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Top trends for fall 2009, by elle.com

Thursday, August 27, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

While we have a little time left of summer, we definitely should be transitioning our shopping to fall. To help us out, Elle.com has listed top trends for fall 2009.

Top trends for fall 2009, by elle.com:

  1. 1980s style: If you’ve been to TopShop at all, you'll know what I mean. I may have been in a dressing room line with Debbie Harry and Pat Benatar from what I could tell! you’ve seen poufy sleeves, acid-washed jeans and pleated pants are all the rage.
  2. The Cocoon Coat: It is protective, warm and cozy. With larger that normal sleeves and pockets, this is a piece that will go great with many looks.
  3. Grey and black: Your fall looks will be chic and smoldering in these rich shades.
  4. Fur: Can’t comment on this one. I strongly dislike both real and faux fur… but it is up to you to wear whatever you want!
  5. Hats: From tailored to trendy, hats were all the rage on the runway.
  6. Hot pink: Turn up this baby-doll color a few notches and wear it as a dress or a shirt and pair it with black leggings! We love the look of a strand of rich, dark Tahitian pearls laying over the neckline.
  7. Slashed shoulder: From one-armed long-sleeved tops to tops with a cut-out shoulder or just one strap, this is a look that shows some skin without going overboard.
  8. Gold: Brighten up fall with shades of gold and yellow.
  9. Sparkles: Reach for a sequined skirt with a plain top or just wear sparkly accessories. Just don’t go overboard!
  10. Thigh-high boots: depending on where you work- I am not sure these are best for the office, but as I said in #4, it is up to you to wear whatever you want!





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New developments on Fashion's Night Out

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

Fashion’s Night Out is right around the corner! We’ve been following them on Facebook and Twitter… and here are some interesting recent developments!

Oscar De La Renta will be at his Madison Avenue boutique singing for a few friends and top clients! More details on Oscar De La Renta at Fashion’s Night Out


Supermodel Daria Werbowy will be promoting Vogue eyewear at SunglassHut. More details on SunGlass Hut and Fashion’s Night Out.

Celebrate Steven Alan's fifteenth anniversary on 9/10 with a reverse-seam shirt at the special price of $95! More details on Steven Alan and Fashion’s Night Out.


Meet design Monica Botkier aand receive a free gift with purchase at Saks. More details on Monica Botkier and Fashion’s Night Out.

Bond No. 9 is featuring perfume workshops, a 20%-off sale, blending and contests!
More details on Bond No. 9 and Fashion’s Night Out.


Bluberi will feature one-on-one shopping, styling lessons, gift with purchase!
More details on BlueBeri and Fashion’s Night Out.


Win a $5k shopping spree! Enter here http://www.fashionnightoutsweeps.com/

I have not even scratched the surface of all the exciting events coming up on Fashion’s Night Out! Check out FNO's Facebook page, follow them on Twitter (username: FNOnyc Hashtag #FNO09) and visit their website.


About Fashion’s Night Out: Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. On September 10, 2009, more than 300 stores will stay open late to put the fun back in shopping, with designer appearances, live windows, celebrity guests, and other special events. In addition, two important New York charities—the September 11 Memorial and Museum and the NYC AIDS Fund—will benefit from the initiative. On the same night around the world, and led by twelve international Vogue editions (United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Russia, France, Brazil, India, Spain, China, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan), each country will tailor its Fashion’s Night Out celebration to appeal to its city’s unique retail environment.


























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Shape's Beauty Award Winners

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

Thanks to our friends at Shape magazine who sent over the following details on their 6th annual beauty award winners!

Best Facial Moisturizer – Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
Testers loved this product's "totally natural-looking color" and "non-greasy" feel. Plus, the light-reflecting mica it contains helps even out skin tone, while the SPF 30 prevents future damage.

Best Facial Cleanser – Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
The blast of grapefruit scent is a perfect morning pick-me-up that offers dramatic results – fewer breakouts, oil-free skin, and clear pores.

Best Body Moisturizer – Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Triple Smoothing Body Lotion
A mix of vitamin E and alpha hydroxy acids combine to deliver intense hydration and exfoliation in this moisturizer.

Best Antiperspirant/Deodorant – Dove Visibly Smooth Clinical Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant
This potent sweat stopper has the maximum amount of the wetness-fighting ingredient Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrexgly allowed without a prescription to leave you feeling dry.

Best Eye care – Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
This formula contains caffeine to banish puffiness and dark circles. It also combines Vitamin B and Glycerin to hydrate skin and lessen the look of wrinkles.

Best Eye Makeup – Maybelline the Colossal Volume Express Mascara
This mascara presents over-the-top-lush lashes by combining collagen-infused thickening formula and a brush big enough to cover every lash in one single stroke.

Best Lip Color – Covergirl Outlast Lipstain
Not only does this lip color last long, but it contains Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid to ensure lips will stay soft and hydrated.








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Big news from Fashion’s Night Out

Monday, August 17, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

We are so excited to announce Fashion’s Night Out has divulged their list of participating retailers! Below is a press release with all the news details of the big day. Thanks to our friends at Fashion’s Night Out for sharing this great info:

Fashionsnightout.com today unveiled its highly anticipated list of participating retailers and the exciting events they have planned for shoppers during the five-hour September 10 extravaganza. Stores throughout New York City’s five boroughs will host celebrity and designer appearances, musical and Broadway performances, styling seminars, fashion shows, and photo exhibits, and will offer limited-edition Fashion’s Night Out merchandise, gifts with purchase, refreshments, and more! Fashion’s Night Out invites shoppers to visit http://fashionsnightout.com/directory.php to discover what their favorite store, designer, or brand has up its sleeve for the evening.

Fashionistas can also take advantage of daily updates on Fashion’s Night Out’s Facebook page and Twitter (FNOnyc) feed. “On the evening of September 10, Fashion’s Night Out, spanning all five boroughs, will highlight why New York City’s vibrant and diverse fashion-and-retail industry is admired throughout the world,” said George Fertitta, CEO, NYC & Company. “The citywide celebration will showcase the unique shopping opportunities available to New Yorkers and visitors, while encouraging retail support and giving back to important NYC causes.”“Little did I think when the idea of Fashion’s Night Out was first dreamed up this past March during the Paris collections that we would have over 700 and counting retailers, designers, and brands joining us on the night of September 10,” said Anna Wintour, editor in chief, Vogue. “Of course, I’ve always known the New York fashion industry to rise brilliantly to a challenge, but I am absolutely thrilled, awed, and more than a little proud that it has reacted so brilliantly to this initiative. There is so much planned that we could shop till dawn and still not see and do everything.”

“Fashion’s Night Out is that rare opportunity to meet the person behind the label,” said Steven Kolb, CFDA Executive Director. “Some of the best known as well as up-and-coming talent will be out and about all across New York during the event." Designed to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the economy, Fashion’s Night Out will be the single largest shopping event in New York City history. Created by Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York, the initiative on September 10 will also mark the support of two important New York charities: The September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center will receive 40 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a limited-edition Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt at participating retailers. The NYC AIDS fund will benefit from a citywide clothing drive (sponsored by IMG) that will begin on the 10th at various retail and public locations, and will culminate on September 12, 2009. For more information on the evening’s charitable endeavors and ways people can help, log on to fashionsnightout.com/volunteer.php.

Highlights of Fashion’s Night Out include:Fashion/beauty appearances (partial list): Fashion and beauty’s elite will be making special appearances at retailers throughout the city, including Max Azria, Badgley Mischka, John Bartlett, Manolo Blahnik, Oscar Blandi, Bobbi Brown, Thom Browne, Tory Burch, Roberto Cavalli, Francisco Costa, Georgina Chapman, Kenneth Cole, Diego Della Valle, Frédéric Fekkai, Alberta Ferretti, Patricia Field, Robert Graham, Douglas Hannant, Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger, Jason Hoffman, Alejandro Ingelmo, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Aerin Lauder, Nanette Lepore, Adam Lippes, Trish McEvoy, Gilles Mendel, Rebecca Minkoff, Isaac Mizrahi, Kate Mulleavy, Josie Natori, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Thakoon Panichgul, Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Lela Rose, Rachel Roy, Maria Sharapova, Shipley & Halmos, Shoshanna, Christian Siriano, Peter Som, Albertus Swanepoel, Elie Tahari, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Edward Tricomi, Patricia Underwood, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, Vera Wang, Joel Warren, Stuart Weitzman, Jason Wu, Yeohlee, David Yurman, and Giuseppe Zanotti, among others.

Celebrity/model appearances (partial list): Joy Bryant, Lauren Bush, Ciara, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Cindy Crawford, Lynda Carter, Lily Donaldson, Nacho Figueras, Chanel Iman, Hugh Jackman, Alexa Ray Joel, Jessica Joffe, Carmen Kass, Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova, Yasmin Le Bon, Adriana Lima, Angela Lindvall, The Misshapes, Taylor Momsen, Pharrell, Sasha Pivovarova, Coco Rocha, Liev Schreiber, Stephanie Seymour, Arlenis Sosa, Hana Soukupova, Jessica Stam, Julia Stegner, Caroline Trentini, Ivanka Trump, Kerry Washington, Erin Wasson, Daria Werbowy, and Caroline Winberg, among others.Kickoff: The evening’s festivities will kick off with a visit by Anna Wintour, designer Michael Kors, and a surprise celebrity guest to the Macy’s Queens Center at 5:00 p.m. They will meet with shoppers and Macy’s chairman, president, and CEO Terry Lundgren inside a special Vogue boutique created to showcase the best trends of the season. There will be a performance by the Tony Award–winning cast of Hair, and Ms. Wintour and Mr. Kors will sign the Fashion’s Night Out tee for the first 50 customers.

Map and Incentives: The official map of Fashion's Night Out, created by American Express, will highlight the 700 participating retailers throughout the five boroughs. In addition, American Express will be offering benefits exclusively available for Cardmembers at stores and restaurants throughout the city. On September 9 and 10, maps will be distributed at key commuter sites across New York City, including Grand Central and Penn Stations, the Port Authority, the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and Columbus Circle. Look for Fashion's Night Out street teams at these and select high-traffic shopping destinations during peak morning and evening rush hours. For additional distribution at Official NYC Information Center & Kiosks log on to http://www.nycgo.com/?event=view.article&id=55512

In-store sweepstakes: Shoppers will have the opportunity to win an amazing array of prizes on September 10 as part of citywide in-store sweepstakes. Retailers will provide entry forms between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Prizes include tickets to designer fashion shows; a makeover with beauty expert Bobbi Brown on the Today show; a made-to-order wedding dress by Carolina Herrera; haircuts by Sally Hershberger and Oscar Blandi; or an opportunity to visit a Vogue fashion shoot with renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Free Transport: Enthusiastic shoppers looking for a lift around town will be able to take advantage of some free transportation in Manhattan. Courtesy of Payless ShoeSource, four Gray-Line double-decker buses will provide the Official Ride of Fashion’s Night Out, looping between downtown and midtown, and stopping at key shopping locations. For something a little more intimate, Aveda’s Experience Center at Fifth Avenue and West Nineteenth Street will provide complimentary pedicabs within a fifteen-block radius south of the store.

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Get Angelina Jolie's hairstyle

Thursday, August 13, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

Angelina Jolie's hairAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt both looked incredible at the Hollywood premiere of ‘Inglourious Basterds’ this week. Jolie wore a strapless leather Micheal Kors dress and Pitt was matching in a black shirt with a black linen suit that would have made Johnny Cash proud. They epitomized the Hollywood rock star look … something you can easily recreate and we are here to help.

Thanks to our friends at Janice McCafferty Communications, we were able to get the scoop from Jolie’s hairdresser on exactly how he gave her that sleek hairstyle.

Here are step-by-step instructions for getting Jolie’s hairstyle by celebrity stylist David Babaii:

1. First, David applied Hair Polish to her entire mane followed by spraying Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier to the root area for lift and volume.

2. Next, he parted hair into 3 sections (This is David's "key" signature tip). Beginning at the nape area, he used the David Babaii for WildAid Blow Dryer with the nozzle attachment for direct styling. To achieve her look, David blow dried her hair using a large round brush to smooth tresses straight and shiny.

3. When done drying the entire head, he took large sections and wrapped hair around the same round brush. With the blow dryer and nozzle in hand, blow an additional blast of hot air for 10 seconds and then hit the cool button for a burst of cool air: this sets the shape. Carefully release the section from the brush and continue until you have completed the whole head.

4.To finish, spray Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray.

Click here for more information on David Babaii or visit his line of WildAid hair products
















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The Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

Fashion’s Night Out T-shirtNot only does the Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt (right) look great, but it also supports the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

About the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Where the Twin Towers once stood, the Memorial will have two large pools with huge waterfalls running down the edges. The names of those killed in the 9/11 attacks in NYC, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, along with those killed in the February 1993 World Trade Center bombing, will be inscribed around the edges of the pools.

Areas of the museum, including “Survivors Stairs” and two original steel tridents from the Twin Towers, are designed to express the enormity of the attacks. The museum will include a private suite set aside for families of victims as well as public places where anyone can reflect.

More on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Alice + Olivia, Loehman’s, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Bergdorf Goodman are among those selling the official Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt. A full list (see those in red font) of places to purchase the shirt can be found on the Fashion’s Night Out website.

About Fashion’s Night Out:
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. On September 10, 2009, more than 300 stores will stay open late to put the fun back in shopping, with designer appearances, live windows, celebrity guests, and other special events. In addition, two important New York charities—the September 11 Memorial and Museum and the NYC AIDS Fund—will benefit from the initiative. On the same night around the world, and led by twelve international Vogue editions (United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Russia, France, Brazil, India, Spain, China, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan), each country will tailor its Fashion’s Night Out celebration to appeal to its city’s unique retail environment.

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Shopping attitudes and behaviors

Thursday, August 6, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

My last post on Fashion's Night Out highlighted the true importance of the retail industry. Going to a store or online and buying just one item has such a positive effect on our economy and the survey below proves that many are still doing that.

Thanks to our friends at Lucky (my favorite magazine), for sharing the results of a new study in which they identified The Alpha Shopper, a dominant consumer who is still going out and buying things.

Compelling statistics from the national sample of 1,090 American women about the Alpha Shopper include:

• 87% of respondents purchase fashion/accessories monthly, up from 86% in 2008

• 95% feel that shopping is helping the economy

• 73% strongly feel they can enjoy shopping today without being excessive

• 57% are shopping for investment items while 43% are shopping for trend items

• 78% say their splurge purchases are on items that inspire them

• 91% of consumers say they look for stores that offer investment and trend pieces

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Showcasing the Power of Fashion

Monday, August 3, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

The world of fashion is vibrant, creative and ready for you. Great fashion motivates us to dress up and go out, to compliment a perfect stranger and feel incredible about the way we look. Many businesses truly depend on retail and by supporting the fashion industry we can all help spark the economy.

Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is reenergizing consumerism by getting retailers to come together on the evening of Sept. 10 for a night filled with music, incentives, contests, imaginative window displays and, of course, great fashion. This will take place in NYC and 12 other worldwide fashion hubs to inspire consumers and strengthen the economy. FNO is a collaborative effort by Vogue, NYC & Company, the city of New York, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

According to FNO, “next only to finance, fashion is the second-largest sector of industry in New York City – the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10B in total wages.”

Indulge is fully supporting FNO and will be covering many aspects of the program through the month of August. We are very excited for our August 17th post when we’ll announce the full list of participating stores! In the meantime, checkout FNO's Facebook page, follow them on Twitter (username: FNOnyc Hashtag #FNOO9) and visit their website.

Check back next week when Indulge will have the scoop on the Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt.

























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