Posts for October 30th 2006
When it comes to lovely, luscious handbags, it's hard to beat the leather masterpieces by Chloe. Lately, I've particularly been loving this Chloe Metallic Paddington Tote, available for a cool $2,080 here. Made from slightly plum-tinted dark leather, the maze of silver buckles and padlock detail make this doctor-style bag irresistible. Unless, of course, you can't afford to plunk down two grand for a piece of arm candy. If that's the case with you (as it is with most of the U.S. shopping population), I've found a stylish approximation that slashes more than $2,000 from the price tag. To see what it is, read more
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not let your belt make that wordy fashion statement for you? This Melamed Gilded Picture Frame Belt Buckle lets you place your face or any image of your choice inside your belt buckle to wear around town. The buckle is an actual picture frame that lets you change the photograph or image inside of the frame as often as you wish.
Crafted from rugged cowhide, this belt will stand up to years of well wearing. I love the antique-looking black tooled strap and the brick tone contrasting buckle, with a gilded frame that will hold any 1.5" X 2" photograph of your choice. Buy it here for $115.
Buffalo Exchange is arguably one of the best used clothing stores around. With 32 locations in 11 states, its hip shops are a great place to buy, sell, and trade often good-as-new clothes. Now, the company is hosting a very cool program, called Coats for Critters, that lets you bring in any real fur or shearling apparel—maybe your mother's old mink stole or those rabbit-fur earmuffs you had as a kid—and donate it to the Humane Society's Coats for Cubs program.
The furs will be used as bedding and wraps to keep orphaned and injured wildlife warm. More than 200 wildlife rehabilitators in North America participate in the program. The Buffalo Exchange event runs through through Earth Day, April 22, 2007. I know a lot of FabSugar readers are anti-fur, but don't distress if there isn't a Buffalo Exchange store near you. You can also donate your fur directly to the Humane Society of the United States. To see where to send it (and claim a tax deduction!), read more
You know a shopping mall is high-end when it has its own Fashion Week. And starting today, the ritzy, 260-store Ala Moana Center in Honolulu is hosting its World Festival: Hawaii’s Fashion Week, which runs through Nov. 5. The 6th annual event includes a few fashion shows but focuses mainly on seriously fashion-focused events.
This sounds like a paradise for fashionistas, and not just because it's taking place in Hawaii. The best part is that World Festival attendees will have the chance to buy a number of special-edition handbags and other haute products, including a MAC Cosmetics silver overnight makeup case. Though these were created in very limited quantities just for the event and are available only in Hawaii, the products are fun to admire as eye candy. Here is a preview of some of the most stunning handbags and other products.
Coach Legacy Satchel in Geranium, $698.
Neiman Marcus 18-inch Farfalle Print Emilio Pucci Neckerchief in Fuschia, Violet, or Sky, $50.
To see the rest, read more
The T-Mobile Sidekick is no stranger to celebrity. Hollywood stars, such as Paris Hilton and the Duff sisters, love theirs, and Juicy Couture last year even designed a special girly edition of the gadget, which multitasks as a cell phone with a full keyboard capable of sending instant messages and emails and browsing the web.
Now, fashionistas can buy a chic new version of the T-Mobile Sidekick 3 that's been styled by Diane Von Furstenberg, the designer best known for her ultra-feminine wrap dresses. This special-edition Sidekick, which went on sale today, has a black-and-hot pink color palette featuring a playful lip-print pattern and cute pink buttons. The phone also has the typical Sidekicks bells and whistles, such as a 1.3-megapixel camera and a 64MB memory card. It's available here for $349.99 for T-Mobile customers.
Last Wednesday, I kicked off a very special series Fab Finding challenges for you. All of TeamSugar's fabulously dressed girls need to switch out of summer clothes and get geared up for winter. First, I asked you to re-outfit FabSugar and DearSugar, and so far, you guys are doing a great job. (Stay tuned for the results.)
Today's challenge? You guessed it: dressing up PopSugar! The celeb-obsessed Pop has a chic, casual look but simply must keep on top of the latest trends. (Kaballah bracelets are so last year.) So let's all go Fab Finding to choose a more winter-appropriate top, bottoms, cute shoes, and a fabulous Fall handbag.
Be sure to come back and tell us that your Fab Finds are up, or just subscribe to the Fab Finding for Sugar Girls suite and simply add your Fab Finds to it. (Be sure to tag this one with the phrase "Pops Outfit.") Do a good job, and you could have your picks featured right on the PopSugar home page! To learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one, click here. To see some of my favorite online stores, read more
Fab Finds are great for sharing all of the great stuff we find online, but what I've really been wanting is a way to see all of the cute outfits you guys put together. That's why I'm delighted to announce our latest feature, the TeamSugar Look Book, which lets us upload photos of all of our favorite outfits!
Your Look Book could include pictures of yourself, your friends, or fabulous dressed people on the street whose styles you admire. Be sure to include descriptions of the items in your ensemble. I'll also start posting regular Looks of the Day from TeamSugar users, so email or message me if you have an outfit you think should be considered! It's super easy to start sharing your favorite looks; read about how to do it here.
Now, to kick things off, here is the first Look of the Day, which just happens to be the look I'm wearing right now.
- Top: H&M Sweater
- Bottoms: Adriano Goldschmied The Kiss Jeans
- Necklace: Multicolor Jade Chain Necklace by a small local designer
- Belt: Frou by Paige Novick, purchased at the fabulous Beacon's Closet thrift store in Brooklyn
- Shoes: Aerosoles Black-Patent Trim Pumps
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Yoga is one of the ultimate stress relievers. Traveling, however, is one of the ultimate stress inducers, and isn't it ironic that it is often very hard to practice yoga while you are traveling?
Taking your yoga gear with you while traveling is tough, especially if you typically use up every inch of your suitcase and have to struggle with those iffy do-I-really-need-these items. In most cases, the yoga mat won't make the cut. Thankfully, there is a product out to make yoga on the road a little bit easier: Yoga-Paws, available for $29.95 here. Yoga-Paws resemble fingerless mittens and socks with the toes and heels cut off. They are made from a smooth, non-stick material (much like your yoga mat), and they are compact and light enough that you can throw them in just about any bag or drawer, and you won't need to carry your awkward yoga mat around.
Fit's take: This is a great idea! Anything to get you moving while traveling is a good product. The only thing to keep in mind is that some yoga poses get very complex and might still be reserved for a soft mat in case you fall on your face.
Want to learn how to fit into those skinny jeans? Need to find a totally fab pair of running shoes that you can actually run in? Dying to know if dipping into your clothing budget in order to eat organically is worth it? Read about all of this and more on our next site, FitSugar!
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Not since Stella McCartney's affordable fashions hit stores last year has such a highly anticipated designer line come to H&M as Viktor & Rolf. Though the collection won't hit stores until Nov. 9, it went up online on the retailer's web site for viewing today, so you can start scoping out what you want. This and the new Behnaz Sarafpour collection at Target should provide some great Winter fashion fodder.
Created by the kooky, avant garde Dutch design duo, the love-themed collection is heavily dominated by the label's trademark heart motifs, elegant tailoring, and Victorian details like high buttons and big bows. Prices range from $12.90 for a pair of heart-patterned tights to $129 for a bell-shaped trench and $349 for an over-the-top wedding dress. (If you don't like the fashions, try V&R's new scent, Flowerbomb.) To see a gallery of looks from the collection, read more