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Before I started ninth grade, I carefully selected a few new pieces of clothing that I thought would help me make the transition from awkward junior high student to stylish high schooler. Among these items were a pair of Gap jeans, a brown silk-blend knit Banana Republic top, and suede J.Crew clogs. Man, I loved those shoes. They made me feel so chic — and tall! — as I clomped around my high school’s hallways. Keep reading »
Despite the “Is Disney Racist?” controversy surrounding “The Princess and the Frog,” my mixed feelings over the entire frilly pink princess marketing regime and the fact that I’m a grown woman, I’m unabashedly excited for the first hand-animated Disney cartoon in what feels like forever. Almost against my will, I’m overwhelmed with the warm happy memories of being taken to see Ariel in “The Little Mermaid,” getting my own popcorn, and leaving the theater with a song on my lips that annoyed my parents and teachers for two years. I can’t help it. This video is like nostalgia-crack to an addict. Keep reading »
Bluefly is known for selling designer clothes for a lot less, but sometimes the original price is so high that when it’s marked down by the online retailer we still can’t afford it. This doesn’t mean a recessionista can’t find anything at Bluefly. There are many designer articles of clothing, shoes, and accessories sold for less than $100. Check out our favorite cheap finds after the jump.
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Beyonce turned a few heads when she released her album last year under her alter ego, Sasha Fierce. But Jennifer Lopez is turning even more heads now because people are asking themselves: “WTF, didn’t Bey do this last year?” J.Lo has released her new single, “Fresh Out the Oven,” under the alias “Lola,” which is Marc Anthony’s pet name for her. And Lola, similar to Sasha, has her own website too. The song really isn’t original; it’s Jennifer’s typical dance music. While I could do without rapper Pitbull on it, the song itself is kind of catchy and in step with most pop music out now — it’s Autotuned within an inch of its life, but J.Lo still sounds like she’s screeching when hitting the high notes. I’m happy Jennifer is working again because those twins of hers have to eat. Keep reading »
Two particular fall trends have been on our minds lately—menswear and colorful socks. Combining the two brilliantly is this pair of socks by Hansel From Basel, an L.A.-based indie hosiery company whose wares never fail to charm. At the top of these cozy knee-highs: a subtle, yet adorable tuxedo design that we’d love to see peeking out of some leather boots. [$25, Hansel From Basel, Chocosho.com] Keep reading »
Brooklyn hipsters need more positive encouragement like I need a hole in the head. But I’m still thrilled my girl Ellen Page is writing a comedy for HBO about mankind’s most poser-ific social group. The “Juno” star, along with Alia Shawkat from “Arrested Development” and Sean Tillmann (aka musician Har Mar Superstar), will write and produce Stich N’ Bitch, a show about two hipster girls who move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to Silver Lake, Los Angeles in a passionate quest to be artistes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, any of the three actors might star in the show but no roles have been cast yet. Oh, pretty please, Ellen? I can’t imagine anyone else I want to watch suffer for their art.
By the way, for those of you who aren’t in the know, Stitch N’ Bitch is a series of knitting how-to books written by Debbie Stoller, the editor-in-chief and publisher of Bust, one of our favorite mags. Great name, ladies! [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
The dude version of hipster-y fashion mag Nylon has given teenybopper hottie Zac Efron their stamp of approval by putting him on the cover of the latest issue. I have been thinking for a while that Zac is Justin Timberlake 2.0 in that he is hot and multi-talented with Disney roots. Getting the cool stamp of approval — as Justin did from Pharrell and the Black Eyed Peas — is only further proof of that. OK, fine, I did watch “17 Again” this weekend. And I loved it. What of it? [Nylon Guys] Keep reading »
This weekend, I will rip my closet apart with a seriousness usually reserved for much more, well, serious matters. Fall is here and I’ve still got sundresses and gingham skirts taking up precious space that is no longer rightfully theirs. This is not a time for simply shoving the unworn to the back of the closet. Rather, the seasonal clothing switch-out requires certain storage techniques that will keep last season’s clothes from getting dank and nasty until they’re needed again.
So stop simply shoving those dresses to the dusty back of your wardrobe and calling it a day. Here’s how to store your stuff properly: Keep reading »
After seeing “The September Issue,” Grace Coddington is kind of my new obsession. From her bright red curls to her adorable cats to her indescribable talent and determination as an editor of Vogue, she’s a true genius. So it really was only a matter of time before she was immortalized in some form. Cult tee company Deer Dana, creator of such brilliance as the Bruce Weber, Bill Cunningham, and Olivier Theyskens shirts, has now given Grace her very own T-shirt moment. And while the majority of the shirts are plain black and white, of course Grace’s flame red hair is appropriately completely accurate. They retail for $45, but now you’ll always have a bit of Grace in your life. [Deer Dana]
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