Coachella Fashion: Hot Styles to Keep You Cool in the Desert

The Coachella Music Festival is just a few weeks away and west coast music lovers are already on high… [more]

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Alexander Wang Announced as the next H&M Collaboration

Today at their annual Coachella party H&M announced that their next designer collaboration will be… [more]

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Karen Kane Offers Classic American Style for Spring 2014

Los Angeles designer Karen Kane's new Spring 2014 collection is full of comfortable and stylish American… [more]

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New Conscious Collection Arrives at H&M: Sustainable & Chic

The latest installment of H&M's Conscious Collection is now in stores and online. I stopped by my… [more]

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The Recessionista Reviews Peter Som for Kohl's

It's taken me a few days to be able to review all the pieces in the Peter Som's collection for Kohl's.… [more]

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Sue Wong Shows Edwardian Romance for Fall 2014

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Model Brandise Danesewich shows off Sue Wong’s new Edwardian Romance collection for Fall 2014 (image via Sue Wong)

On April 11, 2014  at her Atelier in the Mid-Wilshire district, designer Sue Wong will show her new collection for Fall 2014. This year’s collection, called Edwardian Romance,  continues Ms. Wong’s theme of Hollywood Glamour but adds a touch of Downtown Abbey vintage style. Before next week’s  show I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the collection.  The designer’s trademark touches are evident in this collection of slim silhouettes heavy on lace and embellishments designed for evening wear or a special occasion.  The collection features a muted palette of sandalwood, taupe, ivory and platinum, jewel tones such as sapphire, turquoise and amethyst and traditional fall colors like  chocolate, red and black.  Describing herself as “Everywoman’s Couturier” Sue Wong always provides quality fashion at an affordable price.

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Old Navy Tank Tops on Sale for $2.00 March 29, 2014

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Old Navy $2.00 Tank Top Sale In-store only 3/29/2014

If you’re looking for a good deal on casual clothing or even work-out gear, check out the  Old Navy $2.00 Tank Top Sale available in-stores today. Womens’ Tank Tops are only $2.00 each (reg $8.50), This is a one day only sale on Saturday, March 29, 2014, so you must shop today to get the deal. Please note, the deal is on select styles only and you can’t shop online.  The discount will be applied at the register. If you shop online at Old Navy, check out their spring sale with many items under $15.00.

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LuckyFabb West 2014: Why I Am Attending Lucky Magazine’s Conference

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Next week, I’m heading to Lucky FabbWest in Los Angeles. The conference is April 4-5 at the SLS Hotel. As a fashion blogger, this is an important conference for anyone who loves social media and has a passion for fashion. Why am I making an investment of my precious time & money in this conference? It’s not to see celebrities like Nicole Richie although she will be there. (Although, I am very interested to hear about Nicole’s new House of Harlow fashion line.)  Other celebrities slated to appear at this year’s Lucky Fabb Conference include model Coco Rocha, Actress &  Mad Men star January Jones, plus supermodel Karolina Kurkova.  Those big names can be a be draw because they are fashionable celebs frequently photographed. Sometimes they are there to promote a new make-up line, a new movie or to just get blogger press and why not?   They don’t usually have any enlightening Social Media tips to pass on. But, the celebrities are second to the conference learning for me.  I go to Lucky Fabb to hear sessions on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), the business of blogging and to network with my peers.

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Advance review of Peter Som for Kohl’s DesignNation fashions

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Peter Som for Kohl’s Romper- $64 and
Charmeuse Halter Dress- $70

This week Kohl’s sent me a few samples from their upcoming capsule collection with Peter Som. I received samples of the two garments pictured above, the romper and the halter dress. I also received a tank top from the collection with a St. Barths inspired print on it.  Overall, I’m very impressed by the prints, colors and the feel of the fabric (high grade polyester close to silk) that the designer has created here.   It’s not easy to make a budget priced collection that looks good and feels good on the body.  From the samples I received, I can say that fit will be inconsistent in this collection.  Continue reading »

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Laura Geller Beauty’s Semi-Annual Sale

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Laura Geller Beauty’s Semi-Annual Sale is on.

If you love quality beauty products, but are looking for a deal, check out Laura Geller Beauty  for a special sale today and tomorrow. Kicking off on Tuesday, March 25 and lasting through Wednesday, March 26, you can buy Laura Geller Beauty must-haves online and receive 30% OFF! The online beauty sale kicks offers shoppers 30 hours to scoop up major savings of 30% off ALL products. But,there’s also a special gift included with each order.  Shoppers who buy during  over $50.00 worth of products during the sale will receive a  FREE Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer in Bronze sample with every order, FREE shipping AND a FREE Mini Color Drenched Lip Gloss in Raspberry Roast.  Customers who order $75 or more will receive a FREE Deluxe Beauty Gift.   That’s the deal.  So if you like Laura Geller Beauty head over to her website. The online sale ends at 11:59 EST on Wednesday, March 26

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Happy Birthday to Designer Tommy Hilfiger

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Happy Birthday to American Designer Tommy Hilfiger

Today, March 24th, is designer Tommy Hilfiger’s birthday. Tommy’s simple American style, built on the red, white and blue has been an affordable and relatable staple in our fashion wardrobe since it launched in 1985. Tommy Hilfiger made preppy look cool. Where I went to college at Mimi University in Oxford, Ohio, if you wore Tommy Hilfiger to class or a weekend party, you were an instant success. “The preppy lifestyle has gone global,” said Tommy Hilfiger.” We feel that our business has grown so well because preppy travels so well. It’s all-American classic.”
Mr. Hilfiger was one of the first designers to use emerging musical artists like Lenny Kravitz in advertising for his label. Later Beyonce became the face of the brand’s perfume called “True Star.” Mr. Hilfiger is to be admired for not just his designs and marketing savvy, but also his resiliency. Through the years, like many fashion brands, his business has had made ups and downs, but his firm never went under. Happy Birthday Tommy from all the Tommy Girls and recessionistas who love your style and your fabulous outlet stores! icon smile Happy Birthday to Designer Tommy Hilfiger If you shop Tommy’s website today, take advantage of the 30% off sale on shirts for men and women. Here’s a look back at Tommy Hilfiger through the years.
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Designer Cheryl Koo Debuts “Back to Black” CM2K Collection

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Cheryl Koo and her dancers go back to black for CMK2 FW14 Photo : M. Hall

In a city where it’s all about entertainment, designer Cheryl Koo put on an entertaining and unconventional fashion show to kick-off LA Fashion Week. This was no runway show, but a performance featuring dancers, including Ms. Koo at Supperclub  in Hollywood.  The show was all in basic black,  Los Angeles’ most popular color. At the end of the show, Ms. Koo stepped out from the line of dancers to take her designer bow.  That’s something that you’d never see at New York Fashion Week, where designers are not part of the show, but merely step out for a final bow.  This collection for FW14 is called “Back to Black.” The show was designed to catch the audience’s attention with the models dressed almost like ninjas with covered faces, wearing gas masks and carrying teddy bears.

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CFDA Brands Bring Excitement & Style to Los Angeles Fashion Week

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Little Black Dresses from the CFDA showcase at W Hollywood. photo Copyright M. Hall

Last week, the CFDA Fashion Incubator  program bought a collection of exciting emerging designers to Los Angeles for  Los Angeles Market Week. The W Hotels Worldwide West Coast Showcase featured  10 CFDA {Fashion Incubator} brands, each with a unique perspective and style.  Some of the designers, like Project Runway’s  Daniel Vosovic will be familiar to fashion consumers, but others in the CFDA Incubator program are largely unknown to buyers. The designers, who will graduate from the two-year program at the end of March, were hosted in Los Angeles for four days by W Hotels and participated in various Professional Development activities organized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.  They were treated to a private tour with Diane von Furstenberg of “Journey of a Dress” at LACMA, brunch with LA-based jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth and a studio tour with Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg. Doesn’t that sound like a terrible way to spend a week in Los Angeles? :)  Continue reading »

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Stella & Dot Collection Supporting Autism Awareness Launches April 1

 Stella & Dot Collection Supporting Autism Awareness Launches April 1

The 2014 Stella & Dot Autism Awareness Collection

I’m always excited when I hear about fashions and beauty products that donate sales to help a good cause.  That’s why I want to let you all know that Stella & Dot will be selling an accessory collection to benefit child with Autism. Proceeds from the sale of this cute collection will help to support  autism summer camps, voice communicators for non-verbal children and more.  The collection offers an assortment of accessories including a tote bag, a bracelet and more, all available for purchase on April 1, 2014.   he launch of a capsule collection of signature accessories to support National Autism Awareness Month in April.  For each piece purchased during the month of April, all net proceeds will benefit the HollyRod Foundationan organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and their families.  This is the second year in a row Stella & Dot has partnered with the HollyRod Foundation.  Continue reading »

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H&M Midseason Sale is on! Stock up for Festival /Coachella

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The H&M Midseason Sale is on for 2014.

 H&M’s Mid-Season sale is going on now  and savvy shoppers can save up to 70%.   Our spies have obtained a  few promo codes that can help you shop the sale online and save a bit more. If you  purchase  $50 of merchandise  you can get free shipping with code 1671.  If you’re shopping for kids, get 20% off your entire kids purchase with code 1682.  The sale features a few  items that are perfect if you’re heading out to the dessert for Coachella or if you just want to stock up for spring.  There are discounts on slim pants, draped tops, maxi dresses, bags and accessories, all perfect for festival wear.   Look for discounts at H&M home too. If you shop the sale, let us know what you find.

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