April 2010 archive

The Fat and Skinny Steals and Deals

Don’t forget to shop The Fat and Skinny Shop before prices go up tonight  at 11:59pm! New things in smaller sizes will be up soon. 

Here are some deals and steals from my affiliates and others that I found around the web.
Alloy
They have awesome deals on straight and plus sizes.
EXTENDED: Free Shipping on Orders Over $25 with code A25FS
EXTENDED: 15% Off Any Purchase with code A15CPN
Bohemian Tops starting at $19.90
The Perfect Jeans starting at $29.90
$20 Off Orders Over $75 with code 20DISCA
ASOS
They have free shipping on any US order until Monday!

Evans
For a limited time only, EVERYTHING ONLINE is 20% off!
Also check out their new shapewear line.
Benefit
Get a free “she laq” with any $60 purchase. Enter RAINYDAY at checkout. Offer valid through 5.3.10. Not valid with other offers. Don’t forget to add product before checkout.
Free US Standard Shipping on any $50 purchase. Enter promo code PRETTY50 at checkout.
FREE International Shipping with any $115 purchase. Enter promo code WORLD115 at checkout.
Spotlight Deals at Benefit Cosmetics 

Isn’t This Bananas!

Check out The Fat and Skinny Shop for sizes L-3X! Some items have been sold. Prices go up on Friday at 11:59 pm est.

I found this picture on Diane Pernet’s blog “A Shaded View on Fashion”. Her blog is amazing. Right now she is reporting from the Festival d’Hyeres. This is a picture of designer Alexandra Verschueren’s work.

The Fat and Skinny Shop

Check out this items at The Fat and Skinny Shop! Shop brands like Juicy Couture and Norma Komali. Sizes range from L to 3X and prices range from $5 to $25.  Most items are just $10! New items added! Five items have already been SOLD! Prices go up on Friday at 11:59 pm est.

FIRST: You need to email me which item(s) you want and your address. My email address is thefatandskinnyblog[at]gmail[dot]com.

SECOND: All of the shipping costs will be free, but only for standard USPS flat rate shipping. International shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

THIRD: Everything will be done through Paypal and Paypal only. Once you email me to tell me what you want, I will send you an email stating that the item(s) are (un)available, and that you should send the payment to thefatandskinnyblog[at]gmail[dot]com via the “Personal” option under the “Send Money” tab in Paypal.

FOURTH: NOTHING WILL GET SENT UNTIL I RECEIVE PAYMENT AND MONEY SHOULD BE SENT VIA PAYPAL IN USD PLEASE. Everything is FINAL SALE!

THANKS,

Jai from The Fat and Skinny

Runaway Runway

CHECK OUT THE NEW ITEMS IN THE FAT AND SKINNY SHOP! I’ve already sold FIVE items.

Friday night I went to the 701 Whaley building to see the Columbia Art Museum and the Columbia Design Leagues Runaway Runway show. There were a lot of cool clothes there. This year they had over 48 entries in the competition where designers had to make clothes out of recycled goods. I loved the Lady Gaga inspired dress made out of Monster energy drink cans and electrical cords. They also had drag queen entertainment by Party Time Divas and Lady Chablis. If you read my tweets from that night, then you know I had a blast!

Sorry the picture is a little blurry, but I wore a denim jacket from Old Navy, a white tee I shredded, my ASOS maxi skirt, and my Jeffrey Campbell 99 wedges.

The Ungaro Drama NEVER Ends!

CHECK OUT THE NEW ITEMS IN THE FAT AND SKINNY SHOP!

From The Cut:

Emanuel Ungaro‘s revolving door continues. After womenswear designer Estrella Archs left the label last week, menswear designer Franck Boclet announced his departure from the company after a three-year tenure. In response, the label said it will put its menswear runway collection on hold, with the possibility of relaunching it in the future. However, it will still produce its licensed menswear lines. As for Boclet, he plans to launch his own menswear line at men’s fashion week in June.

Happy Friday from Me and and Viva La Qbee03!

Don’t forget today is the last day to enter into the SATC Movie Tour Contest here!

Viva La Qbee is here to teach you a tip to convert pierced earrings into clip-ons before a night out on the town. This is great for those who don’t have pierced ears or who have elongated pierced lobes. Thanks Qbee 03!


Billion Dollar Babes

Monday 4/26 – Tuesday 4/27: Kimberly Ovitz, Kotur Handbags, LEILA Jewelry
Wednesday 4/28 – Thursday 4/29: Multi-Designer Handbags, Chaiken, Kasil, Les Nouvelles
Friday 4/30 – Saturday 5/1: Kate Quinn Organics, Minx Handbags, Pixi Beauty

All of our sales begin at 8am PST/11am EST and end at 11:59pm PST/2:59am EST.
Benefit
Need the perfect pencil for natural looking brows? You’re in luck. Get a free instant brow pencil with any $65 order. Enter AWARDS10 at checkout. Offer valid through 4.27.10. Not valid with other offers. Don’t forget to add product before checkout.
FREE International Shipping with any $115 purchase. Enter promo code WORLD115 at checkout.
Free US Standard Shipping on any $50 purchase. Enter promo code PRETTY50 at checkout.
Spotlight Deals at Benefit Cosmetics
Evans
Check out Evans for some hot new Holiday item and 20% off matching underwear.

Happy Earth Day!!!

Don’t forget to enter into the SATC Movie Tour Contest here!

Photo from White Apricot

Happy Earth Day! I hope you all are doing your part to heal the world and make it a cleaner place. Right now I feel like Mother Nature is angry with us. Very angry. I was looking up eco-friendly fashion the other day and found this website called White Apricot. Last year I told you about Green Loop. They are a great eco-friendly clothing store, but I think the White Apricot is a great website for those who are just learning about eco-friendly fashion or want to know about discounts and certain offers. Check out the website and have a great Earth Day.

SOOOOO PISSED!!!

Don’t forget to enter into the SATC Movie Tour Contest here!

So I am really angry with Fox and ABC. If you haven’t heard already, they censored the Lane Bryant lingerie ad from their channels. Now don’t I see that Victoria’s Secret Naked ad playing all over the place, but place a fat girl in a bra and some panties and all hell breaks loose.  Do you think the networks were wrong? And can someone tell me the difference between the two ads besides the size of the models.

Victoria’s Secret Ad




Lane Bryant Ad

Lindsey Lohan At Emanuel Ungaro Is A Bad Idea

Don’t forget to enter into the SATC Movie Tour Contest here!

 From WWD:

PARIS – Estrella Archs, the chief designer hired last year to work beside artistic adviser Lindsay Lohan at Emanuel Ungaro, is exiting the French fashion house. Citing “irreconcilable differences related to the creative direction of the brand,” Archs said she left her job and will focus on developing her signature brand, established in 2007 and shown on the runway during Paris Fashion Week.

Who didn’t see this coming? I know I didn’t. SIKE!  Now they want to go and cite “irreconcilable differences.” Uh ya think!?!?!?!?!?  And WHAT?!?!? is going on with ol’ homegirl Lindsay’s face? I swear she looks strung-out and high in all the pics from that day. Poor chile.

Bad Bish

Don’t forget to enter into the SATC Movie Tour Contest here!
Check out Crystal Renn the May 2010 French Vogue. The issue was guest edited by Penelope Cruz. Check out the NSFW pictures here.

Taking a Quick Break!

While I’m taking a quick break…
From Teen Vogue
  • PLEASE be sure to give to Shoes for Samantha. If you can give shoes then donate a little cash. It is for a great cause.

  • ALSO PLEASE enter in my Sex and the City Tour Tickets Contest! It ends on Friday. The winner gets 2 tickets that don’t expire, so you can use them at any time.

I Have Another Giveaway For My Readers

I know a lot of my readers love Sex and the City, so you all will love this giveaway. Thanks to On Location Tours for giving away two tickets to their Sex and the City Tour to one of my readers. The great thing about these tickets is the that they DON’T EXPIRE! If you win these tickets and don’t plan to  go to NYC until next year, the tickets are still valid.
Tour Highlights:

  • Shop at the store where Charlotte bought her “Rabbit”
  • Stop at “Scout,” the bar owned by Aidan
  • Enjoy cupcakes like Carrie and Miranda
  • Go on location to the art gallery in SoHo where Charlotte worked
  • Shop at the hottest boutiques & stores in Greenwich Village
  • Visit Buddakan, site of Carrie and Big’s wedding rehearsal dinner
  • See new locations from Sex and the City: the Movie

All you have to do is leave your email address in the comments sections with a quick sentence or two telling me why you deserve these tickets. Contest ends next Friday, April 23rd!

HMMM…

Photo From Design Scene
This is the May 2010 cover of Vogue. I feel like I have seen this before.
OH WAIT…I HAVE!
HERE!

 HERE!

 AND HERE!

MOVING ON!

Coming Attractions

South Carolina Events:

Wasteful to Tasteful
April 21 @7pm
River Center Saluda Shoals Park
Tickets are $5

Cynthia Rowley Sample Sale
Friday, April 16th- Sunday, April 18th
10am-7pm
Up to 80% off clothing and accessories
341 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-8013
Cash and all major credit cards accepted. ALL SALES FINAL.

Bad Bish Goes Blonde!

Today’s Bad Bish, Crystal Renn, goes blonde for the Feb 2010 issue of Italian Vanity Fair! I love it. I think it is great that she changed her hair for this editorial. Great models are the ones that can change and transform. Look at what change did for Linda Evangelista’s career. Good job Crystal. You can check out the rest of the pics at Madison Plus.

The Fat and Skinny Interviews LaRoque!!

Last week, for school, I was given the task of interviewing someone in the fashion industry from my hometown. I turned in my article and finished editing the videos on Monday. On Friday, I interviewed Annabelle from LaRoque. The buzz around town about her was crazy, so she was the obvious choice. For those of you who don’t know who she is, well here is your chance to find out.  I really love her shop, clothes, and personality. She is so great, and I want to thank her for letting me come into her studio to interview her. You can check out her shop and custom made dresses here.




http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649

Welcome to Wonderland!

Last night Eb and I went to a fashion show held by UK Models. The fashion show was for a great cause, the South Carolina Council on Adoptable Children. I think things like this are wonderful because I am adopted. This charity doesn’t place children with families, but it does help educate people about the process. The clothes featured last night came from Max rave, bebe, Mina/Mas, Justice for Girls, JCPenneys, Rugged Warehouse, and Ross Dress for Less. Thanks goes out to Keisha from Makeup by Keikei for inviting me.

FYI…

I just wanted you all to know while I am trying to catch up on some work that I am now a part of The Fat Girl’s Closet on Squidoo. You can access my page here. Check it out!

USC Fashion Board Fashion Forum

I went to the USC Fashion Board’s Fashion Forum Thursday night and it was amazing. I think the best part about it was the fact that the forum consisted of shop owners , designers, a photographer, and a fashion blogger.

I was able to meet so many people and hear them say some wonderful things. Lucky Levinson spoke about his store, Brittons, which is a Columbia shopping institution. I remember shopping there as a child with my mother. The store is over 60 years old. I also met Perry Lancaster from the store as well. He invited me into the store, so I went the next day. It was just as neat as I remembered. I actually bought my mom some earrings from Brittons on Friday. I can’t wait to go back.

Don Oates and Diane Stephenson spoke about the clothing company, Southern Tide. I love this company because it is based right here in South Carolina, and it really showcases “Southern Prep” style. Ralph Lauren has nothing on them. They really focus on the quality of their products. It took them almost 2 years to design the perfect pair of pants, and almost a year to make the perfect tee. Diane’s son founded the company only a few short years ago and now they are in over 400 stores around the country. I truly see them getting big in the next few years. Oh and did I mention they put Lycra in their signature polos and use fabric that is hard to shrink with every wash?

Then my friend Anne Postic from The Shop Tart spoke about blogging as a business. I gained some wonderful insight from her. The thing that really struck me was the fact that she made her blog into an LLC. I had seen other bloggers do that too, so I have been thinking about turning The Fat and Skinny into a LLC operation for some time. I think she lit a fire under me.

Annabelle Cain from LaRoque also spoke about her clothing line, but I don’t want to get into too much detail. I had to interview her for class on Friday, and I want to blog about my experience in her studio.

Travis Teate was the next panelist. He is a fashion photographer based right here in Columbia and is very passionate about fashion and art. It was amazing to hear him speak with such enthusiasm. He is a great guy. Hopefully I can work with him in the future.

Last but not least was Melissa Blanchard from Van Jean. She owns several stores here in the Midlands, but her store Van Jean is her store that sells awesome new designers like 3.1 Philip Lim, Doo.Ri and Tory Burch. The clothes and accessories are amazing. I went to the store on Friday and tried on a Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet that was fab. I also checked out a Philip Lim wallet that converts into a wristlet and can hold your blackberry. Who doesn’t love a store with leopard carpet?

I also want to thank  Marguis Bias for putting on a fabulous fashion week at USC. The events were great, and it was amazing reconnecting with him again. We go way back to Governor’s School for the Arts in high school. He played the flute and I played the cello. Tee Hee!

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