By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
"Barefoot" sneakers may look a little out-there (okay, the first time I saw them I thought they were part of the wardrobe from Avatar), but runners swear by them, and retail experts say they're becoming a bigger and bigger part of the business. So what, exactly, are they?
When Vibram Five Fingers were introduced a few years back, the barely-there "shoes" made an instant splash in the fitness world (and were named one of Time magazine's best inventions of 2007). They're essentially gloves for the feet, rubber-soled running shoes that allow you to move more freely and give you the feeling of running without shoes while still protecting your tootsies from the elements underfoot.
Hardcore runners say they minimize impact on the knees and joints, and evidence shows that thickly cushioned sneakers don't, in fact, do much in the way of preventing injuries. There's still some debate in the medical world about how effective it is to wear "barefoot" shoes,
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Jan 19, 2011 5:15 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Would You Wear A Pair Of "Barefoot" Sneakers? Experts Say They're The Next Big Thing
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Jan 18, 2011 8:50 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
The red carpet at the 2011 Golden Globes was an elegant parade of pinks, peaches, blushes, and nudes--with a few hot pops of red and serious sequins thrown in for good measure! Check out our picks for the 10 best dressed women of the night, then vote on your favorite!
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Jan 14, 2011 10:42 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
Oprah Winfrey called Bootights "the must-have that will revolutionize your closet, much like Spanx," on yesterday's show. So what exactly is this miracle wardrobe item?
Bootights are a "combination tight plus sock, all in one," which eliminate the need for sweatiness-inducing doubling up on those days you wear boots with your tights. So they look like regular tights from the top of your boot up, but when you unzip/unbutton/slip out, they actually have a reinforced bottom section that look and feel like socks built right in. They're $30, and they come in a bunch of different styles (see 'em all at BareNecessities.com).
We've seen all kinds of innovations in hosiery in recent years--my absolute favorite are the Spanx Two Timin' reversible tights!--but do you think these are the thing could have a serious effect on the way you get dressed, like Oprah claims? Do any of you struggle with doubling up socks and tights when you wear boots? Or doesRead More »from Do You Have A Pair Of Bootights Yet? Oprah Loves 'Em!
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Jan 14, 2011 6:57 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Nicki Minaj On Her Style: "Some Will Hate It, Some Will Love It, But All Will Remember It."
Looks like somebody took a lesson at the Lady Gaga School of Headline Grabbing Outfits before making her worldwide debut. Nicki Minaj is the latest pop star to stir things up with her wardrobe choices, and she says it's her intention to be polarizing!
Nicki strikes a pose on the cover of the latest issue of V Magazine, wearing a bizarre combo of body paint and way-too-risque-for-prime-time clothes. Inside, she dishes on her style philosophy and how she controls her image through her wardrobe: "Everything I do has been approved by me personally. My team is mostly made up of guys, but none of them would ever think about telling me what to wear or what to do with my hair. They know that ultimately I'm gonna do what I'm gonna do."
She goes on to say, "I'm an entertainer, I like to make people laugh. Some will hate it and some will love it, but all will remember it. And that's what I want: to be remembered."
What do you think of Nicki's style
Oversized silk military shirt, $29.99 at ExpressBy Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazine
If you're looking to build up your collection of wear-with-everything pieces, today's shopping find is just that. We're loving these silk button downs untucked with skinny jeans and a cardigan on the weekend, and tucked in with wide leg trousers at the office. Find your fave after the jump and tell us how you'd wear it.
Dig into the Glamour closet to find items like this and more!
Are you going to pick up one of these wardrobe staples? How do you plan on wearing it? What shopping finds would you ladies like to see next week? Tell us and we'll find 'em!
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Jan 14, 2011 1:08 AM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from One More Reason To Love Kate Middleton: She Shops At T.J. Maxx!
As a self-professed Loehmann's lover, Century 21-rack scourer, and never-(ever!)-pay-retail kind of girl, my girl crush on Kate Middleton was pretty much cemented for eternity when I found out that she loves a good bargain as much as I do!
According to US Weekly, "She may be just months away from joining one of the world's wealthiest families, but a source tells UsMagazine.com that Prince William's bride-to-be hasn't ditched her commoner roots. 'Believe it or not, Kate's favorite shop in the U.K. is TK-Max [the UK version of TJ Maxx],' the source tells Us. 'She loves to shop for bargains, mixing and matching high street clothes and designer. She has a great eye for that.'"
Nice to know that she's no designer snob, isn't it? Are you a T.J. Maxx addict, too? What are your favorite stores for scoring serious style bargains? Share!
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By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine In case you haven't noticed, the February 2011 issue of Glamour is all about one thing: guys, guys, guys! While your beauty look is totally your own, we couldn't help asking dudes what kind of hairstyles they're loving on you right now (after all, we asked 1000 o
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Work + Money – Thu, Jan 13, 2011 6:36 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Something To Be Excited About On A Thursday Morning: Smiling Supermodels!
Kinda seems like supermodels have the life, huh? Jetting around to exotic locales, scoring major designer wardrobes gratis, and getting up close and personal with their equally hot male counterparts on the sets of photo shoots...and yet, they never seem to smile. Until now!
The fabulous French street style photographer Garance Doré took to her blog the other day to talk about a fascinating change she's noticed in the spring 2011 ad campaigns: Smiling models!
Both Chloé and Valentino feature lovely ladies flashing their pearly whites in their latest ads, and we have to agree with Garance, it's a seriously refreshing change from all of those pouts and smirks and downright indifferent glares we've been seeing on the pages of magazines for years now! As she puts it, "After years of pouting being thought of as the height of sexy, or even worse, the total non-expression (No seriously now, I what about some of the model's expressions in ads, I feel
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Jan 12, 2011 7:28 PM EST
By Tracey Lomratnz, Glamour magazineRead More »from The Kardashian Kollection Will Heat Sears Stores This August
They've conquered (or is it konquered!?) QVC. Been there, done that with a clothing line for Bebe. They've even designed their own line of Beach Bunny swimwear, but the Kardashian sisters aren't content to rest on their fashion laurels. Their next stop? Sears!
According to today's WWD, a new line called...wait for it..."The Kardashian Kollection" will hit 400 Sears stores this August. Kim called the partnership a chance to "cater to our fans and to make sure that everyone can have access to the Kardashian Kollection," while Khloe said, "Sears will allow us to reach multigenerations of fans and people who are interested in fabulous clothing at affordable prices."
The "kollection" will feature everything from clothes and lingerie to hats, shoes, and jewelry, and while the prices haven't been determined yet, a Sears executive says they'll be in line with the store's other price points.
Do you gals think Sears is a good move for the Kardashian
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Your Sneak Peek At The Rachel Zoe Collection!
With her affordable QVC collection officially declared a success, Rachel Zoe is moving on to even bigger fashion ventures--a more luxurious line of clothing that she wants to compete with Diane Von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang! Wanna see what it looks like?
WWD got a sneak peek at the Rachel Zoe Collection, her new, more luxurious line of clothes which should hit stores for fall 2011. Prices are definitely steeper than her everything-under-$200 QVC line--WWD says, "The collection will be priced at the contemporary level, $250 for a day dress up to $700 for a full tuxedo look"--and she's hoping it will sell alongside the likes of DVF and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
And while Zoe may be known for oversized sunglasses and major accessory statements, she says this collection is not about her signature style. "I'd imagine everybody is expecting something from me that's kind of a Seventies, uberboho-glam kind of thing, and, you know, very accessorized. And