Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Style Goodies has found some treats for ya! Enjoy!

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Who, What, Where?

Pasadena - Beauty brand Lather unveiled a new 1,900-square-foot flagship store in Pasadena, CA this month. With boutiques in New York, San Jose, CA, and Scottsdale, AZ, this is a homecoming of sorts for Lather, which got its start in Pasadena's bustling shopping district back in 1999. Natural ingredients and quality unisex products are the appeal of the Lather beauty brand, owned by husband-and-wife team Emilie Davidson Hoyt and Rob Hoyt. Prices range from $6.50 for a Lip Protector to $58 for the Vitamin C Peptide Renewal. Head to 17 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena to stock up on beauty goodies from Lather.

Chicago - Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz brought his line of unisex hoodies and tees back to his hometown in the form of his first Clandestine Industries store. The 450-square-foot store will carry Wentz's line, along with limited edition Nike sneakers bearing the Clandestine Industries bat logo. Wentz, who recently designed a collection for DKNY jeans, also elected to sell novelty items reminiscent of his youth, such as cans of Orange and Grape Crush, and Count Chocula and Franken Berry cereal figurines. A Clandestine bat logo necklace will cost $20 and prices go all the way up to $300, which will get you a limited edition pair of black and purple Nike sneakers. The Clandestine Industries Landmark Store is located at 952 W. Newport Ave. in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood, near Wrigley Field and the Metro.
Everywhere and anywhere - Henri Bendel has a brand new website! Look for party pics, fashion tips, and event listings, as well as editorial features. Plus you can get your fill of accessories, beauty products, and gift items, which will be sold on the site.


Sweet Links

It's a great day for some Sweet Links, no? Enjoy!

Who loves you, baby? Why, Her Accessories does, and to prove it they're giving away this terribly chic necklace from Twisted Silver! [Her Accessories]

Be merry and bright this holiday season with Prescriptives. [Make Her Up]

Who says you can't be super-stylish without dropping a load of dough? [She's A Betty]

I'm all about this Fall trend. [Fashion Club Daily]


The Spirit of Fashion Past

1st and 2nd periods: Homeroom, then English
3rd period: Social Studies
4th period: Science
5th period: Gym (uggh)
6th period: 8th Grade Math and back to normal clothes (woohoo!)
You'd make a mad dash to your gym locker to retrieve your so-enviable Esprit jean skirt and canvas shoes and head to class - all eyes on the coveted, leather Esprit patch on the belt loop. Yup - you were stylin' and profilin'!

Well, the same Esprit that was so supersonic in junior high has grown up right along with you, offering drool-inducing dresses, tops, jeans, jackets (see above) and sweaters that are totally stylish, 100% layerable, completely affordable, and even a bit sexy! Plus accessories and shoes to tie it all together; not to mention jean skirts - you know, for the girl in you.

MMM..Narciso Rodriguez Perfume..Oh, and Some Celebs

I attended a fashion show last week that was pretty typical of an L.A. celebrity event: A DJ spun the soundtrack, which ranged from Nikka Costa to Hall & Oates and back to some funk and soul from Soul II Soul and Dwele (it was pure genius!). Every trend that is on the "Hot for Fall" list (or will be by the time you finish reading this) was represented - from skinny jeans paired with puffy bombers and up-to-there leather boots to white mini frocks with black beading and studs (which I'm lov-ing, by the way). On a couch in front of me there was a certain celebutante powdering her nose before the photographers had their way with her; and milling around were dozens of (oddly) good-looking cocktail servers offering up drinks mixed with the alcoholic sponsor of the night. And then there was yours truly, sitting alone on a couch, wrist to nose, inhaling the intoxicating scent of the Narciso Rodriguez for Her I'd sprayed on before leaving the house that evening. I'm not even kidding! I was completely unaffected by the chaos that ensued when cast members of a popular NBC series started showing up and I couldn't care less about the photographers' bulbs flashing at the L.A. socialites seated next to me. I was in a deliciously delirious state of olfactory ecstasy, transfixed by the soft, velvety musky-yet-somehow-clean-and-floral fragrance perfection. Seriously, I couldn't get enough of myself. Oh, and the fashion show was great too.


The Asos Sale is Not To Be Missed!

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It's here...up to 75% off at Asos.com! Dresses from French Connection, Diesel jeans, and page after page of covet-worthy accessories, all just a click away. I've got my credit card out and I'm ready to do some damage! First buy, these leather bow stacked heels that I plan to live in this fall with jeans and dresses. What do you think? Cute, right? Plus they're only $42 - practically free! It would be a disservice to my closet to miss out on these heels.


Ecco Domani Contest

So have you entered? Hurry up - it ends soon! Good luck!

Hope Lives

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BCBG is helping to bring hope to the cure for breast cancer. Purchase a pair of Hope Sunglasses and BCBG will donate 25% of the purchase price to Susan G. Koman for the Cure. And it doesn't end just because October does - they'll be bringing hope through January 31, 2008! Head to BCBG.com for more details...and keep hope alive!


Runways Fade to White

A New York Times article titled "Ignoring Diversity, Runways Fade to White" discussed how fewer and fewer designers are featuring black models on their runways during Fashion Weeks - we're talking around the world, not just New York. Here's an exerpt:

"Nowadays the cultural landscape is well populated with actors, musicians, media moguls and candidates for the American presidency drawn from the 30 percent of the American population that is not white. Yet, if there is one area where the lessons of chromatic and racial diversity have gone largely unheeded, it is fashion. This reality was never plainer than during the recent showings of the women’s spring 2008 collections in New York and Europe.

Of the 101 shows and presentations posted on Style.com during the New York runway season, which ended a month ago, more than a third employed no black models, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Most of the others used just one or two. When the fashion caravan moved to London, Paris and Milan, the most influential shows — from Prada to Jil Sander to Balenciaga to ChloĆ© and Chanel — made it appear as if someone had hung out a sign reading: No Blacks Need Apply."

This is disturbing on so many levels! I work at an online magazine geared at teenage girls, and my job is to report on fashion and beauty trends. It sickens me that I can so rarely speak to my own because there aren't enough images of us...

Click here to read the entire article and tell me your thoughts on why we're so often ignored in this market.


Ecco Domani Contest - Win This!

Style Goodies and Coutorture have teamed up to bring you a stylish contest featuring these Ecco Domani designer wine totes. It's too fabulous to resist and too easy to pass up! All you have to do is enter your email address in the box to the right and you could win all four!

With the holidays quickly approaching, this is just the kind of chic gift your girlfriends want - believe me! Good luck!
Miss Angel


Who, What, Where?

New York - Denim retail chain National Jean Co. has made its way to the city and is celebrating its opening tonight (the soft opening was last week). Located in NYC's Upper East Side, this is the first store to open up in the heart of a major city since the chain got its start 15 years ago. Shoppers can peruse the "denim library" where they'll find up to 3,000 pairs of jeans from favorites like Seven For All Mankind, Hudson, and Paper, Denim & Cloth, plus contemporary apparel tops and T-shirts. Sorry, fellas, this store is only stocked with women's apparel.

Don't live in the city? Don't worry! The chain has 12 stores throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest, with a 13th store sprouting up in Hartford, Connecticut in the next month or so. Us West Coast honeys can shop from NationalJeanCompany.com until our next trip to the Big Apple.

Nationwide - British beauty brand Lush is taking their fabulous bakery-style boutiques and planting them in Macy's stores nationwide. Expect to see 100 shop-in-shop concepts in Macy's stores throughout the country within the next 3 years. The 12-year-old company also plans to open up 30 additional freestanding stores in the States, so procuring your favorite bath bombs and beauty fixes will be easier than ever.


Sweet Links

Some seriously sweet links to celebrate Hump Day!

Charm bracelets that aren't too cutesy? Love that! [Clothes-Pin]

A scented body wash that even my football-playing manly man can get with. [Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget]

Got a sweet little bun in the oven? Then you need to check out these stylish picks for moms-to-be. [StarStyle Scoop]
Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. [Beautynomics]


Cashmere Mafia

I can't wait to see Lucy Lui in the new ABC series Cashmere Mafia (an updated, career-oriented, suitable-for-network-television version of Sex and the City airing November 27, 9pm), but even more, I can't wait until the weather here in L.A. chills a bit so I can rock a little luxurious cashmere myself. If I had my way ( and unlimited funds) I'd live in these pieces all season:

I usually have a hard time with sweatercoats, not just because of the uncomely name (wrap sounds so much more sophisticated, no?), but because they walk a fine line of looking granny-ish. This is probably one of the prettiest sweatercoats I've seen, thanks to its slouchy-but-not-sloppy shape and raw-edge detailing. I'm particularly fond of the glamorous sunburst effect that's happening on the back.

A cashmere bracelet is quite unexpected, but so decadent you have to wonder why someone didn't think of it sooner. The feel of luxurious cashmere gently caressing my wrists is a lovely contrast to the casual look of the cable knit design - a great piece to add to wide-leg trousers for work, or jeans and an oversized sweater for play.

Yarborough Jewelry Cable Cashmere Bangle, $187

I just adore the slightly puffy sleeves of this pullover - they give it a romantic feel that's perfect for fall's modern gamine look. Wear it over a floral print dress with the darkest tights you can find and sweet Mary Jane pumps.

Hayden Scoopneck Cashmere Sweater, $119

I am a firm believer in sweater dressing! There's no maintenance required, you just throw one on and go. This one has a touch of cashmere so it's extra soft, plus you know how I'm mad for puffed sleeves! Best of all it has a fuller skirt than most sweater dresses so it won't feel clingy over tights.

Banana Republic Puff-sleeve Sweater Dress, $108


Skirting the Issues

Okay, so bad hair days cannot be avoided, what with the elements and loss of time due to multiple pushes of the snooze button. And let's not even get started on the days when the "guaranteed" so-easy smoky eye kit leaves you looking more like a New Orleans Saint than an angel-faced beauty. How to circumvent such problems? Throw on a much-needed, goes-perfectly-with-boots, works-well-for-day-and-night skirt and strut your sexy stuff! Thankfully SkirtSpot.com has more A-line, prairie, and circle skirts than you can count, so no matter what kind of situation you've got going on upstairs, from the waist down you'll be nothing short of heavenly!


Looking Who's Turning 100

Retail therapist Neiman Marcus is is turning 100 and to celebrate they've released the 81st edition of the Christmas Book, offering extravagant gifts (305 carat, uncut diamond anyone?) and page after page of gorgeous fashion inspired by decades past.

If you're like me the prices in this book will make you cry, but a girl can dream, right? Click here to peruse the catalog, then come back to Style Goodies and tell me what you're putting on your list. I call this Emilio Pucci minidress!!!

Earl's Girl

Okay, so maybe Joy Turner (left) from the NBC series My Name is Earl isn't the most savvy when it comes to fashion and style, but hopefully Jaime Pressly, the woman who portrays the smack-talking character on the hit show will have better luck in that department come Los Angeles Fashion Week. That's when the Emmy Award-winning actress plans to unveil her (nearly) eponymous, contemporary ready-to-wear line.

J'aime (a play on the French words that mean "I love..") will makes its debut on the runways at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Los Angeles on October 15. The actress will show around 35 to 40 styles for the spring season, including a range of dress silhouettes, wide-leg as well as slim pants, jackets, shorts, and a splash of trend-driven items. French designer Renee Bardot was brought on board to act as in-house design collaborator for J'aime, which will carry retail prices of $100 to $180.

In a market that has become saturated with (mostly disappointing) celebrity-designed collections, newcomers are faced with the challenge of turning skeptics (myself included) into believers. Pressly counts herself among those who hold the formula to do just that.

What do you think of these looks from J'aime by Jaime Pressly? Wearable or terrible? Style Goodies wants to hear from you!