Sunday, April 25, 2010

Target Designers...My Drug

So, I have a problem. Ever since Target started selling cheap designer lines, I've been going a bit nuts. Today I went, as a break from writing my thesis, and bought these two items (among other things). The top one is a straw fedora ($16.99) made by Eugenia Kim's Target line. It's adorable, especially since I've been looking for the perfect straw hat.

In addition, it's no secret that today was the launch date of Zac Posen's target line. Let me tell you, the racks were bare. Fortunately, I found this adorable skirt ($49.99)...believe me...the photo below doesn't do it justice. It's fantastic.

Target really needs to stop making such cute stuff. How am I suppose to save money?!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Like" Levi's?

I visited my favorite people at Levi Strauss and Co. today. After telling me they loved my review of their press preview, they added me to their contact list for press releases and what not.

Now, when you shop online at you can connect with Facebook to make it easier for you to shop. By pressing the "Like" button, you can show your other friends on Facebook which pair you are considering, and they can give you their feed back. According to Jodi Bricker, Vice President of Digital for Levi’s® Americas said, “We’re creating a new social shopping experience that will change the way people shop online and, frankly, make buying jeans more fun. We’re excited to pioneer this new technology and help our loyal fans connect with our brand and share their favorite Levi’s® products with friends.” Watch the video explains it all!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Designer Dosage: Kate and Laura Mulleavy

Name:Kate and Laura Mulleavy

Date of Birth: February 11, 1979 (Kate) and August 31, 1980 (Laura)

Hometown: Pasadena, CA.

Brand: Rodarte

Career: Kate and Laura received liberal arts degrees from the University of California, Berkley in 2001. Kate studied art history with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Laura focused her studies in literature and on the Modern novel. After graduating, the
sisters returned to Pasadena where they launched Rodarte. Today their line is in over 40 of the world's premiere retailers including Barneys, Begdorfs, and Nordstroms, to name a few. Their works have been on the over 20 magazine covers, including Vogue.

Fav's From Rodarte Fall 2010:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fun and Fabulous Purchases

So I went a little nuts today. For the first time in a while (and by a while I mean maybe 2 weeks) I went to Target. It was no mistake that I went on the day that Cynthia Vincent's shoe line came out in Target stores everywhere. I picked up this ADORABLE pair of wedges for a mere $29.99.
Prior to this find, I found an adorable floral dress ($21.99) and matching cardigan ($14.99).
As I though I was finishing up, I mistakenly went over to the DVD section where I saw that they had seasons 1 and 2 of The Rachel Zoe Project for a total of $29.99. I snached them up without a moment's notice. (I am currently reliving through season one, when they had the flood in the showroom, as we speak!)
After I divided and conquered Target I ran over to Barnes and Noble and picked up this month's W, in addition to UK's Harper's Bazaar and Elle. I also got 2 novels, a series about a girl trying to become famous as a model.
So today I racked up a pretty little bill. But I must say, it was a blast.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Carrie Diaries: PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!

Coming out on April 27 is Candace Bushnell's newest book depicting the life of Carrie Bradshaw's life before Sex and the City. It supposedly takes place in high school where Carrie "did not follow the crowd, she led it." So exciting! I just pre-odered my copy at You should do the same!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brooks Brothers College Line

So I was just walking from class to my dorm room when I saw that there were photographers and models standing in front of Cunard Hall, the academic building which holds our registrar. I asked one of the photographers what it was for and he told me that it was for the Brooks Brothers catalog. He said that they are making a college line which I believe he said would come out in the fall (I am not sure though.) Of what I could see, the line look adorable. Paid skirts, blazers...obviously very preppy. The image fits well with our campus (although no one is really that preppy here.) I'm very interested in seeing this catalog when it comes out!

Main Hall of Wagner College

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Trends Du Jour: Military Inspired

From left to right: Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier, Balmain, and Chloe.

Who doesn't love a good military inspired ensemble? It just shows how we women shouldn't be messed with. Be a soldier of style, ladies.

For a similar look to the ones above, perhaps check out J Crew.
Surplus Shirt Jacket: $78.00 at J Crew

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Designer Dosage: Matthew Williamson

Name: Matthew Williamson

Date of birth: 10-23-1971

Hometown: Manchester, England

Brand: Matthew Williamson

Claim to Fame: According to "Making bright young things for bright young things."

Quote: "I don't follow trends. If anything, I think its my job to create trends."

Career: At 18 years old Williamson moved to London to attend Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, and graduated in 1994. He started his fashion career with two years of experience with Georgina Von Etzdorf, Marni, and Monsoon. In 1996, after his beaded bags and scarves had caught the attention of Kate, Helena and Amber, Williamson launched his own clothes label with business partner Joseph Velosa. Kate, Helena and Jade Jagger later agreed to model in his London Fashion Week debut show, called "Electric Angels."

In 2005, he launched his own perfume range. In 2006, Williamson took over as creative director for Pucci.

Favs from Matthew Williamson Fall 2010 RTW:

Unpaid Internships- Necessary For Your Career

Reel internships are NOTHING like you see on TV...but they are still totally worth it!

So, everyone's been talking about the New York Times' article about how unpaid internships may be illegal. Here's my opinion on the matter:

I have had 3 unpaid internships (if you include one that gave me a stipend of $12 per day for food and transportation) and I think they are worth all the time and effort you put into them. Yes, you do a fair amount of grunt work, ie. running errands, making photo copies, getting coffee, however you learn so much more than you would otherwise. You see first hand the chain of command on how the business you aspire to work for runs. I got to do things I never dreamed I would be able to do at my age, like going to photo shoots, or running around Manhattan to find a pair of Levi's for Anna Wintour (no joke!).

These experiences, even if they aren't glamorous, are worth way more than if you were getting paid. The only thing, though, is make sure you're doing this while you are in school. Otherwise, you will need an income. But internships are the best way to get your foot in the door. I swear by them.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Levi's 2010 Press Preview

As many of you may know, my first internship (and first start) in the fashion industry was at Levi's. So, it's understandable that I have a soft spot in my heart for anything Levi's.

Wednesday, March 31, Levi's held their 2010 press preview for fall at the Hosfelt Gallery. They had live models on podiums wearing the newest looks so they could interact with editors. Might I say, it looks fantastic?