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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fashion Radar: Best Coats under $90

Winter is in in full effect. Are you stuck wearing your coat from last year? Don't break the bank and buy a new winter jacket to make you feel like a million bucks and look cute like the PrivyDoll you are! I found some adorable winter coats for under $90! The red coat is from Forever21 for only $37! You cannot beat these fantastic, privy finds!
Check out this military , feminine coat by BB Dakota for $80!
I love this wool, hooded coat with toggles from ASOS. For only $77 this is a great find!
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fashion Radar: PrivyDoll's Top 2010 Trends

PrivyDoll has had a very fashionable year! We grew PrivyDoll to new heights and also launched PrivyGUY. It was a big year for us and it was a big year in fashion. Here is a little walk down the memory of what we wore in 2010.
Fifies inspired suiting for men and women was a big trend we saw early in 2010 with the madmen influence still going strong.


Summer was a time of peasant -influenced items along with a strong 80's influence as well. Overall 2010 was a modernized 1982. Wedges came back for summer. Paired with
The accented shoulder was a huge trend in 2010. You found shoulder pads in sleeveless, jackets, and dresses. This silhouette was one of the biggest must haves of the year.
Faux fur became a huge trend in fall and winter in 2010. Boots with the fur and vests were seen everywhere!
Lace made a big comback this year and was worn in dresses, tanks and cardigans. With lace, comes leather and leather jackets were HUGE this year. Feminine versions, ruffles and cropped motorcycle jackets were the ones to have. I couldn't talk about 2010 fashion without mentioning the legging and jegging.

What 2010 trends will stick for next year? Time will only tell, but I look forward to the trends of 2011!
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fashion Radar: New Year, New Jeans That Make You Slim

Pick up Shape Magazine's January issue out on stands today! They unveil the top jeans for each body type. Whether you are curvy or athletic the best jean secret is out! I adore the great finds in this month's issue and PrivyDoll got a sneak peak behind the finds. Here are a few of the secrets leaked out to finding the best jeans for your body type. So hit the holiday appetizers, meal and desserts because the trick to look slim is to find a pair of jeans that make you look slimmer. That is my personal advice! Here are a few hints for each body type by Shape Magazine.

Athletic- Many women with athletic figures tend to have muscular calves and thighs, making them self conscious of this area.

Tip: A denim with a slim-to-the-knee fit and deep indigo wash have a streamlining effect on the thighs, while a wide leg opening and longer hemline create the illusion of narrow calves. A medium-rise and curved waistband will give you a sleek and slimming look from torso to toe.

Curvy- Curvy women tend to have difficulty finding jeans that are a perfect mold to their body—either they fit in the waist but not the butt, or vice versa.

Tip: An all-over dark wash shaves inches off of the lower body and a higher rise offsets fuller hips. A jean with rear pockets that are placed close together and angled inward slightly will make the booty appear smaller too.

Petite- Finding a good pair of jeans when you are 5’2” and have an hourglass shape is difficult for many petite women.

Tip: A midrise jean rests at the perfect spot on the waistline for petites, just between the natural waist and hip bone. Vertical fading down the center of the thighs visually elongates the frame, giving you a sleeker silhouette. Large back pockets can also make a curvy butt look smaller by comparison.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Entertainment: Gilt, Cupcakes, Cynthia Rowley, Oh my!

Attention Chicago PrivyDolls! We have a special event rolling into town. This Sunday, stop into the Cynthia Rowley boutique (1653 N.Damen) for a special Gilty pleasure event that will include designer duds for up to 70% off retail prices. Did I mention cupcakes? Free Flirty Cupcakes included in this shopping extravaganza. Rumor has it that Santa will be delivering Cynthia Rowley herself between 4 and 5pm. In the meantime check out this exclusive interview with Cynthia about how she started her fashion line with only $3,000! Check out the interview HERE.
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Fashion Radar: Be the Messenger

PrivyDoll is the messenger of fashion finds, but you can be the messenger or your materials, work papers in these fashion-forward, uniquely designed messenger bags. Great as a gift for him or her these are just so fun! For only $42 you can be the messenger of style. I personally really like this chandelier image for a choice on the bag. There are lots of cheeky graphics to choose from to really personalize! I also love the below image! Check out more of the messenger combinations HERE.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Entertainment: Gift Guide Part 4

Countdown is under way PrivyDolls. Have you marked your nice list off with presents yet? Officially 13 days til Christmas and for those that are last minute shoppers, turn to online options for skipping the lines and getting stuff delivered asap. Here is Privy Doll's Gift Guide Part 4!


For the nostalgic: What a creative way to capture the photo memories for the one you love in Jenny Gaynor's glass vases. Check out the options HERE. They have other options but I think the vases are a bit special. What a cool, PRIVY find!

Gilt Groupe is offering some Holiday Gift Ideas by our favorite fashion guru, from Marie Claire Magazine, Nina Garcia. This week Gilt is offering some great gift ideas for the home, Him and Her all at Gilt prices of course.  Not a member of Gilt Groupe yet? Not sure where you have been, but you can become a member for free with this Link especially for you by PrivyDoll. You will thank me later after you save up to 70% on designer finds and travel deals on all your favorite brands and high end designer names.  Here are just a few of the finds you can expect this week!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Beauty: Jingle Bells, Shimmer All the Way

We all have our favorites.. Very Sexy, Noir, or Bombshell, to name a few. Victoria Secret scents are a huge part of PrivyDoll's lives. Now for the holidays only a  shimmer collection has arrived with your favorite scents. I adore the NOIR scent and having an extra sparkle is key for the holidays! Lather up with the shimmer lotion, or spray or even a brush full of sparkle for lingering scent and a shimmer all the way to your next holiday party. Check out Victoria Secret stores or online for more shimmer ideas. Also, what a great stocking stuffer for the PrivyDoll who wants to shine! (Prices all around $20). My favs I received below are PrivyDoll Approved!


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Monday, December 6, 2010

Fashion Radar: Olsen Twins Back at the Drawing Board

How excited are you to see the Olsen's back to work? Mary Kate and Ashley  have collaborated again together for a new collection called OlsenBoye. The debut collection will launch in Spring 2011 exclusively for JC Penny. We can expect low prices and it looks like a casual, flowly almost hippie feel to the collection. Their inspiration: San Francisco of course. Below are some of the pics from the debut line. Pictures courtesy of Nylon Magazine.





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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Entertainment: Gift Guide: Part 3

PrivyDoll has been reporting some great gift ideas for the hard PrivyDoll to buy for. This edition includes choices that include picks for the music lover and for the girl on the go that may travel to a change of climate or adores layers and the hostess with the mostess. Here are some gift hints for our third installment of the First Annual PrivyDoll Gift Guide!




For the Music Lover: The Ipod or Iphone is an extension to our hands and having the couture accessories are a must. I found these fabulous Marc by Marc Jacobs ear phones to compliment any outfit. Found at Bloomingdales for $68 these are a great gift (or for yourself!)

For the Hostess: You have that friend that is always hosting the parties, having dinner parties and cocktail gatherings. What a great accessory for her next party: a chalk board inspired runner for the table. I think this just a great idea for guests to write comments and leave fun thank you on the table for the host. I found this great find for $22 on ETSY.


For the Finicky Dresser: Here is a great gift for a friend that may like to layer or that travels to different climates. These detachable sleeves is a cute idea for the finicky weathered dresser. For $25 CH*Armz offers many patterns and colors. The sleeve slides up your arm and attaches to your bra strap for a great fit and a great layering piece or a fashion statement of color.







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