Bluefly's Sale on Single Dress Offers Great Deals

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Fashion Site ModCloth Launches an App & a Sale

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Sale on Nick Verreos Dresses: Fashion under $50.00

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Inside Downton Abbey's Dazzling Jewels with Andrew Prince

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Get Kerry Washington's Look from BlogHer14

Actress Kerry Washington took the stage Saturday morning at the BlogHer14 convention in San Jose to talk… [more]

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Kerry Washington’s Tweet about her BlogHer14 outfit.

Actress Kerry Washington took the stage Saturday morning at the BlogHer14 convention in San Jose to talk about how social media has driven a large following for her hit ABC show Scandal.  As you might expect from an actress who plays the fashionable Olivia Pope, Kerry looked smashing at BlogHer.  Many of you have asked what she was wearing.  She was  in a Kate Spade top and  J Brand Jeans for a very polished, but casual look appropriate for a Saturday afternoon. Continue reading »

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Post BlogHer Vacation Escape: Carmel by the Sea

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The White Sands on the Beach at Carmel

This week I’m at the BlogHer ’14 conference in Carmel, CA. It’s a great conference for women who love to blog.  It’s day 1 and my feet are already aching, but I’m enjoying learning about new social media tricks and meeting fellow bloggers. After the show, I’ll be taking a few days of vacation to one of my favorite travel escapes, Carmel by the Sea.  The little village of Carmel is one of the most charming places in California.  If you’re a blogger attending the conference this week, think about a visit to Carmel after the show. Carmel is just a little over a one hour ride by car. You can also take the Coast Starlight train from San Jose, CA to Carmel or a Bus for as littel as $30.00.  Once you’re in Carmel, you don’t need a car to get around and there are plenty of great things to do just by walking through town.   Here are a few of my favorite places and things to do  in Carmel.

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Inside Downton Abbey’s Dazzling Jewels with Andrew Prince

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Pieces from jeweler Andrew Prince’s Downton Abbey Costume Jewelry collection. (photo. M. Hall)

One of the highlights of the FIDM Exhibit of the Costumes from Outstanding Television Shows, is the display of beautiful and historically accurate jewelry  from “Downton Abbey.”  The jewelery is meticulously researched and reproduced for the show by jeweler Andrew Prince. Many of us watch the show and wish we could have a piece of that jewelry for our own.  Well, now you can.  Mr. Prince has launced a collection of jewelry now being sold at the Kentshire Gallery at  Bergdorf-Goodman.   Lower priced reproductions of the Downton Abbey jewelry can also be found at Kohl’s. Continue reading »

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FIDM Exhibit Showcases the Art of Television Costumes

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Costumes from the TV Movie Bonnie and Clyde. (Photo: M. Hall)

Only July 22, the FIDM Museum & Galleries at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Downtown Los Angeles is opening a gorgeous exhibit of costumes entitled “The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design.” The exhibit is free (a favorite from of entertainment for The Recessionista.)  I was privileged to see a preview of this exhibit and if you love costume and film, this is a must-see.  Highlights of the exhibit include costumes from “Breaking Bad,” “Orange is the New Black”, “The Good Wife,” “Salem”, and wait for it… my personal favorite “Downton Abbey.”  The exhibit features not just costumes from “Downton Abby” but the gorgeous jewelry created for the show by Andrew Prince. Continue reading »

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Sale on Nick Verreos Dresses: Fashion under $50.00

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Designer Nick Verreos’ Navy Blue Tuxedo Ruffle “Chiara” Dress on sale for $37.00

Now one loves a sale on a great designer more than me, so I have to let you know that NV Nick Verreos is having a summer sale on his amazing dresses. All the dresses are under $50.00, reduced from the retail price of $148.00.   This is the opportunity to get a great designer at a great prices.  These are quality garments made with good fabrics.  Sizes are 2-14.    I bought the  cute Navy Blue Tuxedo Ruffle “Chiara” Dress but there are several gorgeous dress on the sale.   Continue reading »

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Airelle Offers Effective Blueberry Anti-Aging Skincare System

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The Airelle skincare product line for cleansing and skin repair.

July is National Blueberry Month as decreed by the US Dept of Agriculture. This month many of us will indulge in Blueberry recipes, but what about using Blueberries for your skin? That’s the goal of Airelle skincare a natural skincare line loaded with Berrimatrix –a unique extract harvested from blueberry plants. Airelle is the brainchild of  Santa Monica based dermatologist Kasey D’Amato PA-C.  The products were developed to offer products with natural ingredients to patients looking for great & effective skincare.  I’ve been using the products for the past few months and I am really pleased with the results.   Here’s why you might want to consider these organic products packed with the Polyphenols from in Blueberries, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid.  Continue reading »

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Los Angeles: Sale on Kevan Hall Fashions July 19th

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Designer Kevan Hall’s annual giveaway sale starts this Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Designer Kevan Hall’s annual ‘GIVE-AWAY’ SALE is this Saturday, July 19 at 11am through next week in Los Angeles.  Mr. Hall is calling it a “GIVEAWAY SALE” because of the low prices the sale will offer.  How good will this sale be?  Our spies tell us that everything will be marked down  50% – 90% off of retail prices.  Kevan Hall is a wonderful designer who regularly dresses celebrities. He was previously the designer at Halston.  His gorgeous gowns have been sold at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman at prices from $2,000 to $7,00  So this sale is a great opportunity to buy a piece from Kevin Hall at an affordable price.

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Chris Burch’s C WONDER brand is affordable & chic

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Two of C WONDER’s chic summer dresses. (photo: M. Hall)

C WONDER is the fashion brand launched by Chris Burch. Some of you may know that Chris is the ex-husband of Tory Burch and it was long rumored within the fashion industry that Chris was the brains behind the Tory Burch brand. I don’t know if he was or if he wasn’t, but I love his fashion and accessories under the C WONDER brand.  I had the chance to attend an exclusive press showing of  C WONDER apparel, handbags, sunglasses and jewelry and I was beyond impressed.   The fabrics are quality and soft to the touch.   The wrap dresses are a great cross between DVF and Tory Burch, but without the high designer price tags.  If you haven’t heard of C WONDER , you’ll want to get to know this brand. Continue reading »

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OMEGA Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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Colonel Buzz Aldrin with Model Beverly Johnson at Vanity Fair’s party for the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moonwalk. (Photo : Donato Sardella/Getty Images for OMEGA) 

Last night Vanity Fair and OMEGA Watches threw a party in Beverly Hills to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Astronaut, and the original Major Tom to ground control Colonel Buzz Aldrin was on hand with and model Beverly Johnson to celebrate the historic event. Did you know that the Apollo 11 Astronauts wore OMEGA watches on the Moon Landing mission? So it’s only fitting that to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing OMEGA has launched the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 Limited Edition Timepiece. This is no ordinary time piece. The watch is as unique as the Moon Landing itself and so is the price of this stunning OMEGA watch.  Continue reading »

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Fashion Site ModCloth Launches an App & a Sale

With the BlogHer14 conference just 10 days away, I find myself browsing the web to look at potential outfits to wear to BlogHer.  In my search, I discover ModCloth is having a summer sale.  Plus you can save $20.00 when you download their new mobile app.  When you download you get the code.  I went ahead and used my code to buy one of their vintage inspired dresses.   Look for me in my brightly color Fervent Florist Dress next week in San Jose.  If you’re not a BlogHer, just enjoy the sale.   Continue reading »

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