Gear Up for Boston Fashion Week

Also part of the Boston Fashion Week, is the 5th Annual Emerging Trends show which will be held on September 29th. The event is dedicated to aid the Boston fashion community in evolving it's creative reputation. Past shows have shown successful track records and is an excellent way for emerging designers to exhibit their designs to a slew of media, sponsers and buyers. The event also gives ticket buyers the opportunity to be part of a good cause. A portion of the VIP ticket sales will benefit One Home Many Hopes, an organization that helps, rescues, and educates orphaned and abandoned girls in Mtwapa, Kenya. To buy tickets please click here.

Holiday Party Style Guide: Splurge vs. Steal

You’ve received your first (of many) holiday party invitation (s). Check. You’ve started looking through your closet for what to wear. Check. You want new outfits. Check. We’re here to help make that happen, for all 100% of you (!), with our holiday style guide of affordable vs. high-end looks that will make you a show-stopper at any party you attend this season.

Pairing a sleek dress with a fun pair of sparkly heels has holiday party written all over it. We’re loving this purple satin dress from Dolce & Gabbana (left, $1,385) and these glitter platform pumps from Jimmy Choo (left, $745). Can’t quite swing the prices? Good news: find a similar look from H&M (dress, $40) and Wet Seal (heels, $30) for a fraction of the cost. Throw in some fun accessories and you’re ready to go!

Great Deals in NYC

Who: Shape Magazine and Pretty City Beauty Sample Sale
What: Complimentary spa and salon services, sample beauty products, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the annual Beauty Sample Sale. Discover the latest trends in the industry from beauty experts, who will be on hand during the event to give out makeup and styling tips. Attendees will take home goodie bags filled with full-size products from top beauty brands. Tickets ($29) can be purchased at

Where: Marquee, 289 Tenth Ave., near 26th St. (646-473-0202)
When: October 12th; 6:30–9pm

9 Sample Sales You Won’t Want To Miss!
Let the Spring IN!

The mood for spring 2011 is the rejuvenation of the‘60s through the‘70s. The Spring fashion week was all about silhouette and volume. On the spring 2011 runway, there were vivid colors, layered sheers, mixed up prints and tons of volume!

Homage to ‘70s: During New York fashion week 70s inspired looks with a sense of modernism were everywhere. Flared, high-waisted pants, wedges, oversized plaids and cheerful floral prints; Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, and Derek Lam paid homage to the 70s.

Pile-on-prints: This fashion week, many designers went for mixing and matching different prints. The key to the definition of mixed prints is to stay in one or two colors or stick in the same family of prints, as in Diane Von Furstenberg’s mixed patterns.­

Fashion Calender

Come and enjoy the Oscar Mimosa Trunk Show. Equinox Fitness Club, NYC; (8am-Noon)

Through Thursday (7/8) - Curve Appeal Fall 2010 Preview. RSVP Required. 141 W. 36th Street, 12th Floor; (10am)

Through Friday (7/9) - Gianfranco Ferre pre-fall and fall collection preview at Bergdorf Goodman. Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue; (10am-8pm)

Victoria Secrets Beauty Holiday Preview. RSVP Required. 1740 Broadway, 12th Floor, Suites B & C; (9am-4pm)

Through Sunday (7/11) - Enjoy handbags from the Nyla Noor Fall 2010 Trunk Show. Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor; (F, Sa 10am-8pm, Su Noon-7pm)

Fashion Calendar: April 27th

4/27 - Brunello Cucinelli will celebrate the opening of their new Madison boutique with a light lunch; supporting The New Victory Theater and The New Victory Education Program. RSVP Required. 683 Madison Avenue; (12-2pm)

4/27 - The cast of Broadway's American Idiot will gather at Bloomingdale's for a meet and greet. The first 100 guests will win a poster for the cast to sign and customers who spend $200 on men's or women's Nudie denim will receive two tickets to the show. 1000 Third Ave; (212-705-2000); (4:15pm)

4/28 - Robert Verdi and Kristen Bell will host Marshall's fashion show in Union Square. Guest will be able to play games and will receive keys that may unlock wardrobes full of prizes; Facebook fans will be entered to win a $5,000 spring wardrobe. Union Square Park at 14th St.; (12-2pm)

Fashion Calendar: Thursday, October 22nd
Fashion Calendar: Wednesday, August 12th

Through 8/26
CFDA Jewelry Designers Preview, Elie Tahari Boutique, 1 Main Street, East Hampton, NY. Teaturing collections by Simon Alcantara and Gerard Yosca.

Through 8/13
Take 30 to 60 percent off select Jill Stuart collection items at the annual summer sample sale. 100 Greene St., nr. Prince St. (212-343-2300); Th (noon–7), F (11–5).