27 January 2012

The Virtual Stylist:The Fellas Will Wink At A Touch Of Pink

The Virtual Stylist: The Fellas Will Wink At A Touch Of Pink

Camel Sheath Dress Gillian Grey $69

'Alana' Sunglasses Diane von Furstenberg $150 Saks Fifth Avenue

Gold Square Stud Earrings Dogeared $40 Bloomingdales

Bracelet Marni $153 Far Fetch

'Bayswater' Bag Mulberry $1250 ShopBop

Patent Pointy Pumps Giuseppe Zanotti $595 LUISAVIAROMA.COM

26 January 2012

Beth Ditto + MAC

Beth Ditto is teaming with MAC to create an "Alice in Wonderland" themed collection that is set to debut in June...stay tuned.

25 January 2012

Coming Soon To Tom's Shoes: Ballet Slippers

I didn't think that Tom's shoes could get any better after the 'glitters' collection (FYI, if you ever need to get my attention, just wave something shiny and or glittery in front of me and you will have my unwavering attention); this Spring, the folks at Tom's are introducing ballet slippers to their ever-expanding line. You buy a pair...a child gets a pair...so you not only look good, you do good. I have several favorites...which are yours?

19 January 2012

Steal of the Day

Swing Dress w/Large Sequins Regularly: $134.29 Sale: $94 ASOS

This is a great frock to wear to a cozy Valentine's dinner...it has a wonderful Valley of the Dolls vibe.

18 January 2012

PLUS Model Magazine Dares To Tell Stacked Women To Speak Up

(Photo: PLUS Model Magazine)

There is a storm a brewin' over at PLUS Model Magazine. Accompanying a positively stunning editorial (check it out here) featuring ANTM alum Katya Zharkova are statistics that apparently have gotten a few bloomers in a twist.

Some of the statistics cited include:
  • Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.
  • Ten years ago plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. Today the need for size diversity within the plus-size modeling industry continues to be questioned. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards are between a size 6 and 14, while the customers continue to express their dissatisfaction.
  •  Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.
  •  50% of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller.

In a follow-up editorial, editor-in-chief Madeline Figueroa-Jones offers several ways for stacked women to flex their muscles economically and socially. A few of her ideas include:
  • Support the companies who market to you.
  • Use social networking sites and email to let brands and designers know how you feel about clothing, options and the use of straight sized models (thin models) to market to you.
  • Your dollars count! If you stop buying at “Store A” and let them know you will not be purchasing clothing until they market to you, this will raise concern.
  •  Use every avenue and opportunity you have available to you for your voice to be heard.
  • Indie designers need our support.

Sounds reasonable...right? Well maybe to you and me, but a lot of folks out there seem to think that a stacked woman is condoning an unhealthy lifestyle (because as we all know, a woman over a size 12 has terrible eating habits...and she would never work up a sweat) by asserting herself by way of being comfortable in her own skin. Read Ms. Figueroa-Jones' editorial (click here to read it) and take a gander at Katya's layout and let me know what you think.

And The Winner Is.....

Drumroll please....I am pleased to announce the first winner of the acme1225 giveaway is.....Cindie W!!!! Cindie will soon be the proud owner of Greer; a lovely gunmetal cuff with orchid and smoke gray beads.

All I ask of you Cindie is when you are out on the town dressed in your glad rags with this baby on your wrist, be sure to let the folks who stop you to ask about it
(and they will....cuz' I know you are going to work it!) where they can find it!!!

To all of you who entered, I send you a ginormous thank you. I was not just blown away at the overwhelming response, but to all of your kind words and compliments as well. I received such a positive reaction that I plan on doing this again...so stay tuned.

16 January 2012

Fabulous Frocks At The Golden Globes

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Natalie Portman in Lanvin

Mary J. Blige in Michael Kors

Nicole Richie in Julien Macdonald

Mila Kunis in Christian Dior

Amber Riley in Badgley Mischka

Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

Katherine McPhee in Donna Karan

Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

Viola Davis in Pucci

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Paula Patton in Monique Lhullier

Jessica Alba in Gucci

Lea Michelle in Marchesa

11 January 2012

Sneek Peek: Jason Wu for Target

Check out a few of the looks from Jason Wu's American-girl-in-Paris inspired capsule collection for Target. Pieces hit the stores and online for a limited run (February 5 through March 6).

05 January 2012

I make purty things too....acme1225

"Delphine" $45 acme1225

"Esme"$35 acme1225

Today I am merging two of my favorite obsessions....this blog and my line of jewelry.

I started acme1225 to satisfy my need for tough one-of-a-kind pieces that are also elegant. To achieve that goal I use black and gunmetal safety pins and pair them with faceted Czech glass, Tibetan silver, glass pearl and wooden beads to create conversation-inducing bracelets.

The origin of the safety pin bracelet can be traced to a group of craftspeople from South Africa named the Inkwenkwezi, who are known for taking items that others consider to be trash and creating things of beauty such as: jewelry, baskets and purses.

"Naomi" $55 acme1225

"Hayden" $55 acme1225

A portion of each sale is donated to the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development (GECPD) - a program that provides educational opportunities for young girls and job training for women in Somalia - to help pay for hygiene products for girls so they don't have to miss school several days a month. You can read more about GECPD here at the website Jezebel.

"Olivia" $45 acme1225

"Antonia" $40 acme1225

I've teamed up with the fabulous maison21 (if you don't already follow his blog, please check it out) for a fabulous giveaway. Visit acme1225, select your favorite piece, then leave a comment here at The Dame's Got Moxie and let me know which is your favorite.

To double your chances of winning , follow the TDGM on Twitter; to qualify for a third entry, "like" The Dame on Facebook. Don't forget to email me with your comment and "bracelet giveaway" in the subject line, along with your Twitter and Facebook info, so I can make sure you get credit for your entry. Good luck!!!

"Greer" $55 acme1225

"Fallon" $65 acme1225