Michelle Obama’s Dress


I can’t wait to see who Michelle Obama chooses to wear.  Of the 40 designs submitted here are my top picks:

Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhullier, Michael Kors, Peter Som & Diane Von Furstenburg.  So who are you wearing for the ball?

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michael-kors
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Useful Websites


Don’t you just hate walking out the door looking fabulous and then lwhen you pop out of the office for lunch it’s pouring down rain?  Check out umbrellatoday.com.  You enter your phone number and zip code and the website will text you when you need to bring out your umbrella before the torrential downpour! 

The next time you throw a party, think about putting yourself on the invitation.  Here’s how it works; you upload your picture to the site and choose your invitation; order and presto! Instant celebrity status!  Go to redstamp.com.

Wanna get the jump on the next sale at your favorite store?  Go to shoppingnotes.com, put in the url for an item you really want to get and you will receive an email alert if the price drops!

That’s all for today from your favorite fashionista!

Shopping Sites


While I usually instruct my clients to buy the majority of their clothes in the stores, at least until they have a good handle on how clothes fit their body type, there are some great sites with great deals out there to be perused.  Most of these are members only groups, so if you want in, let me know!

www.ideeli.com 
www.giltgroupe.com 
www.ruelala.com  This is one you can be invited or get on the waiting list
www.shopittome.com
www.hautelook.com

Happy Shopping!

Editing Your Wardrobe


Twice a year you should go through your closet and ruthlessly edit!  It’s like feng shui, you must make room for new clothes by getting rid of clothes you don’t wear.  Here’s some tips:

If you haven’t worn it in 6 months and it’s not a seasonal item, toss it

If it has stains, tears, or holes, pitch it

If it’s too small, too tight or too short, tell it bye bye

If it’s missing a button, the hem is hanging, or the seams are coming apart, get it to a tailor ASAP!

If it’s an orphan ( a single impulse item purchase) be honest about whether you will ever find it something to wear it with.  It’s probably best to let it go

Have a fashion swap party with your girlfriends and co-workers and trade your orphans

Fill Up Your Wardrobe While It Lasts!


Great JacketThe retailers are putting on some serious sales and discounts, so now is a great to upgrade your wardrobe.

Start with your basics, a navy, black or grey suit that you can alternate several blouses.  Most stores including Ann Taylor, are offering up to 30% off all items.  Or if you have enough basics, add a great jacket, or a fabulous dress for a holiday party.  Don’t forget your accessories!

Evening Dress

Great Suit

Hello Kitty!


Hello Kitty has been making a comeback; she’s been seen in Kimora’s jewelry line, in Bank of America check cards and coming soon, MAC Cosmetics.  The limited edition collection will be available at MAC’s website on February 10, 2009 and in MAC U.S. stores on February 12, 2009 and overseas stores in March 2009.

 

The Hello Kitty collection consists of two collections: the Hello Kitty Colour Collection and the more high-end Hello Kitty Kouture. The Hello Kitty Colour Collection includes “six shades of lipstick with names like Fashion Mews and Strayin’, each $14; six Lipglass shades, each $14; and two tinted lip conditioners, $14.50 each; two eye shadow palettes, which each contain four shades and retail for $38; two shades of pigment are $19.50 each, and two Reflects Glitter stockkeeping units — one blue, one pink — are $17.50 each. Four Glitter Eye Liners, each $16.50, two shades of Beauty Powder, each $22; three shades of nail polish, each $11; a black mascara, $12, and false lashes, $12, round out the color offerings. Shades range from pinks and turquoises to lavenders and greens.”

 

The Hello Kitty Kouture collection is a high-end line and great for collectors.  The range consists of “two shades of Dazzleglass, each $28, each feature a reusable silver chain pendant with Hello Kitty outlined in white Swarovski crystals on black with a pink crystal bow. Sheer Mystery Powder, $90 and available in three shades, is packaged in a silver powder compact with Hello Kitty outlined in white Swarovski crystals with a pink crystal bow on a black background.  There’s also a line of accessories: a Petite Makeup Bag ($22), a medium Makeup Bag ($35), a plush doll ($42), purse mirror ($22), three-brush collection ($49.50), a mirrored key clip ($16), beaded bracelet ($34), a tote ($45) and soft vanity kit ($55).” (Source: Nitrolicious)I can’t wait!  The waiting list will go live on Jan. 7 at maccosmetics.com.  Don’t miss it, once they’re gone they’re gone!

 

MAC Cosmetics and Hello Kitty