Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fashion Calendar July 27th~ July 31st


  • BCBGeneration presents the second session of StyleCaster’s summer concert series, featuring live performances by Miss TK and the Revenge and Lemonade, as well as an open bar and D.J. sets by Au Revoir Simone and Neil Jackson. Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St., nr. Walker St. (212-584-5492); 9 p.m.–2 a.m. RSVP at stylecaster.com.

  • Stop by the Chanel counter for a one-on-one skin-care consultation during the Spa Clinic event, where their experts will craft a customized skin-treatment regime for each guest. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 10–8:30. The $85 cost is redeemable in products during the event, and appointments may be booked by calling 212-705-3440.


  • Celebrity hairstylist Peter Lamas will make an appearance at Duane Reade to discuss his line of organic hair products, offer hair consultations, and sign copies of his book, Dying to Be Beautiful. 77 Seventh Ave., nr. 15th St. (212-243-2446); W (11–2, 5–7). 1350 Broadway, nr. 36th St. (212-695-6346); Th (11–2, 5–7).

  • Cosmopolitan and Lancôme team up to bring two of Lancôme’s top national makeup artists to Bloomingdale’s. Shoppers will learn insider tips and tricks during two-on-one sessions using the line’s French Coquettes collection, and those who spend $50 will take home a complimentary ten-piece gift. 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 10–7. Appointments may be booked by calling 212-705-2886.


  • The Pratt Design Incubator launches its Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Workshop series with a discussion led by Design Futurist founder Natalia Allen. Pratt Institute, 144 W. 14th St., nr. Seventh Ave. (212-647-7199); 5:30–8. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online.


  • Chat with skin-care specialist Rika Tsuneda of Awake when she makes a personal appearance at Bergdorf Goodman. 754 Fifth Ave., at 59th St. (212-753-7300); S (10–7), Su (12–6).


  • Watch mixed-media artist Dolan Geiman as he installs a custom window display at Fossil for “Long Live Art, ” a campaign that features four artists specializing in vintage-inspired art forms. All guests will take home a complimentary print featuring Geiman’s work, and shoppers who spend $125 will score a screen-printed panel painting made by the artist during the event. 530 Fifth Ave., nr. 45th St. (212-997-3978); 12–5.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

La Joie de la Mode Introduces: Lola&Bailey

We here at La Joie de la Mode want to introduce Lola & Bailey! One of the coolest accessories on the web! For all you Twilight fans and Sex and the City fans this sight has created totes to show everyone your love of those characters! Lola & Bailey also has funky pendants and cuff links! Check out Lola & Bailey, but trust me you'll fall in love at the first page!

Fashionista News: Katy Gets Purr?

Katy Perry will launch her first fragrance this November! The 25-year-old will launch Purr by Katy Perry exclusively at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com. Perry, who is on tour and also planning her wedding to actor-comedian Russell Brand found the time to create this one-of-a-kind perfume. Inspired by Perry’s Cat woman stage costume, Purr will be filled with different scents. Peach nectar, forbidden apple and green bamboo, drydown of vanilla orchid and heart of jasmine blossom (along with a few others). Purr will be sold in three sizes will be sold: 1 oz. for $36, 1.7 oz. for $45 and 3.4 oz. for $65.

“The cat-shaped bottle has jeweled eyes, metallic accents and opulent lavender shading," Perry stated when asked to describe the bottle. Purr will come in a body lotion and bubble bath. So will you be in line to get your very own piece of Katy Perry?

Happy Birthday Oscar de la Renta!

So, today is my favorite designer's 79th birthday! Happy Birthday Oscar de la Renta! We here at La joie de la Mode want to celebrate the genius that is Mr. Renta! Here are a few of his memorable fashion moments!

Fashion Quote of the Day

"Whoever said money can't but happiness, simply didn't know
where to go shopping"
(Actress, Model & Activist)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Banana Sandwich: Louis Vuitton Bongs?

Yes, you haven't miss read! Instead of the usual marijuana leaf that is seen on bongs, these seem to have the LV logo imprinted on them. Scandalous photographer Terry Richardson snapped this picture of the Louis Vuitton monogrammed bongs. I have no idea what to make of this! It's funny as hell though!

La Joie de la Mode Must Have: Top Fashion Apps!

Here at La Joie de la Mode we know everyone loves iPhone's and all the apps. Well, we have compiled a list of the top 5 apps every fashionista must download!

#1 Style.com {Free}
New York Fashion Week is coming up soon! This application allows you to see the latest fashion shows where ever you are. From ready-to-wear to couture, this app also includes exclusive party photos, and the Style File blog.Download it!

#2 Lustr Fashion Finder {Free}
With this app you will always know about special promos and offers, sample sales and events from the stores and designers that you love. They only have shops in NYC but they will be expanding to other major cities soon. Download it!
#3 Glamour Ask a Stylist {Free}
This app is as simple as apple pie! We all want second opinions and this app delivers! It's your own personal Rachel Zoe in your hands!. Download it!


#4 iShoes {Free}
Shoe Porn! 50,000+ shoes right on your phone. Download it!

#4 iBags {Free}
Handbag heaven! Over 20,00o bag and multiple designers, stores and prices! Download it!

#5 Gap StyleMixer {Free}
Mix and match outfits from The Gap. This app even has magical powers, if you open the StyleMixer when you’re near a Gap store it will unlock a special offer. Not only is app magical but it also includes a shopping assistant, shopping, if you shake your phone and a surprise outfit will be created for you and much more. Download it!

Model Profile: Gisele Bundchen

Happy Birthday Gisele Bundchen! The Brazilian supermodel and mommy of 6 month old Benjamin Brady turns 30 today! And she hasn't aged a bit! We all know her from the catwalk and pages for Victoria Secret (some more than most, eh hem) but we here at La Joie de la Mode want to show you a different version of the supermodel we all know and love! Happy Birthday!

Fashionista News: Givenchy Shocks!

YSL's creative director Stefano Pilati may have designed a unisex line for YSL’s Spring 2009 collection, however Riccardo Tisci designer of the luxury label Givenchy has just upped the creative ante. How you ask: well Tisci has cast Lea T.,28, (his longtime former assistant) — in his Fall/Winter 2010 ad campaign. Here is the kicker, Lea T. was previously known as Leo. Yup! She is transgender, but that isn't what I consider BANANA SANDWICH; it's the fact that's she's completely naked in that ad that is what is B.S!

Tisci loves and respects Ms. T. He told WWD. “She’s always been very feminine: super fragile, very aristocratic.” Both Tisci and Lea T know that people will see the ad as some sort of gimmick but its not; any Givenchy fan could tell you that. Tisci, himself believes this ad “exemplifies the masculine-feminine dichotomy that has become one of his design signatures.”

Fashion Calendar: July 20th~ July 25th


  • Take in a screening of The Story of Cosmetics, a short film about the toxic chemicals in beauty products, sponsored by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The Spotted Pig, 314 W. 11th St., at Greenwich St. (212-620-0393); 6:30–8:30. For more information, call 646-747-3017.


  • Barneys hosts the RéVive Facial Event, offering complimentary facial treatments with the purchase of any two RéVive products. Barneys, 660 Madison Ave., at 61st St. (212-826-8900); 10–5. To book an appointment, call 212-826-8900, ext. 2534.


  • Stop by the Estée Lauder counter for an Advanced Night Repair eye-product demonstration and take home a complimentary deluxe sample of the line’s crème or serum. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 5–8:30.

  • Ricky’s and Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care team up to offer an afternoon of free blowouts, product giveaways, and buy-one-get-one specials. Hershberger will also stop by for a personal appearance at 3 p.m. Ricky’s, 590 Broadway, nr. Houston St. (212-226-5552); 12–4.

  • Experts from Kiehl’s will be on hand to help shoppers craft a customized skin-care regimen during one-on-one consultations. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 10–8:30. To book an appointment, call 212-705-2772.


  • Meet designer Francesca Romana Mondello as she presents her collection of Mondelliani sunglasses at Henri Bendel. 712 Fifth Ave., at 56th St. (212-247-1100); 10–8.


  • Through 9.3 Check out artfully decorated mannequins created by Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Alexander Wang, and 29 other designers on public display throughout the garment district as part of the Fashion Center’s Sidewalk Catwalk. Broadway, btw. 35th and 41st St. (212-764-9600).
  • Through 11.13 The Museum at F.I.T. presents Eco-Fashion:Going Green, an exhibit featuring more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles that explores two centuries of ethical and environmentally friendly fashions. Seventh Ave. at 27th St. (212-217-4558); T–F (12–8), S (10–5). Admission is free.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Banana Sandwich: Hair Gets Crazy!

Can any and everyone look like Lady Gaga? A Buenos Aires' shopping mall Alto Palermo believes so, in a new hair-raising ads campaign. Shot by photography duo Victoria Weill and Francisco Ferro with the tag line 'Just what you’re looking for', anyone woman can get creative with her hair! Is this look for you?

[Image courtesy of Victoria Weill and Francisco Ferro / Alto Palermo.]