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This Is The Same Dress?! Why Shopping Online Is So Difficult

A couple weeks ago, JCPenney presented its spring and summer clothes at a fashion show, and after seeing a ruffled pink dress with an expensive Lanvin feel, I thought, “I must have that!” But when I looked at the Allen B. by Allen Schwartz dress on JCPenney’s website (on sale for $49.99), I couldn’t believe it was the same dress. Keep reading »

The Inspiration Board: “The Runaways”

We’re kinda freaking out about Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart’s crazy-good performances in the new movie “The Runaways.” We have a feeling the ’70s will be coming back in force soon … so without further adieu, “The Runaways” fashion inspiration board. Check out these products after the jump! Keep reading »

Who Knew: The Cutthroat World Of $200 Denim


Making jeans is a sketchy business according to a new online documentary called “Dirty Denim.” Meet Chip of Chip & Pepper, a Budweiser-guzzling Cali dude who explains that the industry is “hard-core, dude. You’re on kill kill kill mode.” Why so? Apparently jeans designers are backstabbing d-bags who steal each other’s samples, spy on their competitors to copy their washes, and blackmail the workers in the manufacturing plants, all to make sure their however-many-hundred-dollar jeans are the “it pants” of the season. Dude. [NY Mag]

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Cute As A Button

We’re looking for inexpensive ways to update our spring wardrobes, so we have these button earrings from Casa Di Culture on our shopping list. We’re especially loving the Omi design, which means water, because it’s simple enough to wear with jeans and a T-shirt, but will also make a spring dress feel even more special. (Check the site for earrings in other vibrant colors.) Plus, these are also made of eco-friendly batik fabric from Nigeria. Cool, right?

[$6.00 Casa Di Culture]

The “Wipe Shirt”: It’s Not What You Think

Conceptual/edgy? Or functional? The Wipe Shirt sounds dirtier than it is. Created by Japanese fashion brand Novelax, the men’s button down comes outfitted with a microfiber patch located either on the sleeve’s cuff or on the corner of a front hem. The fabric is ideal for cleaning glasses, so instead of oiling up his dress shirt to wipe his specs, he has a convenient place to do it.

Plus, to the untrained eye, this shirt kind of does look just like a contemporary design to come out of Japan. So no one would ever know. (Except, maybe, for those with 20/20 vision who see everything.) [Inventor Spot]
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If You’re Old, Fat, Or Ugly, Don’t Count On Working At Prada

Apparently, the devil does wear Prada, and his name is Davide Sesia. The CEO of the high-fashion line is now dealing with a lawsuit in which an employee claims she and over a dozen others in the Japan office were discriminated against because of their looks. Rina Bovrisse, the accusing staffer, said that Sesia told her to fire a bunch of co-workers for being “old, fat, disgusting or not having the Prada look.”

Sesia also demanded that Bovrisse herself revamp her look. (We infer that she didn’t as she was put on “involuntary leave.”) This type of discrimination is of course unacceptable, but we do have to wonder what brought on this sudden wave of “ugly firings”? Or has this been going on forever? [NY Daily News]
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