Tuesday, August 12, 2008

From My Mailbox



I got an invitation code for ideeli to share with everyone. I haven't purchased anything yet but I do like the idea behind it and they have had really good sales in the past. ideeli is members only shopping community that offers deep discounts on authentic luxury items (like these Christian LaCroix pumps which were offered for $195 and quickly sold out.) There are two types of memberships, a free one and one that costs $8 and gives you the ability to shop the pre-sale. I'm cheap so I just have the free one. If you're interested in poking around the site, you can log in by typing "makefetch". If you're not into the invitation thing, there's also a site called Hautelook.com that is open to everyone and offers discounted jewelry and clothing (including children's clothing.)

Also, MTV is casting for a new modeling reality show called "Model Makers." They are looking for women 5'9"+, between 17 and 24 years old that are also between 130 and 190 lbs. to "mold" into fashion models with the help of nutritionists and personal trainers. I guess they're going for America's Next Top Model meets The Biggest Loser. I'm just wondering if at some point they'll try to get a 5'9" 145 pound girl to dip below her ideal weight for the competition. This show could either be really good or a train wreck.

ETA: Now that I've used Hautelook (to purchase a coat I found during one of their sales,) I would NOT recommend buying from them. Twelve days after ordering the item, it still has not shipped and when I contacted "customer service" I got a snippy answer saying it might go out by the end of the week. There is no tracking number no nothing and you better believe that my credit card was charged immediately after the sale. Looking around on the web I've see dozens of posts from people complaining that orders were bungled, too upwards of 30 days to be received or worse. I'd say that if you can't resist the sample sale sites that are popping up like mad lately, skip Hautelook and go to Ruelala.com instead. I've had much better luck and service with them.

3 comments:

bourgieadventures said...

See, I love reality shows so much and I'm a sucker for a good challenge I'd be up for it. But I'm afraid they'd be trying to take you from a 12 to a 2 or something terrible like that.
Besides, I'm too old!

Jaclyn said...

Bumber if only I weren't five two!!!

QueenK.D.W.-BK86 said...

Ideeli usually has good sales. So does Gilt groupe and a few other websites. I'm intrigued by Model Makers. I'm an inch too short tho and would way to self conscious on a show like that...oh well.