Monthly Archives: October 2008

How Cool!

This week the witty and talented writer of Nothing Fancy, nominated me for a Brilliante Weblog Premio Award!

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I certainly wouldn’t classify my blog as brilliant, but I hope others find it interesting and informative.

In accepting this nomination, I am to nominate seven blogs that I love.

I encourage you to log on to any and everyone of these thought provoking blogs.

If you are one of the nominated blogs below, you can share the love and nominate seven more blogs that you love. ūüôā

What Men Think– An insightful look into the mind of a single man and his valuable advice to single women everywhere.  Because of his blog, he recently was offered a full time writing job.  Keep an eye on this guy!

Running With Heels–  THE go-to web magazine for shoe lovers!

Indian Rose Fashionista–  Everyone knows the English Rose, but did you every meet the Indian Rose Fashionista?  This very intelligent Brit of Indian descent, has the goods on what it means to be fabulous!

Authentic Soul–  An incredibly creative and talented photographer, Courtney Jones encourages women to be true to themselves and believing  in being the best you can be.

Fashion Nation– Whether they know it or not, they have served as my on-line mentors in fashion blogging.  These Singaporean girls dish on street style, independent fashion sites and their own lives in fashion.  A must read.

The Ronan James Blog–  A tender and passionate blog dedicated to her autistic son who is a talented artist at the ripe old age of 6.  I salute you!

the function key– I don’t know how she does it, but Kim always seems to find the coolest stuff.  I sincerely hope that she one day is able to open a store.  She certainly has an eye for it!

Keep up the great work everyone and a special thanks to Nothing Fancy for the nomination!

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Brrrr!! Winter Coats For the "Recessionista"

I read an interesting story in the New York Times on Friday discussing the new term for a fashionista in an economic downturn, the ‚Äúrecessionista,‚ÄĚ

While many of us are feeling the pinch of a spiraling economy, a girls still has to keep warm right? 

It’s 36 degrees here in Michigan with a windchill of about 20 degrees and I have warmth on my mind in this chilly market.

Here’s a quick survey of some cute styles for the recessionista or worse, the potential “depressionista”.

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SONOMA life + style¬ģ Bomber Jacket

original $120.00 sale $39.99

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SONOMA life + style¬ģ Funnel-Collar Coat

original $180.00 sale $90.00

 

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Mossimo¬ģ 3/4-Sleeve Wool Coat – Dragon

$39.99 – $44.99

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Hydraulic Single-Breasted Coat with Patch Pockets

Reg. $140.00  Sale $84.00

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was $69.50 now $39.99

This jacket may not get you on fashion’s trendy list, but this practical and warm jacket from Lands End is a great deal.

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We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to subscriber Lauren!  She is the winner of the coveted Stella McCartney eco-tote.

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A special thanks to jbandme.com for providing such a fantastic prize!

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Last Chance to Win!!

Sunday is the last day to enter to win a designer tote by Stella McCartney courtesy of jbandme.com.

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Click here for your chance to win! 

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Campaign T-Shirts

I can’t help but notice that there are more campaign t-shirts than ever this election.

I will say up front that I am still undecided at this point, so there is no bias in my selection of shirts for this post.

However, from a fashion standpoint, Obama seems to have the upper hand, with an entire web page of designer campaign t-shirts.

The page is entitled “Runway to Change” and has designers from Alexander Wang to Zac Posen.

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When I logged on to John McCain’s site, I couldn’t find any love from the fashion designers.¬† Just these…

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The funniest one that I found for the McCain/Palin ticket was this one from Cafe Press.

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Which shirt do you vote for?

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Fashion Sensei Says…

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If You’ve Got the Bucks, You’re in Luck!

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Have you ever dreamed of spending the day with a fashion icon? 

Just in time for your holiday wish list, Saks Fifth Avenue is offering¬† a day with Diane von Furstenberg, Trish McEvoy, Tory Burch, or Stuart Weitzman.¬† For $20,000, you can spend¬† the day with one of the above famed New York City designers. Included in the price, is a two-night stay at New York’s The Plaza, round-trip business class airfare, a day with the designer and a $10,000 contribution to a selected charity.¬† (That way there isn’t any¬†guilt associated in spending such an outlandish amount of money.)

Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch along with tours of their studios and other goodies, this package offers a $2,000 shopping spree at Saks along with tickets to NY Fashion Week.

If you opt for Stuart Weitzman, you can score a pair of custom designed shoes, including the designer’s sketch along with $2,000 to buy what else?¬† More shoes.

For the cosmetic queen inside you, the Trish McEvoy package includes a tour, treatment, make up lesson and $500 to shop.

Only one of each gift is available October 22 through December 21, 2008 by calling 866.699.7257. [PR Newswire]

Vintage Glam Gal on Yoox.com

Dubbed “the world’s most glamorous 45118101TF_2lecturer on art and high culture,” by New Yorker magazine, Rosamond Bernier is cleaning out her extraordinary closet.

Items such as accessories, vintage couture gowns and jewelry; ordinarily sold to museums or collectors, will be available for purchase at Yoox.com  today. [WSJ]

Mr. Blackwell Trivia

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In tribute to the passing of fashion critic Mr. Blackwell, test your fashion knowledge to see if you remember some of fashion’s biggest offenders.¬† (Click here to get started.)

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Fashion Sensei Give Away!!!

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The popular on-line store, jb and me.com wants to give Fashion Sensei readers Happiness On Planet Earth. 

How?

A FREE BAG!

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Subscribers to Fashion Sensei have the opportunity to win this fantastic eco-friendly tote designed by Stella McCartney for Whatever it Takes; an organization started by Charlotte Di Vita, began to help raise funds for underdeveloped communities.

The Whatever it Takes bags are designed by celebrities with proceeds going to a charity of their choice.

This tote is beautifully crafted with a sky background and the words “Happiness on Planet Earth”. It also includes a side pocket for extra storage.

Color: yellow

Measurements: 18‚ÄĚ x 15.5‚ÄĚ

How to enter:

Subscribe Now!

Sign up for Fashion Sensei by e-mail before 11:59pm EDT, October 26th.  Already a subscriber?  Then you are automatically entered to win.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Only subscribers  with a valid e-mail in the continental United States are eligible.  The winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible subscribers as of 11:59pm EDT, October 26th and will be notified via e-mail.

A special thanks to jb and me for the fab bag!

Be sure to check out jbandme.com for a wide selection of brand name women’s wear, accessories, shoes and more!

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