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Grammy Awards 2013: The Hits & The Flops

February 11, 2013

The Grammy Awards tend to bring out the crazy, the body-baring, and the tasteless when it comes to fashion. With a strict CBS ban on most body parts this year, however, the red carpet was less than the norm.*

For the first time in eDrop-Off Best/Worst Dressed poll history, our Grammy nominees were a clean sweep. That’s right, we all agreed! What do you think of our picks?

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Rihanna in Azzedine Alaia

Rihanna always seems to bring out the big guns for the Grammys. Her looks have been stunning for as long as we can recall. She was by far the most gorgeous, well-dressed woman at the awards last night. Her long hair brings us back to baby Ri-Ri singing Pon de Replay.

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Florence Welch in custom Givenchy

We’re big, big fans of Flo’s style. She’s a fashion industry darling! Her gown was the perfect shade of Pantone’s most popular color, and her berry lip is on point for Fall ’13. We surprisingly really enjoyed the dinosaur-like accents on her sleeves – an element that few but Florence could pull off.


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Katy just had to push the strict, skin-free dress code. With so much going on at the top of the gown, adding more um, accessories, was an overshare. Major points off for the dead corpse lip, too.



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Adele in Valentino Couture

We adore Adele, and we’re excited to see her break out of her usual black, but this dress just doesn’t do much for her. The shape is overwhelming and detracts from her beauty. Never a good thing!

Photo Credits: The Cut

*Notable exceptions include J Lo’s leg and Katy Perry’s 2 biggest assets

EDO Edit: Sarika Rastogi – PR Director for Tod’s

February 8, 2013

Just in time for Fashion Week, we’ve got a guest editor that knows a thing or two about luxury brands. She worked at Valentino, Chanel and Vogue before landing an incredible position at Tod’s. You’ll love learning more about Sarika Rastogi, and we guarantee you’ll be obsessed with her EDO auction picks.

My name is Sarika Rastogi and I am the PR Director for TOD’s. I came to NYC straight after college and have been here ever since. It will be 13 years here this September, which is nuts, but I could not LOVE NYC more. I am still so energized, obsessed, turned on and in love with this city after all this time. It’s the best boyfriend I could ever find!

I am a firm believer that whatever you put into this city you get back in ACES AND SPADES. I wanted to come and make an exciting life for myself, meet amazing people/friends and work in fashion. NYC has given me that in bounds and riches. I have been lucky to have some great work experience in the fashion business. The people I have met and experiences I have had have been a DREAM.

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Shop Sarika’s Picks:

Bottega Veneta Vintage Red Intrecciato Leather Crossbody Bag
Renee Lewis 18K White Gold Third Eye “Shake” Black Diamond Necklace
Tod’s Men’s Black Leather Loafers
Chanel Gold CC Logo & Pearl Bead Large Clip-On Earrings 93A



EDO: What does a typical work day look like for you?
SR: I am lucky as my apt and office are both downtown. I live in the West Village and work in Milk Studios in the MeatPacking District. I am one of the few lucky and spoiled New Yorkers who has an easy 5 minute walk to work every morning. Mornings are always busiest due to the time difference with Milan. Throughout the day it’s a game of multitasking; press requests, product/feature pitching, event concepts, etc. Many times I have a press breakfast or lunch during the day with editors to touch base and go over the latest in the Tod’s world. The late half of the day usually gives me a chance to do more internal work such as team meetings to review strategy, where our coverage is, where we are missing and any other daily tasks.

EDO: Favorite part about working for Tod’s?
SR: Working at Tod’s has been such a rewarding and fulfilling experience. I love working for a family business that is steeped in the rich heritage of craftsmanship and Made in Italy quality. Tod’s is so unique because it’s such a big global luxury brand but there is still an entrepreneurial spirit. You can really be proactive and feel like your contributions and work are making a difference and moving the brand.

EDO: Describe your closet in 3 words.
SR: HIGH-END, LOW-END and NO JEANS (I guess that is four words…)

EDO: Shoes or handbags?
SR: Hmmmm…It’s like picking your favorite child, but I will have to go with SHOES. I change out my shoes ALL the time and love having all kind of shoes. I use to be an ONLY HEELS girl, (the higher the better) but I now have a love for flats – especially when walking to and from work. I think shoes can really change up an ensemble and are always visible and on you! Many times, no matter how chic the bag, it’s left on a table and not even seen!

EDO: When you’re not working you’re…
SR: …taking advantage of this AMAZING city I live in. Most nights I have dinners with friends – both work and personal. Many times there are events/parties. With NYC there is always something to do, something going on, or somewhere to be, and that is what makes NYC so magical.

I love all the restaurants here; high end, low end, all kinds of food, all kinds of people. When its nice out I love walks or being on the WestSide Highway which is right by my apt. I try and take advantage of all that there is to do here-shows, galleries, festivals, food fares, and best of all the PEOPLE. I definitely am more picky now about doing it all, but I still find myself having to pencil in NIGHTS IN!

Can you tell I am NYC obsessed? (We’re a little NYC obsessed, too!)

Gift Guide: Couture Cupid

February 7, 2013

It’s officially one week until Valentine’s Day 2013! Whether you’re celebrating as part of a couple, or spoiling your fabulous single self – chances are you’re going to need a gift. Feel free to send this post to the man in your life, or bookmark it and treat yourself to something lovely this year. Happy LOVE Day!
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Shop Shoes:

Lanvin For H&M Red Patent Leather Ankle Tie Rhinestone Heel Pumps
Miu Miu Red and Beige Leather Wing Tip Slide Heels
Jimmy Choo Nude Patent Leather Peep Toe Platform Heels
Prada Cream Leather Platform Sandal Heels
Christian Louboutin Black Leather Round Toe Heels



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Shop Jewelry:

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Open Heart Multi-Strand Necklace
Designer 10K White Gold & Pink Topaz Ring
Designer Rose Gold & Morganite Ring
Coach Gold Signature Bangle Bracelet
Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Heart Tag Charm Bracelet
Alexander McQueen Pink Skull & Leg Print Silk Scarf





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Shop Bags:

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Suede Chain Strap Tassel Shoulder Bag
Bottega Veneta Vintage Maroon Intrecciato Leather Frame Top Shoulder Bag
Bottega Veneta Vintage Red Intrecciato Leather Crossbody Bag

Ashley’s Picks: Scandinavia

February 6, 2013

Copenhagen Fashion Week just wrapped up this past Sunday, and I have to say it has been one of my favorites this year. I love the Scandinavians ability to carry off a quirky and mysterious style, and yet the designs are sleek, minimal and architectural  Here are a few looks inspired mostly by the street style we saw come out Scandinavia’s fashion capital. Find all these pieces on our current auction site.
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Anglomania 

1. La Coleccion Judith Roberts Multicolor Picasso Inspired Jacket (coming soon!)
2. Brunello Cucinelli Taupe Silk & Cashmere Trim Sleeveless Top 
3. Gap Black Leather Boot Cut Pants 
4. Portolano Pink Metallic Leather Gloves
5. Prada Black Suede Peep Toe Pumps 

 

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Bruuns Bazaar

1. Jil Sander Black Draped Sleeveless Sheath Dress 
2. Gianni Versace Couture Black Wool & Silver Screw Pin Overalls 
3. Designer Brown & Navy Blue Knitted Rex Rabbit Fur Scarf
4. Bottega Veneta Oxblood Woven Clutch (coming soon!)
5. Miu Miu Red & Beige Leather Wing Tip Slide Heels 

 

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Copenhagen Fur:

1. Haute Hippe Dark Green Rabbit Fur Coat
2. Marni Navy Blue & Beige Short Sleeve T-Shirt 
3. Marc Jacobs Silver & Pearl Industrial Bow Tie Necklace
4. Donna Karan Black Sheer & Embroidered Pattern Pants 
5. Dior Homme Men’s Black Leather Suede & Reflective Silver Low Sneakers 

Best Sellers: January 2013

February 5, 2013

The month of January was all about out with the old, and in with the new. Our buyers and consigners proved it! See which gorgeous consigned items were among the top sellers last month.


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Be sure to check out our Facebook page or click here for more of our best sellers from January.

Our best sellers are based on the final selling price and the item itself.

Want to see how much your items would go for? Consign with us today!

5 Things to Try: February 2013

February 4, 2013

Here we are in February already! Punxsutawny Phil is predicting an early spring (collective “woohoo!”), but we’re focused on what’s going on right now. Fashion Week is on the horizon, Valentine’s Day beckons, and Chicagoans are busy eating as much as possible. With all that in mind, here’s how to spend the shortest month of the year:

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Winter Getaway | Feather Effect Nail Polish | Cadaver: A Bittersweet Love Story |
Fashion Week Street Style | Chicago Restaurant Week


Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

EDO Obsessions: Georgia the Whole Day Through

February 1, 2013

We had to go there with some Ray Charles lyrics in the title.

Georgia Makely is a hardworking, polite, and bubbly copywriter here at EDO. Her outfits are always something to look forward to – edgy, cool, laid back, and leather, leather, leather! The coolest fun fact about Georgia, though? The girl can DANCE.

Dancing since the age of 3, Georgia is trained in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, and lyrical. She’s competed at the US and World Hip Hop Championships and made it to the producer’s round of America’s Best Dance Crew. How much cooler can you get?  Read on for more about Georgia, including her EDO auction picks!
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Shop Georgia’s Picks:

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Men’s White Patent Leather Rolling Hi-Top Sneakers
Chanel Vintage Gold Round Clip-On Logo Earrings
Rick Owens Black Leather & Shearling Draped Jacket

Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3

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