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By Designer Diva Resale, Dec 22 2018 01:00AM

Goodbye 2018

18 Dec 2018, 10:30 AM:

Byline: Michelle Puckett

One of the most annoying fashion rules we have suffered under for more than 40 years may be on its way out the door as well … with just as much haste as this year has flown by.

It’s Victoria’s idea of what sexy is and is not, and for the rest of us real women we’re ready for a reality check. Victoria, you know her as that cheap little harlot who stages glamorous half-naked twiggies on a runway wearing heart-shaped wings and high heels.

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Well it seems that the 41-year-old brand needs something to spice up her love life with her loyal customers. The real secret is that she’s out dated. That rule that of flat abs and even flatter buns are quickly dismissed by 90% of the real women in the world and I’m more than 80% sure that’s a real number.

Victoria’s world started to unravel after its November’s extravaganza in Shanghai, China which by all account was an estimated $12 million production telecast around the world. Attending crowds went wild watching supermodel Lais Ribeiro stride down the runways with her 6-foot frame stuffed into the $2 million bejeweled bra she was wearing.

But the show’s audience plummeted 32% from the previous year to just 5 million. Victoria insists it is still the most watched fashion event in the world and that more people are tuning in online. But isn’t that what they said about a recent inaugural ceremony in D.C.?

Online viewership isn’t hard to track – in fact it’s a niche marketplace.

While Victoria’s same in store sales has been in a nose dive over seven quarters, margins are squeezed, and inventories are flush sending investors screaming. L Brands, the lingerie maker’s parent company, stocks are taking a beating as shares are down more than 45 percent this year — making it the worst-performing stock in the S&P 500.

“Victoria’s Secret is an example of a company that thought it was too big to fail,” Lingerie Addict editor and founder Cora Harrington; And you really can’t blame it on #metoo, this brand was faltering long before and now its time has come.

“The Angels are unrelatable, while the stores look too much like an outdated boudoir,” observed retail consultant Gabriella Santaniello of A-Line Partners.

Sexy is not dead. You and I know that sexy is certainly not out dated. But the idea that sexy has flat abs, buns and forehead with an overabundance of chesty is. Sometimes you must love mother nature’s affinity for balance.

Keep It Real Divas!!

Michelle Puckett.

By Designer Diva Resale, Dec 18 2018 01:33AM

By Michelle Puckett, 14 Dec 2018, 10:30 am – Houston Texas

Let’s make another clarified rule for fashion if you can’t jump into a cab or a bus while wearing the dress, then you might not have the right idea about Practical Fashions.

Everyone remembers the puffer coat we all wore in middle school that made you look like a walking hand grenade. But mom was assured that you were warm and safe walking those thirty-three hazardous miles back and forth to school, in the snow … uphill … both ways.

This coat was everything a working family could ask for in winter protection. Flexible, thick, durable, and best of all cheap. Really, what more could you ask for?

Standard fare for an all-around greatest and warmest thing on planet earth was $50. And at Burlington, you could catch them for $39. You can find fantastic jackets from Zips or the Mara Stone Puffer Jacket for under $80!

Those were the days of rational thinking. Before the days of North Face throws up their WOMEN'S GOTHAM PARKA II (to the left), for a mere $250 a pop.

Then Tahari Mia Long, Vince Camuto , and even Lauren Ralph Lauren break through the $300 dollar ceiling and the sky’s the limit.

And a special mention to Sam Isabel Oversized Puffer Jacket for $400, You’ll have to see it for yourself.

This is where rational thought is replaced by thin slices of spam. No, not the smooth texture of fried baloney, but the chunky salty, spicy meaty flavored spam heralded by Monty Python and thousands of frat boys in northwestern Virginia.

Barney’s is offering one 1 MONCLER PIERPAOLO PICCIOLI, Lucrezia Down-Quilted Puffer Cape for a mere $3,565. I kid you not,

But the pain doesn’t stop there.


Down-Quilted Long Puffer Dress. What every girl needs to tackle the river rafting trip down the Rio Grande.

I completely understand fashion loyalty and brand awards that compel irrational thinking, but com’on we can do better than celebrate fashions that make us look like extras in the Handmaiden’s Tale or pawn pieces on a chess board?


A stylish person is someone who has a bold sense of fashion, like a queen with flowing robes and gowns, or your friend who always wears the best-looking jeans. Stylish can describe polite and elegant manners, or it can describe dressing with the current fashion trends as you walked off the pages of a magazine. (Source,

But seriously, how do these ladies shake anyone’s hands. They walk around flapping their forearms like a T-Rex with a very bad itch on their nose. This is how Rome fell. You think the tunic was practical for all occasions?

Don’t fall into the fashion trap that thinks that anything a Kardashian wears is good for you. Wear what you want, be sure it’s something you want to wear.

Till next time, I’m in your corner.

Michelle Puckett

Your Designing Diva

By Designer Diva Resale, Dec 18 2018 01:18AM

By Michelle Diva - 12 December 2018

Without creating a list of style dos and don’ts, we need to point out a few all too common mistakes that girls often make.

Everyone wants to stand out in a crowd, or is that stand out from the crowd? Either way, we dress for success and success means we get noticed … but for the right reasons.

What to Avoid

Wrong Size

A blouse that is too big and falling off your frame, pin it up or lose it completely. Same for baggy stretched out tees and baggy jeans.

While we’re on the jeans, let’s lose the freshly painted on look.

Really, what are you are saying is that you’re are still working on that diet until then you’re not paying for new pants!

Rules: Badly fitting clothes leaves the impression that you don’t know how to dress.

Retro or Thrift – Not The Same

Keep your fit all together fit. This is most common with shoes, purses, glasses that are broke, scuffed, damaged, and should be repaired or replaced.

You should store your shoes with a put a shoe tree inside your shoes to prevent creases and once a week, treat your shoes to some moisturizer, and a little wax.

Long-term storage for purses, shoes or anything leather, should be wrapped in paper or acid-free plastic. Even dust has a Ph level that will damage leather.

Keep your suits and outfits clean and serviceable. Replace lost or broken buttons, remove stains, shave or cut off rouge threads. Keep your collars and cuffs stain free and in good shape.

Rules: Keep your leathers clean and stylish. And that small coffee stain on the lapel will throw a long shadow across your perfectly pink St. Johns Power suit.


Less is more. Wearing too many accessories will look like you fell out of a thrift store after a weekend binge.

And keep your style together. Clashing brass wristlets with Bakelite cuffs will only prove to everyone you have issues. overall style. Before reaching for that necklace, check whether it really goes with your total look.

Rules: 3 accessories that create a total look.

Appropriate Dress

You should care enough about your style and how your style reflects on you to wear event or venue appropriate clothing or outfits suitable for the occasion.

If you respect yourself, you will respect the occasion and the people around you. Don’t let yourself down.

Rules: Leggings and Flip Flops are not suitable for every occasion.

By Designer Diva Resale, Aug 2 2018 01:54AM

National Lipstick Day!


Read My Lips!

The phrase "lipstick on his collar" is a euphemism to describe a man who is cheating on his partner and "lipstick on a pig" is a euphemism for unsuccessfully attempting to make attractive something (or some idea) that is inherently unattractive.

In celebration of National Lipstick Day on 30 July, here are a few things you might like to know about our lip kissing sponsor.Woman_putting_on_her_lipstick_in_a_park.jpg

1) About 5,000 years ago Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent and wear lipstick. They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their faces, mainly on the lips and around the eyes.

2) Egyptian Queen Cleopatra crushed bugs to create a color of red on their lips.

3) Ancient Egyptians wore lipstick to show social status rather than gender. They extracted the red dye from fucus-algin, 0.01% iodine, and some bromine mannite, but this dye resulted in serious illness.

4) Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a pearlescent substance found in fish scales.

5) The Chinese made some of the first lipsticks that were made from beeswax over 1,000 years ago to protect the delicate skin of the lips. During the Tang Dynasty (CE 618-907), scented oils were added to them, which gave the mouth an enticing factor.

6) During the Islamic Golden Age, somewhere around the 14th or 15th century, the notable Andalusian cosmetologist Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis) invented solid lipsticks, which were perfumed sticks rolled and pressed in special molds.

7) In Australia, Aboriginal girls would paint their mouths red with ocher for puberty rituals.

8) 16th-century England, Queen Elizabeth used bright red lips and a stark white face to re-fashion a virginal persona that sparked an unfortunate style as the face paint had traces of lead. Although the lipstick was made from a blend of beeswax and red stains from plants. Only upper-class women and male actors wore makeup.

9) By the 19th century the use of cosmetics was not considered acceptable in Britain for respectable women, and it was associated with marginalized groups such as actors and prostitutes. It was considered brazen and uncouth to wear makeup.

10) Guerlain, a French cosmetic company, began to manufacture lipstick. The first commercial lipstick had been invented in 1884, by perfumers in Paris, France. It was covered in silk paper and made from deer tallow, castor oil, and beeswax.

11) By 1915, lipstick was sold in cylinder metal containers. Women had to slide a tiny lever at the side of the tube with the edge of their fingernail to move the lipstick up to the top of the case.

12) In 1923, the first swivel-up tube was patented by James Bruce Mason Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee.

13) In the late 1940s Hazel Bishop, an organic chemist in New York and New Jersey, created the first long lasting lipstick, called No-Smear lipstick. With the help of Raymond Specter, an advertiser, Bishop's lipstick business thrived.

14) Elizabeth Taylor helped to popularize red lipstick. It was said that she prohibited anyone else on set to wear lipstick.

15) In the early 1930s, Elizabeth Arden began to introduce different lipstick colors.

…so we have bug poop and fish scales painted onto the lips of Queen Cleo, small wonder Anthony couldn’t keep his lid on straight.

Marilyn_Manson_Cannes.jpgOver the centuries Lipstick has opted hundreds of variations including lip balms, glosses, crayons, pencils, liners, and stains. And in thousands of colors, shades, and degrees of brilliance. Even Alt-Rocker Marilyn Manson and the alternative subcultures helped popularize dark or black lipstick which seems to be the exact polar opposite of the intent to present sexuality or fertility and productiveness.

Lead and other trace metals are still found in many lipsticks. These trace metals are naturally occurring and accidentally get taken up with other chemicals that are used in lipstick production. Naturally occurring doesn’t make it good or acceptable. There is no safe level of lead, maybe we should be searching for alternatives other than fish scales or bug poop.

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By Designer Diva Resale, Jul 13 2018 07:56PM

This is our first week to learn about how to utilize beautiful scarfs! Designer Diva Resale has a fantastic selection of scarfs.

Check out the image to learn about a "Half Head Wrap"

Stay tuned for next weeks Scarf Tips.

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By Designer Diva Resale, Nov 30 2017 01:11AM

Our sales until year end are as follows:

75% OFF under $50 includes - wall of shoes

(excluding jewelry, sun & reading glasses, cashmere, evening & high-end clothes & lingerie)

20% OFF Jewelry, Lingerie, Scarfs, Hats

30% OFF St. Johns – High-end Designer Purses & Shoes


50% OFF Gowns, Cocktail & Separates under $100

50% OFF Wedding Gowns & Accessories

(some exclusions apply to all)

By Designer Diva Resale, Nov 9 2017 08:36AM

Designer Diva Resale, Salutes ALL Veterans for their sacrifices and services for the United States of America. We sincerely appreciate every one of our Veterans.

To honor our Veterans, we are having a RED, WHITE or BLUE Sale, this Friday, 11/10/17, Veteran's Day.

Select items that have RED, WHITE OR BLUE colors and receive an additional 5% off of items under $50. (some exclusions apply)

Sales currently at Designer Diva Resale: 75% OFF under $50 ***** 50% OFF under $100 on gowns and cocktail dresses.

STOREWIDE CLEARANCE SALE - Don't miss out on HUGE SAVINGS Now!! Shop ALL Seasons Monday thru Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. Designer Diva Resale location, 11324 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077. Why Pay Retail When You Can Save With Retail!!!

Thank you to all our Veterans - Designer Diva Resale appreciates each of you!

By Designer Diva Resale, Oct 3 2017 07:51AM

Create REAL costumes for less than $50 with our 75% OFF Sale!

Seamstress on-site for alterations

REAL Clothes!!!

Wear it again and again


By Designer Diva Resale, Jan 6 2017 11:42PM

By: Dinah Bennett Kelley

Once upon a time, there was a young lady looking for the perfect outfit to wear to a New Year’s Eve party. One day, she saw a television commercial for a women’s resale clothing store. So, she set out in search of this potential resale clothing delight only to discover a real diamond in the rough.

If you find yourself walking into this little gem of a resale shop, in awe of the 20,000 square-foot women’s retail space called, Designer Diva Resale in Houston, Texas, then you are exactly where you were meant to be!

Designer Diva Resale is a women’s-only resale clothing and accessory store that will take your breath away. Aisles and aisles of gently-worn, high-end fashion and brand name dresses, shoes, blouses, pants, accessories model their beauty and temptation for you, the awe-inspired customer. Ladies, this is one resale store you will actually find something you can’t live without.

Gracious owner and Christian advocate, Michelle Puckett and her talented Manager, Carole Barela have created a highly personalized, one-stop-resale-shop for women of all shapes, sizes, and tastes. Ms. Puckett and her dog, Sassy, welcome customers with humility and a smile. Given a chance, Sassy will even kneel down, offering prayerful thanks to show you her appreciation for your business.

Ms. Puckett is also the founder of the Blooming Butterflies, Inc., created on behalf of her son, Charles who was in a serious hit-and-run motorcycle accident in 2003. As a result of the accident, Charles has required years of surgeries to improve nerve damage injuries, along with endless physical therapies. Turning a very dark time into rays of hope, Ms. Puckett, and her son, Charles decided to create Blooming Butterflies, Inc., a non-profit charity to help others in need. Instead of wallowing in their own painful trials and tribulations, with heart and soul their mission became:

“To promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women, teens, children and senior citizens by providing professional attire + a network of support.”

Attractively, the Designer Diva Resale Store’s Manager, Mrs. Barela, also offers her own special skills. As a professional Image Consultant from New Jersey, Mrs. Barela artfully co-ordinates all merchandize on the floor to perfection. She has an uncanny knack for understanding each woman’s personal style and knows how to put a professionally-pieced outfit together for any occasion.

This store, this team of professionals and their passion for fashion, serving others and making a positive mark in today’s frenzy has set out to help make this world a better place, regardless of the obstacles. It is this type of grace and leadership that is designed to catch the eye, if not also the spirit. Well done, ladies. Well done.

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By Designer Diva Resale, Oct 14 2016 09:55PM

DESIGER DIVA RESALE PARTNERED WITH BLOOMING BUTTERFLIES, NON-PROFIT WILL HAVE THEIR HUGE GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER THIS SUNDAY, 10/16 FROM 10AM-5PM! $1.00 designer shoes, clothes, purses, coats, toys, children clothes, Christmas Decorations, sheets, bed spreads, furniture and SO MUCH MORE!