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Trendzilla: Feathers and Fringe, the Native American Looknew

Ethnic-inspired clothing and accessories are still here, and the Laurel Canyon hippie thing is still definitely favored by many. The next natural, obvious progression? Native Americans.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  11-18-2008  |  Fashion

The Rise of Slow Fashionnew

The Bay Area fashion scene has long been outshined by New York and LA. Now, a group of independent fashion supporters is trying to take the lead in sustainable fashion. Can they succeed?
East Bay Express  |  Kathleen Richards  |  11-12-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Purikura (a.k.a. Giant Expensive Japanese Photo Booths)new

These are digital booths that can be as large as a storage closet and can comfortably fit four or more. Inside, you'll find props to sit on -- anything from a bench with a green screen behind you to padded diner booths.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  11-11-2008  |  Fashion

Neon is Officially Back in Fashion on the Slopesnew

Skiing has a bright future. And not just because the world's most popular winter sport has regained its long-standing edge over its upstart rival, snowboarding. A word of caution, though: break out the Vuarnet sunglasses. Why? Because neon is back.
The Georgia Straight  |  Jack Christie  |  11-11-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Accent Piecesnew

A particularly striking coat with a great silhouette, a universal pair of heels or a timeless handbag usually fall under that category. These are accouterments for which you should be more willing to shell out cash -- items that make a statement on their own, that would look amazing even if paired with the snooziest of basics.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  11-04-2008  |  Fashion

Headbands of Another Era Make a Comebacknew

If you are not one to shell out $16 plus tax on this itty-bitty headpiece at your local Urban Outfitters (and we're with you), here are a few good tips on how you can make one for yourself, probably just like your mom once did.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Erin Loomis and Karolann Bergman  |  11-04-2008  |  Fashion

Pull Up Your Obamas: Beyond Shepard Fairey's 'Hope' Teesnew

The Obama political-merchandise machine has grown to epic proportions. And why not? Obama is the smartest, best-dressed, best-spoken, most energetic and beloved entity to come along in politics in a long time. People would not only die for him, they would wear flip-flops with tiny plastic Obama bobble heads for him.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  10-31-2008  |  Fashion

Back to Basics: Fashion in a Dire Economynew

Opinions abound on how dire economic trends are steering fashion trends this season, but one thing's for certain: prepare for a fashion season branded with the B-word—basics. Basic garments, basic colors, basic footwear, basic spending habits.
Chicago Newcity  |  C.J. Arellano  |  10-29-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Babies for Obama!new

Instead of pastel pinks and powder blues, has been selling its unique range of baby and toddler clothing since 2003 -- lately it's Baby Wit's political tees that have been receiving the most attention.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  10-14-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: The Return of Grunge Fashionnew

I wouldn't go so far as breaking out those floral Laura Ashley baby-doll dresses again to wear with Doc Martens, but the same concept still looks great, if you're careful.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  10-07-2008  |  Fashion

The Clothes That Got Me Laid Tracks Sartorial Choices on the Sexual Playgroundnew

The blog, run by 28-year-old Emily Bartlett Hines, weaves the details of amorous hookups with the duds that made them possible, all with the thoughtful and inquisitive tone of an enthusiastic sexpert.
Nashville Scene  |  Tracy Moore  |  10-03-2008  |  Fashion

Katerina Bocci Brings the Whole Detroit Gang to NYC's Fashion Weeknew

As Tropical Storm Hanna turns umbrellas inside out and wreaks havoc on carefully coiffed hair in midtown Manhattan, Detroit clothing designer Katerina Bocci and her crew calmly prepare for her runway show.
Metro Times  |  Margaret Hundley Parker  |  09-30-2008  |  Fashion

Clothes-minded: Ryann Wayke Denimnew

The return of fall is the return of denim.
San Antonio Current  |  Leigh Baldwin  |  09-24-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: 'Gossip Girl' Paves Way for Prep-School Chicnew

The show has made a nation of kids attempt the WASPy, conservative, Upper East Side look -- in short, Ralph Lauren's suddenly cool again to 16-year-olds.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  09-23-2008  |  Fashion

What's a Fashionista To Do During the Recession?new

Find your personal style in well-made clothes that will last. Pick up a few pieces at a time at swap meets, estate sales, or hidden local boutiques -- it doesn't have to be brand new, mass-manufactured or designer to be amazing and affordable.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Karol Ann Bergman  |  09-23-2008  |  Fashion

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