London Fashion Week: TOPSHOP Plans Social Media Blitz via Instagram

Every season the savvy marketing folks at TOPSHOP plan a social media blitzkrieg around their London… [more]

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J Crew Heads to Ibiza & the Mediterranean for Spring 2015

J Crew showed their Spring/Summer 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week this Tuesday in a presentation… [more]

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The Recessionista Reviews Altuzarra for Target

For a Target collection made in China, Altuzarra for Target is stunning.  It's really as good as it… [more]

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Kate Spade NY Style Essential Sale Event

kate spade new york is having a surprise clearance event offering savings up to 75% off apparel, bags… [more]

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DKNY Spring 2015: A Bold Look at the New York Nation

Last week at New York Fashion Week, DKNY presented the brand's Spring 2015 collection. After struggling… [more]

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Target Partners with TOMS for Holiday Collaboration

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Target Tom’s Boys’ and Girls’ Logo Tees

Today Target announced that they are teaming up with TOMS for a limited-edition collection for the holidays. My first thought is this sounds much more practical and accessible than the ill-fated Target & Neiman Marcus Holiday collaboration.  T-Shirts and cool slip on shoes will sell better than overpriced designer imitations.   Our spies tell us that TOMS for Target will feature more than 50 items, each under $50. The collection  will be available at all Target stores in the U.S.. Canada, Target.com on November 16 .  The collection is not just slip on shoes, there will also be home goods and apparel and accessories for women, men and kids. Continue reading »

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Altuzarra for Target Fashion Week Launch Preview

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Actress Naomi Watts with designer ALTUZZARA at the Target launch party before New York Fashion Week

Actresses Naomi Watts and Keri Russell turned out at Target’s A-list media and celebrity Altuzarra for Target launch party to kick-off New York Fashion Week.  Each actress was appropriately attired in, you guessed it, Altuzarra for Target. Naomi looked gorgeous in the line’s red dress. Ms. Russell wore the Altuzarra for Target  trench coat, no mean feat in the city’s oppressive heat and humidity. Continue reading »

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Fashion Week: American Express offers Cardmember Lounge at Milk Studios

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In the last few years, American Express has offered a variety of creative packages for their customers to use to buy tickets to see shows at New York Fashion Week.  They offer a SKYBox at Lincoln Center and this year for Spring 2015 shows,  American Express is offering a VIP Card Member Lounge at MADE Fashion Week at MILK Studios. Here are the details.  Continue reading »

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New York Fashion Week: Desigual Spring 2015 Inspiration

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Desigual Sketch for Spring 2015

Desigual is one of our favorite shows at New York Fashion Week, it’s always fun, flirty and even joyous.  The Desigual models actually smile on the runway.  For Spring 2015, the initial sketch from Desigual reminds us of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  For Desigual Spring 2015  the inspiration is  “Daisies in bloom, desert roses, tropical hibiscus and Mexican dahlias; flowers freshly cut from an imaginary garden. ” 

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New York Fashion Week: Designer’s Spring 2015 Sketches

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For Spring 2015 designer Tadashi Shoji is inspired by “The Grand Canal in Venice” (Credit: Tadashi Shoji)

New York Fashion Week (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) kicks off Sept.4 and runs through Sept. 11. The upcoming shows will send  collections for Summer and Spring 2015 down the New York runways. It’s always fun to see a preview of what our favorite designers will show this season on the runway. Here’s some sketches and inspirations from our some of our favorite designers. Each designer has a unique point for view from Tina Turk’s bright floral prints, to DKNY’s “Urban Nation” to the elegance of Tadashi Shoji. Continue reading »

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Poppy Delevingne Curates Piperlime Style Picks for Fall

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Model Poppy Delevingne is curating her favorite fall looks on Piperlime today. She model’s Milly’s Monica skirt above.

Model Poppy Delevingne is one of Piperlime’s fashion influencers. Today Piperlime has launched the British model’s style picks for Fall. Hint: there’s a lot of MILLY by Michelle Smith on her list, which we love.  So what are Poppy’s style essentials? “Beautiful minimal coats that you can just fling over anything, leather pants & jackets, cool sneakers and a little back dress that can never go amiss,” says the British style star. Continue reading »

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Barbie Heads to New York Fashion Week, Forever21 & more

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Barbie’s getting ready for New York Fashion Week with new outfits from top designers.

Mattel’s Barbie doll is headed to fashion week with a whole new wardrobe.  Last week the blond doll showed up on Instagram with a @BarbieStyle account and a whole new wardrobe. The new looks will be shown at  NYFW in the Barbie Fashion Lounge.  Barbie’s new wardrobe is designed by top designers including Cynthia Vincent, Rebecca Taylor, Charlotte Ronson and more.   But there’s more than just fashions for the Barbie doll coming.   Forever21, WildFox and Lord and Taylor are launching Barbie fashion collaborations this fall. Continue reading »

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Travel: Beauty & Dining Deals at Mandarin Oriental New York

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A view of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on New York’s Upper West Side.

With New York Fashion Week just a few days away, we’ve been searching the web for the best deals on travel, hotel and spa in the Lincoln Square area around Lincoln Center in Manhattan.  Our search has turned up some great deals on facials  and dining at the Mandarin Oriental New York. You can enjoy a breakfast close to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and  discounted drinks at the MOBar. Plus, the spa at the  Mandarin Oriental New York is offering a discount on their acclaimed  Micro Flash Lift Facial.  This is a gentle way to pamper your skin via a non-invasive treatment.   Located just blocks from Lincoln Center, the Mandarin Oriental New York is a great place to meet with other fashionistas on breaks between shows, do interviews or just blog from the lobby while sipping one of their “couture cocktails. ”  This modern luxury hotel in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side makes for a terrific New York Fashion Week office far from the madding crowdContinue reading »

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Restaurant & Drink Deals at New York Fashion Week

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Select restaurants will offer special deals on Fashion Plate prix fixe menus to NYFW attendees

For fashionistas and press traveling to New York Fashion Week this September, there are some great deals on food and cocktails around the city of New York. Although Fashion Week has never been known as a foodie fest (dieting is a fashion week tradition),  there are some amazing deals coming up during the week of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  As The Recessionista prepares for  New York Fashion Week for the Spring /Summer 2015 season, here are some restaurants and hotels offering some great prix fix deals on food and beverage. Select restaurants in Lincoln Square will offer special deals on prix fixe menus to NYFW attendees and the general public.  For a limited time visitors and New Yorkers can sample meals and cocktails at some of the city’s best restaurants like A Voce Columbus, MOBar, Bar Boulud, Bouchon Bakery and more are deep discounts.   Continue reading »

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Dell sponsors 13 year old designer Isabella Rose Taylor at NYFW

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The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network is sponsoring 13 yr old Isabella Rose Taylor’s New York Fashion Week show

Some designers wait years to be able to show at New York Fashion Week.  But not Isabella Rose Taylor, a 13 year old  artist and fashion designer from Austin, Texas.  The teenager will debut her Spring 2015 collection for juniors clothing line ISABELLA ROSE TAYLOR at New York Fashion week on Sept. 9.  At age 13, Taylor is one of the youngest designers to exhibit during Fashion Week in New York. The runway show, presented by Dell, will take place 11:00 AM on September 9 at STYLE360, on 639 West 46th Street, NY, NY 10036.  So how does a 13 year old take her designs from concept, to Fashion Week?  Surprisingly, her show is sponsored by technology vendor Dell. Dell, is helping to support and promote Taylor’s business through technology, business consulting, connections to capital, and other resources as part of her participation in the exclusive Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network. Continue reading »

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