I am a confirmed member of #TeamBlackBerry so the new BlackBerry PlayBook is right up my alley. It may take a while for this new tablet to catch up to the iPad and it’s host of functionality, but I still want it. It’s smaller, lighter, and addition to the BlackBerry family that I welcome with open arms. It’s available for pre-order now, but if it doesn’t make its way to my purse soon enough I may need to get an iPad.
 This Forzieri hand made purple rose sterling silver fashion ring is an instant favorite. It’s delicate and beautiful, but it’s size makes a strong statement. I love the detailed petals, and the bright color made simple by the sterling silver band. This cocktail ring will make itself very useful this summer.
 It’s a corset, but instead of it being all stuffy with a lacey bodice this one has a tribal make up that I think it so sexy. This Mara Hoffman tribal chic bustier will look great with a pair of high waisted trousers, a pencil skirt or harem pants. I kind of wish it was a swimsuit top, because I can envision myself in this top in so many different places.
 This necklace is made of everything from pieces of a vintage chandelier to seashells. The Paradis necklace from Dannijo couldn’t look dull if it tried, the pops of color will take everything from a plain t-shirt to a shift dress up another level with its tropical indulgence. As a girl from the tropics you’d think I’d eventually get tired of all of the Caribbean oceanic pieces, but that’s one thing this girl will never get enough of.
 I’m certainly no Julia Childs but that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming about cooking boeuf bourguigon in a Le Creuset dutch oven. I want the entire line of these, they’re beautiful classics that every foodie or wanna be foodie should own. Forget about Pyrex and Faberware, these dutch ovens are the creme de la creme of cookware that I covet deeply.
Before that film Sienna Miller starred in in 2006 (Factory Girl), there was the real Edie Sedgwick. Muse to Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan, now bona-fide style icon, the artist-model-actress-socialite, Edie had a mod style that lives in infamy, complete with charcoal, messy eyeliner and cute little shift dresses. Creating the Edie Sedgwick eye means breaking a couple make up rules, like severely lining under the eye, and doing that thing they did in the sixties – putting eyeliner in the crease of the eye, the darker the black eyeliner the better. When you spend your days haunting factories, ceiling lights aren’t always at your fingertips and that Tiffany lamp is the perfect updated version of the sixties decor staple. She was the girl in black tights, and she always paired those black tights with something equally as chic, this tribal beaded shift dress from Catherine Malandrino is emblematic of quintessential Edie Sedgwick style. One of the most enviable traits of Edie’s style was her jewelry collection, she had a thing for over-sized chandelier earrings, and she’d have definitely loved this pair of Jelani earrings from Dannijo. I don’t smoke, never have and never will but these colorful Fantasia cigarettes from Nat Sherman are so chic, so cute, and so Edie.
Josephine Baker had it all, she broke barriers, and danced her way through life with a glamor that is insurmountable. Fringe, feathers and chandelier earrings reigned over Josephine Baker’s look. Although I’m a little dismayed that I can’t find a decent modern interpretation of the iconic banana skirt (completely ignoring Beyonce’s attempt) these picks will definitely suffice. She made her mark in the civil rights movement, was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, and her risque style was just the tip of the iceberg. As far as I’m concerned, I’d like to perfect my French by laying around with a gramophone belting the sweet vinyl melodies of Josephine Baker’s ‘J’ai deux amours’. If I were to decorate a room in my house a la Madame Josephine I’d jazz up the fringe on everything from tapestries to lampshades, and ensure there was an envy worthy vinyl record collection to accompany this beautiful gramophone. As for dressing the part: I’m thinking a fringe skirt like this one from Cynthia Rowley, a fringe-y feathered kiss-lock clutch like this one from Magid, and the best part is the set of purple-blue Swarovski crystal clip on Evelyn earrings from Dannijo.