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Designer Fashions, designer pick of the week, outerwear, Sales and Specials

Designer Pick of the Week and an extra 20% off clearance at Net-a-Porter

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on January 13th, 2009

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We’re always looking for a cool leather jacket. It’s a luxe basic that can be incorporated into any wardrobe, so this Aminaka Wilmont leather biker jacket 50% off for $997.50 in the Net-a-Porter sale will probably go quickly.

What will make it go quicker? An extra 20% off. This week just enter the code WINTERUSA through Sunday, January 18, to get the extra savings on all clearance items.

An asymmetric closure and notch collar keep the style modern, while the cropped silhouette is classic. To keep it really fashion forward, avoid a full-on biker look and wear your leather jacket with the unexpected – jeans are the easy way out.



Ad campaigns, Designer Fashions

Check out Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 09 ad featuring Daisy Lowe

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on January 5th, 2009

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Catwalk Queen‘s Kelly McAuliffe writes…

The first photo from the Daisy Lowe ad campaign for Marc by Marc Jacobs is now doing the rounds on the old internet (and is also highly likely to feature in a glossy mag near you) and so, of course, we had to have a nosy ourselves. Miss Lowe is putting her seductive Agent Provacateur modelling experience to good use in the snap, where she is clad in an ivory dress and heavy eyeliner while sprawled out on a bed decked in white linen.

Reviews have been mixed judging by the comments on The Fashion Spot forums, with some liking the minimalism of the Juergen Teller-shot campaign, and others disappointed the ads don’t spark the same sense of fun as past ads featuring M.I.A (for M by MJ) and possibly most famously, Victoria Beckham for mainline Marc Jacobs. I’m firmly on the fence with this one for some reason – I can’t seem to dredge up any feelings either way. But what do you think?

[TFS via Sassybella]



Accessories, Designer Fashions, Retail News

Bluefly introduces The Quickie

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on December 11th, 2008

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Designer-discount online shop Bluefly has taken the doorbuster concept and taken it to the net. Their new Bluefly Quickie introduces a deeply discounted designer item that is available only in limited supply and for two hours.

The kick-off quickie is this Bottega Vaneta Basketwoven continental wallet, which retails for over $600 but can be had as a quickie for $399. We guess it won’t call in the morning, but you will reach for it again and again.

Way more appropriate than giving your best friend the other kind of quickie.



Affordable Fashions, Designer Fashions

Doo.Ri to do more affordable line

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on December 9th, 2008

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Perhaps designing those white shirts for the Gap gave designer Doo-Ri Chung the bug for budget fashion, because she’s launching an as-yet named affordable extension line in the next year.

“I have been thinking about this for a really long time,” Chung told WWD. “Within my own collection there is a great need to have a wider price range. A second line allows me to do that.”

The line will focus on what Chung is known for – jersey, draping and feminine silhouettes – featuring patterns similar to those in the main collection.

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Ad campaigns, Celebrity Style, Designer Fashions

Madonna’s Louis Vuitton ads revealed

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on December 4th, 2008

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Get a load of this! Madonna’s new campaign for Louis Vuitton has been revealed and its everything we hoped it would be. Check out those legs, those shoes, that bag *drool*. LV’s creative director, Marc Jacobs, admitted that the choice to use Madge was a light bulb moment.

“I just blurted out, ‘I think we should do Madonna,”‘ he said, adding that he’d attended her Paris concert the night before. “I was totally just blown away by it, and moved by her performance, by what she had to say, and her energy.”

To check out more, read the full story here.



Designer Fashions, Handbags, jewelry

20 fashionable gifts under $200, #16-20

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on December 2nd, 2008

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This will be our last entry in the top 20 gifts under $200 before we start on 10 under $100, so if you spent a little too much on Black Friday don’t worry we’ve got you covered. The gift lists get cheaper as we go.

Let the gift list guides begin – 20 fashionable gifts under $200 #1-5
Twenty fashionable gifts under $200 #6-10
Twenty fashionable gifts under $200, #11-15

This fawn-colored clutch at number 16 makes an excellent unexpected neutral and looks so soft! A detachable wristlet and studs make the Stuart Weitzman Flex Bownight wristlet, on sale for $175.99, extra stylish.

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Designer Fashions, designer pick of the week, dresses

Designer Pick of the Week Party Dress Edition: Zac Posen silk love dress

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on November 25th, 2008

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We know you’ve got a lot of parties going for the holiday season whether it’s beer at a friend’s house or a grand gala. So throughout the holiday season we’ll be dedicating our Designer Pick of the Week on Tuesdays and our Bargain Pick of the Week on Thursdays to party dresses. So everyone gets tons of inspiration for their own looks, and you can check out fun frocks at various price points.

Today we chose Zac Posen’s silk love dress, $1,800, for its unique color. The lime full-skirted dress with stitch panel detailing will really stand out among the sea of reds and greens at holiday get togethers.



Accessories, Affordable Fashions, Designer Fashions, jewelry, Tops

Let the gift list guides begin – 20 fashionable gifts under $200 #1-5

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on November 24th, 2008

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This year, we know everyone is all about the budget shopping. So we’re compiling four mega gift lists made up entirely of items that cost less than $200. This week is 20 gifts under $200, and the lists will become less expensive as the holidays approach and your money starts running out! Look out for 10 gifts under $100 next week, followed by 50 gifts under $50 and 10 gifts under $10 to fill up those stockings the week before Christmas.

What’s the gift under $200 that’s going to start us off? The Snow-Filled Sky Scarf from Anthropologie, $42. Whimsical and warm, we can’t think of a lady in our lives who wouldn’t love this colorful wool scarf.

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Designer Fashions, Handbags, Sales and Specials

ShinyStyle readers get private early access to Eluxury’s 40% off sale

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on November 24th, 2008

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Eluxury’s big Thanksgiving weekend sale starts Wednesday, but ShinyStyle readers can follow this link to enter the Insider Access Sales Event early!

Get 40% off all the designer goods you’re craving – or pass a link or two along to a generous Mom or boyfriend. We’re wishing for the Dolce & Gabbana Miss Easy Way Pony and Snakeskin Boston Bag, it’s down to $1,697 from
$2,395.



Designer Fashions, Handbags, Movie fashion

Nicole Kidman’s Prada luggage in Australia movie

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on November 19th, 2008

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Usually Louis Vuitton has luxe luggage product placement down – especially in period movies.

But it looks like Prada won this round with a fab set of custom-made luggage for Nicole Kidman’s character Sarah in Australia.

The set includes trunks, suitcases, hat boxes and a picnic set crafted of the brand’s signature pergamena leather.

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Celebrity Style, Designer Fashions, dresses, Magazine news

Jennifer Connelly knocks out in an LBD in December Marie Claire

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on November 17th, 2008

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While most December magazine news revolves around that other Jennifer, actress Jennifer Connelly caught our attention in the December 08 issue of Marie Claire.

You can see her in the season’s best Little Black Dresses just in time for the party season, and we’ve got a sneak peek at her in CRHEE’s Slowdive dress from their fall/winter collection above.

(And if you’re wondering, she’s wearing Pierre Hardy shoes.)



Affordable Fashions, Designer collaborations, Designer Fashions, Fashion News

ShinyStyle Gallery: Comme des Garcons for H&M

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on November 13th, 2008

Compared to reports from Tokyo, the US reception of the Comme des Garcons for H&M collection was tame. By 11:00 this morning the 5th Avenue store had calmed down, and you could shop pretty easily. If you wanted to.

As ShinyStyler Sharon said, “it really isn’t that great and pretty expensive.” So it looks like the rumors of overpricing were not exaggerated.

But for the die-hard Comme des Garcons fan, it’s still a unique opportunity to own a piece from your favorite designer.

CLICK THE IMAGE TO START THE GALLERY. If you checked it out, tell us what you thought in the comments below.



Celebrity Style, Designer Fashions, Gossip Girl

Snag Blair’s blouse from Gossip Girl

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on November 12th, 2008

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This week’s Gossip Girl saw some really fun fashions, including Blair’s 18th birthday party outfit.

The backless ruffle blouse she wore was the Bill Blass Flamenco backless blouse, $1,990.

We’ve got pictures of some fab looks from Gossip Girl’s Thanksgiving episode after the jump if you need some inspiration for your own turkey day ensemble. (No spoilers.)

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Designer Fashions, dresses, High End Department Stores, Sales and Specials

ShinyStyle Sale Alert: Saks Fifth Avenue

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on November 6th, 2008

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A bunch of new items have been added to the sale section of SaksFifthAvenue.com. Plus, a small link at the top of the homepage lets you know that you can get free shipping on any order with the code SFASHIP4 through November 16.

Clearly, now is the time to search for that holiday dress. And we think we’ve found it.

This Diane von Furstenberg Ellen Marie Sparkle Dress is to die for in a wool blend that offers more structure than her jersey knits. It’s currently on sale for $195, down from $325.



Affordable Fashions, Designer Fashions, Fashion News

More Democracy in action – McQueen everyone can afford at Target!

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on November 4th, 2008

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Sure everyone gets to vote (today! so go do it!) but not everyone can buy Alexander McQueen – until this spring!

Rumors of an Alexander McQueen for Target collection were true, but the designer will not be creating a collection for the Go International range.

Instead, the limited edition collection will be for a new initiative called Designer Collaborations which launches in March. The project is said to focus on young and emerging designers.

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