Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ebates: It Pays To Shop Online

This holiday season, shop smart... and get cash back for shopping online with Ebates.

Founded in 1998 by two Deputy District Attorneys in Silicon Valley, Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online cash-back shopping. It's free to sign up or join... it's actually free to use as well! You never pay Ebates anything. All you do is sign up for a FREE Ebates account, click on the store you wish to shop online, then click "Shop Now" and this creates an online-shopping tracking ticket. Once your online purchase is complete, your cash back amount is transferred to your Ebates account. You can choose to receive your cash back in the form of a "Big Fat Check" or transfer the money to your PayPal account. Ebates can also send the cash back to your favorite charity, if you so wish--all for free!

Ebates may sound too good to be true, but it's really quite simple and I'm still in shock more people haven't known about it. It was featured on CBS' The Talk during a holiday-shopping segment.

Plus, just for the month of December, Ebates has doubled the cash back for joyous holiday deals!

Here are a few cash-back incentives from major retailers:

Also, as of recently, Ebates has added coupons such as $2.75 off Glossybox (the UK-based luxury-beauty subscription box that is mailed to your home or work) and $5.00 off Bed Bath & Beyond.

There's plenty more deals on the "Sample Sales / Deals" segment of The New Outlet: (and you'll find my referral link for Ebates on there as well).

Happy holidays and shop sensibly!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Simon Fashion Now: Before The Runway

7 For All Mankind
On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, a select group of bloggers were invited to attend an exclusive sneak peek of the season's most popular fall trends and styles before they hit the runway during the Houston Galleria's most exciting fashion show, Simon Fashion Now. The event was held in the Monarch Room of the Westin Galleria, on the 24th floor, and was hosted by Jacque Ellis of the Simon Property Group. The evening featured Houston fashion stylist Leslie Rivas, who styles all the Simon Fashion Now looks, offering tips and trends. Guests enjoyed complimentary bites and champagne, as well as received VIP swag bags upon their departure. The VIP swag bags featured retailer goodies, a full-size O.P.I. nail lacquer in "Kiss Me On My Tulips," a wine bottle stopper, {my absolute favorite} a complimentary "Preferred Pass" to the Houston Fine Art Fair, and a printed-pamphlet schedule of the Simon Fashion Now festivities from September 6-8.

The five main fall trends that will be showcased for Simon Fashion Now included: fur, printed-skinny bottoms [see above], animal prints, blues [see below], and greens.

Ann Taylor's Petite Metropolitan Shift Dress ($138)

Here's a few images from the #BeforeTheRunway event from fellow Houston Fashion Bloggers Veronika, Imani, Vanessa, Taylor, Rocquelle, and the ladies from Girl Around Town. I saved the best for last, or at least my favorite ensemble.

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Baroque opulence with the brocade trend - Neiman Marcus

Hydrangeas and champagne

Ann Taylor sheath dress and trench coat

Fall trends on garment racks

Ross Davidson - Ermenegildo Zegna

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hello Cosmo!

... And goodbye Marie Claire.

Marie Claire editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles will be replacing Kate White as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan on Monday, September 10, 2012, as White has decided to shift her focus onto her writing and motivational speaking career.

Anne Fulenwider, who had been editor-in-chief of Brides, will be replacing Coles as the editor-in-chief of the U.S. edition of Marie Claire.

According to Hearst Magazines' president David Carey, Cosmopolitan is the world's largest women's magazine and the biggest-selling monthly magazine on U.S. newsstands. But, not to worry, White will still remain an adviser to Hearst Magazines.

Also, fans of White can expect a fabulous new career book that will be coming out Tuesday, September 18, 2012, titled "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know."  

Giveaway: For A Good Time...

If you're in the Houston area and you would like to receive a FREE advance movie screening pass, which admits two, to see the film "For A Good Time, Call..." (@GoodTimeMovie) on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7pm at the Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 (3839 Weslayan, Houston, TX 77027), then please comment or tweet me (@tno_blog) with your email address!

Here's a trailer to the film:
The screening pass will be emailed to the winner at 4pm CST, in Adobe PDF format.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mulberry's #AW12 Advertisement Campaign

Mulberry's Fall/Winter 2012-2013 advertisement campaign features (American fashion model) Lindsey Wixson and is photographed by (British fashion photographer) Tim Walker. The campaign was shot on location in the Blackheath Forest in Surrey, England.
Mulberry's "Del Rey" handbag in noir ostrich
The British lifestyle brand hauled in two giant furry beasts with claws to appear alongside Wixson, who is seen wearing looks from the Mulberry Fall 2012 Ready-To-Wear (RTW) Collection and carrying—at various points during her forest trek—the Del Rey [named after Lana Del Rey], Maisie and the new embellished Alexa [named after Alexa Chung] handbags. 

The campaign was inspired by creative director Emma Hill’s themes of dark fairy tales and fantasy travels. “The campaign is an interpretation of dreams and fears,” said Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, who art directed the campaign with Hill's company, House + Holme

The campaign will break in The New York Times on Sunday, June 24, 2012 and then in the August issues of U.S. and U.K. Vogue.

Monday, May 21, 2012

2012 Billboard Music Awards: Best Dressed

Alicia Keys was the ultimate sophisticate and a major highlight of the 2012 #BBMA, which was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Alicia Keys wore a full-length, body-hugging, noir Azzedine Alaïa Couture gown. The gown featured high-neck detailing and an all-over sleek silhouette.

Repossi multipiercing earrings (earcuffs), Jennifer Fisher gold hand chains, and Brian Atwood heels completed the look.  Major props to her fashion stylist, Wouri Vice!

Makeup was minimal, with black eyeliner defining the eyes (on the top lash line), and her lips made quite the statement in a bright apple red lacquer. Her manicure was a bright rouge lacquer as well. Her hair was an elaborate braided up-do, created by hairstylist Tippi Shorter.

Katy Perry sported gorgeous ombré, violet locks that coordinated with her on-trend, dark lips. She wore a sequined, lilac gown from Blumarine's Fall 2012 Ready-To-Wear (RTW) collection and a diamond embellished bangle set. Also, she brought her grandmother to the awards [too cute].

Taylor Swift looked elegant in a floor-length gown from Elie Saab's Pre-Fall 2012 collection. The gown featured diaphanous paneling, a lace bodice, and pleated skirt detailing. Her makeup included bronze eyeshadow and a natural-pink pout. Her hair was straight, with a blunt fringe.

Miley Cyrus donned a risqué Jean Paul Gaultier ensemble, which was paired with monochrome-spliced Christian Louboutin stilettos. Her makeup included [her flirty signature] winged liner and muted pink lip gloss. Her hair was short, tousled and voluminous.

I really fell in love with the gold, body-harness jewelry that Miley Cyrus was wearing... If anyone happens to know who designed the piece, please share as I would greatly appreciate it!

Who do you feel was the "best dressed"?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Luxury Cocktail Dresses from

As the weather gets warmer, hemlines get higher., an innovative global couture online shopping site, features one-of-a-kind cocktail dresses for the warmer weather from world-renowned fashion designers, such as Gaurav Gupta and Namrata Joshipura.

Gaurav Gupta's Flame One-Sleeved Dress ($245)
Born in India and an alumnus of London’s Central Saint Martins, Gaurav Gupta is a “radical”—creating and influencing global fashion trends. Well known for his prints and signature-drape style, Gupta’s pieces are made for the modern woman who prefers to experiment and take risks with her ever-changing style. Remain on trend for 2012 by replacing your little black dress for the bold and unexpected little red dress, such as Gupta’s "Flame" one-sleeved, cocktail dress that epitomizes the hot nights ahead with its striking design and asymmetrical shape (retails for $245).

Namrata Joshipura's Rocket Shift Dress ($445)
Whereas Gupta is known for his “futuristic” pieces, Namrata Joshipura is best known for her “wearable” fashions. Her cocktail dresses radiate an exquisite and elegant appeal, as Joshipura fuses contemporary silhouettes with modern interpretations of artisanal embellishments. With lace being one of the most wearable trends for 2012, Joshipura’s black-sequined “Rocket” shift dress (retails for $445) combines a modern cut with lace detailing—ensuring that you will be comfortable as well as glamorously chic. Plus, the dress is evocative of the opulent 1920s

According to Manjari Saha, founder and head curator of “There are many notable designers emerging from countries like India, Sweden, or Brazil, for example, whose collections are truly inspired.” Hence, seeks to be a centralized catalog for awe-inspiring pieces from various international designers’ collections. Each season HauteItIs scours international runways, to handpick exclusive au courant pieces from various influential international designers.

The site’s initial collection features urban chic clothing from renowned fashion designers in India, such as Anamika Khanna, Malini Ramani, and Manish Arora, amongst others. HauteItIs’ emphasis is on ready-to-wear (RTW) collections for women, with select couture pieces available by custom order. HauteItIs is unique due to its rotating capsule collections, which are designed exclusively for the site.

HauteItIs is headquartered in Boston, MA, and adds new designers and their collections on a monthly basis. Private investors fund the company, and its management team includes seasoned professionals with backgrounds in business, ecommerce, and fashion. The site offers views on actual models, detailed close-ups, and style advice (based on occasion) as well as expedited shipping, 24/7 round-the-clock customer service, and a liberal return policy. Every element of HauteItIs is designed for an exceptional luxury shopping experience.

For more information on HauteItIs’ cocktail-chic attire, please visit:

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Color Block Challenge: Day 4

Joy Sewing from Houston Chronicle
Today is day four of the color-block fashion challenge, created by Houston Chronicle's fashion and beauty editor Joy Sewing. I'm super thrilled to announce that my blog and I have been featured on her Shop Girl blog! As a local fashion journalist, Sewing is a huge inspiration! I still remember the first time I met her at Fashion Group International's Career Day Houston years ago. She was the only fashion journalist at the event I attended, and the only person I could relate to really. Years later, I happened to meet her younger brother through a mutual "fashion designer" friend, and he was a super nice guy as well. Charm must run in their family.

Anyways, I'm super proud of myself for taking part in this challenge, mostly because I tend to be lazy at times and steer towards "comfort" clothes, or stick to the black-white-gray combination. I love colors, but I don't always think about what to wear properly versus what I can get my hands on. So I really loved thinking up new ways to play up color combinations with the clothes I currently have in my closet. Fashion isn't hard, it's all about having fun, but sometimes people over-think it with excessive "rules."

The look below is something I'm ultimately thrilled about, just because whenever I wear this BCBG Max Azria cream-colored skirt, I almost always pair it with a black top. Due to the color-block challenge, I got myself out of a "fashion rut" and into some fresh colors.

Tomorrow's post is the finale to the five-day, fashion color-block challenge.

Afterward, I'll be having a reader giveaway for Skindinavia's "No More Shine" makeup setting spray. Stay tuned for details!

Please "like" the Facebook page and follow via Twit-land for updates.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Color Block Challenge: Day 3

It is day three of the fashion color block challenge, created by Houston Chronicle's fashion and beauty editor Joy Sewing. Only two more days to go!

Today, Sewing chronicled "color blocking" for men on her Shop Girl blog. Her other blog, which is separate from the blog yet definitely ties in as well, is called "Dress Like You Are In Love." Both are interesting reads!

What is your take on the "color block" trend? Like it, don't like, and why? I would love to know and learn!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Color Block Challenge: Day 2

So it's day two of the fashion color-block challenge, created by Houston Chronicle's fashion and beauty editor Joy Sewing, and I've decided to don various hues of blue [my favorite color].

Houston Community College's fashion professor, Rita Bass was color blocking today as well. She wore an of-the-season yellow top and sweater, paired with dark brown pants and sandals. Her accessories included yellow-toned circular drop earrings and a ring-shaped necklace. 

Note: please forgive me for the quality of the image, since it's taken with my phone.

Houston Community College's fashion professor, Rita Bass

Putting color together in different ways is a challenge, and also a test in thinking outside the box!


Here are four easy ways to incorporate color blocking:

  • Mix solid pieces. It’s easier to pair a red jacket with an orange skirt, than trying to work prints together. 
  • Stick with two colors. Anything more than that and you risk looking a bit "cartoonish," according to Joy Sewing. I, personally, believe three is the maximum number of colors one can wear in an outfit. Of course, be mindful of the tone of colorsdo not pair a bunch of neon colors together; that just screams "headache." 
  • Instead of blackpick khaki, beige, or white to mix with colors.
  • If you are a guy, mix a darker blue shirt with a purple or orange tie.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Color Block Challenge: Day 1

Houston Chronicle's fashion journalist, Joy Sewing challenges the fashion savvy once again.

A few years ago, Sewing challenged women to wear one dress for five days in five different ways. Though I hadn't participated, I did feel a strong desire to as it seemed like a fun, creative exercise in shopping in one's own closet.

Employees at the Chronicle's bureau in Washington, DC.

This time Sewing's fashion challenge involves "color blocking." To those unaware of the terminology, color blocking involves wearing two or more solid blocks of color in a single outfit. But, color blocking doesn't just apply to clothing/apparel, it can also be applied to accessories. For example, Kenneth Jay Lane's "Jade Link" necklace, Marc Jacobs' color-block heart-shaped earrings, and Giuseppe Zanotti's patent color-block sandals (all of which can be found on are an excellent example.

Sewing's color-block contest runs from Monday, March 26, 2012 through Friday, March 30, 2012.

  • Wear 1-2 bright pieces of clothing each day. You can change the colors daily or use the same pieces, but they must be worn in different ways. You can mix brights with prints.
  • Black doesn’t count as a color. But beige, gray and other earth tones do, and can be matched with bright hues. 
  • Accessorizing with bright colors gets you extra points. This includes jewelry, handbags, and shoes
  • Take a photo of yourself in your outfit each day. It can be with a digital camera or even a camera phone. They just need to see the outfits and how you mixed the colors.
  • Have fun and be creative. That’s the overall goal of this challenge; it shouldn’t be stressful.

Prizes: Gift cards to Macy’s and Dillard’s. Gift bags of goodies from Charming Charlie. The photos will be judged by reps from the retailers and the winner will be announced the following week. The photos of the winner may be featured in a story in the Houston Chronicle as well.

Sadly, I don't have as many colors in my closet as I would like to. However, in the name of fun and creativity, I am willing to try my hand at this fashion challenge and I urge others to as well. Do it for yourself; to challenge yourself to be more creative with your wardrobe! Challenges like these are splendid, especially if you're feeling like you're in a fashion rut.


Ten color combos that work well together:
  1. Cobalt blue + yellow + orange 
  2. Chocolate brown + pink + peach 
  3. Purple + bright blue + teal 
  4. Deep blue + fuchsia + white 
  5. Coral + gray + ivory 
  6. Grey + red 
  7. Fuchsia + orange 
  8. Yellow + gray 
  9. Green + purple 
  10. Green + khaki

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One-Time-Only Sale: The Limited

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, The Limited is offering 50% off an outfit (top and bottom) from 11am-2pm!

Offer valid in-store only for 50% off an outfit. An outfit consists of a top, sweater, or jacket AND pant, skirt, short, crop, or dress. This promotion is not to be combined with any other coupons or promotions. Also, not valid on markdowns or previous purchases. No coupon necessary.

For those unfamiliar with The Limited, it's a mall-based specialty retail store that emphasizes on the modern career-orientated women. They sell modern suits and business separates, as well as event dresses and casual wear. They're essentially like Ann Taylor and LOFT by Ann Taylor, combined into one store, with a budget cut.

The Limited's Drew Slim-Leg pant ($74.90) in a blush tone is an excellent budget-friendly choice. It reminds me of BCBG's "Piper" Cropped pant (on sale for $79) and "Deanna" Relaxed Trousers (on sale for $79). If you're willing to splurge, the BCBG "Carrie" Straight-Flare pant ($158) is a suggestion.

The Modern Love Forenza collection at The Limited is definitely worth checking out! I really love the mixed-print dress and the bold color choices. It's a collection for those who "resist conformity."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Au Revoir": Stefano Pilati pour YSL

On Monday, March 5, 2012, Stefano Pilati is leaving the house of Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), after showing the Fall/Winter 2012 collection in Paris.

Pilati has been the creative director of YSL since 2004, after working for Tom Ford (when Gucci Group acquired the house of YSL in 1993).

The company hasn't announced a successor yet, but will in the upcoming weeks.

Sources, ranging from Women's Wear Daily to The Wall Street Journal's "Heard On The Runway", predict that Hedi Slimane may return to YSL. Slimane designed the men's ready-to-wear (RTW) for the YSL brand in 1993, when Saint Laurent wanted to devote himself entirely to the haute couture line. After working for YSL, Slimane had reinvigorated the look of Dior Homme to an androgynous, modernist men's wear. After Slimane left Dior Homme in 2007, he has focused mainly on his photography.


The last collection of YSL designed by Stefano Pilati (Women's Fall/Winter 2012 RTW) is available for view online on The collection's summary/review, written by (fashion journalist & editor-at-large of Tim Blanks, can be found on the site, as well as images of the new collection.

Also, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 7am, confirmed the rumors that Hedi Slimane is returning to design for YSL!

According to, Slimane will have "total creative responsibility for the brand image and all its collections," while he continues his work in photography.

François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of YSL parent-company PPR, said, "As one of the most important French fashion houses, [YSL] today possesses formidable potential, which I am confident will be successfully harnessed and revealed through the vision of Hedi Slimane."

According to Fashionista, Slimane is expected to show a resort collection for the house of YSL in June 2012.

FYI: This will be Slimane's first time designing a women's-wear collection!


Images from

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mainstream Media's Disease

In today’s increasingly globalized and technological society, there is a serious lack of diversity within the mainstream media and it remains an elusive goal for civil rights advocates.

The world is not “black” and “white,” yet that is predominantly what you see within the mainstream media. Media outlets have attempted to become more diverse by including talent such as (Indian-American actor) Maulik Pancholy on NBC’s television-series “Whitney,” and (Colombian actress) Sofia Vergara of ABC’s “Modern Family.” Though most portrayals of “minorities” are often stereotypical—if not demeaning.

Monopoly mobsters,” or those who control the demographics of mainstream media, show us a world where Richard Dryer (an English academic, specializing in cinema) describes, “white people create the dominant images of the world, and don’t quite see that they thus construct the world in their image.”

Many traditionally marginalized groups are never properly portrayed within the mainstream media, if at all, thus creating a lack of knowledge and understanding of various races and cultures.

One such instance is the Afro-Latinos—Latin Americans with African ancestry. These individuals grew up speaking Spanish as a first language and English as a second language within their household, but aren’t portrayed within the mainstream media.

Many ethnicities, such as Latinos, Africans, Middle-Easterners and South Asians, have a range of characteristics from white skin tones to darker skin tones. However, the mainstream media skews our reality of the diversity within many nations by portraying “stereotypes” alone. Most Latin Americans in the mainstream media are portrayed as pretty, skinny, fair-skinned, or “Mexican.” (Cuban-American actress) Joanna Garcia is a prime example of this.

Afro-Latinos don’t feel they fit-in with the "African-American" or "Latino" segments. Culturally, Afro-Latinos differ from African-Americans; their heritage is both African and Latin American. Both, African-Americans and Afro-Latinos, came from Africa as slaves, but the situations differ based on who colonized what country. In America, we’re taught about the African-American history, however only 5% of African slaves were brought to North America (U.S.A. and Canada), while 95% of African slaves were colonized by Spaniards and taken to Latin America; hence “Afro-Latinos.”

We learned in History class about the "mestizos," those of mixed ancestry (African cultures with Spanish, Portuguese, French and indigenous cultures); Afro-Latinos are the descendants of mestizos. These mixed ancestries formed new languages, religions, music, dance, arts and social classes.

You can learn more about Afro-Latinos, or Afro-Latin Americans, through AfroLatinos.TV—a documentary series created by executive producer, Renzo Devia. Be sure to also check out, a daily-news site offering award-winning reporting, analysis, and solutions to today’s racial justice issues.

Further reading: Miami Herald, Florida Courier, and WBUR (Boston's NPR news station).


I believe this topic is apt for Black History Month, or just to gain knowledge in general.

I would like to personally thank Mila Arzu (owner of Milad Bridal)--a fellow American and Afro-Latino--for inspiring me to educate myself on this topic that I was previously [not completely] aware of.

In my opinion, it doesn't matter where you're from or the color of your skin, what matters is the content of your character! I believe the media and society like to divide us (as a humanity) into various categories, but we as people should welcome and appreciate diversity! I think (British singer/model) VV Brown, said it best with her song titled "Everybody."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Feminine Feel in TOCCA's Lingerie Collection

Valentine's Day shouldn’t be the only day of the year when you take the time to wear “special” underpinnings.

A true lady is stylish from head to toe, and this even goes for her lingerie. As Elle MacPherson once quoted, "If you're wearing lingerie that makes you feel glamorous, you're halfway thereto turning heads."

We all want comfort and versatility, but adding the perfect amount of flirtiness comes easily with TOCCA’s collection of delightful delicates--yes, the same TOCCA that brings you lovely fragrances and beauty products.

Go soft and sensual with this silk and cotton mesh bra and matching panties--available in both polka dot and blush. TOCCA-designer Emma Fletcher’s creations are perfect for layering under a cozy sweater or showing off beneath a perfectly chic silk blouse.

Price: Point Bra ($95) and matching Point Panty ($75).

Both available at the TOCCA Boutique: 605 Hudson Street, in New York's West Village (212-255-3801), and soon to be available on their online store. You can also search for TOCCA products through the website's store locator.

Remember, Valentine's Day is a day of "love," a day to love yourself and those around you, so treat yourself with something simple, delicate and blissful. Happy hearts!

*Images courtesy of Corey Contrino of LEXAMEDIA PR!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rent The Runway's Pop-Up Shop

If you're in the Los Angeles area, Rent The Runway (RTR) invites you to their first ever pop-up shop at Andaz West Hollywood this weekend, from Saturday, February 11, 2012 to Monday, February 13, 2012.

You get to try on dresses and accessories from your favorite designers in order to walk out with the perfect look for Valentine's Day or Girls' Night Out. Plus, receive a complimentary Lancôme makeup touch-up with your dress rental.

Stop by, at your leisure: Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 12-7pm; Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 12-7pm, and Monday, February 13, 2012 from 2-8pm. Purchase tickets ($5) for the event at the following link: and tweet the hashtag #RTRPopUp, once you're there!

For those of you who are unaware of Rent The Runway (RTR), the fashion/shopping site offers access to your dream wardrobe for all of life's special occasions, by bringing fashionistas glamorous dresses and luxurious accessories. You can browse from over 100 of the hottest designer brands for your next wedding, black-tie benefit, birthday, or night out, at a fraction of the cost.

Founded by co-founders Jennifer Hyman (Jenn) and Jennifer Fleiss (Jenny), who met as section-mates at Harvard Business School, the idea of RTR is to buy or rent apparel and/or accessories by reserving the merchandise online (select a rental start date 1-2 days before an event). Returns to RTR are free, and if the dress doesn't fit then you don't have to pay (they issue a full-merchandise credit, less the cost of shipping). Also, whatever merchandise you love (heart), you can save online to your RTR account for future reference. Plus, end of season they usually have a major blowout sale where you can buy designer dresses and accessories for a definite steal (in comparison to the original price of the merchandise)!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Condé Nast's "Domino" Revival

Condé Nast publications will publish a Domino Magazine special edition entitled "Quick Fixes," which will be available on national newsstands from April 17 through July 16, 2012, for $10.99. A second special edition is scheduled for the fall, according to Holly Becker (editor and interior-design consultant of decor8) and Advertising Age.

Like most newsstand specials, "Domino Quick Fixes" will carry fewer ad pages than a regular monthly magazine would. Also, like many newsstand specials, "Domino Quick Fixes" will comprise of a mixture of new and previously-published content. The Condé Nast Media Group will soon pitch advertisers on the issue and according to Curbed, Domino may make a comeback!

Domino Magazine, which was published from 2005-2009, bid adieu in January of 2009 as Condé Nast closed the magazine and its website due to lack of advertising revenues that couldn't keep up with the magazine's expenses. With the magazine and website gone, fans of the magazine flocked together to remember images of Domino's content, in hopes of collecting as many as possible in one place. Others, like myself, have kept a few of the back issues of Domino that they owned in remembrance of the lovely interior-decor magazine.

Domino's official tag line was "the guide to living with style," and indeed Domino always delivered just that!

Condé Nast launched the magazine in 2005. In its first year, Domino was honored with every media award for the best new magazine, including The Hot List Startup of the Year by AdWeek, Top Launch of the Year by Media Industry Newsletter and The A-List 10 under 50 by Advertising Age. In its third year, the magazine grew to a rate base of 800,000. It received two National Magazine Award nominations from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME).

In October 2008, Domino released its first book, "Domino: The Book of Decorating," published by Simon & Schuster. It was the first book created by the Domino staff and was a style manual that brought together inspiring rooms, how-to advice and the best tips from the industry's insiders. If you've ever looked at the book--you can see that going from room to room, the editors illustrate how great interiors come together, tapping ideas from Domino, and revealing insights from their own experiences. There was a special feature (within the book) called “The Domino Effect,” where editors and contributors revealed the stories behind how their own rooms came into being. With an eye to making design accessible and exciting, the book aimed to demystify the decorating process. If you haven't already bought the book, it can be found at Anthropologie, Barnes & Noble, and, among other places.

Follow updates on Domino's Facebook and Twitter page to keep yourself abreast with current news.

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