Articles by Gina Marinelli
Editor, Glam Damn It
For the past several months, bed bugs have had New Yorkers throwing out furniture, avoiding movie theaters and even questioning the subway commute. Now they seem to have gone after the most famous velour sweatsuits in the world.
Juicy Couture CEO, Edgar Huber, announced yesterday that bed bugs were discovered at the Fifth Avenue location. The mega-sized, girly fashion flagship store, and largest Juice Couture store in the country, will be temporarily closed to exterminate.
MAC, one of our all-time favorite makeup moguls, has collaborated with another leading name in a very different industry. Marcel Wanders, the Dutch industrial designer whose work has graced homes, museums and magazine spreads alike, has helped create a MAC collection that is as pretty inside as it is out.
His designs are known for a "classicism-meets-futurism" approach, the MAC site states. In addition, the cosmetic colors are reportedly inspired by the paintings of Johannes Vermeer, and designs evoke "a sense of love in the product."
Shopping online can be much like those Bing.com commercials we have all seen. Your search for a python clutch may have you browsing National Geographic, rather than the likes of Michael Kors or Rebecca Minkoff. But thanks to Google, the mother of all search engines, this issue may be solved. Google has just launched a new e-commerce site that puts the fashion you love at your fingertips.
Ideally, we would all love to flourish our loved ones with extravagant gifts during the holidays. But let's get real: we're broke. Hand-made trinkets and home-made treats are great if you have the time and the talent, but again, this may not be a reality. For many of us who are working with limited funds this holiday season, there are still plenty of stylish options.
It's only November, so there's plenty of Fall styles to be enjoyed. Head over to the MK2K/213 Industry (2301 E.7th Street #F-105) this Friday and Saturday for their last sample sale of the year. It's your last chance to score Autumn essentials, festive frocks for the holidays and start checking off your list of presents to buy. Both brands, M2K and 213 Industry, will be offering up to 80% off their most popular fashions and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Don't miss out on all the fun. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days and all shoppers will be treated with afternoon refreshments and sweets. What's not to love?
“Basic Bitches" are a hot new friendship bracelet. No, not the kind that you made in camp or twisted together with colored yarn- it’s part of a glammed-up line of demin bracelets created by co-designers and best friends, Stephanie Hroncic and Kim Brady of KB.LuSH.
The B.F.F.s had been using denim hems as bracelets for years, wrapping the extra material around their wrists and mixing them with bangles and other bracelets. With so many compliments on their unique personal style, they branched out their business. “We started making jewelry out of recycled denim that we had along with fabric trims, buttons and other vintage, unique pieces of jewelry or brooches that we had laying around our house,” says Stephanie.
No, it's not too early to get a jump start on holiday shopping, especially when it comes to a sample sale.
Starting this Friday, November 4th, the California Market Center presents a Holiday Sample Sale that will repeat every Friday between now and December 17th. That's seven chances to score designer duds at below-retail prices.
As part of a new Facebook API location feature, announced today by Mr. Zuckerberg himself, Gap will be giving away lots of free loot.
The new application will allow shoppers to "check in" at a Gap location (on a certain date, yet to be disclosed) and as a thank you, the first 10,000 checked-in shoppers will be rewarded with a free pair of Gap jeans. After the first 10,000, the remaining shoppers to check in will receive 40% off a pair of jeans. The new Facebook feature will be similar to Foursquare, which also doles out promotions. However, with the coming launch of this new feature, scoring a great deal at your favorite retailer may just be a click away.
This month marks Perry Ellis' 30th Anniversary, and the trademark brand is celebrating by treating their customers! It's the guys' turn to go on a shopping spree and invest in some key wardrobe essentials-- or at least a chance to buy the men in your life some early holiday presents.
Since 1980, Perry Ellis has provided classic styles for the modern man. Now in the modern age of digital and social media, the company is connecting to their customers through their website, Facebook fan page and Twitter to spread the word about daily giveaways and flash sales. Register for your chance to win selected Perry products, from sportswear and underwear, to accessories and fragrances.
It's only a few short days into November, but don't hesitate to take advantage of the month-long festivities and exclusive savings on the Fall 2010 and Holiday collections.
It may be the accessory of choice for superheros, but this Fall/Winter the cape is the super chic and versatile item in your wardrobe. From classic, elegant draping, to comfortable, casual knits, a cape is a great alternative for outerwear that adds a little flair. This season, designers are even incorporating trends such as military-inspired tailoring, Fair Isle patterns and chunky cable-knits. And if you find yourself hesitant to go a traditional cape silhouette, companies such as Zara, Nasty Gal and ASOS offer some more moderate, modern options.