New York City Fashion Week Spring 2009: Milly by Michelle Smith

What: Milly by Michelle Smith Runway Show, Promenade, New York City Fashion Week Spring 09 The Lowdown: Milly and Diane Von Furstenberg seem to be of a similar mind for Spring—bold bohemian prints, flowy 70s inspiration, and a general sense of fashion freedom. Milly’s take employs a slightly different color palette, however—highlighting turquoise and orange, […]

New York City Fashion Week Spring 09: Michael Kors

What: Michael Kors Runway Show, Tent at Bryant Park, New York City Fashion Week Spring 09 The Lowdown: Holy Primary Colors, Batman! Lauren Ralph Lauren sheath on sale at Bloomingdale’s—and wear it with the confidence it deserves, and maybe some black and white horizontal stripes while you’re at it . . . image courtesy of […]

New Products from Sonia Kashuk for Target

What: One of our favorite makeup artists, Sonia Kashuk, designs cosmetics and beauty products for our dear reliable Target. Her 2008 holiday collection is debuting soon, and it’s full of gilded brush cases, eyeshadow palettes, cosmetic cases, and a gold hair brush, all for affordable prices. The Lowdown: We’re not sure we can wait till […]

New York City Fashion Week Spring 2009: Jordache

What: Jordache Runway Show, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City Fashion Week, Spring 2009 The Lowdown: Color and frivolity were the keys to this collection, and the crowd was loving it. While Jordache has lost some of its popularity over the decades, they honored their legacy by clothing each model in a pair of their iconic-label […]

The Budget Fashionista’s Fifth Anniversary Bash: Vh1’s Jess Zaino’s Video

The Budget Fashionista Bash My girl Jess Zaino, supa star of Vh1’s Glam Gods and Style Network’s Modern Girls Guide to Life, did this fab video on our big Anniversary event held on Monday at the Housing Works Thrift Store (my fav place to shop). I hope to extend the celebration and bring the party […]

Going Green – You’re Doing It Wrong!

The experts behind The Complete Organic Pregnancy stopped by Babble to tell parents what mistakes they were making while going green. Other than the “no renovating during pregnancy” advice, their words of wisdom apply to us all – childfree or child-with. First on their list was the plastic bottle conundrum. BPA-free or PVC? What’s a […]

New York City Fashion Week Spring 2009: Cynthia Steffe

What: Cynthia Steffe Runway Show, Salon, New York City Fashion Week Spring 09 The Lowdown: Pure white, pure clear colors (red, blue, green), and just enough balance of Spring’s favorite new neutral—black—made the Cynthia Steffe show a favorite of ours, even if some of the elements are things we’ve seen repeatedly over the last couple […]