Monthly Archives: June 2012

Narciso Rodriguez’s Istanbul-Inspired DesigNation Collection Coming to Kohl’s in November 2012

  Pictured: Michelle Obama alongside and wearing, Narciso Rodriguez via MSNBC.  Last week I reported that designer Narciso Rodriguez, and Michelle Obama favorite, was coming to Kohl’s with an exclusive collection for the low priced retailer.  Now Kohl’s has confirmed the news and offered some additional information.   Here’s what our spies at Kohl’s tell us […]

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The High Cost of Cheap: Broken Versace for H&M Bag

I was so excited about my Versace for H&M bag which retailed for $200.00 US.  Now my excited has faded to extreme disappointed. Yesterday, I filled the bag with a wallet, lipstick , cell phone and a pair of sunglasses.  That left the bag only half full, and not exactly weighted down. Within 6 hours […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Trina Turk for Banana Republic

Pictured: Trina Turk’s colorful dresses at Banana Republic. (photo: M. Hall) A few weeks ago, Banana Republic launched a special summer collection by Los Angeles based designer Trina Turk.  First, let me say, I love Trina Turk, and I own many of her pieces, but I have mixed emotions about her Banana line.  I purchase […]

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Donna Karan Launches a Travel Capsule Collection on Gilt Groupe

Pictured: Donna Karan’s Capsule Collection Debuts on Gilt Today Lusting for a temperate summer climate or a tropical getaway, but still longing to look fashionable? Shopping club Gilt Groupe has teamed up with one of my favorite designers, Donna Karan for a special sale of an exclusive, travel-inspired capsule collection. Check out Gilt Groupe today […]

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HauteLook Dress Sale

Pictured: My new Lucky Brand Embellished Knit Dress for $22.00 at HauteLook. Shopping site HauteLook is having an amazing dress sale/blowout starting tonight Sunday, June 17th.  I haven’t been on the site in awhile to rave about it, but I’m shopping this particular sale and I have to say, it’s a good one.  There are […]

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Gentle on My Mind: British Women think about Fashion 91 times per day

Pictured: One of my favorite fashion fantasies, Elizabeth Taylor’s Chanel Ballgown (photo: M. Hall) Like Keats, I believe that a thing of beauty is joy for ever.  And my favorite beautiful items to think about are usually fashion related.  A new study shows that I am not alone.  While it has been said that men […]

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Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl’s To Bring FLOTUS In Fall 2012

Pictured: Michelle Obama alongside and wearing, Narciso Rodriguez via MSNBC. The Huffington Post reports that Narciso Rodriguez’ designs may soon be heading to Kohl’s.  Wow, that’s a major win for Kohl’s and a big step up from their Lauren Conrad or J.Lo celebrity fashion.  Although, I have to admit some of Lauren Conrad is cute […]

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David Beckham Bodywear for H&M Goes on Sale for Father’s Day

Do you wish your husband had a touch of soccer great  David Beckham underneath his cool Dad exterior?   Here’s your chance. Our spies tell us that Beckham for HM essentials have just gone of sale for Father’s Day.  From now until 6/17 (Father’s Day) you when you  buy one Beckham for H&M item, you can  […]

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Deal for Dad: Olympus Camera Sale

Although I usually write about fashion deals, Father’s Day is this Sunday, and I’ve heard from many of you that you are looking for good deals.   One item I can personally recommend that is now on sale is the Olympus Pen Camera.  I’ve been using this camera for a over a year, and I love […]

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H&M Announces a Collaboration with MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

This just in: H&M has announced an exclusive collaboration with MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA for Fall 2012.  Some consider MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA one of the most important and influential fashion houses of the last 30 years .”I am so excited by this radical collaboration which will give fashion lovers around the world the chance to wear […]

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