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How Often Do You Wash Your Jeans?

There’s a special allowance when it comes to the amount of times you can wear jeans before they get thrown in the dirty pile. In my opinion, it’s based on the fact that post-laundering, you’ll need a few wears to get back that perfect worn-in feel before your denim becomes too loose. But interestingly, women and men have a very different habit when it comes to wash-and-wear. For the boys, each pair of jeans racks up 15 wears, but for girls, it’s almost half that, at just six. Given the recent obsession with skinny jeans for the ladies, it makes perfect sense — no one wants to go out in jeans with sagging knees. I’m guessing no dirty hipster boys were included in this survey though. And when it comes to purchasing jeans per year, men go through double the amount of denim, since they’re so anti-laundry. What about you? How often do you wear your jeans before you throw them in the wash? [P.S. Bonus to not washing jeans as often as most of your other clothes: They last longer!--Editor] [Daily Express] Keep reading »

A Video Look at Sonia Rykiel’s Knitwears for H&M


If lingerie isn’t your thing, or you didn’t rush to your local H&M fast enough to nab Sonia Rykiel’s creations, here’s a second chance at designer goodies. In part two of her collaboration effort, she’s unveiling knitwear to the masses, and it’s all quite adorable (we showed you a preview here). But here’s a fair warning: If stripes aren’t your thing, this is one purchase you won’t be making. The line is heavy in pink, black, and yellow, with major inspiration from the Parisian chic movement. A.K.A. berets gone wild. “It’s exactly what I love,” said Sonia of the line. “It’s exactly my work. It’s exactly what I want to offer everyone in the world.” Dresses and skirts aren’t her only offering though — amazing bright colored bangles, shoes, and brooches will decorate the shelves — though surely not for long. The collection launches in H&M stores on Feb. 20. Keep reading »

Pierre Hardy For Gap: Is The Third Time The Charm?

When the first pair of Pierre Hardy shoes for Gap launched, I rushed to the store, assuming that I’d be in love and willing to part with almost $100 for said designer shoes. But I left Gap that day sans new shoes, dejected and disappointed at the collection. Then, editors obsessed over the fur-lined boots for winter, and I got excited yet again, but just like Erin, was completely let down by their look in reality. Now the shoe master has created another collection, and with this, I’ve finally given up. Three strikes and this collaboration is out for me. For summer 2010, Pierre Hardy designed three wedge styles and one flat denim gladiator pair, and here’s a first look at three of the four. From what I can see (and I hate to say it), the leather on the first pair looks too plastic-y to be worth the money, and the second is just plain boring. If I had to choose, the third could be a good option, but again, that price tag is too hefty. Hopefully the gladiator flats will bring some favorable light to the collection. If unlike me, you’re loving these shoes, head to Gap on May 4, when they will be available for $98. [Actually, gotta say I am kinda feeling them this time! I just love a platform sandal. -- Editor] [Couture Snob] Keep reading »

Say Goodbye To Your Fear Of Swimwear, Thanks To Spanx

Summer may be a few months away, but I personally think that there’s never a better time than now to start daydreaming about warm weather and beach vacations. But for some, the idea of rolling waves or pools might be more of a nightmare, because warm temperatures mean bathing suits and baring it all. If you’re not quite bikini body-ready (and let’s be honest, after the holidays, who really is?), here’s a bit of good news: Spanx, the company revered by many for their body-slimming undergarments, has decided to branch out. Meet Spanx swimwear, which sucks in just like their body shapers but is cute and fashionable — you’d actually want to wear it even if it didn’t give you perfect curves. More after the jump … [Glamour] Keep reading »

6 Fashionable Ways To Benefit Haiti

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Finally we have a reason to be proud of Lindsay Lohan. Buy a pair of her Fame leggings, and she’s promising that 100 percent will go to benefit those in Haiti who were affected by the earthquake, via the charity Save the Children. [$65, 6162]

Here are five more ways to look fashionable and give back.

Want To Take A Really, Really Expensive Bath?

For the wealthy with a bit of a spending problem, here’s another way to waste a fair amount of money. For the small sum of $50,000, you can enjoy “The World’s Most Expensive Bath.” But this is one bathing experience you’ll need to plan ahead for, since the water needs a whole two months to um, marinate. Mix H2O harvested from 15,000-year-old glaciers with Hawaiian deep sea water from 3,000 miles below the ocean’s surface, add costly Sidr honey, Peruvian pink salt, three kinds of natural oils and butters, plop in a bit of 24 karat gold, of course, and you’ve got an awfully fancy bath. Your cleansing moment won’t take place in a regular porcelain tub–that’s just too low class. You’ll be languishing in a sterling silver bathing receptacle. Sounds glamorous! And insanely wasteful. [Shecky's] Keep reading »

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