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New Lustr iPhone App Plays Hot Potato With Sales

Screw you, internetz, for providing so many opportunities to spend all of our money on shoes. First you give us online shopping, then come online sample sales, now Lustr’s new iPhone app, which sends notifications of nearby New York sales to your phone. Yes, it’s super useful, but it also makes it hard to concentrate on what you’re doing when, after stepping off the train in the East Village and finding that Alexander Wang is marked down 40% a mere five blocks away. We are not strong enough to handle the temptation. New Yorkers, download the new app here and count down until you’re broke. [Racked] Keep reading »

Screw Diamonds, Show Your Love With A Spoon

There are quite a lot of things we like about being alive in this era. Computers, for example, come to mind. These ’50s ads for Community Flatware illuminated yet another reason to be grateful to have been born when we were: ad execs have realized that attempting to pass off spoons as a sign of love is some BS. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Tarte Lip Stain

At first swipe, we had high hopes for Tarte’s Natural Lip Stain. Lust, the color we tested, had an appropriately sultry name and glided on with a practiced sort of ease, moisturizing as it went. Unfortunately, the honeymoon period soon disappeared and we were left with nothing but faint vestiges of the relationship we’d begun a mere hour before. If you want really expensive pigmented Chapstick, this is the product for you, but don’t get into the relationship looking for it to last. [$24, Tarte, Sephora] Keep reading »

Mario Testino To Exhibit Life-Sized Kate Moss Pics

As if we weren’t inundated with enough Kate Moss images on a daily basis, London’s Phillips de Pury Auction House and the Saatchi Gallery will be playing host to 18 life-sized, Mario Testino-shot Moss images come July 5. The photos, all shot by Testino in 1996, have been blown up enormously and will sell for as-yet-unreleased prices once the two exhibitions are over. Tell us, what’s a huge Kate Moss poster worth to you? [Elle UK] Keep reading »

Nerd Freakout: Hi-Tech Norma Kamali Mannequins

Designer Norma Kamali made a rather interesting contribution to “CatWalk Becomes TechWalk,” a new public display of fashion and art unveiled last week in New York. While others clothed their mannequins in all things sparkly and astronaut-esque, Kamali revealed a mannequin adorned only in branding and bar codes. Download the app at getscanlife.com, scan the barcodes on Kamali’s mannequins, and learn all you like about the designer and her collection. Kind of cool, no? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

Now He’s Baby-Faced

We’ve heard of trying to maintain young skin, but this is a little ridiculous, don’t you think?? [Homotography] Keep reading »

Tom Ford To Direct Another Film

Tom Ford, former Gucci designer, raging narcissist and surprisingly awesome director of “A Single Man,” has confirmed that he’ll be making another movie. We were skeptical when we heard last year that Ford was directing at all, but his debut film was actually pretty great, so we’re excited to see what he’s got for us this time. Ford’s staying tight-lipped about the project for now, but we’re sure it’ll be at least as visually stunning as “A Single Man” was and can’t wait for the release! [Elle UK] Keep reading »

A Ring That Whispers Instead Of Yells

We’re forever on the lookout for costume jewelry that says a little something without being a full-on statement piece. As it turns out, though, the middle ground isn’t as easy to find as one would hope. This pretty little domed ring is a slap in the face to all things over-sparkly and totally boring; it’s not your standard plain band, but it also won’t blind you with shine. We like.

[$32.00 Shopbop.com]

Shopping Guide: 8 Alternative Wedding Styles

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Our roundup of celebs who rocked unusual outfits at their weddings got us thinking about easy ways to twist the traditional. After all, your outfit doesn’t have to be a total departure from the white dress in order to be unique. The embellished minis above, for example, are a more casual take on the white dress situation. Click through for more alternative wedding outfit options. [left: $35, Bebe, right: $168, Ann Taylor]

Shopping Guide: Summer Dresses With A Retro Feel

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Nothing’s more adorable than someone who looks old-school adorable despite the heat. Give us a full skirt, nipped waist and pretty print any day and we’ll happily do it up like ’60s housewives. Click through for a handful of summer dresses with a retro look. [$63, ModCloth]
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