Friday, July 30, 2010

Color Blocking is Classic

Piet Mondrian made this painting in 1930. Today this image is iconic. Can this piece of art go out of style? A rhetorical question, but I think not.

In the August, 2010 issue of Harper's Bazaar, the Color Blocked is said to be "on the outs".

Store the Color Blocked?

However, two pages earlier, VIBRANT is touted, with many great examples of color blocking.

Color Blocking Available Fall, 2010

Color Blocked Handbag

Color Blocked Shoe

Color Blocking Online

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Classics are enduring, and cannot be touched by the vagaries or contradictions of the so-called "fashion elite".

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Real vs. Deal


Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-trimmed Bag

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Stella McCartney Canvas Tote Bag

Stella McCartney Chain Detail Hobo



Tory Burch Carson Chain Hobo

If you don't have an idea, imitating a brilliant person is a great way to go. Maybe imitating brilliant people is actually the idea.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Manolo Blahnik...The Sale

Starting Monday, July 19th
from the Spring/Summer Collection,
including some alligator

31 West 54th Street

Monday through Friday, 10:30 until 6:00
Saturday, 10:30 until 5:30
Sunday, noon until 5:00

The boutique will close from 2:00 until 3:00 to restock when necessary.

50% Savings and more. Better than a sample sale because someone will wait on you. If the pair you desire is not at least 60% off, check out Bergdorf's and Barneys where the Manolo's are 60% off.

You missed the first day, but you also missed the long lines. Checking this sale out is a little dangerous if you don't have money in the bank. I always find a pair that have my name written on them.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Buying Good is Doing Good

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It takes the women of the Wayuu tribe of Colombia and Venezuela up to a month to weave a susu woven bag, working eight hours a day, every day.

Buying the susus directly from the Wayuu Taya Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps improve the lives of Latin American indigenous communities while maintaining and respecting their traditions, culture and beliefs, seems like the most shrewd and socially aware thing to do. The proceeds from the sale of all the items in its online gift shop go to benefiting the Wayuu people. The bags are made at Shukumajaya, the foundation's women's center where women are educated on parenting and nutrition, family planning and hygiene. All bags are one-of-a-kind.

J. Crew sells the bags for $175 at its Madison Avenue store in Manhattan, 1035 Madison Avenue; SURevolution is selling the bags for $430 at its Bridgehampton shop, 2462 Main Street, 631. 613. 6565; the Wayuu Taya Foundation is selling the bags for $140. You do the math.

Receiving can be as beautiful as Giving.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Look SuperFab, Save SuperFably

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Something for Nothing? No, but something for much less? Yes!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Guy has to Go to Saks's Ninth Floor

On Fifth Avenue
Beginning Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Men's Consolidation Sale
So Big
Up to 60% off

The finest men's collections from Saks stores around the country have been gathered and consolidated for one extraordinary sale. Just take the express elevator to 9. The sale is also on, but the selection is always better in the store.

Barneys and Bergdorf's also have 2nd markdowns for the Guy.

Buy the things you need now.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Power to the People

50 to 85% Off Retail

Tops, Dresses, Denim, Footwear and more

Knits, Shirts, Suits, Denim, Footwear and more

Candles, Tabletop, Cookware, Small Appliances and more

Wednesday, July 7th through Sunday, July 11th, 2010
10:30 am until 7:00 pm
Sunday, 10:30 am until 6:00 pm
Inside Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue, between 15th and 16th Streets

7/14–7/16. Womenswear is up to 75 percent off at Vivienne Tam’s summer sale. The silk chiffon butterfly-print tunic is $150 (originally $375), the stretch netting kimono dress with a front embroidered butterfly is $190 (originally $420), and the silk charmeuse short sleeve zipper dress is $190 (originally $440). 260 West 39th Street, 11th floor; (212-840-6470); Wednesday (9 am until 8 pm), Thursday (10 am until 7pm), Friday (10 am until 6 pm).

Through 7/17. Menswear, womenswear, and accessories are up to 80 percent off at DDC Lab's Soho moving sale. 7 Mercer Street, near Canal Street; (212-226-8980); Monday through Saturday (11 am until 7 pm), Sunday (noon until 6 pm).

Through 7/18. All stores and all floors are on sale at ABC Carpet & Home's summer sale. Select modern furniture is 20 percent off, select pillows and throws are up to 75 percent off, and select jewelry is up to 40 percent off. 888 Broadway, near 19th Street; (212-473-3000); Monday through Friday (10 am until 8 pm), Saturday (10 am until 7 pm), Sunday (11 am until 6:30 pm).

7/21–7/22. Prices start at $70 at the Proenza Schouler resort and spring 2010 sample sale. 495 Broadway, near Broome Street, 8th floor; Wednesday and Thursday (9 am until 6 pm).

Through 8/1. Merchandise from Thakoon, Martin Margiela, and Alexander Wang is up to 80 percent off at Aloha Rag's summer sale. Thakoon cardigan jackets are $445 (originally $635), smoked tanks are $280 (originally $400), and bloomer jumpers are $525 (originally $750). 505 Greenwich Street, near Spring Street; (212-925-0882); Monday through Saturday (11 am until 7 pm), Sunday (noon until 6 pm).

talks. walks.

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