Monday, July 31, 2006

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day. Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Jennifer Lopez
Ali Landry

Get the belted-dress look right like Ali Landry with a basic black shirt dress and hot accessories. A red deco belt, open toe shoes and cheetah-print bag give her a retro-futuristic look that is
H O T.

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Fashion Rewind: Bubble Skirts. Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson

Some trends come and go, others never die, and some, which have seemed to fail miserably, seem to come back out of nowhere. Case in point: the bubble skirt. Notorious for making anyone's thighs quiver in feer at their baloon-like resemblence, somehow, designers have figured out how to make this look work.

I absolutely love the bubble skirt look, but when they first came into the mainstream a few years ago, I think that the problem was that they were too short and too poufy. Now they seem to be a little longer and more streamlined.

Get your own hot little bubble dress LeFashionista style from independant fashion designer Prospect 44.

Satin Bubble Dress, Prospect 44 $150.00

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day. Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Jennifer LopezFLOWER POWER photo
Scarlet Johanssen and Courtney Cox

Whether solid shades with accents or in bold graphic designs, black and white dresses are super hot for fall!

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Spotlight on Fashion Designer Derek Lam

Derek Lam Fall 2006 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Fashion designer Derek Lam's Fall 2006 collection was one part color theory, one part corporate nymph. With a wide variety of looks in one show, Lam managed to mix a number of contemporary and past trends to create looks that will be very hot for fall.

In the now, Lam employed lots of color, belted waists, leggings and ankle socks with tailored menswear looks. For fall, peacoat trenches, furs, cowel necks and the black, grey and white palette were very hot. However, the black gauntlet gloves will probably not translate into real world wear. The most surprising come back? The one shoulder dress!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day

Give them the cold shoulder this fall with an off the shoulder top. Pair with cuffed shorts and ankle boots for a daring late summer look.

Ankle Boots...Hot or Not?

Ashlee Simpson

One of the hottest pre-fall trends among celebs right now are ankle boots in any color, fashion or form. Whether dressed up with a short sparkly cocktail dress or worn casual with shorts and a tee, these have become a staple among designer fashion mavens. The only rule? Wear them with something short...the point is to show them off! However, self-conscious ladies beware...ankle boots can make even the most toned and trim legs look short and stumpy.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day

Jennifer Lopez
Kiera Knightley

We think that Kiera Knightley took our advice on sundresses and belts to the extreme. While this is a very, well, inventive look, we wouldn't suggest using a belt as a bra. Sorry Kiera. Our tip of the day? If you are going to do the sundress and belt look, please do it the right way...with your belt around your waist.

Beat the Heat, Summer Beauty Tips

Jessica Alba

Ponytails are so last summer...beat the heat this season with the new look in hot summer hairstyles, the messy updo. Keep your neck and shoulders cool and your lovely locks in check with this versatile style. Best of all, its virtually fool proof, perfect for any type of hair and easy to do. All you need are a few bobby pins, a hair elastic and a little bit of imagination. Plus it works great with unwashed hair, beach hair, hair that needs a name it! Add a little bit of Bridgette Bardot sex appeal to your summer look with this easy to do look.

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day

TUNED IN photo

Singer Rihanna knows how to do big hoops right with sexy hair, glam makeup, and understated dress and jewelry. Try a shoulder-skimming pair for yourself with a simple ponytail, jeans and solid tee for instant casual glam.

Getted Hooped on Designer Jewelry

Bellalulu, Clear Cube earrings, $48.00

Bangles, $109.00

Want an easy way to add a sweet statement to your wardrobe? Then check out these hoops with matching bangles from Bellalulu. Unlike other hoops and bangles, these are really delicate, making for subtle earrings and bracelets without being too boring. Wear the bangles solo for a demure look or all in one big stack for a true notice-me accessory.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Bloggers Brunched, Quaffed, Networked & Cheered Each Other On at the First Get Together of the "Bloggers Who Brunch" Lifestyle Bloggers Group

The nitty gritty on the first Bloggers Who Brunch meeting:

* WHEN: Thursday, July 20th, 2006, 12-2 pm

* WHERE: Counter Vegetarian Restaurant and Organic Wine & Martini Bar, downtown NYC at 105 First Avenue (between 6th & 7th)

* WHAT: Scrumptious buffet-style vegetarian spread, a special pink Fashion Blogger cocktail by Bacardi, speakers & of course, networking

* WHO: Organized by Lesley Scott, & Pamela Pekerman,

* SPEAKERS: Meghan Cleary, Miss Meghan & author of The Perfect Fit; Constance White, Style Director for on the challenges of blogging; Kathryn Finney, The Budget Fashionista & author of How to Be a Budget Fashionista on using your blog to promote yourself & thoughts on landing a book deal; Najwa Moses, host of the weekly videopodcast The In List on about cutting edge videopodcasting opportunities available to bloggers; and Samir Arora, CEO of - beautifully summing up the incredible democratic publishing revolution underway online.

* OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS: Huge, huge thanks to - our official sponsor for this event! (We heart Glam!), as well as Bust Magazine, Bourjois, & Bacardi - creators of the official tasty beverage of Bloggers Who Brunch, the pretty-in-pink Fashion Blogger, and providers of uber-bartender Joey Riela.

* & A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO: Jessica Carp & Jenn Spivak, Fashiontribes super-interns who magically got everything organized & off the ground.

To find out more about this event visit

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Fashion Designer Tip of the Day

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

Best way to wear uber-tight straight-legged jeans? Make like Rosario Dawson and pair them with an 80's-inspired tee (see, skulls are still hot) and spiked heels.
PS: Dig out your metallic hobo and satchel bags...they're baaack!

Back to School Shopping

Kahri, Rose Love Tote $120.00

Kahri Boombox Tote, $90.00

Ditch that tired old backpack for back to school and try a hot oversized tote instead! Even if you aren't a student, these bags are perfect for lugging all of your gear to school, the beach, the gym, work, travel and more! Love your designer handbag? Don't worry, you don't have to leave it at home...stick it in your giant tote and take it with too so all of your little things don't get lost at the bottom!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Designer Handbag Steals and Deals

Espionage Bag, $99.00

Jewels by Julie Knapp - Orly
Jewels by Julie Knapp, Orly Bag, $249.00

Aaneta - Cleopatra Large
Aeneta Cleopatra Bag, $289.00

Love the designer handbags of the stars, but don't want to shell out the big bucks in the name of fashion? Check out LeFashionista's sale purses and handbags for hot bags at cool prices. The espionage bag style is a favorite of Gwen Stefani and Victoria Beckham and last summer Jessica Simpson was never without her Cleopatra style bag. Get yours at these great prices now while they still last! After all, saving some green is always in style.

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day: Sienna Style

Sienna Miller and Jude Law
Dior Gaucho Denim/Leather Medium Saddle Bag
Dior Gaucho Denim and Leather Saddle Bag

Well, I surrender...last summers' "it" girl Sienna Miller still has it going even though her signature cowboy boots and flowing skirt look is dead. Though no longer as big a fashion icon as she used to be, Sienna still knows where its at in designer handbags. A cute geometric print shirt and skinny jeans are the perfect combo for this rugged, stylish bag from Dior. I wonder what fashion trends Miss. Miller has up her sleeve next... Sexy Camisoles

White, Pink Hawaiian Flower Crisscross Camisole $61.00

White, Polka Dot Pink Chemise $60.00


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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Paparazzi News - Best & Worst of Summer Trends

Best:Rolled Shorts
A more casual alternative to tailored walking shorts, the rolled variety is a chic way to showcase your gams (as seen on Rachel Bilson and Kate Moss). "And you can wear them with everything from sandals to cowboy boots," says Cruz. Source

Ashlee Simpson is moving on out – of her house, PEOPLE reports.

Less than a year after settling into her sprawling $6 million Encino, Calif., estate, Simpson, 21, is putting it up for sale. So what are the home's strong points? Ample wardrobe accommodation, for one. "The selling point for me was the closet," Simpson tells PEOPLE. Source

Actress Hudson wins libel claim over "skinny" photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Kate Hudson accepted libel damages on Thursday from a magazine that printed a photo making her look too skinny, alongside an article that said her movie star mother Goldie Hawn wanted her to eat more. Source

Actor Daniel Baldwin in hospital after crash

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Daniel Baldwin was hospitalized with back and neck injuries and faced charges including reckless driving on Wednesday after crashing his car on a busy Los Angeles street, police said. Source

Report: Aishwarya Rai Made to Lose Weight

It's been an up and down time for Bollywood mega star Aishwarya Rai lately weight wise, that is. Her directors, not satisfied with having Bollywood's leading lady in their films, have made her lose weight, gain weight and lose it again for successive films, the Times of India newspaper reported Thursday. Source

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day: Layers

Lower East Side Tee, Urbane Couture $55.00

Does this sound familiar? You let your boyfriend do the laundry and he shrunk your favorite t-shirt...again. Or, the holiday's left you with a little more around the middle and your tee's are riding up and exposing more skin than you are comfortable with. Solution? Layers!

Yes, now you know what to do with all of those super cute, long tanks and tees that have been showing up everywhere. The long and short of it? Don't give up on your beloved designer with it and layer!

Super-Sized Hayden Harnett Nico XX Bag

Nico XX Bag
Luggage $550.00

The Hayden-Harnett Nico XX Bag is our hobo uber alles. Of the softest garment-washed leather, this huge bag will conform to your body, carrying whatever you'll need, whether it's for a night or a weekend. With an adjustable belt-strap, exterior slit pockets for easy access and a double-zip flap main-body opening to keep safe all your stuff, this sultry bag will have you traveling in style.

Approximately 18" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/2".

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We told you so...summer fashion trends

Jessica Rolls Out a New 'Affair' | Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson

LeFashionista predicts fashion greatness once again! Jessica Simpson wore this cute little belted number on TRL, proving our theory that belts + retro print dress=H O T. Oh, what's this? Beyonce rockin' the belted shirt look?

Seems those Hollywood starlets just can't get enough of this cute summer trend. So there you have it; a simple way to be right on top of the fashion game? Belt or sash a tired old top or dress and voila! Designer fashion in a flash.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Paparazzi News - Was Justin "Infatuated" with Britney?

Justin Timberlake says his years-long relationship with fellow pop star Britney Spears began with love at first sight. "I was in love with her from the start," Timberlake tells GQ of his onetime Mickey Mouse Club costar. "I was infatuated with her from the moment I saw her." - Source

K-Fed Makes Prime Time

Mr. Britney Spears is set to take the stage at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards, marking his musical debut on network television. - Source

Pregnant Linda Evangelista, 41 in Vogue

Linda Evangelista, 41 and pregnant, is on the cover of the August issue of Vogue. She's the first model, not a Hollywood star, to be featured on the magazine's cover in more than a year. - Source

2nd Woman Claims Peter Cook Seduced Her at 19

Samantha Cole, a 29-year-old singer, told the New York Post in Wednesday's editions that Cook, now 47, proposed marriage to her in a last-ditch bid to win her back after she broke up with him in 1996. She refused, Cole said, and Cook became engaged to the supermodel a month later. - Source

Designer Fashion Addicts Daily Blurb

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day: Show your Stripes

So simple, yet so chic! Stripes are all the rage this summer - for more on this story

Spotlight on Fashion Designer Stella McCartney - What makes fashion designer Stella McCartney so awesome? Is it her rock n’ roll dad Paul McCartney? Her London address? Her swell line that sold out in a nanosecond at H&M? - for more
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LeFashionista News Update - Check out our latest designers
Misile and Prospect 44

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Retro Belt

Cotton-eyelet dress and cotton-polyester belt
Dress and Belt, H&M
on-holiday halter dress
Dress, Anthropologie

blockprint pullover
Top, Anthropologie

Fall fashion prediction: Retro fashion + belts are going to be totally hot! I'm just crazy about belts right now...something about taking a regular old top and adding a belt at the natural waist is just so appealing to me. This is a flattering look for almost anyone...whether you are using a buckle belt, ribbon or sash, this look really accentuates your good qualities and creates a cute little waist (ie: brings the attention to your, ahem, assets, and hides a little tummy). Try it out for yourself with a pair of skinny jeans and flats for a cute late summer trend look.

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day: Nighty Alrighty?

Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone

Oh Cher Horowitz, where are you when we need you? You must talk some fashion sense into your alter ego! While I just love Silverstone (she usually has great celebrity style), this dress is more nightgown than red carpet frock. It's absolutely adorable, but it looks like she should be holding a teddy bear instead of a clutch. Fashion designer tip of the day? Shapeless dresses in nightie-like fabrics and colors will definitely end up looking like nighties, designer apparel or not.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Paparazzi News - Pam Anderson Getting Married?

Pamela Anderson and her beau, Kid Rock, are getting married, a source close to the Baywatch star confirms to PEOPLE.

"I've raised my kids alone in hope of a miracle," Anderson writes. "Well my miracle came and went. And came back and came back because he knew that I'd wake up one day and realize that I was waiting for nothing. I'm moving on...I feel like I'm finally free....I'm in love. I'm happy. Source

Pick Their Best Look - Beyonce, Ashley Simpson, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears - Source

Track Your Favorite Celebrity - Source

Skulls on Your Wrist Mio Accessori

Mio Accessori
Leather Charm Bracelet
Black Skull $70

Woven leather chain bracelet from Mio Accessori.

So hot in Hollywood now, with or without charms. We love to
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We <3 Designer Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen's Fall 2006 line

Stunning, elegant and outrageous, fashion designer Alexander McQueen's ready to wear lines are always out of this world. A favorite designer of the stars, McQueen has designed for almost everyone, most notoriously for Kate Winslet's "Titanic" costumes.

Always full of whimsy and original ideas, McQueen's Fall line consisted of monarch butterfly headgear, tartan plaids and 1940's and Victorian influenced gowns and suits. It's the perfect wardrobe for a 1940's Scottish femme fatale spy. I project that plaid will be very hot again for this Fall's fashion trends thanks to McQueen.


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