Sunday, July 25, 2010

Eventually Getting to Columbus Ohio for FOX TV Dorm Room Decor Segment: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Dear Bagistas,

After an atrocious experience at Delta’s Terminal 3 at JFK Airport – virtually no AC, a maze of poorly made tubes leading up to my plane followed by a run in the pouring rain to actually get onto the plane, then a 1.5hr wait to get off the ground – I’m finally enjoying some R&R at my hotel in Columbus, OH – this after going to the wrong hotel first!

In case you missed my tweet from the other day, I’ll be on FOX channel 28 in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow morning to discuss dorm room d├ęcor and accessories. Whether you’re off to campus for the first time or you left the nest several years ago, it’s always fun to get new bedding, pillows, bath accessories and other accoutrements to liven up your living space. Let’s face it, most dorm rooms leave much to be desired. But, with a little style guidance and some time at off-price retailers like Marshalls, you can have a slamming bedroom on a budget! Here’s a sneak peak at some of the items I’ll be featuring tomorrow. Don’t you just love this black pencil case? It has that mod, Jonathan Adler look, but at a fraction of the cost - $3.99 from TJ Maxx. I’m also into this preppy, lamp that’s $29.99 at Marshalls. I wouldn’t put it in my current bedroom, but it would be fun for the office or a daughter’s room.

If you are in the Columbus, OH area, please tune in tomorrow to FOX 28 WTTE around 8:20am-9:00am for my segment. I’ll also be tweeting as we set up the merchandise and go LIVE! Follow me: www.twitter.com/pamelapekerman



Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Meet Engie Hassan, Designer, Stylist, Bergdorf Goodman Personal Shopper: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Dear Bagistas,

It’s been a long and inspiring day. What a way to jump back into the work week after a vacation! Before I call it a day, I want to introduce you to a very exciting gal who is one of my Power Women – the ladies that give me the mojo to keep pushing and growing my business. Her name is Engie Hassan and we met about two years ago at an event hosted by another power woman, Kathryn Finney aka The Budget Fashionista. Engie approached me as I was getting some wine. I can’t recall what we talked about in that brief, first encounter, but I can recount her immaculate ensemble and infectious energy. “This girl was going places,” I thought.

Fast forward two years and Engie has gone from Vogue staffer to personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman and the Pierre Hotel to image consultant to stylist for celebrities and royalty. Last month, Engie realized yet another dream when she launched her premier fashion collection, “Rouge et Noir,” as part of “Once Upon A Time,” a fashion presentation to benefit the New York Restoration Project’s MillionTreesNYC initiative. As Engie puts it, “My collection is inspired by the modest, classical style of the stars and starlets of the bygone Golden age of Hollywood.” As a lover of sensuality over sexually and classical versus trend chaser, I happily co-chaired Engie’s event. Below are some sketches of her first collection. I can’t wait to see what future season’s have in store as this multi-talented stylist and designer tweaks and toils away. And, Engie, I will take you up on the offer of borrowing a few pieces here and there ;)

For more on Engie Hassan visit: EngieStyle.com. You can also follow her on twitter www.twitter.com/EngieStyle.


Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Tory Burch's Coyfish Beach Tote Adds Zen on Hot Day: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Dear Bagistas,

I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th weekend, though I heard the heatwave made it rather unbearable to be outside. I celebrated my first in Mexico (at the Excellence Playa Mujeres Hotel -- worth it for the spa alone!) drinking tequila boom boom, eating cotton candy and celebrating the beachside union of two close friends. My beach bag of choice for the week was Tory Burch’s Tory Beach Tote in a bold prink/yellow/brown print from 2008. The 2010 version has coyfish print that’s so very oceanic and zen. And, given the record 100+ temperature we’re experiencing in NYC today, a little zen (and some water!!) is what a gal needs.

What is your go to beach tote this summer?

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Elliott Lucca Granada Trapezoid Satchel Giveaway: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Dear Bagistas,

I just arrived in Washington, DC and plan to have lunch with the President of the United States to discuss how we can ensure that every woman in this country wears beautiful accessories. That really needs to be on the agenda! OK, so I’m not meeting with the big O, although I am in DC and shall venture off soon to enjoy the sights. I do have a plan to make sure at least one lucky winner gets that chance to win the Elliott Lucca handbag featured at right. The rules are below. I hope you are all enjoying these twitter giveaways. There will be new ones announced ever two weeks!

Extra Bonus: EVERYONE of you gets 10% off all full prices items on ElliottLucca.com now thru July 15, 2010. Use Code: ELBTTW72010

July I Giveaway
How: 1) Follow me on twitter, www.twitter.com/pamelapekerman and Elliott Lucca www.twitter.com/elliottlucca
2) Retweet (RT) "I should win @ElliottLucca Granada Trapezoid Satchel http://ow.ly/25MjM #bags #handbags #giveaway #pamgiveawayelliottlucca"
3) a random RT will be selected on July 16 (contest ends July 15, 2010 at 11:59pm EST)

Good luck!

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman