Market Report: 7 New Ways to Wear Your Favorite Things

  • Refreshing your closet for spring doesn’t necessarily mean buying all new everything. Here’s how to change up the way you wear your belt, your scarves and your spring jackets for a whole new look. [WhoWhatWear]
  • Kohl’s just announced that it’s rolling out a new designer collaboration, this time with Thakoon, set to launch in the fall. [Kohl’s]
  • Talk about lucky finds: A man found a dress on the floor of a costume company and bought it for $20. Turns out it was one of the dresses worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind, and it just sold at auction for $137,000. [Glamour]

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Market Report: Are Super-Sexy Clothes Totally Out Of Style?

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Shiny, sparkly, short … sex still sells. | Shutterstock.

  • While designers are showing androgynous, refined looks on the runways, many shoppers still want pure sex appeal, particularly US and Russian consumers. (Sigh.)  [Business of Fashion]
  • Is this the end of the Gap? Sales have been sinking since 2006, thanks to dated designs and the rise of fast fashion (see: Zara, H&M). And they’re looking to do anything to get you back in the stores…. [Fast Company]
  • In unexpected fashion news, famed high-fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto is designing a Hello Kitty collection of apparel and accessories. [Elle]

Up next: We might be getting a Whopper-scented perfume.

Market Report: Marc by Marc Jacobs Line Is Closing

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The entry-level line to luxe is folding. | Image via Marc Jacobs.

  • Marc Jacobs has confirmed that he is closing his line’s less expensive secondary brand Marc by Marc Jacobs. Does this mean the end of sub-$500 bags? Not quite. [The Cut]
  • Beyoncé is launching a shoe line with Giuseppe Zanotti, expected to drop in two weeks. Expect thick platforms and a wallet-breaking price. [People]
  • Are flash-sale sites on the brink of extinction? It’s not looking so good for Gilt Groupe and Rue La La. [Re/code]

Next: What happens when a man wears heels for a day.

Market Report: 5 Face Exercises That Give You an Insta-Facelift

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Yoga … for your face? | Shutterstock.

  • Here are five face exercises you can do that will  help sagging necks, droopy eyelids and deep laugh lines — no facelifts required. [Byrdie]
  • Colorado politicians are showing up to work wearing IUD jewelry (accessories shaped like the intrauterine birth control method) to show support for a bill that would give funding to a program that provides low or no-cost contraceptives to women. [The Denver Post]
  • Oprah is auctioning off more than 500 personal items from her Chicago condo. (This comes on the heels of her announcement that she’s closing Chicago-based Harpo Studios and moving all production to West Hollywood.) The auction will be on April 25th. [Chicago Tribune]

Next: Skinny jeans are finally, officially over.

Why I Am Actually Pumped That JNCO Jeans are Coming Back

Images via Buzzfeed, Gallery Hip, Customized Girl and Complex

Images via Buzzfeed, Gallery Hip, Customized Girl and Complex

The texts came pouring in yesterday, dinging in one after the other: “JNCO jeans are BACK?!” “Nooooo.” “OMG, are you dying?”

Yes, I am dying. But not for the reasons you think I am.

JNCOs, an LA-based company that soared to popularity amongst the skater and rave set in the ’90s, is being revived after a positive response at a recent trade show. As I’ve written before, I was a fan of outrageously large pants in middle school. I never actually wore JNCOs — I don’t think I was allowed to — but I did wear some slightly pared-down version of them (no 50-inch leg opening for me).

My pairs had tiny studs on the back pockets. We discovered later that as I slouched angrily at the dinner table (I was a very angsty teen), these studs carved deep valleys into the seats of my parents’ antique dinner chairs. (The chairs have since been refinished, but my parents held this over my head for a very long, difficult time.)

Sure, those pants were ridiculous. How did we walk? We all looked insane, an entire generation of kids suffering from elephantiasis of the legs.  Read more »

Market Report: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Is Here and the Bikinis Are Small

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  • The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is here, and the bikinis are tiny. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Time to get real with this godawful cold and flu season: Here are the best tissues — vetted by beauty experts — that won’t wreak havoc on your poor nose. [Into The Gloss]
  • Here is the lookbook for Topshops’s brand-new Nordstrom capsule collection, inspired by music hits of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. [Style.com]

Up next: The easiest Kate Moss style to steal.

Market Report: 10 Ways to Make Your Denim Last Forever

  • You can seriously extend the life of your favorite jeans by following these 10 easy tricks (like storing them correctly and letting them air-dry).  [Elle]
  • Apparently anyone who ate a meal before the Grammy Awards was also on baby-bump-watch. The celebs’ reactions are priceless. [Mommyish]
  • You loved Joan Didion for Céline and Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent. This is what happens when you combine more luxe lines with insanely accomplished women. [Elite Daily]

Up next: Would you take makeup advice from a porn star?

Market Report: Is This the Most Bizarre Grammys Look Ever?

  • Traditionally, the Grammy Awards are a gold mine for weird fashion (think: JT and Britney’s denim-on-denim ensembles), but Joy Villa’s look from last night might reign supreme.  [Pop Crush]
  • Okay, this Vine star’s striped shaved legs were pretty bizarre, too. [Refinery29]
  • Huh? The brains behind Current/Elliott are teaming up with Old Navy as style ambassadors. [WWD]

Up next: The super-easy mascara trick that negates the need for eyeliner.

Market Report: How To Get the Most Out of Your Skincare Products

  • Korean beauty expert Charlotte Cho weighs in on how to make your skincare products more effective (like how much product to use and how to layer them). [Lucky]
  • Scoop up your Swift goods stat. Taylor Swift‘s lawyers are asking Etsy shop owners to remove items that allegedly violate trademarks. (Yes, even “this sick beat.”) [Buzzfeed]
  • Can your hair be gluten intolerant? [Refinery29]

Up next: What does your winter coat say about you?

Market Report: 6 Tips for Growing Super-Lush Lashes

  • Grow yourself a full flutter with these 6 DIY methods. (Who new green tea stimulated lash growth?) [The Zoe Report]
  • Whoa, Macy’s just bought Bluemercury for $210 million in cash. What that means: more Bluemercury locations and their products will soon be sold in Macy’s. [Fashionista]
  • Speaking of retail change-ups, Chris Burch (of Tory Burch fame) spills on the downfall of C. Wonder. [New York Times]

Up next: Yes, you can safely pop your pimple. Here’s how.

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