Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Speaking of...

...the New York pop-up store for the Limited till the end of December and the popularity of faux fur this season---I had to share an AMAZING deal and oh so cute style from The Limited. ONLY $49.50 and perfect with a belt around the waist! I have to have this style this season! I am so on board with faux fur this years it's not even funny!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fashion at Work in Teen Vogue: Super-Intern Colby Jordan

Inspiration regardless of how old you are...this is better than what we saw on NY Prep...maybe Teen Vogue needs to do something with TV:)

P.S. I am off from work today sick...so, I am just doing this for fun before I leave to pull for my shoot on Sunday...hope you enjoy the videos!


Bluefly presents How to Rock BRACELETS

A girl can never have too many tips on how to wear bracelets!:) Take all the tips and make them your own!:)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's a furry situation...what's your take on faux fur vests??

Well, like leggings, which took me a while to catch on, I am jumping on the faux fur vest train. Wondering if you will too and if you will look for budget friendly, or extremely expensive...to the point where you pay almost as much as you would on a real fur vest? My sister who isn't very fashionably inclined laughed when I asked her if she would wear a faux fur vest this season and she said if she EVER did it would be real, what's the point (which she will do neither in case anyone has a problem with it:)...enough said...so, I was curious how people are reacting to the faux fur vest...not only are people relating it to the movie, "Where the Wild Things Are." Have you seen the fashion comparisons people have done?? They are genius, but WOW it shows what people can do to market fashion if they come up with it:) Faux all of a sudden is "in" and even though all of the shots below are paired with jeans, Rachel Zoe had said she would pair the faux fur vest with an evening look and I have seen and will style mine with chiffon blouses and straight jeans or chiffon dresses.

How it looks on, me in the dressing room:
The one I got:) New York & Company


New York is on Sale Up To 70% Off - Shop Now

The ones I saw in store were better…but, this is an example from Forever 21


From Shop Bop for 294.00

Or you can skip buying one and just make one like my new fave professional style DIYer, p.s. i made this shares! Even though I bought one at New York & Company, I am still going to make one...this version looks a little more elegant and the other (NY&CO) is more casual. Have fun!

K-Mart Fashion Director Shares Tips on How To Wear Scarves

I want the purple scarf and the white tunic that is with that look to wear with my Indian pants!:)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Great tip from P.S. I made this...

This is a great DIY project to make for friends and family members this holiday season!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Rachel Zoe on the Today Show

Since I missed this, I thought I would share with everyone:)

Behind the Scenes Style of Cast From "The City"

I know I am not the only one who LOVES the style on The City...I don't care about the drama at all...well, ok, just a little...but, the clothes are noted everytime!

Twenty8Twelve - Behind the scenes

Today will officially be video share day:) Enjoy!

JNY Style Miles - Episode 10: Featuring Lloyd Boston

Don't forget, I have a Jones New York tee giveaway!!! Leave a comment to win!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Mannequin is the Muse for Barneys New York's Grand Opening Next Week

I am soo excited, not only do we have H&M announcing their grand opening in Scottsdale for November 5th, but Barney's New York is opening on October 15th at 12 PM and there are so many exciting things that go along with the opening and I have the scoop!

I still remember driving to Scottsdale just to see if it was true that Barneys New York was coming to Scottsdale. When I spotted the construction site and knew the legend was reality I started my countdown. Here are some shots of what to expect next week. I can't wait to walk into the store...It's so exciting after being in New York last month for New York Fashion Week and of course going into the Barneys for a catalog and to see all of the gorgeous clothes that are sold at this AMAZING store. I wonder if they will have a CO-OP department. We shall see, but until then, check out renderings and construction shots to get an idea of what it looks like.

The BIG deal for me is that Simon Doonan is going to be at the festivities so I will be able to get an autograph for my book:) But, the unexpected there is another wing to the Scottsdale Fashion Mall which includes a new store for Banana Republic. To make the evening even more exciting, there will be a fashion exhibit called, The Mannequin is our Muse where Scottsdale Fashion Square retailers, a group at Mesa Community College, local artists and even Simon Doonan (the creative director for Barneys New York) share their interpretation of style.

Here is a look at what the designers were thinking:

Simon Doonan: The creative director for Barneys New York took the household brillo pad to new heights with his creation.

Mesa Community College: Local students came up with the idea to design a collection of mannequins called "Urban Angels" to reflect the lives everyday people. Their instructor, Evonne Bowling took he

r students to a thrift shop and gave them money to buy their supplies. The series includes: A full-time mom/full-time student, a soldier, a doctor, and a rock star.

Sephora: The style muse for Sephora’s mannequin was celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, from TLC's LA Ink. The manager of Sephora asked Kat personally for suggestions on how to design their mannequin for the event at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Sephora's mannequin actually resembles Kat Von D.

Charlotte Ronson's I HEART RONSON for JC Penney's fall line is HOT!

I just applied to be America's MOST Stylish Blogger!!

I had to share in my excitement! I am not sure if I have won, but I am excited to have entered. Here's the dish:
Bluefly and Stylelist have teamed up to offer a really great contest that ends on October 12th and then if you are chosen:
Bluefly, along with the fabulous AOL StyleList, will be holding an online casting call in search of eight super stylish bloggers to compete in a five week contest to determine America's Most Stylish Blogger.
Each week, the eight bloggers selected will be sent an item and will be asked to create a stylish look using an item hand-selected and sent to them by Bluefly. (How fun! I would love this! Like playing dress up everyday! a'la Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants:)
The blogger with the most cumulative votes at the end of the five week period will be named America's Most Stylish Blogger and they'll be rewarded with:
A $1,000 shopping spree on Bluefly A weekly column on AOL StyleList Their very own Blogger Store on Bluefly The title of America's Most Stylish Blogger!
Visit http://www.americasmoststylishblogger.com/ to enter! And don't forget to Fan the America's Most Stylish Blogger Facebook page for exclusive contest news and updates! Also, check it out on FlyPaper, Bluefly's daily blog!

Sign up today! I just did---I can't wait to see what happens!:)

BREAKING NEWS: H&M Opening in Scottsdale November 5 at noon

I just got the press release and I can't wait for pictures or anything else, the H&M we have been waiting for in Arizona is finally opening! We have been waiting since last year when we heard it was supposed to open thisApril and nothing.
But, now, the new store will open at Scottsdale Quarter. Opening November 5 at noon, the new store will pioneer H&M’s entry to the U.S. Southwest region.
The opening will come just in time for us to have access to the MUST-HAVE Jimmy Choo H&M collection!
More info:
In celebration of opening day, H&M Scottsdale Quarter will offer the first 300 shoppers in line an H&M T-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, a shopping card valued from $10 to $500. The store is located at 15169 N. Scottsdale Road and can be reached at (480) 607-8374. This H&M Store location will be open Monday through Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Man Shops Globe Starts Tonight

For those of you, like me that don't have the Sundance channel, I will be searching for a youtube channel or somewhere online that we can watch this must-have show!  Here is a preview of what the program will be about.

Monday, October 05, 2009

New on Shop It To Me

I feel like Shop it to Me is always coming up with something new and genius for smart shoppers and they are all about making sure they don't just do something new, they come to people like me and see if it works.  And, let me tell you, it's perfection!  Just like they say, you originally sign up and then, they are so good and keep adding new designers.  This is a way to not miss on all of the new must-have lines and not taking so long searching everyone of the over 600 brands now available.  Sign up and try it out today.  It's actually kind of fun to see what they have to share with you.

Exciting News!!! Fabulous New York Go-To Store, 1971 REISS is Now ONLINE!

I haven't heard this news buzzing, but I heard about this while I was in New York.  I literally went into the store gushing over everything at 1971 REISS and then started to chat and found out, lo' and behold, the store was coming to online access!

Seen on the streets of New York during fashion week, the Alviero Martini

I am on the hunt for the
Alviero Martini bag...I found that on eBay prices are sky high and then, on Etsy only $22.
I am trying to figure out what is legit pricing for this vintage bag. I just found a site,
Vintage Nation that explains how you can decide the difference.
Side note: The lady above was from Italy I believe and stopped my friend and I to ask
us where the Ann Taylor store was...to be honest, I was very SURPRISED-you usually
expect to hear people searching for H&M, Zara, TopShop or Bergdorf Gooodman,
Henri Bendel or Saks...it was a kind of nice surprise. Snaps to Ann Taylor for getting
world-wide with their changes.

2 For 1 DIY: Ring Genius

I have the most genius gift idea for this holiday season that you will not believe how easy it is! My mother shared this project with me a couple of months ago and I couldn't believe it and everyone who has gushed over my rings still can't believe we made these statement rings! It also helps that costume cocktail rings are in right now. For this project, all you need are:
-vintage clip on earrings
-E-6000 glue
-Plastic Bowl
What to do:
Do this outside because the E-6000 is really strong.  Remove the back off the clip-on earrings.  Use the E-6000 to apply the earring to the ring w/pad. Poor the rice into the bowl.   Place the ring right side up in the bowl and leave outside in the sun for 12 hours.  
Voila it's perfection!  

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