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.

Fashion Week: Desigual Fall 2015 Celebrates Creativity

It’s true literally and figuratively: Desigual bought the warmth to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Fall 2015.   Colorful, energetic and above all positive the Desigual show is always a departure from the spartan runways and grim  faces of most runway models at New York Fashion Week. With this collection, Desigual and Monsieur Christian Lacroix decided to […]

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Red Carpet Style Tips from Celebrity Stylist Negar Ali Kline

In 2012, I attended the Costume Designer Guild Awards. I covered the event here on The Recessionista and also on The Huffington Post.  That year,  Hallie Berry was the LACOSTE Honoree at she stepped out on the red carpet in a gorgeous Ellie Saab red gown.  She was stunning.  When I first started going to […]

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 Live Stream from MBFW

Darlings it’s freezing out, but the show must go on! Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is live all this week and you can watch it here on The Recessionista without venturing out into the cold.  Watch the show from the player below. Between live shows, you’ll see replays of previous shows. Enjoy!

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Fashion Week: Kanye West x adidas Originals YEEZY SEASON 1

Last week at New York Fashion Week Kanye West and adidas Originals sent YEEZY SEASON 1 down the runway. The collection really looks like body stockings and Danskin tights. Fresh off his GRAMMYs rant about  Beck winning album of the year at the GRAMMYs, Kayne went off the reservation one more time on the runway.. […]

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Fashion Week Beauty : Maybelline at Marissa Webb

One of the things we love about New York Fashion Week is getting all the beauty trends & tips right off the runway.   Fashion can be expensive but the make-up used at the shows is always more reasonably priced.  That’s why we were interested in the Maybelline makeup used at the Marissa Webb Fall […]

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Celebs Judge JCPenney Cinderella Design Competition

Today in New York, Actress Katie Holmes and Designer Charlotte Ronson kicked off New York Fashion Week at a special brunch to promote JCPenney’s retail collaboration with Disney to promote the release of “Cinderella,” a live-action feature film inspired by the classic fairy tale debuting in theaters on March 13. The brunch featured a Project […]

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MADE Fashion Week Brings Together Fashion & Technology

This weekend , MADE Fashion Week is joining forces with Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks — 8-time NBA All-Star and co-founder of Melo7 Tech Partners, KATALYST LIVE, Intel and Accenture to launch FAST A/W15, a unique showcase that will bring to the forefront emerging technologies, key collaborators and innovations defining the future of fashion, […]

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Papyrus Unveils Haute Couture Art for New York Fashion Week

Every year at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Papyrus Greeting Cards has a beautiful display in the lobby of Lincoln Center at Fashion Week. I always enjoy stopping my their booth and picking a card from their assortment, and sending one to my little niece from Fashion Week.   This year, Papyrus is not only going to […]

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Refresh Your Skin with the Award Season/Fashion Week Facial

Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate and refresh dry winter skin? I was. On my last trip to New York, after working long hours on a special work project at Lincoln Center, I was exhausted and my skin was showing the strain.  I went to see Dr. Halland to try the Pure Glow […]

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Beauty: Get Katy Perry’s 2015 GRAMMYs Signature Cat Eye Look

Darlings, did you watch the 2015 GRAMMYs last night? How amazing did Katy Perry look.  Her make-up was done by make-up artist Jake Bailey with affordable Covergirl make-up. We asked Jake how to do Katy’s signature cat eye look at home and he gave us step by step instructions that are easy for you to […]

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