Designers are already clamoring to get the attention of Prince William’s fiancee, Kate Middleton, and why shouldn’t they? Get your dress into a royal wedding and you become an iconic designer, business booms, and you’re set for life (or at least a while). Monique Lhuillier, one of the biggest names in luxury wedding gowns, has contributed a princess-worthy gown idea that’s sure to catch Kate’s eye. A handful of other British and international designers have also imagined creations for People—check out a couple of our faves for some midday daydreaming, after the jump! [People] Keep reading »
Neiman Marcus has entered the off-price retail game with the launch of Last Call Studio, a new retail concept store, and LastCall.com. Both entities feature designer fashions and shoes at a large discount from the suggested retail price. But don’t be mistaken, the Last Call items aren’t last year’s cast-offs. The fashions are actually on-trend and in-season and have been selected specifically for Last Call. I had the opportunity to shop at the new Last Call Studio in Paramus, NJ, and was shocked at the huge selection and amazing deals. I scored a pair of Charles Jourdan shoes for almost $88 less than the original price! There were also clothes and shoes from Diane Von Furstenberg, 7 For All Mankind, Rachel Roy, and Sam Edelman. But if you’re like me and don’t live near one of the Last Call Studio stores in Paramus, Dallas, or Rockville, MD, don’t feel slighted because the Last Call website has nearly identical merchandise to the stores. Will you shop at LastCall.com or Last Call Studio? [LastCall.com] Keep reading »
The problem with pretty laptop sleeves is that you hardly ever get to see them when they’re stuffed in your purse. (Unless you take to carrying around your laptop as a huge clutch, which doesn’t seem very comfortable, safe, or practical.) Enter Rebecca Minkoff and her wonderful laptop carrier that’s half purse, half case. Both business-y and fashion-y, the alligator-embossed leather holder is accommodating enough to hold all your other necessaries, or is slim enough to complement a second purse.
Another day, another royal wedding knockoff: The European chain store Tesco (like an American Kmart) has quickly brought a cheapo replica of princess bride Kate Middleton‘s engagement dress to the shelves. Kate’s royal blue dress from the designer Issa cost roughly $630, while the lighter blue, shorter-sleeved Tesco version is a mere $25. I don’t really think the knockoff looks anything like the original. But then again, neither do those copycat engagement rings. When they manage to knock off a rich, handsome prince, then I’ll be impressed. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
It’s Day 14 of the 30-day Cellulite Challenge, and I have to say the results at this point are “significant.” Either that, or I’m hallucinating. Some have suggested that just the act of massaging the treatment in reduces cellulite, which may be true, but it’s not like I’m sitting there massaging my butt for half an hour. Really.
In other news, what do Kate Middleton and my butt have in common? Find out. Keep reading »
This holiday season you’re going to be treated to more than drool-worthy footwear when you enter a Nine West store. The fashion footwear giant has teamed up with the world-famous and iconic Radio City Rockettes for the Rock the Holidays campaign. The Rockettes will be featured in 160 stores across the U.S. and on NineWest.com, wearing “The Jemster” shoe, a peep-toe style decorated with large rhinestones on top, and a dazzling performance costume covered in Swarovski crystals. Plus, one lucky woman will win a trip to NYC, VIP tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, a backstage tour, and a customized Nine West shoe package. (Enter here.) Having worn a pair of “The Jemster,” learned The Rockettes’ famous high-kick, and seen the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, I can attest that this is an awesome prize, especially since there are few places that have the same energy as NYC during the holidays. Check out more photos from the Nine West Rock the Holidays campaign, including one of me doing the high-kick (which is a lot harder than it looks) with The Rockettes, after the jump. Keep reading »