Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Editor's Pick: Physhion Bags

There are three types of bags in a woman’s wardrobe that are notoriously hard to shop for: travel carryon totes, laptop bags and gym bags. Interestingly enough, these accessories share the same conundrums: you want them to be functional but you also want them to be chic. What if I told you there was one bag that could work for all three of these purposes in one and is as gorgeous as it is versatile? Ladies, I give you the functional and fabulous bags of Physhion.

Created by Lisa Tave, the line of well-crafted and stylish bags were designed out of her need to have a stylish but useful gym bag that would take her from workout to street with class and style. The line is designed with four different silhouettes to fit the lifestyles of distinctly different women. The exteriors are covered in coated canvas, trimmed in Italian patent leathers and the interior linings and accessories are 100% waterproof. The features are mind-blowing: interior side shoe sleeves, detachable wet/dry and toiletries pouches, pockets for electronic devices, key chain holder, and a reprogrammable lock for your locker.

I have put my Physhion bag through its paces and it does it all: the size and inside storage make it the ultimate carryon for traveling, the indestructible construction makes it an amazing laptop bag and I cannot express how many compliments I have received at the gym when I carry it. I’ve not tried it as a diaper bag but those of you who have kids can understand a chic and waterproof bag option, yes? At any rate, there’s a Physhion bag to suit your style and it might be the best investment you make all year. Head to Physhion’s website or your local Equinox Fitness facility and get this versatile bag for your own wardrobe.

FSB Morning Juice: Kim Kardashian, Prada, SJP Expecting Twins!

There Must Really Be Sex In The City: We almost spilled our coffee this morning when we read the headlines: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick expecting twins?!? Even though this is via surrogate, we guess those plot line rumors about Carrie becoming pregnant in the SATC movie sequel might be a little easier to pull off now. (Us Magazine)

Umm, okay:
Kim Kardashian was on The View yesterday discussing the fact that an un-Photoshopped image of her in a bikini with cellulite dimples will appear on the cover of Life & Style this week. She said, "You know what, I have cellulite. Who doesn't? Who cares?" Indeed we would like to know who really cares that she has cellulite. Why is she famous again? (Jezebel)

Economy Going To Hell in a Handbag: Prada’s earnings took a 22 percent dive in 2008. We had no idea our restraint in purchasing fabulous footwear was having such an impact on the economy. We’ll see what we can do about that (not). (WWD, sub. req.)

You Know You Want It: David Beckham, not to be outdone by designer wife Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, has teamed with owner of the Undefeated boutiques James Bond on a fall-winter men’s collection for Adidas Originals by Originals. Don’t get too excited for a new ad campaign, though: even though David has an endorsement deal with Adidas, he has no plans to be the face of the brand. Maybe if we ask nicely? (WWD)

FSB Quote of the Day: "A love of fashion makes the economy go round." - Liz Tilberis

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

FSB Morning Juice: Los Angeles retailers, Cannes Film Festival and Fashion Week Daily

Down and Out In Beverly Hills: With Lambertson Truex, Mulberry and even French Connection shuttering stores in Los Angeles, retailers like Lisa Kline and legendary hair salons like Frederick Fekkai are looking to consolidate storefronts and buckle down for the recession. The days of celebutantes and the paparazzi who loved to film them dropping record-breaking amounts of cash on their black cards are definitely over. (WWD)

No We "Cannes" Not: The legendary display of wealth and decadence that we know and love as the Cannes Film Festival will be considerably less so this year with major sponsors pulling out due to the economy. Vanity Fair has canceled its annual celebrated party, Fendi and Swarovski are backing out of VIP nightclub Jimmy'z and the AmFar lavish AIDS charity fundraiser will be missing Louis Vuitton this year. Somewhere Robin Leach is weeping in his caviar. (Luxist)

Fashion Week Weekly? IMG’s publication, Fashion Week Daily, is now a weekly publication. In addition to our favorite Fashion Week daily seat reading and a website, they will now publish a weekly paper newsletter documenting the last week in style news. With larger newspapers dying on the vine and magazines holding on for dear life, is this unbridled optimism or do they know something we don’t? (Fashionista)

FSB Quote of the Day:"How do I do it? I don't know how I wouldn't do it - that's the thing."
Isaac Mizrahi

Thursday, April 23, 2009

FSB Morning Juice: Nina Ricci, Consumers Are Shopping, Rachel Bilson and Matthew Williamson for H&M

Style Diary: Rachel Bilson is busy. In addition to premiering her first fashion collection, Edie Rose for DKNY Jeans, she’s now scheduled to pen a column for InStyle, answering reader’s style questions and sharing her must-have picks. We’re fans of Bilson’s eclectic style and can’t wait to read her first column. (PeopleStyleWatch)

And The Winner Is: It’s official! Puig finally announced that Peter Copping, formerly of Louis Vuitton, has taken the helm at Nina Ricci. Even though the line isn’t supposed to debut a runway collection unti 2010, it appears his first designs will be seen in June and in stores by December. Reese Witherspoon can finally relax. (Fashion Week Daily)

More Good News! JC Penney’s and Louis Vuitton are both sensing an uptick in consumer buying trends. It appears shoppers heart Charlotte Ronson’s diffusion line and Speedy bags. (WWD, sub. req)

Twitter News: Those of you on Twitter should follow NYMag’s The Cut, live blogging/tweeting from the debut of the Matthew Williamson for H&M. We’re out of town or we would be right there with them. (The Cut via Twitter)

FSB Quote of the Day: “You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.” – Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Your Invitation to Meet Carlos Falchi at Bergdorf Goodman

We're running out the door to a shoe event but we wanted to quickly tell you about a little meet and greet opportunity. If you're in NYC this Thursday from 1-4, stop by Bergdorf Goodman and meet amazing handbag designer Carlos Falchi. You might have a chance to have your bag signed by the designer!

Fabulous Home Fragrance: Antica Farmacista

I recently sent a package to a friend of mine who said that she couldn’t stop smelling the items I shipped to her because they smelled so nice. “Your house smells amazing. I can tell.”

My secret is really simple: I’m a home fragrance snob. I’m obsessed with things smelling nice from hand soaps to candles all the way down to dryer sheets. The scent my friend was referring to revealed my recent obsession with Antica Farmacista fragrances, particularly their Champagne Candle ($38), a gorgeous soy and paraffin candle with a scent that evokes a mixture of magnolia blossoms and a glass of champagne. It’s my bedroom staple.

Another favorite from the line is their Lavata di Corpo Hand Wash in Acqua ($23). A clean and elegant unisex scent, the hand wash contains silk amino acids, chamomile, honey and sweet almond oil which actually softens and moisturizes your hands in addition to leaving them smelling clean and fresh. Plus the packaging looks like classic old-world glass. Who can resist that upgrade from your basic hand soap?

Antica Farmacista can be purchased through Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman and other luxury boutiques around the country. You can also head to the website but whatever you do, explore their world of fragrances. The power of scent has definitely been proven to improve the quality of your attitude. I know my home is a much more pleasant place because of them.

Get Patent Leather Pretty With oh DEER! Shoes

Our love for shoes knows no boundaries so when we come across a shoe line that does edgy, adorable AND comfortable, we tell you about it immediately. We have found that line in oh DEER!

The recent interest in all things neon and punk has us sort of nostalgic for all things cute and 80’s (notice we did not say all things 80’s.) oh DEER! has some adorable patent leather retro options that will add a great pop of color to your spring wardrobe. The Jester ($175) is an adorable wedge option in of-the-moment purple that we adore and we can’t wait to pair these Murray wedges ($225) with a sweet dress or cropped distressed jeans.

Whatever the case, we might just be hooked on another shoe line..oh DEER!

FSB Morning Juice: Bravo Fashion Drama, Real Housewives of NYC and Kim Kardashian

More Bravo Fashion Drama In Store:
Those who are obsessed with Bravo’s fashion reality shows have more reason to celebrate. Evidently, they’re working on a behind-the-scenes show based in L.A.’s famed retailer Fred Segal. A Bravo exec has been quoted as saying, “Fred Segal is a legendary retail haven…the fashionistas who work, shop and gossip at the store promise to have arresting, entertaining, colorful personalities and lives.” We smell a catfight in the Marc Jacobs handbag section. Stay tuned. (Fashionista)

Even More Bravo Drama: Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Killoren Bensimon is in further legal hot water. The former founder of Elle Accessories is being sued by a former colleague and business partner for using their signature owl design created for a joint venture between them for her own lower-priced accessories line. There truthfully is nothing more dramatic than real life, is there?
(The Cut)

Keeping Up With The Press Clips? Now, here’s an interesting news item. Us Magazine has a small news item in their recent issue where they reported that Forever 21 has added a plus size line and that “Kim Kardashian is a fan.” Kim evidently took this to mean that Us Magazine was calling her plus-sized and took to her blog to rebuke Us, saying, “I work really hard to maintain my curves while staying slim and healthy, so to be classed as a ‘fuller-figured woman’ of extra large proportions is a little offensive. For the record, I am a size 2, not 2XL.” She’s since been fire-bombed by comments on her blog by comments that say this is proof of how shallow and small-minded she is. What say you, FSB readers? (Celebitchy)

FSB Quote of the Day: “It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.” – Mae West

Monday, April 20, 2009

Stunning Everyday Jewelry: Kym Motley Designs

We admit we’re picky about recommending jewelry lines, especially when it's one our our own best-kept secrets. Seen on our necks at Fashion Week (and pretty much everywhere else), every time we wear anything from one particular designer, someone inevitably stops us and wants to know where we got it. It’s time to share our best-kept secret: Kym Motley Jewelry.

A talented jewelry designer out of Charlotte, NC, Kym’s gorgeous pieces are crafted with beautiful real jewels like rubies, garnets, tourmaline, emeralds and amethyst and feature a unique combination of color and texture. Our favorites from her spring collection include the Green Amethyst Hoop Pendant necklace ($126) as well as the Green Amethyst Fancy Bouquet Earrings ($174). Longer necklaces, chokers, earrings: there are four new collections available on her site with pieces that are bound to suit almost every taste and style.

If you’re thinking about a stunning Mother’s Day gift or just a little something to treat yourself, we recommend getting some of Kym Motley’s collection for wearable, stunning pieces that will become your favorite everyday jewelry.

Bergdorf Beauty Week: Bulgari Touche Precieuse

This past week we were treated to a beauty blogger breakfast at Bergdorf Goodman, the legendary 5th Avenue store, where we got a sneak preview of some of the amazing beauty lines that are available there. A slight side note: if you head to the Beauty Level, be sure to stay focused, lest you become completely distracted by Valentino handbags on your way in. But we digress.

All this week we’ll be revealing some of the amazing products you can purchase at Bergdorf during their Beauty Gift Card event, which runs this Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 26th. Get $25 your purchase of $100 or more on the Beauty Level.

Today’s pick for our pile of gift card-worthy products is the Bulgari Touche Precieuse. Yes, it’s the new beauty line from THAT Bulgari, the legendary jeweler to the rich and famous. This little $85 tube fills in fine lines and wrinkles and virtually eliminates them from sight. We wouldn’t have believed it if we hadn’t witnessed it with our own two eyes but it’s true! It not only diminishes the appearance of lines but it uses the essence of the gems used in the jewelry to nourish and protect the skin from further environmental stresses.

We’ll be covering the little beauty gems we discovered at Bergdorf Goodman all week but if you suffer from fine lines, crow’s feet or marionette lines, you have got to put this on your to-buy list!

FSB Morning Juice: Madonna and Jesus for LV, Rachel Roy at Macy's and Whitney Port's Fall Collection

Good morning, all! Today is Monday and we’re ready to bring you all that new and noteworthy in the worlds of fashion, style and beauty this week. Rooibos tea in hand and we’re cranking out the work. Let’s take a look at the headlines first:

Madonna and Jesus For LV? We recently reported that Madonna will reprise her role as the face of Louis Vuitton’s ad campaign for fall 2009. Will her ex, Brazilian toy boy model Jesus Luz, join her? Those photos of them in W were fabulous so this is a rumor we can get behind.
(The Cut)

Things We're Just "Meh" About:
MTV reality star Whitney Port has released photos of her fall 2009 collection for her line, Whitney Eve. Our response is "meh" but see the collection here and judge for yourself.

More Design House Woes: After a rough year of criticism, Valentino Fashion Group has seen a seven percent slip in profits from last year. We hate to say this but sometimes there is no substitute for the original.
(WWD, sub. req.)

Rachel Roy, Recessionista: Jones Apparel Group has announced that Rachel Roy will launch a contemporary line called Rachel Rachel Roy. Sold at Macy’s, the line will debut in August, feature an entire collection including accessories, and it appears no piece is over $300. They also announced that Rachel’s luxury label will be dropping prices by 15 to 20 percent. Our Macy’s cards are on standby.

FSB Quote of the Day: “A lot of people don’t say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” - Madonna

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FSB Designer Love: Covetable Jewelry from Objets D’Envy

Everyone is watching their pennies right now but we also want incredibly high-quality, eye-popping accessories. FSB has found just the right jewelry line that provides dazzle without dollar signs: Objets D’Envy.

The gorgeous jewelry line is designed by Kirsten Goede out of Chicago and features stunning Swarovski crystals in brilliant shapes and color arrangements that evoke fun, familiar shapes in very chic ways, like balloons, rock candy, and 70’s vintage necklaces. FSB had an exclusive view of her line and our picks for your next jewelry purchase include the Tetra ring ($96), 3 Pendant necklace ($88) and the Lavalier Multi ($69.)

For a little more bang for your bling buck, try the Bubble necklace ($326), the classic Allure necklace ($270), and the show-stopping Parfum pendant necklace ($245, shown at top), a personal favorite of our editor who practically had to have the thing pried from her hand before we left.

Objets D’ Envy’s collection can be viewed via their website and trust us when we vouch for the fact that the pieces are even more stunning in person. A few pieces of this jewelry and you might have to add an evil eye pendant to your collection. You know, in order to counteract all the envy you’re drawing your way when you wear this jewelry.

FSB Morning Juice: Madonna for Louis Vuitton, Forever 21 Goes to Court, Gucci Goes Mainstream?

Good morning! We’re running around Manhattan, getting the scoop on some of the hottest labels just for you but we wanted you to have your morning juice to get you through that morning meeting:

LV To Justify Her Love: Madonna has no intentions of taking a holiday, evidently: rumor has it the Material Mom will return as the face of Louis Vuitton’s fall 2009 campaign, shot by her favorite photographer, Steven Meisel. (The Cut)

Gucci Goes Mainstream? Frida Giannini, designer for Gucci, is evidently taking critic’s comments that her Spring 2009 collection earned comparisons to Zara and her Fall 2009 collection to Bebe in stride. In a recent conversation with The Times (UK), she stated, “I’m not criticised by all the world — it is a very small niche of people. And I will never change for them. I want to stay close to my thoughts. When someone wants to offend me by saying I’m copied by the high street — well, for me, it’s a huge compliment.” Tom Ford, what say you? (Fashionologie)

Please Approach The Bench: Forever 21 is going to trial after fashion line Trovata’s extensive legal claims that the chain copies its designs will finally be seen by a jury. (WWD)

The Smell of Success: Uma Thurman will follow Liv Tyler as the new face of Parfums Givenchy. Let us know your thoughts on this one. (PeopleStyleWatch)

FSB Quote of the Day: Diana Vreeland said once of style that it “helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life.”

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ask FSB: Curing Undereye Bags and Dark Circles

Q: What is the best undereye concealer? Working late hours turns me into a raccoon in the morning. Help! – Megan, Washington, DC

A: Ugh. We totally understand. Staying up all night working (or whatever - we don't judge) can give anyone the prizefighter look. We have a three step proven regiment we highly recommend:

Step One: Keep Earth Therapeutics Cucumber Eye Pads ($6.09) in your refrigerator and whenever you pull a late-night work session, take two of these out and place them over your eyes for ten minutes. They take the swelling down.

Step Two: Revlon Colorstay Undereye Concealer ($9.99) contains SPF 15 and really does the trick, creating seamless coverage for dark circles and seamlessly blending into skin.

Step Three: Run a Benefit Eye Bright Pencil ($20) inside your lower lash line and blend a quick stripe of it over the undereye concealer. We have sworn by this cosmetic pencil for years to appear well-rested and you will be amazed at how quickly this works. We WORSHIP this eye pencil.

Got other questions? Email us and let us know!

FSB Poll Results: Sexiest Men’s Cologne

From time to time, we like to hop on Facebook and quiz our nearest and dearest about what really makes them tick. We recently asked what is the sexiest cologne a man can wear. Our ladies (and men who had an opinion about the matter) weighed in and the response was overwhelming.

By a landside vote, Azzaro Chrome ($32) won this competition. We did a drive-by of the fragrance counter and we have to agree: it’s sex on a stick. The contemporary citrus and spice cologne sends anyone interested in men into a flat-out frenzy with ingredients like Bergamot, Neroli, Ginger, Ivy, Rosewood and Sandalwood.

Honorable mentions go to Burberry London for Men ($53), Bulgari Pour Homme ($58) and Acqua di Gio Pour Homme ($35).

Most surprising was the number of votes we got for Drakkar Noir! Evidently ladies from Generation X and Y still hold quite the soft spot for the prom and homecoming dance grooming staple.

Bottom Line: Whether it’s a nostalgic scent from youth or a more metropolitan scent of today, a man’s cologne is very important to us ladies. Gentlemen, try one of these recommendations and see what happens. We think you'll like the results.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Shop For A Cause: Urban Zen for Tonic Tees

We here at FSB love a good deal but when we can present the opportunity for the products we feature to make the world a better place, so much the better. Tonic, the leading media and ecommerce site focused on effortless activism and social good has partnered with iconic fashion designer Donna Karan and her philanthropic cause, Urban Zen, to create a line of fantastic tees available starting today. Sold exclusively via Tonic's website, the limited collection of bamboo and organic cotton tees are $65 and feature the four main causes close to Donna and Urban Zen as their design concept. “Donna is a super good friend of mine and we were just chatting out our different initiatives and the more we talked about it, the more we figured we should try it out,” said Pankaj Shah, Founder and CEO of Tonic when we asked him how the collaboration with Urban Zen initiative came about.

Tonic’s concept is unique and refreshing in that the proceeds from the price of the shirts all go to good causes. “We wanted to get out of the charity picking business, so when we think out our collaborations for whoever is in the pipeline, we want to make sure that the funds directly impact the causes that are dearest to their hearts,” said Shah. Ten percent of each t-shirt purchase will go to the Urban Zen initiative, which strives to create a world of compassion and caring by focusing on patient wellness, empowering children around the world and empower cultures to maintain their identities and dignity. Another ten percent will go to the Tonic Foundation, funding causes selected by its members and carefully vetted by a staff that disburses the funds and then tracks and reports on progress. Still another twenty percent will be donated to charitable causes.

We are huge believers in conscious shopping and love the concept of philanthropic fashion. A novel concept that to give more to the world today, you don’t have to give the shirt off your back: you buy and put one on.

Editor’s Lust List: Gossip Girl Edition – Serena’s Marc Jacobs “Stam”

I admit that I’m just as obsessed with Gossip Girl as the next person and I tune in diligently every Monday night to watch oversexed high school students deliver razor-sharp dialogue in drop-dead gorgeous couture. I read an interview a while ago where the show’s Costume Designer, Eric Daman, compared the styles of the two lead characters by saying that Blair (Leighton Meester) is American Vogue and Serena (Blake Lively) is French Vogue. Interesting thing to keep in mind while you watch the show, isn’t it?

I’m usually slightly obsessed with Serena’s wardrobe but this past week it became full-on envy as I realized she was carrying my current dream bag, the Marc Jacobs Jeweled Stam Satchel ($2350) in the final scenes of the episode. I spotted my first Stam in the window of the Marc Jacobs store weeks ago and haven’t been able to get the item out of my head. I haven’t exactly figured out how I will go about getting one of these gorgeous bags but have no fear: I will have it.

I believe in saving your pennies for a rainy day and in this economy who can afford not to do such a thing? But we’re all allowed to dream and right now my sweetest dreams include this most gorgeous Marc Jacobs bag.

Rain Gear - Le Magnifique Umbrella T-Shirt

We’re officially convinced that the weather pattern here in New York City is ruled by a Magic 8-Ball. When Mother Nature basically loses her mind it sends all of us scrambling indoors, hissing like cats at the wet weather outside.

This got us thinking about rain gear, like Wellies and umbrellas and well, we already have all of that. We want something new and cute to wear under our umbrella (ella-ella-eh-eh) and we think we’ve found it in this adorable Le Magnifique Grey Burnout “Umbrella” t-shirt ($58). Cozy and fitted, it’s a great layering piece for spring’s on-again off-again relationship with sunshine.

FSB Morning Juice: Michelle Obama, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Barneys New York

Happy Monday morning! After a fantastic weekend we're ready to cover everything that's fashion, style and beauty for you. Let's get to it!

More Love from MObama?: First Lady Michelle Obama has single-handedly kept J.Crew afloat and has solidified the names and careers of Isabel Toledo and Jason Wu. However, other than a brief flirtation with Michael Kors and Narciso Rodriguez, the new style icon has seemingly no interest in the big-name American designers like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan. Where is the love? (WWD)

Want to Cozy Up With a Supermodel? Cindy Crawford has designed a collection of home décor for mass retailer JC Penney’s. She describes the line as "…designed to inspire and help create a look that’s fresh, effortless and enduring." The prices are reasonable and it’s actually pretty cute. Watch out, Martha Stewart.

How About Eating With a Supermodel? Kate Moss is writing a cookbook. We’re actually quite impressed that the supermodel, formerly known as "The Waif" because of her thin appearance, actually knows how to cook. We’re in. Let us know when it hits bookshelves.

Barneys Gets a Lifeline: Istithmar World Capital, the Dubai sovereign wealth fund that owns struggling luxury retailer Barneys New York, has given the struggling store a $10 million infusion of cash to help it ride out the recession, saving hundreds of jobs and Simon Doonan’s legendary displays for a little while longer.
(NY Post)

FSB Quote of the Day: "I know I'm vulgar, but would you have me any other way?" - Elizabeth Taylor

Friday, April 3, 2009

FSB Afternoon Buzz: Nina Ricci, Carrie's "Big" Wedding Dress and Worshiping Kate Moss

TGIF, people! We’re taking this Friday to tie up some loose ends and get ready for a birthday party. Too bad it’s raining. Looks like it’s time for a martini and some anti-frizz product!

Drum Roll, Please: We’re waiting with breathless anticipation to see who will be announced to replace Olivier Theyskens as the designer of Reese Witherspoon’s red carpet favorite, Nina Ricci. After Puig Fashion Group ousted Theyskens (much to Anna Wintour’s dismay, as she wrote about in her Editor’s Letter in April’s Vogue,) the fashion group is stating they want a fresh perspective. They supposedly will announce that Peter Copping, who earned his stripes under Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, will take the design helm any day now. Interesting times are afoot, we’re sure.
(The Cut)

Buy Carrie’s “Big” Wedding Dress: Those of you who were mad for Vivienne Westwood’s wedding dress that Carrie wore to her almost-wedding to Mr. Big in Sex and the City: The Movie now have a shot at purchasing the gown. Three U.S. boutiques (including Hayden Olivia Bridal in our beloved Charlotte, NC) have been selected to sell the dress out of ten worldwide. The $15,000 price tag includes optional fittings in London with Westwood and team. As the movie’s theme song says, "Labels or Love" – it’s up to you and what your credit limit can handle, brides.

We Also Worship Kate: Purple Lab, a hot new cosmetics company started by style maven Karen Robinovitz, has created an adorable book on how to get Kate Moss’ eclectic style. Check out a sneak peek of the hot new booklet named after their gorgeous lipgloss of the same name here. Don’t worry, more about that lipgloss to come, ladies.

FSB Quote of the Day: "It's a sin to be tired." – Kate Moss

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Beauty List: Top Five Reasons to Visit Cutler/Redken Salon

Spring is springing and you’ve been working on that body all winter. How about that hair? Most of us tend to go darker in the winter, neglect our basic cuts and in this economy, some people are foregoing maintenance altogether. This will not do. FSB recommends if you live in New York or Miami, you head over to Cutler/Redken Salon for some well-deserved pampering and a fresh style. Here are the top five reasons why:

1) Rodney Cutler and his team perform the minor miracles you see on the catwalks at New York Fashion Week. If major designers trust gazillion dollar models with the Cutler team, it’s safe to say you can trust them with your own hair.
2) The stylists are all highly trained experts who will consult with you before your treatment, listen to you during the entire process and will not stop until you’re completely happy. We know this because this is where we get our hair done and we are the first ones to leave a salon if this does not happen. If you’re in NYC, we’ll even recommend our stylist, Stacia. Yes, that’s how much we love you.
3) Rodney personally hand-picks the people who work in his salons to ensure that everyone is approachable, friendly and professional. A salon where you actually laugh and have fun with the staff is a novel concept, we understand, but something we can’t live without.
4) Your hair is your crowning glory, which means you should always hire the best you can afford to manage it. Most premium stylists cost anywhere from $200 up to premium cuts at other celebrity stylist salons that can go as high as $900. Cutler gives you the same quality at around $100. It’s mid-range in price but judging from the rave reviews of our own hair, we’re willing to vouch for the high quality.
5) Because it’s spring and it’s time to get a brand new look. You want to go into the warm weather looking smoking hot. Book your appointment now.

Need we say more? We’ve even given you our stylist’s name! Deep conditioner, gorgeous color, cut, bang trim: they do it all. Call 212-308-3838 here in New York City or 305- 672-4499 in Miami’s South Beach. But go show your poor hair some love by calling in the professionals. It’s Cutler Time.

FSB Morning Juice: Miley, Bill Blass, Nicole Richie and the NYC Topshop Frenzy

Good morning. We're drinking extra coffee this morning because we have a LOT to cover today so let's get to it, shall we?

Teen Steam: Miley Cyrus is on the cover of the May Glamour magazine. You know that section of the magazine entitled something like, “Where Has Your Glamour Been?” We imagine the Kids’ Choice Awards might soon be an entry.
(Just Jared)

Rebirth of a Legend: Iconic American label Bill Blass is set to return in September and designer Richard Chai is interviewing to helm the collections. We, like everyone else, are kind of surprised that the line will be back so quickly with NextCen laying off Blass staff and the seemingly never-ending saga of designer Peter Som leaving the label. Blass himself said, “When in doubt, wear red.” After all this drama, we’re hoping that isn’t blood red.
(The Cut)

The Truth About...Footwear: Nicole Richie has just signed a deal to design a line of shoes with manufacturers Rick and Brian Cytrynbaum, the owners of such coveted labels as Modern Vintage shoes and Earnest Sewn jeans. Following the success of her line of headbands and her jewelry collection, the shoes will become an addition to the House of Harlow 1960 label and the new contract also expands the line to include apparel, bags, belts, sunglasses and other accessories. Somewhere, Paris is burning.

One More Day! Topshop opens tomorrow here in New York City! See, THIS is what we call a stimulus package! Our shopping list for the bold but affordable clothing store is coming later today.

FSB Quote of the Day: "The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues." – Elizabeth Taylor
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