Tuesday, February 2

A BELLA New Year

Happy New Year, S.S.W. fans! I am delighted to write that this year is off to a stylish start thanks to BELLA NYC. The magazine's January/February issue features the always-on-trend pop star Lance Bass on its cover. And befitting of the issue's "Hollywood" theme, inside you will find celebrity style news galore (crop tops continue to dominate the red carpet - see my spread below) as well as tips on how to refresh your 2016 wardrobe like an A-lister. Plus, I sat down with Katharine Brandes, founder of celebrity favorite BB Dakota, to find out exactly what she means by the company's tagline, "It's only fashion". Get your copy at these newsstands, or check out the digital version now.

Plus, in even more exciting BELLA news, we are launching our West Coast edition, BELLA LA. The magazine will offer an insider's guide to everyone's favorite La La Land. Details below:


Sunday, November 22

BELLA New York: "The Holiday Issue"

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, S.S.W. readers! As you prepare to celebrate the season, be sure to turn to BELLA New York's annual holiday issue. Empire's Taraji P. Henson graces the cover, and inside you will find a variety of great holiday tips and advice to help you celebrate with style, from our luxe holiday gift guide to fun ideas for a festive winter rendezvous. 

Of course, there is a plethora of fabulous fashion content as well, from fresh holiday outfit ideas to advice on how to rock faux fur clothes and accessories this winter. Be sure to read my exclusive interview with the designers behind the super hip contemporary label Calvin Rucker, and check out our review of the best New York Fashion week styles. Get your copy here.


Saturday, November 14

Tried & Tested: The Shazza Shop

Men and women have felt the urge to adorn themselves and their dwellings since the dawn of humanity. With more than a nod to our natural instincts, online boutique The Shazza Shop allows us to indulge our innate desire to accessorize ourselves, our loved ones and our homes – all in one place.

The store is the brainchild of Sharon Sulecki, a media and marketing maven, cancer-fighting non-profit founder, and full-fledged fashionista. (And, I hasten to add, one of my dearest and most fabulous friends.) Sharon’s carefully selected wares cater to the most discerning of champagne tastes, but at prices that best suit those with beer budgets.

Take, for example, the Shop’s Square Skinny Bangle ($25.00, pictured throughout). This sleek, easy-to-wear design pairs well with almost every outfit, making it a must have for daily dress. Other must haves include: intricately patterned mugs to enliven dreary Monday mornings; cozy knit scarves perfect for chilly winter days and nights; and funky socks for the fun-loving man in your life.

Like what you see -- but not online shopping? Just in time for the holidays, Shazza Shop will host two special holiday shopping events. Enjoy wine and holiday treats plus special discounts on great gifts for her, him and home on Sunday, December 6th (1PM - 5PM) and Monday, December 7th (4PM - 8PM) at the boutique’s corporate office (525 S. 4th Street, Suite 365, Philadelphia).

Happy shopping!