Monthly Archives: February 2011

Feb. 21st: Watch the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2011 from London Fashion Week

Experience London Fashion Week via The Recessionista. I’m streaming the  Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2011 Runway show right here on on Monday, Feb. 21st courtesy of the fabulous fashion forward folks at Burberry Prorsum .  For those of you who studied Latin in school, you know that Prorsum is Latin for “forwards.”   Many of my English relatives […]

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From Across the Pond: London Fashion Week Goes Online featuring Burberry

Since the economic downturn  began (say 2008), my beloved trips across the pond to the UK have been sadly curtailed.  I miss my annual jaunts to London, Edinburgh, and Dublin more than I can say.  The only thing that provides solace is the Internet, which now allows me to view London Fashion Week online from […]

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NYFW: Milly Presents Vivid Colors for Fall 2011

Pictured: The traditional  navy outfit that kicked off the Milly Fall 2011 gave no hit of the colors to follow. (photo Getty images.) Last week Milly (designer Michelle Smith) produced a surprisingly colorful collection for Fall 2011.  The show open with a model walking out in the classic above navy blue ensemble.  I thought that […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Irina Shabayeva’s INC Spring 2011 Collection at Macy’s

Pictured: Irina Shabayeva for INC Silk Chiffon Ruffle Dress, Use Code: PRESIDENT at Macy’s.com to save 10% on this dress Project Runway season six winning designer Irina Shabayeva’s INC collection arrives in Macy’s store today. Look for it in the INC collection, as a standalone display. I stopped by my local Macy’s to check out […]

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Just Say No: Fanny Packs on the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Pictured: Marc Jacobs’ version of the “fanny pack” at NYFW 2011 (photo: Getty Images) Remember the “fanny pack”? It was a bulky pouch you wore around your midsection when you went traveling in Europe and walked 5 miles everyday.  You had to have a place to store your passport and travel supplies, right?  It seemed […]

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2011 Fashion 2.0 Awards Celebrate The Best In Fashion, Tech and Social Media

Pictured: DKNY PR and Social Media Members at the awards. Last night in New York City, Style Coalition ( a collective of top Fashion Bloggers, including moi) , in partnership with online shopping site TheFind, hosted the Second Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards at the Trump Hotel Soho NYC. Style Coalition is a leading network of […]

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Hot Off The Press: Derek Lam’s NYFW eBay Collection is now Online for Voting

This just in-  the Crowd Sourcing for Derek Lam’s collaboration with eBay has begun.  What would you like to wear from this New York Fashion Runway show? Check out the entire collection  to see.  Then, pick your favorites vote now for your favorite pieces at dereklam.ebay.com! This is an amazing chance for buyers to tell […]

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Target’s Best of Go Designers Dresses in stores March 13

Pictured: One of my Go favs: Behnaz Sarafpour Lace Tiered Dress. Target has released images of their soon to be in stores collection of reissued dresses from the Go line. Ranging in price from $24.99 to $44.99, the GO International Designer Collective will be available March 13 through April 10, 2011 at most Target stores […]

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Betsey Johnson Puts Her Store Employees, Not Just Models, on the Runway for NYFW Fall 2011

Pictured: Two sides of Betsey Johnson at NYFW: the Black Tag line  on left, and the Pink Patch line on right, plus Betsey’s new Steve Madden Lizzzy-L booties (photo courtesy of Steve Madden.) Betsey Johnson’s eccentric style was in full force today at New York Fashion Week with her playful and sometimes over the top […]

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Grammy Style: Kelly Osbourne and Norah Jones Looked Smashing

Pictured: Kelly Osbourne at the Grammys. (Photo credit: Adriana M. Barraza)  If you watched the Grammy Awards tonight, then you know that there were not a lot of fashion winners at the awards.  In general the Grammys are not know for great style, but there were a few standouts.  Let’s start with Kelly Osbourne.  She looked […]

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