Market Report: 7 Best Stores for Ultrachic Work Clothes

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  • Need cute clothes to wear to the office? These seven stores totally nail workwear. Be gone, boxy skirts and ill-fitting blazers! [Fashionista]
  • Juicy Couture might be closing on Walnut Street, but it’s doing gangbusters in Europe. Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t picture ultra-chic Parisians wearing anything with the word ‘JUICY’ on it. Can you? [WWD]
  • How does your skin look after following a $3,000 skincare regimeReally freaking good. [Into The Gloss]

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Watch Out, Refinery29: Yahoo Fashion is Getting Really Cool

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Do you go here for your fashion inspiration?

First, there was the news that makeup master Bobbi Brown was going to be helming all beauty coverage at Yahoo. (Yes, Yahoo.) Now Elle creative director and all-around fabulous person Joe Zee has confirmed that he’ll be editing the site’s fashion coverage. (Yep, we’re still talking about that Yahoo.) Um, what? This is almost as weird as that time André Leon Talley announced he’d be the artistic director for shoe e-emporium Zappos. What’s next? Anna Wintour ditching Vogue for the Home Shopping Network?

The fashion world is all sorts of topsy-turvy now, with bloggers appearing on Broadway (17-year-old blogger phenom and Rookie editor Tavi Genvinson will star in This Is Our Youth alongside Michael Cera next year), creative directors popping up on HBO shows (see: Jenna Lyons on Girls), and designers playing restaurateur (Roberto Cavalli opened an Italian eatery in Miami in January). So Yahoo being the next big thing in fashion, well, I’m just saying that it’s not entirely impossible, even though a colleague of mine likened Yahoo to “a dinosaur and the meteor is a day away from earth.” (We’re very scientific over here.)

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Market Report: Dressing Like an Unstylish Tourist is Now a Fashion Trend

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  • If people mistake you for a tourist when you’re walking around the city, then you’re probably wearing some version of “normcore,” the weirdly un-fashion fashion trend that people are talking about. [The Cut]
  • Moleskine—the famed notebook company beloved by artists and writers like Picasso and Hemingway—is making accessories now. Think: messenger bags, wallets and a backpack. [WWD]

Click here for what you need to know before shoe shopping.

Fashion Recap: Real Housewives of New York Season Premiere

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I’m a self-professed Real Housewives freak. I’ll watch every single episode, every single season, every single city, even Atlanta. (Okay, I don’t watch Miami. No one watches Miami.) It never gets old. The fighting, the one-liner intros, the digs, and the cray-cray fashion. The Real Housewives of New York kicked off its sixth season last night, and it started in fabulous fashion. So let’s recap all the looks from the episode, shall we? It will be fun. There will be sequins! And fake legs! So let’s get started with the most important outfit of the season, as it’s shown a million times and will live forever in infamy: the intro outfit. Let’s do this! (A quick note: You might want to view these in full-screen mode to see the crazy in full effect.)

Click here for all the looks from the premiere episode.

How to Get Rid of Hanger Bumps and Other Quick Fashion Fixes

Go on. Be a fashion MacGyver.

Go on. Be the MacGyver of fashion.

At least once a week, a panicked co-worker comes into my office with some sort of fashion-related crisis. I’ve seen a jacket with belt loops … that was missing the belt (I used a pair of scissors to veeery carefully remove the loops after determining that this wouldn’t leave any holes), a small scuff in a black shoe (a swipe of black permanent marker did the trick), and a sweater that sheds everywhere (stick it in the freezer!).

But some problems are stumpers—and tough to deal with when you’re not at home. Take, for instance, those horrible shoulder bumps that appear on sweaters that have been hanging in closets for too long. Or realizing that the the tips of your heels are completely worn down, leaving you quite literally walking on nails. If you’re armed with a steamer, a sewing machine or another pair of shoes, fixing fashion mishaps is a cinch. When you’re stuck in an office, though, it can be trickier. Here, five easy tricks for solving sudden sartorial dilemmas using things you can find in your office. May you never have hanger bumps again.

Keep reading for 5 outfit-saving tricks.

PHOTOS: Johnny Weir’s 13 Most Fabulous Olympic Looks

Donning Chanel, dripping in jewels and draped in furs, Johnny Weir looked absolutely stunning at this year’s Olympics, channeling every style icon from Salvador Dalí to  Stanley Tucci’s Hunger Games character, Caesar Flickerman. I don’t know about you, but I was enamored by every one of his looks, so today I’m paying homage with a slideshow of 13 of his most fabulous looks — nearly all of which were presented in front of an electric blue semi.



Market Report: We Love This Illustrated Guide to the Best Shoes Carrie Bradshaw Wore on Sex and the City

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  • Yes, I know SATC has run its course, but this poster illustrating the most iconic shoes Carrie Bradshaw wore is too cute. I think there are too many from the movies included, but I still want to hang it in my closet (and it’s only $28!). [Pop Chart Lab]
  • Vince’s spring 2014 collection is, of course, amazing. Here’s a tip for scoring the fresh-from-the-showroom pieces at a discount: Enter code VNSPRING14 at checkout and get $50 off a purchase of $250 or more, $100 off a purchase of $500 or more, and $300 off a purchase of $1,200 or more. Happy shopping. [Vince]
  • Well, here’s one way to prevent your kids from wearing too-sexy clothes: Just buy out the entire store, like this one Utah mom did at PacSun. (PacSun? Sexy?) [ABC]

More fun stuff ahead!

LGBT Black History Month Spotlight:
7 Questions With Philly Fashion Week
Co-Founder Kevin Parker

In partnership with Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, every day throughout the month of February we will spotlight an influential black mover and shaker in the city.

Today: Kevin Parker, the stylish co-founder of Philadelphia Fashion Week, which, coincidentally, kicks off this month. In addition to that project, Kevin Parker’s new venture for 2014 is Renee Philadelphia International, a full-service creative/modeling agency in Center City.

7 questions with Kevin Parker after the jump

VIDEO: How To Layer Your Clothes Without Looking Like A Slob

It’s one of fashion’s trickiest things: layering. You don’t want to add unnecessary bulk, or look like you piled on everything in your closet with wild abandon. And when you work in finicky office environments—one minute it’s hot, the next it’s freezing—you want layers you can peel off and add on. The quickest way to learn? Check out PopSugar’s two-and-a-half-minute video, which illustrates expert tricks for spot-on layering: Mix materials, keep color family in mind, and get creative (crop tops over button-downs! Yes, you can still wear that sleeveless dress in winter!). Watch and learn and layer on, friends.

Market Report: 28 Outfits That Will Get You A Raise At Work

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  • You’ve heard it a million times: Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Here’s some inspiration for dressing like a total boss, and getting out of that cubicle farm once and for all. Werk. [Refinery29]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker—who once blamed cheap Nine West shoes for her foot problems—now has a shoe line. Check ‘em out here before they’re out on the market (which will be on February 28th, at Nordstrom.com). I find them a tad yawn-worthy, but what are your thoughts? [Glamour]
  • C’mon, you know you’re curious about Martha Stewart’s beauty regime. I’m exhausted just reading it. [New York Times]

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