Posts Tagged ‘Dress

31
Aug
08

Purple & Ombre – Two more trends that go well together

If you flip though any fashion magazine these days they will tell you Purple is the IT color for Fall 08. I’m on board with that. I love a deep jewel tone to balance out the sometimes dreary weather and just as dreary colored clothes that appear in Fall.

Imagine my surprise as I was surfing Targaayy (Target for you regualr folks…LOL) when I came upon some cool (and cheap) Purple items. Many of them included two other trends you know I love patent and Ombre. So I figured I would share them with you because I love to help people look stylish and if it can be done cheaply all the better ;).

Purple & Ombre

Xhilaration® Ombre Satchel – Purple (Small $16.99

Xhilaration® Ombre Tote Bag – Purple $19.99

Women’s Mossimo® Deann Ombre Patent Flats – Purple $13.99

Purple lovers only

Jasmine Small Bag – Deep Purple $16.99

Richard Chai for Target® Colorblock Tie Dress – Passion Purple $44.99

Richard Chai For Target® Printed Broken-Stripe Trench Coat – Purple/ Ebony $44.99

Loving a bargain myself I ordered the Ombre Satchel and the Jasmine Small Bag.

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20
May
08

Net-A-Porter.com is having a sale and these are my picks….You should check the sale out

I was surfin Net-A-Porter.com and realized they were having a sale. There were several things I liked but none in my size :(. The few pieces that I really liked were also not my size but maybe they will be yours ;). Enjoy & happy shopping.

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17
May
08

Ombre and Sequins

I came across this dress while Screen Shopping (the Internet version of window shopping 😉 ) at Neiman Marcus. It joins too ideas sequins and Ombre.



Sequined Ombre Dress Was $550 Now on Sale: $385

You know how I feel about Ombre (If not read this blog) but I’m not sure if I like Ombre and Sequins? So I put it out to you readers. What do you think?

Yes this is a good combination. Ombre looks good in everything
No this is a hideous combination. Anything sequined is Bad.
No this is a hideous combination. Anything Ombre is Bad.

Leave me a comment below and/or Take this survey.
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23
Mar
08

It’s Easter and you need a cheap cute dress to go to your Mom’s or future Mom-in-law’s House? Look Here

Ackkk….So you just woke up, realized it is Easter, you have a family dinner to go to later and you have nothing to wear :o. You need something cute to wear to impress a Mother-In-Law (either soon to be, hope to be or already are), a Mother or just so your Mother won’t nag you ;). And if it is cheap that would be an added bonus. Here are a few suggestions that should be in the stores for you to pick up:

 

Target

 

 

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Toile Print Dress – Silver Birch : $39.99

I saw this dress in person when I was at my local Target® and I liked it even better in person. 

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Camelot Dress – Fresh Lavender : $39.99

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Seersucker Dress – Navy/ White : $39.99

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Gingham Dress – Fresh Lavender : $39.99

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Printed Net Party Dress – Navy Voyage : $44.99

 

The Gap

 

Pleated pastel shirt dress: Dresses | $33.99 ONLY in SZ L & XL

 

Banana Republic

 

Floral-print jersey dress: dresses sale | Banana Republic – $49.99

 

 

Silk pleated dress: dresses sale | Banana Republic – $59.99 ONLY SZ 14 & 16

 

 

Macy’s

 

 

A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz Cap-Sleeve Shirtdress Orig. $198.00 Was $58.99 Now $35.39

 

 

Tahari by ASL Lantern-Sleeve Dress Orig. $128.00 Was $39.99 Now $23.99

 

 

Charter Club Roll-Tab-Sleeve Belted Shirtdress Reg. $80.00 Sale $60.00

HAPPY EASTER to all who celebrate it.
To all others HAPPY SUNDAY
23
Mar
08

India Fashion Week Highlights – March 2008 – Part 3

ROHIT BAL – Fashion Week Photos | Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2008 – Yahoo! India

ROHIT BAL Rohit Bal’s latest collection has been inspired by the tradition of wearing the eight metals together. ‘Ashta Dhatu’ as it’s rightly is complete with metallic hues like Gold, Metallic copper, Silver, Iron and lead. The silhouettes were kept very contemporary and international. The look of the collection is very dramatic and is very wearable. Bal created quite a stir in the last Fashion week with his collection ‘Siyahi’ and of course bringing the designers on the ramp. Some elements from the previous collections have also been incorporated to show a unique fusion.

I thought Rohit Bal designs were the most Theatrical. It seemed he was more into the Show. The Drama.

He showed some hoop skirt that were done in a totally different way. They sure weren’t wearing it this way in the 19th century…LOL

The skirt below looks like it is made out of gum wrappers. You know how we use to make bracelets out of gum wrappers at camp. Am I the only one who did that? I really like the look of it. The texture it gives it.

I like this jacket although I wish there was a closer look at it. I think the jacket and the skirt, although very different, seem to work juxtaposed next to one another. And as I said in an earlier blog about India Fashion week, the mutli layers, in this instance in the skirt, remind me of
layers and layers of colored tissue paper that were cut to make
decorations, like a flower.

Reminds me of the dress Christian created on Project Runway for the Hersey challange. Don’t you think so?

Another dress that reminds me of Christian. This one reminds me slightly of the Dress Christian made for that HIgh School girl in the Prom Dress challange except I like this dress more.

I love the skirt part of this dress. The copper swirls are just fabulous.

I like the sari part of the dress but not the shirt that goes with it. I would have preferred a light shimmering rose shirt, the color of the roses on the sari, to go with it.

VIKRAM PHADNIS – Fashion Week Photos | Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2008 – Yahoo! India

VIKRAM PHADNIS The first day first show of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week saw designs from Vikram Phadnis. The designs were very contemporary graced with a mix of vibrant blues browns. Dull orange and pastel green were also a fresh change. Phadnis is a popular bollywood designer and is has adorned many big names of the glamour industry.

It seems Vikram Phadnis was the theatrical headdress designer of India Fashion Week. The headress that he seemed to use throughout the show reminded me of a black metal version of Betty Rubble’s hairdo from The Flintstones…..Anyone else agree with me? Or do you have a better description?

I love this shirt/jacket. The pleating. The cinched in waist. I also like the skirt but not as much as the jacket.

I like this dress. But I especially love the inverted pleats and the bold color that peeks out from them.

GAURI & NAINIKA – Fashion Week Photos | Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2008 – Yahoo! India

GAURI & NAINIKA Gauri & Nainika offered us a look inspired by the chic that could be found in Paris after the WWII when the Grand Couturiers made women’s dreams come true again. The collection comprised essentially feminine dresses in body curve enhancing dramatic silhouettes. The designers showed slim-fitted pencil cocktail dresses and flowing evening gowns with eclectic folds, subtle drapes and sensual layering of fabrics.The waist was generally narrow and contrasted charmingly with the wide flowing, sometimes even trailing-behind skirts. A colour palette which would have been loved by Grace Kelly contained blushed pinks, acid greens, blood reds and classic blacks.

Dresses seem to be GAURI & NAINIKA’s specialty for this show.

Modern 21st century dress

The two dresses below are interpretations of a dress I could see Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly wearing were they alive in the 21st century.

The three dresses below all use the similar pattern and sheer netting material to give us versions of party dresses. Two cocktail dresses and one evening gown.

Which one of the India Fashion Week March 2008 designers or looks was your favorite?

11
Mar
08

You can get Charlize Theron’s dress for just over a $1,000!!

Ackkk I was just watching the rerun of Oprah cause I missed it earlier today. It was a show about giving and charity (something I think I (we) should all do more often). Charlize Theron was on to talk about a outreach program in her home country of South Africa that she is funding. To help support it she is auctioning off the 1st dress she ever wore to the Cannes Film Festival on eBay. Thinking that this show was recorded at least 12 hrs ago I figured the price of the dress would be in the thousands but much to my SURPRISE the dress was at $1,075 with more that 2 days to go!! WTH is that about. Come on all you fashionista’s bid on the dress! You’ll get to own a beautiful made dress as well as get a fashion statement (the designer made Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s wedding dress) and help some kids out. Here are the details:

Want to make a difference in a child’s life? To help raise funds for the children of Africa, Charlize is auctioning of one of her gowns on eBay. Proceeds will go to the Entertainment Industry Foundation benefiting the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project.

The one-of-a-kind, ivory couture dress was designed by Narciso Rodriguez exclusively for Charlize. “This is a very special dress,” she says. “This is the first time I ever went to the Cannes Film Festival.”

If you would like to bid on Charlize’s gown, go to eBay.com.

Come on I know your tax return is coming 😉

UPDATE – March 12, 2008 1pm EST

The price of the dress is at $1,675 now with almost a day to go but I still don’t think that this is high enough for this dress!! What do you guys think?

FINAL UPDATE – March 13, 2008 10am EST

The final price of the dress was $1,825! While I realize that that is alot of money I thought a dress like this one and a cause so worthy would have fetched a higher price :(. Well I’m sure the money will be well used and it is going to a good cause no matter what.

11
Mar
08

Some blogger thinks Madonna looks her age…ie Hideous!!…WTH

So in doing my usual blog perusing in my Google reader, I see a post that is summed up by “Madonna‘s finally starting to look her age! THAT HAIR! The dress. Ughhh.” So I open up the link expecting to see a hideous picture of Madonna. This is what I see:

Now maybe I”m wrong. Maybe I’m a woman over 40 who is just too sympathetic to the ravages of time and my eye site maybe going (ok ok IT IS GONE) but I think Madonna looks fine. She doesn’t look 21 but I would NOT qualify her look as “horrified” as the blogger infers…..Have I lost all of my fashion senses? Can some of you readers out there help a Girl out!? Thanks




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