Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale & Memorial Day Sales 2016

If you're ready to get your Memorial Day shop on, check out the Nordstrom half-yearly sale starting… [more]

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Best 2016 Memorial Day Sales

We're ready for the long Memorial Day Weekend 2016.  What's on our list of to-dos? Well, of course a… [more]

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Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO

The new  Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer fashion collection for  2016 is just in at UNIQLO stores… [more]

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Spring Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue offers Deals on Fashion & Apparel

The Spring Sale has officially begun today at Saks Fifth Avenue offering to 40% OFF  fashion selections… [more]

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Maje & Sandro Memorial Day 2016 Sales

French fashion brands Maje & Sandro are both offering Memorial Day Weekend Sales. Both brands are… [more]

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

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Shopbop is having a special 3 day sale.

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

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The Cognitive Dress from designer Marchessa. The dress changes colors based on fan sentiment. Worn by Karolina Kurkova at the 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 was appropriate that model Karolina Kurkova turned up in a stunning gown that was a technical innovation, as well as a fashion innovation.  Ms. Kurkova wore a “cognitive dress” a dress designed to light up to reflect social media sentiment.  The dress was designed by Marchessa in partnership with IBM.   According to an article in Ad Age, ” the dress, which has LED lights embedded in it, will change colors in real time based on emotions as the public conversations around the Met Gala unfold on Twitter.” Although the technology and the color coding is impressive, we just love the style of the dress and it’s gorgeous train with the cascading white flowers.

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Topshop at the Met Gala 2016

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Topshop dresses some of fashion’s top models at last night’s Met Gala in metallic gowns.

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. Instead Topshop is offering sparkling cocktail dresses and gowns on their website today, similar to what the models wore.

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Virgin America Travel Sale

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Virgin America is having a big fare sale until May 3, 2016.

If you’re planning a summer vacation in the US, check out the great fare sale on now at Virgin America.  Airfare Watchdog reports that Virgin America has lowered fares for late spring/fall travel.  Dates will vary slightly by route, with most sale fares valid for travel from May 14 through June 14, and again from September 7 through November 9. Be sure to check our fare details for specific rules and restrictions. Interested? Act quick–tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, May 3, 2016.

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The Lane Bryant/Christian Siriano Collab

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Actress Danielle Brooks poses in a pink Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant dress. (photo courtesy of Lane Bryant.)

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. Continue reading »

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Spa & Skincare Offerings at London’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower

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A pampering moment in London at the The Peak Health Club & Spa at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower

If you’re in London looking for a bit of pampering and relaxation, then put The Peak Health Club & Spa, at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, in Knightsbridge on your itinerary.  We’re putting their new menu of skincare and beauty treatments on our London travel list.  As a somewhat frequent traveler to London and an Anglophile, I’m always looking for ways to reboot and rejuvenate after the long flight to London. With new treatments and specials during the month of May, the spa and health club at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower offers state of the art skincare combining high-tech with traditional beauty treatments.  Continue reading »

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Review of Kohl’s x Reed Krakoff Collaboration

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Clothing on the Kohl’s racks from the 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 have to be honest the apparel in this Reed Krakoff Collaboration with Kohl’s is awful. It’s shapeless, with no definition, and the fabrication is cheap with lots of scuba fabric that won’t breathe in warm weather. I wouldn’t waste my money on it, and I don’t think you should either.  If you want discount fashions from Reed Krakoff, check out Neiman Marcus Last Call. The reason to shop this collection is the handbags, fashionable pleather replicas of Mr. Krakoff’s designs for Coach and his own line. Continue reading »

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Spring Sales 2016: Fashion Deals from Top Retailers

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The seasons are finally changing and Spring is officially here.  If you’re changing up your wardrobe for Spring, you’ll want to check out these weekend sales from some of our favorite fashion retailers like Saks, Barneys, Tory Burch and alice and olivia.  Here’s a little round-up of the deals, focusing on our take on the best for less!  Continue reading »

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

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H&M is promoting the benefits of recycling and offering customers savings.

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 rid of stained clothing, clothing with moth bites, worn swimsuits and clothing that is just damaged.  You save, and Mother Earth gets break from all the old clothing dumped into land fills.

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Alice + Olivia Pay Homage to the Grateful Dead for Spring 2016

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Model show off the alice + olivia x  Grateful Dead collection on the runway in Los Angeles before Coachella.

Alice and Olivia designer Stacey Benet sent her alice + olivia x the Grateful Dead collection down the runway in Hollywood last week.  Celebrities in attendance included Kourtney Kardashian, Misha Barton and Emily Ratajkowski. The alice + olivia collection features 60s styles that are a fitting style pre-cursor to the Coachella music festival happening now.  This is a beautiful collection that reminds me of some of Janis Joplin’s Colin Rose apparel, more so than the Grateful Dead.  This collection features crop tops, fringe, slit skirts, wide leg pants, colorful dresses, halter tops, embroidered separates and maxi slip dresses.

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