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Quick Video: Adidas SLVRL Fall 2009 Collection

Can we give Adidas an A+ for creativity? Usually, clothing lines create a catalog or look book to show off the latest clothes for the season. But for their SLVR Label Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 collection, Adidas has added a short video that anyone can watch on YouTube. (FYI: The video was directed by Theo Stanley and features music by Sam Wagster, all under the creative direction of Pietsch Lim.) This one-minute video feels very much like a collage of sound and images, and it’s a cool way to view the clothing, if not a little too artsy. Eh, see what you think.
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M.I.A.’s Kid Already A Trendsetter

M.I.A.’s crazy black and white polka-dotted House of Holland dress, which perfectly highlighted her very pregnant belly, was THE talk of the Grammys this year. Apparently, the singer loved it so much that she asked the designer, Henry Holland, to create a similar look for her kid, Ikhyd. Too cute. We hope he grows up to sport crazy stuff like his mom, ensuring us plenty of fashion fodder in the years to come. [Grazia] Keep reading »

The Inspiration Board: Where The Wild Things Are

We’re excited about the scary sweet monsters from Where the Wild Things Are, and surprisingly also inspired by their bold style. Sport a stripey sweater or golden crown, stare down the competition and consider yourself ready for the fall. We weren’t the only ones inspired though, check out these pics from a recent British Vogue fashion story if you haven’t had enough. And click after the jump to find out where to find these wild inspirational pieces…

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Crave: Pharmous Gold Mosaic Leggings

These leggings are kind of making us wish for winter. Imagine them with black motorcycle boots and a slouchy, dark T-shirt dress and you’ll be imagining our uniform once the cold comes ’round. We’ve seen gold leggings before, but we’ve never seen them done this well with so much detail. These are not your standard American Apparel gold leggings. They are at least 20 times more badass. [$91, Pixie Market] Keep reading »

WTF? Justin Timberlake and Olsen Twins Join CFDA?

So, of course, being invited to join the CFDA, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, is the highest honor an American designer can achieve. Oddly enough, William Rast, Justin Timberlake’s clothing line, and The Row, from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, have both been inducted to the council. Is anyone else uber confused? We sorta get the Olsens. After all, their clothing line has been gaining lots of buzz since it first debuted, and the fashion set loves it for being well-made and well-designed, if a little pricey. But William Rast? What’s to love? It’s primarily known for producing denim. We need answers, and we need them now! If not, we’d at least like a CFDA invitation ourselves since it looks like anyone with a needle and thread can join. Sorry, but we had to take it there! [CFDA] Keep reading »

Check This Site Out: Advanced Style

For you, dressing “granny-chic” is stylish in an ironic way. But for the AARP card-carrying set, not so much. Which is why we’re loving Advanced Style, a fashion photo blog of older ladies and gentlemen sporting their Sunday finest. Or, in its own words, “Proof from the wizened and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.” On the blog, there’s documentation of rad grandpas in suits and old ladies in wild prints and hats. My favorite, however, has to be “Leonora in Pearls,” not only because we share the same name, but also because Grams is rocking some seriously classy Dior shades. If this is a glimpse of my future, I can’t say I find it to be too terrifying. [Advanced Style] Keep reading »

Really? Nose Rings Are Back In Style?

There was a very special decade called the ’90s when body piercings really meant something to angsty teens struggling to take a stand and establish themselves as edgy, independent, and most of all “unique” individuals. Nose rings were an especially popular way to show the world that you were a totally badass Adult-with-a-capital-A, yet didn’t trust anyone over the age of say, 24. Those teenagers grew up and got Real Jobs and eventually ditched the ironworks, which is why we caught a wave of nostalgia when we spotted supermodel Iris Strubegger rocking a rather major septum piercing in this month’s (what else?) French Vogue. Keep reading »

Horror Stories: Outfits That Flopped At the Office

Apparently there’s no dress code at the offices of Gilt Groupe, the online sample sale Mecca that we are obsessed with, because the founders “adore the personal style of every employee.” From the “blokes” at the warehouse in their Kidrobot tees to the world’s most stylish IT department, members of which teeter around in Louboutin and D&G, from the sound of it, it’s like fashion nirvana over there. [The Huffington Post]

But while site founders Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Alexis Maybank may be down with all manners of sartorial experimentation, I can think of quite a few times when previous bosses were a tad aghast at my work wardrobe. Like that time I wore five-inch heels to oversee envelope stuffing at a politician’s campaign office. I was totally fine, but all of my coworkers thought it was hilarious for some reason. Lucky for me, I’ve since left political fundraising in favor of a more fashionable line of work and my office outfit mishaps are at a minimum these days. Too bad I can’t say the same for everyone else!

Check out some awesome work outfit horror stories after the jump and let us know if you’ve had any winners (by which we mean losers) of your own.
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Heads Up: Estee Lauder’s Having A Huge Beauty Giveaway Tomorrow

We don’t care how much money you have — or don’t have — there’s nothing like free stuff. One of the best deals we’ve heard of in ages is getting ready to assault your senses, or more to the point, your skin, in mere hours. Estee Lauder is giving away a quarter million bottles of their new night cream this Thursday (that’s tomorrow!). The cream, called Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex (say that three times fast), will be handed out across the country from 5 to 9 pm at Estee Lauder department and specialty store counters. These ain’t no skimpy samples by the way. They’re giving you enough to last 10 days. Just enough time to get hooked… Go here for more deets! Keep reading »

DIY Cool Braids

Sometimes inspiration comes when you’re not looking for it. In some of our random fashion browsing on the Internet, when we were looking for clothing-related posts, we found ourselves completely ignoring the goods on the page and were instead entranced by these models’ hairstyles. The styling on each is perhaps perfect—braids complimented by Grecian and knotted accessories. Here’s how to get these two innovative ‘dos… Keep reading »

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