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Inside Downton Abbey’s Dazzling Jewels with Andrew Prince

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 […]

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FIDM Exhibit Showcases the Art of Television Costumes

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 […]

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Airelle Offers Effective Blueberry Anti-Aging Skincare System

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 […]

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Los Angeles: Sale on Kevan Hall Fashions July 19th

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% […]

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Chris Burch’s C WONDER brand is affordable & chic

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Target Announces Black Friday in July over 3 Weekends

  Target is imploring customers to shop like it’s Black Friday, in July instead of after Thanksgiving.  Will it work? I don’t know, but it’s an interesting tactic.    Every Friday & Saturday in July, Target will be having a Black Friday sale.  So July 18 & 19 and July 25 & 26 there will […]

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Style by Ellen De Generes: Ellen & Chris Burch Partner for Lifestyle Collection

Entertainer Ellen De Generes is a celebrity most Americans love and would want to invite into their home.   And now they just might get the chance with Ellen announcing plans for a new “lifestyle collection.”   Ellen is partner with Chris Burch and C Wonder to bring the collection to market.   The collection […]

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Celebs Attend the Armani Privé Couture AW 2014-15 Show

The beautiful people turned out to support iconic designer Georgio Armani’s Armani Prive AW Collection for Fall/Winter at Paris Fashion Week. How stunning is Sophia Loren, now in her 70′s or maybe 80′s. She’s as  timelessly classic as an Armani gown.   Celebs Jared Leto, Kate Hudson and Elsa Patakay all sat front row for […]

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Fashion’s Latest Top Model: Ringo Starr for John Varvartos

Beatles legend Ringo Starr was in Los Angeles today to celebrate his birthday at Capitol Records in Hollywood. Ringo is celebrating 74 years of cool. Ringo is looking great, and as fashionable as ever. His is the new star of John Varvatos new Fall 2014 advertising campaign. This launch kicks off an initiative that combines […]

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