We’re beginning to wonder if the size debate surrounding model Crystal Renn will ever die down. She’s been hailed a plus-size icon but keeps stunning audiences with her fluctuating weight. For her latest work, she modeled for Zac Posen‘s pre-fall 2011 lookbook and can hardly be called plus-sized by these photos. We become more and more confused as to whether we should be praising Renn, or critical when she loses weight. (In the end, we don’t mean to make judgments, bash, or use her as a global example; it’s just that it’s hard to not talk about it.) In these pics, she’s not stick-thin, and it feels almost stupid that we can praise just that. But … she does look very svelte, especially in a pose where she wraps her hands around her entire waist … can anyone do that besides incredibly thin people? [Vogue UK] Keep reading »
Thanks, New York Times, for outing one of my top fashion secrets—”comfort” shoe brands like Aerosoles and Naturalizer. (OK, to be fair, if this is a NYT story, then it’s not like they were a secret to begin with.) These companies have, in the past, had the rep for being the shoes your mom and grandmother wore: austere suede and leather things with obvious added comfort soles. Basically, at one point, they were what you might think of as fancied-up orthopedic shoes. But slowly, these brands have been changing their tune, and adding hipper styles to the mix. Now you might walk into one of these stores to find super comfy versions of trends like motorcycle boots, lace-up wedges, and the like.
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Looks like Elle Fanning is following in her sister’s footsteps … if that means growing up super fast. The “Somewhere” star graces the pages of this month’s Lula magazine, looking very high fashion and mature. [Coco Perez] Keep reading »
We thought “pretty umbrella” was an urban legend like “comfortable stiletto” or “fun time at the DMV.” But this clear plastic, heart-splattered umbrella is just the accessory to keep you dry and adorable through the wet winter months. Take it from us: Brightly colored umbrellas perk up a drizzly day faster than a first kiss. (And doesn’t it just make you want to plant one on your sweetie in the pouring rain?) You’ll never leave behind an umbrella this cute on the bus again!
Sequins and feathers are both huge trends right now. Combining the two makes quite a dramatic fashion statement, as this $485 J.Crew skirt proves. What does the Man Panel think of this striking piece? Read on for their candid opinions …
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I have a question to pose to the class. Last week, I got a horrible haircut. Now, to say it is The World’s Worst Haircut would be stretching it, but it’s still pretty crappy. How can I describe it for you … think: Donny Osmond meets David Cassidy meets JTT circa 1996. First of all, one should never find oneself in this type of situation because we should all be confident and brave enough to stand up to our hairdressers when they start doing something weird, right? Well, call me a wimp, but I stayed silent as some dude flicked his scissors around my ‘do, which became increasingly mullet-like before my own eyes.
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