Monthly Archives: September 2011

NYFW: An Interview with Designer Norma Kamali on Spring 2012

Pictured:  Designer Norma Kamali wearing pieces from her Walmart NK Collection. (photo M. Hall) One of the highlights of New York Fashion Week for me this year was seeing designer Norma Kamali participate on Day 7 by showing her Spring collection.  In the past, Ms. Kamali has done more quiet events during fashion week, including […]

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Daily Candy Swirl Babkul Sale

BabakulWe don’t parlez Français but we do know this label — whose name is French slang for “hippie” — has perfected effortless chic. Score its wrap dresses, slips, and sheer tops on our sample sale site.

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Balmain Diffusion Line to Debut at Paris Fashion Week

  Pictured: A screenshot from the Balmain preview video Fashion House Balmain has announced that they will show a diffusion line entitled Pierre Balmain this weekend at Paris fashion week.  I have to wonder what the founder of the house, Pierre Balmain, who was all about classic, luxurious styles and dressed Ava Gardner would think […]

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Princess Katherine’s Reiss Shola Dress Goes on Sale

Kate Middleton meets Michelle Obama in Reiss’s ‘Shola’ dress Photo: A:P Photo:AP via The Telegraph    Some of you may remember awhile back when I wrote about the terrific looking Reiss Shola dress that Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge, aka Princess Katherine, wore when the Obamas came to London on a recent State visit. […]

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South Coast Plaza Style: Best of Beauty Event this Weekend

If you live in Southern California, this weekend just might be the right time to upgrade your beauty routine or restock your make-up. Having a great fall look means combining the best of fashion with the best of make-up.  At South Coast Plaza, you can do both.  From Sept. 30th to Oct. 2nd, it’s a […]

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21 Beauty Finds That Fund Breast Cancer Research from MORE Magazine

This month’s issue of MORE Magazine has a great piece on 21 Beauty Finds that fund Breast Cancer Research. The finds are some top notch products including emerginC Red Carpet Primer, Murad Hydrate, for Hope, Stila Pretty and Positive Palette, Boots No7 Intensive Moisture Face Mask, Aveda Hand Relief for Breast Cancer Awareness, AVON Breast […]

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New Citibank Survey Shows U.S. Women Remain Optimistic Despite the Economic Downturn

A new nationwide survey issued by Citibank finds that although U.S. women’s expectations for the economy have declined, they remain hopeful that their personal economic situations will improve.  The impact of the financial crisis and the ensuing recession have profoundly altered their financial habits, in ways large and small. Witness the proliferation of  savings blogs like The Recessionista. […]

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NYFW: A Round Up of Spring Looks from Designers Nanette Lepore, Tracey Reese and Walter

Pictured: A new take on the Little Black Dress from Walter Baker’s 2012 Spring Presentation  I’m still catching my breath after Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. It was literally a rush. I was on the subway, running in my track shows, hopping in cabs and ultimately enjoying being driven by the great team at Perry […]

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Savings on Layfette 148 at eBay Fashion Vault Today

eBay is opening the Fashion Vault today with  savings on New York’s Layfette 148.  If you’re not familiar with Layfette 148, this brand is sold at Neiman Marcus and is comfortable with a a sophisticated, upscale look. Look for deals on Layfette 148 before you go searching on eBay for Missioni for Target with its […]

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Sponsored Post: HauteLook Gossip Girl Sale and Dress Blowout

Online shopping club HauteLook is about to open a sale on items from Romeo and Juliet Couture, a brand I really like for affordable but great looking clothes.  The sale will shows looks from the brand inspired by the TV show Gossip Girl.  Los Angeles-based contemporary label Romeo & Juliet Couture has partnered with Warner […]

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