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A Celebrity Line We Approve Of

While countless celebrities have joined the fashion world recently (um, yeah, Kings of Leon just launched a line too), here’s an example of two that are doing so for an actual purpose besides furthering their own fame: Courteney Cox and David Arquette created a line of jewelry with Satya to benefit their good friend’s son, Brendon, who suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa. “We were not aware of the condition until it affected us personally but, of course, once we got to know this incredible child we wanted to do whatever we could to help,” said David. The couple worked with Satya to create a line of butterfly jewelry, which will benefit those affected by the disease. Shop it here. [British Vogue] Keep reading »

Does Photoshop Retouching Really Deserve Its Bad Image?

Retouching is getting a very bad name in the media these days, and photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino is fighting back against a possible law in France that would require any Photoshop image to clearly mention its changes via a warning label. While instances of bad airbrushing and tampering have become extremely apparent as of late, he’s out to show that not all alterations are bad. In fact, he wants to prove that they’re more commonplace than anyone realizes. This weekend, he published a photo of a woman Photoshopped in Libération’s Next magazine, but instead of giving her skinnier hips, he enhanced her curves (reminiscent of Beth Dittos’ Love cover). Keep reading »

Miley Cyrus’ New Wal-Mart Collection Is Not So Bad

Wal-Mart is having a serious fashion moment. They are selling the iconic Norma Kamali sleeping bag coat for a total steal ($35), and now preview images of Miley Cyrus‘ new spring line have leaked. Of course, we would normally yawn about the latter if it weren’t for the fact that the questionably styled teenage singer worked with fashion expert Max Azria to create an entire spring collection for under $20–yes under twenty dollars–that actually looks kind of wearable. BCBG it ain’t, but this cute dress and tops bearing the kind of ruffles and prints that we can totally see as Max’s influence look good so far. We’ll have to wait until February to see more but in the meantime, we’ll be on the lookout for more deals. Um, is Wal-Mart the new Target or something? [Lucky] Keep reading »

Gaga For Gaga? Now You Can Own Her Hair

Was your neighborhood overrun with Lady Gaga impersonators this Halloween? For all those crazy fans out there, the wig-wearing diva is giving up a strand of her real hair to make their dreams come true. She’s selling a deluxe box set — complete with the book of Gaga, “The Fame” album, eight new songs, 3D glasses, and to top it all off, a lock of her hair. The price tag on this Gaga-licious item is $114.98. No word on where the money is going, but we’re pretty sure it’ll be added to the funds for her crazy costumes. We say this is way creepy. It was weird enough when Elvis sold his hair, but oh wait, he was dead already and he is also the King. Thoughts? [Mirror] Keep reading »

Step Away From The Farm!

My Facebook page has been taken over by FarmVille updates. So-and-so just harvested their stock! Your friend just sold his wares! Help your neighbor scare off crows! And on, and on, and on. The game is sweeping the social networking world and, apparently, running people’s lives. One man gets up in the middle of the night in order to harvest his crops. A husband made his hungry, pregnant wife wait while he tended to his raspberries. Conversations revolve around FarmVille coins and experience rankings. Really?!! Keep reading »

Snuggle Up With A Sleeping Bag Coat

It may not look like the most fashionable coat on the market, but it is designer-made (as iconic as the DVF’s wrap dress to many), and will keep you toasty warm. Norma Kamali’s sleeping bag coat usually retails for $595 in stores, but she’s decided to be nice and generous. The designer not only began offering the coat–which was created 30 years ago during a cold camping trip–on her eBay site for under $300, but has now teamed up with WalMart to sell the piece for a ridiculously affordable price … only $35! Prepare to stalk your local WalMart for this toasty hot number. If you want to see what it looks like on, follow the jump to watch a Lucky editor try it on. [Lucky] Keep reading »

Want To Eat Dinner With Bella And Edward?

OK, I’ll admit that the Twilight obsession has officially gone too far. [The Robert Pattinson panties didn't do it? -- Editor] Personally, I’m a total sucker (heh) for the whole vampire trend. I read all of the Twilight books, saw the first movie, and recently fell in love with “The Vampire Diaries.” Whatever — the trend will end at some point. In the meantime, I’m enjoying my vampy entertainment. But now a couple, Annette and Tim Root of Forks, WA, decided to cash in on the obsession by launching a restaurant in the town where the books are set. Crossing the line much? It will be named Volterra, after the Italian city where the Volturi vampires live and so far it’s set to open next spring. What’s on the menu, considering vampires only eat blood? Appropriately, steak will be served (the rarer the better I’m sure) along with seafood options. Huh. What’s next, a glimmer charm school? [Eater] Keep reading »

Jeans Are The New Power Suit

President Obama gave fashion critics something to talk about when he displayed a pair of “mom jeans” at a baseball game, Nicolas Sarkozy and his lovely wife Carla both donned denim for a recent trip to Egypt, and the Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, chose jeans for a dinner date with Obama. Steve Jobs kept his fashion taste simple through the years — a black turtleneck and a pair of Levi’s 501s.

Suddenly, jeans are the new power look. Keep reading »

I’m With The Band

Everyone wants to surround themselves with rock star paraphernalia right now. Guitar Hero lets you pretend to rock out, there are two Beatles devoted games in the form of Rock Band and Monopoly, and Walmart even dressed up Mr. Potato Head as characters from the band KISS. Michael Jackson’s tribute, “This Is It,” is now open in theaters, and there’s an entire clothing line sold at Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s and Target devoted to the pop star. The next best thing–and a more stylish option than cluttering up your house with figurines? Band T-shirts. But not just any band T-shirts. Those of the old sort are the most in demand, providing not only the cool factor, but a softness and worn in look that can only come with the vintage factor. If you’re in New York, head to Metropolis (43 Third Ave), Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn (88 N. 11th St), and What Comes Around Goes Around (351 W. Broadway) or for online shopping, check out Monster Vintage, Cheap Jacks, or your local Craigslist. [WWD] Keep reading »

Let’s Hear It For The Ladies!

For seemingly inexplicable reasons, the fashion industry has always been a bit of a boy’s club, despite the fact that women are the main consumers. But Sarah Mower of the Telegraph recently issued a bold statement by claiming that all of the designers to watch right now are women, and in doing so, she name drops quite a few powerful ladies: the Rodarte sisters (Kate and Laura Mulleavy), Phoebe Philo of Celine, as well as the new brood from London — Mary Katrantzou, Joanna Sykes, Holly Fulton, Louise Gray, Natascha Stolle and Hannah Marshall. Of course, we have to agree with her as we swell in pride for our fellow lovely ladies. But there are more! Keep reading »

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