Friday, December 19, 2014

KOP's Top 5 Places For Last Minute Holiday Dresses

So is it just me or did Christmas come out of no where??? If you are anything like me you've held off all shopping for others and holiday events till the very last minute. Well don't you fret my friends I have made a quick list of places that you can find something frugal and fabulous to give or get by Christmas and definitely  by New Years. ENJOY!!!!

1.  ASOS

Asos Velvet Skater Dress $53.06

I live by  this site. It's based in the UK but has super fast shipping and really reasonable dress prices. Their selection is also pretty large so you won't have to worry about being anyone's twin at the office holiday shindig. If you order by December 21st, you will receive your order by Christmas Eve for free. Sweet!


Monica Lace Midi Dress $52

This is another UK based site. I really don't shop here for my everyday clothing but they have some awesome dresses for the holiday season. They are also moderately priced. It's very rare for a dress to be priced over $100. If you order by December 21st you will receive your dress by Christmas Eve but there is a $15 shipping fee. Give some take some....


Precious Metals Fit and Flare Dress $68

Nasty Gal has been getting a lot of attention lately because of it's owner Sophia Amoruso's book Girl Boss. The site is very on trend and edgy so if you're looking for something with a little extra umph visit this site. I will add that prices do reach into the $300-500 range. If you don't mind treating yourself for Christmas go for it but there are also less expensive dresses too.  If you choose the overnight shipping by December 22nd your dress will arrive by Christmas Eve. My fashion forward girls.....this is my gift to you. 

Award Winner Gown by Badgley Mishcka $100

If you're in to designer but you can't afford designer, I have a solution. At RTR they carry labels such as Reem Acra, Henri Bendel, and Zac Posen that you can rent for not even half of what the dress costs retail. You can stop salivating now..... This is also perfect for someone going to a black tie function because they have floor length gowns. Their selection is limited but it's worth the shot for the chance of wearing your dream dress.


I'm sure there is something in there you can wear. Breathe new life into old threads by styling them with a pair of extra special shoes or a statement piece of jewelry. It's not always necessary to by something new for an event. This is why it's important to be able to know how to wear the sames things differently....GET CREATIVE.

This is the season of giving so share this post with a friend.

Happy Holidays,

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Rihanna Dubbed Creative Director of Puma ..... Fashion Forgets theFundamentals for Fame?

The fashion world is buzzing with news that pop star Rihanna has taken another leap in the fashion industry by becoming the global ambassador and creative director of the active wear brand Puma. I cannot deny that Rihanna is one of the biggest fashion icons of our time,  solidified by her receiving the CFDA Style Icon Award for 2014 BUT I'm not completely convinced that  being well dressed makes you qualified to lead a multi-billion dollar fashion company.

For those of you who are not familiar with what a creative director does, he or she is responsible for designing the brand and leading the companies creative and business orientated teams in implementing marketing strategies. This position is one of the most important and coveted in any fashion related company. The majority of respected CD's in the fashion industry earned this title for showing tremendous creativity, a thorough understanding of their brand's target market, and having the ability to foresee the future of the  industry to ensure their company remains trendsetting . Think of Albez, Jacobs, Lagerfeld!  This amount of skill takes time to develop through years of experience, experience that Rihanna doesn't have. She doesn't even creatively direct herself. 

Before I am attacked by the Rihanna Navy, let me say I don't have an issue with her come up. My issue is with these companies who are pimping out their positions to celebrities in hopes of increasing sales and breathing life into stale public images. When was the last time any of us reached for a pair of Puma's....I'll wait. This is more about them utilizing her global impact than her expertise and creative opinion. For people like me who have taken the time to study the industry through education or field experience, this sucks! Why? Because these are our dream jobs and futures that are being given away to people who won't stay in the position for long and will need the support of company employees anyway. 

I guess congrats to Rihanna on another check but I miss the days when your place at the round table couldn't be bought by money stacks or status. 


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