New York 02/14/09. Photos by Scott Gries/Getty Images.
makiwacky knows primary colors aren't just for kids. Her bright red shorts and watercolor top is a fun yet sophisticated ensemble. I like how she tempered the shocking colors with a pair of sassy black slingbacks. Cute!
Here's what she has on:
- Top: Mossimo
- Shorts: Lacoste
- Shoes: Parisian
Congrats to makiwacky!
Everyone else, submit your looks and I might feature you on FabSugar!
Despite retailers desperate attempts at special promotions and sales, consumers are still gripping their purse strings, tightly. "Specialty retailers have been pulling out their entire bag of tricks in the desperate hope of convincing the reticent shopper to spend,” said Catherine Sadler, president of marketing firm Catherine Sadler Group. “But, as we all know by now, it hasn’t worked." With their failed attempts, retailers are now trying out a different strategy by looking for what customers want in this tough economy.
Sadler notes that new items with standout qualities such as J. Crew's high-end line at affordable prices and Anne Taylor's smart move in creating washable clothes will be retailers only hope. According to retail reports, customers want classic items with a twist such as Banana Republic's Tie-Neck Black Dress ($175), Lacoste’s Long Sleeve V-neck Sweater Dress ($165), and Tory Burch's Purple Crinkle Chiffon Blouse ($295) seen above — all of which were reported as current best-sellers.
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Almost anything can be upgraded for a price. Born in 1965, Maclaren is one of the oldest and respected brands in the stroller land. Celebs like Michelle Williams, Dave Grohl, and Melania Trump all chose the British-based buggies to tote their loved ones. While some opt for the less-expensive versions available at Toys 'R' Us, others pay a pretty penny for labeled versions.
Melania Trump pushes Baron in a pimped-out leather Maclaren ($3,800) and Geri Halliwell gives Bluebell a ride in the posh "Life Is a Bed of Roses," especially created by fashion designer Lulu Guinness. Lacoste, Burberry, Kate Spade, and others have also added their name to the list of specialty makers. When people are easily spending $900 on competitive brands like Bugaboo and Orbit Baby, the $300 Kate Spade buggy starts to look doable.
We know what Friday's are like for most people, that is, at the end of the day you just need a little video indulgence. We live in an age where most of us are too busy to watch TV (not necessarily a bad thing, eh?) so the You Tube video reigns as the ultimate 15 minute chill out session. Now, every Friday, we're going to bring you our mix of fashion and veg-out videos. This week, still reeling from yesterday's 82 degree day, we've decided to turn on The Beach Boys. With one-piece swimsuits making a comeback this summer, we thought it only appropriate. Below that, the runway show from Lacoste for Spring 08, because if there ever were a low-key, beach-ready collection, this would be it. Finish off your midday break with a clip of swimwear from 1952, you'll see plenty of the references from modern designs, and, be gently reminded that 'the perfect silhouette' is a relative concept.
Designers are banking that women's appetites for dresses remains strong for Fall 2008. Even if the economic climate isn't so sunny designers seem to believe bright day dresses will open their pocketbooks. And while we think it makes more sense to buy mix and match clothing for maximum versatility in a downturn sometimes we all need something to help get us through a sunny day. Nicole Miller, Lacoste, Erin Fetherston, Yigal Azrouel, Diesel and Marc by Marc all have their own version of the warmly colored day dress this season.
Lacoste Fashion Show