Mother Blogger and The Working Girl have relied heavily on their little black dresses during the Great Recession and were delighted to be invited to an an exclusive ELLE LBD shopping experience that they wanted to pass onto you, too. Mark your calenders now! for November 23rd!
Shopping for all the upcoming holiday soirées can incite fear, even for the posh, assured fashionista. This season, as you’re prepping for the party circuit, evoke soigné sophistication donning the ultimate in signature style: the LBD.
Rue La La will launch the exclusive ELLE Little Black Dress Boutique on Monday, November 23 at 11AM…available for 48 hours only at RueLaLa.com. Shop chic selections at 30-80% off retail!
Rue La La partnered with Violet Moon Gaynor, Senior Fashion & Accessories Editor at Elle.com, to hand-pick 16 dresses from top fashion designers creating a covetable selection of LBDs:
- Badgley Mischka
- Carmen Marc Valvo
- Robert Rodriguez
“How do you like to accessorize a LBD?”
ELLE's Fashion and Accessories editor advises: “For day, pair with a slightly shrunken blazer, tights, and lug-sole booties. For night, stack a set of bangles up your arm and throw on a pair of sexy platforms.”
Please share any little black dress purchases with the girls.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Here are 13 Valentine Sweepstakes for you.
Afternoon Delight. Delightful 29-year-old Kate Hudson looks like a sunshine on a cloudy day in her yellow Dior dress on the February 2009 cover of Elle.
What we love about Kate: Jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, Tobey Maguire's wife, who has been a longtime friend of Kate, tattles on Kate. Jennifer recalls Kate getting sent home for wearing her skirts too short. Yours truly -- not the Mother Blogger -- was reprimanded more than once for trying to make a school uniform her own. It's authenticity at its best!
We need something to tantalize our Tuesday. Buried under more than a foot of snow with a blizzard right around the corner, we are dreaming of free giveaways from beauty blogs and magazines to cheer us up.
If Manic Monday didn't put a smile on your face, maybe Tantalizing Tuesday will lift your spirits. Good, better, and best -- Jeez, English grammar can be so frustrating with its irregular forms like good, better, best, due to the complex etymology of its lexicon, which wipes the smile off our face some days -- but good, better, and best sums up the beauty blog and magazine giveaways this week.
GWBBB is giving away Y.E.S. Rejuvenating Eye Patches valued at $20.00 and a dining gift certificate to Manhattan’s ultra luxurious celeb hot spot Bruno Jamais Restaurant. Leave a comment on GWBBB as to which giveaway you would like to receive.
Contest closed, but check Current Giveaways! for more opps.
Learn more about Y.E.S. and Bruno Jamais Restaurant. Plus, links to many more Tantalizing Tuesday Giveaways!
We know you don't have time to search the blogosphere for free giveaways, so we have rounded up some of the best ones from beauty bloggers and beauty, fashion, and health magazines.
According to Charla Krupp, the style expert on the Today Show and author of How Not To Look Old, in order to stay current with fashion and beauty trends, there are four magazines that mature women should peruse. I'm struggling with what term to use when I refer to the "mature" woman. 40+ woman? Middle-aged woman? Baby boomer woman?
The baby boomer generation has been defined as people born between 1946 and 1964. It has also been referred to as the 'breakthrough', 'me' and 'stress' generation, while marketers refer to this "mature" group as gray power and ABENS (Asset Backed Empty Nesters).
If you are having trouble defining your style or staying fashion forward, take a peek at these four magazines that market to the mature woman, baby boomer woman, or middle-aged woman:
- More: "Celebrates women 40+." Cover-ups for 40+ Skin discusses mature skin care options. "The current fashion is to pretend our skin (or our dermatologist) is so great, we don't need foundation. But short of cosmetic surgery, it's the best fatigue-eraser and radiance-booster we have. With that in mind, I found seven ways to help you stare down your foundation fears."
- Vogue highlights the most wanted products for 2008, such as D&G's sunglasses.
- Elle features the 25 best dressed and how to update your wardrobe with a few "clicks."
- InStyle helps you pick the right lip color in Style 101.
If anybody has a softer more gentle name for this demographic, please email me ASAP.