Sure, she's had successful fragrances, was the president of Halston Heritage for about a year, and once even helmed a budget-friendly line called Bitten at the defunct chain Steve & Barry's, but a signature line of heels for the self-professed ShoeGal (Carrie Bradshaw's AOL screen name) always seemed like a no-brainer. "I've been thinking of doing this for years but never found theRead More »from Why Sarah Jessica Parker's Shoe Line Is a Total Disappointment
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Jan 9, 2014 3:40 PM ESTSex and the City" and her personal penchant for taking fashion risks, Sarah Jessica Parker has become a true style icon. Whether knocking them dead in a sexy red carpet dress, wearing an outrageous fascinator to a premiere, or dressing cool and casual in camo pants and sneakers, her sartorial choices are admirable. It's been a decade since her adored character Carrie Bradshaw left the small screen, and amidst countless confusing and frivolous celebrity fashion lines, I've always wondered why Sarah Jessica Parker never stamped her name on one of her own.Thanks to her years playing clotheshorse Carrie on "
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Jan 8, 2014 3:23 PM ESTCute hat? Think again. This pom pom is made of cat fur. Photo courtesy of Animals Liberty Mere weeks after several major retailers and pulled angora items for their shelves and banned future sale of the items due to the mistreatment of rabbits, there's another disturbing fur scandal making headlines, this one surrounding the fur of felines. German news outlet The Local reports that animal advocacy group Animals' Liberty discovered items made of cat fur at two different popular German retail chains. Experts confirmed to the group that Tom Tailor, a Hamburg-based clothing retailer, was selling cat fur hats while Müller, a pharmacy giant, had cat-fur pompoms on hats the store was selling for a mere $11.50. According to reports, the fur may have been imported from China. The Local printed an excerpt from the Facebook page of Animals' Liberty, which stated: "The fur industry knows no limits." The European Union banned the importation of domestic animal fur in 2009, so the group took immediate action and relayed its discovery to the consumer protection board and veterinary Read More »from Hats With Real Cat Fur Being Sold in Germany. Not Cool.
As the country endures record low temps from the polar vortex, even warm cable-knit sweaters and fleece-lined tights aren't cutting it anymore. So how does a lady remain stylish while freezing her butt off? By stocking up on insanely cool hats, gloves, scarves boots, and jackets made from the warmest materials available. Stop ruining your booties in the snow and pretending your peacoat will suffice, and put those post-holiday sales to good use! By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Jan 6, 2014 1:42 PM ESThas not had the best few weeks. First, customers were up in arms about a security breach (40 million credit and debit cards were affected). Then, the retailer opted out of selling TargetBeyonce's new album, and, as a result, she made headlines by shopping for the CD at a local Wal-Mart in Massachusetts and gave away $37,000 of gift cards to shoppers). Sure, Target has had much success with cool fashion collaborations like the Phillip Lim launch back in September, but given its recent track record, Target should probably be trying to do everything right in 2014, right?
Not so fast. The ladies at Jezebel have already discovered one serious flub on Target's website. Instead of having a plus-size model show off one of Target's short-sleeve Merona maxi dresses, the site features a woman with a baby bump modeling the design. Is the store implying that a pregnant woman is plus-size? Were there really no plus-size models available, so they were forced to find an expectant mom who had extraRead More »from Latest Target Fail: Plus-Size Dress Modeled by Woman With Baby Bump
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Jan 3, 2014 3:09 PM EST
With the new year comes a whole new batch of absurd designer fashion. From Fendi's popular line of furry monster accessories (there's already a waiting list) to $5,800 gold lamé jumpsuits (yes, really) to a skirt masquerading as jeans (we're confused, too), there's something for every peacocking fashionista this season. Check out the latest high fashion disasters-uh, we mean creations-on the market today. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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As we make our New Year's resolutions and swear off sweets (it won't last), we're also purging our closets of the fashion trends we wish we never wasted our money on-and crossing our fingers that celebrities will do the same. Last year we said a silent prayer to get rid of mullet dresses, excessive studs, wedge sneakers, and half-shaved heads, all of which seem to be finally disappearing. This year's big offenders: Crop tops (ugh), angora (ew), and arm parties (enough). Behold, the 14 items to donate, sell, revisit in the distant future, or banish forever. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Dec 23, 2013 3:02 PM EST
Ring in 2014 looking your absolute best. No predictable strapless sequin dresses for you! These unique party dresses will stand out in the crowd and showcase your personality with no need for accessories. Except a glass of champagne, of course. - By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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- Underage model Julie Borawska was featured in Vogue Mexico. (Photo by Barrel Fashion)Vogue is under fire for featuring underage model, 15-year-old Julie Borawska, in the November issue of Vogue Mexico (click here for photos). In recent years, key industry influencers like the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have imposed certain rules and health initiatives to protect young models working under unusual conditions and typically without parental supervision. Such rules insure runway models are at least 16 years of age, have plenty of healthy accessible food and drinks, work reasonable hours (models under 18 are not permitted to work past midnight), and are granted sufficient periods of rest. Vogue's health initiative, launched in June 2012, said "We will not knowingly work with models under the age of 16," and "We will ask agents not to knowingly send us underage girls and casting directors to check IDs when casting shoots, shows and campaigns." Interesting wording there. According to Fashionista.com, Vogue has already violated this rule three times, Read More »from Vogue Violates Its Health Initiative, Yet Again
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Dec 18, 2013 6:10 PM EST
Snake massages. Boob glue. $3,000 sweatshirts. Amongst the endless array of stunning, desirable garments and products produced this year, there was also an abundance of creepy, bizarre, and downright shocking items that launched this year. If you think Miley Cyrus's MTV Video Music Awards performance was scandalous, you ain't seen nothing yet. - By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and BeautyRead More »from 2013's Most Outrageous Moments in Fashion and Beauty