Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kate Spade Private Sale Starts Today!

We are very pleased to announce the Kate Spade online private sale. Your chance to purchase items at an exclusive discount perfect for all of your early holiday shoppers. Save up to 60% from November 11-14th. Be sure to act quickly, as inventory is limited.

All sales are final. Click the banner below. Happy shopping.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Luxe for Less: Affordable Elegance at Shopmamie.com

Meet the Shopmamie.com girls Megan and Amy!

What do you get when you turn your love for elegant and affordable clothes into your very own biz? Just ask Megan and Amy, co-owners of the online boutique Shopmamie.com. Every day they work to bring their customers the newest and hottest looks at truly affordable prices, and all with their own brand of style and finesse.

Megan and Amy have a great eye for what is trendy but timeless, bringing you elegant and easy to wear dresses, tops, coats and more that easily fit with your existing wardrobe pieces. Take, for instance this turtleneck dress:

Turtleneck Dress, $59.00

Pair this simple dress with tights and boots or heels for a very of-the-moment ensemble.
I also love this wool jacket:

Short Wool Jacket, $85.00

The cut gives this jacket a vintage-chic appeal, while the oversized collar gives interest to any look.

They even carry unique and affordable party and evening dresses like this beaded halter dress:

Embellished Halter Dress, $58.00

And that’s not all…they have a number of great dresses and tops (some as low as $39.00) with details that you won’t find just anywhere. And the deal gets even sweeter…

Couture in the City readers will be able to take advantage of a 10% discount for a limited time. Just use the code: COUTURE at checkout to get your exclusive deal.

So what are you waiting for? You don’t have to sacrifice fashion during an economic slump, just get smart and shopmamie !

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Kate Moss Exclusive! Enter To Win Her Latest Book By Laura Collins!

Enter our exclusive Kate Moss giveaway! And win the latest celebrity biograpghy by Laura Collins!

Couture in the City is proud to present along side Pan Macmillan publishers. The exclusive introduction and giveaway of the latest book by Laura Collins! This sensational book - titled 'Kate Moss - The Complete Picture' is an unauthorized biography of the iconic supermodel. We all know her as the spokes model of many international designers - such as Calvin Klein, Chanel, and Burberry. She has appeared on over 300 magazine covers. And is known for her tiny frame. As well as her uncommon modeling height for a fashion model (she is only 5'7)! She is also notorious for her high-profile relationships and party lifestyle! She came 2nd on the Forbes top 15 richest supermodels list, estimated to earn £9m ($18m) in one year! With a very successful modeling career, and her own fashion line for Topshop. Kate is blazing her trail which is now ready for you to read in - 'Kate Moss - The Complete Picture' by Laura Collins!

Kate Moss for her own line exclusively at Topshop! Which Laura Collins touches on in her autobiography of Kate Moss.

But though she has become one of the most recognized women in the world, she remains the least understood. By her own admission, "The more visible they make me, the less visible I become."
The book examines Kate's ever-changing career against the backdrop of the fashion industry. It also uncovers her sometimes turbulent private life, from her relationships with Johnny Depp and Jefferson Hack to the media frenzy over her time with Pete Doherty. Based on in-depth research, Laura Collins has written the first definitive biography of one of the most glamorous women of our time!

Kate Moss - Reveals her life story in Laura Collins biographical novel.

So to enter this exclusive giveaway tell us why you are a fan of Kate Moss! Send your comments and entry to jacquelineh@coutureinthecity.com. Title the email Kate Moss, and remember to leave your name and address. And the best comment will win! The winner will also be featured on Couture in the City! This fantastic giveaway will run until November 21st 2008. So enter now to win!

Pan Macmillan is also offering Couture in the City readers 20% off Kate Moss - The Complete Picture by Laura Collins! Shop here and enter KM at the check out to recieve this special discount and offer. (Postage costs £1 to the UK and £2 to all other countries) But hurry! This offer only lasts until November 30th 2008!

Source for images: Pan Macmillan, google, topshop

Article by © Jacqueline H. - Senior Writer 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Heat is On! Macy’s 150th Anniversary Gift Card Giveaway

We’ve received such an amazing response from our Macy’s 150th Anniversary Gift Card Giveaway that we simply have to up the ante…that’s right, the heat is on!

We are challenging you, dear readers, to let us know exactly how you would spend this fabulous prize to create the fall fashion look of your dreams. Belted floral dresses, long sweater cardigans, ankle boots…give us the works girls!

One lucky reader will be chosen and their entry will be posted on Couture in the City! So how do you enter?

1. Go to www.macys.com

2. Pick out your favorite fall fashion looks

3. Send an email to coutureinthecity@gmail.com listing your favorite Macy’s Fall Fashion looks and how you would wear them (ie- belted over jeans for a lunch date).

And to give you a little inspiration, here are a few fall fashion looks that I created from my favorite new dress from Macy’s:


I scrunched up my dress over jeans to create a cute tunic look and paired it with some sassy metallic accessories.

Casual Cool

Belted sweater + t-strap heels=easy!

Dinner Date

A jean jacket dresses this look down, but metallic accessories keep it looking cute.

Cubicle Sleek

Tucked into black pants with patent heels for an office chic ensemble.

Dancing Queen

Textured tights, a metallic clutch and my t-strap patent sandals create a dance floor ready look.

Make sure to get your Macy’s Fall Fashion looks in by October 28th for your chance to win. Good luck, and stay tuned to find out who our winner is!

Enter Our Fall Giveaway With Sephora - And Tell Us Why You Are A Beauty Authority!

Today we are featuring our fall giveaway with our good friends at Sephora! But today’s giveaway is a little different! We at Couture would like to hear why you feel that you are a beauty authority! Yes, we want you to tell us in a few sentences why you love the Sephora brand, and what makes you a beauty diva!

Here are today’s spectacular giveaways from Sephora!

Win this! Colorful Pearl Mono Eyeshadow

What it is: Luminous pearl eye shadow in a round compact.

What else you need to know: Each of these pocket-sized shadows glides on smooth with a sheer, luminous finish that can be layered for added intensity. Each sheer shade is perfect for layering and highlighting. Enriched with green tea to soothe the delicate eye area.

Here is what Sephora fans are saying about the product!

“I love these shadows! They apply smoothly, blend well, feel light, lasts a long time & don’t dry out the lids. Such a pretty finish!” Caroline G, Boston, MA

“I bought a lovely dark grey, and it blends so well! I love the dramatic looks I can achieve with this eye shadow.” Victoria Rae, Seattle WA

Win this! FACE Exfoliator & Mask - Normal Skin

What it is: A gentle, yet effective exfoliating face scrub and mask in one.

What it is formulated to do: Gently loosens and peels away impurities and dead skin cells while relaxing and smoothing facial contours.

What users are saying;

“I love this exfoliator and mask! At first I wasn’t sure how it could possibly work as both, but it does a fantastic job. For quick exfoliations, I rub it on and rinse it off. Then about once a week, I leave it on in the shower for 5 minutes or so and rinse. My skin has never felt better!” Sassy Red, Palm Dale, CA.

So be creative! And send us your comments on being a beauty authority! The reader who sends the most creative comment will be picked as the winner by Couture! So be sure to enter and send your comments to jacquelineh@coutureinthecity.com. And also to our Editor at angelique@coutureinthecity.com. Remember to leave us your name, email address, and where you are from. And please add this title to your email, Sephora And My Beauty Giveaway. This giveaway and contest will run until October 25th. So be sure to get your comments in! Also the winning comment will be posted on Couture in the City! So good luck my beautynistas!

Source: Sephora

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Europe’s Autumn Girl Accessories For Fall: Handbags, Shoes, Jewlery & Gloves

Yes Fall is just around the corner. Alas if we are lucky we will have a glimpse of an Indian summer breaking into September up into early October. But still as the seasons change so does our wardrobe. I always feel a tang bit sad when fall comes around. The leaves start falling, awaiting the colder months ahead. But, I do love the colors of autumn. Which are rich in bold reds, sienna browns, yellows, and greens. These are the colors we can gain inspiration from! Even lilacs and lavenders, and blues are pushing forth their awesome colors. In the jewelry and accessories department. But what has Europe got going on in the fall department? Let’s find out!


High Boots

Knee-high or over-the-knee styles are best paired with mini lengths and go great with wool mini skirts. These long boots will take lightweight dresses into winter. And the Soft suede styles in the palest of hues are the feminine choice of the season.


Baby Bags

Wheter it’s Perspex boxes, pompoms, or frilled leather purses. The more fanciful your bag, the better! Don’t reserve these handbags just for evening outings - these little gems deserve to be displayed all day!


Costume Jewelry

From chunky wooden beads, giant Deco cuffs, and bold neck pieces… Jewelry comes super-sized! As long as it makes an impact, anything goes.


Experiment with bold colors or try glossy black leather. The perfect glove length? Ending halfway up the forearm.

Source: Vogue UK

Friday, August 15, 2008

Celebrity News: Actress Michelle Yeoh Goes To Babylon AD

Michelle Yeoh - our heroine and Asian actress, gives fashion her own touch

Michelle Yeoh cannot bring us any surprises. Move over Angelina Jolie. This stellar Asian actress is one of the top action actresses out there today. She is a woman who has gained fame and fortune by starring in action films. Like leading male action hero Jackie Chan, Yeoh has been celebrated for performing her own death-defying stunts and handling her own fight scenes. Moreover, she has cultivated this reputation without compromising her femininity. Yeoh's formidable beauty, poise and winning personality are what brought her to top of her league. This ex-bond girl. (Yes she starred opposite Pierce Brosnan). Recently celebrated in the quake of her movie - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Michelle shone in her decadent and beautiful Asian inspired costumes for this cool flick. As well as on the red carpet for the release of the movie.

Michelle is certainly not shy when it comes to being bright in yellow and gold pumps at her red carpet premiere of The Mummy 3

Here Michelle sparkles in Gucci. Inspired by Gisele’s catwalk fashion frenzy in the chic design

From ancient china to the future with Babylon AD. Michelle's new flick also co-stars one of my favorite action actors - Vin Diesel. Yes this futuristic thriller has Michelle doing what she knows best - karate.
And looking great of course! We love you Michelle!

Michelle brings it on in her latest flick Babylon AD starring opposite her leading man Vin Diesel

Source: Google, Yahoo!, Babylon AD,

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Go West: Cowgirl Inspired Styles for Fall

Jessica Simpson (source)

Rihanna (source)

Sienna Miller (source)

Whether you are a little bit country (or a little bit rock n' roll), every fashionista will benefit from some Western-inspired pieces this fall. Okay, so cowgirl chic isn't exactly revolutioinary; many will agree that it was Sienna Miller who created a Western/Boho renaissance a few years ago. Those styles, which were typically limited to just summer wear, are now translating into fabulous fall fashions.

Ready to take the reigns? Then saddle up and add these goodies to your must-have list for your fall wardrobe:


Sam Edelman "Utah" Boots (source)

The easiest and most versatile Western-inspired piece you can buy has to be a pair of boots. The hottest ones of the season are fringy and covered in luxe suede. Pair these with anything from jeans to skirts to add instant cowgirl flair.


BDG Mandarin Plaid Button-Up (source)

While J-Simp has been embracing her love for plaid for months now, it's just now catching our attention for fall wear. Look for plaid shirt dresses and button-ups for a casual chic look. I especially love what Rihanna has done with hers, wearing it under a snug vest to give her Western wear an edgier appeal.

Also look for brown suede bags and belts with antique hardware to amplify your look. Denim vests (and any denim in general) married with gauzy white cotton tops are perfect for late summer/early fall transitions. So, whether you are looking for a way to resurrect some of your old summer favorites, or simply love the Western wear look for fall, take some cues from these cowgirl inspired styles to put a little yee-haw into your look.


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