Winona Dimeo-Ediger

What’s Your Spending Comfort Zone?

Most of the items in my closet probably cost between $5 and $75. I'm a huge fan of thrift stores, discount stores, and clearance racks. My mom raised me to hunt relentlessly for the best deal, so even when I'm doing fine financially, a $50 price tag will give me pause. A $100 item i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 30, 2010

Fashion Quiz: Designer Purse Or Stingray Egg Case?

One of these items is a $1,000 Alexander McQueen clutch. The other is the egg casing of a thornback stingray. Can you tell which is which? [Zappos; The Shark Lab]…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 29, 2010

Ask The Man Panel: Sleeping Bag Chic

Comme des Garçons calls this a "blazer," but it might be more aptly described as a "puff ball with a head hole," or perhaps a "giant, wearable replica of a human brain." If it didn't cost $2,500, I might have to go pick one up for myself out of sheer curiosity. The next best thing?
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 24, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: If The Dress Fits …

This necklace in the form of a dress is the perfect accessory for fashion design students, or seamstresses, or sewing hobbyists, or people who like to wear dresses, or people who like to construct dress forms. What I'm trying to say is that pretty much everyone in the world has a reason to wear thi…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 23, 2010

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Spinelli From “Recess”

Did you guys watch "Recess" back in the day? It was my favorite cartoon for an embarrassingly long time. I watched it every week until it got cut from the Saturday morning line-up, at which point I believe I was a senior in high school. One of the best parts of the show was a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2010

Rock On, Art!

Moxy Creative House has put together a badass series of art prints depicting the signature styles of 20 different rock icons. Ranging from Kurt Cobain to Run DMC, these limited edition posters are almost as cool as the rock gods that inspired them. One major complaint, though: no female musicians were…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2010

Dear Famous Footwear, We Need To Talk.

Dear Famous Footwear, We need to talk. I feel like I've been trying to make things work with you for so long. My friends rave about you constantly: your great prices, your huge selections, your friendly employees. I watch them point proudly to their cute new shoes and I think, "If it worked for them,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2010

Ladies And Gentlemen, Grab Your Tracksuits!

Adidas Originals and Snoop Dogg have teamed up to create perhaps the comfiest holiday ever, National Tracksuit Day, and it's happening tomorrow, November 19th. Here's a montage of Snoop's slightly dizzying pleas for you to take part. What's that? You're not allowed to wear a tracksuit to work? Dude, it's a national holiday. Your bo…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 18, 2010

6 Feminist Fashion Statements

I'm proud to call myself a feminist. I also love jewelry. And while we should be wary of commodifying political movements, I think it's always valuable to increase feminism's visibility. If I get to wear a cute necklace in the process, so be it. After the jump, some clothing and accessories that let you wear…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 18, 2010

Ask The Man Panel: Diana Ross In Shoe Form

When I saw these $2,000 Lanvin python and Mongolian fur pumps, a few things went through my mind. First and foremost: what kind of hair products would you need to buy to maintain these shoes' lustrous locks?" A close second: I have to find out what the men think of these. Check out…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 18, 2010

Butterfly Accessories: Not Just For Tweens

The butterfly has really gotten a bad rap when it comes to the fashion choices it inspires. Most often it's relegated to tramp stamps and plastic tween jewelry, but why? It's a beautiful creature with magnificent colors and I think we should embrace the more mature side of butterfly style. After the jump, a selectio…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 17, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: But How Do You Really Feel?

There are a lot of beautiful, poetic greeting cards out there, a lot of cards with pastel paintings of roses and italicized sentiments. And then there's this card. And this card is awesome. [$4, Near Modern Disaster]…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 16, 2010

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Johnny Knoxville

I saw "Jackass 3-D" with my brother over the weekend. When I wasn't laughing, shielding my eyes, or committing all of my energy to not vomiting up my Junior Mints (maybe by the 5th or 6th "Jackass" movie I'll learn that bringing snacks is not the best idea), I was admiring Johnny Knoxville's wardrobe. Say…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 16, 2010

East Coast Vs. West Coast Fashion

It's a feud that has burned for decades in rap songs and friendly debates and Food Network specials: East Coast vs. West Coast. There are undeniable differences between the two regions, but what about the East Coast vs. West Coast aesthetic? Just how different are the fashion choices of the two coasts? I grew u…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 16, 2010

Do Not Want: Blood-Stained Sweater

I'm all for eye-catching design, but I'd prefer that my clothing choices didn't lead to 911 calls from concerned passersby, like this Jason Wu sweater might: "Ummm, yeah, there's a woman in front of me in line at Starbucks, and she's obviously bleeding out, but she doesn't seem to notice ... yeah ... that's right…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 15, 2010