Los Angeles Sale Season

Ahh, the 4th of July - sunshine...barbeques...fireworks...designer sales? Yes indeed! It seems like every designer boutique in Los Angeles is trying to get rid of overstock (either that or I've done something really good and God is smiling on me) and the sale season kicks off today!

The Store: Ron Herman, 325 N. Beverly Drive (cross street Dayton Way)
The Specs: The brains behind L.A.'s famous Fred Segal store (remember Cher's line in Clueless: "Where's my white, collarless shirt from Fred Segal?!!"), Herman has branded one of the city's best-known shopping destinations. Get your credit/debit card/checkbook/cash ready because this sale starts June 27 and ends July 5.
The Sale: Get up to 75% off Mike & Chris jackets, goodies from Philip Lim, sexy bits from Cosabella, and more!
The Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12pm -5pm

The Store: J. Ransom, 151 S. La Brea Ave. (cross street W. 2nd Street)
The Specs: You can indulge your obsession with Hollywood by shopping where the stars shop and wearing what the stars wear. Get your credit/debit card/checkbook/cash ready because this sale starts June 28 and ends July 15.
The Sale: 25-75% off favorites like True Religion, Oliver Peoples, and much more!
The Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7:30pm; Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 12pm-7pm

The Store: Faire Frou Frou, 13017-A Ventura Blvd. (cross street Dickens Street)
The Specs: Seriously sexy lingerie that is as beautifully feminine as it is seductive. The stores name is an old French term that literally translates to "to show off!" Get your credit/debit card/checkbook/cash ready because this sale starts June 29 and ends July 3.
The Sale: All the Cosabella, Eberjey, and Carine Gelson lingerie you can get your hands on at deep discounts from 40-75% off.
The Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 11am-5:30pm

The Store: Yellow, 605 N. La Brea Ave. (cross street Clinton Street)
The Specs: A melange of high-end, low-end, vintage, and new clothes that is a favorite amongst top celebrity stylists. Get your credit/debit card/checkbook/cash ready because this sale starts June 29 and ends July 3.
The Sale: You'll save 15% on regular-priced goodies from L.A.M.B., Paul and Joe, and Free People, and a whopping 30-70% on sale racks.
The Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 12pm-6pm

The Store: EM&Co, 7940 W. Third Street (cross street S. Hayworth Ave.)
The Specs: You'll find goodies from local designers, as well as labels from Australia, Finland, and Mexico. Get your credit/debit card/checkbook/cash ready because this sale is one day only - July 4.
The Sale: You've only got one day to save 40% on everything - yes, everything - in the store!
The Hours: 12pm-7:30pm

Happy Shopping!

Style Goodies


Watch Out Now!

Miss Sixty, the colorful, in-your-face-sexy Italian fashion brand is adding watches to its line, according to WWD magazine.

"This idea started seasons ago," said Mario Pace, Miss Sixty global marketing director. "We've been stretching the brand in a number of categories — fragrance, jewelry, handbags — we're building a galaxy around Miss Sixty more and more, and this category was missing."

The collection has six styles with such features as leather straps, Swarovski crystals, and racing stripes, no doubt delivering the same innovative edginess we've seen in their flirty denim and knits. Available in September in all Miss Sixty stores and select jewelry retailers, the watches will retail from $100 to $170. And don't expect this to be the last expansion in the Miss Sixty line - we could be seeing anything from cosmetics to cell phones from the fashion label. Stay tuned senoritas...

Here's a sneak peak at two of the Miss Sixty watch styles:

So what do you think? Do you like or no? Style Goodies wants to hear from you!


The Girl With the FAT Lashes!

I may have a mildly obsessive infatuation with mascara... Okay I definitely have a mildly obsessive infatuation with mascara... Okay fine - I am absolutely, 100% obsessed with mascara and there is nothing mild about it! I just can't get enough of the stuff and I'm completely willing to pay a high price to get my glamour fix. My recent favorites have been from Lancome and Prescriptives - both made my lashes devastatingly long and curled. But then a friend (thanks Denice) let me in on one of her beauty secrets: "If you like the good stuff, try Voluminous by L'Oreal," she advised. So, while perusing the aisles of the drugstore the other day I picked up a tube of Blackest Black to test drive...

Wowzers!!! I have gotten more compliments on my lashes than I can keep track of! Yesterday a girlfriend even asked if I was wearing (gasp) falsies! My lashes are seriously fat! Gorgeously fat! I only paid $8 for seriously, gorgeously fat lashes! My, ahem, obsession just grew exponentially!


Jimmy Who?

So I spotted these Jimmy Choo flats in the latest issue of Bazaar magazine, and besides thinking how adorable they would look with a little trapeze minidress I have hanging in my closet, I had a slight feeling of deja vu...
Had I seen these flats before? Where had I seen them? On a co-worker? On the street? No! They were on page 25 of the same magazine and they weren't Jimmy Choo - they were Nine West!

Nine West Dottie Flat

These flats are about as close as you can get to the Choos! And at $69 they're well within my budget - the Jimmys are around $440! Being frugal can be so fabulous!


Cavalli for the Masses: Roberto Cavalli + H&M

Soon regular (but fabulous) girls like us will be able to rock the red carpet-worthy looks of Roberto Cavalli, when the adored fashion guru designs a one-off women's and men's collection for Swedish retailer H&M. The collection will be sold in 200 H&M stores beginning November 8, 2007. Imagine...designer duds at insanely cheap prices! Is your heart racing too? I'm kvelling!

Cavalli, who is best known for his use of animal prints and outrageously sexy dresses, has dressed everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Sheryl Crow. Here's a look at what the famed designer offered in his eponymous line for Fall '07 - let's hope the H&M collection is as gorgeous.


Amazing Grace

While most people are probably rejoicing over the gorgeously warm weather, perhaps refreshing themselves with a frosty sangria or dipping into cool swimming pools to escape the heat, I can't help but think about the impending, brisk autumn weather and, more importantly, the fabulous clothes that only come around this nippy time of year. Among my favorites for Fall '07 is Grace Sun.
An amalgam of sweet, ladylike details, retro shapes, luxurious fabrics, and a sumptuously rich color palette, Grace Sun's Fall '07 collection is only the second from the designer and it's as inspiring as her Spring '07 collection (remember her beautiful bow dress?). The Scout Dress (bottom row, center) offers the same bold stripes and billowy shoulders we loved in the 80's while the Wide-leg Jumpsuit (top row, right) is reminiscent of the sexy glamour that marked the 70's. Besides the obvious nods to decades gone by, the collection also features many of the most favored details of the current season like dresses with pockets, wearable, layered pieces, and of course, the sweet, sunny color yellow. Delicious! (Almost as delicious as that sangria!)


Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads in the world!

Save 10% at Peace Love Earth

Okay, lovelies this is a Style Goodies exclusive! Peace Love Earth, a division of Annatarian Eco-Couture Dresses, is offering Style Goodies readers 10% off their purchases! Excited? Me too!

Peace Love Earth is a collection of seriously gorgeous sterling silver necklaces designed by Los Angeles designer Anna Mkhitarian. Choose from four unique styles - Peace, Love, or Earth embossed with different patterns, or shiny Earth with no pattern. Worn alone or layered these necklaces were created to inspire positive change. Check them out at PeaceLoveEarth.com and don't forget to click the link below to receive your discount!

Click here to receive 10% off your purchase at PeaceLoveEarth.com.

P.S. Don't you just love the dress in the photo? Anna Mkhitarian is also the super-talented, super-stylish designer behind Annatarian Eco-Couture Dresses. She uses only vintage and recycled materials to create these amazing dresses. Head to Annatarian.com to see for yourself!


Fetish Makes a Comeback

Fetish Distressed Leather Trench

Eve is back and she's bringing her fetish for fashion with her. The rapper-turned-television star plans to re-launch her Fetish clothing line, this time with a new look and a new partner. The apparel brand was originally launched in 2003, but after switching partners (twice) the label was shelved indefinitely. Now the hip-hop diva has partnered with Signature Apparel and intends to show us designs that are more modern and fashionable with higher quality fabrics. Expect to see a woman's contemporary collection with leather jackets and pants, high-waisted denim pants and skirts, comfy oversized sweaters, and a handful of logo tees thrown in for good measure. The brand will re-launch sometime in the fall, right around the time both Sienna Miller and Paris Hilton plan to kick off their own fashion brands. Bring it, Eve!


Cabana Girl

"I find that it is vital to have at least one handbag for each of the the ten types of social occasion: Very Formal, Not So Formal, Just a Teensy Bit Formal, Informal but Not That Informal, Every Day, Every Other Day, Day Travel, Night Travel, Theater, and Fling." - Miss Piggy
Could it be she's seen this Morgan Oakley Leather Cabana Clutch? It's perfect for just about any occasion. With its soft, butter leather and shiny, solid brass hardware this clutch is sophisticated enough for an evening out, yet sleek enough for a power lunch with a new publisher. And the topstitching on the flap is such an unexpectedly sweet addition, no? It may be a small splurge at $195, but it really is a gorgeous clutch and worth every penny. Piggy would approve.


Good Housekeeping

If you're anything like me, cleaning house is probably not on the top of your "Favorite Things to Do" list (actually, if you're anything like me it's probably not on your list at all!). Sure it's a priority that must be done and done regularly, but it can't be described as stylish or fun, right? Well, take a look at these common household items from the Home Chic Home Collection by Two's Company - they just might change the way you think about cleaning.

Dish Brush in Black, White, and Blue Damask Patter, $8.99

Drawstring Garbage Bags in Black, White, and Blue Damask, $9.99

Ostrich Feather Duster in Black, White, and Blue Damask, $13.99

Have you ever seen anything like it?! Okay, this is what's happening to me right now: my practical side is saying to me, "Cleaning is not supposed to be stylish, it's supposed to be CLEAN!" but the girly, I-just-love-pretty-things side of me is screaming, "Omigosh!! Look how pretty! Buy them!" I know in the end my practical side will win and I won't buy all of them...maybe just the dish brush. Every girl needs a good dish brush, right?

P.S. There's also packing tape and storage bags - equally adorable! Seriously, Two's Company deserves some kind of award or something, dontcha think?


Fetherston for Target

Word is Target has got their eye on Erin Fetherston to be the next guest designer for their Go International campaign. No details are confirmed yet but a collection from Fetherston could hit Target stores as early as fall.

Past Go International for Target designers have included Behnaz Sarafpour, Alice Temperley, and Patrick Robinson. High fashion on the cheap - God Bless you, Target!

Fetherston's Fall 2007 Ready-to-Wear collection was ethereal and sweet, a stark contrast to the chunky knits and warm layers from some other collections. Here are a few pics:

So what do you think? Do you love it as much as I do?

The Goodie Bag Game Starts Today!

I am so excited about this contest! And it lasts for 21 days - that's 21 chances to win $500 for new make-up and shoes! Click here to enter The Goodie Bag Game sponsored by Benefit Cosmetics and Piperlime.com.

Good luck!


HOT NEW CONTEST: Benefit + Piperlime Goodie Bag Contest

Okay, so remember I promised to give you details about a juicy new contest from Benefit Cosmetics and Piperlime.com? Well, here's the scoop:
Benefit Cosmetics and Piperlime.com are giving away goodie bags stuffed with vouchers for $500 towards fabulous shoes and make-up starting tomorrow, JUNE 5, 2007!!! No joke! Free make-up and shoes - that's like every girl's dream, no?! Click here for more details and don't forget to play everyday!!

Fridays at Frederick's

While the rest of Los Angeles is battling with some obnoxious doorman to get into the newest "hot spot" this Friday night for a (mediocre at best) happy hour, I'll be getting the VIP treatment - sipping complimentary cocktails, jamming to DJ-spun tunes, and getting swag from Frederick's of Hollywood.

My Sassy City is making it all happen this summer when they kick of the season with their popular Fridays at Frederick's shopping event. All the sweet little camis, panties, and bras I want are going to be 20% off, and they'll even throw in a pair of super cute Angelina Boy Shorts for free. You won't want to miss this!

When: Fridays, June 8, 15, 29 and July 6, 2007
5pm - 8pm

Where: Frederick's of Hollywood Flagship Boutique
6751 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Click here for a coupon to receive a FREE Angelina Boy Short panty. See you there!