Friday, May 19, 2006

Celeb Favorite Plank Now at Bagsbuy & Shoebuy

Sick of the same old boring yoga bags and accessories? Then make like a celebrity and invest in a great piece from Plank Designs, the brainchild of former shoe designer Doreen Hing. Tired of the mass repetition in the shoe industry, Doreen decided to channel all her creative energy into producing a brand that highlights two of her greatest passions: design and health. She must have done something right because Plank is now hotter than ever! Bright colors, unique designs and fun functionality are a few of the trademark characteristics of Plank Designs. Celebs dig the gear (which is more quirky than Zen) because it offers yoga gear that doesn't take itself too seriously. Natalie Portman owns this canvas tote bag that has a strap to hold a yoga mat, while Ellen Pompeo picked up this whimsical yoga mat with a photo transfer of an actual wooden plank. Plank Designs have been featured in magazines like People Celeb Diet & Fitness (May 2006), US Airways Magazine (February 2006), More Magazine (November 2005), Shape (October 2005), and Self (September 2005). Plank has also been seen on Access Hollywood (January 2006) and on’s Style Guide (September 2005 -- Plank was featured as a gift item for all presenters and winners at the MTV Movie Awards). The line, which is now available at and, also includes yoga mat carriers, clutches, bamboo fiber robes, and the afore mentioned totes and yoga mats (I personally love the Bling Bling).


Monday, May 15, 2006 As Seen In...

Avid fashion magazine readers rejoice! carries hundreds of styles of footwear and bags that are featured every month magazines like Lucky and InStyle. Love any of the styles below? Just click on the product link to and start shopping! Here are some of my favorites from the past few months: Franco Sarto Question – Red Thai Silk Lucky, May 2006 Embrace this season's hottest trend with these gorgeous espadrilles! With its luxurious red silk upper and ribbon ankle wrap, the Question takes style to the next level. Features classic espadrille styling like a rounded toe and a jute-covered high wedge heel. Has Franco Sarto's signature rubber sole for traction on any surface. Audrey from Washington D.C. wrote, "I bought this shoe because I trust Franco Sarto and I didn't want to go wrong with an espadrille. I get so many great comments on them. I saw a billboard that captures this shoe: "Finally, men will look at your feet instead." Available in sizes 5.5-10. Naturalizer Regis – Raspberry Cream Fabric Lucky, May 2006 This wedge heel sandal is a must have for all your summer fashions! Features a macrame wrapped wedge heel, a bright fabric upper with adjustable ankle strap and a lightly padded footbed for all day comfort. Available in sizes 6-10. Bronx Mara 82602 – Cappuccino Napa Light Wind Lucky, May 2006 This chunky sandal in Nappa Light Leather is the perfect style for this season! Features include wide straps over the vamp, a thick, demi-wedge stacked heel, prominent hardware on the adjustable ankle strap, as well as a rubber outsole. Available in sizes 6-11. Aerosoles Thready Bear Shop, Etc., April 2006 Woven to perfection, this sultry summer sandal features soft, supple bands of intricately woven leather that converge at a center ring. The suede-wrapped contour footbed has an extra-cushioned insole for added comfort. Heather from PA says "I love these shoes! They are one of the most comfortable pairs of sandals that I own, especially for having a pretty high heel. The leather is so soft that the straps never chafe or cut into my feet. I might not wear them for walking long distances due to the height of the heel, but otherwise they are perfect. Highly recommended!" Available in sizes 5-12. Latico Dolce Travel Bowler Tote L0181 Lucky, March 2006 Unique retro-styling is combined with modern hardware in this sleek, must-have, mottled leather tote. Features include duel shoulder straps and top zip closure. Shown here in Red Leather; also available in Black, Brown, Celery, Magenta, Poppy and Teal Leather. Chinese Laundry Cutie - Black/White Houndstooth/Patent InStyle, March 2006 A sophisticated pump with combination tweed/leather fabric and a front button detail on the overlapped peep toe, the cutie by Chinese Laundry looks great with tailored outfits or vintage designs. Both Nicole from Mississippi and Kristin from Florida received numerous compliments on this shoe when they wore it and couldn't be happier with their purchase! Available in sizes 6-8. Sebago Docksides – Navy InStyle, March 2006 Sebago's original Docksides with genuine moccasin construction. 1/2" classic molded rubber nonslip sole. Fully functioning rawhide lacing system provides optimum fit. Barbara from Georgia tells us, "I love Sebago Docksides because they shape to my feet, never hurt, look good and are so well made that they last for years. The styling is very attractive, being much more tailored than the typical big clunky comfort shoe. Docksides look great with jeans, shorts and other casual pants styles. Docksides seem to run slightly short (or maybe I'm in between sizes), but they are true to width. You can tighten or loosen them a little by adjusting the all-around leather laces. I order a half size up and one width up if I plan to wear that pair with thick socks, such as terry-lined athletic socks. Otherwise I just get my regular size." Available in sizes 5-11.


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