Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just a thought...

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Friday, May 27, 2011

Street Thread: Favorite laid-back looks this week!

Juliette K., Poland via Lookbook
Via Landolfo in Milan via theSartorialist
Houston St. in New York via gastroChic
Nicoletta, Italy via Scentobsession

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chit Charity with Jake Gyllenhaal

As a child, Jake Gyllenhaal's heartthrob eyes weren't as functional as he might have wished. "I've had really poor vision since I was a little kid." This is the case for many American children and can lead to serious issues especially when the problem remains undetected. Poor vision can lead to failure in school for the kids who are not able to afford glasses. "Everytime my prescription changed, we gave my old glasses to New Eyes." said Gyllenhall. His childhood experience led him to champion this cause. New Eyes is a non-profit organization that sends donated prescription glasses to underdeveloped countries. It also gives vouchers for a free check up and free glasses to people in need in the United States. Jake is a perfect example of influence used for the greater good of humanity.

Just because we love it!

DAY Birger et Mikkelsen
Day Ete embellished silk jumpsuit by DAY BIRGER ER MIKKELSEN, $465.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

Calling all Smart Shoppeuses. A slue of sample sales was just posted in our Recessionista Files column. Beware many of them end tomorrow!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just a thought...

You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, May 20, 2011

Street Thread: Double Vision!

Juliett, Poland, via Madame Julietta
Mike, Bucharest & Hanoi, via Lookbook
Robin, France, via Lookbook
Home Made Bow Tie, 1881 White Shirt, Cacharel Liberty Pocket Square, Zara Grey Jacket
Home Made Jean Bow Tie, H&M Blue Shirt, Zara Brown Suspenders, The Kooples Black Jeans
Camille, Manila via Lookbook
Coexist Skirt From Http://Coexistonline.Multiply.Com

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Oprah's style; Furless Fendi; Gap and Goodwill collaboration

A journey through Oprah's 25 years of style. [NYP]
Fendi is forced to go sans fur for it's Fall/Winter collection scheduled to be shown in Korea on June 2nd. Animal rights protection or Korean economy protection? You be the judge. [STYLEITE]
Gap and Goodwill are spreading the love. Bring your old clothes to the Gap, they will donate them to Goodwill and reward you with a 30% discount on your entire purchase (regular price and sale). Now, that's so Fashion With A Conscience! [RACKED]

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Carla pregnant; Uniqlo on 5th; Cannes' best dressed; Summer in the City

It's official. Carla Bruni is pregnant! Sarkozy's father's confirmed the then rumor to German newspaper Bild. [STYLEITE]
The Uniqlo 5th Avenue flagship store's opening is scheduled for sometime this Fall. Check out the interim outward design. [RACKED]
10 best dressed at Cannes Film Festival [NYP]
Get inspired by the latest trends for impeccable city dressing this summer. [VOGUE US]

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rent the Runway; Project Runway Geometric Jewelry; JLo not so fashionable; Fallen Models;

Rent the runway is blowing out of it's dress rentals. The New York startup had it's first cash-flow positive in March. [FORBES]
Mondo Guerra, Heidi Klum's favorite on Project Runway is debuting a jewelry line. The Paco Rabanne inspired pieces range from $35-$40. [THE CUT]
Jennifer Lopez considers her fashion lines a career letdown. She felt trapped in a situation she ventured into hill prepared. [DAILYMAIL]
Lindsey Wixson falls at least six times in two outfits at Naomi Campbell's F4R Japan benefit fashion show in Canne last night. [THE CUT]

Monday, May 16, 2011

Just a thought...

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. -Ernest Holmes

Friday, May 13, 2011

Street Thread: Favorite looks this week!

Camille, Manilla via itscamilleco
Georgina Ashley, Philippines via lookbook
Mohcine, Casablanca via lookbook
Striped Scarf, I <3 Ny Tee, Golden Buttoned Red Cardigan From Parent's Closet, H&M Black Pants
Peter, L.A. via lookbook

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Chanel and black models; Warhol and Taylor; Oprah makeover; Miranda Kerr gives birth sans drugs

No black models walked the Chanel Resort show [THE CUT]
Warhol's painting of the late Elizabeth Taylor sold for $27 Million. [FORBES]
Oprah put on her biggest makeover show to date, and unfortunately her last one on the Oprah show with CFDA members: DVF, Michael Kors and Tory Burch. [RACKED]
What did supermodel Miranda Kerr have Orlando do while she was in labour? Let's just say that a lot of pain was involved. [VOGUE UK]

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Just because we love it!

Belmont silk-satin pants by BESS, $510 on net-a-porter.
Theyskens' Theory Matthew Williamson
Black washed satin top / Appliqued suede clutch
Black studded sandals

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Just a thought...

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Christopher Columbus

Monday, May 9, 2011

Feel good shopping

FEED 1000 clutch by Judith Leiber.
The proceeds from each of these metallic beaded purses will provide 1,000 school meals for children through the UN World Food Program. Now, that's SO Fashion With A Conscience!

Just a thought...

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
- Plato

Friday, May 6, 2011

Street Thread: Favorite looks this week!

Best hat in Central Park by Gastro Chic
Wagw Dress From Http://Wagw.Multiply.Com, Wagw Accessories From Http://Wagw.Multiply.Com
Kryz, Manilla via thirstythought
hebergeur image
By Easyfashion, Paris.
Skirt From H&M
Alana, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil via lookbook
Folake Kuye Huntoon, Beverly Hills, via Stylepantry

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Met Gala; Lea Michelle in Versace; Gucci gives back and Models making big bucks

The stars were out in full garb for the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala. The yearly event was paying homage to the late British designer, Alexander McQueen. Icons such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, and Naomi Campbell came out for the unveiling of Alexander McQueen: Savage Grace. [STYLE]
Lea Michelle, Glee star wore a black and white Versace dress to the show's Academy Screening in Hollywood. [THE CUT]
A little feel good shopping: Gucci's Mother's day tote Benefits UNICEF'S HIV/AIDS charities. [RACKED]
Gisele B√ľndchen made 45 million dollars over the last 12 month which is more then twice as much as the second highest earning model in the world, Heidi Klum. [FORBES]

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

Hello Smart Shoppeuses!
We posted a couple of sales in the side bar for you to munch on! They start tomorrow!
Bon appetit!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just a thought...

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
- Confucius

Monday, May 2, 2011

EDITOR'S JOURNAL: Welcome to the issue

Soren Kierkegaard once said: "life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Too often life is lived on emergency mode, putting out fires left and right without taking the time to stop and think. If your alloted 24 hours seem too short to get through your to do list, chances are you need a new to do list. Check out our Currently Reading: Book of the Month recommendation. It focuses on time management and organization, something we could all use a little bit more of.

After you read this book and implement all its helpful tips, you'll have all this discretionary time. We suggest you spend some of it with us and spoil yourself a little! After a challenging sartorial month of April, the month of May comes as a sweet relief. One can look forward to the tank top, maxi dress and shorts wearing days ahead! Check out our Trend Watch, Style File and Just Because We Love It posts for advice on how to wear this season's hottest looks and hues!

Speaking of HOT! Our Designer Watch feature is one of New York's biggest fashion powerhouses and knows a thing or two about hot design: Donna Karan. Join us as we take a closer look at her career, brands and giving heart. Also on the hot-o-meter, Jake Gyllenhaal will be visiting us in Chit Charity. Find out how this hunk is giving back!


XoxO Kelie

Just a thought...

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in other; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

- Audrey Hepburn