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I have, quite accidentally, stumbled upon the perfect summer dress. The High Shore Wrap dress by Fresh Produce. So versatile that I was able to wear it successfully to three very different functions – dinner at very upscale restaurant with colleagues, a blogger book party and a in industry function/awards social. It worked beautifully no matter the occasion or accessories. As flattering as it is wearable, the dress  is incredibly stylish yet it still feels similar to wearing pajamas. (Seriously. It is the most comfortable dress I own, sans my other Fresh Produce dresses.) The faux wrap is adjustable and ties for…

Once upon a time…Two successful career women decided to trade in suits for supermom capes! Eileen Estok, former Account Supervisor at a New Orleans advertising agency, and Adrienne Rupinta, former Fashion Buyer for Nordstrom. Now, knee deep in the trenches of child rearing, we are forever searching for ways to pull together our love of art and fashion.? With a friendship spanning over eight years, and a history of artistic ventures, we’re just two great friends who endlessly push each other to strive for a balance between creative expression and freedom from the daily grind. …One day, hipJunky was born!…

Well, it is ABOUT TIME. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will get a reality check this year when an entirely new show debuts. Five women have come together to create the week’s first ever mom-centric fashion show. The project is called Strut – The Fashionable Mom Show and it will feature both real and celebrity moms rocking the catwalk. Can I get an AMEN?! I have long bemoaned the fact that these shows don’t center on real, practical fashion for moms. I normally find myself chuckling rather than coveting what the models are wearing. I anticipate that is about to change, though. The brilliant minds…

As I mentioned yesterday, I was thrilled to be invited to feature some back to school must-haves for Good Morning Maryland. The segment won’t officially air until tomorrow morning but I’ve got a copy early to share with you. (Props to anchor Charley Crowson who doesn’t have children but totally hung with me through the Wiggles and lice talk anyway!) Here is some information on the products that I featured during the segment: LiceGuard’s Robi Comb: As back to school time approaches, so does the head lice boom. The Robi Comb is a non-invasive electronic lice comb powered by a…

I’ve been looking over my writing career this past week reviewing various things I have written throughout the years, when I came back across the post that made most of the Internet hate me. I wrote a piece for Hybrid Mom Magazine on The Top 5 Mom Style Dont’s and it caused so much controversy that I honestly couldn’t believe it. I got lots of nasty comments about how I obviously “wasn’t a mom” and “that I was a rich b!tch with a nanny” and of course, a “poor writer.” At the time I was intensely distressed. Ironically, that same…

I’ll be once again playing hostess for Mingle Media Momma TV this evening and I’d love it if you could join me! DATE: TONIGHT! Wednesday, July 20th TIME: 8:00PM EST URL: http://www.minglemediatv.com/minglemediamommatv.html. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Hot topics in the momosphere, beauty, fitness, running, technology, inspiration, giveaways and more! TONIGHT’S GIVEAWAYS: Complete Book of Women’s Running by Runner’s World $25.00 value Kushyfoot products & surprise gift (Bundle of 5 Kushyfoots) Scala UPF 50+ Sunhat $39.00 value Enter to win on the blog by leaving a comment and sending out a tweet!) $40.00 value ABOUT THE SHOW: Mingle Media Momma TV…

On Friday afternoon I got a pretty exciting opportunity… to chat with Heidi Klum. Yeah, that Heidi Klum. (The above pic is me on a conference call with her. Heh.) The supermodel has teamed up with AOL to launch HeidiKlum.aol.com, a new lifestyle site offering a wide range of coverage targeted at women –  news, opinions about fashion, beauty, parenting, fitness, nutrition, relationships, lifestyle trends, entertaining, etc. She won’t be doing it alone, however.  She is bringing in her real life team of experts. Said Heidi, “People can hear it from the horses mouths and from the people who have…

The concept: “Underware Gloves” The designer: Jeremy Scott Would you wear them?  I honestly don’t think I could. I think they are fun and funky but I just can’t get past the imagery.  They remind me of my son’s underwear. ‘Nuff said. Be sure to take a look at his FAKE (Hello Gaga!) prosciutto dress. (Why is everyone wearing meat these days? Did I miss the memo?!) Although I find this straight jacket wedding dress to be funny. One’s fiance might not.

I am the first to admit that perhaps I don’t always “get” high fashion. Say what  you want about my simple fashion sense, at least I wouldn’t wear flesh to an awards show like someone we all know… Eww…. Can you imagine how awful Lady Gaga SMELLED?  Shiver. Apparently this “meat dress” was designed by Frank Fernandez and was supposed to be making some sort of political statement. Okaayyyy….. Not surprisingly, PETA wasn’t a fan. Their statement on the dress? “Meat is the decomposing flesh of a tormented animal who didn’t want to die, and after a few hours under…

Are you a fashionista with a penchant for technology? Oh boy, have I got a treat for you!  Take a look at these two free iPhone apps: Can’t attend fashion week? No worries! Style.com has developed the most fabulous app for ladies who want the latest looks right off of the runways! It literally brings fashion week  to YOU. Shortly after the live shows, you’ll get all of the latest looks uploaded to your fingertips. You’ll be the first of your friends in the know! NYC, Paris, Milan, London … how cool is that? Ms. Wintour has done it again…