Sunday, November 28, 2010


According to Wikipedia, Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a press release entitled "'Cyber Monday' Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year"... in celebration of Cyber Monday, I want to offer my peoples (that's you!) some personal deals from me to you. Happy Online Holiday Shopping!

Autumn is well and truly upon us and so there is no better time to win a pair of toasty Whooga ugg boots. Whooga are quickly gaining recognition as a popular alternative brand of sheepskin boots with their legendary thick Thermofleece foot bed. To enter simply follow them on Twitter or sign up to their newsletter. .. .. .... .. . If you can’t wait until the end of the month for the prize draw then enter the following coupon code for an exclusive Cyber Monday JZ 10% discount (valid ONLY for the next week): 1047ZAINO

BodyRock Sport by Kelly Dooley was doing a Black Friday Buy One Get One. I bet if you're a good boy or girl, the secret cyber sale will be on ; )

Bikini Thief has the most delicious swimwear and for Cyber Monday, free shipping and free water-proof bikini bag including on all purchases. Perfect Resortwear for 2011.

30% on all purchases, ONLY, Monday, November 29 when you shop

Ann Taylor has 40% on ALL online full purchases. Coupon code: SAVE40 when checking out.

...and my absolute faaaavorite brand, Kate Spade is offering 25% off Cyber Monday sale purchase when you plug in coupon code: CYBER25 at online checkout.

Pace yourself. You're welcome. Have fun ; )

Monday, November 22, 2010

dear santa

I've been a very good girl this year. please bring me these amazeballs gold aviator chanel sunglasses, item number 4179. I know those elves do good work... xxJZ

The Exclusive JZ Holiday Giving Guide

(New York City, NY - November 2010)

There is so much to be thankful for from the leaves turning color in NYC to the Lanvin collaboration that launched this week with H&M. As the Holidays near and no doubt, the 2010 'Best Of' lists will be compiling, I wanted to write my own Holiday Guide to share with you, so that you may have your content and eat it too. As a nationally recognized Style Expert and regular Style Correspondent for TV Guide Network's Fashion Team, here is the brand spankin' new JZ Style Guide to the Holidays. Be it for media publication, if you're looking for a Holiday Style Expert or if you just need some help on picking the perfect party dress for the Holiday Party circuit. Like to read it, here it go... and THANK YOU. I am so grateful.

1. Altruistic Accessories
Trinkets are the true multi-tasker of the Style world. Jewelery and accessories can be purchased not only for you but for great gifts, Secret Santas and stocking stuffers and since the Holidays are the time for giving, take it to the next level and give some more by giving back with gifts. These key accessory brands stylishly stand for something: Designer, Attorney and Mother, Jessica Mindich has launched, Jewelry For A Cause (.net), her darling set of Blue Buddha Talismans, Family Crest wrist ties and True Prep charms with proceeds going to benefit Also, the fine folks at Lia Sophia have established an empowerment program where brand hostesses can throw a party, sell some beautiful jewlery and build their business. Be it for financial gain or fun, a trip to is a must!

2. Black and Blue
Everyone loves color and the hottest combination this Holiday is Royal Blue and Black. Think Royal Blue Dress with Black Blazer or Little Black Dress with a royal blue pashmina. So many options, so little time.

3. Cocktail Dresses for Less Coin
You have a list of invitations piling up and not enough in the closet to compensate. What's a girl to wear?! A simple shopping trip to some key stores will have you ready to dance the night away in no time. And for under $50, you'll be looking sparkly without spending the cash. Forever 21 is always my first stop in picking up a fun number. They never disappoint but if a more mature look is your thing, QVC has some beautiful and flattering finds under $50.

4. What to get the Guy
The dude in your life, be it lover, brother or friend is always a toughie when it comes to gift giving. That said, there are some very chic gifts that are a home run when it comes to style. A wallet from Jack Spade has humour but still says grownup. An Adidas watch or better yet, luxury leisure wear by David Beckham for Adidas is a great gift. Finally, grooming is key to kick off the new year with a new look and the people at The Art of Shaving are doing their best to clean up the boys in your life. A kit or better yet, a proper salon shave is a great gifty for any man, bosses and friends with benefits included.

5. Thrifty Girl
I've recently moved in to the Upper East Side section of New York City. And to each block there are at least two Thrift Stores. Which got me thinking. A great gift idea for intimate friends and family are Thrift Store books. The thought that goes into each as you customize who you are giving what to mixed with the yellow, dog-eared pages, phrases underlined in a past read is an intimate and even romantic gift to give. Some thrift shops to stop at: Salvation Army, Housing Works, Goodwill, the local Library.

And end of the year props to some brands that I have had the pleasure working with this year, swimwear line Bikini Thief and luxury sportswear brand, BodyRock Sport by Kelly Dooley both have incredible styles with terrific Black Friday and holiday sales for maximum online shopping fun!

Happy Holidays! 'Tis a beautiful season. xxJZ

Saturday, November 20, 2010

button up

I came across the above candid shot of the uber cool nicole richie and I am now on an obsessivo hunt for the perfect structured navy blue with gold buttons blazer. I have a great one I picked up at barney's from theory but it doesn't quite do the job. and I have a lovely little boys school jacket but there is no curve so that too doesn;t measure up. where oh! where are you perfect casual yet structured jacket?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

jess loves lanvin loves h&m

I have the fortune of living a hop & skip from h&m and a nyc one at that, ensuring that the windows are dressed beyond divine. we fashion lovers all know by now that lanvin is working the h&m collab and the adorable windows reflect it... so, with a November 20 launch date, what are you thinking? I am sucker for lanvin, placing alber elbaz's deisgns at the top of my top three fave houses but if it's between us girls, I'm minimally shocked at the prices.everything over $100, most cocktail pieces close to $250. If u recall a few past designers: lagerfeld, stella mccartney, the prices were never this bloated. and while, the pieces are perfectly lanvin, is it a wise purchase to pay out so much at h&m, while great in a pinch doesn't hold it's own on the real thing. I might be sticking to eBay for my lanvin couture. a bit more money but "the real deal" quality that pays for itself.

Monday, November 15, 2010

dietrich and dimaggio

It's Monday and I'm expressing my inner Dietrich. Strong, Structured. Menswear for women. Black trousers. Rolled up sleeves. A strand of long pearls to soften the sapphic style. Come on, Vogue.

Friday, November 12, 2010

luxury for less

a few posts back I commented on the studded shoe that is rocking right now. jimmy choo has a collab with ugg on a black boot studded out in gold and silver grommets. they retail at $800. after a quick pop in to the harlem costco today (I buy their two dozen roses for $15 that last a month!?), I peeped these pictured above kirkland brand ugg-inspired boots for $35 and decided I am absolutely going to stud them out proper for winter. so what if kirkland makes everything from tequila to toilet paper to tires. I do not discriminate. bedazzle party anyone?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

cowl's are zing

chunky knits are the rage this winter season and I cannot get enough of the homemade, chunky, necky, comfy cowl to wear over tees and under winter coats. etsy is a perfect place to start.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

thrift store nation

the UES is home to a sh*t ton of thrift stores. really. like one or two per block. makes one wonder how the shops stay in business in this bad economy. they stay in business coz each is PACKED!? I popped in to housing works on 77th today. random 4pm visit on a random wednesday afternoon and sure enough the party was bumping. tons of great finds including the adorable patchwork shoulder bags and nifty ombre disco dress pictured above. for a great cause as well. makes me reevaluate my holiday shopping strategy....hmmmm......

Monday, November 08, 2010

she's got l'eggs

leggings have become a closet staple in the past few years so it's important to find a brand that fits because ladies, you know, we wear them over and over and over again. my favorite legging find is not a pant, but a tight and an opaque one at that. a drugstore brand I trust is the old school egg, l'eggs in black. for less than $10 this is a perfect winter accompaniment with over the knee riding boots and heels (especially cute peep-toe, wooden soled ones). and if you're looking for a more traditional legging, BL BODY shapewear, which is the shapewear brand from NBC's Biggest Loser has some pretty great stuff at pretty great prices which tone making your assets look pretty great. legs up!

Friday, November 05, 2010

you're such a #stud

everyone from jimmy choo flats to adidas and christian louboutin sneakers to ugg boots are studding out their gear. get in the game and get yourself some serious stud. and if your into the D-I-Y, break out the bedazzler and get going on a ol' fave to bring it up to date on right on trend.

Monday, November 01, 2010

true blue

I have a big week. with some important meetings and two television shoots. which means I am in need of a mani. I want something fun and trendy for fall. my all too loved go-to red needs to step aside for the moment and Imma let my true blue shine thru. It's been on all of the runways and it's different and it's my first time, so I am actually nervous. eek. will it complement my skin tone? my outfit? can u believe I think about this decision for more than five minutes?! high class problems people. I love the ritual of going in, picking a color and the hour long craftmanship of a local cheapie hood place. what color is on your nails this week?

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