Yuliya Zeltser is a designer—a designer who actually designs clothing for plus size fashionistas (her sketches are available for viewing on the site). Yuliya’s designs aren’t mere copies of “mainstream” designers or simply larger sizes of designs proportioned to fit a size 6. No, she designs beautiful empire waist satin gowns, sexy stretch tops with [...] Read More
Q: How do you buy a knock-off hand bag? What are your guidelines, what are smart prices to pay? What is important to look for? I want to be able to have nice handbags but not be broke because of them! A: There has been quite a bit of debate regarding knock-off bags (especially fake [...] Read More
This past Wednesday, we had a small book signing and reception for the book at the fabulous Madame X Lounge. Although it wasn’t a big event, we had quite a few people show up including my friend Pamela Edwards from Essence Magazine, Rachel Kramer Bussel from the Village Voice and Gothamist, Cheryl Williams-Barnes from ABC’s [...] Read More
So I’m in Macy’s looking for accessories to wear with my outfit for the book party (very punk rock meets ghetto supastar). My goal was to put together my entire book party outfit—including shoes and handbag—for less than $50. Here’s what I got so far: - A dress, $25.62. A Vivienne Tam knock-off. Off-the-shoulder drop-waist, [...] Read More
Thanks to everyone who read the book and posted a review. I REALLY appreciate it, especially the support from my fellow bloggers. I made a commitment to taking a “blogroots” approach to getting the word out about the book. If you write a blog and would like to receive a copy of the book to [...] Read More
Break out the passport, the Paris sales are here—June 28-August 5, 2006. Twice a year Paris goes on sale for four to six weeks and it is during these sales (regulated by the French government sale quality merchandise from previous seasons) that one can actually find bargains (okay not all that cheap, but still better [...] Read More
Dear Budget Fashionista, I have been trying to find pants that fit forever! Any advice for someone that is 5’ 10”, size 12 with long legs? I am also on a budget and too pear-shaped to wear “normal” pants. Help a girl with some junk in the trunk? [...] Read More
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