Why is it that when we finally have disposable income, we no longer have the free time to spend it?
Stiletto Jungle Enterprises began with Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle shopping blog and has since branched out to also include Stiletto Jungle Connect shopping toolbar, with plans to expand further into the shopping services world in the near future. Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle was designed to bridge the gap between the life of a struggling student and the life of luxury, and provide a go-to resource for young professionals who love shopping. Founded in June 2006, Stiletto Jungle is the creation of a young attorney who realized that the day she started pulling in "real paychecks" was the same day she no longer had the time to shop. As a grad student she had plenty of time to bargain hunt, keep up with trends, track Free Gift With Purchase offers, locate deals on designer goods, and rummage through sale racks. As a young professional she had just enough time to pick up a new pair of pantyhose during lunch... on a good day.
So, what is Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle?
Stiletto Jungle is an online shopping blog designed for fun, fashionable women who are long on style, but short on free time. It features fashion, beauty, and lifestyle tips, trends, online deals and more in a "magazine you can shop" format. Updated several times daily, Stiletto Jungle aims to pull together the absolute best of online shopping-- from designer deals and hot sales, to contests and GWP offers, to tips on where to buy the latest trends-- and put it all in one convenient place. The goal is to create a site where a busy woman can browse for just 10 minutes during her lunch break and get a range of shopping information that would normally take hours to pull together.
What makes Stiletto Jungle different from other shopping blogs or traditional magazines?
Most shopping blogs or sites supply just one kind of shopping information. For example: reviews of beauty products, coupon codes, hot new fashions, or gift ideas. These sites are great, and quite comprehensive, but to get a wide range of information you'd have to spend hours reading several different sites. Stiletto Jungle provides an extremely well-edited selection of information that spans fashion, beauty, and lifestyle all in one place. Unlike traditional magazines, you don't have to spend a day at the mall to hunt down the products you read about. Each and every product mentioned on Stiletto Jungle is accompanied by a direct link to where you can purchase that product online that very minute-- no hunting, no guess work. Stiletto Jungle is a "one stop shop" for fashionable women who are leading busy lives, but still want to be an "it girl."
How has Stiletto Jungle Enterprises grown?
In late 2007 Stiletto Jungle Enterprises branched out beyond the confines of the shopping blog to offer Stiletto Jungle Connect shopping toolbar. Stiletto Jungle Connect is a web browser add-on that puts the best of Stiletto Jungle at your fingertips, no matter where you browse on the web. Stiletto Jungle Connect features blog headlines, an online shopping directory, daily deals and coupon codes, and more. Keeping with the Stiletto Jungle tradition of helping busy professional women enjoy the best of online shopping, Stiletto Jungle Connect makes online shopping and deal-finding easier and more efficient.
Who is behind Stiletto Jungle?
Stiletto Jungle is owned and edited by a young attorney who knows a thing or two about how to work a 14-hour day in style. As a well-educated, stylish young professional she understands the demands of juggling a professional career with maintaining "it girl" status and knows that just because you have a good job doesn't mean you can afford to pay full price for designer jeans!
Stiletto Jungle also has the benefit of an outstanding group of editors and contributing writers. These successful women range in age from their early 20s to late 40s and include professionals from the legal, medical, business, music, modeling, and sales industries. Stiletto Jungle's writers and editors provide real-world perspective on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle topics and contribute original articles, videos, and product reviews.
Tina B. is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Tina is a practicing attorney who lives and works in sunny San Diego, California. Tina's must haves include lots of MAC, a little Bath & Body Works Cherry Blossom, and a pair of Reef sandals.
Pearl C. is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. After nine years in SoCal, Pearl returned to her east coast roots, taking up residence in NYC. Formerly with Interscope Records, Pearl is now Agency Client Services Mgr. at start up music video site Vevo. Although a smart girl all-around, Pearl's true gift is for finding the best party in town.
Po Chhim is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Equal parts high-powered attorney and fashionable glamour girl, Po currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she practices law full-time.
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.
Jules Newmark is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jules is currently based in sun drenched San Diego, California, where she works, and works the scene, as a modeling agent. Jules's beauty must-haves include mascara by Dior, perfume by Calvin Klein, and a really good sunblock.
Jennifer P. is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jennifer is currently based in Long Beach, California, where she works as a nurse. Jennifer's beauty must-haves include John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, Biosilk Silk Therapy, and California Tan Suddenly Sun Brozer.
Michelle S. is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Michelle is currently based in Huntington Beach, California, where she works as a nurse. Michelle's beauty must-haves include Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion, Jonathan Product Dirt Texturizing Paste, and MAC Studio Fix.
Kimberly Turner, your personal style guru, is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kimberly has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an Image Consulting Certification from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Kimberly lives in the Windy city of Chicago and is the host of FashionCents.tv.
Kim V. is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in Orange County, California, where she works as a Loan Servicing Manager. Kim's beauty must-haves include sun protection from Shiseido, makeup remover from Philosophy and Bare Escentuals BareMinerals.
Jen W. is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jen is a partner in a law firm in Chico, California, where she revels in the fact that the nearest decent shopping is an 88-mile drive away. Jen's must-haves include Lancôme sunless bronzer, her favorite 7 For All Mankind jeans, and a raspberry cosmopolitan at happy hour.