Saturday, October 31, 2009

Madeline Weinrib Won Me over

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Madeline Weinrib makes beautiful things for the home and for the girl.

At ABC Carpet & Home, 881 Broadway on the Lower Level, there is a sample sale until November 1st. Her carpets, pillows and accessories are 40% to 70% off.

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am until 7:00 pm
Sunday, 11:00 am until 6:30 pm

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Derek Lam Dress Search Update

Kenneth Cole Dress, $179

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One of my readers, Barbara, suggests Kenneth Cole's dress as an alternative to "the Derek Lam Dress". In the image above, the dress appears to have a lot going for it, but because the dress is relatively inexpensive, the feel and durability of the fabric need to be inspected in person. I would also examine the neckline and shoulders carefully to make sure they fit properly and don't look cheap.

Happy shopping, and thanks Barbara!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ScarJo has Skills

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We have known for a long time that Scarlett Johansson is a talented actress, looks great in whatever she wears, but her singing skazizzles are off the charts.

Check it.
KromStyle subscribers click on "KromStyle" or "ScarJo has Skills" to view the video.

Don't I always deliver?

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wanted: Derek Lam Dress from Fall 2009

Nina called, and said, "I NEED a less expensive version of Derek Lam's ruched dress."

I said, "No problem, let me see what I can find."

Dress in Question
Derek Lam Runway, Fall 2009

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Possible Alternatives
Rick Owens Lilies, $555 and Diane Von Furstenberg, $400

I'm still keeping my eyes open for more look-a-likes because Derek's dress has the right combination of curve maximization and flaw minimization.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

EM & Co, My New Favorite LA Shop (Plus They're Having a Great Sale)

EM & Co, a West 3rd Street boutique, supplies fashion-conscious shoppers (like me and my peeps) with a well-orchestrated mix of fashions from world-class designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Iodice, Stella McCartney, JC de Castelbajac and Beatrez, as well as innovative styles from emerging L.A. talent. EM & Co is an active supporter of local talent, hosting monthly art exhibits and other fun events featuring local artists and designers. Check it all out at

Necklace Worn as Jacket

SuperFabulous Lisa Soltis Leather Bib Necklace, $195

EM & Co is having a 4th Anniversary Sale
Saturday and Sunday, October 17th and 18th
20% off all clothing throughout the store, including all sale items
15% off all accessories throughout the store
Stop in for some champagne, and some great deals...

Shop early for the best selection!

Look what I got there when I was in LA!

Beatrez Pink Dress Front and Back Views

The Only Jeans I Deem Worthy of Their Full Price
These jeans are made in Italy of Japanese denim and designed by Michiko Koshino. They also look amazing with my pink dress.

Front Pocket Detail

Back Pocket Detail and Hem Detail
EM & Co's Vitals

7940 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-8155
Hours: 11 am until 7 pm, Extended hours on Thursday

You definitely would find me there, if I were in LA.

Last word on Em & Co.
The owner of Em & Co, Eveline Morel, is delightful and has great taste. She really is able to hone in on your individual style, and makes excellent recommendations. Her Manager, Indra Patel, is very helpful and lovely as well. Shopping there was like spending an afternoon with your g-friends.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wink Warehouse Sale

Up to 80% off

October 15th through October 17th

188 Columbus Avenue

If you're not in NYC
15% off Online
with the code
at Checkout through October 18th

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Short Changed

Not Their Best Looks

Why look like this?

When you can look like this.

This is pretty much the only exception to the "Shun Shorts" rule.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Michelle Obama: Wins-Losses-Ties

Michelle's Best Look
(Color, Jewelry, Fit perfectly compliment each other and Michelle.)

Full Silhouette

The color, pattern and shape of this dress are very flattering. Michelle should choose more clothes that float away from the body.

Here pattern and scale work for her.

Close-up View

Again, pattern and scale working to wonderful effect.

This shape is great for Mrs. O. Again, the bottom half of the dress flows away from the body.

Looking Good, Looking Casual

Way too much going on here. Tribal, romantic, preppy, dainty, tough: We have a lot of choices, but we have to make decisions.

Not the right cut for the first lady.

Overall, I like the concept of this outfit. The pattern, color and shape are sensational, but upon further inspection a not so complimentary thing is happening at the waist. The spreading of a top underneath a belt makes one look heavy.

Further Inspection

A negative or large feature should not be accentuated. The feathery detail is not doing Mrs. Obama any favors.

The fit or cut of the trousers is very unflattering. A looser or more fluid style would be better.

The scale of the pattern and fit of the dress work against her.

In Banana Republic's windows, they are styling the mannequins with sweaters, tops and belts worn this way. Just because a famous person does something doesn't make it any less scary.

I just don't get this.

Very Standard for Mrs. O, but I do like the drape detail at her waist.

Cute dress, but the sweater and jewelry do not need to match. Too Garanimals!

Not a bad look for Michelle, but the pleats at the waistline coupled with the narrowing of the dress towards the hemline produce an unflattering, puffy effect at her mid-section.

Side Views

Great dress, but the necklace is all wrong, in scale and length.

Krom's recommendations:

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A Bit Bridesmaid or Prom

Photos courtesy of Yahoo! News

Michelle's record: 7-8-5

We'll have to see how she does next season.

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