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Why Not Throw A ManMen Cocktail Party

July 22, 2010

Mad Men, returns in classic 60’s style on July 25.  Chico Stylist is so excited for season Four of the Emmy award-winning show. This season promises lots of drama, along with cocktail swirling, cigarette smoking, and inter-office ( adulterous) romance.  So why not throw a MadMen themed Cocktail party?

The Dress:  The fun part: costumes.  Ladies should wear their best vintage 60’s style dresses, hats, gloves and of course matching purse and shoes.  Book a day at the salon, as red lipstick  and “done” hair is a requirement to the MadMen fashion look.  Men can show off classic suits worn with white shirts and ties.  Adding a fedora may turn heads and help with some flirtation.

The Drinks: Think classic cocktails and on a bar cart  you have roll  out. Serve Scotch, Vodka Gimlets in martini glasses,  Pink Squirrel Martini, and Bloody Mary’s.  Here is a list of 1960 Cocktails ideas for your MadMen party.  Some of the signature cocktails are a Brandy Alexander for Peggy Olson, a Tom Collins for Betty Draper, and a Scott for Dan Draper.

Cocktail hors d’oeuvre:  Grace Kelly look-alike Betty Draper would serve  hors d’oeuvre on her best china to impress Don’s guests. So Chico Stylist suggest you use your best china too. Finger sandwiches, cheese balls, chips with onion dip (in honor of Pete’s chip and dip obsession) to keep the focus where it belongs: on the cocktails.  Keeping a supply of candy cigarettes out, will help guests get into character.

Music: Since it is a cocktail party hopefully your guest will have had enough to drink that they will want to do the Twist. Chubby Checker,  Sam Cooke,  and Ella Fitzgerald and a 60’s soundtrack sets the MadMen mood.

So if you’ve been dreaming about sheath dresses and kitten heels.   And your a Man that like’s to wear a suit.  Call me old fashioned but isn’t it nice to dress up for a MadMen cocktail party.

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Count Down To Fall

July 19, 2010

Chico Stylist has so much Fashion news to share with you. Our favorite Fall Magazine Issues are just weeks away. I still have Jet Lag from Paris so please David darling,  please bear with me.  Here is a list of my notes from the Fall Couture shows selected trends:

  • smart investments
  • boudoir out on the street
  • biker brigade
  • forties and fabulous
  • party like it’s 19
  • ruche the drape

Here are two fabulous Christian Dior Couture and Jean Paul Gaultier looks I adore.  I don’t know about you, but I am already thinking about Fall Fashions.

Photo Credit:  New York Magazine

Youth Is Wasted On The Young

July 13, 2010

Chico Stylist is enjoying  her life in France!   Oh how the french know how to enjoy life.  Their love of food, is a daily trip to the market for fresh pastries, bread, wine, and food.  Waking up in France, one gets excited about breakfast with so many delicious pastries abound.  Chico Stylist love’s sitting with her  latte in the charming french cafe bistro chairs and  people watching.   The French also believe one should own a Pied-à-terre in the city for work and live life in the country.  Chico stylist could not agree more!  My new washed silk shirt dress has caused a fashion sensation.  With the haute couture show just leaving Paris my brown silk dress is this season’s trend and I have had many a French men say, “Madame oh la la!”  Forever the stylist I  mixed the dress with this season trend, metal accessories.  Why even Coco Chanel would be proud of how, chic Chico Stylist is styled.  Today I am heading to the Lourve with my young friend.  Taking in art, fashion, and history. Beautiful people are everywhere in the city of love! Chico Stylist is one of them dressed with in Chico’s, the American fashion house’s fall, shirt dress.  As the French Proverb goes:

Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait.
Youth is wasted on the young.
“If youth knew, if old age could.”

Photo Credit:  Paris Breakfast, Chico’s, Southern Living

Hot Time In City

July 8, 2010

Chico Stylist is swooning over her trip to the South of France. It all started with photos of Marion Cotillard in the July 2010 issue of Vogue! The stunning French star and Oscar winner is in a photo shoot in the South of France, Provence look stunning! It made me book a trip to Nice and then I drove with the top down and a scarf oh so Grace Kelley looking to the French Rivera.  My camera is in tow, so I plan  to photograph everything.  You may say life is C’est magnifique!

Why Not Book A Spa Getaway?

June 28, 2010

I don’t know about you.  But I have kept a very hectic pace these past couple months.  Traveling, working harder than ever before with this new economy, and now suddenly I realized it’s summer.  With July almost here, it’s time to slow down and pamper ourselves.  Take in some me time, take some vacation time, or maybe….book a spa getaway!   Just the thought sends me vision my favorite Spa.  I love the natural, airy, ocean-themed colors and design highlighted interiors, mosaic tiles and soft lighting.  It is so nice to unwind with hot tea, fruit, water, and healthy snacks in the women’s relaxation lounge where music adds to the calming atmosphere.   Usually I make a day. so I can enjoy the Spa’s treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, and time for a long hot Jacuzzi.  Yes, it’s time to book a Spa getaway if even just for the day.

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I Have Always Loved The Beach

June 22, 2010
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“I have always loved the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm.”

Photo Credit: Vogue.com

Chico Stylist Started This Blog

June 21, 2010

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Thank to all my followers here on the blog and my twitter followers.   The other night I was looking at followers of others Twitter accounts.  I realized  many of the followers were plain old fake accounts, sellers, and API.  Chico Stylists take pride in the fact that those that I follow are quality and they follows me back.   Social Media is about conversation with real people, with social manners, awareness,  and love.   The same way Chico Stylist lives her life .

Love is attracted to me and I AM attracted to Love.