Monthly Archives: May 2011

Alternative Apparel ‘s Star-Studded Opening in Venice, CA and Special Sale

Pictured: Alternative’s CCO Greg Alterman, and friend with actress Joy Bryant of Parenthood (photo: M. Hall)  The recent opening of the Alternative Apparel store on Abbot Kinney in Venice was star-studded. Pictured above are actress Joy Bryant (on the right) from the TV show Parenthood, with Alternative’s Greg Alterman (Alternative Founder and Chief Creative Officer.) […]

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Princess Bea’s Hat Sells for 130k!

Pictured: Princess Beatrice in her literally “over the top” Royal Wedding hat. (photo: Mark Cuthbert/Abaca) Last week, I reported that Fergie’s daughter Princess Beatrice was auctioning her Royal Wedding hat on eBay for charity.  Frankly, I was a bit skeptical about how much money this one might raise.  But, when you’re the granddaughter of the […]

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Designer Savings Priced and Sized Right:

Pictured: A selection of designer dresses from the website of If you haven’t heard of the website, then you have been missing out on some great designer deals.  But it’s not just the prices that make this site unique.  It’s the way the clothes are presented on the site.   Items are presented by […]

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The Recessionista’s Sixth Sense: The Sixth Derek Lam Dress for eBAY

Pictured: Almost as rarely sighted as a UFO is the sixth dress Derek Lam designed for eBay. For some time, I’ve been looking for the above pictured Derek Lam dress on eBay with no luck.  I saw a picture of the dress in a note from eBay fashion showing off the dress on the screen […]

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Carli Bruni Pregnancy Rumors Confirmed? H&M Shopping Spree

How do you know that the French first lady, Carla Bruni is really pregnant? Well, just check out HM France on Twitter talking about it, followed by French Magazine Voici and now The Hufffington Post. Here’s the evidence  @hmfrance  tweeted: “Le magazine “Voici” dévoile le shopping grossesse de Carla Bruni chez H&M :  translated as […]

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Last Day for Summer Preview Savings at White House Black Market

A note about some special savings at one of Mrs. Obama’s off-the rack fashion outlets, White House Black Market, just dropped into my in-box. So , in the spirit of shopping solidarity (new term, remember, your heard it here first), here’s the deal. Today at WHBM  receive 20% off your entire purchase (plus 5% if […]

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Los Angeles: May 20 Grand Opening “The Market ” at Santa Monica Place

Pictured: The Welcome Committee at the opening of The Market (photo: M.Hall) Last night I stopped in at the VIP Opening Party for the new gourmet food mecca, “The Market” at Santa Monica Place (SMP).  Usually, I go to SMP for Fashion finds,  shopping the huge Bloomingdales or the White House Black Market store. However, […]

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Los Angeles: MORE Reinvention Convention Giveaway to Christy Turlington Film & Reception

It’s the end of another long hard working week, and that means it’s time to give it up to all my readers with some reader appreciation. Monday, May 23, is MORE Magazine’s reinvention convention.  Get ready Los Angeles, as more than 600 women from across the country will gather for a day of interactive events, […]

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Casting Call: ELLE’s Global Street Chic Contest sponsored by GUESS

Our friends at ELLE magazine are having a little contest I’d love to see one of my readers enter  and win. This is a great opportunity for someone to show their style skills and in return receive a trip to Europe, specifically Rome and Barcelona.   The contest is to select the next GUESS Global Street […]

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Ideeli’s Summer Vacation Deals: Worth a Look!

Some of us plan our summer vacations far in advance, and others of us plan when we can.  I fall into the later category, traveling when I can and when I find a good deal.  I’m sure there are a few of my readers who are looking around for some good deals right now on […]

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