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Last-Minute Holiday Gifts That Don’t Seem Desperate

Usually, when someone gives me a gift card or money, I feel like they couldn’t think of anything better or ran out of time to find a more personal gift. But last-minute presents don’t having to be as generic as $25 to Best Buy. After the jump, read our ideas for what to get when you’re out of time… Keep reading »

Coco Rocha Has A Blog

Model of the moment Coco Rocha has a blog: Oh So Coco. The 20-year-old, Toronto-born model, who once famously Irish stepdanced down Jean Paul Gaultier’s runway, offers a peek behind the scenes at days in the life of a fashion plate. She hopes a woman on the street who takes her photograph, sans makeup, has Photoshop, posts a video of herself dancing around while brushing her teeth, and reveals that Vogue had the exclusive rights to her new red hair, so she had to keep it under wraps until the January issue hit the newsstands. For other fashion icons online, check out Chanel Iman‘s YouTube channel and Hedi Slimane‘s diary. [The Cut] Keep reading »

Style On The Street: Black And Brown And Awesome All Over

Some people freak out about mixing black and brown, but they shouldn’t. We should all embrace the combo, like Effie here, who shows the world that mixing is fine, as long as you look put together. P.S. It helps if you stick to one color for all of your accessories. [Weardrobe]

1. Frye Lisa T-Strap Heel, $168, UrbanOutfitters.com
2. Isaac Mizrahi for Target Amelia Patent T-Strap Pumps, $8.24 on sale, Target.com
3. Dots T-Strap Studded Pumps, $165, OhDeerShoes.com
4. All Black Women’s Endless T-Strap Flat, $99.95, Endless.com
5. Valley Lane Tally Pump, $29.99, LaneBryantCatalog.com Keep reading »

Crave: CC Skye Safety Pin Necklace

Remember those beaded safety pin bracelets from camp? Yes, the elastic ones with the multi-colored seed beads. We never, ever, thought safety pin jewelry would make a comeback. However, ever since we spotted this sparkly, gold safety pin necklace, we’ve been obsessed. It’s delicate and yet it adds an element of toughness to any outfit. So, we stand corrected. Office supplies can be fashionable. [$100, CC Skye] Keep reading »

Holiday How-To: Button Earrings

You don’t have to be especially skilled to make presents for your pals. Case in point: button earrings. I found a pair in my mom’s jewelry box from the ’70s and just had to fashion my own. Unless you decide to go all extravagant and buy expensive buttons, making these costs next to nothing. Keep reading »

Will Recessionistas Budget For Botox?

The New York Times has an interesting story in today’s Style section about how the recession and tanking economy will affect the cosmetic surgery and beauty industries. Will people, specifically women, start scrimping on beauty products and cut spending on Botox, boob jobs, pricey gym memberships, and fad diets?

Indeed, a few indicators suggest that financial constraints are beginning to interrupt the narrative of better living through surgery — at least temporarily. Sixty-two percent of plastic surgeons who responded to a recent questionnaire from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons said they had performed fewer procedures in the first half of this year compared with the same period last year, according to the latest anecdotal information from the group.

Personally, I don’t think this will last. The pursuit of perfection is a vice and an addiction, and like sex and booze, which thrive during tough economic times, the desire to look better and younger will never die. Keep reading »

Wearable Food Gets An Upgrade

Before today, I thought Ring Pops were the height of glamour in food that you can wear; I was very wrong. Designer Nancy Wu took sheets of beef jerky and sewed them together to create what appear to be a classic Chanel quilted handbag and a Louis Vuitton wallet. Doesn’t the bag look like a vintage purse that was handed down from Grandma? [via Designboom] Keep reading »

Crave: Three-Button Sweater

The winter is all about layering, but it takes skill to not look like the Marshmallow Man. This three-Button Sweater satisfies both needs. Made of wool and angora, it will keep you warm when worn over a long-sleeve shirt, and its short sleeves won’t add bulk under your winter coat. Plus it pairs well with work and weekend wear. [$69.50, Express] Keep reading »

Cracking The Dress Code On Holiday Parties

Black tie. Creative black tie. Cocktail. Casual Chic. We’re guessing you have an idea of what half of these dress code terms mean, but the other half is rather confusing. Dress codes are not only becoming more popular, but are also becoming more obscure. “It used to be it was either no dress code at all or black tie. There was nothing in between, and now it seems like every invitation you get has some variation on a theme that is just incredibly confusing,” says Hope Greenberg of Lucky.Thankfully, Greenberg deciphers these dress codes just in time for your holiday party. Keep reading »

Holiday How-To: Embroidered Notebooks

Are you out of ideas for what to get your friends for Christmas? Are you out of money? Why don’t you make something! Our talented Emily stitched this adorable lovebird notebook in a couple days while riding the train to and from work. We recommend that you make a quick trip to the craft store, then put in a favorite holiday movie and get down to business. You’ll be finished by the time the credits roll. Keep reading »

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