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The Inspiration Board: Kim Jong-Il

Somehow, the fashion interwebs are going gaga for improbable style icon Kim Jong-Il, as we explained yesterday. Frightening? Yes. Hilarious? Kind of. You have to wonder—think he was trying to look cool, or just fell into it? Those glasses seem pretty calculated, if you ask us. His style is certainly simple enough … it’s all about minimalism, if that’s your thing. Check out our product suggestions after the jump. Keep reading »

Pretty Pretty Panties

We’d love to give our sad drawer full of worn-out granny panties a designer makeover, but that would be fairly expensive. Thank God for online outlet stores, where we can find gorgeous, silk floral briefs that originally cost $130 at a fraction of the price. These aren’t just pretty and comfy-looking; no one would kick them out of bed, that’s for sure.

[$32.50 The Outnet]

Who Knew: Cole Haan Got Cool?

In the past year, we’ve seen a bunch of fashion chains stuck in the mom demographic—Eileen Fisher, Land’s End—undergo some clever re-branding to target a hipper and younger consumer. Apparently, Cole Haan has evolved its look as well, and we like what we see.

While the collection maintains a portion of that all-business, corporate-woman aesthetic, many of the styles have become more trend-forward, and dare we say it—sexy? We’re lusting after these gladiator-inspired kicks, designed by Maria Sharapova, and constructed with Nike Air technology for comfort. The company has also recruited Todd Selby to put together a stylish interactive lookbook of pretty young things in their too-cool homes (wearing, of course, Cole Haan goods). Ya dig? [Cole Haan] Keep reading »

Quotable: Fergie On Being Called “Fugly”

“It has hurt me in the past when people say things like how ‘fugly’ I am or how horrible I look. I’ve had to learn not to give it such a high priority in life…. Look, when you’re trying to juggle all of this in your life, sometimes you’re not going to look perfect. I don’t have time to get a facial every couple of days.”

Fergie in Elle this month, on how she handles being called “fugly,” ahem. Another look at the fashion story, after the jump! [Elle]
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Women Spend How Much Time Shopping?

I love a good fashion study. Though I certainly don’t understand math, if the numbers and percentages relate to style, I’ll mull over the figures for quite some time. So when I found out that women spend three percent of their disposable income on clothes, I was more than intrigued. In today’s fashion-focused scientific research, it seems that if you add up all the time women shop, you’ll find they spend three years of their life in stores! But, interestingly enough, those three years aren’t just for purchasing new shoes, bags, and accessories. You see, 94 hours and 55 minutes per year are devoted to grocery shopping, while 100 hours and 48 minutes per year are spent in department stores or malls. Add a few hours in there for window shopping and over a lifetime it really adds up. Personally, I’m going to be honest and admit that my habits are a bit more of an obsession than a necessity, so those numbers might not relate to me. What about you? Does this sound about right for your trips to the mall? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

6 Must-Have Fashion Apps For The iPad

Not to sound like a whiny brat, but the Gilt app for the iPhone kind of disappoints. They meant well, but the small screen means it’s hard to pass judgment on tiny frocks under all that limited time offer pressure. Blessedly, a handful of iPad apps have swooped in to solve challenging First World issues like these with their awesomeness in the arena of style. (Of course, you need an iPad to start with, but I digress … ) Check out our favorites, after the jump. Keep reading »

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