Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Today, while heading into the city to see the coif master- I stopped by H&M to have a looksy at the new collaboration with Sonia Rykiel.
Sonia Rykiel is infamous for her knitwear in the 70's, which she has now brought to H&M- and brought she has! The bright pinks, oranges and yellows take me back to the era of florescents. She has intermingled them with black to keep them neutral-closet-friendly. Everything is knitwear, right down to the handbags, and so well made! Everything is reasonally priced from $25- $60. What?! Crazy, right?
In the past, I have been extremely excited about big name collaborations with Target, such as, Anna Sui (crap!) and my beloved- Alexander McQueen (crap!). As you can see, I'm not quick to endorse just any collaboration. This is why I waited to see Rykiel's collection in person, before giving the green light.
I have to say- I loved all of it! I bought two pieces. They gave me a special bright pink bag with Sonia Rykiel's name and symbol on the side. You could have got me to buy anything- if I knew that bag was coming with it. Awesome!
Here is the link to see the entire collection...
As I mentioned about Target and collaborations, they have two coming out this Spring. Jean Paul Gaultier(released March 7th) and Zac Pozen(April 25th). Two very different designers...but again, I will have to see what the quality of fabric is like, before I would tell anyone to purchase something. Look out Target...it looks like H&M knows how to do collaborations right!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Here is an example of one of the jackets I love,but not the price.
Here's the secret to looking good for less....These three jackets cost $5 to $35. Yes, they are all used, but for the price- you can get them cleaned and come out ahead. Besides, with washed leather in style, the wrinkled-aged look is only a bonus. What I look for when I am searching through a hundred or more jackets- is individuality. Don't get a plain-jane jacket without personality! Those will get you zero compliments! God is in the details. So get something that is quilted, has the multiple snap front or asymmetric and definitely cropped! These will look just as cute with jeans as they will with a dress. If you need help, write me before you do anything drastic.....Until next time!
P.S. If shopping on ebay, please avoid China, Korea or Hong Kong! Speaking from experience...they play the bait and switch game. I believe they create the piece modeled in a higher quality leather and then ship out all the rest from crap quality leather!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Forever 21 is my favorite one-stop, tee shop. You could spend over $100 at the Saks Fifth Avenue tee shop, but with tees at Forever 21 going for around $15- why would you?
Here are some examples why these staples are the go to for work and play.
Monday, February 8, 2010
I have been in search of a great jumpsuit for the past year that was affordable. And of course, I need one that can be dressed up or down! Every designer has their own version, but when they first came out-outrageously expensive! Stella McCartney has a lace one for $4000 and the others are $200 and up! As much as I plan on wearing it, I don't want to spend $200 or more! You can tell I'm passionate about this.
In my search for a casual but fabulous jumpsuit-I found this one from Newport News for $49. And yes, it comes in Black! It doesn't ship until the first week in March, so get yours now! If you would prefer something a little dressier, Newport News does have a great silk jumpsuit for only $39. Happy shopping! http://http//www.newport-news.com/shop/product_single.aspx?style_id=39394273&cm_ven=PERFORMICS&cm_ite=DATAFEED&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=39394 (link for jumpsuit pictured above)