Archive for the ‘Word on the Street’ Category

Discussion: What does it mean to be a GIRL?

April 22, 2011

We’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what it means to be a girl these days. What makes being a girl so great? What does it give us? What does it mean to you? SHARE!


Love from Snarky Apple

December 8, 2010

Local blog Snarky Apple did a little write up for our Rock Your Frock show, check it out!

TFNC: The “it girl” factor

November 16, 2010

You know that dress line…’s your “go to” for that special event that makes you look–and feel–amazing EVERY time.  Before I opened the store, it was BCBG for me.  Now, one would hope you always find it at Drama.  😉   Introducing the best dress line ever:  TFNC, which stands for “Time For New Clothes”.  I have never been so excited to introduce a new line!

They are a success story that began in the early 80’s, emerging as one of the most popular brands in Europe. Apart from their stores in London, TFNC also has a strong presence in Topshop, the ultimate shopping destination in the world as they offer cutting edge style before anyone else, for a reasonable price!  TFNC is well regarded by the British press for bringing the catwalk to the door.  The line is conceived by a brilliant team of designers in London, Paris and Milan, who re-create the latest and most exclusive fashion trends and make them accessible.

Drama is the EXCLUSIVE retailer of TFNC in Minnesota.    Their dresses retail between $110 and $150, and are OH-so-fabulous.  A few pics below……we have the in-store NOW, so stop by soon to grab your fave!!!

Barbie Dress, $145.

Bowie dress, very "Halston"! $125.

LOVE this flattering blue sequined dress! $145.

TFNC's signature dress...the Miu Miu! $125.

Another good one from TFNC....this khaki and black dress is VERY cute on! $125.

TFNC's blossom dress, $125.

News: Evisu Denim Shuts Down NYC Headquarters

August 11, 2010

August 11, 2010 NEW YORK—Evisu, the Japanese premium denim brand, has reportedly shut down their New York office and laid off all of its senior staff, including creative director Scott Morrison. Evisu, which is owned by a Hong Kong-based investment firm, was founded in 1988 by a Japanese denim enthusiast named Hidehiko Yamane. Scott Morrison, who founded Paper Denim & Cloth in 1999 and Earnest Sewn in 2004, joined the company in May 2009 as CEO and chief creative officer. Neither Morrison nor Evisu’s owner, Bestford (HK) Ltd., could be reached for comment at the time of this article.

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Just ask us!

June 2, 2010

Working in a boutique, you learn *a lot* of industry secrets that you share with your customers on a need-to-know basis.  Here are just a few that you might not know!

Problem #1:

What bra do I wear with this backless dress?

Available at Drama for $30.

We wear a silicone adhesive bra.  In fact, I have replaced my strapless bras with the adhesive bra because they are SO comfortable and feel like a natural extension of your body.  You no longer have to do the inevitable “bra shimmy” to keep your strapless around your cleavage rather than your waist.

Many people are afraid they will slip or fall off, but as long as you are not wearing lotion and follow the instructions in the box, it should adhere perfectly all night long, even if you are tearing up the dancefloor.  You can wear it multiple times.  Once they start to lose their stickiness, simply wash with soap and warm water and air dry to re-activate the adhesive.

Problem #2:

You are wearing one of those dresses that shows EVERY line, and you don’t want go panty-less.  What’s the solution?

My favorite in this case is to wear a pair of seamless panties that don’t cut in to your skin at all, therefore alleviating tacky VPL’s.  I would recommend the seamless boyshort by Jockey….they can still be sexy (no one wants to be wearing granny pants at that important moment of disrobing!!!) but they also leave you line-free when you are out for the evening.

Problem #3:

Aurgh!  I just put my LBD on and there are now tacky deodorant marks on my dress!

Don’t worry, there are two easy solutions!  First, try taking another part of the dress made of the same fabric and rub the two sides together.  The deodorant should flake away.  Rub softly so as not to encourage pilling.  Another great way to remove deodorant stains is to take a pair of pantyhose and rub them across the offending spot.  Between these two tricks you should be able to completely get rid of the marks.

Dania Ramirez in Yana K

April 26, 2010

I was super sad to miss Yana K’s party in LA a couple of weeks ago but had to fly back for Envision the same evening. I missed Entourage’s Dania Ramirez wearing Yana’s May dress in kelly green, seen here, which we currently have in store. Stunning! Also at the event were Taryn Manning and Bridget Marquardt.

Vote for DRAMA in Citypages poll!

March 20, 2010

Take a few minutes to vote for your favorite bars, restaurants, and CLOTHING STORE (WOMENS).   Hint hint.  🙂

Stylish Referrals

January 28, 2010

As a small business we like to give the occasional shout out to a great deal or a great local business that we think our customers would enjoy.  Here are two:

FLORAL LOGIC:  I recently threw a fab little baby shower for one of my nearest and dearest girlfriends and sought that perfect bouquet that said “fashion forward” without being too mod.  My friend Brian (who runs a designer concierge service and therefore knows ALL the best of the best around town) suggested Floral Logic and I was so happy with my beautiful bouquet that I knew I had to share this gem with my customers.  This pic was actually taken several days after the shower, and the arrangement still looks incredible!

Stunning bouquet by Floral Logic. The runner I picked up on Etsy from Darling Damask. 🙂

My other “find” this week is the Uptown Dermatology and SkinSpa Groupon…$40 for $100 in services.  I just bought one and am sooooo going in for the Rejuvenation Facial ($100/70 minutes), which includes a light peel and mini-microdermabrasion.  Here’s the link to Groupon, sign up to receive killer deals like that daily!  I’m totally hooked.

Elizabeth Aloe featured in PopFizz Daily!

October 12, 2009

Drama jewelry designer Elizabeth Aloe was featured in the e-newsletter Popfizz Daily today!  Check it out:

PopFizz Daily

If you haven’t had a chance to check out this cool newsletter by fashion writer Sara Glassman yet, sign up to join their email list!  You’ll find all sorts of local gems in your inbox every day.

Become a fan of DRAMA on Facebook!

September 28, 2009

Did you know that Drama has its own Facebook fan page?  Become a fan for daily updates, sales, and deals!