Love to shop but overwhelmed by the limitless-ness of online shopping? Have no fear! Lucky magazine has compiled the ultimate list of affordable and user-friendly online shopping sites to suit your every need! From mall favorites such as Victoria's Secret and American Eagle to more eccletic sites such as Tulle and Yes Style, this list is the perfect starting point for any fashionista who loves the idea of shopping from her own living room!
Some of our favorites inculde:
Find the full list by clicking here: http://www.luckymag.com/sites/siteswelove/100sitesunder100?currentPage=1
Ann Kagawa Lee from Hawaii recently won CheapChicWeddings.com's annual Wedding contest with her "Gone With the Wind" and Origami-inspired wedding dress! She made the entire thing out of just toilet paper, tape and glue! It is so intricate, it must have taken her months! She deservedly won the $1,000 prize and her design will be permanently displayed in Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum.
What do you think? Would you wear a wedding dress made out of non-traditional materials if it was beautiful enough?
Trend Central, a daily newsletter that covers upcoming trends in technology, lifestyle, entertainment and fashion, has sent out its predictions for the hottest street trends this summer! Among their picks? Straw boater hats, giant round sunglasses a la Mary Kate Olsen, and cut-outs.
Click here for their coverage of these funcky trends!
I am in love with this dress from the Fall '09 Chanel runway show in Paris! I'm not sure how I feel about this headdress though. The look was inspired by Moscow, and I get that fashion shows are supposed to be all about fantasy and grandeouir, but I think the headdress completely detracts from this awesome, amazing sparkly dress! What do you think? Would you wear this dress?
Want to watch the whole show? Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frpg9TJR0-4
I'm always looking for an easy way to update old clothing, and as a collage enthusiast, I love finding new mediums to decorate. These shoes were made with old stamps, but there are limitless options to play with. Stop by your local craft store and pick up some patterened paper or unique stickers. Don't want to spend any money? Flip through old magazines and cut out pictures that catch your eye. This project is super-easy and requires little $!
Click here for detailed instructions on how to make these awesome shoes!
I'm totally for using faux fur in fashion, but there's a line. What do you think...would you wear these fur-decorated shoes that were seen on the runway at the Miu Miu Fall 2009 show?
Hel-Looks is based on a simple idea: Find people wearing interesting outfits on the street and photograph them. A simple yet ingenious idea. Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen of Helenski, Finland had just that idea, and since then their website has gotten international attention. From the conservatively dressed to the totally off-kilter and out-there fashions, Hel-looks is an addicting site that you can easily get lost in. Some of my favorite (and more tame) looks are pictured above. Check it out here: http://www.hel-looks.com/
With summer on the brink, the last thing I would want is for the fall to come, but Erin Fetherston's ready-to-wear Fall 2009 collection gives me the desire to put on a cute pair of tights and strut my stuff in one of her exquisite outfits! Inspired by toy soldiers and toys that have "come to life," Fetherston's new collection is exquisite.
[images taken from style.com]
"Over the course of 50 years, Barbie has enraged feminists, beguiled little girls, and built an empire," according to The Boston Globe. Barbie has undergone numerous transformations since she was first introduced in 1959, many of them controversial. From her teenage-looking pregnant friend Midge to early '90's Teen Talk Barbie who told girls that "math is hard" and that she loved to shop, Barbie has both inspired and discouraged little girls to be the best versions of themselves that they can be.
If you want to know more, The Boston Globe wrote a great article on March 5th about the empire of Barbie that asks the question: "Does Barbie Still Matter?" It can be found here http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/fashion/articles/2009/03/05/forever_young/.
[Images taken from France 24 International News, Boston.com and Mattel, Inc.]