Monthly Archives: February 2010

Throw a Cheap & Cheerful Oscar Party at Home with Wolfgang Puck

The best free party and display of fashion pageantry in the world is about to begin.  Yes, I’m talking about the  Annual Academy awards.  The show will be broadcast worldwide on Sunday, March 7th.  That is just 7 days away! Here in Los Angeles, the preparations have begun.  Some of the best party planners and […]

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Chanel Vintage Treasures Auctioned in Paris

Pictured: Samples of the Chanel garments from the auction at Paris’ Drouot Riche­lieu Auc­tion House I’m weeping bitter tears as I write this, since I couldn’t afford a trip to Paris to go to the Chanel auction.  Yes, 800 beautiful and some vintage Chanel garments were put on the auction block in Paris last Thursday.  […]

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Loehmann’s Opening in Costa Mesa with a concert from The Band from TV. Enter to win free concert tickets !

Pictured: Loehmann’s is opening a new store in Costa Mesa, CA and featuring a performance from the Band from TV . Read on to learn how to win concert tickets.  See the Band from TV for FREE! Super shopping store Loehmann’s is opening a new store in the OC, in Costa Mesa on March 12th!  […]

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Alice in Wonderland Inspires Fashion and Jewelry Designs

Pictured: The poster for the premiere of  the Alice in Wonderland movie in London tonight Once of my favorite tales from childhood has been updated and turned into a movie starring Johnnie Deep, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham-Carter. Some of you may recall that Alice fell down a rabbit hole and then later stepped through […]

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Shopaholic for a Good Cause: Oprah’s Fashions to Sell on eBay for Charity

  Pictured: My favorite shopper, Oprah, (Photo: Ruven Afanador) Overflowing closet? Clothes you haven’t worn for years? It sounds like a familiar story…but wait for this twist.  This closet of clothes doesn’t just belong to any fashionista, it belongs to the divine O, Oprah!  She is a women of not only wealth and means, but […]

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The Velvet Dressing Gown: The Nanette Lepore Fall 2010 Collection

Pictured: My Favorite Piece from Nanette Lepore’s Fall Collection, a nouveau  little black dress One of the more intriguing fashion week collections from the recent New York Fashion Week was Nanette Lepore’s collection.  Nanette’s designs have long been a favorite of mine. Her clothes are chic and feminine, and accessible via sales at major department […]

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LA Story: Vote for an Oscar Worthy Gown to be Worn at the Academy Awards

I love the pageantry of the Oscars.  Living in LA, the excitement has already started.  The town is getting ready, and designers and nominees are already on high-alert.  Who will wear what? Designed by who? Now the  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is getting into the act with a Project Runway style design […]

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Liberty Love? First Look at the Liberty of London Target Collection

Pictured: Halter Maxi Dress in Teal Peacock Print $34.99 USD As a Liberty of London Lurver who doesn’t get across the pond to their London shop as often as I would like, I am excited over the first look images from Target for their Liberty collection. The above Teal print dress is my favorite. This […]

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Bien: The Recessionista Reviews Sonia Rykiel Knitwear for H&M

Pictured: One of the pieces I loved, the sweater with the knit rosette for $34.99 This Saturday, Feb. 20th, the Queen of Knits (‘Reine du Tricot’) Sonia Rykiel debuted her knitwear collection for women and children at H&M stores around the globe. I so wanted to love this collection. On trips to Paris, I remember […]

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Invitation to Watch the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010 Show – 3D Screening Tues, Feb. 23

Psst, you’re invited to Burberry Prorsum’s Womenswear Fall 2010 show 3D screening. Yes, you can watch it right here on The Recessionista, on Tues, Feb. 23 at 10:30 am EST/7:30 am PST. So save the date, and tune in here for this special show. I can’t wait to see it streaming live, right here from […]

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