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Ask BB: What to Wear for a Fashion PR Interview

I am a sophomore at the University of South Florida. I recently got really great news - I will be interviewing for an internship with one of NYC's top fashion PR firms. My interview is in early December, and I have NO IDEA WHAT TO WEAR! I do not know how the weather will be, how professional I should get (versus how chic I should look), etc. Since it is a high fashion firm, I have to look perfectly put together (keep in mind I am on a budget). Please help! —Meghan

First, do your homework. Find out everything you can about how people at the company dress. If you can follow the company on Twitter, do it. Twitpics and tweets can provide lots of clues about the office culture and dress code. (Just don't say anything like "I read allll your tweets!" during the interview. Might come across as a bit stalker-ish.)

6 Unbelievably Sexy Victoria's Secret Angels Holiday Gift Ideas

Who's tuning in to watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show tonight (10/9c on CBS)? That's one fashion show I would love to attend in person! Here's a little sneak peek: Adriana Lima wears the Very Sexy Lace Merry Widow in the Fashion Show section called "I Put a Spell On You," complete with an amazing black statement necklace and iconic feathery wings.

Adriana's exact corset is available for $68 and you can shop it by clicking the image below.

Very Sexy at ShopStyle

This sexy piece is also one of Adriana's top Holiday Gift Picks. Keep reading for 5 more gift ideas hand-picked by the VS Angels after the jump (because honestly what woman doesn't like a Victoria's Secret under the tree?)...

Video: Marni for H&M

Earlier today we learned that Marni for H&M launches March 8th, 2012 with women and menswear clothes as well as accessories. Now you can be among the first to glimpse the upcoming spring collection in the above video. The collection mixes Tribal prints with Bauhaus graphics in a playful, colorful way that catches the sporty but always so chic world of Marni. "It is great to speak to a wider audience and in particular to the younger generations," says Consuelo Castiglioni, Creative Director/Marni. Tim Blanks, adds, "I'm a huge Marni fan! … She is one of those thinking designers. … She aims for a sort of sensuality of the mind." Best quote ever.

Win Cool Stuff: Manitobah Mukluks

UPDATE: And the winner is… #79 Reema! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered.

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

Just in time for winter, I've teamed up with Manitobah Mukluks to offer one lucky Budget Babe reader the chance to win a pair of authentic Mukluks! (valued at approx. $250)

Manitobah Mukluks is an Aboriginal-owned Canadian brand that has been producing authentic Aboriginal Mukluks, moccasins and accessories for over a decade. Inspired by centuries-old Aboriginal culture, each shoe is made in Canada. Manitobah Mukluks not only supports the Aboriginal community, but hopes to help the Aboriginal people benefit from the knowledge of their ancestors and keep traditions alive.

To enter:
Check out the styles at then tell me which pair is your favorite in the comments section below.

Do any/all of the following for one additional entry each (leave a comment for each please):

  • Follow @budgetbabe on Twitter and tweet this post using the Twitter button below.

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Good luck!!

Entries must be posted by 12 noon December 6, 2012, to be eligible to win. The lucky winner will be able to pick out any one (1) pair within the "Mukluks Collection" valued at around $250. The decision to host this giveaway was entirely my own and I didn't get anything in exchange for this giveaway (I'll always let you know if I do). Open to US and Canadian readers, hooray!

Marni for H&M Coming in March

Marni Founder and creative director Consuelo Castiglion

Just days after the explosive launch of their collaboration with Versace, H&M has announced a spring designer collaboration with the Italian brand Marni. Whereas Versace epitomizes excess and sex appeal, Marni is known for its cerebral designs and playful prints - so if you didn't care for the last collab, you're gonna love this one.

Founder and creative director Consuelo Castiglioni (shown above with H&M's Margareta van den Bosch) worked closely with H&m to create a spring line for women and men featuring clothing and accessories at prices that are high for H&M but super-low for Marni. "I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints," says Consuelo. "As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colors, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic and adding sporty utilitarian elements."

I'm going to sound like a broken record but once again I'm thrilled! Marni is one of those labels I'd totally wear if I were Oprah-rich. Can you imagine Marni for H&M shoes and jewelry?! All kinds of amazing. Marni for H&M will be available from March 8, 2012, in over 250 stores worldwide and online. Keep reading for more glimpses at the collection.