Month: October 2012

Pamela Martin, Chairwoman of the Luxury Marketing Council says “A woman can never have too many bags…

Handbags

Clutch bags are to die for says Pamela Martin –  I love all of the smart designs that are great compliments your amazing cocktail and evening wardrobe.  Take a look at this Alexander McQueen unicorn and skull clasp clutch bag and this emerald green Lauren Merkin louise lizard embossed clutch both are my current favorites and both available at Neiman Marcus.

So Many Shoes So Little Time

You’ll find yourself debating if you want to wear this Alexander McQueen pump or keep it for the value of the artwork it is. I suggest you wear it—the show-stopping construction and signature Alexander McQueen crystal skull have design elements that are made to be seen. The soft suede pump features the signature skull ornament with mohawk and sparkling crystal eyes.

This crystallized platform slingback is a fantastically  beautiful shoe that exhibits the quality craftsmanship worthy of the designer’s hometown heritage. San Mauro Pascoli is a small village on Italy’s Adriatic Riviera  San Mauro is renowned for its fine cobblers and is the birthplace of designer Giuseppe Zanotti.

The Giuseppe Zanotti line debuted 1994.  It’s obviously true there is no place like home.  Both styles are available at Bergdorf Goodman.

Pamela’s Top Trends in Luxury

As autumn approaches, so do the invitations for fun nights out with friends and galas galore.  With so much going on this time of year I am becoming a little preoccupied with thoughts and plans for the holidays that are fast approaching.  Summer I miss you but holidays I love you…As most of you who know, when I am not talking about travel, haters, politics or sports, I am talking about luxury and I am pleased to showcase on my blog clients of the Luxury Marketing Council where I serve as Chairwoman for Texas.

Zip it UP!  Literally with Van Cleef & Arpels

This beautiful piece of art is adorned with diamonds, turquoise, chrysoprase and choromelanite.

Zip it UP! Literally with Van Cleef & Arpels. Price: $690,000.

Yes it is a zipper! Some of Van Cleef & Arpels’ earlier Zip designs are on display in an expansive exhibition, Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York through June 5, 2013. The exhibit showcases more than 300 pieces of jewelry, watches, and sketches illustrating the house’s influence on design over the past century. But despite all the fanfare, those who wish for a Zip necklace of their own should not expect to acquire one easily: It takes a team of skilled craftsmen from 400 to 1,000 hours to create one, and as much as a year for a special-order design to be completed.  Van Cleef & Arpels, 877.826.2533. The price is a cool $690,000.