Monthly Archives: September 2010

Gilt Groupe: Jewelry Bazaar: Stylish Pieces Under $75

Great custom jewelry is always a fun and inexpensive way to dress up any outfit, whether it’s old or new.  So take minute to check out Gilt Groupe’s jewelry bazaar this week.  They have stylish pieces for under $75. You’ll find cocktail rings, link necklaces, and some fabu necklaces/pendants.  Check out the Nicole Miller glass […]

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Starbucks Fall Look Sweepstakes: Enter to win a free shopping spree

So I’m looking through People Magazine this weekend, as is my custom, and I see one of my Los Angeles Blogger Buddies, Barbara Horowitz, featured in Starbucks Ad/Contest! Starbucks is having an I Love Fall Sweepstakes. If you’re interested in a free trip to Hollywood, California, and a free $1, shopping trip with Stylist Barbara […]

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You are invited to London Fashion Week to watch the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2011 Runway show

Can’t afford a trip to London Fashion Week? Well, you can still catch a show, and one of the best.  Watch Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 Runway show right here on The Recessionista.  And just a bit of trivia from my English relatives, Prorsum is Latin for “forwards.”  So forward we go to London Fashion Week. […]

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Giveaway: Stay Connected to Fashion + Deals with a Toshiba Portege R705 loaded with Windows 7

And it came to pass that in the social media era, I ventured forth to the BlogHer conference New York City and sought my fortunes. Thus, I sallied forth from Los Angeles with empty pockets and high hopes.  I sought the coolest new technology, the most Twitterific communications and of course the best deals in […]

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Getting on my Vintage Vogue for the Los Angeles Blogger Prom

Extra, Extra, the Blogger Prom is coming up this week in Los Angeles. To my surprise, I’m getting really excited about it.  Why? Well, I will get to meet some local bloggers whose blogs I read regularly, have an amazing dinner in the Hollywood Hills at Yamashiro, and…wait for it…dress in 1940’s Vintage Style!  That […]

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Halloween Costume Couture: Is that an Oxymoron?

Pictured: A costume from Simon Doonan’s collection for Target Halloween from the Target website. As Halloween approaches, Target has launched a line of costumes from Barney’s New York Creative Director Simon Doonan.  In their advertisements, Target is calling the line, “Costume Couture.”  This has to be one of the greatest Oxymorons since English poet William […]

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Burberry Gets Social for London Fashion Week with Tweets from Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

So how does one of the world’s leading fashion brands, and one of the oldest, get ready for London Fashion Week?  Maybe rehearsing the models, going to final fittings, checking the seating plan, and of course making sure the press and photographers are in place.   Those are the typical to-do’s.  But in this era of […]

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Fashion for a Good Cause: Kohl’s Debuts Simply Vera Vera Wang Exclusive Cause Merchandise

Kohl’s Department Stores has just launched a new line of merchandise designed to support women’s health. The exclusive “cause merchandise” is now online at with 100 percent of the net profit donated to support the fight against breast cancer. And guess who did the  first collection? Well, it’s Vera Wang for her Simply Vera Vera Wang exclusive […]

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New York Fashion Week: Milly Spring 2011 Channels Peggy Guggeheim

Pictured: Scenes from Milly’s Spring 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week. (photo ©PatrickMcMullan) Designer Michelle Smith sent her Spring Collection, inspired by art collector Peggy Guggenheim, down the runway at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday.  Michelle had said her collection was inspired by Peggy, and frankly, I wasn’t quite sure how that would […]

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Spa Week is on until Sept. 13-19th, featuring $50.00 Spa Treatments

In case you haven’t heard, Spa Week is here, and there are just a few days left! Spa Week is a week when some spas are making $50.00 treatments available to customers.  That is a  nice savings on a facial, masssage or other treatments. PTL (praise the lord)  I say. The dates for Spa Week […]

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