I love when some of my favorite fashion lines launch e-commerce sites, because I get to avoid scrounging around various sites trying to find a certain item from a specific designers’ collection. Personally, I like to go straight to the source and eliminate the middle man!
The latest line that has launched an e-commerce site is alice + olivia, which I swoon hardcore over! However, this e-commerce site is not your usual online shopping experience of grabbing what you want and bouncing. No, no! At alice + oliva’s site, you can get a behind the scenes look at the designing process of designer and founder, Stacey Bendet. Also, you can get more personal with the brand and the people behind it thanks in part to their blog and Twitter accounts that will keep you up to date with new collections, dates, and all the alice + olivia news you need to know!
Just this morning as I was getting ready to battle another day of coming to the office, I was watching last night’s season finale of The City and began to wonder when Kelly Cutrone’s reality show was going to premiere. I loved the way she handles Roxy last night and didn’t care who heard! ha.
Anyway, I was glad to open my inbox this morning and see that her show “Kell on Earth”, which I’m loving the name, is going to premiere on February 1st on Bravo. The show will feature Kelly and her People’s Revolution partners and assistant has she gives us a glimpse into her no holds barred life of behind the scenes of fashion.
That damn Bravo! is is slowly, but surely after my heart with The Real Housewives, Rachel Zoe, and now Kelly Cutrone! Why do I need any other stations?! Bravo, Bravo! I’ll be watching!
Everywhere you look and listen, all you seem to hear is that Americans are spending less and less. However, there are some people that are still buying and I’m an one of them, because fortunately for me I haven’t had to experience any blow to my pocketbook that wasn’t already there before the credit crunch and wall street collapse. So, needless to say, there are still a substantial amount of people that still want to shop, but are aware of the economic situation that is going on and want to be more aware and prepared when shopping. This really applies now that we are on the cusp of the holiday shopping season.
The latest book that I’ve had in my purse that I’m almost done reading is Shoptimism by Lee Eisenberg. I’ve had the pleasure to receive this book early to review and I’m glad that I’ve had the chance before I go on my annual holiday shopping mini sprees.
In the book, Eisenberg does a very firm and direct way of breaking down today’s world of buying and selling by giving readers an inside look at retailers tactics while giving us readers ways to understand and sometimes climb over it. He accomplishes this through interviews with people behind the scenes in retail marketing and selling and with the people that keep those people on their toes- shoppers and consumers.
He also ponders the question- “Why do we buy?” and various answers to the question.
I really enjoy a good and informative book and this is definitely one of them, because I feel that I am little more equipped and informed as I start my holiday shopping marathon. If you want to be more informed in your future shopping trips, then you should definitely pick up this book. Shoptimism will be available on November 3, 2009.
Everyone and everything now a days has an iPhone app, including some of your favorite luxe designer lines. Gucci is the latest fashion app available.
However, the Gucci app is not like oher fashion apps. This app includes a program that allows you to make your own beats and share them with your friends. Besides offering a music stream channel, it also boasts Gucci shows and lookbooks, Gucci Little Black Book city guide, and Gucci news.
The Gucci app is currently available for download and the Apple app store.