Friday, February 27, 2009

Dorothy Lee Sample Sale: March 8-11

LA-based designer Dorothy Lee is having a sale as the discounts are amazing and the clothes - fabulous.

what: Fall/Winter and Resort 2008 - Up to 75% off retail prices
when: Online: Sunday, March 08th 12:00 PM (Noon) – Wednesday, March 11th 12:00 PM (Noon)
where: online:
what: Silk Cashmere Cardigan w. Ruffle Panel in Electric Blue/Light Heathered Gray – Retail $216, at Sale $70; Crepe de Chine Tuxedo Tank Dress w. Tie in Cream/Black – Retail $290, at Sale $75; Black Wool Broadcloth Cropped Jacket w. Knit Sleeves – Retail $378, at Sale $105

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oscars 2009: Brad Pitt + Other Boys (some with girls)

So I don't even know who a couple of the young bucks in my pictorial even are, but almost everyone was strutting basic black tie. Except for sir Mickey Rourke, who looks more than a little bit worse for the wear, but who also had a pretty cool suit on. I read it was Jean Paul Gaultier and he wore it well, especially in contrast to the spandex he squeezed into for his nominated role in The Wrestler.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oscars Fashion: Regular, Unfamous Women

Amidst the celebs were hundreds of regular people, all traipsing down the red carpet. Here are three examples of such private citizens, donning their Sunday best...or worst?

On top you will note the lady with the oven mitts for sleeves. Or perhaps she's a modern-day Alice in Wonderland. Actually, she looked quite nice, it was just those sleeves that I couldn't turn away from, like a car accident.

I'm not sure who the girl in the next two photos was, she was obviously there working for someone, but I noticed that she looked better than all the other laypeople on the carpet. I really liked her dress, twas my kind of get-up. I wonder who she was wearing.

Then, for the grand finale, the final three photos of the lady with the dress of unknown description. Like an 80's collage umbrella...and that's all I have to say about that.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Oscars 2009: Ladies

So it pretty much seemed like a night of white(ish) and red dresses, with a few silver and purplish thrown in. I kind of miss Cher...or Bjork.

Actually the best and the worst dresses (according to me) weren't worn by the stars...those tomorrow!

Oscars 2009: Branjelina

Just because...Yes, I took this photo! More on the Oscars this week...(I just got back!). xoxox

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bellino Sample Sale: March 1-4

March 1st thru March 4th, 10am to 6pm
Sheets, Duvets, Towels and More
230 5th Ave, Main Lobby
(27th Street)
For additional information: Call 212-920-1211
All sales or credit card.
No children or strollers.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Limelight is Lounge

I wasn't aware of this, but it doesn't sound good. Especially in the space where Michael Alig reigned and I saw Fear play in the 90s.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Yes, I am on a tear today. I went to DSW this weekend, and perhaps it's down to a weird fashion time of year, but the inventory SUCKED. But the last time I went there I thought it sucked too. So I am wondering if they have turned into DSucksW. Half the shoes are Blowfish...Blowfish? What the hell kind of shoes are those? Well just go look at them, and you will see they are crap. What happened to the Cole Haans and Kenneth Coles? Not that they are the height of shoe fashion, but at least they are in the ball park. OH! And even better, I did spy a pair of Frye boots in black and brown and the price was NOT MARKED DOWN AT ALL. They cost $345 -- Retail! And their sneaker selection stinks too. I will go back one more time in the new season, and if they don't impress me, I think I will have to banish them to Marty's Shoe Warehouse land.

Gilt Groupe & InStyle Join Forces

This is so not interesting, but since I'm trying to entertain you go:

Gilt Groupe*, Inc. and InStyle today launched a partnership offering millions of savvy consumers exclusive access to sales previews - an online first, available only at This is the first fashion magazine partnership for Gilt. now features a Designer Sales shopping area, powered by Gilt Groupe. Exclusive previews of future sales are now available up to a week in advance on will offer Gilt Groupe members real-time links to sales as well as weekly special offers, which could include monies off, percentage off purchase or free shipping.

*Gilt Groupe ( provides access, by invitation only, to Men’s, Women’s and Children’s coveted fashion and luxury brands at prices up to 70% off retail. Each sale lasts 36 hours and features hand selected styles from a single designer.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Recession? Not at Housing Works...

While retailers across America are going out of business or closing hundreds of locations, NYC's very own Housing Works is opening NEW locations and adding new events regularly. Perhaps it is good karma? Two exciting events:

1. Housing Works Opening in Tribeca
Housing Works Thrift Shops will open a new location in Tribeca at 72 Warren St. (between West Broadway and Greenwich St.). The Tribeca location will be open for business starting Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Store hours are 11am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5pm on Sundays.
The store will offer the same selection of secondhand furniture, artwork, clothing, housewares, accessories and books for which Housing Works Thrift Shops are famous. The store will also serve as a donations point for area residents.
A party featuring celebrity auction items and first peek at the store’s sought-after Spring Preview merchandise will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 1pm to 4pm.

2. editor Leslie Price hosts a sale of the coolest party clothes
Once a month, a prominent fashion editor will choose a fashion theme and serve as the host of a party and sale dedicated to that theme. And it’s all for a good cause: All Housing Works profits go toward Housing Works’ services for homeless and low-income people living with AIDS.
The new series will launch on Thursday, February 19, with a party and sale at our 17th St. store (143 17th St) from 6 to 9pm dedicated to chic party clothes and hosted by Senior Editor Leslie Price. (Housing Works members get in an hour early! Join today.) One of the featured items includes a vintage chiffon shell with gold sparkles, $20, and gold Lurex mock turtleneck dress by Alexia Admor, $50 (pictured above)
Leslie Price was part of the team that created in 2007. The site has become one of the best online fashion and shopping destinations (and more importantly, it links to GSNYC!).

ABOUT HOUSING WORKS: Housing Works is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States, as well as the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization. Since 1990, they have provided lifesaving services, such as housing, medical and mental health care, meals, job training, drug treatment and HIV prevention education, to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Another President's Day Sale I Can't Go To

OK, I am being so dramatic. Maybe I can't go to this or other sales ON President's Day, but I can certainly go the weekend before. I guess I'm projecting.

So they tell me that there's a HUGE sale at Neiman Marcus Last Call stores, now through March 2nd, featuring:
***20% off women's contemporary and career apparel
**Most women's shoes 20% off, 30% to 50% OFF selected brands of women's shoes
**20% to 40% off selected handbags
**20% off selected Men's Sportswear and Furnishings
**40% OFF selected luggage
**30% off Children's Department
**20% to 50% off furniture

One of Several Presidents' Day Sales: Club Monaco

Yes, while I'm working at my day job on Monday, I hope that you all enjoy yourselves shopping! :(

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Private Sale: Calypso St. Barth, Feb. 13-16

I can't keep a secret....There's a private sale at Calypso Upstairs (815 Madison Avenue @68th st., 5th Fl.) February 13-16, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Special discounts on selected fall & cruise merchandise.

ANNA: 20-50% Off Sale, Feb. 12-22

The sale at ANNA starts TODAY. Get down there girls and buy things! (150 E. 3rd St. near Ave. A.)