Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween! Cheap and Cheerful is the Way to Go

Pictured: A local artist recreated the Mummy for their Beverly Hills window, (photo, M. Hall , The Recessionista.) Boo! As everyone knows, today is “All Hallows Eve” or Halloween. This is an annual fun event for kids and adults alike. This week my friend Maggie treated us to her annual old fashioned pumpkin carving. Everybody […]

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Norma Kamali Sleeping Bag Coat Now Online at

Pictured: Just in time for Fall/Winter: The NK Sleeping Bag Coat at Wally Just when the winds are turning cold and an early snow is falling, the Norma Kamali $35.00 Sleeping Bag Coat has arrived at But, there is good news and bad news here. First, the good news. The coat is online and […]

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Quelle Surprise!: Louis Vuitton for Less Coming to Oct. 29!

Pictured: The Coveted, Louis Vuitton Red Epi Clutch Bag, featured as part of Portero’s sale I have spent more hours than I care to admit in the elusive search for discounted Louis Vuitton bags. From browsing hundreds of eBay listings, looking at Craig’s list, and even going to the LV stores,the search for a discounted […]

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Hayden-Harnett: Spooky Sale – All Treats, No Tricks

Are you ready for Halloween? Is your shopping done for a costume? Or maybe you’re just looking around for some fun treats. Well, I found one! The Hayden-Harnett Halloween sale. Check out their site for assorted goodies, plus, enter your email address to receive a special “crystal ball” email code. I love the creativity of […]

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Jimmy Choo for H&M Women’s + Men’s Preview avec Prices

Pictured: Jimmy Choo for H&M Beaded Dress, priced at 99.99 GBP 199 USD 149 EUR Good morning all and happy Sunday! If you are looking for some news that is both chic and cheap (or at least cheaper than), I’m happy to report I have some. I’ve been talking to H&M about the new Jimmy […]

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Fashion Vérité: The Sartorialist Comes to Los Angeles

Pictured: Fashion’s eye on the street: Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist at Barney’s Beverly Hills. If you like to people watch, but you only want to watch the most fashionable and interesting people, then you will love the The Sartorialist book. The book is based on Scott Schuman’s popular blog of the same name. I had […]

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Grace Kelly’s Timeless Style Lights Up The Rodeo Walk of Style

Pictured: Grace Kelly’s MGM publicity photos grace LA’s Rodeo Drive (photo, M. Hall, The Recessionista Blog) Last night, one of the 20th century’s great style icons, the beautiful Grace Kelly, lit up Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive. Princess Grace received an award tonight from the Rodeo Walk of Style for her contributions to fashion and entertainment. […]

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Fashion News Round-up: Spanning The Recessionista Globe

Pictured: Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier Darling readers, did you ever long to wear a girdle as outerwear? Maybe a cone bra too? Then your fashion dreams may have just be answered! Target has announced that they are working with designer Jean Paul Gaultier to bring his designs to their stores. The collection will launch […]

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Stella McCartney for Less: Gap Kids and Loehmann’s for Women

Pictured: The Stella McCartney Collection for Kids is Launching Nov., a montage of the divine Ms. McCartney, with her Mom Linda upper left. Lately, the divine designs of Stella McCartney have been very much on my mind. That’s because I splurged yesterday on one of her gorgeous dresses for gasp, $1,000 off of retail at […]

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LA Fashion Week or Hollywood’s Scream Fest? Scream Fest has the Look to Die For! :)

I have been so busy working that I forgot that Halloween is right around the corner! Fortunately, I received a stunning and creative reminder of the fabulous fashion sense of Halloween on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards this Friday night. I was invited up to the old Hollywood Athletic Club for a runway show from a […]

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