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There’s something to be said for a delicate, lady-like watch. But ladies don’t want their accessories to be “lovely” all the time; sometimes we want them to be awesome. And when that mood hits, a bright-as-hell Nixon watch does the job. The Time Teller P Watch looks like a little piece of pop art and juxtaposes nicely with our posh-meets-tough style.
Know how you kind of want to shop all the time, but there isn’t enough money in the world to support that habit? Well, we kind of thought it might be just us with those issues until we heard about Retail Therapy, an online game centered around virtual consumerism. Retail Therapy launched quietly as a Facebook app last week, grabbing about 4,000 users in just a few days and making us feel a little better about our shopping obsession. If you, too, want to get in on the game, here’s how it works: after choosing your avatar (they’re all ladies, so get comfortable with your feminine side, boys), you get $2,500 with which to stock your boutique, design clothes or keep your own closet looking classy. Stock will update frequently to reflect what’s actually going on in the fashion world, too, which is quite cool. Better still, however, are the partnerships that Retail Therapy has forged with brands like The Gap and Diane von Furstenberg. Through the game, it’s possible to browse e-DVF dresses and click through to the real thing. We’d write more about it, but our avatars are jonesing for some espadrilles. [Tech Crunch] Keep reading »
We’ve always had a thing for “Golden Girl” Betty White and her geriatric cheekiness. But, until now, we never had an appropriate way to express our love. Yeah, we could buy Betty’s sexy calendar, but that would just be tacked on our walls, and sorry, that just isn’t a public enough homage to Ms. White. Lucky for us, Betty herself has teamed up with Jerry Leigh to release a limited-edition line of tees and hoodies plastered with her glorious face. Part of the proceeds will go to one of White’s causes, the Morris Animal Foundation, because, let’s face it, the woman is a saint. [PR Newswire] Keep reading »
Nina Garcia of Project Runway, Elle, and Marie Claire fame has signed on to be Target’s “fashion expert.” The role will mean more videos for Target’s website and StyleBoutique blog, repping new developments for Target brands like Mossimo, and offering tips and tricks for making the most of the store’s budget clothes. This is a definite service for Target consumers, and if Garcia is attempting to be the Anti-Wintour, she’s certainly on her way — can you imagine Anna even touching a Target tee?! [NBC] Keep reading »
Vena Cava is bringing their artsy cool aesthetic to Bloomingdale’s Aqua brand this fall. Given Aqua’s affordable price point, the Vena Cava collaboration is expected to be even less expensive than the brand’s already-existent diffusion line, Viva Vena. We hope — and expect — that it will be just as cute, though! [The Cut] Keep reading »
Apparently Karl Lagerfeld‘s artsy, bizarre little romps in the land of cinema and short videos just won’t cut it when it comes to marketing Chanel‘s new Bleu de Chanel men’s fragrance. The company has enlisted the help of Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese for that task. The commercial — we feel like we’re cheapening it by calling it that — airs in September, but we’re having fun imagining what it will look like now. Because Scorsese is known for gorgeous but rough movies, like “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator,” we can’t imagine this Chanel commercial will be standard, pretty fare. [BellaSugar] Keep reading »
At first, we kind of thought that these three lovelies were dead. Then we looked more closely at the clothes and realized that there was nary a sign of struggle or dragging in sight. All we can really take from this bizarre Marc Jacobs fall ’10 ad campaign is that they don’t realize that tanning doesn’t work when you wear a winter jacket. Silly models. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »