Middleton's high-waisted skirt. Photo by Nick Harvey/WireImage Just five or six years ago women scoffed at high-waisted fashions. Low-rise was all the rage for a decade, and the only bottoms that hit above the belly button in recent years were the dreaded mom jeans. But fashion designers started raising waistlines and retro "Mad Men" fashion made its way back into the mainstream, and in recent years it's seemed like the higher the waist the better. That is until we saw the unfortunate skirt Pippa Middleton wore to an event Monday night.
Found It! Pippa Middleton's Metallic Dress
Kate Middleton's famous and typically chic younger sister attended a party for British brand W&W Jewellery wearing a gold metallic pencil skirt that was so high-waisted it hit just below her bust line. For a stylish, flattering fit, a high-waisted skirt should hit at your natural waist—typically the thinnest part of your midsection—not at your underwire! As you may know, Pippa Middleton's bum got a lot of attention as she carried the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding-dress
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Style Crush – Tue, Nov 27, 2012 12:58 PM EST
Middleton's high-waisted skirt. Photo by Nick Harvey/WireImage Just five or six years ago women scoffed at high-waisted fashions. Low-rise was all the rage for a decade, and the only bottoms that hit above the belly button in recent years were the dreaded mom jeans. But fashion designers started raising waistlines and retro "Mad Men" fashion made its way back into the mainstream, and in recent years it's seemed like the higher the waist the better. That is until we saw the unfortunate skirt Pippa Middleton wore to an event Monday night.Read More »from Fashion that Makes Us Sad: Pippa Middleton’s Too-high-waisted Skirt
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Nov 26, 2012 6:26 PM EST
Barbie dolls are one of the most collected items in the world, and they're an especially popular gift around the holidays for women young and old. But have you seen some of the recent celebrity Barbies? They're so weird! OK, there are some gems in the collection: the Scarlet O'Hara doll is gorgeous, the Diana Ross doll is glorious, and the new, beautifully dressed Elizabeth Taylor dolls are already selling out. But Cher in Bob Mackie? "X-Files" Barbies? An unrecognizable Don Draper? We're wondering who approved some of these dolls. Check out every awesome and awful celebrity Barbie right here and weigh in on their likenesses in the comments below. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Shine – Mon, Nov 26, 2012 3:54 PM ESTKate Moss is worth millions of dollars. But what's news is that at least $1.6 million of it may be inked onto her lower back.There's no doubt that
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the super-skinny supermodel talked about her insecurities ("I hated my boobs!" she says), her paycheck (she still makes up to $400,000 for a day's work), and her breakup with actor Johnny Depp ("Nightmare. Years and years of crying"). And she also revealed that some of her body art was drawn on by the legendary German-born British painter Lucian Freud.
The 38-year-old fashion icon was pregnant with her daughter, Lila, when she met Freud in 2002. After telling a British magazine that the painter was the person she'd most love to meet, she got a call from his daughter, Bella Freud, saying, "My dad wants to meet you."
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She went to Freud's house for dinner, and he started painting her portrait that night. "Naked Portrait 2002" shows Moss nude and heavily Read More »from this is a test for year end content
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Financially Fit – Wed, Nov 21, 2012 4:32 PM EST
Getty ImagesWe firmly believe that Thanksgiving should be reserved for family, friends, and a whole lot of food. But come Black Friday all bets are off and wallets are at our finger tips. We've rounded up all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this week--some of them have actually already started! Get your shopping list ready and consider this your handy sale map. Know of some other great deals going on? Please share them in the comments!Read More »from Complete Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
60% off everything on Black Friday.
20% off shoes online and in stores, plus free shipping on orders over $49.99. Other major markdowns from November 22 to November 25.
AG Adriano Goldschmied and agjeans.com
50% off men's and women's jeans from Black Friday through November 25.
Take an extra 30% off all sale items on Cyber Monday.
20% off everything from November 21 through Cyber Monday.
20% off select merchandise online and in-store from November 22 to November 25.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Nov 14, 2012 1:40 PM EST
Snooki has a new baby, a new fragrance, and new red hair"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has come a long way since her early days at MTV in late 2009. From Seaside Heights, New Jersey, to Miami Beach, to Italy, the self-proclaimed "meatball" spent much of her televised days going tanning, wearing a hair poof, getting wasted, and falling over in public. She may not have been as promiscuous as certain co-stars like Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, but let's be real: Snooki had a trashy reputation. Snooki may still go tanning "as much as possible," but she's given up the partying, the hookups, and yes, even the poof. Snooki has capitalized on her fame with a successful fashion and beauty line for HSN (really, the collection sold out fast!), and is already launching her second fragrance and a line of nail polish. With her impending nuptials on the horizon, we sat down with the pint-sized reality star to discuss beauty products, her life as a new mom, and her contributions to Sandy relief efforts. Check out our Q+A and let us knowRead More »from SHINE EXCLUSIVE: Snooki Grows Up, Talks New Fragrance, Being a Mom, and Helping Sandy Victims
Getty ImagesEver wondered what other Shine readers are wearing? We've finally asked in our new monthly series: What Are You Wearing Today?Read More »from Show Us Your NAILS Today
Each month we'll have a different theme and a dedicated space (on the right side of the Shine fashion page) where readers can upload photos of their clothing, accessories, and beauty look. Our last weekly topic was rings, and amongst 17 great submissions, we spotted our favorite: A vintage engagement ring submitted by a woman named Constance won the title of Shine Reader Look of the Week. Take a look at all the awesome rings Shine readers were wearing last week.
This month's topic is NAILS. Please send photos (through email or Twitter) of your DIY and salon manicures. We're dying to see the cool nail polish you're rocking--from classic colors to trendy shades to playful and creative nail art. Snap a picture and send it in. We'll show you our nails too! Stay tuned for a compiled gallery of nails and the Shine Reader Look of the Month at the end of
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Beauty on Shine – Mon, Nov 12, 2012 1:21 PM EST
Valeria Lukyanova is a human Barbie. Photo courtesy of V magazineForget nose jobs, Botox, and celebrity workout routines-the latest extreme beauty trend is transforming yourself into a living doll. At Shine we've profiled many doll-like ladies, from 19-year-old Anime queen Anastasiya Shpagina, to 15-year-old London YouTube sensation Venus Palermo, to England-native Sarah Burge, who currently holds the world record for spending over $500,000 on cosmetic surgery. Perhaps the most fascinating of all plastic women is the Ukranian Internet star, Valeria Lukyanova, who has been dubbed the human Barbie. Upon examining her surreal appearance, many wondered if Lukyanova was made up and completely computer generated. A new profile in V magazine not only proves her existence, it also gives a glimpse into her bizarre brain.Read More »from Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova Opens Up to V Magazine
Twenty-one-year-old Lukyanova refers to herself as "most famous woman of the Russian-speaking Internet" and often uses the alias "Amatue," which means sun goddess. She hails from the Moldavian city of Tiraspol, and currently has 466 videos
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fall Fashion – Fri, Nov 9, 2012 12:21 PM EST
Kate Middleton re-wore a black lace Temperley dress to a gala this weekKate Middleton is a major brand loyalist, counting British designers like Alexander McQueen, Issa, L.K. Bennet, and Alice Temperley among her favorites. Clearly the Duchess of Cambridge has a soft spot for one particular black lace Temperley gown, as she has now been spotted wearing it on more than one formal occasion. On Thursday night, Kate and Prince William attended a black tie dinner gala at Middle Temple Hall celebrating the 600th anniversary of their alma mater, the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland. The school is very dear to the couple as they first met on campus back in 2002, and they are sure to be amongst the university's most famous graduates.Read More »from Kate Middleton Re-wears Lace Temperley Gown to Alma Mater
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For this special event, Middleton wore the same black lace Temperley gown she wore to the London premiere of "War Horse" back in January. She accessorized with a red McQueen bow clutch, and a red poppy flower pin in honor of the upcoming Remembrance Day holiday on
Welcome to our second edition of What Are You Wearing Today? This week we asked Shine readers to submit photos of the rings they're wearing, and we've rounded them up into one big gallery. Congrats to Constance for having the Reader Look of Week! We're obsessed with your vintage engagement ring-it's so gorgeous and original!
We loved looking at all your great rings, and if you'd like to submit again, next week's theme is nails. Please tweet photos of your nail polish (colors) or nail art designs to @YahooShine with the hastag #shinepictures, or email an image to ShinePictures@yahoo.com. In the mean time, let us know which Shine reader you think has the best ring.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Style Crush – Wed, Nov 7, 2012 2:57 AM EST
Late Tuesday night President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term in the White House, beating out former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by securing the swing state of Ohio. Both men had their beautiful wives on hand for support, and -- forgive us for being a little shallow -- we were dying to see what each woman was wearing.Read More »from Election Night Style: Michelle Obama Vs. Ann Romney
In four quick years, First Lady Michelle Obama has become one of the most influential women in fashion, catapulting small name designers like Rachel Roy, Jason Wu, Thakoon, and Prabal Gurung to fame, and putting mall brands like J.Crew and the Gap back on the map. President Barack Obama took the stage with his family and was greeted by thunderous applause from his supporters as he signed on for four more years as commander-in-chief.
The first lady always keeps us guessing when it comes to clothes, but one quick glimpse at her outfit and we knew exactly what she was wearing: A red brocade Michael Kors shift dress she's worn publically at least twice