Friday, July 27, 2007

Super Saturday All Week Long....

Tomorrow the tenth annual Super Saturday will take over the Noah’s Ark Project in Watermill. Presented by Donna Karan, this “designer garage sale” gathers an impressive list of designers, clothing and accessories companies all whom sell their goods to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Inc. (OCRF).

Last year the event raised over 2.4 million dollars and it continues to attract quite the roster of celebrities, socialites, fashionistas and Hamponites.

But for those not willing to fork over $600 for an admissions ticket (if you can even get one) or sit in hours of traffic on 27 (Polo is bound to clog it up too) there is now a way for everyone to get their hands on the same discounted designer duds and contribute to the cause.

This year, Bluefly has paired up with the event to organize the first ever Super Saturday Aftersale, allowing their online devotees to score the same designer merchandise at 30-50% off.

“Shoppers across the country can finally experience the same thrill and excitement as if they attended Super Saturday, while knowing everything they purchase will be instrumental in the fight against ovarian cancer,” says Bluefly President and CEO Melissa Payner.

Final Word: Hit the beach, skip the sale, and contribute to the cause free from heat-stroke and Patrick McMullan from your desktop on Monday.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Time to Make the Donuts, Biotch!!

Apparently Naomi Campbell has begun listening to her publicist. After several bitch-slapping/ phone-tossing incidents, this infamous elitist’s public persona was calling for some serious damage control.

The result, I must say, is an interesting one.

Clad in a bright pink Giambattista Valli dress and Prada heels, the former supermodel will appear in a multi-million dollar television ad campaign for Dunkin’ Donuts.

Yes, Dunkin’ Donuts.

While the ad is said to have Campbell poking fun at herself and her recent “bad” behavior, I highly doubt the idea was driven by her cunning sense of humor. She is clearly trying to rectify her mass-market image and make a quick mil.

But a supermodel endorsing Dunkin’ Donuts? I mean, honestly, is nothing sacred? This “fashion for the masses” movement is getting out of hand.

Final Word: If Naomi Campbell can’t physically abuse her help and walk away unscathed, who can? F-it. We’re bringing bitchy back.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Torn, Not Tattered

If staying in the city in the summer is good for anything, it’s shopping. But forget sifting through sales racks with all the tourists, smart shoppers know this is the best time for sample sale-ing.

Designers and clothing companies are trying to unload their extra goods from spring/summer while willing to let go of a few yet-to-be-released samples for fall.

Torn—one our favorite NY-based casual chic clothing companies—is having a sample sale this Thursday and Friday. Here you can pick up those adorably easy dog-walking sweats or the perfect “movie night” waffle tee.

Casual comfort never looked this good. Just look at the invitation.

Final Word: Torn Sample Sale, Thursday July 19th & Friday July 20th, 11 a.m.-5p.m. 156 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Suite 834.

Monday, July 02, 2007

"They Try to Make Me Go to Rehab....."

Why aren’t American fashion magazines this cool? I am loving this sneak-peak of Steven Meisel “rehab” photo-shoot for Italian Vogue, which hits newsstands this week.

WWD is calling it a “tongue-in-cheek fashion story inspired by the antics of Britney Spears.” I think “inspired” is a bit of an understatement, but who cares.

Other shots promise models such as Agnyess Deyn and Lara Stone flashing their nakedness and yelling at paparazzi.

This is a great follow-up to last month’s ironically timed Harper’s Bazaar shoot putting Paris and Nicole behind bars. Ooooh, celebrity crack-head culture. Gotta love it.

Final Word: The issue’s debut also conveniently coincides with La Lohan’s big 2-1 this week. The Blackberrie wishes her the very best on her road to relapse.

Made in The Shade

The Blackberrie has adopted a new mantra this summer; Light. Up. Happy. We’ve abridged it to LUH and we’re aggressively attempting to apply it to all aspects of life. Although it’s a bit of a self-help strategy, all this “Summer of Love” hoopla is making our new philosophy seem tres hippie-chic.

Since we’re being LUH, I thought we should share some love, in the form of sunglasses of course. These shades were recently released in London by Biba, the great-great grandmama of psychedelic fashion. Even Anna Wintour logged some time there as a shopgirl in the swingin’ sixties.

These sixties-inspired heart-shaped frames are the first foray into eyewear by the London-based retailer. They are available in a kaleidoscope of colors like tortoise, black, red and turquoise just to name a few. I don’t yet know if they’ll hit stateside, but you can buy them direct from Biba for 135 pounds. With our bangin’ economy that’s only like $300! Wait, that’s not LUH. Shame on me.

Final Word: Peace, love and sunglasses for all.