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Merry Christmas from Omiru!

Peculiar Press City Sidewalks Letterpress Greeting Card

Merry Christmas, all!  Omiru will be out on holiday
for the next few days, returning bright and early the day after Christmas. 

We’ll be celebrating the holidays with friends and family, and we’ll be coming up with our New Years Resolutions for next year.  One thing that’s definitely on the list is a facelift for Omiru.  We’ve kept the same look and feel for the last two years, and we think it’s about time for a change.  More on that soon–we want to hear your ideas!

We’ll also be powering through the list of your reader questions.  You’re a smart bunch, asking such insightful questions.  We want to make sure you get equally thoughtful answers…but the downside is that we tend to get a bit backed up.  So, apologies for the delays, but answers are coming!

Need something to read while we’re out?  Here’s a few of our favorite posts from the last few months:

For Women:
How to Wear Rain Boots to Work
How to Build a Post College Wardrobe
How to Layer Necklines

For Men:
Where to Find the Best Peacoats
Top 10 Wardrobe Foundations for a Young Man
How to Wear Flannel Stylishly

Peculiar Press City Sidewalks Letterpress Greeting Card | $4 at Luxe Paperie.

2 comments December 21st, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving from Omiru!

Happy Thanksgiving from Omiru!

Since it’s a day of celebration (and a day of food), it seems appropriate to spotlight a few of our favorite kitchen accessories.  Happy Thanksgiving, all!

From left: Sporadic Wall Panel | $160 at Greener Grass Design, Bambu Low Bowls | $34 at Branch, and Poketo Artist Melamine Plates | $32 at Greener Grass Design.

Add comment November 22nd, 2007

Introducing the Omiru Gift Guide 2007!

Omiru Gift Guide 2007

Happy Holidays, all! 

This week, we’re debuting our Holiday Gift Guide on our shopping blog.  Check back often for our top gift picks for everyone on your shopping list–from your best friend to your boyfriend to your boss. 

Visit the Holiday Gift Guide now!

Add comment November 18th, 2007

Omiru Covers New York Fashion Week Spring 2008

New York Fashion Week Spring 2008

Summer may be ending, but New York Fashion Week is just beginning. As usual, we’ll be covering Fashion Week straight from the tents at Bryant Park.  Check back often for our trademark show reviews and trend roundups!

While we gear up to start our Spring 2008 fashion coverage, check out our Fall 07 Fashion Week writeups, including our Top 5 Wearable Womenswear Trends and our Top 5 Wearable Menswear Trends.

Missing your fashion answer fix?  We’ll be returning to our regularly scheduled programming, providing answers to your style questions, bright and early on Monday, September 17.  FYI–for those of you who have already have questions in queue, we’re a little backlogged, but we’re diligently working through the list (and will continue to do this during Fashion Week).  Thanks for your patience!

1 comment September 5th, 2007

Omiru Covers Fashion Week Fall 2007

Fashion Week Fall 2007We’ll be continuing Fashion Week coverage, straight from the tents at Bryant Park this season.  Check back often for our trademark show reviews and trend roundups!

While we gear up to start our Fall 2007 fashion coverage, check out our Spring 07 Fashion Week writeups, including our Top Five Trends from Fashion Week and our Comprehensive Trend Roundup.

Add comment February 2nd, 2007

Greetings, Wall Street Journal Readers!

Welcome to Omiru: Style for All, where you’ll find the most fabulously affordable fashion and accessories online.

Here for the gift guide?  Shop for everyone on your list, from the workaholic and the gadget geek to the person who has everything.

What else do we have for you?

Didn’t catch the article?  Read "Blogs for Shoppers"  online at the Wall Street Journal.

Thanks for stopping by, and come again soon!

Add comment December 13th, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving from Omiru!

Publique Living Eva Bubble Placemat

Happy Thanksgiving, all!  Omiru will be out on holiday
for the rest of the week, returning bright and early next Monday

But we’re worth the wait. 

Next Monday, we’ll be debuting our Holiday Gift Guide on our shopping blog.  Check back often for our top gift picks for everyone on your shopping list–from your boss to your best friend.

Want a sneak peek?  Pictured is a gorgeous Bubble Placemat, only $10 at Greener Grass Design.  The perfect gift for your favorite hostess.

Add comment November 22nd, 2006

Carnivale of Couture: Favorite Spring 2007 Fashion Trends

Looks like we’re all still recovering from Fashion Week–I only received one response to my Carnivale question:

What’s your favorite trend from the Spring 2007 runway?

Pleats at Costello TagliapietraAli from Papierblog responded with a thoughtful post full of eye candy about Pleating, which "can give just the right amount of swing to a skirt, flair to a silhoutte, or definition to a bodice."  Gorgeous examples of pleating were shown from the runways of Michon Schur, Dragana Ognjenovic, Jason Wu, and Costello Tagliapietra (pictured, right, courtesy of Papierblog).

Derek Lam Dress with Pocket
As for us, our fave Fashion Week trend is Dresses with Pockets.  We’re crushing on the Dresses with Pockets for their inherent utility (Why tote around a purse when you don’t have to?) and the beautiful constructions we’ve been seeing this season.  Pictured at left is our favorite Dress with Pockets from the Spring 2007 shows, designed by Derek Lam
(courtesy of New York Magazine).

5 comments September 22nd, 2006

Behind the Seams: Little-known Facts About Fashion Week

It’s easy to get runway recaps from NY Metro or, but Fashion Week is really about what happens behind the scenes (or seams). Omiru gives you the scoop from New York Fashion Week.

New York Fashion Week ModelFact #1: After every single show, the runway gets re-painted white to ensure that each designer is working with a catwalk that looks brand new.

Fact #2: Sometimes the size 0 clothes are still too big for the stick-thin models. Case in point: At the Rachel Comey show, one model’s tube top came down, revealing everything. And even after she pulled the top up, it fell down again. Luckily she was on her way back from the paparazzi mob.

Fact #3: Fashion week is kind of like high school.  There’s a definite hierarchy, and you know your place as soon as you step through the door to the tents.

Fact #4: After you check in for a show, you either get a seating assignment (if you’re lucky, the designer’s PR people called you in advance with your seat assignment) or, if you’re in the bottom of the hierarchy, a 3×5 card with an "S" or "ST" on it for Standing Room.

Fact #5: This year’s swag bags had everything you need in them: MAC eyeshadow, lipgloss, and lip conditioner, Havaianas flip flops, an umbrella, fruit water, mascara, and tons more.

Fact #6: Keep your eyes open because at any moment, a celebrity can pop up in front of you. Melody saw E!’s Bobby Thomas and while mouthing Bobby’s name, she saw Melody and waved! She was super sweet and so petite in person.

Fact #7: Celebrities look much thinner and tinier in person.

Fact #8: People cut in line all the time. Fashion Week, like any traumatic event, tends to bring out the Best…or, more often, the Worst in people.

Fact #9: Well, this isn’t a secret, but New York Fashion Week really inspires people to put their best foot forward, and there are some sharp dressers out there. Let us tell you, some of these old rich ladies look better than the youngens.

Fact #10: It’s hard work but somebody’s gotta do it! Fashion looks glamorous on and in New York Magazine, but behind the scenes, it’s a lot of schlepping stuff, aching feet, and tired eyes. But in the end, it’s all worth it…and then some!

Add comment September 22nd, 2006

This Week on Omiru: More Fashion Week Coverage

Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2007We’re back home after a whirlwind Fashion Week in New York, and we’re still working on bringing the best in Fashion Week coverage to you, our loyal readers.  This week, we’ll bring to you over a dozen more show reviews, more backstage designer and industry interviews, and our requisite trend roundups. 

Until then, don’t forget to vote on our Fashion Week inspired poll: Kimono Sleeves: In or Out!

Add comment September 18th, 2006

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