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Quotable: Fashion’s Voice Of Reason

“But there’s also something beautiful about these fresh voices that can say something that maybe sometimes someone who does have a lot of credibility misses, or they see it through a really fresh eye. I think that’s the debate that is going on in our industry full-stop, because we don’t want to discredit years and years of experience and hard work and paying your dues and learning about what we do day to day, but there is something really beautiful about all of these really fresh perspectives that come out of the Internet.”

Kate Lanphear, Elle‘s rather adorable Style Director, on how the new wave of style bloggers and traditional fashion magazine editors can learn to get along [Fashionologie] Keep reading »

Get To Know Lilly Pulitzer, The Princess Of Preppy

After reading the New York Times‘ recent “Critical Shopper” piece on Lilly Pulitzer, it occurred to me that unless you were raised in a privileged household on the Eastern seaboard and use “summering” as a verb, as a 20- or 30-something woman who grew up in the grunge generation, you might not be too familiar with Pulitzer’s maniacally colorful prints. As someone who wears black most of the time, I hadn’t really thought much of the brand myself. A few months back I did go on a market appointment to a Lilly Pulitzer showroom, though, and I left feeling a bit intrigued by the whole “lifestyle.” Keep reading »

How To Blow $5,000+ Fast

Remember that worn-out, ripped-up, head-scratch-inducing $1,625 Balmain t-shirt we spied last week? That baby was kind of a deal compared to this Christophe Decarnin beat-up army shirt now on sale at Colette for $5,057.23. Get outta my way, ladies, it’s mine, all mine! [Daily Front Row] Keep reading »

Insane Woman Spends $47,000 Per Year On Her Hair

Sure, great hair is priceless. Just ask any of the celebs named in our “Top 10 Best Heads of Hair in Hollywood” roundup. That said, you’d be hard-pressed to find a star that ponies up this much for mane maintenance. New Yorker Brandi Irwin, 28, has some very interesting financial priorities. The “former-model-turned-foot-model and photographer” spends $10,000 on her long extensions three times a year, plus cuts, color and blowouts. Apparently, her parents made some pretty sweet stock market investments back in the day and now she is determined to use that money wisely. (Also, favorite detail of this story: she has the word “Posh” tattooed all punk rock-style on her knuckles. Amazing!) But Brandi is not alone, oh no. Makeup artist Kate Bazazian cops to getting the fancy extensions (made by a company called Great Lengths), and uses a combination of her savings and credit cards to finance her fix. Another woman spoke on condition of anonymity–after all, she didn’t want to seem, like, high-maintenance or anything: “Don’t get me wrong — I have to budget. But I think it’s a plausible investment that I don’t mind making.” Totally. Normal. [NY Post] Keep reading »

If You’re Not Too Fat, You’re Too Thin


I always thought “The Price of Beauty” was kind of an amazing idea. What’s more fascinating than learning about the age-old aesthetic values of different cultures around the world? Too bad the host of this eye-opening show is completely disrespectful of said cultures and screams her way through each episode. Most recently, Jess and the gang made their way to Uganda to visit a tribe that feels a woman can never be too rich or too fat. Needless to say, Jessica Simpson is beyond amazed. Keep reading »

Sneak Peek: Holy Summer Shopping At Topshop

The nails, the maxi-dresses, those floral platform shoes, oh my! Nothing gets us in the mood to shop like a behind-the-scenes-at-a-photo-shoot video. Drool. [Topshop] Keep reading »

Snooki Has Some Serious Hat Head

Mayday: Snooki has landed in Miami, and homegirl doesn’t travel light. While many of us try to pare down when we pack and move, not Nicole Polizzi. She just grabs everything she has and even wears it if she needs to, like this random sombrero she must’ve picked up one Spring Break in Cabo. [Miami, 4/5/10] Keep reading »

The Top 10 Best Heads Of Hair In Hollywood

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Entertainers become famous for all kinds of reasons, but some stars are known for their ‘dos as much as for their talent. For example, Demi Moore has redefined the dated belief that a woman of a certain age shouldn’t rock long hair. Click through for nine more Hollywood Hair Model Citizens.

Shorts, UR Doing It Wrong: The 10 Ugliest Shorts Known To Womankind

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When it comes to fashion, Amelia and I tend to disagree on one teensy thing: She (understandably) has an aversion to harem pants. While I completely acknowledge that they’re in no way, shape or form, flattering on anyone, I can’t help but kinda like the lil’ underdogs. That said, when she sent me this listing, A.L.C. Slouch Shorts for $147.50 (originally $295!), even a baggy pants lover such as myself had to draw the line. Click through for more shorts that give us serious pause.

“What Am I Wearing Anyway?”

Ashley Olsen beats us to the question at last night’s opening of “Lend Me A Tenor” (starring Ashley’s beau, Justin Bartha). [NYC, 4/4/10] Keep reading »

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