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The EBay Scam

imageThe EBay Scam really gets me riled!

By now all the pictures of the Balmain for H& M are out! We all know the dress Gigi Hadid wore, Kendall Jenner hot items and after seeing the Rousteing birthday bash there are no more surprises!

So what are the EBay buyers doing? They are already posting  the hottest items that they know you will want with prices over a thousand dollars! You are to pay for your item and if for some reason they can’t obtain it you will get a refund! Yes I call this The EBay Scam!

The dress worn by Gigi Hadid that will sell for $649 will cost you $1300 on EBay! And the jacket on Kendall figure $1100! And we all know this will be a sellout before we can even get a peak!

Is this fair? Can anyone control this happening? Probably No to both questions but so disillusioning! The same thing happened at the Alexander Wang event so this time around I think I have lost my enthusiasm. The resellers on EBay have their strategy and that leaves very little on the racks after they hit! But preselling when they haven’t even purchased it sounds a little shady and should be something to look into by EBay!

Supply and demand is the entire story. Rousteing for Balmain has given H&M a great collection, fabulous advertising, and beautiful models who probably have made it actually better than it really is in person. In fact one review was that the leather looked stiff, wool a little cheap and the gold not so good! And the prices aren’t that cheap at H& M! But all that doesn’t matter when it comes to Balmain even though we’re getting the knockoffs! But still by Olivier Rousteing!!

Rails Plaid Shirts

imageThe Rails Plaid Shirt is seen on the celebrities so you know it’s cool!

I love my Plaid Shirts and am very particular about the fit, the feel and certainly the plaid. When I saw Giselle wearing a great one then I had to find out whose it was! The company is Rails and since my discovery it showed the many well known  in the Hollywood set were wearing  Rails Plaid Shirts!

Rails is a California company that has their Plaids being worn by the likes of Kendall Jenner , Beyoncé, Olivia Wilde! These luscious shirts don’t come cheap starting at $80 and going up to $150 but when you think of how much a pair of boots can cost, these are easy to squeak into the budget. The line has shirts for both men and women so if you’re like me, you will want the men’s!

I also love Plaid Shirts sold at the Levi stores. They seem to have that touch of authenticity that the cheaper ones lack. Ralph Lauren is my other source but sometimes they’re just too heavy for my California weather. I like to tie them around my waist so if needed I can just throw it on.

The Rails collection can be found at Saks, Nordstrom and Shopbop. When you see the shirts you will probably feel limited in color selections but in reality a good Plaid Shirt says it all in what they offer. Naturally I have to have the one Giselle was photographed in! The strong navy / red combination or do I want the softer blues that Kendall had tied around her waist? Now this is where it starts getting expensive!!

 

 

New Trends

imageNew Trends spans everything from fashion to makeup! I love this topic!

The hottest new top you must have is a black long sleeved clingy knit that plunges to the waist but laces up the front! It holds you up, can be as revealing as you want and really is an eye catcher! However, this is really nothing new because I wore it in the 80’s!

In makeup, the New Trend is liquid lipstick! Every brand seems to have one from Dior, Estée Lauder, Stila, Two Faced and so on. Well I tried one on and I instantly had patent leather lips! It’s not for me but I can see those who can’t get enough shine loving this waxy liquid lipstick! And may I add, it doesn’t come off on anything!

Thereare retail stores that failed but are being dug up from the dead and tagged”ZombieStores!” Investors are seeing merit in the brand and bringing back Limited Too! Interesting to see if their fan base are still alive!

I always loved the classic fabulous boots by Loefflet Randall. These designers have that style that seems to be stylish yet will endure time. Well now they are designing an outerwear collection and it looks terrific! Just enough to satisfy what you need and want.

Zaras has jeans for under $50 that look great! This to me is worth trying on. Let’s face it, jeans are based on fit, wash, style and let’s add price! I’m checking them out.

My last New Trend is called MiraDry. This treatment promises to microwave the hair under your arms away and control sweating. The actual procedure is done in a doctors office and seems so simple and painless. I guess if you’re too lazy to shave and put on deodorant than this could be for you!