Monday, May 21, 2007

Forever 21 - Jewelry Heaven

Dear Divas:
I am going to let you know about a store I have loved forever. I know the diva code says I have to keep such finds a secret but I could not keep this joy inside me any longer. I have to share but don't expect another reveal in the near future!

So my sister and I embarked on one of our adventures to the mall. I was preparing for my vacation and needed some jewelry and t-shirts for the trip. I have been so enthralled with the gold layering that has been in style the last year or so. I had to get some "gold" jewelry for my trip. We thought of one place that would fulfill all our needs - Forever 21. So, we walked in the mall and followed the bright lights and colors to F21. So much to see especially in the way of jewelry. I was surprised and happy. The jewelry collection at my now fav store more than surpassed H&M, Macy's, Nordstroms and even Claire's. A Diva budget or couture could rock some of the pieces. And for under $4, who cares if they break or turn. Whatevs.

Happy shopping!

Necklaces and bracelets - under $7; Earrings - under $4

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Salsa Matchmaking

Hey Divas:

My sister aka "social butterfly" convinced me that we should go to a local spot to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. When we arrived at the Happy Hour location, there were cute guys everywhere but they all seemed interested in two things - free drinks and food. This must be the universal call of the man. Well, umm women too!

We were fascinated with this intriguing attribute to the club scene since ever so often the DJ was apt to remind us that the latin dance lessons were starting soon. The short older looking instructor was full of excitement as he also made brief announcements with a few cursory merengue marching like steps while holding unto the slender mic. We looked at him on the empty dance floor with fascination. We were in doubt that he would get anyone to dance since at the start of the evening the music was outdated and the buffet line was growing. Nevertheless we were sober and entertained.

Miraculously when the lessons started 3 or 4 women stepped unto the dance floor. Eager and ready to learn. Motioning at the last minute to their friends on the sidelines to hold their purses. Smiles abound and hands once cool from holding drinkings now smoothing out invisible wrinkles. They were ready to go but they needed dance partners. To our surprise short and direct instructor pulled a few men closest to the dance floor unto the scene to help the women properly learn the dance routine. By the second session of Merengue there were three times as many men on the dance floor and four times the original amount of women. When he moved on to salsa the dance floor was packed. Everyone moving in unison like a well oiled machine. Dance partners clasping each others hands while counting step for step. Everyone seemed happy. The scene was spectacular and we were still amused.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Costume Institue Gala at The Met

Ashley and Christian Louboutin

Cameron bringing out some of her Cuban flare.

Jennifer wearing Marchesa and Mark.

John and Jennifer exposed.


Mary-Kate Olsen - different and less tamed look than the other attendees but definitely smashing.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

ANTM - on the go

Hey Divas:
Just in case you were wondering here are some updates on the women of ANTM. As usual they are in the news. Here are some recent sightings. Don't forget to take a look at Tyra in the next issue of shape discussing her "shapely" figure and why she loves it ... deja vu. Ciao for now.

Dani - last season

Nik - season before last
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