuse for boring underwear any more!



New designs from Tommy Bahama

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If you’re a guy who likes to dress in suitable tropical style during the summer – or when on vacation –  then the range from Tommy Bahama needs absolutely no introduction. Below see the very latest designs.



Lilly Pulizer dresses for summer

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Years ago, there used to be a Lilly Pulizer store nearby where I live and it was one of the busiest stores on the entire street. It’s no longer nearby but her fabulous clothes are available online if you don’t have a store near you.



Elegant shoes in black and white

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You’ll find a great selection below. Black and white is always stylish, always elegant, always smart. If you have a slow connection,please allow a few moments for loading.



Stackable rings – and more from Gorjana Griffin

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Stylish and flexible designer rings

What could be more adaptable than these lovely rings? These skinny pieces can be layered and stacked to give you a new look every day, creating your own personal and unique style. Presented by Gorjana Griffin, these rings make a perfect gifts – or a lovely treat for yourself.



Italian designer jewelry by Daco Milano

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Designer jewelry from Daco Milano

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who was delighted to see that these beautiful Italian designs are now available online for those of us in America. The House of Daco Milano has been a well-kept secret in Italy and now these fabulous pieces are available to us all. Shipping is available to most countries.



Vintage style fashion brooches

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The experts were right – vintage brooches

Yes, when fashion editors and gurus told us that vintage and retro brooches would be back in style they got it right – these looks are so hot right now. The selection we have chosen as fun items – what we used to call ‘costume jewelry’. These look absolutely delicious when worn on a dress, sweater or lapel.



Stylish and stunning jewelry – the perfect gift for women

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Black diamond rings for her

A cliché but true – they are a girl’s best friend. Diamonds will always be the most popular gifts for women especially if you choose from this stunning range. Today’s designers are favoring stunning black diamonds set against white gold and silver. You can see on this page just how fabulous they are.



Fragrances for women from the house of Dior

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Amazing Dior perfumes for women

The name of Dior is timeless. When I think of this long-established fashion house I think of Paris, tradition, style and that certain caché that most fashionable French women seem to achieve effortlessly. Style is composed of many different components. Some are visible, others are far more subtle.



Stylish and stunning jewelry – the perfect gift for women

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Hand-picked designer jewelry for her

They say that jewelry is the most popular gift for women and it’s easy to see why. I have never known a girl who hasn’t been delighted to receive stylish pieces to add to her collection. The company that sells these wonderful examples online, have a carefully curated selection from top designers.



Fun watches by Modify – an adaptable accessory

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Create a collection of stylish and fun watches

These watches are great gifts for him, for her or for kids. They are great value for money and the wonderful thing about them is that, on the website, you can design your own. Choose the watch faces you like, and a suitable strap and make it uniquely yours. The company also has a collection of ready-assembled versions too.



Beautiful Burberry for babies and children

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Burberry – for the most stylish kids on the block

Burberry has stood for British style and elegance since the middle of the ninteenth century. This long-established company is still at the forefront of fashion and design and its famous and iconic tartan patterns are available on clothes for young babies and for toddlers.



Top designer bracelets for men

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Men’s bracelets from top designers

There is something undeniably stylish about a bracelet on a strong male wrist! Increasingly men are showing their flair and their own personal style by choosing the best from well-known design houses such as Gucci, Miansai and Fendi. These sturdy and fashionable pieces of jewelry use silver, leather, beads and even rubber to create these fabulous pieces.



Beautiful jackets to spice up your wardrobe

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Casual or smart – jackets add life and color

I love stripes, polka dots and some types of print but it’s a good investment to have clothes in your wardrobe that are solid colors. They give you so much more scope when it comes to accessorizing and creating stylish yet stunning outfits. Jackets are one way to do this, especially the ones from this beautiful range.



The Ferrari Collection – fashion, style and gifts

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Ferrari = style

Ferrari is more than an automobile marque – it’s the definition of style, speed and passion. Whether it’s a racing car at Spa, or a road car pulling up outside the Monte Carlo Casino, Ferrari has an unmistakable panache.  In Italy, it’s a way of life for the tifosi. We can’t all own the car but we can buy luxury branded goods as gifts or for a touch of luxury for ourselves.



Watches for men – from Armani

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Favorite watches for men

Armani has set the standard in fine Italian design for almost forty years. Known worldwide, the brand has grown and flourished thanks to its high standards and impeccable design work.  Georgio Armani founded his empire with its beginnings in menswear featuring sophisticated and sleek lines – very typical of Italian quality and style.



Get the look – from Anthropologie

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Buy one piece or the outfit – Anthropologie style

Putting a great fashion look together is easy these days. At one time, those of us who wanted fashion advice on how to put outfits together had to go to consult the experts. Today, designers develop great looks and show them online. Nothing could be easier. Choose a couple of pieces or why not buy the complete look? The garments, shoes, jewelry and other accessories are already selected by skilled experts to help you achieve the latest fashion look.



Designer bracelets, bangles and beads from Arhaus

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Stylish designer bracelets – a great gift

I’ve been in love with this company and their jewelry for quite some time. The items are all hand-crafted and are made from natural materials.  But those benefits would mean little if the design wasn’t right – and it certainly is.   These bracelets are fun and also fashionable and fresh – they are wonderful pieces of jewelry using a variety of traditional ans non-traditional materials.



Inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge – Bebe clutches

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Clutches & small bags – Kate style

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is singled-handedly responsible for the latest handbag and purse style. She favors small, clutch type bags and retailers, designers and fashion editors everywhere are paying attention. Ever since Kate married Prince William, she has inspired fashion looks with her own sense of style.



Gorgeous rings from top designers – slideshow

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Just wait until you see this wonderful selection of designer rings. Even more amazing is the fact that prices start at under $50. Mind you, if you’re looking for something really special, the slideshows has those too.



Get the Bebe look – buy one piece or the outfit

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Fashion retailer Bebe takes the hard work out of accessorizing a new outfit. In their online store you can purchase a single piece – a dress, pair of shoes, jewelry, a bag – or, if you prefer, order the entire look.



Why buy? Rent couture

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There are some occasions when you want to look more stunning than ever – you absolutely need that special dress or outfit. But do you really want to spend thousands of dollars on something you might wear just once?



Eight fabulous black & white dresses

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If there’s one colour combination that can be relied upon to be stylish – no matter what the fashion gurus dictate – that combination is black and white.



Today’s shoe selection

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Even though our goal today was to gather a selection of summery sandals, we were overwhelmed by the wonderful stilettoes that you see below. So we were sidetracked but for the best of reasons.



Cufflinks: Thirty favourites

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There’s nothing quite like stylish cufflinks worn on a crisp white shirt to set a man apart when it comes to sophistication and style – here, we have chosen our favorites.



Coolest stacking rings

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Stacked rings – still hot

Not only are they still an incredibly modern look, designers are still going the extra mile to create even more incredibly beautiful examples.



Sightseeing in style

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Vacation style – top pick

Some vacations are for spending on the beach but I think that most of us have got over the soak-up-the-rays thing. Some beach time is excellent but I find that these days, people like to travel to unusual places for experiences.



Fabulous art deco jewelry

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Art deco – so stylish

Here, we’ve selected our favourite art deco pieces and created a slideshow for your enjoyment.  Hover your mouse over each image to get pricing details and simply click for further info.



Saturday’s shoes slideshow

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This week’s selection of truly wonderful shoes



Our favourite stilettos

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We call these ‘twenty minute shoes’. That’s because I doubt that I could walk in them for more than that time but they are SO beautiful!



For a casual weekend

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No matter who you are, or what age you are, I think there’s something a little special about Fridays, don’t you? The weekend is almost here.



Fashion: The latest news & bargains

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The very latest in fashion and accessories – updated all the time.We love to search the internet on your behalf to find those special items that you might not be able to find yourself. But if you’re in  hurry to see what the latest trends and deals are, this page is for you.



Scarves, shawls and wraps from select fashion houses

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Scarves, wraps, shawls … call them what you will but they are one of the most adaptable items in a woman’s wardrobe. They can elevate a plain outfit into something truly special. Really wonderful scarves and shawls are a terrific investment and will add style to your wardrobe for years to come.



Bargains for men

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Are you looking for stylish gifts for men that are great value for money? Or maybe you’re a guy who is always on the lookout for the best. Whichever way, this is the page for you.



Traditional Irish & Aran knitwear

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There is something terribly soothing about owning a traditional piece of clothing when its history goes back hundreds of years. Not only are we wearing a piece of history, we also have items that are timeless and will never date.



Jewellery from the British Museum

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Yes, the British Museum has a wonderful collection of fabulous jewellery and they also offer worldwide shipping – what a wonderful idea for unusual gift ideas.






Top Luxury Tastes Recommendations

These are our favorite luxury, stylish finds and gifts that we've discovered on the internet. All can be purchased online from the best retailers. We search the web for the best so you don't have to!

We are a small but dedicated team who delight in searching the internet for the best possible items from la creme of online stores so that you can treat yourself or buy deliciously tasteful and stylish gifts for your family and friends.

We hope you enjoy our carefully-curated selections!

Gourmet grilling

Grilling gets more and more sophisticated all the time and now, even the top manufacturers of kitchen and cuisine products are delighting us with...

Classic perfume bottles

Vintage style cut glass decorative bottles

We love these traditionally-styled perfume bottles. They are hand blown and then hand cut to create the designs and...

Ready for a new hobby?

Knitting: Your new pastime?

Fifty years ago every woman – and many men too – could knit.  And before that, women has spent their spare...

Ancient Greek sculptures

Ancient Greek sculpture replicas from the British Museum

Every room, no matter how it’s furnished and decorated, needs a solid, impressive something. What sort of...

Audrey Hepburn prints & posters

Audrey Hepburn – always a star

If you ask a number of people to name the most enduringly stylish film star many, if not most,...

Michael Schumacher artwork

One of the Formula One greats of all time – Michael Schumacher

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Formula One and...

Best quote wall decals

Instant motivational and fun decor for your home

Wall decals are incredibly popular these days and it’s easy to see why. There are decals available...

Gorgeous jewelry from Paula Mendoza

Fine jewelry using gold and emeralds from Colombia

Are you looking for a very special gift for a special lady? Then take a look at...

Angela Brazil books – vintage schoolgirl fiction

Art objects indeed – but a great read too

These volumes are now extremely collectible. If you didn’t read Angela Brazil books when you were...

Make sparkling water and energy drinks at home

A green and healthy option

I have always loved sparkling water. Somehow that fizz makes it more refreshing, especially when  a slice of lemon or...

Top movie posters

 

Everyone has a favorite movie

And they are an inexpensive and delightful way to decorate a room. They have the advantage of showing your personality...

Adventure Holidays to India
Adventure Holidays to India

Holidays to India have the potential to live with you for the rest of your life. There is absolutely no doubt...

Add style to your home with Marimekko

No stylish home is complete without Marimekko

I believe this. This company has long been admired by design aficionados and I always smile when I...

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