The Making of Vogue Magazine– A Behind the Scenes Look
Hi! I’m Laura, the new Shop It To Me marketing intern, and you will be hearing from me often!
Ever since I heard about “The September Issue“, a documentary which follows the Editor in Chief of Vogue Magazine, Anna Wintour, I have been dying to write about it. The documentary, which premiered January 16 at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, provides viewers with a behind the scenes look at the production of Vogue’s largest magazine ever, the September 2007 issue, which weighed nearly five pounds! The A&E IndieFilm is rumored to eventually air publicly on the television network– entertainment to accompany cocktail night with the ladies, perhaps?
The mysterious and respected woman, with her exquisite clothing, signature hairdo, and perfect posture, is rarely seen unmasked by her huge, dark sunglasses. Now, we get an insider’s view of her life– I can only imagine the clothes, fashion shows, and celebrity interactions! What a treat.
I can’t help but think of “The Devil Wears Prada” when I hear about this film!
February 2, 2009 No Comments
In honor of the Super Bowl, I’d like to discuss an oversight in football attire. Recently my boyfriend bought a Troy Polamalu replica football jersey. According to him, replica football jerseys “can be a beautiful thing.” But there’s one issue – they’re the exact same size and shape on him as they are on the football players – and he’s not wearing any padding.
Football players wear huge shoulder and chest pads under their jerseys, so the arms and chest look 3 sizes too big, even though the torso fits. Oh well – I guess it’s too much to ask for a little fashion sense in football. At least wearing a jersey is better than showing up to a game like this guy.
February 1, 2009 2 Comments
If you’re reading this, you’re probably already planning to see Confessions of a Shopaholic at some point (it hits theaters Feb 13th). I’m excited to announce we’re giving away free tickets to advance screenings of the show for you and a friend!
Where: All over the West Coast — San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Portland, Seattle
When: Feb. 4th, 5th and 10th at 7:00 pm
The contest: Confessions of a Shop It To Me-aholic!
For a chance to win, just post a comment telling us one of your Shop It To Me-aholic moments, and include your city. As you leave the comment, be sure to include your email address (only we will see this). If you’re selected, we’ll contact you with details. Good luck to all our entrants!
January 30, 2009 137 Comments
Today’s post is by Buford Betty, a Shop It To Me Trendsetter. We love reading her blog to get a window into her fashion-filled life in the ‘burbs, and for some straight-talk advice on saving money. Here she dishes on her awards season style icon.
As a self-proclaimed awards show junkie, I have to say this time of year is one of my favorites! The Golden Globes….the SAG Awards… and in a few weeks, the Academy Awards! I’m glued to the shows from beginning to end, but nothing beats watching the stars glide down the red carpet. I imagine actors especially love the opportunity to showcase their own style. After all, they’re on screen portraying someone else most of the time, right?
Can you imagine the pressure though? Knowing the world will be scrutinizing you from head to toe the minute you step out of your limo? The hits and misses are always fun to gab about at the water cooler on Monday morning. And one actress that continues to surprise me year after year, show after show, is Cate Blanchett. She always hits the mark, but fashion aside, I think she’s absolutely stunning. Her beauty is simple and pure, but when she steps on the red carpet, she’s breathtaking. And it’s not just the fabulous frocks she’s draped in… it’s how she’s carries herself.
Among my favorite Cate Oscar gowns is the metallic grey Armani Prive number from 2007. Can we say *fierce*?!
And then she follows up in 2008, sporting a beautiful baby bump under a gorgeous purple gown by Dries van Noten. Two completely different looks that she pulls off effortlessly!
But I must say my all-time favorite (at least so far), is Cate’s lemon yellow Valentino from the 2005 Oscars. One of my least-favorite Oscar shows actually… that was the year they tried to do that whole award hand-off in the aisle thing. Not cool, Academy. If I’m winning an Oscar, I’m getting my moment on stage! Ahem… anyway, Cate’s gown that evening stole the show for me. I loved the unusual color and it was so crazy fabulous with the brooch on the shoulder and the belted waist.
So needless to say, I’m super excited to see what Cate will step out in at this year’s Academy Awards. Who will you be watching?
January 29, 2009 1 Comment
Today’s post was written by Shop It To Me Trendsetter Aharon Hill, author of the blog Truly, Madly, Deeply. We love the artistic eye Aharon brings to her blog posts and to Kaleo Designs, her photography and jewelry design company. Aharon was lucky enough to attend this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where she celebrated indie film and observed some fashion dos and don’ts.
January 27, 2009 No Comments
$60, $70, $80 statement clutches from great labels? In what world?! Unless someone was referring to a knock-off or second-hand purchase, I would rarely believe them.
My Salemail today proved me wrong. Check out these finds, all for under $100. And fun spring colors too! Next paycheck…
January 26, 2009 1 Comment
Ordinarily you’d be hard-pressed to find any Orla Kiely items for less than $75. The hunt will soon be over. Orla Kiely has teamed up with Target to offer a collection of housewares priced at around $20 or less, and it debuts February 1st. (Funny – because I unknowingly commended both Orla Kiely and Target for their great graphic prints in an earlier post.)
The collection includes storage boxes, melamine dishes, trays and more. I particularly like the oven mitt and apron. They look high quality since they’re made of fabric rather than plastic or cardboard.
Target has a knack for teaming up with designers who offer modern prints. The Orla Kiely items will provide a nice substitute for the Target orange bird oven mitts and apron and I never got around to buying.
January 22, 2009 No Comments
Welcome Laura, our Spring Shop It To Me intern!
She’s sweet and smart, and more importantly — she loves a great sale! She’ll be posting soon, but first, here’s a quick introduction.
January 21, 2009 No Comments
Last month I blogged about “mimosa,” the happy yellow shade Pantone chose as its 2009 color of the year. Now the trendspotters at PSFK report that only a month later, Pantone is already creating buzz over the shade by teaming up with Gap to create mimosa-colored shirts. The bold tees, along with other Pantone-colored shirts, will be available at a pop-up store on 5th Ave. More mimosa shirts may become available at Gap.com later on.
I like the way Pantone operates. Instead of waiting for color trends to develop, why not just inspire and create them?
January 19, 2009 No Comments
In the past decade we’ve seen leggings, colorful denim, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts and leg warmers all make a comeback. As if the 2000s didn’t get enough of the ’80s already, now acid wash jeans have officially returned to mainstream fashion.
Levis at Urban Outfitters Topshop
I didn’t believe it when The Cut warned the unsightly wash was being spotted in Berlin and was potentially poised to make its way across the Atlantic. But it’s happened. Marie Claire even dedicated a page to the trend in the February 2009 issue. Marie Claire blames — er — credits Balmain’s Spring 2009 collection rather than the Berliners for the “recent resurrection”. (Although apparently the wash has been somewhat popular in Europe for some time now.)
Balmain does offer a completely fresh take on the look, but the question remains. Acid wash jeans – heinous or hip?
January 16, 2009 No Comments