Monthly Archives: July 2010

Anne Fontaine: The Spring Collection is on Sale

Pictured: Some beautiful items from the Anne Fontaine Spring 2010 collection. Anne Fontaine is one of my fashion sins.  It’s pricey, but oh so beautiful.  I discovered Anne Fontaine years ago on a trip to France, and I’ve been in love ever since.  I don’t step into the stores very often, unless they are having […]

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Enduring Fashion: Irene Lentz from MGM to The Closer

Pictured: An original  Irene hat and gown. This cut would be super slimming on most women and shows the designer’s genius for design. As some of my readers know, I am lover of  “Vintage Vogue.” One of my particular favorites, is California designer Irene Lentz.  Looking for  “Irenes” at Vintage stores in California has become […]

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Two Buck Camis from Old Navy

With record heat and humidity across the US, Canada and parts of Europe, it’s a good time to look for a summer staple that is cool looking, and literally helps keep you cool.  I’m talking about a Camisole.  Whether you wear it under a sheer,diaphanous light summer blouse, a vintage Victorian lawn shirt or on […]

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H&M Comes to Harlem with Store Re-opening July 30

Target is not the only retailer moving to Harlem. On July 30 discount fashion retail H&M is reopening it’s shop on 125th street in this historic New York neighborhood.  As is typical with H&M store openings, there will be prizes for the first customers in line. Here are all the details for my New York […]

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Isabel & Ruben Toledo Arrive on Early

Once again, designer goods have arrived at in stealth mode.  Its an interesting strategy to announce availability on one date, but have the good sactually arrive online on  a different day.  This collection was scheduled for August 1. However, the Isabel & Ruben Toldeo line of swimwear, towels and cover-ups is already on sale […]

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A fashionista with recessionista heart: Lady Gaga gives away tickets to Los Angeles’ Sold Out Monster Ball Concert

This is some hot breaking news about the generosity of sometime fashionista Lady Gaga.  Today, July 27th, she is giving away some concert tickets to help a cause that aids the homeless of Los Angeles County.  The tickets are offered to those who volunteer to help clean up Covenant House California. Local volunteers will donate […]

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Norma Kamali for Fall at Walmart for $20.00 or less

A new collection of Norma Kamali suiting has just arrived in at  If you’re just out of school, or on a tight budget, but looking for an interview suit or some new separates for work, Norma has something for you.  Amazingly, the skirts, pants, vests and jackets are all $20.00 or under US. The […]

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Goodwill Hunting: Frugal is the new Black

Pictured: My new Lily Pulitzer trainers.  They are so comfy and only $7.99 (photo: M. Hall) Feeling the economic blues? Lost the will to shop? It’s time for a new will, the Goodwill.  Today I went behind the Orange Curtain, deep into the recesses of the Orange County (Costa Mesa & Huntington Beach) to do […]

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In Praise of Swapping: The LA Think Thru Fashion Swap

Pictured: The swap table of accessories, jewelry and handbags at the Avalon Hotel this week. The blurry hand in motion belongs to Sarah of the Soignee Blog.  She was moving quick to get the deals! (photo: M. Hall) Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending a fashion swap meet amongst a group of […]

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Christmas in July: Target’s Black Friday, deals at Sears, Kmart, Old Navy and more!

Target is launching a Black Friday sale in July! July 23 to be exact. You may have seen this on the news, Good Morning America, or the definitive source of all things Target, the Target-Addict blog, Target is hosting a Black Friday tomorrow, July 23.  Yes, a number of retailers are trying to start the […]

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