Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: Spoilers and Speculation (May 2009)

Since news of the Sex and the City (SATC) movie sequel was confirmed last summer, the media has been abuzz with rumored plot leaks, casting news and behind-the-scenes gossip that can’t help but raise an eyebrow or two. (Did Vivienne Westwood really say that she wants to write the sequel?)

Sex and the City | SATC | Movie | Sequel | Girls | Miranda Hobbes | Charlotte York | Carrie Brdshaw

Now, with filming set to start in New York and London this September, we at ChicAlert are going to try to sort the fact from the fiction, all while asking the burning questions that are sure to be of interest to Sex and the City and SATC fashion-loving fans.

From now until the sequel hits movie theatres worldwide on May 28, 2010, ChicAlert will be posting regular updates on all-things “Sex.” So, slip off your Manolos, grab a Cosmo, and share your thoughts on everything from spoilers to styling. First on the agenda, let’s take a look at what we know so far.

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel - Casting:

After much “will he or won’t he?” speculation, Chris Noth has confirmed that he will reprise his role of Mr. Big. This is welcome news since I know most will agree that it would be virtually impossible to imagine the SATC movie sequel without Chris Noth. He joins other male love interests Evan Handler (Harry Goldenblatt) and David Eigenberg (Steve Brady) who had already signed on.

As for the men in Samantha Jones’ (Kim Cattrall’s) life, it looks like we might not have seen the last of hunky actor-model Smith Jerrod played by Jason Lewis. In a recent interview with PopSugar, Lewis said, (There’s) a good chance, yeah,” when asked if he would be reprising the SATC role. Although Samantha had ended her five-year relationship with Smith in the original SATC movie so that she could refocus her life on herself, his statement has fuelled rumors that Samantha and Smith may in fact reunite in the SATC sequel. After all, Samantha didn’t actually stop loving Smith. She just realized that she needed to rediscover her identity outside the relationship – this time not as Smith’s agent or as Smith’s girlfriend, but as herself: Samantha Jones. Indeed, who can forget her heartfelt proclamation, “I’ve been in a relationship with myself for 49 years and that’s the one I want to work on.”

Dancing with the Stars first-place runner-up Gilles Marini has also gone on record as saying that he would love to reprise his SATC role as Samantha’s sexy neighbor, Dante. He told Britain’s OK! magazine, “There's a lot of talks. I’m not sure what’s going on yet. Only (writer and director) Michael Patrick King will tell me the future in a phone call - 'What about this?' And whatever he says, I will say, 'What about yes!'”

According to OK! Magazine, Marini, who also confirmed that he has landed a role in next season’s Brothers & Sisters, said that he would welcome the opportunity to explore Dante’s personality.

“I owe the movie a lot, and I know there’s much more to the character to show to the people and we saw one side. We’ll see another and whatever he writes, if I am or not, I’m super proud to have been working with him. (King).”

What do you think? Would you like to see Smith and Dante back in the Sex and the City movie sequel and back in Samantha’s life? Maybe competing for the PR guru’s affection?

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel - Plot:

Sex and the City | SATC | Movie | Sequel | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Carrie Bradshaw Not surprisingly, writer and director Michael Patrick King has been mum about specific plotlines for the SATC movie sequel, although he did hint earlier this year that we won’t see a repeat of the gut-wrenching drama that we experienced in the first Sex and the City movie when Carrie Bradshaw was left at the alter. “In the last SATC movie, I thought (the fans) wanted to see an epic and violently tragic love story, and drama, but I don’t think you go to that candy store twice,” King said at a Writers Guild Foundation panel discussion in L.A. on January 29, 2009. “You can’t try to do what you did already, so you come up with a different tone that you like.”

As recently as this May, Kristen Davis (Charlotte) seemed to echo this same sentiment. At Modern Bride’s 25 Trendsetters of 2009 at NYC's Palace Hotel, Davis told reporters,

“I know some general ideas for the overall, and it's very exciting and very, very different than the first one -- which is the luxury of getting to do another one, you know?...We did the first one and those were kind of our pent-up things that we hadn't finished in the show or whatever," she says, "and now, we're just starting fresh in a way, which is just really exciting and -- it's just a new adventure!”

Davis also went on to say she “thinks” that the current recession will be incorporated into the plot.

“If you think about the show, we always tried to write what was happening," she said. “It’s not like we tried to pretend 9/11 didn't happen. That would just be crazy…And that's I think part of what worked about the show. It wasn't just about relationships and romantic things…It was about our lives and the things that influence our lives. I imagine -- I'm trying not to say anything -- Michael Patrick would want to put in someone being affected by the recession."

Indeed, the recession angle has been the subject of unconfirmed rumors for months. Even Sarah Jessica Parker has stated that the SATC movie sequel will be mindful of the current economic climate. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Parker said,

“There is a lot that we have to think about because times are very different. So these are nice challenges, these are good challenges... How do we do that well? And how do we do that in a not lazy way? How do we address these economic times in a franchise that has a lot to do with luxury and labels?"

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel – Spoilers:

Sifting through the plethora of SATC movie spoiler reports online, a few supposed “leaks” come up again and again. The most frequently mentioned is that Mr. Big will lose his millions as a result of the economic downturn and will subsequently have to relocate to London where he lives under far more modest circumstances. Once there, he cheats on Carrie but then confesses everything to her, prompting her to head to London to confront him in-person. It is at that point that Carrie finds out that she is in fact pregnant.

Sex and the City | SATC | Movie | Sequel | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Chris Noth

Also on the recession front, rumors abound that Samantha will fall upon hard times and lose her investments. The fashion-forward diva then finds herself struggling to maintain her fashionista image while living within a tight budget.

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel – Questions Raised:

If there’s any truth to these spoilers, then they raise some interesting questions about the SATC movie sequel:

To what extent would the recession plotline impact the fashion that we will see onscreen? After all, Carrie and company already have closets full of luxury designer clothing and designer shoes, not to mention the designer handbags and designer jewelry, so it’s not like any of them would have to start wearing Wal-Mart finds exclusively.  Longtime viewers of the HBO Sex and the City series will also recall that the show wasn't dominated by high-end designer labels at the outset. It seemed as though Carrie Bradshaw achieved her unique look by mixing vintage and thrift store finds with whatever high-end fashion items she could swing. As the show evolved, so too did the wardrobes, arguably rendering the luxury fashion designer labels and over-the-top looks almost as important as the characters themselves.

So, what a great opportunity to showcase Carrie’s trademark creativity at a new level. After all, who better to represent the frugal SATC fashionista by mixing eclectic vintage pieces with the designer labels that she currently owns?

Sex and the City | SATC | Movie | Sequel | Girls | Charlotte York | Carrie Brdshaw, Miranda Hobbes | Samantha Jones

Other questions of the SATC movie sequel that spring to mind are:

If the Sex and the City movie sequel is split between the two fashion capitals will we see a marked contrast between London and New York fashion and style?

If Carrie does in fact have a baby, can we expect to see a “make-under” as she has less time to devote to herself?  We already know from the first SATC movie that SJP had no problem appearing without make-up on-screen (and she still looked beautiful!), so will fashion take a backseat to the pressures of first-time motherhood?

How would a financial crisis affect Mr Big or Samantha beyond simple dollars and cents? Would it affect their self-esteem? Relationships? How much of their self-image has been tied to material things and will they now become more introspective as a result?

One thing is for sure: with Patricia Field once again signed on for the SATC movie sequel, the fashion will never be boring. Recession or not, Patricia Field knows how to bring a whimsical aesthetic like no one else. With her penchant for mismatched pieces and larger-than-life accoutrements (Remember Carrie’s deadpan admission, “I wore a bird on my head,” in the wedding fiasco aftermath?), Field’s choices should more than quench the summer thirst of style-seeking fans.

What kinds of fashions are you hoping to see in the SATC movie sequel? Are you longing for the escapism of glamour, luxury and designer labels that we’ve come to associate with SATC, the designer clothing, the designer handbags not to mention the designer shoes and awesome designer jewelry? Or would you prefer a more realistic portrayal of the current economic climate through creative but cost-conscious style and fashion choices? In twelve months time we will all know!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Jimmy Choo Designer Shoes and Designer Handbags Sale!

Jimmy Choo Online Boutique Sale

Get yourself a pair of Jimmy Choo designer shoes or designer handbag during this Jimmy Choo online boutique summer sale! In this sale collection you’ll find just to die for Jimmy Choo handbags, shoes, boots and sandals. Lets take a quick look at some of the items on sale!

Jimmy Choo - Mitsu Metallic Leather Sandal

Update your wardrobe with these striking Mitsu Metallic Leather Sandals. These elegant sandals are quintessentially Jimmy Choo - a classic choice for glamorous eveningwear. Super chic and sophisticated and available in either Gold or Silver, with a heel height of 100mm/3.9" the the Mitsu Metallic Leather Jimmy Choo Sandal was $535.00 but during this Jimmy Choo online boutique sale is yours at $267.50!

Jimmy Choo | Mitsu Metallic Leather Sandal | Designer | Shoes | Sale

Jimmy Choo – Ciggy Metallic Clutch Evening Bag

There’s a number of Jimmy Choo bags on sale that any bagaholic would easily drool over. For example there’s the Jimmy Choo Ciggy Metallic clutch evening bag with detachable wrist strap and featuring a flap closure secured behind a signature Jimmy Choo metal ring. This bag was originally priced at $795.00 but on sale now at $397.50. It measures L9 x H3 x W2” and is available in Gold or Silver Metallic Leather.

Jimmy Choo | Ciggy Clutch | Designer | Handbags | Sale

Jimmy Choo – Cosmo Metallic Clutch Evening Bag

In the same class I also like the Cosmo Metallic leather evening bag with Jimmy Choo feature at the front. This bag has a press stud fastening and detachable shoulder strap. It measures L 10 1/4 x H3 x W3’’ and is available in a choice of three colors namely, Bronze, Gold or Silver  Metallic Leather. The Jimmy Choo Cosmo Metallic evening bag was originally priced at $690 but on sale now at $345.

Jimmy Choo | Cosmo Metallic Leather Evening Bag | Designer | Handbags | Sale

Jimmy Choo - Helena Moc Croc Boot

Jimmy Choo | Helena Moc Croc Boot | Designer | Shoes | SaleThere’s a range of boots available in this Jimmy Choo designer handbags and designer shoes sale that I like.

Firstly, check out the Black Beach Glossy leather oval toe boots, with straight metallic heels and just perfect for the fuller skirt shapes.

Then there’s the Maze Sheen leather pull on boots and finally, the super cool Erica Suede shoe booties with graphic metallic heels.

But my pick is the Helena Moc Croc boot shown here. These moc croc pull on boots are a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Available in Burgundy, the Jimmy Choo Helena Moc Croc boot has a heel height of Heel Height: 4.5". Originally priced at $1,150, these Jimmy Choo boots have been discounted down to $575 during this sale.

Jimmy Choo - Extra Petrol Patent Sandal

I also love these petrol patent sandals available in either Black or Red. With a heel height of 100mm/3.9" the Extra Petrol Patent Jimmy Choo Sandal was $750 but during this Jimmy Choo online boutique sale it’s yours at just $375!

Jimmy Choo | Extra Petrol Patent Sandal | Designer | Shoes | Sale

Jimmy Choo - Polly Glazed Canvas Handbag

I’m getting carried away I know but finally, I’ve just got to have the Jimmy Choo Polly Glazed Canvas Handbag. As featured in Sex and The City (SATC) movie, this limited edition Jimmy Choo tote bag features an iconic Richard Phillips portrait Riot. Originally priced at $975 but now on sale for $487.50, the Jimmy Choo Polly Glazed Canvas Handbag in White is just gorgeous and super chic. It measures L24 x H17 x W17" and has a zipped inner pocket.

Jimmy Choo | Polly Glazed Canvas Handbag | Designer | Handbags | Sale

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend Sales

In the US Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer season and while, after the winter chill, many of us make the BBQ, grilling and beach going a priority over the three-day Memorial Day weekend, it's also a great time to shop because Memorial Day Weekend tends to be a big sales weekend for summer clothes, home furnishings, consumer electronics, and hotels and vacation packages etc. But the main thing to us fashionistas, is that Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to freshen up our wardrobes with the season's best looks.

Memorial | Day | Weekend | Sale

So as usual there are lots of fashion and designer sales this Memorial Day long weekend and in this progressive-post we plan to keep an updated list on the best of these. Let’s get the ball rolling….

Memorial Day Weekend Sale – Bloomingdale’s 30% OFF Designer Handbags!

Well at Bloomingdale's it's the Big Brown Bag Sale on now through Monday 25th with 25-40% off select merchandise but what really caught my eye is the 30% OFF a great selection of designer handbags from any bagaholic's favorite brands including Zac Posen, See by Chloe, Tory Burch, Celine, Kooba, Botkier and more.

Oh dear me! This is all I need. I'm liking the Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Groovee Satchel priced at $498 or $348.60 after the 30% discount however, my pick in the designer handbags sale collection is the Kooba Women's Ryder Tote shown here.

Kooba | Women's Ryder Tote | Bloomingdales | Memorial Day Weekend | Designer Handbag | Sale

Made from quality Italian leather this Kooba is a shoulder tote with zipper details and features double flat shoulder straps and shiny nickel hardware. This fully lined tote has one large zip pocket and two cell phone pockets. Priced at $595 however this chic designer handbag is yours for $416.50 after the 30% discount.

Memorial Day Weekend Sale – Nike 25% OFF!

Get 25% OFF on all merchandise found in the online Clearance section at NikeStore with promo code 2FAST4U at checkout. It’s a big range and there’s quite a few items that are worth a look!

Nike Shox | Nike | NikeStore | Sportswear | Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Check out the Nike Shox Turbo VI Girls' Running Shoe (shown above) which was on sale reduced from $88 down to $69.99 but with the Nike Memorial Day Weekend Sale extra 25% discount this really chic shoe is yours for $52.50. While you’re there also check out the chic Nike Dri-FIT Dedication Women’s Sport Top available in a range of colors including Light Rose, Bright Coral, Imperial Blue and Perfect Pink as shown in the picture below.

Nike | Dri-FIT Dedication Womens Sport Top | NikeStore | Sportswear | Memorial Day Weekend Sale

The NikeStore Memorial Day Weekend Sale extra 25% discount offer ends May 26, 2009 at 11:59pm PST.

Memorial Day Weekend Sale - Kate Spade Up To 75% OFF!

With an additional 20% OFF take up to 75% OFF on all sale items this weekend only through Monday May 25th in Kate Spade shops as well as online. This discount will automatically be applied at checkout and applies to a range of Kate Spade designer clothing and designer handbags as well as oh to die for designer shoes, jewelry and other accessories.

Sophie Slingback in Orange | Kate Spade | Memorial Day Weekend Sale | Designer Shoes

From the Kate Spade designer shoes on sale I'm loving the made in Italy, Sophie classic linen slingbacks featuring a polished wood 4" burl wood heel. This chic shoe, available in Orange (see above) and Zebra (see picture below) was on sale reduced from $295 down to $221 but with the Kate Spade Memorial Day Weekend Sale extra 20% discount this chic designer shoe is yours for $154.70. Whoa!

Sophie Slingback in Zebra | Kate Spade | Memorial Day Weekend Sale | Designer Shoes

From the Kate Spade designer handbags on sale I also love the chic Easton Small Susanna, a short shoulder hobo available in Black, Coffee Clotted Cream or Cotted Cream. This chic Kate Spade shoulder hobo was on sale reduced from $255 down to $192 but with the Kate Spade Memorial Day Weekend Sale extra 20% discount is yours for $134.40.

Easton Small Susanna shoulder hobo | Kate Spade | Memorial Day Weekend Sale | Designer Handbags

As well as designer apparel, with up to 75% discount on offer, this Memorial Day Weekend Sale is a great opportunity to snag a Kate Spade designer handbag or pair of chic summer designer shoes.

Memorial Day Weekend Sale – Net-A-Porter, Marc by Marc Jacobs Fleet Leather Bag

While talking about designer handbags, I’m also very much loving this oh so chic Marc by Marc Jacobs Fleet Leather Bag which I saw at Net-A-Porter. It’s priced at $380 but sadly it’s not on sale this Memorial Day Weekend :(

Marc by Marc Jacobs | Fleet Leather Bag | Net-A-Porter | Memorial Day Weekend Sale

This Marc by Marc Jacobs grape leather shoulder bag packs a berry bright punch. In Grape patent crinkle leather this foldover shoulder bag with silver-tone hardware is super chic. This designer handbag has floral lining and a top with oversized button fastening at sides, a turnlock to fasten, an internal zipped compartment and pouch pockets.

Memorial Day Weekend Sale - Spiegel Extra 30% OFF Everything!

Spiegel is offering an additional 30% OFF everything. Save on all in-stock styles, including already-reduced sale items up to 70% OFF! Simply use code 114 today through Memorial Day.

Spiegel | Memorial Day Weekend Sale | Chic | Women's | Clothing, Shoes, Handbags, Jewelry

If you're looking for something sophisticated and chic, then with the extra 30% OFF everything Spiegel's Memorial Day Weekend Sale is definitely a place to look. Check out Spiegel's Signature Luxury Fabric Collection.

Memorial Week Sale - Newport News Extra 30% OFF!

Get an extra 30% OFF sitewide in the Memorial Week Sale at Newport News, another Spiegel brand, and this includes all summer sale items already reduced up to 50% off and clearance items already reduced up to 80% off. Use promo code 502 at checkout.

Newport News | Memorial Day Weekend | Memorial Week | Fashion | Sale

The swimwear on sale with new markdowns – up to 60% OFF is worth a look.

Memorial Day Weekend Sale - OneStopPlus Up To 60% OFF!

OneStopPlus has an Up To 60% OFF Memorial Day Weekend Sale! Enjoy 20% OFF any order through May 26 with promo code OSPMEMORIAL OneStopPlus offers Tunics, dresses, capris, tops and much more for sizes 12W to 44W. The OneStopPlus Memorial Day Weekend Sale offer ends at midnight Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

OneStopPlus | Memorial Day Weekend Sale | Women's | Fashion | For sizes 12W to 44W

Check out the sister site Woman Within with a Memorial Day Weekend Sale of 25% off the entire site with promo code WW33442 through May 26. The Woman Within semi-annual bra sale with up to 70% OFF is also worth a look!

Memorial Day Weekend Sale - Chinese Laundry Up to 50% Off Sandals!

Whoa! Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer and what better way to kick of the BBQ, grilling and beach season than this sale with up to 50% OFF chic sandals at Chinese Laundry.

Chinese Laundry | Sandal Sale | Memorial Day Weekend Sale
Chinese Laundry | Sandal Sale | Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Memorial Day Weekend Sale – Jewelry Sales

If you’re interested in jewelry then Ross-Simons might be worth a look. This fashion and designer jewelry boutique has a May Extravaganza Spring Clearance and Jewelry Sale running through May 25 during which you can get an extra 20% off clearance items as well a 25% off everything else as well as free shipping on purchases $250 or more and only $7.95 on orders under $250. Use coupon code HOLIDAY during checkout. This offer expires May 25, 11:59pm ET.

There are 100’s of styles in Clearance Jewelry at 85% off or more and bargains on one-of-a-kind finds in Clearance Samples. Many of the diamond jewelry clearance items are at or below cost!

Max & Chloe also have a Memorial Day Sale with savings of up to $100 with code MDS20 at checkout. This off ends Tuesday, May 26 at 11:59 EST.

Memorial Day Weekend Sale – Other Sales Worth a Look

  • Prices have been slashed during the Vivre Memorial Day sale with 30% OFF new styles with free shipping on orders over $250. Offer ends Monday at midnight!
  • Memorial Day Weekend savings with 30% off all men’s and women’s shoes and more through May 26, 2009 at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores only. Not valid at Saks Fifth Avenue stores or
  • Save up to 50% on Over 100 New Styles at The Territory Ahead Memorial Day Clearance.
  • For 3 days only, Saturday, Sunday and Monday SAVE 25% on full-priced merchandise and SAVE an additional 10% on all sale items at This online boutique offers free shipping and unlimited returns.
  • Take 25% OFF your entire order this Memorial Day Weekend at Sabon.
  • Happy Memorial Day! Use code memorial30 and take 30% OFF everything TODAY only during the Lindsay Lou Memorial Day Sale. Also for entire month of May, get a FREE pair of Havaianas Flip Flops with any order of $100 or more! Just specify size in the comments section when placing your order. Free ground shipping.
  • The Betsey Johnson Memorial Day Sale offer provides an additional 30% OFF on already reduced merchandise through May 25 with code MEMDAY30 at checkout. In Store Promo excludes jewelry, swimwear and intimates. Online excludes all accessories.
  • Take 20% off at The Hip Chick Memorial Weekend Sale through May 25. Enter code Memorial20 at checkout.
  • Use coupon code memorial at checkout for 30% off your Ferro Cosmetics order of $25 or more during the Memorial Day Weekend holiday. Offer not valid with any sales or specials and ends Monday at midnight.
  • Ferro Cosmetics | Memorial Day Sale
  • Cole Haan has an exclusive online Memorial Day Sale with an additional 20% off and Free Ground Shipping on all sale styles through May 27. This includes select footwear with Nike air technology, accessories and outwear. Use code SPSALE20 at checkout
  • During the Memorial Day Weekend deLiA's has 20% OFF your entire purchase online, by pone and in store. Use code MAYSAVE. This Memorial Day Sale offer ends May 25.
  • Through the Memorial Day Weekened, take an extra 30% off Clearance; Save up to 75% off original prices at C & C California. Use promo code MEMDAY09 at checkout. This sale ends at 11:59 pm PST on May 25, 2009.
  • Save up to 60% in the Sale Center and take an Extra 20% Off your order at eBags through Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. Use promotional code EMMEM092 at checkout.
  • The Couture Candy Memorial Day sale offers over 50% OFF on Catherine Malendrino, Plenty by Tracy Reese, LaROK, True Religion, Seven For All Mankind and more.
  • The eDesignerShop Memorial Day sale offers you an additional 10% OFF all Prada items all weekend with code MEMWEND.
  • Memorial Day Sale, this weekend only at ShopIntuition get up to 80% OFF plus get free ground shipping on all orders over $100.!
  • Use code memorial20 at the Eye Candy Buy Candy Memorial Day Sale and get 20% OFF through May 25. This online boutique has a big range of clothing, jeans, swimwear, handbags, jewelry and accessories including fave designer brands.
  • Eye Candy Bye Candy | ShopECBC | Memorial Day Sale
  • Use code MEMORIAL20 at checkout and take 20% Off Everything at the Pink Mascara Memorial Weekend SALE! This offer ends Monday at midnight PST. Some exclusions apply.
  • Save up to 50% off at the Ralph Lauren Memorial Day Weekend Sale!
  • Take an extra 20% OFF swimwear and save up to 65% on 150+ already-reduced styles at Victoria's Secret during the Memorial Day Weekend. Use code 20SWIM at checkout. Offer ends Monday May 25.
  • Buy 1 pair of shoes and get 50% off your 2nd pair of shoes (Select Styles) plus free Shipping with code SMFREESHIP at checkout through Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:59pm EST at Steve Madden online and at Steve Madden retail Stores. Clearance shoes are not included in this offer. Discount reflected in shopping cart.
  • Memorial Day Weekend Sale at Wilsons Leather take an Extra 40% off your entire purchase excluding clearance through May 25 at Wilsons Leather online and Wilsons Leather outlets. Wilsons Leather Up To 75% OFF leather jackets sale is also worth a look.
  • Use coupon code 3day at Noisette from May 25 to May 27 to take 30% Off your fashion order. Noisette carries some lovely French brands.
  • In its Memorial Day Sale, Antoinette Lee Designs has a 40% OFF the entire site of chic women's designer handbags. Use code ALDHOLIDAY at checkout. Free outgoing US shipping is included. This offer ends May 31.
  • Brooks Brothers Memorial Day Sale offers 25% Off Select Items plus Complimentary Shipping for 3 days only, May 23 through May 25. Savings are valid in all Brooks Brothers retail stores, online and by phone.
  • Shop at the Brooks Brothers Factory Store through Monday, May 25 and take 40% OFF your entire purchase on everything in the store. Offer valid at United States Factory and “346” Brooks Brothers Stores.
  • For the Memorial Weekend Sale at Envye take 15% OFF All Clothing including sale items with code MEMORIAL. This offer ends May 25.
  • Take 15% online sitewide at the Charlotte Russe Memorial Day Sale. Some really cute chic fashions here. This offer ends May 26.
Charlotte Russe | Chic | Women's | Teen | Clothing | Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Memorial Day Fashion Sales

So from all the above it is plain to see that there are heaps of fashion and designer sales on during the Memorial Day Sales weekend period. Whether you’re after clothing, shoes, handbags or jewelry, there’s a sale out there waiting for you. The Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to clean out the wardrobes and bring in something the season’s best new looks. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect Scientifically Proven Anti-ageing Cream

The beauty world is buzzing and everyone is talking about Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect anti-ageing facial cream that independent scientists have proven actually works. In fact, it’s been hailed as a wonder cream and in British pharmacies they’re fighting just to get their hands on this anti-ageing product that leaves the more expensive celebrity endorsed brands costing hundreds of dollars for 30ml way behind!

Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect - The First Scientifically Proven Anti Ageing Cream!

Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect, previously on sale as Refine and Rewind, has created worldwide interest after being the first anti-ageing face cream to be scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles.
Boots | No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum | Anti-ageing | Facial Cream

Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect Anti Ageing Cream

The University of Manchester conducted independent research on No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum over a 12 month period, the most rigorous clinical trial carried out on a cosmetic anti-aging product. The research findings were recently published in the British Journal of Dermatology, stating that after using the No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum for a year, 70 per cent of women and men had "significant" improvements to their wrinkles with faces ending up with fewer lines and shallower wrinkles. In fact, the longer No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum is used, the more effective it is.
Boots | No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum | Anti-ageing | Facial Cream

Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect Anti Ageing Cream

Boots states that "the product has been independently proven to restore the skin’s structure, visibly improving deep lines and wrinkles by up to 50% with regular use. The first product proven to restore the skin's structure with prolonged use. So effective that other people can see a significant visible improvement in your deep lines and wrinkles......After 4 weeks, the appearance of lines and wrinkles is reduced by up to 50%.......After 6 months of use, the skin is shown to rebuild and over time elasticity is improved and deep wrinkles are visibly reduced."

Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect Anti Ageing Cream Works Across All Age Groups!

And the good news is that the researchers found that the cream worked equally well across all the age groups tested, which ranged from people in their forties to those in their eighties!

Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum – Easy to Apply!

And it's very easy to apply! After cleansing and toning morning and night, you smooth No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Serum into your face and neck with your fingertips. Boots then suggest that once you have applied your No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Serum, follow with your No7 Protect and Perfect Eye Cream and No7 Protect and Perfect Day or Night Cream.

Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum – Really Does Work!

Boots literature states that there is nothing better at preventing visible signs of ageing without prescription!!! And according to many, it really does work!! One over 50 user has claimed that she bought the serum a month ago and that her lines have all but disappeared on both her face around her eyes and her neck!

Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum – Availability and Pricing!

The UK introduced No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum to consumers on April 30, 2009 and it has literally been walking off the shelf ever since with many outlets selling out fast. Boots in the USA will soon announce when No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum will be available.
To give you some idea on pricing, I found the Hypo-allergenic and Dermalogically tested No7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum 30ml online priced at £18.50 and the No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Beauty Serum 30ml priced at £19.75.
Head on over to your nearest Boots store and straight to the No 7 counter or visit Boots online.
Tip: You can make real savings with the 3 for 2 offers at Boots.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift!

This Sunday, May 10, is Mother's Day so I’ve been thinking about what would really make a great Mother’s Day gift. What should it be this year, apparel or lingerie, jewelry or perfume, perhaps a travel accessory, or the usual flowers and chocolate? Well my pick for Mother's Day this year, and mom will definitely like this one, is an invigorating facial at Argyle Salon & Spa.

Argyle | Beauty | Salon | Spa | West Hollywood

Mother’s Day Gift Idea, an Invigorating Facial

Argyle is an amazing spa located downstairs at the beautiful Sunset Towers hotel, on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. They recently partnered up with to offer a invigorating facial utilizing the exclusive technology behind H-Secrets' Hollywood Secrets Five-Minute Eye Transformation, in a relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment. This has been a best-kept secret of Hollywood's top celebrity makeup artists and cosmetic surgeons and I was invited to personally try out Argyle’s HollywoodSecrets facial which I did back in March, 2009. I have to tell you that it was nothing short of amazing and I had to tweet about it.

Argyle’s HollywoodSecrets Facial is the premiere red carpet facial designed to visibly refresh, tone, hydrate, and lift skin to new skin-perfecting heights.  Both relaxing and rejuvenating, this facial will impart a luminous glow, while allowing skin to appear lifted and toned. Utilizing exclusive, concentrated, and powerful natural and active ingredients, the HollywoodSecrets facial is designed to leave skin red carpet ready in under an hour. It provides immediate results and lasts longer than a trip down the red carpet and well into the after-party. The product used is like a laser, Botox, scalpel and 8 hours rest in a Q-tip style applicator.

Where - Argyle Salon & Spa, 8358 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, Ca. 90069. Phone: 310.623.9000

Treatment - "Hollywood Secrets Facial" which was absolutely incredible. Mom will have to plan a special night out after this amazing treatment. My skin felt amazing and glowed like never before.

Value - at $140 this facial is great value and will make mom feel really special.

Thoughts – Mom will thoroughly enjoy this relaxing facial treatment; the clarisonic cleanse, steam, seaweed mask and Osea products will all feel amazing. Jaclyn, the Esthetician I had was the best I've ever had, she really was wonderful; extremely informative and friendly, not the usual hard sales woman when your facial is over and time to earn commissions from after service product sales. In fact the name Hollywood Secrets Facial instantly evokes feelings of superficial plastic fantasticness whereas Argyle felt very private and relaxing which is a nice change from all the Hollywood hoo ha.

Will mom enjoy it? - Absolutely and without doubt! It’s a combination of a great facial treatment, lovely venue and friendly staff.

Service – Fantastic!

OK, now let me tell you a little more about the product underlying Argyle’s HollywoodSecrets facial.

What the Experts Say!

Here’s what the experts say about HollywoodSecrets Five-Minute Eye Transformation:

  • Celebrity makeup artist Natalie Miller says that “within 5 minutes your skin looks more beautiful, your wrinkles disappear and you can apply makeup on it right away.”
  • Dermatologist Dr. Brian Keller, “(Qusomes™) deliver ingredients into the lower layers where we get better biological effect, it improves the health of the skin from elasticity to barrier function to the health of the cells.”
  • Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Jerry Vener of Los Angeles says, “This product allows me to continue the care of patients skin after they’ve had surgery - It allows promotion of healing.”

The product's active ingredient is Argireline – An Anti-Aging Peptide.

It reduces the depth of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles of facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eyes. Additionally, it prevents skin aging induced by repeated facial movements caused by excessive catecholamine release.

How it Works

The patented QuSome technology contained in every HollywoodSecrets applicator is the ultimate delivery system that allows deep penetration of the essential ingredients and nutrients to the active, lower layers of the skin. QuSomes allow active ingredients to release and penetrate almost twice as fast as traditional liposome delivery. Additionally, products that utilize QuSome technology allow for greater concentration, residence time and protection of the active ingredient, ultimately providing longer activity.

The Results – Instant Face Lift!

Simply amazing!

  • An immediate tightening effect and diminishing of wrinkles around the eye area.
  • An overall regenerative and restorative effect on the skin’s surface.
  • Reduces the severity of wrinkles around the eyes, up to 17% after 15 days of treatment and up to 27% after 30 days of treatment.
  • Dramatically reduces puffiness and results last over 8 hours.

Hollywood Secrets | Eye Transformation Because it literally transforms the area around your eyes in just five minutes, it’s used in the limo just before hitting the red carpet. Professional make up artists use it to get models and stars looking their best for photo shoots and interviews. It’s kept at the cosmetic surgeon’s office to take the edge off, and passed around from purse to purse among Hollywood insiders. The HollywoodSecrets Five-Minute Eye Transformation is the ultimate beauty insider and best-kept secret in Hollywood.

How to Use It

Oh it’s easy! Just snap the tip of the cotton swab applicator and allow the product to saturate the tip. Once the tip is saturated, you dab the surrounding eye area and allow for the product to seep in. You can use the product daily for long lasting results or apply for immediate results as needed. HollywoodSecrets can be used as a primer before makeup or over makeup for instant touch-ups.

How much does it Cost?

The HollywoodSecrets Five-Minute Eye Transformation costs $89.95, a lot cheaper and much less painful than injections or laser procedures. The single serve treatments come in a Q-Tip style applicator that is easily thrown into the smallest of clutches for quick touch-ups.

Where to Find It

You can purchase this amazing product at Visit them and check out the HollywoodSecrets skincare line.

Mother’s Day Gift Recommendation

If you want to indulge mom this Mother’s Day with something really special then I highly recommend the Argyle Hollywood Secrets facial to you. I can guarantee that mom will definitely feel special and will probably insist that you should also experience it yourself. Both you and mom will have an amazingly enjoyable and super relaxing experience. I myself can't wait to go back. Thank you Argyle for an amazing facial.

If attending Argyle Spa is not possible for you or mom then visit and check out the Hollywood Secrets Five-Minute Eye Transformation.

Friday, May 01, 2009

TheOutnet – Online Designer Sales Fashion Boutique by Net-A-Porter

Chic-onomics Exclusive Designer Outlet!

Fashionistas! Do you need a new shopping experience? Somewhere to buy chic essentials and those love forever lust-haves? If so then this ultimate chic designer discount shopping boutique might just be perfect for you.

Jimmy Choo | Maxine shoulder bag | Designer | HandbagS | | Sale

Announced earlier this year, the new online fashion boutique,, designed by the team behind the designer fashion site is now well and truly up and running and I thought that I would check it out here.

This online designer sales fashion boutique is devoted to selling discounted designer womenswear and accessories. It's an exclusive online boutique where you can purchase designer clothing (Christian Lacroix, Zac Posen, Vera Wang Lavender and many more) and designer shoes (Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo…), as well as designer handbags (Alexander McQueen, Chloe, Marni. Miu Miu…) and other accessories (Isharya, Kenneth Jay Lane, Bottega Veneta….) at heavily discounted prices – between 40% to 80% off the original price on international designer brands and fantastic savings of up to 80% off on specially selected items. TheOutnet stocks a dazzling array of designer fashions and will guarantee authenticity with each and every item sold on the site.

Hey don’t you just love the Jimmy Choo, Maxine shoulder bag shown in the picture above and these Christian Louboutin C'est Moi shoe boots!!

Christian Louboutin | C'est Moi shoe boots | Designer Shoes | | Sale 

Flash Designer Sales promises to be different and some features that go towards achieving this are what it calls exclusive Flash Designer Sales aimed at keeping things interesting for the true fashion thrill-seeker. These are time-limited Pop-Up Sales, Giveaways and what it calls, Going, Going, Gone Sales that will give the fashionista that 'get it before it goes' buzz.

Pop-Up Designer Sales

The Pop-Up Sale host themed designer sales (e.g. by brand) that are available for a limited time, usually up to 72 hours.

Going, Going, Gone Designer Sales

The Going, Going, Gone Sale is a new and unique way for you to snap up a designer label at an irresistible price. These sales only run for a very short amount of time. I say unique because each Going, Going, Gone Sale will begin at the featured designer item's original price and then the price will drop continuously until the stock sells out or the sale ends (as indicated by a timer); watch the price drop as the clock ticks, but hurry or you may miss out. As soon as you click 'Add to Bag' this will lock in the price so if you shop too early then you could miss out on a super-low price for that designer item. So in effect you choose the price that you want to pay for that item. Of course, if you leave it too late you might miss out as there may be no more stock left.

To give you some idea on the type of items that will be included in the Going, Going, Gone Sales, this gorgeous Kerala shoulder designer handbag by Chloe went up for grabs with a starting price of £666.00 for UK fashionistas and closed about an hour ago at the knockout price of £330.85!!!

Chloe | Kerala shoulder bag | | Women's Designer Handbag | Sale

This Chloe Chocolate (Brown) leather slouchy shoulder bag has brass hardware and two straps at top, a flap across top with clasp fastening, feet on base, horseshoe charms and cotton lining.

Designer Giveaways

TheOutnet will also be offering fabulous Giveaways where you'll have the chance to win the chicest prizes - with absolutely no purchase necessary.

So what do I think about this new Designer Sales Outlet!

Overall I think that designer sales online boutique is a great concept and should certainly give the NET-A-PORTER competition something to think about. The list of international designers is impressive but what would you expect from NET-A-PORTER. The site looks great too however there are a few annoying navigational aspects to it.

Also, take note that  there are different sale items depending on your location. For example, while in the UK the item that was just sold in the Going, Going, Gone Sale was the Chloe Kerala shoulder bag as pictured above and with an original price of £666, in the United States the item in the Going, Going, Gone Sale with now less than an hour of clock ticks left to go, is a Prune glossy leather Chloe Saskia small tote with an original price of $1,900.

Chloe | Saskia small tote | | Women's Designer Handbag | Sale

So, fashionistas, the only thing we love more than a bargain is a designer bargain hey so you must check out There’s a good lineup of chic essentials and those love forever lust-haves.