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Sneak Peek At Christian Siriano’s New Heels For Payless!

Season after season, I fall in love with the designs that Christian Siriano sends down the runway. So as soon as I heard that he would team up with Payless to provide his shoe designs to the lower priced store, I was floored and obsessed. After sitting in his runway show, I’d stalk the blogs for any details about the upcoming collection, but his looks were always slightly toned down for mass appeal. (Here’s a past collection.) And yet again for spring 2010, I was fully expecting his towering heels to receive their bland Payless spin, though undoubtedly I would still stalk the store to check them out. Boy, was I wrong. Here’s a peek at the shoes set to appear in stores come mid-March for spring 2010, and they’re anything but calm. At $79.99 each, these are heels which are certainly an investment price for Payless shoes, but as long as this is actually what appears in stores, I’ll be more than pleased — I’ll be a new Siriano shoe owner. [She Finds]

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Do You Swap Clothes With Friends?

She might have plenty of money to buy new clothes, but Reese Witherspoon would rather swap with friends. “There are three of us who wear pretty much the same size,” she said in an interview recently. “We’ll get together on a Friday night and I’ll bring clothes I want to trade and they’ll bring theirs. We swap shoes and handbags a lot. I wore my girlfriend’s dress to a wedding recently. It’s fun.”

After reading her quote, I got to thinking. While I’m a huge fan of vintage shopping (despite my mother’s displeasure with my second-hand finds), I never swap clothes with friends. It’s not that my friends aren’t stylish — quite the opposite really. Plus, we’re all just about the same size so clothes would fit perfectly, but as soon as I get tired of an item, I’ll throw it in the pile for Beacon’s Closet or Goodwill instead of thinking of the girls in my life. Shame on me. So here’s a New Year’s resolution I’ll add to the list: more girls’ nights complete with a swap theme. Gossip, drinks, plus new clothes!

What about you? Do you regularly swap with friends? [InStyle UK via SF Gate] Keep reading »

Magic ’80s Wand Can Grant You A Princess Party

Planning a party fit for a princess/spoiled brat? Well, then you’re going to need this poofy pink lady’s advice. So hilariously high-pitched, it’s heard best by bitches, er, dogs. [Everything Is Terrible] Keep reading »

12 Foods That’ll Make Your Hair Shiny

How are those New Year’s resolutions going? It’s only four days into 2010, so hopefully the plans for a better lifestyle are still intact. If part of your new decade includes shaping up your diet (or um, looking hotter), then here’s a list you’ll be interested in. Of course we all know what you put in your mouth does more than simply sate you hunger-wise, but did you know that certain foods may actually make your hair shinier and healthier? Instead of ingesting capsule vitamins to meet your daily needs, get your fill of vitamins A, C, protein, omega-3 fatty acid, and alpha-linolenic acid with these foods and even Jennifer Aniston will have hair envy. Read on for your grocery list: Keep reading »

Are Denim Cutoffs Part Of Your Winter Wardrobe?

OK, so I’ve been noticing this trend in NYC. Stylish ladies, especially in trendy neighborhoods like SoHo, have been pairing their denim cutoffs with tights and boots for the winter. After spending a few minutes … OK, hours really … on Chictopia, I’ve realized the trend has swept across the country. There are dozens of photos on this user-generated site of fashionistas wearing denim shorts the same way they’d wear a skirt in winter. Even though I’m not sure this look is for me, I will admit I almost bought a pair yesterday. Hey, they were only $5. But then I realized that I could freeze my tuckus off for free by cutting a pair of jeans I already own. Am I crazy to think this trend is crazy chic and crazy impractical at the same time? Would you adopt this look? And if you have already, what are your tricks for staying warm and not looking like a hoochie? Keep reading »

Style Buzz: Lolita Storms Spring Fashion And “Juicy” Gisele Rumors

  • Move over cougars, 2010 is all about the Lolita look. [Style.com]
  • When it comes to spring hairstyles, it’s celebrities versus models! You can’t not look. [Elle]
  • All the fashion rules that are fit to break this year. We suspect we’ve already broken them all this month. [Shine]
  • Michelle Obama’s fave designer Jason Wu is pulling a Gaga and launching a new camera line. It’s the hottest new collaboration trend! [Stylelist]
  • Is Gisele retiring? Let’s see, she has a new baby, gorge husband and more cash than she could spend in a lifetime, so she’s still got that going for her. [Fashionologie]

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Looking For A T-Shirt Not Everyone Has?

Rather than going for the seen-everywhere J.Crew or Urban Outfitters T-shirts this season, think about expanding your cotton-horizons: L.A. photographer Max Wanger (he’s ah-mazing!) has turned some of his most beloved photos into adorable T-shirts. Every month he creates another design in very limited quantities and when you order, you get a postcard of the actual photo it was based on too! Daily Candy loved last month’s “Love” (in sign language) shirt, but I’m all about this month’s tee, “Wish.” (That’s it, above…) All shirts cost $35 and are available here. [Max Wanger Shop] Keep reading »

A More Fashionable Mt. Rushmore

If you’re in Paris, um, now (Hi Leo!), you’ll need to make a stop at Colette simply to check out their windows. Everyone knows Mt. Rushmore, featuring former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. But Item Idem, aka Cyril Duval, a French fashion artist, decided to infuse a bit of style into the monstrous construction. He created an LED display called Mt. Blushmore, replacing the heads of state with notable fashion figures Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, and John Galliano. And now, Colette decided to honor the artist with his own window exhibit, meaning the busts of fashion greats are on display and available for all to see. It’s fashion meets politics in the most perfectly cheeky way. [Sassybella] Keep reading »

Perfume Has A Carbon Footprint?

Makes sense, actually. Just something you probably never thought of.

Now there’s the first carbon-free fragrance, brought to you by Blue Marble Energy and Sweet Anthem perfumes. Working together, the environmental org and the perfumery came up with EOS, with a women’s version smelling of tea rose and sandalwood, and a unisex potion spiced with cognac and white ginger. While those odors sound pleasing, the carbon-free process to come up with them isn’t. Reports the Independent: “Staying true to its declared mission of replacing ‘oil with fully renewable, carbon neutral alternatives,’ Blue Marble commissioned the perfumers to use brewery waste – a not very appealing mix of “rancid beer grains, green algae and a ‘sludge’ consisting of 50,000 different kinds of bacteria” – instead of petroleum … ”

Wow, maybe this is one of those cases where you’d just rather not know where your food perfume came from but enjoy it anyhow? [Independent.co.uk] Keep reading »

The Inspiration Board: Happy Birthday, Elvis!

Today would have been Elvis Presley‘s 75th birthday if he had lived. Fans are celebrating the day with museum exhibits, concerts, movie marathons, and even the Cirque du Soleil tribute “Viva ELVIS.” But The Frisky hasn’t forgotten that Elvis is known as much for his style as he is for his music, so we’re going to dress like The King for at least one day, and you can too. Find out how after the jump. Keep reading »

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