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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 hand, the looks seem classic and basic, which is something you can always use, right? What do you think of the vibe? [Independent] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: Skiwear To Minimize Dorkiness On The Slopes

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So, it’s pretty much a proven scientific fact that when you go skiing, you look like a dork. And we’re not even wearing beard hats or those weird caps that have fleece dreadlocks all over. (You know which ones we’re talking about.) The added problem is that the sleek, luxury-looking ski gear is just that—luxury. Expensive. So here’s our attempt to find some reasonably priced winter sport duds that minimize the dork factor on the slopes. Check it out!

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 M12 heated jacket, which, in slightly “Back to the Future” style, provides electric heat. A battery pack charges the garment for eight hours, allowing you to essentially walk around town wrapped up in an electric blanket. The price is pretty reasonable too. At about $130, it’s less than your average North Face number. Are you listening, Santa? [Gizmodo] Keep reading »

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 goes to show that you don’t need to be a long-haired lady to embrace the hair-whipping mentality.

What do you think of Willow’s new ‘do? Cute? Edgy? Or oh dear? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

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. He says, “Purple is made of two colors, red and blue. Red and blue seem to have some political significance.” Glad to see Mr. Bloomberg has a basic understanding of politics and also passed third grade art. Keep reading »

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. She now has a website (“My Official Slipper Site,” aka SnookiSlippers.com) and is selling two varieties of the ginormous shoes—a leopard print and a pink and white sneaker motif, both of which come with a classy lace-up detail. This is actually a really smart branding move that could make Snooks a nice income. We’re sure there’s a slew of teenage girls out there just dying to get all dolled up for their next Snooki slumber party. (Sigh.) [Snooki Slippers via BlackBook] Keep reading »

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 hue for the ribbon. Here’s the kind of piece we’d totally be into DIY-ing ourselves if we had the time … but since the price is pretty affordable at $28, we’d probably let someone else do the job (a way better one at that).

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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] Keep reading »

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 has appealed to NYC’s Parsons School for Design to become an artist-in-residence. A “source” (whatever that means) says that Gaga wants to “use her famous fashion sense and avant-garde art obsession to launch an academic career,” and that “She would like to teach in the fashion-design programme and wants to incorporate elements of music study, popular culture and media studies.” Keep reading »

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. Aside from being slightly impractical, they’re also something you don’t really need, and the price isn’t exactly budget-friendly. But sometimes you just know what will make you happy.

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