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  • Celebrity Beauty- Amber Heard Updates Hollywood Glamour in Jean Paul Gaultier and Bright Pink Lipstick

    Amber Heard

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: The right dose of color and simplicity Even though the tired term ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ opens the door to a snotty case of pungent remarks for us, it does however come to mind every so often when we spot an actress bringing it to us completely updated. Case in point was Amber Heard at the New York premiere for ‘The Rum Diary’ at the Museum of Modern Art wearing Jean Paul Gaultier. What worked was the surprising elegance of…

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  • Fashion How-To’s -Short Heels That Aren’t Short On Style

    Rochas Slingbacks Fall 2011

    Think of this as your “How To Wear Low Heels” tip sheet… Blame it on the abundance of too-high heels, walking behind girls fumbling in them, or our admiration for the cool retro sophistication that Rochas has been championing as of late, but we are beginning to rethink the short heel and their recent wearable reemergence on the scene. Once matronly and down-right blase, the updates to what we consider the “smart” heel height offer an entirely new way to think about proportion…

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  • “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier” Comes to Dallas this November

    Emil Larsson_Body corset

    Besides the now iconic cone bra’s he outfitted Madonna for in the early 90’s, the highly controversial Hasidic-inspired collection for Fall 1993 and the many in-your-face ethnic influenced collections ripe with rigorous tailoring that have followed, fashion’s original enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier, will forever be a designer who’s done much more than that in our books. Long before today’s mega names associated with showmanship like John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, there was Gaultier. From indigenous garb to religious connotations to hi-camp athleticism, Gaultier has dazzled the fashion world…

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  • Cheap Chic Alert- “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” clothing launching at H and M, video

    Trish Summerville, Costume Designer for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" movie brings the Stockholm Collection to H&M

    Fast fashion and Film Frenzy unite…Mark your calendars as H&M sets the frenzy surrounding one of the season’s most anticipated films, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” into an even deeper craze with the launch of its Dragon Tattoo Collection which hits Colette exclusively on November 28th. The movie is from the Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy book series, and directed by David Fincher. Watch behind the scenes video of H&M Dragon Tattoo Collection by Trish Summerville: To make the range even…

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  • Michelle Obama wears a striped Tracy Reese sweater for a bit of French Chic style

    First Lady Michelle Obama wearing a Tracey Reese sweater

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Michelle Obama Plays With A Twist On A Classic In Chicago For A Cause We’ve been a lull on our Michelle Obama style watch for a while, but this striped Tracey Reese sweater got our fashion engine going again for some can-do, every day style chic. While in Chicago yesterday to promote healthy eating initiatives in low-income areas, style maven Michelle Obama radiated a cool playfulness in a classic ivory and black striped sweater from…

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  • Tilda Swinton in Jil Sander Spring 2012

    Just as Tokyo Fashion Week comes to an end pops-up Tilda Swinton in a deliciously discrete and beautifully envisioned minimal blue knee-length Jil Sander dress from the house’s recent Spring 2012 runway collection. According to WWD, “Raf Simons and his team at Jil Sander designed all of the costumes for Swinton’s character in the movie ‘I Am Love,’ which will be released in Japan on December 23.” It comes as no surprise as Swinton, the queen startlet of embracing fashion’s changing…

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  • In The Bag- Yves Saint Laurent’s Softy Chyc Animalier Bag

    YSL Animal Bag

    While animal prints may be as banal and captive of the traditional feminine mystic as polka-dots or bows, there’s no denying the subtle sexuality and graphic, ostentatious charge they can add to just about any outfit. >> SHOP: Animal Prints And this Yves Saint Laurent “Softy Chyc” animal-print calf hair shoulder bag brings home the point beautifully with its explosive print and lady-like, heritage minded shape and details. Use it to pump up just about any look from your average…

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  • Must-Have…Balenciaga’s Dog Print Sweater

    Balenciaga Pre-Fall Sweater

    As hard as it was trying to score this Balenciaga dog print sweater when it first came out for F/W 2000(we’ve never stopped looking since), an even greater shock comes at the thought of how difficult it’s going to be 10 years later, now that it has been reissued for Pre-Fall 2011. As eternally elusive as this trophy sweater may be, we could in turn use it as a reference point for the decade long block of cool cult status Nicolas Ghesquiere…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- The Peplum

    Giambattista Valli Fall 2011

    Body-defining, figure enhancing peplums have been working their way on quite a few runways over the past few seasons(including next spring) so we couldn’t think of a better time to take note on how to incorporate them into your repertoire for an unexpected dose of lady-like chic. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite uses of peplums for Fall 2011 and jotted a few quick notes down on how to pull them off and make them work for you. >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • Isabel Toledo Spring 2012 Runway Collection In Miami

    Isabel Toledo

    Besides having Michelle Obama as one of her most ardent celebrity clients, Cuban-born designer Isabel Toledo has been wowing critics and fashion fans including yours truly since she began her eponymous line in the mid-80’s with her artisinal-minded, avant-garde confections and her deliberately off-the-radar cult of personality. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Leave it to Toledo to debut her Spring 2012 collection just weeks after the fashion-show season has ended and all the way down in Miami…Miami? Well, it makes sense after…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Vintage Inspired Fashion

    Miu Miu Fall 2011

    Because every season calls for a bit of vintage flair we thought it would be a good time to look back at all of our favorite vintage-inspired looks from the Fall 2011 collections to cull a handy bit of inspiration to help you cultivate a look that incorporates notes from the past with a thoroughly modern sophistication. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And since you can always use real-deal vintage pieces to pull together a completely customized look, we couldn’t think of…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Snakeskin

    With head-to-toe prints now de riguer on runways around the world it’s time to cozy up to one of our favorite fall prints and fabrications as the alluring, graphic and even sexy use of snake & python we saw for Fall 2011 felt undeniably fresh. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Use them to add texture to all of your favorite fall looks while keeping up with the trends…here’s a look at how to pull it off. Prada (and above) Miuccia Prada used python…

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