Thursday, October 11, 2007

Moroccan Spice in Richmond

I returned to the Shops at 5807 and couldn't help but purchase this bag. Designed by Lolla The Beldi Collection it's made with limited-edition fabrics and chunky wood beads. It was handmade in Marrakech, assuring it's one-of-a-kind and it was the only one in the Lucky Lillibet boutique. A unique designer bag for only $85. I considered it a steal. I think owner Leigh Dobbins may have some other Moroccan bags, but if you want one you'd better hurry in!

How Not to Have Melting Eyeshadow

Okay, so I just discovered the best eyeshadow base ever. I've tried primers in the past, but nothing has impressed me. It's usually just a white layer that goes under the shadow and then melts right along with it. Then, I discovered Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. This stuff is amazing! I used it a few days ago, then spent eight hours in Byrd Park and then spent two hours walking through Carytown. At the end of the day my eyeshadow was still intact! On a normal day by the time the clock hits 2 p.m. my eyes are devoid of shadow except for a little tiny smear in the crease. Now, I look like I'm Miss Super-Put-Together who touches up her makeup every hour on the hour. Now if only they'd make something to keep my nose from getting shiny...

Monday, October 1, 2007

Fall at 5807

I stopped in the Shops at 5807 last week and this collection of boutiques was stocked with home decor, gifts and apparel for fall. Co-owner Leigh Dobbins' boutique, Lucky Lillibet was filled with a well-edited selection of fall clothes, shoes and boots. Standouts included a silky kimono top, a navy purse with gold embellishments from Bali and some adorable fall-appropriate cocktail dresses.

Frillseekers offered a host of accessories including a to-die-for huge black patent leather bag that would make the perfect overnight bag or carry-on for a longer trip. There were also some adorable brightly patterned garment bags.

For the first time, I noticed that Occasionally now has a purse-filled spot in the shops and Ciao had a great selection, also with adorable dresses. The spot is definitely worth a drop in for gifts or yourself if you're in the area.