Archives for December 2009

A Decade in Fashion

From 2000 to now, the world of fashion, as well as the world of...well, the world, has had its many ups and downs. From 9/11 to the first African American president elected to Fashion's Night Out...so much has happened in this decade that changed lives as well as outlooks. As this blog is mainly about fashion, I'll focus mostly on that, but add a sprinkle of other topics as well. So here we go:

Juicy Couture tracksuits came back, into style, you could say. All thanks to Madonna in 2001 who wore a Juicy tracksuit and in doing so, she threw the outfit into the open and everyone was soon a fan. If you search "juicy couture" on Wikipedia, you'll find that Madonna was "credited with turning the velour tracksuit into a trend." Try it for yourself.

In 2002, Halle Berry was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. Talk about achievement!

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Leggings became huge and were soon seen everywhere. The celebrities all had them on and Lindsay Lohan even made a leggings line called 6126.
And I guess you could say that this whole pant-less, "let's wear leggings instead" led to the altogether pant-less trend. Seen from the Spring 2009 RTW runways (and even the Spring 2010 RTW) of Alexander Wang to Stella McCartney, pant-less outfits have moved from the designer runways to celebs like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, and more.

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Plaid, skinny jeans, big sunglasses, huge bags, strappy sandals, knee high boots, over-the-knee boots, gladiator sandals, menswear, large belts, leather jackets, scarves (from spring to winter), bandage dresses, uggs, and even crocs came into style this decade. Along with countless other things, the '00s (the aught's, the naught's, the Oh's, The Decade From Hell (says Time Magazine)--whatever you wish to call it) have brought out possibly the weirdest (but also gorgeous) styles. Weirdest (maybe ugliest) being crocs, which I honestly don't understand. However, according to others they're pretty comfortable. Your decision. Bandage dresses (definite go) by mainly Herve Leger, although other designers have taken it up, are down right beautiful and are made to flatter any body type.

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Top Ten grossing movies of the decade? All of them are action movies, besides Shrek 2 which came in at number two. Such a surprise; I guessed that Harry Potter would make the top 10, since Emma Watson was revealed as the Decade's highest paid actress. Spider-man and Spider-man 2 took 4th and 8th place, respectively.

Fashion's Night Out launched just this year. On September 10, 2009, Vogue partnered with Council of Fashion Designers of America to host this great event. With the recession going on, and less people shopping, they wanted to create a restoration of consumer confidence and promote retail. Events were held at many stores in New York and many more other places around the world. Stores such as Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Oscar de la Renta, Juicy Couture, and many more stayed open later than usual to take care of their many customers. It was such a successful night that there's even going to be a Fashion's Night Out 2010, once again on September 10.

Rompers and one-piece swimsuits came back into style this decade. I don't have much to say about this, since I don't really like these two styles. But hey, whatever goes. Some people can work them, that's for sure. Like Blake Lively for example:

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*Take a guess at who was named the Artist of the Decade. If the name "Eminem" came to your mind first, you're most definitely correct. Named by the US magazine Billboard, Eminem's had 28 singles on the US Hot 100 since 1999. The reason I say this here is because his song "Crazy in Love" is quite wonderful, if I say so myself. But anyways. Beyonce was named female artist of the decade with 23 singles on the Hot 100 in the last 10 years. Thank you BBC News.
Another interesting fact? Mariah Carey's song, "We Belong Together," was the number one song of the 2000s.

Rihanna came into the celeb world with her music such as Pon de Replay. She also came in with her young style with sweats and cropped tops. But as time went on, she underwent a fashion makeover that has made her into one of the many trend setting women. From her signature haircut that became a fad, to her clothing choice that was anything but ordinary. It stood out, she took risks, and it was looked upon with awe.

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forever beauty

If you don't already know, Forever 21 has launched a beauty line. It's called Love & Beauty. Well, I don't really have much to say about this new line because I have yet to try it. Although I'm not a big make-up wearer anyways.
But basically, based off of the website, they have Soy Candles. When I read that, I instantly went, "there's such thing as soy candles?!" Then I realized that I saw these exact candles in store the other day and they look like jelly candles. But I guess it actually IS made of soy. And it's on sale for $4.
Other products include lip gloss, bronzer, blush, lip stick, eyeshadow, mineral powder, candle sets, mascara, perfume, etc. All between the prices of $1 to $9.
Good price? Yeah. Good quality? Not too sure about that one.
But for the price, it's worth a try!

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Airing December 1 on CBS, Heidi Klum will be hosting the much awaited Victoria's Secret Fashion Show weeks after giving birth to her third child. The fashion show, themed "Romantic Travel" will be featuring the Black Eyed Peas.
Chanel Iman signed a three-year contract with Victoria's Secret in November of this year, so she'll be walking the Victoria's Secret runway. Four other models also gained the spot as Victoria's Secret Angels: Emanuela de Paula, Lindsay Ellingson, Candice Swanepoel, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Filled with balloons, sparkles, extravagant creations, all appearing tonight.

Heidi Klum brings sexy to the fashion show, even after giving birth. Can you say wonder woman?

Don't miss it!

eBay’s Fashion Vault Sale Ends in Two Days


eBay launched their "Fashion Vault" in November with heavy media attention from sites like Lucky Mag and NBC New York. eBay even opened up a pop up shop on west 57th street in NYC to promote Fashion Vault.

Right now on Fashion Vault, there's a DKNY sale that is ending in just two days. Here are a few samples from this sale:

PureDKNY Womens Open Side Tank Dress Tamarind Medium New NWT 195
PureDKNY Womens Open Side Tank Dress Tamarind Medium New NWT 195
$8.87
Time Remaining: 29m
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DKNY NEW Black Printed Womens Size Medium M Maxi Slit Slip Dress 598 365
DKNY NEW Black Printed Womens Size Medium M Maxi Slit Slip Dress 598 365
$194.99
Time Remaining: 32m
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DKYNC NEW Black Womens Size 12 Pleather Houndstooth Shift Dress 149 804 SALE
DKYNC NEW Black Womens Size 12 Pleather Houndstooth Shift Dress 149 804 SALE
$37.99
Time Remaining: 36m
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DKNY WOMENS SIZE MEDIUM BLACK DRESS B26
DKNY WOMENS SIZE MEDIUM BLACK DRESS B26
$10.99
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99
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DKNY Jeans 9310 Womens Blue Sateen Printed Knee Length Casual Dress M BHFO
DKNY Jeans 9310 Womens Blue Sateen Printed Knee Length Casual Dress M BHFO
$14.78
Time Remaining: 42m
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DKNY JEANS NEW Womens Black Full Zip Casual Sheath Dress XS TEDO
DKNY JEANS NEW Womens Black Full Zip Casual Sheath Dress XS TEDO
$14.99
Time Remaining: 54m
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DKNY Gold Sequins Silk Scoop Neck Shift Cocktail Clubwear Dress S NEW 345
DKNY Gold Sequins Silk Scoop Neck Shift Cocktail Clubwear Dress S NEW 345
$44.99
Time Remaining: 1h 2m
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dkny dress 2
dkny dress 2
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
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NWT DKNYCDonna Karen 18W 18 Ivory Print Dress Retail 150
NWT DKNYCDonna Karen 18W 18 Ivory Print Dress Retail 150
$10.99
Time Remaining: 1h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99
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DKNYC NEW Black Womens Size 24W Plus Ponte Sheath Flare Dress 159 088 SALE
DKNYC NEW Black Womens Size 24W Plus Ponte Sheath Flare Dress 159 088 SALE
$59.97
Time Remaining: 1h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $59.97
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DKNY NEW Black White Womens Size Small S Shift Slip V Neck Dress 598 271
DKNY NEW Black White Womens Size Small S Shift Slip V Neck Dress 598 271
$194.99
Time Remaining: 1h 22m
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DKNY Gray Asymmetric Side Drape Knit Jersey Top Skirt Size Small Hollywood Prop
DKNY Gray Asymmetric Side Drape Knit Jersey Top Skirt Size Small Hollywood Prop
$32.50
Time Remaining: 1h 27m
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DKNY DONNA KARAN NEW YORK Black Lace over Green Silk Dress size 8
DKNY DONNA KARAN NEW YORK Black Lace over Green Silk Dress size 8
$69.79
Time Remaining: 1h 31m
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DKNY Strapless Black Eyelet Dress Sz 8
DKNY Strapless Black Eyelet Dress Sz 8
$14.99
Time Remaining: 1h 41m
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I will try to give you heads up before the next Fashion Vault sale. Most Fashion Vault sales only last 48-72 hours, so keep checking back.