Designer Sue Wong Launches Fragrance and eCommerce

Los Angeles fashion designer Sue Wong has recently launched online shopping so that fashionistas everywhere… [more]

Designer Sue Wong Launches Fragrance and eCommerce Designer Sue Wong Launches Fragrance and eCommerce

Special Lilly Pulitzer Sale on July 3, 2015

If you missed getting your Lilly for Target thanks to stampeding shoppers, then good news, a special… [more]

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Best July 4th Sales for 2015: Fashion, Beauty & More

Because you asked, yes, there are many sales going on this weekend for the Fourth of July.  Generally,… [more]

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2015 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access July 9-12

Rev your shopping engines because the 2015 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is about to start. This week Nordstrom… [more]

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Liberty of London Now at Nordstrom

Did you know that Nordstrom has launched a Liberty of London "Pop-In" store at select brick & mortar… [more]

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David Beckham Models Fully Clothed in New H&M Campaign

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David Beckham Filming with Kevin Hart for New H&M Campaign

David Beckham is back to modeling for H&M, but this time he’s fully clothed posing with comedian Kevin Hart.  Our spies tell us that the photos are for the “Modern Essentials Selected By David Beckham” campaign where Beckham will show our menswear of H&M in a series of ads. The campaign and collection. will be released later this year. David and Kevin are on the second of a two day shoot, which is taking place in New York City.  It’s all very exciting, but I miss Beckham in his briefs and tattoos.  It’s a bit of a let down to see Beckham fully clothing in an H&M Campaign. 

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Liberty of London Now at Nordstrom

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This weekend Nordstrom Launched a Liberty of London “pop-in” shop online and at select stores.

Did you know that Nordstrom has launched a Liberty of London “Pop-In” store at select brick & mortar stores as well as online?  The gorgeous English prints we love can now be found at five Nordstrom stores: Seattle and Bellevue Square in Washington; NorthPark Center in Dallas; San Francisco Centre in California, and Tysons Corner Center in Virginia.  A selection of items from the 140 year old Liberty of London store, can also be found online at Nordstrom’s website.  Items at Nordstroms Liberty of London shop include shoes and clothing, accessories, housewares, candles, and gardening gloves.  It’s a bit reminiscent of Liberty for Target with many items under $20.00. Continue reading »

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2015 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access July 9-12

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Mark your calendar: The Nordstrom Anniversary sale for 2015 is about to start!

Rev your shopping engines because the 2015 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is about to start. This week Nordstrom cardholders will have early access to shop the sale from July 9-12.  The sale opens to everyone July 17-August 2, 2015.  I’ll letting you all know about the sale for a few reasons, but number one is it’s quality merchandise paired with the unparalleled service of the Nordstrom sales associates. Number two is , this sale is a reader and customer favorite.  Number three, the sale is not past season, you can shop pre-season here and make selections for Fall 2015 at reduced prices.  Please be warned: the Nordstrom website has crashed during previous sales. My advice: start making your selections before July 9th.   Continue reading »

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Best July 4th Sales for 2015: Fashion, Beauty & More

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The OutNet is having a great Fourth of July sale on apparel, handbags and more.

Because you asked, yes, there are many sales going on this weekend for the Fourth of July.  Generally, it seems like any American holiday becomes an excuse for retailers to have a sale.    And I do know that some of you like to shop :)  So, we’ve taken a look around the web and at the store circulars to aggregate some of the deals we like.   Here are some sales of note on The Recessionista’s Radar for July 4th, 2015.  Shop at your own risk! :)  I can’t be responsible.  Choose wisely.  One thing we like this weekend, are the sales on quality high-end designers that you can find at the Outnet, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Last Call and Saks.   We’re not as high on outlet deals  or TJ Maxx and Marshalls as we often find them to just be using the designer’s name  ( via a licensing agreement) rather than offering consistent name brand, quality goods. Continue reading »

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Donna Karan Steps Down as Head of Donna Karan Int’l

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Donna Karan at New York Fashion Week DKNY show (photo copyright M. Hall)

Designer Donna Karan has decided to step down as head of Donna Karan International, to focus on her Urban Zen line according to the New York Times.  So what will happen to the fashion house that bears her name? The future is uncertain.  According to the New York Times, “LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French conglomerate that bought the house in 2001, said there were no immediate plans to replace her as a designer.”  There will be no Donna Karan show at New York Fashion Week this year.  It seems that the company will reorganize under their lower-priced line DKNY, which is where 80% of the  Donna Karan International revenue comes from.  That makes sense.  Here at The Recessionista, we are long-time DKNY fans.    To us it’s always been about quintessential New York style and the Big Apple of our eye!   Donna will certainly be missed at the helm of DKI, but at least DKNY will go on and her laid-back style will continue with Urban Zen.  If you’re a fan of DKNY, you might want to snap up some DKNY pieces now on sale as the  DKNY collections and style will undoubtedly change under LVMH group.

 

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Make-up Contouring: Change Your Appearance without Surgery

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With the right technique you can contour your face to slim your nose and enhance your cheekbones using make-up.

If you’ve been on Instagram lately or read Vogue, you may wonder how celebrities are able to change their appearance dramatically in minutes with only make-up.   One of the secrets is using make-up to contour facial features to enhance them.  Recently we sat down with celebrity make-up artist Jen Fleming to get tips on how to do contouring.   It’s a lot easier than we thought, and you don’t need any special products.

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COVERGIRL Launches Longer Lasting Makeup

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  COVERGIRL has launched a new line of make-up products for Summer designed to keep you looking great all day long and into the night.

If you’ve visited your local drugstore lately, you may have noticed that COVERGIRL has some new products on the shelves with some new packaging. The new line offers foundation, primers, and even lipsticks and lip stains designed to keep your make-up looking fresh all day long. It’s a great idea because, if you’re busy, like most of us are, you want to apply our make-up once in the morning and have it stay fresh throughout a busy day. That’s what Outlast is designed to do. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with COVERGIRL’s Dr. Sarah Vickery, Principal Scientist for COVERGIRL and makeup artist Jen Fleming to learn about the research behind the new products and how best to use them.  Since meeting with the experts, I’ve been using the products and they do work as advertised.  The Outlast Primer and the new 3 in 1 Foundation keep you looking fresh all day, even in hot, sticky summer weather.

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Special Lilly Pulitzer Sale on July 3, 2015

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Lilly Pulitzer will offer a special “Extending Summer Since 1959ish ” exclusive one-day promotion on July 3rd.

If you missed getting your Lilly for Target thanks to stampeding shoppers, then good news, a special Lilly promotion is coming! Lilly Pulitzer is hosting an Extending Summer Since 1959ish exclusive one-day promotion next weekend to celebrate the summer season and 4th of July holiday!  The deal is that when you shop, if you spend $200.00 you’ll get a special Lilly Pulitzer towel.   You can shop the online sale on July 3rd for apparel, and if you spend the $200, you’ll get the towel.   Continue reading »

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Nordstrom Announces TextStyle: Shop by Text Service

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An example of how Nordstrom text style works from an Instagram post.

Nordstrom, Inc. is making it easier for customers to shop with their mobile phones via a new texting shopping service.   The store has launched TextStyle in all of its 116 U.S. Nordstrom stores.  TextStyle is a seamless, secure way for customers to make curated purchases from their salesperson or personal stylist using text messaging. With the launch of TextStyle, Nordstrom is now the only retail company in the U.S. that offers customers who opt in the ability to shop and buy with a text message.   With the Designer Final Sale and Summer Clearance on now, this maybe something you’d like to try to shop at Nordstrom.   Continue reading »

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Anti-Aging Secret: Dr. Halland Chen’s Pure Glow Laser Facial

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Sample Laser Treatment on the Face

One question I’m starting to receive from readers is “What are the best anti-aging treatments for the face ? ” Well, there are many things you can do to strengthen the muscles in your face via products. Diet and hydration also are very important. But one new treatment I recommend and have now done twice is the Pure Glow Laser Facial by Dr. Halland Chen.  Dr. Halland Chen is a Specialist in Regenerative  Medicine.  When I go to him, I know that he has the expertise to take care of my skin, do a thorough evaluation my skin and tailor the laser treatment to my particular skin issues. I get fantastic results from this facial.  I see a lot of so called “medical spas” and small laser treatment facilities springing up that offer everything from “lipo-light laser” treatments for weight loss to laser facial treatments.  All I can say readers, is if you are going to have a laser treatment on your face, please go to a trained dermatologist who is board certified like Dr. Chen.  Here are some of the unique differentiators about the Pure Glow Laser Facial and new Organic Enzyme Peels offered  at Dr. Halland Chen’s New York City office on Park Ave (conveniently located near Grand Central Station.)  Continue reading »

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