You’re probably sick to death of hearing about their husbands, but Ann Romney and Michelle Obama merit some attention, too. We’re not going to talk about their politics, but we are going to examine their wardrobes. In the past four years, Michelle’s risen to prominence as a fashion star, but Ann certainly is giving her a run for her money. After the jump, we size up the candidates’ wives sartorial chops.
TGIF guys! This week has been totally awesome, but still, we are craving the weekend. This weekend I’m throwing a huge roof party to celebrate the warm weather and my roommate finishing grad school (congrats Abby!). What are your weekend plans? Tell us in the comments!
Trolling street wear sites like Chictopia is one of my favorite online activities — after online shopping. Like others who are fans of these sites, I get inspiration for my own outfits. User FashionisaPlayground calls this look the “Fair weather sailor,” but I think it’s more suited for a daytime date on land. Although the shorts show off gorgeous gams, the look isn’t tarty because everything else — cleavage, arms, shoulders — is covered. So your date will get a hint of sex appeal but still pay attention to what you’re saying. Plus, the mixing of patterns — stripes and snakeskin — make the neutral palette exciting. Find out how you can get this look after the jump, and if thigh-grazing shorts aren’t your thing, a pair of Bermuda shorts would look just as cute. [Chictopia] Keep reading »
“I would rather die than have my fans not see me in a pair of high heels. I’d never give up my wigs and hats for anything.”
– Lady Gaga, who appeared on “Friday Night With Jonathan Ross” and discussed just how tragic it would be if she were seen taking out the trash or sans outlandish costumes. Apparently, the world would end if we saw her in a pair of jeans. [Yahoo] Keep reading »
After way more time than I care to admit, I finally found a dress to wear tonight at the little New Year’s Eve get-together I’m hosting. In honor of tonight’s blue moon, I decided on this blue dress from French Connection. OK, full disclosure: I didn’t actually make the blue moon connection until after I purchased the dress, but seeing as my husband will be wearing his fabulous baby blue tuxedo purchased a couple months ago at a vintage sale, I think we can successfully claim a blue moon theme. I’m going to pair the dress with this necklace, opaque tights, and black patent leather heels, and if I can manage to get a good picture, I’ll post it next week. But, more important, what are you wearing tonight? We’d love to see you all gussied up in your New Year’s best, so send us a photo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll put together a slideshow next week like the one we did for your awesome Halloween costumes. Have a safe and wonderful new year, everyone! Keep reading »
Last night, I had one of those full-on fashion emergencies. We’re talking closet vomit all over my bedroom and an exhausting try-it-on-again workout. The dilemma: I was attending a party for the release of a fashion-art book and had no idea what people would be wearing. My guess was that it could be anywhere in between cocktail-fancy, boho-chic, and skinny-jean-hipster-style. I decided I needed an outfit that could shift its style level with a few minor changes—that way, I could wait until I got to the party to see the vibe, and then adjust accordingly. So here’s my answer for going blindly into the fashion battlefield. Share your own tips in the comments below!
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Michelle Obama’s two Inauguration Day outfits are already getting copied. Faviana, known for “reinterpreting” gowns worn by celebrities, drew up sketches immediately after Obama appeared on Tuesday. The knock-off of Isabel Toledo’s lemongrass dress and jacket will retail for $450 and the copy of Jason Wu’s white gown will cost $400, and they, along with other Mrs. O-inspired looks, will be in stores in four to six weeks. This of course might negate the positive effect Obama has been having on independent designers. Also, don’t people realize that they’re not going to look anything like the first lady, even if they wear replicas of her clothes? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
â€œFirst dateâ€ – two simple words that can send shivers up anyoneâ€™s spine, much like the words â€œjob interview.â€ When you think about it, there isnâ€™t much of a difference between the two, except one involves cocktails and palpable sexual tension. I have no idea where that old adage â€œYou are what you eatâ€ came from, because the truth is, â€œYou are what you wear.â€ Clothes speak volumes and no matter what, they will always prompt judgments from others. Chances are, the person youâ€™re into isnâ€™t going to notice how perfectly your bangles play into the boho-chic vibe you were going for, or how you expertly coordinated your makeup shades to play up the metallic sheen outlining your top. Guys donâ€™t notice the details, but they do see the overall big picture. Here are some general tips to follow before any date, after the jump… Keep reading »
For Him (As shown on Eliot Spitzer and James McGreevey): Dark suit, striped red tie, American Flag pin on lapel.
For Her (As shown on Silda Wall and Dina Matos-McGreevey): Powder blue suit, tasteful pearls, smile [optional]. Keep reading »