Boots. If you're a woman living in a seasonal area they're probably the top item on your fall wishlist. This season's go-to style comes in go-with-everything black and hits no higher than a few inches above the ankle. Leather, faux leather, suede, buckles, cut-outs, flat heels, stacked heels--it's easy to fall in love with them all. When seeking the perfect boots we just have two requirements: cool-factor and comfort. Every single pair here nails both agendas, so all that remains is selecting your favorite. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty EditorRead More »from Under $100: Fall's Coolest Boots
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Following New York Fashion Week, the designers, models, editors, and buyers went to London to peruse even more off-the-wall ensembles. If you thought the runway outfits were eccentric in New York, you ain't seen nothing yet. Perhaps it's the gloomy English weather or a rebellion against buttoned-up Saville Row, the the Brits have brought zombies, ravers, and Strawberry Shortcake to the catwalk. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fall Beauty – Tue, Sep 17, 2013 11:54 AM EDTDark lipstick is the latest '90s trend to make a resurgence, and it's popping up everywhere, from the runway to the red carpet. At this month's New York Fashion Week, Vera Wang sent many black garments down the catwalk paired with a goth bordeaux lip by Clé de Peau Beauté, while the models at Zac Posen's fall runway sported rich, velvety wine lips by M•A•C Cosmetics. And plenty of stunning celebs of every skin tone, from Beyoncé to Claire Danes, have swapped out their signature red lipsticks for deep burgundy and nearly black shades.
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This bold look certainly turns heads at glam events and on the catwalk, but how is the everyday woman supposed to take part in this dramatic trend? Can women rock oxblood lips at board meetings, or should the style be reserved for Saturday nights? And do goth lips require an entire wardrobe overhaul? We spoke with M•A•C Cosmetics Senior Artist Caitlin Callahan to get the scoop on the dark-lips trend.
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- Timberlands are one of the most recognizable shoes of all time, and, in the fashion world the they're suddenly more popular than ever. Launched 40 years ago as a durable, waterproof shoe for workmen, the wheat-colored boots were repurposed in the 1990s by members of the hip-hop community like Wu-Tang Clan, DMX, TLC, and Aaliyah. Record producer and rapper Timothy Zachery Mosley even got his now-famous stage name (you probably know him better as Timbaland) thanks to his fondness for the shoes. By the time the new millennium rolled around, Tims were a style staple. Jennifer Lopez famously rocked Timberland-inspired Manolo Blahnik heels in her 2002 "Jenny From the Block" music video, and Beyonce and her then-boyfriend Jay-Z wore matching Timberland-style boots in their "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" video. Even Victoria and David Beckham were spotted wearing matching Tims way back when. Now, with the recent resurgence of '90s fashion trends, Timberlands have been spotted on the feet of trendsettersRead More »from '90s-Style Timberland Boots Make a Comeback
New York Fashion Week delivered on all its promises this season — from exquisite details on red carpet gowns to innovative nail art. And when it came to over-the-top, exaggerated, and downright hideous wardrobe combinations, it didn't let us down either. Behold, the most shocking looks of the week. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty EditorRead More »from New York Fashion Week Looks You'll Never Wear
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion Week – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 2:43 PM EDT
Eden Miller made history on Friday, with the first plus-size line at New York Fashion Week. After 60 years of catwalks in the country's fashion epicenter, it's about time. On Friday, Cabiria designer Eden Miller presented her plus-size Spring 2014 collection alongside five other handpicked designers as part of the Fashion Law Institute presentation at Lincoln Center. Miller told Fashionista that she wasn't necessarily chosen because she's a plus-size designer. “It just happened to be that they liked my stuff,” she said.
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The average American woman now wears a size 14, but attractive plus-size fashions and models who can wear them are still hard to find. Some big, mainstream designers have claimed it's hard to find models to cast above a size 4, while some casting agents pass the blame back to designers, saying plus-size women simply won't fit into their always-tiny clothing samples.
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Finding the perfect jeans is at the top of most women's fashion wish list, but how do you avoid falling for the worst jeans? What's flattering on one woman may be truly tragic on another. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid these style grenades. "The biggest mistake women make when buying jeans is being in denial of their real size and choosing styles that are too small," style expert Lindsay Albanese told Yahoo Shine. As a spokesperson for T.J.Maxx and Marshalls, she suggests shopping for denim in department stores since they offer a range of on-trend styles and washes to flatter every woman's figure. Another denim red flag: "If you put them on and you feel that something is a bit off, choose another style," says Albanese. "You want to select jeans you feel you can do anything in." Read on to discover the worst jeans for your body type, and more flattering options to look for. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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Stash your coral, candy pink, and neon nail polish--there are many new innovative shades you'll be dying to get your fingers on (and in!) this season. From color-morphing lacquer to modern metallics to intense glitters to completely matte finishes, there's a perfect manicure for everyone. How do you wade through dozens of new collections to find the most stunning finishes of all? We've tested them all and handpicked eight bottles of polish to pick up right now. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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Pointy flats are a huge footwear trend for fall, specifically the d'Orsay style. Sharing their name with the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, d'Orsay shoes are ones that reveal the arch of the foot. They're low on the sides, but come up high behind your heel, and they're currently on the feet of all the most stylish ladies, thanks to designer Jenni Kayne. Her version, which comes in fabrics like suede, denim, patent leather, and calf hair, can cost up to $600. We've found some stunning lookalikes, and a variety of d'Orsay flats we dare say may become your all-time favorites. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor / Graphics by Jennifer Fox
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Aug 29, 2013 5:55 PM EDT
Pajamas have a bad wrap. Often on TV and in movies we'll see women sleep in silky negligees and lingerie (how many episodes of "Sex and City" did we see Carrie Bradshaw wake up with her black lace bra still on?). As soon as we're old enough to enter a Victoria's Secret store ladies are trained to think that guys want us wearing sexy things in the bedroom. But the reality is, most of us prefer to wear pajamas or some random combination of warm-up pants and old nostalgic t-shirts that serve as pajamas. Because pajamas are comfortable and who wants some cheap, tight nightie with polyester bows digging into them during a peaceful slumber? The good news: guys are finally on board. A new survey conducted by Ergoflex mattresses found that the majority of dudes, 37%, prefer their ladies wearing pajamas to bed. Lingerie has been trumped, taking home 32% of the vote, while women wearing men's clothing items to bed scored 22%. Sure lingerie is fine to wear under clothing, but why sleep in it whenRead More »from Pajamas Are Hot: Men Finally Get Where We're Coming From