Monthly Archives: February 2012

Topshop Coming to Los Angeles, late 2012 or early 2013?

This is big news for shoppers in Los Angeles.  Both the Huffington Post and the LA Times report that a Topshop store will open in the Grove shopping center on Fairfax.   That’s good news for savvy shoppers, since the only way we’ve been able to get Topshop in Los Angeles is via Barney’s sales, Fred […]

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REISS Announces James Dean Collection

During my recent foot surgery and subsequent enforced bed rest, I developed an addiction to Turner Classic Movies (TCM).  One of the films I really enjoyed was “East of Eden” starring the brilliant James Dean as Cal Trask.  While I was watching the film, I couldn’t help but think how modern Dean’s wardrobe looks. The […]

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New Banana Republic ‘Mad Men’ collection to Launch March 1

  Some of you will remember that last August, Banana Republic launched their limited edition MadMen collection.  Well, stay tuned, coming March 1, “MadMen” collection part deux is coming to your local Banana Republic store and online. “Mad Men” Costume Designer Janie Bryant is the creative force behind this one.  With Spring in mind, the […]

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Sponsored Post: Oscar Fashions Curated by People StyleWatch Editors on sale at Gilt on Feb. 27th

How did you enjoy the Oscars show tonight? I loved seeing The Artist win so many awards, including Best Picture.  As for the red carpet fashions, my favorites were Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive, Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab and of course Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji. Pictured: Penelope Cruz […]

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The Recessionista’s Oscar Night at Home! Enjoy a Wolfgang Puck recipe from the Governor’s Ball at Home

The best free party and display of fashion pageantry in the world is about to begin.  Yes, I’m talking about the  Annual Academy awards.  The show will be broadcast worldwide on Sunday, Feb 27thth.  That is tonight darlings!  Here in Los Angeles, the preparations have begun.  Some of the best party planners and chefs in […]

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Sponsored Post: Ideeli’s Red Carpet Style Sale is Feb. 25th

Pictured: Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang on the left and a Theia gown on the right If you love the Oscar broadcast as much as I do and the fashion parade, then you might want to check out Ideeli’s Red Carpet Style sale on February 25th.  One day before the Oscars, the sale will offer […]

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QVC Hollywood Collections are Oscar Ready: The Recessionista’s Picks

Pictured: My Wish List from the QVC Red Carpet Show. Shopping network QVC put on a fabulous party last night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, showcasing some great Los Angeles designers and beauty products.   Above is a little story board of some of the items from the new collections I am loving.   […]

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Glee Look on a Budget: Rachel Berry’s Bridesmaids in Merona for Target

Pictured: Rachel Berry’s Bridesmaids “Gleek” Out in Merona for Target dresses. (credit Lea Michele @msleamichele)  If you read here you know that I don’t love everything that Target produces for fashion.   But every now and then, they produce a winner in their Merona for Target line. Merona has really stepped up their line since designer […]

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The Return of Jason Wu for Target

Pictured: Full stock of Jason Wu handbags at my local store. (photo: M. Hall) I don’t know if this is good news or not, but Jason Wu for Target straw bags are back in stock at my local Target.  They are also quite a few pieces of clothing on the racks.   The clothes look like […]

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The 2012 Costume Designer Guild Awards Honor Film Wardrobe and Fashion

Pictured: Actress Kate Beckinsale in Vivienne Westwood on the red carpet. Last night, in the build up to the Oscars, Los Angeles hosted the Costume Designer Guild Awards (CDGA).  These awards honor the designers behind the scenes who help to create the characters and setting for a film by creating unique wardrobes.  The winners are […]

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