Friday, June 20, 2008

The Sex and the City (SATC) Movie and You!

Sex and the City | The Movie | Book | Amy SohnWe all loved the popular HBO Sex and the City series and many fashionistas have now seen the recently released Sex and the City movie, some like me have seen it twice :)

Either way, while Sex and the City is about the lustful urban quest for good sex, love and relationships by Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha Jones (played by Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York Goldenblatt (played by Kristin Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (played by Cynthia Nixon), Sex & the City is very much about fashion and style, and so are we!

Sex and the City (SATC) - Is All About Designer Clothes, Designer Handbags, Designer Shoes and Designer Jewelry

Sex and the City is about designer clothes from fashion designers including Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Dior and Oscar De La Renta. It's also about designer handbags from designer labels including Birkin, Chanel, Fendi, Nancy Gonzalez and luxury French Fashion designer Louis Vuitton. And of course it's about designer shoes by Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik and others. My fave series and movie, Sex and the City is also about designer jewelry from the likes of Fred Leighton, Lia Sophia and Yossi Harari and others. In fact, if you ask me, it's the designer jewelry that has caught a lot of attention. This may be a little surprising but when you think about it, it's the bling that first catches the eye.

Sex and the City | The Movie | Book | Amy Sohn

With the Sex and the City movie release, fashion is all the buzz for fashionistas everywhere!! Are you dying for some of the great fashion from Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda? If you are then the Chic Alert wants to know all about it!

While Sex and the City is still on our minds and with many yet to see it for the first time, with the kind support of Nomination Italy and publishers HarperCollins, we've got some great Sex and the City inspired prizes to give away. Yes the Chic Alert has teamed up with Nomination, Italy and publishers Harper Collins, to give you the chance to win some fabulous giveaways! So if you're excited about the Sex and the City movie, and who isn't, then you'll be just as excited about these fab Sex and the City inspired giveaway prizes!

Nomination, Italy Bracelets Inspired by Sex and the City (SATC)

Nomination, the original creator of the Italian Charm Bracelet, has created two special edition Sex and the City inspired bracelets to coincide with the release of this hot chick flick, and you have the chance to win one or both of these hot bracelets by Nomination right here on the Chic Alert!

These sizzling styles feature a stainless steel base bracelet and stainless steel links decorated with hand-painted enamel and 18k gold details. They are crafted from high quality, hypoallergenic stainless steel so as to never tarnish or fade and will make perfect accessories and great conversation pieces for you when you are chatting to your chica friends about Sex and the City. All Nomination jewelry is Made in Italy and aren't they just gorgeous!

Sex and the City | Movie | Inspired | Nomination Italy | Fashion | Jewelry

Jewelry by the Florence Italy based Nomination is adored by an array of international celebrities, rock stars, rap stars, sports personalities and trendsetters, including Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey. This is your chance to join the exclusive set with your own special edition Sex and the City inspired Nomination bracelets.

But wait, there's more!

The Book, Sex and the City The Movie

Because we're all just crazy about all the fashion in the Sex and the City movie, publishers HarperCollins, have kindly donated two copies of the book, Sex and the City The Movie written by Amy Sohn.

Sex and the City | The Movie | Book | Amy Sohn This is a must-have companion to the movie millions have seen. This sleek hardcover volume will give you exclusive entrée into the world of Sex and the City: The Movie. It will tell you more about this chick flick and includes mouth-watering bonus features not available anywhere else including behind-the-scenes stories from star and producer Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, writer and director Michael Patrick King, as well as producers and other key cast and crew members. For example, we know who Mr Big is, but who is Mr Bigger?

Most importantly to any fashionista, this Sex and the City book is a great guide to the movie's multi-million—dollar fashion closet, including insight from the movie's fashion designer Patricia Field herself. The book also provides an insider's tour of the movie's many locations, some of which have never before appeared on film. All of this behind-the-scenes information is accompanied by more than three hundred stunning, luscious, full-color annotated images (examples shown on this post) from both behind the scenes and the actual film, as well as images from scenes that were cut from the final film version. Additionally, this great book includes a spread of the many outfits that the girls wore throughout the movie. This beautiful keepsake is sure to bring some big-screen glitz and glamour to any fashionista's coffee table. This Harper Collins book is a must-have!

Sex and the City | The Movie | Book | Amy Sohn

Sex and the City Giveaway Contest Rules

OK so what do you have to do to win one or more of these prizes? To enter, simply leave a comment here on this post and share with us which is your favorite fashion piece from Sex and the City movie and tell us why it's your favorite piece. Simple isn't it? Here are the rules of entry:

Sex and the City Contest Rules:

  1. You must leave a comment here on this post sharing your favorite fashion piece (clothing, shoes, handbag or jewelry) from Sex and the City the movie, accurately describe it and tell us all why it's your favorite.
  2. Do the same in an email and send this to and make sure you include your screen identity (i.e. the name under which you posted your comment on the post) so that we can match your email to your posted comment.
  3. This competition giveaway contest is open to anybody, whether you're in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Japan, France, Australia or where ever. Of course our courier will have to be able to get there so please don't enter if you're currently at some exotic location like the North or South Pole.
  4. Your email to me must have a valid email address so that I can contact you if you are one of the lucky giveaway winner.
  5. Giveaway entries close on at 11:59pm (PST) Friday, July 25, 2008.
  6. The winner will be announced on this blog during the last week of July or first week of August.
  7. We may award multiple giveaway prizes to any winner.
  8. We have the right to use any entry in promoting this site.
  9. Our decisions are final.

So is it Carrie's Vivienne Westwood designer wedding dress or the designer jewelry by Fred Leighton that she wore in the Wedding Scene. Perhaps you fancy the designer necklace that Charlotte is wearing in the coloring scene? It might well be one of the Nancy Gonzalez designer handbags that Samantha and Miranda are seen carrying or Samantha’s gold tote, the Nancy Gonzalez designer handbag she carried while walking her little pooch? May be you fancy the white sunglasses that Charlotte is wearing in Mexico or the bridesmaid's dresses that Charlotte and Miranda wore at Carrie's wedding! Whatever it is we'd love to hear about it.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Summer Designer Clothing Sales

There are lots of women's designer clothing sales on at this time of the year. Here are a few that I think are worth a look at.

Catherine Malandrino Women's Designer Clothing Sale

Catherine Malandrino is known for her romantic and sexy designs and her clothing has been worn by some of Hollywood's hottest celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, and Madonna and has also been featured on Sex and the City. The Catherine Malandrino line of designer clothing is sold in selected department stores worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter as well as Catherine Malandrino stores in Paris, New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Additionally, you can shop at the Catherine Malandrino online boutique.

Catherine Malandrino | Short Sleeve Pointelle Tunique | Designer | Fashion | Women's | Clothing The Catherine Malandrino online boutique currently has a sale on with a good range of this designer's clothing on sale at prices marked down between 40% and 60%. At this sale you'll find Tanks, Camisoles, short and long sleeve Blouses, Sweaters, Cardigans, Tunics, Leggings, skinny and wide leg Pants, mini, high-waste and ruffle Skirts, as well as various style dresses, capes, jackets and coats.

I like the Catherine Malandrino Short Sleeve Pointelle Tunique shown here in Fuschia. A classic Catherine shape, this tunic comes with a scoop neck, banded sleeves and banded hem. Made from 100% Silk Georgette, it's available in Fuschia and Noir. Worn with leggings or jeans, and with either flats or heels it will definitely give both a sexy and chic look. Discounted down by 60% from $275 to $110 I think it's a good buy!

Catherine Malandrino | Embroidered Cutout Top | Designer | Fashion | Women's | Clothing I also like this Signature cutout top with embroidered detail and a banded waist. Made from 100% Silk Crinkle Chiffon, it's a great piece and once again perfect over skinny pants for a casual yet super chic look. Originally priced at $395 this gorgeous top is on sale, discounted down by 40% to $237.

As you can see from the images below, there are lots of gorgeous sophisticated, chic and sexy designer pieces on sale in a wide range of styles and colors. There's bound to be something at the Catherine Malandrino designer clothing sale that will grab your attention and suit your next outing.

Catherine Malandrino | Women's | Designer | Fashion | Clothing

Misamu Women's Designer Summer Clothing Sale

You can also get between 30% and 70% off on a top lineup of designer clothing during the current Misamu Summer Sale. In this online fashion boutique sale you will find a big range of dresses, skirts, jeans, pants and tops as well Yoana Baraschi | Cleopatra Silk Dressas jackets and coats from fashion designers including Antik Batik, Gold Hawk, Nanette Lepore, Tracy Reese and Rebecca Taylor, and lots more.

I love this Cleopatra Silk Dress by New York based fashion designer Yoana Baraschi, a designer of clothing coveted by many celebrities including Paris Hilton and Sienna Miller.

The Cleopatra Silk Dress is a beautiful round necked silk mini dress in a vibrant Orchid color and has gentle ruching below the bust, metallic chain/box pleating detail around neck line, and hidden in seam side pockets. This Yoana Baraschi designer dress is on sale, discounted down from $707 to $424. It certainly is feminine and sensual, a style found in many Yoana Baraschi designer pieces.

If you're looking for a chic alternative to the High Street then Misamu is definitely worth a look. This online fashion boutique brings you the latest designer clothes from London, New York, LA and Europe. Misamu is based in Ireland but ships internationally. Misamu also gives you 10% off your first order :)

Le Train Bleu Women's Designer Clothing Sale

The Spring sale at Le Train Bleu has started with 30-80% off designer clothing styles from a range of designers including Rachel Comey, Heimstone, Thurley and Fleur Wood! You'll find my pick below but be sure to visit Le Train Bleu for much, much more. Shop early for the best selection as I'm told that stock is limited!

Originally priced at $262.00 but now on sale for $183.40, I love the Vera Blouse from the Australian fashion designer line Fleur Wood. Winning features include vintage styling, feminine details, and beautiful prints, such as the tropical floral shown here in the Vera Blouse.

Le Train Bleu | Fleur Wood | Vera Blouse | Women's | Designer | Fashion | Clothing

A 1940's style silk print blouse with three quarter length sleeves, ruching at the shoulders and small lingerie button closure down the front with ruffle trimming. This is the printed blouse version of the dress Zooey Deschanel wears on the cover of the new Lucky. Le Train Bleu has the dress for sale in brown silk as well. Both styles have pretty 1940's detailing.

All Designer Clothing Up To 50% OFF Elizabeth Charles Boutique

Camilla and Marc Fritzi Frock The Elizabeth Charles boutique has a great sale on now with everything up to 50% OFF!!!! Check out the awesome range from top-tier designers from Australia and New Zealand including Colette Dinnigan, Akira, Camilla and Marc, Karen Walker, Mala Brajkovic and Zambesi!

There is just so much to choose from in this designer sale but after much deliberation my one pick is the Camilla and Marc Fritzi Frock in Crème shown here but visit the Elizabeth Charles and zoom on the image there to see why I picked this piece. It's gorgeous. The Camilla and Marc Fritzi Frock  is on sale, discounted down from $399 to $279.30. But don't leave your run too late on this sale as some designs have already sold out.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Designer Sale Up To 60% OFF!

You can now get up to 60% off on top designers including Louboutin, Manolo, Lanvin and lots more starting today at Barneys New York Designer Fashion Sale! I've just been doing some window shopping through the womens' sale section and love what I see.

Designer Handbags to Die For!

Designer handbags and clutches by Prada, Lanvin, Derek Lam and Marc Jacobs. Others I like are from Fendi, Givenchy and Jil Sander. I just love the Prada Dressy New Look Knot Shoulder Bag in Talco. This gorgeous Prada designer handbag is made from smooth leather with gathered top and large knot detail. It has a magnetic snap close, and as you can see in the picture below, gold-toned hardware.

Prada | Designer | Shoulder | Handbag | Sale This Prada designer handbag is made in Italy, of course, and has a leather handle and removable shoulder strap. Also cute are its open side pockets. It has a logo fabric lined interior with side zip pocket and measures 10" x 6" x 4.5" with a 5" handle drop. Originally priced at $1295, this designer handbag is now on sale at $779 (Barneys style #21310.7429).

The Marc by Marc Jacobs, logo jacquard fabric foldover Airliner bag with leather trim, top zip and push-lock close is also gorgeous. This really chic designer handbag (Barneys style #19817.7912) has a rolled leather top handle and removable leather shoulder strap with racing stripe and features a large fabric lined zipper compartment and open pocket. Snag this Marc by Marc Jacobs designer handbag at $199.

Marc by Marc Jacobs | Owl Convert Clutch | Designer | Handbags If you're into designer handbags by Marc Jacobs, then you must check out the gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs, Owl Convert Clutch in midnight, pictured here (Barneys style #19818.6853). This smooth leather two-gusset clutch with double flap front and gold-toned push-lock close has an adjustable removable shoulder strap with gold-toned hinge hardware and a fabric lined interior with side zip pocket and two small organizational pockets. This designer handbag measures 5.5" x 11.25" x 3.5" and is on sale, discounted down from $328 to $229.

Hot Designer Shoes

There's lots of hot designer shoes, sandals and boots from the likes of Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Miu Miu, Sigerson Morrison and Chloe and many others.

Manolo Blahnik | Designer | Pumps | Shoes | Sale I love the Manolo Blahnik, Erdem, metallic leather peep toe cut out pump with closed back and 90mm thin heel as shown in the picture here. Made in Italy, and available in Pewter (Barneys style #15502.8371) and Green (Barneys style #15502.8373), these Manolo Blahnik designer shoes are on sale discounted down from $835 to $545.

Manolo Blahnik | Designer | Slingbacks | Shoes | Sale I also like the Manolo Blahnik, Pumasli leather peep toe slingbacks with 90mm covered heel. Also made in Italy, these designer shoes are available in Fuschia as shown here in the picture here on the left (Barneys style #15502.8320) and Black (Barneys style is #15502.8318).  A well as looking both sophisticated and chic, the Manolo Blahnik Pumasli leather peep toe slingbacks look very comfortable indeed. These leather peep toe slingbacks are on sale discounted down from $585 to $380.

Marc by Marc Jacobs | Designer | Ankle Boots | Sale Both the Black Patent leather Prada and Marc by Marc Jacobs ankle boots are also cute. The Prada ankle boots (Barneys style #15301.6390) are on sale and discounted down from $550 to $385 and have a cap toe with side zip and a 100mm rectangular heel. Like all quality designer shoes, these Prada boots are made in Italy. The Marc by Marc Jacobs boots (Barneys style #15827.5528) are lace-ups and on sale, discounted down from $595 to $295. They are available in full black or Taupe and Black suede. I like the black laces in brass eyelets and the 115mm thick leather-covered heel look.

Chic Designer Clothes

Also while visiting the Barneys New York designer fashion sale, check out the range of chic designer clothes and accessories by 3.1 Phillip Lim, 7 For All Mankind, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent and Stella McCartney and many more.

Barneys New York, Sequin Pullover The Barneys New York, Sequin Pullover in Navy and on sale discounted down from $895 to $359 looks like a good deal. Made in Italy and from chucky knit extra fine 100% merino wool, this top (Barneys style #22301.7922) has 3/4 sleeves with tonal sequins.

I also like the chic and sexy Loomstate, Kainoah Roll Up Short in faded Black on sale and discounted down from $125 to $59. These shorts (Barneys style #28809.5043) are made from lightweight organic cotton with button-tab roll up cuffs and drawstring waist. They also have drawstring close patch pockets.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Fashion Icon, Yves Saint Laurent Dead

A Tribute to a Great Fashion Designer

Fashion | Designer | Yves Saint Laurent | YSL Yves Saint Laurent, one of the most influential and enduring designers of the 20th century, and a favorite of many fashionistas, died on Sunday evening in Paris, aged 71. There can be little doubt that Saint Laurent was up there with the best, Coco Chanel and Christian Dior.

At just aged 21 the talented Algerian-born Yves Saint Laurent became Haute Couture designer when he took over the House of Dior after the sudden death of the legendary Christian Dior in 1957. The year after, Dior launched Saint Laurent's first solo collection the "trapeze" line, a youthful silhouette that started with narrow shoulders and a raised waistline, then flared out gently to a wide hemline. The collection was a big hit and the name Yves Saint Laurent was well on its way to becoming a household name across the fashion capitals of Europe and the United States. Saint Laurent was credited with having saved the House of Dior from financial ruin.

In late 1961, Saint Laurent announced plans to open his own haute couture house in partnership with his lover, Pierre Bergé. The first Yves Saint Laurent collection was shown on January 19, 1962. I love this incomplete black and white video talking about the release of Yves Saint Laurent's 1962 collection. "The new collection is about to be unveiled. Last winter's had a mixed reception. His career's at stake. If it's a flop, he'll have to close his house.Or he could be the Dior of tomorrow. It depends on those who shape public opinion. Helena Rubinstein, Blackwell, Virginia Pope, Marie Louise Bousuquet, Kurt Lang, Shepherd, Theron of Paris Match...."

So once again Saint Laurent was a big hit. It was the beginning of a success story that led eventually to a ready-to-wear line sold in the designer's own Rive Gauche boutiques around the world.

The iconic Yves Saint Laurent revolutionized fashion forever by putting women in pants without sacrificing their femininity. His fashions have often been the first choice of royalty and movie stars. Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham were among his many celebrity fans.

Yves Saint Laurent is quoted as having often said that he wished that he had invented blue jeans "the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes." One of Yves Saint Laurent's most often repeated mantras is that "fashions fade, style is eternal." When it comes to fashion the name Yves Saint Laurent will indeed become eternal. Rest In Peace, Monsieur St. Laurent.