Monday, November 14, 2011

Mystery Monday, Accent a Room with Books: PAMELA PEKERMAN

I recently picked up a copy of Fifty Bags That Changed the World from HomeGoods for $3.99, as compared to the $20 I’d pay at a regular book store. After reading though most of it this weekend, I carefully layered the book, fan style, on top of three others on my living room coffee table. I, like many, treat books not only as a source of information, but as decorative accents for a table, shelves, an empty wall, etc. Styling with books normally works best with hardcovers, but those can get a bit costly. For affordable options, visit my beloved HomeGoods, check out the sale racks at Barnes & Noble (maybe you wouldn’t buy a book about the moon for $75, but for $20 you can mull it over), also many street vendors sell unique finds for several dollars (if you don’t mind pre-used goods). Ideally, you’re buying something you actually want to read – such a novel idea, right!? But, also consider colors and look for various heights and thicknesses. One thing I love to do is take a plain white wall, mount some ornate white shelves and add color via books. Have some books standing up and others lying flat. Use shoes, candles or mirrored box as book ends for a unique twist.

Accessorizing your body, bedroom & beyond!
Pamela Pekerman

Saks Fifth Avenue

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Travel Thursday, Chick On The Go: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Thanksgiving is two weeks away, which means many of you will be hitting the road or the sky to get stuffed with mom’s yummy stuffing and turkey! If packing stresses you out, you’ll love Chick on the Go, a convenient wardrobe in a bag with five pieces of black and white clothing and two sashes. The clothing items – black wide leg pant, black slip dress, white long sleeve V- neck shirt, white tank top, and a black poncho –combine to create a minimum of 25 looks. I’ve tested it – it’s true! My favorite ensemble is the pants combined with the poncho worn as a one shoulder top. If you’re not into the whole black and white look, pack a few colorful accents from, where all accessories are merchandise by color!

Chick on the Go costs $289, which comes out to be under $12 per look – and that’s only if you use the 25 suggested looks from the brand’s website. Ridiculous, right? This gets my craz-E town amazing stamp of approval!

Accessorizing your body, bedroom & beyond!
Pamela Pekerman


Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Handbag Humpday, Yadouga Bags Launch Spring 2012: PAMELA PEKERMAN

She’s the cool girl with the effortlessly put together ensemble and those perfect accessories you would never have thought to combine. She’s clever, creative and colorful. To me, SHE is Kirsten Yadouga Schwinn, the designer behind what will be the handbag markets next name-to-know – Yadouga. Yadouga is an assortment of handbags and accessories that exude boho luxury, or as Kirsten calls it “un-done luxury”. Think 70s glamour, a la Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall. The Italian leather, impeccable craftsmanship and attention to real-world wearability is what I would expect from a designer whose pedigree includes stints at Versace and Reed Krakoff.  

For those who may not recall, I drooled over Kirsten’s accessory style in a recent post about her love affair with cobalt blue, specifically her YSL ring. You’ll see the ring and color pop up in Yadouga's Spring 2012 lookbook.

Accessorizing your body, bedroom & beyond!
Pamela Pekerman

Think Spring Spend N Save 300 x 250

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Treasure Tuesday, LAGOS Spring 2012 Collection: PAMELA PEKERMAN

I love caviar – what Russian gal doesn’t? Those little fish eggs do wonders in my belly. Place them in a homemade blitz and you have the makings for the best breakfast ever. Turns out, I also like caviar in my jewelry, as well. Below is a sneak peak at LAGOS’ spring 2012 jewelry collection, featuring their signature silver caviar beading and some caviar-like bubbles in natural turquoise, black onyx and white mother of pearl. The later are from the love me, love me not group which embodies the essence of spring – the joy of blossoming flowers, blue skies with cotton candy clouds, and playfulness. Can you tell I’m already over winter? Until spring comes, I’ll just have to enjoy the thought of warmer days to come via these treasures from LAGOS.
Accessorizing your body, bedroom & beyond!
Pamela Pekerman

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Giveaway Swag, Accessorize for the Holidays 2011: PAMELA PEKERMAN

The first days of fall are officially upon us, but my mind is already in the thick of holiday planning. In less than a month, I’m hosting Accessorize for the Holidays for 35 of my most fabulous media friends and fashion influencers. This annual holiday soiree is a chance to showcase innovative and dazzling accents that will infuse sparkle into your holiday season, from boots that can take you from the office to the after party, to a luxury travel kit that will rock your world. As always, I’m giving you a chance to win items featured at Accessorize for the Holidays.

Here’s what you need to do:
1. Follow @PamelaPekerman and @TeamPamPekerman

2. Between September 27th & October 19th, tweet:
I can’t wait to virtually attend #P2HolidayAccessories hosted by @PamelaPekerman @Kimpton’s INK48 Hotel and win holiday accessories

3. On October 19th, share your own holiday accent via twitter by answering the following question: “What adds sparkle to your holiday ensemble or home?” Pound your tweet with #P2HolidayAccessories.     **

Contest ends October 19th at 11:59pm PST.
** Two winners will be selected, one who tweets the above line (see 2.) and one who shares the best holiday accent (see 3.).

Good luck and tweet you later!

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Pamela Pekerman
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Treasure Tuesday, Whiting & Davis Jewelry Collection: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Whiting & Davis is as American as apple pie, and now well into their second century, the 135-year-old brand is going back to its roots and re-launching a jewelry collection. Industrial, sleek and modern, despite having signature styles that predate the computer, gasoline cars and Madonna, the collection will appeal to minimalists and glamour gals alike. Whiting & Davis  mesh tear drop earnings (silver $175, gold $750) picture below at center, for example, can be your go-to all year long, from accenting a little black dress and sky-high pumps, to playing up jeans, a grey turtleneck and willies.

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Pamela Pekerman

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Handbag Humpday, Leopard Bags Be&D Kitty Satchel and DVF Tonda Clutch: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Calling all leopard lovers and ladies looking to get wild this season! If you jumped into the animal print trend last year, hold on with all claws. Leopards still rule the racks and these bags prove it. For day, BE & D Kitty Satchel ($1,150) is dark and sophisticated. Pair with the season's go-to coverup, a caplet, in tan or black like this winner from Lord & Taylor. For night, hold on to Diane von Furstenberg Tonda Printed Haircalf Clutch($495) when you're on the prowl for your next conquest ... on the dance floor, of course! I'm a PG13 kind of gal. The sculptured branch clasp on the clutch adds a rustic touch. If you're looking for a budget-friendly option try Mossimo Supply Co. Leopard Top Handle Handbag ($22) from Target.
1. DVF Tonda Clutch. 2. Be&D Kitty Satchel. 3. Mossimo for Target Top Handle.

Are you a leopard lover? I'm new to this print, but finally went for the plunge last year with two tops from H&M and now I'm thinking of getting the DVF clutch, an ideal mate for my countless little black and little nude dresses. Small doses offset with neutrals. That's the only way I can do this look What about you?

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Treasure Tuesday, Fortunoff Fine Jewelry Black Quartz & Diamond Drop Earrings: PAMELA PEKERMAN

When you’re a little girl growing up in Brooklyn and you think of your special day, you dream of the dress (will it be lace or lots of tulle), you ponder about the venue (sleek in the city or major in Jersey) … But, one thing was always certain - you register at Fortunoff! So, you can imagine my dismay when weeks before I needed to register, Fortunoff was no more. Oye, the hutzpah! Well, that iconic brand is back doing what they always did best – fine jewelry. Fortunoff Fine Jewelry is online and will soon have brick and mortar stores. Today, I found these beauties Black Rutilated Quartz and Diamond Drop Earring ($950) set in 14K gold. The organic shape and look is a key trend we’ll be seeing a lot in holiday 2011 and going forward into 2012. Textured stones that look like they just came out of the ground is the next big thing in jewelry. But, of course, the team at Fortunoff knows that. This Brooklyn-born gal is very happy to know a retail legend has been resurrected.

Do you have memories of Fortunoff? Share them below or tweet me @PamelaPekerman.

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Pamela Pekerman


Monday, August 15, 2011

PRESS, Style Expert Pamela Pekerman Shares Campus Essentials on Better TV: PAMELA PEKERMAN

It's that time of year. You're heading off (or sending off your kids) to college, and you want to make sure your (their) dorm feels as cozy and luxurious as home. I shared my favorite campus essentials with Rhiannon Ally of BETTER TV.


Pure Comfort, 3 piece blow up couch $99.99., affordable art for everybody, example: “Eccentric Glamour” poster by Simon Doonan $50 (FYI My sister and I each own one of these prints!)

POOCHKIS Basics, luxury slipper socks $18.

Face Mug exclusivly at $18.  

The Dorm Room Diet, $16.95

Seltzer 7year pen, $7.50.  

Custom Stationary from $35 / 25 cards.

*** The below was not in the segment, but I've personally become such a fan of Dr. Lindsey and particularly the Wake Me Juice, that I can't imagine a college kid not trying this during busy finals season.
Dr. Lindsey’s recipe for a quick afternoon boost to make it through your study session
• 2 ounces Genesis Today’s Acai Berry Juice ($2.50 for 8oz)
• 2 ounces of Genesis Today’s Wake Me Juice ($2.50 for 8oz)
• 2 ounces sparkling water
• splash of lime juice
Mix all together, shake vigorously, strain and serve over ice.

Are you heading off to college this month? What's your one campus must-have?

Accessorizing your body, bedroom & beyond!
Pamela Pekerman


Friday, August 12, 2011

Footwear Friday, Giambattista Valli Two-Tone Satin Cutout Pump: PAMELA PEKERMAN

The perfect fall, transitional work shoe has arrived at Saks Fifth Avenue from Giambattista Valli ($720). This two-tone satin pump has side cutouts, so you still feel like you have one foot in the door of summer without looking inappropriate at the office. Find your inner working girl, a la Melanie Griffith, and sashay into the boardroom with a confident and stylish stride.

What's your go-to shoe in late August and September? Share your comments below or tweet me @PamelaPekerman and include #FootwearFriday.

Accessorizing your body, bedroom & beyond!
Pamela Pekerman


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Travel Thursday, Amalfi Coast Beauty Travel Essentials: PAMELA PEKERMAN

I’m off to the Amalfi Coast in one week and it’s time to edit my must-have toiletries. Being in the sun, I want to make sure I’m protected outside and refreshed once I get back to my hotel. For the face, AMOREPACIFIC Natural Protector SPF 30 ensures I’m keeping my youthful skin intact – there’s a reason why my mother, who’s in her late 50s, pass for early 40s. Love your skin – crocodile skin is only chic when it’s a crocodile skin bag! Now, I don’t want to neglect luscious lips, so I’ll be using Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipgloss in Pink Remedy which has SPF15. No other makeup is needed – well, maybe a little mascara. And when the day is done, I plan to wipe away the makeup and lotion with Biore’s delicate Towelettes. I hate traveling with too many bottles, so the neat towelettes pack is idea. Positano and Sorrento, here I come!

What’s your go-to beauty essential when traveling to a hot climate?

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Pamela Pekerman

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Travel Thursday, Theodora & Callum Navajo Blanket Scarf: PAMELA PEKERMAN

My normal travel uniform is all white – white linen pants with a white tank top or white velour palazzo pants with a white turtleneck, depending on the season and final destination. The pop of color comes from a scarf, which often doubles as a blanket. Theodora & Callum Navajo Blanket Scarf ($175) says it all in the name – they get my jet-set style. The print is on-trend, bold and certain to nab panache cred with the frequent-flyer fashion club.

What's your travel uniform? Are you cool and casual or hot in heels?

PS For a warmer pashmina scarf, head over to 5th Avenue or Broadway in the 20s. Street vendors have TONS of colors at around $10 each. If you're not from NYC, check out off-price retailers like Marshalls and T.J. Maxx for affordable, brand name and stylish scarves.

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Pamela Pekerman
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Flying Off The Shelf - Best Sellers Edition

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Treasure Tuesday, Dannijo Lislia Necklace: PAMELA PEKERMAN

I'm joining a tribe. The tribe of DANNIJO, two phenom, femtrepreneurs who also happen to be sisters. Did you hear that MichelleDANNIJO's Lislia Necklace is right on trend with fall's Native American vibe, but with an industrial twist. Part of me thinks, I can make that! The other part of me knows that the piece is sculpted to perfection with proper juxtaposition of stones, crystal and metal thanks to Danielle and Jodie Snyder's artistic eyes. All of me is certain I must have it! I can already see this in the fall over my beloved black H&M turtlenecks.

Would you wear this necklace? Are you a fan of DANNIJO? Share your thoughts below.

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Pamela Pekerman
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Monday, August 01, 2011

Mystery Monday, 20x200 Affordable Art, Eccentric Glamour by Simon Doonan: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Once a room is complete with all the essentials – flooring, lighting, paint/wallpaper, moldings – and major furniture is in place, it’s time to accessorize the walls. That time has arrived at the P2 offices. After nearly nine months (my gosh, I given birth to a room!) of decorated, I’ve finally committed to some art work and several strategically placed mirrors. The later, a rectangular pink framed mirror and a massive, wooden starburst mirror, came from HomeGoods. Total damage: $129. As for the art work, I also wanted to stick to a budget, which is why I turned to 20x200. Whether your aesthetic is modern, classic, edgy or abstract, 20x200 is the site to go to for art prints. For $50, I received a limited-edition, museum quality piece created by Simon Doonan. Eccentric Glamour has the pop and whimsy I sought, to complete the wall right in front of my desk.

What walls need a little accent in your home of office? Shop by style, color, artist and price at 20x200. And, don’t forget to leave a comment sharing your favorite print.

Also, tune into BETTER TV on August 15th to watch me discuss 200x20 and other campus essentials every dorm room and college student needs!

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Pamela Pekerman
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Friday, July 29, 2011

Footwear Friday, Franco Sarto Imply Boot: PAMELA PEKERMAN

The perfect fall boot has arrived and it’s from Franco Sarto, a company known for impeccable comfort. The Franco Sarto Imply boots ($199) have a hidden wedge, so you get a bit of a boost, but with plenty of ease on your back. The side buckles give the boot a utilitarian feel, and I love the full length side zipper for easy wear. For fall's heritage look, pair it with jeggings, a simple white long sleeve shirt (snag one from H&M for $12) and a houndstooth or plaid print cape.

Are you bootilicios all season long? What's your take on boots during the summer. Leave a comment below.

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Pamela Pekerman
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Travel Thursday, Travalo Perfume Atomizers: PAMELA PEKERMAN

For the savvy traveler who wants to avoid long lines and fly solely with a carryon, taking a bottle of perfume can be a predicament. Not every brand produces 3oz bottles. And, besides, do you want to spend money on another bottle of perfume? Some of us change our scent like we change our shoes! Why bother with another bottle?! Travalo Perfume Atomizers ($15.99) solve all these problems. The pocket-size, refillable atomizer bottles can be filled with your favorite (of the moment!) perfume in a matter of seconds. Simply remove the nozzle from your fragrance bottle, pump Travalo up and down on the tube, and you’re set. When scent is scarce, Travalo has an integrated fill level indicator window to show how much fragrance you have left. My only warning: don’t present this to your mother outside of Lincoln Center before walking in to see a ballet. Those around you may perceive this little bullet as … Ya, that was awkward.
PS I’ve been using my Travalo Perfume Atomizers for the daily travels and trials of being in humid NYC. A little mid-day sprits goes a long way. I’m sure my fellow urbanites understand and appreciate the gesture.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Treasure Tuesday, Kara Ross Triple Gemstone Sugarloaf Ring in Lapis: PAMELA PEKERMAN

The other week, I had a delicious lunch at Zengo with Kirsten Yadouga, a talented handbag designer who has worked with Juicy Couture and Reed Krakoff, to name a few. (She’s actually launching her own sleek and luxurious collection this year, which I’ll certainly share with all of you bagistas when I get the OK). While catching up over tuna tacos and duck rolls, my eyes were glued to Kristen’s craz-e town, lapis blue YSL ring. As you know, coral is my signature shade, but I couldn’t get that ring our of my mind! Ladies – and gents – I’ve been gone loco for lapis! So, when Kara Ross sent over some jewelry samples for a client I’m styling, and they include the Triple Gemstone Sugarloaf Ring ($265), it was fate. In addition to having the coveted lapis stone, the three-stones across hits on the wide-ring trend.
Kara Ross, Triple Gemstone Sugarloaf Ring.

Kirsten's YSL ring.
Are you in love with lapis? Did you know ancient Egyptians wore lapis lazuli jewelry? Hey, if it was good enough for Cleopatra …

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Pamela Pekerman

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mystery Monday, Etsy Gypsy Crochet Glass Crochet Necklace: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Keeping the knitting theme going, today’s Mystery Monday spotlight goes to Gypsy Crochet, a vendor on -- my latest resource for unique accessories! Gypsy Crochet uses natural stone and glass, and crochets around the rocks to create statement necklaces and rings. This teal bib necklace has my name written all over it. Plus, what I love about this vendor, and many of the artists on Etsy, is they package their merchandise with love. The wrapping pager, the feathered yarn, the vintage cigarette cases, the matching stuffing paper, it was so much fun unwrapping all the Etsy goodies last week, for today’s PIX11 segment.

Are you a fan of Etsy? What’s your favorite shop? Share your thoughts and who knows, maybe you'll win something from your favorite Etsy vendor!

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PRESS, Style Expert Pamela Pekerman Showcases Crochet Fashion on PIX Morning News NY: PAMELA PEKERMAN

It's Thread the Needle Day and I celebrated by spotlighting knit and crochet fashion and accessories on PIX11 Morning News. If you didn't catch the 8:40am segment, watch the piece below. I've also listed a buyer's guide for all the items, since we didnt' get to eveything.  

Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts do it! Wanna learn how to knit? Check out Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street. They offer about 100 classes a month ranging from beginner classes all the way through higher level technique workshops and special master classes taught by industry experts. Don’t want to venture below 57th Street? Knitty City, located on 208 W. 79th St. has beginer classes for as low at $30. Plus, they are offering classes in Bryant Park every Tuesday for free from 1:30-3pm. I might just meet you there!

Crochet Fashion
ABS Allen Schwartz, Crochet Dress in cornflower blue, $275. (1)

French Connection, Lark Rise Lace Crochet Dress in white, $288. (2) 

Avon, Crochet Back Dress in brown, $29.99. (3)

Crochet Tops
Baby Phat, Crochet Tank in baby blue- $19.99. (1)

Armani Exchange, Open Stitch Pullover Sweater in coriander, $78.00. (2)

IMAN Global Chic, Crochet Cardigan in black, $79.95, exclusively at HSN. (3)

GAP, Short Sleeve Crochet Sweater, $24.99.

Moreno for Target, Cardigan with crochet circle overlay in pink, $24.99. (4)

H&M, Knit Cover-up w Fringe Detail in rose gold, $39.95.

H&M ,Metallic Green Knit Sweater, $59.95.

RD Style, Knit Caplet in black, $66, available at Lester’s.

Crochet Accessories
Stuart Weitzman, olive crochet wedge sandals, $365. (1)The Sak, Sport Crochet Small Duffel, $59, available at

The Sak, Crochet Accessories Medium Cosmetic, $15.

Melie Bianco, Corduroy Sweater Bag, $109, available at Lester’s.

Philippe Matignon, knee-high knit legwarmer with lace accent, $23.

Salt City Design, Lacy Hand Crochet Necklace with Vintage Bird Charm, $25,

Gypsy Crochet, Bib Necklace of Black Glass In Black Crochet with Gold Tone Chain, $28, (4)

Pink Pumpkin Crochet, Girl Chunky Mermaid Cocoon, $40-$56 depending on size,

Two Twisted Sistahs, Crocheted Leather Earrings, $15,

yvoCrochet, Red Bow Ring, $8, (3)

Ayca, Turkish rose crochet neckwarmer, $47,

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