Whoever designed this amazing athletics-meets-alcoholics contraption should win some kind of award. From Newslite: A bizarre bra has gone on sale which is designed to help women hide a bottle of wine in their underwear during a night out. The ‘Wine Rack Bra’ looks like a normal sports bra, but actually holds 750ml (an entire bottle of wine) inside the cups. In addition to giving wearers bigger-looking boobs, there’s also a straw which allows them to covertly dink the contents. Makers claim the ‘Wine Rack Bra’ is perfect for sneaking booze into movies, concerts, sports events and clubs. However, users … Continue reading Boozy boobs
In a recent expose by the Politico, House Majority Leader/Botox postergirl Nancy Pelosi spent upwards of $3000 in taxpayer funds to buy flowers. The Democratic Party’s leading lady has gotten in trouble for her spendthrift ways before, and also managed to expense over $30,000 in food and beverage. The ridiculous woman also managed $2740 on bottled water. I hope she recycled. Pelosi’s minions defended her spending, saying that the congresswoman’s use of a local florist makes it all okay. In all fairness, Minority Leader John Boehner spent about 20% less than Pelosi did in catering expenses, which is what you … Continue reading Pelosi: recession buster! NOT.
My dislike for leggings is well-documented. They are not pants, they are not flattering, and they are certainly not glamorous. Enter the newest trend to take over the standard cotton stretch wannabe-pant: sequins. Finally I can get behind these little skintight numbers! These pants are substantiated with more matter, and on top of that, those legging-lining embellishments add the perfect amount of sauciness and luxury. While many designers have put out these shimmery leggings, Alice + Olivia make a very basic pair that is perfect for a night out. In leg-lengthening black with hems that are just a little too long, these leggings … Continue reading Leggings get a few much-needed updates
What was in last year? Can you even remember any trends pre-rompers, ankle boots, gladiator sandals, or peg legged? As styles seem to be getting more and more bizarre, it’s a good idea to take a step back and find a way to update looks from a previous season. Obviously a great money-saving tactic, taking advantage of firmly established fads and sprucing them up a bit with some modern items is a great way to get plenty of mileage out your wardrobe in this down economy. Take a look at the 2009 take on these 2008 (and previous years’) hot items: Continue reading Repurposing last year's styles
Perhaps in denial of the tanking economy, organizations have been capitalizing on the booming economic culture displayed during the Roaring Twenties. So seems the case in two very successful galas that adopted this as their theme in downtown DC. Continue reading 1920s fashions make a splash in the face of economic crisis
With the tanking economy and no relief or reversal in sight, people are being forced to cut out some luxuries that they could previously afford. While boutique clothing can be pricey and, admittedly, frivolous, specialty clothing stores serve an important function in our recession stricken community. While this may seem counter intuitive, there are many benefits to spending a little more money on a few higher end garments that make boutique clothing a better purchase than mass produced discount retail stores. Continue reading Why buy boutique when the economy is so bad?
In the wake of our economic slump, we’re all looking for a romantic escape. Enter the fedora, perhaps the most stable investment you can make right now. While channeling your inner Carmen Sandiego, you can travel anywhere from a safari to the tropics without the fuss (and fare) of flights or hotels. Continue reading Fedoras make a comeback for salaries of all sizes
The Style and Image Network threw its annual Beauty Night Out (BNO), and this was the perfect one-stop shop for the recissionista looking for a stylish splurge but definitely getting the bang for her buck. Vendors were nestled into every corner of the luxurious Beacon Hotel’s downstairs ballroom. Canapés stuffed to the gills with delicious treats, like vegetarian spring rolls, spinach and brie quiche, and beef beggar’s pouches were perfect alongside a bar featuring smooth Winter’s Palace Vodka and beer and wine: a sumptuous feast for a decadent “girls’ night out” event. Continue reading Beauty Night Out at Beacon Hotel