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The Merkin Goes Couture

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Who knew a pubic wig could be so chic? Thanks to Trend de la Creme for pointing out the merkin’s influence on high-fashion, with pubic shaped cutouts and panels showing up on designs from Kostas Murkudis and Alexandre Herchcovitch. I’ve yet to see one of these strut past me on the street, but the first lady who does, will get my award for fashion bad ass. Keep clicking to see more… [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »

10 Reasons Why Being Brunette Is Awesome

The editors of Harper’s Bazaar had an interesting idea for their August issue—get Lauren Conrad to sport a brunette wig for 24 hours. Not sure what the point of this was exactly—did they intend it as a prank or some lame-o social experiment? In the end, the California girl totally wasn’t feeling her brown hair, even though I think it looked kind of fantastic. “Day to day, I can only do blonde. Everything else makes me look sort of plain-Jane,” she told People.

Wait, being brunette makes you a plain Jane? God, I am so over this whole blondes-have-more-fun thing. Here are ten reasons why I’m a happy card-carrying member of the brunette club… Keep reading »

Terry In Action (Figure, That Is)

Terry Richardson, the celeb fashion photographer famous for his brute sexuality (and, coincidentally, your mother’s least favorite person), will now be immortalized as an action figure. The half-foot tall vinyl doll shows Richardson doing what he does best—taking off his pants and holding a camera. You’ll probably have to comb the black market (i.e. Ebay), however, if you want one. The extremely limited collection from Uncle York includes 30 reproductions, only 15 of which will be available for purchase on August 2nd at 2 a.m. (CET). We’d like to officially lobby for a full range of fashion action figures. Why not, considering the fashionistas are inspiring comic books now? Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld dolls next, please! [Uncleyork.com via Viewonfashion.com] Keep reading »

The Inspiration Board: Bruno

Okay so not everyone loves Bruno (or even likes him), but you have to give him props both for his insane newfound mainstream popularity and willingness to make ridiculously bold fashion choices. He’s inspired us to live in a world of spandex, fur, sequins, and hot pants … all at once. Despite steadfastly refusing to take the subtle route, the beauty of Bruno is that he demonstrates that when it comes to taking style risks, confidence is everything. Keep reading »

Are Animal Ears The New Feathers?

When Madonna arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala wearing a pair of wonky bunny ears and thigh-high stripper boots, we had to laugh. But when the look showed up in her latest Louis Vuitton ad campaign, they didn’t look so horrible. In fact, they looked kind of classy, yet playful. Keep reading »

Crave: Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer II Sports Bra

When it comes to exercising, rarely do we expect fun. But getting our asses to the gym is bad enough without having to stuff the girls into ill-fitting sports bras, cutting off circulation and inspiring fits of anger while we’re operating heavy machinery. Large-chested girls everywhere know what we’re talking about: sports bra feels more like an industrial support device than workout wear. Well, Lululemon’s as sick of that as you are. The brand, purveyors of fancy dance, yoga and running wear, have just released their famed Ta Ta Tamer sports bra in sizes up to DD. We tried one out and our breasts felt pretty damn tamed but — and here’s the twist — the bra wasn’t so tight and uncomfortable that we couldn’t breathe while wearing it! [$58, Lululemon]
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Products To Keep Your Mug Matte

While you’d love to achieve that dewy look in the summer, when it’s 90-plus degrees out, most of the time, “dewy” turns into “drenched in sweat.” There are two solutions for beating this beauty dilemma: become a hermit who never leaves her climate-controlled house, or invest in some anti-shine products that will keep your face matte. You choose.

  1. Create a solid base with Rimmel’s new Stay Matte foundation, a heavy-duty, shine-free formula that lasts for 12 hours. (There’s also a Stay Matte powder you can try coupling it with.) [$6.99, Walgreens.com]
  2. If you don’t need a base color, but just want your natural skin to be less tacky, brush on Smashbox’s Anti-Shine powder-gel, a professional-grade product that absorbs surface shine. [$27, Sephora.com]
  3. Lock in the look with a top-notch anti-shine powder like Yves Saint Laurent Matt Touch. Anti-sebo sponge properties absorb oil and perspiration. [$40-$57, Sephora.com]

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Quick Pic: P.S. I Love Fashion

Everyone’s favorite fashion blogger, Susie Bubble of StyleBubble, is sending us over the moon with her postage-inspired dress. Here’s a super cute preview from Daydream Nation‘s A/W 09 collection titled “Letters to Paul.” The goods are inspired by correspondence of the brother/sister design duo’s father, so maybe snail mail will come back into fashion now? [Stylebubble.co.uk] Keep reading »

Clip-On Earrings, 2.0

In a move that seemingly combines clip-on earrings and Bluetooth headset-style, jewelry line Super Fertile has created these, um, things that cover your entire ear. The collection is called “Rich Girl vs Poor Girl” (although unclear why, if anyone wants to take a gander…), and features laser cutouts of flowers, palm trees, and pineapples. Wear one, or double up on both ears for a full-on statement.

We’re on the fence about these doodads. With the right overall styling, a single clip could be quite interesting for a cutting edge evening look. On the other hand, you may risk looking like an extra in “Star Trek,” a granny with a fancy hearing aid, or an exec who had her cell’s earpiece recast in silver. Thoughts anyone? [$198 each, NewHighMart.com] Keep reading »

White Eyeshadow Provides Instant Rest For The Weary

During the recent couture week in Paris, designer Elie Saab showed an entirely white collection, which included matte ivory eyeshadow surrounding the models’ eyes. Sure, they looked a little like aliens or the White Witch from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but I tried out some of the stuff, and without any coaxing, my friends started complimenting me on how fresh and awake I looked.

If you’d prefer more of a fairy goddess look than extreme runway style, follow Lily Allen’s lead and use a shimmering white. Whether you want to surround your eyes like she did or just apply a smidge on your lid is your call. Keep reading »

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