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Designer Shopping Bags As Totes: The Ultimate In Label Whoring?

After a few weeks of lusting over it, I’ve finally decided to acknowledge that this Valentino bag will not be mine. Even though my computer would look so cute in there and I’m a relatively nice person. Grr. But even during my points of deepest obsession, a Valentino shopping bag never seemed like a reasonable substitute. I get the idea behind carrying designer shopping bags: looking like you can shop at stores that would really eat an entire month’s paycheck in one go. But I don’t get the allure.

The New York Times just wrote about this designer shopping bag “trend” sweeping Japan and focused mostly on the adorable aspects. Like a teenage girl who says carrying a bag from a popular designer store reminds her of the fun times she has shopping. On the other hand, could it also be the ultimate form of label whoring, more intense in its desperation level than carrying fakes? Keep reading »

Agent Provocateur Steps Up Its Style Buzz

Lingerie line Agent Provocateur has always been a cult favorite, but they’re now beginning to monopolize the sexy lingerie market thanks to lots of excellent news today:

  • The label is launching a new jewelry line. (They currently offer some slightly unwearable rope and tassel bedroom accessories and a few necklaces.) The designs to launch in September will be much stronger with leather cuffs adorned with silver plates and Swarovski crystals. [InStyle.co.uk]
  • Also for fall, Agent Provocateur brings back its classics collection filled with the standard colors—pink, black, white, red—and featuring lacy corsets, nipple tassels, and demi-cup bras. [ViewOnFashion.com]
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Fall Fashion T.V Bonanaza: Nina Garcia & Jazmin Whitley

Project Runway and the Fashion Show (if they ever even make it back on TV) should prep for some ferosh competition. Project Runway judge Nina Garcia, is adding another television show to her magazine editing and t.v show judging duties: acting. Garcia will be a guest star on Ashton Kutcher’s new series, “The Beautiful Life,” and has already filmed her scenes for one episode. Depending on how well Garcia is received by the audience, there’s a solid chance that her role could extend to more episodes. The show, which debuts September 16th also stars Mischa Barton and Elle McPherson. Hot on Garcia’s heels is Jazmin Whitley! Never heard of her? Starting tomorrow, you will. Keep reading »

Topless Lady Gaga Lets It All Hang OUT

Because nothing and no one is safe from the far-ranging influence of Twilight, Lady Gaga and OUT Magazine have now officially gone vampire. She of the crazy clothes can be found this month in the mag’s pages clad as scantily as ever, but they’ve traded in her usual avant-garde fare for plenty of skin, black leather, a whole lot of blood-smearing and the sort of skeleton-loving we’re pretty sure can’t be totally legal. [The Insider]
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Christian Siriano For Payless Is Perfect For The Tranny With An Office Job

Christian Siriano‘s shoe line for Payless is now available, and even though we caught a glimpse of them during New York Fashion Week, we’re still disappointed. At least the ones the models at his show wore were interesting/scary, with spikes and chains galore. The two pairs currently on Payless’ website look like they were made for a tranny who works as the assistant to a business executive. Upon seeing the shoes, our Annika replied, “They hurt my feelings.” They’d probably hurt our feet, too. Keep reading »

12 Super Sexy Ways To Spice Up Your Boudoir

Just kidding. We hate the term “spice up your bedroom.” Barf. Still, if you’re a fan of super sexy, gorgeous lingerie made by crafty folks with mad skills, you best hurry up and go check this out. I was so honored to be a guest curator on Etsy‘s blog, and we worked together to come up with 12 slamming items that range from awesome for a really, um really hot date to just-reading-the-paper-in-bed fare. You’ll love. Trust. [Etsy] Keep reading »

Are Baggy, Footless Tights In Your Fashion Future?

I’m all for most hosiery trends, whether it be two-toned, crazy-patterned, or studded leg wear. And I’ve never been an opponent of “tights as pants,” as long as it’s done tastefully. But I have to admit that I don’t know what to make of Wolford‘s Voile leggings/footless tights. Keep reading »

Style 911: How Can I Wear A Fancy Dress Casually?

I have a pewter Sean John dress that’s rather dressy. The problem is I rarely go anywhere that calls for cocktail attire. I was wondering if there’s any way to dress it down without looking as if I’m trying too hard. Please help me — I’ve had it for more than a year already.—GlamNiki

A pic of the dress in question and what could possibly be done to salvage this relationship, after the jump! Keep reading »

Lookbook.nu Is Like Facebook For Fashion

Sure, we’re already obsessed with The Sartorialist and Face Hunter, but what makes this street style blog different? Like its predecessors, they’ve managed to wrangle up absurdly well-dressed and good-looking people from all over the world, but the collection is huge, the fashion is BEYOND, and there’s a social networking and group ranking aspect to the whole shebang, too. Keep reading »

Katie Holmes Thinks She Can Design A Second Career In Fashion

Katie Holmes wants you to know she’s so much more than just a pretty face actress. Recently, she shimmied and sang her way through “So You Think You Can Dance,” and now she’s launching a clothing line–just like her former bestie Posh Spice! Unlike Posh, who went at her clothing line solo, Holmes has linked up with her stylist, Jeanne Yang, to create this “premium designer” line. The collection, Holmes & Yang, will focus solely on women’s wear and kids’ clothes. Both mothers began designing clothes “for friends and their children,” as Yang told InStyle earlier this year. Now, they’re expanding their brand to the masses–and, hopefully, we can afford it. No word on price points yet, but if where it’s sold is any indicator (exclusively at celeb-shopping haven Maxfield’s in Los Angeles), it won’t be cheap. [WWD] Keep reading »

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