Designers

Rachel Zoe? Yes or No?

Stylist Rachel Zoe not only dresses the hottest celebrities out there, but she also has her own collection. I’ve see her designs before, but I came across a few of her accessories yesterday and thought…”hmmm those are pretty cute.” Nothing to holler about, but great basics. Then I looked at the price points for her shoes and handbags. They start at $295 and up. Now, I don’t know about you, but I think her pieces are a little overpriced. I love her unique personality, but that’s not really reflected in her collection. Unless, she was purposely trying to mimic all…

Style & Designer: Tory Burch Part II

Tory Burch has always caught my eye, especially with that logo! I’m sorry, I’m not normally about logos, but I can’t help but look when I see someone wearing one of her pieces. Especially if it’s an accessory. I have featured Tory in one of my first Style & Designer pieces here. I was doing some research last night for the next issue of Plus Model Magazine and I couldn’t help but fall in love every time I saw one of her handbags. So, today I went looking for a few pieces and found these. She’s keeps everything so classic and…

Sneak Peek: Missoni for Target

Oh Missoni! Via the blog, All the way up here, here is a sneak peek at the Missoni for Target look book! These are just a few of the items that caught my eye. There’s a little discussion going around asking what sizes they will go up to. Hopefully, an XXL! that way I can squeeze myself into something here. According to the blog, there will be more than 400 pieces. This includes luggage, home, children’s, men’s, swimsuit, and a really cute bike!! I can’t wait to see them all, especially this first chocolate sweater/poncho. Delish! The collection will launch at…

Size? What Size?

What is a true fashionista? We all have our own definitions, but one word I always come to is “unlimited.” A true fashionista has no fashion limits. She will try on anything, regardless of the what the label says. “What? The label say’s it’s a large? So, what! I like it and I’m going to see if it fits.” Actually I know a few who don’t even look at sizes. I thought of this yesterday, as I was shopping of course. If you haven’t met my friend Ivory of  the blog Ivory Jinelle, then you’re missing out. Not only is…

Who is Manon Baptiste?

I’m on an official mission to find out who designer Manon Baptiste is. Do you know?I think he/she might be a French designer. I’m on Navabi.us and I’ve noticed a lot of this designer’s pieces are sold out. And I can’t for the life of me, find any more information about this designer on the internet. It’s driving me crazy. LOL. Sorry, I’m anal like that.These are my two favorite pieces and for designer fashion, the prices aren’t too bad. I am loving how these just hug the natural curves of the body. Don’t you just love that? The first dress…

Have you heard? Style Fashion Week LA

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is one of the trendiest places on the planet. You can’t walk down the street without fashion on the brain! That’s why I’m looking forward to Style Fashion Week LA!From March 15th-18th, this “new kid on the fashion block” will bring us four days of fashion. It will be hosted at the amazingly beautiful Vibiana Cathedral in Downtown Los Angeles. That’s 35,000 square feet of luxurious space. If you’ve never been there, believe me…it’s a stunning location.”The newest and most ambitious fashion week to hit L.A. will exhibit this season’s emerging, progressive, and established…

If I was a rich girl: Saks Fifth Avenue’s Salon Z

You’ve heard me describe myself time and time again as a bargainista. I do love a good bargain, but sometimes I do crave the finer designers in life.If I was a rich girl, I would definitely be wearing designers that you would only find at high-end department stores like Sakes Fifth Avenue and their Salon Z.Salon Z carries pieces in sizes 14-24 by designers such as Michael Kors, Eileen Fisher, Amanda Uprichard, David Meister, Elie Tahari, Design History, Juicy Couture, and more.I have been in love with Amanda Uprichard’s pieces since the first day I saw them. The cut of…

Nine West Launches “Shoelaborations”

One of your favorite shoe brands, Nine West, has just launched Shoelaborations, a new collaboration project that will bring the vision of international trendsetters, artists, and designers to you.The first collection, from French designer Sophie Theallet, is already in stores for spring/summer 2011. The “Sophie Theallet for Nine West” collection tells the story of “Sophie from Paris Takes a Trip to NYC” and includes uniquely designed pieces that are Sophie’s take on summer essentials: a ballet flat, a double platform sandal, a raffia wedge, two satchels, as well as a charm necklace and bracelet.The collection is said to be exturally…

Snow Boots for the Fashionista

As I write this, the snow has already begun to fall in the Northeast. Brrrr…I love the snow, but what I’ve heard about this storm is not appealing. So, what does any fashionista do in the snow? Put on fabulous snow boots of course! As a California girl, I’ve never owned a pair of snow boots. The closest I’ve gotten to any cold weather boots are my trusty Uggs. Sad, I know.Boots by MICHAEL Michael KorsBoots by Aquatalia by Marvin KIf I had to choose a free pair, I’d definitely take these Aquatalia boots for a whopping $450 or this…

Style & Designer: Calvin Klein

Plus Tops by Calvin Klein JeansPumps by Calvin KleinKnown for chic and sleek styles, American Sportswear designer Calvin Klein never disappoints. In fact, my first pair of designer plus size jeans were by Calvin Klein and believe me when I say I wore them out! I loved them and of course they were on sale. What’s your experience with Calvin Klein pieces been like?

Designer Binge with Bluefly

I think I’m going on a designer binge after checking out Milan Fashion Week. It’s all I can think about and sometimes that’s not such a good thing for a girl like me on a budget. But hey, it doesn’t hurt to look and save money for a much needed pair of designer sunglasses. I’m just sayin’! I’m still looking for the perfect pair.Hmmm…maybe these Prada and Gucci sunglasses from Bluefly will make it into my “shopping cart.” PradaGucci While I’m at it, let’s take a look at a Fendi bag. There’s nothing like a classic Fendi shoulder bag. Sometimes, this…

Designer Details: Fendi Spring 2011

I know I call myself a bargainista, but there’s nothing wrong with looking at beautiful designer pieces. In fact, they give me so much inspiration for the upcoming seasons. I have always been a fan of Fendi. This Italian super design house has never really disappointed me. Their Spring 2011 line was a stunner at Milan, and of course I am eyeing all of their hot accessories. All that red is killing me!! images: style.com

New York Fashion Week Day 1 Recap

Day 1 of New York Fashion week has come and gone. I saw a lot of mixing of prints, clean lines, military inspired looks, romantic pieces and bare midriffs? Really? Bare midriffs? Oh well. Here are a “few” of the Spring 2011 pieces I liked. I’m not a professionally paid fashion critic but, I really had to look hard for these! Hopefully, day 2 will be more inspiring.Jen KaoBensoniRuffianVena CavaChristian Sirianoimages: style.com

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