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Blog Archives for 2008

Take Note: The Black & White Trend for Spring

Think in black and white for spring via polkadots, stripes, vivid prints and patterns.

Notations: Pat Field Again Creates a Designer Collection for Payless

Pat Field once again collaborates with Payless on a fabulous collection of footwear and handbags.

Finding the best deals on Carbon Credits for your tech gear

By now, with Green Week almost over, you probably know how much power an incandescent saps over a CFL, and how that affects CO2 emissions. But how much CO2 is released to power your laptop? Or your flat-panel TV? Even when it's "turned off"? In our last segment of a week of Green features, we take a look at the CO2 impact of common tech gear and tell you were to find the best deals on Carbon Credits to offset your CO2 burn.

Eco-Conscious Gadgets to Stay Green All Year

From solar-paneled backpacks to worm-based composting systems, these earth-friendly tips will shrink your carbon footprint and keep you green all-year round.

Take Note: Spring Beauty

Update your look this spring with the hottest colors and products for your eyes, lips, skin, and hair.

Green Computing: Tips for a more environmentally friendly, efficient system

Want to be green when you work from your computer? "Green computing" really means two things: using less power and building with recyclable or biodegradable components. We run down options that will have your next PC sipping less power and doing less harm to the environment once you toss it.

How dealnews Does Green

With Earth Day upon us, we thought we'd share with you a few of the things that we dealnews-ers do to be "green" throughout the year. Come on in and be inspired by our awesomeness! (Well, our greensomeness, at least.)

Notations: Rogan Gregory for Target

Rogan Gregory will be the 11th Go International designer, with a safar-inspired collection that brings eco-conscious apparel to the masses.

Take Note: Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands

Going green with your garments has never been easier -- hence we've pulled together some great brands that aren't only conscious of the earth, but also of incredibly good style.

Gadget Recycling Programs: Turn Your e-waste to $$$

Looking for an eco-friendly way to dispose of your old gadgets? We've found seven ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint, and in some cases, make some money while doing it.

Notations: Banana Republic Monogram

Banana Republic presents its Monogram label, a designer-quality line of fine apparel and accessories.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple's "iGoggles", Zune Phone, Meat Trains, more

Deranged notions. Speculation. False-hoods. Half-truths. Outright lies. Disturbing when a politician says them. Hilarious when the internet says them. Herein is our Rumor Roundup. We collect the best tech rumors of the week, then make up lies about them, in a furious slander-campaign.

Take Note: The Best Sunglasses of the Season

Keep the glaring sun at bay with our stylish selection of sunglasses -- from the classic wayfarer to the more outrageous, contemporary designs.

Cellphone-Assisted Shopping

Your cellphone isn't just for making phone calls anymore. From Amazon's SMS store to Cellfire's mobile coupons, find out if these free mobile services can help you save money when you're on the go.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPhone, Yahoo!, Xbox, PS3, Wii

Ever wonder what kind of deranged notions, speculation, false-hoods, half-truths, and outright lies people are saying on the internet about technology? Well, look no further than our Rumor Roundup. We collect the best rumors of the week ... so you don't have to.

Beauty Buzz: The Best Mascara for Your Buck

We've tested dozens of mascara, to bring you the very best from volumizing, lengthening, waterproof, and more, in a price range of $1.99-$23.

Notations: GO International Label at Target

Target swings into high fashion with the new Go International label, debuting Sunday, April 13th.

Take Note: Generra

Generra has transformed from its humble beginnings as a juniors clothing manufacturer in the 1980's to emerge as one of the top labels for understated, chic apparel.

Notations: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders, More for The Gap

Gap launches a new Design Editions collection with Threeasfour, 3.1. Phillip Lim, and more.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Google, iPhone, Michael Bay, GTA IV, more

You don't need a license to post to the Internet. So, what results is all sorts of deranged notions, speculation, false-hoods, half-truths, and outright lies about technology. We call those Rumors. Here, we've rounded up the best of the week in a little segment we like to call: The Rumor Roundup

How to pick the best values in Ultraportable PCs

Smaller, lighter, and sexier than their boxy counterparts, ultraportable laptops (UPMCs) are the Italian sports cars of the laptop world. However, they seem to cost as much too. We'll show you how to save money and buy the UPMC that's right for you.

Staple Wardrobe: The Little Red Dress

We all love a little black dress, but sometimes when an outfit needs a little more oomph, it's good to have a little red version on hand. We've rounded up the most flattering options at all prices so anyone can introduce this lively staple to their wardrobe.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Guitar Hero, Wii, Big Foot

The Internet is a-buzz with so many false-hoods, half-truths, and outright lies about technology. But that's what makes them great! As impossible as the rumors might seem, we'll still round 'em up, and of course make fun of them.

Notations: Pierre Hardy for The Gap

The Gap now lets fashion-forward girls on a budget indulge in the iconic style and talent of Parisian shoe designer, Pierre Hardy.

Money-Saving Tips on Entertainment, Part 3: Movies & TV

Watching your favorite movies and TV shows on your PC shouldn't be a burden on your wallet. From unlimited rentals to free movie streams, we run down the top online movie and TV video competitors to iTunes. Read more ...

Take Note: The Obsessively Natural World of Kiss My Face

Kiss My Face! Or my hair, my teeth, my hands, etc. The "obsessively natural" brand conquers the natural and organic beauty and skin care markets, one botanical at a time...

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Zune, Star Wars, Xbox

The Internet is a great place. Where else can any Tom, Dick, or Harry make wildly inaccurate claims about technology and be taken seriously? (Besides in Steve Ballmer's office, that is. ZING!) But, as impossible as the rumors might seem, we'll still Round 'em up, and of course make fun of them.

Take Note: White T-Shirt Comparison

Not all white tees are created equal, so we've laid out why some cost more than others and why they're worth the extra money.

Hands-on with Hulu

Back in August, NBC pulled their videos from Apple's iTunes Store. This morning, they're finally showing us why: Hulu, a new video service with free episodes of shows like The Simpsons and Heroes. Is this a great leap forward that may topple YouTube and hurt iTunes? Or is Hulu full of hassles? We jump through the Hulu hoops to find out. Read more ...

Fashion Week Paris: Show Reviews and Get the Look for Less

Check out our Paris Fashion Week reviews on Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton, while picking up some examples of how to get the "runway look for less"!

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Microsoft, Google, Tron, Aerosmith

Rumor Roundup In An Elevator
Livin' it up when I'm goin' down
Rumor Roundup In An Elevator
Lovin' it up 'til I hit the ground

Money-Saving Tips on Entertainment, Part 2: Music Downloads

There's no doubt that Apple's iTunes is a great service: Convenient and relatively inexpensive, with a huge catalog. But there are other online music stores that cost less, sometimes much less, and DRM-free. And that's a big deal. We compare the top stores so you can get your music fix for less.

Get the Christian Siriano Look

We adore the fierce style of Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, and with our guide, you'll be able to wear a dramatic Christian-inspired look for every day -- without all the feathers.

Take Note: Fashionable Raingear

Don't let rainy weather bring down your spring spirit! Prepare for precipitation, while maintaining your style with our favorite boots, trench coats, and umbrellas.

Notations: Jovovich-Hawk for Target

Jovovich-Hawk has garnered a devoted following for its dreamy California line of clothing, and now that the label has designed a collection for Target, any girl can nab a piece without slapping down a couple hundred dollars.

Milan Runway Report: Gucci, Prada, Armani, Pucci

Read on to learn about the hottest trends straight from the catwalks of Milan, and discover ways that you can get the latest looks from Gucci, Prada, Giorgio Armani, and Emilio Pucci.

Cell Phone Carrier Showdown: The best unlimited cellular plans

With its new unlimited calling plan, Verizon Wireless triggered a pricing war amongst its mobile competitors. But are these new plans truly money-saving deals or are you better off staying with your current plan? Click ahead to find out which cell phone provider offers the best all-you-can-eat plan.

Money-Saving Tips on Entertainment, Part 1: Gaming

Spending too much money on your gaming needs? We'll show you how to cut down costs without cutting down on content. From free online gaming to unlimited rentals, we'll help you keep your money where it belongs — in your wallet.

Take Note: Karen Walker

Karen Walker is a New Zealand designer who's setting the fashion world aflame with her high-style streetwear.

Notations: Kerrigan by Daryl K Debuts

Kerrigan, the new line by Daryl Kerrigan, is affordable street-chic to the max.

Notations: Subversive Jewelry for Target

Subversive jewelry designer Justin Giunta has created a limited-edition line of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets for Target

Head to Head: Lenovo ThinkPad X300 vs. Apple MacBook Air

Apple may have stolen some thunder with today's MacBook and MacBook Pro upgrades, but Lenovo isn't about to let Mac fanboys have all the fun. Today it unleashed the new ThinkPad X300, a 13.3" ultraportable hoping to pull the carpet right from under Apple's smug feet. We compare the two notebooks to see which system offers the best bang for your buck.

Girl Tech: Where Fashion Meets Function

If you think gadgets and tech stuff are catered solely to the guys, think again – we've found some great products with details that only you can appreciate.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: BBC and Xbox

Waiting on a Sunday Friday afternoon
for what I read between the lines,
your RUMORS.
feelin' like a hand in rusted shame
so do you laugh or does it cry?
reply?

Tech Buyer's Guide to Return Policies

No matter how good a deal is, sometimes you've got to return it. However, returning an opened gadget isn't always easy. We've listed return polices for 14 of the top tech stores so you know what to expect when your dream deal goes sour. Who doesn't charge a restocking fee? Who pays for return shipping? Who has the best return policy on the planet? Find out now.

Get the Look: Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton caused a fashion sensation in the 70s with her role as Annie Hall, and today, designers are bringing back the look. With our easy guide, you'll be rocking the semi-masculine look in no time.

What's in Our Bag

Take a peek inside the Stylenotes staff's handbags and find out what we can't live without!

Get the Look: Fashion Week

Front row fashion is just as important as what the models wear down the runway, and this Fashion Week, both socialites and starlets were on our radar. With our affordable selections, you'll be stylin' in no time.

New York Fashion Week Report Continued: Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, More

As New York Fashion Week came to a close, we picked our favorite shows from the last three days of the runway collections. Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, and Carlos Miele were at the top of our list.

Take Note: Seeing Red (on the Runways)

The abundance of red on the runways this season caught our eye – check out our favorite red looks, and our picks on how to partake in the trend.
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