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September 25, 2009

The Daily Kick: What?

Filed under: The Daily Kick — Miss Plumcake @ 7:00 am

Pumas by Miharayasuhiro

There’s a first time for everything!

September 24, 2009

Fashion Week: Zac Posen (P.S. I’d hit it)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Miss Plumcake @ 5:32 pm

Mr Posen turns 29 next month and much has been made of his Boy Genius stature. The shock isn’t that he’s a young designer, the shock was that he’s a young designer who makes sophisticated clothes. Looking back on his 2002 collection, I’m shocked by two things: one, how much bigger the models were –there were more fours than zeros on the runway– and the sophistication of his clothes. Now, with the confidence of nearly two dozen collections behind him, his creativity has become more playful. They’re fun, poppy, and above all BRIGHT.

I love brights on big girls, when used in unusual –but not vulgar– ways. posen1.jpg

As you might have noticed, I’m having a major moment with this particular hue of screaming yellow. This will definitely show up on Mrs O. later –lengthened, of course– so be on the look out for similar items in our size range come spring.


We haven’t seen sheer colored tights for a while, and I’m not sure if I’m on board in application as much as I am in theory, but I do love colored tights and am pleased to announce We Love Colors has a mind-boggling selection of colored tights to fit almost every body.


I just love Alek Wek. Besides, how often do you get models who are older than their designers?


Want. Muppet. Jacket.


This look KILLS me, I’m going to try monkeying around with a similarly colored Hermès and necklace to create that halter, and then top it with a dinner jacket. I think I’d rather have a traditionally cut trouser with a folded embellishment rather than the jodhpur pockets, but I love the head-to-toe color.


I’m not that wild about the dress, but Zac Posen is quite the dish. I’d take him over the buff and buffed Tom Ford or Marc Jacobs any day.

From Francesca’s Inbox: Thursday and Weekend

Filed under: From Francesca's Inbox — Francesca @ 2:35 pm

There is much shopping news to enjoy today and for the next several days:

Wear with cami for work, or stilettos for evening.

Wear with cami for work, or stilettos for evening.

Liz Claiborne is having a sale in which all items are $20 or less. Click here to be taken directly to Plus sizes. Also, click here to enter for a chance to win airfare for 2 to the “O You” Oprah magazine convention in Kansas City at the end of October.

Monif C is having a party in LA October 3 for the first 50 fans who sign up here. Her entire collection will be on sale at a discount.

Silhouettes is offering free shipping till Mondayon purchases of $150 or more, with code S9UE2. Also, they have wide calf boots on sale! And, check out their New Arrivals. Francesca notes that the One Shoulder Topis coming into style.

Torrid has introduced an “I Love the Nightlife” collection. Also, they have posted their Halloween Costumes.

Gloria dress, available at Igigi.

"Gloria" dress, available at Igigi. Francesca does not know why the picture is stretched; this new WordPress thingy is making her nuts!

Kiyonna has unrolled a new website. Check out the new “Behind the Seams” section.

Jessica London is having a Final Summer Sale. Also, if you buy anything from their a href=”″ target=”_blank”>new arrivalsbetween now and Saturday and enter code JLE4502, you’ll get 30% off your “preferred item.” Francesca would think this means the most expensive item, but the fine print suggests that it applies to the whole order, so she’s not sure. At the very least it applies to one item. Francesca’s pick(pictured above)

Avenue will take 30% off your highest-priced itemwith code AV91119. Good through Saturday. (Tip: If you are visiting their site at work, turn off your speakers first; they’ve added music.)

Junonia is having sales on casual work wearand on hiking and walking wearuntil Sunday. For the October/November hikes in the Acadia National Park (aka paradise on earth), Francesca favors the Classic Flannel Shirt and the Regal Fleece Hoodie.

Igigi is offering free shipping on orders of $150 or more, until Monday.

Just My Size will give you shipping for a flat feeicon of $4.95, until Monday (no code required). Also, they are having a huge bra saleiconright now (no pun intended).

Always for Me is offering a “sneak preview” of their 2010 lingerie. Get your sexy Santa outfit early while it’s still available in sizes 3X/4X.

Happy shopping!

The Daily Kick: Yes, it’s Galliano.

Filed under: Galliano!,The Daily Kick — Miss Plumcake @ 7:00 am

Galliano stud platform sandals

But it is enough?

September 23, 2009

What Miss Plumcake is…

Filed under: Accessories,Books,Hermes,Movies,Music,Perfume — Miss Plumcake @ 12:56 pm

Well, it’s Wednesday. This was SUPPOSED to go up on Tuesday, but this new stupid WordPress thing is made out of carob-coated horse spittle so we’ve been temporarily delayed.

Still, it’s time to find out What Miss Plumcake is:

Reading: Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. Very good, if not excellent. Because life is too short to read books about bunnies.

Watching: David Lynch’s The Elephant Man. I’m not sure how this managed to escape my viewing for so long, but it’s beautiful and utterly heartbreaking.

Hearing: J.S. Bach’s Complete Works for Organ.  In a continuing theme of Bach. Y’all have seen the Crab Canon on a Mobius Strip video, right?  I’m going to try to learn this on my own on Baby (my baby grand which I’ve never actually played) and then emotionally blackmail sweet talk an organist I know into letting me give it a go on the big pipe organ.

Smelling: Orris Noir by Ormonde Jayne. One of my all-time favorite frags. One time a Big Deal Music Producer (not as rare as it sounds, this is Austin) followed me a block down Sixth Street to tell me how good I smelled.

Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Some of my favorite people have lost THEIR favorite people from this disease. Chip in if you can.

My damn hippie neighbor’s damn hippie hand drum which she bangs –without benefit of actual rhythm–  INCESSANTLY, particularly when I’m trying to sleep, or you know, actually rehearse REAL music. Because GOD FORBID I practice my Purcell without the dulcet tones of some toad-licking hemp enthusiast having epileptic fits on the world’s most maltreated bodhran.

Wanting: Carlos Falchi crocodile bag. I generally prefer smallish framed bags, but this one made me whimper. AND it comes in a screaming yellow. Honestly, if I wasn’t saving up for my Kelly, I’d snatch this up in a heartbeat.

Buying: The Macallan 18 Single Malt Scotch. Last night marked the official switch from gin to Scotch and the Macallan is my favorite readily available Speyside. I’ve heard tell that Costco will rebrand it occasionally and sell it at a huge discount. Otherwise you’re looking at about $140 for a bottle which should last an entire Scotch season with regular personal use. Mmm, there’s lovely.

So what’s tocatta-ing your fugue this week?

From Francesca’s Inbox: Wednesday

Filed under: From Francesca's Inbox — Francesca @ 7:55 am

So much to report, so little time! Here is some of the latest news; more to come from some of our favorite vendors tomorrow. Francesca apologizes for the lack of pictures; this new WordPress format has her a little stymied for now.

Spiegel will take an additional 30% off clearance items with code 259, today only. (This vest is now only $8.)

Ashley Stewart is having a BOGO 50% off sale on suiting, and a 25% off sale (online only), and a sweepstakes.

Evans announces their Fall catalogue and their 50% off sale.

Roaman’s is having an overstock sale.

Zaftique is having a Fall Preview sale.

B & Lu has new items for Fall.

Woman Within is having a BOGO 50% off sale on denim. Also, with code WW37047, they will give you a free tote bag (not a bad one, for the beach or gym) with any purchase of $25 or more. The tote bag offer ends on Friday.

Chadwicks will take 30% off one item when you buy two or more and use code CHFALL before Monday.

Happy shopping!


The Daily Kick: A Word from Plumcake

Filed under: Shoes — Miss Plumcake @ 7:00 am

Gold Givenchy Sandals


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