Archival August: Charles Frederick Worth

I know it is still July, but I will be gone next week for vacation. Therefore, I figured I would write next week’s post today. With the new month comes the new theme. And August is Archival August, 5 Early Influential Designers that You Should Know. Today I will featured English designer Charles Frederick Worth as known as the Father of Haute Couture.

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Timberlake’s Line to Launch at Target

Trace Ayala (JT's long-time friend and business partner) and Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s line, William Rast, will be launched December 19 at Target stores. The collection at Target will feature denim, outerwear and sportswear for both men and women. William Rast has a casual, American styled; New York Fashion Week even called his line the “New America.”

In the past, Target has featured designers: Zac Posen, Jean Paul Gaultier and Proenza Schouler. Last Christmas, Target promoted the Rodarte collection.

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MT#4: Secrets of a Bargain Hunter

Love shopping at Ross and Marshalls? Here are some tips for the best steals and deals from!

The Treasure-Hunt:

Shopping off-price is a treasure hunt – try not to limit the experience by being too specific. Sometimes we get great deals on items that do not go to all stores. If you go looking for a specific item, you may not find it. Keep an open mind and your flexibility will pay off.

Shop Often:

The number one way to discover the best deals is to come often. Shipments arrive at our stores 3 to 6 times a week. At Ross there’s always something new.

Early Bird Catches the Deal:

Stores get busier as the day goes on so shop as close to opening time as possible to avoid “competition.”

Snatch It Up:

If you see something you like, buy it. More than likely, it won’t be there when you come back.

Buddy System:

Bring a friend. Another set of eyes increases your chance to spot a bargain.

Going, Going, Gone:

Shop clearance sections for even bigger savings. Price reductions are taken every week and are marked on the ticket. Look for the red and yellow clearance signs.


It’s actually easy to remove those seemingly permanent price tags off a picture frame, vase, etc. Rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, mineral spirits (a solvent available at hardware stores) or Goo Gone® easily do the trick.


An Outline of What’s to Come…

As a way to keep me motivated and posting, I am going to add more structure to the way I post. In addition to fashion new blurbs, I’ve decided that I am going to do themed months. Every week, I am going to post something related to the month’s theme. This way I can keep things interesting and not just include boring news! Here’s a schedule for the rest of the year!

  • Just Shop July: Tips for Getting the Best Deals
  • Archival August, 5 Early Influential Designers that You Should Know
  • Stilettos, Shoes, and September: A Closer Look at Shoes
  • Ooh La La October, 5 Influential French Designers
  • Naughty November: Bras, Panties, and Lingerie
  • Decade December: A History of Trends

Keep on reading, fashionistas! The rest of 10 is gonna be killer.

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Confirmed! Aliona Doletskaya Leaves Russian Vogue

It was first rumored that Aliona Doletskaya was leaving Russian Vogue when Love magazine tweeted, “Aliona to leave Russian Vogue. Good luck Aliona for the future, we love you xx.”

Now, the president of Condé Nast International, Jonathan Newhouse, has confirmed Doletskaya’s resignation. He says, “Some time ago, Aliona Doletskaya told me that she would like to leave the Vogue Russia editor-in-chief’s post, which she has occupied for almost 13 years, and start a new life, probably to write a book or try her hand in a new field,” said Newhouse. “As Russia—as well as the rest of the world—was still going through economically hard times, I asked Aliona to wait for a better time to do this. Now, it’s obvious that we are coming out of the crisis, thus I don’t want to interfere with Aliona’s plans anymore. I accept her decision to leave the magazine with great sorrow… In the near future we will announce the name of the next editor-in-chief of Vogue Russia.”

Rumors of resignation are not a new thing for Aliona. A few years ago Aliona Doletskaya was rumored to take Anna Wintour’s position at US Vogue.

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MT#3: The Shopping Queen Spills Her Secrets

Shop 'Till You Drop!

I’m all about shopping! But shopping to get the best deals is the most important thing. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been writing my Best Bargain Guide, which includes store reviews and tips.

Yet, there are a few general shopping tips that I want to share with everyone that have helped me. These are things that can be applied to any store. Please read and try them out for yourself! Leave comments to below with your experiences and your own tips! Continue reading

MT#2:The Best Bargain Shopping Guide (Part 2)

Here’s the second part to my Best Bargain Shopping Guide! I have (more than willingly) spent a lot of time shopping at different places and figuring out ways to ultimate deals while being extremely fashionable! In this section, I will be reviewing Ross, Marshalls, and Kohl’s. Be sure to check out the first part of my guide for tips on shopping at Forever 21, Wet Seal, and H&M! Happy shopping! Continue reading