Thats what Christmas is all about...


Wishing everyone a safe and merry Christmas!

This commercial makes me pee.


Not literally. Makes me pee just means its really funny to me!

As they say, "Any publicity, is good publicity."


I seriously cant get enough of watching that video.

That now famous video of Bush and his stealth dodging of the shoe of an Iraqi reporter is turning out big profits for a Turkish shoemaker. The New York Times is reporting that Ramazan Baydan,  the cobbler of the famous black oxford shoe, is now seeing a massive jump in orders for his shoes from around the world.
From the New York Times:
"A new run of 15,000 pairs, destined for Iraq, went into production on Thursday, he said. A British distributor has asked to become the Baydan Shoe Company’s European sales representative, with a first order of 95,000 pairs, and an American company has placed an order for 18,000 pairs. Four distributors are competing to represent the company in Iraq, where Baydan sold 19,000 pairs of this model for about $40 each last year."
Talk about a big break. Hopefully that Iraqi reporter looks for his cut of the sales. 
I kid.

Check out the rest of the article here:

Frugal (and non frugal) Fashionistas, save the date!


When: March 4, 2009
Where: Target stores
Who: Target's latest design collaboration with ALEXANDER MCQUEEN!!!

Get all the additional deats here

Seriously, Target=♡

What I have in common with Vogues editor-at-large...


"I've shopped everywhere! I go to Kmart, I go to Wal-Mart, I go to Sam's Club, I go to Target. I love those stores. One of the most therapeutic things you can do is go to Target with a basket and a trolley. I love Target!"

AndrĂ© Leon Talley, in a recent, must read article from The Cut.  



From the chickdowntown lookbook. Love.

Backstage at Bottega Veneta


But my fashion guardian angel must have been looking down on me, because my dream came true and in a big way.
On September 12, I had the opportunity to be a dresser for a fashion show. But not just any fashion show, a Bottega Veneta fashion show!! The fashion show was part of a luncheon for the Womens Center at North Shore University Hospital and was hosted by the Americana Manhasset. (Long Islands equivalent of Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive.)
Backstage was all the crazy I heard it would be, and then some. All of us volunteers arrived at about 9 in the morning and soon the day unfolded before us. From the arrival of the models, to the arrival of the Fall/Winter 2008 collection that the models would be wearing, from hair and makeup to the practice walks. The show wasn't until 1 o'clock in the afternoon, so there was alot of time to sit back and just take it all in.
The crazy really didnt begin until about 15 minutes before the show started, when the models were all finished in hair and makeup and made a mad dash for the racks to get dressed for the show. Oh and if you thought backstage dressing areas looked small and cramped, THEY ARE! This is when I finally got to meet the model I would be dressing. Up until that point I only knew her name was Maria, from her model card. (I was to find out later she was the Maria Fuema!) We chatted while we got her ready for the show and she told me of all the shows she did for Fashion Week from Herve Leger to Chris Benz. I was in awe. Within minutes, outfits where in place, final touches were made, and the models lined up to start the show.
As I watched the models walk down the runway from backstage to Lupe Fiasco's "Superstar," I really had to pinch myself. I couldn't believe that one of my dreams was actually becoming a reality.
The show was soon over, and all the models quickly got back into their own clothing and were off back to the city. All the clothing was placed back into their garment bags and my day was over.
The weather that day was rainy and gross. But even still, I was on the most natural high ever. It was an experience I'll never forget, and one I hope to repeat soon!
The tent in Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island


The model card, a first time dresser (and sometimes a veterans) best friend

Last minute touches

Lined up, pre-show