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How Old Is Too Old When It Comes To Miniskirts?

Today The Daily Mail has put an expiration date on wearing miniskirts: 35 years old, 65 years old, 55, 60, oh, and 40. (They had a bunch of lady writers chime in on their own how-old-is-too-old age, hence the differing opinions.) As was so nicely pointed out: “Celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, 35, Danni Minogue, 38 next month, Elle Macpherson, 46, Cindy Crawford, 43, Jennifer Aniston, 40, and Courteney Cox, 45, are all fans of the mini.” Sure, but that list of Hollywood ladies is also one seriously in-shape bunch. I would never deny them the right to a higher hemline simply by citing their ages. My two cents? The age thing is horses**t… Keep reading »

Did Nina Ricci Rip Off Those Heel-Less High Heels From A Fetish Designer?

Remember those eye-popping Nina Ricci heel-less high heels? You can see someone try to walk in them here or get a closer look here. Well, it looks as if Ricci’s Olivier Theyskens may have gotten the idea from a more obscure fetish designer, Kronier. The outrageous Kronier line is decidedly fetishistic and probably best for those who like to encase themselves in rubber before heading off to the rave, and the Kronier boots look a lot like the Riccis. You can watch a video of Kronier’s heel-less boots dating back to 2006 here. In any case, there’s probably no one “inventor” of the heel-less shoe; Antonio Berardi did something similar in 2008. But it begs the question: Why do designers want to see women walk in shoes without heels? Keep reading »

New Gucci Spot Reveals Models Can Speak

No, it’s not an “SNL” skit. It’s the latest video advert from Gucci, a “behind the scenes” look at their fall/winter 2009/2010 line. If you like listening to crazy-thin models with wackadoodle names talk over each other about each other while wearing clothes that you cannot afford and striking random, gawky poses, you will love this spot. All that model chattering aside, I would die, and I do mean die, for those thigh-high, skintight boots. Baldor? Is that actually one of the model’s (real? fake?) names? Ah, fashion. [Haute Macabre] Keep reading »

The Sickest Doc Martens We’ve Ever Seen

In these tough economic times, there’s nothing like diversifying projects to maintain income and interest, a trick both Raf Simons and Doc Martens know too well. In addition to running his own label as well as men’s and women’s collections for Jil Sander, Simons has extended his name and talent to a laundry list of collaborations including Asics and Fred Perry. Martens has done the same with recent partnerships with labels like Yohji Yamamoto and Stussy. So it only makes sense–and cents–for Simmons and Martens to collaborate in a venture of their own. The result is Raf Simons for Doc Martens, a collection of boots, loafers and shoes for boys which borrow the Belgium designer’s clean, modern aesthetic. Our favorite out of the line has to be these metallic numbers scheduled to be in stores and online this month. Log on to Doc Martens online to find out where to buy. [For your man. Bah! Wish they had women's. -- Editor] [Fashionisto] Keep reading »

These Rings Look Good Enough To Eat (But Please Don’t)

Ring Pops are the ultimate cocktail rings, but, unfortunately, because they are made from sugar and taste sooooo good, they tend not to last very long (especially the cherry-flavored ones). But now we can wear a sweet treat on our finger without the sticky residue. These meringue-shaped rings, $22, are made of silicone, not high-fructose corn syrup, and we think they’d be the icing on top of our cute outfit cake. [Charles & Marie] Keep reading »

Sneak Peek: Stella McCartney Sunglasses

When it comes to Stella McCartney, our personal philosophy is she can do no wrong, besides lower her prices a ton. First there was all that athletic wear, then fragrance, and now, Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter is expanding her collection to include sunglasses. The shades starts at $180 and go up to $250 — look for them to drop at Stella McCartney stores worldwide and online later on this year. Maybe it’s tough to love these at first sight, but take a second look and you’ll see their beauty: sleek, simple and sophisticated, much like McCartney herself. [FabSugar] Keep reading »

Cobbler Vs. New Shoes: Which Is The Better Value?

Thinking I was being smart with my money, I recently took three pairs of black high heels to my local shoe repair man to get them gussied up. All of them were in pretty sad condition—the heels worn down to the metal screw, soles thin, and scuffs all around. (FYI, these shoes weren’t anything super fancy, just good and basic Banana Republic and Nine West.) Keep reading »

Win Valentino’s “Last Emperor” DVD–With A Vintage Valentino Dress Thrown In

Someone please hand the geniuses behind this contest a cookie. Seriously! The teams behind Decades, the LA-based vintage couture boutique, and Phase 4 Films have linked up for a one-of-a-kind contest we’re sure you will be interested in: “Win a Valentino Gown with Valentino: The Last Emperor DVD Sweepstakes.” To celebrate the release of “Valentino: The Last Emperor” on DVD and Blu-ray, the dynamic duo are giving one lucky contestant the opportunity to get the DVD plus a vintage Valentino Dress. That’s right, you can kick back in couture, watch Valentino‘s life unfold on screen and pretend you are at your very own premiere. To enter the contest (which starts today!), submit your name, details and contact information to: valentinodvdcontest@phase4films.com. We don’t suggest that you email more than one entry (that disqualifies you from winning most contests), but we can’t say we blame you for trying either. [ValentinoMovie.com] Keep reading »

Crave: Charles & Marie Bling Band Aid

Back in the day, if you got a scrape, things got all better once a Miss Piggy or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Band-Aid was placed on your boo-boo. Now, that doesn’t quite do the trick.

Reclaim your childhood joy with something a bit more grown-up — Bling Band Aids. Each bandage is adorned with four Swarovski crystals. Pick from three colors: white, red, or pink. You could wear one on your face for fun, as this model does, but we think they’d be just as cute covering your real nicks and scrapes. [$12, Charles & Marie]
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Topless Rihanna Does Extreme Couture

Dayum, girl! Here’s a first look at Rihanna‘s much-hyped layout for Vogue Italia shot by Steven Klein: “Extreme Couture.” Last week, we showed you the cover. Now, we’ve got the spread. Shot in black, white, and platinum, with a lone streak of turquoise, these are some of the boldest, most beautiful pics of Rihanna that we’ve seen thus far. After the jump, more images, and RiRi rocks the pasties. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »

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