Spring 2008 Fashion Trends

In: Feminine dressing, thin belts, head scarves, pencil skirts that are knee length or longer, sequins, metallics, silk jersey and chiffon, hats, clutches, dressing up, colors- orange, rose, lavender, green and silver, the new neutral. Out: wicker and raffia shoes, ultra short skirts and shorts, peasant skirts, jersey knits, babydoll dresses, lots of black and/or […]

Fashion Week Spring 2008: 30 Days of Fashion

What: Hearst Magazines, home of such style bibles as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Harper’s Bazaar, has kicked off its second annual 30 Days of Fashion. The Lowdown: 30 Days of Fashion is a month-long, multi-platform celebration of all things style. Participating titles will host fashion-focused events around the country, geared towards super-stylish fashion consumers just like […]

Jane Iredale PureGloss for Lips, $19-$24.99 for .17 oz.

What: Angela puts Jane Iredale’s PureGloss lip color to the test. The Lowdown:  The Jane Iredale website description of this product, which contains grape seed and pomegranate extracts, claims “a tingly mint and ginger flavor”; while providing moisture and staying power. The mint is prominent, but not in the best way possible, coming off smelling […]

Fashion Week Spring 2008 Trends: Sequins

Those of you who had the foresight to purchase a bedazzler, should be praised for your trendcasting abilities. Sequins, the embellished fabric of choice for divas, drags queens, and my late grandma, is popping up on everyone’s runways and gold sequins will dominate evening wear during the spring/summer 2008. Since I’m genetically predisposed to love […]

Fashion Vocabulary 101: The “Bootine”

Payless asks the question, “What is a bootine?”  What, indeed? Are we just making up words here? We love Payless, and love the ankle boot trend making the rounds for fall just as much, but seriously – it’s an ankle boot, nothing more and nothing less. Forget the vocabulary lesson, and just buy it and […]

Into the Virtual Closet: OURthreads

There’s nothing we love more than a chance to dish and deal with other like-minded fashionistas. The launch of OURthreads, an online style community where members can buy, sell or trade items from customized virtual closets, means another outlet for our pent-up shopping energy. Individual trendsetters, designers, boutiques, and more can hawk their wares, and […]

Fashion Week 2008: Top Colors for Spring 2008

Temperley London Spring 2008Cantaloupe: The softer, gentler, orange is the color of the spring 2008. Score it now (especially dresses in this color) at end of summer sales and stash it away until next spring   BCBGMaxAzria Spring 2008Silver Gray: Silver gray is this season’s neutral and provides a nice contrast to the brighter purples, […]

Fashion Week Spring 2008: Catharine Malandrino Rocks My World

Catherine Malandrino Spring 2008Photos: NewYorkMag.com If you’re frequent reader of this site, you know I’m not prone to overly gush about a designer, store, etc. But the Catherine Malandrino Spring 2008 was fabulous—like I-would-consider eating-ramen-noodles-for-6-months-and-taking-a-second-job-in-telemarketing fabulous. Seriously.. Everything was light, fresh, and feminine. Malandrino’s use of color and details like strategic ruffles (I stress strategic- […]