Posts Written On May 08, 2011


Milk & honey co-founders, Ilissa and Dorian Howard, announced the launch of their new charity initiative with the debut of the “Ginnifer” shoe, designed by actress Ginnifer Goodwin. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Milk & honey will launch their celebrity designer program with Goodwin and will bring on other partners with proceeds going to different charities throughout the year.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be launching this program and can think of no better combination than Ginnifer and St. Jude’s,” says Ilissa. Dorian adds, “Ginnifer represents exactly the elegance and grace we, as a company, strive to emulate. Her style is unique, playful and effortless; her spirit is as big as her heart.”

The sisters have been looking for ways to give back through their company and wanted to harness the power that celebrities have in dictating fashion trends. “You don’t need to look any further than the pages of any of the magazines to understand how important celebrities have become to the fashion world. We want to harness this influence and use it for good,” the sisters said.

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

Goodwin designed a closed toe pump in tangerine leather with a 5” heel and .5” inside platform.

The Ginnifer shoe is available for sale starting today!!

Milk & Honey Shoes is an LA-based design-your-own-shoes site that allows the customer to design their ideal shoe. The site offers millions of design choices with flat to 5-inch heel heights, limitless color options, numerous fabrications and adornments, bridal, and animal-friendly options. The shoes have already been purchased in over 20 countries, and by celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Emily Deschanel, and Ginnifer Goodwin all designing their own shoes.


Music Eh!!! Gina Lee “Rich Boy”

I love, love, love opening my email to new fresh music talent. I love hearing new Canadian talent… so when I got this Ms. in my inbox I was like YAY!!! First of all the beat of this song is a-m-a-z-i-n-g… Another thing, Gina Lee is beautiful, fresh, new and she’s content in her skin. Plus, she can sing!!!! I want a rich boy… ooh…..

Here’s her new single:

Drop her some l-o-v-e on her twitter: @IamGinaLee
Also drop by her youtube page to listen to more music…

P.S. Her new EP “The Preview” will be dropping soon, so stay tuned!!!!

make sure to smile everyone, life’s too short:)
xo Tanya


Where’ve You Been – The Airplane Boys

As though the talent doesn’t speak enough, I’m so happy to say (again) how wonderfully nice and personable these men are! When I saw them last month during Toronto fashion week, Jason let me know that they were at the tail-end of completion for the mixtape. I’m so excited for them and for all of our readers to experience more of what Canadian music has to offer. The Where’ve You Been mixtape is a compilation of 12 songs, including a few released singles such as Escape.
Introducing… The Airplane Boys, Where’ve You Been.
“Its not a question, its a statement”
Download NOW!
Click HERE to download the mixtape
Click HERE for The Airplane Boys blog

Sentimental Sunday: Is Just Enough Good Enough?

We have a guestblogger from BodyNoise for the month of May for Sentimental Sundays. Give us your feedback and tell Amanda your two cents about love, lust and life. 

Do you ever find yourself connecting really well with someone that you just want to like, rip his head apart and pick at his brain? But instead, somehow you’re both in bed and after the deed is done someone ends up falling asleep and that whole ‘talking for hours’ thing never happens. So what was the point?

Remember when you were a virgin (kudos to you if you still are), and you would spend hours on the phone with someone talking about everything and anything that came to mind? Those were relationships that lasted. Not these little ‘oh you’re cool, let’s get it on’ situations. More often than not, we’re too busy to bother getting to know you or ourselves anymore. Life doesn’t allow for it. We can’t slow down. We have to keep moving. And that means we have to move on, over and over again. Hello tonight, good-bye tomorrow.

Today we just want one thing to get carried away about and we’re quite happy. We settle for everything – a house that’s affordable, a job that’s consistent, a lover that doesn’t complain too much. I always told myself not to expect a lot because you’ll always be disappointed. But if you have no expectations at all, you’ll find yourself taking anything that comes your way. It gets a little dangerous when you don’t prioritize things. Will you take the first apartment that goes for rent? Will you take the first job that calls you back? Will you take the guy that said you looked pretty today? It’s better than nothing, right?

Wrong? I don’t know anymore. You can have the highest expectations and get the greatest things in life, but still feel equally empty after it all. Sometimes I think you need to settle just so you know what you really deserve. You might realize that your relationship might be more valuable than you think. You may be settling, but it did put a roof over your head, no matter how many times you had to fix up the shackles.

Would you settle?