Wednesday, January 27, 2010
yes, believe it or not . . . we can read, and because of that, we are starting our very own reference library. we have some ideas of books and magazines we want, but thought it would be fun to ask you girls if you have any suggestions. please help!
ps. some books & mags on our list so far.
more is more: tony duquette
valentino a grand italian epic
avedon fashion: 1944 - 2000
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
eh. we can't say that we were blown away with the fashion at the sag awards, but our girl diane kruger made our hearts sing in this jason wu number, especially because it reminded us of the vera wang beauty that michelle willams wore to the 2006 oscars. do you guys think pacey had anything to do with this? both ladies were smart enough to pair that lovely mustard color with the perfect red lip. now all they needed was this little sparkler to serve as icing on the cake.
ps. pacey, we LOOOOOOVVVEEEEEE you!
images via style.com
Sunday, January 24, 2010
and no, we did not take our tights off. since it's been a bit cold here in l.a. (below 70 degrees), all the girls at ban.do have been wearing our best tights. so we decided that we would have an office wide competition to see who had the best of the best. well let's just say that these girls play hard ball. i just grabbed my sparkliest (not a word, i know) pair of tights and thought i would take it, but oh how wrong i was. these girls brought the lace, the leopard, the shine, the fishnet and the sequins. it was tough, but the sequins took it. madeline, our winner, actually hand stitched sequins onto her tights. uh-may-zing! the prize was gonna just be candy, cause we love us some candy, but madeline decided she would like a cupcake instead. congrats, maddy. now what competition should we have next? we were thinking either best nails or best fake eye lashes. do you guys have any ideas? oh, and which pair of tights would you vote for?
ps. click on the image to make it big enough to properly judge.
pss. check us out on twitter to find out your monday = funday coupon code.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
hi. we'd like to offer an open invitation to maria dawlat. maria, can you please come take our pictures the next time we go out for drinks. we'd like to look like these girls! no, no, we know they're professional models, but we really think you can do it. pretty please.
*** also, we wanted to thank you gals for helping make this week a huge success. and if you haven't already, you still have all day today to buy a ban.do and help haiti! ***
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
we were blown away with all of that glam, sparkle, and beauty ... the stuff that makes our world go 'round. the whole ban.do crew picked their favorite look of the evening. who is your vote for best dressed for the golden globes??
anna paquin -- stella mccartney
LOVE it because it is gold sequin heaven
jenna fischer -- halston
because i would wear it to the grocery store if it was mine. . . with a belt, of course. oh, and cause there's sequins and you know how i feel about sequins!
diane kruger -- christian lacroix haute couture
zoe saldana -- louis vuitton
it took me a minute to appreciate all of the amazing-ness it had to offer, then knocked my socks off. she killed it!!
sofia vergara -- carolina herrera
it's statuesque, but also super modern
drew barrymore -- atelier versace
its classy, glamorous, princess-like ... and i want it
ps. on a more serious note, we are donating 25% of our sales between jan. 18 & 22 to help aid the victims of the earthquake in haiti. please spread the word!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
well we wish we could answer that, but we can't. a group of us ban.do gals met some friends over at the roger room last week, and the bartender was kind enough to let us sit at some reserved tables assuring us that the party that had them reserved would not be there for several hours. well about 30 minutes later a different bartender came by to tell us that these tables were reserved for jacki g.'s birthday party, and we would have to move. we said that we'd be happy to, but he changed his mind and said, "let's just see what happens, she should be here at 9:00 with 30 people in tow." well, that's where the fun started. we decided to call the bar and say we were jackie g. and we were angry that people were at our table. well, we did, but no one answered, so we left a message. and then another (this time in a russian accent - - thanks, madeline). and then a couple more. a few minutes later the bartender came by and said jackie called and she was pissed but it was hard to hear her message. so we held in our laughter until he left and then did the only reasonable thing . . . call again. well, jackie never showed and the bartenders did not find the humor in a bunch of ladies making crank calls to their establishment. oh well. at least the drinks were good.
photos my noah abrams for l.a. confidential
lately ban.do has really been turning into a giggly girls club, and jamie and i couldn't be happier. there are 7 of us now and we have all become fast friends. this weekend we gathered for a screening of "Valentino: The Last Emperor." we all agreed it would be appropriate to stay in our pj's and head to jamie's house on sunday morning. we ate bagels, and berries with fresh whipped cream (thanks, jamie), sipped champagne cocktails and oohed and ahhhed over the work of the creative genius that is valentino (oh and that spray tan is pretty darn impressive, too). in honor of the man, the myth, the legend, our monday=funday coupon code is "valentino." the first two glam gals to enter it at checkout will get $50 off of any one piece from our ban.do line. woo hoo and a hip hip hooray and hurry up, cause these coupon codes are getting popular.
beautiful image via one of our favorite blogs, this is glamorous.
Friday, January 15, 2010
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
this one is for the bride (although there's certainly lots of stuff in our bridal line that works for non-brides, too. duh!). this orange butter cream cake from donna hay weddings (issue 4 - old school - jen's been collecting them from the beginning) inspired us . . .
first 5 lovelies to enter "buttercream" at checkout get $25 off of any one piece from our bridal line. and like always, you've got 'til midnight.
ps. what did your wedding cake look like?
Sunday, January 3, 2010
we couldn't be happier that 2010 is finally here. we know this year is gonna be fantastic for all of us (that means all of us and all of you). it already feels amazing, doesn't it? we've got so much to accomplish in the coming months and we are thrilled to have you along for the ride. fasten your seat belts, ladies - it's gonna be a wild one!
awesome pic from this amazing duo and their infamous smilebooth.
ps. monday = funday is still here. first 10 lovelies to enter "happynewyear" at checkout get 15 bucks off of any one heart by ban.do piece . . . and you've got til midnight to do it.