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Giuseppe Zanotti blue suede boots, $477
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Because You Really Need A Push-Up Bra For Your Bum

Oddly enough, a psychologist developed this product: The Binkini is an adjustable halter that Dr. Karin Hart felt the need to introduce to the the world when she lost some junk in her trunk due to weight loss. Can you believe no one was already making this much-needed wardrobe staple? Dr. Karin couldn’t either: “Since I couldn’t find one I decided to make something for myself to get the boost I wanted. By wrapping a strip of adhesive tape around myself in different ways I found one that worked. The look it gave me was so nice I decided to make a few to wear under clothes.”

Oh, to be a fly on the wall in that designer’s studio. And don’t feel left out, dudes. There’s a mankini version, too! So normal. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

How Much Of Your Disposable Income Goes To Clothes?

I like to go shopping more than I care to admit. My boyfriend will come home to find me in the midst of new bags, trying on my latest purchases, and he’ll utter the same question every time: “Didn’t you just go shopping?” But without fail, I’ll find a new ring, a new dress, or new shoes that I just need to integrate into my wardrobe. And I figure, as a 20-something girl living in NYC, with no bills besides my rent and cable, what’s wrong with treating myself to a little shopping? I do work in fashion after all. My disposable income is just that — disposable in the form of purses, accessories, and skirts. So it was more than surprising to me that Dr. Mark J. Perry, an economist at the University of Michigan, found that Americans only spend 3 percent of their disposable income on shopping. In one year, as a whole, we spent $326 billion on clothing and footwear, which is a minimal 2.98 percent of our income, but in 1950, those purchasing habits equated to 11 percent of that same income. What does this mean exactly? Basically, clothes are cheaper than they’ve been in years. You can thank stores like Forever 21 and H&M with their immediate wear-a-few-times-and-trash mentality for this development. And with this news, I’ll continue shopping, thank you very much. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

A Ring That Shows The Motion Of The Ocean

We bet you’ve got a ring made of gold or silver, but have you ever worn glass on your finger? Doubtful, but there’s no time like the present. This Antica Murrina Laguna ring looks very similar to the plastic rings we used to buy from the gum ball machines as kids, but is much more precious because it’s made of Murano glass. It features a cool and unusual design that resembles something that came from the deep, deep ocean.

[$42.00 Forzieri]

What Do You Think Of This McQ Ad: Cute Or Creepy?

The Cut deems this new McQ ad one of the “best.” It appears to feature a young pregnant woman in leggings eating cereal out of a box. We’re not sure we like it. In fact, it’s a little disconcerting. Is it just us? [The Cut] Keep reading »

Lindsay Lohan + Ed Hardy: A Match Made In Fashion Hell

It sounds like a rumor to me, but numerous blogs and entertainment sites (totally reliable!) are reporting that Lindsay‘s next big design project will be a line of handbags for … gulp, Ed Hardy. Last we heard, she was on the outs with Ungaro, but this is really kind of a drastic comedown. From Parisienne couture to a line that makes a Las Vegas hooker look classy? Let’s hope there’s no truth to this vicious rumor. It’s too mean. Keep reading »

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