January 4th, 2016
The After Christmas and Boxing Day Sales 2015 Round-up
Every year The Recessionista compiles our annual list of after-Christmas and Boxing Day sales. For… [more]
Rent the Runway Clearance Sale Offers Red Carpet Fashion Deals
Fashion rental website Rent the Runway is having their winter clearance sale. The site is selling… [more]
Love UGGS? Enter to win a glittery pair of UGG Boots
Who doesn't love UGG boots? They are so comfortable. Now you can take a chance at winning these glittering… [more]
Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO
The new Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer fashion collection for 2016 is just in at UNIQLO stores… [more]
Uniqlo x Carine Roitfeld Spring 2016 Arrives Online Feb 10
Paris Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld is about to return to Uniqlo with a 94 piece fashion collection… [more]
Designer Tadashi Shoji offered a few surprises yesterday on the runway at New York Fashion Week. Mr. Shoji has long been synonymous with old Hollywood style glamour with his beautiful gowns and cocktail dresses. For Fall 2016 he departed from his more traditional style showing tribal influences via life prints on bodysuits, jumpsuits and mini dresses. The show opened with a model coming down the runway in a brown leaf printed body stocking (see picture upper left) with a black wrap mini skirt over it. The opening set the tone for an edgier, and straight on sexy collection from the designer. There were jumpsuits and thigh high slit little black dresses with the same brown print leaf tribal print added added to the bodice and side panels for contrast. Continue reading
Live from New York Fashion Week, we’ll be streaming the Nicole Miller Fall 2016 collection. The show is live today, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at 3 pm PST/ 6 pm EST. Tune in here on The Recessionista to see Nicole Miller’s show live from New York in the comfort of your home away from the snow storm in New York City. Continue reading
Who doesn’t love a little Chanel? Especially during Hollywood Award Season before the Oscars. If you want to experience Chanel Beauty products in a Rock n’ Roll setting, then you’ll want to get your free tickets to a special Chanel Beauty Event coming to Bar Marmont, near Chateau Marmont on Feb 26-26. Inspired by a rock-n-roll music video set, CHANEL will host the “I Love Coco Backstage Beauty Lounge,” a three-day beauty event that offers the Los Angeles community privileged access to one of Hollywood’s most iconic and exclusive venues – Bar Marmont at legendary West Hollywood hotel, Chateau Marmont – and a chance to experience its new range of LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour, and ROUGE COCO STYLO Complete Care Lipshine, an easy-to-use lip formula that delivers intense colour, care, and shine. Read on to find out how to get your free tickets!
DESIGUAL’s Fall 2016 collection was all about urban chic, well suited to the spirit of New York City. According to DESIGUAL Fall 2016 reflects “the international metropolises where personal expression can be created and demonstrated through many diverse styles.” The Autumn/Winter 2016 collection was inspired by the vibrancy of city life and all of its creativity . The collection’s aesthetic is a “metaphor for the 21st century, visualized as a textured collage, where technology, trends and a global culture now are one. Continue reading
This is big–tomorrow, Feb. 8, 2016, Nordstrom launches an exclusive collection with one of fashion’s “It” girls Olivia Palermo. According to Nordstrom, “the ‘Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28′ collection features 32 styles of separates with roots in American sportswear staples, and dresses with a polished and feminine appeal. The collection looks as elegant and sleek as the styles Ms. Palermo is frequently photographed in. The garments range in price from $68 to $448, and will be available in 94 Nordstrom locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as on online at Nordstrom. Read on to see some of our fashion favorites from this collection.
Rent the Runway is having a special on pretty red and pink fashions for Valentines Day. You can save up to 50% off gowns with delivery guaranteed for Valentines when ordered between Feb 8th and 13th. If you have a lot of special occasions coming you can rent 3 for 1 Valentine’s Day weekend! Use code 3FOR1VDAY16. I’ve been a fan of Rent the Runway since I first reviewed them back in 2010. They have a great sales model offering the best for less. If you’re not a member, you can sign-up using my invite to shop the sale.
Marks and Spencer has announced a new fashion collaboration with super model Alexa Chung called “Archives by Alexa.” The fashion collaboration will be curated Alexa Chung and the M&S design team. The collection sounds a bit like Marks & Sparks greatest hits featuring 31 pieces from the Marks and Spencer company archive that will be refreshed with what the company calls ” a modern spin.” “I have always had an affection for Marks & Spencer. I am thrilled to be part of this special and unique project,” says Alexa. Based on the success of the M&S collection with Twiggy, this could be another hit. The initial preview picture of Ms. Chung in a ruffled collar pink blouse recalls the style of the young Lady Diana Spencer when she was a preppy Sloane Ranger and not yet the Princess of Wales. Look for “Archives by Alexa” in stores and online in April 2016. I’m looking forward to seeing what the 31 pieces from the M&S archive are….the teaser picture makes me very curious.
Paris Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld is about to return to Uniqlo with a 94 piece fashion collection for Spring/Summer 2016. Last season’s collection sold briskly, with many of the coats and jackets selling out on day one of the Uniqlo x Carine Roitfeld launch. Our spies tell us the Uniqlo x Carine Roitfeld collection will be live on Uniqlo’s website on Feb. 10 at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST and in select stores on February 11th. As with the previous collection, we expect the fit to be smaller than standard US sizes and sized like European apparel, so if you order online you may want to size up or order 2 sizes and then return the one that doesn’t fit. Here’s a look at what’s on our shopping list from Carine Roitfeld Spring 2016 at Uniqlo. Continue reading
Target is trying to dive into the money-making skincare beauty industry with three new offerings. Marlow skincare, Mayfair soaps and You’re Amazing Bath and Beauty products. I’m not quite sure why Target thinks they can get into this niche and compete with the more established beauty, skincare brands and products already sold at Target like Pixi Beauty, La-Rouche Posay, Web MD and MeBath! It will be interesting to see if consumers want to try these out. Here’s a bit of information on each brand. I haven’t tried any of these brands and I stopped by my local Target but didn’t see them on the shelves. Continue reading
The Who What Wear fashion collaboration arrived at Target stores today and with very low expectations, I went to my local store to check it out. Overall, the Who What Wear collection at Target runs the gamut. There’s good, bad and just plain fugly here. Overall there are more misses than hits. However, there are a few things here that I do like very much. The Moto jackets, floral midi skirt and the jeans are very pleasant surprises. The dresses in the collection are the biggest misses as they lack structure or any kind of shape to give them a flattering fit. At my Target there was very little excitement among shoppers for this collection–the beauty and grocery store aisles were far more lively than the Who What Wear racks. My prediction is that much of this collaboration will end up on sale and on the clearance racks. However, some of these items won’t and these are the ones you might want to put into your shopping cart. Read on to see The Recessionista’s top picks from Who What Wear at Target.