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How 'Twilight' Made a Bag Lady's Fortunenew

The Bella Bag, as it's now known, is handmade in a basement studio by Angie Bowlds. The 27-year-old seamstress is frantically churning them out and mailing them off to Twilight fans.
Seattle Weekly  |  Laura Onstot  |  04-27-2009  |  Fashion

San Antonio's Own Buffalo Exchangenew

It's not often that when you leave a stable 9-to-5 to open your dream business, you hit the zeitgeist of the times so cleanly. Luckily, this is exactly what happened to Crystal Palmer and Sandra Huizar when they opened Stitch to Wear, a "recycled fashion" boutique in San Antonio.
San Antonio Current  |  Leigh Baldwin  |  04-01-2009  |  Fashion

Charleston's Fashion Community Shines at CFW 2009new

Perhaps the greatest indication of the Holy City's strength of style is Charleston Fashion Week 2009, which, despite the economy, is expected to enjoy its most successful year yet.
Charleston City Paper  |  Erica Jackson  |  03-25-2009  |  Fashion

As Luxury Retail Continues to Suffer, Fetish Wear Feels the Pinchnew

The fetish wear business is experiencing the economic slump in its own peculiar way.
New York Press  |  Joseph Alexiou  |  03-19-2009  |  Fashion

Fables by Barrie Is All About Classnew

True to its name, Fables by Barrie tells a story—one of commitment to local production and craftsmanship, as well as the importance of making an impression. Barrie Kaufman's outfits are colorful and bold and speak to a love of the classics.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Jordan Karnes  |  03-18-2009  |  Fashion

Stay Alive with Miami-Based Bulletproof Clothingnew

Finally! A clothing line for the high-fashion assassin.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  03-16-2009  |  Fashion

Think Blink: Paris Hilton and Rihanna's Eyelash Master, Ja'Maal Busternew

The eye spy can spot the good fakes from the bad in an instant.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  02-20-2009  |  Fashion

Fashion Resolutions for 2009new

Instead of making the same old resolutions, why not make some fashion resolutions instead? Here, a roundup of some of the looks we're looking forward to losing.
The Georgia Straight  |  Rebecca Tay  |  01-05-2009  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: The Return of Quiksilver's '80s Stylesnew

One long-standing company that's actually making good on the '80s is Huntington Beach sports-action giant Quiksilver, which has re-introduced elements of its most iconic pieces from the '80s, when people weren't afraid of color (in an un-ironic sort of way) and thigh-bearing short shorts.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  12-23-2008  |  Fashion

Dame Edna Has a New Makeup Collection. Is That Scary? Maybe a

On an unusually soggy day in Los Angeles, the unusual new MAC cosmetics muse is giving interviews at a creaky old bungalow at the Chateau Marmont. You know Dame Edna — wacky cat-eye glasses, lavender hair, Tony-winning Broadway show, alter ego to Australian comedian Barry Humphries?
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  12-19-2008  |  Fashion

A Handful of Designers Ignite Nashville's Underground Fashion Scenenew

A city where trends arrive two years too late and stick around for three years too long doesn't make anyone's short list of scenes to watch. But Nashville's underground designers are thriving despite that, mainly because they've managed to tap into a niche audience.
Nashville Scene  |  Tracy Moore  |  12-12-2008  |  Fashion

High-End Jean Maker Sues Boise Shop in Counterfeit Investigationnew

A high-priced, global jean manufacturer is suing a Boise boutique for carrying allegedly counterfeit and knock off jeans. The tip-off in Boise led to a large counterfeit jean bust in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  12-10-2008  |  Fashion

Lee Jeans is a Proud Maker of 'Mom Jeans'new

In the United States, Lee markets jeans worthy of mockery on Saturday Night Live. But in Europe, its products are considered stylish and high-end.
The Pitch  |  Jen Chen  |  12-09-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Chanel Jackets and Cheap Chicnew

If you feel the need to binge on a dress or something for an upcoming event or those impending holiday parties, forego your usual standbys of Neiman Marcus or Barney's that we all love dearly. Start looking elsewhere. It isn't as bad as it sounds.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  12-02-2008  |  Fashion

Philly Fashion Designer Melanie Brandon Turns Guns into Things of Beautynew

Brandon wondered what she could do about such a large and formidable problem as citywide gun violence. She was just a fashion designer, after all. Then it struck her: Take the guns out of circulation. Melt them down. Turn them into jewelry.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Makia Harper  |  11-25-2008  |  Fashion

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