Fashion bloggers are gaining major credibility, as Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast sat in the front row at an Emanuel Ungaro show and Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes was hand picked by Vogue to attend the Crillon Ball this year in Paris. Bluefly and StyleList launched a contest to find America’s Most Stylist Blogger, narrowing their choices down to eight finalists, who styled Bluefly items for the chance to win a $1,000 Bluefly shopping spree, a blogger store on Bluefly, and a weekly column on StyleList. So just who is America’s Most Stylish Blogger? Trang Huyen of the Behind the Seams in Pensacola, Fla. She tackled style challenges including plaid, Prada shoes, a boyfriend vest, mini skirt, and tie-dyed leggings to rise to the top of the rest. Does this mean she’s the new Tavi? Some more of her winning looks, after the jump! Keep reading »
Have you ever wanted a custom-made dress, one that fits you like a glove, but thought you’d never be able to afford it? Well, the fashion gods have smiled down on you. The website StyleShake allows customers to create their own designs of dresses, tops, and skirts, and ten days after the time of purchase the one-of-a-kind garments arrive. You can even create bridesmaid dresses in that same amount of time. [Which should make for some interesting innovations in that field!--Editor] If the fit isn’t right, StyleShake does free alterations. The available fabrics include silk, cotton, linen, and even eco-jersey. Those are my creations above, but I don’t have any plans to quit my day job. (I did have fun playing around with the design tools and think it’s a great way to pass the time when you’re bored.) My only issue with StyleShake is that all the sleeves, necklines, and bottoms aren’t available for every design. You can’t pick, say, a sweetheart neckline unless you pick a specific type of top in the beginning. You kind of have to play around and use some trial and error, but I guess that’s where the amusement factor comes in. The most expensive garment in my collection was the dress with the sleeves, and it only cost $114. [StyleShake] Keep reading »
File this one under “We Can’t Believe It Took Them This Long”: Besides all those expensive bedazzled bras and Heidi Klum flaunting her post-baby body, there’s one more reason to watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing on CBS tonight. Chinese model Liu Wen, 21, will be the first girl of Asian descent to float down the angels’ catwalk.
“I was surprised when my agent told me. I asked my agent if she was joking. I didn’t think an Asian girl would get this job.”
Of course, the show’s casting agents didn’t exactly pluck her from obscurity. She was a Fashion Week favorite, and even proved she had mad runway skills by walking in Alexander McQueen’s spring 2010 show, known for the insane toe-less platform shoes. So, you know, undies and wings should be a cinch. [ONTD] Keep reading »
A new study says wearing a fragrance certainly helps make you more attractive to the opposite sex, and, arguably, the most legendary perfume of all time may also be the most seductive. In fact, one in 10 women even claim they met the man of their dreams while wearing Chanel No. 5.
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Someone should tell the craftsman who whittled the lil’ pole dancer on these 7″ wedges that stripper heels are usually made of clear plastic. But, hey, whatevs. The $175 price tag on eBay is a steal for such an, um, unique item. (Although we’re pretty sure falling off 7″ tall shoes will break your neck.) [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »
For the next week or so, Estée Lauder makeup artists are offering free “put your best face in cyberspace” makeovers at a couple stores across America, which basically means they’re on the makeover train, again—but this time, they’re taking photos of you after your beauty upgrade. Why? Lauder wants to pretty up your Facebook (or Match.com or Twitter or…) photo. Apparently, one of their ads reads: “Your Beauty. Your Style. Your Profile.” And: “Get a great photo for your social network page, website or blog.” Wanna go? Well, better get booking an appointment; they start in some parts of the U.S. tomorrow. Here’s the list of ten counters nationwide that are offering the promo. [Estée Lauder] Keep reading »
We’ve been noticing an awful lot of flat ankle boots lately and can’t get enough of them. Style blogger Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast is particularly badass in her use of our new favorite footwear, pairing them with cropped pants and mini skirts alike. We’re big fans of her Jimmy Choo for H&M faux, snake-skin booties, but also like the idea of something a bit more, well, toned down. Either way, they’re going on the shopping list. Keep reading »
It’s World AIDS Day, and if you’re not already active in promoting AIDS charities, you can give a bit of extra help by making some specific purchases. This year, brands like Stella McCartney, Converse, Armani, Mac, Kiehl’s, and others have created special promotions to raise awareness. After the jump, a rundown of the goods for good. Keep reading »
What I’m Wearing Today:
- Comme Des Garcones for H&M men’s cardigan
- Vivienne Westwood dress
- black tights
- vintage ankle boots
I’ve craved something, anything, by Vivienne Westwood for a long time, but it’s very hard to find her stuff in the U.S., and when it’s available, it’s stupid expensive. I scored some of her bondage pants on eBay earlier this year, but they were a little too crazy looking–even for me–so I ended up dumping them at Buffalo Exchange. But I recently wandered into this cute store in my neighborhood called TG-170 and they had this dress on sale, in my size, so I decided to splurge and wear it as a holiday dress this year. I’m going to a party after work, but I thought throwing a sweater over it made it more work-appropriate. Also, one of my legs is not shorter than the other, even if it may look that way in this picture. Sheesh. Keep reading »
We’ve given up fighting our men for Sunday mornings when all they want to do is T-off, which gets us, well, T’d off. In an attempt to catch more flies with honey, we’re stamping his initials on enough golf balls to remind him what supportive, loving women we really are. Then we’ll see which sounds better this Sunday: golf with the boys or breakfast in bed. [$34.95, RedEnvelope]
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