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When I found out about Sheena Matheiken’s Uniform Project, I was astounded. She decided to wear the exact same dress for an entire year, mixing in only thrifted or donated accessories, in order to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation for less fortunate children. One dress. 365 days. I can’t wear the same thing twice in a row and this girl was going to do it for a whole year! I wondered how in the world would she creatively find new and different outfits for 365 days based on one dress? But she did it, and did it well. Sheena even edited together a little video to show off her style choices throughout the entire year. I promise, you’ll be more than impressed. With a basic black dress, Sheena invented an entire collection of characters — honoring The King of Pop, certain holidays, and the seasons with her style choices while sticking to that same black dress. This girl not only has more style and creative juices than a ton of people, but more importantly, Sheena raised $74,522 for her efforts, meaning that 207 children now have the chance to go to school! There are a few days left — the entire project culminates on May 1 — so if you’re inspired make sure to donate. [Glamour] Keep reading »
“I wear a lot of longer skirts and dresses and I want to switch things up. I saw this really cool short, tight dress while out shopping the other day and I want it but I’m not sure how to wear it without looking inappropriate. Ideas?”–Linda
First up, if appropriate is what you’re going for, back away now. If, however, what you mean by “without looking inappropriate” is “without looking like a street walker,” we can help. Take the jump for a few tips and start practicing exiting vehicles in a ladylike fashion now. Keep reading »
Those of you who are in college will be developing that gnawing feeling in the pits of your stomachs. That feeling, kiddies, is dread, and it may very well have something to do with being a real Grown Up for the first time. And what comes with your new Grown Up status? A damn job, that’s what. Regardless of how great your resume is, if you don’t also look the part, you’re probably not going to get the spot. But there’s good news, too: a couple of kick ass interview outfits will help you get from sending out resumes to acing interviews and setting up your new desk. We believe in keeping it really simple with a dress and maybe a cropped cardigan. Keep reading »
If you can afford it, you can now run in your Choos. Here’s a first look at Jimmy Choo’s much-anticipated sneaker collection, and the designs are definitely showy. Far from athletic wear, the kicks sport snakeskin textures, metallic hues, gold hardware, and a few models take it up a notch with a high-top. They’re actually … kind of masculine now that we’re getting a good look.
Think these $600 sneakers will fly off the shelves? [HighSnobette]
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Post-iPhone fashion app boom, retailers are now focusing on iPad-specific applications for the new Apple product. And some believe that the device is about to revolutionize the way we think about fashion and shopping. For starters, the idea of mobile shopping may become more palatable. Are you really going to buy a $500 Marchesa gown from Net-A-Porter off your phone? Doubtful. However, if you’re dealing with larger visuals and special features that you might not even find on a website, purchasing with your iPad might not feel too different from doing it at home online. Also consider this: In the past few years, mail-order catalogs have been dying off. iPad catalogs, suggests Ad Age, might bring about its renaissance.
Don’t have an iPad and don’t plan on getting one anytime soon? You may still see a difference as retailers start incorporating them into the physical shopping experience, placing them in stores to provide customers with product info. Are you into the idea of experiencing shopping and fashion through this new medium? [PSFK] Keep reading »