Monday, April 29, 2013

Under Armour Sample Sale

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Be&D Sample Sale

Be&D Sample Sale
260 W. 36th St, 8th Floor
(Between 7th and 8th Ave)
April 30th - May 3rd
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Handbags, shoes and accessories up to 75% off!
Sneakers start at $45, Shoes start at $65, handbags start at $75, 
and clutches, belts and wallets start at $25!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Futura 2000 + Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD Artist Series Headphones Launch

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Beats by Dr. Dre unveiled their latest collaboration with iconic graffiti artist, Futura, at the Beats Store in SoHo. During the launch party, Futura showcased his limited edition Beats Solo HD headphones, inspired by his atom artwork. Futura also revealed his art, now on display at the Beats Store. Futura's Beats Solo HD headphones are the first installment of the Apple Artist Series. Shop for your pair at

Photos courtesy of Beats by Dr. Dre

- Kim  Weling

Get Your Gilt City Warehouse Sale Tickets!

The Gilt City Warehouse Sale is back! This season's sale will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 11AM-9PM at The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street. The event includes up to 90% off of's Women's & Men's fashion and accessories, Kids's clothing and accessories, as well as Home Goods. 

The Gilt City Warehouse Sale Includes:
 o Complementary Refreshments provided by Coco Cafe 
 o Onsite bar sponsored by La Marca Prosecco and also featuring Whitehaven Wine and New Amsterdam Vodka with Vita Coco Coconut Water 
o Snacks and dipping station provided by Pretzel Crisps 
 o $20 Uber gift card for new users to fashionably get you to the hottest events of the season 
 o Photo kiosk provided by SMART Pics 
 o Music by live DJ

The $10 admission tickets can be purchased at Tickets are selling fast so be sure to get yours! Click here to view my re-cap of the December 2012 sale.

  Left: Helmut Lang Black and White Crepe Dress 
Original Retail: $520 | WAREHOUSE SALE: $104 
Right: Zac Posen Red Dress 
 Original Retail: $2,190 | WAREHOUSE SALE: $430

Brian Atwood Snakeskin Clutch  
Original Retail: $1,285 | WAREHOUSE SALE: $250

Images Courtesy of Gily City

- Kim Weling

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Valmont Pop-Up Spa Cabin at Osswald Parfumerie & Luxury Skin Care Boutique

I just experienced an amazing facial this afternoon at the Valmont Pop-Up Spa Cabin at Osswald Parfumerie & Luxury Skin Care Boutique at 311 West Broadway. You can still visit the pop-up through tomorrow, April 26th. Lookout for my full review of Valmont skincare and facial experience coming soon! 

- Kim Weling

Monday, April 22, 2013

Springtime Blush Tones Featuring Habitual Denim and mark

You usually won't find me wearing blush tones or polka dots, but I couldn't resist pairing Habitual's Angelina skinny jeans with mark's Connect the Dots scarf. For coated denim, these jeans are actually really lightweight, comfortable and stretchy. I am impressed with the quality of the scarf and the longer length definitely allows for more styling options. Also new is mark's Color Me In eye crayon in Mint Candy. The eye crayon easily glides over the lid and along the lash line. It stays on all day long without fading or creasing. 

Eyelet Shirt: American Eagle
Shoes: Nina Shoes Elianos, Royal Silver Royal Reptile, was $99.00, now $49.00
Sunglasses: Simply Vera Vera Wang Cat's Eye Sunglasses, Nude, was $34.00 now $22.99
Leather Tote: MCM for Assouline, $450.00
Eye Crayon: mark Color Me In, Mint Candy, $12.00

Photos by Allison Bruno

- Kim Weling

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring 2013 Collection Preview - Eileen Fisher / Rory Beca / Nieves Lavi / Patricia Nash / David Kahn Jeans

Last month I attended a Spring 2013 collections preview, featuring Eileen Fisher, Rory Beca, Nieves Lavi, Patricia Nash and David Kahn. After hair and makeup touchups, I had a fun photo shoot accessorized with one of Eileen Fisher's scarves. Eileen Fisher's scarves are perfect for spring, in lightweight silk, linen, modal and cotton fabrics with dip-dye, ombre and crinkle and metallic stripe details. The scarves come from artisans in different countries such as India, Ethiopa, Japan and Italy, incorporating shibori and handlooming techniques. Some other favorites from Eileen Fisher include long tunics and high-low tanks in petite sizes and leather totes and ballet flats. 

Eileen Fisher Spring 2013

Rory Beca and Nieves Lavi are both known for silk separates and dresses in bold colors and prints. This season I am particularly drawn to printed shorts and pants.
Rory Beca Spring 2013 

Nieves Lavi Spring 2013

Patricia Nash makes handcrafted Italian leather handbags and shoes inspired by travel through Italy and Europe. One of my favorites is the neon colorblock Vago iPad Case ($128), which has a burnished edge finish.

Patricia Nash handbags

David Kahn Jeans Spring 2013 features denim in bold colors, florals and python prints.

- Kim Weling

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

When I had gotten my iPad 4 in January, I wasn't entirely comfortable typing on it without a keyboard, especially when it comes to typing emails and working on blog posts. So during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this past February, I started using the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

The keyboard cover is extremely lightweight, with a stylishly ultrathin aluminum screen cover. It was great to bring with me on days when I had several fashion shows or lounges to attend, and perfect for when I have to run around the city and access my blog or emails in between previews and appointments. 

The integrated bluetooth wireless keyboard has a magnetic clip, that securely attaches to the iPad. Since the keyboard is super thin, I can leave it attached to my iPad and fit it into my iPad sleeve. The stand makes it easy to type with, whether I set it on a table or type on my lap. Shortcut keys allow for easy cut, copy and paste. There is an instant On/Off function that automatically wakes your iPad when you open the cover, and sleeps when you close it. There is also 6 months of battery life for typing on a full charge of the integrated rechargeable battery (based on an average of two hours use per day). 

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is available in white, black, red and purple, and retails for $99.99 at

 - Kim Weling

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

James Perse Sample Sale

James Perse features staples such as perfect-fit, ultra-soft tees, twisted jersey dresses and cozy sweaters. The James Perse Sample Sale includes Men's and Women's clothing at 40% to 90% off.

APRIL 16 - 21

NYC, NY 10001

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cocktail Chic in Von Vonni

I've been looking for a chic cocktail dress to my wardrobe and found it at Von Vonni. The black Florence French Appliqué Dress in XS actually fit perfectly without any tailoring needed. The rosette appliqué detailing adds texture and volume to the dress. It's perfect to wear for a dinner or cocktail party. The modern, romantic dress is fun, yet elegant.

Dress: Von Vonni Florence French Floral Appliqué, originally $240.00, now $89.00
Shoes: Martinez Valero Mindy Black Cavali Slingback Pumps
Sunglasses: Polaroid Eyewear, Polarized Black
Clutch: Mischa Barton Handbags 

Photos by Allison Bruno

- Kim Weling

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Emi-Jay Trunk Show at Saks Fifth Avenue

Emily and Julianne of Emi-Jay

Last Thursday I stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue for the Emi-Jay trunk show, to meet with founders Emily and Julianne, who have been creating their own hair ties since the eighth grade. Now as seniors in high school, they have successfully built up their business alongside their mothers, who I also had the pleasure of meeting. 

Emi-Jay's hair ties and headbands are hand-dyed, handmade and don't pull or dent your hair. Their headbands are wider than the ones I have, and actually feel more secure and stay in place. This spring Emi-Jay features florals and chevron prints, and pops of colors of orange, yellow and blue. Check out their entire collection at

Also during the trunk show, I got a makeup touchup and hair styled in a fishtail braid, finished off with an Emi-Jay hair tie. I couldn't leave Saks without stopping by one of my favorite designers, Helmut Lang, who partnered up with Pointy Snout for a caviar tasting.

Helmut Lang

Pointy Snout caviar tasting

- Kim Weling

Friday, April 12, 2013

Kate Young for Target Launch Party

Kate Young and Michelle Williams

On Tuesday, April 9th at Old School in NYC, Target and Kate Young hosted a private shopping event for celebrities, industry VIPs and friends to celebrate the Kate Young for Target collection, launching in stores and online April 14th.  

Notable attendees included Michelle Williams, Maggie Gyllenhall, Kate Mara, Debby Ryan, Derek Blasberg, Jason Wu, Mara Hoffman and Charlotte Ronson. 

The high school dance-themed party was complete with paper corsages, bleachers, disco ball and music by DJ Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor. Guests sipped on pink champagne and enjoyed desserts served on a clipboard - pink sparkle white chocolate, coffee caramel, pink marshmallow and pink chocolate dipped cookies. 

The exclusive collection features over 30 pieces of women's apparel and accessories, including an assortment of special occasion dresses, clutches, jewelry and shoes. Prices range from $29.99 - $89.99 for apparel and $14.99 - $49.99 for accessories. I am really excited about the gold arrow earrings I got, but didn't see the polka dot bodysuit, leopard-print booties and flame pumps at the launch party. I will be on the lookout for them this Sunday! For more information, visit

Kate Mara and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Jason Wu and Kate Young

Debby Ryan and Kate Young
Above photos courtesy of Photos courtesy of Neilson Barnard/ 

Check out the images I took below at the launch party
Models dressed in the Kate Young for Target collection



Giada De Laurentiis

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

Kate Mara, Kate Young, Michelle Williams and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Jason Wu


 - Kim Weling