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Monthly Archives: January 2009

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Storefronts and show windows are looking all red these days.

Maybe you’re like me and totally not into the wearing-red-on-V-day trend.

Turn your calendar back eight days and you might want to reconsider.

February 6 is Wear Red Day, hosted by Go Red for Women, the movement that helps fight against heart disease (the leading killer of  American women).

Join millions of women in using fashion as a powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease.

Visit Shop Go Red to find apparel and accessories, or just wear something fabulous from your closet. 😉

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You know DrJays.

It’s that store that sells mostly street and urban fashion.

And instead of hiring professional models to showcase their new offering for spring, they’re giving regular people the opportunity to appear on their web site.

Through its national model search, Fresh Faces of Spring 2009, the store will give aspiring models a chance to enter from today to Monday, February 23.

All you need to do is upload a 30-second audition video to DrJays.com.

The site’s community will rate your video.

Two winners – one male, one female – will be chosen for their “broad appeal, spirit and passion” to be the face of DrJays.com’s Spring 2009 campaign.

Winners get to

  • fly to the store’s creative studio in San Diego
  • be put up in a downtown hotel for two nights
  • star in a photo shoot featuring the leading brands in urban wear

So it’s been rumored that it’s the end of the road for “The Hills.”

Are we really ready to part ways with our weekly reality / fashion obsession?

MTV’s asking you to vote in their poll (as if they haven’t already made up their minds on the fate of the show…)

We’ll entertain them anyways.

Have your say.

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A few posts ago, news broke of the Simmons Jewelry Spongebob collection.

Now two members of the Simmons dynasty are making another money-making announcement.

Vanessa and Angela Simmons have formed a partnership with August Accessories.

The company will design, manufacture, and sell the new Pastry Accessories line.

According to a statement, the girls will be a major part of the design and creation of the accessories, which arrive in stores fall 2009.

Look out for watches, hats, and cold weather accessories from the Daddy’s Girls stars.

They’ll  be available at “better department stores and specialty stores” nationwide.

Price points? $15.00 to $150.00. Not bad for us recessionistas!

A kind representative from American Express emailed me with a little update.

She wants our readers to  know that they’ll be under the tents at Bryant Park for the entire week – February 13-20.

February 14-15, of course, is when the Skybox will be open to their top-tier Cardmembers with those By-Invitation-Only packages.

Hope this clears things up…

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Converse’s partnership with (RED) always inspires us.

This time, they’ve rounded up rapper Lupe Fiasco,  The Edge of U2 and an impressive list of other artists to design their All-Star footwear.

The exciting new collection of designs for Spring 2009  will be available starting Feb. 1.

This is the last collection in the 1HUND(RED) Artists footwear.

Each artist’s original designs were inspired by Converse 1HUND(RED) Artist’s goal to help fight AIDS in Africa.

When you see them in stores, consider buying a pair–if not for you, for someone you love. 🙂

Depending on the products sold 5 – 15% of the net sales of CONVERSE (PRODUCT) RED shoes goes directly to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Geneva, Switzerland).

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It’s that time of year again!

In counting down to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, we’ll be taking a look at the behind-the-scenes prep.

This week, it’s American Express in the spotlight.

They’ve announced their plans for February 14-15.

  • Continued support of designers and the fashion industry with a $250,000 donation to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF), a program of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). The CVFF program helps emerging American design talent find continued success in the business of fashion by providing ongoing support.
  • The comeback of the Skybox! Platinum Card® and Gold Card members will be able to view the runway shows from the highly popular and newly-designed American Express® Skybox, providing an up-close view of the runways; packages are available today at www.americanexpress.com/entertainment.  (If you’re still balling in the midst of the recession! :p)
  • Card members will have access to highly-coveted reservations at a selection of New York’s most-buzzed about restaurants, providing additional entrée into the destinations and venues they love.

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Online reports are indicating that Kimora Lee Simmons is expecting.

According to web posts, the babydaddy is Djimon Hounsou, famed African actor.

Check out the official report from E!

Shopflick has released its Top 9 to watch in ’09 video.

From earth-friendly footwear to pieces made from reclaimed prison rags, the list spans the full range of what’s hot in fash this year.

Check out the vid!

It’s been a hell of a holiday season for Tiffany & Co.

Worldwide net sales in the holiday period declined 21% just about everywhere except Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Sure we’re sorry to hear how badly companies are doing but if there’s a great deal, we’re gonna go after it.

Like this chance to win a Tiffany bracelet. Read More »