Preview of Lela Rose for Lane Bryant: Beautiful Dresses

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Target Announces Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration

Target is bringing Lilly Pulitzer's bright Palm Beach style to their stores this Spring. The limited-edition Lilly… [more]

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The Recessionista Reviews Ines de la Fressange 2015 UNIQLO

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David Beckham & Florrie Fronts Collections Coming to H&M

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Target Announces Plus-Size Fashion Line & Closes Canada Stores

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Hasty Pudding Theatricals Honors Amy Poehler

 

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Amy Poehler rides in a parade through the streets of Cambridge during the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year awards on January 29, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images/ for Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770)

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Honor Amy Poehler As 2015 Woman Of The Year.  Ms.Poehler, one of our favorite comedians and fashionistas, was trooper participating in the awards despite snow and freezing temperatures in Cambridge, MA. Following a private lunch with the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Sandrine’s, Ms. Poehler led a parade through the streets of Cambridge. After the parade, the president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Jason Hellerstein ’15, and the vice president of the cast, Sam Clark ’15, hosted a celebrity roast for the actress and presented her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding’s historic home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1889.   Read on to see & listen to  a video highlights from the awards ceremony and to see what Ms. Poehler wore. Continue reading »

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NYFW Preview: SON JUNG WAN Fall/Winter 2015

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A sketch from the
Son Jung Wan Fall 2015 collection.

Always elegant and stylish, those words epitomize collections from designer Son Jung Wan. For Fall 2015, we are particularly excited to see the collection from designer Son Jung Wan because the designer takes inspiration from Hollywood and film costumes.  For Fall 2015, the designer tells us the inspiration is “Retro-meets-modern.”  ” For fall 2015 I was inspired by the romantic MGM films of the 1950’s and the fashion photography of Gordon Parks, ” says Son Jung Wan.   The Recessionista looks forward to seeing the complete collection hit the runways at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Lincoln Center.  The collection sounds like the perfect Valentine to costume designers of the past.

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NYFW Preview: Desigual Fall 2015

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A Sketch from the DESIGUAL Fall 2015 collection

The colorful prints of  Desigual and their light hearted take on the New York Fashion Week runway, have made  Desigual one of our favorite  shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.   So we asked the brand, what is the inspiration for  Desigual for Fall 2015?   “An abstract painting, a travel photograph from Africa, a trip to Northern Europe and a field full of flowers—these are starting points to our living canvas”  says, Monsieur Christian Lacroix for Desigual.     We can’t wait to see this travel inspired collection hit the runway  at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from Lincoln Center.   Watch this space for updates from the show!

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Los Angeles: Cheryl Koo’s Pop-up shop Jan 31- Feb 1

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Designer Cheryl Koo’s fashions will be on sale this weekend in Los Angeles

Designer Cheryl Koo’s Pop-up shop in Beverly Hills is this weekend. If you’re looking for a mix of fab and funky, put designer Cheryl Koo on your shopping  list.   Our spies tell us that the  designer’s fashions will be affordably  priced at this weekend’s pop-up sale.   We got a front row seat at Cheryl Koo’s LA Fashion Week show last year, and her designs are fashion forward to say the least.  Get the details on this weekend’s sale here. Continue reading »

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A look at the most effective Anti-Aging products

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Our look at some of the best anti-aging skincare treatments.

With Winter storms battering and drying our skin, most of us are buying moisturizing and anti-aging products right now to help keep our skin from drying and flaking.  But which products are effective and worth the money? It’s easy to rack up an expensive bill on beauty creams and anti-aging products.  To help us found out what works and what doesn’t, we talked to Board Certified New York City/NJ Dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Baxt .  According to Dr. Rebecca Baxt, “There are anti- aging products or ingredients that do perform significantly better than others and can make a profound difference in the skin’s appearance while others are simply “false hope in a jar.”     Read on for tips from Dr. Baxt on what works and what doesn’t before you shop for skincare/anti-aging products.  Continue reading »

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FabFitFun Shows off New Beauty & Fitness Box in Hollywood

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards on the red carpet at the FabFitFun influencer event in Hollywood.

Last week, the team that  markets the FabFitFun’ beauty and fitness boxes put on a fabulous launch party in Hollywood to show off their Winter beauty &  fitness gift box.   Even Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, and Kim Richards turned out at Greystone Manor.   If you haven’t heard of FabFitFun and you’re looking for an easy way to stay fit in the New Year and try a variety of beauty products, their subscription service to quarterly beauty boxes just might be a good solution.   It saves you from shopping and introduces you to some products you might never discover on your own. Continue reading »

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Chipolte Special: Buy a Tofu Sofritas today & get FREE Chipolte later

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On Jan 26, 2015 Chipolte is offering customers the chance for a free burrito when they buy a tofu Sofritas

If you’re a vegetarian, or an observer of Meat Free Monday, Chipolte has a special for you today. Here’s the deal: buy an organic tofu Sofritas on Monday, January 26th at any Chipotle in the US or Canada, then bring your receipt back on your next visit—from January 27th through February 28th, 2015—for a FREE burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos of your choice.  Remember to save the receipt, I scan them sometimes to make sure they are saved for reuse later—you know how you can loose those paper receipts!   Here at The Recessionista, we’re big Chipolte fans, it’s cheap and cheerful and delicious too.

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Target Announces Plus-Size Fashion Line & Closes Canada Stores

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Fashion Bloggers model Target’s Ava & Viv, line which will offer sizes from 14W to 26W

Target made headlines last week with two announcements. In consideration of complaints from fashion bloggers about the lack of plus-sizes in Target’s fashion collaborations (Phillip Lim for Target & Altuzzara for Target), Target has announced a new plus-size only line called Ava & Viv. The new line will offer casual fashions in sizes 14W to 26W and X to 4X.  This may not silence the outcry over the lack of plus sizes in Target’s name brand designer budget lines, but it’s a step in the right direction.  The Plus-size market is the largest growing market in fashion today, so it’s a market that Target should offer apparel to if the chain wants to grow their fashion business.   However, from a glance at the lookbook for Ava & Viv, this lines is  not of the same caliber or design of the designer collabs Target has been doing.  Don’t expect more than  tops,  palazzo pants and some chambray  & knit dresses.  There’s nothing fashion forward here—just basic casual fare.   Some plus-size shoppers are already expressing disappointment about the blandness of the Ava & Viv lookbook.  At the same time the brand is investing in the Plus-size woman’s fashion market, the budget retailer announced they are closing their stores in Canada.  Continue reading »

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Schwarzkopf ULTÎME Hair Products Coming to Walmart

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The new essence ULTÎME line will launch at Walmart, each product is $6.97

Schwarzkopf ULTÎME has officially landed in the United States! Luxury hair line, Schwarzkopf is now on sale at Walmart stores this month, the 74 SKU collection (consisting of care, styling, and color) is the first hair care brand exclusively developed with supermodel Claudia Schiffer. The range combines her beauty insights from catwalk shows and fashion shoots, with the hair expertise of Schwarzkopf for strong, shiny, truly precious hair.  Schwarzkopf hair products and color are usually found in the top salons.  I am a longtime user of their hair color and BLONDEME products and I love them.  It’s great that an affordable Schwarzkopf line will now be at Walmart stores and on Walmart.com Continue reading »

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Michelle Obama in Michael Kors at State of the Union

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The First Lady Michelle Obama stepped out in Michael Kors for the State of the Union address.

If you watched the State of the Union last night, then you know it was a command performance by team Obama. Barack laid smack down on the Senate, and Michelle looked fabulous as usual in a two piece tweed suit with a zip front by Michael Kors.  As a soon a Michelle appeared on TV, the Michael Kors Twitter account proclaimed, “The State of Style, pretty powerful” with a link to an article about the suite on Yahoo Style.   The suit was customized for Mrs. Obama from a suit in Kors 2013 Fall collection that featured a zipper on the skirt that could be adjusted to show quite  a bit of leg.  The First Lady’s version of the suit had no zip front on the skirt. Continue reading »

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