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Great Idea-Dessy/Pantone

The bridal market just got a rainbow's worth of color options-with the Dessy Group (makers of bridesmaid, flower girl gowns)-in partnership with Pantone Wedding™----working together to provide tonal selections for the big day-like never before.

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FASHION BUG SPRING 2012 CONTEMPORARY ATTIRE FOR WOMEN

NYC

FASHION BUG is not exactly a Manhattan institution-but it certainly has its loyal customers across the rest of the USA.

They will be pleased with the affordable, fashion aware clothing we previewed ...lots of wearable separates and accessories at accessible prices...and the cuts are for curvy gals...which seems to be just what a lot of American women need.














Casual and work wear the apparel epitomizes the look for less...







 On trend clothing-we thought the dresses -long and flowing,  boho style---and flattering ruffles for daywear---really nice. Seventies knits-geometric prints-strong looks for Spring.















A NEW YEAR: New SKIN and HAIRCARE PRODUCTS 2012

words/ some images Judith Ecochard

NYC

Recently, we met up with a gal pal-who runs a wellness spa-that includes a retail component. Meaning, she can slather on any beauty products she wants-price no problem as her devoted clientele skews upscale...and of course, she demos i all.

What she gave the two thumbs up -as her fav-  a skin treatment line from her past-the original skincare products developed by Beverly Hills Dermatologist Zein Obagi M.D.-specifically the original Obagi Nu-Derm® System...we were intrigued.

Well fast forward to the 21st century and now Dr. Obagi offers an at home, consumer friendly-ZO® SKIN HEALTH product collection-with the latest advanced ingredients and enhanced delivery systems- targeting the aging skin at all levels...

AND all available without a prescription or a visit to the doctor's office. .

The list of hard core products is extensive---but comprehensible via a questionnaire/test to figure out what one;s skin needs are.

We've been using the OLLU…

SPRING 2012 Media Previews-db d Brand (Sweden) & UNIQLO (Japan)

NYC words/images Judith Ecochard




words/images Judith Ecochard




On a recent week day, we took in two lifestyle collection that originate from abroad...one a smaller brand bustin' out...another a retail giant.










































At a midtown space-we shared a cocktail with the super nice-immensely upbeat people employed by the Swedish lifestyle/casual wear brand db.





New to us-but in its second season in the States---we were impressed---in addition to a wide range of denim in different rinses ---with awesome fits---












































...no tailoring necessary as the blends are a perfect mix -with excellent shape retention--- (though we think some of the back pocket logos need to be re-thought for the American markets)....











































































































































Our favs and soon to be big sellers- are these colorful khaki-cotton like pants for gals...we predict a major sell---they feel great, comfy and have a slim fit that's flattering.














And the jackets and tops for guys and gals are easy wear---and of nice-quality construction- with a bit of vintage flavor that w…