What to Buy for Fall 2007: Wooden Accessories

    What: Glitter and shine not your thing? Then you’ll embrace this trend for fall – a more subtle way to accessorize, with wood. What the fashion heads say: Candy Pratts Price at Style.com calls wood “the most innovative and interesting new material for fall accessories.” What I say: With fall’s rich tones, tailored […]

What to Buy Fall 2007: A New Face

What: The New York Times recently reported on the “democractization” of cosmetic plastic surgery. It now appears that a large percentage of those who are getting cosmetic surgery are “non-wealthy”, or as I would call it, broke, folks who are using borderline predatory loans (25%+) to pay for their surgeries. What the fashion experts say: […]

StyleMob Back to School Contest

What:StyleMob.com invites students of all ages (from high school to law school) around the world to submit photos of their first-day-of-school outfits. The mob (our community) will vote to choose two winners (male and female). Prize: Brightly colored fair-trade recycled messenger bags. Each bag has one main zippered compartment, two smaller zippered compartments, a key […]

What to Buy For Fall: Leather Jackets

What: From biker to trench, from patent to quilted, leather jackets are a hot outerwear option for fall. Shades of black and gray prevail, featured on fall runways from Junya Watanabe, to Carlos Miele, to Abaete. What the fashion heads say: This from styledash.com:  “Leather jackets aren’t just for tough guy wannabes and biker babes […]

Goodwill Goes High End in Connecticut

What: Goodwill tests a 13,000 sq foot super store, featuring higher end goods, in the western Connecticut city of Brookfield. What the experts say: from Cool News of the Day: “That’s where he noticed that “thrifty and upscale” is not always a contradiction in terms. “People are really interested in finding treasures, whether it’s from […]

Support this Cause: Hairdressers Unlocking Hope

  Good causes are always in style, and here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor of this one. “Hairdressers Unlocking Hope” is the brainchild of hair guru Vidal Sassoon and behindthechair.com founder Mary Rector-Gable. The partnership, along with support from a multitude of beauty brands and iconic stylists, is kicking off a […]

Lord & Taylor Rebrands Itself

What: Kathryn’s favorite department store, Lord & Taylor, launches a major rebranding campaign featuring celebrities like Lauren Hutton and Carolyn Murphy. What the press release says:Lord & Taylor: Lord & Taylor has announced plans to launch a $10 million re-branding campaign this fall.  Aimed to modernize the store’s image while celebrating its 181-year-old heritage, this […]