February 8th, 2015
H&M Releases Coachella 2015 Fashion Collection
This week H&M has released a new fashion collaboration called H&M Loves Coachella in connection… [more]
Tips from Good Wife Costume Designer Daniel Lawson
The Costume Designer from TV's The Good Wife, Daniel Lawson, took to Twitter to give social media followers… [more]
Spring Fashion: Lilly Pulitzer for Target Lookbook
Spring has officially arrived and so have the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Lookbook. Get ready for traditional… [more]
Milly for Kohl's Lookbook: Head to Capri for Spring 2015
The wait for a glimpse of the long awaited MILLY for Kohl's Spring Collection is finally over. The… [more]
Lane Bryant Takes Aim at Victoria's Secret Campaign
Specialty size retailer Lane Bryant has launched a masterful marketing campaign aimed squarely at images… [more]
Last night in Hollywood JCPenney treated a group of bloggers to a glamourous night out at the world premiere of Disney’s new Cinderella movie. For me, it was the chance to to enjoy a special night out, see a great movie and find out what JCPenney is up to on the fashion front. The new Disney Cinderella movie has inspired JCPenney to offer over 300 Cinderella inspired items including Cinderella costumes, dresses, bedding, pajamas, fashions, accessories and jewelry. I hadn’t had the opportunity to shop JCPenney accessories and handbags in a while (due to a heavy work schedule) so it was surprising to see how good looking some of the pieces are. Read on to see more of my evening with JCPenney at the Cinderella movie premiere and Glam Ball. Continue reading
This week Michael O’Connor, celebrity stylist and television personality, hosted StyleLab’s jewelry event for Academy Award nominees, presenters and stylists at a private venue in Los Angeles. Every season, O’Connor curates a selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from world-renowned designers for celebrities to borrow for the red carpet. We’re stopped by the suite in past years to see the stunning jewelry on display. A steady stream of stylists and celebs stops by the suite every year to borrow stunning jewels for their moment on the red carpet. Highlights of this year’s suite included sparkling diamond ear cuffs , rare black opal necklaces and classic pearls, O’Connor will accessorize Hollywood’s leading stars with the most exquisite, highest quality jewelry. O’Connor forecasts that colorful gemstones, statement necklaces, large drop earrings at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Continue reading
Oscars weekend is a great time to talk about the glamorous Hollywood inspired collection that designer Son Jung Wan presented for Fall 2015 during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Inspired by the romantic MGM films of the 1950’s and the fashion photography of Gordon Parks Son Jung Wan presented a collection best described as retro-meets-modern; chock-full of glamour with a touch of romance.
Fabrics consisted of merino wool and handcrafted knits in unusual color combinations. Lively metallics, leather and multi-colored furs brought forth the relaxed yet chic mood of the era. Continue reading
H&M is inviting beauty junkies an fashionistas into their new Times Square store this weekend for some pampering and nail care. It’s been so cold in New York this month, some of you might want to enjoy some free nail care as a treat. Here are the details. Famed nail blogger Miss Ladyfinger will be on site February 21st and 22nd from 11:00am to 5:00pm to provide three custom nail designs and nail color changes while customers can show off their new looks on the H&M Manicam. Continue reading
This week at New York Fashion Week ExtraTV interviewed a number of designers about their collections and what will turn up at this year’s Oscars on the red carpet. Extra spoke to designers Jason Wu, Rachel Zoe, Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Michael Kors, Carmen Marc Valvo, Carolina Herrera, Reem Acra, James Mischka, and Angel Sanchez about award season trends. Designer Jason Wu confessed he’d love to dress actress Cate Blanchett. That would be interesting but I think Ms. Blanchett is married to Armani when it comes to the red carpet. Read on to watch the video. Continue reading
This week, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton. This event honors the film costume designers who make the apparel or coordinate the costumes that help to give voice to characters in film. The Costume Designers Guild Awards is one of the most relaxed and enjoyable events during Oscar Award Season Week. LaCoste honoree Naomi Watts looked beautiful in a flowing white Altuzzara blush white halter dress. Hostess Emily Rossum held court in a blush Oscar de la Renta gown that screamed old Hollywood style. Read on to hear about the designers honored by actors and their peers at the gala. Continue reading
Yesterday designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka showed the Badgley Mischka Fall 2015 Collection in the Theater at Lincoln Center. For me Badgley Mischka is always Cinderella time–their gowns are like the ultimate dream for any woman. This year’s collection was The collection was inspired by Spain, and in particular the Spanish bull fighting customs. The collection featured the baroque embellishment traditions of the matador combined with the severity and restraint of Modernist architecture – Blood and Sand meets The Fountainhead. This season, Badgley Mischka plays textures and dimension with prints and embellishment for a rich, informed luxury. Models glided down the runway in wearing Amy Winehouse vintage styled beehives and heavily made-up eyes. Continue reading
If you saw any of the pictures or the runway show from the DKNY Fall 2015 show, then you know the models had distinctive make-up drawn around the entire eye perimeter. Make-up artist Yadim showed us how to recreate the look with Maybelline products. Continue reading
Some of us have the day off today and can indulge in a little President’s Day shopping. Of course if you head out to the shops, or prefer to shop online, you always want to get the best deals. Below are some of the sales on our radar at The Recessionistai s Presidents Day shopping worthwhile? Well, according to surveys the deals can be substantial. Past research from website Shop It To Me Now showed that Presidents’ Day is the best holiday to buy compared to other U.S. holidays with an average discount of 47% off. Many of the popular designers that we see on the runway now at New York Fashion Week, have collections that are now discounted in stores as part of the Presidents Day Deals. For example, Neiman Marcus Last call is having a great sale now on Diane Von Furstenberg which includes her trademark wrap dresses. If you’re shopping today, take a good budget planning tool with you on your mobile phone to make sure you don’t overindulge. I”ve been exploring mobile app Moven just for this purpose. Moven keeps track of your checking accounts, charge cards and your overall spending, so you can see if you should save or splurge. Read on to get our list of deals. Continue reading
Stop by a UNIQLO store this Monday February 16 or on the brand’s website and you’ll see new items for kids. February 16. UNIQLO is launching a new children’s fashion collaboration with UNDERCOVER. The cute collection features fashions in both kids and toddler sizes. Toddler sizes* are available for the first time, in a collection with a total of 28 styles in 75 colors and patterns, including outerwear, cut-and-sew and shirts, as well as skirts, jeans and shorts. Many of the items this season feature a monster character created by UNDERCOVER designer Jun Takahashi.
The “UU” kids’ line, combining UNIQLO’s high-quality basics with UNDERCOVER’s street-inspired high-end fashion, features quality materials with unique designs and colors. Many of the items this season feature a monster character created by UNDERCOVER designer Jun Takahashi.
*Toddler sizes are 95cm and 100cm/XS, while kids’ sizes are 110-150cm/S-XL. Toddler sizes are only available at flagship locations and through the online store.