The Rise of the Celebrity Fashion Line

There’s a recent trend threatening to take over the hearts and minds of Americans. This is a threat so prominent, so pervasive that it may cause a fundamental rift in our delicate relationship with our closets. It’s the rise of the celebrity “designed” fashion line. Sarah Jessica Parker, Jacqueline Smith, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Daisy […]

Fashion Advice: Can I Wear White After Labor Day?

Dear Budget Fashionista, I recently splurged and bought an off-white DKNY trenchcoat…it’s lovely!  Do the old rule apply (don’t wear white before Memorial Day and after Labor Day) still?  HELP!  How can I wear my gorgeous off-white trenchcoat? Answer: Throw those old rules out.. you can now wear white anytime of the year without breaking […]

Lastest Trend: Everyday Make-Up Tips on Youtube

The hottest trend to hit the online site is “Do-It-Yourself” Make-up Tutorials. These tutorials, often filmed in bedrooms/bathrooms/closets, feature women (and sometime men) demonstrating everyday make-up tips in front of a camera mounted on their computers. While you should still have a copy of Kevin Aucion’s “Making Faces”, these videos are a great resource because […]

Rachel Pally to Design Plus Size Line

Jersey knits designer Rachel Pally will premiere a plus size line this fall a Nordstrom department stores. According to WWD, the line will be “filled with Empire-waist dresses, wide-leg trousers and her other signature looks for the fall.”. Prices will start around the $20 and go up (way up from there). My opinion: Cheers for […]

Forever 21 Launches New Line: Twelve by Twelve

What: Twelve by Twelve, the higher priced line coming to a Forever 21 (and a computer at near you. The Look: More lux than cheap, with most of the pieces still under $100.  Let’s hope it includes a better return policy and cleaner dressing rooms. What the fashion heads say: “Forever 21 is fast […]

TBF Web Round-Up: Beyonce, Poison Toothpaste, and Career wear Pioneer dies

– Can your swimsuit double as a cute top with jeans? (via fashionista) – Beyonce- Bootylicous in Balenciaga (via Just Jared) – Michael Kors gives his tips for summer packing (via MSNBC) – Throw out toothpaste made in China (via NYT) – Career wear guru pioneer Liz Claiborne, dead at 78 (via About)

The FoHo Look: Don’t Throw Away Your Broomskirts

What: Foho, aka Boho Part Deux. the hot “new” trend for late summer/early fall. The look: Combines the Bohemian look (broomskirts, “ethnic” jewelry, embroidered tops) with modern accessories like the the latest metallic “It” bag or hot new shoe.  Nothing says “hippie” more than a $2000 handbag. What the fashion heads say:“Foho” is about […]

TBF Web Round-Up: Puffy Daddy and Jennifer Lopez Back Together.. This Time Killing Emerging Design T

– Did celebrities kill the fashion (emerging) star? (via fashionologies) – Steve & Barry answers the $20 question (via NYT) – Fashion commandments uncovered (via Flotsam) – The Fake Debate Continues (via. -New beauty site premieres (via TotalBeauty)

New Celebrity (uhhh) Fashion Line: Katherine Heigl to Design Line of Scrubs

Katherine Heigl, star of Grey’s Anatomy and the hit movie “Knocked Up”  has teamed up with Peaches Uniforms to design a new line of health care uniforms that will debut in retail stores this coming Fall. From The Katherine Heigl collection will bring a new level of style and sophistication to medical professionals who […]