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  The Abercrombie brand has been suffering lately, big time. In addition to being what the analyst Richard Jafffe calls “a stale brand” that is incapable of competing with trendier companies, the company, led by CEO Mike Jeffies, has been pretty sexist in their marketing strategies. Girls are taking note; no one wants to buy clothes from a company that sexualizes young girls and “hates fat chicks.”    And we ladies are voting ... Read More
  Women come in all shapes and sizes. Plastic mannequins, on the other hand, rarely do.  The average woman in the UK is a size 16, but most British stores only display size 10 mannequins. The British women’s and equalities minister Jo Swinson has long been combating the narrow focus on thinner, whiter, younger models of feminine beauty in fashion; she writes, “[the image] is reinforced from the catwalks right through to shop ... Read More
Forget pink everything--The Alloro Collection wants women to feel impossibly stylish, regardless of their experiences with cancer. According to their concept: The Alloro Collection offers elegant clothes and accessories in rich colors and beautiful fabrics specifically designed for women who have experienced breast cancer. The designs address the changes in contour, comfort and appearance of a woman’s body — without sacrificing style. What many people ... Read More
Debbie Harry Sports Striped Leggings   We’ve all read or heard some variation on the “leggings are not pants” speech. And although everyone’s views on fashion are valid, a lot of the discourse surrounding leggings centers around subtle body-shaming. In well-meaning articles on clothing “dos” and “don’ts,” bloggers use language that can be harmful. Of the garment, one writes, “how to avoid the dreaded ... Read More
  Halloween is approaching, which means it is socially acceptable to sport the most outrageous nails ever! If your nail art skills are anything like mine (nonexistent), you might want to get a head start. Here are 13 spooktacular (GET IT?!) ideas to get you in the nail art spirit.    1. Candy Corn Glitter Bomb Polish: Perfect for a simple, easy nail. Apply black nail polish, and once it's dry, coat it with this crazy awesome ... Read More
Wait...is this a high school or an American Apparel ad? Don't worry, if you were confused at first, you're not alone. I mean, dang, these kids had some style! Check out these awesome looks, captured by photographer Arthur Schatz in 1969. Then, check out our hand-picked pieces (all hail Etsy!) to channel your inner mod, hippie, or cheerleader--all for under $50! Romper (American Apparel, $40.00) / Shoes (Vans, $45.00) / Yarn Hair Ties (Etsy, $2.29 ... Read More
Do some good by buying goodies from these charity-minded Web boutiques.  The Belmont, 141eyewear.com For every pair bought, 141 (a play on “one for one”) gives a pair of glasses to someone in a developing country who can’t afford vision correction.     Sunny Symmetry Dress, $57, globalgirlfriend.com   Proceeds from the sales on Global Girlfriend support lady artisans—this frock was made by a women’s ... Read More
Here’s a piping-hot selection of clothing and accessories that pay homage to the almighty ’za, for a minimal amount of dough.    Pizza Yummy Pocket, $6, konokoshop.com Demerit Wear Pizza Fanatic Patch, $4, buyolympia.com Pizza Necklace, $8, lotusfairy.etsy.com Pizza Diamond Crew, $40, pyknic.com Pepperoni Pouch, $25, sohh.etsy.com Pizza Party T-Shirt, $25, killeracid.etsy.com Multicolor Pizza Pin, $14, fantasyard.com Pizza Leggings, $56, ... Read More
  There are few things more intimate and magical than a bathroom haircut from a friend, a relative, or a lover. The technique is also one of Jane Birkin’s secret beauty tricks. In a piece for The Guardian, she writes, “My best friend cuts my hair with kitchen scissors.” The 66-year-old fashion icon also likes to keep it simple with her favorite outfit, “an old pair of jeans, Converse and a man’s jersey.” She ... Read More
Pin it, primp it, and put your mane in its place! Here are some of our favorites for this fall! Let your hair down with an oversized bow, made to order in any color. Tea Party Bow Hairband, $38, ITSOKAYMYDEAR.COM     Polka dot pins will keep your ’do in its spot. Polka Dot Bobby Pin Set, $12, JANETRAN.COM   Make your fringe flashy, with cute clips. Fringe Heart Clips, $3 each, DARLYBIRD.COM     Banish a bad hair day with a stylish ... Read More
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