Cute Neck Accessories

feminine @ shopeileen.com
Super sweet necklaces with crochet details.

zigzag scarf @ shopeileen.com

Similar to a Missoni, but only $15!


Layered Knitwear via VogueTV

All three of these looks layer knitwear under an outerwear piece such as a blazer or jacket. In reality you are hiding your knitted garment, but it does make people more inclined to want you to take off that jacket, and show them your cardigan.


Cool Cotton

Mademoiselle Tassel Scarf in Soft Cream
Get 10% off your order at blonde birde, with offer code BBL09. (offer code was found on the Busy Bee Lifestyle website)

These fabrics are somewhat expensive, but it is worth it if you want something really unique to design with.

A Few New Things at Lion Brand and Berroco

Great tip from my Lion Brand e-newsletter today:

  • Works for knitting or crochet: I like to use bobby pins (the straight kind) to mark my rows, my stitches, and also to put articles together. To keep track of a lot of stitches, I count out 10 stitches and place a pin and continue. Then I only have to count by 10s. - Anonymous

New free pattern @ Berroco - Mayer

  • "A cozy fall jacket with an exaggerated collar, Mayer features the same waffle textured stitch used in Faber, from Norah Gaughan vol 5."


Need a Fall Wardrobe Update?

Crazy Hot Clothes has something for everyone, including designer labels, and vintage finds. The quality is meticulously inspected and offered for discerning tastes. Visit this online shop for one of a kind designer finds, and unbeatable prices!


Black Knit Boots and Wedges

Loeffler Randall - Wendy knit slouch booties at Intermix

Diba Hug sweater boots with cable knit detail at Zappos

Alice + Olivia sweater wedge boot at Payless

Kimchi Blue Sweater Cuff Wedge at Urban Outfitters


Save Time and Money when Shopping Online!

Access Fashion was featured on Become.com's shopping blog, Pocket Change!

Become is a really cool website, featuring the best deals on products you want to buy, right now. For example, if you click on a category, you will see various products, with comparisons of the same types of items, all laid out for you to see, easily. When you find something you want, you can click over directly to the merchant's website. This saves you time instead of opening and closing separate websites (we all know how frustrating that can be). You can even save your favorite items for future reference. Check it out when trying to decide on your next purchase!

"Become.com has been recognized as being the best comparison search engine, designed to help consumers doing product research on the web. Become.com crawls over 3.2 billion web pages specifically from guides, expert reviews, consumer reviews, articles, specifications, forums, merchants, and a variety of other useful information to help consumers make better buying decisions. Become.com also has a "Nearby Stores" feature that allows users to plug in a zip code and get store names, addresses, phone numbers, hours and Maps."

Supima Design Competition - Open Call for All Candidates


Emerging fashion designers are being summoned to enter the SUPIMA DESIGN COMPETITION. Supima is a luxury cotton company and for the past two years they have challenged emerging designers with a fashion competition.

Supima is holding an OPEN CALL event at Bloomingdale’s (NYC, 59th Street) on October 21st from 10AM to 6PM.

Six finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges to show their designs in the Supima fashion show in January!
For more information go to www.supima.com or send an email to: rsvp@supima.com


Ladies, Dress for the Position you Want

Although knee high boots, and open toe shoes are fashionable, and luxurious, your boss really doesn't want to see them, on you. They're pretty sexy and distracting, especially to your fellow male coworkers. If you want to be known as a sex symbol, that's is your business, but if you want to be taken seriously on all levels, cover up, even if it is just your feet. On a side note, heel height, in my opinion shouldn't matter (meaning between flat to about 5 inches should be the highest you go. If you go higher than that, then you are a brave soul, with a high tolerance for pain) and can make most women's feet and legs look better in those dress suits. Best wishes on your next job interview.


Hold it all in, beautifully, with the Sliminizer

Sliminizer shapewear assists in hiding your slight imperfections (what woman wouldn't want a little help in that department?) with strong durability the other brands just cannot offer. The fabric is tough, yet smooth, and comes in a great variety of colors to match or compliment many skin tones. These undergarments, made with Tactel, will last you for many years to come, and will be that one that you use again and again.

Here is a screen shot of the colors you can choose from, that are featured on the Sliminizer website. As you scroll over the colors, and click on them, an image appears, showing that color, on a model with almost the exact same skin tone!

"Muse Creative Group, an intimate apparel, shapewear and sleepwear manufacturer specializing in design, sourcing, production and merchandising, has launched a new shapewear brand, Sliminizer™, which is now available for purchase. The Color Match line by Sliminizer, which comes in 10 skin tone colors, runs at retail prices of $8-$28 and comes in sizes S-3XL. The purpose of Sliminizer is to provide beautiful, smoothing support."

"The Color Match system by Sliminizer is modeled after the color-based system used to create foundation make-up. Kate Liegey, owner of Muse Creative Group, came up with the idea after noticing that a lot of shapewear only comes in the colors of black, white and “nude,” which do not cater to the realistic skin tones of many women, particularly women of color."

“Fifty-five percent of the American consumer will be Hispanic by the year 2025. With the strong African American and Hispanic populations, shapewear doesn’t work in anymore in black, white and nude. Being in this industry for 25 years, I felt there was a strong need to address the varying ethnicities of women,” said Liegey."

"Liegey has created intimates for designers Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Nicole Miller and has also worked with celebrities like Nicky Hilton, Jessica Simpson and Tyra Banks. Now branching out with her own line, Liegey’s Sliminizer provides shapewear options for the real world."

"The Color Match system by Sliminizer includes several styles such as a strapless bra, boy shorts, cami and tank body shapers, high-waisted shape underwear, Capri pants and control briefs—all providing smoothing and shaping effects. Items from Sliminizer allow for innovation and design to re-emerge while finally delivering fashionable and affordable shapewear apparel."

NOS Boutique

NOS Shoe Boutique opened their doors to the public with a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009. The chic boutique stocks an assortment of women’s and men’s shoes and accessories ranging from $150- $500.

The NOS Shoe Boutique is located on 68 Jay Street between Front Street and Water Street. The boutique is open on Mondays-Saturdays from 12-7 PM and Sundays from 12-6 PM. The boutique will also be available for private shopping. For additional information, please visit the website or call 718-422-0095.

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