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H&M Gets The (Winter) Party Started

We know summer isn’t over yet, but the style masterminds over at H&M are already thinking ahead when it comes to our holiday party wardrobes. They’ve debuted looks from the Fall/Winter 2009 Party collection and it looks pretty festive to us. The line ranges from outerwear and dresses to shoes and bracelets, and overall, the line is pretty eclectic since no two items seemed to be designed with the same theme in mind. But one thing ties the whole collection together: boldness. You see it in the uber-chunky necklaces, the sexy structured dresses and champagne-colored faux fur jackets. Every piece makes a strong statement, and we hear it loud and clear: We are young, we are chic, and we don’t care about hypothermia. [Stylistic] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Some Art With Your Coffee?

Sometimes we doodle on our coffee cups during boring meetings, too. (But never came up with anything this awesome.) Artist Boey creates intricate illustrations on styrofoam cups, and many are for sale, too. [Flickr] Keep reading »

Loving This Chanel Pre-Fall 2009 Cuff

Leave it to Chanel to design an item that’s at once classic and quirky. Case in point: this Russian doll-inspired bangle from their pre-fall 2009 collection. The bracelet is made from enamel and wood and features an iconic Imperial Russian symbol, the Matriochka doll. We love the combination of the bright red lips plus ubiquitous logo. It will set you back a few hundred dollars, but it looks sort of worth it, no? Also, between this and Guerlain’s new makeup collection, we totally smell an all things Russian trend coming on. [Chic Report] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Is That Victoria Beckham?

Models Heidi Mount and Finbar McGuiness did their best Victoria Beckham impressions (while wearing clothing of her design) for the September issue of V. They definitely made us look twice. [V Magazine] Keep reading »

1971 Reiss Hearts Women Who Rock

London label Reiss is launching 1971, a secondary line of thigh-zippering jeans, shearling jackets, and studded boots inspired by women who rock. With denim names like the “Patti” after Patti Smith, the collection is an amalgam of everything an off-duty Kristen Stewart type would want to wear. Provided, of course, she decided to clean up a smidge. Check out the whole collection here. Keep reading »

Could Ashley Olsen Ever “Quit” Fashion?

Are the Olsens experiencing “fashion fatigue”? Yesterday, we saw how Mary-Kate has been looking more hobo than boho. Now Ashley, the more serious style maven of the two, admits she may be looking to leave the fashion world and her luxury line, The Row. According to HollyScoop.com, Ashley recently stated:

“(In the fashion world) everyone is just really looking out for themselves. I don’t know if I’ll be designing this collection forever. A couple of years from now, I’m sure I’ll want to do something else, and I’m not going to shy away from that. What if I just want to be an artist, or if I want to go back to acting? Which is not in the cards, but what if I wanted to do that?”

Sounds to us like Ashley may just be a bit worn down, and we don’t blame her! (Managing a clothing label, all the other Olsen properties, and heaving around a venti Starbucks latte 24/7 must be exhausting.) But let’s face facts—even if Ashley were to “leave” fashion, she’d have to fall off the face of the earth. Ashley is already too great a style icon to stop influencing trends, even if she stops producing the clothes you can buy to rock those trends. [Wait, do you guys consider Ashley a "style icon"? Personally, I do not, but maybe that's just me? -- Editor] [HollyScoop.com]
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Crave: Normal Watches

Sure to be this generation’s answer to the Swatch, Normal Watches come in an array of candy colors and feature timely graphics and quotes, like “Facebook Ruined My Life,” “I’m So Gay For Marriage,” and the sadly true “When Did Rock ‘N’ Roll Become So F***ing Boring?” We might even have to make an exception on our no bubblegum pink rule so we can don this cool “I Want Candy” watch. Read the “entirely true” story of how the company started and just try to resist. [$17.98, Joe Rockhead via Outblush] Keep reading »

These Shoes Are Off The Chain

Chains are clearly the “it” accoutrement for your lower appendages. We already told you about chain leggings, but these pumps, from Chain Shoes duo Tove Jansson and Per Emanuelsson, up the ante. Their design recently won the 2009 Shoemania design competition; they’re rather unwearable, but what pair of 7-inch platforms really is? After the jump, Chain Shoes’ rusty chain loafers for dudes. They look heavy but a little more foot-friendly. [via Trendhunter] Keep reading »

Will A “Model Code of Conduct” Diminish Sexual Harassment And Injuries?

As glamorous as modeling may seem, it’s also chock-full of sexual harassment and other shady business. We open a magazine and see the picture to the left, but in order for that picture to happen some 16-year-old girl was balancing on an elevated chair and the other model was trying not to get hit in the face with the legs of said chair.

In an attempt to stop the upskirt grabbing, dangerous photo shoots, and general tomfoolery that models are often subjected to, the British Fashion Council and the Association of Modeling Agencies are putting together a model code of conduct with the aid of models Victoria Keon-Cohen and Dunja Knezevic. Considering that they were inspired to act after one male model’s scalp bled when his hair was over-bleached and a bevy of jumping beauties sprained their ankles wearing high heels on a trampoline (um yeah, not even kidding), we wish them luck! [The Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »

How Much Would You Pay For A Good Haircut?

Is $24,000 too much to pay for a haircut? The obvious answer is yes! But not when you are the Sultan of Brunei. The 61-year-old, who is said to be worth an estimated $24 billion, paid exactly that to have his hairstylist Ken Modestou cut his hair. The British barber has been cutting the Sultan’s hair for the past 16 years, and while he charges his regular clients about $60 per cut, it looks like the Sultan kicks him a little more change. (The $24,000 fee includes a luxury flight on a Singapore airline to the Sultan’s home in the Middle East, sumptuous hotel accommodations for a few nights and several thousand dollars as the actual fee of the haircut.) Not a bad gig if you can get it, right? [Allure]

But all this makes us consider how much we shell out for our own cuts. As anyone who’s suffered major post-snip trauma knows, sometimes it pays to spend a little extra. Then again, sometimes expensive isn’t always best. What’s the most you’ve spent on a hairdo? Keep reading »

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