Sunday, November 30, 2014

TOCCA Sample Sale - 12/3 - 12/5/14

Helmut Lang Sample Sale - 11/30 - 12/2

So I stopped by this afternoon for the first day of the Helmut Lang sample sale. Take a look below at the price lists. I was hoping this sale would have some irregular pieces as those are usually cheaper but no luck! All I ended up getting is a blue long-sleeve cowl neck tee for $69. There was a black and white graphic print dress (photo below) I was considering getting but it was still $249 (from $695) and a pair of silk pants for $129 (from $295). If there are further markdowns towards the end of the sale, which is usually 30% off, I'll definitely go back for those pieces. All sizes were available and split up by rack, and most of the pieces I recognized from this season. There was an area in the back, against the wall with some old merchandise, mostly blazers priced at $39.

- Kim Weling

Target Holiday 2014

Target's holiday preview was filled with tons of gift ideas including festive dresses, skirts and jumpsuits with lace detailing, statement jewelry, must-have beauty items from Sonia Kashuk, NYX Cosmetics and Burt's Bees, CHI hair styling tools, home accessories from Nate Berkus, TOMS for Target collection, Chris March's Big Fun collection, Disney's Frozen dolls and children's clothing, baking essentials from KitchenAid mixers to a chocolate macaron baking kit and so much more!

During the preview, Chris March walked me through his exclusive Big Fun holiday collection for Target. 

My gingerbread creation at the decorate-your-own-gingerbread station

- Kim Weling

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Beauty on 5 Launch at Saks Fifth Avenue

On November 18th, Saks Fifth Avenue previewed Beauty on 5, their first permanent, one stop location for exclusive services by UK's popular Blink Brow Bar, renowned beauty brand Trish McEvoy and London-based Nails inc. The new beauty concept is New York's newest destination for beauty addicts looking for a quick glamour fix. 

Beauty on 5 allows customers to receive expert advice, host their own Beauty on 5 pamper party, shop exclusive products, and experience an artistic manicure while sipping tea and savoring a curated British menu of light snacks. 

Blink Brow Bar offers specialized services and expertise in bespoke threading, tint, lash and eyebrow services for both men and women. 

Trish McEvoy offers an exclusive menu of make-up services, access to the limited-edition Easy Smokey Eye Collection*, and for the first time ever, custom monogramming on any Makeup Planner® purchase. 

Nails inc. introduces " The Paint Shop by Nails inc", hosting a unique nail art menu designed in collaboration with celebrity nail technicians Lisa Logan and Pattie Yankee. 

Images courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

- Kim Weling