Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Best Sites for Fashion Deals

Alloy: Store, $15 Store:, Ami:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christmas list 2010

The Last Airbender DVD: no fancy blu-ray stuff Barbie I Can Be a Computer Engineer (African American)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Inspiration: fashion longevity

Learned about a blog that chronicles fashionable elders,h ttp:// So chic that the "models on the street" are au courant with clothing from decades past. Also inspiration to invest wisely.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Want to look like Barbie?

In honor of Barbie's 50th anniversary Sephora is selling Barbie loves Stila, kits of Stila makeup color palettes to recreate Barbie's iconic makeup looks (especially the pink/blue/brown eyeshadow combination). Stila even has a Foxy Barbie version for African Americans (I presume since versions are not available for other people of color, though with a lighter hand the color combinations may become flattering to other "shades of brown"), which was thoughtful but since Barbie is worldwide and has represented over 50 nationalities, is a missed opportunity for even more sales.

I clicked the link, not because I'm so fascinated with Barbie, but because y first thought went back to news stories about people who obtain plastic surgery to look like Barbie. Even Barbie has had a few surgical changes and loads of makeovers every year, as evidenced by the 6 kits for sale, so why wouldn't a person just find the best combination for their skin tone instead of copying Barbie's?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

iLust: Aldo Accessories

Having taken reorganized my jewelry I discovered that I now own a lot of pieces from Aldo Accessories! Although the shoes are hard for me to size, I can always find something cute, sparkly, and to match my outfits at this outpost. Aldo Accessories are separate stores from the shoe store, though in these economic times that may change, and they sell an expanded assortment of accessories, while Aldo Shoes sells shoes with limited accessories.

Our love affair began with a prism necklace; a subsequent visit netted a matching pair of earrings. Due to an unfortunate theft, the prism set had to be replaced this time with a prism set that had pink and blue tone. Then the love blossomed as I looked further and fell in love again with the
Taxus earring set.

In addition to jewelry, Aldo Accessories also features handbags, sunglasses, scarves, some shoes, cell phone accessories...anything you could want to emphasize or embellish in your outfit. Be sure not to blow your rent in this place!