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Seven Jeans, True Religion, I say no but they keep givin’ – Fergie

Jealous? For those of us who feel an almost unhealthy connection to these lyrics, this blog is for you. If you’re merely trying to catch up on the latest denim trends, trying to find a new way to wear your fave pair, or even attempting to justify purchasing another one of these babies, this blog will more than help you out. Started by Jennine Jacob, previously a writer for The Coveted, this blog covers all bases concerning the ever popular trend of denim. Through this blog, Jacob consistently proves that jeans aren’t just for tee shirts anymore.

Check it out: http://www.eatsleepdenim.com

 

Well worth the download. Trust me.

Who doesn’t love iPhone apps? Aside from calling, texting, tweeting, facebooking, playing words with friends, and everything else under the sun, iPhones can be a great fashion resource as well.

Do you need a wardrobe organizer, a shopping guide, or simply a little bit of inspiration?

Here are my Top 5 iPhone Fashion Apps at your fingertips:

1. Love it or Lose it

Would you love some instant fashion feedback? Upload a photo and send it to your friends and community of users for some extra input before you purchase.

Price: $0.99

iTunes Rating: 3.5/5 stars

2. Stylebook

Take photos of your own clothing, organize it by categories, and then build outfits, make packing lists, and create custom fashion collages.

Price: $3.99

iTunes Rating: 3.5/5 stars

3. Style.com

Follow all the Fashion Week trends without sitting in front of your computer all day. Get images, show reviews and video feeds just hours after they appear. The archives even date back 10 years, so you can view and compare runways from many seasons past.

Price: Free

iTunes Rating: 3/5 stars

4. Chicfeed

See a collaboration of photos from all your favorite style and fashion blogs. Save time and view them all on one site.

Price: Free

iTunes Rating: 2.5/5 stars

5. Gilt on the Go

Ever heard of Guilt Groupe? It is an online site that allows you to become a member and  take advantage of amazing sales, up to 70% off designer brands. Well guess what… now they have their very own app.

Price: Free

iTunes Rating: 3/5 stars

Pre-Fall 2011 is here..

Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2011It may be January but pre-fall collections have already started to be shown! According to Women’s Wear Daily, a trend for the season will encompass a heavy emphasis on jeweling up pieces with sequins, shimmer, and stones (like this golden dress by Vera Wang on the left).

Jean Paul Gaultier focused on zippers to create a tough edge. The zipper on the shoulder of the long red dress can be zipped up to transform it into a shorter cocktail version.

Having not shown a pre-fall collection since 2009, it was exciting to see what John Galliano had to offer for the season. His collection is colorful like Bottega Veneta, but is inspired by “Parisian Seventies street glamour.”

Check out some of the collections from pre-fall below:

 

 

 

Jean Paul Gaultier Pre-Fall 2011

Jean Paul Gaultier

Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2011

Bottega Veneta

ADAM Pre-Fall 2011

ADAM

John Galliano Pre-Fall 2011

John Galliano

Looking for fashion inspiration?

Image Source: whowhatwear.com

Or just a source of procrastination while studying for finals?…Check out www.whowhatwear.com! With tons of gift suggestions, style posts, and a closet to shop from, Who What Wear has everything a fashionista could ask for! There is even a section entirely devoted to celebrity style– not only do they follow the trends, but all of the outfits are identified for your own purchase and discussed by the stylists! Curious how to rock something new and exciting? Check out their ‘Ask a Stylist’ section for expert fashion advice! Bored of all of your usual online shopping sites? Check out WWW’s Love section with tons of links to great sites like shopbop.com, ninewest.com, revolveclothing.com, and pinkmascara.com! Happy searching!

Image Source: whowhatwear.com

Blogging about Blogs

WHY ARE FASHION BLOGS SO GREAT?

A fashion blog can cover so many different things from specific clothing items and accessories to shopping advice  to celebrity fashion choices. They cover fashion at all levels from the biggest names to the smallest indie designers. Whatever your taste, there is a blog out there for you.

Fashion blogs have created a new way for the fashionistas to follow the ever-changing world of fashion

In 2002, the first fashion blogs were launched into the blogosphere, LookOnline Daily Fashion Report and She She Me. In 2004, the first accessories blog was launched, Monolo’s Shoe Blog. Obviously, this is a rapidly developing phenomenon.

Fashion is all about inspiration from others and the world around you. Today there are a lot if fashion blogs out there. Do you want some blog variety in your life? To get your started check these out…

http://www.bleachblack.com/

http://www.theglossy.com/

http://www.thestylerookie.com/

http://www.seaofshoes.com/

http://www.fabsugar.com/

Where the Wild Things Are: Animal Hats

As the temperature drops in Chapel Hill, a jungle of hats have sprung — literally. From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the beloved sock monkey, animal hats are a student’s way of fighting the cold with character.

To incorporate an animal hat into your jacket ensemble without looking too juvenile, wear the hat with a solid matching scarf and gloves to keep the rest of your look tame. (P.S. Looking for an animal hat on Franklin Street? Look up at Lightyears. You’ll find them hanging out on the ceiling.)

 

Quick Picks:

1) Cooperative Woodland Earflap Hat
$34, Urban Outfitters

2) Delux Sock Money Face Wool Pilot Animal Cap
$32.99, Amazon.com

3) Uglydoll Hat — Ice-Bat Blue
$20, Uglydoll Shop

The NEW Velvet

With the holiday season sneaking up on us, it seems only natural that velvet would return to the scene…but not in the expected way. Velvet will no longer be limited to the stockings hung on the mantelpiece or the skirt on the base of the Christmas tree. Nor will it reemerge as the lining in a coffin nor the material of frumpy Victorian-era apparel. Rather, velvet has been rediscovered as the fabric of choice for something completely unexpected- nightlife wear. From skirts to blazers to dresses to booties, velvet adds a whimsical touch to winter weather apparel, while still looking dainty and put together. It is not as gaudy as sequins, but it still emanates the same air of celebration and occasion, and with the duality of being a primary piece in both casual and formal wear.

 

Gothic Grace

Inspired by Natalie Portman’s most recent role in the movie “Black Swan,” in theaters on December 3, 2010, fashion has taken an eerily elegant and slightly gothic turn. Portman plays a veteran ballet dancer amidst the world of New York City ballet in the psychological thriller that has many dark twists and turns. Designers such as Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, Haute Hippie and Club Monaco have incorporated aspects of this macabre film, in the form of prima ballerina tutu-esque skirts, coquettish corset dresses and ostrich-plumed clutches into their most recent fashion lines. I encourage all you fashionistas to take center stage and embrace your inner goth!

Winter Weather Apparel

It’s definitely almost winter time, and it’s starting to get cold!  Many times, we just throw on the warmest coat we can find, and we neglect fashion in the process.  But with this year’s winter weather trends, it will be easy to stay on-trend without freezing to death!

Here are a few of this year’s hottest trends in outerwear.

Trend #1: The Camel Coat

Trend #2: Cape

With these trends, your coat can become a part of your outfit, not just something you throw on to keep warm!  They’re not only fashionable, but they’re classic.  You can wear them year-to-year and always be on trend!