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Friday, February 26, 2010

MOVIES WITH STYLE: Swing Time

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made a stylish pair in their 1937 film Swing Time.

Read about the fashion in the movie & see it right here.


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Thursday, February 25, 2010

TRENDSPARK: Mustache Mania

Faux mustaches seem to be everywhere now. Read my latest article on the craze here & you'll also get to hear a catchy tribute to the upper-lip facial hair too.


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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FASHION FACEOFF: Rebecca Taylor

Check out the two celebs who were seen in the same Rebecca Taylor floral dress here & give your say on who wore it best.


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Monday, February 22, 2010

MOVIES WITH STYLE: Sabrina

Take a look at some of the fashion Audrey Hepburn's character wore in the classic film Sabrina here.


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MONDAY MATCH: Mia Wasikowska

The star of Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland, Mia Wasikowska, wore this black lace Stella McCartney dress to a recent event for the film.

Get a look similar to hers with this week's MONDAY MATCH:

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A new DIY video for March is coming soon, but in the meantime, you can watch the previous month's video-- including the one for this month-- right here.


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Friday, February 19, 2010

Project Runway: Mini-sized!

The contestants on this week's Project Runway were introduced to new models-- who were not their typical model type.

Yes, designing for little girls was the challenge this week & while some embraced the idea-- others were slightly horrified by it.

To top it off, Tim later told them that they were to create a "Mommy" look to accompany the girls look.

Overall, I feel that there were no complete disasters-- especially with the kids designs. Some might have had taste issues with the judges or played it too safe, but nobody struck me as completely horrible like some have been in the past.


For the first time, I didn't completely disagree with the judges top choices.


Jay's and Jesse's designs were both in the top three.

I thought Jay's little girl look was very Suri Cruise-- something a mom would dress their daughter in, but not necessarily something she herself would pick out, but it was cute.

I didn't like Jesse's pieces at all-- the girl's asymmetrical dress just looked like it got caught on something & was being pulled in the wrong direction.


Seth Aaron was the winner-- and I finally agreed with the judges on this one! Both the girl's and the model's looks were fantastic. The hoodie was completely something a girl would want to wear & I want to wear the model's striped, structured jacket.


Now onto those who the judges didn't think did as well.

Jonathan's white organza look was referred to as "toilet paper" by the judges-- which I think could've been avoided if he would've taken the volume down from the top of the models outfit. I agree that it was just too much look for the little girl.

Amy made a bold move with her multi-colored look, which ultimately didn't sit well with the judges. I understand where she was trying to go with it, but some of her choices made it seem more "clownish" than I think it was suppose to. If the pants on the model were a skirt, I think that would've made a huge difference.

At least Amy's mini-model liked her look.


It was Janeane Marie's simple & unflattering look that ultimately sent her home tonight-- which I think everyone saw coming from the moment she said she was inspired by a butterfly costume she saw her sister wear in a play once.


One of the looks that were part of the safe pack that I really liked was this one by Emilio. It's color was on trend for this spring too, which I give him extra kudos for.

The only disappointment I had was that he was aiming to be safe instead of trying to win the challenge-- why shoot for the middle when you should be trying to win??

On another note, the little model he had was the absolute cutest.


That's my Project Runway run-down for this week. It was my favorite challenge this season.

Who were your stand-out favorites & do you agree with Janeane Marie being sent home?


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

TRENDSPARK: Fur

See & read about the prominent trend that has been seen so far on the runway for the fall at New York Fashion Week here.


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

FASHION FACEOFF: Christian Siriano

This design by Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano, was seen on two different celebrities recently.

Discover who they are & tell me who you think rocked the look best here.


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Monday, February 15, 2010

MONDAY MATCH: Michelle Trachtenberg

Actress and star of the medical-drama show Mercy, Michelle Trachtenberg was looking lovely in this outfit during Fashion Week in New York last week.

Get a look similar to hers for less, with the new MONDAY MATCH.

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If you haven't yet, watch the newest DIY video for this month: Flapper Coin Purse.


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Sunday, February 14, 2010

MOVIES WITH STYLE: Bonnie and Clyde

The Great Depression era style seen in Bonnie and Clyde is the topic of the latest Movies with Style article you can read here.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

FASHION FACEOFF: Elie Saab

This blue Elie Saab dress has been seen twice on two different celebrities.

See who they are & pick who you think wore it best in the all new FASHION FACEOFF here.


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Monday, February 8, 2010

MONDAY MATCH: Jessica Alba

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend-- did anybody watch the Super Bowl?

Well, even if you didn't, you can still get Jessica Alba's look from a Saint's Super Bowl party with the new MONDAY MATCH.

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There's also a new DIY video up for this month--- watch it here.


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DIY Video 13: Flapper Coin Purse

A new DIY video is finally here!

This month I was inspired by the style of the 1920s and how to incorporate it into modern, formal events like prom and such.

So, here is my creation: a flapper coin purse.

You can learn how to create it for yourself here at the Missa by Design Youtube Channel.

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Enjoy!


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Saturday, February 6, 2010

MOVIES WITH STYLE: The Notebook

The Notebook's 1940's costumes are the heart of the latest Movies with Style article that you can read right here.


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Friday, February 5, 2010

Project Runway: You've Gotta Have Heart

The designers on last night's Project Runway were given the challenge of designing a gown for real woman effected by heart disease. The winning look would be sold on Project Runway's website & also worn to Cambell's Address Your Heart gala event.

They had to use the Cambell's branding in the dress-- which included tacky fabric provided for them that had Cambell's logo printed all over.Red was the obvious color of the night and, as Maya said, it was like comparing "apples to apples."

Overall, I was very underwhelmed with the majority of the designs. Once again, the judges top picks of the night were my least favorite.

With Ping now gone, they seem to be under a Mila spell now & loved her tacky star dress:


The stars on the dress were far too literal for me and reminded me of those costumey Forth-of-July dresses you see.

The winner this week was Amy & her flowy, sweetheart gown:

I liked it and was glad that she won & not Mila.

The bottom two were Anna and Jesus-- and a wave of relief hit when they announced Jesus was out & Anna was in.

Anna's dress was cute-- but I agree that on this particular lady, it didn't fit her body-type. I like the concept of it, though, and I'm so glad it didn't send her home.

Jesus' eliminated look was called "tight and tacky" by the judges, who especially disliked the crystal straps.

I didn't love the dress, but the concept of the crystal straps I thought was very interesting. Maybe if he was able to use better jewels, it would've looked more "expensive" but I actually liked the idea of having crystals as straps.

What did you like and dislike about this challenge & who was your favorite of the week?


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Thursday, February 4, 2010

TRENDSPARK: Wedges

Take a look at the latest trend in footwear here in my newest article.


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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

FASHION FACEOFF: Victoria Beckham

Two singers were seen wearing the same dress-- see who they were & let me know who you think wore it best in the newest FASHION FACEOFF right here.


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Monday, February 1, 2010

MONDAY MATCH: Olivia Munn

Attack of the Show! co-host Olivia Munn wore this pink coral outfit at last night's Grammy Awards.

Get a look similar for less with the new MONDAY MATCH for this week.

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MOVIES WITH STYLE: Chicago

Read about the stylish costumes in the movie Chicago right here in my latest article.


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