FashionNYC Fashion Week Update: The World in Color at Philosophy di Alberta Feretti!

If you’re looking for some color on the horizon, a hint that not all of fashion has gone over to the dark side, then the Philosophy di Alberta Feretti Fall 2011 show is right up your alley.


This show not only exhibited vibrant shades of every pastel, but also the more saturated and vibrant colors, such as fuschia, that are so strong right now. Also an excellent example of merchandising, in this presentation Ferretti gave the women watching no option but to buy each outfit in its entirety. Each model walked out in a coat that they then took off to reveal their calculated (to perfection) outfit underneath. 


To call this a retro-revival would be an understatment. These girls looked, from their makeup to shoes, straight from the 60’s and early 70’s. 

And I will take the liberty to say I am loving these coats and the delicate knit pieces underneath them.


Oh, and I could/should write an ode to fuzzy fashion this season begining with these colorful and fantastically fuzzy jackets. 

Last but not least is my favorite piece from the show, a soft but structed knit dress (below). 

What will you be wearing next fall? 

CelebrityJustin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D

Dear Justin, I totally underestimated you! Please forgive me. To make it up to you I will be playing “U Smile” on repeat all day! This weekend was fun-filled, and one of the highlights was watching the the Justin Bieber movie, Never Say Never. Being older than the teen set and not watching too much TV, I knew of Justin Bieber but had no idea how truly talented he is. This movie, which chronicles his personal journey in a documentary style, was entertaining from start to finish and I would definitely recommend it to others. (Warning: spoilers below!)

While not following any strict timeline, Never Say Never shows Justin’s journey from a musically-inclined child to a pop superstar. There is plently of footage illustrating Justin’s talent developing at an early age which, for me, was the most eye-opening part of the movie. You watch as a young Justin bangs out a drum sequence on a chair with impeccable timing. Recognizing his ear for music, his supportive mother encourages him, buying him drum kits and guitars. The true innate talent of this young child is so obvious, breaking down any rumors or assumptions that he is just another fabricated illusion.

Throughout his early years Justin begins performing in his native Canada and even starts uploading YouTube videos to gain some exposure. Finding so much enjoyment in performing, Justin realizes that this is what he wants to do with his life. Scooter Braun, Justin’s manager, came upon these videos late one night and instantly became obsessed with the young boy’s potential, flying him out to Atlanta and eventually helping Justin and his mother move out to Georgia from Canada.

Early on, it was a struggle to find the best way to market Justin’s music. The team was often told to approach Disney or Nickelodeon to ensure exposure to the right age demographic. Focusing on the loyalty of Justin’s fans, Scooter booked Justin to play at every radio station and event that he could find, relying on the word-of-mouth and social media potential of the youth. As an end result, Justin’s fans are super loyal, feeling a sense of ownership and as though they found him first.

Several years of hard work and perseverance has paid off for Justin and his team. With the help of his idol, Usher Raymond IV, and many other influential people, Justin’s career has skyrocketed over the past few years. Now at 16, he has the success that he had only dreamed of as a child. While watching this movie I was really blown away by Justin’s talent. A superb vocal range and enough determination for ten people, this teen truly deserves the success and attention he receives.

Whether you love his music or you just love a good underdog success story, “Never Say Never” is worth watching. I definitely enjoyed watching the live footage, the choreographed dancing, and the loyalty of his fans. I guess you could say, I have a case of Bieber Fever! Justin, you made me a Belieber!

ContestsName the Dress Contest #35!

When: This new unnamed and adorable dress needs to be named to be put online tomorrow evening!! (see above picture for this weeks’ dress)!

What: Monday through Tuesday by 5:00 PM PST enter your idea for a name for the dress presented! The winner will be announced tomorrow evening when the product goes up online!! 

Where: Enter to win (as many times as you’d like!!) on our blog by leaving a comment with your name idea below.

PrizeYour name on a dress on and a $50 Gift Card!!!

Celebrity53rd Grammy Awards Bring Some Unexpected Wins

For any of you who watched (or heard about) last night’s Grammy Awards, you’ll know that it was full of unexpected surprises. While popular artists like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Eminem, and Lady Gaga had some pretty spectacular songs and performances this last year, it seems as though the public has been leaning a bit more toward independent, talent-driven groups.
Also known for their hit single, “I Need You Now,” rising country band Lady Antebellum won an incredible five awards, including Best Country Song, Best Country Album, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. Not bad.  

Beating out Justin Beiber, Florence and the Machine, Drake, and Mumford and Sons for Best New Artists, Esperanza Spalding made a strong stand for the resurgence of true talent and pure, raw music.
If any of you don’t know who she is (I didn’t either, don’t worry!), take a listen below. What a voice! No wonder she won!
And finally, beating big names like Lady Gaga, Eminem, Katy Perry, Canadian rock band Arcade Fire won Album of the Year for their album “The Suburbs.”
  In case, you haven’t hear of this seven-member band either, check out their video below.

So, what do you think? While I did love Rihanna and Enimen’s fire-laden performance of “Love the Way You Lie” and Lady Gaga’s egg-hatching antics, I must say it’s refreshing to see some new names get credit. 

Do you think 2011 will start saying goodbye to synthesizers and other digitally-enhanced songs, or will the underdogs continue to be the underdogs in a pop-laden society?

ContestsLulus Valentine’s Day Twitter Party!

YOU are invited to a fun-filled party on Twitter with and at 8pm PST/11pm EST on Friday February 11th! (Check your local time in a city near you here) We are giving away great prizes, like 2 (two) $50 shopping sprees,  and 4 dresses!

How to participate:

Step 1: Be sure to follow us on Twitter @lulusdotcom and also follo @TheLooksForLess  (following both required for entry).

Step 2: @lulusdotcom and @TheLooksForLess  will be tweeting a question every 15 minutes for you to answer via twitter, and also chatting it up with guests. Answer questions by sending a tweet and be sure to include both our usernames AND the hashtag #vdayfashion in your answer so we can see your tweet. (Hashtags are just a part of your tweet that includes the # sign in front, used to keep track of Twitter topics.)

The Twitter party is open to entries and participants from the US, Canada, and the UK!

The MORE you participate by answering questions, tweeting your friends telling them about the party, and having conversations with other participants, the more likely you are to win one of the $50 gift cards. Make sure to include the hashtag #vdayfashion ANY time you send a tweet related to our Twitter party so we can see it and take note of how actively you are participating.

We look forward to “seeing” you there!

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For a full list of convos during our #Vdayfashion party, click here