October 2009 archive

UPDATED:The Fat and Skinny Deals and Steals

I have a few Steals and Deals for you, so either shop for yourself or someone else. The holidays are approaching. I find that time to be less stressful when I get all of my gifts out of the way in advance.

Belabumbum
Belabumbum is doing a fall promo for some of our favorite bloggers and your readers. With the code “FALL09″ at checkout, you and your readers can get 15% off everything at http://www.belabumbum.com , including the new fall lingerie and maternity lines from today, October 28 through November 28.

Belabumbum is a Brazilian-inspired lingerie and maternity line created by Heidi Rauch and Alyssa Weiss with whimsy and to radiate beauty from the outside in. It’s a go-to lingerie line for starlets including Ashley Olsen, Halle Berry, Jaime Pressley, and Nicole Richie and has been featured on Gossip Girl.

Also, be sure to check out Belabumbum on Facebook.

Rupert Sanderson

Rupert Sanderson is offering FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE on all online purchases made between October 28th and November 11th inclusive!
Customers can choose from a whole range of fabulous winter shoes, from the perfect party boots Titan, to everyday flat pumps such as Jaffa (see attached images).
Shop the collection here http://www.rupertsanderson.co.uk

Shoehunting/Via Spiga Contest

If you’re like most fashion lovers, you are probably dying to try the http://www.shoehunting.com/tag/over+the+knee+boots/ trend. Well I have some exciting news! ShoeHunting has partnered with Via Spiga this month to give you and your readers a chance to win one of two gorgeous Via Spiga OTK boots: the ‘Nevin ($398 value) or the ‘Malory ($298 value).
How To Enter:

  1. Sign in or sign up on Shoehunting.com using our login form or the Facebook Connect button located in the header.
  2. Click above on whichever of the two boot styles you prefer. This will take you to the boot’s page on ShoeHunting.
  3. In the comments section below the boot, tell us: 1) Why you prefer this boot over the other, and 2) What you would wear with it.

One winner will be selected by ShoeHunting and Via Spiga based on creativity, so show us what you’ve got! Contest ends November 15, 2009 at Midnight EST.
Rules and Regulations:
One winner will be chosen by Via Spiga based on creativity and style.
Prize specifications (color and style) will all be determined after the winner has been contacted. The winner’s preferences will be taken into consideration but Via Spiga will choose the prize based on availability.
Contest ends Nov. 15th at Midnight EST.
About ShoeHunting:
ShoeHunting is a shopping community for shoe enthusiasts. Our site allows you to tag, save, manage and share the shoes you wear and those you find on the internet. With emphasis on the power of the community, ShoeHunting improves how people discover, remember and share shoes on the Internet.

Do you like to SAVE MONEY by shopping online and comparing prices? With ShoeHunting, you can bookmark the shoes you wish you could afford, and ShoeHunting will alert you when the price drops! And best of all, this service is absolutely free! Just create a free account and start saving.

Monday 11/2-Tuesday 11/3 – Apivita & Lierac Paris
Wednesday 11/4-Thursday 11/5 – Rapz Jewelry, Technomarine Watches & Z.Bigatti
Friday 11/6-Saturday 11/7 – AlexisClothing & King Baby Jewelry

All of our sales begin at 8am PST/11am EST and end at 11:59pm PST/2:59am EST.

PLUS, next week marks our return to LA!
http://www.billiondollarbabes.com/events.aspx
November 6-7, 2009
The Petersen Automotive Museum.

This Is It…..

I have no idea when I am going to see this but it comes out today.

UPDATE: I totally saw this movie today after my eye appointment and I LOVED IT!!! It was so good. MJ’s clothes barely fit him so I was a little scared, but he was singing live and dancing with the backup dancers just like he was 10 years ago. He even showed everybody a few things. It was amazing. the last number really pulled at my heart. He also wore a lot of Balmain, and I want his high water gold sequin pants.

Three things I learned from the movie:
  1. Ed Hardy will always look bad no matter who wears it.
  2. Kenny or Kerry Ortega, whoever the director was, wears pearl bracelets and questionable shoes.
  3. Pole Dancing Specialist=Stripper

Makeup Looks For A Party

mI was trying some eye makeup looks for an 80s party in December. I think I like all of them except the green one. I think it needed more gold than green. I think I like the pink one the most.



Yippe Skippee

From NBC New York’s The Thread:

It’s been confirmed that Gaultier will be the newest Designer Collaboration with big box Target, releasing an exclusive lower priced collection to a limited number of 250 stores and online March 7, 2010.

Bringing truth to the whole in-like-a-lion thing, Gaultier’s March collection for Target, as a Designer Collaboration – which is different than the Go International program, which always confuses us, too – is set to “celebrate the American woman” and her ties to pop culture, as in, Madonna’s iconic 80s look as produced by Gaultier himself.

As we know, Gaultier is the man who pushed the envelope on the runway and has pioneered the overt sexuality of high fashion. What that means for Target as a mass retailer, we’re just dying to find out.

Spell

I found this great video through at comment on the blog Vain & Vapid. It is full of beautiful music, fashion, and cinematography. The the video was made by Lula Magazine and Topshop.

The Fat and Skinny Steals and Deals

Billion Dollar Babes

Monday 10/19-Tuesday 10/20 –Qi Cashmere, Radcliffe Denim & Multi-Desinger Sale Featuring: ALEXIS MABILLE, DODO & ANGELIKA, ELIJAH
ELISE OVERLAND, GEMMA KAHNG, JEAN SHOP, KAUFMAN FRANCO, LIFE WITH BIRD, NOTIFY, PREEN, ROSE ANNE DE PAMPELONNE, SURFACE TO AIR
and YIGAL AZROUEL
Wednesday 10/21-Thursday 10/22 – Clark’s Botanicals, Kalorik & Laura Elizabeth Jewelry
Friday 10/23-Saturday 10/24 – Cocobelle & Kasil Jeans

All of our sales begin at 8am PST/11am EST and end at 11:59pm PST/2:59am EST.


Dorothy Perkins
50% off of sale items

Vans
Vans will have 10% Off Orders + Free Fed Ex Ground Shipping!
Use the following codes:
OCTOBERINSTOCK (for in-stock orders)

OCTOBERCUSTOMS (for custom orders)
Offer valid from 10 am PST on Thursday, October 15th through 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, October 21st.

Alloy
Free Shipping on Orders Over $25 with code SHIP25A. Valid through 12.17.09.
15% Off Any Order with code A15FALL. Valid through 11.12.09.
Sweather Sale starting at $24.90.
$20 Off Orders of $75 or More with code 20ALL75. Valid through 12.17.09.
The Best Pants starting at $32.90.
October Clearance: up to 80% off.
Alloy tees & tanks in 7 styles and 8 colors starting at $9.90 each when you buy 3 or more. Shop now!

Teen Vogue Featuring Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn

*Blogger stop sending out posts that haven’t been posted yet! URGH!*

Anyway I went to the store and picked up the new Teen Vogue with Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn on the cover. It promised to tell their readers how they can get a job in fashion, but all I saw were the same tips their readers can get from the high school career center, guidance counselor, or Google. HMM. Whatever! I think this issue would have been more beneficial to high schoolers if it elaborated more on where to look for an internship or get into a fashion school if you didn’t live anywhere near a fashion capitol. I could have used that advice when I was in grade school.

The most important part of the magazine, which was really small by the way :(, was the cover featuring two black models and their interview. This made me extremely happy because growing up I saw black faces on fashion magazines but it was rare, and nowadays it is worse. It makes me sad when I can’t see my own people or other minorities for that matter represented in fashion.

I think it is great to see these two young women on the cover of a magazine like this, and I wish more would follow suit. I hate how designers and casting directors look at my skin as a trend. Remember this from earlier in the week. I have always been and will always be black. I can’t change that, nor do I want to. I spend money on the same products,clothes, and accessories that are worn, advertised, and written about in those magazines. My skin color is not like an alligator bag or leopard print shoe. Black, brown, or cream colored skin is not the trend of the season.
Photos from Teen Vogue.
Sorry I but I just had to vent. DISCUSS!

Rupert Sanderson and The Kaiser


Press Release From Rupert Sanderson:

RUPERT SANDERSON FOR KARL LAGERFELD SPRING / SUMMER 2010
Rupert Sanderson is proud to announce his collaboration for the second season running with fashion maestro, Karl Lagerfeld.
After the massive success Rupert had with the Autumn/Winter 2009 collection for Mr. Lagerfeld, Rupert welcomed the chance to work with Karl again.
This season, Rupert completely re-interpreted two of his best selling styles Asteroid and Finesse.
To give the shoe the futuristic update that Lagerfeld wanted for his collection, Rupert decided to design the shoe with his fashion-forward geometric heel, inspired by the Italian architect Gio Ponti. The ankle straps have also been altered so that they loop around under the sole and are bolted in place, giving the shoe a highly dominatrix feel. This also allows each top part of the shoe to be interchanged.
Created in a range of colours and materials from soft ice-white suede, to metallic mirror silver leather, the shoes completed Lagerfeld’s ‘futuristic rock goddess’ collection perfectly, especially with Mondino’s classic shot of skinny Karl as guitar hero cleverly spray-stenciled on the front of the shoes.
Please contact Alexandra Kotsias in the Rupert Sanderson press office for further information and samples. All made to order.
http://www.rupertsanderson.co.uk/about/KarlLagerfeld.html

French Vogue’s Faux Pas




Um I realize that in some pictures Lara Stone has white paint on her skin, but BLACK FACE is a no-no. White actors used to paint their faces and make derogatory jokes about black people.

Watch this.
Photos from Jezebel.

What Do You Want To Be For Halloween?

I have no idea if I want to dress up for Halloween this year. If I were to dress up, it would be something from one of these movies.

Willow

Labyrinth

The Hunger

The Company of Wolves

What do you all want to be for Halloween, and what was your best costume ever?

I Kinda Want These But….

They are basically $200. I love Jeffrey Campbell. He is like the new Steve Madden. Speaking of Steven Madden, he is getting sued by Alexander McQueen for stealing a show design. Photo From Shop Nasty Gal.

Paris Spring Fashion Week Post 5

I am always intrigued by the Chanel’s show set design, and every year I wonder what is it going to look like and how that relates to the clothes. Imagine my surprise when I heard that there was hay on the floor, some huge barn like structure in the middle of the floor, and there was a big pile of hay with openings on the side. Crazy! The Kaiser seems to me to have spent way too much time in Vermont. The collection was full of kissing models, Victorian looking minidresses, and clogs. The linen pants had no shape and just looked more wrinkled than they should have been. Overall the collection gets a collective meh from me. I get that you have to keep the Chanel aesthetic looking the same without getting boring,but….I don’t know. It wasn’t bad or good.

Hermes was another runway show filled with theatrics. Models were apparently playing tennis on the runway, and people on twitter were totes geeked out by all the major models from different nationalities being represented in the show. Who doesn’t love a little diversity? The show was great because it was based on the sport of tennis, which is why the models were playing tennis. Jean Paul Gaultier created some of the coolest tennis skirts and kilts. The jackets had cool, crisps lines and the tennis sweaters were big enough to wear on a cool Spring night and also in the fall. The belts and bags were amazing. Peta will be pissed at the use of suede, leather, and Hermes’ own specialty bred croc skins. I really liked this collection. I thought it was fresh and absolutely needed for Spring.

Photos from Style.com.

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