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The Halloween Inspiration Board: It Girls

What’s that you say? You didn’t sit front row at a ton of fashion shows in September? How embarrassing for you. Disguise the shame for one evening by dressing as…

Lily Q | October 23, 2009 - 1:50 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Smurfette

That evil Gargamel created Smurfette out of clay in order to create chaos at the all-dude Smurf village. Too bad the Smurfs don’t have much going on in the libido…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | October 22, 2009 - 5:00 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Balloon Boy

If the universe were a fair place, the Balloon Boy caper would blow over by Halloween (har, har). But we all know we’re probably stuck with this kid for a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2009 - 1:30 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Sexy Eloise

Remember the Eloise books by Kay Thompson about the mischievous child who lived in New York City’s Plaza Hotel? While you may have loved them as a kid, envision Eloise…

Leonora Epstein | October 20, 2009 - 12:50 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: A New Jersey Housewife

Careening through life high on drama is best left to the ladies of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” But ripping off their Jersey girl style just for one night…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2009 - 3:00 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Matador

The other day I was walking down the street wearing a shirt with a frilly collar and black skinny jeans, and, suddenly, it hit me! If I put on a…

Catherine Strawn | October 16, 2009 - 3:00 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Anna Wintour

If you’ve ever wanted to be truly feared, we’ve got the costume for you. We’re not talking “scary” in the way that zombies or pre-Twilight vampires are. That’s child’s play.

Lily Q | October 15, 2009 - 2:30 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Amelia Earhart

Amelias are hot s**t right now. There’s me, of course, and then there’s Amelia Earhart, the legendary female aviator who will be immortalized in a movie starring Hilary Swank later…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 14, 2009 - 1:00 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Maryann Forrester From “True Blood”

Didn’t you just love to hate Maryann Forrester in season two of “True Blood“? Author Charlaine Harris has one helluva imagination, but it was creator/executive producer Alan Ball who brought…

Annika Harris | October 13, 2009 - 2:20 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Nancy Spungen

We can’t help but be fascinated by Sid Vicious’ ill-fated (not to mention ill-mannered) girlfriend. She was kind of like the Courtney Love of her time, except way less rich,…

Erin Flaherty | October 9, 2009 - 1:30 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: The Queen Of Hearts

With Tim Burton’s psychedelic version of “Alice in Wonderland” in the works, I’ve gotten newly excited about following a white rabbit down a rabbit hole. I don’t really want to…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | October 8, 2009 - 3:30 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Julia Child

Think of Julia Child and the word “sexy” might not come to mind. But then think about all you could do if she were suddenly a sexy Halloween costume. Imagine…

Leonora Epstein | October 7, 2009 - 1:30 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Coco Chanel

Itching to dress up like a style dah-ling this Halloween? Dear old kooky Karl Lagerfeld is the obvious choice, but who wants to be obvious on arguably the most important…

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2009 - 3:10 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Carmen Sandiego

I bought a long, red trench at a thrift store a couple years ago, and, without fail, I get called Carmen Sandiego every time I wear it. Dressing up as…

Catherine Strawn | October 5, 2009 - 2:00 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe’s large-sunglassed visage has become a ubiquitous image. Her tent dresses are recognizable from yards away. And that mane of wavy blond hair has been copied by Midwesterners and…

Lily Q | October 2, 2009 - 4:30 pm

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Max From “Where The Wild Things Are”

With the Spike Jonze movie opening this month, the book and film’s child hero is likely to be one of this year’s most popular costumes. But you don’t need to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 1, 2009 - 1:30 pm

The Inspiration Board: Fame!

The remake of “Fame” comes out in two days and we are getting our spandex ready. Join us after the jump. …

Lily Q | September 23, 2009 - 5:30 pm

The Inspiration Board: Homage To Mary Travers’ Style

Folk legend Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary may have been a revolutionary artist but she always managed to make fighting the Man look pretty damn good, too. She…

Lily Q | September 17, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Inspiration Board: In Homage To Marilyn Monroe

On this day some 47 years ago, the world lost one hell of a saucy minx. We’re talking, of course, about Marilyn Monroe, the buxom blonde icon to end all…

Lily Q | August 5, 2009 - 6:40 pm

The Inspiration Board: Gun Molls

From “Public Enemies” to the upcoming “Bonnie and Clyde” remake (starring Hillary Duff, blech), one thing is clear: the gun moll look is in. We’ll help you get the look…

Lily Q | July 27, 2009 - 11:00 am