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Spy new Fendi arrivals at Saks Fifth Avenue

By Andrea Thatcher on January 2nd, 2008


New Fendi arrivals are now online at Saks Fifth Avenue and we’ve chosen a couple that stand out from the pack for very different reasons. The Fendi Multicolor Spy Bag, $1,280, on the left will at once compliment and help tone down spring’s vividly colored dresses. The dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel lamb leathers will pick up the brights without competing. The woven handle and contrast piping add a little something extra to this spy bag. If you’re planning to stick to more of a neutral palette and prefer something a bit more classic, this Chef Leather Frame Bag, $1,360, is probably more up your alley. We see this in Palm Beach while the multicolored spy is in Miami, if you know what we mean.

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Subversive Jewelry had a great 2007, is set for 2008

By Andrea Thatcher on January 2nd, 2008


After being named a CFDA/Vogue fashion fund top ten finalist but missing the top prize, Subversive Jewelry has finally broken through as a winner in the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation awards. Not only did Justin Giunta’s jewelry earn the label a slot among the seven winners, the designs earned it the title of the first ever accessories winner in the Ecco Domani competition. Designers win $25,000 toward the presentation of their collections at New York Fashion Week, so we’re not sure where Subversive Jewelry will get to spend its prize. But we hope it goes towards more designs like this double strand pearl necklace, $560.

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A behind the scenes look at the Louis Vuitton spring 2008 campaign

By Andrea Thatcher on December 31st, 2007

Did the teaser for the Louis Vuitton spring 2008 behind the scenes/making of film whet your appetite? Well Catwalk Queen scored the whole thing and you can watch it here.

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10 Outfits for 10 Occasions: Kelsey’s anniversary outfit

By Andrea Thatcher on December 31st, 2007


Reader Kelsey wrote in to ask for advice on an outfit for her 3-year anniversary that would compliment her size-12 figure. We chose a silver satin Chloe and Reese dress with some accessories that pop. The dress’s high waistline, wide neckline, demure yet sexy length, and wide straps that allow for a bra will all do Kelsey justice. Along with the silver dress we chose BCBGirls rhinestone slingbacks because many of us already have a similar pair in our closet, and if you don’t, at $66, these will be a workhorse for your dressy wardrobe. Read on for more info on the rest of the dazzling accessories.

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Accessories, Footwear, Sales and Specials

Oh Regal t-strap pump 50% off at the Endless Winter Sale

By Andrea Thatcher on December 26th, 2007


These glitzy t-strap pumps claim to have the comfort of an athletic shoe, and we think when they’re on sale for $109.97 is the perfect time to test them out. The fully supported footbed acts as an orthotic so you can make it to midnight and beyond on New Year’s Eve (remember negative $5 overnight shipping). And be sure to check out the rest of the Endless Winter Sale.

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Party pumps by Bebe

By Andrea Thatcher on December 24th, 2007


Still searching for shoes to wear to all those New Year’s parties next week? Well then Shoewawa’s Amber suggests you get your hands on something like these purple satin stilettos, which she says will work with just about any little black dress you want to wear them with, and will also look good with jeans, trousers, skirts – you get the picture. They’re $129 and the colour is “plumeria” according to Bebe, “purple” to you and me.

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Cole Haan gets in on collaboration trend, first up Bing Bang Jewelry

By Andrea Thatcher on December 20th, 2007


Cole Haan is planning to celebrate its 80th anniversary with a seasonal collaborative series in 2008. They plan to work with designers from the fields of sculpture, architecture, industrial design, and jewelry – which is first up with Bing Bang designer Anna Sheffield. Bing Bang recently did a line of jewelry with Marc Jacobs, so will certainly bring some high-fashion cred to Cole Haan. Sheffield will be creating decorative jewelry accents, clasps, and closures for Cole Haan handbags and jewelry. This is a particularly interesting collaboration since Cole Haan’s accessories aren’t really known for a lot of embellishment or fancy hardware. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.

[Source: WWD]

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10 Outfits for 10 Occasions: Kori’s accessories dilemma

By Andrea Thatcher on December 19th, 2007


Okay, so this isn’t exactly an outfit. This question was more about completing your outfit. Kori asked us for a final ruling on whether or not your bag and shoes have to match. My first inclination was to just shout “No!” and I may have done so in the privacy of my office. But then I thought I should really check in with an expert, and who better than The Sak creative director Lorae Russo? After all, one of the prizes Kori could win by submitting her wardrobe question in the 10 Outfits for 10 Occasions Contest is a handbag from The Sak.

Lorae answers Kori with another question: “What works for you? Match is a relative term,” Lorae said. “Compliment and coordinate. If this is not easy, matching is a good rule. It keeps things simple and easy in a fast-paced world.”

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Jimmy Choo Watson ballet flats – and a new flagship

By Andrea Thatcher on December 19th, 2007


We love these Jimmy Choo Watson flats for their holiday flair and ability to live on in style throughout the year. The square toe is modern and not too angular, with dark faceted jewel accents. They almost look like rock ‘n’ roll studs. Plus, they’re only $340. That’s not bad at all for Choos. We wonder if anyone picked up a pair as a last minute Christmas present at the new Rodeo Drive flagship store that opened on Monday. West Coasters can look for more Choo stores through 2009 in locations like San Diego, Scottsdale, Las Vegas, and Seattle.

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Giorgia Galassi shoes for spring

By Andrea Thatcher on December 19th, 2007


I know, I know…spring. But we’ve got to stay ahead of the curve here at Shiny, so we want to bring you what’s new and next even if it does involve showing you open toes when they would give you frostbite. Giorgia Galassi brought her own whimsical, lively personality to her spring collection with colorful floral and metallic sandals. While she took inspiration from the 60’s and 70’s and icons like Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn, she also tries to bring a modern sensibility to her designs. While the Italian designer can be a bit hard to find, you can get her designs on

[Source: WSA]

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Forget world politics, the United Nations really just wants to party with Gucci

By Andrea Thatcher on December 19th, 2007


When Gucci hosts their upcoming fundraiser on Feb. 6, it may celebrate their largest flagship opening on Fifth Avenue in New York City, but it will take place in international territory. Gucci’s “A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF” will happen in a structure made just for the event on the north lawn of the United Nations. For the longggg list of celebrities expected to show up, perform, and emcee keep reading.

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10 Outfits for 10 Occasions: Rachael’s fashion forward school outfit

By Andrea Thatcher on December 18th, 2007


Reader Rachael Cash bemoans her long legs and lean frame that make it difficult to dress for her high school’s halls. Oh Rachael, you’ll grow into it, don’t worry. But until then, here’s an outfit that should fit your school’s dress code, won’t leave your feet hurting at the end of the day, and is still a bit fashion forward with items most of your Ohio schoolmates likely won’t have but won’t find too weird. We know you lust after European fashion, so we tried to pick items with that sort of sensibility that will still fit your high schooler’s budget.

We’ve extended the window to allow you to enter our 10 Outfits for 10 Occasions Contest and win a handbag from The Sak, a Chloe & Reese dress, or a Bruno Jamais gift certificate through the end of this week. Answers to your wardrobe questions will continue to be unveiled through the New Year when a winner will be chosen.

Continue reading for the details on Rachael’s outfit.

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon: model, author, and jewelry designer

By Andrea Thatcher on December 18th, 2007


Kelly Killoren Bensimon plans to expand her Kelly for Kelly Killoren Bensimon jewelry line, currently sold exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, in the new year. The line based on vintage designs should soon be available at Scoop NYC, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor. We wonder if the current price points, $80 to $280, will start to climb as the line becomes integrated into the more luxe retailer’s selections. At left, see an owl necklace from the line sported by Bensimon at New York Fashion Week.

[Image: Getty; Source: WWD]

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Free shipping and upgrades that will get you your gifts by Christmas

By Andrea Thatcher on December 18th, 2007


Okay, now you’re really cutting it close. But there is still thismuch time to order presents online and receive them by Christmas, plus lots of sites are encouraging you procrastinators by offering you free shipping. Here’s a few.

Bergdorf Goodman is offering free rush shipping on any order until noon tomorrow with the code RUSHBG. Our pick? This Marc Jacobs guitar watch necklace for only $150. We want it.

You have until noon Friday for Christmas delivery and free 2-day expedited shipping at CoutureCandy. You also get free gift wrapping and a free seasonal CD.

While it’s not free, RedEnvelope will upgrade your shipping to 2-business days for the price of regular ground shipping on orders over $50. The offer is good with the code ESAVEL18 until 6 p.m. on Thursday.

It’s the last day for standard shipping at Bebe where they’re pushing the “sexiest party tops ever” for only $39. You’d have to buy quite a few to get free shipping – orders have to be over $150 – but maybe that won’t be a problem.

Neiman Marcus still has free gift wrap and is now offering free 2-day shipping with the code NMHURRY, but it all ends tonight!

More deals on delivery after the jump.

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The most popular gifts this holiday season

By Andrea Thatcher on December 17th, 2007


Accessories that sparkle are flying off the shelves this holiday season. Hmm, could it be because ShinyStyle has been so on top of this trend? Apparently we’re not the only ones who can’t take our eyes off of metallics and are bored by anything matte when dressing for a party. Some of the best sellers? Keep reading.

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