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A Few Good Bloggers


While I have not been blogging that long I am really trying to make something out of what I’ve started. That being said, I am looking for 3 to 4 writers to blog about fashion and beauty where they live. I would love to have an in person account of Boots in London or an interview with an interesting shoe maker in Milan.  I even want to know what color Wellies people are wearing in Seattle. Personal essays, informational pieces, and where to shop guides are perfect! I think it would be a great feature to this blog to have a perspective from those who love fashion from different parts of the world. I only have a few requirements:

  1. You must have a great command of the English language
  2. You must be able to blog at least once a month
  3. You must have a confirmed email address with Paypal (signing up with wordpress will help as well)
  4. You must have a computer with round-the-clock internet access
  5. You must have connections in and around the fashion and/or beauty industry

This is a pay per post situation. If interested, please contact me at jlp550@optonline.net with a resume and a short introduction.

Things I Like: Havaianas


In preparation for spring, summer, and my trip with my friends Linda and Diana (Kimmie too!) to The Bahamas, I thought I’d do a post on one of my favorite things, Havaianas (pronounced ah-vai-YAH-nas) flip flops.  Havaianas is Portugues for Hawaiian and were created as a tribute to the Hawaiian islands. Made in Brazil, they are truly the best flip flop and if you wear them all spring and summer like I do, you’ll love the 46 year old super secret rubber formula that makes them so comfy. (Did you know Brazil makes the best rubber products?)


According to their website, everyone loves these flip flops in Brazil where there is a huge beach culture. Americans are now wearing them too.

“In Brazil, Havaianas are beloved and worn by all personalities from the average citizen to dignataries and celebrities. Since being introduced to the United States seven years ago, Havaianas have created an unprecedented cult following. Now referred to as the “best rubber sandal in the world,” Havaianas can be seen gracing the pages of the hottest fashion and sport magazines, strutting down the runways at New York Fashion Week and featured at red carpet events. Stylish Americans, including top athletes, rock stars and celebrities demanded the butter-soft comfort of these inexpensive flip flops, making Havaianas available at the most chic retailers and surf boutiques nationwide.”

They come in men and women’s styles and have many interesting patterns on them.  Check out these cool pair:

summer_003_thumb.jpg Summer Dots, $20 (I know that’s a little more, but you won’t have to replace them!!!

They are made with European sizing so make sure you check the sizing chart! I have bought a few from this site, but as I mentioned before, I have a larger foot. Don’t fret if you do too, I have also purchased Havaianas from one of their authorized retailers, Barefoottess.com.

Once you try these flip flops you will never ever go to Old Navy to spend $3 for flip flops that don’t last the summer.

(FYI, they are one of Oprah’s favorite things as well!)

Breaking News: Model Naomi Campbell Hospitalized

According to the Associated Press, Naomi Campbell has been hospitalized in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  According to her publicist, Jeff Raymond, “Naomi Campbell was admitted to hospital … to have a small cyst removed.” The surgery was a success.

Naomi is under the care of Dr. Jose Aristodemo Pinotti. His specialities are infectious diseases and gynocology. Ewwwwwwwwwww… what the hell did she catch down at Carnival?