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Fashion Quiz: Crumpled Blanket Or Designer Pants?

One of these photos shows a pair of asymmetric wool-blend pants by Yohji Yamamoto which recently sold out. The other is an example of my usual attempts at “folding” a large blanket before cramming it in the closet and hoping my boyfriend doesn’t notice. Can you tell which is which? [Y-3 pants photo via ShopStyle]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 12, 2010

Mixed Pattern Paradox

The Mixed Bouquet Infinity Scarf’s combination of different patterns creates a lovely paradox: It clashes with everything and therefore goes with everything. Throw it on to add interest to an all-black outfit, or take the eclectic look to the max by pairing it with a plaid trench coat and textured hosiery. However you choose to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 12, 2010

Ask The Man Panel: “Beetlejuice” Couture

This bright, stripey outfit is from the much-lauded Jil Sander spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection. With the combination of a billowy candy cane skirt and exposed side boob, I couldn’t wait to see what the Man Panel had to say about this one. Read their candid reactions after the jump!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 12, 2010

Movember Facial Hair: Love It Or Leave It?

Have you guys heard of Movember? In 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, a few friends decided to grow out their facial hair for the month of November to draw attention to men’s health issues. Their humble, hairy plan: that their mustaches could “change the face of men’s health” and maybe they could raise a few buck…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 12, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Pillow Talk

Isn’t this just the sweetest little pillow? I feel like if this pillow were a person it would be that one girl who seems perfectly prim and proper and gets a little nervous whenever people use swear words, but then you find out something really crazy and incongruous about her life, like maybe she wa…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 9, 2010

Unlikely Style Icon: Jane Goodall

I grew up in a very primate-centric household. My mom was part of a team at the Oregon Zoo in the 1970s that taught sign language to chimpanzees, and my dad worked as a vet tech for 30 years, taking care of all different kinds of monkeys. My parents would often refer to the relationshi…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 9, 2010

Why You Need To Buy That Party Dress — Right Now

Have you ever come across a gorgeous formal dress while shopping for, say, a pair of work chinos? Maybe it’s a little sequin shift hanging on the sale rack that catches your eye. Maybe there’s only one left and it’s in your size. Maybe the mere sight of it makes you squeal with glee, but…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 8, 2010

Top 10 Reasons Bold Brows Are Best

I’ve always been drawn to thick, dark eyebrows. I love the drama and definition they bring to the face, and I get so excited when “bold brows” are declared a trend (this has happened approximately once a year for the past 50 years) and fashion designers start sending models down the runway with giant black…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 8, 2010

Do Not Want: Earmuffs The Size Of Your Head

I’m all for accessories that make a strong statement, but let’s make sure that statement isn’t, “I just stopped by the pet store and strapped a couple angry guinea pigs to my head.” And for $165? You could buy one pair of normal sized, reasonably priced ear muffs and, like, 10 happy guinea pigs. I…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 6, 2010

Haircuts From Hell: Share Your Worst Hair Experience!

You know that scene in “Jaws” where the three guys get drunk below deck and start comparing scars, trying to one up each other, until Quint totally wins with his chilling account of watching all his friends get eaten by sharks during the sinking of the USS Indianapolis? Get a group of women talking about…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 5, 2010

Social Style: Do You And Your Friends Dress Alike?

Over the weekend I met up with my friend Katelyn for a karaoke date. I’d come straight from work and was therefore wearing a super boring black pencil skirt and dark gray button-up shirt: not exactly the fun, sassy outfit necessary for belting out my signature Depeche Mode jams in front of a crowd. “Just…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 4, 2010

Ready For A Close-Up

This might look like a photo from a beauty editorial in a fashion magazine, but it’s actually a painting by hyper-realist artist Simon Hennessey. I’ve spent approximately four hours examining those exquisitely detailed pores and whispering, “No freaking way! That’s paint?” (As you can tell I am an eloquent art critic). If you’ve got time…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 3, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: The Coolest Collage

This adorable mini-collage would look amazing framed and hung up in a glassed-walled sun room, surrounded by potted ferns and gilded curiosities from around the world. Luckily for me (since I don’t have a glass-walled sun room or a fern), it would also look awesome tacked onto the inspiration wall above my desk, surrounded by…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 2, 2010

Do You Have A Toxic Relationship With Fashion Magazines?

I have loved fashion magazines since I was a teen. I love the creative editorials and the styling ideas and the designer profiles, and for some reason I continue to love fashion magazines even though the Marie Claire fiasco last week reminded me that they don’t love me back. It’s a toxic relationship, really: they…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 2, 2010

Where To Shop For Your Man (If Your Man Isn’t A Tool)

Last month, we wrote up a list of the places where you shouldn’t shop for your man (unless your man is a tool). While such a cautionary message is important, we mustn’t ignore the non-douches of the world, those wonderful men who would rather not wear camo cargo shorts and message T-shirts alluding to the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 1, 2010

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Dexter Morgan’s Murderin’ Outfit

I love the show “Dexter.” Probably to an unhealthy degree. For example, I spend approximately 30 percent of my workday sitting at my desk daydreaming about my friendships with the characters on the show. When my brothers and I took a trip to Florida this summer, we sneaked into the apartment complex where Dexter the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 29, 2010

A “Wish You Were Here!” Mug

What’s better than a postcard? A postcard that can hold coffee! This pretty mug comes complete with an old-fashioned postmark, a place to write a personalized greeting, and a special pen with ink that becomes permanent after a quick trip to the oven. Even better, these postal-themed mugs didn’t travel far: They’re handmade in the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 29, 2010