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  • Fashion + Style

    New Year, New You

    It goes without saying that the New Year is all about new beginnings, and here at The Budget Fashionista, we’re thinking about what we can do to start things off on the right (very fashionable) foot. If you’re in the same frame of mind, read on— Take care of business. Meaning financial business—if your best [...] Read More

    January 2, 2008 by Angela

  • Designer Directory

    Acra, Reem

    Acra, Reem Pronunciation: Ree-m Ak-ra After studying in fashion school Esmod Ecole de Mode in Paris and at FIT in New York, Lebanese fashion designer Reem Acra started her eponymous label in 1997. An embroidery artist, Acra’s signature intricate bead works, embroidery and use of luxe fabrics has become a big hit in the bridal [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by TBF

  • Designer Directory

    Akris

    Akris Pronunciation: Ah-kree This Swiss, family-run, company has come a long way from designing polka-dotted aprons in 1922. Considered as Switzerland’s largest clothing company, Akris showcases elegant and perfectly tailored suits for no-nonsense professional women who want classic and timeless pieces with a touch of modern flair. Although it’s a relatively unknown label, Akris has [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by TBF

  • Designer Directory

    Amsale

    Amsale Pronunciation: Ahm-sah-lay Her frustration in finding the right wedding gown in 1985 led Ethiopian Amsale Aberra to launch her bridal line. With a vision of creating timeless wedding gowns that have clean lines and design, yet full of sophistication that accents a bride’s body, she adapted the motto “forever modern” for her collections. A [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by TBF

  • Designer Directory

    Armani, Giorgio

    Armani, Giorgio Pronunciation: Jor-ji-o Ar-ma-nee Known as the Prince of minimalist glamour, Giorgio Armani chucked a career in medicine for the life of a fashion designer. Although he started his labels in the mid 70s, most consider his styling of Richard Gere in “American Gigolo” in the early 80’s as his break into mainstream fashion. [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by TBF