Trend Alert: Black and Blue

Color trends aren’t just about individual hues, of course—they’re also about how you put ‘em together. The hot combo right now? Black and blue, and everyone—from Gwen Stefani, to Carrie Underwood, to Tyra Banks —has been seen sporting the pairing, to great effect. Which is a bit of a surprise to me, since until recently […]

Street Fashion 101: Basic Black Done Right

The Budget Fashionista and Streetpeeper continue our mission to bring you style secrets from trendy women on the street, from around the world. The Look: In Paris, basic black punctuated with color—black tights, skirt, jacket, with a purple Keffiyeh scarf and purple flats. For the Style File: Confession—I’ve never been to Paris. Having said that, […]

Topshop in New York, Plus Size Sister Store to Soon Follow

After years of speculation, TopShop, the British version of H&M, has signed a lease for it’s first US store to be located at 480 Broadway (Broadway & Broome in SOHO) in New York City. The store recently gain worldwide fame for partnering with supermodel Kate Moss on her line of surprisingly cute clothing. Also word […]

Coats for Cubs: Do Good

The Humane Society of the United States is currently running its annual “Coats for Cubsâ€? campaign.  If you have acquired a fur stole, coat or other accessory but never felt comfortable wearing it, here’s a good opportunity to give back to the animals. The Humane Society is again partnering with Buffalo Exchange to make it […]

Petite Sophisticate Now Online

After a troubled retail past, Petite Sophisticate is making a bid to reclaim the petite market (it’s not like anyone else has stepped in and taken it over, right?), opening outlet stores in select locations and, now, offering online. Welcome to the 21st century, Petite Sophisticate—what took you so long? Having checked out the online […]