We are thrilled to announce our latest retailer addition, Milly.com. Known for feminine prints, vibrant colors, and bold graphics, just browsing through racks of Milly items (or in this case, perusing MillyNy.com) instantly makes us smile. The Spring 2012 Milly by Michelle Smith runway show is this Wednesday, September 14th, at Lincoln Center (3pm ET start time), and will be live-streaming at millyny.com. But, you don’t have to wait — from today forward, current sales from MillyNy.com are featured in your Salemail. Up to 50% off sale items!
September 12, 2011 No Comments
In fashion, I have come to learn that there will ALWAYS be a last minute crunch to make sure everything is perfect. Today was no different as I was in final fittings for Joy Cioci’s show, pairing each model with proper footwear and accessories minutes prior to them strutting down the catwalk. With a giant sigh of relief, my work was done, and the show turned out amazingly. That’s the funny thing about fashion, it always seems to work out in the final seconds. I’m totally obsessed with the Patricia Underwood hats we decided to use; they are sophisticated, yet understated sexy, exactly like Joy’s collection.
After the show, I dashed to Fashion Next, ELLE’s partnership with Savannah College of Art and Design, which was full of raw and unexposed talent. I am so excited to see what the next generation of designers will produce, the ones following Alex Wang, Thakoon, and Richard Chai. They have a fresh and inventive way at looking at clothing which pleasantly surprises me every time I view their collections. After the show, I met up with some of my favorite industry folk from ELLE for a drink to cap off another great day at NYFW. Until tomorrow….
September 12, 2011 No Comments
I had to block the first day of shows to do fittings for my friend Joy Cioci’s show.
It’s Joy’s second season showing at the tents. She used to be the Creative Director of Wink and we met at a Bismarck Phillips PR dinner many years ago. When she started her own collection she asked me to style the show and we’ve been working closely since. Her bio is on her site http://www.joycioci.com/about.html
This season I’m blown away by the vibrant hues in her collection. I have a strong penchant for lace and embroidery and that is a strong theme throughout. We have very different aesthetics but work great together because we respect one another’s point of view. My goal is to follow Joy’s direction and stay within her style when picking accessories.
This year we got two of my favorite lines to sponsor Joy’s accessories. Shoes were provide by Pour la Victoire and Kelsi Dagger. We added lucite jewelry from Ben-Amun.
Throughout the day three pairs of heels broke so my intern Via went on the hunt for a shoe repair who could fix the shoes by the end of the day.
Meanwhile, Cara Waltrip the Sales Director of the line helped me find alternates. I value Cara’s opinion and have tremendous respect for her taste. I always find myself asking her opinion before I make a purchase.
By 6:00 pm I was rushing out the door to meet my good friend Jared Eng from Justjared.com for #FNO. We had a list of must hit stops so we mapped out the night to start downtown and end uptown.
First stop was Tory Burch in the meatpacking district. Here we met Tory but couldn’t find her publicist Esther Song. Tory was genuine and down to earth. Her kids were running around and there was a great food truck out front.
We didn’t have time to mingle—and within 20 minutes were en route to the train.
It took us three trains to get to Dolce & Gabbana on Madison Avenue where Justin Bieber was the surprise guest. I knew he’d be on hand but was sworn to secrecy. The special guest I was there to see was my good friend Brooklyn Decker.
The crowd of screaming tweens and bad cell reception made it impossible for me and Jared to find Brooklyn on the 3rd floor. So we decided to walk a block to Lanvin.
The hosts at Lanvin was my former boss, Joe Zee, Creative Director of Elle, Iman and Dwyane Wade. There was a dance challenge happening, where couples mimicked the choreography seen in the brand’s “Hiver 2011” ad campaign video. Since Joe was busy on stage, I had fun hanging with my best friend Sarah Schussheim, who now works with Joe.
Since Sarah and I both were exhausted from the shows we worked on today - we decided to call it an early night and head to the train station by Barneys. We made quick stops in the Tory Burch flagship, where we finally found Esther, and then at Calvin Klein where I was tempted to get an I LoVE Lara t-shirt but was dragged out before I could.
After a long day of walking in my always comfortable Valentino kitten heels—I collapsed at home and put my feet up. Joy’s show 6:00 pm at Lincoln Center, but I am still missing a couple pairs of shoes and need to finish some looks. After Joy’s show—I’ll have a couple of others to see and a few parties to visit before calling it a night.
September 10, 2011 No Comments
We know you love Fashion’s Night Out. But now we want to know why you love it! What is it about this fun filled event that gets you most excited?
September 8, 2011 3 Comments
The long anticipated Fashion’s Night Out has finally arrived! And thanks to the many, many fabulous online retailers we work with, you don’t have to be in a major city (or even in stores) to get in on the action. Look no further…here is a rundown of what’s happening online in honor of the year’s most fashionable holiday:
Barneys is donating 10% of today’s sales to the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.
Take 20% off any item from Betsey Johnson with code FNOSAVE.
Shop It To Me members save 35% sitewide from C&C California, plus free shipping with code, SITM35.
Save 25% sitewide from Calvin Klein with code CKFNO25.
Take an additional 40% off clearance items from Express.
Shop It To Me Members save 20% sitewide from Goldyn with code SITM20.
Take an extra 25% off sale items from Manhattanite with code FNO25.
BONUS! We’re giving away a $100 Manhattanite gift card today. To enter just tweet the following phrase:
Want to win a $100 Manhattanite gift card to shop #FNO? Follow @manhattanites @shopittome and RT to enter. 3 HOURS ONLY!
Shop It To Me members get FREE shipping from Ssense with code SHOPITTOME.
Take 20% off select styles from Steve Madden with code FASHION20.
Get FREE shipping from Ralph Lauren with code RLNIGHTOUT.
Get a free tote from Tory Burch when you spend $100 or more.
Get FREE shipping on all orders from Yoox.
Nope, that’s not all! There are even more fabulous FNO deals to jump on:
- 7 For All Mankind is offering Free Shipping on all purchases!
- Alexander Wang is giving away a $3,000 gift card! Click here to enter.
- Receive a free tote bag with purchase from Nasty Gal.
- Intermix is offering exclusive items online and at their store in the Meatpacking District.
- 25% off sitewide from Avenue, plus free shipping over $75 with code AV111275.
- 25% off sitewide from Kensie with code SHOPIT25.
We weren’t kidding when we said there were TONS of exciting things happening online today. Happy Fashion’s Night Out, everyone!
September 8, 2011 No Comments
We don’t like to play favorites, but this morning we couldn’t help but point out a few stellar steals from Salemail — these deals are not to be missed!
If it hasn’t already started raining where you live, it probably will soon enough! Prepare yourself for fall/winter weather in style with an amazing Felix Ray umbrella set at 30% off.
This floral dress by ABS transitions from day to night without falter. Go professional with a tailored blazer or gear up for a night out on the town with heels and an evening clutch.
Go boho with this soft, slouchy tunic by adding layered accessories, or cinch it up for a dressier feel. We love the look of this Christopher Fischer top, and at over 50% off this is a deal you don’t want to miss!
Look like a million bucks without breaking the bank. This sleek, sexy cocktail dress by ABS is sure to turn heads. And the $99 price tag ain’t half bad either.
Keep an eye out in Salemail for more fabulous deals. And pay close attention tomorrow…it’s Fashion’s Night Out and we have tons of surprises!
September 7, 2011 No Comments
The U.S. Open tennis matches are this weekend’s hottest ticket. For those lucky enough to make it to Flushing Meadows before the finals next Sunday, we asked our Chief Stylist Annie Ladino to weigh in on what to wear. She’s been known to style beautiful player’s box regular, Brooklyn Decker. Read on for a slice of Annie’s advice.
Although style and sports are not always synonymous, the U.S. Open serves as a fashionista’s alternative to the catwalks at Lincoln Center. Dressing for this annual event can go two ways: courtside casual or powerhouse chic.
When opting for low-key comfort yet effortless style like U.S. Open diehards Cameron Diaz and Gwen Stefani, it’s all about layering. Though fall is still three weeks away, when the calendar marks September, there always
seems to be a mass break out of knits and denim, and the Open is no different.
Stella McCartney Sequin Cape, Reg $1395, Now $488
Rag and Bone Crop Sweater, Reg $195, Now $97.99
Jil Sander Cardigan, sold out
With denim offered in so many different styles and colors this fall, I’m looking to shy away from my live-in skinnies and head in an alternative direction with one of these:
Current/Elliott Skinny Crop Jeans, Reg $200, Now $70
Genetic Denim Fever Mid Jeans, Reg $198, Now $99.99
Genetic Denim Boyfriend Jeans, Reg $176, Now $59.99
Twenty8Twelve Skinny Jeans, Reg $270, Now $67.50
With the sun gleaming down on the courts, it will be hard to catch every play without a pair of stylish shades:
3.1 Phillip Lim Aviator Sunglasses, Reg $225, Now $67.50
Cheap Monday Black Telekenesis Sunglasses, Reg $30, Now $13
Cheap Monday Scrying Shades, Reg $30, Now $15
Rag and Bone Piaggio Sunglasses, Reg $345, Now $104
3.1 Phillip Lim Square Frame Sunglasses, Reg $225, Now $67.50
Extra accessories to optimize your look:
Emlio Pucci Printed Silk Scarf, Reg $288, Now $100.80
Marc Jacobs Printed Scarf, Reg $250, Now $112
Madewell Summer Sun Hat, Reg $38, Now $16.99
J.Crew Colorblock Hat, Reg $38.50, Now $19.99
Looking for a more refined look to sport at the Open a la Anna Wintour or Donald Trump? Trade out your knitwear for a chic suiting option:
Theory Stretch Black Blazer, Reg $495, Now $345
Just Cavalli Textured Crop Blazer, Reg $775, Now $271
Rag and Bone Bromley Blazer, Reg $377, Now $295
ADAM Linen Boy Blazer, Reg $345, Now $138
And pair with a structured mini or tailored pant:
See by Chloe Skirt, Reg $195, Now $135.99
Alexander Wang Assymetrical Skirt, Reg $450, Now $157.50
Stella McCartney Pinstripe Pants, Reg $595, Now $237.99
Theory Classical Pants, Reg $215, Now 106.90
Keep these styling tips in mind when planning your looks for the stylish sporting event of the year and it is sure to be a fashion game, set, and match in your favor!
September 4, 2011 No Comments
Who is the Virgo woman?
Splurging on classic investment pieces rather than of the moment show-stoppers, the Virgo woman opts for minimalism over, “over-the-top”, ALWAYS. She is organized and observant, thus thoughtfully chooses each outfit to create for seemingly effortless results. Extremely detail-oriented, the Virgo woman is constantly on the lookout for the perfect texture, cut, trim, color, pattern, lining, and silhouette to complement the already existing pieces in her wardrobe. Virgo’s high standards translate to all areas of her life, including her fashion sense. Therefore, her closest not only contains every wardrobe essential, but is precisely categorized, cleaned, and color-coded.
Ruling Planet: Mercury, the planet of day-to-day expression and communication.
Pippa Middleton – September 6, 1983
Michelle Williams – September 9, 1980
Jennifer Hudson – September 12, 1981
Stella McCartney September 13, 1971
Nicole Richie September 21, 1981
August 30, 2011 No Comments
Last night, our girl Jessica took Chicago by storm as we celebrated the launch of her new book at juliewatsonstyle. Our favorite Chi-town bloggers, loyal members, and excited fans were all in attendance. Jessica’s books were selling like hot cakes and guests were able to enjoy delightful bites and sip on our signature cocktails, the Shopaholic!
Thanks to our awesome photog, Daniel Boczarski, we have all these delightful snaps to share!
Jessica wearing a Marc by Marc Jacobs dress she found in Salemail
The Shop It To Me team (Laura, Tamra and Sierra) with Jess
Jessica chit chatting and signing away with ChicagoShopping.com writer, Wendy
Julie with a few of her lovely clients and friends
Hallie from Corals and Cognacs with a pal.
A couple lovely ladies with Seth and Jeff
Our Chief Stylist, Anie Ladino with Jessica
August 25, 2011 5 Comments
Who: Annie Ladino and Smart Cookie Sandra Hanna
What: Fall Makeover Guide – 5 secrets on updating your look for less than $200
When: August 30th at 5pm PST, 8pm EST
Where: Your computer! Click HERE to register.
Why: Valuable tips on investment pieces, must have accessories, secrets to spending less, and more
Limited space available, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible — this is one webinar that’s not to be missed!
August 24, 2011 No Comments