Showing posts with label Twilight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Twilight. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Fall Into Bags' - Elliott Lucca's Granada Trapezoid Satchel in Twilight Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Elliot Lucca! We look forward to working with you again! The winner is Courtney S. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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'Fall into Bags' Special Feature sponsored by:

Our friends at Elliott Lucca were so happy with your enthusiastic responses to their Spring Bag that they have returned to join us again to kick off 'Fall into Bags'! (What do you think of our clever re-name with the new season?)

We are delighted that our ongoing Handbag feature is back with a decidedly Hot, Leather Handbag in a great fall color!

You know how much Ascending Butterfly personally loves companies that give back, and we've been keeping you abreast of the incredible work that The Sak Brand Group (Elliott Lucca's parent company) has been doing with America SCORES - whose mission is to empower students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression, and service-learning. With teamwork as the unifying value, they inspire youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities. I have always had a particular soft spot for children's charities, and I love that America SCORES focuses on urban communities where school districts barely receive adequate funding. I applaud The Sak Brand Group for partnering with an organization that is helping to making a difference in the lives of more than 6,000 youth!

I also have a passion for leather handbags that is by now of no surprise to you! I've seen various reports saying that Purple, Grey and Red are going to be the 'IT' colors for handbags this Fall, and as I love all three, I'm looking forward to the offerings this season!

I have been testing out an amazing Fall Bag from Elliott Lucca, the "Granada Solid Trapezoid Satchel" in a color called 'boysenberry'. Its shape is somewhat reminiscent of a Doctor's Bag, and the Front outside pocket features a super hot turnlock closure! I love that it plays up trends well without being so over the top that you would only whip it out on special occassions! I look for a solid investment in my handbags, and this bag does not disappoint! Fellow public transportation commuters you'll love that Elliott Lucca remembers to include a longer strap so you can also wear it over the shoulder and keep your hands free! Without the strap it still has a very generous drop, but if you experience super cold winters where you are, and love to layer like I do, you'll probably want to switch to the longer strap once it gets colder out!

In addition to the front outside pocket, the lining features two multi function pockets and a zippered backwall pocket. I love having organizational pockets to keep my Mp3 Player, Cell Phone and Digital Camera safe while in transit in my bag! I love that this bag is super roomy, but not so big that a shorter statured person would hate the silhoutte. (Thankfully I'm pretty tall so I can carry pretty much any silhoutte in a bag!) I can carry what I need to have with me on a day-to-day basis without the need for multiple bags or additional totes. It's a quality bag, but does not add that unwanted heft that come with some bags. Some bags are just so heavy on their own that by the time you add your own stuff, your shoulders hurt at the end of the day, or you end up walking with one shoulder higher than the other. I'm happy to report I did not experience this with the Granada Bag!

I've worn it now to several events and have received numerous compliments on it, and have had people stop and ask me 'what bag is that'? And one person that asked was a guy who was looking for a birthday gift for his girlfriend and new she'd like this bag! (If only he had a single brother!)

When I invest in a bag I always ask myself two questions (1) Is this a 'one-season wonder'? (2) Does the color work well with my wardrobe? - I am happy to report that my answers to these questions with the Granada are a (1) No - The structure will carry forward for way more than one season and (2) Yes, while Purple is a bold color the fact that it is not overly embellished means it works much like a neutral yet still stands out in the crowd.

The winner of this giveaway will win a very similar bag to the one I reviewed, except yours will be woven in the front and the color is called 'Twilight' (still purple, except it's a purple metallic)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our amazing friends at Elliott Lucca would like to provide 1 ultra lucky Ascending Butterfly Follower an Elliott Lucca woven Granada Trapezoid Satchel in "Twilight’ (Don't you just ♥ Elliott Lucca? - I know I do!)

About your bag (If you are anything like me, you want the details!):

•Dimensions: 14"L x 6.25"W x 11.25"H Drop:5"
•Exterior: 100% Leather
•Interior: 100% Cotton
•Zipper Closure
•Convertible Shoulder Strap, Drop: 15.25"
•Exterior front pocket
•Lining features two multi function pockets and a zippered back wall pocket
Care Instructions: Clean with a water-based leather cleaner and moisturizer. Use a protective spray to protect the leather surface.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2) Visit Elliott Lucca and pick another bag (other than the one being reviewed and the one being given away!) that you like and leave the LINK to that bag in your comment entry! (3) Elliott Lucca would like to keep you informed of sales and happenings, entering this giveaway is your consent for them to do so, so you MUST also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older.

Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Tuesday, August 31, 2010 until Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment (5 entries, leave 5 comments)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit!) (3 entries, leave three comments this will be verified)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow me @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Ok to RT: Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - #ascendingbutterfly + @ElliottLucca Designer Handbag #Giveaways! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ #win here -

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Follow, now called ‘Like’ (and don't forget to write on their wall that Ascending Butterfly sent you!) Elliott Lucca on Facebook HERE (3 entries, leave 3 comments)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @ElliottLucca on Twitter HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Subscribe to receive Ascending Butterfly emails using our Feedburner widget on the upper right hand side of the page below the follower thumbnail pictures! (If you are already a subscriber you will still receive extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Review this blog on Alexa HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NEW METHOD OF EXTRA CREDIT, (You can vote daily for extra credit): Ascending Butterfly is a nominee for the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards in the ‘Best Blog About Stuff’ Category - You can press the button below to go straight to the page where Ascending Butterfly has been nominated!

My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NEW! Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted.)

NOTE: Both the sak Cambria Tote and Sakroots Artist Circle Shopper can be seen on the ABC TV Show, No Ordinary Family, this coming Fall. Get your Cambria Tote today for the Special Web Price of $27.75 at

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the products are expressly my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate my review and for the giveaway. The sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Is 2010 the summer of ‘Not-Busters’ or are there any ‘BlockBusters’ still left?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t consider the summer to start earlier than June. Every year I notice movie companies scrambling to start earlier in the season to get a jump on our summer dollar, and this trend has left the actual summer season itself virtually ‘blockbuster-less’ or Blockbuster ‘Lite’ if you will.

Do you remember what last summer’s ‘big hit’ was? I sure don’t!

And I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who is sick of a movie sequel being coupled with the term ‘blockbuster’. Enough! Let’s break some NEW ground.

Now don’t get me wrong, there are releases coming up this summer I’m looking forward to going to see, but I really miss the true ‘Summer Blockbuster’ and I’m not happy with the way the term seems to have been re-defined and diluted throughout the years.

The summer season that begun for me May 7th when the next movie in the series was released for A Nightmare on Elm Street. I’m a horror movie genre buff and rarely miss a horror release (it’s always so hard to find a movie buddy when you love horror films!). The movie just wasn’t as ‘Freddy’tastic’ as I’d hoped. The role of Freddy Krueger was re-cast and was portrayed by Jackie Earle Haley. All I can say is I lost that loving feeling. Where is Robert Englund anyway? Even Pee Wee is back in the Playhouse, can’t we get our ‘real’ Freddy back?

The Summer of 2010 big screen re-makes continues with The A-Team, The Karate Kid and of course more sequels with the release of Toy Story 3, Twilight Eclipse, Sex & The City 2 and even Predators (who thought they’d come back?). One of the more creative of the bunch is Disney’s ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ which is based on the movie ‘Fantasia’. This time around, they ditch the mouse and tell the tale of a Sorcerer (played by Nicolas Cage) searching for the ‘Prime-Merlinian’, his successor (very believably portrayed by Jay Baruchel).

Here is a clip, ‘Sorcery 101’ from Disney’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice coming to a Theater near you on July 14, 2010

I greatly enjoyed this movie and even had the opportunity to walk the red carpet at the movie World Premiere held in New York City’s iconic Times Square! You can read more about my red carpet coverage here. So what will be the ‘Summer 2010 Blockbuster’? While it does remain to be seen, we do know who decides! Promise me you will think about this when you go out and buy a ticket this weekend!

REMINDER: Don't forget the Carolina Pad Giveaway of the 'Road Trip' Collection ends TODAY at 3 pm EST. This is a great jump start on Back to School needs, so hurry up and get your entry in HERE (Your child/teen will Thank You! Especially if they love butterflies!). You can enter to pamper your face with LancerRX products (ARV $100)  HERE. You can win a Turquoise Hamsa Necklace (perfect for summer! ARV $118) HERE. And our most recent posted giveaway is the newest item being featured in our 'Slip Into Summer' Special Feature 2010 series of giveaways (which has included handbags, jewelry, footwear and fashion), enter to win the pair of your choice with OkaB Shoes That Love You  (there will be THREE winners! and one winner will be selected at random from Ascending Butterfly's Facebook Page HERE, so make sure you are already following!) also don't forget to double your chances to win by posting a comment HERE!
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