When the first Sex and the City movie came out, Cosabella jumped on it by creating a SATC-inspired lingerie collection, including fun and flirty panties. With Sex and the City 2 coming out soon — May 28 — the lingerie brand is at it again. This time around, it has created the Cosabella for Sex and the City Cutie/Bootie thong set — can you guess which color coordinates with which character? You can get a set of four for $69 starting in April at HBO's online store.
I've long wanted to dabble with the turban trend, but have been hesitant for fear I'll look silly. Thanks to Gold Saturn, now I can dabble with confidence. They've created the part turban, part headband Turband — thick enough to resemble a real turban but thin enough to not envelope your entire head. The best part is that there's a style for everyone: purple and gray tie-dye, black and red hearts, metallic leopard, and solid orange and green. And they're only $26 each. They would make a cute birthday gift for a fashion-forward girlfriend. Dabble away.
Leave it to the house of Choo to create a disco-infused shoe. You ready to get down? Jimmy Choo's Zap Sandal ($2,495) not only looks supersonic, it is — it lights up when you walk, er, dance in them. Can you believe they are already out of stock? I can; when Choo goes disco, I want to go, too.
Hint magazine has teamed up with designer Christopher Sauvé to honor the late Alexander McQueen via this Long Live McQueen Unisex T-shirt ($65). Sauvé was also responsible for the Save Anna tees back in '08. A portion of the proceeds from the tee will benefit a UK-based HIV/AIDS organization the designer long supported, the Terrence Higgins Trust. Preorder yours now; shipment is expected next week.
You probably have a few umbrellas, but how about adding more fun to your collection? Introducing Squidarella, an artsy, innovative umbrella that changes color when it gets wet. Each umbrella starts out with a black and white paint-splattered design, then as raindrops fall, the bright colors are revealed. Don't believe me? Check out this fresh video demonstration. Then get your own UrbanTrim Squidarella Color-Changing Umbrella ($38).
Beyonce, the official face of Fashion For Haiti, has a message for you: "Join me and the fashion industry by buying and wearing the Fashion for Haiti t-shirt. Together we can send a message of hope by raising much needed funds for the people of Haiti." Starting Feb. 16, you too can sport the Fashion For Haiti Tee ($25), created by the CFDA to help the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Not only will you look in the know, but you'll be helping a great cause. A host of retailers like RachelRoy.com, J.Crew, and Nordstrom will carry the tee. Learn more about what the CFDA is doing to help those in need and be sure to check out Beyonce's PSA.
Calling all aspiring fashion designers! Hokey Croquis is here to save you a lot of time with its Fashion Flat Sketchboard ($15). The cool thing about this sketchpad is the pre-made croquis form disappears when you photocopy or scan your design. That means, no more tracing or light boxes. Really, we tried out the pretty, high quality paper ourselves and it actually works. Now, you're one step closer, and faster, to your runway dreams.
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The OverBra is the new shapewear idea that shapes your bust and accentuates your cleavage. Think of it as a vest for your bra — only it's not meant to be seen. It comes in four styles — original, midriff, longline, slip — and each does a slightly different task. The original, pictured below, is mainly to flatten back bulges and enhance cleavage. The midriff takes care of tummy creases, the longline is good for tummy and hip coverage, and the slip is perfect for under dresses. Since it's a brand-new concept, it's slightly confusing; check out the how to wear it section then see where to buy it. Intrigued or insane?
The memory game was one of my favorites growing up. Street style is one of the current places I draw inspiration. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered the Street Style Memory Game ($18). It doesn't release until March, but I already know I'll be addicted. It will be fun and provide further outfit inspiration. Win, win!
Baby, it's cold outside, so I've been doing everything I can to stay fashionably warm. By pure accidental luck — I tagged these onto my order because I wanted to get free shipping — I came across these Plush Fleece-lined Leggings ($35). On the outside, they look like a regular pair of black leggings, but the inside is a completely different story. The soft fleece lining is super soft and keeps my legs insulated from the chill. Hands down, the best Winter leggings. I wish they came in different colors . . .