Are Crocs croaking?

Posted on July 31st, 2008 – 1:16 PM
By Sara Glassman

0731_crocs.jpg
Okay, okay, I know you Croc-lovers out there are not happy about this, but the company seems to be in trouble. More unhappy? The Croc stock holders. The shares have been crashing in recent weeks.
I don’t own Crocs and I don’t plan on getting any. I will conceded that I wore a pair of the flip-floppy-like sandals at a spa a few weeks back and was impressed with their cushy comfort, but that doesn’t mean that plastic belongs on the streets.

StylePointing: Dogless at Dogs & Drinks

Posted on July 31st, 2008 – 11:59 AM
By Sara Glassman

0719_036.jpg
I wasn’t the only one at the Dogs & Drinks event sans pooch. Here’s Rakhi Nikhanj of Minneapolis. This lawyer got her cute drop-waist dress from Forever 21. Shhh… I truly would have guess Marc Jacobs.
She actually had just gotten a new dog, but was afraid it would be too freaked out at the event. I’m guessing she was right–there was a lot of barking and familiar sniffing. Maybe next time!

StylePointing: Dropping in on “Dogs and Drinks”

Posted on July 31st, 2008 – 10:30 AM
By Sara Glassman

0719_035.jpg
I don’t have a dog, though I kind of want one. My college roommate, a fan of gianormous bouviers, always said that I would have an annoying little yippee dog. That has not yet come to fruition, but I saw my future at the recent gathering of Dogs and Drinks at Flirt.
Here’s Ashii Webster and her pooch Remy. She recently started the group Dogs and Drinks so owners of dogs weighing under 15 pounds could get together and, er, play. They put up a fence on Grand Avenue, outside of lingerie and bath shop Flirt and let the petite pups run free. Leader-of-the-pack Webster wore a dress from Anthropologie and shoes from Nine West. Remy is just about the cutest accessory ever., Look for future events on the group’s website (www.dogsanddrinks.com), which will include “Sauvignon Bark,” a broth-based concoction for pooches.

“Project Runway” theory: Why Emily was doomed

Posted on July 31st, 2008 – 9:33 AM
By Sara Glassman

0731_Project_Runway.jpg
I just knew it was going to be Emily’s night from about 25 minutes into the episode. The clue was in the Elle cover directly behind her workspace that was shown about 10 times while she was working on her design. Notice the dress on the magazine–black, fitted with ruffle details in shades of pink. Eerily similar to Emily’s, no?

For the most part, I was pretty impressed with last night’s challenge. Most of the designers drew from their inspirations without being literal. I kind of liked Leanne for the win, but wasn’t shocked when judges went with the more avant-garde look. I say holla at cha Terri for making the top three.

Daily StylePointer: A cool cuff from Flirt

Posted on July 31st, 2008 – 8:00 AM
By Sara Glassman

0719_043.jpg
0719_042.jpg
If you haven’t been to Flirt Boutique yet, it’s time! The lingerie shop on Grand Avenue has a great selection of pretty feminine things and chocolate bars. Anyway, the purpose of this post is to talk about these cuffs. They’re about $26 and so cool that I’ll be a bit cliche–looks great with jeans and dresses.
In other Flirt news, there’s a new website. Check it out!
Flirt Boutique, 1330 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-698-3692.

Suede’s dress sold out in one day!

Posted on July 30th, 2008 – 5:28 PM
By Sara Glassman


That Natalie Portman-approved dress that won last week’s “Project Runway” is sold out. The 150 dresses they produced sold out in one day on bluefly.com.
If you’ll recall, it was an eco-friendly design that retailed for $280.
That said, eager collectors can still buy Christian Siriano’s collection, also on bluefly.com. I’m kind of overwhelmed. Yes, there are jackets with interesting sleeve details, but I’m not sure I need to own any of the pieces.