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Are Jeweled Clutches Making A Comeback?

At first glance, we thought Sophia Bush was just rocking some major bracelet bling at a Golden Globes party, but when we looked closer (and were subsequently blinded), we realized she’s in fact carrying a jeweled clutch. Not since the days of Big and Carrie have the designs of Judith Leiber been so unfashionably fashionable. But if we’ve learned anything from SJP, it’s that you (or mainly just her) can resuscitate a trend in an instant if it’s styled the right way. So, are these shiny cases about to make a comeback?

What do you think about jeweled clutches? Snobby and stuffy or evening bag-tastic? [FabSugar] Keep reading »

5 Cheap Ways To Make Your House Look More Expensive

After a few weeks visiting my parents at their very grownup house in Chicago, returning to my own cute but tiny and not-nearly-as-nice apartment (left) in New York was a bit of a challenge. I think my roommate and I have done a lot with fairly limited resources, but my mom’s museum-like stylings reminded me of the seemingly endless ways we could improve our own place. But while some– antique French chairs, for example– remain out of my price range, others– like switching out our crappy kitchen knobs for cute ones– are easy and affordable. After the jump, a few tips on instantly improving the look of your apartment. Keep reading »

Who Said Laptops Can’t Be Bookish?

In a world where Kindles and Nooks are taking over the antiquated habit of reading actual books, it’s nice to see that technology and the literary can play nice. [Twelve South] Keep reading »

Quick Tip Of The Day: Change Your Shampoos

This hair tip might not be anything too innovative, but it’s something so basic that it’s easily forgotten. If your hair has been looking dull and colorless lately, switch your shampoo! This applies especially to people with dyed hair or highlights, as buildup from your old shampoo will darken your locks and make you feel sad about the state of your roots. Changing shampoos helps to remove this buildup and can magically make your hair seem a shade lighter. Added advice: during times when your roots are growing out, avoid straightening serums or other greasy products that will encourage dark, oily residue.
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A 9-Year-Old Fashion Reporter?

Fashion blogger Garance Dore posted this pic to her Twitter account with the caption: “Bloggers have broken the double digits: 9 year old now front row ! (And working!)” Wow … if this trend continues, toddlers are going to be writing Vogue editorials. Is this for real? [Garance Dore's Twitter] Keep reading »

It’s That Time Of Year, Folks

Exciting news, guys. Fashion Weeks are upon us — it’s men’s fashion week right now, so NYC women’s ready-to-wear is right around the corner — and you know what that means. Two words, my friends: Models. Falling. Even though I’ve personally argued against laughing, there’s just no denying that there’s nothing more fascinating (not to mention schadenfreude-inducing) than seeing any one of the great beauties of the world fail at, well, what is basically glorified walking. Never has that been more apparent to me until this dude went down at Vivienne Westwood. That’s all I got to say here. [Stylelist] Keep reading »

The Fashion Peacekeepers: Ashley Olsen’s Gothic Chic

Sometimes we feel like Us Weekly‘s “The Fashion Police” and other similar style critics can be a tad harsh. Also, they tend to have these really boring, conservative styles and we have to wonder what their real fashion credentials are. (Case in point: US Weekly‘s “Top Cops” include random comedian Stefanie Novik and Chet Cannon of “The Real World, Brooklyn.” When did they ever go to design school!?) The Fashion Peacekeepers are here to say, hey, can’t everyone’s styles just get along?

Fashion police, show us your badges. Ashley Olsen showed up to the Art of Elysium Gala in Los Angeles in this stunning Alexander McQueen gown and Manolo Blahnik heels. While the “experts” on the Fashion Police at E! consider this ultra bang on-trend look a fashion faux pas, we think she looks devilishly chic. Dark, raspberry lips are so in right now, and look especially fresh and elegant when paired with peachy-nude frocks. We think she hit the mark in this getup. Keep reading »

Asos Launches Trendy Plus-Sized Collection

It’s no secret that online shopping is becoming the new standard. From Net-A-Porter to Gilt Groupe, you never have to leave your couch in order to buy new clothes. (Going out to wear said new purchases, well, that’s a necessity.) Now, one of our fave online stores, Asos, has launched a plus-size collection called Curve, which features knitwear, tailoring, jersey and outerwear. The collection ranges in size from 20-26, and includes staples such as leggings, jean jackets, and relaxed T-shirts for layering, but also delves into the trend department. Gone are the dowdy plus-sized designs — here are floral options with nipped waists, adorable pea coats, and the boyfriend jeans of the moment. Online shop away! [Marie Claire UK] Keep reading »

Kanye And Amber Go Gaudy in Paris

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Kanye West has done the impossible: made himself look like a bigger tool than we already thought he was. Mr. West and on-again girlfriend Amber Rose wore these tack-tastic fur frocks to a Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris. Never mind the fact that she looks like Chewbacca’s first cousin, he needs to meet the inside of a bucket of red paint. Eh, looks like Taylor Swift’s getting the last laugh. [RadarOnline.com] Keep reading »

New Alexander McQueen Ads Feature Snakes On A Model

Gah! It’s the new ad campaign for Alexander McQueen‘s spring/summer 2010 collection. Starring Raquel Zimmermann and shot by Nick Knight, the image joins the models-lying-down trend with a nod (as our style editor Erin points out) to Richard Avedon’s infamous portrait of Natassja Kinski. Check out a bigger (rotated) version after the jump for a close-up. Keep reading »

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