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Unlikely Style Icon: Prince In “Purple Rain” Does A Frilly Shirt Proud

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There’s really only one man who can get away with wearing a blouse, and that’s Mr. Purple Rain himself, Prince. Nearly 30 years after “Purple Rain” debuted, Prince is still killing it style-wise, and the recent Twitter convert’s music is still as relevant and sexy as ever. Seriously, did you hear his new track, “Breakfast Can Wait”? But how do you wear Prince? Very carefully, as it turns out. Very carefully.

We were intrigued by the possibility of taking his purple-suited awesomeness and translating it into a modern, lady-friendly look (though you’ll have to find your own hair mousse, sorry). Click through to see just how we did.

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Unlikely Style Inspiration: Dorothy Parker, On The Occasion Of Her Birthday

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Today is Dorothy Parker’s birthday. A poet, critic, screenwriter and satirist, Parker made a name for herself by writingly darkly witty and vicious essays and poems. She began her career as a journalist, writing for outlets like Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, before coming into her own as a poet and author. And eventually moved to Hollywood to work as a screenwriter, where she penned the Oscar-nominated “A Star Is Born” and “Smash Up: The Story Of A Woman.” She was known for her morbid, salacious humor. Witness her poem Résumé: Keep reading »

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What Ali Wore Proves That Everything Old Is New Again

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Forget the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar: if you really want to know what the latest fashion and style trends are, you need to check out What Ali Wore. No, Ali isn’t an anorexic 15-year-old Bulgarian model: he’s a salt-and-pepper-haired octogenarian with impeccable taste and a flair for the dramatic. His every sartorial move is lovingly captured by Zoe Pawton, who noticed Ali walking by the Berlin, Germany, cafe where she waitressed every day.

Ali is a doctor-turned-tailor and the father of 18 (!). And now, he’s a fashion darling. Check out a few more of his looks after the jump! [What Ali Wore] Keep reading »

8 Androgynous Style Superstars — And What You Can Learn From Them

Look, I don’t care what you wear. You do you. If it makes you happy, awesome. But if you’d like a little inspiration, I’m here to help! Here, we’ve collected a few of our favorite tomboyish girls and androgynous women for your perusal. Women like Grace Jones, Tilda Swinton and Kate Moenning are the perfect antidote to overly feminine, frilly style and they prove that sexy doesn’t have to come packaged in high heels and plunging necklines. Even if you’re not necessarily itching don a set of braces and a porkpie hat, you can still butch up your look by up by following these style icons.

Unlikely Style Icon: Brat Pitt In “Interview WIth The Vampire”

Before there was Team Edward and Team Jacob, sparklevamps,”The Vampire Diaries,” and “True Blood,” there was just Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise and baby Kirsten Dunst. Yup, “Interview With A Vampire,” was the best vamp movie of recent years. And Brad Pitt has never looked better than when he was playing reluctant vamp Louis de Pointe du Lac opposite Cruise’s pervy, bloodlusty Lestat de Lioncourt. In honor of Brad and his cool Victorian vampire style, we’ve given you all the key elements to steal his iconic goth-y vampire look. Deets after the jump! Keep reading »

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Lady Gaga Learned Everything She Knows From Leigh Bowery

While I really can’t stand much of Lady Gaga’s music, the bitch does know how to style herself so that everybody’s talking about her all the time. Like, take the weird outfit she wore to the airport in Spain this past weekend. It’s so bulbous and ungainly and unflattering, but in a totally pointed way. But you know? Her style? It’s kind of a rip-off/homage to another incredible artist: Leigh Bowery. I’m not the first to see the connection between the two — it’s been written about and noted by everyone from Colette to Vogue — but the genius and dark subversion of Bowery’s work has to be seen to be believed. Keep reading »

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