November 28, 2012

Rodarte Spring 2013

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Rodarte's spring collection makes a major style statement - it's innovative and different.  The Mulleavy sisters continue to move fashion forward with this imaginative collection.

November 27, 2012

November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Deals

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If you're planning on doing a little online shopping today, make sure you take advantage of some of these great deals! 

ALICE + OLIVIA20% off site wide – no code needed!

ARIANNA BELLE10% off all pillow covers with coupon code SSCM12 {Les Touches Black pillow cover pictured at right}.
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LULU & GEORGIA: 26% off all orders placed on 11/26 between 12 am - 11:59 pm EST with promo code: L&GHOLIDAY
PAIGE: receive 30% off any regular price item plus free shipping with code CYBERMONDAY2012

REBECCA MINKOFF: up to 50% off select styles- no code required!
SHOPBOP: Spend $250 save 20%, spend $500 save 25%, spend $1000 save 30%, spend $1500 save 35% when you enter code BIGEVENT12

November 15, 2012

Spotlight on: Abbesses Ceramics

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Abbesses ceramics by Canvas are simple and elegant, with a Parisian twist. The dinnerware collection in 2 color options: white with blue trim, and white with red trim. I especially love the red and white dishes! Canvas is having a sale right now - 20% off storewide using code "ANNIV2012". 

November 14, 2012

Runway Retrospective

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Hey ladies, Cristina here with a new Runway Retrospective! Although this collection was presented for Spring 2013, I have been finding it totally inspiring through the fall months.

Miu Miu managed to work the unlikely duo of long coats and crop tops in a way that was simultaneously retro and modern. 

Am I going to be rocking super extra short bangs this season? Doubtful. But I will be trying this midi-length pencil skirt for a fresh silhouette and a flattering fit! And boy would I love some pink leather gloves to wear with my winter coat, wouldn't you?

Find more fashion inspiration on Cristina's international design and style blog, Fuji Files. And, remember to look for her Runway Retrospective column here on Young Sophisticates!

November 13, 2012

Decor Inspiration

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Colorful. Vibrant. Statement-worthy.

And announcing the Marshalls giveaway winner...
Congratulations, Nataly, you've won the $100 Marshalls gift card!!

November 12, 2012

Editorial Eye

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This editorial from Elle France, featuring models Ataui Deng and Marihenny Rivera and photographed by Simon Burstall, is positively delightful. 

The bright hues (yellow shoes! pink blazer! mint green suit!) mixed with high energy and dare I say it, happiness - it's all so refreshing and feels of-the-moment. 

See the more images from the editorial here

November 7, 2012

YS Look of the Week

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Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen

PS, have you entered the Marshalls $100 gift card giveaway yet? 
Winner will be announced soon.

November 5, 2012

Matt Bernson Sample Sale

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New York readers, Matt Bernson Winter Sample Sale begins next Thursday:

Matt Bernson Winter Sample Sale, November 15-18, from 11 am - 7 pm daily 302 Bowery (between Bleecker and Houston) - CASH ONLY 

Flats, Wedges, Heels, Boots and More up to 70% off!


My thoughts and prayers are with those in the Northeast impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Please consider donating $10 to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief.

November 1, 2012

Runway Retrospective

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The beauty of this fall lookbook is that there is not a single solid black piece to be found! Coming from a serial offender of entirely black winter outfits, this is quite a feat. 

Cristina here with some colorful inspiration to guide you through fall and winter from J.Crew! In this inspiring collection of winter wear, there was not even one black boot to be found - did I mention how impressed I am? Here is proof that we don't have to kiss color goodbye in these cooler months!

Find more fashion inspiration on Cristina's international design and style blog, Fuji Files. And, remember to look for her Runway Retrospective column here on Young Sophisticates!