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000 DVDs. I purchased them in alleyways and on street corners

My New Clothes Clause

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During my time in China, I purchased more than 2,000 DVDs. I purchased them in alleyways and on street corners, most of the time out of someone’s backpack. This isn’t something I often raise with friends of mine who work in the entertainment business.

Likewise, when in the company of my ardently anti-gun friends, I tend not to bring up weekends spent at rural VA/NY ranges where I like to load and unload my beloved Glock 19 to the point of pinky blisters.

We all do the downplay dance to some degree. As Carolina Herrera pointed out in a 2008 Vanity Fair article in which she likened the use of strategic white lies to having “manners,グッチ 財布 アウトレット,” part of being self-aware is recognizing when omitting and stretching the truth is a good thing. In short, a little self-censorship goes a long way.

Some situations are a little more complicated. Case in point: the tenuous relationship those in the fashion industry –especially those with fewer opportunities to borrow and fewer dollars to spend– have with mass-produced, designer “re-creations.”

The arguments for and against what range from true, inspired-by interpretations to egregious knock-offs are well-worn, and there is no need for me to try to sway the fashion purists toward the pragmatists, or vice versa. To be honest, I find credence on both sides of the story, but having just joined the industry realizing firsthand how original design truly is the livelihood on which many of these young adults are dependent,ラウンドファスナ, I’m now more thoughtful, and yes, a bit remorseful about much of what hangs in my closet. The $.80 copy of Bloodsport sitting in my DVD player, not so much, but the dress that looks so much like a Lim I’ve on occasion forgotten it wasn’t a Lim? That one eats at the conscience.

The fairest compromise I can come up with is a simple grandfather clause: anything bought before my arrival at ELLE, knock-off or not,プラダ 財布, may remain in rotation; any subsequent temptation, no matter how chic or inexpensive, stays on the rack.

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Can America weather the demise of yet another celebrity couple

News: Anne’s McQueen & VMA’s Host

Anne Hathaway in Alexander McQueen. Photo: Getty Images

Anne Hathaway wore lacy Alexander McQueen to the London premier of One Day. {The Cut}

An architect in Utah built an exact replica of the house from Pixar’s Up, complete with balloons hovering overhead. {NYT}

Rumor has it Will and Jada might split.  Can America weather the demise of yet another celebrity couple? {TMZ}

The host of the VMA’s is a nobody…literally,Nike Free Run 3. {Billboard}

One of our favorite menswear blogs has landed a book deal,cheap Nike. ,ショッピング; {Racked}

This chart shows the average receipt amounts at the United States’ most expensive stores. Oscar de la Renta takes the cake. {Bundle}

Jennifer Aniston joins the Angelina Jolie club.  {Deadline}

Cameron Diaz looks pretty good fake-pregnant. {People}

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her answers to all my pressing cold-weather questions…

Winter Skin Tips from Marcia Kilgore

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Marcia Kilgore is the brain behind not one, but two lovely skincare lines: Bliss and Soap & Glory. So naturally, the beauty-minded Canadian was my go-to expert for winter skin tips! Here, her answers to all my pressing cold-weather questions…

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Why is it important to take shorter showers and baths during winter months?

Water is a winter wolf in sheep’s clothing. While you might think it’s hydrating, water topically can have a drying effect on your epidermis. In fact, the more water that hits your skin, the more it breaks down your NMF (natural moisturizing factor) which is a complex layer of naturally occurring lipids between and on top of your skin cells. Over-bathing or over-showering will make dry skin even drier, so do your dousing in small doses, and make sure you moisturize immediately afterward!

Any tips for battling chapped and flaky lips?

Avoid menthol or camphor based lip balms. A lot of woman think that using medicated lip balm is the only way to treat their lips during the winter months, but while menthol and camphor might feel good at first, they create an addiction for your lips by drying them out even more, at which point you feel you have to apply even more product to reduce the dryness. It’s like a dry lip self-fulfilling prophecy. Look for lip balms or glosses with ingredients like Shea butter and beeswax, both of which coat your lips with a layer that helps reduce trans-epidermal water loss and chap.

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Is there a trick to applying body moisturizer so that you don’t have excess residue and flakes,コーチ 新作?

Good formulations (whether body or face moisturizer) should never leave a residue. “Residual solids” as they are known are a mistake made in cosmetic chemistry, but shouldn’t appear when you use a product. The best way to get the most from a body moisturizer is to scrub in the shower or bath before applying it, and apply it while your skin is still damp. That way, the humectants (which are active molecules included in the formulation in order to pull water into the skin) have a chance to work not only on the environmental water, but also on the water left on your skin’s surface. So when you get out of the shower or bath, just blot with a towel—don’t totally dry off—then apply your moisturizer.

How often should you exfoliate your face and body during the winter months?

Exfoliation should be a regular feature of your body and facial routine all year round. Incorporate a body exfoliator into your shower routine at least three times weekly to slough away dead skin cells quicker. Not only will it simultaneously stimulate circulation, your after-shower moisture lotions will sink in more readily. And by the way, just say no to loofahs. Once used, they are loaded with bacteria build-up. Try Soap & Glory Sugar Crush, made with smashed brown sugar, sweet lime,レディース財布, almond oil and macadamia grains.

As for your face, it depends on your skin type but I would recommend exfoliating two to four times a week for oily skin and less often for dry/sensitive types. Remember to pay particular attention to blackheads,Nike Air Max 2013 norge, blocked pores, flaky foreheads and oily chins. Want to pump up your scrub? Squirt a little lemon juice into your favorite facial scrub to boost its natural brightening power and exfoliating action. (Lemon juice contains citric acid, one of the five alpha hydroxy acids that dissolve the glue that keeps dead cells stuck to your skin.)

What direction do you see Soap & Glory going in the new year?

Soap & Glory this year will continue to strengthen its core bath and body range with the addition of innovative, fabulously fragranced, entertaining products. However the key focus for us in 2009 will be the launch of Soap & Glory Skincare, our new line of seriously effective skincare with a side order of sassy launching in May 2009 exclusively at Target.

Editor's note: Want a sneak peek at the new face-focused Soap & Glory products? They're currently available across the pond at boots.com.

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Nur Khan was calling all models and music lovers to dance the night away with Sky Ferreira

Last Night’s Parties: Lingerie & Lots of Models

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Those that weren’t glued to the boob tube watching Gaga arrive in an incubator egg at the Grammys, were about town working their best NYFW nighttime “lewks”. The opening of the new Agent Provocateur boutique on Madison Avenue promised guests the chance to rub shoulders with host Josephine de la Baume and a surprise DJ, the former arrived in a floor-length sheer gown revealing her AP lingerie. While many suspected Baume’s newly-announced fiance, Mark Ronson, would be spinning the party, it was Jefferson Hack who hit the decks to keep the lingerie models moving (gyrating?) in the windows. Downtown at Roberta’s at the Milk Loft, Annabelle Dexter-Jones and boyfriend Andre kicked off their sunglasses collaboration for Illesteva.  And even further south, Timo Weiland celebrated his new collection at the SoHo Grand club room with a sake-fueled party where Gossip Girl`s Connor Paolo looked particularly slick (check the pic!). And just east of SoHo,louis vuitton outlet, Nur Khan was calling all models and music lovers to dance the night away with Sky Ferreira, the 19-year old pop sensation,coach アウトレット, and a tight-knit group of hip fashion friends in honor of Vs. magazine. Click through to see who was out last night!

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Forever 21′s Massive New Flagship Isn’t For the Faint of Heart

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Forever 21 toasted the opening of their 91,coach アウトレット,000 square foot Times Square store last night — and if you dare go today make sure to bring a friend or else you'll find yourself lost among more clothes than New York's ever seen in one place

The store, which has a New York City theme (an actual taxi and displays themed 'Soho' or 'Central Park') looks like it's going for Anthropologie in some places and Topshop in others,シャネル バッグ, perhaps due to the fact that Forever21's rapidly expanded to sell everything from a heritage line to something they call "affordable couture."  The cavernous space reaches three floors below ground with rooms devoted to shoes,louis vuitton outlet online, jewelry and menswear and on a hot day in Times Square it's exactly the kind of place you may never leave.

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Fashiontoast's Rumi Neely is the brand's newest face, and her face was indeed plastered across a branded bus parked on Broadway. Meanwhile the real thing teetered around the store in Dolce and Gabbana shoes and an oversized tee.  The Virgins played a live show on the bottom level and a runway show tried to show a bit of everything in one fell swoop — but you'll need a solid chunk of time to really take in everything this particular Forever21's offering.

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i hope you have a lovely weekend

Style Crush: Green,コーチ 財布 新作

hi! i'm blogging from my brand-new bedroom,グッチ 財布 激安. it's adorable. the walls are 'split pea' green and i thought it would be fun to share my love for the color green tonight….. enjoy! 

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statement gems will surely speak to sartorial brides looking to step outside the box. The sisters cited “Old Hollywood glam” as their inspiration. “All of our jewelry is handmade with Swarovski crystals here in New York

Exclusive: Dannijo Launches Bridal Line

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Come December 1, fashion-conscious brides-to-be are in for a treat: Danielle and Jodie Snyder, the sisters behind the jewelry label Dannijo,Air Max 90, will officially be launching a seven-piece bridal collection on dannijo.com. The baubles were first spotted on the wrists of Leandra Medine (Man Repeller) and her bridesmaids at her wedding last June.

“So many of our customers request jewelry for their weddings or buy Dannijo pieces as gifts for their bridesmaids,” Danielle told ELLE.com. “Bridal is a business we’ve always been involved in, so it made sense to launch a collection to meet our customers’ needs. After custom designing pieces for Leandra’s wedding and planning for Jodie’s wedding next April,chanel 財布 新作, it was a natural next step.”

The chunky, statement gems will surely speak to sartorial brides looking to step outside the box. The sisters cited “Old Hollywood glam” as their inspiration. “All of our jewelry is handmade with Swarovski crystals here in New York,” noted Jodie. “We used more clear crystals for our bridal collection to create pieces that are truly timeless. The pieces can be bohemian,グッチ 財布, rocker, or classic—it’s how they’re paired and layered.”

Check out this first look at the entire line (with prices) below.

Photo: Dannijo; Ranya: $345

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Photo: Dannijo; Raine: $795

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News: Marc by Marc Turns 10 & Twitter’,グッチ 財布 二つ折り;s Tisci-ed
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Happy Birthday Marc by Marc Jacobs! The lovable label turns 10 this week they’re releasing a special anniversary collection to celebrate.  Check out all of the goodies here,コーチ 財布. {Fashionista}

At last night’s Katy Perry concert in Paris Derek Blasberg tweeted that Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci had been given the Dior job.  Other tweeters say that Alber Elbaz has “definitely” got the job.  Though both may well get the job eventually, French labor laws prohibit the hiring of anyone until Galliano’s contract is officially dissolved.  So everyone can just calm down. {NYMag}

A week from today Bill Cunningham New York will open to theaters, and we’re guessing it’ll be to rave reviews. The documentary of the legendary and original street style photographer has gotten some major press already, months before its release. Read what makes the film so special and get excited for Wednesday the 16th. {HollywoodReporter}

Tighty-whities turned into a purse? Jeremy Scott seems to think you can pull it off. {Colette}

The drama surrounding Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark will never end and now the force behind it, producer and director Julie Taymor, has officially left, thus delaying the opening for another several months. {NYDailyNews}

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A look from Vena Cava’

Vena Cava’s Deal: Menswear, Home Products Etc.
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A look from Vena Cava's fall collection. Photo: WWD

While rumors of their demise bounced around the Internet, the designers behind Vena Cava, Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, were hard at work producing a fall collection and finding an investor to keep their brand afloat.  Yesterday, Hong Kong based Li and Fung announced that they’d struck a deal with the pair, for both design and long term licensing.

The group, which produces licensed products for everyone from Sonia Rykiel to Beyonce and Tina Knowles,louis vuitton outlet store, will give Buhai and Mayock the resources they need to grow Vena Cava beyond just another contemporary brand.  Though they skipped production on their spring collection, their noir-inspired fall clothes will land in Barneys in August, the first step toward both recovery and major growth.  “We now have all the production, sourcing and technical help that we could ever dream about,” Mayock told WWD.  They hope to launch a collection of home products, as well as menswear,ショッピング, and work on various projects like fanzines and movies.  Eventually, they’ll get their own boutiques, but for now they’re focusing on quietly rebuilding the line that brought them so much attention eight years ago.

Li and Fung’s president told the trade, “We are now pretty regularly looking to attract the right kind of talent that can elevate the company, and take it to the next step, and they are probably positioned to do that with this Millennial customer like no one else.”

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See the Spring 2013 Issa London collection.

Issa London’s Daniella Helayel Talks Goddesses and Muses
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“This woman is a goddess-type. She won’t go unnoticed. She’s not scared of getting dressed, of feeling good,” designer Daniella Helayel told ELLE.com backstage after Saturday night’s Issa London show. The collection was infused with ’70s glamour, technicolor florals, and vibrant floor-length gowns, perfect for a summer of jet-setting or island-hopping.

While the label may be known for its super-wearable wrap dresses,コーチバッグ, bold prints and animal motifs inspired by the Garden of Eden were the collection’s show-stoppers. “We tried to create a very exotic garden, that was more like a forest, more like a mix from the underwater to the highest skies,” the Brazilian-born designer explained.

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recent years,シャネル 通販, with Kate Middleton choosing an elegant navy wrap dress from the label to announce her engagement in 2010, and Pippa Middleton a regular wearer of the brand. While there was no sign of the Middleton sisters at the show, Harley Viera-Newton, Leigh Lezark,コーチ バッグ, and Kelly Brook took their places on the glossy front row. Asked if she now designs with such celebrity types in mind, Helayel laughed a little. “No, no,” she said. “I still design for myself and for my friends! And all kinds of women who want to wear it and to feel good. The feel-good must be there.”

See the Spring 2013 Issa London collection.

See all the Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear collections.

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