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Like GAP for Charity


Christmas is coming, so everyone is becoming a little bit better. Including giant corporations. So GAP has created the Most Wanted Campaign on Facebook. All you have to do to donate, is to “like” the video on the Facebook fanpage and $1 will be donated to one of charities that the people in the video have chosen including Sussie Bubble and Alisa Leonard, two of the bloggers I religiously follow.

So go on facebook, go to GAP, Click on the Want tab,  and like it. It takes about 2 seconds or a minute and fifteen seconds if you decide to watch the video.

It is great to see how social media can be used for good, and to see how famous people and big corporations come together to create something great and charitable.

Valentino for GAP


I love the GAP! Always have, always will. It is simple and chic, yet street-smart and casual, which is the perfect formula for putting more and more GAP pieces in my closet. (and yes, here I should mention affordable too) So you can imagine my excitement when I read this morning that GAP is collaborating with Valentino for a capsule collection of 7 pieces to hit the stores . The reason- celebration of the first GAP opening in Milan.

The GAP x Valentino collection is military inspired, but yet highlights the typical Valentino femininity with signature ruffles. In an interview for the Telegraph the creative directors for Valentino,  Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolii explain: ‘Valentino and Gap synthesise the current trend of combining luxury with basics. We wanted to mix traditionally high-end elements with Gap’s celebrated street style, to create couture looks with a contemporary attitude.’ Definitely beautiful, classy and affordable I must add, as the price-range is $100-$200. So yet another line-worthy adventure is on the map this Friday.

Pictures – alexloves.com and Telegraph

Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Leather Jacket


Yet another can’t live without item! The perfect black leather biker jacket. One word – badass!

I just found mine this season, but have been wanting one for years. My mother had one when I was growing up, and I absolutely loved it. So now I am rocking mine!

It is such a strong piece that can be accessorized in so many different ways, and worn on many different occasions. It can make up a simple dress, or a white top and make them chic and edgy. I wear mine with a scarf to soften the look a bit. It gives up an urban vibe, but yet stylish and classic.

So these are mine two suggestions:

The Aspirational Amazingness:

Alexander McQueen on Net-a-Porter

Marvelous Choice for Mortals:

Gap