Tag: designer

The New Year is looking bright indeed with this gorgeous dinnerware set

I can’t even think about spring cleaning until the outdoor temperature is above freezing, but this vibrant dinnerware set from Cortney and Robert Novogratz makes even the coldest day feel bright. At least, that’s how I imagine it while I sit here wrapped in ten pounds of polar fleece. The set is on a fabulous sale at Macy’s right now, with most pieces priced at $5.99 and free shipping. Considering the main collection is dishwasher- and microwave-safe stoneware that will appeal to the whole family and match a rainbow of decor palettes, that’s quite a steal. The sale at...

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The new Hayden-Harnett clutches and wallets: Awesome holiday gift on sale, check.

My obsession with indie designer bag and accessory label Hayden-Harnett is getting–well, a little obsessive. And these new clutches are an amazing gift for the stylish women on your list, especially at a sale price this week only. Through Sunday, save 25% on the new wallets, including this fabulous leather Bardot Pouch with python print. I’m having trouble choosing between the solid practical black (always my inclination), a poppy fun green, or the more daring multi colored python print. Considering the price is already good at $58 but drops down to $44 with the discount, maybe I don’t have to choose...

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The designer diaper bag you won’t give up with the diapers

It’s been a while since I’ve found a designer diaper bag that made me wish for a do-over on the diaper bags I carried during my own early stroller-pushing days. And now, here are three from one of my favorite designers.     While Marc Jacobs may not know nothin’ about birthing no babies, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Eliz-a Baby Bag shows he still has it when it comes to chic accessories. The quilted nylon bag looks luxe in wearable taupe or black, whether or not anyone realizes there’s a changing pad in there, or a bottle in one of...

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More to love: Rent the Runway adds plus sizes

You could say a few of us here have become quite the evangelists for Rent the Runway. After seeing Kristen strut her stuff on a Las Vegas business trip in two gorgeous designer dresses, I tried it myself for an event this past spring, and fell in love with the clothes, the service, the style–everything. So I’m glad even more women will get to reap the benefits with the addition of their brand new plus size line.   Rent the Runway Plus is so awesome for women sizes 14-22 who feel more Badgley-Mischka than Lane Bryant. In fact, they happen...

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The Ralph Lauren Kids’ collection: Our 5 favorites for fall and holiday

featured partner One of the fun parts of fall for us is looking at all the fun new fashion trends, and getting fun ideas for our own kids. Last week we swooned over the new Ralph Lauren Kids’ collection in their adorable fashion show video hosted by Jessica Alba. We thought it would be fun to pull out just a few of our favorite looks from our their new fall and holiday line to share with you. We love how the denim jacket over fair isle dress updates a classic preppy look. The tartan skinny jean is so versatile....

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The Orla Kiely baby bag: designer on the outside, diapers on the inside

Since I love everything Orla Kiely, I’m so glad to see this London designer out with a cool new diaper bag for moms who don’t want to trade their sense of style for their sense of practicality. The Orla Kiely Baby Bag is so great looking for fall. I love that while it looks all fancy, it’s made from a coated canvas that wipes clean, has tons of pockets, and the nylon interior is made for those spills we moms wish we didn’t have to deal with but always do. There’s even a coordinated changing pad–which might be the only way...

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High end designer clothing for less. And then, less on top of that. If you hurry.

Over a year ago, we introduced you to The RealReal, a fabulous online designer consigment shop with incredible deals on super high-end clothes and accessories. It’s blown up over the past year with a growing selection of the kinds of things you drool over, and for a super limited time–as in, today–it’s all available for even less. [don’t miss a big limited time discount after the jump!] Today only, join The RealReal (our invitation link if you need one) and whether you’re a new member or not, you can save 20% with code 20JUNE by the end of today,...

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The Rebecca Minkoff tastemaker series honors cool moms. And Cool Mom Picks!

We love prolific designer and mom Rebecca Minkoff. Love! Liz is still coveting her black and white tote and Kristen continues to drool over her mint crossbody bag. So we are beyond honored (seriously) to find ourselves interviewed this week on her excellent, style-savvy blog. Click over to her TasteMaker Series and learn a little bit about our Mother’s Day plans, beauty essentials, must-have apps, and of course our favorite RM products on our Mother’s Day wishlists. Which is all of them, really. But we did manage to pare it down. And hey, if one of you gets that...

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The kids’ table is the place to be with Marimekko’s fun, fancy dishes

I love using colorful matching dish sets for my kids’ snacks and meals. Not to mention, I swear it makes my kids eat better. And now, there’s a new line of children’s dinnerware from Marimekko–yes, the design house responsible for the iconic bold prints that may be on your couch cushions or even baby clothes–that I’m totally in love with. Made from durable porcelain–so not for babies–the four different kids’ dish sets include a plate, a bowl, and a mug. On the plus side, porcelain means microwaves, dishwashers, ovens and freezers are all fair game.   Now I will...

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Shopping Etsy with Jonathan Adler. Dream? Not exactly…

One of our great honors in the years of running Cool Mom Picks was the opportunity to appear on Etsy’s blog, curating some of our favorite handmade Mother’s Day Gifts. So I always love peeking in to see what other designers, bloggers, and tastemakers like themselves. And how fun to see a few fun picks from none other than Jonathan Adler this week–plus one heck of a giveaway from Etsy. Check out the Jonathan Adler curation on Etsy this week and find just a few picks like these that I’m loving, all with his trademark combo of whimsy, color...

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Adler-awesome: stuffed toys with big, bold style

I suppose it’s just my luck that now that my youngest has outgrown her nursery, I’m finding all sorts of cool nursery decor and accessories. But that’s why I love Jonathan Adler’s Junior collection so much, because it works as well for babies as it does for older kids–especially his new line of stuffed toys that I can’t stop looking at.  {Don’t miss your chance to bring home an adorable Adler owl, just after the jump!} The new Jonathan Adler Junior stuffed toys are what you might expect from one of my favorite designers: bold, bright, and quirky.  Since...

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The Fresco Chrome from Bloom is one hot high chair

Until now, I’d never realized that a highchair could be a style statement. I’ve always steered toward simplicity when it comes to kids’ furniture, but the dazzling new highchair from Bloom has me positively wowed. The Fresco Chrome Special Edition highchair from Bloom is an even cooler version of their already amazingly fancy Fresco highchair. The Fresco, if you hadn’t heard, is every design-centric parent’s dream highchair. The Fresco Chrome offers a metallic seat and some pretty rad updates to the original. It’s stylish, slick and futuristic–but trust us, this highchair does a lot more than just look cool....

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Ralph Lauren Girls fall and holiday collection: gorgeous stuff

Last week, I was so thrilled to be invited to attend the fashion show for the Ralph Lauren Fall and Holiday Girls collection. I have to admit, I was surprised at how wearable and funky a lot of the fashions were, as opposed to the serious, preppy, classic equestrian look you might expect. In fact my own daughters were pointing at the things they liked–all while I kept reminding them we weren’t shopping, we were reporting. Here are some of the more wearable looks and trends that I really loved, along with some budget tips to help you get...

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7am enfant diaper bags, equal parts style and function

Considering how much we love all the products from 7am enfant, I’m not surprised at all that I’m in love with their new luxury diaper bag.  I’ve seen many a stylish diaper bag that looks fantastic but doesn’t exactly hold up to the test of kids and their 400 Cheerios and sippy cups. But that’s not the case here. The new 7am enfant roma baby bag looks like a stylish tote on the outside, but on the inside, it’s got handy zippered pockets and pouches to keep everything organized. I really love the water-resistant nylon fabric (on both the inside...

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One Jackson – like Threadless for indie kids clothing

When I go shopping for three kids’ clothes for Back to School—or “fall” as we homeschoolers call it—I am always on the lookout for cool, unique styles that my kids won’t see on all of their peers but that won’t also blow my entire budget on an outfit.    So along with shopping some of our favorite sites for kids’ clothes, I am so excited a site that launched yesterday which lets me (and you!) vote for the designs we most want to see our kids wearing. One Jackson operates a lot like CMP favorite Threadless where designs are submitted for...

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Isabella Oliver bumps up your fall style to major chicdom

Not too many women wish they were pregnant in the heat of August. But when I got a glimpse at Isabella Oliver’s new fall/winter maternity collection, I admit almost wish I had a baby bump. The just-launched autumn/winter 2012 collection from Isabella Oliver is jam packed with the chicest maternity essentials I’ve seen in a while. My favorites are the sleek and minimal ruched shirts, which are perfect for every day wear; and the adorable striped T-shirt dresses, plus a black wrap dress that would look great on pretty much anyone. These are the kind of building blocks every woman...

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The Havaianas that give back

It’s summertime which means if you’re like us, you probably rock flip flops like they are going out of style. And to lots of us, flip flops are synonymous with Brazil’s stylish, comfy, long-wearing Havaianas. And now there’s a new collection to support one of our favorite charities, with some lovely celebrity designed shoes. (Really, they’re actually nice!) The limited edition celebrity designed Havaianas for Baby Buggy come from a few moms and style icons you may be familiar with. (Does Courtney Cox ring a bell?) Each of them, including Nina Garcia, Rebecca Romijn, and Tori Spelling, worked with...

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The newest designer diaper bag that you’ll be carrying long after the diapers are gone

When I first got a look at the newest designer diaper bag design from CMP fave Mia Bossi, I thought there was just no possible way that it was a diaper bag. But like their other bags we’ve been drooling over for years now, it is — and oh my, it’s gorgeous.  The Mia Bossi Lyndsey Bag is so swanky I nearly drooled all over it the second I saw it. It’s made from the Mia Bossi signature dotted canvas, with contrasting leather trim and straps in black, red, brown and even a sophisticated silver. This is easily a...

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The Jacadi summer sale- up to 50% off. Let the rejoicing begin!

There’s hardly a mom who doesn’t imagine that it would be nice to own at least one fancy, beautiful garment for the kids from a label like France’s Jacadi. So hooray– because they’re making it even easier with a huge sale starting today, featuring styles up to 50% off.    After the jump, see our picks for what’s cute and on sale right now! As our featured sponsor of the week, we are thrilled to peruse the virtual racks and share some of our favorite items from the Jacadi sale right now, for those of you in need of...

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Reef rash just got fashionable. Thanks, Cynthia Rowley!

Cynthia Rowley’s back in the Band-Aid business, and this time, she skipped the mall and gone straight to the beach. If you recall the last Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids, you’ll know how quickly these blingy bandages are going to sell out. The collection features eight sunny, colorful designs from sunsets to sharks to, no suprise here– the designer’s logo. (Your call on that one.) They’re available only in the Cynthia Rowley Beach Sport Kit, which also includes Neosporin single use packets, and a waterproof, resealable plastic pouch that’s apparently pretty handy for keeping your smartphone dry. They are a little pricey...

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