Sunday, July 30, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
This site has a variety of fun projects that you can make and wear right now.
This is a blog by Style Bubble, which is listed on my blogs to check out...she has a whole section on DIY style...they are really creative...so check it out!
This magazine is all about DIY. The designers create all of their fashions on their own and there are articles that teach the reader how to do the same. This is an online magazine.
These aren't fashion DIY projects...but, they look fun. These would be nice things to make for friends as gifts.
Or try books like:
Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-ShirtMegan Nicolay
99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special
Faith Blakeney, Ellen Schultz, Justina Blakeney, Anka Livakovic
Tease: Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Superstars of Art, Craft, and Design
Sarah Sockit (Editor), Danielle Laurent (Photographer), Shoshana Berger (Introduction)
This site has great items that happen to be listed in a lot of magazines-check the press page for more inspiration!
This is a great place to shop for proms, weddings, cocktail parties and any occasion that you would like to dress up for.
This is a British website that is devoted to its shoppers by updating product and images on a regular basis. Plus, there is a great sale going on right now.
This website was created by a girl just like any of you and I that wanted to find clothes that were on the O.C. Since there was nothing out there that helped her find what she was looking for she decided to start this site which has helped so many people find that one piece they had to have after watching an episode from a variety of shows.
Boutique:Celebrity Closet Raider
Instead of finding something similar to what the celebs are wearing...or purchasing the same thing...why not purchase what the star actually wore...Regina Russell decided to take her online consignment store to LA. Anyone can go to 9157 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 300, West Hollywood, 310.273.7227 to find things that you saw on the red carpet...You never know...Majority of the merchandise are 75% off!
Should the seller allow you to be able to check and see if the product is real at a boutique and give the buyer the opportunity to return the item if the item is fake?
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
There is something new out there that everyone has to go pick up or at least go flip through at B&N!
The magazine: Lula
The Contents: This was created by a UK stylist and it includes images of beautiful girls in beautiful clothes.
Where to buy: Barnes & Noble
Cost: $16...I know, I know...but, this is such a new concept for magazines...you just have to check it out:)
Monday, July 24, 2006
Tarina Tarantino is coming to New York! If you are not familiar with her name, you have definitely seen her necklaces worn by the celebs...people like Cameron Diaz have worn the Hello Kitty necklaces that Tarina Tarantino has designed. If you love pink or Hello Kitty she is the place to go for a fun and festive piece of jewelry. Tarina is based out of Los Angeles, California, but she is opening a flagship store here in New York in SoHo. This is sure to be an amazing store to experience. Keep checking for dates.
P.S. Patricia Field is stlying the commercials for Payless now!
Sunday, July 23, 2006
I was walking by Henri Bendel's yesterday and saw someone spray painting shirts inside and I had to walk in to check it out.
Blairwear is having a Trunk Show at Henri Bendel until tomorrow customizing shirts, tanks, makeup bags and totes. Have fun creating an oh so you item with the designer. If you don't have time to get to Henri Bendel's check out the site at http://www.blairwear.com/ to find more events coming soon.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Dinner Takes All
Airs at 5:30pm
Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28
You always have to have a pen and paper ready for great ideas that come about...
The Manuscript Books by Smythson of Bond Street are a classic treat. They come in a variety of colors and just make a girl look all pulled together at work or school. This brand is kind of on the pricey side, but if you deserve a little treat from yourself for some hard work at work or school, then this is it:) http://www.smythson.com/
For a sleek, modern notebook, try Muji, an inexpensive company that has a lot of fun everyday things at a very low price. My first time shopping at Muji was in London where they have boutiques all over the city. I know that Muji is sold in New York City at the MoMa store, or you could always go online at www.mujionline.co.uk to shop.
I love Jordi Labanda, and therefore I love all of the products with his work on it. This is a fun notebook with fashiony characters on each cover. I could only find this image, but it does the brand no justice...go to www.katespaperie.com to find more like this.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Until August 2nd the Gap New York store on 54th and 5th will be having free concerts every Thursday at 7pm.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
I know that we are all familiar with the magic that Spanx can bring under a pair of thin slacks or a fitting dress or skirt. Well, now Spanx has a new piece of work that goes with the trends of the season, but also keeps everything smooth. They are the tight end footless tights for only $24 that can be worn during the fall with your boots or under some of those summer dresses that just need a couple of pieces to take them through the fall.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
I met stylist, Rebecca Weinberg tonight at the Target event and found out that she is so approachable. She was very informative about the fashion industry and what she does and where she thinks people like myself can go career wise as an entrepreneur. I just want to recommend and remind everyone that you never know what someone will say unless you ask.
I remember the first time I saw the Klein Tools hardware bag in Lucky magazine...I searched all over for it and the men at Home Depot didn't even know what the bag was with the clipping! I searched high and low and could only find the larger size! I usually wear the bag on the weekend. One Saturday I carried the bag in the meat packing district and some ladies working at Charles Nolan went crazy and fell in love:) Which of course made me feel better about only finding the larger size:)
Today on Best Bets email for New York magazine I found out that there are not only hardware bags, but cute little tool bags that look like little pencil cases. Check out www.garberhardware.com to purchase your own. Here are some pictures of the bags so you can carry them with you:)
Many celebutantes wore Rochas gowns for various red carpet events...like Kirsten Dunst to the premier of Marie Antoinette...
Monday, July 17, 2006
Plus there are always three to four editorial pieces with information on new trends or fashion leaders in the industry...
*Check out the article in the August issue of ELLE on newsstands now.
I didn't know that Kimora is venturing into beauty...I really want to try her new lipgloss in Mimosa Fabulosity Plumper...it looks like a beautiful color. I wonder if she uses these products...
Next, in clothing I was just flipping through the August issue of ELLE (and might I add Kiera Knightly is on so many covers) and I saw an ad with a shirt dress by Baby Phat that is really cute...see below.
*This is from the Fall 2006 advertising.
Also, Kimora has come out with a new book called Fabulosity for your reading pleasure.
A British designer makes a comeback this summer with amazing long dresses with funky design from the 60's and 70's. These looks are being recreated today so it is nice to see some of the originators taking their place back in the fashion game with their original pieces tweaked a bit.
Below is a vintage Ossie Clark piece I found on ebay...