New York City Fashion Week Spring 2009: Gottex

What: Gottex Runway Show, Bryant Park Tent, New York City Fashion Week Spring 2009 The Lowdown: The model above embodies just one theme of Gottex’s varied Spring 2009 collection—the tropics: the colors of a sunset appeared again and again whether it was in abstract, almost painterly exotic lilies or orange suits adorned with gold or […]

City Opera Thrift Shop Fall Preview Event

What: The City Opera Thrift Shop’s Fall Preview is set for Thursday, Sept. 11, in NYC The Lowdown: Budget fashionistas will be in frugal fashion heaven at the City Opera Thrift Shop’s Fall Preview event, which will feature a huge selection of designer goods, from Manolo Blanik, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, […]

New York City Fashion Week Spring 09: Peter Som

What: Peter Som Runway Show, Promenade, New York City Fashion Week Spring 09 The Lowdown: If ice blue wasn’t a Spring color before, it should have been—and for Spring 09, Peter Som has used it to great effect, in the midst of a mostly subdued color palette punctuated by some soft metallic shimmer, as well […]

Ribbon Box: DIY

We’ve used ribbons in DIYs before–they’re so versatile and cheerful, they’re hard to resist. In this particular ribbon box project, the DIY Network utilized their mad embroidery skills — since we lack said skills, we gave the ribbon box a go using other tools and our resourcefulness. In the end, we kind of liked the […]

Tray-less Dining: Go Green

If you’re among the throng of college students headed back to the quad next week, you might want to put aside the hacky sack and practice balancing your bowl of soup, salad and apple crumble instead. CNN is reporting that many college cafeterias are going green by getting rid of those handy plastic trays that […]

Setting Priorities: Personal Finance Advice

Unless you live in a rent-free cave somewhere you probably have certain bills that you need to pay each and every month. If you have more than enough money to cover all your expenses then you may not put much thought toward which bills need to be paid before others because everything is covered, but […]