May 2010

In 1943, the War Production Board issued L-85,  an apparel order to American fashion designers and manufacturers designed to conserve fabric, machinery and man-power.

The silhouettes were slimmed down. Double-breasted suits and jackets were banned; no more than 2 pockets were allowed and plastic buttons were used instead of metal, all in an effort to conserve man-power and materials.

American fashion designer Muriel Johnstone adopted the slogan, ” Conserving material for victory. ”

It’s hard to imagine this in modern day America; we want for so little. But in the 1940′s, the greatest generation made everyday sacrifices to support the war effort, from food and fuel to materials used in clothing.

Take time to honor those who sacrificed today; tell their stories. The American spirit is at its best when shared.

You can see and read more about it here: War_Silhoutte

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Here are a few of our favorites from  the Macy’s Sex and the City 2′s collection, featuring designer Rachel Roy and BCBG.Photos taken at the Macy’s/Phoenix Fashion Week Fashion Show Monday, May 24, Macy’s, Scottsdale Fashion Square.

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Inject a little attitude in your work-out

May 25, 2010

with this saucy little tee from Femme Athletic ! Scottsdale designer Brian Hill of  Femme Athletic delivers girl power with a punch in his line of athletic wear for women. This best-selling little tee  is made of 100% cotton, comes pre-shrunk and can be yours for just $22 ! Also available in white/pink or white/black. [...]

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Bootylicious jeans for curvy girls

May 23, 2010

are not easy to find… Check out the Honey Kicker Cropped style from Joe’s Jeans, aptly described on the label as ” booty fit. ” We found these on sale at Macy’s, Biltmore Fashion Park, for 20% off the retail price of $152 ! We love booty fit, cuz really, all you skinny chicks can [...]

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Fashionable hairnets ?

May 22, 2010

We spent the morning volunteering for a great organization called Stop Hunger Now. In less than 2 hours, we packed 5000 meals. The meals are then shipped out to areas all around the globe with food shortages. It was a small time commitment on our part, we met some very nice people and it was [...]

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Mascara Madness is back !

May 21, 2010

Twice a year, for one day only, Nordstrom holds a buy 2, get 1 free mascara sale. If you caught my article on my 3 favorite Trish McEvoy products last week, you already know that I am a die-hard fan of their mascara, so I promise not to blather on about it. ( You can [...]

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Support your local fashion designer at Local Talent AZ

May 20, 2010

There’s some real talent in the local fashion scene just waiting to be discovered. Shannon McRae has given them a venue to strut their stuff at her new boutique, Local Talent AZ. Arizona designers can showcase and sell their collections here. You’ll find a great variety of fashion, jewelry, photography and accessories for women and [...]

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CarpetBags reinvent scrappy chic

May 19, 2010

The hip little handbags from Scottsdale designer Sharon Pry are packed with purse-anality ! Hand-hooked in traditional rug-making style, her pieces are the perfect combination of luscious silk and recycled textiles in sumptuous color palettes. Each bag is unique and Sharon designs and crafts each one by hand. She sews on a Singer Featherweight sewing [...]

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Fedorable !

May 18, 2010

The Fabulous Gabulous is all about affordable fashion. She bought this fabulous fedora at Wet Seal on sale, for $2.50. Practically free !

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Have you seen Sex and the City’s desert fashions ?

May 16, 2010

Is it just me or did Kim Cattral draw the short straw ?

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