Yes, please: 3 excellent braided styles you can actually do on your own. -Refinery29
Famous ladies can’t get enough of this $50 Express dress. -StyleList
Gilt Groupe is pivoting. The new direction is you paying full price. -The High Low
Robert Pattinson considers fashion design. -Styleite
Lauren Conrad‘s collection for Kohl’s has a lookbook. -The Budget Babe
Bags to bracelets: a chain accessory roundup. -Betty Confidential
The safety pin handle on this purse is crazy. -Poshglam
Keep your makeup healthy and clean. -YouBeauty
New flash sale sites are popping up these days as quickly as all the pretty flowers this Spring. But just as much as those flowers are giving me terrible allergies and making me want to stay inside at all times, flash sales often make me want to run in the other direction.
For starters, flash sales tap into all of the guilt, emotional turmoil and joy involved in shopping and then turn up the dial with a clock quickly ticking away, forcing you into impulse purchases of often very expensive items. Then there’s the competition of other shoppers frantically clicking away at the products you actually want, threatening to sweep them out of your grasp if you take too long to hit the purchase button.
It’s all a great way to get shoppers to spend money. But it’s not always great for the people doing the purchasing. And the prices on these sites are not always the bargain they claim. Take the above example. Why would you spend $99 on a purse that retails for $55? More
Do you ever look at paparazzi photos of Lady Gaga and think, “I wish those clothes were available online so I could dress like a pantsless asshole from Mars, too”? More
Answer: when everything’s still full price. More
What does online flash sale website Gilt think you want as a Valentine’s Day present? A scale. That’s one of the suggestions listed in their “for her” gift guide. More
Normally I check Gilt Groupe for handbags, but today at noon I am checking it for Vespas, so as to fulfill my childhood dream of being the leader of a Vespa-lady gang.
Basically, this is how I thought a Vespa lady-gang would go: More
You can get this Geren Ford Red Tunic Dress today on Gilt.com. We think it’s perfect for fall, and here’s why.
Even if you’re not the sort of person who usually wears red, this shade is not too bright and showy for everyday, and the 3/4 length sleeves make it interesting. Plus, you can get a ton of wear out of it, as the dress works in a variety of styles. A belt can transform the silhouette for an entirely different look. Use the boat neckline to display a great statement necklace and pair with simple pumps. The style of this dress also lends itself well to layering. There is no better time to break out a big faux fur vest to add warmth. These pieces fit perfectly together, and don’t forget a pair of cool shades to top it off. More
What does Fashion’s Night Out have in common with Omaha Beach? The producer of an FNO documentary claims that shooting the movie is just like going to war. – The Cut
After Gilt Groupe got caught charging customers one price when they clicked on an item and a second, higher price when they purchased it, they have announced that they will contact customers and offer store credit (but not refunds). – Racked
Supermodel Natalia Vodianova will be taking on her first film role in an adaptation of the novel Belle de Seigneur. She’ll play a married woman who falls in love with a diplomat played by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Some girls really do have all the luck. – Grazia
Why do we love The Rachel Zoe Project? We might have said “because it’s fun to watch,” but some people claim there’s a deeper intellectual pursuit or something. – PopMatters
The world’s first-ever “vertical fashion show” took place on High Street, London, last week. – Metro UK More
Online retailer Modcloth raised $19.8 million in venture capital funding. – TechCrunch People around the world support equal rights for women. Well, except when they don’t. – New York Times Thierry Mugler will be doing men’s scents. What do male … More
Gilt is run out of a gritty looking warehouse – BusinessInsider Sarah Burton’s first collection for Alexander McQueen is out – FabSugar Tavi talks to Nordstroms about airbrushing (it turns out that people DO have intestines) – Jezebel Check out … More
Jamaican-bred designer and former FIT instructor Marva Martindale has passed away. – Apparel News Luxury is not dead: Hermes reports a 19 percent increase in sales from last quarter. – Fashionista Gilt Groupe has hired Andrew Page as their CFO. … More
The coroner’s investigation into Alexander McQueen’s death was officially closed today. Cocaine, tranquilizers, and sleeping pills were found in his system. – WWD [subscription required] Singer Akon is suing his former business partners, whom he claims developed a fragrance called … More
I was about to write a post about some of the hottest items from today’s sales, and then I realized that there’s a massive bounty of sales events going on in the next twenty-four hours! Some of the hot ones … More
Take a moment to behold the Miss Marc Graphic One Piece suit. It’s part of a Marc by Marc Jacobs swim sale going on at Gilt Groupe right now, and it’s just the cutest thing ever. It’s a scoopneck one … More