Friday, April 30, 2010
8 a.m.: coffee fix
11 a.m.: cigarette fix
4 p.m.: chocolate fix
You’re all about the quick and dirty. But isn’t it time to clean up your act?
Nostalgia Organics sustainable fair trade cosmetics will put you on the mend.
Creator Elea Lutz sources biodynamic oils and natural ingredients from around the world, then works her alchemy in an Arizona studio, transforming them into magical soaps and balms like Butterfly, whose ylang-ylang and lavender calm frayed nerves, and Twirl, a lemongrass/grapefruit blend that will have you skipping through the day.
The sweet retro packaging alone is enough to lift the spirits.
Go on then. You’d be balmy not to.
Available at Content Beauty/Wellbeing, 14 Bulstrode Street, W1U 2JG (020 3075 1006 or beingcontent.com). For more information, go to nostalgiaorganics.com.
Want to win an amazing gift bag filled with Nostalgia Organics products PLUS a $50 Visa gift card? We'll be giving it away on May 17th, so here's what you have to do to enter:
Go to iPetVet and vote for "Little Miss Dolly Parton". This is MANDATORY and must be done first in order for your entry to count! Leave a comment here telling us you voted! You can do this once per day. The link to vote is: http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/33174/voteable_entries/4313448?order=recency
For additional entries, tweet about this giveaway. You may do this as many times as you want! Make sure to leave a comment for each tweet and include the URL where we can find it!
Simple right? Only a few more days to enter so get going!!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Oh, the joys of shopping.
The pixie-thin saleswoman looking you up and down.
(So what if you’re wearing your gym clothes? When was the last time she took that cigarette out of her pouty little mouth and sweated, huh?)
And the mirrors. (Thank you very much: Nobody looks this thin in a mirror at home, so don’t even go there.) And the lighting. And the crowds. And…
Maybe you want all your New York City chic in one spot. Or you don’t live here, but love the style that comes out of this wonderful place. Two words: Hit shopbop.com. You won’t regret it. Seven jeans online? Oh, my!
The brand roster is kickin’: D&G, Cosabella, Miss Sixty, Earl Jeans, Katayone Adeli, Seven, Theory…
Lazybums, rejoice. Homebodies, take solace. We’re looking out for you.
Log onto shopbop.com.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Ok everyone, we really need the help of our amazing readers! We are in the running to win a trip to the 2011 Final Four in the Dept. of Fannovation sweepstakes, and we need YOUR votes to make it happen! To thank you for helping us win our sweepstakes we are running a very special sweepstakes just for YOU! This one is super simple! All you have to do to be entered is VOTE FOR US! Voting is easy, just click the thumbs up button and your vote will be recorded. Then, come back here and leave a comment letting us know what our score is after your vote and your email address. You can vote once per day, and each time you vote you can leave another comment to earn yourself an additional entry. On March 13, 2010 we will choose one winner to receive a $100 Walmart gift card via random.org from all entries received. Want additional entries? Tweet or blog about this giveaway and link back to this post. This can be done daily and you will receive 2 additional entries for tweeting, 3 additional entries for blogging. Just make sure to leave a seperate comment for each and include a link to your tweet or blog post. Simple right? Get started now - VOTE HERE!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
You have the woolly mittens.
The furry companion.
The cashmere slippers.
But somehow the go-with-everything beach bag that served you so well last summer doesn’t jibe with the winter get-up.
Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Check out Tink by Cathy wool bags, brainchild of designer Cathy Goldman. After years of knitting insanely cute bags for friends, Goldman took their follow-your-bliss advice and now cranks out the most adorable creations. Each bag is handmade with 100 percent wool and a unique vintage-scarf lining (so that no two bags have the same pattern). Select a bag from her collection or tap into your inner artist and choose from fourteen patterns and elegant handles to create your own.
A far — and happy — cry from those argyle bags your grandmother used to knit for you.
Available at Art Zen Gallery Store, 238 West 10th Street, between Hudson and Bleecker Streets (646-486-3222). To see styles and to custom-order, log on to tinkbycathy.com.
Friday, February 12, 2010
We know your type.
You “scoop” your bagel. (Read: gut the bejesus out of it, tossing all traces of fluffy inside.)
You use the term skinny latte not only at your local coffee joint but in the privacy of your own home.
You could be a majority shareholder in Snackwells.
Oh, and we forgot. You blot your pizza with a napkin. How dainty. Well buddy, you’re using the wrong tool. True fat-phobes have discovered Mystic Maid Grease Blotters, oil-sucking sheets of polypropylene and polyester. (Consider it lipo for fatty foods, and please let the lipo stop there.) Originally designed in large sheets to soak up oil after tanker disasters, they also do the job on gravy, bacon, and ham. Which makes them the perfect vacuum for the pools of grease on your slice. (And no napkin debris on the cheese!)
While you’re playing dainty … Yes, we’re sure they’ll work wonders on a shiny nose.
Available online at mysticmaid.com.
Monday, February 1, 2010
You think you have mood swings?
Imagine being trapped in the body of a 140-pound Newfoundland, padding around in 100-degree weather, covered with enough hair to carpet a small studio apartment.
But how oh how can the beloved canine express his malaise?
a) Pee all over everything in sight — including, but not limited to your new carpet, Grammy’s vintage chaise longue, and those new Frette linens your spent a month’s salary on.
b) Plant his 20-pound head in the toilet, and splash water all over the house.
c) Mope endlessly for days, refuse all doggie treats, and pick unnecessary fights at the doggie park.
Yes, he may be man’s best friend, but even the most communicative canine gets the short end of the proverbial stick in the express-yourself department.
However is the diligent dog owner to know? With a dog mood collar, of course. Your pugilistic pug is pissed? Black! Labrador is listless? Reddish brown! So before you break out the puppy Prozac, do your homework and try to grasp what’s going on inside that fuzzy, furry head. They’re fashionable to boot, available in animal prints (redundant, but cute!) and patent leather. So your furry friend will always look good on the outside.
Even when he’s feeling a little ugly on the inside.
Available online at moodypet.com.
The Fashionable Won is going to be giving ONE lucky reader a dog mood collar in their choice of size AND a $100 Visa gift card to purchase some of your own favorite products for your furry friends.
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Simple right? A winner will be chosen on March 15th by Random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or an alternate winner will be selected!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
So what do you want to be?
A policeman? A fireman? A teacher? A mother?
Or-sigh-have you finally owned up to the fact that you’ll never be anything more than a hopeless, highly consumptive style-obsessed creature?
Whatever to do? Own it! Do something with it! You like to shop. You have a little narcissism thing going on. So check out www.beabag.com, the coolest concept we’ve stumbled upon in some time. You can now choose your own photograph to be transposed onto an Anya Hindmarch bag. And all that “Me! Me, Me!… More! More! More!” energy can go to a good cause. Ten British pounds from each bag sold will be donated to Lavender Trust, benefiting Breast Cancer Care’s services. An additional ?5 goes to the American Relief Fund.
And did we mention that everybody’s doing it? Promoting the service are 100 leading ‘style icons’ (including Manolo Blahnik, Jerry Hall, Jimmy Choo, Kate Winslet, Christian Louboutin, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Paul Smith…the list is endless). Who knew that such style-endowed creatures, after all these years, really just wanted to be a bag?
So yeah, there are a million ways to be. Here’s one that we think rocks.