Hey kiddos, whether you like it or not, New York Fashion
Week has been in full swing, and all the fashionable people on the Internet are buzzing
about shows, photographers, and the right thing to wear when entering the
tents. While I have yet to attend
Fashion Week (no matter my passion, I need my work paycheck to pay the mortgage
and to fill my closet), I have learned from my fellow fashionistas that while
it is important to care about what you wear, it's equally important to be
informed and share your runway experiences.
Below is a list of must-have phone apps and websites you should be checking out for the ultimate experience at New York Fashion week, or any fashion event
throughout the year.
If you were too focused on buying presents and baking cookies to even think about your New Year's outfit, know that you're not the only one. I type this, surrounded by torn gift wrap and fabulous presents, just catching my breath and realizing New Years Eve is next weekend. Ack!
Well, here are some suggestions to look as though you spent weeks on your glam look for your New Years fete.
I'm usually appalled when my mother asks for detailed Christmas lists for each member of our family in October. "Really?!" I want to scream, "I haven't even got the last stitches in the Halloween costumes, and you want Christmas lists?" Instead, I smile and politely oblige, having no other choice if I want to keep peace in the family.
This year, however, after spending several days compiling these lists (after all, I don't want my children getting toys they have no interest in, or worse yet, socks, for Christmas), I had an epiphany: I could get my shopping done in November, save some much cherished cash, and enjoy the entire month of December by baking, playing with my family, and not stressing about shopping!
No, I haven't thanked my dear mother, but I did learn some interesting information about the best things to buy, and not to buy, in November.
Earlier in the week, Abercrombie & Fitch made the bold marketing decision to offer to pay Jersey Shore's "The Situation" to not wear the company's clothes on television. This may be the first recorded instance of reverse product placement.
While it's still 500,000 degrees here in Washington D.C., the fashion world has already deemed it to be fall. While I'm in need of a couple more sundresses and pairs of shorts to get through the next couple of months, shops are chock full of chunky knits, long-sleeved shirts and wool skirts. Even though I work up a sweat in this weather just walking to the car, I have to admit I too am lusting for tall leather boots and tweed.
How do you dress for the weather, but also dress for the season?
Retailers use flash sales to spur sales of particular items. They mark down a particular product for a specific amount of time. The sales are only open to people who have joined the site, and the products typically sell out before the discount period has ended. Flash sales started at high-end fashion stores that wanted to clear out inventory quickly.
The trend has become more widespread in the past few months with more flash sale sites opening that sell more than just high-end fashion.