These $4,000 Louboutins are yet another example of high heels on steroids. Photo courtesy of Net-a-porterI often write about the fashion that makes us sad, and lately the items that upset me the most are outrageous high heels. First off, I've never understood when women say "the higher the heel, the better." Towering stilettos might look "sexier," but any shoe I can't easily walk several blocks in, stand for several hours in, or dance in is not being purchased by me. Perhaps high heels aren't meant to be practical, but these days it's difficult to find heels that are 3.5" or lower and don't make my feet feel instantly numb.
The other element that makes me a combination of confused, disgusted, angry, and bummed out is the absurd amount of embellishments on high heels. I share Coco Chanel's philosophy on accessorizing. She said, "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off." I wish all shoe designers would keep this concept in mind. So many current heels are adorned with zippers, buckles, studs, spikes, crystals, rosettes, animal prints, intertwining straps,
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These $4,000 Louboutins are yet another example of high heels on steroids. Photo courtesy of Net-a-porterI often write about the fashion that makes us sad, and lately the items that upset me the most are outrageous high heels. First off, I've never understood when women say "the higher the heel, the better." Towering stilettos might look "sexier," but any shoe I can't easily walk several blocks in, stand for several hours in, or dance in is not being purchased by me. Perhaps high heels aren't meant to be practical, but these days it's difficult to find heels that are 3.5" or lower and don't make my feet feel instantly numb.Read More »from My Desperate Plea for Normal Heels
Jewel as June Carter Cash. Photo via TwitterJewel's crooked teeth may be her signature, but she's been spotted with a perfect set of pearly whites for her new role as June Carter Cash in Lifetime's upcoming biopic. This week she Tweeted a photo (at left) and wrote, "Here I am as June in my trailer with her blue eyes and perfect teeth #ringoffire." Jewel also dyed her blond hair brown for the part.Read More »from Jewel Fixes Teeth for June Carter Cash Role
We were surprised to see Jewel altered her teeth. After all, her imperfect smile helped land her a role in 1999's Civil War film "Ride With the Devil." "I asked [the director], 'Why me?'" she told Shape in 2010. "And he said, 'You have period teeth.' So I got the job because I was the only actress in Hollywood who hadn't gotten her teeth fixed!" This makes us fairly confident her recent dental transformation is not a permanent one.
Many celebrities from Charlize Theron to Nicole Kidman have made themselves "ugly" for a movie role, but often actors are asked to enhance their appearance before filming. After a little digging, we
Coral is not only trendy, it's astoundingly versatile and looks great on all skin tones. Throw on salmon sandals or carry a melon clutch for a nice burst of color, or fully embrace the popular hue with an eye-catching honeysuckle dress. Whether your looking to brighten your wardrobe or your mood, check out our current favorite coral clothing and accessories. By Joanna Douglas, Shine Staff
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Jun 5, 2012 4:33 PM EDT
The holiday celebrating 60 years of funny hats-i.e. the Diamond Jubilee marking Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne-ends today after providing a rich pageant of British fashion. They're wearing matchy-matchy pastels, Union Jack manicures, stunning Alexander McQueen creations and of course, hats galore. Check out our favorite looks from the week.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Beauty – Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:53 PM EDT
Gone are the days of smelling like fresh peonies, or a juicy peach. As the beauty industry continues to cater to our every whim, perfumers are now recreating every scent imaginable like newly bound books, a stack of clean laundry, and bacon. Check out the latest literal fragrances and some classic best-sellers. By Joanna Douglas, Shine Staff
Tight mini skirts are inappropriate for most office environments. Photo by ThinkstockAs dress codes loosen up and temperatures rise, we've noticed women pushing their work attire to the limit. We started wondering: are tank tops fair game? And how can you tell if a skirt is too short? Every office environment has its own set of fashion rules, so we checked in with Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr, the ladies behind the popular fashion site "Who What Wear" and the helpful new handbook, "What to Wear, Where" to get the scoop on general wardrobe guidelines for the work place. Here are their seven fashion don'ts for the office.Read More »from What Not to Wear to the Office
Affordable summer dresses
1. Nightclub shoes
"We always say not to wear anything to the office that you'd wear to a nightclub--that includes extreme platforms or overly edgy shoes. Keep it timeless with a modest heel in classic shapes like a peep toe, pointy toe, or even a wedge, which can be easier to walk in. If you want to play with trends and your office environment calls for a more creative style, go for color or print, but just keep the shape
beach or have a BBQ, but make sure to save some time (and money!) to shop. This year's Memorial Day sales are rivaling the outstanding Labor Day sales we've come to depend on. We've rounded up the best in-store and online deals to get you up to 70% off on the summer clothing and accessories you'll want to wear right now. Happy shopping!This weekend you may have plans to hit the Read More »from Shop Memorial Day Sales
7 For All Mankind: 40% off select white denim, shorts, accessories, and footwear through Monday with code MEMDAY0512·
Amazon: Up to 75% off select clothing and accessories as marked. Through Monday.
American Eagle Outlet: Up to 60% off AE, Aerie, and 77Kids collections. Sale is ongoing.
Alternative Apparel: 25% off sale items with code SUMMER through Monday.
Ann Taylor: 50% off select styles. Sale is ongoing.
Bloomingdale's: 20% to 65% off select items through Monday.
DKNY: 30% off the spring 2012 apparel with code SPRING30 through Monday.
Dolce Vita: 20% off through Tuesday.
Donna Karan: 30% off select