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Well well well someone in Australia isn’t happy about fashion bloggers and their sense of entitlement. I am a huge fan of FELLT the website that showcases Australian Bloggers and Journalist. It’s kind of like the Now Manifest of Australia. Now Manifest is the hub for bloggers such as Bryan Boy, Fashion Toast, Sea of Shoes, Anna Dello Russo and Mr. Blasberg. I first learned of FELLT when two of my favorite bloggers Margaret Zhang of Shine By Three and Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Vintage joined the network in March of 2012. Anywho I  heard through the blogger grapevine that Nicole left FELLT and signed the first ever blogger contract with IMG. I am really invested in her blog, I followed it back when it was just a vintage shop and she sold cute vintage dresses. So I wanted to know what exactly went down. So I like any good researcher googled: Nicole Warne left FELLT and up pops this article by Frockwriter, Patty Huntington, who also writes for FELLT. Thats when all the shit hit the fan. I just couldn’t stop reading. I devoured that article in mere minutes along with all the comments as well.

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Then I made my way over to the IMG website to see just who they represented that I read and none other than Natalie Joos (my style maven who I stalk every fashion week) and Nicole Warne are right up there in Special Bookings right next to the likes of Julianne Moore and Venus Williams. Natalie also does styling and casting. Next Management in New York also represents blogger such as Andy Torres of Style Scrapbook and  Chiara Ferragne of The Blonde Salad. I mean really this blogger stuff just doesn’t get any better. It’s interesting to see how the whole industry in opening up to bloggers. I’m sure those who make it that far will be far and few between but its cool to see what these bloggers have done.

The PHOTOSHOP SAGA

Is it me or is it craziness all over the internet today. Well here’s what I’ve been reading. There is the video floating around all about photoshop and what really goes on behind the scenes with editing photos with photoshop. I don’t have photoshop and don’t know how to use it but my goodness this video was insane. I mean they can really really change the way someone looks. I first caught wind of this story via Huffington Post.

I mean wow. I do admit the makeup also made a huge difference but geesh. I’m all for editing out a pimple or changing the lightening in a photo but this is just a bit much. I wonder if there are any bloggers out there who use photoshop to this extent.

I’m Here for the Sample Sales

I love Racked.com because they always keep me in the loop with the never-ending sample sales that happen in New York. The sample sales of note happening in November are Derek Lam, Phillip Lim, Tibi, Helmut Lang and Theory. Here’s the full schedule:

Friday, November 1st
Derek Lam10 Crosby: Deals on RTW and more; 76 Mercer St [Dealfeed]
Chopard: Discounts on watches and jewelry; 317 W. 33rd St [Dealfeed]

Saturday, November 2nd
Michelle Roth: Up to 50% off wedding gowns; 1232 Second Ave [Dealfeed]
EarysleeDelfina BaldaLucio Castro: Up to 80% off; 55 Nassau Ave [Dealfeed]

Monday, November 4th
Dolce & Gabbana: Up to 90% off RTW and more; 123 W. 18th St [Dealfeed]
Barbara Bui: Up to 90% off past collections; 115 Wooster St [Dealfeed]

Tuesday, November 5th
Christian Louboutin: Deals on shoes (*invite only); 306 W. 38th St [Dealfeed]
C. Wonder: Up to 75% off RTW and more; 260 Fifth Ave [Dealfeed]
Gant: Up to 80% off men’s and women’s clothing; 225 Fifth Ave [Dealfeed]
Be&D: Up to 75% off handbags and more; 260 W. 36 St [Dealfeed]
Chilewich: Deals on home decor; 261 W. 36th St [Dealfeed]

Wednesday, November 6th
Shoshanna: Up to 75% off RTW; 231 W. 39th St [Dealfeed]
AEFFE: Discounts on high-end brands; 30 W. 56 St [Dealfeed]
Fragments: Up to 70% off jewelry; 110 Greene St Dealfeed]

Thursday, November 7th
Peregrine Showroom: Up to 70% off clothing and more; 89 Fifth Ave [Dealfeed]
Marissa Webb: Deals on women’s RTW; 60-62 E. 11th St [Dealfeed]
Staff USA: Deals on RTW, shoes, and more; 220 W. 19th St [Dealfeed]
Rachel Zoe: Up to 70% off women’s RTW; 75 Ninth Ave [Dealfeed]
Phillip Lim: Up to 70% off RTW and more; 304 Hudson St [Dealfeed]

Saturday, November 9th
Samantha Pleet: Markdowns on clothing; 381 Metropolitan Ave [Dealfeed]
Andrew Marc: Deals on outerwear; 401 Seventh Ave [Dealfeed]

Monday, November 11th
Paul & Shark: Up to 70% off clothing; 79 Madison Ave [Dealfeed]

Tuesday, November 12th
Lauren Merkin: Up to 70% off bags; 231 W. 29th St [Dealfeed]
Helmut Lang: Deals on womenswear; 261 W. 36th St [Dealfeed]

Wednesday, November 13th
Tibi: Up to 70% off RTW, shoes, and more; 131 Greene St [Dealfeed
Inhabit: 80% off cashmere and cotton; 250 W. 39th St [Dealfeed]
Noir: Up to 65% off jewelry; 350 W. 38th St [Dealfeed]
Sanyo: Up to 70% off men’s outerwear; 525 Seventh Ave [Dealfeed]
Stetson: Up to 75% off hats and more; 263 W. 38th St [Dealfeed]

Thursday, November 14th
The News: Deep discounts on men’s and women’s; 495 Broadway [Dealfeed]
Lafayette 148: Up to 75% off RTW; 148 Lafayette St [Dealfeed]

Tuesday, November 19th
Carlos Falchi: Up to 60% off bags; 209 W. 38th St [Dealfeed]
Elie Tahari : Up to 70% off men’s and women’s; 260 Fifth Ave [Dealfeed]
Gerard Yosca: Up to 70% off jewelry; 246 W. 38th St [Dealfeed]
Goorin Bros.: Deep discounts on hats; 40 W. 38th St [Dealfeed]

Wednesday, November 20th
TheoryTheyskens’ Theory: Deals on women’s RTW; 261 W. 36th St [Dealfeed]

*As always, the Christian Louboutin sample sale is invite only, but in the past, uninvited guests have been able to make their way in. Line up at your own will.

I will definitely be hitting up that Tibi sale. I have to get my hands on one of those midi full skirts that I’ve been seeing everywhere. I especially love this one that one of my favorite blogger Man Repeller wore not to long ago.

So what have you been reading on the internet?

xx

Monroe

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