Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Giveaway: $100 Walmart Gift Card!

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 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

Knit Wit: Tink by Cathy wool bags

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

Friday, February 12, 2010

Blot Till You Drop: Mystic Maid Grease Blotters

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.
You freak.
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

Monday, February 1, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Pets Peeved: Mood Collar for Pets

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.
Not fun.
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

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.

Here's what you have to do to win:

1) You MUST do this first or all other entries will be DELETED!
Please follow our site with Google Friend Connect (leave username or email address)

BONUS ENTRIES - Leave a seperate comment for each extra entry

2) Vote for us in the Coke NCAA sweepstakes and let us know what our score is after you vote (to vote click the thumbs-up button) - 10 Extra Entries

3) Follow us on Twitter @thefashwon (leave username) - 2 Extra Entries

4) Follow us on Blogger - 1 Extra Entry

5) Tweet about this giveaway and leave a direct link to that tweet - 1 Extra Entry - CAN BE DONE DAILY!

6) Blog about this giveaway with a link back to our blog. Make sure to leave me the link to your post in your comments - 10 Extra Entries

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8) Sign up for Ebates using our referral link - it's FREE and you'll receive $5 cash PLUS cash back on all your online purchases - Leave email address in comments - 10 Extra Entries

Simple right? A winner will be chosen on March 15th by and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or an alternate winner will be selected!