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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Footware Solution to Slush

After all of the snow and rain in New York this winter I have been trying to figure out a solution for footwear. I learned a lesson last week when I wore my rubber boots to work all day and didn't bring another pair of shoes to change into. Rubber boots are awful to wear for long periods of time because your feet start to sweat. Yuck! But these new shoe covers by Shuella are great because they slip on over your other shoes. They keep the slush out but you don't have to tote around your other shoes in your purse. And they come in several cute colors although I prefer the black myself. $49.50

Friday, February 26, 2010

Desiree Rogers Stepping Down as White House Social Secretary...

via the Chicago Sun Times:
White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers told me Friday she will step down next month, after presiding over 330 events in the White House in 14 months.

Rogers is departing after achieving a major goal of President Obama and First Lady Michelle — opening up the White House to make it the “peoples house.” “As we turn the corner on the first year,” Rogers told me, “this is a good time for me to explore opportunities in the corporate world.”

Rogers told me it has been “an honor and a privilege to serve this president and First Lady, in what has certainly been a historic presidency.” Rogers, a friend of the First Couple for years, was one of the first Obama administration appointees.

“When I took on this assignment, we talked about the importance of creating the people’s house. My work was really to create this framework,” she told me. “I think I completed that work. Our office has been able to lay the foundation for what will be known as the ‘people’s house’ and it has already taken shape.”

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Obama's Host the National Medal of Arts Ceremony at the White House

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (wearing Jason Wu) arrived in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, for the 2009 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal ceremony.

President Barack Obama, not pictured, acknowledged actress Sarah Jessica Parker, as first lady Michelle Obama looks on, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, before he presented the 2009 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal.

Spring Looks from LOFT

I recently had the opportunity to check out LOFTs Spring Lookbook and was totally inspired. After all of the rain and snow I am counting the days until Spring. This Spring season it is all about layering and romantic detailing.

This royal blue shirt is the perfect color because it can be paired with virtually anything. Shown: Dot Ruffle Pullover $49.50, Textured Long Cardigan $49.50, Double Wrap Belt $39.50 and Boyfriend Short $54.50
Short-sleeve cardigans are perfect for chilly mornings and air conditioned offices.Shown: Textured Wrap Cardigan $79.50, Boyfriend Jean $79.50, Bib Necklace $49.50, Coil Chip Bracelet $29.50, Silver Stretch Bracelet $29.50, Leather Fold-Over Clutch $98.

And don't forget every girl needs a light weight trench coat. This one has cute detailing at the top which adds an extra touch of glam. Shown: Metallic Ruffle Trench $128, Ruffle Rib Tank $24.50, Long Sleeve V-Neck Cardigan $39.50, Rinse Wash Modern Skinny Jean $98, Long Multi-Strand Disc Chain Necklace $34.50.

For more spring looks visit LOFT online.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Michelle O. Shines a Light on the Nation's Food Deserts...

via HuffPo: The White House blog just released a new video of Michelle Obama talking about the her goal of eliminating "food deserts" which are usually low-income urban areas that don't have access to fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy foods. These areas are often dominated by fast food restaurants and convenience stores, making it hard for children who live in these areas to get the nutritious food they need, as The First Lady points out. The video is part of Michelle's Let's Move! campaign, to fight childhood obesity and to eliminate food deserts within 7 years.

More of Michelle O's Fave Designer Collections During NYFW...

Isaac Mizrahi's Fall 2010 collection

Naeem Khan's Fall 2010 collection

Thakoon's Fall 2010 collection

Sunday, February 21, 2010

First Glimpse of Michelle O. at the 2010 Governors Ball [PHOTO UPDATE]

[photo via Getty Images]

First lady Michelle Obama (wearing Thakoon) raised her glass during the White House Governors Ball in the State Dining Room on February 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The nation's governors are congregating in Washington this week for their annual National Governors Association annual meeting.

[Official White House Photo]

The Obama's Welcome the Nation's Governors to the 2010 Governors Ball [VIDEO]

The President and First Lady welcome the National Governors Association to the White House for the 2010 Governors’ Ball. Includes toast by Governor Jim Douglas of Vermont.

Check us out @ Dunkxchange this weekend

FLOTUS Previews the White House Governor's Ball Entertainment to Students...

First lady Michelle Obama greeted then sat with Glee Club members from Myrtilla Miner Elementary School in Washington, during a preview performance of the White House annual Governors' Ball on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at the White House in Washington. And how fabulous is her hair in these pics?!

[photos via Reuters and AP Photo]

Michelle O. Addresses Governor's Spouses, Speaks on Childhood Obesity..

First lady Michelle Obama applauded the spouses of the nation's governors as she begins her address on childhood obesity at the at the start of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.

FLOTUS arriving.
[photos via AP Photo and Reuters]

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Free Return Shipping from Shopbop

Free Return Shipping at Shopbop.com

Very exciting news! Shopbop.com is now offering free returns. I think this brilliant idea, first championed by Zappos, takes all of the risk out of shopping online. Shop the latest surf inspired spring looks.

NYC Fall Fashion Week Wrap Up

So many exciting pieces for next fall. Here are a few of my favorite looks and trends from NYC Fall Fashion Week.

The Ana Sui Collection might be my favorite of all time. All of these rich warm colors paired with bohemian prints and fur accents.

Tailored pants paired with sheer florals from Ralph Lauren.

Mix and match black and white prints from Milly by Michelle Smith.

Iridescent metallics by Christian Cota

Friday, February 19, 2010

DJ Khaled – Road to “Copper” Victory

I got mine!

FLOTUS Wears Alexander McQueen to Speak to London Students...

First lady Michelle Obama (wearing an Alexander McQueen blouse) talks with students from London February 18, 2010 at the White House in Washington, DC. Students from schools in the borough of Islington were rewarded with a trip to the United States sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in London. In April 2009, Mrs. Obama visited the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington.

Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall 2010...

The first lady has many favorites! A few looks from Maria Cornejo's Fall 2010 collection

Photos and Video of Sophie Theallet's Fall 2010 Presentation...

Sophie Theallet, another fave designer of first lady Michelle Obama showed a collection inspired by peasant girls (very nicely dressed peasant girls). Sophie Theallet says that this collection was very near and dear to her as it took her back to her French roots. Lots for the first lady to choose from in this collection.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2010: Another Michelle O. Fave...

Will the first lady be wearing anything from Narciso Rodriguez's Fall 2010 collection?

Video from his Fall 2010 collection:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentines day from SN'EADS

I know i'm late but this is funny

InStyle.com Fashion Week Designer Discounts

InStyle emailed us that in honor of NY Fashion Week they have curated a bunch of designer discounts. (yeah!) We can't all be in the Big Tent but we can shop Spring's latest designer looks like these dresses by; Tibi - February 16th - Save 20%, Milly - February 17th - Save 20% and Tracy Reese - Save 20% Today!

Designer Maria Pinto, A Michelle O. Fave to Shut Down Operations..

via HuffPo:
Designer Maria Pinto has announced that she will cease business operations and close her retail boutique in Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Pinto, a Michelle Obama favorite, also dressed Oprah and other Chicago socialites, but her business has suffered due to ''increasing economic challenges and soft buying trends at the top end of the apparel market," she said.

''After 20 years of pursuing my greatest passion and striving to build a successful high-end fashion business, the time has come for a new chapter in my life.''

Pinto launched her namesake line in 1991, took a two-year break around 2000, relaunched in 2004 and opened her first shop in 2008. She was even tapped to design the first lady and Valerie Jarrett's Olympic delegation ensembles.

A Michelle O. Fave: Jason Wu's Fall 2010 Collection...

Will the first lady wear anything from Jason Wu's Fall 2010 collection? Time will tell.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Alexander McQueen

After Thursdays shocking news that Alexander McQueen has passed away I thought I would share some of his amazing designs here. Alexander McQueen was such a gifted and creative designer. The fashion industry won't be the same without him.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Barneys New York Warehouse Sale

It has begun...Barneys epic Warehouse Sale. 50-75% Off Clothing, Shoes and Accessories.

Thursday, February 11th Thru Sunday, February 28th
Thu. Feb 11th + Fri. Feb 12th 8am-9pm
Weekdays 10am-9pm, Weekends 10am-7pm
Sun. Feb 28th, 10am-7pm

255 West 17th Street
Between 7th + 8th Avenue

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Obama's Cover Essence Magazine's March Issue...

"Malia will tell you, my attitude was, if she came home with a B, that's not good enough because there's no reason why she can't get an A..." --President Barack Obama, ESSENCE

ESSENCE kicks off the first of its three-part education series, "Teaching Our Children," with a White House exclusive--an interview with President Barack Obama. In his first interview of 2010, he talks tough with ESSENCE editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray, Deputy Editor Tatsha Robertson and Washington Correspondent Cynthia Gordy about holding teachers accountable, closing the education gap between Black and White students, how he and First Lady Michelle Obama encourage daughters Malia and Sasha to love learning, and how you can do the same with your own children.

The Obama's Celebrate Black History with a Concert at the White House

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived for a concert entitled In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" in the East Room of the White House Washington February 9, 2010.

Via the AP:
Crediting civil rights-era protest songs and their spiritual predecessors for his election, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sat in the East Room of his White House and listened to an all-star lineup of performers pay tribute to the music that he said fueled freedom marches and civil disobedience.

"The civil rights movement was a movement sustained by music," Obama said as he welcomed his audience. He said activists from coast to coast were inspired by spirituals, felt their will sharpened by protest songs and base broadened by artists of hope. He said their work paved the way toward a more just America that allowed him to make history in 2008 with his election.

"Tonight, we celebrate the music of the movement," Obama said.

Info on when you can catch In Performance at the White House: Music of the Civil Rights Era in the video below:

[photo via Reuters]

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Benetton Ad Campaign Casting

Benetton is looking for you. Yes you. For their new ad campaign. They are looking for something new and different, unconventional and surprising. You can post your photos online in the look-book as well as post a video to express your personality. The top 100 looks (based on user voting) will receive 200 euro in Benetton vouchers and will be featured in a book about global style. A jury will select the top 20 contestants and fly them to New York for the Benetton Fall/Winter campaign 2010 photoshoot. For more information visit Benetton Casting.

Michelle Obama: The More You Know About Childhood Obesity [PSA]

Michelle O. on GMA to Talk About Childhood Obesity [VIDEO]

(above) The first lady wore a white Talbots dress (first seen HERE during classical music at the white house) with over the knee tan boots. 

Via HuffPo:
On Tuesday Michelle Obama will announce a "very ambitious" program to end childhood obesity. She sat down with Robin Roberts for an interview that aired on Tuesday morning's Good Morning America.

"I love burgers and fries. And I love ice cream and cake," said the first lady. "And so do most kids. And we're not talking about a lifestyle that excludes all that. The question is how do we help people balance that out so that they're not facing life-threatening preventable illnesses so they're enjoying their food, they're eating their vegetables, they're doing their running and walking and playing but still have time to get a good fun meal in once in a while."

President Barack Obama prepared to get up from his desk after signing a memorandum on childhood obesity, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in the Oval Office of the White House,Washington. Standing, from left are, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Health and Human Secretary Services Kathleen Sebelius, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, first lady Michelle Obama, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
[photo via AP Photo]

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sexy Valentines Day Lingerie - Made in New York City

This adorable softbra and boy short are by Brulee are perfect for Valentines Day. Each piece is handcrafted in New York city from lux fabrics. And the hardware is hand cast gold. Brulee designer Kristian Giambi feels it is essential that the pieces are versatile, classy and comfortable. Shown: Soft Bra $84 and Boy Short $56.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Nike Air Force 1 “Black History Month 2010"

These are dope. Proceeds from all shoes sold will be donated to Cheyney University, the oldest Black institution in the U.S.

Nike Air Force 1 – Black History Month
Available Feb. 18th at the following retailers:

Dr. Jay’s
Foot Action
Foot Locker
House of Hoops
Jimmy Jazz
Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer
Shoe Gallery
Sneaker Villa

2010 Black History AF1’s Revealed on NBA on TNT

Word is that for the first time ever, Nike will make the 2010 Black History Month Nike Air Force 1 available for retail. Barkley is hilarious! Peep the custom jacket.

Eloise Corr Danch Paper Dress On View at Kate's Paperie

Eloise Corr Danch's Ruffian Paper Doll dress is a historical costume paper sculpture. It was previously on display at the Museum of Arts and Design paper exhibition SLASH! Paper Under the Knife. The Victorian dress features papier mache pages from a book and an intricate internal wire bustle. I am a huge fan of Eloise Corr Danch's work - remember those paper flower pictures I posted from the Macy's flower show last year. Visit Eloise's website to see more of her work. The Paper Doll dress is now on display at Kate's Paperie 8 West 13th St (between 5th/6th) New York.

Photo: David Zuckerman

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Converse Chuck Taylor x Padded Collar

I dont know about you, but i really like these! Obviously the Chuck Taylor Padded Collar has been out for some time. But new color-ways are constantly released for kicks and heres the most recent one which i prefer. Predominantly grey it is made up of black and white tones, in addition grey stitch detail and the padded collar with the oversized Converse logo. The one thing i dont like about the design is that the logo in on the inside of the shoe! That confuses me.
But the shape of it and the overall look is neat. I like!

Converse Chuck Taylor x Padded Collar

I dont know about you, but i really like these! Obviously the Chuck Taylor Padded Collar has been out for some time. But new color-ways are constantly released for kicks and heres the most recent one which i prefer. Predominantly grey it is made up of black and white tones, in addition grey stitch detail and the padded collar with the oversized Converse logo. The one thing i dont like about the design is that the logo in on the inside of the shoe! That confuses me.
But the shape of it and the overall look is neat. I like!
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