Elle UKThe odds are slim, but occasionally celebrities are spotted wearing identical or similar designer gowns to an event. The responsibility of such a fashion faux pas usually falls on the designer who is lending out the garments and the stylist to determine in advance if other leading ladies will be wearing the same dress. But what about magazine covers? The July issue of W, and the August issues of Elle UK, and British Vogue all feature the same appliquéd Miu Miu dress on the cover. And while the dress, a $3,000-$5,000 creation designed by Miuccia Prada, was part of a critically adored collection, that's one huge coincidence.
[Photo blunder: Sandra Bullock's identical magazine covers]
The dresses in question, while similar, are not 100% identical. W shows Eva Mendes and British Vogue displays Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen both wearing the same yellow dress (though the latter's appears orange on the cover), while Lily Allen models a similar lilac lace version for Elle UK. But with the
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Jul 20, 2010 10:56 PM EDT
Elle UKThe odds are slim, but occasionally celebrities are spotted wearing identical or similar designer gowns to an event. The responsibility of such a fashion faux pas usually falls on the designer who is lending out the garments and the stylist to determine in advance if other leading ladies will be wearing the same dress. But what about magazine covers? The July issue of W, and the August issues of Elle UK, and British Vogue all feature the same appliquéd Miu Miu dress on the cover. And while the dress, a $3,000-$5,000 creation designed by Miuccia Prada, was part of a critically adored collection, that's one huge coincidence.Read More »from Triple threat: The same Miu Miu dress lands on three magazine covers
Getty ImagesAccording to a survey in the upcoming September issue of ShopSmart by Consumer Reports, women spend an average of $34 on their denim. They interviewed over 1,000 women ages 18 and up about their jean habits. Younger ladies aged 18 to 34 cough up a little extra dough, spending around $60 a pair. Only one in 10 women said they've spent over $100 on jeans. And while 85% of women wear jeans at least once a week, more than half of them said they wished they could wear them every day.
"As much as women are hooked on these weekend faves turned fashion staple, over half of the women polled (56%) said they have trouble finding jeans that fit and flatter, with 8 percent seeking professional help to find a pair," says ShopSmart editor-in-chief Lisa Lee Freeman.
Some more fun facts about jeans from this survey:
- Women own seven pairs (25% own ten or more)
- Four pairs are in regular rotation
- 50% hold on to their skinny jeans hoping they'll fit again, while 31% refuse to go up a size to
My grandmother had an antique store, and my mother passed down the itch for discovering a hidden treasure amongst what looks like a bunch of crap at a flea market or yard sale. Lately I've been watching lots of "Antiques Roadshow," as well as newer shows like "Pawn Stars," and "American Pickers" on the History Channel. And while I'm starting to learn about which items have value, sometimes an unsuspecting item will sneak by you.Read More »from Yard sale score: $5 necklace has $10,000 value
A 20-year-old woman in Ohio purchased this LeBron James necklace for $5 at a yard sale (he's not so popular in Ohio right now). The jersey-shaped pendant is admittedly kind of tacky, so we're not surprised that the seller and the buyer assumed it was a piece of costume jewelry. Well, she had the pendant appraised, and it turns out it's made of 14k white gold and over 2 carats of real diamonds, making this item worth nearly $10,000! What a score! She's reportedly selling the item on eBay.
Have you ever found anything really awesome at a flea market or yard
It may be hard for adults to understand the current kid obsession with Silly Bandz, but when I think back to our own childhood, it was riddled with fashion fads that were often incomprehensible. Slap bracelets, banana clips, and jelly shoes may have seemed like odd trends to my parents when I wore t
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Jul 12, 2010 7:23 PM EDT
While "Harry Potter," "Finding Nemo," and "March of the Penguins" are great choices to watch with your family, sometimes it's nice to expose your kids to older films they may not be familiar with. Perhaps even some favorites from when you were growing up. We've handpicked our favorite child-friendly movies of the past 60 years that remain highly engaging and completely relevant. Some are for younger kiddies, while others might be more appropriate for tweens and teens-we'll leave the viewing to your discretion. Pop some popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready for hours of enjoyment.Read More »from Timeless movies to watch with your kids
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Summer Beauty – Thu, Jul 8, 2010 9:19 PM EDT
As temperatures soar during the summer, there's one item even the most low-maintenance gal will rely on: deodorant. Secret is the number one selling female antiperspirant/deodorant in North America, and while it's been around since 1956, we attribute their mainstream popularity to their powerful old slogan, "strong enough for a man, made for a woman." Many underarm formulas have come and gone over the years, but ladies go back to Secret. Their latest innovation, the Clinical Strength formulas, are perfect for extreme weather conditions, and we felt that with all the summer activities that the waterproof version would be perfect for our Shine Beauty Gurus to test this month. Read on to see what they felt about this antiperspirant.Read More »from Shine Beauty Gurus review: Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof deodorant
One unusual element to the application is that Secret suggests you apply in the morning as well as the evening for all-day freshness. "The product itself is one of those twist up and push deals, not really too fond of those, however, it got the
Terry RichardsonCameron Diaz is a bit different than your average Hollywood starlet. The 37-year-old has girl-next-door appeal in romantic comedies, but is tough enough to carry an action flick. She's had great success acting for the Farrelly brothers, Martin Scorsese, and voicing a green ogre princess. She's gorgeous, but goofy. Hangs with the guys, but attracts them just the same. Talks about men and sex, but isn't labeled as slutty. She speaks whatever is on her mind (even that she'll travel across the country if there's a penis waiting), yet she remains one of Hollywood's top earning actresses.Read More »from Cameron Diaz is bizarre in Bazaar
We're not sure if these contradictory qualities make her endearing or annoying, but her candid interviews are definitely entertaining. Here are some, um, "juicy" tidbits from her latest interview with Harper's Bazaar.
On her body: "Most booties that propel girls are usually the bigger booties. I have a little tiny one, but it is, nonetheless, juicy...Themore I work on my body at this age, the better it
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Jul 6, 2010 10:16 PM EDT
The epic Hollister in NYCHollister and Abercrombie & Fitch locations in New York City have both been dealing with bedbug infestations this past week, and while I'm truly sorry for those who have been bitten by the pests, I can't say I'm bummed out about the store closures.Read More »from Bye, preppy clothing: Hollister and Abercrombie infested with bed bugs
I grew up in New England, where khaki pants, polo shirts, and cableknit sweaters tied around your neck are the norm. While surely I had a few pieces from J.Crew in my wardrobe, and even used an L.L. Bean backpack, there was one store that made me cringe: Abercrombie & Fitch. From their shirtless male models greeting you at the door, to their overpriced chinos and grandpa sweaters, the whole preppy environment just turned me off. I had already moved to New York City when Hollister (another retailer owned by Abercrombie) opened in our local mall, but it seemed like an Abercrombie clone with 75% less lights in the store.
But these stores are both extremely popular in New York City, too. Locals and tourists alike line up outside both of