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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
Credit: Shutterstock As designer handbags and shoes push well pass the $1000 mark, are sunglasses the last bastion of hope for fashionistas on a budget? [...] Read More
The hottest trend to hit the online site is “Do-It-Yourself” Make-up Tutorials. These tutorials, often filmed in bedrooms/bathrooms/closets, feature women (and sometime men) demonstrating everyday make-up tips in front of a camera mounted on their computers. While you should still have a copy of Kevin Aucion’s “Making Faces”, these videos are a great resource because [...] Read More
Jersey knits designer Rachel Pally will premiere a plus size line this fall a Nordstrom department stores. According to WWD, the line will be “filled with Empire-waist dresses, wide-leg trousers and her other signature looks for the fall.”. Prices will start around the $20 and go up (way up from there). My opinion: Cheers for [...] Read More
What: Twelve by Twelve, the higher priced line coming to a Forever 21 (and a computer at twelvebytwelve.com) near you. The Look: More lux than cheap, with most of the pieces still under $100. Let’s hope it includes a better return policy and cleaner dressing rooms. What the fashion heads say: “Forever 21 is fast [...] Read More
- Can your swimsuit double as a cute top with jeans? (via fashionista) - Beyonce- Bootylicous in Balenciaga (via Just Jared) - Michael Kors gives his tips for summer packing (via MSNBC) - Throw out toothpaste made in China (via NYT) - Career wear guru pioneer Liz Claiborne, dead at 78 (via About) [...] Read More
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