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Pay Tribute To Michelle Obama’s Style Without Wearing A Cheap Knockoff

The Michelle Obama-focused style blog Mrs. O is getting into the Obama-inspired fashion business. Don’t worry, the site hasn’t become completely tasteless and started selling knockoffs of her outfits. Instead, they’re copying her in a cheeky way, by putting her style on an American Apparel shirt. The Mrs. O T-shirt is a trompe l’oeil interpretation of Obama’s final presidential debate outfit, a Maria Pinto dress worn with three Erickson Beamon flora brooches pinned to a single strand of peals. The limited edition shirt will be available for $30 starting today, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Operation USO Care Package, an initiative the real Mrs. O supported in her 2008 holiday greeting. Keep reading »

Crave: 1928 Jewelry

When you don’t have the money to buy a whole new outfit, it’s all about the accessories. For example, if you take a simple dress and add a jeweled brooch, you’re suddenly as stylish as Michelle Obama! The gems at 1928 Jewelry look as though you inherited your grandmother’s gorgeous baubles because they’re based on vintage jewelry from around the world. While you’ll look like a million bucks wearing this brooch, bracelet, or earrings, buying them will barely put a dent in your bank account. [prices vary, 1928 Jewelry]

We’re giving away the three 1928 Jewelry items pictured above to five readers, but you have to work if you want to shine like the top of the Chrysler Building. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Dec. 30 through Thursday, Feb. 5 — will be awarded with a set. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Style On The Street: Jumpers For Adults

This girl is wearing what I call a “jumper” and others call a sleeveless dress with a shirt underneath. What a wonderful way to wear favorite summer dress during the winter! Just make sure to put on a slip underneath — my tights always create static cling with thinner, unlined skirts. [Weardrobe] Keep reading »

The Perfect T-Shirts For Every Kind of Valentine’s Day

Looking for just the right T-shirt to fit your Valentine’s Day mood? Every Little Counts has a selection of graphic T’s that work with any Valentine’s situation — whether you’re on the prowl, in love, or ready to get busy. Feel like making love? This one‘s for you. If you’re coming off a breakup, love hangover may do the trick. A violent, sensual, sensitive girl? Here you go. If you’re hunting for totally, tenderly, tragic Mr. Right, this might help. Or, maybe you just want to make out. The line was created by Amy Snider, a Los Angeles-based designer, who’s also a blogger. [Every Little Counts] Keep reading »

Slideshow: The Frisky’s Favorite Plus Sized Pin Ups

Big girl bombshell Beth Ditto has already made us swoon with her songs and her sass, but now she’s going to conquer a business that has typically seemed a little small minded for a lady like her- fashion. Known for her outtasight onstage getups made of metallic spandex and her tasty Tracey Turnblad-esque print dresses, everyone has been taking notice of the lead singer of The Gossips’ bold personal style and sense of self- especially Lisa Marie Peacock. The head designer of Evans’, a plus size chain store in the UK, is reportedly canoodling with the saucy singer about rocking her look for the clothing line. Set to debut this June, it sounds like Beth’s got big plans to wrap the whole world in gold lamé! But even more than the news of her desire to dress us up in her love is the fact that she’s among a growing crop of cuties with a bootie getting noticed for all their assets. Empowering people of all sizes makes every lady look and feel her best. So, in honor of the women who are showing the range of size stardom can come in, here are the Frisky’s favorite Plus Size Pin Ups:

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Quick Pic: Matching Hair

At today’s Christian Lacroix Haute Couture show in Paris, models wore polka dots, lots of tulle, and braided buns. In an interesting twist, their hair coordinated with their outfits. Now, my older sister painted her nails every single night for a year so they would coordinate with the next day’s outfit, and that was a lot of work. The hair coordinating would be at least 10 times more difficult, unless you wore the same color every day, of course. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: High-End Origami

Even though markets around the world aren’t at their best right now, the Paris haute couture shows will go on! Today was the start of the super high-end fashion event began today, and Karl Lagerfeld’s monochrome designs for Chanel Haute Couture came down the runway. The models wore paper flower hats — there must be a way to DIY this look, right? Take another look after the jump…

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The Fashion World Salutes Our New President

Ever since Barack Obama began campaigning for the presidency, designers of a wide range of products have latched on to his marketability. And, at last, good old American pride seems to have gotten high fashion cred. Photographer Bruce Weber shot two models wearing Obama shirts with designer skirts and head pieces for Italian Vogue, and Elle‘s Kate Lanphear showed her presidential approval on Inauguration Day by sporting an “Obama Mama” tee. But Obama-fever isn’t relegated to T-shirts. A model who looks a little bit like our president closed Lanvin’s Fall 2009 show in Sunday. Hooray for the U.S.A.!

Barack Obama lookalike model
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Would You Wear These Shoes?

I have to say, these are some of the most extreme high-heels I’ve ever seen. Created by Karo’s Shoes, these skyscrapers have nine-inch heels that are more stilts than stilettos. Coupled with the leather ankle strap and the wood heel, I’d venture this is the perfect pair for hardcore shoe fetishists. Another similar model has an 8-1/2 inch invisible heel. An eight-incher is more like an extreme pump. And these are just, well, weird. The entire collection reminds me of the Christian Louboutin/David Lynch collaboration of a couple years back. The question is — do you think you could walk in a pair? [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »

Malia And Sasha Obama Know What They Like, Fashion-Wise

Michelle Obama is getting a lot of attention for her keen fashion sense, but it seems that she passed along her style gene to daughters Malia and Sasha. In November, the first lady’s team approached J.Crew about submitting sketches for inaugural events, and the label submitted 20 sketches based on details they received about the first family. “Malia, she likes pleats and pared-down things and is not a huge fan of sparkles, but little Sasha loves bright colors and sparkly things,” said Jenna Lyons, J.Crew’s creative director. It seems that at age 10, Malia’s fashion tastes tend to be on the sophisticated end of the scale, while Sasha, 7, prefers to dress more playfully. So far, Malia and Sasha have worn two outfits each designed for them by J.Crew, and Michelle Obama has worn one; There were 15 outfits, comprised of about six pieces each, created for the Obama women. Come fall, similar clothes will be introduced into the crewcuts by J.Crew line, but they won’t be exactly the same. “They’ll be versions of them but not the exact coat, in that color, with those buttons,” Lyons said. “Malia and Sasha will not go to school next year and see the girl next to them wearing the same coat.” Heaven forbid anyone else have the same coats as the first daughters! [WSJ] Keep reading »

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