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Dita Von Teese owns her signature retro style, and in her newest advice column for XO Jane, she’s teaching everyone to do the same.
We’re all guilty of having style mood swings and that’s totally OK. In fact, it’s great, especially when you can mix-and-match softer, girlier pieces with more Winter-savvy ones.
It’s official, the holidays are upon us. There will be shopping, there will be feasting, there will be inappropriate work-holiday-party-drunkenness, and -– if you’re single –- there will be mounting pressure to secure someone (anyone?) with whom to share that ever so important 1/1/12 midnight kiss.
There’s really not much more to presidential fashion that suits and ties, but when it comes to presidential candidates, it’s a whole other story. By and large, the field of Republicans jockeying for Barack Obama‘s job have abandoned formality in an attempt to send a political message.
No longer relegated to holiday parties alone, shiny knits are making a comeback in a big way this season. Seen on models and fashion-folk alike, sequins and sparkles galore glam up a simple look or add some extra zest into an eye-catching outfit. From gold, to silver, to sequins, to bronze, to gunmetal, we’ve found the best in metallics to compliment your summer wardrobe.
It’s no secret that stripes are in, like, really in. But unlike the polka dot and floral print before it, the stripe has managed to remain classic in the face of kitsch. Whether it’s worn with or without a sailor’s cap, it’s the perfect summer print — on shirts, swimsuits, shoes, bags, and even bangles. Behold: our ten stripiest must-haves for a sizzling summer.
Who wears short skirts? Not us, especially not after Paris Haute Couture Week‘s overwhelming display of below-the-knee silhouettes. From Jean Paul Gaultier to Armani Prive to Chanel, shrouded legs ran amuck. With the maxi dress’ epic rise to becoming this summer’s most coveted item, longer hemlines are here to stay, making the midi-skirt a trend that has inevitably followed suit.
In recent years, leopard-print has seemingly taken over the world. From Sarah Palin’s footwear, to Kate Moss’ living room, to, well, Nicki Minaj’s entire body, leopard rules the animal-print kingdom — or does it? With the meteoric rise to fame of the leopard-print-loving Snooki and her fellow guidettes, leopard has fallen out of favor with the fashion elite, clearing the way for a new animal-print trend: snakeskin.
Remember when wearing a see-through dress was a fashion faux-pas? Those days are long gone now that transparency is one of this season’s hottest — and most revealing — trends.
We’re all about multi-tasking, which is why we think the scarf might just be the world’s most versatile accessory. You can wear it as a hair-tie, a belt, a shawl, or even a top and either way you’ll look chic and effortless. But the best scarves add some printed panache with their drapey flair, which is why we rounded up our five favorites to share with you — and offered up our thoughts on how to style them.
From Anne Hathaway‘s Academy Award tux to fresh-faced Hailee Steinfeld‘s embellished suit, it seems like women just can’t get enough menswear.
Here’s a sad truth about my life: I did not look cute as a teenager. No really. The years between 13 and 20 were, for me (and I’m guessing for a lot of people out there), absolutely and tragically fraught with horrible sartorial choices, bad hairdos and even worse skin. There are a few things I didn’t know back then that could’ve helped speed the process along — and it turns out, they’re lessons some adults could use, too.
My lack of cute, workout-friendly clothing options is making it hard for me to stick to my get-fit routine. Any suggestions for some fashionable workout gear?
As the summer season winds down and we shift our gears to fall—I can hardly wait either!—I know many of you will be inclined to store away your colorful accessories and shift toward a darker palette. However, I want everyone to stop and rethink this protocol during the upcoming season…why not view your vibrant add-ons as a year-round regime? Matthew Williamson shows us how it’s done with the multi-hued Circle Lace Strip Scarf from his Autumn Collection.
Constructive criticism is equally as important as personal taste, especially when, for example, you’re trying to figure out whether a LBD or a loose shirt over a pair of cinched khaki shorts would be most appropriate for your friend’s gallery opening. But after getting nothing but nods from friends, and your mother telling you, “You’re beautiful on the inside!”, in can be hard to separate truth from fiction. Thanks to the wonderful invention of the internet, an honest opinion is just a photo upload away.
It’s hard to tire of Kelly Cutrone. Of course she often treads dangerously close to over exposure, but when it comes down to it, behind the mirrored frames and all black get-ups, the woman/force de PR knows a whole lot.
When it comes to the color orange we’ve always been of the opinion that what’s good enough for Hermes, is good enough for us. But apparently, this handy rule o’thumb might just get you kicked out of a World Cup game and thrown into a South African jail as it did for 36 pulpy ladies at a recent match. Missed the foul?
Our sense of smell is a powerful one. Just a waft of a specific scent–be it your mother’s musk or an evocative eau de toilette–can instantly trigger memories and totally transport you to a different time. Well, with YSL set to reissue Opium that odorous, drugged out ode to the gold-enrusted 1970′s, we couldn’t help [...]
Typically kitten heels are about as about as mild as one can get. But thanks to trendsetting tot Suri Cruise, that which was once safe enough for Sunday services, librarians and Michelle Obama is causing a firestorm of controversy now that retailers have latched onto the trend and started shilling Suri’s well-heeled look.
The folks over at Target might want to brush up on their world history, lest they avoid having to pull any more offensive tee-shirts from their shelves. Yes, in late breaking screen printing snafus, the mass-market retailer has recently had to do some emergency damage control to remove a run of shirts featuring a Spanish flag.