Monday, May 23, 2011

Fashionista News: Some Assembly Required!

Performance artist Alicia Framis and United Nude have created this intriguing shoe. The pictures speak for themselves! Enjoy!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Banana Sandwich: $300 Manicure?

Umm... First, Gross! Why would I want dead animal skin on any part of my body! Second, $300, for a manicure? That is absurd! However, my job is to not only give my opinion but also give you facts.

Manicurist Terri Silacci uses discarded skins, which are naturally shed by the animals, with a gel manicure for unique beauty treatment. Each piece is cut to fit each nail perfectly, with manicures lasting 3 weeks and pedicures 12 weeks.

So, will you be spend your money on a $300 manicure?

Fashionista News: Fancy a Smoke?

This is just out of control! Designer brand cigarettes? Versace, Givenchy, YSL and a few others have all lent their logos to big tobacco. Advertised to women in Asia and Russia, these ads are meant to make smokers feel superior and women who don't feel incomplete. Here is a sample ad:

"Creating a sense of appeal to female vanity and thereby making the woman
who chose to smoke Yves Saint Laurent cigarettes more attractive than
one who smokes another brand or more attractive than a woman who did not smoke
at all."
Thank you making us non-smokers feel inferior! However, no matter how many ads you create, you still wont find me smoking.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fashionista News: Young Versace!

What's better than a chic kid? Nothing! High-end fashion design house Versace has revamped their previously discontinued Young Versace line into a colorful and organic collection with sizes ranging from infants to pre-teens. This glamorous line will be available for purchase or to gawk at Spring 2012.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

High-End Photography

In the latest issue of Dew magazine, fashion photographer Luki with the help of stylist Andhika Dharmapermana create a not only dazzling but also compelling photo editorial entitled A Monsoon Litany. Enjoy


Saturday 5.14

Womenswear is up to 50 percent off at the Cecilia de Bucourt sample sale. 694 Tenth Ave., nr. 48th St. (212-380-1615); S–Su (11–7). Through 5/15

Sunday 5.17

Printed dresses, beaded sweaters, tops, suiting separates, knits, and handbags are discounted at the Nanette Lepore sample sale. Dresses are $145 (originally $398), jackets are $195 to $275 (originally $448 to $698), and skirts, pants, and tops are $95 (originally $298). 225 W. 35th St., nr. Seventh Ave., fourth fl. (212-594-0012); T–Th (9–7). Through 5/19

Shop discounted womenswewar and menswear at the Yigal Azrouel sample sale. Ready-to-wear dresses are $375 (originally $1,240), tops are $150 (originally $495), and pants are $110 (originally $360). Men's ready-to-wear tees are $70 (originally $235), shirts are $80 (originally $270), and jackets are $285 (originally $945). 225 W. 39th St., nr. Seventh Ave., fifth fl.; T–Th (9–7). Through 5/9

Shop discounts of up to 65 percent at the Theory men's and women's sample sale. Dresses are $109, jackets are 159, skirts are $89, and pants are $99. Clothingline, 261 W. 36th St., nr. Eighth Ave., second fl. (212-947-8748); T–F (10–7), S–Su (10–4). Through 5/21

Wednesday 5.18

Past-season clothes and shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Isabel Marant, Dries Van Noten, Tsumori Chisato, Rachel Comey, and more are marked down at the Bird closet sale. All full-price spring/summer 2011 merchandise is 20 percent off. 220 Smith St., at Butler St., Cobble Hill (718-797-3774); W (5–8). Through 5/19

Dresses, knits, pants, jackets, costume jewelry, and belts are 50 to 80 percent off at the Lela Rose ready-to-wear sample sale. Blouses are $425 (originally $795), skirts are $295 (originally $695), and dresses are $995 (originally $1,595). 224 W. 30th St., nr. Seventh Ave., fourteenth fl. (212-947-9204 ext. 14); W (9–7), Th–F (9–6). Through 5/19

Womenswear by Ali Ro is up to 70 percent off. 2530 Seventh Ave., nr. 38th St., fourteenth fl.; W (noon–5:30), Th–F (9–5:30). Through 5/20

Thursday 5.19

Shop deep discounts at the Derek Lam spring 2011 sale. The stretch-canvas peplum-back blazer is $295 (originally $1,090), the cotton-voile embroidered dress is $395 (originally $1,490), and the stretch-cotton trench coat is $275 (originally $990). 10 Crosby St., nr. Grand St., third fl.; Th (10–6), F (10–4). Through 5/20

Lenny swimwear is 60 percent off at the brand's New York showroom. 580 Broadway, nr. Prince St., Ste. 1011; Th–F (9–8), Su (9–4). Through 5/21

Shoes and clothing are discounted at the Dolce Vita warehouse sale. Sandals start at $19, flats and oxfords start at $29, and boots and booties start at $59. Apparel brands include Cynthia Vincent, Mink Pink, Sass and Bide, Blank denim, and more. 156 Ludlow St., nr. Rivington St., fourth fl.; Th–S (noon–7). Through 5/21

All womenswear is 50 to 80 percent off at the Chloe & Reese sample sale. 265 W. 37th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 1903 (888-317-1695); daily (10–6). Through 5/25

Tuesday 5.24

One-of-a-kind samples are $30 to $50 at the Tracy Reese, Plenty, and Frock! sample sale. The Tracy Reese black toile tiered gown is $150 (originally $525), the Plenty by Tracy Reese floral inset strapless dress is $99 (originally $258), and the Frock! Laurisa dress is $99 (originally $228). 264 W. 40th St., nr. Seventh Ave., eighth fl., Ste. 801; T–W (9–7:30). Through 5/25