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VanDerWaals: Fashion, Function and Technology – All in One Handbag

Coordinating our daily fashion looks would be so easy if we had accessories in every color, to match the items in our closet. This is especially true for handbags and purses, but in reality, we’re not lucky enough to have that much closet space. With the amazing strides in wearable technology, an overstuffed accessories closet will be a thing of the past. We had the pleasure of being the first to preview the jaw-dropping, designer luxury handbags from VanDerWaals, that combines fashion, function and technology. What makes these leather handbags spectacular? Not only do these app-enabled leather bags change color, they also charge your portable devices.

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Each color changing VanDerWaals handbag is carefully constructed with the finest premium leather and other materials, and is programmable through a free app that allows you to change its color to match whatever you’re wearing; color coordinate your bag to your dress or separates, shoes etc, by selecting your favorite shade from the app, or by taking a picture of your item to match the exact color. Want to see this color changing handbag in action? Check out the video below:

VanDerWaals handbags can also be programmed to flash a custom light-show synchronized to your favorite song, flash a selected color when you receive a phone call, and can recommend a lucky color based on your birthdate. In addition to the aforementioned features, VanDerWaals handbags are also able to charge your smart phone, tablet or other portable device, thanks to its invisible long-lasting internal battery (the internal battery power can be replenished using the provided wall charger). Just plug the included charging cable or micro USB into your device and charge your smartphone up to three times.

VanDerWaals handbags are available in two styles: the larger Caroline Tote bag, and smaller Elena Cross Body bag; and and two patterns: Crocodile, and Leopard. The bags retail between $499.00 and $699.00, and are available for pre-order through their new e-commerce site, www.van-der-waals.com, with shipments set for late summer 2015. VanDerWaals is also offering free shipping with your pre-order. The free, compatible VanDerWaals app will be available for download to coordinate with order shipments. Are you ready for a bag that matches all your wardrobe?

Iconic Character, Betty Boop Launches New e-Commerce Website

Calling all Betty Boop fans…..Boopers? Boopsters? You can now get all your must-have Betty Boop merchandise in one place. The world’s most iconic pin-up, who has been featured in films and on a plethora of products and merchandise since her debut in 1935, welcomes you to her newly relaunched e-commerce site, www.BettyBoop.com, the official, and go-to website for products featuring the historic caricature of a Jazz-era flapper. Are you an avid fan? The website offers everything you may need with thousands of licensed products available, including everything from women’s apparel and accessories to housewares and kitchen products, automotive accessories to stationery, and collectibles. Ladies, if you’re looking to start your Betty Boop collection in a fashionable way, you can rock this iconic symbol in some casual chic Betty Boop women’s fashion looks, including t-shirts, sweaters, pencil skirts, shorts, etc.

The new e-Commerce site is offered through a partnership with Amazon.com, the website also offers a variety of items featuring Baby Boop, the child version of the popular character, the latest Betty Boop product launches, a blog, Betty Boop’s social media platforms in real-time, access to contests and giveaways, and for you die-hard fans or those who want to know more about this classic character, a link to Fleischer Studios for additional information on Betty’s history.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of the new Betty Boop store through a new arrangement with Amazon,” said Ita Golzman, Vice President, North American Licensing for King Features Syndicate.  “After researching potential partners for this venture, King Features decided to work through Amazon because of its unparalleled excellence in delivering a superior e-commerce experience and high standards for customer service. Betty’s fans are already familiar with Amazon’s interface for shoppers and the trust factor that we wanted for them in shopping at the Official Betty Boop Shop is clearly there. Betty’s fans deserve the very best and we are confident that the Shop will quickly become the premier online shopping channel for Betty Boop fans.”

Love Dresses? Jupi Corp Launches One Dress A Day Commerce Site

Love shopping for chic dresses? Love getting your hands on special pieces for your wardrobe? One Dress A Day, a commerce site that is the first of its kind finally, adding a completely new limited edition dress style every single day, offering an exciting shopping experience for the modern woman 365 days a year, went live yesterday, Monday, August 11th! Sourcing unique fabrics, fine silks, gorgeous beaded and sequined textiles, and lovely laces from around the world – www.OneDressADay.com focuses their designs on high quality Italian and French fabrics. The collection will feature everything from intricate beading, bodycon to boho and feminine styles for whether you need work-friendly wear, a date-night must-have, or cocktail attire!

Though the fabric is sourced internationally, all dresses are designed and made right here in the USA! Quantities of any one given garment are solely determined upon how much of that fabric can be obtained! Each morning, as a new dress is published on the site, you won’t know if there will be 50 or 500 available… so acting fast is essential! Although dresses, which are sized from XS to XL, are introduced daily, they will be available for 30 days or until supplies run out. This means that you are able to shop in confidence that you may very well be the only fashionista around to have scored such gorgeous pieces! While the styles are forward, the prices aren’t; with an average dress retailing at $169.00 you’ll most likely be snapping up two or three styles.

In addition to offering exclusive, limited edition dresses, OneDressADay.com will also feature fashion stories, industry advice and style tips from some of the industry’s top tastemakers.

Shop Hers and Make it Yours

The only thing fashion lovers love more than great designer fashion and accessories is great designer fashions and accessories at a lower price – even if it’s pre-owned. While there are several sites set up to help refurbish your wardrobe and perhaps help with your spring cleaning – only one online consignment shop is solely dedicated to luxury clothing and accessories. High-end designer lovers will love Shop Hers, a new luxury e-commerce marketplace where true lovers of designer fashions can both sell and buy hand-picked, premium, pre-owned clothing and accessories.

The beauty and uniqueness of Shop Hers is it uses similarities in the body measurements and personal style of its users, making it possible for strangers to get direct access to the closets of other fashion lovers with similar style and taste allowing you  to discover your “Style Soul Mates”. All merchandise is hand-selected, manually inspected and authenticated by a team of Shop Her professionals. There is No bidding. No time clock. No constant monitoring. Just the joy of shopping. Who is behind this amazing new e-commerce marketplace?

Created by in November 2012 by 29 year old Jaclyn Shanfeld (pictured above) and a team of e-commerce experts coming from UTA and Shoe Dazzle, Shop-Hers makes selling pieces from your closet easier than ever. “Shanfeld set out to create an outlet for women to sell and shop online with total conviction. With the authentication, sizing, return and verification processes, both buyers and sellers are ensured the most enjoyable and efficient experience with online shopping.” With a few clicks, you can own several high-end fashion pieces directly from the seller. With a 14-day return policy through the Shop Hers customer service team, returns are user-friendly!

Labels like Chloe, Prada, Chanel, Michael Kors, Celine, Marc Jacobs, etc are just a few of what awaits you on Shop Hers for a fraction of their original cost. What’s more, clothes are seen on actual people, not mannequins; you can return items and bargain with your buyer/seller ( whether you’re buying or selling, you can speak with the items’ owners/sellers or buyers so you both feel like you got the best deal). Not sure where to begin, the search capability is easy and is divided into designers, product and price. So what are you waiting for – high-end designer labels await you at Shop Hers.

Lester’s – New York’s Cult Favorite Launches E-Commerce

Fans of New York shopping staple, Lester’s, now have an easier way to shop the curated collection of must-haves from the go-to destination which provides items from infant to women’s with the launch on their e-commerce site, Lesters.com. For the past six decades, Lester’s has been a NY mainstay for those looking for contemporary fashion with state of the art service for the whole family. Now nationwide shoppers will get to fully enjoy what we New Yorkers have enjoyed for so long – must have trends, summer camp essentials, excellent customer service, book shopping appointments, major and boutique brands, shoe-fitting specialists, live chat with Lester’s staff, etc

“Our goal is to really bring the “brick and mortar” feel of Lester’s to the online world,” explains Perry Schorr, co-owner. “To us, that means offering an incredible selection that shoppers wouldn’t find at their local mall and the kind of service that’s made Lester’s such a huge part of the community here in New York.”

Lesters.com will offer brands like J Brand, Michael Stars and Splendid, a vast selection of boutique brands like BlankNYC, Parker, Chaser and J Patterson Kincaid as well as Lester’s own label, Rock Candy, a coveted brand previously available exclusively at Lester’s outposts. Customers will also be able to get the latest news on Lesters.com blog which will feature exclusive content and videos detailing up to the moment trends and tips on how to wear them.

S.I.C. Couture Launches E-Shop

S.I.C. Couture, a classic evening wear collection that is timeless in its appeal, yet incredibly relevant and trend-right in the current fashion landscape launched their new e-shop, at www.siccouture.com. Fans and fashion lovers are now able to shop S.I.C Couture’s Holiday Collection of chic cocktail dresses. The line features a number of figure-flattering silhouettes, carefully designed and selected with utmost attention to the female form. These effortlessly glam designs drape beautifully in the line’s signature Silk Chiffon and Crepe de Chine fabrications.

S.I.C. Couture’s Holiday 2011 lineup is a gorgeous grouping of stunning cocktail attire that is sure to wow at seasonal fetes and beyond. The holiday color palette focuses on clean and neutral shades like champagne, taupe, dusty rose, and black. What’s more, the entire collection is priced under $300.

Happy Chic Shopping!

Amazon.com’s Launches Swim Shop – Win $100 Off Amazon Swim Shop Purchase

The swimsuit season is almost upon us (no matter the current weather status) – are you ready? One of the most difficult things to do is select a swimsuit that will be as flattering as possible for your body type without losing the fashionable aspect. Amazon.com has created just the thing to help with that problem – welcome to the Amazon Swim Shop, a one-stop shop for an array of great swim for men, women and kids. The Amazon Swim Shop featuring swimsuits by trend, body type, cut, size, brand and style as well as swim accessories like cover-ups and hats.

Amazon Swim also has their own swimwear collection called Majestic Swim, a collection of glamorous-inspired swimsuits exclusive to the Amazon Swim Shop. Their Women’s Bettie Maillot Swimsuit is featured in the photo above.

You already know Amazon.com has just about everything you could ask for and ordering is very simple and easy. I personally have purchased books, electronic devices, a head massager and even a bicycle on Amazon.com. The new Amazon Swim Shop is just another category Amazon is offering to make getting what you want easier. So whether you’re apple, pear, straight up and down, petite, plus or looking for swim wear for kids or the man in your life, Amazon’s Swim Shop makes it easy.

In honor and celebration of Amazon.com’s new Swim Shop, I am offering one reader a $100 promo code to use towards a purchase from the Amazon Swim Shop. Yes my dears, its another giveaway.

To enter this must have giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post stating which swimsuit from the Amazon Swim Shop you’d purchase with the $100. Visit the swim shop here – www.amazon.com/swim.

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$100 AMAZON SWIM SHOP GIVEAWAY

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. resident, 18 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on May 23rd, 2011 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on May 30th, 2011 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (1) one winner to win a promo code worth $100 off their purchase from the Amazon Swim Shop. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx estimated retail value of prize is $100.00. Winner will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Amazon.com.

Amazon.com Launches MYHABIT.com

Amazon.com asks “What’s your Habit?”as they launched MYHABIT.com, a new fashion destination featuring private sales of fashion items direct from designers and boutique brands.

The membership-only website, similar to sites like Gilt.com, HauteLook, Beyond the Rack, Rue La La etc. will offer daily sales that last 72 hours with up to 60% off various selections of styles but unlike Gilt at al, MYHABIT.com will not only feature high-quality photos but videos as well of the clothing on live models. Another advantage of MYHABIT is the solid experience and reputation of Amazon.com including fast, free shipping, free and easy returns on returnable items and Amazon’s world-class customer service.

A launch event was held in partnership with the CFDA Fashion Incubator on the beautifully decorated Skylight West rooftop, which brought in the likes of celebs like Vanessa Hudgens and Christian Siriano even in the inclement weather

Guests rocked to DJ Alexandra Richards

and later a special musical group Jenny and Johnny (Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice)

I had to leave not too long after the performance for another event but got some great photos. Check them out below