Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halter Tops, Romance & Ghosts… A Big Easy Get-A-Way

When Kim started Halter Hotties, I had no idea how busy she would become. And when the social book-marketing began I had know idea how busy I would become. In a fit of melancholy, my mind wanders to the days before the house and child. When our duties were 9 to 5 and romantic weekends were the standard not the exception.

So join me on this excursion down Wishful Thinking Avenue, as I create an adventure for you and her.

The leaves are turning golden and the air is getting crisp. Our favorite holiday is quickly approaching. A time when Witches are welcome and Ghouls are cool… Halloween! We love this time of year. Our house becomes a movie set and creative ideas rattle their chains in our brains for the perfect holiday adventure. We've done the big parties and joined the parades at Disneyworld. But there's one place that says 'Halloween' to us that we've never been.

I'm talking New Orleans. What better place than the Big Easy to revel in costumed abandon? No Mardi Gras crowd of drunken frat boys and bead crazed debutantes. Just you, your Honey and a city full of mystery and adventure…

The foundation of a really good vacation is a place to regroup and recoup after a day of seeing the sights and I've got just the place.
Renaissance Pere Marquette
located just two blocks from the French Quarter. This historic 19-story hotel boast's a beautiful rooftop pool for cooling off after a day of exploration. After a dip head downstairs and enjoy southern favorites in the
Mila Restaurant and Bar. Or grab a seat at the Bar Uncommon and listen to some local, live jazz.

I love to spoil my girl and a new outfit is a great start. Here's what I have in mind…

To start she'll need a great top, hmmm. How about a Halter Hotties halter top! Noir Chat is the one I'm thinking. This golden, silk, fully lined halter top with it's iconic black cat would be perfect for a night in the French quarter.

In case there's a chill when the sun goes down she's going to need a good coat. I found this hand-sewn lambskin leather trench from Santos Leather on Etsy. The distressed leather and antique zippers will feel right at home prowling the gas lamp lit boulevards.

Get Free Shipping and Free Returns on these Recession, skinny ink denim jeans.

from eModa.com. Seems appropriate for the times and matched with these
Easy Black Leather
cuff boots from Ash, she'll be stepping in style.

Even though it's not the season for beads in the Big Easy... A girls still got to have some sparkle, I know my baby would love to have the Moor Ring by Ana Cavalheiro flashing on her finger.

This 14k gold ring with Smokey Quartz and Maderia citrines is sure to attract the spirits as they head toward your light.

There's nothing spooky about this gorgeous
Carla Mancini Tote with Front Tassel
. The red crocodile, Italian leather looks right at home from the bayou to Bourbon Street .

To complete this spooktacular outfit… I found this awesome Black Cat Leather mask from Teonova on Etsy. Hand molded and formed from dyed leather with a protective topcoat, a purrr~fect finish for your Halloween ensemble.

All dressed up and need somewhere to go? I'd like to try the Hostel Restaurant and Ultra Lounge. Located in the French Quarter this hip restaurant has European flair with southern charm wrapped up in a chic modern package.

Then we can finish our evening by slipping the mask back on and letting a theatrical New Orleans tour guide take us on a trip through the most haunted places in the French Quarter!!





Jaymz Alexander, The Hottie Husband.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Halter Hotties Gives Thanks to "Good to Go Eco"

Full of wonderful ideas and lots of ways to to help our home, Earth, are Erin and Judy of Etsy shop, Good to Go Eco, eco-friendly products for families on the go. Halter Hotties is delighted to be the feature of their current 'Good to Go Eco' blog post!
From one mother~daughter 'repurposing' team to another... Erin & Judy, YOU ROCK!!

Thanks for such a fantastic post,
Kim & Paris Alexander

iPod Nano Sleeve in black and white damask, available for purchase in Erin & Judy's Etsy shop, $12.00.

Paisley Medallion halter top available for purchase at www.halterhotties.com, $179.00.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Halter Hotties, Up To Her Eyeballs in Vera

Fall is in the air and my wife is in the basement…

As the first day of autumn is finally upon us, Kim is downstairs in her studio sorting through the 200 Vera scarves she bought from a collector and friend yesterday. She picked some truly beautiful ones and is very excited about the Halter Tops they will soon become.

So why isn’t she here posting this blog? Well, because she's downstairs with 200 new scarves!

In the best tradition of a loving partnership, it has fallen to me (the Hottie Husband) to step up to the plate and give her the opportunity to actually get some halters made.

With any luck I'll get a kiss on the cheek for my attempt and not the arched eyebrow that lets me know I have serious rewrite ahead of me.

Wish me luck!

Jaymz Alexander, The Hottie Husband.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meet Me in Saint Louie

Halter Hotties halter tops are heading to St. Louis Fashion week! The halters will be featured on the runway, by our friends at Mary Jane's, October 12-18th. Be sure to check them out if you're in St. Louis, MO.

The ones we sent, chosen by our fans were...
"Orient Express", "English Rose", and "Baroque Tunic".









Thanks to our friends and fans for all your great input selecting the tops!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

YeeHaw: Halter Hotties at Mary Jane's


Our little Hotties are hot in Park City and we're so thrilled that they're sharing space with designers like Jeffrey Campbell, Corry Lynn Calter and Michael Stars. Some mighty fine company to be in at Mary Jane's hip boutique which caters to celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Jessical Biel, and Kyra Sedgewick. Here's hoping that one of them takes a liking to one of our tops! And dare we say that boots and a halter are a great fashion statement?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Halter Hotties Presents… A Lover's Fall Get-a-Way

Fall is my favorite time of the year. It was the way Mother Earth first presented herself to me, for I was September born. Sometimes I wonder if we all naturally enjoy the season in which we came into the world. The colors, the clothes, the food, the crisp air and… the cuddling! Isn't it just the perfect time for an impromptu romantic "get-a-way"?

If anyone takes part in this little escape, we all want to hear about it... so Darling, Do tell!!

Here's what I'm thinking...

Grab your sweetie, take advantage of this deal I found and head for Bennington, Vermont. Where you've booked yourselves a weekend stay at Daniel Tarquino & Melissa Martin's "Alexandra B&B Inn". A 1859 renovated Vermont Farm House & Barn with Panoramic Views overlooking the Bennington Monument and the Green Mountains.

During the day, with in Painted Pewter and snug in your washed leather racer jacket, available from Anthropologie.com, the two of you stroll though the Art Galleries, find the perfect cocktail glasses for your next soiree in a charming little antique shop, and later sitting fireside, sipping a glass of wine, nibbling at a cheese platter you'll be snickering as you whoop his pants in a winner-take-all game of checkers.



Noticing he couldn't take his eyes off of you, you knew you had it in the bag! (Don't you feel, even just a little bit, naughty for taking advantage of how incredibly long your legs look in your new color; Moss, available at Shopbop.com and color; Brown, available at CoutureCandy.com)?



It certainly didn't help him that you decided to wear your "English Rose" halter Top by www.halterhotties.com with

the pretty you purchased from Shopbop.com reflecting sparkles across your bared shoulders, radiant in the glow of the fire.









Later that night in your jetted whirlpool tub a new game is about to begin, Lovin' Tub available from RomanticGifts.com!
Of couse, you came prepared… You have Etsy shop, "Orchard Farm Soap's" traveling candles lit


and Lush's weaving a fizzing bath time love spell. The perfume is Turkish rose absolute, one of the most precious substances in the world, plus fragrant powdered orris root made from the Florentine iris. Seven rosebuds release the spell. Bathe and fall in love.



Oh, no no no… It's not over, you've still got one more night!! I recommend skipping dessert in the dining room and instead enjoy the Lush . They sinfully blended sweet white chocolate and minty dark chocolate with moisturizing cocoa butter making a seductively stimulating massage bar. Not to be mistaken for an after dinner mint! A treat for both your sense of touch and your sense of smell, take turns letting it melt in your hands and massaging your cares away.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Halter Hotties Halter Tops: Hawaii Bound


"Nagini" & "Walther PPK" Halter Tops packaged up & Hawaii bound...
LUCKY THINGS!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Halter Tops for St Louis Fashion Week Runway Show

Halter Hotties has been asked to be part of the St Louis Fashion Week runway show. I need to narrow my selection from 6 tops to 3! Would love some input... Which three halter tops do you think should be on the Fall runway?


Monday, September 7, 2009

Halter Hotties Camisole ~ Halter Top Fall Collection 2

Dressing for Autumn can be a little tricky. Here in the Northwest our days can start out misty gray, later becoming a gorgeous crisp, sunny afternoon. Not just layering is a good idea, but including a quick-change option is smart, too!

Thinking Camisole, in place of Haltertop, I've layered a rich Paisley silk twill top under a soft tailored plaid cardigan. Starting out the day in warm suede boots with charming gold leaf earrings, switching to strappy high sandals when the sun decides to break through! Moving into the night? Switch out your adorable gold leaves for a little high-powered bling with these long dangling earrings of chain & Mandarin garnet briolettes.
1. Be sure to don this preppy-as-you-please, jacquard " Millbrook Cardigan By Sparrow" Lambswool jacket before heading off to a weekend in wine country... It's available at www.Anthropologie.com for $148.00

So here's where you're heading, Right?
...A magical weekend of wine tasting & touring in Sonoma, CA. Click on this link & put Kenwood Inn and Spa into the search window and "SIGH", you're in heaven!
Okay, okay, so not all of us can just drop everything and run off to Sonoma! Here's a Silverado Vineyards 2-day promotion you might want to take advantage of... Two days only! Get 1 cent shipping on any 12 bottles of wine from Silverado Vineyards. Enter code SILVERADO in your shopping cart. Hurry, offer ends 9.15.09. wine.com


2. Halter Hotties' silk "Tuscan Afternoon" one-of-a-kind halter top with wrap-around sash works as a camisole by day and a super sexy top by night! This halter top/camisole fits sizes M, and L and is available at www.HalterHotties.com for $179.00

3. Khaki,

Stretch-cotton cropped pants with slant pockets at front and welt pockets at back. Hook-and-eye closure. 1.5" slits at hem. Straight leg. Available at www.Shopbop.com for $190.00

4. RSVP, Valencia Sassy boot that shines with it's wingtip detailing vintage look on the vamp and lace-up front. In this beautiful fall color of Moonstone Oily suede. They are available at www.Zappos.com currently on sale for $91.72

5. For a warm afternoon/evening look which out your suede boots for these strappy by Report Signature Shoes in color brown. They are available at www.Shopbop.com , currently on sale for $120.00

6. Perfect for day are these delightful, oh-so-fall,14 k Gold Plate Botanical Leaf Earrings by "Glorious Girl Jewelry", available on Etsy, $15.00.

7. Bring on the bling for a night on the town with "Venus 8" earrings by Calico Juno Designs. Mandarin garnet briolettes with a long dangling cluster of chain. Available for purchase at www.CalicoJunoDesigns.com for $102.00.

8. Joe's Jeans Celine Hobo handbag in color; Saddle Leather with cotton lining available for purchase at www.revolveclothing.com for 159.00