Thursday, October 30, 2008


What: Vitamin A

Why: Sleek silhouettes and gorgeous shimmering colors.

When: Nov. 6&7. 10 a.m. - 6p.m.

Where: 336 W. 37th St., Ste 840 (212-939-7265).

What: Shoshanna & Anlo

Why: 75% off fall 2008, swimwear, and denim.

When: Nov. 5 & 6. Wed.,

10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where: 231 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 422.

What: Tibi

Why: Lambswool sweater cape for $104 (reg. $414); crepe long-sleeve gown for$200 (reg. $784); silk shift dress for $80 (reg. $320);belted cape jacket for $140 (reg. $559).

When: Nov. 5-7. Wed., 1-7 p.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where: Penthouse 15, 336 W. 37th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves., 15th flr. (212-966-3773).

What: Vivienne Tam

Why: Save up to 75%. Silver metallic Aphrodite dress for $150 (reg. $795); taffeta rose applique dress for $120 (reg. $495).

When: Nov. 5-7. Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: 260 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 3rd flr. (212-840-6470).

What: Hayden-Harnett

Why: 40%-70% off fall 2008 collections and accessories.

When: Nov. 5-8. Wed.-Sun., noon-6 p.m.

Where: Edgo Noho, 65 Bleecker St., b/t Broadway & Lafayette Sts. (718-383-4450).


Even though I will not get to experience a proper fall, or winter, this year (not that I mind that so much), I was thrilled to be invited to Levi's fall fashion preview in mid October. This was particularly exciting for me, because while I think I have come a long way in my fashion choices, Levi's has been one of the brands that I've been rocking since way back when. I had every color imaginable.
The Levi's team treated us to yummy cupcakes from Magnolia's, lots of bubbly and a gift card! The card will come in handy because wearing jeans from a brand that I've loved since childhood will be very comforting to me while I'm so far from home. There's something to be said about a company that's been around forever! I'll be sure to rock them often, to bring a lil' Americana to Dubai. Help me pick a pair! Which is your favorite pair of Levi's?
Photo Credit: (my pics were erased at my going away party later that night).
Update: I was on the Dubai big bus tour (lol) and hopped off at Deira City Centre to check out the mall there. More to come on Dubai mall life...the malls here are like entire cities onto themselves. My Levi giftcard was burning a hole in my bag, so I was thrilled when I encountered the Levi store pictured below. I still haven't used the gift card, but plan to soon!
An Emirati walks by the Levi store in Deira, Dubai.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Fashionistas. I'm leaving tonight, for my new home in Dubai! Well, it's only temporary--I will work in my firm's Dubai office for a year or so but, of course, I'll remain committed to bringing you the latest fashions from the world over! Dubai is centrally located, so I will keep my eye on the latest in that region as well as Europe, East Asia and the America's, natch.
Shopping is a daily ritual for Emiratis, but in Dubai it's taken to a sublime level. - Lonely Planet; Dubai Encounter

I'm going to miss my beloved city and all of my friends and family, but what with the internets (lol) and all, it's like nothing will have changed. Be sure to let me know if you're in the region! 
Thanks to all my friends and fam and colleagues who came out to, and threw, my going away parties. Thanks for all the gifts, cards and well wishes.  I miss y'all already!
P.S. -Special thanks to Erin (fab designer for a major, major U.S. department store), for the goodies, including my ever so appropriate luggage tags--one of which is featured above. 

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Better late than never, right? That's starting to seem like the theme for this blog.
Anyhoo, check out some of my candids from the Louis Vuitton Casino Night event--held in early September at their Soho store--to celebrate the launch of the Damier Graphite collection.
Sean Paul came through. And, of course, I asked him the name of his lawyer. He told me that he works with Terri Baker. Guess what? I was Terri's intern during the summer of my sophomore year in college...when I thought I wanted to be an entertainment lawyer! Small, small world!
Our favorite duo! Dee and Ricky. This was taken right after
 Kanye showcased the lego heart that they made especially for him for the MTV music awards. Click on this link to check out my last interaction with these two.
I loved this woman's outfit. She's wearing Prada.
This fab ensemble is Louis Vuitton, of course!
Get your LV Damier at Click on the photos below for vintage candids.
P.S. Please give me photo credit if you use the photos. Thanks to David B. for bringing me along to this event... he keeps me so fab!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


And in a shocking display of partisanship, multiple designers at Paris Fashion Week showcased their love for Barack Obama...all up and down the runways!

Spring 2009 looks at Sonia Rykiel, left, and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (peep the "yes" and "no" gloves).

This is why I love the French. Stay tuned for a post on CFDA certified gear--inspired by Obama, as well as a post showing off Michelle Obama's style. Clearly, I'm very biased; unashamedly so (and I still have love for Hillary--though that was tested earlier this year!). Be sure to vote this November.

Update: Check out Zandile's post, over at the Blay report, on Keds for Barack.

Source: NY Mag. Thanks for the tip, Dr. Deville!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


You guys. I so dropped the excuses. I've got a whole lot of blogging to do to make up for yet another prolonged absence. In the meantime, enjoy my candids of some New York Fashion Week models. Yeah, yeah... New York Fashion Week was, like, so last month!
I know a Leger when I see one.
Update: According to LJ, a fashion loving stylist from Australia, the "first model is Lou Dillon, her mother is Jane Birkin (Hermes Birkin Bag Muse). Don't know the other three but great photos." Thanks LJ!
This sista' was straight diva! She posed for many pics.
The Chanel bag took this outfit up a notch.
I'm not a fan of grunge, but her outfit would make me reconsider. For a second.
Just a smattering of some of the pretty people at the shows. I don't know who any of these models are, do you? They were leaving either DKNY or Herve Leger. All very fashionable--and nice!
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