J Lee Silver to Show SS 2010 Collection at Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion

Monday, October 19, 2009

Each year thousands of hopefuls apply for eight spots to showcase their collection at the event that introduced designers Zac Posen, Rebecca Taylor, Phillip Lim, Shoshanna, Vena Cava, and Geren Ford to the fashion elite. This season, J Lee Silver will be among the honorees at Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion Chicago.

J Lee Silver is a modern, yet classically styled, collection of tailored wardrobe basics. Created to fill the void of reasonably priced, fashion-forward separates, J Lee Silver was started in 2008 by visionaries Melanie Menago and Jenna Lee Fowler. Each J Lee Silver piece is created for the modern woman, offering her versatility, comfort and style. The J Lee Silver collection includes coats, pants, skirts, jackets, and blouses, but will eventually expand to include, shoes, luggage, and every aspect of a complete wardrobe.

Saturday, October 24
7:00PM – 11:00PM
Millennium Park
Chase Promenade North @ 201 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

Review: Itty Bitty Bra



The concept behind Itty Bitty Bra is that women whom nature has cursed (or as Itty Bitty Bra celebrates, "blessed") with less than a cup size "C" bust, are under served and need a bra that not only provides support, but also is stylish and comfortable. The Itty Bitty Bra does all of that and more! "Most bra manufacturers utilize a "B" cup as the basis for all of its smaller bra sizes, adjusting for other sizes by increasing the width of the straps or widening the band," according to Jane Hodgson, President and CEO of Itty Bitty Bra. " Itty Bitty Bra has developed a patented cup design for smaller cup sizes, giving both a great fit and comfort at an affordable price."

Itty Bitty Bra sent me their Signature Bra in Black ($50) and Boy Shorts in Black ($24) to review.



I'm glad that they came out with a bra line with the "itty bitty committee" in mind. I've searched high and low for a good bra that is stylish and comfortable, and I believe my search has come to an abrupt end. Their lightly-lined Signature Bra provides superior support, comfort and adds shape without adding size. Needless to say, this is the best bra. Flat out!

Their Signature Bra is also available in White, Nude and Pink.



These flirty boy shorts are sexy, comfortable, and provides nice coverage for your best asset! The delicate lace adds a touch femininity. You can also snag a pair in Nude.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Catherine Corona Designs



Are you looking for unique jewelry that is one of a kind? If so, Catherine Corona Designs is where you'll want to shop. Free Shipping on all orders until 12/31/09!



Black jewels are all the rage! So jazz up your fabulous frocks with the Black Pearl Sterling Silver Charm Necklace ($100) that is sure to put a spin on your style. This sophisticated necklace is a distinctive-yet-wearable piece. It features black freshwater pearls, 12 sterling silver charms, sterling silver chain and 19 inches in length.



Express yourself — and who says it can't come from jewelry? The Amazonite Turquoise, Green Garnet Necklace ($65) will do the job! This Amazonite, Turquoise and Green Garnet Necklace features faceted amazonite, turquoise and faceted green garnet. Adjustable from 17 to 19 inches. The amazonite and green garnet are of a particularly good quality.



Make a statement with the Amethyst with Green Pearls 3 Strand Necklace ($175) from one of Catherine's Statement pieces. These pieces are designed for maximum impact. This necklace features amethyst nuggets, faceted amethyst briolettes, freshwater pearls and sterling silver slide clasp. The top strand is 15 1/2 inches in length, bottom strand is 19 inches in length.

Review and Giveaway: Yseult Designs

Saturday, October 17, 2009



One winner will receive a Tokyo Scarf (a $90 value) from the Madam Butterfly Collection. They will also receive 2 mini journals and a Sleep Mask inspired by this collection.

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Sean Yseult is an American rock musician. She has played various instruments with different bands over the years, most notably her bass work with the band White Zombie. Sean has begun a line of scarves featuring large geometric images with bold colors. Her scarves have been highly acclaimed for their boldness in color and versatility. The unusual size creates endless possibilites beyond tradition: bandeau, sarong, belt and even a mini dress. Over the years, Sean Yseult's work has crossed the spectrum from rock arenas to art galleries, and now is in finer boutiques nationwide and online.



Sean Yseult has an array of eye catching scarves. Therefore, it was almost hard for me to choose just one scarf to review. I finally settled for the Tokyo ($90) from the Madam Butterfly Collection since I love butterflies. Imagine my surprise when I finally received the scarf. Not only was the scarf beautiful, but it had a matching sleep mask and mini journals. The scarf is silky and extremely lustrous with the most flattering details. Don't get undermined this season. This is the IT scarf if you want to make a bold, yet classy statement. The Madam Butterfly Collection also includes Kyoto and Osaka.



The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

The giveaway will conclude October 27th.



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Winner must respond within 72 hours of notification.


Posh Pants Giveaway

Friday, October 16, 2009





One winner will receive a pair of High Waisted Sequin Shorts (a $49.99 value) from Posh Pants.

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These high waisted sequin hotpants are so perfect for a night on the town! We love the look! Pair the sequin shorts with your favorite tank, tube or blouse.

Whether going out to the club, a lounge, or your favorite bar, these shorts will shine throughout the night!

The giveaway will conclude October 27th.



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Kourtney Kardashian Wearing Chinese Laundry

Thursday, October 15, 2009



Hip, edgy, ultra-chic and a perfect pick for daring fashionistas. Semi-rounded toe, low hidden sliver wedge heel, mid-calf seem and covered button snaps are added details. Wear them cuffed or thigh high, these boots are sure to be this seasons crowd pleasers. Padded cushioned footbed. Balance manmade. Shaft height 21”, circumference 15” at calf. Approx. 1 inch" heel.


Tripin Boots $109
Available in Brown, Toast, Black, Cinnamon or Grey

Jonano Giveaway

Wednesday, October 14, 2009



One winner will receive a Peace Silk/Linen Scarf in their choice of Midnight Black or All Natural White (a $69 value) from Jonano.



Jonano debuts the newest addition to their Daffodil Collection, in a beautifully textured, whisper-weight, silk linen scarf that accents any look with earthy, roughhewn charm.

Inspired by Daffodil Days, Artist Bonnie Siefers has created whisper light scarves that support breast cancer research. You can honor someone special, brighten the day of someone touched by the disease, and help make the Jonano Mission to end cancer in our lifetime possible all at the same time!

Ten percent of each sale will be donated to support breast cancer research through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. That's nearly $7.00 per scarf!

One of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope. Each year during Daffodil Days, fresh daffodils are available to purchase worldwide, either in memory of a loved one, to celebrate a cancer survivor or to promote the hope of a cancer-free future.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. The overall survival rate for all types of cancer is 65%. Today, there are approximately 10.1 million cancer survivors in the United States.

The giveaway will conclude October 25th.



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SoleMates

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Grass, Sidewalk Cracks and Cobblestone are no longer off-limits while wearing stilettos. Introducing SoleMates, the high heel saver that is only $9.95.



Flexible and discreet, the SoleMates High Heeler™ attaches easily to most stiletto and kitten heels. By increasing the surface area on the base of the heel, it reduces the pressure on this area and prevents the heel from sinking into grass or falling into cracks!

The patented design of the SoleMates High Heeler™ is mechanically engineered to fit snugly on most heels and yet the flexible material grips securely without damaging the heel or compromising the aesthetics of the shoe.

Save Time, Look Amazing

Thursday, October 08, 2009

By Alison Craig of 3 Impressions


Wouldn’t you love to grab something out of your closet every morning when you’re barely awake, and know you’ll go out looking amazing? Alison Craig of 3 Impressions does makeovers of both personal image and office design, and she also teaches us how to put your wardrobe together so ingeniously that all the planning is done, and you just grab one of your fabulous outfits and go.

First, edit your wardrobe so that your closet only holds items that you use at least once every six months. This minimizes those “My closet is full, but I have nothing to wear” moments.



Next make your closet Idiot Proof! Do what your little girls do: invite a girlfriend over, have some fun, and play dress-up. Take your existing clothes and accessories, and spend a few hours to mix and match them into wonderful outfits. Take photos and notes of all the combinations.

I teach people to create an Idiot-Proof Guide so that when you barely have time to change out of your PJs in your rush to work, you will look as amazingly sharp and refined as any day when you had more time. You did think about what to wear; you just thought about it well in advance.

That advance planning will make every following day of your life less stressful. Less stress and look amazing every day. Who wouldn’t want that?

Review and Giveaway: Green is Black

Monday, October 05, 2009







Thieves' asymmetrical skirt has an invisible side zipper, adjustable suspenders, great front and back vertical stitch detailing and a flattering fit. 45% hemp, 40% wool, 15% lyocell; lining: 60% hemp, 40% silk. Made in Toronto, Canada. Sweatshop free.

One winner will receive a Mini Oblesk (a $230 value).

Note: Since this skirt is a specific fit, the winner must not mind bantering back and forth with the sponsor in order to get a true size.

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The Lav & Kush Ruffle Dress (Was $145.00 Now $108.75) is quite snug and fits me perfectly. It also has to be one of the most comfortable dresses that I own, and believe me, I own a plethora of dresses. Ruffles go around entire neckline forming a v in front and in back. Centre gathering hides a multitude of sins. The ruffled hem converges in a front slit. The material is very lightweight and soft. With it's fun and flirty style, this dress is perfect for a date. Your date sure wouldn't have any trouble remembering your name, picking up the phone and calling you afterwards.

Note:
This dress appears as a cobalt blue in the picture, but it is a beautiful shade of night blue once you see it.

The giveaway will conclude October 20th.



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The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Review: La Mer Collections Watch

La Mer was established in 2001 when Martine rummaged through her jewelry drawer and could not find a simple, stylish and feminine watch to wear. Combining her passion for design, love of quality materials and simple beauty, La Mer Collections was born. Inspiration is drawn from her journeys: South Africa’s colorful markets, Bali’s lush flowers, Italy’s gorgeous leathers and Thailand’s clear blue ocean. Each season La Mer’s color palette is chosen from these bright and colorful experiences. La Mer Collections’ focus is on classic watch faces designed exclusively by Martine Ilana, paired with beautiful leather straps.



La Mer Collections has an array of eye catching watches that are unique and exquisite. Therefore, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review the Black Patent Layer Wrap Watch with Silver Studs ($96). The leather is extra soft, and the watch fits my wrist perfectly. I highly recommend this particular style if you're looking for a watch to make a bold fashion statement and don't mind being lavished with compliments! Click here to view other chain/charm wrap styles. You can be rest assured that you will not find anyone in the near vicinity wearing a watch cool as yours!

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Guest Blog Post: New York Fashion Week Spring 2010 Accessories

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Dana Levy of Dana Rebecca Designs

After the dark, somber designs from Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Fall 2009. I, like most consumers, was ready for splashes of color for spring 2010. Fortunately, the spring 2010 forecast calls for plenty of vibrant colors - think corals, violets, rich blues and greens.

One of my favorite resources for color trends is Pantone Fashion Color Reports. They create these reports for New York Fashion Week, interviewing top designers about the major colors they are incorporating into their collections. But don't expect these colors to only be popular in the fashion world. Accessories, like fashion, will certainly follow a similar report. Don't be afraid to experiment with these colors in all areas of your wardrobe for spring 2010.

Unlike some seasons, these colors are easy to mix and match. Play around with various color combinations, layering the shades to create sophisticated, fashion forward looks. Many accessory designers will be offering styles in these colors. For my collection, Dana Rebecca Designs, shoppers will find a mix of colorful diamond and gemstone jewelry the fit each hue in the report. To view the entire collection, visit the collection at
http://www.danarebeccadesigns.com.



Lisa for LOFT Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet



Already a favorite of celebrities including Taylor Swift, Emmanuelle Chriqui of Entourage, Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford and Audrina Patridge of The Hills, the Lisa for LOFT limited-edition bracelet benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation arrives in LOFT stores nationwide and LOFTonline.com today.

Worn alone or layered with others for dramatic effect, the bracelet offers a chic alternative to the conventional cause-supporting pin -- a stylish way for fashionistas to “think pink” in support of a prominent issue effecting women everywhere.

Despite its designer pedigree, the bracelet’s retail price of $24.50 remains true to LOFT’s spirit of providing on-trend items at unexpected prices. Five dollars of the proceeds from each bracelet sold will be donated directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a charity dedicated to providing critical funding for research at medical centers worldwide and increasing public awareness about good breast health in order to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer.

The bracelet is available for purchase from October 1 - 31, offering shoppers another compelling reason to Live.Love.LOFT.
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