Posted in 90210, AnnaLynne McCord, Bedroom Blog, Exclusive!, GQ, GQ Magazine, sexy

Bedroom Blog: AnnaLynne McCord is Grown & Sexy

“THE PREACHER’S DAUGHTER GROWS UP” as said by GQ Magazine. Sexy photos of 21-year-old ‘90210’ actress AnnaLynne McCord featured in GQ Magazine’s February 2009 issue.

source: [GQ Magazine]

Posted in All On The Cover, Currently Reading, GQ, GQ Magazine, LeBron James

All On the Cover: LeBron James Covers GQ

LeBron James, the 24-year-old basketball player is looking like a gentleman on the cover of GQ Magazine’s February 2009 issue.


Posted in AD XPRESS, Armani, David Beckham, fashion, Fashion News, Marcus Piggott, Mert Alas, Oh Snap! Photographer, Victoria Beckham, W Magazine

Ad Xpress: Victoria Beckham for Armani Underwear S/S ’09

Victoria Beckham for Armani Underwear S/S ’09 Ad Campaign. Shots were taken by the fashion photographer duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, who also shot last year’s spread of W Magazine, where Victoria posed along with her husband, David Beckham.

source: Daily Mail

Posted in Barack Obama, Designer Love, Exclusive!, fashion, Fashion Designer, Fashion News, First Lady, Inauguration Day, Isabel Toledo, Jason Wu, Michelle Obama

Fashion News: Michelle Obama Shines in Jason Wu


Tuesday morning was a promising day for a young fashion designer, Jason Wu. He was well-respected in certain fashion circles. But by Tuesday night, he became a household name.

Jason Wu’s place in history is all sewn up thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama, who donned his white chiffon gown for the inaugural balls.

Fashion Designer, Jason Wu
Fashion Designer, Jason Wu

The 26-year-old Taipei-born New Yorker’s rapid rise to fame makes him the second designer from the Big Apple to hit the national spotlight on Inauguration Day.

So … who is this guy?

The onetime doll designer was reportedly introduced to Obama by Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley. She later wore a dress by the designer for a Barbara Walters special just before the presidential election.

Despite his low profile, Wu has earned quite a following among the fashionista set for his hourglass silhouettes and flowing fabrics.

Vogue editrix Anna Wintour even attended his last show, lending a serious nod of approval from the fashion community.

Wu, whose dolls sell at F.A.O. Schwartz, debuted his first runway collection in February 2006 and has shown off his wares in subsequent seasons – albeit in some of Fashion Week’s smaller venues.

Odds are, that’s about to change.

The budding star has been recognized for his talent, nabbing the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award for women’s ready-to-wear last year.

Wu told Us Weekly that he didn’t know that Obama had chosen his dress for her husband’s big night.

“I found out when the whole world found out,” he said. “I said, ‘It looks white. It looks like mine…’ I had a box of pizza and I nearly fell over. I was sitting there with my friends, and they were screaming.”

Wu’s big moment comes on the heels of fellow New Yorker Isabel Toledo’s rise to national consciousness.


The first lady kicked off Inauguration Day in a pale yellow wool brocade dress and coat by the then-little-known designer.


The outfit “was made for Michelle with extra warm linings sewn into the [inner linings] so that she wouldn’t freeze,” Toledo’s husband told the Daily News.

A spring version of the dress – which will retail for around $1,500 – will hit Barney’s in March.

Wu’s goods are also currently available at upscale stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus – and have popped up on rising stars like Leighton Meester, Joy Bryant and Kerry Washington.

Oh, and the first lady – just in case you didn’t hear.

Source: [NY Daily News]

Posted in Barack Obama, Breaking News, Designer Love, Exclusive!, fashion, Fashion Designer, Fashion News, First Lady, Isabel Toledo, J. Crew, Jimmy Choo, Kai Milla, Malia, Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, Sasha, Vogue Magazine, Wire Talk, Wow Me Wednesday

Wow Me Wednesday: Obama’s Are Fashion Icons!


First lady Michelle Obama wore a sparkling yellow sheath dress with matching coat by Cuban-born American designer Isabel Toledo for the inauguration of her husband, a choice many applauded as a cheerful message of hope and a vote for the American fashion industry.

In some light, the embellished ensemble took on a pale-greenish cast, coordinating nicely with green gloves from J. Crew and Jimmy Choo green patent pumps.

President Barack Obama wore a red tie and white shirt with his suit, topped with an overcoat adorned with an American flag pin.

Their daughters were style icons in their own right, with 10-year-old Malia in a double-breasted periwinkle-blue coat with a blue-ribbon bow at the waist, and Sasha, 7, in a pink coat with orange scarf and satin belt, a coral-colored dress peeking out at the hem. Their coats were from Crewcuts by J. Crew.

Inauguration Obama

The fashion industry has eagerly looked to the election of Obama for months, embracing his wife as an emblem and ambassador of modern style, who wears clothes from young designers as well as mainstream American retailers.

Toledo designed the outfit with hopes Obama would choose it for the ceremony, though Toledo did not know for certain until Tuesday morning. She said she chose the “lemongrass” color for the optimism it represents.

“I didn’t want a traditional blue or red,” Toledo said. “That color has sunshine in it. I fell in love with it. So did she.”

The unusual shade of yellow “really popped” on Michelle Obama’s complexion, said fashion designer Kai Milla, wife of Stevie Wonder and an invited guest to the swearing-in ceremony.

Hamish Bowles, Vogue magazine’s European editor at large who curated the Metropolitan Museum Costume Insitute exhibit on Jackie Kennedy in 2001, said he sees a resemblance in the inaugural styles between the two first ladies. “She’s off to an auspicious start,” Bowles said of Obama.

“Mrs. Obama’s choice (of clothing for the inaugural ceremony) … was appropriate, dignified and elegant, but it also had a considerable element of fashion panache,” said Hamish Bowles, Vogue magazine’s European editor at large.

Source: AP

Posted in New, Sample Sale, Wire Talk

Wire Talk: Sample Sale!!!

New Today…
1/29–2/2 Desiron’s Soho showroom is clearing out their warehouse overstock of tables, sofas, chairs, and other home furnishings, and slashing prices up to 75 percent off. A Madison Dining Table was $ 6,100 and now is $1,560. A Hudson Sofa was $5,490 and now is $ 1,317. 151 Wooster St., nr. Prince St. (212-353-2600); 11–7.

1/18–1/31 Stop by Tracy Reese for an additional 10 percent off ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories that are already marked 40 to 60 percent off. A trench is now $208 (originally $695), a printed dress is $121 (originally $405), and a printed cardigan is $83 (originally $275). 641 Hudson St., nr. Gansevoort St. (212-807-0505); Mon.–Wed., Fri., Sat. (11–7), Thurs. (11–8), Sun. (noon–6).

1/19–1/21 Get 20 percent off Brazilian bikini waxes at Bliss Spa, plus any waxing and post-waxing products. Visit or call 877-862-5477 to book an appointment.

1/20–1/22 Save up to 70 percent on Valentino, M Missoni, Alexander McQueen, and Badgley Mischka at the Global Fashions sample sale. 49 W. 38th St., nr. Sixth Ave. (212-575-2171); 9–7.

1/20–1/25 J.Crew’s very first sample sale hits with up to 70 percent off retail prices on their Italian cashmere cardigans, men’s and women’s clothes, and certain Madewell styles. 261 W. 36th St., nr. Seventh Ave., second fl. (212-947-8748); Tues., Thurs. (10–7), Wed., Fri. (10–6), Sat., Sun. (11–5).

1/21–1/22 Everything at the Sunner sample sale is under $50—coats are $50, sweaters are $25, and there will be bins of items for as low as $10. 265 W. 37th St., nr. Eighth Ave. (646-290-6409); 8:30–7.

1/22–1/23 Evening, cocktail, and bridal dresses by Angel Sanchez are up to 80 percent off. Evening and bridal dresses start at $800 (originally $4,950 and above), and cocktail dresses start at $250 (originally $3,000 and above). 148 W. 37th St., nr. Broadway. (212-921-9827); 10–7.

Through 1/25 Oak’s end-of-season sale features 40 percent off the original price this week, and each week the price goes down another 10 percent. By January 25, remaining winter stock will be 60 percent off. 28 Bond St., nr. Lafayette St. (212-677-1293); Mon.–Sat. (11–8), Sun. (11–7). 208 N. 8th St., nr. Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-782-0521); Mon.–Sat. (11–8), Sun. (11–7).

Through 1/31 For baby goods and maternitywear, moms-to-be should visit Destination Maternity for discounts of up to 75 percent. 28 E. 57th St., nr. Madison Ave. (212-588-0220); Mon.–Fri. (10–8), Sat. (10–7), Sun (noon–6).

Through 1/31 Sweet kids‘ clothes from Petit Bateau, Lili Gaufrette, and Splendid are marked down by 50 percent at Small Change. 1196 Lexington Ave., nr. 81st St. (212-772-6455); Mon.–Fri. (10–6), Sat. (10–5), Sun. (noon–5).

Ongoing When you take an additional 50 percent off all the sale items at Ben Sherman, you’re in for some good deals. 96 Spring St., nr. Broadway (212-680-0160); Mon.–Sat. (10–8), Sun. (11–7).

Ongoing Men’s clothes by Duncan Quinn rarely go on sale, but now ties, suits, and more are 50 percent off—a shirt is $150. 8 Spring St., nr. Elizabeth St. (212-226-7030); Mon.–Sat. (noon–8), Sun. (noon–6).

Ongoing Rag & bone, YMC, Engineered Garments, and all other fall collections at Oliver Spencer are 30 percent off. 750 Greenwich St., at W. 11th St. (212-337-309); Mon–Sat. (noon–8), Sun. (noon–7).

1/21–1/24 Find white gold and gold designs by fine-jewelry designer Judith Ripka at her sample sale, where her heart-inspired jewelry is 50 to 70 percent off. The Carlton Hotel, 88 Madison Ave., nr. 28th St., Seville Room; Wed., Fri. (10–6), Thurs. (10–8), Sat. (10–4).

1/22–1/25 Dig through over 10,000 Tokidoki treasures like handbags, backpags, messenger bags, and more, all on sale for 60 to 80 percent off. Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave., fourth fl.; Thurs. (12–7), Fri. (8–7), Sat.–Sun. (10–7).

Ongoing Strand Bookstore has books priced from $1.95 to $5.95 at its sale. 828 Broadway, at 12th St. (212-473-1452); and Strand Annex, 95 Fulton St., nr. Gold St. (212-732-6070); call for store hours.

1/24–1/25 The art-inspired lighting, storage, and seating at Moss are up to 75 percent off at their warehouse sale. 158 Wooster St., at Houston St. (one block away from the Moss store); noon–6.

Through 1/31 A set of 100 custom cards at Dempsey & Carroll is $195 (originally $350). 1049 Lexington Ave., nr. 74th St. (212-570-4800); Mon.–Wed. (10–6), Thurs. (10–8), Fri. (10–6), Sat. (11–5).

Through 1/31 For those who take their thread counts seriously, D. Porthault is slashing prices by 30 to 80 percent; a queen-size bedsheet that was $1,150 is now $575. 470 Park Ave., at 58th St. (212-688-1660); Mon.–Sat. (10–6).

Through 2/8 Armani Casa’s sleek, minimalist home furnishings are marked down by up to 60 percent; a Ramon vase is now $252. 97 Greene St., nr. Prince St. (212-334-1271); Tues.–Sat. (11–7), Sun. (noon–6).

Ongoing All furniture, home accessories, and gifts are 30 to 50 percent off during Golden Calf’s sale. 86 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-302-8800); Tues.–Sun. (noon–7), Mon. (closed).

Ongoing Carlyle Sofa offers discounts of 30 to 60 percent on select sofas, couches, and chairs, with deliveries of floor models arriving before the holidays. 122 W. 18th St., Sixth Ave. (212 675-3212), and 1056 Third Ave., nr. 63rd St. (212 838-1525); Mon.–Fri. (10–7), Sat. (10–6), Sun. (noon–5).

Ongoing Daisy Dog Studio has sixteen-inch round porcelain trays for $20 (originally $150) and other select items at drastically reduced prices. 460 Hudson St., at Barrow St. (646-765-7658); daily (noon–6:30).

Ongoing If you’re considering redecorating, the sofas, antiques, bedding, lighting, and tabletop items at ABC Carpet & Home are up to 75 percent off. 888 Broadway, at 19th St. (212-473-3000); Mon.–Fri. (10–8), Sat. (10–7:30), Sun. (11–7).

Source: [NY]