Sunday, February 20, 2011

London Fashion Week Goes Digital

Since the economic downturn  began (say 2008), my beloved trips across the pond to the UK have been sadly curtailed.  I miss my annual jaunts to London, Edinburgh, and Dublin more than I can say.  The only thing that provides solace is the Internet, which now allows me to view London Fashion Week online from my front row seat in Los Angeles.  That means you can also watch some of Britain's best designers' runway shows with a good Internet connection.  To see the entire schedule of shows, simply go to www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/digitalschedule.  Remember to use World Clock on the Internet to put the UK show times into your local time. The website will also feature videos made by members of the fashion community.


Click here to watch the Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2011 from London Fashion Week Feb. 21st at 4 pm UK time, 11:00 am EST,. 8 am PST on The Recessionista Blog.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Irina Shabayeva's Macy's INC collection arrives in stores

Click here to shop the INC Collection by Irina Shabayeva

Project Runway season six winning designer Irina Shabayeva's INC collection arrives in Macy's stores today. Look for it in the INC collection. There are some lovely, but very form fitting cocktail dresses and embellished tops.  Some of the collection is on sale with coupon code PRESIDENT via Macys.com for President's Day.  Check Macys.com for details.

Click here to read a review of the collection on our sister site, The Recessionista Blog.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Raise Your Consciousness with H&M's Environmentally Conscious Collection for Spring

Pictured: H&M's SAG worthy white hot gown.
If you like the clean look of white for spring, but don't want to invest in couture, checkout H&M's new white album , known as the Conscious Collection.  Here's a Red Carpet worthy long white dress from the Conscious Collection in recycled polyester , priced at £34.99 and $56.45.

The collection which is for women, men and children and is made from environmentally - adapted and greener materials such as organic cotton, Tencel® and recycled polyester. H&M’s designers have been inspired by different shades of white.  Ironically, the H&M designers for Conscious seem to think that white is one of the most important colors this Spring.  The entire collection has a a minimalist, tailored look is combined with romantic lace, Broderie Anglaise, frills and draping.


H&M's sustainable Conscious Collection features some white hot looks.
Look for the Conscious Collection  on sale in all H&M stores on April 14th. It is planned that the collection will be an H&M staple, that will be updated every season. What the Garden Collection was to color, Conscious is to white.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Perfect Valentine's Gift: A Yummi Glass Heart

When selecting a good piece of jewelry, I always recommend that you look for a simple, classic piece of jewelry that will sparkle and become a focal point.  The Yummi Glass Murano Glass Heart rimmed with 24k gold is just such a piece. These hearts are pricey at retailers and boutiques like Henri Bendel in New York and Fred Segal in Los Angeles.  But, in honor of Valentine's Day, Yummi Glass designer Allison Overbeke is offering readers of The Recessionista a special deal.  You can receive 20% off a Yummi Glass heart of any size or color when you use the code HEART at checkout.  This offer is good until Feb. 14, 2011. You might want to tell someone to get you a heart for Valentine's Day.:)  You'll notice that Yummi Glass is featured in the Victoria's Secret catalogue this month, along with the Valentine's lingerie (pictured above along side the heart pendants.)