New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 Live Stream from MBFW

Darlings it's freezing out, but the show must go on! Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is live all this week… [more]

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Red Carpet Style Tips from Celebrity Stylist Negar Ali Kline

In 2012, I attended the Costume Designer Guild Awards. I covered the event here on The Recessionista… [more]

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Fashion Week: Desigual Fall 2015 Celebrates Creativity

It's true literally and figuratively: Desigual bought the warmth to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Fall… [more]

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Fashion Week: DKNY Fall 2015 , the New York Uniform

On a freezing cold day, designer Donna Karan presented her Fall 2015 collection with warm coats and turtlenecks… [more]

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JCPenney Sponsors Cinderella Movie Premiere

Last night in Hollywood JCPenney treated a group of bloggers to a glamourous night out at the world premiere… [more]

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Beauty: Get Katy Perry’s 2015 GRAMMYs Signature Cat Eye Look

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Katy Perry getting made-up for the 2015 GRAMMYs by Jake Bailey

Darlings, did you watch the 2015 GRAMMYs last night? How amazing did Katy Perry look.  Her make-up was done by make-up artist Jake Bailey with affordable Covergirl make-up. We asked Jake how to do Katy’s signature cat eye look at home and he gave us step by step instructions that are easy for you to follow at home.  Read on to get Katy’s striking look using COVERGIRL make-up.  Continue reading »

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Fashion Week Specials at Mandarin Oriental New York

The evening view from the restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental

With New York Fashion Week just a few days away, New York is about to warm up with tourists and press visiting the city to cover the fashion shows.  And of course, after the shows, or even before, some of us look for a little retreat from the busy pace of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.  Last season, I took refuge at the Mandarin Oriental for breakfast and meetings between shows in the lobby lounge on the 35th floor.  The Mandarin is located just a few blocks away from Lincoln Center at Time Warner Center, so it’s a convenient place to go for meetings between the shows. The lobby lounge and the restaurant offer delicious food, impeccable service and great views of New York.   To entice visitors, the luxury hotel will be offering a some specials this February that fashionistas may want to take advantage of. Continue reading »

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Shimmer & Shine with BECCA Cosmetics

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BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Rose and Gold make-up at ULTA Cosmetics display

Australian Brand BECCA Cosmetics new  “All that Glitters is Gold” Gold Rush collection offers gold-inspired hues that are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a special evening out to give you subtle and shimmering highlights.  The collection features a new brush called the One Perfecting Brush in Champagne Gold, Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in Champagne Gold and BECCA’s award winning Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème.  As someone who is always interested in quality cosmetics, I’ve been impressed by BECCA.  I love the understated rose-gold tones in the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder for subtle highlights. I’m also a big fan of the  smooth make-up application that the One Perfecting Brush provides.  There’s a few reasons I’ll be using the BECCA Cosmetics & the One Perfecting Brush for some upcoming parties during Los Angeles Award Season and New York Fashion Week.

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Review: Ryka Radiant Plus Walking Shoes

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My Favorite Shoes for Walking: The Ryka Women’s Radiant Plus Walking Shoes

Last summer I decided to start a fitness program.  I generally swim, but I wanted to start doing more walking to work different muscle groups. Coincidentally, Ryka offered me a pair of their shoes for review and I jumped at the chance.   For the last few months, I’m been taking walks in my Ryka Radiant Plus Walking Shoes. I own athletic shoes from Puma, Avia and Reebok, but I can truthfully say that I prefer the Ryka Radiant Plus shoes for walking in comfort.   I also own one pair of walking shoes, with a heel designed to be lower than the rest of the shoe sole– his is a shoe that my podiatrist asked me to please stop wearing.  That made the switch to the Ryka Radiant Plus Walking Shoes a welcome change.   The design of the shoes is extremely comfortable and they are made for women, uniquely designed for the feminine foot shape, muscle movement, and skeletal structure.  Priced under $70.00, the shoes have won many awards, including the “Best For Walking Workouts” award by Shape magazine.  Here’s a few reasons these shoes offer excellent support and foot comfort. Continue reading »

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Kendall & Kylie Jenner for Topshop via Pacsun

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Kendall & Kylie Jenner’s Pacsun collection is coming to Topshop this summer.

It’s official, Kendall & Kylie Jenner are bringing their fashion brand to Topshop this summer. The collaboration was announced via Twitter.  However according to reports in British Vogue and   Women’s Wear Daily this is not going to be a new collaboration.  Instead, Topshop will stock Kendall & Kylie’s California girl styled collection for Pacsun in their stores and online.  So what can you expect from the Topshop? Probably more of the floral rompers and short dresses with cut-outs that are in the Pacsun collection will be in the stocked at Topshop this summer.

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Kate Beckinsale’s London Style in Five Easy Pieces

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Get Kate Beckinsale’s casually chic look in five easy pieces.

Our spies spotted actress Kate Beckinsale looking casually chic while traveling this week. Kate’s style was all about layering and classic accessories. Although she looked like a million bucks, you can get the same look with affordable pieces from brands like Chinese Laundry, Metaphor, East & Lo and Betsyville.   Read on to see where you get get the five easy pieces that make up Kate’s stylish look. Continue reading »

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Valentine’s Day: Surveys Reveals it’s not about Spending

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A new survey shows that a low-key dinner or even take out are just fine for Valentine’s Day dinner.

According to a recent survey by digital coupon code website  RetailMeNot,  a low-key, affordable dinner for Valentine’s Day is just fine. Sixty five percent of respondents would prefer a low-key dinner on Valentine’s Day over going to an upscale or trendy restaurant. In fact, more women than men want to order takeout and stay home (34% vs. 23%), while more men than women prefer a gourmet dinner at an upscale restaurant on Valentine’s Day (29% vs. 22%).  The data shows, it’s not really giving a big gift that counts on Valentine’s Day, it’s really spending time together and celebrating your relationship. Continue reading »

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Katy Perry’s Faux Fur Coat from ASOS is almost sold out

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Post Superbowl Katy Perry posted a picture of her in an ASOS coat on her Instagram account.

During the Superbowl, singer Katy Perry  dazzled is fiery costumes by designer Jeremy Scott, but after the show was over, she bundled up in a faux fur coat befitting a rock star.   Katy took to Instagram to show off the coat.   The  Faux Fur Leopard Print Coat With Pink Contrast Collar is from online retailer ASOS and is almost sold out.   The coat is on sale for $96.65 US.  If you’re looking for some over the top street style, you might want to check this one out.

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Beauty: Valentine’s Day Glamour Tips

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Some top beauty products for Valentine’s Day Glamour.

 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we turned to beauty expert Mary Zavaglia to give us her expert beauty tips for an easy, edgy sex appeal to make you irresistible.  Here are Mary’s tips for making your lips, eyes, and cheeks give off a sexy glow.

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Naomi Watts to Receive the 2015 LACOSTE Spotlight Award

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Naomi Watts will be the 2015 LACOSTE Spotlight Award Recipient

Actress Naomi Watts is scheduled to Receive the 2015 LACOSTE Spotlight Award at the upcoming Costume Designer Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2015. Ms. Watts always looks stunning on the red carpet, frequently in Armani. The LACOSTE Spotlight Award honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.  I can’t wait to attend the Costume Designer Guild Awards in a few weeks and to see what Ms. Watts wears at the event.  In her performances, Costume Design has been effectively used by Ms. Watts as an  actor to transform  from a terrorized victim (The Ring) to a wife trapped in a loveless marriage in 1930s China (The Painted Veil) to a chic American living in Paris (Le Divorce.)

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