Jimmy Choo launched leather coffee cup holdersLadies who get their hot beverages on the go are probably familiar with coffee cup sleeves-those nifty devices that prevent scalding drinks from hurting your hands. Everyone from Starbucks to your local coffee shop offers them up to patrons for free, but Jimmy Choo would never be seen with something so pedestrian. That's why he created Rika, "a luxurious mock croc leather cup holder."
Available in fuchsia or orange, this reusable leather sleeve costs $165 and there's a buying cap of five per shade. So Jimmy Choo thinks someone out there wants to buy more than 10 of these? If you skipped your $3.50 cup of coffee for 47 straight days you'd finally have enough money to afford one! But even if you were willing to shell out for this crocodile-printed leather scrap, would you be able to handle all the eye rolls you'd get while putting it on your skim latte? Didn't think so.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Dec 13, 2011 3:40 PM EST
Jimmy Choo launched leather coffee cup holdersLadies who get their hot beverages on the go are probably familiar with coffee cup sleeves-those nifty devices that prevent scalding drinks from hurting your hands. Everyone from Starbucks to your local coffee shop offers them up to patrons for free, but Jimmy Choo would never be seen with something so pedestrian. That's why he created Rika, "a luxurious mock croc leather cup holder."Read More »from Fashion that Makes Us Sad: $165 Jimmy Choo Coffee Cup Sleeve
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Beauty on Shine – Tue, Dec 13, 2011 2:20 PM EST
Move over Black Honey: Clinique is launching seven new Clinique Black Honey was created in 1971 and quickly developed a cult following. While it started out as a lip gloss, it was relaunched in the '90s as an Almost Lipstick which was even more popular. It's not surprising-the sheer red tint is not only moisturizing and long-lasting, it also manages to flatter women of all skin tones. As with all outstanding beauty items, we've kept it in in our makeup bags over the years, but we've strayed a bit on the search for the next best thing. Clinique must have sensed this, because their new collection of Almost Lipsticks is reeling is back in.Read More »from Clinique Black Honey "Almost Lipstick" Inspires New Collection
Come January, Clinique is launching seven new Black Honey-inspired shades all for $14.50 each. We think they're worth the splurge because you can wear them day or night, and they'll last forever since a sparse application is all you need.
Pictured above from left to right: Black Honey (the original, which goes on much lighter than it appears), Shy Honey, Tender Honey, Spicy Honey, Luscious Honey, Chic
Massages will get a whole new look in 2012. Photo courtesy of SpaFinderWe know the holidays are exciting, but we're always anxious to hear about the latest and greatest beauty innovations. Our friends at SpaFinder worked with leading industry analysts and over 15,000 spas, yoga, pilates, and fitness studios, wellness practitioners, and salons to release their 2012 forecast on the biggest salon and spa trends in the new year. Here's the top 10 fancy treatments you can expect to see come January and beyond.Read More »from 2012 Salon and Spa Trends
1. Healthy feet treatments
Whether your feet ail you from injuries or wearing high heels, pampering your tootsies will become a high priority, with spas specializing in podiatric remedies.
2. Cold treatments
It's going to be an extra chilly winter with ice chambers, snow showers, and ice rubdowns following saunas are designed to enhance enhance circulation and reduce inflammation in muscles and joints.
3. The glam factor
Who doesn't love 10-minute manicures, blow dry bars, and walk-in makeup applications? Next year fast and affordable treatments will
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Dec 9, 2011 1:08 PM EST
This Jimmy Choo bag made of raccoon and lizard makes us very sad.Most people associate Jimmy Choo with stunning sandals and heels, but every designer makes mistakes. There are so many horrible elements to the Whipstitched Fur Crossbody bag, we're just going to start listing them off.Read More »from Fashion that Makes Us Sad: Jimmy Choo’s Lizard and Raccoon Bag
1. Raccoon tails. Plural. Because the tail of one nighttime bandit is not enough, Jimmy Choo has used a whole family of raccoons to uglify your bag and pick up lint and debris wherever you go.
2. The twisted rope serving as a strap. It should be holding back fancy drapes.
3. We count six tassels. There may be more!
4. Somewhere buried beneath this mess is lizard skin. More beautiful wildlife destroyed for a useless purpose.
5. The bag is only 6" x 6" making it not only cruel and hideous but also impractical.
The bag is on sale (no surprise there) for $1,336 marked down from $1,995 at Neiman Marcus. We can't think of anyone who would carry this thing. Can you?
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Financially Fit – Thu, Dec 8, 2011 7:51 PM EST
More people are mobile shopping on the go, making retail addiction a more serious thing. Cyber Monday marked the single biggest day of online shopping ever with $1.25 billion spent on November 28-a 21.7% rise from last year, Women's Wear Daily reports. But what industry experts didn't predict was the huge increase in mobile shopping. Now there's evidence that 38% of smart phone users hop on their phones to make purchases at home, work, school, restaurants, and while traveling or commuting. Other places we're convinced people shop from: bars (drunk shopping!) and-dare we say it-the bathroom. One in three mobile purchases were made while the shopper was in the store. Talk about retail addiction.Read More »from Rise in Mobile Shopping Marks Heightened Retail Addiction
Yahoo! Shine spoke with Kimberly Amadeo, Guide to the U.S. Economy for About.com about this growing group of tech-savvy consumers. "The use of mobile shopping has tripled in the last two years," Amadeo told us. 17.8 million people were using mobile devices to shop on Cyber Monday according to a survey by the National Retail Federation." Their survey estimated that an even larger
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Winter Style – Thu, Dec 8, 2011 1:57 PM EST
Kim Kardashian's Love Collection gift set is currently available at Macy's.You may be sick of hearing about Kim Kardashian's sham of a marriage, but her latest fragrance, Love, returns to the market with a hefty dose of irony. The wedding-inspired scent, with notes of jasmine, pink freesia, mimosa, tuberose, musk, and sandalwood, had an extremely limited launch in August as the reality star prepared for her nuptials to NBA player Kris Humphries.
"I thought it would be fun to create a special fragrance that represents this special time in my life," Kardashian wrote on her blog on Aug. 3. "We've only produced 1000 bottles… one for me to wear on my wedding day, 200 for my bridal shower, and 799 for you guys! I really hope you guys love it as much as I do. I've had such a positive response to my previous two fragrances and this one means so much to be because of what it stands for… the enduring beauty of building a life with your other half and watching your love grow, each and every day."
Kardashian must have meant 72 days, because that's exactly how long the Read More »from Kim Kardashian's Ill-timed Love Collection Fragrance Set for Sale at Macy's
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Dec 7, 2011 5:55 PM EST
Converse is the most Last week we wrote about the most searched fashion brands on the web, and today Women's Wear Daily is reported on the most "liked" brands on Facebook. Stylophane compiled the list, which is more of a high-low fashion mix. Check it out:Read More »from Most Popular Fashion Brands on Facebook and the Benefits of "liking" Them
1. Converse - 20.9 million
2. Adidas - 11.4 million
3. Burberry - 9.8 million
4. Levi's - 9.3 million
5. Nike Football - 9.1 million
6. Lacoste - 6.7 million
7. DC Shoes - 6.2 million
8. Puma - 5.9 million
9. Gucci - 5.6 million
10. Dior - 5.6 million
11. Chanel - 4.8 million
12. Louis Vuitton - 4.5 million
13. Ralph Lauren - 4.1 million
14. Dolce & Gabbana - 3.48 million
15. Vans - 3.41 million
16. Nike Basketball - 3.2 million
17. Coach - 2.5 million
18. Ray-Ban - 2.4 million
19. Tommy Hilfiger - 2 million
20. Armani - 1.8 million (and Calvin Klein is very close behind)
We're interested in what makes a person "like" a brand. For starters, Facebook is largely about your image. Surely a lot of people love their Converse Chuck Taylors
Kate Middleton's Zara dress is still available in stores.While some are still speculating about whether Kate Middleton is pregnant (since when does holding a clutch in front of your stomach mean you're with child?) we're more obsessed with her affordable fashion choices.Read More »from Get Kate Middleton's Exact Dress for the Holidays
The Duchess of Cambridge could have worn any designer gown to Gary Barlow's concert in support of The Prince's Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. But instead Middleton opted for an adorable lace print dress that cost just $99. We identified the dress as Zara's Lace Tulip dress, and it's currently still available in stores and online.
Middleton paired hers with a thick black belt, black jacket and black suede pumps, but we think it would look equally chic with a cardigan, opaque tights and flats at the office. Lace print is very on-trend and supposedly the princess-to-be sells a dress a minute, so grab one quick before they all sell out!
Zara's Lace Tulip dress is available for $99.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Dec 7, 2011 1:17 PM EST
Urban Outfitters is selling a holiday sweater adorned with drugs and booze. Forget images of Santa, reindeer, or snowflakes on your holiday sweaters-Urban Outfitters has a different interpretation of festive attire. Your holiday vices may include egg nog and a few too many gingerbread men, but the folks at Urban are kicking it up a notch and embrace pills, marijuana, mushrooms, beer, and cigarettes. 'Tis the season to be... high and wasted?Read More »from Fashion that Makes Us Sad: Urban Outfitters' Anti-holiday Sweater
We know Urban Outfitters loves to be "ironic" and push the envelope, but we fail to see the humor in this "Relaxed Pullover Sweater." It may be on sale for $49, but whomever wears this sweater may wind up a little more "relaxed" than we'd like to be.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Winter Style – Tue, Dec 6, 2011 7:04 PM EST
It seems that when orders were placed in September, Target had not fully completed production on all clothing and home goods that were promised to buyers. Clearly, they underestimated the popularity and hype surrounding the designer collaboration. (Let's hope they're better prepared for the upcoming Jason Wu for Target collection). Many Missoni items had lengthy shipping delays or were canceled altogether. While we've seen a few items trickle back into stock (all the men's ties and some dishes were back last month), more than 50 items were just returned to the store website. If you submitted a complaint with Target about the way they handled the Missoni launch or your order, you may have received a $25 gift card in the mail. We just used ours toward that instantly-sold-out Missoni throw blanket (it's still available in twoRead More »from Missoni for Target: back in stock for the holidays!