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Abercrombie and Fitch Revitalizes the Brand with New Designers

Last week I attended a press preview for the Summer/Fall lines from Abercrombie and Fitch.  The Columbus, Ohio company is revitalizing their brand with new designers. Kristina Szasz has taken on the design director for womenswear  and Aaron Levine is leading the designed for menswear at Abercrombie and Fitch.  The resulting collections are a significant upgrade for Abercrombie […]

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Celebrity Style: Holly Willoughby Pencil Skirt & Floral Shirt Pairing

British TV Presenter Holly Willoughby has been showing off how to style a Roland Mouret Pencil Skirt with a variety of designer and high street tops on her Instagram feed this month. I’m not always a fan of what celebrities choose to wear, because some of it can be just over the top styles designed […]

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Handbag Deal: Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale

Luxury handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff is having an online only handbag sample sale this weekend with discounts up to 70% off of retail.  Popular styles on the sale include the Avery crossbody bag. the Leo clutch and my personal favorite the Micro Perry Satchel.  Prices range from $48.00 to $150.00. If you love Rebecca Minkoff, […]

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Alice + Olivia announces prom dress donation program

alice + olivia is donating a prom dress for every dress that is sold from May 3- May 17 2016.   The dresses are not cheap, but this is certainly a generous charity plan by alice + olivia designer, Stacy Bendet.The prom dresses will be donated to girls who are part of Big Brothers and […]

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Shopbop Surprise Sale: Great Mother’s Day Gifts + Fashions

Fashion website Shopbop just started a surprise 3 day sale offering 40% off apparel, handbags, shoes and accessories. If you’re looking for summer wear, handbags, something to wear to a wedding or maybe a gift for Mom on Mother’s Day, May 8th, now is a great time to check out Shopbop.

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Marchessa and IBM Team for Dress at Met Gala 2016

Last night’s Met Gala drew a variety of beautiful creations from fashion’s top designers to the red carpet, but one had a truly unique technical twist that was appropriate for the current exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum.  The current exhibit at the museum is   Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, so it […]

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Topshop at the Met Gala 2016

Once again, Topshop dressed some of fashion’s superstars at the Met Gala this year.  Models Taylor Hill, Stella Maxwell, Kate Upton, Maryna Linchuk and  Sofia Richie all wore bespoke Topshop.  The emphasis was on old Hollywood type glamour with lots of sparkle.  Unlike last year, I don’t see replicas of the dresses on sale at Topshop. […]

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The Lane Bryant/Christian Siriano Collab

The Christian Siriano fashion collaboration with Lane Bryant is now in stores and online.  Here’s a look at some of the items in the collaboration modeled by actress Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee in “Orange is the New Black.”   So what can you expect?  Let’s start with the bright colors and bold whites.

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Review of Kohl’s x Reed Krakoff Collaboration

Kohl’s fashion collaboration with designer Reed Krakoff arrived in stores last week. The collection consists of apparel and brightly colored handbags.  Reed Krakoff is an extremely talented American fashion designer. Who can forget the beautiful coat he designed for Michelle Obama? Sadly, you won’t see anything remotely like that in his apparel for Kohl’s.  I […]

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Recycle Clothing at H&M and save during Global Recycle Week

It’s Global Recycle Week and H&M is offering fashionistas the chance to bring in their old clothes and receive a coupon for 30% off a new item at H&M.  The offer is good at US stores until April 27th, 2016. I’ve been recycling clothing items at H&M for awhile.  It’s a great way to get […]

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