November 30, 2010

The Ideal Bookshelf.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jane Mount, Ideal Bookshelf series; now available at 20x200 and

Artist Jane Mount beautifully combines art with a love of books & reading in her innovative Ideal Bookshelf series.

Snatch up The Ideal Bookshelf: Robert Verdi by Jane Mount (pictured at the top) for yourself or any fashionista on your shopping list right now at 20x200 - for only $20 for a 8 x 10 print!!! Hurry before it's sold out.

The adorable cookbook print (pictured at bottom) is available at This makes such a great gift! Look through all the options & consider buying this print for $60 at

Jane Mount creates original Ideal Bookshelf illustrations for customers (see her website for pricing and more info).

Isn't this the coolest thing?

Kate Spade at Home.

Photo Credit: Kate Spade's Home via The Selby.

Kate Spade at her home. She has such a great sense of style, which translates well into her decor choices. I love the chic interior design style mixed with pops of bright colors, prints, and playful details.

Which featured room do you like best?

November 29, 2010

Streetstyle: Style Spotting.

Photo Credit: Stockholm Streetstyle

This smartly dressed fashionista was photographed outside the Louis Vuitton show in Paris a while back. The wedges, the chunky cable-knit cardigan, the dress, the sunglasses... CHIC!

Even her bag hits the right stylish note!

Which fashionable item in the picture do you wish was sitting in your closet?

November 24, 2010

American in Paris: Ralph Lauren Store.

Photo Credits: via The Cherry Blossom Girl

Beautiful pictures from a party at the Ralph Lauren store in Paris. The cherry blossom girl models a Sandro coat, with Chloe shoes, and a Mulberry purse.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2010

Feminine Interiors.

Photo Credits: via; Lonny Mag real living July 2009, design by Michelle Adams; Lonnymag Feb/March 2010, design by Victoria Thompson.

Girly! Glamorous! Gorgeous!

These feminine interiors will make you say, ooh la la!

Which feminine interior do you like best?

November 22, 2010

Ballerina Moment.

Photo Credit: Chloe Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection via

Sheer skirts paired with leotards, muted color palette, ballet flats, and minimalist vibe all work together to create a beautiful collection. Chloe gets the ballerina look just right; a look that makes all of us want to return to dance class.

Do you like the ballerina look?

November 19, 2010

Sparkle in Gold Sequins.

Photo Credits: via Stardust and Sequins; Givenchy Fall 2010 Haute Couture Collection via; via Funky Trend.

Add a little sparkle with gold sequins! Get celebrity inspiration for this look here with Kate Hudson's gorgeous gold sequined dress. Get the look with the Silvie Jacket by Wren - it's unbelievable cool. Or, go for this dazzling Red Valentino dress. Zara, Urban Outfitters (for more of a hipster vibe) and J. Crew also have great sequined items to browse. Make your life a little bit glitzier with gold sequins.

Do you have plans to wear sequins in the near future?

November 18, 2010

The Thanksgiving Table.

Photo Credit: LonnyMag via Sacremento Street; via Zinke Design; Colin Cowie via Divine Distractions.

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it's time to start planning. These Thanksgiving tablescapes are sure to inspire and help you find your own style. All three of these design ideas don't revolve around orange and other traditional Thanksgiving color schemes. The last one, designed by Colin Cowie, is very minimalist and neutral. All three are fabulous! To see more pictures of the first tablescape, click here - it's my favorite.

Also, if you love reading Young Sophisticates, follow on Twitter at @Y_Sophisticates.

What does your ideal Thanksgiving table look like?

November 16, 2010

Become the Designer - Shoes of Prey.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Shoes of Prey

Would you like to design your own pair of fabulous shoes?

It's now possible with Shoes of Prey!

Shoes of Prey is an innovative and stylish website that allows women around the world to design their own shoes & then Shoes of Prey will produce the perfect pair (according to your specifications) and send it to you.

Prices range from $180 for ballet flats, $230 for 1½ to 3½ inch heels, $280 for 4 to 4½ inch heels and $330 for ankle boots. Shoes of Prey boasts numerous options in high quality leathers- including soft leather, patent leather, fish skin, snake skin, and more. Have more questions about how it all works? Then, read more here.

I designed the last pair, pictured last in the photos - the totally luxurious genuine snakeskin in dark brown, black & gold, with genuine snakeskin in shiny gold trim on the side. If all these choices are overwhelming for you, try looking through the gallery - where shoes are ready for you to buy.

Shoes of Prey will provide FREE SHIPPING to Young Sophisticates readers everywhere, available starting now until Wednesday, November 24 at midnight EST. Simply, choose the drop down option YoungSophisticates when you are checking out and you'll receive free shipping.

So, what are you waiting for? Check out their website and start designing your perfect pair! What does your design look like?

Glamorous Moment.

Photo Credit: Vogue China via Fashion Gone Rogue

Pure beauty & glamor!

November 15, 2010

Bright Coats.

Photo Credits: via I love Wildfox; Garance Dore via Blog Goggles; Anne Hathaway in the Devil Wears Prada, featured at Tuzi Fashion Tips via

It's not too late for you to get in on this fall 2010 trend. Bright coats convey confidence and cheerfulness at the same time.

Here are 3 great affordable options:

November 12, 2010


Photo Credits: Elle Canada, via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Hilary Rhoda is absolutely stunning in this 60's inspired shoot for Elle Canada.

See how give the classic double-breasted coat a modern update here. If you love the yellow top from the shoot, check out this See by Chloe top (it's less than $100). To get your hair to have that tousled wave look, try these products recommended by Allure.

What do you think?

November 11, 2010

Spotlight on Just Noey.

Photo Credit: Just Noey, available at

London-based artist, Parul Arora, has created a line of fun hand printed ceramics under the Just Noey name. Her tableware, especially her alphabet plates, is sure to stand out and add a little quirky cuteness to your home. Or if you are thinking about your Christmas/Holiday shopping, Just Noey's plates, postaplates, and coasters (as well as her mugs) make great gift ideas.

Just Noey has graciously offered a 10% discount with the code YoungSophisticates10%. Just Noey will then refund the discount back to your PayPal account. The 10% discount will be available until Sunday, November 14 at midnight EST.


1. C is for Cake Alphabet Plate by Just Noey, $35.50
2. POSTAPLATE Big Wish by Just Noey, $28.00
3. Polaroid Coaster by Just Noey, $10.00 for one coaster


How does London inspire your designs?

London is such a diverse, vibrant and creative city. It's a complete melting pot of cultures, food and people. All this energy is very infectious!

Where can readers see more of your Just Noey products?

What is the meaning behind the name "Just Noey?"

My middle name is Noelle - so that's where it comes from.

November 10, 2010

Colorful Living Rooms.

Photo Credits: via House Beautiful.

All of these colorful living rooms are cheery and bright. I love all three looks! How about you?

Do you like the traditional look? A pop of color? Moroccan-inspired?

November 9, 2010

Black Lace.

Photo Credit: Instyle Magazine, featuring Freida Pinto via

I have always really loved lace, especially black lace done in a timeless way. How about you?

Black lace is such a big trend right now, Young Sophisticates offers picks for the fabulous look at every price range.

November 8, 2010

Best Cupcake Kits.

Photo Credits: Meri Meri; Bake it Pretty.

These cupcake decoration kits are very cute - and they will make your cupcakes look even more impressive and appetizing. The Tweet Tweet and Oh So Pretty kits are so girly and fun. The Thanksgiving cupcake kit is perfect for later on in the month.

See my adventures in baking cupcakes here. For delicious cupcake recipes, see here and here.

1. Tweet Tweet Cupcake Kit, $11.95
2. Oh So Pretty Cupcake Kit, $12.95
3. Thanksgiving Cupcake Kit, $11.95

November 4, 2010

on the balcony.

Photo Credit: via Fashion Gone Rogue

A place to look out into the world and display your elegant ensemble for all to see. In searching for more fabulous things, enjoy the links below.

Things you will LOVE:

Where do you go for creative inspiration?

November 3, 2010

Fabulous in Fur.

Photo Credit: via Oh Fashion Model

These images evoke style and unabashed glamor - in a modern way.

What do you think?