I am soo excited, not only do we have H&M announcing their grand opening in Scottsdale for November 5th, but Barney's New York is opening on October 15th at 12 PM and there are so many exciting things that go along with the opening and I have the scoop!
I still remember driving to Scottsdale just to see if it was true that Barneys New York was coming to Scottsdale. When I spotted the construction site and knew the legend was reality I started my countdown. Here are some shots of what to expect next week. I can't wait to walk into the store...It's so exciting after being in New York last month for New York Fashion Week and of course going into the Barneys for a catalog and to see all of the gorgeous clothes that are sold at this AMAZING store. I wonder if they will have a CO-OP department. We shall see, but until then, check out renderings and construction shots to get an idea of what it looks like.
The BIG deal for me is that Simon Doonan is going to be at the festivities so I will be able to get an autograph for my book:) But, the unexpected there is another wing to the Scottsdale Fashion Mall which includes a new store for Banana Republic. To make the evening even more exciting, there will be a fashion exhibit called, The Mannequin is our Muse where Scottsdale Fashion Square retailers, a group at Mesa Community College, local artists and even Simon Doonan (the creative director for Barneys New York) share their interpretation of style.
Here is a look at what the designers were thinking:
Simon Doonan: The creative director for Barneys New York took the household brillo pad to new heights with his creation.
Mesa Community College: Local students came up with the idea to design a collection of mannequins called "Urban Angels" to reflect the lives everyday people. Their instructor, Evonne Bowling took he
r students to a thrift shop and gave them money to buy their supplies. The series includes: A full-time mom/full-time student, a soldier, a doctor, and a rock star.
Sephora: The style muse for Sephora’s mannequin was celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, from TLC's LA Ink. The manager of Sephora asked Kat personally for suggestions on how to design their mannequin for the event at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Sephora's mannequin actually resembles Kat Von D.
I had to share in my excitement! I am not sure if I have won, but I am excited to have entered. Here's the dish: Bluefly and Stylelist have teamed up to offer a really great contest that ends on October 12th and then if you are chosen: Bluefly, along with the fabulous AOL StyleList, will be holding an online casting call in search of eight super stylish bloggers to compete in a five week contest to determine America's Most Stylish Blogger. Each week, the eight bloggers selected will be sent an item and will be asked to create a stylish look using an item hand-selected and sent to them by Bluefly. (How fun! I would love this! Like playing dress up everyday! a'la Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants:) The blogger with the most cumulative votes at the end of the five week period will be named America's Most Stylish Blogger and they'll be rewarded with: A $1,000 shopping spree on Bluefly A weekly column on AOL StyleList Their very own Blogger Store on Bluefly The title of America's Most Stylish Blogger! Visit http://www.americasmoststylishblogger.com/ to enter! And don't forget to Fan the America's Most Stylish Blogger Facebook page for exclusive contest news and updates! Also, check it out on FlyPaper, Bluefly's daily blog!
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I just got the press release and I can't wait for pictures or anything else, the H&M we have been waiting for in Arizona is finally opening! We have been waiting since last year when we heard it was supposed to open thisApril and nothing. But, now, the new store will open at Scottsdale Quarter. Opening November 5 at noon, the new store will pioneer H&M’s entry to the U.S. Southwest region. The opening will come just in time for us to have access to the MUST-HAVE Jimmy Choo H&M collection! More info: In celebration of opening day, H&M Scottsdale Quarter will offer the first 300 shoppers in line an H&M T-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, a shopping card valued from $10 to $500. The store is located at 15169 N. Scottsdale Road and can be reached at (480) 607-8374. This H&M Store location will be open Monday through Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For those of you, like me that don't have the Sundance channel, I will be searching for a youtube channel or somewhere online that we can watch this must-have show! Here is a preview of what the program will be about.
I feel like Shop it to Me is always coming up with something new and genius for smart shoppers and they are all about making sure they don't just do something new, they come to people like me and see if it works. And, let me tell you, it's perfection! Just like they say, you originally sign up and then, they are so good and keep adding new designers. This is a way to not miss on all of the new must-have lines and not taking so long searching everyone of the over 600 brands now available. Sign up and try it out today. It's actually kind of fun to see what they have to share with you.
I haven't heard this news buzzing, but I heard about this while I was in New York. I literally went into the store gushing over everything at 1971 REISS and then started to chat and found out, lo' and behold, the store was coming to online access!
I have the most genius gift idea for this holiday season that you will not believe how easy it is! My mother shared this project with me a couple of months ago and I couldn't believe it and everyone who has gushed over my rings still can't believe we made these statement rings! It also helps that costume cocktail rings are in right now. For this project, all you need are:
Do this outside because the E-6000 is really strong. Remove the back off the clip-on earrings. Use the E-6000 to apply the earring to the ring w/pad. Poor the rice into the bowl. Place the ring right side up in the bowl and leave outside in the sun for 12 hours.