Fashion on film: “Bill Cunningham NY”

Now playing: Bill Cunningham New York. Wow, I cant say enough great things about this heartfelt, funny & inspiring documentary of the original street style photographer, Bill Cunningham. The film takes a peek behind the lens of a fashion industry legend who inspires and moves us in the process. Untainted by money & the superficial, his unapologetic decades-long love affair with fashion reminds me of why I got into the industry in the first place. LOVE love love….

Giveaway: WIN A Book and a Bikini!

There are few things I’d rather be doing than relaxing on the beach with a good book. And while it may be cold outside (or an absolute tundra as the case may be), my 2011 swim collection and a sunshine-y new paperback are about to hit stores. To celebrate, we’re doing a giveaway to get you into an utterly optimistic state of beach bliss!

Win a fabulous Kushcush “Milla” bikini and a copy of the adorably inspiring book Meeting Your Half-Orange by Amy Spencer!


On Harper Bazaar’s “Hot List” and #1 on Star Magazine’s “Must List,” Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match is an inspiring and charming read that reminds us to look on the bright side in life and love. Although I’ve been blissfully married for 10 years, I love the message in the book (so did Glamour, Cosmopolitan UK and Jillian Michaels!) and found many areas of life to apply the book’s power of positive thinking. Read for a healthy dose of optimism or share with your single girlfriends. And for a daily dose, check out Spencer’s blog at TheDatingOptimist.com.



If you don’t have a beach trip planned yet, well, what better way to look forward to one than with a HOT new bikini (hello, healthy body inspiration!) and an optimistic book to read on the sand. Kushcush has been worn by Kim Kardashian, Jessica Biel, Nicole, Ritchie, Audrina Patridge and Nicky Hilton. And if you win the giveaway, it will also be worn by you! This “Milla” style is part of the Spring 2011 line and flattering on all body types – so good, the style made the UsWeekly Buzz-o-Meter because they thought so, too!


HOW TO ENTER:

Contest runs from Tuesday, January 11th to Friday, January 14th at 12 midnight.

To Enter: Comment below with one thing you “love” about yourself or your life. Maybe you love your friends. Or your job. Or your quirky sense-of-humor. Or your freckles. Or, uh, maybe you love your taste in bikinis and dating books. That’s it. Just tell us what you love in the comment box below and you’ll be entered to win!

Every Kushcush bikini reads “Love Your Bikini ” on the tag. Now it’s your turn… tell us what YOU love!

Happy thoughts and best of luck!

xoK

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Note: Contest is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. One entry per person. We’ll choose the winner from comments on TheDatingOptimist.com and DesignerStyleDiaries.com in a random drawing. Be sure you are using a working email with your comment, as we’ll be notifying you via email after January 15th if you’ve won to get your address and bikini size.

Costume Couture

Every fashionista worth her weight in tulle stepped out last night for the Metropolitan Museum’s 2010 Costume Institute Gala, check out the belles of the benefit!

Jennifer Lopez. So polished and pretty! I mean, c’mon….mama is looking h-o-t these days. This is just fabulous and so right on for fashion’s favorite fete. I saw Mrs. Lopez at the UsWeekly Hot Hollywood Style party last week and woa! I had a moment. A far cry from her Jenny from the Block tracksuits. She is glowing & gorgeous and rocking curves in all the right places. J.Lo-ve it!

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Im probably the last person on earth yet to see Avatar, but if the on-screen eye candy is anything like Zoe Saldana is rocking here, sign me up! The asymmetrical shoulder fits her like a glove and the gold cuff and boxy clutch are spot on. Love this chic look!

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The grande dame and her mini-mogul….flawless! Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is absolutely stunning with a Chanel Haute Couture silver jacket over her satin column dress. Gorgeous! Now this is how to age gracefully. And while it cant be easy to walk in her mother’s stilettos, Bee Shaffer rocks this season’s obsession with blush and black perfectly in Balenciaga.

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Imma be rockin’ the Black Eyed Peas!

The Black Eyed Peas brought the house down at the second sold-out show at LA’s Staples Center last night! The hometown gig was broadcast live in 3D to theaters and everything was so on-point. From the brilliant wardrobe (Fergie did 5 outfit changes!), amazing visuals, rockstar back-up dancers and most of all the BEPs, who killed it hit after hit for two solid hours. Amazing! I was lucky enough to be up close & personal, check out the pics!

Rockin’ it out!

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Bad ass Fergie in her space gear. LOVE IT!

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Wardrobe change #2… Superfly. Imma be livin the good life!

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Lovely lady lumps!

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Fergie doing the robot while Will.I.Am breaks it on down.

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Wardrobe change #3… the glamorous, glamorous.

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This way to awesome.

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Wardrobe change #4…. bad ass Fergie is back, with bangs and psychedelic dancers.

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Pea, party of 1. Will.I.Am in the spotlight.

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Fergie and Slash from Guns N Roses!

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Wardrobe change #5…. damn, someone’s been workin on her fitness!

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Where is the LOVE?

Heart-shaped confetti covered the pumped-up crowd for the finale. It was a good, good night!

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Beauty & the Beach event at Saks!

If you’re in NYC today, stop by Saks Fifth Avenue from 1-4pm for their Beauty & the Beach Swim Event! The 9th floor will be transformed into a tropical oasis with DJ + beauty bar + food/drinks. Shop the new Kushcush collection while you’re getting into the spring of things and enter the raffle for a chance to win a free Kushcush bikini!