Thursday, November 29, 2007

MAXX New York Designer Handbags On Sale

MAXX | NEW YORK | Designer | Handbags You've seen MAXX NEW YORK designer handbags in stores like Nordstrom's and Lord and Taylor. You've seen MAXX NEW YORK designer handbags on the shoulders of many celebrities as well as in the top fashion mags and TV shows like Desperate Housewives. And now here's your chance to get yourself one of these fun and fashionable designer handbags at much reduced sale prices.

MAXX NEW YORK currently has a number of its designer handbags on sale at its online handbag boutique. Now some of the handbags on sale like the gorgeous Milky Way Hobo and the knock out metallic Shooting Star Tote have already sold out and at these sale prices it's no wonder why. However, there are still some gorgeous MAXX NEW YORK designer handbags available and ready to be snapped up.

MAXX NEW YORK designer handbags are made from sumptuous Italian leather, hand selected fabrics and trend setting hardware. They are simply gorgeous and well thought out in terms of design, fashion and style as well as with functionality and convenience in mind...cell phone pockets, Ipod holders, keys...

Visit MAXX NEW YORK designer handbags and check out the handbags still on sale.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Up to 90% OFF at

ADASA Sale | Jersey style dress | Australian | Fashion | Designer | Yeojin Bae Stop the Press!

Everything Must Go Sale!

Until December 21st or when sold out all inventory at is to be sold 50% to 90% OFF! And yes this is not a misprint :) First in, best dressed!

    * Men's Apparel
    * Women's Apparel
    * Jewelry, Charms, & Watches
    * Handbags, Wallets & Cases
    * Eyewear & Accessories
    * Apothecary
    * Gift Suggestions
    * Exclusives
    * Donna Loren 60's Memorabilia

From top designer labels including 7 For All Mankind, Buddhist Punk, Cheap Monday, Citizens of Humanity, Goldenbleu Handbags, Gryson Handbags, Gustto Handbags, Havaianas Footwear, Hudson, Juicy Couture, Kooba Handbags, Moni Moni by Cinzia Moniaci, Rachel Pally, Rock & Republic, Sass & Bide, True Religion, Vera Wang Luxe, Young, Fabulous & Broke, and many more.

To give you some idea on the savings you'll make: isn't the jersey style dress shown above by Australian fashion designer Yeojin Bae just gorgeous? Regular price is $462.00 Sale Price is $92.40 (80% off) !!!!

Designer Fashion Fix

Yoana Baraschi | Isadora Designer Evening Dress in Rose

Wall Street is closed and Bush has 'pardoned' May, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, and the alternate, Flower, who caught a first-class United Airlines jet to Disney World, and so your main thoughts might well be on getting stuck into your own Thanksgiving turkey but are you also ready for another Friday Designer Fashion Fix?

If so then as well as all the many other Thanksgiving Holiday Sales that are out there aiming to grab your attention, this 30% OFF by on select designer clothing and designer handbags will definitely be of interest.

On offer at this great online fashion boutique is a collection of designer clothing by Yoana Baraschi and Ella Moss as well as the gorgeous ZG by Grimaldi collection and once again, a line of designer handbags and accessories by Linea Pelle.

New Michael Mini Dress in Black | ZG by Grimaldi | Designer Collection

Priced at $260.40 after the 30% discount, the Yoana Baraschi designed Isadora Evening Dress in Rose as shown in the picture, top left, is definitely beautiful and chic. It's black floral embroidery with lace certainly adds a classy touch to the silk sheath. This designer dress makes for a great evening or cocktail function but I think it would look great at any special occasion.

I also like this fun, short and flirty New Michael Mini Dress in Black in the ZG by Grimaldi designer clothing collection. Featuring an open back and an empire waist, this short mini dress would look super sexy and easily accessorized with just about any colored heels. Priced at $121.80 after the 30% discount, it's my favorite pick in this Friday Designer Fashion Fix clothing collection.

Linea Pelle | Gillian Satchel | Designer | Handbag

From the designer handbags and accessory collection by Linea Pelle, how can any fashionista go past the gorgeous Gillian Satchel in Nut shown in the picture here on the left. This designer handbag is made from the finest leather with slight rouching and has a lovely unique shape. I also love the way its feature solid brass chain, added simply for looks, just hangs off to the side and contrasts magically against the Nut colored soft leather.

Priced at $357 after the 30% discount, I think that the Gillian Satchell is a must look. It's no wonder that Linea Palle designer handbags are a favorite among young Hollywood, and have often been seen in the arms of major celebs such as Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, and Lindsay Lohan.

Don't leave your run on too late as this is only a one day designer fashion sale. This 30% discount offer ends at midnight on November 23, 2007. Enter code THANKSTHIRTY at checkout.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Holiday Sales

Juicy Couture } Designer Handbags | Velour Tote Sorry I'm a bit late with this one but happy Thanksgiving to all of our U.S. friends! I hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend and enjoy your turkey, and then cold turkey sandwiches through Monday and the week beyond :)

If you're still in the shopping spirit and wish to pamper yourself then the Thanksgiving holiday period is a great time for shopping in between feasting and seeing family and friends so here are some great shopping deals that may help feed that shopping appetite.

Thanksgiving Sale at Vibe The Boutique with savings of $100 off orders over $500, $50 off orders over $250 and $30 off orders over $150. Simply enter code turkey at checkout. They've got a good selection of designer clothing, designer jeans and designer handbags (I just love some of the Juicy Couture bags), swimwear and jewelry and accessories.

Get 50% off everything at Aeropostale Holiday Sale (excluding fragrances and markdowns) as well as get a free shipping if you spend $75 (online only), a free bear and a chance to win $100,000 grand prize when you spend $100 plus they've got some exclusive web only promos until November 25th.

Premium Sequin Dress by ASOS PremiumFor their Thanksgiving Sale use discount code thanksgiving to take 20% OFF designer jeans, clothing and fashion accessories (7 for all mankind, Paige Premium Denim, True Religion Jeans and lots more) storewide at

This Friday only get 50% off at Old Navy on women's cashmere, men's denim, performance fleece for kids and baby, plus much more,

Get 20% off storewide on a selection of great looking partywear at The Premium Sequin Dress by ASOS Premium and in the style of Kirsten Dunst is a stunner (see picture above left). This slash neck and drop waisted mini sequin dress will make a great party entry and is great value discounted down from $65 to $36! The elegant draping halterneck tulip dress by Prophecy with a pair of pink heels would also make a sassy number. For a more formal and fitted style look, check out the silk black satin corset dress by Ted Baker

Standard Style | Designer | Fashion | Women's | Clothing | Jeans | Handbags | Shoes Shop and Save this holiday weekend (through 11:59pm MST Monday 26) at Standard Style - with savings of $50 off order over $200 using code thanks50, $100 off order over $400 using code thanks100, and $200 off order over $800 using code thanks200 at checkout. There are some exclusions including Rock & republic, 7FAM and Nice Collective but there's a great selection of designer clothing, jeans, handbags and shoes to choose from.

Shop and enjoy 15% OFF on your entire online purchase through Saturday, November 24, 2007 at Brooks Brothers

Tom Ford | The Jennifer | Designer | Sunglasses Through November 28 enjoy savings of 25% on all Diesel denim and stock up on this undeniably superior jeans from the powerhouse of designer denim while the offer stands at Frankey's.

And to give you further incentive to shop, you get 25% OFF your ENTIRE order (for non-sale merchandise only). But hurry because code THANKFRANK is only valid until Wednesday the 28th at midnight EST. So browse around Frankey's and drop a few presents into your shopping cart. Don't you just love the Chase Sunglasses by Tom Ford shown in the picture here! Don't shades like this make a definite fashion statement?

OK I hear you! You also need some shoes :) Well check out the 30% Thanksgiving savings on all online orders at Steve Madden.

Once again have a safe and happy holiday weekend and enjoy your turkey :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Possé New York Designer Handbags Sale

Posse NYC design and manufacture a line of sassy and chic designer handbags including totes, satchels, clutch purses and evening handbags made of exotic leathers like lambskin and goatskin and in a gorgeous range of colors including Mocha, Cognac and Salmon.

Posse NYC | Carolina | Designer | HandbagPosse NYC | Catalina | Designer | Handbag

Some of my favorites from the Spring/Summer 07, Evening 07 and Fall 2007 Posse NYC designer collections include the cute Carolina bag (pictured top left), the perfect day-to-night carry-all Catalina Clutch with its pleated sides that give this classy designer handbag a vintage charm (pictured top right), and the sassy Natalie Envelope Clutch shown below.

Posse NYC | Natalie | Designer | Handbag

Posse handbags are available at upscale boutiques nationwide but also available for purchase at Posse NYC's online boutique where you'll currently find the Posse NYC Spring/Summer 07 designer handbag collection on sale with discounts of around 30% on retail prices.

All of the bags in the Spring/Summer 07 designer handbag collection are made of Shrunken lamb and while this collection includes the Catalina Bag on sale at $175, it doesn't include the Natalie Envelope Clutch design found in differing colors priced at $295 in the Evening 07 designer collection and at $285 in Fall 2007 designer collection. Thus this sassy clutch made of Lizard embossed Italian lambskin and having an interior leopard lining, isn't on sale at Posse NYC.

However, if you're like me and really like this designer handbag, I have found it on sale at 30% discount at the online fashion boutique Daszign in Chocolate and Mocha, priced at $285 or $199.50 after the 30% discount. To get this price, use promo code SWEETTHIRTY at checkout, but do hurry on this one as this is a one day only offer which expires at midnight, on Friday November 16, 2007. You can also use this promo code to get 30% off on their stock of designer clothing by Walter, Deener and Hope & Glorie.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Christmas Wish List (Well one of them)

In a few weeks time I'll be returning home to New York to be with my family for Christmas. I haven't been home in over 8 months and if it wasn't for the odd video call via MSN, I'd probably have forgotten what my family look like such has been my hectic schedule this year. 

This Christmas should be a special occasion since the whole family will be together at my parents house for the first time in decades. Now the fact everyone will be together (and trust me, we'll need quite a few turkey's this year or at least one the size of a cow), that will be the biggest present enough. But just on the off chance that any one is wondering what to get to put in my Christmas stocking, I've come up with a few suggestions from the excellent Fire & Ice Art Glass collections.

Now don't feel compelled to buy me all of the following, just one or two will suffice ;)
I've listed my top 10 items just to make it easier for you.

This year I've decided to let my Irish roots show through and I'm going for a "green theme".
(You can click on the images and each will open up the web page from Fire & Ice with the full description and how you can order it, not that I am trying to make it easier for you in buying my present(s) this year).

Roman Glass & Prehnite Earrings(1) My first choice are these gorgeous Roman Glass & Prehnite Earrings.

An ancient Roman glass bead and a faceted prehnite hang from silver chains, and silver tubes top off the pair. Prehnite and Roman glass earrings with sterling silver posts and backs.

Delicate Roman glass, with a frosted appearance, serenely glows in contrast to the icy cool variegated sterling silver surface. Four organic disks, centered with Roman glass, are connected together by sterling links. An organic and distressed-looking toggle clasp completes the piece.

My second choice is this Roman Glass Round Bracelet which doesn't look too heavy to be distracting.

Roman Glass Round Bracelet

My third choice is the Roman Glass & Amethyst Cross.

Roman Glass Amethyst Cross
I struggled as to whether to make this my number one choice mainly because each cross is uniquely designed, in that no two items are every the same making this a very individual gift.

This cross necklace makes a personal statement. Deep purple amethyst and iridescent 2000-year-old Roman glass are set in sterling silver and dotted with tiny pearls. The pendant hangs from a silver snake chain and features a toggle clasp.


Ablaze with inner light and color, an oval of created blue opal sits above a larger created blue opal, separated by silver beadwork. An 18" sterling silver chain passes through a curved bar, acting as a bezel.

Now I am switching my attention to the Native American selections and here I really adore the Blue Created Opal Necklace.

Blue Created Opal Necklace
If I were to wear (4), then I would have to have these Created Blue Opal Oval Dangle Earrings to match. These actually remind me of a pair of earrings that my grandmother had and I hadn't thought of those in 16 years !!

Oval pools of created blue opal sparkle and shine, hand-set in lustrous sterling silver and emphasized by six silver beads below the stone.

Marvel at how this conventional shape could hold such passionate color. In these immaculate heart dangle earrings, granulated silver beads and lime green and silver-filled art glass beads dangle from a streamlined French hook.

These unusual Green Art Glass Heart Dangle Earrings have to be seen close up to appreciate the beauty and although they are down at (6),they do rank as one of my favourites.

Green Art Glass Heart Dangle Earrings
Purple Art Glass Dangle Earrings
I chose these Purple Art Glass Round Dangle Earrings mainly down to the "Christmas" feel and these would be the ones I would wear on Christmas day.

Like the luminous moon, these full-bodied earrings are as ravishing as they are simple in design. A shimmering bead of mystic mauve rests between the textured radiance of gold filigree beads. Sweeping French hooks add grace and elegance to these lovely dangles.

An elegant bale of luscious yellow gold cascades in a glistening rush of lovely bezel-set diamonds to a dazzling drop of sunny, olive-green peridot. The stone's radiant color and gracious cut are lavishly accented by the brilliant tone of its 14K yellow gold setting and fiery diamonds. A gold chain adds quiet grace to this ravishing pendant.

14K Peridot Pear Necklace
This Peridot Pear Necklace is the first of the gold jewellery I've selected in my list.  As much as I love silver, gold is the color that best compliments my skin tone (which after spending far too much time in London is fast approaching silver in color due to the lack of any sun it appears).
14K Peridot Pear Dangle Earrings
Now if I am to wear the Peridot Pear Necklace, what better to accompany them but the 14K Peridot Pear Dangle Earrings.
I even have the perfect party frock in mind to wear that will let both pieces stand out, but that means that you will have to buy two items from the list.

Elegant grace and ravishing beauty come together in this exquisite design. Three fiery, bezel-set diamonds cascade down to a glistening teardrop of dazzling green peridot. The glorious teardrop rests within a classic prong setting. Gleaming 14K yellow gold and dazzling diamonds accentuate the dramatic shape of this radiant stone. Gentle European hooks complete these graceful dangles.

Diamond-studded circles decorate your ears. These drop earrings begin with two circles of 18K white gold set all around with sparkling diamonds. The top circle is attached to the earrings' posts; the other swings freely below. Behind and between the white gold circles is a circle of 18K yellow gold, also filled with glittering diamonds. Dangling below the circles are long pendulums of diamond-studded 18K white gold. Absolutely magnificent!

Now despite these 18KWY White & Yellow Diamond Circles Drop Earrings appearing last on my list, they are my favourite item beyond all doubt.  Unfortunately, I would need to attract a very rich boy friend between now and Christmas in order to find these in my stocking on Christmas day, (and at $2,450.00 now you know why they are sadly at the bottom of the list).


Now not that I want to panic anyone, but there can't be more than 35 shopping days to Christmas, and if you are going to be ordering any goods online, we will need to get our skates on to ensure our deliveries arrive on time.

Fire & IceNow I don't really expect 'anything' for Christmas because I've never been pretentious enough to do so. All I ask for every year is the love from my family and friends.  But if you are searching for that special gift for your love one(s) this year, then head on over to Fire&Ice and you'll spend hours looking through the so many beautiful and exquisite pieces of jewellery, just be sure to allow enough of those 35 days for delivery!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

DDCLAB Sample Sale

DDCLAB by Roberto Crivello and Savania Davies Keiller is running a Sample Sale at its 8906 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles design store with everything 70% to 85% OFF retail prices. If you're after cutting-edge streetwear including jeans, jackets, and shirts then this is a designer sample sale not to be missed. DDC Lab is one of the hottest, most sought after labels around.

DDCLAB | Fashion | Designer | Clothing | Sale

This sale ends on Sunday November 25th and is open between 11am and 7pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm to 7pm on Sunday.

15% of all proceeds from this sample sale will benefit charity : water by helping to build wells and provide clean drinking water in Africa.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Junk Food Sample Sale

Junk Food | Celebrity | Designer | Clothing | Little Miss Sunshine TeeUnhealthy food with poor nutritional value at sample sale prices anyone? And I'm not talking about your average junk food here. I'm talking about food which contains the highest levels of fat, sugar, salt and numerous food additives including monosodium glutamate and tartrazine.

Of course I'm only joking. When it comes to fashion, Junk Food is an influential fashion brand of casual lifestyle clothing with a loyal celebrity following so much so that the brand has now become one of Hollywood's hottest brands. One of my fave Junk Food tees is the Little Miss Sunshine T-Shirt seen in the picture here being worn by Britney Spears.

You can buy Junk Food clothing at trendy boutiques like Kitson and Fred Segal, as well as at online fashion boutiques like Label360, which by the way currently has a 30% OFF everything sale (use coupon code:   GOSHOP30), but this weekend you can also buy this hot fashion label at the Junk Food Sample Sale! Here are the details:

Celebrity Style Designer T-Shirts

What: Junk Food Sample Sale, $10 Tees, $15 Fleece, Thermal, womens, mens, kids, infants

When: Saturday November 10th 9am to 3pm, Sunday November 11th, 10am to 2pm


Junk Food Warehouse
11725 Mississippi Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Friday, November 09, 2007

Designer Clothing & Handbags @ 30% OFF!

Carla Mancini | Designer | Handbags | soft bag with top zipper and flap in tan Here's another great Friday fashion fix from the online fashion boutique, This time use promotion code REDUCE30 and take 30% off designer clothing by Deener, Plenty by Tracy Reese and Tricia Fix, as well as a range of beautiful and unique designer handbags by Carla Mancini.

My pick: The soft bag with top zipper and flap in tan by Carla Mancini (see picture above) is to die for. Her bags are truly unique and specially handcrafted and made from the softest Italian leather.

This particular designer handbag measures 18" wide by 12" high and is just perfect as an everyday bag. It features brown stitching and has a cute front pocket with a zipper. It also has brown handles and a leather latch on top of the bag with small leather braiding to add to the beautiful detail of this bag. The bag has a zipper closure and its interior has a cream lining and zip pocket. It's priced at $320.60 after you take the 30% discount!

If you're after an easy to wear and stylish chic designer handbag then you must check this one out. Also check out the other gorgeous handbags and clutches in the Carla Mancini range.

Again this is a one day designer fashion sale as this offer ends at midnight on November 9, 2007. So don't leave your run on too late, daszit!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

20% Off High Street Fashion

Women's | Designer | Fashion | Clothing | High Street From Friday, November 9 through Saturday, November 10, 2007 get 20% Off gorgeous collections online at the online fashion boutique Oasis. Simply enter promotional code ENEWS07 in the 'Promotional Box' in your online shopping bag to redeem your discount. This offer is only available online and please check the store for all other terms and conditions that apply.

As well as sophisticated workwear you'll find some great occasion and party wear, including a collection of gorgeous party cocktail dresses and structured satin dresses and separates as well as handbags and shoes for the party season.

Oasis | Women's | Designer | Fashion | Stripe Lurex Dress in multi gold My pick: There's a good range of little black dresses to choose from priced from £45 to £85 but I like the Stripe Lurex Dress in multi gold shown in the picture on the left. You'll find it in the knitwear section and priced at £65. For a stunning look, team this dress up with a pair of heels, a silver clutch, crystal or diamond chandelier or stud earrings and a statement silver necklace.

If you're looking for something really sexy then check out the deep v slouch dress in raspberry discounted down from £45 to £10 in the sale section. For a more sophisticated look then the Snood dress in either mink grey/grey marl or magenta and purple, the hottest colors for Christmas, discounted by 40% from £50 down to £30 also in the sale section.

For head-to-toe glam and the hottest high street fashion visit Oasis and you'll look the part this party season.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Designer Denim Sample Sale

Designer Expo | Denim | Sample | Sale

Designer Expo presents its first ever men's and women's designer denim sample sale.

With over 20,000 items of the hottest premium denim labels at blowout prices, this is a sale you do not want to miss.

Store wide clearance opens to the public for the first time this Wednesday November 11, and runs til Monday November 11, 2007 in Broadway.

Get there early to pick up the best selection of designer denim, fall tops, hoodies, jackets, dresses, skirts, pants, business wear, and much more! Check out some of the labels and incredible sale prices!

Designer Expo | Denim | Sample | Sale
  • Joes, 1921, 575, Earnest Sewn, Ed Hardy, Kitson, Howe, Tag  $50
  • True Religion, William Rast, People's Liberation only $75
  • Diesel, Taverniti, Antik $70
  • Joes, $45, Paper Denim, $35
  • Ed Hardy Jackets $45
  • Evisu, Life & Death, Antik, G-Star, LaRok plus many more starting at $10!

And there's many more great designer brands to choose from, just too many to list here! All sizes available and while quality lasts, first come, first served. Full fitting rooms available so you won't have to try them on in the aisles.

Where: 718 Broadway, (btwn Astor & 4th St.), New York, NY 10036

When: Wed 11/07/07 through Mon 11/11/07, Open Daily 12pm - 7pm

Payment: Cash, Visa, Master, & Dicover Cards

The prices are way below retail and at these prices, if you're in New York you can't afford to miss this one :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Big Fashion Sale

Saks Fifth Avenue | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags| Jewelry | Fashion | Sale More than half the Store is on sale from Wednesday, November 7 to Sunday, November 18, 2007.

Take an additional 5% discount off 20% Selections for a total of 25% all women's classic collections, All Saks Fifth Avenue sportswear, All sweaters and outerwear, All handbags, All jewelry and watches, All hats, gloves and scarves as well as lines for men and kids! The extra 5% discount will be applied to existing in-store promotion of 20% for a combined discount of 25% off select merchandise.

Plus, get great savings with special in-store offers of 30% OFF lowest ticket prices of all clearance and just reduced merchandise, 40% OFF all women's designer sportswear including clearance but excluding women's shoes, accessories and jewelry, and 50% OFF buy any one pair of men's or women's shoes, get the second pair of equal or lessor value at half cost.

Offer valid November 7, 2007 through November 18, 2007 at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH locations only. Not valid at Saks Fifth Avenue stores or Entire email must be printed and presented to be valid. Other conditions apply.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Online Fashion Boutiques, Take Note!

Halterneck Top | Bilingual | Fashion | Designer

If you're a frequent reader then you will know that I love to shop - designer clothes, designer shoes and designer handbags. However, there's something about fashion retailing, especially online fashion boutiques, that really sucks and often turns me off my passion. Simply stated, this relates to the way that many online fashion boutiques display their merchandise.

I don't know if you're like me but often I find designer clothes that are simply displayed and photographed against some backdrop or being modelled by Casper, just suspended in mid air. The halter top shown above is an example. I'm sure you've see lots of this yourself but if not then take a quick look at the teen clothing shown on online fashion boutiques like Aeropostale and Delia's, and the sassy and chic clothing shown at The Warehouse and Miss Selfridge. Now don't get me wrong as I happen to love all of these online boutiques. They are merely examples of the point that I'm trying to make here. I just find that displaying fashion like this does not do justice to the items and often I will simply move on.

Take for example the halterneck top by Bilingual shown above. I wrote about this piece in my post Up To 50% Off La Star Style Celebrity Fashion back on August 18, 2007. As I wrote then, when I first saw this halterneck even at the 50% discounted sale price of £39.99 I asked myself "yeah sure, who'd pay that much for this?" Intrigued, I had a closer look and if you click on the image you'll see how this halterneck top looks being worn by Hollywood A-lister, Halle Berry. How quickly I changed my mind when I saw it modelled in this way. It's nothing short of super sexy and I too wanted one of these exclusive and very limited tops.

ADASA | Mason by Michelle Mason | Designer | Dress with Waist Ties in GreyNow what I've labelled as 'Casper displays' is not the only thing that sucks as I also often come across pictures of designer clothes on mannequins, life-size dummies sometimes with an egg head with no defined features or anatomical details but also often headless, or armless, or just a torso, and I say, "Yuck. No Thanks". Yet I can see the exact same designer clothes pictured being worn by live models and say "Wow. Yes Thanks" and either go ahead and purchase or at the very least dream about owning them!

Now this isn't always the case as there are some exceptions, however I have to say that this is mostly true for me. Here is a couple of current examples of this taken from another one of my favorite online boutiques, ADASA. The first, the designer dress shown in the picture on the above left, is the Mason by Michelle Mason Dress with Waist Ties in Grey currently priced at $297 at ADASA and the second, shown in the picture on the right below is the Mason by Michelle Mason 3/4 Sleeve Boatneck Dress in Purple, available at ADASA for $407.

ADASA | Mason by Michelle Mason | Designer | 3/4 Sleeve Boatneck Dress in PurpleEach of these two modelled designer dresses by Los Angeles fashion designer Michelle Mason I could easily order online. I think they're gorgeous, sophisticated and sexy, and look absolutely stunning, just too cute to mouse click past. So here's a simple experiment. As you look at each outfit click on the picture and see how these gorgeous designer clothes look in the alternative displayed on a mannequin. Much like the Bilingual halterneck top shown above, these two Mason by Michelle Mason designer dresses displayed in confident stylish poses on headless mannequins, I can assure I would not look twice at.

Even though mannequins can be very realistic, capable of a myriad of natural human poses and based on human measurements and proportions to die for, as well as being flesh-colored and with that perfect smile, looking so very youthful, I can't explain how as a frequent fashion shopper why I feel this way. I'm not at all sure if my reaction is because of the wooden or plastic doll look or if somehow my brain recognizes that these dummies are not the real thing, that they're just a non-personalized representation of the human form, youthful and with that perfect body but somewhat idealized and stylized, to model the designer clothes. Perhaps it's in the mannequins' body language or that I simply see that they are Barbie dolls, too perfect and not having the body shape of today's average woman makes me feel bad about myself! It might even be that I just get a different perception of beauty and the human body when designer clothes are displayed on mannequins. I really don't know but the result is that I don't buy!

And I have to say that the same applies to mannequins modelling designer jeans and to a lessor extent designer shoes and accessories like designer jewelry and designer sunglasses! And this isn't restricted to online merchandising either as I often have the very same reaction when it comes to mannequins in storefronts or magazine advertisements. Somehow they are a turn-off! Crazy I know but if there are many like me then I think that the display of designer clothes in this way is far less effective than retailers may realize!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Designer Jeans On Sale!

Fashionistas! Are you after a pair or two of cheap designer jeans? Now when I say cheap I'm talking about high quality designer jeans but at prices way below retail! If so then this could be for you!

With their passionate devotion to quality and individual style, it's no wonder that designer denim label, Earnest Sewn has developed a cult-like following for its designer jeans and denim products. Unlike the strict assembly lines of most other brands, each Earnest Sewn piece is handcrafted giving a fresh and unexpected individual look.

I also love the intentional imperfections and inconsistencies incorporated into key design and sewing details such as stitch detailing, needlework, sewing construction, trims and thread variation. The end result of this, together with the use of authentic washer rivets as found only on authentic vintage jeans, are totally unique designer jeans with handcrafted quality. Each pair of Earnest Sewn designer jeans is totally unique, especially the 2,000th pair of each style which feature a 24-carat gold waistband button instead of the usual copper button. I love it!

Earnest Sewn | Designer | Jeans | Denim | Sale

If you're not already an Earnest Sewn designer jeans devotee then here's a sample sale that will give you the chance to try out the authenticity of this great fitting and looking designer jeans label at prices way below retail. Earnest Sewn is having its seasonal designer jeans sample sale early next week with lots of women's designer jeans and man designer jeans as well as kid designer jeans up for grabs at rock bottom prices!

Designer Jeans On Sale Details

Here are the details on this designer jeans and denim sale:

What: Earnest Sewn, Women’s & Men’s Sample & Stock Sale.

When: November 5th to 9th, 2007 (Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm)

Where: 819 Washington street, Street Level (between Little West 12th & Gansevoort), New York, NY 10014

Payment: Cash, Amex, Discover, MC, Visa, Traveler’s Checks

Prices of Designer Jeans On Sale

And check out the great prices on the example denim products and designer jeans on sale

  • Women’s designer jeans 5-pocket boot-cut.
    Retail $198, jeans sale $75;
  • Women’s designer jeans Tapered Cigarette Leg.
    Retail $210, jeans sale $75;
  • Women’s designer Denim Skirt regularly retailing for $198, now $60.M
  • Women’s designer Denim Jackets regularly $350, now $75
  • Man designer jeans 5-Pocket Straight Leg. Retail $210, jeans sale $75
  • Men’s T-shirts regularly $62, now $22
  • Men’s button down shirts regularly $176, now $60
  • Kid’s designer jeans. Regularly retailing for $150, jeans sale price $50

So if you're after a pair or two of cheap designer jeans and you're in New York City then this designer jeans and denim sample sale is a must visit. At these prices you'd be crazy not to try out the Earnest Sewn authenticity!

Friday, November 02, 2007

30% OFF Designer Handbags & Designer Clothing

Oh I love these Friday fashion fixes! Oooh La La designer handbags and designer clothing at 30% off! The online fashion boutique daszit again! 30% Off a select range of fashion designers this time designer clothing by Vanitas and Catherine Malandrino, gorgeous designer handbags by Linea Pelle and designer jewelry by Michele Michel.

Dylan Bowler | Designer | Handbag | by Linea Pelle Designer | Fashion | Clothing | Knit Camisole in Teal | by Catherine Malandrino

My Picks: From the designer handbags and accessory collection by Linea Pelle I love the trendy Dylan Bowler bag (Designer Style No. 34173A) shown in the picture above on the left. Made from fine Italian leather, this designer handbag features antique brass hardware and zipper rings and is available in two gorgeous Fall colors: iron and midnight. It's priced at $270.90 after the 30% discount!

From the designer clothing on sale, I like the Knit Camisole in Teal by Catherine Malandrino as shown in the picture above on the right. This stunning knit camisole is priced at $247 before the 30% discount. The Catherine Malandrino below the knee Pleated Skirt with Silk Trim in Peach (see picture below left) at $425 before the 30% discount is also gorgeous as is the Embroidered Halter Dress in Olive shown in the picture below on the right ($665 before the 30% discount).

Designer | Fashion | Clothing | Pleated Skirt with Silk Trim | by Catherine Malandrino Designer | Fashion | Clothing | Embroidered Halter Dress in Olive | by Catherine Malandrino

Fashionistas! This is another great one day designer fashion sale. Visit now to snap up these great fashions from these top designer labels.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Designer Sample Sale

Fashion | Designer | Sample | Sale | Jeans | Clothing

The Art of Shopping designer sample, overstock and warehouse sales.

What: Women's and men's Fall designer sample sale. At 35-80% OFF retail you'll save big on all the hottest designer fashion brands and styles of the season including premium designer jeans, dresses, tops, thermals, hoodys, jackets and coats.

Brands: Citizens of Humanity, True Religion, Ben Sherman and many more.

Where: 76 Greene Street, (Between Spring and Broome St) SOHO, NYC

When: New Arrivals + Sale Extended thru Sunday November 4. Wednesday-Friday 2-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 11-7pm

Payment: Cash, Visa, Mastercard

Street Wear Studio Sale

Mother Trucker is a street wear line designed by fashion designers Erin Stanfield and Rebecca Watt and inspired by the urban landscapes of Vancouver, Canada.

Many items in the label are made with eco-friendly fabrics and the label blends art and fashion into every one-of-a-kind piece, creating a unique line of fashion designer clothing that reflects a lifestyle of industrial grit and urban glamour.

Mother Trucker | Fashion | Designer | Clothing | Women | Teen | Sale

The Mother Trucker designer label is available in stores throughout Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal as well as online but here's a chance to shop the line at the Mother Trucker studio sale being held this Saturday, November 3, 2007 with a ton of great deals ready to be purchased. There are many great unique designer fashion pieces that will dress up a pair of jeans.

Where: 2414 Main Street, Suite 11, located beside Midtown Mail, just North of Broadway, CA

When: Saturday November 3, 2007 from Noon to 5pm

Visit Mother Trucker to check out this fashion designer label's style before the studio sale.