Yea or Nay: Fashion at Wal-mart

A recent Wall Street journal article brought to light the problems Wal-Mart has with it’s apparel departments. Apparently, no one is buying clothes from their higher-end clothing line Georg, designed by knit wear designer Mark Eisen. I’ve written many times about fashion at Wal-Mart. Personally, I like some of the clothing at Wal-Mart (Once wore […]

Baghaus.com: Designer Inspired Bags

With the recent Supreme Court decision regarding discount pricing, it will become even more difficult to find designer goods for less. While shopping the back rooms of Canal Street is always an option,  most of us would rather not deal with the ethical issues surrounding purchasing a clear “designer knock-off”, instead opting for “inspired” versions […]

Payless Scores Alice + Olivia

Who: Stacey Bendet, the designer behind alice + olivia, will be designing a collection of shoes for Payless.  Prices of the shoes will be in the $20/$30 range. What the fashion heads say: from Pierce Mattie: Though the designer reportedly hasn’t even started sketching yet, she predicts that the designs will include brightly colored ballet […]

How to Get A $100 Facelift

What: Non surgical face lifts done at your local hair salon as seen on that pillar of news television, Access Hollywood. How: The tension from four, tightly braided and strategically placed small cornrows (near temple, near brow),  “lifts” the area around your cheeks, eyes and forehead. What the fashion heads say: $100 for a non-surgical […]

The Rise of the Celebrity Fashion Line

There’s a recent trend threatening to take over the hearts and minds of Americans. This is a threat so prominent, so pervasive that it may cause a fundamental rift in our delicate relationship with our closets. It’s the rise of the celebrity “designed” fashion line. Sarah Jessica Parker, Jacqueline Smith, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Daisy […]

Courreges for La Redoute

What: “Budget” collection from high-end designer Courreges, available online at LaRedoute Who: Andre Courreges invented the mini skirt in 1964 (which he paired with white go-go boots), the swing coat, and the A-line mod dress- making him one of the most influential designers of the last fifty years. After leaving Balenciaga in 1961, he started […]

Fashion Advice: Can I Wear White After Labor Day?

Dear Budget Fashionista, I recently splurged and bought an off-white DKNY trenchcoat…it’s lovely!  Do the old rule apply (don’t wear white before Memorial Day and after Labor Day) still?  HELP!  How can I wear my gorgeous off-white trenchcoat? Answer: Throw those old rules out.. you can now wear white anytime of the year without breaking […]