Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Recessionista Reviews the H&M Conscious Collection + Fashion Star Spring 2012

Pictured: H&M Spring Fashions in store. Since today was Earth Day, it seemed like the perfect time to stop by my local H&M store to check out the new Conscious Collection, made from recycled fabrics.  Last year’s Conscious Collection was all about clean, bright whites.  This season, there are many bright and colorful prints. I […]

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Earth Day Savings & Tips 2012

Today is Earth Day, a time for all of us to think about our planet and try to conserve resources and recycle where we can.  I will be recycling old cell phones and make-up containers today.  Here are some resources that I have found to help you do some recycling and savings to help Mother […]

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Topshop Announces Bridal Collection Coming in June and Prom Looks

Pictured: A Gown from Richard Nicoll’s recent spring/summer collection. Topshop has announced via the new social media public relations tool of choice, Twitter, that they will be offering a bridal collection from British designer Richard Nicoll. No pictures are yet available, but we hope it bears some resemblance to Nicoll’s runway collections (see above), which […]

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Unholy Fashion Alliance: Lady Gaga and Giorgio Armani

Pictured: One of the looks Mr. Armani has designed for Lady Gaga. If you could wear/afford Giorgio Armani would you want to look like a you could be working the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard at say midnight? That’s the question, I ask myself this morning as I sip some coffee and look at the […]

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The Recessionista’s Fashion News Round-up

Pictured: Joseph Altuzarra for J Crew for men and women. (photo via J. Crew) Now that Tax Filing day is over, some of us can breathe a collective sigh of relief.  Stores are already campaigning to get your refund dollars (if you are getting them.)  I didn’t post on the tax sales for clothing because […]

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US Tax Day 2012 Deals: Restaurants Offer Savings & Freebies Today

Pictured: Two Cinnabon free mini bites are offered today. In the United States, today can be a day when many Americans are experiencing the pain of tax filing, and perhaps owing money to Uncle Sam.  To help ease the pain, and let’s face it get some business, some restaurants are offering specials for Tax Day. […]

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Kohl’s Launches American Idol Fashions: Authentic Icon

Fashion and TV seem to be a sure fire marketing mix for retailers.  Witness the weekly sellouts of NBC’s Fashion Star apparel.  Before that, Project Runway fashions at various retailers including Macy’s and Piperlime, have sold briskly.  Now enter Kohl’s into the marketing mix with fashions based on American Idol. You guessed, this is a […]

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Website MyHabit Offers Vintage Chanel on Sale

Pictured: Chanel pieces on sale at MyHabit.com today. Website MyHabit.com is kicking of the week right with a vintage Chanel sale.   As we all know, Chanel is pricey, typically over $1,000 for costumer jewelry and several thousand dollars for one of Coco’s trademark quilted handbags.   I just checked out the sale, and the […]

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Fashion and Film at the TCM Film Festival: Getting Audrey Hepburn, Kim Novak & Jean Seberg in Character

Pictured: Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy Gown from Sabrina, (photo: Edward M. Pio Roda) This weekend, I’m privileged to be one of the bloggers in the press attending the Turner Classic Movie (TCM)  festival here in Los Angeles.  Several fashion and costume designers, including Barbara Tfank and Janie Bryant, have commented on the role fashion plays in […]

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Weekend Update: H&M 20% off Coupon and Coachella

Pictured: The display at my local H&M store. (photo: M. Hall) H&M  is kicking things off in the right spirit this weekend offering US shoppers a 20% off of retail prices coupon. The coupon is valid  from today April 14 – April 22, 2012. The coupon is good on menswear, womenswear and children’s clothes.  Click here […]

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