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The Recessionista Reviews Altuzarra for Target

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Altuzarra for Target offers the designer’s luxury looks without the price tag.

For a Target collection made in China, Altuzarra for Target  has much to offer.  For  fashion from Target, it’s really as good as it gets.  This launch really is like Christmas morning for the fashionista on a budget. Having said that, some garments are better than others and some of the fabrics in the collection are more comfortable to wear than others.  If you’re thinking of going shopping today to check out Altuzarra for Target, you should.  Much of the collection is already sold out online at Target.com, but there’s still some on the racks in store and on the website too.   The dresses and tops with the Mediterranean peasant blouse (pictured above) are some of our favorites. As with every Target designer collaboration, there are hits and misses. Some of the things we thought we would love were not flattering or well made when we actually tried everything on.

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Giveaway: Enter to Win a Hammitt Handbag from Sterns & Foster

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The distinctive look of a Hammitt Handbag.

Who doesn’t love the chance to carry a gorgeous handbag?   Some of you know how beautiful the Lockland bag from Hammitt Handbags is.  These handcrafted handbags are designed in Los Angeles and are made with authentic leather.  Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have been spotted carry Hammitt bags. Now Hammitt is having a giveaway offering handbag lovers the chance to win one of these classic bags.   Read on to learn how to enter!

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Shopping Tips to get your Altuzara for Target

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Actress Naomi Watts with designer ALTUZARA at the Target launch party before New York Fashion Week

The long awaited Altuzara collection for Target arrives at Target store, Target.com and Net-a-Porter tomorrow, Sept. 14, 2014.  I’ve had a few requests from regular readers of The Recessionista about the best ways to get the items on your shopping list.   If you want to get your Altuzara for Target, it’s going to take an investment of  your time  this Sunday morning, but here are our tried and true tips for shopping Target’s designer collaborations.

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Desigual : Spring-Summer 15 collection “Say Something Nice”

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Alessandra Ambrosio Walks in Desigual’s Anniversary Show at MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK MADRID (PRNewsFoto/Desigual)

In a fashion world where models don’t show expression on the runway, and sometimes white and black are the only colors, a Desigual show is as refreshing as a breath of fresh air.  At both their recent New York Fashion Week show & Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, Desigual showcased a collection that paid homage to women through compliments. The Spring-Summer 15 collection  called “Say Something Nice” is an exotic, psychedelic journey through time. where words come to life in the form of geometric shapes, daisies, hearts, galactics, brush strokes and colors. The  Desigual Spring/Summer 2015 collection looks like it jumped right out of a Frida Kahlo painting. Continue reading »

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J Crew Heads to Ibiza & the Mediterranean for Spring 2015

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Apparel from J Crew’s Spring 2015 collection shown Tuesday at New York Fashion Week

J Crew showed their Spring/Summer 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week this Tuesday in a presentation at Lincoln Center.  J Crew fans maybe in for a surprise when they see what’s in store for next Spring.  The collection looks very much like resort wear with a distinctly Mediterranean  twist.  For Spring/Summer 2015, J Crew womenswear designer Tom Mora was inspired by a recent trip to Ibiza. The result is a very relaxed look . I  had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Mora before the J Crew presentation and get more detail about what J Crew aficionadas can expect to see on the racks next spring.   Continue reading »

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Kevyn Aucoin & Beauty.com at NYFW: LELA ROSE & MILLY

 

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The beauty roadmap for models at the Lela Rose SS15 Spring show from Kevyn Aucoin.

This year at New York Fashion Week, I had the opportunity to go backstage at several fashion shows to see the make-up and hair styling artists prepare the models for the runway show.  It was literally an eye opening experience, there’s so much going on backstage.  Just as every fashion collection has a style and color palette,  the make-up for each collection also does.  The make-up matches the colors and style of the clothing and it’s an intensive experience getting the beauty and fashion in sync.  Here are the make-up tips from Kevyn Aucoin stylists from two of my favorite New York Fashion Week shows: Lela Rose and Milly for Spring 2015. Continue reading »

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London Fashion Week: TOPSHOP Plans Social Media Blitz via Instagram

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Oxford Street windows for Topshop’s Social Catwalk for SS 15

Every season the savvy marketing folks at TOPSHOP plan a social media blitzkrieg around their London Fashion Week show.  While the folks  who run Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York continue to cut show attendance and ban bloggers from New York Fashion Week, TOPSHOP looks for ways to be socially inclusive with their audience and bloggers.   For London Fashion Week Spring /Summer 15,  INSTAGRAM community will be at the heart of the show experience. Continue reading »

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Target Partners with TOMS for Holiday Collaboration

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Target Tom’s Boys’ and Girls’ Logo Tees

Today Target announced that they are teaming up with TOMS for a limited-edition collection for the holidays. My first thought is this sounds much more practical and accessible than the ill-fated Target & Neiman Marcus Holiday collaboration.  T-Shirts and cool slip on shoes will sell better than overpriced designer imitations.   Our spies tell us that TOMS for Target will feature more than 50 items, each under $50. The collection  will be available at all Target stores in the U.S.. Canada, Target.com on November 16 .  The collection is not just slip on shoes, there will also be home goods and apparel and accessories for women, men and kids. Continue reading »

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Altuzarra for Target Fashion Week Launch Preview

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Actress Naomi Watts with designer ALTUZZARA at the Target launch party before New York Fashion Week

Actresses Naomi Watts and Keri Russell turned out at Target’s A-list media and celebrity Altuzarra for Target launch party to kick-off New York Fashion Week.  Each actress was appropriately attired in, you guessed it, Altuzarra for Target. Naomi looked gorgeous in the line’s red dress. Ms. Russell wore the Altuzarra for Target  trench coat, no mean feat in the city’s oppressive heat and humidity. Continue reading »

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Fashion Week: American Express offers Cardmember Lounge at Milk Studios

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In the last few years, American Express has offered a variety of creative packages for their customers to use to buy tickets to see shows at New York Fashion Week.  They offer a SKYBox at Lincoln Center and this year for Spring 2015 shows,  American Express is offering a VIP Card Member Lounge at MADE Fashion Week at MILK Studios. Here are the details.  Continue reading »

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