Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sex and the City: Did you see it?

Martinis, Manolos and mayhem. This was the scene at the Angelika Theater in Dallas last night. You would have thought it was fashion week (or the Dallas equivalent - Fashion at the Park). I went to the 6:00 PM show and as I approached the theater it looked like a zoo - both inside and outside the theater (local news trucks were even there). Let me tell you, these women were DECKED OUT! Cosmos were in hand (you can drink at this theater), LV's were in tote, and the ladies were traveling in packs. I definitely could understand why so many groups of girlfriends were there: they were all waiting in anticipation for the pinnacle fashionista movie of the year. And what is the verdict? Fabulous!

I can honestly say I have never laughed and cried so much in one movie. And I mean I had to keep the "ugly cry" at bay which was hard (I'll leave that one until I buy the DVD and watch it in the comfort of my own home). Some of the tears came from intense laughter, while others came from heart-wrenching moments in the script. Part of the emotion also came from knowing that, at some point, the movie would be over and Charlotte, Miranda, Carrie and Samantha would be the girlfriends we used to know...again.

Overall the movie did not disappoint. My only criticisms: 1)the product placements were pretty blatant at times and 2) the actor who played Smith seemed to be lacking some of his acting skills (and I used to love Smith!). 

Tell me about your experience. Did you get decked out and go with your friends in true diva style? What did you think about the movie? Let me know!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sex and the City Wardrobe: Miranda's Black and White Dress

OMG! I can't believe that after several years of waiting and watching re-runs of SATC on TBS, the Sex and the City movie is finally here! As I was checking out a promo for the movie, I was pleasantly surprised to see Miranda sporting a black and white Maggy London Print Silk Twill Shift Dress that I featured in a Fall/Winter 2007 issue of Impressions (page 30), an e-magazine I write for.

Where can you find this fabulous dress (sans the belt)? Well, check it out here at Dillard's for $150 or here at Nordstrom (it's sold out right now, but keep checking back, they may restock).

I'm not the only one who noticed the Maggy London dress. So did Style Mama and Team Sugar.

Save or Splurge: Satin Bow Clutch

Can you tell a $600+ difference between these two?

Splurge: Valentino Black Satin Detailed Clutch - $636

Save: Nine West Black Satin Bow Clutch - $19.99

Thanks, Raquel!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Must Have Accessory: Glasses?

Glasses have been all over the runways lately. And, according to this Wall Street Journal Article, they're not only for those of us who need to wear them, but people who have perfectly clear vision are also wearing stylish specs. I know you're probably saying, "But I thought men don't make passes to girls who wear glasses?" I know, I heard the same hogwash too, but it looks like that statement may be a thing of the past.

Designer frames can be relatively inexpensive and completely change a look. It's amazing how a pair of frames can make someone look smarter, more modern or (dare I say) fashionable. Even American Apparel has come out with their own line of non-prescription frames! Here are a couple different looks for under $100:

Vegas frames: - $39
Vue Eyeglasses: American Apparel - $50

Check out these posts on fashionable glasses at and the Fashion-y Blog.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Diva on a Dollar Undercover: 9 West Handbag

My, my, my....what have I just uncovered? A while back I bought these Chinese Laundry pumps in a beautiful dark turquoise color from a local DSW. So of course I had to find outfits and accessories to match! I found this Nine West multicolor exotic fold-over clutch that was perfect. The bluish color looked very close to the color of the shoes, so I had to have it! However, the bag was only available for pre-order to be shipped July 17th. The site said, "It's been sold out twice already and we're bringing it back later in the season (July) for a third time! Get as many as you can before we sell out again!" July??? Arrggh! But to my surprise I went to and saw the same bag available immediately! Free one day delivery no less! Of course I bought it on the spot.

What I learned from this situation:
1) Always, ALWAYS shop around. You may be able to not only find better prices, but also items not available other places.
2) Just because a retailer says they are sold out of something doesn't mean you can't find it elsewhere. Who knows if Nine West tried to create demand for it by saying it wasn't available until July or if Endless just bought some a while back and still had the inventory. Either way it goes, refer back to #1.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Little Black Dress for Less

Something every girl needs is a fabulous little black dress. Who says you have to pay a lot it? This short black satin strapless dress is at Forever 21 for just $22.80!

If you go to their site and grab a few things, they have free shipping for any orders $75 or over. Happy shopping!

Friday, May 02, 2008

New York Divas:$50 and Under Matt Bernson Sample Sale

Shoe designer Matt Bernson is having a sample sale for the next two days! Apparently they will have everything from sandals to boots from the current spring and past fall season. The best part? Everything will be $50 and under! The catch: the sale is cash only, so leave your plastic at home!

The details are as follows:
Location: 434 Greenwich St. (at Vestry)
Date and Time: 
Friday, May 2 from 12:00-7:00 PM and Saturday, May 3 from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM