Monthly Archives: January 2010

Rainy Day Fashion Round-up: Rain Gear and Budget Designers

Pictured: Däv rain gear, from the rain center of the world, Southern California. Hello from Los Angeles, the land of the never ending rain storm! We’re on Storm Watch 24 X 7 here at The Recessionista. The street is flooding, tornadoes have been sighted and the surf is way up—to the point of overflow. Time […]

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‘Mad Men’ Star Christina Hendricks Will Auction Her Red Carpet SAG Dress for Charity: Help Her Pick the Dress to Wear and Later Sell

Various style shows and magazines are proclaiming the Golden Globes red carpet fashions style faux pas. Poor Christina Hendricks from the TV Show “Mad Men” has been listed on a few of the worst dressed lists from last Sunday’s awards for her peach Christian Siriano dress. It may be time for a fashion intervention! Let’s […]

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Earrings from the Golden Globes: Chic Costume Jewelry Choices

Pictured: Needful things, Kate Hudson’s Tassel Earrings from the Golden Globes There is one thing that the rain can’t dampen. Bling! Hairstyles wilted and dresses got wet with rain but the jewels at the Golden Globes maintained their luster even in the face of the Los Angeles “moonsoon.” As the rain continues to fall here […]

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The Golden Globes: Get The Recessionista Look

Pictured: My personal favorite Golden Globes look: Penelope Cruz in Vintage Armani and flowing curls. As all good fashionistas know today was the Golden Globes here in beautiful Los Angeles, CA. I can’t afford Atelier Versace, Vintage Armani, Marchessa or Chanel Couture, but I love to watch the stars wear them on the Red Carpet. […]

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Life & Style Exclusive: Designer or Deal?

Pictured: One Tree Hill Star Jana Hills chic n’ cheap look in this week’s Life & Style Magazine These photos are from the Jan. 25th issue of Life & Style Magazine. TV star Jana Hill is the model, and guess what….I am the fabuless style commentator. I’m sharing not to brag (well maybe just a […]

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Fashion & Shopping for Haiti: John Bartlett, Fashion Delivers and Retailers Help

Pictured: A Vintage World War I Poster for The Red Cross As the week draws to a close the most important news around the world is of course the crisis in Haiti. If you can afford it, please help the people of Haiti by donating to the Red Cross. I am very proud that rescue […]

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Spa Renewal Packages at Gilt Groupe Jan 14-17

I’m so excited. I just bought a discounted Spa package at Exhale Spa in Santa Monica, California using my Gilt Groupe credits. The package was for a massage and facial for $166.00. Normally, at a good spa you can expect to pay about that much for just one treatment. But the spa packages are not […]

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Yes We Can! Go to Milan for Fashion Week via Burberry’s Website

Pictured: Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2010 Pre Collection Preview This Saturday, Menswear Fashion Week starts in Milan, Italy. One of my favorites, the fabu 00o00 will be attending live in person. The chic one will be jetting in from snowy London. I picture him stylishly sipping expresso and wearing one his vintage auction finds. Meanwhile, […]

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More Trashgate: Borders Please Don’t Dump Books

To me, as an avid reader, books are a sacred thing. They have opened up so many new worlds for me. Emily Bronte and Emily Dickinson may have rarely left their respective homes in Haworth, England and Amherst, Massachusetts. But thanks to books, their words went all over the world. And over 100 years later, […]

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Within Fragrance: The Light Comes from Within

Pictured: The romantic “Within” fragrance packaging from BCBGMAXAZARIA In the words of Linda McCartney, “The light comes from within.” She said, “I need a sense of cause, I wanna smell the flowers.” I wonder if the creators of BCBG’s new fragrance “Within” are familiar with Linda’s lyrics. I like the name of the fragrance, as […]

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