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What Should Betsey Johnson’s Plaza Hotel Eloise Suite Look Like?

It was announced last September that fashion designer Betsey Johnson would be designing an Eloise-themed suite for The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Those of you who were obsessed with Eloise to the extent that we were as kids may or may not have peed your pants in excitement at the news. Now, finally, the unveiling of the room is just a few days away. On July 29, we’ll all see what Johnson has done with the room and probably wish we were 8 years old all over again. (Take a look at Johnson’s apartment at left and you’ll know why we’re so jealous of grade schoolers.) We’re hoping that the room involves a healthy amount of artsy crayon on the walls and a cage for Skipperdee the turtle. What does your dream Eloise room look like? [Fashion Foie Gras] Keep reading »

Quotable: Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa Says Waifs Are So Over

“Calvin Klein originally started the whole waif moment and not much has been done since then … Lara was our exclusive four years ago. We’ve never had someone who really represented our houses and all our licensees in the same way. She is very current, very beautiful and very womanly. It’s time for that persona and for that body. She’s divine, gorgeous and we will support her in that.”

– Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa on model Lara Stone’s more curvy figure and its place in high fashion. It’s good to see that even Calvin Klein, the brand that hired a nearly-naked, teenage Kate Moss to usher in the era of the waif, is broadening its approach in terms of weight. Lara Stone’s “curvy” physique is still totally slim, but she’s at least got the sort of body type that every day women are more likely to relate to — you know, not emaciated. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »

Check Out Tiffany & Company’s Boring $4,800 Handbag

Sorry to be a downer, but we’re totally underwhelmed by Tiffany & Company’s soon-to-be-released handbags. The iconic jewelry maker is stepping into the handbag market this September with the help of the design duo formerly behind the recently-shuttered bag line Lambertson Truex. The designers, who formerly made incredibly ladylike bags, make total sense for the brand, but the prices don’t. Tiffany & Co. is, of course, an expensive brand, but while that may be understandable for their jewelry, there are plenty of bags we’d rather spend thousands of dollars on if we could! Charmed though we are by the promise of a classic Tiffany blue lining and the Holly clutch (named, we assume, after Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast At Tiffany’s), the bags just don’t pack enough bang for all that buck. [The Bag Snob] Keep reading »

Victoria’s Secret Bedbugs Aren’t Very Sexy

Hot on the heels of the recent Hollister bedbug infestation and cleansing, Victoria’s Secret on New York’s Lexington Avenue had a fun little infestation of its own. Apparently, bugs were found and the store was closed down for sniffing by bed bug-detecting dogs, a quick, intense chemical spray and, finally, another dog sniffing. The company claims that the issue was isolated to a small area of the store and has been completely neutralized, but the whole thing still leaves us feeling a little skeevy. Victoria’s Secret has committed to having all of its stores sniffed for bugs, though, which is more than most can say. Where do you think the vermin will hit next? [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »

How To Salvage Your Nasty Summer Feet

We’ve done a post about maintaining pretty feet. This is not that post. This, rather, is a guide to going apes**t on your feet once you’ve let them get to what seems like a point of no return. Having recently pumiced my own mangled extremities half to death and come out alive, I’m not unlike a war hero in the battle for more lovely toes. Click through if you know what I’m talking about when I mention blisters, band-aid buildup, and the sort of dry, dirty skin not even a mother could love. Keep reading »

Lane Bryant Wasn’t Always So Full-Figure-Friendly

Lane Bryant may still be a plus sized Mecca, but they’ve certainly changed their approach to advertising. Now, curvy ladies parade in their undies instead of hiding under massive coats and calling other “chubbies” to join the ranks. We think that’s a win. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

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