30 April 2009

True Story.

Customer walks into my French Connection.  Spots this dress:

Crystal (the store manager): Um . . . no, it's not.  We don't do knock offs here.
Girl:  It totally is.  I spotted it from across the mall.  It's DEFINITELY a Mizrahi knock off.
Crystal:  Trust me, it's not.
Girl:  Um, I know my Mizrahi anywhere. And it IS a Mizrahi knock off.  Scurries off into the sunset.
Me:  What was that about?
Crystal:  Some girl who thought that dress was a Mizrahi knock off.  I didn't want to tell her that it would be MISSONI anyways.  It would be embarrassing.
Me :  She's dumb.

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I've decided to add a little more personal style to my blog.  I think I look pretty cute today, if you ask me.
One of the reasons I'm starting a personal style segment is that I feel like all the personal style sites I see and subscribe to always feature tiny, stick thin girls.  As you can see, I'm not that tiny.  I think its important for women of all ages to embrace the body they've been given and to be confident in it!  
What do y'all think?  Should I keep going with this, or should I keep it impersonal?

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Vera Wang Giveaway!

Ideeli is giving away this Vera Wang necklace RIGHT NOW!  It's pretty, no?  Click here to enter!

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Adventures In Shopping

Yesterday I took my little sister to Forever 21 and picked up a few things:

We also went to Aldo and I got the hottest heels ever.  I'm just loving the cutout feel of the leather.  Yay!

Please excuse the bruises on my legs.  I'm a little scrappy.

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29 April 2009

Christian Siriano for Payless

In February, Christian Siriano debuted his collection for Payless in his Fall '09 show.  The collection was all spikes, reminiscent of the Louboutin for Rodarte shoes, and just plain fab. 

Today, Racked leaked some photos of the same Payless collection.  

The shoes are so, so toned down from what we saw on the runway.  The heels aren't as high or as spiked, there are way fewer chains, and there are no spikes all over the shoes!  Don't get me wrong, the shoes look cute; but, I was totally looking forward to walking down the street in shoes that could basically maim someone.  So sad . . .

The shoes should hit stores in mid-August, and they all should retail below $45.  Mark your calendars!

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28 April 2009

Christopher Kane for Topshop!

Christopher Kane is one of my favorite designers;  his Fall '09 collection was easily one of my favorites of the season.  So, you should be able to understand my excitement when I read on Grazia that he's doing a collection for Top Shop!  The collection hits stores in late August and it sounds like it will be amazing.  Kane says the collection includes bags, shoes, knitwear, and dresses and that it's "full of surprises."  I'm really excited and curious to see some of the pieces.  Hopefully it will be available online.  Fingers crossed!

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Happy Tuesday!

1.  A Slow Dance - Explosions in the Sky
2.  Juicebox - The Strokes
3.  Start to Melt - Peter Bjorn & John
4.  This Charming Man - The Smiths
5.  Build a Home Like a Bee - Chad VanGaalen
6.  Ashes of American Flags - Wilco
7.  Shiny Strings - The Wild Mocassins
8.  Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
9.  Brothersport - Animal Collective
10.  Tropicalia - Beck

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VPL Needs Interns

NYC based brand, VPL, is looking for production interns for the summer in NYC.  The internship is mostly administrative, with interns working directly with designers and production coordinator.   Interns will also attend fittings and assist on various aspects of design, merchandising, and sales.  

Duties include:
  • Research and sourcing fabrics, trims/buttons, etc
  • Keeping stock organized
  • Assisting with seasonal shipments
  • Speccing garments
  • Preparing cutter/'s musts and cutting tickets
  • Communicating between VPL and factories
  • Communicating with dyers, cutters, and various other vendors
  • Maintaining quality control in garments

Applicants send their resume to production@vplnyc.com.  Good luck!

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Etro Needs Interns

Etro is looking for a few awesome people to intern in their PR dept. in NYC.  

General duties include:
  • Update and maintain press list
  • Track samples (check in/out samples, organize shipments, etc)
  • Organize press materials (press kits, look book mailings, etc)
  • Organize and maintain magazine and video archive
  • Maintain showroom appearance
  • Research for upcoming projects and events
  • Assist with day-to-day office activites

  • MUST have an interest in fashion and public relations
  • MUST be available at least 2 days per week
  • Must have a great attitude, be proactive, hard working, ambitious, and ready to learn
  • Must be able to work under deadline, prioritize duties, multi-task, and be organized
  • Strong computer skills - primarily Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Great attention to detail and follow-through
  • Good writing, verbal, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate confidence and professionalism
  • Machine friendly: phone, fax, copy machine, and computer

The internship is unpaid and it looks like alot of work is involved.  But, it's Etro and a great opportunity.   If you want this baby, send a short cover letter to pr.usa@etro.com

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27 April 2009

Halston Needs Interns

The soon to be re-vamped luxury brand needs sales interns!  Interns start immediately in NYC and work 3-5 days a week, 9am to 6 pm.  

Requirements include
  • High level of interest in fashion
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Experience with excel and retail math
  • Desire to be part of a team

Rumor is that Nina Ricci's Olivier Theyskens will be designing for Halston.  Maybe you'll get to meet him?  Send an email and cover letter to lisa.byrne@halston.com

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Love Luella?

French Connection, $178

 It's not real thing, but it's pretty close.

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Weak in the Knees

Ed Westwick doesn't know that much about fashion.  But he's dreamy, so I forgive him.

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YSL Giveaway

Ideeli is giving away this YSL clutch right now!  Classic, no? Oui!  Win it here!

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25 April 2009

Want to be a Model?

V Magazine is doing their annual V A Model model search.  Unlike America's Next Top Model this model search could actually launch your career.  Amanda Laine won in 07 and has since walked in runway shows, scored a Balenciaga campaign, and been in editorials in W, Harper's Bazaar, and Vogue Italia.  If you think you're the next Stam, enter here.  Entries are accepted until the end of June, and the finalists will be announced July 3rd.  Good luck!

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23 April 2009

Whitney Pulls a Lauren

Does being on a reality show and "working" in fashion makes you a designer?  That's what The Hills girls seem to think.  We've all seen Lauren and Heidi's design efforts, but are you ready for Whitney?  Pictures of her Fall collection for her line, Whitney Eve, popped up on FabSugar today, and I have to say it's not that bad.  It's more on trend than LC's line; and, it looks like there are few, if any, jersey pieces.  That said, it's still not that good.  You could probably buy this stuff at Top Shop next fall AND you wouldn't have the guilt that comes with having Whitney Port's name on the tag.

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Foley + Corinna Sample Sale

Gilt Groupe is having a Foley + Corinna sale NOW.  Still want that City Tote?  Click here to get it for only $238!

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Dev Patel on Nylon TV!

Oh my goodness, he's so adorable.

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22 April 2009

They Have Arrived!

Remember that Chloe sale I told you about last week?  Well, I ordered some sunglasses and they have arrived!  I can't decide if I really like them.  What do you think?

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21 April 2009

Inspiration: Grey Gardens

Harper's Bazaar Oct. 2007.  Mary-Kate Olsen and Lauren Hutton

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Nominate me for next week's IFB Blogger Spotlight!

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Grey Gardens

I REALLY want to see Grey Gardens.  Everyone's been talking about how great it is;  I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't seen it.   Sadly, I don't have HBO.  Does anyone know where I could watch it online?

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Little J's Not So Little, Anymore.

Images: Nylon

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20 April 2009

Happy Monday!

1.  10.15 Saturday Night - The Cure
2.  Mysteries - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3.  Story of Isaac - Mirah
4.  Counter Spark - Sondre Lerche
5.  The Season - The Dodos
6.  Crown of Love - Arcade Fire
7.  Death at One's Elbow - The Smiths
8.  One Song for You - Sleater-Kinney
9.  Spanish Gold, 2044 - Swan Lake
10.  Damaged - Vivian Girls

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Shipley & Halmos for Uniqlo

Nylon posted a first look at Shipley & Halmos' Spring capsule collection for Uniqlo. I don't really love any of the pieces in the collection, but they're not bad. The collection hits stores May 7th. I may stop by Uniqlo when I'm in New York this summer to check it out.

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19 April 2009


I try really hard to keep this blog about fashion, and not about myself or my personal style.  BUT I'm thinking about growing my hair out, and I'm still not sure.  Your opinions would be much appreciated!

Here's my hair now:

Its not as curly as it was before I started coloring it, so I've already decided to stop doing that.  But should I grow it out, or keep it short?

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