GAL APPROVED Weekend: Style’s Newest Series; Silky Straight Hair & NYC Treats for MOM!

By   |   May 10, 2013   |   Entertainment, Gal Approved

WATCH. We all love a good fashion bargain. The new Style Network series Resale Royalty revolves around Women’s Closet Exchange in St. Louis, Mo. a thriving business that resells designer items, making “one woman’s has been’s another woman’s must-haves!” As a die-hard New Yorker, I was surprised to see that the show didn’t take place in NYC – but hey, great fashion at discount prices should be available everywhere! It’s run by mama bear Sue McCarthy and her two daughters Diana and Laura, who still fight over jeans, albeit they’re Dolce & Gabbana now. The show is pretty formulaic – you’ve got your angelic employees who can do no wrong (yet!), and your feisty ones — this one in the form of Dena who’s loud and brash and peeves off customers enough to get pulled into the boss’ office in the first episode. (You mean to tell me it took until now, once the cameras were rolling, for her to get reprimanded?) Still, there’s something so alluring about seeing Prada, Chanel and Jimmy Choos at discount prices – seriously discounted as they are at WCE. “We cater to the average woman, so our prices reflect that,” Diana told me at the Resale Royalty premiere party in New York City inside What Goes Around Comes Around, a high-end vintage shop. We also discussed her $49 shopping bus trip, which includes a gourmet lunch and discounts at every store you pop into. This DivaGal just may be buying a ticket to St. Louis to indulge! Tune in for the series premiere of Resale Royalty Sunday, May 12 at 9 p.m. on Style. Better yet, turn your TV on an hour early to also catch the series premiere of XOX Betsey Johnson, which is all about the iconic designer.

SMOOTH. The Sam Brocato Vibastrait flat iron has tourmaline ceramic plates and uses heat and vibration to glide easily through the hair. With varying temps, you can use lower heat on your front baby hairs and then cranck this puppy up to 450 degrees for that stubborn back! Products available online.

FRESHEN. Luxe Gal is normally not big on overly-fragrant laundry detergent or fabric softeners. But Downy Infusions just made me change my mind. Their newest softener collection is lightly scented and I just love it. With fragrances like New Honey Flower and Spice Blossom, it’s aromatherapy for your clothes!

TREAT. You can never go wrong with chocolate and flowers on Mother’s Day. Our top spots in NYC are Li-Lac Chocolates and our favorite French florist Ode à la Rose!

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