L The List
- 1President & Creative Director of Baby Phat
She’s a mom, mogul, model, and Fabulousity expert. Kimora’s fashion line is completely versatile - a jean outfit can easily go from casual to glam and back by simply swapping out stiletto heels with patent gym shoes, and with size lines that range from girls to plus, anybody can look fabulous with any body. So, is it worth risking eviction in order to look this good? Signs point to yes, according to my personal advisor, the Magic 8-ball.
Baby Phat or Rent?
Spend-o-meter: $9 - $250 Size lines: Girls, Juniors, Plus Style: Urban, Trendy, Playful, Bohemian Athletics: Wide assortment of athletic shoes in low, mid, high, and knee-high styles Moms: Maternity wear, baby accessories, diaper bags Work Wear: Baby Phat medical scrubs! Jeans: Several lengths, cuts, and styles available Travel: New Baby Phat luggage collection Beauty: Perfume, makeup Social: Facebook, YouTube, flickr, twitter Fashion Emergencies: Same-day shipping available
Baby Phat Website: http://www.babyphat.com/
Baby Phat Fine Medical Apparel: http://www.babyphatscrubs.com/
- 2Creative Director of Liz Clairborne
Born and raised humbly in Detroit, I didn’t know much about designers like Isaac Mizrahi until he and other designers started lower-priced clothing lines at retailers like Target. Very soon thereafter, I was in love. The one thing I especially loved about Isaac Mizrahi fashions is that bright, bold colors, intricate patterns, and rich textures blend with shapes and styles that are still classic. One outfit can easily take you from office to after-5 with just the change of a jacket or handbag. Case-in-point, my current go-to shoe is a pair of goldenrod Isaac Mizrahi croc embossed kitten heels I bought a while ago. They go with my favorite gray power suit, my favorite jeans, my favorite white bermuda shorts, and my favorite little black wrap-around dress.
Isaac Mizrahi or Rent?
Spend-o-meter: $20 - $200 Size lines: Petite, Women’s, Plus Style: Classic silhouettes, 1920's inspiration, bright colors paired with neutrals Denim: Classic cuts in classic washes Athletics: Liz Clairborne golf collection Social: Facebook, twitter, YouTube Advice: Click on the "Liz Loves" link for fashion tips
Isaac Mizrahi NY: http://www.isaacmizrahiny.com/
Isaac Mizrahi for LizClairborne: http://www.lizclaiborne.com/
- 3American Fashion Designer
I had to add Vera Wang to the list, because I’m getting married and I want to be a princess. *stamps foot* The couture line maybe out of many of our budgets, especially if the choice has to come down to clothes or rent, but never fear. For the budget conscious and the simply broke, Vera Wang brings her fashion sense to Kohl’s in a more practically priced clothing line simply called Simply Vera.
Vera Wang or Rent?
Spend-o-meter: $5 - $Wowzers Size lines: Petites’, Women’s Style: Simple yet elegant, jewel tones Home Collections: For bed and bath Wedding: Selection of couture fashions Vera Wang Lavender Label: Medieval meets mod in this urban inspired line
Vera Wang on Weddings: http://www.verawangonweddings.com/
Vera Wang Lavender Label: http://www.verawangonweddings.com/fashion/FashionLanding.aspx?Category=LavenderLabel
Simply Vera by Vera Wang for Kohl’s: http://www.kohls.com/verawang
Simply Vera by Vera Wang alternate site: http://www.kohls.com/upgrade/webstore/home.jsp
- 4Designer, Chairman, CEO of BCBGMAXAZRIA
Wow, that’s alotta letters. BCBGMAXAZRIA, AKA BCBG first attracted me to this line with an unbridled use of the colors black and bright pink. They had me from jump. There’s already a black and pink mini-dress with my name on it - but I can’t tell you where because it’s on final clearance and I’m still saving up money to get it and I don’t want any of you buying my dress! Anyway, if you really can’t bring yourself to spend your life’s savings on the BCBG line at Macy’s, there is a lower-priced junior’s alternative available at Wal-Mart.
BCBG or Rent?
Spend-o-meter: $80 - $500 Size lines: Petite, Women’s, Plus Style: Urban rock, Edwardian influence, Trendy Formal Wear: Full collection of evening and cocktail dresses Office Wear: Trendy yet sophisticated day wear Wedding: Selection of bride and bridesmaids’ attire Bargain Hunters: "Final Cut" features slashed prices up to 70% off Social: Facebook, twitter, YouTube
Max Azria: http://www.maxazria.com/
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