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Fancy Boots For Rainy Days

Dr. Martens isn’t the only boot-maker collaborating with other designers this year. Hunter Boots, famed for their wellies, asked Jimmy Choo to work with them, and a pair with an embossed crocodile pattern, leopard-print lining, and gold-metal buckles and rivets was the result. The boots will be available in June for $395 in Jimmy Choo stores and on its website. In case you’re price shopping, a pair of Hunter Originals goes for $115.95. [WWD via Nitrolicious] Keep reading »

Happy Almost Birthday, Dr. Martens!

Above, clockwise: The Original Cherry-Red Eight-Eyelet 1460 Work Boot; Sean John’s Interpretation; Vivienne Westwood’s Fishnet-Decorated Version; And Lulu Guinness’s Purple Painted Pair.

While cleaning out her closet, my sister found her beloved pair of sparkly gold Dr. Martens from high school. She wore them that night, just another sign that the brand is making a comeback. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, which is next January 4, Dr. Martens asked big name designers like Vivienne Westwood and Rick Owens to customize the original cherry-red eight-eyelet 1460 work boot. You can’t buy any of the designer interpretations, but you can get a pair of the originals and decorate them yourself. [1460Boots.com via Nylon] Keep reading »

Ann Coulter Hates On New First Lady’s Sense Of Style

Nobody can pry that glass of haterade from conservative pinup Ann Coulter’s hands, it seems. In her new book, Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, Coulter rips into incoming First Lady Michelle Obama for her sense of style. Decrying Mrs. Obama as a wannabe Jackie O., the right-wing mouthpiece writes: “Her obvious imitation of Jackie O’s style — the flipped-under hair, the sleeveless A-line dresses, the short strands of fake pearls — would have been laughable if done by anyone other than a media-designated saint.” Instead, Coulter prefers Republican fashion plate Cindy McCain, who, Coulter says, “dressed well without freakishly imitating famous First Ladies in history.” We’d agree — that is, if we preferred Stepford Wives to fashion icons. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

Crave: Pip-Squeak Chapeau Etc. Head Band

We’re entering the really cold part of the winter season, when bundling up means more than throwing on a coat. No, when you venture out into the arctic conditions, you have put on a big sweater, maybe some long underwear, a warm coat, a thick scarf, lined mittens, and a hat. If hats aren’t your thing, try this elegant alpaca/merino wool/bamboo knit headband. We wouldn’t want those cute ears of yours to get frostbitten, now would we? [$80, Pip-Squeak Chapeau Etc.]

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Smell Like “Twilight”

The entire time I was reading “Twilight” I obsessed over the way Edward smelled to Bella and the Bella smelled to Edward. So sweet! So enticing! So mouth-watering! I sort of thought that they both probably smelled similar to the smell wafting from the “Nuts 4 Nuts” carts on the street in New York City — overwhelmingly, almost nauseatingly sweet. Well, I’ll have to wonder no longer. There’s now a “Twilight”-branded fragrance! The bottle is shaped like an apple — as Perez Hilton points out, it’s a direct ripoff of the bottle for Nina Ricci’s fragrance — and you can bet every teenage girl in the universe is going to be spritzing this crap on in the hopes that a vampire smells them and comes running. [Perez Hilton] Keep reading »

Bold And Beautiful Cocktail Rings

Wearing a cocktail ring is the perfect way to add glamour and drama to an evening outfit, but you can also show personality with this jewelry staple. Keep reading »

Crave: Margo Morrison Jewelry (Win A Pair!)

We’re obsessed with Margo Morrison’s jewelry line. She creates beautiful pieces out materials like abalone shell, peach moonstone, and labradorite. And we’re not alone in our love of Morrison’s unique pieces. Her fan following includes Whitney Port, Blake Lively and Julia Roberts. Not a bad roster. All of her jewelry — from dainty drop earrings to dramatic, multi-strand necklaces — look amazing with a white T-shirt and jeans or your favorite little black dress. We especially love these itty-bitty oval, turquoise drop earrings. They’re effortlessly classy — just like us! [$75, MargoMorrison.com]

We’re giving away five pairs of these Margo Morrison turquoise drop earrings, but you have to work if you want them. The five best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, Jan. 2 through Thursday, Jan. 8—will be awarded with a pair. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Products We Should Have Thought Of: Strap Perfect

A lot of infomercials market products that are totally ridiculous — for example, the Snuggie — but this one is actually something that has Catherine and I saying, “Why didn’t we think of that?” Strap Perfect helps hide pesky exposed bra straps! With something that basically amounts to a flat, round, plastic paperclip! [StrapPerfect.com] Keep reading »

Dear Abby: I Wear Skirts. P.S. I’m A Man

We’ve written about men in skirts on the Frisky previously, but apparently the trend has it the epidemic level. One Joe in Pennsylvania wrote Dear Abby about his predilection for sporting skirts. “I’m a married man, confident in who I am, who wears skirts for comfort.” Um, OK. But why? “I feel that skirts are more comfortable than pants, which I find tight, restrictive and uncomfortable. I wear skirts around the house, when I’m out running errands and when I attend church. My clergyman has raised no objection to it.” My, what a liberal clergyman you have. Joe’s wife is supportive of his style choices, but their extended family isn’t thrilled. Abby pronounces: “As long as you have the testicular fortitude and shapely enough legs to wear skirts, then you have my blessing.” Well! Problem solved then. According to the Cut, 2009 is the year of the man-skirt. Keep reading »

Style On The Street: Button-Downs Don’t Have To Be Buttoned

Let’s take a minute to remember the ’90s. Nirvana played on the radio, “Beverly Hills 90210″ was on TV, and you wore huge flannel shirts to school, sometimes with a kick-ass concert tee underneath. We’re not in the ’90s anymore, so this gal classed up the open-shirt look by swapping flannel for crisp, white oxford. [Weardrobe]

1. Cotton Tailored Shirt, $34.99, BananaRepublic.com
2. Non-Iron Fitted Stretch Shirt, $67.13, BrooksBrothers.com
3. Wrinkle-Resistant Pinpoint Three-Quarter Sleeve Oxford Shirt, $39.50, LLBean.com
4. City Style Button Down Shirt, $14.97, NYAndCompany.com
5. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Broadcloth Fitted Shirt, $59, Macys.com Keep reading »

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