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Weekly Web Snob Roundup: The Best Posts of the Week from Our Fave Online Fashion & Lifestyle Publishers. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
- 55 Secret Street says hello to Vogue India and wonders: Should Halle Berry play Aretha Franklin when Jennifer Hudson & Queen Latifah are available? Probably not...
- Bag Snob hangs out with Brigette Romanek, Designer of Romanek bags!
- Fred Astaire wore their neckties as sashes, while F.D.R. donned their capes to make history in Yalta. Brooks Brothers has been rebranding of late as the luxury house it once was, and Fashiontribes picks the best looks for female dandies from their new high-end Black Fleece label designed by Thom Browne.
- Even celebs know it's all about menswear chic this fall. Second City Style takes you shopping for the must-haves.
September 28, 2007 in Accessories, Affordable Fashion, Bags, Beauty, Blog Report, Fashion, Fashion Do's & Don'ts, Hair, Shoes, Trend Alert, Web Snob - Week's Best Picks, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Time to get Fashionably Four-Eyed. Glasses are the Latest "It" Accessory. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & ACCESSORIES BLOG
“They give you an edge,” trend-starting actress Chloë Sevigny recently told The New York Times about her fabulous frames. “Even if you’re wearing something preppy or totally conservative, they make the look cool. “They can flip an outfit on its head.”
Qi Cashmere Sample Sale until Oct.2 in NYC...Time to Stock up! FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
- WHAT: Qi Cashmere first ever Sample Sale - save up to 75%!
STYLEHIVE BUZZ: Keep Bevvies Cold without Becoming Watery. FASHIONTRIBES LIFESTYLE BLOG
Simply fill the hollow tube in the center with ice...a clever solution to a pesky entertaining conundrum.
- via Stylehive.com
Stylish New Jewelry from Dorian Webb. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & ACCESSORIES BLOG
These eyecatching pieces are crafted by hand in Dorian's studio in NYC using semiprecious stones, sterling silver & Venetian glass - originally inspired by her travels. “Italy had always been one of my favorite countries to visit," notes the award-winning designer. "The almost palpable sense of their history, the appreciation of the things that make life pleasurable, and the celebration of beauty wherever it may appear, was not only evident in its magnificent buildings but also in something simple as a carefully placed bowl of colorful handblown glass beads shimmering in a shop window.”
Cheery & Gorgeous, Alina Luxury Handbags Perk up Any Ensemble. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & ACCESSORIES BLOG
Do you love the perfect headband with your designer purse? Shop the latest headbands for less!
Zakkerz Cleverly Solves an Age-Old Fashionista Problem: Having a Single Pair of Pants Work with Both Flats & Heels. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, especially when it falls on the, er, heels of yet another expensive trip to the tailor. "Isn't there anything you can buy to fix this?" asked a frustrated Mindy Alperin as her daughters struggled with the dilemma of what length to hem newly-purchased pants to make them equally appropriate for both heels & flats. "NO!" came the equally frustrated reply from Jamie Lazar & Lauren Alperin who suddenly came up with the solution. Over the next few weeks, they proceeded to develop a prototype involving flexible fabric strips containing a set of strong magnets.
Test Your Knowledge of Fashion & Enter to Win a $5000 Shopping Spree in the Bluefly & Lucky Face-off. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
Daily prizes of coveted designer merchandise valued at over $100,000 are also being awarded, just for testing out your knowledge of all things fashion. One lucky soul will walk away with a $5,000 carte blanche to spend at Bluefly.
Try your luck at Bluefly.com.
- Lesley Scott
Channel Your Inner Arts & Crafts Hippie - a la D&G for Spring 2008 - in a Beaded Tunic from Indo-Chic Designs. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
For spring, Dolce & Gabbana apparently had a free-love bohemian on the brain, albeit a fashionable one. This beaded tunic can just as easily be worn over jeans as dressed up for an evening out. Available at IndoChicDesigns.com.
- Lesley Scott
(runway photo: style.com)
Get a Cute New Makeup Bag in Honor of Fall! FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & ACCESSORIES BLOG
The only problem with an oversize bag or fabulously giant tote is that it can inadvertently transform into a non-fabulous & bottomless black hole...your fave lip gloss or blotting papers never to be seen again. Instead, keep your makup organized with a cute cosmetics bag that reflects your personality: clean & chic all-black, old-money croc, a lil' something in pink, or maybe something fun & whimsical.
Some cute makeup & cosmetics bags to try:
Customizable Luxury Handbags from Bissac. A Fab First from our Fashionable French Friends. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & ACCESSORIES BLOG
Relive the fun of dressing up Barbie to suit your every whim...except in this case it's a luxury handbag with an interchangeable outer skin.
From leopard to florals to whimsical
pawprints, a single bag can provide the variety you crave without
having to constantly change bags or buy new one. C'est magnifique! Available at Bissac.com.
- Lesley Scott
Celebrate in Style at Union Square in San Francisco on Sat., 9/29. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
- WHAT: The 2nd Annual Style Festival (SF) - a day-long extravaganza featuring a fashion show & launch of the new hot Australian label Celebrity Uniform; beauty lounges offering free makeovers and sample giveaways; gourmet food tasting and on-site interactive cooking demonstrations; live performances.
Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) Launches in High Style. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
With impending Congressional hearings on hip-hop, BET’s recently-televised controversial panel Hip-Hop Vs. America and the growing spotlight on hip-hop focusing on the portrayal of women, a new organization was recently founded to rectify the situation. Dedicated to a more positive portrayal of women in the entertainment industry, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) is comprised of a coalition of powerful women of all races & ages committed to supporting, promoting and defending the positive, balanced portrayal of women in entertainment and in society.
Enchant in Bvlgari Amethyst, Rubellite & Diamond Dangly Earrings. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & ACCESSORIES BLOG
From their new Elisia ("ellipse") collection (#OR854329) & simply stunning.
Available at Bulgari.com.
- Lesley Scott
STYLEHIVE BUZZ: Stylish Storage for your iPhone. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & ACCESSORIES BLOG
- via Stylehive.com
Be a Dandy this Fall in Top-Notch Thom Browne-Designed Duds for Brooks Brothers. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
a dapper FDR (center) in Yalta in 1945 sporting a Brooks Brothers cape, seated next to Winston Churchill & Joseph Stalin (photo: MensVogue.com); a look from the new Brooks Brothers Black Fleece label
As the first guest designer invited to create a collection for Brooks Brothers fancy new Black Fleece label, the 2006 CFDA Menswear Winner Thom Browne has made great strides toward making the venerable (but until recently dusty & downmarket) house relevant to high fashion. Even the pricepoints are pure high fashion - $3900 for a floor-length wool dress, $10,000 for a fur-lined wool cape. "Thom Browne's brilliant eye, his ability to foreshadow the market and offer a special look will bring a new dimension to Brooks Brothers," notes Claudio Del Vecchio, the Italian owner of Brooks Brothers since late 2001.
J'tote Gorgeous Laptop Bags Put Typical Boring Black Laptop Bags to Shame. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & ACCESSORIES BLOG
Finally, for about what you'd pay for the "uninspirational, dull coffins" that are your typical snooze-worthy laptop bags, clever Irish designer Anna Vahey Casey & fashion-conscious Texan Jeri Barr put their heads together and dreamed up J'Tote.
Napa Valley's Picturesque Highway 29 Inspires a Luxury Makeup Line. FASHIONTRIBES BEAUTY BLOG
Combining her winemaking know-how with spa treatments & skincare, Lydia Mondavi - of the wine family clan fame - developed 29 Cosmetics, a line of makeup containing anti-aging grape seed extract. The new holiday collection includes SPF 20 lipsticks with fun vino-inspired names - slick on some By the Barrel (a rich saturated hue)...
Lela Rose for Payless Shoes Delivers Spectator Chic for Much Less. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & SHOE BLOG
Great peeking out under a wide-legged trouser & even cuter with a slim pencil skirt. An absolute style steal at $30. Available at Payless.com.
- Lesley Scott
Undo Summer Skin Sins! 7 Skincare Secrets to Combat Sun Damage. FASHIONTRIBES BEAUTY BLOG
To sail into fall with a glowing complexion, Cosmetic Aesthetic Expert Dr. Cheryl Perlis offers up these seven tips & tricks:
- Why? Get rid of dry, flaky, scaly skin & allow treatments to reach deep within the dermis.
- How: At-home exfoliators work in a pinch, but a chemical peel or professional microdermabrasion session is more effective.
- Must-haves: Retin A, Renova or Retinols
Steal a Moschino Leather Skirt Suit Look for Less. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
A leather skirt is a fun way to add some spice to your wardrobe. This black, white & red Moschino look is easy to copy without having to spend a bundle; what makes it stand out are the splashes of eyecatching red on the graphic tee, picked up by a red bag. For day, rock a large tote and later, switch it out with a smaller clutch for an evening out.
You Know You Wish You Were a Fashionable French Fille. Start by Shopping with an Eco-Friendly String Bag. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & ACCESSORIES BLOG
Made from certified organic cotton, these save trees & waste - all the while ensuring maximum Euro fabulousness at a small price. Available at EcoBags.com.
- Lesley Scott
Win Cool Tees & Make Your Views Known at May's Lab. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
High-end urban clothing line May's Lab recently launched its site, debuting mens' & womens' tees, tanks & cute undergarments, and limited edition designs.
The site also features a gallery of customers wearing their fave May's Lab designs; each month, community members vote for their fave photo and the winner receives a complimentary tee & serves as the company spokesmodel for the month. Community members are also encouraged to submit quotes that best exemplify their life philosphy & winning quotes will be included in future May's Lab designs. "My goal is to create a community of buyers that are passionate about a life filled with style, edge and innovation," explains founder & lead designer, Ori Guttin. "May's Lab is more than just a clothing line, it's a collective network of people. We're creating a community of modern, trendy buyers that will help design our marketing campaigns, from the next May's Lab quote to the next May's Lab spokesmodel."
Shop & get involved at MaysLab.com.
- Lesley Scott
Cool music-themed tees with a 70s vintage feel.
T-shirts that honor the fab bad old days of NYC nightlife.
Some if the best tees in movies...ever.
The people have spoken: T-shirts finally get their own Digg site.
Stock up on Affordable Uniqlo Cashmere in Cutting Edge Pantone Colors. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
In conjunction with their London store opening in November, UNIQLO is once again collaborating with color-authority Pantone; earlier in the year, they teamed up on a line of t-shirts & this time, they are lauching the Pantone Color Collection of 100% cashmere sweaters for men & women in a palette of 20 official Pantone colors ranging from grey to red.
Step Out in Emporio Armani's Unique Suede "Roll" Mules. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & SHOE BLOG
Delivers a high end couture look without the commensurate couture pricetag. Available at EmporioArmani.com.
- Lesley Scott
The Lancôme "Destiny Cube" Gives it up to the Beauty Gods. FASHIONTRIBES BEAUTY BLOG
Anyone claiming not to secretly believe the Magic 8-ball is either lying or not worth knowing. Toss the multi-faceted cube on the table just as you would a pair of dice, and let its symbols & words determine whether the mood for the day is mysterious, jealous, a star, a coquette, an angel, the Lancôme rose...
Find Fame & Fortune as the New Face of New Era & Footlocker Europe. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
As part of their Are You Part of the New Era? global advertising campaign, headwear manufacturer New Era is teaming up with Foot Locker on a three country search for the new face of the campaign to appear in the December issue of VICE magazine.
Fabulous Fashionista Getaways & Glamourous Island Retreats. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION & TRAVEL BLOG
After a month of grueling Fashionweeks in New York, London, Milan & Paris, many a globetrotting fashionista heads for R&R in luxury resorts, villas & spas in destinations as chic as they are. From private villas hidden away on pristine Caribbean islands and fabulous Mediterranean villages to the hip Ocean Avenue scene in South Beach and a world-class spa tucked away in the Tuscan hills, these destinations exude style and elegance, exclusivity and, yes, a tranquil respite.
The top 10 luxury destinations of post-Fashionweek jet-setting fashionistas:
1. Cerulean Villa, Anguilla
Bask in total luxury on white sand beaches overlooking the sea in this exclusive seven-bedroom private villa designed by world-renowned architect Deborah Berke. A staff of 14 ensures that every guest is well looked after. (Cerulean-Villa.com)
Super Chic Limited Edition Designer Tees Help Fight Malaria. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG
How's this for the shame-on us-category: despite knowing how to beat the disease for a century, malaria reamins the number one killer of children under five in Africa, claiming 3,000 children & pregnant mothers each day & more than 1 million lives annually. To bring attention to this disgusting plight, five New York fashion designers have teamed up with Glamour magazine to raise awareness & money with a series of limited edition, customized white tees sold exclusively on Shopbop.