Trend Alert: Summer Fedoras

What: New Yorkers have got it made in the shade, protecting delicate city skin from the sun’s blazing rays with – what else? – super cool summer fedoras. What the fashion heads say: From New York Times Fashion & Style page: The straw fedora, with its rakish snap brim, is the summer status symbol. The […]

St. Ives Mineral Therapy Advanced Body Moisturizer, about $4.99 for 13.5 oz.

What: Sabina reviews St. Ives latest Swiss Formula, Mineral Therapy, which purports to “replenish nutrients” while formulated for “maximum moisture.” The Lowdown: There’s a whole bunch of holistic-sounding buzzwords on the bottle, which, I might add, I’m a sucker for. It claims it will “rejuvenate” my skin with “therapeutic” moisture, via the inclusion of potassium […]

Working at the Mall Can Lead to Bigger Things

What: Execs at your favorite retail establishments are raking in the big bucks. What the fashion heads say: From WWD: “Tougher disclosure rules on executive compensation required by the Securities and Exchange Commission haven’t exactly made things clearer for investors and shareholders…. One thing is clear, though: Executives at retailers that performed well in 2006 […]

What To Buy Fall: The Baggu Bag

What: The Baggu reusable shopping bag, $8, offers an alternative for those who couldn’t get their hands on the Anya Hindmarch bag. What the Fashion heads say: From Fab Sugar: The Baggu…is made out of super strong ripstop material-it holds 25 lbs of groceries, which is equal to the amount 2 to 3 plastic grocery […]

What to Buy Fall 2007: Great Gloves

What: Fingers will be toasty and trendy this fall, with gloves of all shapes and styles on the fashion-forward horizon. What the Fashion heads say: …There was hardly a [fall 2007] collection without them, but some of the most original were seen at Burberry Prorsum (studded elbow-length gauntlets) and Marni (furry mittens). What I […]

What to Buy Fall 2007: Falling for Plaid

What: Mad plaid on the runway for fall, updated with modern colors and fabrics. What the Fashion heads say: “….the patterned cloth looked surprisingly twenty-first century, thanks in part to electric-bright color combinations…” The Lowdown: Did plaid ever really go away? It feels a bit like a flashback to the fall previews of ’06, […]