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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Way to Find Clothes That Really Fit

As women we understand what a pain in the butt it is to try on clothing, jeans in particular can be. A simple trip to the mall or your favorite store can result to hours in a dressing room only to find your self leaving empty handed and cursing yourself for eating that cheeseburger that tasted like heaven or even better cursing the designer for only making clothing that doesn't fit 'real' women.

A new type of technology has now come to our rescue! My Best Fit is a free service now being put in malls to make it easier for shoppers to find clothing that fits their unique body. The best way to describe this process....think Airport security with out the uncomfortable pat down by the creepy TSA agent. My Best Fit is a kiosk located in the mall where the shopper steps in fully clothed and after giving some basic information - POOF- after 10 seconds your measurements are matched to the specifications of different apperal brands!


Once measurements are taken My Best Fit works with the shopper at a touch screen to create a 'Shopping Guide.' The Shopping Guide Lists styles that fit your exact body shape and can even be filtered by price, retailer, brand, and style. Amazing concept that can turn hours of shopping in to a quick in and out trip leaving enough time to stop and grab that burger.

After being sooo impressed by this I had to call the company and find out when this amazing device was coming to the DC area. Currently there is only one location in New Jersey but the company plans to open 13 more by the end of the year. Don't get too excited. They are planning on clustering most of them in Philadelphia and New Jersey area and then plan to focus on the West Coast, L.A. Orange County area. Hopefully eventually we could get one in Tyson's!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday Thrift Treasures - Secondi in DuPont Circle

Secondi is a hidden consignment store above the Starbucks on Conniticut Ave. and R Street in Northwest. I had a little extra time before meeting a potential new client for coffee and decided to head up the and check it out.

I had been in a couple times and I have to admit, had found nothing, and found the prices to be a little high. This time of year though they seem to have a lot more to select from. I walked out with a really cute bright teal button down dress and some other knick knacks!

Here are some of the other great finds they had in:

Gorgeous PRADA Dress that I fell in love with! I love the detail at the bottom of the dress. This would be amazing paired with a thick nude/brown belt and some fun heels.


I was also shocked by the great array of designer shoes they had there. Recognize these lables? Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, and Christian Louboutins.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How to Tie Your Scarf This Spring

I have to admit I stole this from my very good friend Brian, who is the Bloomingdale's store manager at White Flint Mall in Maryland. He's always posting the seasons best that comes out of Bloomingdale's.

Here are some great ways to tie your brightly colored scarf this Spring!




Happy Hump Day Everyone!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

COMING SOON : MY NEW WEBSITE

My webpage designer just sent over the mock of my new website! So excited!


What do you guys think so far? Pictures will change, but I loooove the concept. Clean, elegant, polished... very soigné.

CHARITY FASHION SWAP - DONATIONS NEEDED!

On May 19th Style Soigné and FashionEastA will be hosting the first annual Charity Fashion Swap at Floriana Restaurant from 7-10pm.

A majority of the proceeds of this event will go to FashionEastA, a wardrobe consulting firm set up to provide aid to the children in Uganda, Africa. For more information visit http://www.fashionforeastafrica.com/

At this point and time we are looking to our family and friends to donate any gently worn Spring/Summer Season clothing/shoes/accessiories to the swap. (This is a great opportunity to clean out your closets!)

If you are interested please contact Rachael Tapper at 202-288-2584 or email rachael@stylesoigne.com to schedule a pick up.

All clothing donations are DUE BY MAY 15TH to Rachael