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Crave: Tory Burch Jelly Reva

Jumping in puddles…what delight it brings to the inner child. Our shoes, however, are not quite so happy with our love for water sports. We could wear rain boots, but it’s been difficult finding a pair that don’t look downright silly in the summer or are cute enough to actually want to wear. In a somewhat ingenious move, Tory Burch has combined the lust with the must: the jelly ballet flat. Dancing in the rain has never looked so stylish. Oh yes, did we mention that the jelly flats are a fraction of the price of Tory’s classic flats? You may just find yourself praying for rain or wearing these shoes everyday you think you spot a cloud. [$95, Tory Burch] Keep reading »

What’s Your Favorite Madonna Style Moment? (Cameron Diaz Likes Blond Ambition)

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Signature City Style Spanning The Globe

There are many fashion capitals scattered across the globe, but surprisingly no two are alike. You might think that one well heeled and shiny lipped city could not be distinguished from it’s other couture colleagues, but oh how wrong you would be. Residents of these fashion forward cities are stylish, trendy and decked out in designer duds but in unique and innovative ways. Here is a rundown of the signature city styles of fashion capitols around the world. Keep reading »

Crave: Crocs Prima Ballet Flats

Don’t start yelling at us for losing our style sense just yet. We know it’s hard to imagine a pair of Crocs that aren’t fugly, but lo and behold, we present you with a pair that is totes adorable. Someone over at that company got the hint that fashion conscious gals may have liked the comfort of the shoes, but didn’t dig the dowdy silhouette. The result: ballet flats so cute you would never think they were Crocs. Slip your feet into these comfy flats and marvel at how stylish your tootsies look and how happy they feel. At a bargain of 20 bucks and a color variety spanning the rainbow, you will be hard pressed to find a reason not to buy these. [$20, Crocs] Keep reading »

The Power And Politics Of Height

I was intrigued by the amount of interest and opinions voiced in last week’s posts about height, which led me to think that there was more on this topic than is usually discussed. When I think about height, it is usually in terms of style. As the fashion industry tends to favor the long of limb, I am not always thrilled by my lack of inches. What I found particularly interesting was that most of you who said you were short did so with pride and without fashion phobias. Clearly I was not on the same page as everyone else, so I began talking to women in all ranges of the height spectrum to see how they felt about their height and why. The results were staggering: women viewed height in the context of power and politics. Keep reading »

Unfogging The Fashion Future

A recent New York Times article stated that for every step fashion step forward, fashion took three steps back. This theory got me thinking, is it true that every new trend is actually a revamped version of trends past? While there is certainly no lack of innovation in fashion, very few styles are completely fresh and unseen. Even the most outrageous shapes and lines have often been seen before, possibly centuries before. Don’t believe me? Don’t those Grecian dresses look familiar? Haven’t you seen Oxford shoes in some period movie? Aren’t corseted women in every museum around the world? Oh yes, every runway show has at least a few items that harken back to the good old days. Taking inspiration from the past is hardly a minus on the creativity scale, as long as the styles are not taken too literally. Rather, I take comfort from the fact that I can predict the fashion future. With the arrival of a new decade, new president, new economic climate, etc., there are bound to be dramatic shifts in style. Instead of blindly stumbling into the fashion of a new era and decade, I have taken a cheeky peak into my fashion fortune telling ball to study the secrets of the fashion future inspired by the fashion past. Read what trends from olden days will make big come back after the jump. Keep reading »

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