Luxury Hosiery at Vienne Milano

Thursday, February 14, 2013

VienneMilano's story is the story of a woman who followed her passion for fashion, travel and fine hosiery. It starts with Vienne Cheung's vision of bringing luxurious thigh highs Made In Italy to women in the USA. For years, Vienne traveled throughout Europe and Asia, always bringing back a lot of fashion accessories not directly available in the USA, such as fine Italian hosiery.

Frustrated by the inability to find a wide variety of luxury hosiery in the USA, Vienne decided to step up to the challenge: leave her comfortable but ultimately pointless corporate job, and put all her efforts into developing VienneMilano. A long period of intense work followed, but one year later, VienneMilano's first collection was born

In the past, I didn't have any luck at coming across any thigh-high stockings that held up well until I was recently introduced to the CLAUDIA Microfiber 50 Dark Brown Thigh High Stockings ($29.95). Luxurious hosiery at its finest, these stockings are well worth the price tag. Not only they hold up well, but they go for the "meow" factor without being over the top. They're also comfortable and feel luxuriously soft against the skin. The adhering silicone band is wide and pretty. The sizing meets my approval (5'3" ½, 140-145 lbs., size 8-10). You'll never want to take them off. They're that comfortable!

The CLAUDIA Microfiber 50 comes in five different colors: Black, Brown, Navy, Bordeaux, and Purple. It's recommended that you hand wash them only to extend the longevity.

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The "It" List - River Island Victoriana Spike and Friendship Bracelet Pack

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Victoriana Spike and Friendship Bracelet Pack ($26.31) has been made by River Island. The details include: a set of friendship bracelets with mixed deigns, beaded detailing, stud embellishments, drop charms and an easy slip on style.

California Chic: Glamour with Ease

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Trina’s Spring Collection finds you fabulously fashioned in crisp whites and cheerful color. Taking its inspiration from Surf & Racquet Clubs, you’ll find sturdy Jacquards, soft Ponte and fluid silks. Striking solids hold court for punchy prints in silhouettes from tailored to draped. This is sporty-chic meets simple elegance for Grand Slam style.

Berenice Dress, $328 | Billie Jean Dress, $348

Darshan Top, $198 | Indio 2 Dress, $228

Meryl Pant, $288 | Homage Trench, $295

Hero Hat, $168 | Fez Pant, $248

Avalanche Jumpsuit, $238 | Spence Jacket, $388

Thrifty Chick

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Long as I can remember, I have always had an insatiable love for fashion. As a little girl, I'd sift through the pages of fashion publications, such as Glamour (they have a great article on chic minimalist dresses under $100), dreaming of someday having some of the pieces that were adorned on their glossy pages.

Even then, I knew if you loved fashion that you had to pay its price. Thankfully, my mother instilled early on the value of the dollar. This is why I still love to scour the clearance racks, go to yard sales, and thrift stores. My best designer finds up-to-date has been my $400 ABS Allen Schwartz wedding dress that I bought for $15, which was an even more fantastic deal since it was just like new; Betsey Johnson cocktail dress for $10, and a Rachel Pally maxi dress for $3.

When I'm not scouring the racks for budget-friendly designer items, I love to enlist on the help of coupon sites to save at my favorite online stores and brands. I feel like why pay more when you can save using coupons?

The Charles Tie by The Life Tie Project

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Charles Tie by The Life Tie Project is fashionthropic with its dedication to both the charitable and the sartorial. With proceeds from its sales aiding in Hurricane Sandy relief, the Charles stands apart from The Life Tie Project's other philanthropic neckwear with its updated, skinny look. New York may recently have been the epicenter of disaster, but it is always the epicenter of fashion, and with that in mind they wear their Charles tie as a sign of support during New York's time of need and celebration of all that New York stands for. The Charles Tie is available for $98 at

Disclosure: I received an item in exchange for this feature.