Sunday

THE SALES

I'm in the sale mode, so where do I fly? To Barney's and Bergdorf's and Bendel's oh my! I put on my sweater and put on my cap, I button my coat, and pull down the hat flap. For it's chilly out there, oh that crisp New York air, and the wind on my neck causes standing straight hair. I find Phil Lim Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting and Clu shirts Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting, Marc Jacobs galore Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting, soft cashmere and silk shirts piled up to the door. Oh heaven, I cry, to the dressing room fly, finding love with a Chloe Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting that has caught my eye. So my dear readers, I say to you go, go to the sales 'fore the true prices show. You too will find love, perhaps with Anlo Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting, and you'll find some new shoes to wear to some show.
**SEE WHERE TO BUY AT THE BOTTOM

Most of the sales end this week so go ASAP!

My Barney's baby: http://www.stevenalan.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=17591&cat= this adorable button-up tunic I know I'll wear over and over

Bergdorf's: I fell in love multiple times, mostly with a plain white clu tee, which was cut so perfectly that it is sooo not just another white t-shirt.
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CLU tee SALE $63 http://www.activeendeavors.com/product.asp?catid=3614&listtype=c&pfid=AED15644

Bendel's: a gray and white zebra print pashmina that was so much more than a pashmina, a red Diane Von Furstenberg vest, and Jbrand corduroy pants
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J Brand '614' Cigarette Leg Corduroy Jeans $158.00 http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2920263/0~2376776~2374325~6008724?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6008724&P=1

No, Mom (who reads this), I did NOT buy all these things, because I know you would kill me. These were just my true loves which may or may not have had to be left behind (that information will remain confidential, if you know my mother you would understand why)

***THE BEST OF THE ONLINE SALES***

AZALEA
azaleaonline.com
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Cindly Lee Tunic blouse now $169 http://www.azaleaonline.com/cnlwtophntn.html
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Brown Label Benatar Kelly Jeans now $52 http://www.azaleaonline.com/brlwbenak.html
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Fremond Inger dress now $105 http://www.azaleaonline.com/fmtwdrsingr.html
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J Brand lowrise in Gingerbread now $95 http://www.azaleaonline.com/jbrwdnmjgng.html
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LOVE from Ya-Ya Drag Jacket now $122.50 http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441793810&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302025763&fm=sale&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1169514259233
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AKA new york A-line dress now $239.40 http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441795367&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302025763&fm=sale&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1169514356911
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Rebecca Taylor Silk Jersey Dress now $136 http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441793980&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302029974&fm=sale&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1169514965500
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Reyes Jacquard tucked pencil skirt now $100 http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441793356&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574488376818&fm=search&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1169515416287
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Vince Flannel V jumper with pockets now $112 http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441794313&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302029967&fm=sale&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1169515350787
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Love from Ya-Ya Letters Long Tank now $19.20 http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441791184&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302031139&fm=sale&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1169515549100

Check out the links to online clothing stores to the right---->


A DISOVERED BOUTIQUE!
Leontine
226 Front St (Cross Street: Peck Slip)
(212) 766-1066
Nestled between a brand new independent coffee shop and a sushi restaurant on Front street at the South Street Seaport I discovered this gem of a store, filled with the kind of clothes that quite literally take your breath away. I fell in love with an incredibly gorgeous Rodebjer blue lace halter dress (www.rodebjer.com), but basically I could have been easily satisfied with any the elegant, feminine items in this delicate little shop. This is not your average boutique dependent upon selling clothes based on brand fanbases. The focus here is on the beauty and individuality of each piece, on display there is only one of each. The prices aren't low, nor should they be. The clothing quality makes each piece priceless.
The owner also owns the west village stores Albertine-13 Christopher St at 6th ave, and Claudine-19 Christopher St, which I have yet to explore, but as soon as I do I'll update you!

That is all for now with this mini review, I hope it helped, it's made special for you!

-Arianna
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**SHOWN ABOVE:
-3.1 Phillip Lim Layered Sleeve Shift Dress $438.00 http://www.lagarconne.com/store/item.htm?itemid=418&sid=86

-CLU Sleeveless Top SALE $58 http://www.activeendeavors.com/product.asp?catid=3614&listtype=c&pfid=AED14308

-MJ Le Leo Jersey Tunic $168.00 http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441795432&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302023816&fm=home&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1169447153904

-Chloe Ruffle front shift dress....wait for it...$1,660. Yeah, in my dreams. http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/15909

-Anlo Brooke Skinny Jean with Zipper Detail $194.00 http://www.shopbop.com/shop/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441796226&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302042493&fm=browse-brand&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181057&bmUID=1169447444901

Tuesday

THE GLOBES-A belated Analysis

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were last night. An actor's dream party, next in line to the Oscar's of course.


Where was I? Sitting in my friend's dormroom reading gossip magazines, while watching... hello fantasyland. Ok, so yes I wish desperately I could be the American Kate Winslet...or Blanchett for that matter. Kate and Cate are both so great! yes...I rhyme.



Anyway, I was so caught up in my actor's fantasyland that I almost forgot to focus on the most important part of the Globes. The fashion, DUH! Well, maybe the acting is a bit more important. By the way.. who's upset that Jennifer Hudson (AMAZING VOICE and musical theatre-y acting) won supporting actress? Ummm my friend CATE the great should have won, thank you very much! (Notes on a Scandal is a MUST SEE) Anyway, here's a bit of a recap of the GG fashions for all you fashionistas.

My favorite moments of the night: Meryl Streep: "congratulations to the nominees...blah blah blah...Annette and Toni and BEYONCE and Renée, Penelope, Judi, Maggie and Helen and Kate." Hahahahaha I almost died laughing when she said Beyoncé. I bet she was thinking, oh God why am I thanking her? That girl should NOT have been nominated. The only person from Dreamgirls who deserved it all was Eddie Murphy, who was incredible and definitely deserved the win.

In terms of fashion, most of the girls went for spring-y brights, I LOVE Reese's Yellow cocktail dress, it was so refreshing next to all the white gowns. Sadly, there really weren't too many OH MY GOD WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??? dresses, I love those. Too bad, there's always hope for the Oscars!


FAVORITES

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Drew Barrymore in Dior. She's so classy now, I love it. I want to be her friend, I feel like she'd be really fun to hang out with.

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Reese Witherspoon in Nina Ricci, with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels. I LOVE this dress. She is so cute, but she got sooo skinny!

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Sienna Miller, in Marchesa, with Cartier jewels. I actually DID like this one, though many other people were mixed. I really liked her hair and the dress was interesting.

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Kate Winslet, in Azzaro by Vanessa Seward, with Roger Vivier clutch and Chopard jewels. Classy all the way, as usual!

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Emily Blunt in Hervé Léger. She's so adorable, I think she's going to go really far.

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Hilary Swank, in Chanel Haute Couture and Chopard jewels. Love her.

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Rachel Weisz, in Bill Blass, with Chopard jewels and an Alexandra Knight clutch.
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Naomi Watts, in Gucci. SO pretty, and out of the ordinary, which is good.

GOLDEN GIRLS-the sparkly trend takes over the Globes.

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Jessica Biel, in Valentino.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, in L'Wren Scott, with Christian Louboutin bag and Verdura jewels.

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Beyoncé Knowles, in Elie Saab. She's trying to look like a trophy in order to get one right?


CUTE COUPLES

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Annette Bening and Warren Beatty. What an amazing, talented couple. I have such a crush on old Warren Beatty, especially in Bonnie and Clyde.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in St. John. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND OVER-PUBLICIZED COUPLE IN THE WORLD! Really, America. yes, they have hit the genetic jackpot, but please just leave them and their beautiful babies alone, okay?

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Will Smith, in Giorgio Armani, and Jada Pinkett Smith, in Armani Privé.

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Jack Nicholson with his daughter Lorraine Nicholson, in Christian Dior. She's so pretty! Lucky girl.

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Meryl Streep with her daughter, Louisa Jacobson Gummer, both in Carolina Herrera. Cuuute. I want my mommy to be Meryl Streep and take me to the Globes!

THE "EH?" DRESSES. What's your take on them?

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Cate Blanchett, in Alexander McQueen, with Roger Vivier heels. Umm, love ya Cate, but really... what were you thinking?

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Cameron Diaz, in Valentino, with Cartier jewels. Hmmmm... Not so sure about this one. I think I might have liked it if it didn't have the one strap, but even then it's still a bit wedding cake-y.

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Rinko Kikuchi in Chanel. She's so adorable that I forgve her for this ridiculous dress.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, in Yves Saint Laurent dress and sandals, with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels. NO thanks. This dress does NOT fit her well.



EXTRAS

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America Ferrera in Brian Reyes, with Jimmy Choo shoes and Fred Leighton jewels. LOVE her. Ever since Real Women Have Curves I've liked that she never conforms to Hollywood's beauty standards. PLEASE America, don't lose weight just because you'll get more roles (sad, but true) She looks great how she is.

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Penélope Cruz, in Chanel Haute Couture and Chopard jewels

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Jennifer Hudson, in Vera Wang.

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Helen Mirren, in Donna Karan Couture and Chopard jewels. WONDERFUL actress, stylish older woman.

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Salma Hayek, in Dior by John Galliano, with Chanel jewelry and Sergio Rossi shoes. Nice but a bit blah. She always goes to show off her figure, which is great.

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Jennifer Lopez, in Marchesa, with Roger Vivier clutch and Jimmy Choo shoes. Hmm, definitely not my fave.

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Chloë Sevigny, in vintage Yves Saint Laurent and Bulgari jewels; Ginnifer Goodwin, in Dolce & Gabbana, with a Swarovski clutch and Leviev jewels; and Jeanne Tripplehorn, in Giambattista Valli, with Fred Leighton jewels.

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Eva Longoria, in Ungaro. Eh, why does she always look a bit cheap? Oooh I'm such a harsh critic I surprise myself sometimes.

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A post-pregnant Heidi Klum in Givenchy Haute Couture.

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Renée Zellweger, in vintage Christian Dior. Perrty.

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Jennifer Garner, in Gucci, with Bulgari jewels and a Tod's clutch.

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Ellen Pompeo, in Versace, with Fred Leighton jewels.

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Kyra Sedgwick, in J. Mendel.

****After parties and some other parties. Most of the Chanel-wearers are at a CHANEL party****

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Ashley Olsen, in Giambattista Valli, with Mary-Kate. I kind of like Ashley's dress but her hair looks pretty bad. and MK PLEASE EAT SOMETHING!!!

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Mary Kate and Ashley at another GG party.

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Maria Menounos, in Brian Reyes, with Jenna Elfman. I really like Maria's dress.

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Monet Mazur, in Jenni Kayne. YELLOW!! yesssss

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Ali Larter. So hot!

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Sarah Carter. She's cute, but please tell me this isn't Nick Carter's sister who is famous for NOTHING. Or wait, don't they have a reality show now? Ohhh please make it stop.

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Sienna Miller, in Chanel, at the company's Les Exclusifs de Chanel fragrance launch at the Chateau Marmont. I like that she always goes for the unusual dresses in bright "Notice me" colors. I respect most of her style choices.

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Kate Bosworth. Cute outfit.

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Gia Coppola, in Chanel, with Liz Goldwyn. I love Gia's dress.

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Rachel Bilson, in Chanel.

Can't wait for the Oscar's!

CREDIT: Style.com

Toodles!
-Arianna

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