Fashion Week in Review | Get Organized in 2009

What's happening this week in the world of fashion?  Happy New Year! We have rundowns from the best and worst fashion of 2008, a new in color for the new year, and Parisian inspired style that's just as right stateside.  Plus, the accessories you need to get organized in 2009! ...more

Thanks, Cathy, and glad you enjoyed the roundup. Here's to a stylish 2009! more

Trend Alert: Vintage Dresses for Holiday Parties

Instead of buying fancy new dresses for the holiday party circuit, recessionistas (and savvy fashionistas) are opting for beautiful vintage dresses. Not only are these gorgeous vintage finds great for your pocketbook, the quality is often better than that of modern--and often disposable--ready to wear clothes. Plus, re-using vintage clothes is good for the environment--and you'll never face dress-duplication issues when you're out at a party. ...more

Great tips, Abby, Mandy, and Dawn!

Another idea - instead of heading to the store, ... more

Fashion Week in Review | Yes or No to Sky High Heels?

What's happening this week in the world of fashion?  We have the season finale of Project Runway, sky-high heels (love or hate?), and a work outfit for under $75. Plus, the latest jewelry designer for Target! ...more

Not a fan of sky high heels myself. They're impractical, bad for your body, and they look ... more

Turning Last Year's Wool Sweater Into this Winter's Felted Purse

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What a wonderful idea, Debra! I'm inspired--this is going on my weekend project shortlist :) more

Fashion Week in Review | Jennifer Garner's Celebrity Style

What's happening in fashion this week? Fashiontribes advises ditching the standard issue jacket for a cape this Fall. Couture in the City keeps us informed about the latest celebrity styles: J. Lo's textured tote bags, Mischa Barton's maxi dresses, and Kristin Cavallari's colorful luggage. Second City Style identifies pleats and folds as a key detailing trend for Fall. Clothes-Pin introdues us to Emma Fletcher's charmingly old-school womenswear line, Lyell. ...more

From 7-9pm on Wednesday, September 5, Papierdoll and Fashiontribes are hosting a Fashion Week ... more

Crafting A Loss: James Kim

Kati Kim, recently rescued from the Oregon wilderness, is the owner of Doe, a lower Haight "little department store"; in that role, she is strongly supports the art+craft movement that has developed in the last several years.  So she knows many of the great art+craft bloggers and they know her family. During the drama of the last two weeks, crafters have been blogging about the family, noting their missing status, rejoicing with the Kati and her daughters being found, and mourning James's loss. While the family was missing, Lisa Congdon summed up the helplessness: we both know kati. we have pinched sabine's fat cheeks. we both expected to chat with kati this week. we are having a hard time focusing. all i can do is hope and pray and go about my life as usual. ...more

Your roundup perfectly sums up the tragic story. Thanks, Deb, and please do post the fundraiser ... more

Fashion: How to get the Valentino look for less

Contributing Editor Trisha Okubo also writes at Omiru: Style for All. What's happening in fashion this week? Lesley from Fashiontribes digs deep into the business side of the fashion industry, discussing three trends: less distribution, the rise of private label goods, and high design for less (aka Cheap Chic). More interested in the design side of the industry? Fashiontribes shows you How to get the Valentino look for Less. At Couture in the City, Black is the New Black. Thank goodness. Fabsugar reports on Hewlett Packard's Photosmart Digital Slimming Cameras, which can make photo subjects appear up to 10 pounds thinner. ...more

Now if only the clothing companies would adopt your clothing sizing idea! more

Fashion: How to get the Valentino look for less

Contributing Editor Trisha Okubo also writes at Omiru: Style for All. What's happening in fashion this week? Lesley from Fashiontribes digs deep into the business side of the fashion industry, discussing three trends: less distribution, the rise of private label goods, and high design for less (aka Cheap Chic). More interested in the design side of the industry? Fashiontribes shows you How to get the Valentino look for Less. At Couture in the City, Black is the New Black. Thank goodness. Fabsugar reports on Hewlett Packard's Photosmart Digital Slimming Cameras, which can make photo subjects appear up to 10 pounds thinner. ...more

Nice examples of this outrageously pervasive trend.

Vanity sizing only adds to the confusion ... more

Fashion Week in Review | 9.22.06

Contributing Editor Trisha Okubo also writes at Omiru: Style for All. What's happening in fashion this week? Fashiontribes compiles the Ultimate Guide to What the Bloggers are saying about New York Fashion Week. Couture in the City and The Shophound report that Kate Moss will be designing an exclusive line of clothing for British retailer Topshop. The collection will debut in April 2007. Fabsugar highlights affordable work attire, with expensive-looking items actually priced under $50. Kiss Me Stace waxes poetic about designer Ashleigh Verrier, a recent fashion school grad and former intern at Proenza Schouler. Verrier's latest collection mixes sophisticated glamour with classic simplicity. ...more

Yeah, I'm feeling the urge to go out and buy a pair of skinny jeans too...but for my figure ... more

Fashion Week in Review | 7.21.06

Contributing Editor Trisha Okubo also writes at Omiru: Style for All. What's happening in fashion this week? Dresses! Fashiontribes identifies dresses as The Hot Trend for Fall 2006. Frank Doroff, senior executive vice president and general merchandise manager for ready-to-wear at Bloomingdale's, concurs: "This is the season of the dress." Clothes-Pin spotlights the gorgeous dresses of Ingwa Melero, a design duo who is known for incorporating their mothers' handcrafting techniques into feminine silhouettes. Closet Therapy pits Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie against one another, as both girls apparently wore the same Roberto Cavalli dress to different photo shoots (eek). Tell Closet Therapy who You think wore the dress better! Kiss Me, Stace highlights a 40s-style retro dress worn by Mischa Barton along with suggested pieces to get the look yourself. I am Fashion waves a tearful goodbye to Oliver Theyskens, whose House of Rochas will be closed down by parent company Procter & Gamble. Photo of Diane von Furstenberg dress courtesy of Style.com. ...more

Hi Debra,

Thanks for your comment! Diane von Furstenberg is famous for her wrapdresses and ... more