New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 Live Stream from MBFW

Darlings it's freezing out, but the show must go on! Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is live all this week… [more]

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Red Carpet Style Tips from Celebrity Stylist Negar Ali Kline

In 2012, I attended the Costume Designer Guild Awards. I covered the event here on The Recessionista… [more]

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Fashion Week: Desigual Fall 2015 Celebrates Creativity

It's true literally and figuratively: Desigual bought the warmth to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Fall… [more]

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Fashion Week: DKNY Fall 2015 , the New York Uniform

On a freezing cold day, designer Donna Karan presented her Fall 2015 collection with warm coats and turtlenecks… [more]

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JCPenney Sponsors Cinderella Movie Premiere

Last night in Hollywood JCPenney treated a group of bloggers to a glamourous night out at the world premiere… [more]

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Futuristic H&M Studio Collection Premieres at Paris Fashion Week

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Models at H&M’s Paris Fashion Week in the new H&M Studio collection

It’s the only truly affordable collection to grace the runways at Paris Fashion Week: the annual H&M Runway show.   This year H&M pulled out all the stops to impress consumers and the fashion press with  lunar landing type staging and top supermodels on the runway.   The sporty show debuted last night at the Grand Palais in Paris. The H&M Studio show for autumn/winter 2015 show featured models such as Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Joan Smalls in pieces from H&M’s key seasonal collection, which combined functional separates with feminine layers. Celebrities Solange Knowles, Audrey Tautou and Noomi Rapace were among the guests who sat front row at the H&M Studio show, held during Paris Fashion Week in a uniquely constructed lunar landscape inside the Grand Palais.
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Shopbop Spring Sale on Designer Fashions

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From March 3 to March 8 at 4 am est Shopbop is offering 25% off select fashions for Spring 2015.

Nothing gets us more excited for Spring than a great sale on Designer Fashions. Our friends at Shopbop have the perfect antidote to the winter blues a haute sale on top designer fashions.  The sale went live this morning Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 6:30AM Eastern Time (New York time zone) and will run until Sunday March 8, 2015 4:00AM Eastern Time (New York time zone).  During this time, shoppers can save up to 25% off top designer name brands. Be sure to use code BIGEVENT15 when you shop to get the savings.   But there’s more discounts to be had, if you purchase over a certain dollar amount, you’ll receive extra savings.  Here are the details. Continue reading »

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JCPenney Sponsors Cinderella Movie Premiere

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JC Penney’s Cinderella inspired collection features adorable apparel for little girls (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for JCPenney)

Last night in Hollywood JCPenney treated a group of bloggers to a glamourous night out at the world premiere of Disney’s new Cinderella movie.  For me, it was the chance to to enjoy a special night out, see a great movie and find out what JCPenney is up to on the fashion front.   The new Disney Cinderella movie has inspired JCPenney to offer over 300 Cinderella inspired items including Cinderella costumes, dresses, bedding, pajamas, fashions, accessories and jewelry.  I hadn’t had the opportunity to shop JCPenney accessories and handbags in a while (due to a heavy work schedule) so it was surprising to see how good looking some of the pieces are.   Read on to see more of my evening with JCPenney at the Cinderella movie premiere and Glam Ball. Continue reading »

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Academy Award/Oscar Jewelry Predictions for 2015

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Michael O’Connor, celebrity stylist and television personality, offers his Oscar jewelry tips.

This week Michael O’Connor, celebrity stylist and television personality,  hosted StyleLab’s jewelry event for Academy Award nominees, presenters and stylists at a private venue in Los Angeles. Every season, O’Connor curates a selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from world-renowned designers for celebrities to borrow for the red carpet. We’re stopped by the suite in past years to see the stunning jewelry on display. A steady stream of stylists and celebs stops by the suite every year to borrow  stunning jewels for their moment on the red carpet.  Highlights of this year’s suite included sparkling diamond ear cuffs , rare black opal necklaces and classic pearls, O’Connor will accessorize Hollywood’s leading stars with the most exquisite, highest quality jewelry. O’Connor forecasts that colorful gemstones, statement necklaces, large drop earrings at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Continue reading »

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Fashion Week: Son Jung Wan Shows Old Hollywood Glamour

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Images from designer Son Jung Wan’s Fall 2015 collection inspired by vintage designs (Photos Rodin Banica)

Oscars weekend is a great time to talk about the glamorous Hollywood inspired collection that designer Son Jung Wan presented for  Fall 2015 during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Inspired by the romantic MGM films of the 1950’s and the fashion photography of Gordon Parks Son Jung Wan presented a collection best described as retro-meets-modern; chock-full of glamour with a touch of romance.
Fabrics consisted of merino wool and handcrafted knits in unusual color combinations. Lively metallics, leather and multi-colored furs brought forth the relaxed yet chic mood of the era. Continue reading »

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H&M Invites New Yorkers to Times Square for Oscar style nails

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H&M Nail Polish in Pretty Pinks

H&M is inviting beauty junkies an fashionistas into their new Times Square store this weekend for some pampering and nail care.  It’s been so cold in New York this month, some of you might want to enjoy some free nail care as a treat.  Here are the details.  Famed nail blogger Miss Ladyfinger will be on site February 21st and 22nd from 11:00am to 5:00pm to provide three custom nail designs and nail color changes while customers can show off their new looks on the H&M Manicam. Continue reading »

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Oscars 2015: Fashion Week’s Top Designers Break Down the Red Carpet Trends

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Best Actress Winner Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive (photo: Getty Images)

This week at New York Fashion Week ExtraTV interviewed a number of designers about their collections and what will turn up at this year’s Oscars on the red carpet.  Extra spoke to designers Jason Wu, Rachel Zoe, Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Michael Kors, Carmen Marc Valvo, Carolina Herrera, Reem Acra, James Mischka, and Angel Sanchez about award season trends.   Designer Jason Wu confessed he’d love to dress actress Cate Blanchett.  That would be interesting but I think Ms. Blanchett is married to Armani when it comes to the red carpet.  Read on to watch the video. Continue reading »

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Costume Designers Guild Awards 2015: Fashion & Film

Naomi Watts and Emily Rossum on the Red Carpet at the Custom Designers Guild Awards

Naomi Watts, Laeticia Hallyday and Emily Rossum on the Red Carpet at the Custom Designers Guild Awards

This week, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton.   This event honors the film costume designers who make the apparel or coordinate the costumes that help to give voice to characters in film. The Costume Designers Guild Awards is one of the most relaxed and enjoyable events during Oscar Award Season Week.   LaCoste honoree Naomi Watts looked beautiful in a flowing white Altuzzara blush white halter dress.  Hostess Emily Rossum held court in a blush Oscar de la Renta gown that screamed old Hollywood style.  Read on to hear about the designers honored by actors and their peers at the gala. Continue reading »

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Fashion Week: Badgley Mischka Fall 2015

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Fashions from the BADGLEY MISCHKA Fall 2015 Collection (images courtesy BADGLEY MISCHKA )

Yesterday  designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka showed the Badgley Mischka Fall 2015 Collection in the Theater at Lincoln Center.   For me Badgley Mischka is always Cinderella time–their gowns are like the ultimate dream for any woman.   This year’s collection  was The collection was inspired by Spain, and in particular the Spanish bull fighting customs.  The collection featured the baroque embellishment traditions of the matador combined with the severity and restraint of Modernist architecture – Blood and Sand meets The Fountainhead. This season, Badgley Mischka plays textures and dimension with prints and embellishment for a rich, informed luxury.  Models glided down the runway in wearing Amy Winehouse vintage styled beehives and heavily made-up eyes. Continue reading »

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Fashion Week Beauty: Backstage with Maybelline at DKNY

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A unique eye make-up style at DKNY Fall 2015 by Maybelline

If you saw any of the pictures or the runway show from the DKNY Fall 2015 show, then you know the models had distinctive make-up drawn around the entire eye perimeter.  Make-up artist Yadim showed us how to recreate the look with Maybelline products. Continue reading »

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