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Shine in Sequins From Alexander McQueen

One of the hottest trends this season is sequins, yep, those shiny little things that adorn Las Vegas showgirls – shrinking violets need not apply. Seen everywhere from Valentino Couture to Zac Posen these light-reflecting gems add texture and glamour to any outfit. Hot off the press are these navy Pailette skinnies by

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Made for Walking: Brian Atwood Jamie Over-the-Knee Boots

Is it just us, or is winter a much more exciting season for your wardrobe. The first thing we’ll will be embracing along with the impending autumn, are knee , high boots, actually lets get the sex , factor up here , we’re talking thigh- high boots. Now we know this A/W footwear trend has been skating on the edge of the fashion radar for a few seasons now, but for A/W 08 they are going to be thrust into the shoe- of- the -season spotlight. We’re talking heels and flats, leather, suede, embellishment – the options are endless.

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Gothic Lace and Feminine Charm from Rebecca Taylor

This winter the gothic look is being replaced with, well, a gothic look, but with a hint of Victoriana femininity. Lace is gracing every catwalk from Prada to Alexander McQueen dispelling its previous prim-and-proper image and creating a new sexy, sultry and seductive alter-ego. Perfect for a high-fashion, luxurious and ultra feminine look whether you’re going head to toe on a night out or simply accessorising for the office, lace screams fashionista yet still retains an innocent and girly edge.

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Walking in Comfort: Zig Zag the New Flip-Flop

With the gas/diesel crisis in full force, folks are flocking to use public transport more than ever. Saving money by throwing your car keys aside and hopping on your nearest Metro, Tube or Subway appears to be the best way to lay low during this energy storm. So what’s a girl to do when her closet is stacked with stiletto heels and not a comfortable shoe in sight?

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Grab Your Diary: Charlotte Ronson Sample Sale!

What: Charlotte Ronson Spring/Summer/Resort Sample Sale Why: For playful, feminine, and sophisticated summery dresses, blouses, and wedge heels, you can’t go wrong with Charlotte Ronson. Her aesthetic has a laid back, ‘70s feel that can serve both dressed up and casual ambiances. Merchandise is priced as low as $15 and flats and wedges are going for $10 and $15 respectively. Given those prices, you have no excuse not to pop in during your lunch break! When: Wednesday, July 9th through to Friday, July 11th. From 10am , 6pm. Where: 1071 Sixth Ave between 40th and 41st Sts, Suite 301, New York, NY 10018. For more information call 212-616-1005.

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The Nautical Look: Trend or Staple?

Every year at around this time I see four or five articles exclaiming over the nautical trend of this summer. It’s hard not to think beachy, oceanic thoughts when the weather is warm and sunny out and the summer holidays are fast approaching … but I repeat, I see this every year—so at what point does a trend became a wardrobe staple that simply goes into hibernation for a few months out of the year?

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Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent: Snakeskin Shoes

If it seems like ombre and snakeskin are everywhere lately … it’s because they are. Unlike other trends du jour that are kind of ridiculous (like toting bags around big enough to fit both Olsens inside), these trends are chic. Ombre is a great way to add subtle visual interest to an otherwise blah outfit, while snakeskin strikes the perfect balance between fashionista and socialista.

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Steep Vs. Cheap: Canvas Wedge Sandals

Platform wedge sandals are staples in my wardrobe. Being very petite, I love to crank myself up with 3-5 heels on a daily basis and am rarely found in flats. I will admit, however, that as I get older, it gets harder to trek around the city in sky-highs around the clock. Aching feet and caught heels in subway grates seem to get less justifiable over time.

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Are Jelly Shoes Making a Comeback?

If you’re looking to bust out your jellies after years of hibernation in the back of your closet, now’s your opportunity to dust them off… I won’t lie and say that I never owned them, because I remember begging my mom for a pair of sparkly, cotton candy pink jellies when I was in grade school (and boy did I love them). But, as an adult, I find it a little odd to see reincarnations of these confectionary rubber shoes back on the market.

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Handbags on Steroids: Oversized Mania

I’m very much a minimalist when it comes to carting around personal possessions – the lighter and smaller the bag, the better, unless I’m purposefully aiming for an arm workout or backache. I was very excited for the recent clutch movement and am surprised to see the opposite end of the spectrum still taking on more size. Perhaps this is a ploy by designers to produce even more expensive bags? After all, bigger bags = bigger price tags? In recent months, we’ve spotted fashionistas on the town toting ridiculously giant bags (most notoriously,

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Comfy Shoes: Love Your Footsies

If you live in a city, it is inevitable that you walk around a lot. In Manhattan, which is home to some of the most intensely fashion-oriented women I’ve ever seen (just wander around at 9 am on a Sunday on the Upper East Side to see women perfectly coiffed and Chanel-ed and you will understand what I mean), fashion and practicality are often at odds in the footwear department. Having had fairly serious foot surgery last summer, I’m more cautious than most when it comes to traipsing around the city in heels. Consequently, I’m constantly on the prowl for cute shoes that won’t destroy my feet. Below, find a list of shoes that are a healthy mix of fashion and function.

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Features: Cute & Comfy

Most of the time, fashion is all about dressing up. There are times though when high heels, pencil skirts and pantyhose are beyond unappealing, but you still want to look cute. Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do about office dress codes, but for weekend wear just look below to find some cute but comfy items that will never be confused with sweatpants:

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Dressing Up (or Down!) for Any Occasion

Getting dressed for a night out is always something of a conundrum (for me, anyway). Where am I going? Is it raining out? How far do we have to walk? Am I going to an Irish pub or something a little more swanky? These are all things that I attempt to answer before I head out the door, but I’m generally fairly successful as long as I know where I’m going. So last week, my wonderful boyfriend told me he was going to take me out for Valentine’s Day, and … and those were all the details I got.

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2007 Fashion Trends: 10 of the best!

Eclectic is the word that comes to mind when we think of the trends that hit us this year. Styles came and went at a frenzied pace, some we loved, some wouldn’t go away soon enough. It was also the year that designers took their collections mainstream, partnering with high street stores to democratise fashion. From high waist lines to ballet flats galore, 2007 fashion was quite timeless. Here’s a look at the best fashion trends in 2007! 10. High-Waist Lines We still get chills when we think of that dreaded Jessica Simpson photo (this look is not for everyone. But after we caught a glimpse of Eva Mendes sporting this saucy, high-waist pencil skirt, we wanted to try looking like a sexy pin-up girl too! 9. Christian Louboutin Heels Manolo who? After years of absolute domination thanks to our favourite show, SATC, we finally saw another designer, Christian Louboutin, steal the soles of celebrities everywhere making a little flash of a red from the bottom of your shoe an accessory and fashion statement in itself. For more advice on fashionable shoes, check out Shoe Adviser for the latest shoe reviews. 8. Ballet Flats Three cheers for a trend that gave our weary feet a rest! Ballet flats did away with their once orthopedic image, and became staples for on-the-go, jet-setting gals everywhere. Hopefully this fashion godsend will stick with us a little while longer. 7. Year-round Scarves No matter the temperature outside, leaving home without a scarf around the neck left us feeling a little bit exposed. Overwhelming celeb’s tiny frames, we couldn’t help but wonder if Hollywood starlets were trying to keep warm or shield themselves from the paparazzi. 6. Belt it out Creating girly silhouettes with belts of all shapes and sizes was all the rage this year. From wide, […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2007: Luxury Tory Tote

Sure, everyone you know already has a pair of her wonderful flats. But have you taken a look at what else Tory Burch has to offer? Perfect for everyone on your gift list, this silver Tory tote doesn’t sacrifice style for volume. Plus, its metallic sheen will brighten any winter wardrobe. Give this find to the new mum in need of a roomy tote or to the best friend who carries her whole life in her bag. Like what you see? It’s yours for $175 at toryburch.com. And while you’re there, check out her gift guide for more fabulous holiday ideas…

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Opinions: Anything goes…

The world of fashion was an exciting escape from my humdrum reality of being a nerdy kid growing up in the suburbs. I remember when I was a teenager I would hole up in my bedroom for hours and ardently flip through stacks of fashion magazines and read them cover to cover. Not one article, caption, or even advertisement was passed over. I studied the latest styles and designers, practiced the how-to’s of make-up and hair, and stared at glossy photos of the glamorous and perfect supermodels and wished I was tall, thin, or pretty enough to be one. I’ll always remember the first time I saw the fashion world go leopard print or nautical, the first time I saw that wedged platform heels were in (which was life-changing since I’m 5’1), and the first time I saw the short angled bob rocked by Linda Evangelista. Everything was so new, thought-provoking and transient; fashion truly seemed to capture the sentiment of what was ‘now’.

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Opinions: Fashion Mid-life Crisis?

I’m at a fashion crossroads. You know how in fashion magazines, they tell you that women within certain age groups should adopt trends differently? i.e., In your 20’s you should embrace the latest style craze with open arms; in your 30’s, a head nod or acknowledgement of sorts; and in your 40’s/50’s, an admiration from afar…perhaps a raised eyebrow and subtle smile if appropriate. In my early-to-mid 20’s, I was a fashion trend sycophant: wild prints, form-fitting dresses, one-shouldered sparkly tops, 5 inch platform wedge heels, and Fendi baguettes were staples in my daily wardrobe. When suiting up, I was fun, flirty, and daring, and I didn’t really care about the consequences. I was like Lindsay Lohan, minus the stint in rehab. I felt young, powerful, and loved the idea of turning heads.

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Funky Footwear

During this past year footwear has been revolutionised, whether it was the reviving of the platform, stacked wedges, or the stylized plimsoll, it has very much been the year of the shoe. But as ever, it’s now time for a twist, and with this season has come a new foot-wear related fad. Detail and colour! Your shoes are to make a statement this season, and collections from Firetrap and Keds are super funky and great for casual pumps and flats. These patent leather platforms from BCB are great for a more extravagant approach to heels and party shoes, $113.95, available from Zappos.com

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Victoria Beckham: Less is more!

As Victoria Beckham is carving a new career in the shape of a ‘professional style icon’, why is it that fashion writers and fashionistas alike are still asking why she continually gets it wrong? It’s certainly not the fault of the clothes – there was nothing wrong with the Giambattista Valli dress she sported some weeks ago, or the Louboutins she wears at every photo opportunity. She’s got the figure to carry off almost any style (though the measures she takes to achieve it are somewhat extreme) and she was some steps ahead of the pack with her gamine bob. So what is it about Posh that is working against all the good work? Few took her fashion book That Extra Half and Inchseriously, despite the fact that it was actually penned by esteemed Guardian fashion writer Hadley Freeman, and Grazia continue to critique almost every outfit with savage wit.

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Endless shopping

In an attempt to compete with Nordstrom and Zappos, Amazon has branched into accessories and footwear with their new online store, Endless.com. Stocking over 250 brands, and with their selling point being free overnight delivery , they only ship to the U.S- I took a look to see if they had anything worthwhile to offer. Being both a fan of shoes and bags, searching through their stock was enjoyable rather than tedious, and Amazon get a thumbs up for the ease of being able to zoom in to inspect each product properly, and an extra bonus point for the ability to search by colour.

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