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Monthly Archives: November 2008

 

TLC LOGO

For the first time, America will select the contestants they think deserve a spot in the top four at the Miss America pageant.

More than likely, viewers’ decisions will be based on their performance in a reality TV series, which TLC will broadcast.

I’m not exactly a pageant fan, but of all the episodes, I think fashionistas will want to tune into the third one.

That’s when contestants will compete in a fashion challenge.

Clinton Kelly, from TLC’s WHAT NOT TO WEAR, will be the episode’s guest expert guiding the ladies through

  • The Team Challenge: Miss American Shopper.
    Will it be retail rivalry when each team has to share one shopping budget?
  • Individual Challenge: Little Black Dress returns with a fashion‐forward eye on personal style and resourcefulness.

The fashion challenge episode premieres January 16, 2009 at 10 PM (ET/PT).

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Clothes today are about pieces, not power suits – Josie Natorie

I guess the folks at www.chickdowntown.com really want us to help them clear out their inventory.

The holiday savings continue to grow and grow and grow.

They’ve announced their Cyber Monday Sale.

It starts Monday morning at 12:01 a.m. EST and runs through Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. EST.

Shoppers will receive 45% OFF regularly priced merchandise, and an ADDITIONAL 30% OFF all sale items.

USE CODE: CYBER
Be sure to visit
www.chickdowntown.com for complete details. Apparently, some designers are excluded from this sale.

It’s not often we come across fashion tips from the world’s luxury designers.

CNN recently sat down with Donatella Versace to get her take on fashion do’s and don’ts.

It’s a must read! 

Donatella’s fashion tips:

CNN: What should a woman always have in her wardrobe?

Versace: A pair of black high heels.

CNN: What should a man always have in his wardrobe?

Versace: A pair of low-waist pants. It makes your upper body taller and your shoulders larger.

CNN: What is the most commonly made fashion mistake?

Versace: Too much make-up and clothes together. It’s about one of those, not all.

CNN: What is the ugliest trend you’ve ever seen?

Versace: Flat shoes and lunch pants together.

Read the full interview.

2008 American Music Awards Arrivals

Was I in love with Christina Aguilera’s red carpet look at the AMAs?

No.

And now I think I know exactly why.

It’s her stylist! (or a very poorly edited video).

Myspace followed Simone Harouche, Xtina’s glam chief, on a shopping trip where the singer’s AMAs outfit was supposed to come together.

Like I said, the stylist could be the victim of poor video editing, where stuffing everything into a 2-minute excerpt didn’t do justice to what happened in reality.

Whatever it is, Harouche simply does not come across as competent here.

Watch the vid.

FashionForm

[Give] yourself at least two weeks lead time to find the right outfit for that special occasion. Try to wear or bring undergarments such as pantyhose, a strapless bra or cami that will pair well with various styles. Wear easy on/off clothes. And, pre-styled hair and makeup can make that dressing room mirror easier to face. – debra DeROO

Britney Spears

Images :: AP // Thomas Kienzle

So Britney picked a Bambi award in Germany today.

And they chose Karl Lagerfeld, distinguished fashion designer, to be the presenter.

By the way, Bambi Awards recognize top talent in the entertainment, literature, sports and politics arenas.

Britney won the “Pop International” Award.

More pics after the jump. Read More »

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In spite of varying reviews, I’ve a seen a piece or two in LC’s collection that I really like.

From now until November 30, buying one of Lauren’s looks is even easier.

Get $25 OFF for every $100 you spend from now until November 30th.

Plus, there’s free ground shipping on orders of $250 or more until December 7th.

And, if you’re in the UK and Canada, ShopLaurenConrad.com now ships to your country.

Happy shopping!

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I thought I’d share the latest on great Black Friday fashion deals with my readers.

Enjoy!

For those of you who train harder for Black Friday than you would for a marathon we have a special offer just for you. 

Don’t forget to set your alarm. Early birds get 20% off their entire purchase of $50 or more from store opening until 10am at all H&M stores in the United States on Friday, November 28th. 

If you’re more of a night owl, the following stores will begin this offer at 12:01 AM on Friday, November 28th: 

Milpitas, CA: The Great Mall at Milpitas
San Francisco, CA: 150 Powell Street
Gurnee, IL: Gurnee Mills 
Hanover, MD: Arundel Mills
South Portland, ME: The Maine Mall 

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Say “bye, bye” to clothing at ridiculous prices and too-good-to-be-true fabulous finds from Sarah Jessica Parker.

But first, say “hello” to Steve & Barry’s LIQUIDATION SALES!

They’ll last five to seven weeks, with some stores closing sooner.

According to AP reports, the inventory to be liquidated is worth about $250 million.

As we know, Steve & Barry’s filed for bankruptcy in July.

Despite statements that they’d remain open, they’re conceding to nationwide closure.

According to AP,  the chain “fell victim to the deteriorating consumer spending climate.”

So sad!