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I know it’s the weekend, and we should just deal with gossip and family and such, but I couldn’t help myself: I saw these tights while browsing the news and had to ask… So: Nike X – Ray $ 90 tights (for women) really show your legs! Inside out! The bones print makes them creepy and suitable for Halloween purposes only!
Instead, Nike declares (in the product launch press release) that the said workout tights (already sold out), destined for women, represent a groundbreaking product meant to highlight the strength of a woman! Whaaaaa?
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Fashionista Week in Review: The Fashion Industry Post-Sandy, Celebs Come Out for Halloween and More Peeks at Prabal Gurung for Target
Celebs Do Halloween: With Halloween washed away by Sandy, we had a good time living vicariously through our favorite stars. Some, like Ellen Degeneres and Miley Cyrus, dressed as fellow celebs, and others sparked controversy with their costumes.
R-Patz and K-Stew Face Off: There was a rumor that Robert Pattinson inked his own fragrance deal with Dior (which was later denied), but we still needed to know: Who would broodily sell their fragrance better, Kristen or Rob?
Hurricane Sandy and the Retail Industry: Despite taking major financial hits some retailers did what they could to help people deal with the aftermath of Sandy. Others, like American Apparel, were accused of being tacky and opportunistic.
Selma Blair and her son Arthur smiles at the paparazzi as she leaves a baby bonding class in Brentwood, California. The actress wears a pair of Sass & Bide Denim Shorts in Think Twice for the afternoon out.
Check out the variety in this collection in all it’s AMAZING glory at Shopbop!
1. ASOS Audrey Platform Point Ankle Boots, available at ASOS for $ 105.54
2. ASOS Brocade Metal Plate Waist Belt, available at ASOS for $ 31.66
3. Topshop Embellished Jacket, available at Nordstrom for $ 190
4. Dolce and Gabbana Embellished Brocade Mary Jane Pumps, available at Net-A-Porter for $ 1695
5. Red Valentino Beard-Collared Metallic Brocade Dress, available at Net-A-Porter for $ 975
6. MOTO Premium Embroidered Skinny Jeans, available at Topshop for $ 170
7. Marcus Lupfer Brocade Contrast Tee, available at ASOS for $ 580.47
8. Johnny Loves Rosie Sequin Encrusted Collar, available at ASOS for $ 49.25
9. Matthew Williamson Crystal-Embellished Brocade Suede Clutch, available at Net-A-Porter for $ 1615
Metallics, embroidery, brocade, bedazzlings; the Fall/Winter 2012 runway lustered with rich, ornate looks from designers like Ralph Lauren, Dolce and Gabbana, and Oscar de la Renta among many others. To rock the modern take on Victorian inspired fashion this season, look for pieces with intricate embroidery in the form of gold lace detailing, shining hardware adornment or jeweled and sequined decoration. To ease into the trend, try an embellished collar necklace, sure to add the perfect glistening trim to everything from your basic sweater to LBD. Work up to a full-on embellished ensemble, pairing a brocade dress under an studded cropped jacket in a complimentary shade. Don’t be hesitant to go over with the ornamentation; there’s no room for subtleties in this trend.
For some reason, the press feel the need to constantly compare the dresses worn by X Factor judges, mentors and apparent rivals, Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger. We’re not sure that either one is particularly coming out on top in the style stakes, but we do know that Tulisa’s all sparkles dress from last night’s Live X Factor show on ITV was one of our favourite looks from the series so far.
The dress in question, which Tulisa apparantly hired from Girl Meets Dress (see below), comes from New York label, Jovani, who specialise in super show stopping and dramatic evening wear, almost always involving crystal-encrusted cocktail dresses or tulle-finished fishtail gowns, A regular favourite brand seen many a time on the red carpet on the backs of the A-list, Jovani is synonymous with glamorous embellishments and luxurious fabrics. What did you make of Tulisa’s choice this week?
Name: Alaa Balkhy
Occupation: Fyunka Designer & Founder
What would you never be caught wearing? Jumpsuits, I’m too short.
What’s the most random thing in your bag right now? My passport.
What was the last thing you bought? Fake eyelashes.