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  • Fashion + Style

    Is the GAP Dead?

    Our friend the Gap is dying….. Is the Gap Dead Advertising Age (yes, I do read stuff other than Marie Claire) recently asked retail experts what they would do to save the Gap.  Excerpts from the AdAge Article: Paco Underhill, author of “Why We Buy” and founder and CEO of behavioral research firm Envirosell, New [...] Read More

    January 17, 2007 by Kathryn

  • Fashion + Style

    FREE Dermalogica Event in LA

    From the peeps at Dermalogica Dates: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 and Wednesday, January, 24, 2007 Times: 12:00pm-1:30pm or 6:00pm-7:30pm Location: Dermalogica / The International Dermal Institute – Irvine 16253 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite 160 Irvine, CA 92618 tel: 949-453-0404 fax: 949-453-8308 Did you know that healthy skin is just as important to your overall health [...] Read More

    January 17, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    TBF’s Golden Globes Picks: The BEST dressed and What the…..

    I’m not a big fan of Joan Rivers and her side-kick/daughter Melissa, but this is one time that I wished they were still doing their red carpet commentary on E!. What happened last night? [...] Read More

    January 16, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: Keeping the GIRLS in Place with Hollywood Tape

    Dear Budget Fashionista, So I’ve been watching all the award shows and was wondering how the stars manage to keep their boobs from spilling out of their dresses. Answer:  Celebs keep their “cups from spilling over” by using double stick tape (tape with adhesive on both sides). For the most part, celebrity stylist use Hollywood [...] Read More

    January 16, 2007 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    Yea or Nay: J.Crew’s New Store Madewell 1937

    What’s up with our favorite stores doing all of these questionable brand extensions? First, Gap, Inc brought us the Anne Taylor competitor Forth and Towne (GOOD). Then our friends at Gap, Inc brought us the Piperlime shoe site (BAD).  Now everyone’s preppy favorite, J.Crew, has a new concept store called Madewell 1937 which is like [...] Read More

    January 15, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    New Year, New You: Worst Fashion Mistakes

    The New Year is the perfect time for reflection, and goal setting. This week,I spent some time reflecting on my (un) fashionable pasts. We all have unfashionable secrets lurking in our closets. Some remain hidden, only to be revealed during holiday dinners and visits from parents. Some leave their mark, like a tattoo of an [...] Read More

    January 14, 2007 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    Manolo Blahnik vs. Stuart Weitzman: Are Designer Shoes Worth the Hefty Price?

    Consumer Reports recently wrote an article comparing two pairs of black pumps -a $500 pair by Manolo Blahnik and a $69 pair by Nine West. According to the article, the Manolos were, in general, the better shoe, with better fabric, better construction, etc. This is 100% true. However, I think a better comparison would have [...] Read More

    January 13, 2007 by TBF