Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Dahl by Alison Kelly

Pixie-like Alison Kelly of Project Runway fame, always sent equally adorable creations down the catwalk during her short tenure on the show. Her newest spring 2007 collection for her clothing line Dahl, continues in the same vein featuring puffed sleeves, mini-dress hemlines and trapeze silhouettes.

Dahl spring 2007 line, evoking girlish glamour exclusively at Shopbop.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

And a great cry went out....

I have been chided no less than three times today for being a slackerific blogger for the past few months. Winter is almost over, it's a new year (both solar and lunar), and with classes now over, I can no longer use them as an excuse either. I have also been accused of being too busy to blog due to a certain male presence in my life. Perhaps I could say that the amount of time I spend tidying up has increased at the expense of my blogging time?

No matter. With the winter thaw, let's see what else is emerging besides Mother Earth.

  • The Oscars were too long. Gee, really, just like the last ten years? Even with a separate ceremony for the scientific and technology awards, four hours of champagne drinking doesn't alleviate the situation. To give the sci-tech winners their due, only one award winner receives an actual statuette, all other winners receive plaques. What a rip-off! (I'm a nerd, what can I say?)
  • George Bush manipulates nature. Not that Daylight Saving Time wasn't already hokey enough, in 2005 (two entire years ago) President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Doing so moves Daylight Saving Time up a month starting this year in an effort to decrease energy usage in the US. Don't forget to turn your clocks forward on the evening of March 10th. I'm considering moving to Hawaii where the pineapples are tasty and they don't celebrate DST (along with American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Arizona).
  • Clearance sale MANIA! When February and August roll around every year, so do the clothing clearance sales. Sales are imminent when little inventory stickers start appearing on fixtures at major department stores such as Lord & Taylor and Macy's (I used to work for L&T and doing inventory took an eternity). When the stores finish conducting inventory, everything goes on CLEARANCE SALE! Though it's a little late in the game, a few of my favorite sales are still in progress (Shopbop, Emily Grace, Active Endeavors). Sizes and styles are limited, so grab it while it's hot!