As American brands turn away from kitschy accessories and clothes, it’s getting harder to get items that will have you stand out.

By Yvette E

Since the demise of Betsey Johnson as a brand and the purchase of Kate Spade, mid tier Kitsch is on the decline.

Yes, you can still find a cheap kitsch purse at Forever 21 or Rainbow but if you want quality, the next tier is in the thousands.

It’s not even the death of American Kitsch that’s the main problem. Other brands have trouble staying in the US market.

Nicopanda had stores like Macy’s, Urban outfitters and Opening Ceremony knocking on their door in 2015 but now doesn’t even have an online store.

Desigual closed 2 stores in NY and changed direction of the brand for US market.

So where do you go for a breakout accessory?

We compiled a list of possible of mid-priced Kitsch brands below:

FOR ACCESSORIES

Aldo is doing a great job on mid-priced bags, picking up where Charming Charlie left off.

FOR CLOTHES

Alternative sites that contain alot of brands are your best bet. Asos carrys a great selection of mid priced brands that cab be kitschy and othef non-normcore styles.

SHOES

Steve Madden and Sophie Webster both get our vote here but Steve is more accessible in the States.

Do you know any Kitschy brand under the radar or if you design kitsch let us know and comment below.

Happy Friyay and a 3 Day Weekend!!💋

The experts say no recession is in the pipeline but consumers are spending less and sales percents are higher just like in 2002.

By Yvette E

The tariff taxes have hit companies hard and they have passed that cost to the consumer resulting in consumers buying less and creating a ripple effect. When consumers panic, retailers panic which is the same thing that happened during the Great Recession.

Wildly high sale percentages and deals plus closing stores marked the beginning of the last Great Recession and we are already taking notice.

Here are 3 things to do now to get ready:

  1. Buy current styles at low prices and don’t care about seasons.
  2. Pay off outstanding debts. Try to curve out a deal with debtors to pay less now so save money in the long one.
  3. Get your monthly payments down to a minimum and trybto spend less.

It’s time to start saving because that storm is on the horizon.

What do you think? Is another big recession on the way?

Happy Monday!!💋

If you looking for current fashion trends at a deep discount; ASOS has them!

Hello Readers!

I hope your 2020 is starting off on a good note. In the past we used to do sale alerts so I want to bring that back; especially ones that give you key pieces at steep discounts. When I was looking on ASOS for a new faux fur coat to wear to Vegas next month; I was shocked to not only find what I wanted but that it was in the current and most likely trend to stay, Animal print! I was able to find a long leopard print faux fur coat that retailed for $170 for $33! Yes you read that right! I also saw other trends for 2020 on deep discount like metallics and neon! So run those fingers over to ASOS and stock up on all the trends at up to 80% off!

Your fashion Goddess,

Eva

These are all upcoming trends for 2020!

Party of five is back with an all Hispanic cast that have to deal with their parents deportation. We attended the launch party last night.

By Yvette E

Party of Five was one of the shows we all watched in the 90s and just like Charmed, Sabrina the teenage Witch, 90210, and Full House. And like all these shows joins the list of reboots.

Although, like Charmed, the cast is Hispanic and is dealing with current events.

The event started at 6:30pm and drinks and hor d’oeuvres were served. Mexican popcorn was ditched just before the premiere and an Q&A followed.

We were then lead to another room with gift bags, more libations and more food. Custom handkerchiefs and jewelry rounded out the night.

The show is worth a watch and is scheduled for a 2 hour premiere on freeform tonight at 8pm.

Tune into our YouTube and Instagram later to check out the Q&A with the actors.

Happy Wednesday 💋

As we approach war over oil on Iran, raising tariff taxes and an impeachment trail, there is no stability in the US and no place for Classic Blue.

By Yvette E

When I read the reason behind picking another blue after 20 years to honor the first pick of Cerulean, I can only think back to the more sure footing of turn of the century.

Today, nationalism is creating a more turbulent scene and there is no stability so this year, is slate grey.

Grey is a moody color and go between elegant and dirty, bold and dingy, and depression. Slate grey has a hint of blue so it has a tinge of hope on the horizon.

The color of the year has always been applied to everywhere but no one country has stability right now.

The turn of the decade is dipped in chaos and we need a color that represented it.

What color did you choose for this year?

Let us know and #tfgnyc on instagram to see a repost on our page.

Happy New Year!💋

What a crazy year it’s been..

Hello lovely readers!

2019 was a very crazy and stressful year so we decided to take a break the rest of December! We will be away from my jewel encrusted iPad until January.. Please read the archives! Follow us on Instagram @tfgnyc and if you want to send us something our address is PO. Box 6938, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Happy holidays and here’s to hoping 2020 will be amazing for us all…hugs

your fashion goddesses,

Eva & Yvette

All the glitz and glamour on full display at BCBG Holiday Party.

Hello lovely readers!

Last Thursday we had the honor of attending a holiday party hosted by The daily Front Row magazine for BCBGMaxAzria.. Party goers didn’t come to play as they dressed in genuine furs (to keep warm from the arctic temps that night in NYC), sequins and rhinestones.. There was plenty of mix vodka cocktails, Champagne, appetizers and sampling’s of the world’s most expensive Beluga Cavier! Guests left with a nice BCBG tote bag filled with, jewelry, lip balm and a coupon to come back!

The sweet cookie and cake Cali co is finally on the East Coast.

By Yvette E

 

On the corner of 30th st and 6th Ave attached to Ace Hotel, Milk has built a sweet space that you would never see in SoHo.

The shop has cookies of the far end near the ace hotel entrance and joining forward leads you to a carousel of cakes.

A staircase in the center adds charm to the eatery area where a drink bar also resides.

There are few gluten free options with 1 cookie and 1 cake and possibly the one latte that I had where the milk was soaking in cornflakes.

As for wheelchair accessible, we had some issues with the lift but all in all we were able to get in (the shopgirl let my sister have a cookie while we waited).

The cookies are very sweet with about 3 to 5 spoons of sugar each one but the texture was very enjoyable.

It did bring a little west coast charm to the cold weather and for that we did enjoy it.

They also have a claw machine in the back but it is a quarter to play. So if you’re in midtown, stop by the shop with the neon Milk sign.

Happy Wednesday 💋

The spring runway is all about patterns so we are highlighting one and showing you how to wear it.

By Yvette E

Courtesy of Glowsly

The patterns of 2020 are numerous so we decided to bulk on Holiday shopping guides and party outfits to better get you prepared for next year. With this pattern, it will be easy to get a dress but if you are not the one to wear a dress then complete the looks with separates.

Here are some tips when wearing this trend:

  • If wearing a dress, pair with a shoe in the same color scheme of the pattern.
  • Don’t change your comfort zone. Play with fabric to get the comfort you want.
  • Don’t wear the same pattern in separates, chose a color from the base pattern instead.

BCBG Max Maria $149 @lordntaylor

Deparment stores like lord & Taylor, Nordstrom and of course Barneys (closing with 60%) all have this pattern on sale right now. Try it on in store before you buy, not just for fit but to prevent the closet regrets (unworn items collecting dust).

As always we love a good winter asymmetrical look so tag us on your image to be featured.

Happy Friyay!!💋

We know it’s warm somewhere but not here. We collected cool coats for the season.

By Yvette E

CALVIN KLEIN (most affordable)

We love a great grey coat especially if you love night life. This coat is also short enough to show off your legs and those great pair of snow boots that you just had to invest (sorel, Frye anyone?)

Plus it’s on sale for $42 at Macy’s online right now down from $120.

FREE PEOPLE (most trady)

The utility trend is in high gear and we love the pockets on this puffer that allows you to skip the purse and at just $168, it’s a great value.

MONCLER (Most Luxe)

For the girl that wants to blow her bonus on one great coat, we found the cheapest Moncler at Saks for just…$1705!!

What girl doesn’t want a Moncler in thier closet?

AKASHA (Best handmade)

We always want to give some notice to handmade designers and we found this coat worth some praise, on etsy it’s just $162.51 and a besteller!!

Clickon the store name to purchase and Happy holidays from TFG!

Happy Monday!💋