Shopping at thrift stores is a great way to fill your wardrobe with unique pieces, save money, and rack up bragging rights: “Oh, this gorgeous silk scarf? Two bucks at Goodwill!”
Unfortunately, thrifting can also be overwhelming and exhausting. After the jump, a list of the supplies, strategies, and self-affirmations you’ll need to conquer an afternoon of hardcore bargain-hunting. Keep reading »
Last December, Nicole Richie played into the dumb blond stereotype by saying she felt smarter as a brunette. So now that she’s gone back to having blond hair, has her brain cell tally gone down? [NYC, 9/29/10] Keep reading »
French Vogue‘s 90th anniversary issue continues to shock. The editorials inside include this sure-to-inspire-debate series of plus-size model Crystal Renn gorging on squid, slathering herself in spaghetti, and putting away a plate of chicken. To up the controversy, the photographer is Terry Richardson. Personally, I like the photographs — I think they’re beautiful and sort of funny — and after having watched and read multiple interviews with Renn, I find it highly unlikely she’d agree to do it if she wasn’t on board with it. Check out more after the jump and speak your mind in the comments. Keep reading »
Fashion is often a balancing act, and this Asos headband is a perfect example of how to do it. For starters, it’s a hair accessory that’s almost jewelry-like thanks to its gold wire form. Second, you get the girly “Alice in Wonderland” edge with a sweet bow, but the look is not too flamboyant or child-like. Throw it on as a subtle yet glitzy extra to an evening ensemble, or make it a classy and surprising touch for your everyday jeans and tee ensemble.
I instantly fell in love with Taylor Swift‘s Roberto Cavalli knee-high lace-up boots. They’re so chic yet rugged and remind me of Victorian ankle boots. Since most of us don’t have Cavalli ducats, I found similar boots in gray, brown, and black. Check ‘em out after the jump. Keep reading »
Urban Outfitters just got a bit edgier. The retailer has now introduced “Around the World,” a collection of brands from … around the world (if you hadn’t already guessed). Included in the mix are some hard-to-find labels and indie designers that will give a curated, international feel to your wardrobe. A few choice examples: Classic Parisian-chic line Le Mont St. Michel, Stockholm’s House of Dagmar, Scandinavian-sleek designs by Rodebjer, and New Zealand collection Stolen Girlfriends Club. The prices aren’t the mass-market values you’re used to at chez Urban, but they’re not all that bad either. (Well, and much less than a trip to Denmark or Sweden.) At the very least, you might find some style inspiration there! [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »