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Taking Your Eco-Friendly Attitude to Your Wardrobenew

Just in time for Earth Day, plenty of eco-chic clothing and accessories are hitting the shelves in emerging spring/summer 2008 collections.
Chicago Newcity  |  Molly Each  |  04-16-2008  |  Fashion

Rocking the Boat with a Man Pursenew

Call it what you want -- the man bag, the man purse, the murse, the "European carryall" or, as you probably prefer, the "workbag" -- it's nothing to be embarrassed about.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  04-15-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Expensive Kids' Clothes: Why?new

Whatever happened to children's clothing that looked like children's clothing?
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  04-08-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Floral Prints are Backnew

It was something like 1992, and my fashion point of inspiration was a showdown between Punky Brewster and Blossom -- which means, yeah, I pretty much did walk around in baby-doll dresses and pigtails. Hey, I was 7.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  04-01-2008  |  Fashion

Tie-ing One Onnew

How did such a great accessory -- the last classic accessory men could truly utilize to show off their personality -- find itself so quickly heading the way of the dodo bird?
Chicago Newcity  |  Josh Eisenberg  |  03-26-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Knee-High Socksnew

The extreme sexualization of females in knee socks is sadly undeniable. On that note, the extreme sexualization of females showing any centimeter of thigh is sadly undeniable, too. But there's a way to remain ladylike and stunning in the tricky legwear.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  03-25-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Everything Old Navy is New Againnew

In the late '90s, stores like Old Navy were mobbed by throngs of the old and young. But that was when visor-wearing twentysomethings still had strands of puka shells permanently knotted around their necks.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  03-18-2008  |  Fashion

Metal Headsnew

Younger guys rock their silver locks for a look that is both stylish and distinguished -- provided they do it right.
Metro Spirit  |  Rachel Waters  |  03-12-2008  |  Fashion

Belt it Outnew

Whether or not you think you've got it, belts can help you flaunt it -- as long as you keep it current and don't go for the '80s look
Metro Spirit  |  Rachel Waters  |  03-12-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Former Parochial School Girl Still Rockin' Chanel's Black Satinnew

Black and red nail polish were once reserved exclusively for Chinese royalty. But it was sometime after the color appeared on the nails of Bowie, Mercury and Bolan in the mid-'70s that the negative connotations arose.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  03-04-2008  |  Fashion

August Benzien Shakes Up the Skate Shoe Worldnew

Benzien co-founded Dekline Footwear in 2002 with Kevin Furtado, just as skate shoes began the transition from skateboarder-specialized regalia to hipster and hip-hop fashion.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Eric Wolff  |  02-27-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: The I-Rolled-Out-of-Bed-This-Way Look, With a Shower!new

As mentioned in the past, that I-rolled-out-of-bed-this-way look is huge right now, but this girl managed to achieve it without skipping on the showering and hygenic upkeep.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  02-26-2008  |  Fashion

In the Cuffnew

Have no clue what to get the beau in your life for Valentine's Day? Whether he's metrosexual, geek chic or a metal head, you can make a pair of cufflinks to fit his taste.
Jackson Free Press  |  Lizbeth Von Lush  |  02-07-2008  |  Fashion

Put Your Best (Green) Face Forwardnew

For those who put quality on par with eco-friendliness, there’s good news: Ecotools makeup brushes aren’t just eco-friendly; they’re some of the best out there.
Chicago Newcity  |  Molly Each  |  01-30-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: The Harrington Jacketnew

Fully immersing yourself in a subculture is tough work.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  01-29-2008  |  Fashion

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