Monthly Archives: January 2009

Deal of the Week: Navajo Beads

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I’m not sure if it’s my upcoming trip or the fact that I’m feeling in a bit of a color rut, but I’m head over heels for all of this Southwestern inspired jewelry…the colors, the details and best of all, the prices!

Style Links: Turquoise Necklace $7.80, Earings $5.80, Wide Bangle $5.80, Multi Necklace $6.80, Skinny Bangles $5.80

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Technicolor Nightmare

picture-311One of the biggest trends on the red carpet was color…unfortunately, these gowns were not the way to do color.   The first dress isn’t even that bad, and I actually like the rich green shade…unfortunately, the overall styling totally missed the mark.

Christina Applegate is usually on my best dressed list, but this green sack thing did her amazing body no favors.  If she wanted to be comfortable, she should have at least upped the glam factor with standout jewelry.  That long diamond necklace totally looks out of place and it only emphasizes the general messiness of the dress.  The earrings look like a solar system hoovering around her face and she really needed pick something more classic and elegant to elevate the casualness of the gown.

And what happened to Eva Longoria??  She truly wowed in that stunning red gown at the Golden Globes, but she must have asked Robert Verdi to dress her again because she’s back to the overdone, over styled prom-queen business again.

My general feeling about tonight’s red carpet looks was …boooooring.  These women left me wanting and expecting more, so let’s hope and pray that the Oscar’s really deliver!

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The Short List

picture-129That was easy…when there’s that many fashion DONTS on a red carpet, it makes my job very simple.

Here are the women who actually remembered that they were attending the SAG awards tonight and who decided to actually dress like the movie stars that they are.

Anne chose white, the hottest color for this Awards season, and looked like a goddess in that Grecian inspired Azzaro gown but she should have used a hair stylist in addition to her wardrobe stylist…I do not care for that hair.

Kate Winslet just gets more and more beautiful every time I see her and she’s radiant in this cobalt blue number.  And more power to her for showing us again and again that real women do have curves!

Rounding out my top 4 are America Ferrara in a beautifully draped nude Vera Wang number, which combined two usually blah neutrals and made them totally WOW, and my favorite princess, Amy Adams in a rich Violet Giambattista Valli gown.  I didn’t love Amy’s dress when I first saw it because of the bows, but once I saw the gown up close and realized that they weren’t actually bows, I quickly changed my mind.  The color is striking against her skin tone and the loose column silhouette is a nice contrast to the corseted top.  She looks sexy, yet elegant at the same time.

What do you think?  What were your favorite looks of the night??

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So Pretty in Pink

33441_in_lThese totally put me in the mood for Valentine’s Day…the signature red Louboutin sole combined with that Barbie pink bootie…perfection!  BTW, can you spot these elsewhere on the site?? 😉

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Shibuya Revealed

59969401-05Really?  That’s what I got all excited about…

The new Shibuya Mon Amour collection (not that 8 T-shirts constitutes a collection, but…) at Forever 21 consists of cute-ish animal prints on your basic T-shirt.  The shirts were designed by LA shop owner Jeanie Lee who owns a very over-priced and non CheapChica-y store called Satine.  Considering the average price point in her store is somewhere around $250, I’m quite surprised that Forever choose her for the collaboration…but thank goodness the prices are more Forever 21 than Satine.  The shirts retails from $12-$14.50.

I think they’re cute, but do we really need another T-shirt line???

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Savings on Beauty

picture-28So my BFF tipped me off to an amazing new website called Lifebooker.  It’s basically like Orbitz for Spa/Salon services, but the only drawback is that it’s only available for New York and Los Angeles…right now.

On Lifebooker you can search, browse, and book appointments at some of the top beauty spots in your city all from the convenience of your computer.  No more having to whisper “Bikini Wax” and “Brazilian” from the confines of your office cubicle!  But the real reason they caught my eye is becuase they negotiate exclusive deals with top salon’s like Rita Hazan and Cristiano Cora in Manhattan, then pass on those discounts to you by offering appointments at dramatically discounted prices!  I was able to get a $180 haircut for just $90 at a top salon …on a Saturday!

The site is very user-friendly and you can search for countless services including: lash extensions, acupunture, facials, hair color and the ever popular, mani/pedi!

Let’s hope they decide to expand their list of cities becasue I could totally use something like this in my life!

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StyleFile: Natural Elements

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So I know it might seem early to be lusting after sandals given that it rarely gets above freezing here in Philly , but I can’t help myself and there’s nothing like a versatile pair of gorgeous Vachetta sandals to get me in the mood for shorts, spring dresses and girly skirts!  The natural colored shoe is one of my favorite trends for Spring ’09 and with so many styles like flats and gladiators in woven, studded and strappy versions, you’re sure to find a pair that works for you!

The perfectly neutral tone makes these shoes wearable with just about any color and can we talk about how much longer your legs will seem when they seamlessly disappear into a pair of 4″ natural colored heels?!?  My only suggestion is that you might want to consider a little faux sun to tan those mid-winter gams before you strap these on!

Style Links (clockwise, top left): Jessica Simpson Delanco $89, Nine West Kentaro $89, Nine West Jed $78.95, Baker’s Aileen $59.99, Alloy Natural Vibe $34.50, Go Jane Gladiator $16.50, Steven Bianca $64.51

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