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How To Get Featured On _________ [Insert Style Blog Name]

There was a time a couple years ago when getting featured on The Sartorialist was a goal for many a stylish New Yorker. I got lucky early and was snapped the week after I moved to the city, but friends and workmates alike were left scheming, stalking and plotting to run into Scott Schuman while wearing the right outfit. Now, it’s not just The Sartorialist, it’s a whole plethora of blogs that demand serious planning if you want to make it onto their [web]pages. From the embarrassing to the awesome, click through for tips on how to end up everywhere from Jak & Jill to Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber.

A Cute Pochette For The Bare Necessities

When all you need is enough purse to hold some cash and lip gloss, leave your duffel bag-sized tote behind and pick up a pochette. (It’s like a clutch, but even tinier and, thus, more adorable.) Pochettes are our go-to toters for a night out, and this Marc by Marc Jacobs checkered one is our new favorite. You really can’t beat the classic color combo and the relative lack of logo-ing.

[$58.00 Shopbop.com]

The Happy Medium Necklace

Though few attempt to find it, there is, in fact, a delicate balance between a simple pendant and a statement necklace. This Lee Angel multi-strand necklace with its medium weight baubles and general feeling of pretty lightness hits it on the nose. You can wear it dressy or casual and it will never look too diminutive or too aggressive.

[$46.88 TheOutnet.com]

A Love Affair With A Wrap Dress

Why do we love wrap dresses? Let us count the ways: 1) they’re expandable and contractible, meaning they work during bloated times and thin days; 2) they always flatter our cleavage region; and 3) more often than not, they’re actually comfortable. Why do we love this wrap dress in particular? Because it features our three favorite wrap dress elements and comes in a great length, cool print and classic colors. What’s not to like?

[$66.00 Fred Flare]

Boys Like Flowers, Too

A pretty crystal vase is all well and good, but something a little more fun is often in order. These homme/femme vases are both cute and cheeky, turning the classic man and woman bathroom symbols on their heads by associating them with something pretty and lovely-smelling instead of, well, toilets. You can buy them separately or together to create a pretty little flower couple.

[$6.95 CB2]

Beauty Test Drive: Peter Thomas Roth Complexion Clearing Pads

As if bikini waxes weren’t inherently embarrassing enough, some of us (read “me”) may or may not have ingrown hair situations that make the whole thing all the more uncomfortable. Perhaps in an effort to put me out of my awkward misery, one of the lovely wax ladies at The Skin Spa suggested Peter Thomas Roth complexion pads to solve the problem. Skeptical though I was of using an acne product so near my lady parts, desperation is a great motivator and I gave it a shot. Awesome. The pads work as well on ingrowns as they do on acne and far better than, for example, Bliss’ ingrown hair pads, my former favorites. [$36, Peter Thomas Roth, Sephora] Keep reading »

Nekkid Barbie Calendar Makes Us Feel Pervy

We know it’s just plastic, but somehow it feels really wrong. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Sofia Coppola To Direct New Dior Fragrance Commercial?


Rumor has it that Sofia Coppola will be directing another Dior fragrance commercial, this time starring Natalie Portman, Dior Parfum’s new ambassador. Those of you who obsessed over Coppola’s last Dior commercial (above), like we did, will be a little bit thrilled about this news. Coppola and Portman were both spotted filming in Paris over the weekend — albeit at different locations — giving us reason to believe that the rumors are true and we’re about to have a new favorite commercial. [A.TV] Keep reading »

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Oak & Co. Gives Young Designers Exposure

The hardest thing about being a new designer is not so much the creativity — if you’re good, you’re good — it’s getting exposure for the awesome clothes you’re creating. Some designers with amazing wares actually struggle for years just to get their clothes in front of the right eyes. New website Oak & Co. aims to change that by offering sustainable up-and-coming designers a hub for selling their wares. Some of the pieces are a little more hippie than chic, but a fair few of the choices are pretty great-looking pieces that you won’t find elsewhere. Plus, buying a dress from Oak & Co. means you’re being environmentally friendly and supporting developing designers. [ApparelNews.net] Keep reading »

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