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Forget Jade Nail Polish, It’s All About Gray

Chanel’s Jade nail polish is already so over. Sure, the color is finally hitting beauty counters now that it’s Fall, and nails are getting their first taste of the perfect green hue. But after the Spring 2010 show, gray is the new jade.

On the runway, Karl Lagerfeld not only brought the barn indoors and made farming look chic, but Chanel Beauty Creative Director Peter Philips invited the fashion and beauty obsessed to find their newest nail adoration.

And here’s a hint: If you can’t afford the Chanel polish, Essie’s new fall shade, Chinchilly, definitely has a perfect gray look to it, and it’s more affordable! Keep reading »

H&M Wants To Decorate Your Home

Ikea, watch out. H&M is set to take over your entire world.

H&M gave shoppers all over a thrill just a few weeks ago when the store announced that Internet shopping would finally be available in the coming months. But they’re not stopping with that. Now, they’re ready to get into the home goods arena, so not only your wardrobe can be filled with H&M, but your home can be decked out as well. So far the site features bed linens and bathroom towels, but there’s also a section for organic cotton and rugs, so really it’s only a matter of time before it’s a full blown Ikea competitor. Let the cheap yet stylish Swedish homewares war begin! Ironically, the first area that H&M has begun to cater their sheets and pillows to is Sweden.
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Struggling Glossy Mags Look To Hulu For Salvation

With the shocking and depressing news that Conde Nast shuttered not one, but four magazines yesterday — Gourmet and Cookie, plus two bridal magazines — comes the harsh realization that glossies are not what they used to be. If a powerhouse like Conde is suffering, well, you know it’s bad.

But certainly this can’t mean the end of magazines everywhere? Enter the online salvation. Domino recently (sort of) revived itself, in the form of an online rag called Lonny, and now it seems publishing giant Time Inc. is sniffing around the Hulu format. Wait, huh? Keep reading »

Calling All Barbie Look-Alikes!

Do you look like Barbie? Have you been graced with her odd proportions and doll-like looks? Or maybe you have a lingering obsession from childhood that has yet to go away?

Well, Dubai Fashion Week wants you. While the blond bombshell took over New York Fashion Week in February, she’s making her way across the globe, and the next stop is the UAE. 7Days, a newspaper from the United Arab Emirates, is even holding a contest, calling for any real-life Barbie dolls. Simply email them with a description of your Barbie-ness and the winning entry will not only receive tickets to the Barbie fashion show but a feature in the newspaper. Maybe the woman who went through 100 plastic surgeries to look like Barbie should enter.
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Who Wants To Smell Like Kim Kardashian?

Behold the scent of Kim Kardashian. With her booming reality TV career, it was only a matter of seconds before Kim decided to launch her first fragrance. But she says the perfume creation has been in progress since she was little and she and Kourtney would mix flower petals together in the blender. Yet this scent is way more refined, complete with hints of jasmine, gardenia, and sandalwood. This February Sephora will begin to stock Kim’s perfume, which will cost $16-65. Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Is Ready to Be Your Beauty Advisor

If you thought Sarah Palin’s moment in the spotlight was over after the election, you were seriously mistaken. The “average hockey mom/governor” won’t give up that fast. Already she has transformed herself from politician to author, completing her memoir and landing on the bestseller list before the chronicle has even been released. But that’s not all. Remember when we predicted that eventually a lipstick would be inspired by and named after her? Sadly prescient. Keep reading »

Lindsay Lohan: Fashion & Social Media Expert

Lindsay Lohan seems to consider herself somewhat of a social media expert and has now found a new use for Twitter. She’s been sending out Fashion Week invitations to the Ungaro show in under 140 characters.

To catch you up a bit on the Lindsay craziness, here’s a recap: despite the woes and complaints of the fashion industry, Emanuel Ungaro went ahead and hired Lindsay Lohan as an artistic advisor for the brand. She showed her diva attitude during Fashion Week in New York, moving around seating cards, and even made her new bosses angry when she missed a press call with the Wall Street Journal and decided to not pose for pictures at Fashion’s Night Out. We hate to say we told you so Ungaro, but well, we told you so. Keep reading »

What Does 3D Mean For Fashion Magazines?

Despite the fact that I’ve totally succumbed to the internet in numerous ways, one former habit will just not die: My apartment is cluttered with magazines. Every month, my mailbox floods with glossies and flipping through the pages feels like fashion heaven. Sure, there’s The Fashion Spot where users painstakingly upload each and every page, but there’s just something about being able to flip through the editorials and see the beauty in person.

Could that be the one way internet magazines just can’t compete? Keep reading »

Your Chance At Photography Fame

If you think you’re the next Steven Klein or Mert and Marcus, then W magazine is ready to give you a chance. Starting tomorrow, the fashion magazine will accept submissions on their website for their first ever photography contest, “W: The Art Project.” The theme is obsession, so be prepared to fully consume your life with that one fixation you so love in order to submit the perfect picture.

From what we imagine will be a countless number of submissions, a panel of judges will pick only twenty, but the public is going to have the final say of just which photographer’s talent is high fashion magazine worthy. (AKA, beg and plead every person you’ve ever met to vote for you.) The prize for that one lucky winner not only includes a published moment in the glossy, but also a brand new camera and a three-month mentorship from art consultant Blair Voltz Clarke. Go quickly tell all your aspiring photographer friends. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Carrie Bradshaw Gives Up Her Manolos!

Watch out Manolo Blahnik. You’ve been put back on the shelf.

While Carrie Bradshaw originally gave the heels their fame with her shoe obsession and fashion sense, it seem she’s moved on. In the upcoming “Sex and the City” sequel, Sarah Jessica Parker’s character has given up fawning over Manolos in favor of red soles from Christian Louboutin. Is this the result of too much complaining over unwanted fame from Mr. Blahnik? Either way, the “SATC”-obsessed are sure to attach their heel addiction to the iconic Louboutins just as fast as they did to those Manolos.

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