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Vacation, vacation! Via Spiga’s “The Vacation That Keeps On Giving.”

15 Jul

Text, Vivian Kelly

When this email from Alison Brod PR hit my Blackberry, I had an LOL moment.

It said:             “Need a vacation?” 

Uh, yes, but….we all need to keep on working and MAYBE we can EVENTUALLY take a really great one.

No worries. Via Spiga’s just launched a contest that gives you the chance to play at being part of the jet set if you win. It’s called, The Vacation That Keeps On Giving Facebook Contest

All you have to do is: Share photos from a past getaway for a chance to jet-set off to another fabulous destination

Ready, my frugal fashionistas? 

Here are the directions:

Upload your very best vacation photo to the Via Spiga fan page

(image does not need to include Via Spiga shoes)

What You Can WIN:

1st PRIZE: One lucky Grand Prize Winner will receive a $500 American Airlines voucher, plus a pair of Via Spiga shoes

 2nd PRIZE: One runner-up will receive two pairs of Via Spiga shoes

WHEN: Contest begins Thursday, July 14th at 9:00am EST and ends Wednesday, July 20th at 1:00 pm EST.

VISIT:  http://www.facebook.com/ViaSpiga


 There’s only one question left – where will YOU go if you win? 

On my list: Cap D’Antibes, and Capri,  because I fell in love with those two designations after daydreaming over the books, Hotel du Cap EdenRock Cap D’Antibes and In the Spirit of Capri at the Assouline Shop at the Plaza Hotel last night. Bon Voyage et Bonne Chance! 


Luello Big Giveaway contest – calling all William Rast and J. Brand lovers

21 May

Text, Vivian Kelly

Luello is currently hosting a contest that I think would be of interest to you, my readers.

The Contest 411: 

WHAT: Participants can enter to win a $5000 shopping spree on Luello.com.

WHEN: Contest closes on May 31st readers

WHY: The opportunity to win a significantly large prize!

WHERE & HOW: HERE is the link to Luello’s contest:


Stars on Luello’s site are William Rast and J Brand. Both boast must-have items that make the cut on any fashionista’s core wardrobe.

A few years ago, as I sat in the audience and watched Erin Wasson model some of the William Rast collection during NY Fashion Week. Prior to that, I’d dismissed it as “just another celebrity brand”. After that show, that’s when I came to a number of conclusions about Rast.

  1. Okay, yes, it does have a celebrity designer – Justin Timberlake. Here’s the “but” part of the equation; Justin is smart enough to have seasoned designers on board to help him realize his vision for the brand.  As such, Rast is not a joke, and deserves to be taken seriously. The film he showed which stared Justin himself and supermodel Erin Wasson did the trick. All of a sudden, jeans looked glamorous.
  2. By the time Rast came into being I was thoroughly sick of “designer jeans”. SO over. The culmination of this feeling was a trip to Neiman’s around three years ago when my Interior Designer gal pal, D, tried on a pair of torn up jeans and wondered if she should get them. They were, I think, Zac Posens, and the price tag read in the high $300’s. My answer then and now, is “no, no, and no.”
  3. Earlier this year, I went to Tarjay and tried on a pair of William Rast for Target jeans and almost bought them. I was impressed by the fit and cut but the fabric stopped me.

Now that I’ve experienced them in their diluted incarnation, I’m quite confident I would fall madly in love with the designer originals. Hopefully, I’ll get to pick up around 10 pair if I’m the lucky winner.

Good Luck!

Carolee Contest: WIN Perfect Prom Jewelry and A Few Prom Looks to Consider

25 Mar

Text, Vivian Kelly

The Carolee earrings below are called “Make My Day or Night“, and they would make my day AND night.

Carolee is a terrific resource for jewelry. I was amazed at how good the prom options look and had trouble deciding which ones we are GIVING AWAY HERE in TheFE’s first-annual PROM GIVE-AWAY Contest.

Keep reading, the details on how to enter and win these beauties, below.

Last year, I realized just how big a deal prom is. I was sitting in my local Aveda [Shine] Salon and happy to have scored a color appointment. The colorist, hair stylists, aestheticians, and nail techs were booked solid with Prom Appointments.

At first, I thought they were kidding.Not at all. Prom is big business. The average high school girl, my stylist told me will get a facial, waxing, mani/pedi, highlights, makeup application, and an appointment for an updo. It’s kind of become like the rehearsal for one’s wedding day preparation.

And that’s just the beauty part. By the time you’ve sat in the salon, you’ve nailed your perfect outfit, which is completely possible without totally blowing what you’ve budgeted for  the the dress,  shoes, bag, and the jewelry.

No, you cannot skimp on the accessories because it is the details that make or break an outfit, as we see year after year at the Academy Awards.

Most teens can’t afford Van Cleef & Arpels, or serious Tiffany Jewelry, but there ARE some really great well-priced options out there that you won’t chuck or try to return the morning after.

**Here, as promised, are the details –

Style Name: Make My Day or Night Button Clip Earrings

Retail Price: $38

**TO WIN, all you have to do is to send us a comment, at TheFE telling us which dress YOU would wear with these earrings.

You don’t even have to be a prom goer to enter. I see myself wearing these from desk to dinner, and my prom was many many years ago.

We are only giving 5 pairs away so enter right away before you forget.

Contest Starts: March 26th

ENDS: April 2nd.

Winners will be announced in a full-on post HERE on Monday, April 4th.

Getting back to the rest of your outfit, don’t turn your nose up at lower-end retailers as go-to places to shop.

For shoes, I suggest Payless [particularly Lela Rose designs].

For the dress, J. Crew makes some classically beautiful gowns in their bridal collection.

For some really stylish options, whip out your Teen Vogue Prom Supplement.

We’re head over heels with their “Prom Queen” page. The White by Vera Wang Dress really DOES “channel your inner Cinderella”.

Those Carolee earrings would look amazing with it.

Good Luck ladies!

Shopping Info

Make my Day or Night earrings, available at Macy’s

Assouline’s spirit of St. Barth’s – THE exclusive contest!

23 Mar

Text, Vivian Kelly

Contest Details and images from book, courtesy of Mimi Crume, Assouline Publishing

I have never been to St. Barth’s [Saint Barthelemy].

As a nearly 20-year fashion veteran, that is downright embarrassing, and I’ve gotten used to the incredulous looks other fashionistas give me when I confess. Thing is, I’m definitely not the only one. Fortunately, Assouline Publishing may help to correct this travel deficiency.

TODAY, Assouline is launching a contest to win a trip to this stylish island, and the opportunity to stay at the best place on it – LE SERENO.

Le Sereno was designed by Parisian designer Christian Liaigre, and is “the reincarnation of the iconic Sereno Beach Hotel –  an intimate, elegant sanctuary.”

Ahhh, are you packed yet?

ASSOULINE’s first foray into social media contests with the promotion of In the Spirit of St. Barths by Pamela Fiori. Inside, you’ll discover that she’s done a wonderful job of  sharing the history of the island and unearthing its best secrets. The book is the newest title from the travel series that I started collecting a few years back when I bought A Privileged Life, when author Susanna Salk was promoting it at a PA at J.Crew in New Canaan. Most recently, I added Gypset Style to the collection, after Assouline’s CEO, Robert S. Mitchell told me about it at a party at the Plaza. I got the 411 at the Assouline Blogger Party, last night, from Mimi and Luis F. Contreras, who’s from Le Sereno.

Cover of Pamela Fiori's In the Spirit of St Barths

Getting back to the contest and the book. Ms. Fiori’s book is gorgeous and if you’re not dying to go to St. Barths by the time you’ve finished flipping through In the Spirit of St. Barths, you’re immune to temptation and fun. After all, who doesn’t love a contest, especially when the prizes are this good?

The contest is easy and fun. All that’s required from you to enter is a creative response, five minutes on Assouline’s Facebook page, and a little bit of luck.

To get in on this online competition, go to  ASSOULINE’s   Facebook page, and answer the question: “What are your three essential getaway pieces?”

NO, the “pieces” don’t HAVE to be clothes. It could be the guitar you take to entertain your friends around a beach bonfire, a photograph of your Mother and Father on THEIR honeymoon in Acapulco, your favorite plush teddy bear, Penhaligon‘s “Blue Bell” talcum powder, a pair of your favorite Tod’s, broken-in to slipper-like comfort. Anything goes. Just don’t dither too much because you’ve only got until April 4th to enter.


CLICK HERE – the direct link to the Assouline Facebook Page Contest

WHO: ASSOULINE, Pamela Fiori, Le Sereno, Vivre.com
First Prize: A trip to St. Barths; round-trip airfare and ferry travel from St. Maarten for two; a three-night stay at Le Sereno, including breakfast for the duration of the stay and dinner for two guests; and a complimentary Mini Cooper for use throughout the vacation. In short, everything, all-inclusive!

Second Prize: The Ultimate Getaway Bag from Vivre.com

Third Prize: A collection of ASSOULINE’s In the Spirit of series
WHERE: Contest lives on ASSOULINE’s Facebook page and will be promoted through Twitter@AssoulinePub, Tumblr at http://www.assoulinepublishing.tumblr.com and all retail locations
WHEN: Contest will launch Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 7:00pm and last through Monday, April 4, 2011, 12:00pm
Winners will be announced on Monday, April 11, 2011!

If you don’t win, you can still lose yourself in the pages of Pamela Fiori’s Book, as I did last night before drifting off to sleep dreaming of turquoise water and sunny skies.

I’ve spent the morning thinking about what 3 items I’d take. Problem is, I’ve got 4: Jeremy Scott‘s Ltd Edition Swatch Watch, straw shoes, a Lilly octopus print purse and BlueBell talc. The editing continues!