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Target + Neiman Marcus = Holiday Upscale Chic At Affordable Prices

December 3rd, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Last week retail giants Target and Neiman Marcus unveiled their first ever Holiday Collection. Hosting a variety of designer gifts for the entire family, Target and Neiman Marcus has come together with a holiday hit for any gift list this season.  Over 50 gifts were made available in stores and online by the top 24 Designers from the CFDA Council of Fashion Designers of America including Tory Burch, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, and Marc Jacobs just to name a few!

The items exclusively designed for this event range in price from $7.99 for a roll of Rodarte Wrapping Paper, up to $499 for an Alice + Olivia bicycle and every price point in-between.  These items are for a limited time only so be sure to get there before they are GONE! And if you need a little help here are a few top choices below for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

For Mom: Tracy Reese Blouse $79.99



For Dad: Altuzarra Double Old Fashioned Glasses (set of 4) $49.99



Your Gym Rat Sister:  Diane von Furstenberg Yoga Mat! $44.99 She’ll be totally prepared for Pilates in style!


Your Lazy Brother:  Rag and Bone Men’s Sweater $49.99 Now he can stop shopping in your dad’s closet!



Your Niece:  Jason Wu Girls Dress , No words besides TOO CUTE! $59.99




Your Neighbor with the cute Puggle:  Oscar de la Renta Pet Dish $29.99 It’s Woof-derful



Your Bestie: Brian Atwood Leather Gloves $49.99 Warm, toasty, and fashion forward!



The Office Secret Santa: Rag and Bone Set of 4 shot glasses $19.99 Risque? Maybe, but oh so necessary.


And the bonus?



Happy Holidays to you!!….The Marc Jacobs pouch in Rose Gold, $69.99!


Now that you’re making your list and checking it twice, what if there was a way for you to win all 52 items featured in the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection?  There is!  CLICK HERE to discover how you could enter to win all 52 items for yourself and as gifts this holiday season and make sure to let us know your favorite item in the collection below!


Work The Trend: A Guide To Working Oxblood Into Your Daily Wardrobe

November 15th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Undoubtedly one of the hottest trends for the fall is the color Oxblood. I personally hate the name…why can’t I just call it burgundy or plum like it’s been since the beginning of time!?!?! HA! Aside for the disdain for the name, there is no questioning its presence in this falls lineup of “must haves.”  Celebs and fashionistas have flocked to the trend rocking it in a variety of ways. This variety adds to the allure of the trend and it’s capacity to be worn with most anything and worn in almost any way.

This amazing leather skirt, priced at $925 definitely makes a fall statement in traditional McQueen fashion!


Avant Garde fashion house Alexander McQueen took this trend and fused it together with classic fall favorite, leather! This amazing leather skirt, priced at $925 definitely makes a fall statement in traditional McQueen fashion! Wear it with cable knit tights and ankle booties to complete the look!


Unlike some trends, oxblood is not limited to a particular item like military jackets or coated denim. Oxblood can be worn as a clothing item (sweater, blouse, skirt, jeans), an accessory (shoes, purse, necklace, ring, scarf, hat), or as a beauty item (nail polish, lipstick) making it an affordable option for any budget.

There really is no wrong way to wear it as I’ve seen it rocked “all oxblood everything” or as an accent piece for an outfit. Need some style inspirations? Check out these outfits that cater to any budget.





Looking for something more formal? This tuxedo blazer from Elizabeth & James $395 is also successful fusion of two hot trends.




Sequin Dress – Topshop – $130

Ring – Zara Simon Cross Gold Ring – $180  Shoes – Christian Louboutin Daf- $1,075

Clutch – Dareen Hakim Le Icon – $305

Cuff – Dorothy Perkins – $17





But what if you’re not into leather skirts, dresses or tuxedo jackets? You can still be on-trend in oxblood skinny jeans! Super skinny jeans were all the rage this past summer and they are back for the fall season in oxblood and plum! Retailers from Wet Seal $29 to Mother the Looker $196 feature them so price is no barrier to this must!



You can’t go wrong with oxblood skinnies…


Peplum Top – Chicwish – $43

Two Tone Jean Pants – Aqua – $68

Hoop Earrings – Miso – $8

Studded Black Bootie – Charlotte Russe – $39

Watch – Merona – $15

Black Boston bag – Mossimo – $30



No matter you taste, style or budget there is something this season that will woo a warm a nice plumy place in your heart this fall!  So get out there, get creative and get into the trend because it isn’t going away anytime soon!


Fashion Takes On The Red Carpet At The 2012 Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

November 14th, 2012 by Christen

Burberry CCO Christopher Bailey and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour attend the Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards


The fashion industry pulled out its fancy frocks and indulged to celebrate Seventh Avenue’s next generation of designers at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund dinner. The Fund, now in its ninth year, provides money and mentoring to promising designers. And over time, with its impressive list of winners and finalists who continue to build their businesses and attract acclaim, the program has set an international standard for nurturing talent and breathing fresh air into an industry that thrives on innovation.  Burberry CCO Christopher Bailey and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, Chanel Iman, Rachel Roy and Liya Kebede were among the stylish celebs who attended the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards last night in NYC.


Model Liya Kebede with Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough and Liv Tyler


Model Liya Kebede, rocked a Proenza Schouler dress and black sandals alongside Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough (past winners of the design award) and Liv Tyler (also in Proenza Schouler)


Chanel Iman, in a low cut golden gown, was amongst the beautiful folks spotted last night at the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.



NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz attended the stylish event



Designer Rachel Roy wore a winter white suit with a leopard blazer alongside BBC personality and fashion journalist Louise Roe.

This year’s big winner was Greg Chait for his lush knitwear-based collectionThe Elder StatesmanTabitha Simmons, a former stylist and wife of photographer Craig McDean, was a runner-up with her fanciful footwear. And joining Simmons on the runners-up platform was jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, wife of actor Tobey Maguire, who thanked her grandmother for teaching her how to make enameled baubles when Meyer was just 6 years old. They will all receive business mentoring. Chait wins $300,000; Simmons and Meyer will each get $100,000.


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ALL HANDS ON DECK: Get Fashionable Fingertips With Designer Gloves

November 12th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

It’s kind of hard to believe it’s already November but it’ll be easy to keep the eminent chill of winter at arms length with these chic gloves! With studded, printed and even peplum inspired styles you can make sure to stay warm without sacrificing style!

Burberry’s leather hand-studded gloves are the perfect mix of tough and chic, with these  mid-arm and driving gloves. Is it just me or would Darth Vader LOVE these gloves!?  If you’re looking for trendy options, try out the Marc Jacobs vinyl and calfskin gloves. They let you continue the oxblood trend throughout the fall, all with a subtle peplum accent

Get pretty with these cassic and sophisticated gloves from The pink bows and pleated edge details give these gloves a very first ladylike look.  While these daring fingerless red knit gloves will keep texters and tweeters happy with wrist warming ruffles that’ll be a perfect pop of color for any outfit.  Mix multiple trends in one with these pyramid studded leopard print gloves from Valentino. It doesn’t get any better to brave the winter in a concrete jungle!



Have more gloves than you need? Donate them! North-easterners  who were affected by Hurricane Sandy can use your help! Donate gloves, hats and anything else you can to the Red Cross or the Salvation Army to help out those in need!

Stay warm ladies!

There Are Hundreds Of Designer Cancer Fighting Accessories…Choose One!

October 15th, 2012 by Fashion Staff


Taking time to honor those who have survived or are battling Breast Cancer is always fashionable. Even if you don’t know anyone personally, there are many great ways to support the cause. Over the weekend, Toyota Racing supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month with fashionable pink stock cars, t-shirts, hats and more!  This month there are hundreds of great brands that are donating a portion of their proceeds to Breast Cancer. And who doesn’t love a great reason to shop?! Be sure to check out the Breast Cancer inspired shopping guide below.


Splurge! (This is the time to dig deep into your hearts and wallets ladies & gentlemen.) Making a sacrifice to support a good cause adds a little extra in your karma piggy bank. Show your support and that you care to someone you love. This is a fun way to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. Why not shop for a cause and feel good in the process?  With the holidays rolling around shop ahead and get all your stocking stuffers now.


Overkill the pink.  Adding a dash of pink in your daily wardrobe goes a long way.  You don’t have to done a pink shirt, pants, scarf, hat and more at the same time to show support.  Spread the love by wearing pink polish and sporting pink accessories spread throughout the month and be a long-term supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness.


Find and buy brands that you already know and love. Shopping for a cause should still make sense.  There is undoubtedly at least one beauty and fashion brand that has something for you.  Brands like OPI, MAC, Michael Kors, Ann Taylor, Vera Wang have made a effort to support Breast Cancer Awareness with fashionable products & accessories that donate a portion of the proceeds to the cause.  So what are you waiting for?  Get shopping!
Rich Girl 41 – Rubber Hot Pink $195, OPI Pink Of Hearts 2012 Breast Cancer Nail Polish Collection $13, MAC Pink Friday $14, Bobbi Brown ‘Pink Peony’ Illuminating Bronzer $45, Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Suede $1,695

Runway To Win: American Designers In Support Of President Obama

September 20th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Have you seen the latest designers in support of President Obama recently?  Celebrity designers like Tracy ReeseRachel Zoe, Vera Wang, Tory Burch, even Supermodel Chanel Iman, Mogul Russell Simmons and Beyonce & Tina Knowles created designs exclusively in support of Obama 2012.  The exclusive designs are all apart of Obama’s Runway To Win project in support of the Obama Victory fund.  Currently available online, items such as polo shirts, canvas bags, tees, backpacks, scarves and more can be found with the ominous “O” symbol.  Check out a few of the items below and guess which designer looks you can identify…



What do you think about the collection…. Could you identify which designer created each piece?  Check out the entire collection online at

Wild Shoe Wednesday: New York Fashion Week Fall 12 Edition

September 5th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

We are hours away from being consumed with one of the biggest fashion event of the year, New York Fashion Week, where the spring collections will take the main stage at Lincoln Center. In the spirit of fashion week we decided to take a look at some of the best shoes to hit the runway last Feburary when the fall 2012 collections were revealed.


Some of our favorite sole designs included…


Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung: The pony hair back and geometric platform sealed the deal for this shoe being on of the best for the Fall Season.

Rodarte: Its nothing better that a visually interesting shoe. These Rodarte booties will definitley get you noticed with the unique print featured front and center on this shoe.

Proenza Schouler: Another great bootie with more of a mascline edge with a touch of houndstooth.

Altuzarra: These boots were made for strutting, so give a little kick these your fine thigh high Altuzarra Boots.

Which pair of these fashionable heels suite your fall fashion fancy?

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FLOTUS Michelle Obama WOWS & INSPIRES At #DNC2012

September 5th, 2012 by Christen


Reporting LIVE from the Democratic National Convention FLOTUS Michelle Obama showed her support for an All-American designer during her Tuesday night speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

FLOTUS, 48, looked fabulous in a pink floral Tracy Reese dress and coordinating J. Crew heels — proving once again, you don’t need to shell out big designer bucks to look chic. The Detroit-born Reese’s designs have been a favorite of the First Lady’s during her four-plus years in the spotlight alongside her husband, President Barack Obama. (In May, Obama wore a sophisticated blue Tracy Reese dress for her Ebony magazine cover).

As “mom-in-chief” watching her exclaim how much she still loves & believes in President Barack Obama like never before, is a true testament to what a partnership is really about. At times, on the cusp of tears while discussing her father’s diligence in working and providing for her education, she also compared President Obama’s upbringing & stance about financial aid “…to Barack, these issues aren’t political – they’re personal…” Read more of FLOTUS speech HERE.


What was your favorite fashionable moments from FLOTUS? Did she do a great job of convincing Americans that President Obama is the right man for presidency in 2012?



Michelle Obama
Credit: Win McNamee/Getty

Wild Shoe Alert: Balenciaga Resort 2013 Collection

August 23rd, 2012 by Christen

Raising the standard in sandal wear, Pierre Hardy’s work for Balenciaga have been nothing short of spectacular and for 2013 Resort he does not disappoint. The unique ribbon detail of these open-toe boots are so avant-garde any lady wearing these heels will definitely be noticed and envied.


Gladiator sandal boots formed of double-face ribbon twists in pink/black


This new spin on the “Gladiator” sandal is the perfect balance of sweet with the pastel colorings, feminine roughing and ribbons.  On the other hand Balenciaga keeps it sexy with the peek-a-boo ankle height & peep toe design.

gladiator sandal boots formed of double-face ribbon twists in yellow/gray


Are you a fan of the Balenciaga Resort Gladiator sandals?  Which of your favorite celebs could you imagine rocking a pair of these heels next season?


A Taste Of British Fashion, On Sale…

August 6th, 2012 by Christen

If the Olympics have inspired you to add a little English fashion to your closet, now is the time to check out Young British Designers sale RIGHT NOW!  With designer shoes, fashions and accessories up to 70% off – now is the time to experiment with a little style without experimenting on exasperating your budget! 

Check out a few of these styles for your soles…



Are there any British fashion that you’re interested in experimenting in?  Who’s your favorite British designer?



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