Bluefly's Sale on Single Dress Offers Great Deals

Website BlueFly.com is having a sale right now. One of the best deals on the sale are the dresses from… [more]

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Target Announces Black Friday in July over 3 Weekends

  Target is imploring customers to shop like it's Black Friday, in July instead of after… [more]

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Fashion Site ModCloth Launches an App & a Sale

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Sale on Nick Verreos Dresses: Fashion under $50.00

Now one loves a sale on a great designer more than me, so I have to let you know that NV Nick Verreos… [more]

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Inside Downton Abbey's Dazzling Jewels with Andrew Prince

One of the highlights of the FIDM Exhibit of the Costumes from Outstanding Television Shows, is the display… [more]

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Summer Skincare Giveaway: Obagi360 System

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The Obagi360 System

Obagi has formulated a new skincare line specifically for women in their 20′s and 30′s.  The premise of the  Obagi360 System is that it’s never too early to start taking good care of your skin and work to proactively protect your face from fine lines and wrinkles. The all in one kit includes cleanser, anti-aging product and sun screen to protect your skin.   Many dermatologists endorse and use Obagi products on their clients.  Obagi is also sold online at  Amazon and it’s now on sale at Dermstore.  Read on to learn the benefits of this system and to enter to win the Obagi360 System, a retail value of $142.00 US. Continue reading »

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Fab Find: $50.00 Facials in Venice at M Steves Beauty Cottage

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The M Steves Beauty Product line, featuring Rose Hip Seed Oil

In 2011, I wrote about M Steves gorgeous Rose Hip Seed Oil (RHSO)  for skincare and anti-aging.  Since then I’ve been using her organic skincare line on my skin.  I’m still in love with the  RSHO oil, but I also love the Purifying Cleanser which is sulfate free and smells like Oranges because it’s packed with nourishing  Fruit Extracts.   Now M Steves  founder has opened an adorable “Beauty Cottage” in Venice, CA off Abbott Kinney to provide customers with facial treatments, eyebrow threading and other natural beauty products.  I had the opportunity to visit the Beauty Cottage to get a facial two weeks ago, and I can tell you that if you live in Los Angeles or if you are visiting, the Beauty Cottage is a delicious treat for your skin.  Continue reading »

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Chuan Spa Offers Pampering & Relaxation in Pasadena

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Chuan Spa at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena

The new Chuan Spa opened last week at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California.   I had the pleasure of visiting Chuan Spa last week to review the property and the treatments. After spending a few hours at Chuan Spa, I can tell you that this is not a typical California spa–it’s an experience.   Chuan Spa marries traditional Chinese medicine to treatments like facials and massages.  The spa also offers the latest in beauty technology including laser treatments or Intelligent Phototherapy via Mistral Light Heat Energy and Hydra Facials.  With 11,000 square feet including  a sauna; aromatic steam room; Jacuzzi; and a comprehensive menu of massage, facial, hair, skin and nail services you can check into Chuan Spa and never want to leave.   But the real reason to visit Chuan Spa isn’t the gorgeous surroundings and the high-tech beauty treatments.   For me, the standout at Chuan are the services offered by the therapists at the spa.   Continue reading »

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The Limited Prepares for Scandal–A Scandal Collection

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Sketches from the upcoming Scandal collection for the Limited

The Limited will be bringing fashions based on the hit TV show Scandal to their stores this fall.  As with the Banana Republic who partnered with a costume designer Janie Bryant for their Mad Men collections, the Limited is partnering with costume designer Lyn Paolo.   The fashions will be based on the styles worn by Scandal character Olivia Pope.  Actress Kerry Washington,  Lyn Paolo and  Limited designer Elliot Staples collaborated to develop each piece in the collection, which is characterized by its authenticity, originality and unique details and trim. Tops, pants, jackets and outerwear are included in the fall collection, with prices beginning at $49. Now that’s affordable.  Our spies tell us sizing will range from a size 0 to a size 16. Look for the Limited Scandal Collection in stores this September and online.

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Single Dress Celebrates 10 years of their Kimono Dress

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Single’s Fabulous Kimono dress in the window at Decades on Melrose (M. Hall)

Last night designer Galina Sobolev celebrated the 10 year anniversary of her Single Kimono Dress at the Decades store on Melrose. One look at these gorgeous dresses in the window and you can see why they are still going strong after 10 years.  The design is comfortable, the materials are silk and the style with it’s cinched waist and full skirt is going to flatter every body type.   Continue reading »

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H&M Summer Sale Offers Items as Low as $3.00 US

HM+SALE1 H&M Summer Sale Offers Items as Low as $3.00 US

I stopped into my local H&M store this weekend to check out their summer sale.  This is a great sale with lots of items reduced to $10.00 and $3.00 US, including my favorite the new Conscious Collection.  I even spied some Conscious Collection exclusives on the sale rack.  The sale offers everything from swimwear to kimonos and is online as well as in-store. Continue reading »

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Shopbop and East Dane Summer Sale-New Markdowns

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Shopbop is taking further reductions on sale items on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Shopbop (and East Dane) are have a great sale beginning Tuesday June 24 at 7am EST. The sale offers 25% extra off all items already on sale.  The sale offers everything from designer handbags, to get summer dresses and accessories.  Give it a look before work or on  your lunch break, because the sale items won’t last long!

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Kayne West: Fashion Instructor at L.A. Trade Technical College

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Kanye West doing his community service at L.A. Trade Technical College.

There’s a new instructor over at L.A. Trade Technical College—Yezzus, it’s Kayne West. Yes, Kim Kardashians’ husband agreed to do community service. Kayne pleaded guilty to attacking a photographer back in March.  As part of the deal, Kayne is doing community service.  In a fashionable way.  Unlike Chris Brown, Kayne won’t be picking up trash by the side of the road.   TMZ reports he’s out teaching,  According to TMZ, Kayne was over at L.A. Trade Technical College today.  Today’s lesson was all about designers and it lasted 3 hours.  Kayne was an intern at Fendi in 2009, so he it seems he does know a bit about being inside a fashion house.   

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Beauty: Where you live determines how wrinkled you are

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The top-20 most wrinkle-prone regions in a study by RoC Skincare and Sperling’s BestPlaces.

We all know lifestyle, diet, environment, proper skin care, sun and the amount of water  you drink can affect how your skin ages.  But now there a new factor to consider.  How the area you live in, or your specific US city, can play a party.  A study  called the RoC® Skincare Wrinkle Ranking Study breaks down wrinkles by US zip codes.  The study  unveils new data that demonstrates the correlation between geographic location and the formation of wrinkles. The RoC Skincare Wrinkle Ranking Study outlines the 50 most wrinkle-prone regions in the United States and the underlying factors that may cause skin to age. Continue reading »

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T. J. Maxx Looks at How Women Dress & Invest in Fashion

MAX DRESS YOURSELF T. J. Maxx Looks at How Women Dress & Invest in Fashion

T.J.Maxx conducts a live fashion experiment to understand how women use fashion to express their best self throughout their lifetime. (PRNewsFoto/T.J.Maxx)

T.J.Maxx recently partnered with Developmental and Fashion Psychologist, Professor Karen Pine to research  how women use fashion as a form of self-expression. Last year, T.J.Maxx conducted a study that found that women aren’t fashion victims but rather control fashion as a tool to express their personality (77 percent) and individuality (74 percent).  Most of us know this is not news, but it’s interesting to see if quantified in a study. Continue reading »

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