Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Hot Giveaway…TIGI Bedhead “Light Me Up!” Curling Iron and Straigtener


Makin’ waves like Rita Hayworth (source)

The holidays are here…that means lots of shopping and getting ready for holiday parties, right? No holiday look is complete without sexy winter hair to accompany it, and TIGI is here to help. Santa came early for me this year when I got my new TIGI “Light Me Up” curling iron in the mail and let me tell you…my hair hasn’t been straight since. I’ve been practicing a vampy holiday look reminiscent of the 1940’s waves, and with my new TIGI curling iron, I won’t need to visit a salon.

Easy and fun to use, this 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron is loaded with fab bells and whistles and gives you salon quality results. TIGI’s new “Light Me Up” collection has a unique Fiber Optic finish combined with the latest Tourmaline, Nano-Ceramic and Ionic technology.


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Monday, November 26, 2007

How To Wear Fall Fashion's Top Trends

Michael Macko, men's fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue, is rarely shocked by what comes down the runway during fashion shows.

"Menswear," he explains, "is so slow to change. [It's] very conservative."

Not so this fall.

"Designers are doing something different," he says. "I was taken by the extremes this season--and how designers dared to be theatrical."
In Pictures: How To Wear Fall's Top Trends

New looks, though, pose risks: What won applause on the runway can get you hooted off the stage of real life. Says David Wolfe, creative director of The Doneger Group, a fashion-forecasting firm in New York City, "For the designers, it's an exciting time; but for consumers, figuring out how to wear these trends without looking foolish can be problematic."

Tips For Top Looks
Sweaters with big snowflakes on the sleeves, geometric patterns on jackets, shirts and pants in shockingly bold colors--these and other trends this fall in men's and women's fashion aren't the easiest to wear. Before you put your social or professional reputation at risk by adopting them wholesale, consider if the more reasonable approach isn't to integrate a few gradually, bit by bit, into your wardrobe.

Take color: Bright hues have traditionally been used sparingly in men's wear, mainly in accessories that accent a wardrobe: ties, say, or pocket squares. But this season, "tonal dressing" is all the rage.

Designers have created outfits--shirts, jackets, ties and other accessories--all in the same hue. The idea is that you, once gussied up, would look like the Sherman Williams color wheel: a single dominant color expressed in several different shades.

"If you walk through any major store, you will see retailers displaying light green shirts with darker green jackets while mixing a tie from the same color family," says New York celebrity stylist Robert Verdi. "It may seem like an easy way to buy your clothes, but it can get tricky. [Always have] one dominant hue in the family and then incorporate other lighter hues around it. For example, you could wear a light purple shirt and combine a deep purple tie and have the outfit look completely polished."

If you intend ever to visit the M&M Bar in Butte, Mont., we'd say go easy on this trend. And maybe start with a different color.

Yellow--blindingly bright yellow--was the color most au courant on this fall's runways. There were yellow jackets, yellow sweaters, yellow pants. But to wear all-yellow in real life is to risk being mistaken for a crossing guard or perhaps the Gorton's Fisherman of Gloucester. Instead try wearing one bright piece; a scarf, a pair of gloves or a dark jacket with yellow piping. Combine it with a pair of jeans or a casual pair of dark twill pants, and you'll look natty (not batty).

For women, color will be more restrained and muted, with grays predominating. There's no women's trend comparable to the "one tone with variations" one for men. Just as well, since gray-on-ash-on-silver makes anyone look drab and boring.

Joanne Stoner, chief executive of online retailer Edressme.com, suggests women incorporate a gray dress or jacket into their fall wardrobe, pairing it with dark pants or dark leggings.

For men, an "après ski" look promises to be big this fall. Example: the ski suit seen at Prada runway presentation in Milan earlier this summer, which displayed leggings and a huge fur lined jacket. But wearing this to the office will only temp co-workers to make mean cracks ("Hey, Ed, how about schussing over here with those reports?") Less is more with après-ski: Let one piece suffice--a fair isles sweater, say, or a puffy jacket.

Likewise, geometric patterns are a big trend in both men's and women's wear. You run the risk of looking a fool, though, if you wear too loud a print in too conservative an office. And to wear more than one patterned item at a time is definitely a no-no: You'll look like a test-pattern.

If you're the kind of person whose thoughts turn, with the advent of autumn leaves, more to cocoa than to kindling, how hard should you strain to stay abreast of fall's fashion trends?

Not too.

"If a trend makes you look older, heavier or unattractive, that's when you have to draw the line," says Verdi. "Clothes are supposed to enhance your look and make you feel better. If it detracts from your main mission, don't wear it!"

by Hitha Prabhakar


Friday, November 16, 2007

Weekly Fashion Round Up at Couture in the City

What is hot over at our sister fashion blog Couture in the City this week:

‘Tis the Season…For Haute Holiday Dresses

Christina Ricci (source)

The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Mom!

Elle’s Holiday Gift Guide, Personality Shopping!

Great Holiday Gifts; New Fragrances from Diesel

Fab Fashion Blogs Friday

Visit Couture in the City for the latest in fashion and how-to wear style.

Hot Shots: Olsen Twins

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Be and D Sample Sale - November 27-29

Greta Clutche - Image: BlueBee

Start your holiday shopping and pick up a lil sumtin' for yourself at Be & D's Holiday Sample Sale!

Who: Be & D

When: November 27, 28, 29
11/27 - 9am-7pm
11/28 and 11/29 - 10am-6pm

Where: 35 West 36th Street, 10th Floor (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
B,D,F,N,R,V,W at 34th Street and 6th Ave.

What: Deanna Patent Leather Hobo Bags - were $1,200; now start at $350
Garbo Satchels - were $1000; now start at $300
Greta Clutches (as seen on November 8 The Oprah Winfrey Show) - were $600; now start at $150
Braided belts (as seen on Alicia Keys) and leather accessories - were $500; now start at $50

Cash and Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Film Forum

Image courtesy of Film Forum

While your local AMC is serving stale popcorn and crowd-pleasing "hits" (um, Vince Vaughn as Santa's big bro), Film Forum—the premier destination in Manhattan (and the country) for noteworthy independent and foreign films—plays to a more discerning audience. Instead, they show films like Lagerfeld Confidential, a documentary about House of Chanel's mad designer, and enough silver-screen classics to satisfy even the stuffiest cinema snobs (Divorce Italian Style, Last Year at Marienbad). Find out the address to e-mail to receive a Run of Engagement pass, good for two tickets to any show (seating not guaranteed), go to the Privileges section of details.com.

Film Forum: 209 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10014

Friday, November 09, 2007

Fashion Designer: Roberto Cavalli at H&M

Weekly Fashion Round Up at Couture in the City

What is hot over at our sister fashion blog Couture in the City this week:

Hot Trend to Try: Cocktail Rings

How To Steal Jennifer Garners Red Carpet Style

How to Wear Scarf Trends Like a Celeb

Cocktails by Jenn Invites You to the Ultimate Bachelorette Party!

Fab Fashion Blogs Friday

Visit Couture in the City for the latest in fashion and how-to wear style.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Anya Hindmarch Launches New Website

Anya Hindmarch has just gone live with a new look and enhanced features for her loyal customers in time for the holiday season! The site features a full range of our products which includes luggage, shoes, beachwear, and outerwear in addition to handbags and small leather goods. Highlighted on the site is this season's Lautner bag, our best seller, which has recently been worn by Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, Molly Simms, among others.

In addition, a unique division of the site entitled Gift Assistance, actively directs customers to shop for the right gift based on personal criteria and explores each bespoke item available for personalization on the site. In this section you may also view a clever video which demonstrates how your purchase will be gift wrapped!

View the Fall/Winter collection by visiting Anya Hindmarch today!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Beauty: Cosmetics we Love: Benefit

10 Palette

This powder duo bronzes & highlights in one sexy sweep to give you sleek, sculpted cheekbones. We've chosen two seductive shades for lips & complimentary shades for your eyes. We like to call it "sexy to the max." Limited edition.

Get your very own 10 Palette at Benefit Cosmetics

Monday, November 05, 2007

Safe Harbour by Danielle Steel

A powerful and life-affirming romantic drama about love, grief and deception, Safe Harbour premiered on DVD from New Line Home Entertainment on October 30, 2007. Based on Danielle Steel’s bestselling novel, the film stars Melissa Gilbert (TV’s Little House on the Prairie, TV’s Nip/Tuck) as a grief- stricken mother and widow struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered world following a life-altering family tragedy. When an unexpected romance finds its way into her heart, she slowly begins to embrace her passion for life, motherhood and friendship again – only to learn that an unimaginable betrayal threatens to reopen the wounds she has worked so hard to heal.

With more than half a billion books sold, Danielle Steel is America’s most prolific romance novelist. Author of 102 novels, including The Wedding, Sisters and Second Chance, Steel currently holds the title in The Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one novel on The New York Times bestseller list for 390 consecutive weeks, including Safe Harbour, which topped the list for 11 weeks. A gripping story of love, loss and the powerful bonds that can heal upended families, Safe Harbour is based on Danielle Steel’s bestselling novel about the entwined fates of a grieving young widow (Gilbert) and a devastated artist (Brad Johnson). Both feel as though they have lost everything until they find a thread of hope in one another on a remote, fog-shrouded California beach. In the tentative but exhilarating beginnings of a new romance unfolds a tale of how, even in the darkest of times, new sparks can be lit and hearts can be changed by singular acts of courage and human kindness.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Weekly Fashion Round Up at Couture in the City

What is hot over at our sister fashion blog Couture in the City this week:

How to Hide a Baby Bump Like a Celeb

n Hollywood, it’s hard to keep a big secret like having a little one on the way! Especially in our society where every inch of a celeb’s waistline is constantly scrutinized. Read entire story here

Great Boots for Fall

Knee high boots with dresses or jeans tucked in are still hot this fall! This is good news for us fashionista’s that are a little heavy in the calves and can’t quite pull off the ankle boot look. Read entire story here

Fashion Blog Love of the Day: Chic Intuition

Everyday I learn to love Target a little more. Why? Because famed shoe designer brand Hollywould has designed a more moderately priced line for them! Read entire post here

How to Look Hollywood Casual Cool

It’s not all red carpets and flashing lights for some of our favorite Hollywood A-listers…they have to go grocery shopping and pick up the dry cleaning like the rest of us! However, unlike the rest of us, they are usually able to run their errands in style. Read entire post here

Fashion Blog Love of the Day: Chic Diaries

Shoes! Spring 2008! New collection! Paris Fashion Week 2008 said “Good Buy!” to us and we have to wait only for another spring and another summer. Read entire post here

Visit Couture in the City for the latest in fashion and how-to wear style.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Bluefly hosts Lucky Shop AfterSale

Bluefly, the ultimate hook-up for the fashion obsessed, has teamed up with Lucky, the magazine about shopping and style, to launch Lucky Shops @ Bluefly.com, a chic on-line designer boutique as part of the fourth annual Lucky Shops event.

As the exclusive on-line partner for Lucky Shops, Bluefly is proud to offer passionate shoppers across the country unable to attend the three-day shopping extravaganza, fabulous designer merchandise from many of the 70 vendors who participated in the event.

Lucky Shops @ Bluefly.com will not only sell designer goods from the sale, but the site will carry exclusive pieces that weren't available at the event - all discounted up to 70% off retail. Proceeds from select sales will benefit Baby Buggy(R), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing New York City's families in need with essential equipment, clothing and product for their infants and young children.

Visit Lucky Shops @ Bluefly.com today!

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