Author Archives: Mary Hall

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

Kevyn Aucoin & Beauty.com at NYFW: LELA ROSE & MILLY

  This year at New York Fashion Week, I had the opportunity to go backstage at several fashion shows to see the make-up and hair styling artists prepare the models for the runway show.  It was literally an eye opening experience, there’s so much going on backstage.  Just as every fashion collection has a style […]

Share
Posted in Beauty | Leave a comment

London Fashion Week: TOPSHOP Plans Social Media Blitz via Instagram

Every season the savvy marketing folks at TOPSHOP plan a social media blitzkrieg around their London Fashion Week show.  While the folks  who run Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York continue to cut show attendance and ban bloggers from New York Fashion Week, TOPSHOP looks for ways to be socially inclusive with their audience and bloggers. […]

Share
Posted in Fashion | Leave a comment

Target Partners with TOMS for Holiday Collaboration

Today Target announced that they are teaming up with TOMS for a limited-edition collection for the holidays. My first thought is this sounds much more practical and accessible than the ill-fated Target & Neiman Marcus Holiday collaboration.  T-Shirts and cool slip on shoes will sell better than overpriced designer imitations.   Our spies tell us […]

Share
Posted in Fashion | Leave a comment

Altuzarra for Target Fashion Week Launch Preview

Actresses Naomi Watts and Keri Russell turned out at Target’s A-list media and celebrity Altuzarra for Target launch party to kick-off New York Fashion Week.  Each actress was appropriately attired in, you guessed it, Altuzarra for Target. Naomi looked gorgeous in the line’s red dress. Ms. Russell wore the Altuzarra for Target  trench coat, no mean feat […]

Share
Posted in Fashion | Leave a comment

Fashion Week: American Express offers Cardmember Lounge at Milk Studios

In the last few years, American Express has offered a variety of creative packages for their customers to use to buy tickets to see shows at New York Fashion Week.  They offer a SKYBox at Lincoln Center and this year for Spring 2015 shows,  American Express is offering a VIP Card Member Lounge at MADE […]

Share
Posted in Fashion | Leave a comment

New York Fashion Week: Desigual Spring 2015 Inspiration

Desigual is one of our favorite shows at New York Fashion Week, it’s always fun, flirty and even joyous.  The Desigual models actually smile on the runway.  For Spring 2015, the initial sketch from Desigual reminds us of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  For Desigual Spring 2015  the inspiration is  “Daisies in bloom, desert roses, tropical hibiscus […]

Share
Posted in New York Fashion Week | Leave a comment

New York Fashion Week: Designer’s Spring 2015 Sketches

New York Fashion Week (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) kicks off Sept.4 and runs through Sept. 11. The upcoming shows will send  collections for Summer and Spring 2015 down the New York runways. It’s always fun to see a preview of what our favorite designers will show this season on the runway. Here’s some sketches and inspirations […]

Share
Posted in Fashion | Leave a comment

Poppy Delevingne Curates Piperlime Style Picks for Fall

Model Poppy Delevingne is one of Piperlime’s fashion influencers. Today Piperlime has launched the British model’s style picks for Fall. Hint: there’s a lot of MILLY by Michelle Smith on her list, which we love.  So what are Poppy’s style essentials? “Beautiful minimal coats that you can just fling over anything, leather pants & jackets, […]

Share
Posted in Fashion | Leave a comment

Barbie Heads to New York Fashion Week, Forever21 & more

Mattel’s Barbie doll is headed to fashion week with a whole new wardrobe.  Last week the blond doll showed up on Instagram with a @BarbieStyle account and a whole new wardrobe. The new looks will be shown at  NYFW in the Barbie Fashion Lounge.  Barbie’s new wardrobe is designed by top designers including Cynthia Vincent, […]

Share
Posted in Fashion | Leave a comment

Travel: Beauty & Dining Deals at Mandarin Oriental New York

With New York Fashion Week just a few days away, we’ve been searching the web for the best deals on travel, hotel and spa in the Lincoln Square area around Lincoln Center in Manhattan.  Our search has turned up some great deals on facials  and dining at the Mandarin Oriental New York. You can enjoy […]

Share
Posted in Travel | Leave a comment