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Are you a bride-to-be or just a big fan of panties and burlesque? Tomorrow night at Town Shop in NYC Dirty Dolls Lingerie will be hosting a launch party for their line with a red carpet and VIP shopping event. You can get fitted for one of their righteously sexy bras and shop for panties, shapers and tap pants. All while drinking free wine and eating wedding cake (booze and sugar? for free? could you ask for more?). Plus you can get a makeover...

No, this one isn't caused by that shirtless picture of Daniel Craig that randomly popped up in your last Google image search. This particular bizarre feeling in your south towns can actually be from your pants. Apparently if your skinny jeans are a little too, uh, skinny, they can cause meralgia paresthetica or 'tingling leg syndrome.' It comes from excess pressure being put on your femeral nerve by restrictive denim, and it only gets worse if you pair them with heels. It sort of feels...

If you really like food, or things that are shaped like other things, these purses might be perfect. Hambags by Hannah Havana of Garudio Studiage are little vinyl purses and wallets shaped like food. Choose between a hot dog, a chicken leg and a burger for the purse, or pick up a Whopper Wallet, which is shaped like - you guessed it - the very fast food favorite it was named for. They all come with a chain strap (the wallet has a chain...

Thanks to an article/segment from Good Morning America, I have a new blog crush: Young, Fat and Fabulous. YFF is a blog run by a young woman named Gabi and it focuses on trendy fashion for plus-sized girls. The clothes she chooses to talk about are a little edgier than those usually featured on Fatshionista, and the blog in general is less political. Plus, YFF seems to focus a lot on the ''in-betweenie'' set, which is the range of sizes that span the gap between straight...
Every story about living on a budget seems to start out with the line ''in these tough economic times.'' So, in these tough economic times, thrift store shopping seems like a really good idea. And the thrift stores have noticed. The New York Times published an article today about a new phenomenon - Goodwill boutiques. These shops are still run by the Goodwill and they still use their profits for the same cause, but instead of being a big warehouse of worn-out, under-$5, nameless old clothes,...

Don't forget, New York BUSTies, tonight at Re/Dress NYC there will be a book signing and event with Marianne Kirby and Kate Harding , authors of Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere. They will be accompanied by Fatshionista's Lesley Kinzel (who also contributed to the book) for an evening of shopping, dancing, reading and being fat/awesome. Directions: Re/Dress NYC 109 Boerum Place Brooklyn, NY between Pacific + Dean f/g train to Bergen Street stop Shopping at 6:30, reading begins at 8. See you there. -Liza ...

Are you one part all-American girl next door and one part risque party chick? Then Vine and Venetia may be exactly what you're looking for. The line is based on the fictional story of two sisters: Vine, who is laid-back and prefers a quiet evening in with good friends and wine, and Venetia, a music-loving blogger who loves clubs and parties. Malik S. founder of Vine and Venetia, conceived the idea in 2004 as representations of his friends. The company adopted the idea of ''Real...

GoGoMarj is a cool online clothing store (part of RetroWardrobe.com) that sells recycled and recreated vintage pieces. Designer Meredith Fogg takes vintage fabrics, often from scarves that she finds at estate sales, and re-purposes them into skirts, belts, headbands, and so on. She takes these old things and makes them into versatile pieces. Her skirts have gathered waists that fit a fairly wide range of sizes (most will stretch from 20''-50'' around the waist). Fogg boasts that her items can be worn different ways year round...

The Australian version of Harper's Bazaar featured ''plus-size'' model Crystal Renn in a couture fashion spread (I put ''plus size'' in quotes because she actually wears a size 12). It' not a special edition about plus sized models. It's not a niche issue for curvy girls. It's a couture fashion spread. With a plus sized model. And she looks just as hot as (if not more so than) skinny, ''straight-sized'' models in the same scenarios. We need more of this! And we need it to come...

I love me some Kim Gordon. And on May 28 I can take my fandom to a whole new level. Urban Outfitters will be auctioning off some of Kim's own clothes (as in, they hung in her amazing closet and she wore them while doing awesome Kim Gordon-type things) on their Urban Renewal Vintage eBay store. Each piece (all by Daryl K) will come with an autographed tag so you can prove to your friends that the neon pants you're wearing really did once grace...