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The Haute List of FNO-DC Events

Year before last, I was in New York for the very first Fashion’s Night Out, the largest, most stylish shopping event on earth. I missed FNO and Fashion Week completely last year. So I am really excited and gearing up to kick off … Continue reading

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This Week’s Haute Links: 8.16.2011

1.  Karl Lagerfeld’s line for Macys Impulse drops August 31st (I am really not impressed). – The Budget Babe 2. A judge denied Louboutin’s motion for preliminary injunctiona in the case of  Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America, … Continue reading

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Congresswoman Schultz Draws Attention for Her Naturally Curly Hair

Photo via New York Times/Stephen J. Boitano/NBC, via Associated Press Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) made news this week for unapologetically wearing her natural curls. It seems that not everyone is so comfortable.  Curly hair is too sexy, and not … Continue reading

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Retail Economics 101: The Balancing Act

Most of my purchases are based purely upon impulse. Here lately, these impulses have become less frequent (not really), but increasingly more expensive (really)! As I understand it, during a recession, the goal for most retailers is to maintain their … Continue reading

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NyC Fashion Week: Fashion’s Night Out Recap

Arriving in NyC Fast forward to night 2 (first night us girls just caught up on some gossip), Fashion’s Night Out!!!  We had our guide: Started out on  Seventh Ave. in Chelsea  A little wine and cheese before heading out … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: American Apparel (Again)

  American Apparel, the largest garment manufacturer in the U.S., and “arguably the most vocal” in speaking up against U.S. immigration policies, is terminating about 1,500 employees at its Los Angeles factory, because they were unable to prove their immigration status … Continue reading

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New York Nights Are In Vogue

I’m headed to New York in a couple of weeks. So geeked! I haven’t been in far too long. I rarely make plans to do anything in particular when visiting a city, and am not much into site seeing, but there … Continue reading

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I got MINX-ified!

I have been polishing my nails since my prissy little girlhood. I LOVE bright colors and the occasional design, but I have never really been impressed by the airbrush or dot-dot-dot, swoosh, swoosh that the nails salons often offer. Lately, though, I have had … Continue reading

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What does a Recessionista Drive?

My car is on bended knee, begging me to get front wheel bearings and rear struts, over $800 worth of work. I just spent over $1100 a few months back. I really want a new(er) car. But, I can’t afford … Continue reading

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It’s A Bad Day to be a JD

The folks over at Above the Law are reporting shocking numbers of lawyers who have been let go from their firms and entering first year associates who’s start dates have been postponed (all the way to 11/10) or who’s offers have been revoked! … Continue reading

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Trend Alert: Denim

Kanye West  knows. He and his new lady friend, Amber Rose, who I’m keeping a close eye on( I’m kinda diggin her style), were both seen wearing denim all over NY Fashion Week. Actually, I don’t think Kanye took his off … Continue reading

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Alexander McQeen for Target in stores Now!!

March marked the debut of Target’s Designer Collaboration initiative, which focuses on offering affordably priced designs by established designers, whereas the Target Go International focused on emerging designers.  Alexander McQueen is the first designer for the initiative, and the line … Continue reading

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Recession turns Shopaholics into Swapaholics

With the current economic situation, it’s no surprise that many shop-a-holics are being forced to shop-less. Trading parties are becoming increasing popular (think Confessions of a Shopaholic). The boutique meets auction type social events are the fastest way to get your hands … Continue reading

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