Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Labels slashed 80%

Okay, I'm sure by now you are seeing a pattern: we are all looking for labels on the cheap due to this annoying credit crunch. Gas prices are high, and the cost of living has gone up so high, Ive even had to give up my favourite daily splurge latte in the hopes of keeping my closet thriving. Well, who knew all I would have to do is travel on the tube to Islington, where the longest running sample sale has just moved, the designer warehouse sale.

Stock is said to be replenished daily, and the promise is to deliver designer goods for about 80% less than the retail price. To be honest, I love going to places like this because unlike the usual stroll around department stores, you never know what little gems you will find- and the likelihood of someone else wearing the same thing at a cocktail party is slim to none.

Ive already devoted my Thursday to scoping out the new bigger and better warehouse.

More info can be found at the Designer Warehouse website

Ps, have any of you already been?

This Sunday, you must go to the fashion fair!

Anita's Vintage Fashion Fair is one of those events that turn weekends into power searching for the perfect £5 dress. Of course, if you love rummaging through racks and racks of clothing, you may find yourself with treasures by the names of Chanel, YSL, or Biba. The fair promises to range from eighteenth century costume to 70s maxi dresses (perfect summer '08 staple btw)

See you there.

Anita's Vintage Fashion Fair
Battersea Arts Centre
Grand Hall
Lavender Hill
Sunday 9:30a-4:30pm

If any of you go, please email me, Id love to know what you've found!

Monday, June 09, 2008

The best thing about the credit crunch

Ms. Liz Jones over at the Daily Mail is reporting that summer sales in London will be huge this year. With the first week marking at least 40% off retail price, and because of the poor sales this fiscal year, there will be more merchandise for the offering! And its not just the leftovers; Alia gowns, Chloe clutches, Dries van Noten elegant printed dresses, Missoni jewelry, and those covetable Lanvin heels. Sales expected to begin the last week of June. Ill post the exact date when its known. Save those paychecks, its going to be a very discounted summer!

Go Buy Now: Alexander Wang for Uniqlo

Our favourite rapidly growing high street shop, Uniqlo, has made this girl very happy with the line by Alexander Wang now in stores. Staying true to his sexy-LA tough girl style aesthetic, the collection includes silky lightweight dresses and jumpsuits, all in shades of gray, white, and black. Go to Uniqlo.com for more info, and location details.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Review: best of the CFDA's

Victoria Beckham and Naomi Cambell

Nicole Richie

Ashley Olsen

In honor of YSL's recent passing, women attending the CFDA's on Monday night decided to wear clothing inspired by, or designed by Mr. Laurent.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Look of the day: Ashley Olsen

NYC, on her way to a pre-CFDA party.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

SATC dress fiasco

Sarah Jessica Parker was promised that the dress she wore (Nina Ricci) for the New York premiere of Sex and the City had never been worn before...! She was lied to! And speaking out too.

The dress has been worn previously by Lauren Santo Domingo with Oliver as her date to the Met Gala earlier this year:

She is not taking it lying down, either. She says to the NY times:

“In the big picture, this is not important, but there is a relationship between the entertainment industry and fashion. We’ve watched sales dwindle and we’ve watched people be less inclined to spend money on clothes.”

To Parker, these are reasons for companies to take particular care with their relationships. “Look, my affection for the dress hasn’t changed,” she said, “but what they did was so short-sighted. It’s just unethical and disappointing that they would allow the dress to be worn again.”

Parker says she remarked to Theyskens during the fitting that she was surprised the dress hadn’t been worn before. He assured her it hadn’t.

“He didn’t say, ‘Well, actually I just escorted Lauren down the red carpet at the Met.’ ” said Parker, adding, “I just wish it had been handled differently and they had been straight about it.”

Normally, a dress worn twice is not such a big deal for red carpets, but as SATC is all about the fashion, we would have expected a one of a kind for Ms. Parker.