Posts for October 9th 2006
On Friday, I asked you guys to Come Fab Finding With Me for a very special item: a large, stylish handbag that could hold a laptop, gym clothes, and other essentials. Well, let me just say: Never has a Fab Finding assignment excited me so much! (To learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one, click here.)
Apparently, I'm not the only one who loved shopping for computer bags, because there were so many great Fab Finds that I've split them into two groups: traditional laptop bags, which I'll post later today, and large totes that can hold a laptop, which you can read about below. Check out these incredible designer and non-designer options.
Coach Soho Multi-Function Tote, $548, available here.
Jessica Simpson Dawson Shopper in Black, $301.95, available here.
To see the non-designer versions, read more
If you read FabSugar regularly, you've probably noticed the regular feature Come Fab Finding With Me, where I ask you all to help me find cool stuff from across the web using our Bookmark feature that lets us all share with each other the Fab things that we find online. Now, it's not just me telling you what I like; you all get to tell each other what you like! To get started, follow these easy directions:
- Join the group Fab Finding.
- Once you have joined, you will need to add the bookmark code to your browser's toolbar. Check out Bookmark FAQ for the link to add to your browser's toolbar.
- Find the products you want to bookmark for the challenge.
- Click the Bookmark button on your toolbar. A window will pop up with your bookmark.
- Change the title, if you want.
- Fill out the Categories and Tag fields, if you want.
- Select Fab Finding in the group drop-down. Repeat this process for as many items as you would like to include in your widget.
- Once you have your all bookmarks visit Come Fab Finding With Me and click on New Post. Choose Layout from the tabs at the top.
- To include your bookmarks in your Layout, click on Add Image and pick Your Bookmark tab. Click on the bookmarks you would like to include. You can personalize your Layout page and make it look like a magazine spread.
- Once you have created your Layout page, there are easy Widgets at the bottom to copy and paste into the comments.
Lyn Harris of Miller Harris London has just released a very vanilla-y, oriental-smelling fragrance inspired by Jane Birkin. Style icon Birkin is a legendary actress, singer, model, and humanitarian, as well as the inspiration behind the legendary Hermes Birkin Bag, which has the distinction of having the longest waiting list for any luxury item in history (about six years at its peak).
It has been Birkin's lifelong dream to create her own scent, and now it's finally here. She worked alongside Harris to ensure perfection and even sketched the William Blake-style nymphs that appear on the bottle and the packaging. Called L'air De Rien, the fragrance is intended to reflect Brikin's passions. The very earthy fragrance can be worn "like a veil over one's body," hence the name, which literally translates to "the air of nothing." It's an exquisite fragrance blended with amber, vanilla, neroli, oak moss, and musks. You can buy the perfume here for £75.00, or call (212) 940-2145 to buy a 3.4-ounce bottle for $180.
You're probably already familiar with the Spanish fast-fashion chain Zara. Now, allow me to introduce Mango, another very cool retailer that's entrenched in Europe and making its way into the United States. Based in Barcelona, Mango is very affordable, with items starting around $25 and rarely going above $200, though not quite as cheap as H&M. Rather, Mango fashions are priced along the lines of Zara but arguably more chic and youthful than that of its Spanish cousin.
The chain already has eight stores in the U.S.—including a new shop in San Francisco, several in Southern California, and outlets in Chicago and Dallas—and you can also buy many of its duds online here; particularly stunning are the limited-edition styles under Mango's MNG brand.
To see some of the looks from Mango's Fall 2006 collection, read more
Last week I asked you guys to go Fab Finding for some super-fab and super-warm football game attire. I kicked things off with this Guess Melton Wool Blend Coat, available for $148 here. (To learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one, click here.) You guys proceeded to scatter in all directions, finding tons of great ensembles for cold-weather style.
As always, I was very impressed by how much thought you guys put into this and how different the ensembles were. Some were chic and casual, while others dressed it up. I particularly loved the magenta-and-cream palette chosen by WhiplashGirlchild. Here's a look at six different looks.
Look #1, chosen by WhiplashGirlchild, whose laid-back styles included these fabulous sneakers and cable-knit "arm warmers."
To see the rest, read more
More and more couples are hosting destination weddings in the Fall and Winter, which are a great excuse to wear a summery dress smack dab in the middle of Fall. But if you get a dress that's too tropical-looking, you won't get to wear it again for a whole year.
I recommend buying a versatile dress that will look summery with strappy sandals but that could also be worn in the Winter when paired with the right accessories. One example: this Nicole Miller Keyhole Print Silk Dress, available for $385.00 here. Now, let's all go Fab Finding for two sets of accessories: one set with a summery look and another that will be warm enough for autumn. To learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one, click here. To see some of my favorite online stores, read more
Here's a great gift for all of your lip gloss-addicted friends (or your lip gloss-addicted self): the Bourjois Paris Can Can Color Show Lip Gloss Set. Elegantly packaged in a gold box decorated with French can-can girls, this limited-edition set features three shades of Bourjois's luxuriously sleek and shiny Effet 3-D lip glosses, including a shimmery beige, a sheer cassis shade, and a pearly, glittery pink. You can buy it here for the bargain price of $28.
When it came to the clothes, simple romanticism was the overriding theme at Louis Vuitton's Spring 2007 runway show at Paris Fashion Week. With the occasional nod to Little Miss Muffet, delicate neutrals and pastels came together to construct airy layers, floral crowns, ruffly skirts, and indulgently feminine neck wear. Flashes of tulle and flower appliques were tamed by the occasional skinny belt or corset-like vest for a look that was part glam and part garden party.
The bags, on the other hand, were downright wacky, with gold- and plastic-chain handles, faded denim tones, mottled collages of patterns and textures, and multicolored button-like adornments. Though Marc Jacobs has been a bit too out there with LV's handbags lately, I actually like the edgy direction that he's taking here. To see the fashions and bags, read more
Ever since I saw Mischa Barton in this mod blue shift dress by AKA New York, I've been searching high and low for the same style and coming up empty. Last time I checked, I could only find a similar dress in red, and it just wasn't quite the same. So I was delighted today to find two blue-print versions of the AKA shift dress available online, and these look even more adorably retro. I particularly love the detail on the back zipper.
AKA New York Graphic Mini Dress, $327, available here.
To see the other one, read more