Friday, September 30, 2011

Trunk Show: MIJA Jewelry

Looking forward to the weekend? Yes, us too...Especially because MIJA Jewelry will be around to keep us company!

Sassanova Bethesda is hosting a MIJA Jewelry Trunk Show all weekend, and I promise you (swear on my Loefflers) that these amazing pieces are worth the trip 'round the beltway. They combine simplicity and elegance in the manner of Jenna Lyons, and wear like armor through thick and thin. My favorites (ahem...boyfriend) are the snowflake button earrings and matching ring and the stackable bangles (size small please!)

We hope you will swing over to Bethesda Row to visit us, all trunk show pieces are 15% off and (of course) we will have champagne and treats waiting!



"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond."

-Mae West

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Give it a Whirl: Kate Spade Showroom


So-long Disney (it was real Princess Jasmine), we found the new happiest place on earth!

Kate Spade's New York showroom features rooms and rooms of brightly colored wallpaper an decor, amazing leather goods, and fresh and cheery ready-to-wear pieces. Every corner you turn reveals a color combination or display you *wish* you though of, and the staff couldn't be nicer or more one rocks a cardi and pencil skirt like they do.

Equally as fun is the Kate Spade blog, where the every-day consumer can catch a glimpse behind the curtain of the happily-oiled chic machine that is Kate Spade.

p.s. The new Supercalifragilipstick is unreal. Poppy King is a genius...and her hair is perfection.

die. (In manner of Rachel Zoe.)



Thursday, September 22, 2011

ENK Coterie: Sassanova Style

co·te·rie/ˈkōtərē/ Noun: A small group of people with shared interests or tastes, esp. one that is exclusive of other people. 


Start spreading the news...Team Sassanova came, saw and conquered ENK Coterie. With entry badges around our necks and tote bags full of line sheets, we made our way through the rows of amazing Spring 2012 collections stopping only for the best of the best (and free candy).

We got to meet and rub elbows with some of our favorites: MZ Wallace, ASHA, Loeffler Randall, DVF, Butter, Roberta Freymann, Theodora and Callum and dozens of others. We also unearthed some new faces to the Sassanova family: Schutz, Melly M, Elizabeth and James, J. Litvack...and our personal favorite Bella Dahl. 

Stay tuned here and on Facebook to see some of the beautiful pieces we ordered come to life on our shelves and racks!



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New York State of Mind...

Fall is finally here, which means only one thing....

...Time to start preparing for Spring! Excuse our absence-- we have been deep in gorgeous neutrals, whispy prints and bold brights for the last few days at Coterie. We can not wait to share our experience (and amazing finds) right here on Sassette Diaries, stay tuned for a detailed post tomorrow!



"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

-Coco Chanel

Monday, September 12, 2011

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Done. And you don't even have to leave Baltimore City.

Get your tickets now for the third-annual Urban Chic Fashion Show benefiting the American Visionary Art Museum!  We attended this event last year and have *literally* counting down the days for it's return. We can't wait to see who will be walking the catwalk (last year we spotted Duff Goldman) and who will emerge as Baltimore's Best Dressed Attendee!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Rememberance: Patriot Day 9/11

Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat.

- George W. Bush, President of the United States

NY Mag : A guide to 9/11. A ghost in the glamour machine. A child's point-of-view.

(Images: Emerson Made, Atlantic-Pacific)

Friday, September 9, 2011

There's Just Something About the Color Purple...

Yes...We know it's Fashion Week.

We know that last night was the third-annual (worldwide) Fashion's Night Out. We know Rachel Zoe premiers on Tuesday ( and that that the Fug Girls are out in full force...

...So it is terrible that this is all we can think about?!

...Oh yea...and those purple skinny jeans we just ordered.


(Images: alltheprettybirds,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Why Be Less When You Can B-More?

Top 5 Reasons to Love Sassanova, Baltimore:
1. The convenient 'Charm City' location--Harbor East has it all! Some of the city's best restaurants and shopping, the beautiful Katyn Monument, Baltimore's Landmark Theater and of course...a nearby Whole Foods!
2. The brand-savvy and helpful Sassettes.
3. One word: Calypso.
4. The amazing selection of exclusive designers like Elizabeth McKay, COATT, Margaret Elizabeth, Bensimon, and Chewbeads.
5. Our collection of Smith's Rosebud Savle (our sales rep is the great-granddaughter of Dr. Smith himself)!



"Two things you can never have too many of...good friends and good shoes."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Drumroll Please...

COATT Morse Code Necklaces Have Arrived at Sassanova!

(Insert excited manner of 6-year old Bieber fan)

Yes, - .... . / .-. ..- -- --- .-. ... / .- .-. . / - .-. ..- . , the necklaces are in the building!

Sassanova is proud to introduce Morse Code Necklaces by Rebecca Coagan Scharlatt; a seriously talented designer from Portland. We first fell in love with these gorgeous hand-crafted creations in November of last year when they were featured on our favorite blog: A CUP OF JO. Since then, we have been pining (big time) for them to take their place on our shelves so that we can share the .-.. --- ...- . with the chic women of the East Coast!

Stop by Sassanova, Baltimore to choose (or create) your very own Morse Code necklace!



"I would imagine if you could understand Morse Code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy."
- Mitch Hedberg 

(Image: COATT)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Although we are a little down about having officially bid summer adieu...We can't help but get excited about the arrival of fall weather and (more importantly) fall fashion!

Here is our version of the 'grown-up' back-to-school shopping list:
-Animal Prints- Bags, shoes, of our favorites is currently on the shelves on Sassanova, Baltimore.
-Tall Boots- Tory Selma Riding Boots (in a boutique exclusive color!) Need. We. Say. More?
-Cozy Sweaters- Gorgeous 100% cashmere wraps?...yes please. The ways to wear this one are endless!
-Tweed Bags- MZ Wallace has us smitten (and unusually excited about switching bags) for their Fall 2011 Draper Tweed collection.
-Leggings- These will change your life.

See? Saying goodbye to summer wasn't so bad!

(Image: Atlantic-Pacific)

See Ya Summer!

It's been real.

(Image: Sartorialist)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New in Stores: Theodora and Callum


With chilly weather fast approaching (we hope!) our newest shipment of Theodora and Callum scarves are just what the doctor ordered.  Here are a few a great videos (some of many) by Theodora and Callum's resident style expert Danielle de Marne showing us how to get the most use out of the scarves we love! 


Find these T & C styles (and more!) at Sassanova, Baltimore...and while you're there, let us show you our favorite ways to wear!

(Images and Video: Theodora and Callum)