The After Christmas and Boxing Day Sales 2015 Round-up

Every year The Recessionista compiles our annual list of after-Christmas and Boxing Day sales.  For… [more]

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Rent the Runway Clearance Sale Offers Red Carpet Fashion Deals

Fashion rental website Rent the Runway is having their winter clearance sale.   The site is selling… [more]

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Love UGGS? Enter to win a glittery pair of UGG Boots

Who doesn't love UGG boots? They are so comfortable. Now you can take a chance at winning these glittering… [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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Uniqlo x Carine Roitfeld Spring 2016 Arrives Online Feb 10

Paris Vogue Editor  Carine Roitfeld is about to return to Uniqlo with a 94 piece fashion collection… [more]

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Beauty Deal: Radical Skincare Starter Kit for $50.00

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Get the Radical Skincare starter kit for anti-aging for just $50.00 U.S. on QVC.

Last year I reviewed Radical Skincare. The products are great and full of good and very active ingredients for moisturizing and anti-aging like 5 % Hyaluronic Acid in the Infusion Serum.  When I reviewed the products, as effective as they are, I noted that they are pricey.  But now you can try them on QVC for $50.00 for the starter kit.  And these are not trial or sample sizes, they are full sizes. Continue reading »

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Zoolander Returns & Gets Feb VOGUE Cover!

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Zoolander returns to theaters in Feb and nails the cover of  February VOGUE  Photo: Annie Leibovitz/’Vogue’

Derek Zoolander is back with Zoolander 2 and a VOGUE cover! The superstar model played by Ben Stiller heading to Theaters on February 12 with his ridiculously good looking features and his famous Blue Steel look. But wait there’s more…..Derek Zoolander is taking over VOGUE with a cover story shared with Zoolander 2 co-star Penelope Cruz. It’s beyond delicious. Personally, I would’ve loved to have seen Owen Wilson as Hans on the VOGUE cover, but that may have been asking too much.  It’s the best Zoolander marketing gimmick since Hans and Derek showed up on the Valentino runway last season at Paris Fashion Week.  Look for more of Ben Stiller posing as Zoolander in a commercial for FIAT and an upcoming Cîrcoc advert. Continue reading »

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Review: Saavy Naturals Soaps and Beauty Products

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Saavy Naturals Soaps & Lotions are all natural, gluten free & cruelty free.

You may have seen the couple behind Saavy Naturals this week on Shark Tank and be wondering are the products any good? Well, the answer is yes, they are amazing.  The most amazing thing about all the products is their enticing scents. I have been using the Mango Papaya and Green Tea and Lime soaps for a few months.  An added bonus is the bars of soap make the whole bathroom smell great. They add to the decor too with their colorful and very generous sized bars displayed in a nice soap dish.   Best of all there is no soapy build-up or residue after washing your hands or your body with Saavy Naturals.  The only thing that lingers after using the product, is the light fruity fragrance on your skin.   Continue reading »

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Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO

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Ines de la Fressange returns to Uniqlo with a sporty collection for Spring 2016.

The new  Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer fashion collection for  2016 is just in at UNIQLO stores and online.  There’s nothing to edgy or iconoclastic here–just great looking basics modeled around three themes the former Chanel model, Madame de la Fressange, adores. The collection consists of safari, sports and navy uniform themes. The collection’s linen twill jackets, trench coat and light cashmere styled tennis sweaters, printed blouses and playful pullovers arrived at UNIQLO stores on January 21st.   Some good looking printed half-sleeve dresses will arrive at stores and UNIQLO online on Feb.  26th.

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Love UGGS? Enter to win a glittery pair of UGG Boots

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Enter to win these frosted UGG® boots embellished with Swarovski crystal rocks

Who doesn’t love UGG boots? They are so comfortable. Now you can take a chance at winning these glittering UGG boots in a special contest. UGG will also award a $500 gift card to the second place winner and a $250 gift card to the third place winner. Here’s how to get in on this: guess of how many Swarovski crystals are on the displayed UGG® Classic Tall in navy boot. The entrant guessing the closest number without going over wins the custom 2016 Swarovski embellished UGG® Classic Boot in navy. These special sparkling UGGS are valued close to $5,000 US! To enter, you can take part in the contest within 31 UGG® retail locations nationwide.

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Bryce Dallas Howard Wows in Balmain at Critics Choice Awards

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Bryce Dallas Howard bought this stunning Balmain dress online for Critics Choice Awards Photo: David Livingston/Getty

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is getting a new kind of attention on the Red Carpet as she continues to show up looking fabulous in her size 6  fashion choices which she purchases herself.  That’s right, Bryce revealed at the recent Golden Globe awards that she dresses herself and buys off the rack for her red carpet award season appearances.  For the Critics Choice awards she stunned in a Balmain gown with a plunging neckline that she purchased online at Forward by Elyse Walker.  Ms. Dallas Howard revealed, that she was wearing Balmain purchased from “a great store online, Forward by Elyse Walker, which I really love.”   The Balmain Star Maxi Dress retails for $1,300 USD (a bargain for a red carpet gown.)    I’m dying to know if Bryce has a stylist or if her look is her own good taste.  The lariat necklace she wore was perfect for the low cut Balmain, and her hair and make-up were flawless.

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Katy Perry Makes a Hillary Clinton Fashion Statement

Katie Perry in her Hillary for President Sweater

Katie Perry in her Hillary for President Sweater

There’s never been any doubt about who Katy Perry supports for the next president of the United States–Hillary Clinton.  The singer used her Instagram about to show her support tonight, posting a picture of her wearing the HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT SWEATER from alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet tonight, Sunday, January 17, 2016 during the Democratic Debates.   I wouldn’t mind wearing this sweater myself!  The cute sweater retails for $92.00 and is available for sale on the alice + olivia webite.

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Barneys New York to Return to Chelsea

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The original Barneys New York Store (Photo: Courtesy Barneys)

Barneys New York is set to open a new store on the same block as their original Chelsea store (first opened in 1923 by namesake Barney Pressman.)   One of our favorite readers sent in a hot tip on the new Barneys opening in February and is very excited to return to lower Manhattan to shop at Barneys New York.  Our spies tell us the new store won’t offer men’s discount clothing or sale suits.

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Rent the Runway Clearance Sale Offers Red Carpet Fashion Deals

Fashion rental website Rent the Runway is having their winter clearance sale.   The site is selling gently worn rentals at deep discounts.  If you’ve been inspired by all the designer fashions at the recent Golden Globe awards,  Rent the Runway allows you to get red carpet ready without pay high fees. The sale features gowns from Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Erin Fetherston and Lela Rose.  There are also deep discounts on Kate Spade handbags and jewelry.  To shop the sale, use my invite here to join Rent the Runway.  You can save 20% off your first order.  If you haven’t tried Rent the Runway, learn more about the website and its policies in our Rent the Runway review.

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Golden Globes 2016 : The size 6 on the Red Carpet

Bryce Dallas Howard in her Jenny Packham gown purchased at Neiman Marcus at the 2016  Golden Globes.

Bryce Dallas Howard in her Jenny Packham gown purchased at Neiman Marcus at the 2016 Golden Globes.

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is a US size 6. –according to her, that means designers who dress the stars at Award ceremonies don’t have a lot of options for her. That’s because Ms. Howard is not a sample size 0 or 2, the more typical sizes (runway sizes that) designers loan to stars in exchange for promotion on the red carpet at the awards. Yes, even a size 4 is considered too big. Without a designer to loan her a dress, Ms. Howard bought a stunning Jenny Packham dress at Neiman Marcus. ‘I like having lots of options for a size six, as opposed to maybe one option, so I always go to department stores for this kind of stuff,’ said Bryce Dallas Howard of buying her Jenny Packham $4,800 dress at Neiman Marcus. ” Continue reading »

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