Trend Alert: Asymmetrical Dresses

What: Style-watchers are all abuzz over the one-shoulder dresses cropping up on the red carpet as of late, on everyone from Drew Barrymore to Kate Bosworth to Penelope Cruz. What the fashion heads say: This from InStyle.com: “Stylist Philip Bloch considers the asymmetrical look an elegant, sophisticated one that flatters all body types: ‘By baring […]

Cynthia Rowley and Avon Get Creative

Branding diva (and designer) Cynthia Rowley continues to find new markets, teaming up with Avon for a line of cosmetics for nails, lips, cheeks and eyes, in living color, part of a bid to up Avon’s cred with a younger, hipper set. The limited edition line will be hawked through a print ad campaign to […]

Team Buying Comes to the US

What: The collective buying trend moves stateside with the emergence of sites like eswarm and the no longer operable nethaggler. Still, the concept is not as developed as it is in China. What the experts say: Trendcentral: By giving users the option to name prices, nag merchants and band with others who want the same […]

Brand Buzz: Lagerfeld Plus Department Store = Affordable Style?

While we’re still awaiting the arrival of Simply Vera by Vera Wang at Kohl’s, here’s another nugget to chew on: apparel vendor Regatta Pacific Alliance (behind the development of brands like Nicole Miller, Metro 7, and Daisy Fuentes) is said to be working on a collection with Karl Lagerfeld. According to WWD, the eye is […]

What to Buy Fall 2007: The Return of the Shoulder Pad

What: Fall fashion line-ups are punctuated with – dare I say it? – shoulder pads. Two words that inspire horror in those of us who remember the 80s all too well. What the fashion heads say: This from style.com: “ The bold shoulder barged its way onto the Fall runways, where both forties and eighties […]

Dear by Amanda Bynes – Celebrity Line Alert

What: What’s that? A celebrity line? How original! This time, for the younger set, Amanda Bynes “Dear” for Steve and Barry’s, to hit stores Aug. 16. All items will retail for under 20 bucks each. What the fashion heads say: From Renata Espinosa at Fashion Wire Daily: “The collection … features predictable tween looks like […]

Join Fashion Gab and Receive a Copy of How to Be a Budget Fashionista

I started the Fashion Gab forum as an easier way for us to continue the discussions we have in the comment section of the blog. It’s also a great way to receive instant advice on a variety of fashion and beauty related issues. As a “Thanks” for joining the forum, the first 400 members with […]