When I was in high school I butted heads with the evil nuns because I wore patterned tights with my uniform. They said I was a distraction to the other students. After I graduated, they changed the rulebook, making solid color tights the only acceptable hosiery. I still appreciate hosiery that is different, even though I’m older. This season patterned, woven and even sparkly hosiery and footless tights are in style. And now that it’s getting chilly outside, you can wear these stunners with all your dresses, even some of your summer dresses. One of my favorite looks for this time of year is an over-sized Oxford shirt (one that hits mid-thigh) worn with footless tights and heels. I’m absolutely dying for the Falke leggings and the HUE floral leggings below. Tell us in the comments which stunning hosiery you would wear and how you would wear them. Keep reading »
Model Jessica Stam shows off a hairstyle that appears to be the result of a very windy day. [Fendi fashion show; Milan Fashion Week; 9/25/2008] Keep reading »
A plaid coat would fit in perfectly at Constance Billard School for Girls. It would also be an excellent addition to my closet. [Trender Bender] Keep reading »
Red lipstick, brown hair, ‘tude-tastic, and she likes to wear feathers — on paper, Kenley from Project Runway sounds like my celeb doppleganger! It was girl crush at first episode. However, as the season has progressed, that brat has broken my heart and now she seems more like my evil twin. Kenley may make ladylike dresses but she has some seriously bad manners. She’s been so rude, I feel betrayed by my style and she’s made me reconsider my love of retro. When Kenley laughed at poor Joe on the runway with her trained poodle protégé, it made me want to puke all over her handmade dress. You know when Tim Gunn has to sit you down for a talk, you better step off. Alas, Kenley thinks she is too cool for the way of the Gunn and just seems to be taking her self-image on a downward spiral. Karma is an even bigger bitch than you, Kenley! Everyone with cable television has seen you in action and just like these Bratz, your day is coming, doll. [Seattle PI] Keep reading »
Our poll earlier today is showing that along with cutting back on restaurant dinners, the state of the economy is forcing you to cease your late-night visits to JCrew.com. But if you love, love, love clothes and are feeling the itch for a new fall wardrobe, try one of these seven shopping alternatives, instead. Your bank account will thank you.
1. Clean Out Your Closet
If you take a Saturday and “merchandise” your closet, i.e., arrange shirts by sleeve length, you’ll feel like you’re shopping at a boutique every morning when you pick out your outfit for the day. Plus, you might find a dress that got pushed to the back of your closet or fell onto the floor and has been in a crumpled ball for the past six months.
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Hot foodie Teri Tsang Barrett knows her way around a kitchen—a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she works as a Food Editor at Everyday With Rachael Ray in constant search of the perfect thin crust pizza. Here she unveils her favorite frisky recipes—good food that every ravenous gal can make in a pinch. Got a rumble in your belly for something you want her to cook up a recipe for? Email us at email@example.com.
After a summer full of beer, margaritas and terrible wedding food, my husband and I are going full-court press with the detox. Call it prep for the holidays or fiscal conservation (you’ve been reading the papers, right?), but eating light and in sounded as good as a banana split being served by George Clooney on Lake Como. And everyone knows that fish is good for you. Fish is kinda scary though, too. Unless I’m shopping at a fishmonger or Whole Foods, I tend to steer clear of our finned friends, because God knows how long it’s been out of water. Make the effort to find fish of the best quality possible. Once you’ve nailed that requirement, it’s a piece of cake. Fish cooks fast and it doesn’t take a whole lot to flavor it just right. Halve the recipe after the jump if you’re feeding just two, but as dinner party food goes, this one’s the bomb. Quick and easy, tangy and satisfying—and it’s good for them too.
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Fast forward to 1:44 to view a horrible model fall, which hopefully didn’t result in a sprained ankle. Designer Miuccia Prada says the heels won’t be as high when they get to stores next spring. Keep reading to see the offending shoes… Keep reading »
When it comes to female rock legends, Kim Gordon has a top ranking thanks to her distinctive performance style and badass voice. Musical abilities aside, she’s also about to become a fashion mogul with her newly-launched line, Mirror/Dash.
Inspired by Françoise Hardy, the collection is intended for ladies closer to Kim’s demo. “There’s a need for clothes for cool moms,” she told The New York Times. The first piece is a wool jacket with military details , a stand-up collar, and overlapping flaps — called “The Hardy Jacket”, it retails for $415. While the debut piece is a limited edition (only 50 made!), Mirror/Dash will release more styles throughout the year.
If this jacket is any indication of the awesomeness of the rest of the collection, we’re excited. Hurry up, Kim. We’re not getting any younger. [Mirror/Dash]
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This is the first week of fall, which means it’s time to bring out your hats, scarves, gloves, and, most importantly, your warm coat. If you’re sick of the usual gloomy grays and blacks, just think how bright and cheery this yellow peacoat will make you feel, even on days when the thermometer reads -10 degrees F. [$119.50, American Eagle Outfitters] Keep reading »