Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Interview with Jenny Yuen

We were fortunate enough to interview handbag designer Jenny Yuen. She's an amazing talent, and making quite a name for herself at such a young age. She has landed herself a number of coveted positions at famed industry studios including Jill Stuart, Twinkle by Wenlan, and Michael Kors. Her handbags have recently made it on to the pages of a number of magazines including: Seventeen, Nylon, Lucky, and Teen Vogue.

Snapshot Fashion:
What inspires your designs?
Jenny Yuen: I think anything and everything! But I really like watching old movies for inspiration or looking at old photos from fashion history books or art books.
I really like how old things have this classic and timeless quality to them, so these are somethings I really like to incorporate into my designs.

SF: How many handbags do you personally own?
JY: I think I own around 8-10 which is I guess a good amount but not a considerable amount considering I'm a handbag designer haha! I have usually have about 3 in rotation and I find that the less bags I own the better at designing them I become. I start imagining the perfect bag that I need so then in essence I have to design out of necessity.... if that makes any sense?

SF: What is the most challenging thing about being a designer?
JY: For me the most difficult thing is to keep focus and to shut out all the noise out there in the world about trends and what other people are doing, what's cool, what's not cool. what you should do, what you shouldn't do etc. etc. It's hard, but I try to stay focused and stay true to what I beleive is beautiful or interesting and what I want to express through my designs.

SF: What color handbag do you think every woman should have?
JY: Pink! I have a serious problem with the color pink sometimes. Pink heels, pink nails, pink phone, pink bag. It must have something to do with growing up in the 80's and all little girls toys were packed in hot pink packaging haha! But I think everyone has to have a pink bag. It's very girl, it's kitschy and most importantly, it's just fun!

To read the rest of our interview with Jenny check out our blog on MySpace. Also, be sure to visit Jenny's website and MySpace page as well.

Angel Bags

We have a great gift idea for someone that has everything. Angel Bags puts fashion and pictures together making very personal and unique gifts. Click here to check out the many options that Angel Bags has to offer. From diaper bags, to charm bracelets, to belts, to watches...there's something for everyone!

*Angel Bags has been kind enough to offer all of Snapshot Fashion readers free shipping on all of their items. All you have to do is use the code snapfree to recieve free shipping from Angel Bags.

3 Looks

One item everyone needs in their closet is a little black dress. It is perfect for any occasion...and here we're going to show you our favorite three looks we got out of the Adriana Knit Dress from Delia's. This goes to show you that LBD's go a long way!

Shopping Roundup

With the way the economy is right now, I know that my wallet loves a good sale. Here are some of the best sales going on at our favorite stores---

~A fall sale is going on at Urban Planet. Take an extra 50% off red ticket items!

~Wet Seal now has tops for only $5, as well as 30% off clearance items. And don't worry about shipping charges because there is FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $70.

~Sweaters at Old Navy start at $24.50. When you spend $75 or more you will get free shipping when you use this promo code: SAVE2DAY (this promotion ends on October 2nd).

~At Delia's they are having a sale on all outerwear. Take 20% off until October 20th.

Pick of the Day

If you have never checked out LuLu's before you are really missing out on some unique looks that are reasonably priced. For instance, this Posh Moto Jacket is on my wish list. This jacket keeps you warm while you look so very cool. The cowl neck and asymmetrically buttons set it apart from your average black jacket.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Secret Promotion @ Fred Flare

Sorry I got this information about this promotion a little late...but, there still is time if you are interested. For all of you Fred Flare lovers, you have until midnight tonight to call the number shown for a discount code for $10 OFF ANY $30 PURCHASE.

* This cannot be combined with any other offer and it’s not valid on sale merchandise.


Would You Wear This?

Jennie Garth showed up to the Celebration of Babies to Benefit the March of Dimes at the Beverly Hills Hilton in this outfit. What do you think of this look on her? Would you wear it???

Diane says: My big issue with this outfit is the yellow belt. I don't really like the way that bold yellow looks with that bright shade of red. My suggestion to her is to take off the belt (or put a black one on)...or if she wants to keep the yellow belt on, change the red top to a black one (and then change the shoes to black as well).


Vote for Style

One of the most fashionable show on television ever had to be Sex and the City. We want to know which character's style you loved the most. Please vote below in our poll!

Pick of the Day

This Tweed Button-Front Pleated Skirt from Gap is perfect for the fall. It looks great with boots or pumps...and is perfect for any occasion. This skirt is lined and made of a high-quality tweed wool/polyester blend.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sheila Frank Fashion Show

A few weeks ago some of my friends and I went to the Sheila Frank fashion show here in NYC during fashion week. The name Sheila Frank may sound familiar to many of our readers because about a month ago we did an interview with her. I finally posted pictures and video from her show (including a clip of the performance of Beki and the Bullets) on Snapshot Fashion's MySpace page. Here are some of our favorite looks from the spring 2009 collection. We also suggest that you check out Sheila's other designs from this collection...they are all so pretty!


Friday, September 26, 2008

Sale @ Brooklyn Industries

There is a HUGE fall sale going on right now at Brooklyn Industries. They are taking 50% off selected items! Also, they have a buy now and save later deal which is going on (September 19th-28th). If you spend over $75 during these dates you will get $15 off your next purchase. If you spend over $125 during this time you will get $25 off your next purchase.


Style Icon

No matter what she is doing or which event she is attending, Gwyneth Paltrow is always looking amazing! Put her in jeans or a gown and she definitely is a head turner! Check out our favorite Gwyneth Paltrow looks from over the years.

Would You Wear This?

Kristen Bell looked lovely in this dress by Shoshanna. Yes, the dress is bold...but I love how she kept the rest of her look simple with a nude clutch and nude shoes. This dress reminds me of something that Carrie Bradshaw would wear...don't you think? But we want to know, would you wear this look???

Diane says: I definitely would!!! I love all the colors!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

*Great Deal*

Free People has the most amazing accessories. Check out these Rebel Stone Rings that they now have on sale for $49.95 (regularly marked at $78). They come in three colors: turquoise, coral, and cornelian. Get one now before they sell out!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chick Downtown SALE!

Chick Downtown is in the final hours of a HUGE sale right now! They are taking 20% off of EVERYTHING...and an additional 50% off of sale items! Just don't wait around...this fall sale is not going to last much longer. So take advantage of the amazing sales while you can.

Use this code at checkout: AUTUMNSALE

Gilt Groupe Invitation

We're very excited to be bringing yet another invite only sale shopping site your way. Gilt Groupe provides access, by invitation only, to Men’s, Women’s and Children’s coveted fashion and luxury brands at prices up to 70% off retail. Each sale lasts 36 hours and features hand selected styles from a single designer.

If you have emailed Snapshot Fashion in the past we have invited you to join this exclusive group (that is totally free to join!). If you want to be invited (or for some reason didn't get your invitation) please email us at: snapshotfashion@gmail.com

Also, if you missed the invite for the invite only sale store from last week, click here to join that one as well.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pick of the Day

You can look like a goddess in this Tamara Knit Dress from Delia's. It is the perfect type of dress for your next party! It comes in three colors: teal, purple, and black. It is made from a Poly-rayon-Lycra blend and has gold braid detailing at the straps and empire waist.


Dear Snapshot Fashion...

Dear Snapshot Fashion,
I'm thinking about getting a pair of skinny jeans...that is if I can find a pair that look ok on me. What I want to know is what kind of shoe would I wear with them? I love flats but I didn't know if they would look ok or not. What are your suggestions??


Please don't fear the skinny jeans. This may sound crazy, but they really do look great on just about everyone. Something that makes a fabulous pair of skinny jeans is that it has to have some type of stretch in them. You want the jeans to follow the shape of your leg...and yes, I mean even your lower leg. This is extremely important if you want to wear them tucked into boots. If you just buy straight jeans they won't tuck into your boots properly, and they'll bunch up.
As for our favorite shoes to wear with skinny jeans we suggest ballet flats, knee high boots, and high heels. We put together some of our favorite shoe suggestions below. We hope that helps you get a better grasp on what would look great with a fabulous pair of skinny jeans.

If you have a fashion question for Snapshot Fashion please feel free to email it to: snapshotfashion@gmail.com


*Great Deal*

This Loop Garden Wallet from Urban Outfitters is too adorable for words! It comes in two designs: hummingbird and butterfly splash. Right now you can get one for only $14.99 (regularly priced at $28). Inside are 3 cardholders, 3 slit pockets, an ID window, and a cash pocket. It also includes a pullout change purse. Get your very own today!!!


Monday, September 22, 2008

Shopping Roundup

Sales, sales, sales...check out what's on sale today!

*Arden B is now taking $50 off of outerwear. If you need a coat for the cooler weather this sale is for you!

*Free shipping when you spend $75 or more at Delia's. Use code DWL. Also they have a denim sale going on right now...buy one get one half off!

*Gap now has a fall sale going on where you can save up to 40%.

*The fall shoe event is going on at Macy's right now. When you buy one pair of shoes you will get a second pair for half off!

Looks for Less

We just love sharing great deals with our readers...and today we have an entire look for only $100.58. The boots alone are on sale for only $29.99! How fabulous is that?!

boots- Target
dress- Target
purse- Old Navy
hat- Delia's
vest- Forever 21
tights- Forever 21

Worst Dressed at the 2008 Emmy Awards

A best dressed list would not be complete without a worst dressed list. Here are some of our least favorite looks of the evening. Please feel free to add some of your least favorite red carpet looks to the comment box below.

*Eva Longoria---that dress has too much going on. Maybe it is to distract everyone from her baby bump. And what is up with her hair?
*Marcia Cross---ballerina gone bland! I really would have loved to see her in some color. I just feel like this dress does nothing for her.
*Julia Louis-Dreyfus---I do love the color of this dress...but I really hate the cut-out piece.
*Evangeline Lilly---shaggy shaggy shaggy


Best Dressed at the 2008 Emmy Awards

So the Emmy Awards took place last night to honor our favorite shows on television. But we're not here to talk about who won, or who lost...we're here to talk about the fashion on the red carpet! So many stars looked amazing. Here are our favorite looks from last night:

*Heidi Klum
*Mariska Hargitay
*Tina Fey
*Olivia Wilde
*Brooke Shields

I love their dresses because they either kept it simple, picked an amazing color, or a great fitting dress.

Did one of your favorites not make our list? We want to hear who you thought looked amazing last night.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pick of the Day

I was just in Urban Outfitters today and I have to say that their fall collection is so cute! Check out this Poplin Skirt by Silence & Noise. I love bright colored skirts like this paired with a black top and black opaque tights. Too much color or patterns worn with a skirt like this would make the ensemble look way too busy. But if you pair it with black it really makes the skirt pop!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pick of the Day

Check out this amazing Strapless Tweed Dress from Forever 21. I love it because it can be worn so many different ways. You can easily dress it up for an evening out or a day at the office by throwing on a wide belt, a cardigan or blazer, and some jewels. Or even make it wearable for a night out at a party or a club by adding a bold color shoe and a rocker tee or solid color tank (worn underneath the dress). This dress can be worn a million different ways!!!


Friday, September 19, 2008

Would You Wear This?

Agyness Deyn is known for her outrageous style...so this look that she wore to London Fashion Week in comparison to other things she often wears seems rather calm. But what do you think of this catsuit look? Would you wear it???

Diane says: I hate this look. I think Agyness is a beautiful model...but her sense of style is on a planet all her own. I passed by her twice in my neighborhood, and both times she was dressed like a crazy person. So, to answer the question...NO I would NOT wear this! Yuck!


Lookin' Fab

Charlize Theron always looks so amazing...but this red satin dress by Dior looks as though it is was made just for her. Perfection! She decided to wear this beautiful dress to the New York screening of Battle in Seattle.

What do you think of this look?


Fall Specials @ VS!

Victoria's Secret is now having a huge fall sale event that starts today!

~sweaters are $19 and up
~select yoga pants are 2 for $50
~tees are $15 and up
~select corduroy pants are $10-20 OFF!
~Pink collection is now up to 30% off!!!

There's something for everyone!

If you head over now make sure you take advantage of their free shipping on U.S. orders of $125 or more. Just enter the code: SHIP125.

Shopping Roundup

Grab your purses and head out to the malls...Snapshot Fashion has some amazing sales going on in a store near you!

*At Ann Taylor Loft get $15 off on your purchase of $75 or more now through Sunday.
Enter code: 15OFF75

*Neiman Marcus now has free shipping for any $200 order.
Enter code: NMFALL
Neiman Marcus now ships to Canada too!

*There is a sale going on at Express. You can now get up to 50% off in their men's and women's collections.

*Join Steve Madden's email list and you'll get 10% off your next purchase.

Pick of the Day

We love these Suede Mocs from American Eagle, and we think that you will too! They come in 6 great colors for fall: black, brown, blue, light chestnut, khaki, and (our favorite) pink. They have an adorable canvas bow on them that adds a little something extra. They are super comfy and look fabulous with a great pair of jeans.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Interview with Rocket

We're so happy to have had the chance to catch up with our favorite female band, Rocket. If you are lucky enough to catch them perform live, we suggest you jump on this opportunity...we've seen them ourselves and they rock! Not only are they phenomenal performers, but they have an amazing sense of style. Time to talk fashion with these rockstar fashionistas...

Snapshot Fashion: If you had to describe Rocket's overall style, what would you say it is?
Rocket: Our overall style is very colorful and fun, especially on stage. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and we always want our style to reflect that.

SF: What about your individual styles...
Lauren: Whatever's clever. I really just
dress how I want and try not to follow the rules. I'm addicted to buying children's vintage jackets...
Lauren C:
I seriously have a uniform of skinny jeans, old t-shirts and either sneakers or flat boots. I can't stop.
Roxie: Mish-Mosh Hodgepodge
Kristin: Black
Kelly: I'm a mix match kinda person. I'm a rocker with a twist of hipster and a dash of country.

If your band were to have a uniform...what would it look like?

Rocket: We used to kind of have uniforms! When we first started we’d all dress up as sailors or debutantes or whatever to play a show. It was really fun to do that because every show had a different theme. Then, for a while, we got really into red and black. Right now we’re going through a super colorful phase: pink, red, green, purple, zebra stripes, silver…anything goes!

SF: If you could raid any celebrity's closet who would it be?
Lauren: Mary Kate Olsen and Gwen Stefani's.
Lauren C: the Olsen twins! They look cool and I think we are the same height.
Roxie: Russell Brand. Not his clothes closet, just his hair products.
Kristen: Johnny Cash
Kelly: Lara Croft (tomb raider)

To read Snapshot Fashion's entire interview with Rocket please check out our blog on MySpace...and also make sure you check out Rocket's MySpace too!!!

3 Looks

We put together three great looks with one key piece. We used a Classic Argyle Sweater Vest from Forever 21 in each look...but made all of the looks very different and unique. Who ever thought a sweater vest could be worn so many ways?!

Which look is your favorite?

Snapshots From Readers

Today we're featuring a very pretty look that is perfect for the office. This look was sent in by Tiffany from Seattle. She mixes inexpensive and high end in this look...and it comes together nicely. She's looking pretty in purple! Thanks so much for sending in your look Tiffany!!!

Top: Forever 21
Pants: Banana Republic
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Do you have a great look that you want to share with us? Send in your pictures to: snapshotfashion@gmail.com
Please make sure to include your name, city/state (or country if you are from outside of the U.S.), and the stores where you got your great look.

*We cannot promise that all photos sent in will be featured on the Snapshot Fashion website.

Rue La La Invitation

A friend of mine just sent me an invitation to this amazing shopping website called Rue La La. Basically this is a site that features sales for different boutiques. They will feature a few boutiques at a time where they hold private sales for a short amount of time. You have to be a member to view the sales and to shop...but being a member is free! The only catch is that this is an invite only website...but it's your lucky day, because I'm a member and I'm inviting you!!! We will be inviting anyone that has been in touch with us via email...and if you haven't been, well then EMAIL US!

Just shoot us an email here:


We'll send you an invite once we hear from you!

Sale at White House/Black Market

On Wednesday September 24th join White House/Black Market in celebrating Working Women's Wednesday. Save 20% in the store that day. Also make sure to sign up for their email and you'll get 10% off (whitehouseblackmarket.com).

I love a good excuse to go shopping...don't you? :-)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Survey Reminder

Just a quick reminder for all of our readers to please take part in Snapshot Fashion's fall survey. It's quick and easy...and fun! So please take the time to fill it out.

*Thanks a million to everyone that has already taken part in our survey! We appreciate it!!!

CLICK HERE to take our survey!!!

Snapshot Fashion on Twitter

Snapshot Fashion wants to let everyone know that we now have a Twitter account. We will be posting sales and things that we are doing here at Snapshot Fashion regularly on our Twitter so please feel free to follow along. We do have our latest three Twitter postings here on our website (to the right)...but if you have a Twitter account of your own we ask that you please follow us!!!


Pick of the Day

This 0815LovesPeace Legacy Blazer from Urban Outfitters is a must have for fall. It's slim fit is very flattering! You can wear this preppy blazer with anything.Try it over a graphic tshirt with jeans and heels...or a blouse with dress pants and ballet flats...or be bold and wear it over a cami with a leather mini skirt and boots. No matter how you wear this blazer it will pull any look together!


People's 10 Best Dressed of 2008

People Magazine has just come out with a list of who they feel are the ten best dressed stars of 2008. Here's their list:

*Rihanna *Gwyneth Paltrow *Fergie *Anne Hathaway *Kate Hudson *Heidi Klum *Sarah Jessica Parker *Michelle Obama *Eva Mendes *Charlize Theron

Just for fun Snapshot Fashion would like to make a list of our own. We actually do agree with SOME of the celebs on People's list...but definitely not all of them. Here is Snapshot Fashion's list of the 10 best dressed stars:

*Lauren Conrad *Leighton Meester *Cameron Diaz *Anne Hathaway *Sarah Jessica Parker *Elizabeth Hurley *Heidi Klum *Lindsay Price *Rachel Bilson *Diane Kruger

We'd love to hear who you would put on your 10 ten best dressed celebrity list. Do you agree with either of these lists? Go ahead and make a list of your own and share it with us in our comment section below!


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

*Great Deal*

This beautiful Scattered Gold-Rimmed Bauble Necklace from JCrew is now on sale. Originally it was marked at $75...but now you can get it for only $49.99. It is a 12K shiny gold-plated brass chain with handmade resin baubles. It's the perfect piece that will add a little color and style to any outfit!


Monday, September 15, 2008

2Love Collection

I absolutely love it when celebrities play fashion designers in the name of charity. A number of celebrities (including Molly Sims, Miley Cyrus, and Jessica Alba) have partnered up with L.A.-based line 2 LOVE, with a portion of proceeds from the sales going to the charity of the celebrity's choice. CLICK HERE to check out all of the designs...and go shopping in the name of charity!



Snapshot Fashion's Fall Survey

Attention Snapshot Fashion readers!!! Fall is almost here and we thought it would be a great time to put together a survey for our readers. The survey is quick and simple...it consists of nine questions and will only take a few minutes to complete. We ask that all of our readers try to take it...that way it will help us here at Snapshot Fashion know what our readers want! We're doing this for you guys...so please, CLICK HERE to take our survey! Thanks so much!!!

Book of the Day

Most people that love fashion have a special place in their hearts for vintage pieces. No matter if you love vintage looks, or just want to know more about fashion throughout history this book is for you: Vintage Fashion: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics, 1900-1990 by Emma Baxter Wright. In each chapter this book focuses on a specific decade, and the way women's fashion evolved. It also focuses on important designers and signature looks. Get this book today!!!