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How Killer Cowboy Boots Can Land You In The ER

Twisted ankles in high heels. Stubbed toes in flip-flops. And now infections from your boots. (You just can’t win.) TLC’s show “Emergency Level 1″ recently dealt with a curious fashion affliction—an infection from cowboy boots. The ER doctor explains that, actually, the girl receiving treatment isn’t the only one to show up with the same issue. The hospital sees many a Vanderbilt student, and apparently treats a couple of cases like this during certain times of the year—the college’s girls like to break out the cowboy boots during football season. So how did this happen? The doctor explains that she “wore the wrong socks.” If socks can’t prevent infections, then what are you supposed to do? Vacuum-pack your feet?

Or just not wear cowboy boots. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Racy Preview Shots From V’s Curvy Issue

The previews keep leaking for V magazine’s much-hyped, so-called “curvy issue” dropping next week, on the 14th. We already saw plus-sized darling Crystal Renn modeling the same clothes alongside standard skinny chick Jacquelyn Jablonski in Terry Richardson’s model-off story, and today we get a taste of a sexy Solve Sundsbo joint (styled by Nicola Formichetti) featuring Candice Huffine, Tara Lynn and Michelle Olson to name a few. It’s hot, but you have to admit it’s certainly thought-provoking and almost jarring to see these women within the context of these slick “high fashion” images. We’re just so used to seeing a very specific type of body against this backdrop. After all, we’re talking V here, not Glamour. Check out more after the jump … Keep reading »

Mara Hoffman Knit Mini

Unless they’re splashy formal wear, skirts tend to be pretty basic—sort of like how an LBD or a pair of jeans functions in your wardrobe. That’s why we’re loving the creativity in Mara Hoffman’s knit mini skirt, which brings a punch to an everyday look with its black, white, and purple print. Added bonus: it’s made from merino wool and baby alpaca, so the skirt will keep your derrière extra warm this winter. [$140, Bona Drag] Keep reading »

Fashion Flunk—Did Lindsay Copy This Dress Design?

Oftentimes, plagiarism comes from the most obvious of sources. Did you seriously think that your professor wouldn’t notice the unattributed passage you grabbed from your own course packet?

So perhaps it’s not surprising to see what Fashionista points out: One of Lindsay Lohan‘s dress designs for her expanded 6126 line looks strikingly similar to a Jen Kao ’09 dress … one that LiLo even wore herself.

Hmm … what do you think? Blatant copy? Or creative inspiration? [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Una Burke Turns Leather Into Wearable Art

Reading one of my favorite fashion blogs, Fashion Gone Rogue, I came across this magazine layout, which features a remarkable leather bolero. As it turns out, the piece was manufactured by designer Úna Burke, who has created an entire line of these fetishistic leather garments. Described by Burke as wearable art, the collection is intended to connote the issues surrounding human trauma. Using the female body as their form, the pieces suggest prosthetics, which, according to their creator, “signifies the potential for healing within the boundaries of something which inhibits the body.” After the jump, more of Burke’s leather workings.

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Would You Pay Thousands For Lingerie?

The other day, I was reading the Red Sole Bride blog, which always has the most amazing wedding and bridal items. She asked her readers: “Brides, have you thought of wearing something special for your husband-to-be on your wedding night (other than your wedding gown)?” Rather than something strictly bridal for the bedroom, she wondered about wearing something “slinky” and “cheeky” and pointed to the legendarily naughty Agent Provocateur’s new Soirée line, which AP proclaims the “pinnacle of luxury.” Among the eye-popping ensembles is this Fonda Playsuit & Pasties. The cost of white bondage straps, leather pasties, and crystal strands? A whopping $2,790. Hey, if you can afford it (and pull it off), why not go for it? [The Red Sole Bride] Keep reading »

What If You Were Born Wearing High Heels?

OK, this Julie Rrap image is so last decade, but I just came across it. And I have to say, “Ouch!” Although, maybe the permanent butt lifting qualities would be worth it? I mean, skin heels can’t be less comfortable than the “It” Alexander McQueen pumps. [WOW Report] Keep reading »

A Look Inside Style A-Lister Closets!

Who doesn’t love a little sneak peek into the closets of the stylish and fashionable? That’s what the interiors blog Habitually Chic figured, too—check out a whole slew of super pretty, ginormous (and jealousy-inducing) closets holding the chic threads of fashion and beauty’s most put-together ladies, like designer Tory Burch‘s clothes-space, above. (Looks a lot like the way her stores are designed, no?) Check out the closets that Olivia Palermo, Aerin Lauder, Jenna Lyons, Rory Tahari, Rachel Zoe, Padma Lakshmi and Vivre CEO Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti get to wake up to, after the jump! Keep reading »

Quotable: Lily Cole Is A Serious S.T.A.

“I’d like to act and not really model so much. I wouldn’t want to treat acting as a convenient thing to do now and again. I’ve been doing modeling for years and I feel like I’ve taken out of it what I need to. I’m ready for new things.”

– Supermodel-turned-actress Lily Cole, who we personally think held her own opposite Heath Ledger and Christopher Plummer in “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” [Monsters and Critics]

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No Chance Of Freezing In London Today

Why do celebrities have to be so dang extreme? We’ve either got Taylor Momsen walking around in a garter belt when it’s below freezing, or Pixie Geldof dressing for a major Arctic expedition. Better to stomp around Jolly Old than N.Y.C. in that getup though: If all the roaming PETA activists in Manhattan had their way, that coat would be painted red. [London, 1/4/10] Keep reading »

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