The new Kate Hudson for Ann Taylor exclusive collection for summer 2013 is about to arrive in stores. The limited-edition collection of chic, white summer pieces and rose gold accessories was inspired by Hudson’s red-carpet glamour and her love for fashion. To celebrate Hudson’s first fashion collaboration, Ann Taylor will host a White Party at Ann Taylor stores nationwide on Wednesday, May 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. where guests will be invited to shop the collection. The first clients to purchase a piece from the capsule collection during the in-store event will receive an Ann Taylor gift card, courtesy of InStyle. So if you want to shop and save on this one, you may want to visit Anne Taylor on May 22nd. Continue reading
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Recently, I took on a challenge from TJ Maxx to take $100.00 and go shop like a Maxxinista and always a Recessionista. TJ Maxx asked me to take style inspiration from another blogger photo and make it my own. I really like the current black and white trend, because it’s classic. TJ MAXX Finds Style Scout and photographer Amy Creyer of Chicago Street Style found a classic designer black and white jacket (see above) at TJ Maxx for about half of its retail price of $360.00. The TJ Maxx price was approximately $179.00. I took my $100.00 and went to TJ Maxx to channel the Chanel black and white vibe, and here’s what I found. Continue reading
Target continues to pursue top designers and bring them into Target for budget collections. Although the results have often been less than fabuless, the brand seems committed to making Target a low-price fashion destination. That’s why Target has announced they are collaborating with designer Phillip Lim on a low-priced collection for women and men. Lim previously collaborated successfully with Uniqlo on budget fashion line His Target collection will be available Sept. 15 at most Target stores and Target.com, 3.1. My spies tell me that Phillip Lim for Target will feature a range of apparel and accessories, including shoes, bags and travel accessories. That sounds like the Missioni Target recipe for success. Continue reading
The Target Same & Libby collection arrived at Target.com this weekend with little fanfare. The predominant marketing seems to be an add in the Sunday newspaper/Target circular and a few Tweet-ups to let fashionistas know that the stock is now in. The new designer shoe collection offers 54 different styles. The shoes are available at Target online with a limited collection in some brick and mortar stores. That makes it hard to say what the quality is. Right now, there are no review of the shoes on the Target website. For a review, check out what my fellow blogger Target-Addict has to say about these. She seems underwhelmed. All the shoes are priced under $30.00 . Styles include wedges, sandals, ballet flats and tuxedo loafers. What do you think readers? Are you dying to get your hands on this budget relaunch of the Sam & Libby brand? Or is this a non-event?
The Met Ball has long been a showcase of haute couture and luxury brand gowns. Valentino, Givenchy, Burberry and Prada are names we all expect to see on the red carpet. Those gowns typically retail for thousands of dollars. But this year’s ball saw a new look on the red carpet. Affordable British retailer Topshop dressed five stars at the Met Ball in custom made gowns which will go on sale at Topshop in September. Continue reading
Karl Lagerfeld has released a short film on the early life of Chanel, “Once Upon a Time‘ via the Internet. The short film can be seen on Chanel.com, YouTube and here. I’ve seen the film and it’s beautifully done with a high-powered cast including Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel. But the film a is mere glimpse into Chanel’s life and depicts her as an immediate success, selling her hats at her show in the seaside resort town of Deauville, France like hotcakes. Comments from YouTube viewers reveals that many are unimpressed by the short film. Continue reading
A wedding is one of the most expensive items that a woman will plan and purchase. The costs of getting a beautiful dress, the right hair and make-up , not to mention the shoes can be astronomical, costing thousands of dollars. “In 2012, newlyweds (and their families) spent an average of $28,427 on weddings and related events” according to an annual survey of 17,500 couples released by wedding website TheKnot.com.” The average wedding gown costs over a thousand dollars. So, what better way to reduce your wedding costs than by winning a bridal package that includes all your wedding beauty essentials? That’s why I want to let you all know about a great contest that Schwarzkopf Professional hair care is having to promote their BC Oil Potion Care Line. Schwarzkopf, the brand name behind hair care products like BC Oil and OSiS, i s giving away a truly fabuless prize package that any bride to be would love to win. The prize includes a gorgeous wedding dress from David Tutera for Mon Cheri Bridal Collection. Some of you may know David Tutera as the host of “My Fair Wedding With David Tutera” on WE tv. One of the show’s premises is that right wedding dress transforms the bride. I agree. The dress is usually the most expensive part of any women’s wedding. Here’s what you need to do to get into this great contest and have a chance to win this amazing package. Continue reading
Wondering what to get your Mom for Mother’s Day? Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th. Some of you are already prepared while some are still shopping. A new survey from the US Post Office shows you don’t have spend a lot of money to make Mom happy on Mother’s Day. According to the USPS, 94% of Mothers would prefer a handwritten note to a email or a small gift like chocolates. That tells me that what Mom really wants is a thoughtful gesture and something that is genuine. That’s really what a handwritten note is all about. Remember, Robert Browning won Elizabeth Barrett Browning with his sincere handwritten notes. A handwritten note let’s you Mom know this holiday is personal, not commercial. That’s why it’s such a great gift and one that is very low cost.
Since it’s Music Monday it’s a good time to talk about the intersection of fashion and music. Burberry has done a fantastic job finding great music from emerging bands and using it to promote their fashion items. The music at Burberry runway shows has always provided a great backdrop from their well-crafted and beautiful collections. Every runway show is as beautifully crafted as an old MGM musical. For their sunglasses campaign, Burberry has picked some great new groups to show off their sunglasses alongside their music. The new Burberry Spark Eyewear collection launched last week. Three bands are promoting the new eyewear. I’m fascinated with the video of the British band Coastal Cities performing their track ‘Nothing Ever Changes’ on the set of the new Burberry Spark Sunglasses campaign. Take a listen. They are incredible, as are all the bands participating in the campaign. Other videos include The Night VI – ‘Skyline’ and Broken Hands – ‘Alarms’, do give them a listen.