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Style Stealer: Keri Russell’s Field Jacket

Keri Russell was spotted out and about in Brooklyn this weekend, and while we couldn’t help but notice her white canvas slip-ons (our summer obsession), we think her army green field jacket would be perfect on a cool fall day. In fact, Amelia paired one with a printed blue and maroon dress today, which toned down the dress and ensured that the jacket didn’t look too “Army.” Check out six of our favorite utility jackets after the jump. Keep reading »

Website Proves That Some Boobs Are Jigglier Than Others

As those of us proud owners know, sometimes the boob jiggle factor can be really annoying during strenuous activities. Well, a New Zealand sports bra company, Shock Absorber, is combating jiggle one pair at a time. On their website, they have a very strange bounce-o-meter feature where you type in your cup size, select your activity level, and watch those girls shake. The big selling point? It shows you the jiggle factor of the girls in three states—-naked jiggle, with regular bra, and with a Shock Absorber sports bra. Sold! [Buzzfeed]

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Naomi Campbell Says Minority Models Are Unwanted In Recession

Naomi Campbell has continued to work as a supermodel despite being 39, but even though she’s been able to defy fashion industry norms, she says black and other models of color are having a tough time in the recession. “This year, we have gone back all the way that we had advanced,” she told The Telegraph. “I don’t see any black woman, or of any other race, in big advertising campaigns.” Naomi says Italian Vogue‘s Black Issue last summer “made some noise,” but didn’t actually cause any changes in how often minority models are booked. “People, in the panic of the recession, don’t dare to put a girl of colour in their campaign, full stop,” she added. “Nor of any other race. It’s a shame. It’s very sad.”

Naomi has been in the fashion biz for a loooong time, so she’s seen a lot, but is she just talking out of her butt with this attack? I mean, black, Hispanic, and Asian models have always taken a back seat to white models, so what’s so different during the recession? Keep reading »

Kim Kardashian Can Add “Beauty Editor” To Her Resume

Kim Kardashian is one busy lady. Between guesting on “America’s Next Top Model,” on-again, off-againing with Reggie Bush, dying her hair blond and announcing a new fragrance deal, she can now add “Beauty Editor” to her list of accomplishments. Hot on the heels of not quite A-listers getting in on the print world action (Levi Johnston, we’re talking to you), tabloid OK! magazine announced today that Kim will be a contributing beauty editor and dispense her knowledge of creams and potions and blue Barbie eyeshadow to the world. As a former magazine beauty editor myself, I’m so honored that she’s joined our illustrious ranks of the few and the proud. I would warn her that it’s not all fun and games though. Trying out new facial techniques and getting your hair done for free is really tough! (Oh wait, on the other hand, she should be just fine.) And something tells us she’ll get to bypass all that pesky copy to edit and those unpleasant late nights in production and pass straight to the makeup chair. Keep reading »

Loving The Matte Nail Trend For Fall

Today our Catherine is absolutely rocking the Russian Navy shade from OPI‘s new Matte collection, and I have to say, it looks so right-on especially with fall approaching. The lack of shimmer is sophisticated, and the blue tint is less harsh than that whole black nail look that was so big last year. (Black has moved up to the lipstick category, more on that here.) Anyhoo, OPI isn’t alone on this: Knockout Cosmetics has also come out with Flatte, and we’re definitely crushing on Essie’s sparkle-free Neon line. Luckily, the flat-top hairstyle has shown no signs of showing up again. Keep reading »

The Original Supermodels Get Naked For D&G’s Anthology

To promote the release of the latest additions to D&G’s Anthology fragrance line, the designers have released a series of sexy ads featuring the original supermodels stripping off their clothes: Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, and Eva Herzigova, among others. With George Michael’s “Freedom” blaring in the background, it’s the ’90s all over again! Schiffer does 18 La Lune (for The Dreamer), Naomi does 3 L’Imperatrice (for The Star), and Eva does 10 La Roue de la Fortune (for The Player) with Fernando Fernandes. Get an eyeful of Naomi and Eva after the jump. Keep reading »

The People Have Spoken, And Glamour Mag Complies

You say you want a revolution? Change is afoot at Glamour after the magazine has received tons of PR from its “shocking,” controversial decision to show a semi-nude plus-size model in their September issue. (Actually, they had shot gorgeous blonde model Lizzie Miller nude in the mag before, but this time, they showed a more “unflattering” angle highlighting her belly and the media went wild!) Naturally, bloggers had plenty to say on the matter, and Miller and Glamour editor Cindi Leive even made an appearance on “Today” to talk about how their readers were overjoyed to see a woman who wears a size 12-14 in the mag. Now it seems they’ve decided to milk the publicity stay true to what readers want by shooting another feature with plus-size women for the November issue: A “Page Six” tipster says famous curvier models like Kate Dillon, Jennie Runk, Amy Lemons and Crystal Renn are all involved. While a mainstream mag like Glamour certainly won’t influence hyper-haute fashion mags like W and V, they do have a huge circulation. Whatever their motives, look for their moves to be copied by similar ladymags soon. Are you ready to see less airbrushing and more normal-sized women or what? Keep reading »

Would You Rock It? Pony Girl Style

Step back, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. There’s a new vocalist with a penchant for over-the-top fashions on the scene. Check out British songstress VV Brown‘s latest video for “Game Over.” Her outfits are as unique as her sound, which she describes as “musical mashed potatoes.” A 5’11″ sometimes model, Brown’s video looks range from spike-shouldered gladiator to hooved pony girl. She even wears a dress with a picture of herself on it. Myself, I’m partial to the Union Jack underpants. Keep reading »

Fall ’09: The Death Of The Dress?

Dum, dum, DUM. With New York shows just around the corner and the temperature already taking its first dips well south of 70 degrees, the beginnings of fall are upon us—and I couldn’t be happier. Cozy sweaters, chic ankle length pants, full skirts, booties … OMFG. Bring. It. On. Much like every September before this one, I find myself chomping at the bit to start layering up and dragging my tights and boots out of storage. But as I envision all the new-again clothes I’m already mentally planning to wear, one very specific type of clothing is missing … the dress. For the first time in what feels like decades, I’m not looking forward to throwing on any dresses. This is a huge departure for me. Huge. And I’m not alone… Keep reading »

Agent Provocateur Keeps It Above the Belt For Once

I’ve just been treated to a preview of Agent Provocateur‘s new ready-to-wear fashion line (lingerie dress and trench recently worn on It girl Daisy Lowe in London, above), debuting for fall. The full review: While the cashmere corset-print dress with detachable garter may be a bit tricky to pull off, the PVC pink trench vaguely reminds us of something Karl Lagerfeld would design for Chanel. And there’s a retro black tulip dress that’s practically office-appropriate, save for gold buttons that unfasten all the way downtown. Kate Moss may have been the face of the brand before — and Daisy certainly looks cute in this outfit, too — but we think these clothes deserve a real bombshell. Perhaps a certain curvier “Mad Menredhead? Keep reading »

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