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Shop The Trend: Sequins, Sequins, Sequins!

‘Tisssss the season to wear sequins / fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la / Now that I’ve shown you, howwww to wear them / here are some sequined pieces, for your closet / fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Ridiculously Rich Person Who Has Everything

At a loss for what to purchase for a friend who already has a Bulgari watch, a Birkin bag, and a closet filled with Chanel? Well, have we got something for you, with an emphasis on the ridiculous in “ridiculously rich.” We’ve got the beat on what to buy for your closest, coolest, most prosperous pals … provided, of course, you’ve got your own budget to burn.

Chanel Uses Native American Headdresses In Dallas Fashion Show, Kind Of Apologizes

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It seems like these days, it’s not a fashion show unless someone appropriates someone else’s culture and causes a PR fracas. Today’s guilty party: Chanel, whose Metiers d’Art show staged last week in Dallas showcased several models in Native American headdresses and clothes. According to New York magazine’s blog The Cut, the feathers sticking out of the models’ hair were imprinted with Chanel’s double Cs and they wore makeup in their cheeks to emulate Native American war paint. Keep reading »

Style Icon Erykah Badu Is The New Face Of Givenchy

Erykah Badu has long been one of my favorite neo soul artists, not to mention one of the most fashionable people, um, anywhere (putting aside that her influence may have led to then-boyfriend Common embracing crochet pants, but I digress). So it’s awesome to learn that Badu has been named the face of Givenchy’s latest ad campaign, in part because having a Black woman be the muse for such a high fashion brand, in an industry where they are generally wholly underrepresented, is a breath of fresh air. In fact, all of the female models used in Givenchy’s latest campaign are women of color. Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisschi told Style.com of the homogeniety in fashion:

“It’s 2013. Everybody’s being so cool about Instagram, about Facebook, any media — everybody’s being so open. At the end of the day, why are not so many black girls or Latin girls in shows? When you have an American president who is black! When I see this happening, it’s quite sad, I think. People can be so avant-garde, so advanced, but actually not, because people are still making differences between skin color.”

As for his selection of Badu, apparently he had the singer in mind for awhile, saying, “Erykah, she’s an icon—come on! … “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life. She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.” Truth. Click on through for just a small handful of Badu’s amazing fashion statements over the years… [Style.com]

Would You Wear These Pricey Designer Flip-Flops?

I don’t blame you if flip-flops are one of the very last things on your mind today. I know that I am personally far more concerned with hunting down functional yet stylish all-weather boots (digression: do these exist, and if so, please point me in the right direction) and a down jacket that won’t make me look like I’ve been pumped full of air from the neck down. In fact, just this morning I wondered aloud, “Will I ever feel warmth again?” Keep reading »

An Open Letter To Fleece Leggings

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Dear Fleece Leggings,

I wasn’t planning to buy you when I walked into a cute little boutique in East Nashville. In fact, I wasn’t planning to buy anything for myself. I was Christmas shopping for a few friends and had sworn on my rapidly dwindling bank account that I wasn’t going to buy myself any gifts in the process. (I have this terrible habit of buying myself 2 things for every 1 thing I buy someone else. Oops.)

But then, as I browsed the racks, earnestly looking for gifts for friends and family members, my hand brushed up against your waistband. Scandalous, right? You were so soft that I must have audibly gasped, because the store clerk looked up from the counter and said, “Those are fleece-lined leggings. Just wait until you feel the inside!”

So I felt your inside (double scandalous!) and immediately started moaning and groaning like an Herbal Essences commercial.  Keep reading »

Shop The Trend: Ombre

Meaning “shaded” in French, ombre basically describes color graduated in tone from dark to light or vice versa. And ombre is everywhere this season, from coats and sweaters to dresses and accessories. Here are some of our fave ombre pieces…

Style Stealer: Ali Larter’s Three Shades Of Grey

Ali Larter Style Stealer

Ali Larter is rocking the ’70s vibes in this outfit she wore out shopping recently. All the muted shades of grey contrast so well with that fabulous red fedora. Carly Simon approves, and so do I. You too? Read on to find out how to steal her style… Keep reading »

Watch This: Mannequins Modeled After People With Disabilities Challenge Fashion Industry’s Definition of “The Perfect Body”

Mannequins Modeled After People With Disabilities
"It is special to see yourself like this."

The traditional body shape of store mannequins is so restrictive and unchanging that a Swedish store’s decision to display a curvy mannequin was enough to cause an uproar. It’s rare enough for people with “average” bodies to see themselves represented in the fashion industry, but for people with disabilities, the chances of seeing a body that looks like theirs when they walk past a department store window hover somewhere around zero. To increase visibility and confront these exclusionary body standards, an advocacy group called Pro Infirmis hired an artist to create mannequins based on the exact measurements of people with physical disabilities, which were then displayed in a Zurich store window. The results were captured in this beautiful four-minute video. Here’s hoping the fashion industry takes the message to heart, because diversity — in any form — is always a good thing. [Huffington Post]

Must Haves: Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color Of 2014

Goodbye, Emerald Green. Hello, Radiant Orchid! The Pantone Color Institute has announced its new color for 2014. This year’s hue is described as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.” Hey, sounds good to us. We rounded up 11 Radiant Orchid pieces — clothing, shoes, accessories, and makeup — to help you get a jump on 2014. Click through to add some radiance to your closet!

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