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Posts for August 17th 2007
Utilitarian handbags with unique detailing: that's what Kale is all about. The five year old line is run by sisters Leslie and Jennifer Kale, who are big proponents of balancing form with function. Luscious suedes and lambskin leathers are combined with roomy shapes and sizes, producing bags perfect to carry your livelihood around in.
Jennifer recently had a baby so her thoughts have turned to diapers...and diaper bags. As a result, the Kales are aiming to introduce a dirt-proof, tear-proof, and hopefully kid-proof (but still stylish) diaper bag for Spring 2008. Not an easy task, but if they succeed moms everywhere who are tired of carrying around unattractive laminated diaper bags will thank them.
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She hoops, she scores! Hoops are a perennial jewelry favorite. What do I throw on when I'm in a hurry? Why my medium size gold hoops of course. I realize that though my favorite hoops are classic, they can feel boring at times. So in my pursuit for some hoop dreams I came across these contenders belows. Not your average hoops, these have added color, sparkle, and personality. So don't be shy, like me (!), and dream big hoop dreams.
- Marc Jacobs As You've Never Seen Him Before - Out Magazine
- Victoria's Secret Back in Fashion on CBS - Yahoo
- Bitter Coffee for Alek Wek - Page Six
- Christian Louboutin, Trapeze Artist - Style.com
- How to speak fashionese - Guardian UK
- Fans Greet Hilton at Fashion Line Launch - Washington Post
- Let’s Say You Are Not a Dreamgirl: Tina Knowles' New Line - NY Times
- Behind the Scenes of Evan Rachel Wood's Cover Shoot - NY Magazine
- The Risk of Overdressing - Washington Post
- The New Style Merchants in New York - NY Magazine
We reported last year that Victoria Beckham was going to release a book aimed at girl's girls, much like her! That time is nearing. That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything in Between, set to hit US bookshelves in November, will offer advice on everything from how to dress for special occasions to how to shop for everyday wear, and helpful hints for the holidays, making the most of your wardrobe and how to always feel confident.
How, you may wonder, did Victoria gain all this wisdom? "I was never the 6-foot-tall pinup. I've always been the girl-next-door who got lucky," she said. "I've come a long way in the last 10 years, but this book isn't my attempt to tell you what or what not to do. It's just to share some of what I've learned."
I look forward to learning from Victoria because even though her style isn't always on par, she has confidence every gal can take cues from.
I knew Nicole Richie's dress was familiar as soon as I laid eyes on it - I did a Designer Spotlight on Vanitas almost a month ago! Although this is not a traditional maternity frock, it sure looks good on her. The navy blue and red pattern is very vintage. And Nicole continues to stick to the Willy Wonka theme with her white round sunnies. She's really spearheading a whole movement of wearing non-maternity clothes while pregnant. But then again, she's skinny enough to pull it off.
Start your engines, ladies: your Fab Finding engines, that is!
With all this back to school talk I was thinking it would be fun to build some looks for a new graphic design student. I went to an artsy school and it was a fashion show everyday - you have to put extra effort into dressing unique. With the transition from high school to college this is a challenge, so think edgy, think creative...and think great look to wear on the first day of college!
I'll start you off with this 3.1 Phillip Lim Mirage Tuxedo Blazer, $630, a classic with a funky twist. Let's all go Fab Finding for a Fab outfit in a brand new creative setting! Come back and tell me when your Fab Finds are up and tag them with college first.
Oh! Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits with and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab Finding missions.
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Wild thing...you make my heart sing...you make everything grooooovy. Yes, the girls on Christopher Kane's Fall runway were fierce. And fierce is the way of the wild thing. Every school has one, or a pack, and these girls pretend to come from nothing and be all tough when, in fact, they were born with silver Tiffany spoons in their mouths and are secretly rebelling against their parents. The wild thing's actions may be quixotic, but the ride is guaranteed fashion fun.
I literally did a double take when I came across this Brette Sandler Sandy Keyhole Tunic, $242. WTF?! I know Summer is wrapping up but I just had to show you this. The huge cutout hole is meant to show off your swimsuit but what it really does is make you look like you have a big, awkward hole in the middle of your body. It is utterly unflattering and inappropriate if you ask me. I'd prefer it if it was a regular tunic...do you agree?
Now this is what I call great colorblocking! ola here has some serious Mark Rothko referencing skills going on, with the grey strip of her tee atop the black strip of her belt, finished by the royal blue strip of her skirt. Such great color combinations too, the red and teal accessories really pop! Ladies, take note!
Here's what she has on:
- Top: H&M
- Skirt: from Spoof in Toronto
- Belt: Borrowed from friend
- Earrings: Vintage
Congrats to ola!
Everyone else, submit your looks today and I just might feature you on FabSugar! If you live overseas and have a fab outfit to share, join the Overseas Fashionistas Group and to submit a Look in this group learn how to post a blog.