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Crave: Crocs Prima Ballet Flats

Don’t start yelling at us for losing our style sense just yet. We know it’s hard to imagine a pair of Crocs that aren’t fugly, but lo and behold, we present you with a pair that is totes adorable. Someone over at that company got the hint that fashion conscious gals may have liked the comfort of the shoes, but didn’t dig the dowdy silhouette. The result: ballet flats so cute you would never think they were Crocs. Slip your feet into these comfy flats and marvel at how stylish your tootsies look and how happy they feel. At a bargain of 20 bucks and a color variety spanning the rainbow, you will be hard pressed to find a reason not to buy these. [$20, Crocs] Keep reading »

The Inspiration Board: Feeling Summer Much?

It’s hard to look all darling when you’re freaking baking inside a worrisomely hot car and not say, chillaxin’ in the breezy Bahamas. Somehow, our style icon-o-the-day, indie fashion maven Zooey Deschanel, makes toasty weather chic look easy and reminds us of cotton candy, photo booths, lounge chairs, and that sweet, sweet patio water mister we’re saving up for. Luckily, these cute shoes are cool and way cheaper. Keep reading »

Fashion Industry Rallies To Make Men’s Skinny Jeans More Comfy

The war on men’s skinny jeans is, er, loosening, just not in the way you’d exactly hoped. Denim companies like Levi’s and True Religion have seen huge increases in the sale of their tight pants for guys (thanks, Pete Wentz). But in a move that seems more responsive than any we’ve seen for women, these brands are reacting to customer complaints suggesting that perhaps their styles are a wee bit too snug, and as a result are widening thigh and waistlines on the styles. If you’ve ever walked down Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (aka, Hipsterville, USA), you’d already know about the too-tight issue. Men, like women, are even having severe problems because of their jeans. Oh, the horrors after the jump and you tell us: Are you coming to terms with this oft disturbing trend? Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Patricia Field Hates A-Line Skirts

“I hate the A-line skirt. It’s like a lampshade. Ugly. Kristin Davis always wanted to wear A-line skirts as she thought it hid her big behind. She has a fabulous figure – she is completely hour glass, and I would say: ‘Kristin, you have a small waist – show off your round ass!’ She would never show it. I wanted to make her into a Bettie Page in ‘Sex and the City,’ but all she wanted were A-line skirts and Ralph Lauren clothes.”

– Patricia Field on what she considers the biggest fashion disaster [Mirror.co.uk] Keep reading »

Latisse Saves Brooke Shields From Inadequate Eyelashes

Have you seen that commercial with Brooke Shields hawking that new prescription eyelash cream? Poor Brooke! First she waited until she was 22 to have sex because she felt fat or too tall or whatever, then she had the postpartum depression, and now we learn how she’s endured unthinkable life-long trauma because of “inadequate” eyelashes. Thank God for Latisse, the world’s first FDA-approved prescription treatment for such an ailment! Keep reading »

Diesel’s Magic 360 Mirror: Horrifying Or Awesome?

They say the truth will set you free. Sure, if it has absolutely nothing to do with you. When it comes to, oh, say, your pants size, it’s often best to deny, deny, deny in order to avoid imprisoning yourself in an uncomfortable reality. So when faced with Diesel’s new 360 mirror, there’s no escaping the truth: The “magic” mirror projects an image of the viewer’s behind in order to see how jeans fit. Installed now as an experiment in the retailer’s Madrid store, the device is meant to add ease when it comes to finding the right pair so that the shopper doesn’t have to ask someone how their butt looks or paralyze themselves by pulling an awkward spine-twisting movement. So, the question is, would you want to confront your butt, (and maybe get a better pair of jeans out of it)? Or just trust the opinions of salesladies and friends? Which, you have to consider, might not be entirely truthful. [High Snobette] Keep reading »

The Power And Politics Of Height

I was intrigued by the amount of interest and opinions voiced in last week’s posts about height, which led me to think that there was more on this topic than is usually discussed. When I think about height, it is usually in terms of style. As the fashion industry tends to favor the long of limb, I am not always thrilled by my lack of inches. What I found particularly interesting was that most of you who said you were short did so with pride and without fashion phobias. Clearly I was not on the same page as everyone else, so I began talking to women in all ranges of the height spectrum to see how they felt about their height and why. The results were staggering: women viewed height in the context of power and politics. Keep reading »

Unfogging The Fashion Future

A recent New York Times article stated that for every step fashion step forward, fashion took three steps back. This theory got me thinking, is it true that every new trend is actually a revamped version of trends past? While there is certainly no lack of innovation in fashion, very few styles are completely fresh and unseen. Even the most outrageous shapes and lines have often been seen before, possibly centuries before. Don’t believe me? Don’t those Grecian dresses look familiar? Haven’t you seen Oxford shoes in some period movie? Aren’t corseted women in every museum around the world? Oh yes, every runway show has at least a few items that harken back to the good old days. Taking inspiration from the past is hardly a minus on the creativity scale, as long as the styles are not taken too literally. Rather, I take comfort from the fact that I can predict the fashion future. With the arrival of a new decade, new president, new economic climate, etc., there are bound to be dramatic shifts in style. Instead of blindly stumbling into the fashion of a new era and decade, I have taken a cheeky peak into my fashion fortune telling ball to study the secrets of the fashion future inspired by the fashion past. Read what trends from olden days will make big come back after the jump. Keep reading »

Crave: French Factory J’aime Le Chocolat Long Necklace

Excuse our French? Well maybe not today. Coming from a very French family, we were lucky enough to grow up in Paris and go back fairly often. Our aunt has always loved the city and would take us out when we were little to tea or shopping and would let us wear her bright red lipstick. This past year we were visiting for our birthday when she decided to take is to a jewelry expo, and we ran across this company. French Factory’s mix of jewelry is very tongue and cheek — delicate porcelain or gold with modern day expressions ranging from ladylike to raunchy on them. This “J’aime le choclolat” long necklace translates to “I love chocolate,” and of course who doesn’t? While it’s a French company and we ran across them at random, they have French and English sites that are definitely easy to access. [$76, French Factory] Keep reading »

What’s In Your Bag?

Some say the eyes are the window to the soul, but when it comes to women, I’d argue that it’s what’s in her purse that offers the real clues as to who she really is. Every so often, we’d like to delve into the depths of one woman’s bag and look at what she can’t leave the house without. To get the ball rolling, today: the innermost secrets and pockets of my own handbag. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours: Send us a pic of your bag and all its contents and tell us why you love these products. Spy in my bag after the jump, if you dare… Keep reading »

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