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First Look: William Rast For Target

Target’s latest collaboration is out. The tomboyish denim line William Rast created men’s and women’s looks for the retailer, and to be honest? Yawn. Except we can’t help checking it out simply because Justin Timberlake helped launch William Rast, and since that man has a knack for making anything sexy …

On the other…

Leonora Epstein / December 15, 2010

Winter Dream: Milwaukee’s Battery-Powered Heated Jacket

Are you one of those people who, no matter how many North Face parkas you layer on, just can’t seem to keep warm in winter? You’d think by now they would have invented some invisible heat bubble that follows you wherever you go, but no (thanks for nothing, scientists). There is, however, this: the Milwaukee…

Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2010

Leave It To Willow Smith To Popularize The Bowl Cut

Breaking: Willow Smith now has a bowl cut. And despite it looking kind of dorky … it’s kind of dorky in an awesome way. We swear: Willow’s at a point where anything this girl touches turns to gold. (Or at least, A+ hairstyles.) One question. How’s she gonna whip her hair now? Maybe this just…

Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2010

Purple: The Color Of Lesbians, And Now Bipartisans

Purple is a color loaded with meaning. At one time symbolizing royalty, it’s also come to be known as one of the colors representing LGBT groups and orgs. It’s more recently taken on a newer political meaning in America—that of bipartisanship. NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken to wearing a purple tie at public events.

Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2010

Saw It Coming: Snooki-Branded Slippers Have Arrived

The “Jersey Shore” cast members sure are doing a bang-up business these days. Book deals (“book deals”), workout videos, and now … the official Snooki house slippers. Miss Polizzi’s fashion sense was quick to be capitalized on, so we’re actually surprised that it took this long to make a dollar off of her famous slippers.

Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2010

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rosette Necklace

Gardening is cyclical, so when fashion mirrors nature, shouldn’t it too follow in a cycle? That’s the theme behind this awesome Etsy find—a rosette necklace made from recycled T-shirts by CreativityIsMessy. Best of all, it’s made to order, so choose your rose color (lavender, pink, and charcoal are some nice options) and then select a…

Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2010

Do Not Want: Sequined Ugg Boots

Is it just us, or are Uggs experiencing some form of horrible mutation? After the original came the colors—pink, purple, and the like. Then there was Jimmy Choo’s studded and fringed monstrosity. And now this: sparkly, sequined Ugg boots. People, stop the Uggsanity! [High Snobette]…

Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2010

That’s Professor Gaga To You: Lady G Wants To Teach College Fashion Course

To her credit, Lady Gaga can claim being one of the era’s loudest fashion influences and her resume does boast innovation (meat dresses, anyone?) and important work in the industry (lookin’ hot for MAC, two years in a row). But does that make her qualified to teach college students about fashion? Apparently, the pop star…

Leonora Epstein / December 13, 2010

Please Don’t Hate Us Because We Want These Sequined Hand Warmers

Sometimes you can’t help loving something despite the fact that you know it’s kind of wrong. (Except this scenario makes it all the more desirable. For further reading see: most great works of classic literature.) Take, for example, these Juicy Couture sequined fingerless gloves, or “hand warmers” as they are referred to in the description.

Leonora Epstein / December 13, 2010

You May Want To Boycott Wrinkle-Free Fabrics After Reading This

So, you’re probably not thinking to yourself, “Oooh, man, I want that wrinkle-free L.L. Bean blouse for Christmas sooo bad.” (Maybe your mom is.) While wrinkle-free fabrics are not exactly a style selling point for young women, you’d be surprised by how often they are employed (especially in men’s dress shirts), not just in clothing,…

Leonora Epstein / December 13, 2010

Industry Report: Gaga’s Second MAC Campaign And Blogger Salaries

Lady Gaga will return for a second run as the face of MAC’s Viva Glam campaign. [WWD]
Blogger Susanna Lau of Style Bubble tells the New York Times she doesn’t make a lot of money. [New York Times]…

Leonora Epstein / December 12, 2010

You Can Use “Urkel” As A Verb; “Getting Urkeled” Is Probably Not What You Think

When we read the Time headline “‘Urkel’ Is Now a Verb,” we assumed this had something to do with hipster dress, which often takes after Steve Urkel fashion with tight pants and over-sized glasses. But no. Apparently, “getting Urkeled” is what the kids at Westside Middle School in Memphis, Tennessee, say when someone gets penalized…

Leonora Epstein / December 10, 2010

Fashion Designer Sylvie Cachay Suffers Tragic Death

Sad news: Sylvie Cachay, the designer behind swimwear line SYLVA, was found dead yesterday in a hotel room at the Soho House, a swank members-only hangout in Manhattan’s meatpacking district. The sad scenario sounds either highly suspicious or the making of a bad accident—the 33-year-old woman was discovered submerged in the room’s bathtub. Her body…

Leonora Epstein / December 10, 2010

Video Proof Guys Like Uggs

World, meet Joshua Ferguson, a teenage (we think? Pre-teen?) boy with a love for Uggs. He’s taken to YouTube to do super detailed reviews of his own Uggs and his family’s pairs … and let’s just say, combined, there are a lot of Uggs under one roof. You might fall asleep listening to all the…

Leonora Epstein / December 10, 2010

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