Fashion & Style News: TJ Maxx Opens in Santa Monica

June 1, 2010
Photos: Gucci handbgas, Chloe shoes, Yves Saint Laurent bag, and a Prada tote.

TJ Goes to the

Fashion Maxx!

TJ Maxx opened it’s doors in Santa Monica on Sunday, May 30th. The new store will feature its standard departments, but the Santa Monica store has unveiled a new concept, aptly titled The Runway at Maxx.

The new department is filled with exclusive high-end designer and couture labels for up to 70% off. Some of the top designer brands I saw: Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Chloe, Prada, Mint, 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent, John Galliano, Yves Saint Laurent, 7 for All Mankind and a ton of others.

The store is two levels and is typical of the TJ Maxx format. The housewares section features bedding from luxe designers such as Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. If you’re in search of designer duds and accessories  at a discount, this is the place you want to be. Ultimately The Runway and a larger handbag section give this store a grade of A.

TJ Maxx

1251 4th Street @ Arizona (Entrance is  on Arizona Street)

Santa Monica

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Giveaways: Get the Sex & the City 2 Book

June 1, 2010

Fashion, style, and more. The Sex & the City 2 movie hit theaters this past week and the fashion is topic of conversation everywhere. Enter the win the new book Sex & the City 2: The Stories The Fashion The Adventure. We are giving away a copy of the book on June 30th!

To Enter: Send your name and address in an email with “SEX 2” in the subject line to chocolatefashionblog@yahoo.com.

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Re-Launching in June – The Chocolate Fashion Blog

June 1, 2010

We’re moving from our Blogger hosted site to our own hosting site in Word Press format! The new site is going to be even better, more features, more fashion, more everything!!

We’ll have giveaways every month until we celebrate our two year anniversary on January 22, 2011! Take a quick peek at the photo (inset) and stay tuned!!

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Designer Collections: Gucci Cruise 2011

June 1, 2010

 The Gucci Cruise 2011 collection sticks to Gucci’s true modernistic fabulousness.  Tiger stripes, lush fur, sleek sheaths and fitted cigarette pants offer sleek looks for the season.

Beauty: Coach Introduces it’s New Girl Poppy

June 1, 2010
 Coach’s New Girl Gets it Poppy!
Set to launch in July, Coach’s new fragrance Poppy is set to solidify the brands fragrance portfolio this summer. Poppy will be the first Coach fragrance to launch in department and specialty stores. Traditionally Coach fragrances have been sold in their stores, thus creating a smaller market for sales. 

Poppy will head straight to stores including Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Sephora in July. The fruity blend has top notes of bright cucumber flower petals, juicy mandarin and bright baby freesia buds. At the heart is a blend of petally jasmine, pink water lily, Southern gardenia and crème brûlée. The drydown is a mix of  cedarwood, bleached sandalwood, lush vanilla and whipped marshmallow.

Poppy will retail for $60 for a 1.7 ounce eau de parfum bottle, $38 for a purse spray, and $35 for a 5 ounce body lotion.

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Beauty: Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil – Product Review

June 1, 2010
 Hydrate your skin!

A major concern with black skin is always to find products that combat dryness. For years I avoided Vaseline products because none of their lotions worked on my skin. Well times have changed and they’ve seen the light. Their luscious Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil is an intense moisturizing dessert for skin.

Infused with Brazilian nut oil, almond oil and cocoa butter, the gel goes on smooth not stick or greasy like you might think. Apply it fresh out of the shower and it absorbs right into the skin without leaving a flaky or dray appearance minutes after.

The Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil also has a light scent, so it’s perfect for wearing underneath your favorite fragrance. I’m sensing there’s a drop of vanilla in there too because men seem to like this scent. A guy actually turned me on to it and I’ve been using it ever since.

6.8 ounces will run you about $7 and some change.

Discount & Designer Sales: This Week @ Ruelala.com

June 1, 2010
This Week at Ruelala.com
 
 
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Happy Memorial Day!!

May 31, 2010

Celebrity style: Vanessa Simmons at the Pastry Salutes the Troops Event in NYC

May 29, 2010

 Vanessa Simmons is such a beautiful girl. I love her laid-back yet glamour girl style. She’s not afraid to take risks fashion wise and she knows how to make any look work for her. This olive green boyfriend shirt, shirred leggings and thigh-high boots play homage to the military inspired event Pastry Salutes The Troops she and sister Angela hosted yesterday at the Intrepid-Sea-Air-Space Museum in NYC.

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REALationships: Glamour.com Gives Us 7 Ways to Find Out What a Guy is Like…

May 29, 2010
 Is He a Good Lover?

In bed. What kind of lover will he? Inquiring minds want to know. Check out this article from Glamour and find out if that new guy is going to be worth your while in the sack.
7 Sneaky Ways to Tell What a Guy Will Be Like in Bed Sex, Love & Life: glamour.com