Friday, May 29, 2009

Tim Gunn is Iron Man! Who Knew?

Marvel is releasing a comic mini-series called "Models Inc." that takes place at New York Fashion Week! "Millicent Collins (aka Millie the Model), Patsy Walker, also known as the superheroine Hellcat, and Mary Jane, the model-turned actress who is the sometimes wife of Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man" will team up to solve the murder of a "young set designer". Best of all, in the second issue Tim Gunn will don the Iron Man suit "to save a fashion exhibition from evildoers." Well, who better to save the world? The first issue will be on new stands August 26th. I can't wait! I love the idea of fashionistas everywhere meandering down to the local comic book store. How about you? Will you be reading Model's Inc?

Source: The New York Times

Bright Raincoats

Oh my, summer thunderstorms are out in full force!Time to rock a super bright raincoat - always a surefire way to make you smile!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Half Ripped Leggings

Half Ripped LeggingsI've seen a lot of ripped leggings lately, but these are just so artfully slashed! Buy at Manhattanite for $99

Mens Swimwear: Board Shorts vs Trunks

I've have always wondered what the difference between men's swim trunks and board shorts are. And by "always" I mean the last five minutes! Well, thanks to Google, I can now provide your inquiring minds with answers:

Boards Shorts:
Made for surfing. They're usually more durable, longer (about knee length), and have a velcro fly with laces to fit at the waist.

Swim Trunks:
Made for being in the water. They tend to be softer and flimsier, have mesh lining, can be a little shorter, and most have an elastic waist.

Really the differences are about the use, though board shorts have definitely gained in popularity as men's general swimwear. I blame the length, guys seem to shy away from showing their lower thighs for fear of looking effeminate / European. Which do you prefer?

Plus Sized Swimwear

I know I know, I'll be trying to get up posts for the rest of this week but it's gonna be tough, please excuse me!

So I went searching for some nice plus-sized bikinis and pretty much found zilch. I hate that there's such limited choices, but I have to admit that I don't know a single plus-sized lady who would be caught dead in a two piece. And tankinis don't count! Do you think it's a case of "if they build them, they will come" or is there just no market?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fashion Bloggers Rule

So my company is relaunching their brand this week and my entire day is a mess of all messytons! I'm so busy I have no idea when I'll be able to get new posts up, so I'm sending you off to some of my favorite fashion blogs to keep you entertained:

39th and Broadway

Clutch 22

The Coveted

Dream Sequins

Wendy Brandes

Ikat Print Cardigan

This wool, ikat looking cardigan just screams summer! Originally $285 at Tory Burch, it's currently on sale for $114, such an awesome deal!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rodolphe Menudier Heart Heels

The hearts on these shoes are so subtle that they would be perfect for Valentine's Day or plain adorable for any other day. Sadly, I think the only place you can get them is at the Rodolphe Menudier boutique in Paris. I am so jealous of Parisians.

Paintbrush Dirindle Skirt

Paintbrush Dirindle SkirtThis dirindle skirt by Vince has a great abstract brushprint! It's apart of Barney's current sale, just $139. But what is a "dirindle," do they mean dirndl?

OctoCuff

I had no idea Calypso had such cool jewelry! This octopus cuff is seriously covet-able, and it also comes in owl and stingray forms, all made from recycled metals! Buy for the sale price of $169.

Embroidered and Beaded Tunic

Embroidered and Beaded TunicIt may be cloudy out today, but I'm definitely in a summer state of mind when it comes to clothes! Everyone needs at least one tunic for summer, something you can wear to work or play. This one is perfect and just $70 at Anne Taylor Loft.

Malaysian Ikat Blouse

Malaysian Ikat BlouseI must say, J. Crew totally rocks it when it comes to casual summer style! Pair this with chinos for easy chic, throw over a swimsuit for a sexy cover-up, or pair with a pencil skirt to be office ready! Buy for $78.

Tutu Dress

Tutu DressAlways obsessed over the tutu dress Carrie Bradshaw wore in the opening credits of "Sex and the City?" Well, here's a very affordable version just for you! The real one was actually a pink tank and two tiered tulle skirt, but for $32 at Lulu*s do you really want to nitpick??

Designer to Watch: Prabal Gurung

Prabal GurungPrabal Gurung is definitely an up and coming designer to watch! After the shuttering of Bill Blass, where he worked for the past five years, Gurung has set out on his own. His debut collection showed at NY Fall '09 Fashion Week, which I wish I had seen! The pieces were very architectural and strong, with some random girly details. Very sexy empowered!
You can find pieces at Bloomingdale's in NY, hopefully more places soon! Dresses retail for about $2,200, oh my!

Shiny Harem Trousers

Shiny Harem TrousersMost harem pants have a very casual, pajama influenced vibe. Great for the weekends, but not always office appropriate. Well, these harem-style pants are tailored enough for the stuffiest of law offices! Buy at La Garconne for the sale price of $132.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Compact Phone

Can I just say this Imobile phoneV588 phone is totally darling and I covet! Doesn't it look like something a Charlie's Angel would have? It has a 2.6-inch LCD, an integrated MP3 / MP4 player, speakers and USB connectivity and can be yours for $120. Buy at Great Gadgets. But I bet it won't work with Verizon, sniffle.

Via Engadget via PMP Today

Chanel Resort

Here are some clips of the Chanel Cruise Collection 2010 in Venice. It feels very trip to the sea in the 1920's.

The Mysterious Case of the Burnt Body

I recently got sunburnt on my body wearing SPF 30, and decided to slather on a heavier 60 the next day. It helped, but did NOT prevent me from getting a little redder on my chest. On the other hand, I wore SPF 15 on my face and barely got tan. I look like I can't match my foundation since my neck is so brown. What's going on here???

A sunscreen’s SPF, or sun protection factor, measures how much it protects you from UVB radiation, which can cause sunburn. The number is calculated by comparing the time needed for a person to burn unprotected with how long it takes for that person to burn wearing sunscreen. So a person who turns red after 20 minutes of unprotected sun exposure is theoretically protected 15 times longer if they adequately apply SPF 15. So really a higher SPF does not provide that much better of a protection, but a longer protection? SPF 30 blocks something like 97% of UVB rays already, SPF 100 blocks 99%, a pretty marginal difference.

Except sunscreen wears off. You should be reapplying every two hours you're out and don't think just a dab will do you! You need to apply an ounce to truly protect your skin, about the size of a shot glass for all you party animals. And make sure you rub it in before you get out in the sun!

So why did my body suffer while my face was spared? I kept reapplying my SPF 15 and practically used an ounce per pore each time! But, due to a false sense of security over a higher number, I haphazardly applied SPF 30 and 60 on my body, definitely not using enough.
And if you think you're prefer some oil to get a bronze body, my friend told me my chest currently looks "like a cougar's." From now on I'm rolling around in a vat of sunscreen before I step foot outside again!

Memorial Day Sales

Pretty much every online store is having a Memorial Day Sale this weekend, I almost feel like I should list the sites you don't need to check out! But here are some sales in case you want some guidance:

DKNY - Select Women's & Mens Tees, tanks & polos: Buy 2, get the 3rd for $1

Pink Mascara - Take 20% off everything with the code "MEMORIAL20" at checkout

Patricia Field - 20% off all orders (possibly except sale items) thru Mon

J. Crew - Get 20% off your order of $175 or more with the code "SUMMER" at checkout

Goldyn - get 40% off everything with the code "MEMORIAL" at checkout

And you know Bluefly will have a different sale every day, today it's handbags & shoes!

Mesh Inset Printed Skirt

Mesh Inset Printed SkirtThe strips of mesh insets really make this skirt pop, a great way to rock sheer without overexposure. Buy at Free People for $98.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Waterfall Linen Blazer

This linen blazer has beautiful, loose cascading ruffles down the front, heart them! I think I prefer it styled with a belt, like so, but it could look super cute worn loose and over a formfitting dress too. Buy at Searle for the sale price of $299.

Safari Style Romper

Safari Style RomperLooking for something perfectly balanced between chic and casual this summer? Need just the thing to wear for a Memorial Day BBQ? How about this super cute romper by Leifsdottir?? Dress it up with some wood heels and a bright strand of beads, or be more casual with some flat sandals. Currently on sale at Anthropologie for $130.

Lust for Less: Zig Zag Bikinis


I adore the Missoni zag zags, but their bikinis are pretty pricey! This one will cost you $435 at Intermix - that's like $75 per square inch! of fabric!

This bikini by Red Carter has a super similar look, but is a slightly more affordable $175 at Singer 22

Geometric Hobo

Geometric HoboThis large hobo has a killer geometric arm hole, totall unique and yet super versatile! Buy at ModCloth for $60.

Floral Crystal & White Pearl Choker

I love floral statement necklaces, especially when mixed with pearls! Buy at Carloee for $350, a little pricey considered the pearls aren't even real though.

Vivre Memorial Day Sale


Vivre has a Memorial Day Sale going on right now! Pieces are 30% off, and while some are still insanely expensive, there are definitely a few that affordable!

Fashion Week Video Game?

Global videogame publisher, 505 Games, and global sports, entertainment and media company IMG, today announced a new partnership to develop multiple, multiplatform console and iPhone games based on a concept created by world-famous make up artist Pat McGrath and fashion insider Noël Gordon. For the first time on the videogame platform, game players and fashion lovers alike will be able to enter the world of high fashion at Fashion Week, with a true insider’s point of view. Games will feature world-class industry gurus, top models and the star-studded runways of Fashion Week events worldwide. The first titles will be available in 2010 in all major markets around the world.

“The time is right to bring the high fashion world of Fashion Week events to the videogame platform and we’re thrilled to be partnering with IMG to make it happen,” said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games U.S. “With today’s videogame technology and IMG’s incredible reach into all facets of the global fashion business, we’ll be providing fashion enthusiasts the opportunity to experience all aspects of the international fashion scene at Fashion Week.”

"IMG Fashion is thrilled to be working with 505 Games on an interactive fashion video game which incorporates all the elements of our industry, from the glamour of fashion weeks, and runway shows, to the models, designers, stylists, hair and make-up artists, the parties and celebrations. By combining IMG Fashion’s experience, expertise and relationships in this space with 505 Games’ abilities, I'm sure we will all soon become video game fashionistas," said Fern Mallis, Sr. VP IMG Fashion.

I'm totally all for this, go geek chic! I'd like to know what the games will be about, will you be a stylist having to get a model ready for runway in 3 minutes or less? I would love a "sneak into an exclusive show" kinda scenario... not that I would ever condone that ;)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jelly Oxfords

When I think of jelly shoes, I think of fun but cheap sandals that I rocked back in the '80s. So why not mix things up with a pair of jelly oxfords, available in black or gold. It's boggles the mind, no? Buy at Saks for $100.

Sheer Lace Top

This Nanette Lepore silk top has the prettiest scalloped and lace detail neckline! It'll be a great summer to fall transitional piece. Once $250, it's on sale for $125 at Bergdorf Goodman.

Space-Dyed Cardigan

Space-Dyed CardiganYesterday I started thinking about space-dyed fabric ("a technique used to give yarn a unique, multi-colored effect") and how cool it looks, so of course today here's something to share with you! Buy this Marc by Marc Jacobs cardigan for the sale price of $149 at eLuxury.

Silk Mermaid Skirt

Silk Mermaid SkirtWow, this Chris Benz silk skirt would look soooo good with a simple black tank tucked in and some pretty flat sandals! And best of all, it retails for $775 but is on sale for $155 at theOutnet. That's dangerously hard to resist!

Bird by Juicy Couture

I've never been a big fan of Juicy Couture, designed by Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy. It's just very West Coast and I'm an East Coast kinda girl! But, in August, they're coming out with a new line, Bird, which has a much edgier and urban look. It'll be stocked by Bergdorf Goodman and some Juicy Couture boutiques, and will cost an average of $300, knits being around $150 and outerwear going up to $600.

Stripe Knit Dress

Stripe Knit DressI have been coveting this M Missoni dress and it's currently on sale! Unfortunately, it went from $645 to $384, still way too much for me. Remove my temptation by buying it at Nordstrom!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shiny Linen Trench

Shiny Linen TrenchThis metallic-coated linen trench by ADAM is so cute, perfect for a summer shower. Originally $495 at Goldyn, it's on sale for just $149 - wow!

Cropped Boyfriend Tank

Cropped Boyfriend TankBasic tees and tanks are getting looser and looser, enough so that I possibly understand why crop tops are coming back into style. At least that way you can still show people you're not a giant blobby shape! Buy this tank at Oak for $58.

A Tour of the Versace Mansion

As some of you might know, I went to Miami for the past few days! One of the most exciting parts was getting two private tours of the famous Versace Mansion, previously owned by the late Gianni Versace, the famous Italian designer, from 1992-1997. Gianni was murdered on the front steps of his home on July 15th, 1997.

Madonna often partied at the mansion with Gianni, and stayed in the second floor right front bedroom. The mansion used to only have showers, but Madonna demanded a tub, so it was added in! Princess Diana often stayed in the second floor left front suite. Elton John stayed in the lower-left front bedroom, and Prince (the artist) often stayed in the lower right front bedroom.

Presently it's owned by millionaire Peter Loftin. It is now a five star private invitation only club where many upscale parties and gatherings are held. Members pay $40,000 to join plus $3,600 annually. To stay in one of the 10 rooms runs up to $5,000 a night.

If you're wondering why I had pretty much unlimited access to the place, I know someone who knows someone who knows the manager ;) There are public tours too, I highly recommend checking the place out if you can!

Here are some of my pictures, just hit the box with the four arrows at the bottom right to make it full screen!

Skirted Denim Leggings

Skirted Denim LeggingsHas anyone else noticed a flood of denim leggings in stores lately? Is this an ironic hipster thing? Here's a skirted pair by Built By Wendy for $169.

Abstract Leaf Halter

Abstract Leaf HalterThis leaf print halter top is quite eye catching, and affordable to boot! Buy at Charlotte Russe for just $20! Perfect for when you want to look good but don't want to worry about your expensive clothes.

Dark Denim Blazer

Dark Denim BlazerAhhh, lots of crazy stuff going on in my life, mostly trying to buy a house! So if posting is a little less frequent, sorry :( Here's a denim blazer, kinda fun for the office during summer. Buy at Bluefly for $114.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Punch Colored Mini Crossbody Bag

Net-A-Porter is having a sale, making this Marc by Marc Jacobs bag a total steal! Originally $200, you can now get it for just $120.

Tiered Hippie Print Blouse

Tiered Hippie Print BlouseI am SO brain dead today, still recovering from Miami! But here's at least one post, a pretty blouse with a super fab back. Buy at Revolve Clothing for $198.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Old School Boyfriend Watch

This watch has a great vintage look to it. I guess its more of a Grandpa watch! Either way, at $29.99 its a super affordable way to rock a menswear watch. Get it in gold or silver at Mod Cloth.

Chloé geometric shapes dress

Anybody remember Colorforms? Are those still around? The plastic geometric shapes on this dress totally remind me of Colorforms. I love it! This dress is 70% off at The Outnet, but it will still set you back $1,218.

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Ruffle Wrap

Spice up your outfit on a cool summer evening with this cashmere ruffle wrap. Originally $330, you can get it on sale at Revolve Clothing for $109.00

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Neon Color Block Dress

80's throwback, baby! Brighten up your night on the town and look hot doing it in this color block dress. Get it from Asos for $101.60.

Rip/Tear Leggings

I know ripped leggings are pretty much everywhere now, but I really like the mix of the more structured oval shaped tears with the larger more random tears. Get them for $105 at 80's Purple.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Twitter!

I'm in Miami, so posting will be a little sporadic, but you can live vicariously through me by following my Twitter account, http://twitter.com/Fasshonaburu!

Cropped Batwing Cardigan

Cropped Batwing CardiganI WANT to boycott Pixie Market for always having the best stuff sold out, but there's so much cute stuff that I just can't stay mad at them! This jersey cardigan has such a cool look and is only $68.

MultiStripe Circle Skirt

MultiStripe Circle SkirtThis is just like the stripey Diane von Furstenburg coat I wrote about, but much more wearble! Time to inject a little color into your wardrobe, buy at DVF for the sale price of $227.

Harem Style Shorts

Love the look of harem pants, but find that even cropped pairs leave you too hot? Well, here are some genie shorts to the rescue, by Black Halo. I honestly can't fathom wanting these, but if you do you can buy at ShopBop for $275.

Wrinkly Patent Leather Jacket

Wrinkly Patent Leather JacketOriginally $1,100 at Ssense, this Deisel coat is on sale for $220! Need I say any more?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Vintage Ikat Crop Top

Vintage Ikat Crop TopWell, if crop tops are going to be a trend, you might as well have one that's affordable and has a super cute print for summer! There's only one in stock, but you can buy this at Nasty Gal Vintage for $48.

Plus Sized Retro Styled One Piece

There's definitely a lack of cute, plus-sized swimwear out there! Luckily for you, I've found this retro-inspired suit (tres chic right now!) in red, black and black and white polka dot at ModCloth for $90.