What will you be doing at 4 p.m. today? If you’re at work, there’s a good chance you’ll be spending some time doing a little online shopping. Research shows that online shopping peaks at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and is a full 75 percent higher compared to other times of the week, like Monday mornings. According to a recent study, employees indulge in a little late-afternoon, mid-week retail therapy to escape work pressures, stave off fatigue, combat “the post-lunch slump,” and celebrate “getting over the ‘hump’ of the week.” For any of you working in an office, this “news” probably doesn’t come as a big shocker. No doubt, surfing The Frisky is probably another way you escape work pressures, etc. What else do you do when you need a break from your job during the workday? And do you ever worry you’ll be “caught” by your boss or a nosy co-worker? [via Daily Mail] Keep reading »
This Thursday, JCPenney is hosting an online wedding registry party, in which engaged couples and friends and family of engaged couples can speak to a registry expert and see demonstrations of KitchenAid, Cusinart, and Mikasa products. The party lasts from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30pm CT (8:30 – 9:30pm ET). JCPenney will also award 10 prizes every 10 minutes during the hour-long party. Also, all guests of the online shindig will receive a $10 discount coupon to be used on any $25 or more home purchase. Space is limited, so you need to sign up now. [JCPenney Online Wedding Registry Party] Keep reading »
Come September 10, we won’t be painting the town red during Fashion’s Night Out. Rather, we’ll be painting it khaki thanks to Chanel‘s special trio of nail polishes created in honor of the event. Looks like Chanel is positioning itself as the taste maker for nail polish trends (thank you for the gray and jade suggestions, we’re all about them) because these earthy hues are both innovative and excellent for fall. And of course, the perfect FNO souvenir! [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »
It’s not every day that we look to a Disney teen for style inspiration, but Demi Lovato managed to cram three of our loves — gray sweatshirt, killer heels, and toned legs — into her pre-concert outfit. Find out how to get her look, after the jump. Keep reading »
Taking a cue from competition shows like “Project Runway,” the producers of Oxygen’s “Hair Battle Spectacular” have added kids to this week’s difficult challenge. The stylists were tasked with incorporating candy into their hair-raising looks, which were worn by fidgety, candy-crazed kids. Did Fingaz play it too safe by not “tugging and pulling and ratting and natting” her child model’s hair into submission? And did anyone’s creation completely fall off their model’s head? Guess we have to wait until 10 p.m. tonight to see. [Oxygen] Keep reading »
With NYC’s Fashion Week venue change from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, the event’s producers have been coming up against some unexpected problems. There’s been no update on whether an agreement has been reached with the stagehand union, which is threatening to form picket lines if IMG hires outside production labor. Now it seems that community activists from Manhattan’s Upper West Side have been putting pressure on IMG, not just because of the noise disruption and traffic the event will cause, but also because of its proximity to low-income housing. City Council member Gale Brewer tells the Wall Street Journal, “I assume there’s a lot of money involved here, and I believe it should be shared,” addressing Fashion Week’s economic exclusivity.
Luckily, in this case, it looks like good will come of the dialogue between Fashion Week and local residents. IMG is now planning to offer jobs, internships, and lectures on fashion industry careers to low-income teens and locals. Hopefully, opportunities like this will become the norm in the industry. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »