Back in 2001, Doo-Ri Chung created her namesake brand and after much success over the past decade, has decided to step down from her position at the fashion house. Though we have little details on the matter as of now, according to WWD, there is a possibility of selling the firm while members of the Tharanco Group, owners of the Doo.Ri brand, evaluate new strategies for the fashion house.
Tis the season for the Little Black Dress. The LBD is great for those holiday parties since it hides the chips and salsa you just ate and the cocktails you are about to consume. No one should start a new party season without at least one new Little Black Dress. Here are some great LBDs for every budget.
Throngs of people, bubbly popped and flowing, plastic swiped left and right--sound familiar? It should if you witnessed last night’s beautiful madness, and judging by the sheer amount of style conscious consumers, we are betting you did. With so many exciting events to choose from and industry celebrities to spot, we cursed the laws of physics for limiting our corporeal forms to only one place at a time! Here were our picks for the hottest spots of the night.
A top priority on our list, Manolo Blahnik was our first stop, and we were not the only ones with the idea! Shoe lovers and Sex in the City fans alike (who are we kidding, they are one and the same) lined the block all the way to 6th avenue for a potential moment with Ms. Manolo herself, Sarah Jessica Parker. Fighting the paparazzi was not an easy feat to catch a glimpse of SJP as she arrived, looking as chic as ever (seriously, the woman drinks from the fountain of youth) in a leather, laser-cut frock by Prabal Gurung and white, pointed-toe Manolos, of course. Sarah Jessica sat in the back of the store graciously signing autographs and shoes from the collection she co-designed with Manolo Blahnik. We also spotted Andre Leon Talley at the event sporting his signature caftan. Inside the store, guests tried on as many Manolos as their hearts desired amidst offerings of hors d’oeuvres and champagne by Il Gattopardo.
Sugar, spice, and everything nice, that's what little girls are made of. That, and an infallible ability to fake anything. We've made faking it such a precise science that we can now effortlessly fake our hair colors, skin tones, bra sizes, and even one other thing we need not mention. Any true betch knows that to really get ahead, she's gotta fake it til she makes it. But, the age old question still lingers: how do we show off our amazing style and appease our affinity for extremely expensive designer duds when we're ballers on budgets?
Tomorrow, BHLDN is debuting their first online sale ever. In order to be part of their secret sale you must sign up for their email list by tonight! For 2 days you can shop their elegant dresses, jewelry, shoes and lingerie at majorly discounted prices!
Club Monaco Sample Sale- Ends tomorrow (Thursday, July 21st)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- Ends August 1st
Saks Consolidation Sale: Ends July 31st for women and August 14th for men
There's nothing new about Jimmy Choo's Spring 2010 'Zap' shoe. Aside from the casual price of $2,495, this show has already existed for quite some time. Just dust off your early '90s LA Gear Lights and quickly glance at the stripper talented dancer shoes sold at your local shopping mall. Though, if you aren't imaginative or simply have been living under a rock, you've probably - like everyone else - fallen in love with the shoes, curious to see how your strut would change in your very own pair. But first, we must list the things we've learned about the avant-garde stripper heels that may or may not influence your decision to whip out your AMEX:
- Firstly, the shoe is priced at $2,495. That's almost 73 pairs of dancer shoes you can purchase from bootycocktails.com at the same price. Of course, the LED light isn't included.
- Jimmy Choo stores in Manhattan are sold out of the shoe. There must be a ton of real housewives, socialites and young girls in debt dying to spice up their lives. And let's not forget about the ton of women who are on the waiting list - as if this was a Birkin bag or something. (Here's a little hint girls - hurry up and purchase them online at Saks before their last few pairs are gone!)
- The lights only last for 100 hours and cannot be replaced. So, if it doesn't look like your fascination with this early 90's concept is going anywhere soon, we suggest you dedicate more closet space to your new kicks and only whip them out for a few hours a year.
Breakfast and open showing of Kenneth Cole New York Holiday Collections. Kenneth Cole Productions, 603 West 50th Street, 1st Fl. showroom, NYC ( 9.30-11AM).
It’s no secret that fashion designers and department stores have been hit hard by the recession. Many smaller boutiques have been forced to close, while other shops are trying everything to stay open. Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce today the city’s proposal to help the fashion industry by throwing a party.
The plan is to throw a bash in order to stimulate retail. Bloomberg will be joined by the likes of Anna Wintour, (editor of American Vogue) designer Vera Wang, and Terry L. Lundgren, chairman of Macy’s.
This Christmas we were all excited when Saks had the longest and craziest 70% off sale in history. It was obvious from the ridiculous markdowns on practically everything in there that the store wasn’t doing too well in these bizarre times. Still, we had hope. Last week though it was announced that Saks had lost $99 million in the fourth quarter. Whoa. That means that most of the losses Saks had last year occurred despite those crazy sales (which, by the way, pissed off a lot of designers including CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg). Saks chairman Stephen I. Sadove made the following statement to address the rumors: