Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fashionistas...Get Cash For Your Gift Cards!

When I used to live in Louisiana, a man on the corner in the hood was always selling some type of card. Somedays he'd be selling Wal-Mart Gift Cards worth $1,000 for $500 dollars (i think these were stolen) or foodstamps for cash.

Anyway, it got me thinking about Gift Card Exchange. I got a gift card from someone this holiday, and I hated the store! So this site lets you exchange your gift card for cash... dinero...$$$...!

So next time someone gives you that horrible gift card to that store that you absolutely hate, no need to roll your eyes, cringe, or try to sell it on the corner...Just head to Gift Card Exchange. Like This? Love This? Let me know!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

When Robot USB Memory Storage Behaves Badly

We love the Robot Happy Laura USB Memory... Swarovski really stole our imaginations with this one. Meet Robot Happy Laura:
Not only can she hold 2.0 GB of storage (2,000 photos or 500 songs), she's a Tech Geek Fashionista that can be worn as a pendant or a charm. Her entire body is set with Swarovski crystals and her ears light up (LED) when data is transferred. Check out her moves:
However, did you know that Robot Happy Laura was Naughty Raymond's girlfriend??? Meet Naughty Raymond...
Naughty Raymond is the hottest bad boy around with the same specifications as Happy Laura, they are a match made in computer heaven. Naughty Raymond USB Memory Key has a black body set with Swarovski crystals and is definitely bad ass... check out his moves:




These cuties are a little pricey at $180 each, definitely not right for a recessionista, but a great option for the money makers... Like This? Love This? Let me know!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Congratulations to The Technology Starlet chicBuds Holiday Gift Giveaway

The Technology Starlet is happy to announce the two Stylefeeder users who have won The Technology Starlet chicBuds Holiday Gift Giveaway. Each winner has won 6 chicBuds to give to their family and friends this holiday season!

1ST WINNER: CHRISTINE LAMB aka Stylefeeder's mandiwylde2012



What was I wearing?
“I was wearing a dark purple bow hair band, silver personalized name necklace, purple bubble hem tube dress (my favorite!), and purple ribbon flats( sry...can't see it in the picture!)

Technology device I was using?
“ I was using my Sony Ericsson W380i purple cell phone that matches my outfit!”

2ND WINNER: SHON ADAMS aka Stylefeeder's tukute



What was I wearing?
“I was wearing a burnt orange square cut top from A'Gaci, a brown crochet material scarf purchased from forever 21, and my earrings are vintage gold tear drops.”

Technology device I was using?
“The LG Voyager- Touch screen, flips open with a keyboard which makes texting easier, mp3 player and you can watch television on it...I love it!”

Special thanks to chicBuds and Stylefeeder for partnering with me this holiday season!

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Links à la Mode IFB Weekly Round Up


Fash-Obsessed

  • A Few Goody GumDrops - A Few Goody Gumdrops is cuffing her wrists with the Red Crocodile Bracelets from Nancy Gonzalez!
  • Caged Lilies - Feeling russian. Chanel pre fall 09 review
  • Capitola Girl Jewelry Blog - I’m having a girl moment…
  • Couture Allure Vintage - Couture Allure takes a look at fashion photography of Hiro from 1966.
  • Debutante Clothing - Vintage Dress Silhouettes Over the Decades
  • Fashion Birdcage - MATERIALBYPRODUCT Template Spring Summer 09 Collection
  • fashion in my eyes - Coco in motion
  • Fashion Pulse Daily - Fashion Pulse’s runway look of the day is none other than Rodarte’s Grecian goddess gowns - check out what we think about it!
  • Fasshonaburu - Why should the mortgage companies and auto industry get all the breaks? A fashion industry bailout proposal.
  • Flights of Fab Fashion Fancy - At Flights of Fab Fashion Fancy diamonds are a girl’s best friend!
  • Iole in fashion - Sunglasses
  • O.M.O. Writes - FASHION ICON: International Stylist, Catherine Baba. Hailed the “most stylish woman in Paris,” she epitomizes glamour and gaudiness!
  • Shopping and Info - The scoop on Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian wearing Rozae Nichols
  • Style Discovery - Introducing young designers from the West Australian Institute of Fashion and Textile. Style Discovery’s show coverage, interviews and more.
  • SwanDiamondRose - Mandy aka Yarnageddon is co-author of the upcoming Yarnbombing book.
  • The Subadult Years - My fabulous sample sale example with Canadian designer Lucian Matis
  • Tierra M Wilson - Fashion Gives Back In Arizona
It’s a little personal

‘Tis the Season

You are Beautiful

  • ShopDiary - finds some fantastic deals on cosmetics and fragrances at Costco, of all places!
  • Summershoes - Tips and Tricks and Beauty Secrets: Easy to make Papaya Mask
  • Your Style Star - Hot Lip Tips

Chic Geek

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Friday, December 5, 2008

The HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Digital Clutch Is Finally Here




The Fabulous Vivienne Tam Digital Clutch, technically HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam edition series is finally here! Style.com had this to say:

"Flaunt your style with the HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition. Lightweight and fashion-forward, it's the must-have digital accessory of the season. Bursting with the same fabulous florals found in Vivienne Tam's Spring 2009 collection, this mini comes with fashionable wallpaper, 8-color finish and custom slip cover! Stay on top of what's "right now" with e-mail and Internet access on the go. And stay connected in style. Get the digital accessory that turns heads at tech-chic.com "

Vivenne Tam and HP are pulling out all the stops on this one. Check out some of the fun things I did today trying to get the inside scoop on the digital clutch:

I Played the Vivienne Tam Virtual Catwalk Game

Okay this was just too funny (check out my picture below). I got to choose 5 Vivienne Tam Virtual pieces that I would rock on the catwalk, uploaded my headshot, and hit the runway (LOL)...



I Downloaded & Installed The Design Your Digital Life with Vivienne Tam Application

This allowed me to pimp out my desktop, I changed the background, changed Mozilla Icon to a flower, changed my screensaver, read Vivienne Tam Beauty Tips, listened to a podcast, checked out the blog design, and much more. Pretty cool application.



Okay, we know its fun and fabulous but what about the specifications???

  • The price starts at $699.99
  • Original vivienne tam design
  • 2.25 punds and 1 inch thin
  • Email, IM and HP Mini Web Came
  • 10.2 inch LED display
  • 1 year HP Warranty
  • SmartFriend Calling Card
  • 1 GB of memory
  • 16GB hard drive
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G broadband connection
  • ENERGY STAR qualified
  • 2 Universal USB ports
  • Microphone
  • Integrated Speakers
  • 3 Cell Lithium Polymer Battery

Okay so either Buy It or Admire It, whatever you do respect the fact that fashion and technology is slowly but surely becoming one!



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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Links à la Mode IFB Weekly Round Up



"You may want to clear up some space on your calendar today, because we have loads of great links this week. Wondering what to you your ‘dumbass boyfriend?’ (hehe) Well, Smart Geezer gives us 10 tips on buying clothes for men. My Fashion Frenzy may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from her experience with Black Friday. We’ve also got loads of great vintage posts, Couture Allure parties like it’s 1959, Debutante Clothing tells us why a zipper is scandalous (if you’re Joan Crawford) and The Coveted dishes on 13 Vintage Holiday Party Dresses. On the inside, don’t forget to stop by Petite Bourgeois to read about the man behind Ford Models, and 39th and Broadway let’s us know what we didn’t learn in Fashion School."

-Independent Fashion Bloggers

  • 39thandbroadway.com - The nitty, gritty, down and dirty, details of working in the fashion industry that nobody prepares you for!

  • A Few Goody GumDrops - A Few Goody Gumdrops is giving away two to-die-for Katherine Kwei ever so chic handbags!Enter to Win!

  • Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy - Look divine this season, whatever your budget, in hot holiday jewellery


  • Capitola Girl Jewelry Blog - Which came first…the button or the button-hole?

  • Clutch 22 - Clutch 22 cut up a dress to create DIY Studded Oxfords

  • Couture Allure Vintage Fashion - How to party like it’s 1959! Vintage looks for a 50th birthday gala.

  • Daisy Fairbanks Vintage - Bringing out your inner Betty Draper, channeling the glamour of the early 60s with Mad Men fashion.


  • Debutante Clothing - Vintage Fashion History - What’s Wrong with Bows and Zippers?

  • dramatis personae - An interview with Xenia of Lime Crime Makeup (and Doe Deere Blogazine) about her new make-up line.

  • fashion in my eyes - Word on the street with Sasha Pivovarova

  • Fashion Pulse Daily - Fashion Pulse finds ways to get all gussied up for holiday parties via Target for under !


  • Fasshonaburu Fashion - Gift Guide for shopping for the label-obsessed, Gossip Girl watching teen during these economic hard times.

  • Flights of Fab Fashion Fancy - Flights of Fab Fashion Fancy is loving these effortless-looking, chic looks! Yay for black! It always works!

  • If Wishes Were Clothes Horses… - My exclusive interview with eccentric stylist, editor, notorious club personality and club night host JACK MITCHELL. He doesn’t mince his words, check it out…

  • In Life and In Fashion - Handbag Heaven or Hell? A perfectly organized handbag!


  • Independent Fashion Bloggers - How To Write The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide

  • Mademoiselle Robot - My crush on Claire Fisher from Six Feet Under.

  • MY Fashion Frenzy - My FIRST ‘Black Friday’ experience. “The phrase “crazy holiday shoppers” is an understatement!”


  • Nothing Elegant - Artist Gustave Klimt and his lifelong partner Emile Floge were influential fashion reformers, and their work is still inspiring designers today.

  • Or False Glitter - Advertising perfume: the mystery behind a physical representation of smell

  • Pencil - sd looks at how some bloggers use what they already have to create a completely unique and one-of-a-kind look.

  • Petite Bourgeoisie - John Caplan - The Man Behind Ford Models

  • respectfully yours - stylish gentleman: daniel craig as james bond.


  • Shopping and Info - Shopping and Info has the info on what Demi Lovato wore at the Twilight Premiere.

  • Smart Geezer - Girls! 10 Tips For Men’s Clothes Shopping!

  • Style Discovery - Who’s liking to my blog? Style Discovery’s 3rd bloggin tip post.

  • Style Symmetry - Stop by and Celebrate our One Year Blogaversary!


  • Stylish Thought - The Good Side of Sequins

  • Technology Starlet - The Technology Starlet chicBuds Holiday Gift Giveaway

  • The Bare Skinny - Fashion on the Go…Fabulous Iphone Apps.

  • THE COVETED - Lucky 13 Vintage Holiday Dresses


  • The Style PA - Going gaga for Lady Gaga. How one women is changing my mind about eighties fashion…

  • we wear things - We Wear Things goes Masked Avengers!
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Top Secret Online Sample Sale for My Readers



Technology Starlet Readers get first look at a top secret online sample sale with up to 70% off designer items…Read the details below and get to Shopping!

As part of a special holiday promotion, The Top Secret is announcing special designer sales happening for fall/winter 2008.

Hidden behind an elegant red envelope as part of its exclusive appeal, TheTopSecret.com is an invitation-only sample sale Web site providing members access to designer women's and men's shoes, clothing and accessories with discounts up to 70% off retail. Each online sale runs 1-3 days. And of course, first sale quality and deep discounts are always guaranteed.

This season as part of a special holiday promotion, TheTopSecret.com is letting more consumers in on the secret by announcing special designer sales happening for fall/winter 2008. The list includes:

Betsey Johnson Outerwear: Tuesday, December 2nd – Wednesday, December 3rd

Vix Swimwear: Wednesday, December 3rd – Thursday, December 4th

Liz Claiborne outerwear: Thursday, December 4th – Friday, December 5th

Cole Haan outerwear: Monday, December 8th – Tuesday, December 9th

Ed Hardy men's and women's apparel, caps and handbags: Wednesday, December 10th – Friday, December 12th

Marvin Richards outerwear: Wednesday, December 17th – Thursday, December 18th

Items in this incredible line up of designer names are on sale up to 70% off retail.

As a member you can accrue credits for inviting your friends to join The Top Secret. Each friend who registers and makes a purchase is worth $25 towards your next purchase.

What did others have to say about TheTopSecret.com?

"TheTopSecret.com is a hot new online sample sale site. That means you can shop a virtual sample sale at this site and get deep discounts on designer clothing, shoes, accessories and more," said Reva McEachern, Marketing and Communications Director at The Top Secret."

"There are other newcomers in the online sample sale arena, but we set the standard in online sample sale advertising at TopButton.com," said co-founder of The Top Secret and Top Button, Michael Feldman."

"We really know about sample sales and have been providing consumers with information on top sales in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco for more than 11 years," said Dianna Feldman, co-founder of The Top Secret and Top Button. "

Usually, there are only two ways to gain access to this exclusive site: You must be invited by a friend or put yourself on the waiting list by filling out your information at www.Thetopsecret.com

But from now until December 29th we are offering Technology Starlet readers and friends the opportunity to instantly join The Top Secret by visiting www.TheTopSecret.com/exclusive. All you have to do is follow the link, fill in the required fields and you’re in.

The weather is cold, but at TheTopSecret.com, the lineup is hot. So do yourself a favor, visit www.TheTopSecret.com/exclusive right now and become a member today!

For more information about The Top Secret, visit www.TheTopSecret.com Like This? Love This? Let me know!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

TGF Holiday Gift Guide...The Professional Fashionista

She's glued to her desk 24/7, always twittering, texting, emailing, and trying to grow her career or business. Yes, the Professional Fashionista! She's stylish, she's career orientated and she loves gadgets.

Here are my picks for four Tech Geek Fabulous Gifts for the Professional Fashionista in you life.



This pocket sized (2 1/8"L x 1 3/8"W x 3/8"H) Wi-Fi detector can fit easily into a purse and can help anyone find the best location to access the mysterious public hotspot. One button click and you are on your way to the public connection you always dreamed of.


I love this On/Off Mug by Damian O'Sullivan. It's so cool! Whenever you put something hot inside of it it the mug will turn white with ON printed in black!




This is definitely a splurge, and if you are not feeling the economic crunch it may be a great option for you. The Herman Miller Aeron Posturefit Desk Chair is the most comfortable desk chair you will every sit in with cushy armrest and stretching materials that transform for any posture. High rated and coveted by people who work at home!


Lastly, the perfect gift for the Professional Fashionista in your life is the Lexphone Telephone where you can plug it up to your computer and use Skype software to talk to anyone in the world for free.

For more gift suggestions keep checking back or explore the Tech Geek Fashionista Holiday Gift Guide today! Like This? Love This? Let me know!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Technology Starlet chicBuds Holiday Gift Giveaway

I'm excited to announce The Technology Starlet is partnering with Stylefeeder for The Technology Starlet chicBuds Holiday Gift Giveaway from December 1st through December 12, 2008, 12 am MST!

Two Stylefeeder users will receive 6, that's right SIX, chicBuds to give to your family and friends this holiday season. That's six gifts you won't have to buy!


chicBuds...

  • Were voted TOP 10 unique earphones by PC Magazine

  • Are worn by celebrities such as Cindy Crawford.

  • Incorporate Swarovski crystals and artwork by high-end designers.

  • Have quality sound compatible with iPods, iPhones, airplane connectors, CD players, work-out machines, DVD players, computers, MP3 players… basically any listening device!


So how do you enter? It's super easy!

Step One:
Smile! Email a picture (.jpg) of you in a super cute outfit using your favorite technology device to chictechstarlet@gmail.com. It can be a ipod, your mobile phone or a laptop!

Make sure you let me know what you are wearing down to the accessories and what device you are using because I'll be posting your pictures here and at my blog.

Step Two:
If you don't have one, sign up for a Stylefeeder account and Add Me To Your Watchlist.

Step Three:
Comment on this post with a link to your Stylefeeder Profile.

So what are you waiting for, smile and pose for your chance to win The Technology Starlet chicBuds Holiday Gift Giveaway. You have until 12:00 am MST December 12 the to enter your comments here! Winners will be chosen randomly on December 13th and products will be shipped on the 14th. Only available to USA entries. Like This? Love This? Let me know!