Target Releases Altuzarra for Target Lookbook

Target has released the lookbook for their upcoming collaboration with designer Joseph Altuzarra for… [more]

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Kelly Osbourne to Launch "Stories" Fashion Line on HSN

Wondering why Kelly Osbourne had a "Stories" tattoo on the side of her shaved head this weekend at BeautyCon… [more]

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Peanuts Fashion: Snoopy Heads to New York Fashion Week in 2014

Some unlikely fashionistas will appear at New York Fashion Week this September, Snoopy and his sister… [more]

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Lane Bryant Announces Fashion Collab with Lela Rose

Lane Bryant has announced plans to bring designer Lela Rose to their stores for Summer 2015.  Special… [more]

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Labor Day Sales 2014: The Recessionista's Pick List

There's a lot of sales going on this weekend, but some of them are just marketing hype.  Don't be deceived… [more]

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Emmy’s Best Dressed: Julie Roberts in Elie Saab

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Julia Roberts in Elie Saab at the 2014 Emmys

How great did Julia Roberts look on the Emmys Red Carpet tonight? Ms. Roberts looked playful, yet elegant in a dress from Elie Saab’s  Fall 2014 couture collection.    She may have been wearing the only short dress at the Emmy’s, at least the only one I saw.    Look for affordable pelum dresses with sparkle like Julia’s on ASOS.com and Nordstroms.  For make-up and beauty, check out L’Oreal’s suggestions to channel Julia’s pretty woman look. Continue reading »

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Beauty Products inside the 50k + Emmy Swag Bags

emmy awards image FILEminimizer Beauty Products inside the 50k + Emmy Swag Bags   This weekend in Los Angeles, as the city geared up for the Emmy Awards, a series of gifting suites were going on all around town. According to such reputable sources as CNN,  the Emmy presenters and nominees can receive luxury gift bags offering products and vacations worth $50,000 USD.  S0 why do actors & actresses (who are so often very highly paid) get to receive even more gifts?   Brands participate in the gifting suites and the swag bags in the hopes of being placed in US stores for distribution via gaining celebrity brand recognition.  Every brand hopes to get a picture of  a celebrity caring their product for their marketing.   A big part of the goody (aka gifting or swag) bags is always beauty products.  I thought it might be fun to let my readers in on some of the products that were included in the gift bags according to Hollywood Swag Bags or other sources.  Surprisingly, not all the beauty picks were expensive.  Some of these beauty products can be found in your local drugstore. Continue reading »

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Juicy Couture Headed to Kohl’s for Fall 2014

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Images from the Juicy Couture Lookbook via Kohl’s

Juicy Couture, once the hot fashion label of the ’90s founded by  Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor is switching gears to mass retail via Kohl’s.  It was reported back in 2013 by the Business of Fashion that Juicy Couture had been sold once and then sold again, finally finding a soft landing at Kohl’s. “Fifth and Pacific Companies (the public company formerly known as Liz Claiborne Inc) sold Juicy Couture to Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a licensing company, in a cash deal worth $195 million.”  Now Kohl’s has their webpage page, lookbook  and advertising for Juicy Couture officially up on Kohls.com.  Can the Juicy Couture global brand reestablish itself at Kohl’s or is the era of the velour sweatsuit over?  Stay tuned.  See the full Juicy Couture lookbook from Kohl’s over at our friend The Budget Babe’s blogContinue reading »

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Solange Rocks H&M at the Video Music Awards

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Solange wearing H&M Studio Collection tuxedo jacket and tuxedo pants at the VMA’s in Los Angeles on August 24th. 

Solange rocked the red carpet last night at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood in Los Angeles last night.  Beyonce’s kid sister looked classic in an H&M Studio Collection tuxedo jacket and tuxedo pants at the VMA’s. Beyonce has fronted campaigns for H&M in the past, but this is the first time I’ve seen Solange outfitted in H&M from head to toe.    This might be a great outfit for her to wear next time she meets up with Jay Z in an elevator, don’t you think?  The cost of the outfit was $149.90 US, making it one of the best recessionista looks we’ve ever seen on the red carpet. Continue reading »

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Lane Bryant Announces Fashion Collab with Lela Rose

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A sketch from the forthcoming Lela Rose for Lane Bryant collection

Lane Bryant has announced plans to bring designer Lela Rose to their stores for Summer 2015.  Special size ( I hate the plus-size label) fashionistas who are disappointed by the lack for size variety in the upcoming Altuzarra for Target collection might take their shopping dollars over to Lane Bryant.   Designer Lela Rose is well known for her signature prints and feminine styles.   I’ve attended her New York Fashion Week runway shows a few times and her dresses are truly beautiful.    This is the third designer collection for Lane Bryant, following their successful collaborations with Sophie Theallet and Isabel Toledo.  No word yet on pricing for the collection, but we’ll update you as soon as we have the details!

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Peanuts Fashion: Snoopy Heads to New York Fashion Week in 2014

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Snoopy and Belle in Opening ceremony

Some unlikely fashionistas will appear at New York Fashion Week this September, Snoopy and his sister Belle. These characters from Charles Schultz’s beloved Peanuts comic strip have made the fashion scene before.  In the 80′s many famous designers including Diane Von Furstenberg, Karl Lagerfeld,  Oscar De La Renta, Giorgio Armani,  and Norma Kamali designed creations for Snoopy and Belle.   This year, a retrospective of those fashions along with new creations will be shown Sept. 8th in New York and entitled, “Snoopy & Belle in Fashion.”  Continue reading »

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Relaxation Bali Style in the OC: Hylunia Wellness Day Spa

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The entrance to the Hylunia Wellness Day Spa in Costa Mesa, CA

There’s a new day spa in Orange County, and this is no ordinary spa. Hylunia Wellness Day Spa offers not just beauty treatments but a taste of Bali.   The spa’s beautiful fixtures were all imported from Bali and designed to create a sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life.  Believe me, you’ll want to turn off your cell phone, pagers and all your  worries and mentally & physically check into Hylunia Wellness Day Spa.   Your treatment begins with a virtual journey to Bali where you start relaxing by imaging yourself on the beach, breathing deep and feeling the stress leave your body. You are put into a relaxation room, given a pair of 3-D glasses while you watch images of  Bali float by.  Unlike other spas, Hylunia Wellness Day Spa prepares you for your treatment by getting you relaxed before you ever enter the therapy room. Continue reading »

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Kelly Osbourne to Launch “Stories” Fashion Line on HSN

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Kelly Osbourne’s Beauty Con hair by Frankie Hernandez Stylist @ MèCHE Salon Beverly Hills

Wondering why Kelly Osbourne had a “Stories” tattoo on the side of her shaved head this weekend at BeautyCon LA? Well, it turns out that “Stories” is the name of her new fashion line which will be sold on HSN.  Kelly has been talking about doing a fashion line since she appeared at the LuckyFabb conference last year.  As promised, her fashion line will include plus-sizes and traditional women’s sizes. Continue reading »

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Kohl’s Offers Women the Chance to Get a Free Bra Fitting

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Take the chance to get fitted for a bra at your local Kohl’s this month

This month Kohl’s is offering women the chance to stop by their stores for a free bra fitting. Professionals from either Hanes (Bali bras & others) and Vanity Fair will be on-site to measure you and tell your what your perfect bra size is.  I stopped by and did the fitting last week after work, and I was so glad I did! Like 80% of women, I have been wearing the wrong bra size.   The means my clothes may not be looking as good on me as I would like and my bra is likely not offering me enough lift. Continue reading »

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Target Releases Altuzarra for Target Lookbook

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Two of the dresses from the upcoming Altuzarra for Target Collaboration

Target has released the lookbook for their upcoming collaboration with designer Joseph Altuzarra for Target, coming to stores on Sept. 14.  As you might expect, the lookbook for this collection looks promising.  This collection is more targeted towards the professional, working woman that any I have seen at Target.   But how will the pictures translate to quality and fit on the Target racks?  That is always the question with Target designer collaborations.  There have to be hits and misses in any budget collaboration, because it’s very rare that mass-produced designer collection can be well made with synthetic fabric and factories overseas.  And  Altuzarra For Target is an ambitious collection for Target to produce in my opinion.

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