Sunday, November 30, 2008

The down low on creating a trend

Do you ever saunter by the Gap, Banana Republic, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, J. Crew, etc. and wonder how each multi-million dollar organization managed to design an eerily similar leopard trench coat for the season? (God help us)

I've always pondered the way a style cycle happens. Who actually decides the color palette for each season? And who determines the "in" fabrics? Most importantly, who was responsible for proclaiming the skinny jean revolution? (I might kill him/her)

I'll tell you who; trend services! That's right, season trends are mostly decided by international consulting firms that spend countless hours sifting through piles and piles of market research! Not to mention traveling the world to document global trends and international "must-haves." After a hard day's work the consultants prance back to the U.S. and paint a pretty little trend picture for the product hungry minions back here in the mortal world (and yes, I'm referring to myself).

Don't believe me? Check out 39th and Broadway's great explanation.

Interesting, eh?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lindsay Lohan Doll Backlash

Apparently the Lindsay Lohan doll sold by Mattel isn't doing so hot in the sales department. KB Toys has marked down the doll to a bargain price of $4.99 (not to mention free shipping) according to Perez Hilton who recently broke the story on his blog (i love that man).

I can't say i blame the toy stores. What self-respecting, decent parent would buy the Lindsay Lohan Bi-Sexual doll?

Note to Mattel: Identify the person who designed the "La Lohan" doll concept and fire them, immediately. Bi-sexual + Rehab + Long wrap sheet = NOT CHILD APPROPRIATE.

Happy Thanksgiving bitches! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Scratch my back and i'll scratch yours

This is one of those moments when i grumble to myself - "why didn't i think of this?"

Should i contribute to Scratch Back? Follow the link above for more information. I welcome your thoughts my darling readers!


Friday, November 14, 2008

Go Perez - It's Ya Birthday....

Perez Hilton's a star?

Yes that's right my fellow bloggers, our favorite online diva Perez Hilton is paving the way for starving writers everywhere! Levi's is now endorsing Perez and credit his rising celebrity status to striking "individuality" - I'm weird, can i get an endorsement deal? Seriously you don't even have to pay me, just place unmarked packages of Levi's boot cut jeans at my doorstep (size 4) Thanks!

Follow this link to get a first-hand look at Perez Hilton's new Levis Mini-Site:

On another note, The Bare Skinny blog is quickly becoming my new love. Check out their newest post "Fashion Cues From Audrey Hepburn." The writers shows you how to transform your look to be more Audrey Hepurn-esque (sign me up!).

Enjoy your weekend reading friends! :)

P.S. I'm on team Perez!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cool Fashion Links

Happy Election Day Everyone!!

Here's a few fashion Web sites I've been frequenting lately.

1 - Shop It To Me - Long story short, this web site is like having your own personal shopper. I know what you're thinking it really sounds to good to be true. Here's the deal, you sign up, list your favorite brands, the type of clothing/accessory pieces you usually like to purchase (i.e. handbags, shoes, dresses, slacks, etc.) list the corresponding sizes and wa-la! You magically start to receive emails from different retailers when your favorite clothing pieces go on sale! You can also use the same service for workout gear! Pretty cool!

Note: If you have a problem controlling your spending while shopping online this site probably isn't for you!

2- CityShopGirlDaily - Do you want the bad news first? This Web site only caters to those living in the Washington D.C. area. However, I've decided that every large and mid-size city in America needs something similar to this service, it's brilliant. Anyway, this Web site allows you to sign-up for a once daily email that provides you with all the sales going on at local boutiques. Another bonus is the fact that retailers are in cahoots with CityShopGirl, so you get crazy deals for just signing up for a free email!! Who knew? It seems that similar Web sites from the CityShopGirl camp are in the works for Atlanta, Boston, Philly, San Fran, Dallas, Me-ami and Seattle. Shop away ladies!

3- Myshape - My friend Kelly recently sent an "OMG you have to check this out" email about Myshape and i have to admit, I'm pretty impressed. In a nutshell this Web site helps women find clothes that fit well and flatter their body shape. After registering you take your measurements and send the stats over to MyShape. MyShape gurus take the measurements and identify designers/retailers that make clothes to fit your personal body shape. The site even creates a virtual store that only sells clothes that fit your body type shape! If anyone is using this service please let me know what you think!!

Enjoy my diva darlings!!

--Style Junkie