New York Fashion Week Weekend Edition Part II:

Non-Lazy Sunday With Lela Rose,
Hervé Léger, Akiko Ogawa & Tuleh

New York Fashion Week Day 4:

Moving Right Along With
Carlos Miele, Jill Stuart, Tony
Cohen, Alice + Olivia & Generra

New York Fashion Week:

Ladies And Gentlemen:
The Big Gift Bag

Every year, journalists who register with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are eligible to receive a big bag of swag. Picking it up is always a highlight of the week. The design varies from year to year, and this time, the sponsor is, obviously Mattel.
Getting this thing home required that The Shophound carry a big, shiny, pink Barbie bag in public for about 25 minutes, which is about 24 minutes too long. It was also remarkably heavy. Here are the contents:

• 2 Bottles of Vitamin Water, Energy and Multi-V
• 3 oz. tin of Martini Gold chocolate rimming sugar
• 50 ml flacon of Chambord (we get these every season)
• 1.5 oz. TRESemmé Tres Two extra hold hairspray
• 2 oz. TRESemmé Moisture Rich vitamin E shampoo
• 2 oz. TRESemmé Moisture Rich vitamin E conditioner
• Urban Aid Fashion Fix Kit
• VIP pass to City View health club, Long Island City
• Discount coupon for a ConAir Deluxe Fashion Steamer
• 1 YKK zipper keychain
• 1 Peroni pilsner glass (to match the one from last year)
• 1 McDonald's McCafe travel coffee mug
• Envelope of MAC makeup including
Slimshine lipstick in Rock Out
Kohl Powe Eye Pencil in Feline
• 1 Office Max geometrically patterned journal
• tesNeues Cool Guide New York, with special tips from Lydia Hearst & Russel James
• Food & Wine "Star Chefs on the Road" book
and last, but not least,
• 27 oz Nozin Nasal Sanitizer

Clearly, it's the 2 bottles of Vitamin Water and several books that are weighing this bag down.
There seems to be a distinct lack of cosmetics, and more miscellaneous other stuff. On the plus side, we are spared the many bottle openers and corkscrews that have filled our kitchen drawer.
After the jump, compare this season's bag to last. Even though it's heavier, it seems to contain less, and we, in our infinte sense of entitlement are a little miffed. We are definitely missing the box of cookies. And, of course, a big pink vinyl Barbie tote has limited potential for future use. Come on sponsors!

Mercedes-Benz Gift Bag for Spring 2009 Collections
• One 150g box of Lu Le Petit Écolier chocolate topped biscuits (which they have been handing out non-stop all week, but we are not sick of them yet.)
• iGoogle Artist Themed Stickers
• Boots Time Dimensions nourishing eye cream
• Sculptz Shapely Perfection shorts (read: girdle)
• Trina Turk for Hue tights
• Monique Lhuillier for Mercedes Benz card case
• Vibrant Rioja corkscrew and key ring
• Voss Laboratories Amatokin Intense Skin Rejuvenating Serum
• MAC Slimshine lipstick in Urgent! and Lip Gelée in Valentine's
• USA Network "The Starter Wife" t-shirt
• DHL Express 1GB portable flash drive
• 2 oz. TRESemmé Tres Spray Super Hold hair spray
• 50 ml flacon of Chambord Liqueur
• Office Depot rubber band stress ball
• 10 oz. bottle Bawls Guarana soda
• 50 ml bottle Imperia Vodka
• 50 ml Evian spray
• YKK Zipper Cell Phone tag
• New York Times T Magazine mini-mirror
• Lierac Hydra-Chrono anti-age cream sample
• Full Frontal Fashion Survival Kit including Breath mints, Excedrin, etc.
• Peroni bottle opener
• Icon+ global picture dictonary universal phrase book
• Pocket guide to Seoul, Korea
• Tasti D-Lite discount card
• Discount card for Avelle (Bag Borrow or Steal)
• Judith Ripka discount card


I didn't get a bag this year but saw it. I'll gladly take the Barbie bag off your hands, I thought it was the best part of the gift. But hey once upon a time I was a big Barbie fan. I think I might actually use that bag.

anyone willing to sell your barbie gift bag, i will surely buy

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