Friday, March 13, 2009

My recessionista fashion piece on Studio 808 Blog

Local stylist Erin Creaney has posted on her blog about my piece on "recessionista fashion." The article, published in the March 2009 edition of Cafe Magazine, highlights Creaney's fashion philosophy about the benefits of designer wear in tandem with the looks of Orlando Espinoza. You can also check out Espinoza's collection of streamlined women's couture at Creaney's online boutique of fashion designers,

The idea behind the article is about spending wisely. Instead of blowing your precious dollars at H&M and Forever 21 for clothing that will look crap in a year's time, invest in designer pieces, which have a longer closet life, and do a wardrobe good. I can attest to this fact. I still have designer clothing I bought in Italy and France over 10 years ago, and the stuff looks brand new.

Here are some quotes Creaney pulled from the article:

Recessionista Style, Quality over quantity is key to looking chic in this economic crunch…How to save money but look fabulous is solved in a pinch: become a recessionista. The first step is learning how to shop smart.”

Becoming a recessionista means building your wardrobe from the ground up and buying key pieces that can work together to create great looks. "You need at least three beautiful dresses in your wardrobe, and work from there," advises Espinoza.

“A bit of personality: Add a finishing touch or subtle embellishment or details that make it yours - and don’t be afraid to mix and match designers!”

Studio-808 is hosting a fundraiser and fashion show on March 27, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Le Passage, 1 E Oak Street. Fashion looks from three of the studio's hottest designers--Lara Miller, Serpico, and Elise Bergman -- take over the catwalk, alongside a silent auction supporting Bear Necessities. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. For more information email

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