Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Let's face it--a fashionable gal has to keep her look fresh, even when she's getting down and dirty. Which is no easy feat. It's tough to look fab when you're doing time in the fashion trenches. Let us help you on that score. We've got an amazing sale on Hautelook.com going on right now with tons of gorgeous gear for Fall. Take, for examples, this group of trench coats. Every gal needs a trench coat. They're classic key pieces--think Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". So, Christos and the Decadestwo team made sure to pick a crop of chic trench coats--from classic tan rainslickers to trend-forward metallics. Run, don't walk, to check them out--the sale only lasts for less than 24 hours!

Monday, August 30, 2010


For those of you missed Christos on the Today show this morning, click HERE to see his sartorial segment! Annnnnd, for those of you looking to get a jump on fall fashion--run, don't walk to our hautelook.com sale today through Wednesday--featuring key pieces picked by Christos and showcased today on . . . well, the Today show!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Don't forget! This Monday, August 30th, Decadestwo co-owner Christos Garkinos will appear on the Today show at 10:20 am to talk shop, discuss this season's trends and fads, and share shopping do's and dont's. He'll also showcase key pieces for Fall and discuss how every woman can integrate fall trends into her wardrobe without looking like a reject from a Lady Gaga video.
But that's not all. Immediately following his segment, we're posting a Pre-Fall sale on Hautelook which will feature coats, jackets, knits and accessories in keeping with Garkinos' style mandates. And, a few of pieces that will appear on the Today Show will be available to purchase in the Hautelook sale. Now, who you loves you more than we do?


Ok, ok I know. A long pleated skirt can look a little . . . well, Little House on the Prairie. Of course, you don't run the risk of looking like Laura Ingalls wilder if your long pleated skirt is crafted in a silver metallic strached silk blend with an irridescent rainbow sheen. Marc Jacobs. What will he think of next?
*Marc Jacobs pleated silver skirt. In a size 4. Priced at $340.
For further information or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

Thursday, August 26, 2010


7000 yeatrs ago, when I happened across Full House on channel 11, I never-evah would have guessed that the twins playing Stephanie & DJ Tanner's littlest tv sis would wind up as fashion icons, photographed for their ensembles as well as thier DESIGNS. That's right, the dual stars behind Michelle Tanner have crafted several clothing lines, notably The Row and Elizabeth & James among them. In fact, one Olsen has eschewed acting completely to focus on design. Say what you will--The Row is next in a line of designers who made seriously sleek and well made basics that transition beautifully season to season their business. Think Calvin Klein in the 80s. Helmut Lang in the early nineties. Take for example, this brushed matte black calfskin coat from The Row. Soft and supple and chic, it has a certain slouchy style factor that serves as a hipster stamp of approval. We'll take it!
*The Row black long leather jacket. In a size 8.
For further information or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


All right, ladies. you came, you saw, you practically conquered . . . our handbag sale on Hautelook, that is. We understand. With so many beautiful bags at steal-level prices, it's hard not to click, click, click away. For those of you who hid under rock yesterday. Don't worry. There are still amazing deals to be had. Like this Miu Miu suede large tote, this Michael Kors snakeskin clutch and this lil' Nancy Gonazlez croc clutch. I know. It's ok. you can leave us to hit Hautelook now. We'll see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Summer's end got you down? Got the back-to-school-sads? Don't worry we've got the bag to match your mood. Right now we're haveing a gigantic handbag sale RIGHT NOW on Hautelook.com! We're talking chic clutches, terrific totes, sassy saddle bags and dazzling doctor bags by all your favorite designers including Jimmy Choo, Bottega Veneta, Carlos Falchi, Judith Leiber, Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Thomas Wylde, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and many many more. So, click on over to sale, persue the goodies, and turn that frown upside down!

Monday, August 23, 2010


It never fails. Every season, we peruse thesartorial glossies--eager to catch up on the latest fashion fads, trends and looks-of-the-moment. Then we begin to plan our purchasing strategy to accomodate new pieces into our collection. Truth be told however, we know tha most important to piece to add to any collection is the right bag. So, as Fall 2010 looms, we've gathered together an amazing collection of handbags for our latest Hautelook sale. We're talking Bottega Veneta, Roger Vivier, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Gucci, Fendi and many many more. Oh, and we've discounted the bags up to approximately 80% off retail. The sale begins tomorrow at 8:00 PST. You'll want to log-in no later than say . . . oh . . . 8:01.

Friday, August 20, 2010


I have loved sequins ever since I was a little girl and I watched my mother dress for 54. Even as a young lass I understood the power of pizazz, which is exactly what a sequin will give a gal. This Valentino number sports some serious sparkle and shine but in true Valentino form, is craft with a modern and elegant bend. Not quite what you might see at a roller derby but just as flash and sassy!
Valentino Sequin draped gown. In a size 6. Priced at $1100.
For further information or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Ok, I've found it. My new bag. Or at least my choice for Labor Day weekend. This baby is large enough to carry anything I may to bring to take me fron a day at the beach to drinks to an impromptu weekend get-away, is crafted in a buttah soft black leather and sports serious cut-outs and fringe in a boho a la Cher vibe. Loves it! Malibu, here I come!
Katherin Kwei large hobo tote. Priced at $450.
For further information or to purchase,please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Like most of you, we've gone completely crazy for Isabel Marant. I mean, she made kitten heels chic! We know that most of you fell hard for her boho babe boots while others drooled over this seasons sparkle slim pants. Me--I'm dying for Marant's military gear--such as this oversize jacket with oversize pockets. A perfect blend of trends for Fall.
*Isabel Marant Military jacket. In a size 38. Priced at $400.
For further information or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Dig our latest guest post on Instyle! We've focused on a few key pieces from avant-garde arbiter Rick Owens. Check it out!

Friday, August 13, 2010


Isn't our lucite lady sassy? Of course, if you were rocking a crinkle metallic Calvin Klein strapless dress, you might feel a little bold, brazen and brassy too! This Calvin Klein number is a stunner and quite practical. Even though this baby is strapless, you can make it happen come colder weather. Wear it with black tights and super high black heels. Then, tie a black grosgrain ribbon around your waist, and you are ready for a winter wonderland!
*Calvin Klein gold crinkle dress. In a size small and priced at $450.
For further information or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

Thursday, August 12, 2010


We adore fashion folklore. We love to hear the trials and tribulations of designers gone wild, the secret style histories, and the often wonderful and wacky ways signature pieces have come to development. One of our favorite sartorial stores centers on the LV Noe bag. Did you guys know the Noe was crafted so that a girl could comfortably (and chicly!) carry 5 magnums of champagne? Talk about being ready to party. Mind you, we more than understand the need.
*Louis Vuitton Epi Noe in black. Priced at $1850.
For further information or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


So far, our sale on Hautelook has gotten off to a smashing start! You've come by the thousands (literally) to check out our wares. For those of you who haven't been to Hautelook to clock our Chanel collection (that's right--over 150 pieces! Mon Dieu!), don't worry. You still have another day or so to get over to Hautelook. But, if I were you, I'd run not walk!

Monday, August 09, 2010


On your mark, get set, go . . . to Hautelook! Our latest sale is going to post in less than 24 hours and we know you'll want to be scrolling through the goods the moment the sale goes live. Cuz Christos and the Decadestwo team have durated a fantastic collection of pre-owned Chanel that I swear, will knock your socks off! But, don't take my word for it. Check out the sale tomorrow, Tuesday, August 10th at 8am PST!

Friday, August 06, 2010


So, we've been a little down on fall's sea of stone and sand color palettes but truth be told, we're actually fans of fall's modernist appraoch. We love clean lines in simple elegant tones. So, when we came across this prada tan leather pencil skirt, we were thrilled. It satisfies fall's architectural approach to design, especially with the mirrored materials. However, they also add a bit of sparkle--which as you know, we're huge fans of as well.

Prada tan skirt with cut-outs and mirrors. In a size 44. Priced at $550.

For further information or to purchase, please contact: lizzy@decadestwo.com

Thursday, August 05, 2010


This Miu Miu bag is the teal deal! Crafted and quilted in a teal patent leather and accented with a gem chain strap and gem inlaid silver clasp, this bag stands out in a crowd without being gaudy or tacky or looking like something from a real housewives set. Let's keep it chic, not looking cheap.
Miu Miu quilted bag. Originally retailed for $1450. Priced at $950.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


Ok, ok--we know we've been so giddy prepping for our fall closet that we've been ignoring the fact that it's in the middle of summer. So we picked the ultimate summer selection: the sundress, for our latest blog post. We adore this Giambattista Valli printed sundress. It's covered with a coral floral print and accented with mesh covered gems at the waist. It's flouncy yet preppy, chic and kinda cute. Reminds us a lot of something Charlotte would wear. So throw this baby on with a pair strappy sandals and Jackie-O glasses and go meet the girls for breakfast!
Giambattista Valli printed dress with sheer red covered gems. In an Italian size 40. Priced at $945.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


We love fashion's Merry-Go-Round. One day you're in, the next day you're out, the next day you're back in--with some tweaking, the next day you should be stored but not forgotten, the next day you're unpacked and racked. And around and around and around and around. And to be honest, we're so excited that this Prada sweater has come full circle. It embodies all the fall trends we adore: gold gilting, fur trim, and bold knits. Thank goodness it's going back into full rotation.
Prada gold painted sweater coat with fur trim. In a size 40. Priced at $775.

Monday, August 02, 2010


We've loved mtorcycle jackets waaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy before every It-girl from London to Los Angeles started rocking them. These days, motorcycle jackets have evolved beyond standard issue Hell's Angel's fare. They come cropped, bedazzled, distrssed, and painted in all the colors of the rainbow. We tend to stick to a form-fitting rough and tumble classic black leather jacket but we flipped when we saw this slate motorcycle jacket from the king of cool, Rick Owens. It's fab, futuristic and tough. Perfect for the new millenium.
Rick Ownes Motorcycle Jacket. In a size 38. Priced at $1850.