Monthly Archives: July 2009

They Nailed It: The Revlon Runway Collection

Pictured: Vogue Magazine’s Dec. 1939 cover showing the importance of a well manicured hand. Hello readers! Did you survive the week at work and live to tell? Things have been tough economically for all of us. Our attitudes and our good humor are surely being tested. That’s why I am pleased to report that I […]

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Happy 80th to Jackie and Mad Men’s Casting Call for that 60’s look

Pictured: Jackie’s 60’s style, she is gone but her memory lingers on in TV shows like Mad Men’s vintage costumes. A brief glance at Huff Post style and Elle online reminded me that today is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s 80th birthday. I found myself grinning and wondering what she would be wearing today. I’m sure she […]

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The British Invasion? No it’s Miley Cyrus and Max Azria

Pictured: Miley & Max T-shirts at Walmart with British Phone Booths and Union Jacks. Although not due in stores until August, I literally stumbled upon an early display of the collection. I’m not proud of it, but I decided to do a Walmart store run tonight to do a return. The return was something I […]

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Hollywood on Sale: Auction Sales on Some Unique Items

This morning’s economic news is heartening. Some analysts are claiming that the recession may be coming to an end. I hope it’s true. But here in California, there are many indicators that it may not be truly ending for a while. One indicator is the swan song of Los Angeles based 20th Century Props. They […]

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Sunday Savvy: Sales & Celebrity Stylings

Pictured : The Gap’s CFDA/Vogue Khaki Collection hits the sale racks. Happy Sunday readers! It’s time for a little coffee, a little kicking back, and of course a little shopping. The first item that has turned up on The Recessionista’s Radar tracking system is the CFDA Gap Khaki collection. The collection has hit the sale […]

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Summer Hairstyles: Looking Great for Less

As frugal living becomes the new “black”, I’ve received quite a bit of mail from readers asking how to do their hair in chic n’ cheap styles. All over the world, people are cutting back on expenses. And part of this scaling back, is looking for new ways that we can style our hair. Speaking […]

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The Recessionista’s Summer Style Picks, Classic Picks for Less

The… by recessionista Last night I found out that Kaboodle was having a contest that involved winning $1,000 in summer fashions. Naturally, I heard the siren song of the free, and pointed and clicked right over to their site. Here are the details. You go onto Kaboodle and create a summer style storyboard for a […]

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In re Barack: President Recessionista

So what’s all this fuss about the President’s jeans? I had to laugh this morning when I heard Meredith Viera quizzing him about his “mom jeans” on the Today show. Yes, fashion critics were actually calling his loose fitting jeans, worn on the pitcher’s mound at the recent All Stars baseball game, unfashionable and frumpy. […]

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Recessionista Living: I still have caviar dreams, but free pastry is more realistic!

Good morning readers! Yesterday was the one year Blogerversary of The Recesssionista Blog. Although I still have champagne wishes and caviar dreams, I’m living chic n’ cheap in Los Angeles. To celebrate one year of blogging, sometimes from Starbucks’s locations, I’m going to go over this morning for a free pastry (low-fat of course) with […]

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Vintage Fashion: Some Web Treasures

If you love Vintage Vogue, as I do, good news! The fabulous Shrimpton Couture ( named for 60’s supermodel Jean Shrimpton) has launched a Vintage Trunk show on their website. There are some wonderful finds in their show, that you will just enjoy looking at. I love the 1920’s dresses. Some having been lovingly restored, […]

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