Sponsored Post: My Night Out with Lucky Brand

(This is a sponsored post from Lucky Brand and Style Coalition/Elle.  Pictured: me holding my favorite, the ridiculously soft Sophia bootcut.)

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but: at one point in my life, I considered myself a denim expert. See, my first summer in New York I interned at a fashion magazine, Sportswear International, which at the time was primarily a trade magazine — and that summer they were producing the very first CD-ROM and Encyclopedia of Denim. Which meant that, as an intern, I got to learn a lot about denim. I learned about the history of it — it comes from Nimes, France (hence, “de Nimes”), and was used primarily as a sailcloth until cowboys started wearing it in the 1800s. I learned about the business side of it, and wrote profiles of all the big denim companies. I learned about the fashion side of it — which washes and cuts were popular, how it was different, and more. I even remember writing an article comparing denim advertisements in different countries. There’s a quote, “You should know something about everything, and everything about something,” and for a long time denim was my “everything.”

So I was super excited when, on July 10, Lucky Brand and ELLE hosted an Exclusive Denim Fitting Party at their NYC showroom. [Read more...]

And the Winner Is….

We had 493 entries to the Ellington Handbags giveaway — and thanks to Random.org, the winner was #156.  The lucky commenter has been notified by email!

Just because you didn’t win doesn’t mean you can’t get the bag you wanted, though — Ellington Handbags has generously offered a discount of 10% off just for Corporette readers.  Use code CORPORETTE.

Giveaway: Win an Ellington Handbag!

Eva Tote: BlackSo a little while ago I was introduced to the good folks at Ellington Handbags — and not only did they send me a bag for review, but they’ve also offered to give one to Corporette’s U.S. readers as well! I truly do love my Eva Tote. First, it’s very rocker chic — love the zipper detailing, grommets, the big rings at the handles, and the seaming. The leather is really supple and soft, and it’s designed quite intelligently — for example, their tech pockets are inside another big pocket, which I think will be super helpful for those times where you just want to jam everything into your bag, and then can’t find it later.  (Am I the only one?) There’s an interior keyfob and a light-colored lining, as well as a detachable canvas cross-body strap. Gorgeous.

Mia Folding Tote: OliveFor the giveaway, if you win you can choose either the Eva (my tote — retails for $229, available in black, gray, cognac, or navy) — or you can choose the slightly more casual nylon twill Mia Folding Tote (retail $169, available in olive and black). In order to win, please leave a comment below (with your email address filled out in the field)– which bag would you choose, and why? [Read more...]

Sponsored Post: MoreWorth and The Fab Factor Giveaway

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Sponsored Post: My Week with the New DROID RAZR by Motorola

This post is sponsored by DROID RAZR by Motorola in collaboration with Style Coalition.

One of the perks of being a Style Coalition blogger is that I occasionally get to try new products, such as getting to try out the new DROID RAZR by Motorola in purple for a week or so. For starters (after I squealed about the deep purple color — fashionable without being too girly!), I couldn’t believe how thin it was — my own beloved Android looks incredibly old by comparison! The other thing that immediately jumped out to me was how clear and crisp the screen was, and how easy it was to type. (By comparison: my own phone’s native keyboard inexplicably has the “English to Spanish” key right next to the spacebar, much to my annoyance — I was constantly accidentally switching to Spanish while texting someone. And as much as I want to like the Swype technology, it’s ultimately just way too inaccurate, so I’ve recently started using the SwiftKey X app with my Android.)  The Razr has something much closer to the iPhone keyboard, though — big, clear, easy to tell which letter you’ve hit, etc.

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Muse Giveaway!

Thank you all for entering the Muse giveaway — there were 1148 entries, and #803 was randomly selected.  The winner has been notified by email.

If you’re one of the 1147 people who DIDN’T win, though, don’t fret: Muse is offering 25% off your entire purchase by entering CORP25. Offer valid till 12/30/2011 5pm EST. Code cannot be combined with any other offer. One time use per customer.

(Pictured: my favorite Muse cocktail dress: it’s $158 at the website.)