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Gone But Not Forgotten…

So you have the perfect shade of eyeshadow that you have been cos buying for years and suddenly, the company has decided to stop producing it.  A very frustrating predicament to be sure, but I have discovered at least one source that you can tap while looking for that now elusive cosmetic product. 

Estee Lauder has a program called Gone But Not Forgotten to help you reunite with your favorite products.  The program includes all of the cosmetic companies under the Estee Lauder umbrella, including: Bobbi Brown, MAC and Clinique.  You simply call (800) 216-7173 to initiate your search.  Good Luck!

 

 

Anna Sui “Target’s” Discount Consumers…

Photo: Anna Sui Fall 09’ Collection Style.com

It was announced yesterday that Detroit native, Anna Sui, will be producing a capsule collection for Target set to arrive in select stores from September 13th through October 17th.  Only one other designer, Alexander McQueen, has been asked to participate in Target’s Premiere “Designer Collaborations”.  As part of the collection, Sui was asked to identify a muse for the line:

“When I was in Asia last year, all the young girls kept asking me about the different locations in New York City where the characters from ‘Gossip Girl’ live,” Sui told WWD. “I liked the idea of creating a collection reflective of each characters’ style, sensibility and unique approach to fashion. By combining the elements of art, city, spirit, punk and glamour, we created a collection that exudes New York City fashion.”

 

 

Goth Vibrations…

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Photo: Tokyo Premier Style

As silly and strange as it seems, there’s a new fashion muse in town and it’s dark.  The Japanese fashion movement called Goth Lolita or Goth Loli—which evolved from the Lolita fashion movement dating back to the 1970’s in Japan—is showing it’s influence in fall 09’s fashion line up.  According to WWD.com several designers including Rodarte and Givenchy have been “bitten” by the Goth bug.

Unlike the western interpretation of Goth, Japanese Goth Loli’s are more of a cartoon version of a teenage witch and a frilly doll.  

It’s certainly not my style, but now you have a reference point when you see a insurgence of the dark, immortal style.

 

Speaking of Being Bitten…

Ok this isn’t fashion related, but I feel the need to confess that I have been sucked in by the Twilight series.  I can’t help it, it’s like I’ve been bewitched!  I am not a big fan of vampire stories or anything associated with the genre—but I was at the library and it was sitting there—so I picked it up.

It has been 10 days and I have devoured three of the four, 500 page plus books and I am only 100 pages from completing the last 700 plus page book.  I know those of you who have read the series know what I mean when I say it has taken everything in me to tear myself away from the book.  Now that this post is complete, I am off to finish it off before my next appointment.  Don’t tell me what happens! 🙂

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Botkier Comes To Target

The maker of luxury handbags commonly toted by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Heidi Klum, is set to launch their collection for Target on July 20th.

Here’s a look at Botkier Bags.  The real deal will set you back somewhere between $225- $800. 

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Target’s collection on the other hand ranges in price from $20- $50 and look like this…

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Photo Source: the Cut

I don’t know, is it just me or does this collection look like a load of bags that we have seen more than once?  Not to mention really cheap?  It feels like a Project Runway challenge.  See what you can create that costs us only $5-$20 a bag…now go! 

I think I am going to pass on this one ladies.  I could find something much more appealing for the same price elsewhere.  The Botkier name is not enough to pry this woman’s hard earned money.

 

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Doing A Little Go International Shopping

With the announcement that Rogan Gregory will be the eleventh Go International designer at Target, I decided to do a little Go International Shopping.  The great thing about everything included in this post is that nothing is over $44.99.  The shoes are a great price too at $24.99 and under.

Here are some interesting finds for Spring.

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I know this dress is wild and not for everyone, but there is something really hip and modern about it.  I really like the punch of color added by the yellow tank.

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This look would be great for a petite young woman.  I would just add different shoes (maybe some cool gladiator heels) a different color tank and some accessories.

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While not from the Go International collection, I thought these shoes were right on trend and am now curious to see if they are as nice in person as they are on line.
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Jelly Feet

 

Back during the days of Wacky Wall Walkers, Cabbage Patch Dolls (the originals) and the Smurf’s, Jelly Shoes reigned.

Now this summer you can see them from Ferragamo to Target and everywhere in between.

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Fendi

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I discovered something interesting while researching this post.  The clear Marc Jacobs jelly ballet flats below, from Saks Fifth Avenue were originally $270 marked down to $188.90 and the same flats in pink and blue were market down 70% at Nordstrom to $79.90.

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Did you like the Marc Jacobs flats two choices ago, but not the price?  Target has a knock off version that is now on sale for $5.59

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Converse Comes to Target

look4-thmb.jpgThe discount retailer Target announced in a recent press release “its latest partnership with Converse, to offer One Star vintage-inspired lifestyle apparel and footwear exclusively at Target stores nationwide and at Target.com beginning in February[3rd] 2008.”  It goes on to say they will offer “exclusive lifestyle and vintage inspired contemporary sportswear collections for men and women, including denim, non-denim bottoms, knits, wovens, graphic tees, sweaters, dresses and outerwear. One Star footwear includes exclusive and limited-edition product for men, women, and children.”

In the outfit pictured, the highest item was $29.99 for the Lace Up Oxfords and the rest of the items were $24.99 or less.  During my brief review of the line, it appeared that the highest item was the Paper Bag Dress at $39.99.  (There were 41 pictures to review and I did not have the opportunity to open each one to check each individual price.)  There was also a Pencil Style Denim Skirt in Dark Wash for $26.99 that I think would be very practical for many people. 

In my opinion, it looks like an interesting line of clothing.  I think the target demographic  for this collection is 25 and under, but there are certain pieces that would suit a 30 something on a casual day out. 

To see more including a promotional video, click here for a link to their sneak peak.

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