Thursday, November 30, 2006

I Know I Said I Wouldn't

But, I can't help myself... be greatful for that!

Last Sale Post I Swear

If you can't make it to any of the numerous sales that are going on this week don't worry there's always online sales and have I got a doozy for you. Other than JLo that is =) is doing it up with tons of items from practically any designer you can name. What a nice gesture for shoppers in this holiday season. And in another gesture Yoox will be donating 10% of all proceeds to Amnesty International. We all know how I love shopping for a cause....

Convertible Boot?

I was schocked to learn that this fabulous knee high boot can magically transform into an ankle boot thanks to the detachable leather leg warmers. If you don't believe me I will send you an image of what they look like without the clip on, just e-mail me. And then you will have a way to justify the cost, with it being two boots in one and all.

Go For Me And Have A Fabulous Time!!!

Wish List: Wish 3

I bought one of these off of e-Bay a year ago and unfourtunatly for nieve me it wasn't authentic. What a shocker! And since then I have had my eye on an authentic Juicy sweatshirt, especially after trying one on and feeling the wonderous warth and cozyness. Too bad the price is so steep but, hey it is the season of giving.

For All The Bootylicious People

Just a head up that JLo stuff is on super sale. With items for $14.99 and up how can anyone go wrong? Just good luck finding your size and if they've got it flaunt it!

Wish List: Wish 2

I am in amoré with these shoes! I normally stray away from super high heels but with this platorm cushion I should be ok, at least to drive somewhere really nice, walk in, sit down, and then when I was done schmoosing, walk out. They also have them in cocoa brown at Plaza Too. Hmm, decisions decisions.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Let's Talk About Sales, Baby

This week there is alot of stuff going on. That's good news for all because everyone could use these deals just in time for the holiday!

  • You're invited to the Denim Blitz after Thanksgiving sample sale. They are back and stocked with the best of the best! You will find: Seven for All Mankind, True Religion, People's Liberation, Juicy Couture, Antik, Yanuk, Earnest Sewn, Grail, Hudson, Frankie B, Paper Denim & Cloth and many many more. There will also be new designer winter jackets, leggings, hoodies, dresses, sweaters, cashmere tops and much more. This is really is the sale some of you have been waiting for so head over there and shop it up. Now till 12/3 (Thu-Sat, 11-8 and Sun 11-5) @ 72 Greene St (btwn. Spring & Broome)
  • Here’s a blast from the very recent part. Dolce and Gabbana is still going strong with 70% off some of the greatest items from fall and winter for men, women, and kids. With a little something for everyone your sure to find something for someone. Going on now till 12/11 (Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-7) @ 434 W. Broadway (btwn. Prince & Spring St) and for those people in Jersey, D&G @ The Mall at Short Hills.
  • American Essentials is the leading socks licensee provider for top designer labels such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, etc. This annual sample sale will be featuring hosiery, robes, slippers by American Essentials and some of the coziest socks to keep you warm, as well as, t-shirts, drawstring pants and other loungewear normally carried by high end retailers. Items are in the $2-$50 range. Starting tomorrow and going till Friday (Wed-Thurs, (9-6) and Fri (9-2) @ 358 5th Ave. (entrance on 34th Street) 2nd floor. This one is CASH ONLY!
  • Bitta Design Group's having a fabulous sale on precious and semi-precious jewelry. The skillful use of 14K, 18K and platinum creates designs that are suitable for any occasion. With rings, earrings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets and a great selection of French, Italian and brand name, gold and diamond watches at up to 80% off retail you might just find the perfect gift for someone on your list. BONUS: First one hundred shoppers will receive a Venetian hand-blown glass necklace with any purchase, and that is something you can keep for yourself. Tomorrow and Thursday (10-6:30) @ The Peninsula Hotel 700 5th Ave (at 55th St) 3rd Fl - Tribeca Room.
  • For all you crazy dog lovers: New York Dog is having a huge holiday sample sale. This company has some of the most luxurious and innovative fashion accessories for classy canines and their stylish owners. There is an enormous amount of inventory and prices are up to 80% below retail. Save your wallet the pain of buying doggie accessories full price and stop by. Tomorrow till Saturday (Wed-Fri 8-8, Sat 10-6) @ 133 W. 25th St. (btwn. 6th & 7th Ave.) in Suite 9 East.
  • Since Balenciaga is ordinarily beyond my budget and possibly yours as well, we’ll have to make sure to hit the 40% off sale. Maybe I’ll spot the next perfect bag for me. Starting on Thursday till 12/15 (Mon-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5) @ 542 W. 22nd St.,( nr. Eleventh Ave.)
  • The store may have just opened, but alice + olivia is already slashing their prices for the holiday season. Save 40-70% on leggings, sweater dresses, jackets, and more. Starting Thursday till Friday (9-7) @ 80 W. 40th Street (nr. 5th Ave).
  • And here’s more for my super posh fashionistas returns to New York with hundreds of new arrivals! From designer gowns, dresses, suits to handbags and shoes, all merchandise is priced up to 85% off retail. Featuring items by Escada, Chanel, Badgley Mischka, Versace and many more with thousands of items to choose from. From 12/2 – 12/5 (Sat-Mon 9-8, Tue 9-6) @ The New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave. (at 34th St.) on the 3rd Floor, Sutton Suite.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Shopping For A Cause

Well, you all now know about Spoonfed Art and designer Karin Collins. But, I have just received word that Ms. Collins has donated some of her one of a kind jewelry to be sold in a charity auction benefiting the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Her special NEDA logo pendant is the number one item on the list beating out a Marc Jacobs Venetia bag and Sara Evans concert tickets. Get in there people and bid, it's for a good cause!


While browsing through e-mails I got a notice about some new revolutionary pieces of jewelry. Now, we all know how I am about the bling so of course I started to browse. And as I was admiring the cute, handmade designs I was moved to perhaps purchse on of these cute bracelets. Until, that is, I looked at the price. I know Lacquerite is innovative, forward fashion worked entirely by hand that originated with Molly Jackson and which utilize revolutionary liquid polymers from a company pioneering progressive "green technologies". But Artisan produced or not they don't seem like they are worth the hefty $285.00 that is being charged. They look like slap braclets! Hmmm... maybe I would change my mind if I tried one on but that'll probably never happen since I'm not going to shell out the dough. If anyone gets to try one on let me know how it is.

Weekend Of Thanks

If your still at home looking for something to do stop by one of Plaza Too's various locations and enjoy some baked goodies and shopping, of course! I'll be stopping by one of them because ever since I worked down the block from the one in Bronxville I've been hooked.

Not So Affordable Capsule Collection

The Tom Dixon for Lacoste polo shirts. Industrial-chic takes on the classic shirt with an eye on technology and functionality (and of course fashion) Take your pick from four limited edition styles, each complete with Tom Dixon-designed packaging. There’s the rough-edged, indigo Eco polo ($198) made of organic cotton and packaged in an egg carton-like recycled box; the Techno polo ($198), a steel-colored ode to Lacoste’s performance and durability in a hi-tech lurex weave, vacuum-sealed in aluminum foil. Both of these designs will be sold at select Lacoste stores. Check the website for details, it's a little too trippy for me... stupid bouncing preppy people. These shirt's souped-up cousins are the Eco polo+ and the Techno polo+ ($255). A mere 1,000 of the + versions will be sold exclusively at Jeffreys ( 449 W. 14th St.), so whether you want it as a gift, a collector’s item, a work of art, or simply a new reason to take up tennis, move fast!

Lord Help Us...

What do you get if you cross Jennifer Lopez with Posh Spice? I'm not sure but, apparently we're soon to find out, because the two pop star-turned-designers became new BFF's when they met at Tom Cruise's wedding last weekend. "Jennifer thought Victoria was a real character and very much hopes they can stay friends now they have met." Apparently J-Lo thinks the pair could be capable of developing a seriously sexy range and Posh, who once claimed never to have read a whole book, also apparently helped J-Lo with a few script writing tips since she is in the process of writing a couple of films, one of which is a real chick flick about two sisters who get separated at birth but are later reunited (really original)... I'm worried, honestly.

For The Ecoist Peoples...

Here's another way to shop it up while still being on of the Planeteers! A little birdie told me about a line of solar-powered bags made by Reware. I jest not. These bags come in different designs (backpack, daypack, messenger bags) and colors so you can find the perfect fit but here's the prestige each one is equipped with thin-film solar panels of 52 micro-solar cells that generate 7 watts of raw sun power to charge up any 12-volt electronic device (i.e. your cell-phone, PDA, ipod, digital camera, etc) Finally I can unattach myself from my car chargers! And in true Ecoist fashion these bags are made from shredded plastic soda bottles. With an extra solar powered battery you can even keep your laptop going! Check it out and then start planning your next vacation off the grid or your everyday running around the city...

Gap Doesn't Know When To Stop

Just when you've finally recovered from the fashionista frenzy that was the unveiling of Viktor & Rolf's designs for H&M, another cheap and cheerful collaboration is hitting stores nationwide. This time, it's celebrity favorite Roland Mouret, whose capsule dress collection for the Gap is sure to have us setting our alarms extra early come December 1. Although, I'll be at Saks first though, picking up my L.A.M.B! Mouret's dresses are classics with a twist, including a pitch-perfect A-line, short-sleeve minidress (ideal for layering), and a festive, crimson, bell-sleeve tunic, the proceeds from which will benefit Bono's charitable brainchild Product RED. I can't wait, because I love shopping for a cause other than my closet.

Payless Does It Again...

Abaeté has come and gone and Payless is celebrating the success of that endeavor but not before delving into another. Lela Rose’s sweet and feminine designs, may fetch up to $2,100, but come February, her stuffs will be affordable for all thanks to a design collaboration with Payless announced this week. Rose will create Lela Rose for Payless, a line of original footwear and accessory designs that will be unveiled at her Fall 2007 runway show next February during fashion week. Matt Rubel, CEO of Payless ShoeSource and a veteran of Cole Haan says "we look forward to celebrating her design esthetic and bringing it to women across America with the Lela Rose for Payless collections available only at Payless.” Subtlety is not neccessary! Also noted was the fact that the contract also includes a holiday 2007 collection that will debut in November next year. “Every woman knows that a good shoe is hard to find, especially one that is affordable with impeccable quality and design,” said Rose. “That’s the goal of this alliance" And as we all know Payless’ approach in converging mass and class isn’t new. Nine West trumped their collaborations with Thakoon, Sophia Kokosalaki, and Vivienne Westwood, and H&M gained an entirely new audience thanks to its partnerships with Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Viktor & Rolf. And let's not forget about Target and their Go: International lines... This can only mean more good things for Payless and us!

Super Comfy

Karmaloop is one of the places on the great wide internet that you can get Harajuku Lovers stuff, for regular retail or on sale. Right now they have one of the comfiest sweatshirts I have ever worn in great new colors plus, of course, cute stuff on sale. It could be a great holiday gift. But, I know it's going to end up in your closet... you can't resist the comfy!

Gap Is At It Again

With the launch of their new shop, Piperlime! As if clothes, bags, fragrances, sunglasses, and even home goods weren't enough Gap Inc. felt the need to expand into shoes as well. Now, I know your thinking that they sell shoes in store. But, I'm not talking about Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic shoes. I'm talking about brands like Hollywould, Betsy Johnson, Delman, Charles David, Frye, Tahari, and many more. There is a wide selection of items and the site it pretty easy to navigate so get your shop on.

Jewelry To Make You Laugh

I had to post this... too funny. As someone who does not own a piece of Chanel fabulousness I suppose it's more amusing. Maybe when I finally find somehting I like (and can afford) this will be too bittersweet to laugh But, now it's all good.

Speaking of Jewelry

I know I have mentioned Carnelian Knoll and Julie Sigmund before but, since the Holiday Shops in Bryant Park opened Saturday, November 18 (while your there take a spin in the free skating rink) and the Union Square Holiday Market opened yesterday I figured it would be good to remind everyone that she will be there selling her beautiful jewelry. In Bryant Park the booth (F8) is located in the center of the Park between the skating rink and the library. That fair is open daily through New Year’s Eve (Monday-Friday 11- 8, Saturday 10-9, Sunday 10-6) The Union Square Holiday Market is open through Christmas Eve. (Monday-Friday 11-8, Saturday 10-8 PM, Sunday 11-7) Location details will be posted on the Carnelian Knoll website. This year, there is a growing selection of earrings in the $18-$25 range that are ideal for office gifts, secret Santas, and stocking stuffers. And a little bonus for all the insiders... shop now through November 30th and Julie will take 5% off any purchase or 10% off all purchases over $100 when you present a copy of her special e-mail notice. If you want a copy, e-mail me and I will forward it to you!

Wish LIst: Wish 1

I am in love with these earring. Again, I'm not exactly sure why I'm having unprecedented attractions to unlikely things but, I am. Hmmm... maybe a good stocking stuffer (wink wink, nudge nudge) It's hit a new level of craziness I am spying my own gifts!

Shoes, Shoes, and More Shoes

I don't really think that I need anymore shoes but that doesn't mean I should deprive those who might have a little more space in their closet to fill. Right now Smart Bargains is having a $49.99 sale on a few choice desginers. Take your pick, I'm sure you'll be able to find something.

Review Time

I know your all wondering how the midnight madness went at the mall. Well, because I was suffering from severe tryptophan poisoning I ended up just passing out when I got back to my place. Shame on me! But, I redeemed myself by waking up the next morning bright and early and heading up there with renewed enthusiam and sugar so I didn't fall asleep again. I can't even imagine how crazy it must have been at midnight because when I got there at 9 in the AM it was pretty extreme. There was no more space in the valet parking, there were state troopers everywhere, and I had to drive around forever and block off an entire lane of cars just to get a parking space that I had been waiting for before someone tried to steal it. The best musing about the experience had to be from my brother while we waited on the hour long line to get into the Coach outlet. He said that nothing was worth waiting on a line that long except a roller coaster at Six Flags. I beg to differ. In the end I got some gifts for people on my list as well as some t's at Juicy Couture for myself (tee hee). Next year I'm not eating Thanksgiving dinner, I'm just drinking coffee and heading up there for the madness.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Strange Attraction

I want this bag. I'm not exactly sure why but I do and it's on sale so I guess it's a go. Oddly enough, it's not the first bag or clutch that I have seen recently at the Gap that I have been attracted to. And, as you can see when you click the link they really are stepping it up in terms of the price. I suppose that genuine leather will always cost but I'm hoping that the quality of construction will match the chosen materials...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Where Are You Going To Be Today?

I'm going to be at the First Annual Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibit. Viva la Boriqueña! And woo hoo Puerto Rican Heritage Month! But, I digress, that's not the only reason why I'm going. My friend Lis, who was selling her beautiful jewelry at Culture Fest, will have her own table to show off her stuff from 11-5 @ Hunter College (West Building) 695 Park Ave. enter on the corner of 68th & Lex. And, if yourinterested in her stuff get there early because they are limited, one of a kind pieces that will be snatched up quickly, if not by the hoards of people then by yours truly!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Weekend Samples

There are some more sales going on this weekend. I know you're all excited!
  • First there is a multi designer sample sale including men’s, women’s, children’s goods, as well as, some home items. Featured designers include Missoni, Marc Jacobs, Mui Mui, Jimmy Choo, Prada Sport and many more. And with deals like cashmere sweaters now $45, originally $275, puffy ski jackets $15, originally $275, and all kinds of designer jeans now $55, originally $200-$375 how could you resist? Today, Saturday and Sunday from 11-7 @ 59 Crosby St. (btwn. Spring & Broome) But keep in mind this is CASH ONLY!
  • Today till Sunday Rubin Chapelle is taking up to 70% off printed silk dresses (around $320), kimono sleeve blouses (now $125), drawstring skirts (now $120), and more. If you in the mood for comfortable fabulousness head over to 410 W. 14th St. (nr. 9th AveTomorrow and Sunday (9-7, and 10-6 respectively) Lafayette 148's chic, modern separates (normally sold at Saks and other high end retail shops) are up to 80% off! Not much more to say about that. Head over to 148 Lafayette St. (nr. Howard.)
  • Tomorrow and Sunday (9-7, and 10-6 respectively) Lafayette 148's chic, modern separates (normally sold at Saks and other high end retail shops) are up to 80% off! Not much more to say about that. Head over to 148 Lafayette St. (nr. Howard).
  • Tomorrow ONLY The Billion Dollar Babes sale is hitting New York with desginers like Sass & Bide, Tocca, and Cynthia Rowley for up to 80% off, as always. Located @ the Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St. (nr. 6th Ave.) Treat it like a job ladies, from 9-5. But don't forget if you haven't already you must pre-register at

High-End Personal Shopper

As much as I love to shop it would be a relief if this year I did not have to go through the extreme effort of finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list. Santa Iris gets tierd people! If your in the same boat you should check out the Neiman Marcus website. Right now they have a holiday shopping guide so you can find the perfect gift for "the traveler," "the diva," "the happy family," etc. The only probelm is you might get distracted picking things out for yourself but, it's a risk I'm willing to take. And if you want to make the whole experience even simpler you can shop the 10 best gift ideas and narrow the field.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Beautiful Day

There is a new Sephora opening tomorrow on 57th and Lex. Stop by if you have the time they might be having give aways and such. Maybe you'll get a look at the new Monopoly while your at it...


In a good way... is having a holiday $10 sale. Sounds great but there is more! This sale is running 30 days and they will be adding new items to the catalog each day. I know your excited. Not only will there be new designs but also reprints of old favorites. There is something for everyone including that someone on your list that always gives you problems. I mean, who doesn't like t-shirts? Yeah, that's what I thought.


Saks Fifth Avenue is ushering in its newly renovated 110,000-sq.-ft. New Orleans store at Canal Place—which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005—with a two-day celebration that will include a celebrity-attended Oscar de la Renta fashion show, a personal appearance by denim designers Chip and Pepper Foster of Chip & Pepper, and a gala for approximately 2,000 invited guests. Following the fashion show, Saks will host a party, themed after the city’s rich French history and its European beginnings, with catering provided by chef Emeril Lagasse. The opening events will support five New Orleans charities, including the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), New Orleans Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Center, Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, and Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. The following day, Saks will host a meet-and-greet with local citizens and customers in the morning, followed by a formal ribbon cutting marking the official opening of the store, and the PA by Chip & Pepper. “Saks Fifth Avenue has been blessed with 23 years of success in New Orleans,” said Sadove. “Re-opening Saks at Canal Place gives us the opportunity to further serve our growing customer base here, and it marks another milestone in the comeback of this great city.”

Two Soles, One Body

Since ballet flats seem to have lasted another season at the height of fashion it seems only logical that one of the premier designers of flat shoes has opened a boutique in New York City. London Sole has just made it even easier to pick up their comfy, practical, and trendy shoes. Just call, 212-719-3001, or email to make an appointment so you can stop by their boutique! No browsing the web and waiting for the package to come in the mail just stop by and take your pick. Whatever you choose will be coming home with you. How very appropriate in this city of ours.

Black Friday

It's that time of year again! With Turkey Day a week away we all know that the biggest shopping day of the year is upon us. And while some people definitely avoid leaving their house for fear of being injured by a rampant shopper others, like myself, are out there scooping up the deals. Normally I would head out to NJ immediately after dinner and shop with V but since she will be working that day I have come up with another shopping plan of attack! The Midnight Madness Sale at Woodbury Commons, as well as, many of the other Premium Outlets throughout the country for that matter, just check the website. Make your list and check it twice then get your shop on.

Getting Down To Business

Sorry for all the problems yesterday. All I have to say about that is that, the new Blogger in beta still has some major kinks to be worked out and I think I'll wait till that's all resolved before I completely jump on the bandwagon. That being said... I have much news so get ready to read!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I know there was a crazy bombardment of sample sales yesterday and everyone will be busy shopping it up but no matter what you do make sure that you stop by the Due Farina/V'ta Sample Sale and Party tonight from 6-8 @ 325 W. 38th Street (btwn. 8&9th) suite 712. We all know how much I love V'ta's jewlery and shoes and handbags from Due Farina are fabulous as well. See you there!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Let's Talk About Sales Baby

Tons of sales going on this week. I am so excited but, my wallet is not. Isn't that always the way?
  • Cynthia Rowley, nancy nancy, & Nancy Geist Sample Sale. Stock up on shoes & boots at the annual fall sample and stock sale! Hundreds of pairs of footwear will be available for below wholesale prices. All sizes will be available from 5-11. Go to Top Button and print the add so you can get $10 off a purchase of two or more pairs. Going on now and ending 11/17 from 10-6:30 at 370 7th Ave (btwn. 27th & 28th) Suite 2307. This one is CASH ONLY.
  • And speaking of shoes you are totally invited to the Shoebox pre-holiday sale. Go to Top Button and with the ad, take 20% off all fall shoes, boots, and accessories for this week only. Find the hottest selection of designer shoes including collections from Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Juicy Couture, Stuart Weitzman and Cole Haan, to name a few. Also you will find the newest selection in handbags (my kinda thing) at the 36th St. location from Botkier, Kooba, Lauren Merkin, and Gryson to again name a few. Going on now and ending on 11/20 Mon-Thu 11-9, Fri 11-8, Sat 11-7, Sun 12-7 @ 3rd Ave. (btwn. 35th and 36th) and Mon-Fri 9:30-8, Sat 10-7, Sun 12-7 @ 1349 Third Ave. (corner of 77th St.)
  • Because everyone needs more shoes... the Anbar Shoes, big sale has started. And when they say big they mean big! Everything is on sale. Shop over 12,000 pairs at prices around $21-$430. With brands such as BCBG, Sacha London, Delman, Beverly Feldman and many MANY others too numerous to mention. Sizes 5-12 so there's somehting for everyone. Starting today and going till 11/25 (Mon-Fri 9-6:20, Sat 11-5:45, closed Sundays) @ 60 Reade St. (btwn. Broadway & Church)
  • I'm excited about this one! Kooba bags from $100 to $225 and belts at $50. Over 1,500 units to start, with daily reorders to follow. That means Carla, Ginger, Sienna, Jessie, Paige, Frankie, Marcelle, Claudia, Chiara, Ada, Braeden, Zoe and more could be coming home with you. Starting tomorrow and going till Friday only (Tues. 10-7, Wed 10-6, Thursday 10-7, Fri 10-6) @ 261 W 36th St. (btwn. 7th & 8th) on the 2nd Floor.
  • Ben-Amun's trendy jewelry will be 50-60% off retail at this sample sale. His beautiful wares can normally be found at Intermix and Henri Bendel tomorrow 11/14 will Thursday 11/16 from 12-6:30 @ 246 W. 38th St. ( btwn 7th & 8th) on the 12th flr.
  • Vivienne Tam is up to 75% off retail prices at the holiday sample sale! Featuring the latest women’s contemporary sportswear and dresses at tremendous savings. And with excellent gift selections for the holidays, prices starting at $30, and new merchandise arriving daily you don't want to miss out. Starting Wednesday 11/15 and ending Friday 11/17 (Wed 10-8, Thu 10-7, Fri 10-6) @ 550 7th Ave. (btwn. 39th & 40th) on the 20th Fl.
  • Barbara Bui's top-notch clothing and accessories at up to 90 percent off. Not much else to say about that! Starting Wednesday till Friday from 10:30-7 @ 115-117 Wooster St. (btwn. Prince & Spring)
  • Here's another simple, no brainer. White+Warren sample sale! Because cashmere sweaters, that were $200 are now $85 and wraps that were $165 are now $85. Good to stock up before the weather gets cold. Another Wednesday through Friday one (Wed 12-6, Thurs 8-6, Fri 8-12) @ 80 W. 40th St (btwn. 5th & 6th) on the 3rd flr.
  • What better way to celebrate the fall season than to add the luxury of Dolce & Gabbana to your wardrobe for up to 70% off retail prices at the Dolce & Gabbana sample sale? Now is your chance to scoop up everything from beautiful basics, to coveted runway pieces, to one-of-a-kind items you have been dreaming about. Come early for the best selection. Beginning Thursday 11/16 till Sunday 11/19 (Fri 9-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5) @ the D&G Showroom 85 Spring St. (btwn. Broadway and Crosby) on the 2nd Fl.
  • Mint coats, dresses, pants, and tops around 50% off or more. This week, Thursday and Friday from 9-7 @ 231 W. 39th St. (btwn. 7th & 8th Ave.) suite 508. What a way to start the weekend!
  • More fabulous jewelry on sale this week with Me&Ro.'s silver and ten-karat gold jewelry at up to 75% off. Hit it after you tear up the Mint sale (Thurs 12-7 and Fri 10-7) @ 13 Crosby St. (btwn. Howard & Grand) on the 2nd floor
  • And last but not least the AX Armani Exchange One Day Sample Sale Event! Saturday 11/18 from 9:30-3. This one is a trip but worth it if you can make the time. Tees, skirts and shorts, $5. Long sleeve tees and vests, $10. Shirts, blouses and sweaters $15. Jeans and pants, dresses and blazers $20. Light outerwear $25. Heavy outerwear $30. Leather outerwear $40. Belts and hats $5. Wallets $10. Bags $15. Leather bags $20. Due to limited access to the building, only groups of 90 people are allowed every 30 minutes so get there early! Please note: some merchandise will have damages and defects but all sales are final so make sure you love what your getting. Directions from NYC: Take Lincoln Tunnel to Route 3 West. Take Meadowlands Parkway exit and make a left at the end of the ramp. Make a left to American Way. Make a right onto Enterprise Avenue. Entrance is by the shipping and receiving door on the side of the building. (125 Enterprise Ave. South Secaucus, NJ 07094) CASH ONLY

"Hey Marilyn"

I have a Pre-Gala cocktail reception to go to tonight at my museum. My job is so tough, isn't it? So, I decided I would wear one of my Monif C. convertible dresses because they are just so fabulous. Well, while I still say they are indeed fabulous give yourself at least a half an hour and if possible the assitance of another person to figure out how to tie the dress in a way that in complimentary to you. It looked great when I was done and I have gotten nothing but compliments so far (one woman keeps calling me Marilyn) but the effort was much more than I expected. Hopefully, I will pick up some tricks at Curvy Girls Night Out.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

It's That Time Of Year Again!!

I am SO freakin' excited because it is time again for Monif C.'s Curvy Girls Night Out, November 17th! I already have my VIP tix and you should purchase yours immediatly because they are almost sold out. Why, you ask. Well, because of all the fabulous things that status entails like a VIP Fashion Show featuring the Holiday 2006 Collection & Spring 2007 Collection Preview, 6 hours of complimentary cocktails while you shop, first access to SHOP the Monif C. styles and one-of-a-kind pieces made specially for the show at 10-50% off, an ADDITIONAL $25 gift certificate to use during the event, complimentary beauty treatments by sponsoring spas, a gift bag chockfull of free products, and giveaways, plus celebrity guests and many more treats to be announced! And if by the time you get this message they are already sold out, don't worry about it because the regular priced tickets are just about as good and can also be purchased at the door. Where is this door you ask? The West Side Loft 336 W. 37th Street. on the 6th Floor, see you there.

Wandering Off The Beaten Path

I am going to take a step away from fashion for a minute to comment on an email that I received earlier today. Neiman Marcus sent out a notice informing people that the new Tom Ford fragrance "Black Orchid" (very Anita in West Side Story) is available for purchase exclusively on the website. Now here's my question: why would anyone spend $600.00 on a perfume that they cannot even smell or test? Seriously.

New Jewelry

While at Culture Fest I recieved a free copy of Ins and Outs LIC Magazine. While flipping through I came across an advertisement for some really cute jewelry... Now, I know that with jewelry everything after a while really starts to look the same but this caught my eye and I had to investigate. And my findings are fabulous! Calico Juno Designs is not only unique but made to order gold or silver on pretty much all designs, as well as, what type of stone for some is at your discretion and the prices for what your getting are more than reasonable. I'm definitially getting my shop on while I work...

Everyone Wants Some

Apparently the whole rasta trend has reached everything in fashion from Dior, to L.A.M.B. and now Lacoste! I was in shock this morning when browsing through and I found little alligator sneakers with a red, yellow, and green theme, or as they call it "folk". I can't believe that super preppy polo and white tenny-shoe Lacoste is embracing widespread trends to this extreme. What's next?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Victorian Me

This style of boots have been popping up all over the place and I can't help but want to take them home with me. Maybe it's just the primp and proper lady in me wanting some representation or perhaps it's just the fact that they kick ass! Either way one thing it clear, I have to have them. Pennies going in the jar as I type...

Ethical Fashion

Beyond Skin is an exclusive ethical footwear label producing beautiful, classic, hand-made shoes. Founded in 2001, this line was created in response to the challenging predicament of combining style and fashion with a cruelty-free lifestyle. In the past, attempts to combine fashion and ethics have generally resulted in one side of the equation being sacrificed. Beyond Skin has produced a classic - yet unique - collection of vegan shoes that are produced in a manner that is non-exploitative to animals or humans and - wherever possible - the greater environment. This trans-seasonal, made-to-order footwear takes its cue from developing trends (tale these boots as an example) and is set to continually evolve. Beyond Skin endeavors to support a sustainable lifestyle rather than the throwaway culture that is an inherent part of our modern day lives. An admirable yet difficult endeavor. But, the people at Beyond Skin are delivering on these fronts. Everything from the leather alternative materials, to the packaging and promotional materials are eco-friendly and fabulous. Fashion and ethics do not have to be mutually exclusive!

It's A Good Thing?

Martha Stewart is really to trying to branch out with the introduction of some fashion-centric guests. as opposed to the standard gardener, craft maven, or chef. Next week, The Martha Stewart Show will broadcast segments of her trip to the Paris couture shows this past July. Among the segments to air are a visit to Coco Chanel’s home and a quick chat with Karl Lagerfeld at his studio before the Chanel show. The real climax, however, will be the November 17 episode featuring Valentino in the studio with Stewart in New York. According to a show publicist, Valentino will tape the episode three days prior. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Valentino's top-secret, family Thanksgiving turkey recipe, it's a good thing.

More Shopping Happening's This Week

I know this is short notice but that doesn't mean that it's too late to shop it up...
  • Earnest Sewn for jeans, jeans, and more jeans for both men and women priced $60-$85. Running till the 11th weekdays till 8 and Sat from 10-5 at 72-76 Greene St., (btwn. Spring & Broome) on the ground floor.
  • Delman boots and shoes at wholesale and below. Tomorrow from 10-7 @ 730 5th Ave., (btwn. 56th & 57th) on the 8th flr.
  • Uniqlo's flagship store is opening on Friday. Stop by and be one of the first to shop the asian sensation @ 546 Broadway in SoHo.
  • Viktor & Rolf hits H&M on Thursday. I can just hear the wedding march now...
  • You can shop the newest stuffs from Go:International with Behnaz Sarafour's line at before it is released in stores.

I Stumbled Across This Today...

Awesome Sale

Ok, I have been having some technical difficulties but I did not want you guys to miss out on this awesome sale. Thanks Margot for reminding me, I would have totally forgotten! Jimmy Choo shoes, boots, bags and small leather goods. Starting at 60% off, there is a $75 table! Today from 1-8 and tomorrow from 9-6 at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W.18th St. (btwn. 6th and 7th)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Here Comes The Bride

Not only can you buy wedding dresses at JCrew you can also buy them at H&M! For a limited time with the Viktor & Rolf capsule line of clothing comes something for your special day. How fitting for their release fashion show to be wedding themed, signifying a marriage between the two boys and a fashion giant like H&M! It's a sure bet that this will be a happy marraige that benefits both involved and everyone around them. What more could you ask for? Head over there now and get your hands on the goods before they sell out.

Something To Do Today

Yumi Kim Trunk Show @ Wink
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Coach Makes Everything!

From bags, (of course) to shoes, scarves, keychains, cell phone dangles, gloves, sunglasses, scarves, luggage, baby goodies, etc. Coach really does have a very varied groups of products for us fashionistas to enjoy. Now, there is just a bit more. Coach has released a line of jewelry in conjunction with it's 65th Anniversary collection. Just a couple of bagnles and baubles to flaunt our signature C's. Check out the collection and take your pick but keep in mind there will be more released in mid-November, just in time for the holidays.

Pre-Order Jeffrey

Since I doubt anyone is going to be able to make it to Cali to pick up Jeffrey's much anticipated line of clothes you'll be glad to know that the store that brings California girls (and boys) looks from Charlotte Ronson, Ella Moss, Jovovich Hawk, and Mayle is luring both coasts to its newly re-launched website with a few fashion exclusives such as Jeffrey's collection which you can pre-order because it doesn't hit the stores until March. "We've carried Jeffrey's line, Cosa Nostra, from the beginning—before all the hype," said women's buyer John Eshaya. "We thought doing this pre-order would be a great way to support him, as the winner of Project Runway and as a local L.A. designer." And, if shall be but, not only for Jeffrey for all the other great designers that are featured on the site because they will get great exposure. Go look now, they will not dissapoint.