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H&M Snags Designer Stella McCartney for a Fall Collection

Break out the claws and the Vaseline. Stella McCartney's collection for H&M hits 400 stores on November 10th. Read More »

Miss Anna (Wintour) Don’t Like Fat People

Andre Leon Talley is my imaginary VBF (very best friend). In my Pucci printed daydreams, the Vogue editor-at-Large and I stroll, arm in arm, through the Garden State Mall in Paramus, NJ; Andre giving me advice on what shoes to buy during Nordstroms Half Yearly Sale and divulging that Anna Wintour secretly buys her underwear from Target and I showing ... Read More »

Nicole Richie Stole My Fashion Mojo

I learned two things during New York's Fashion Week: fashion editors can survive anything and most celebrities are stupid people. Read More »

Sales without Substance

Retailers use several methods, based in psychology, to get consumers to purchase their items. In “Mind your Pricing Cues” in the September 2003 issue of the Harvard Business Review, Eric Anderson and Duncan Simester explore how shoppers pay more for items ending in the number “9”, than in any other number. Also how the selective use of “SALE” signs influence ... Read More »

The Cultural Right to Wear Pretty Shoes

For centuries, women have paid a significant amount of attention to the decoration of their feet. From pre-revolutionary China to postmodern America, the adornment of a woman’s foot has been a global priority. Like my predecessors (and contemporaries), I feel the need to adorn my feet in as many different ways as possible, thus my obsession with shoes. However, the ... Read More »

Murses- Man Purses

“Why are there no accessories for men?”, a very close male friend asked one day over brunch. I tried to point out to him that men have ties, cufflinks, watches, and if you are in Queens, NY a nice gold chain nestled against a very hairy chest. However this question has some merit. There are very little options for men, ... Read More »

Declarations of a Budget Fashionista

My love for fashion is legendary. Equally legendary is the lack of funds to support my love for fashion. It is not like I’m living in extreme poverty. I do have food in my fridge, am able to pay most of the minimums on my credit cards (through the use of a little trick called “creative banking”) and can go ... Read More »