— pleated, tapered, high-waisted pants with elongated pockets — aren’t exactly cutting edge, but the denim drawers once adored by the over-40 set, and later parodied on "Saturday Night Live," are making a surprising comeback. Again. “Mom jeans”
Case in point: Topshop now carries Moto Blue Mom Jeans, a $66 cotton version and Urban Outfitters sells the Mom Jean, a $59 pair with a tapered, cropped leg. And Hollywood is crawling with the look— in December, Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted wearing the voluminous, drawstring version of the jeans, and Elle Fanning admitted to New York magazine that she favors a baggier look, “sort of like a mom jean.” Meanwhile, actress Emma Roberts rocked a high-waisted, skin-tight pair of dark denims recently. Hard to believe that in 2009, Jessica Simpson received flak from the media for wearing a dark blue pair of her own during a Florida concert. But back then, high-waisted denims were having a resurgence, too—thanks to street style blogs featuring hipsters
— pleated, tapered, high-waisted pants with elongated pockets — aren’t exactly cutting edge, but the denim drawers once adored by the over-40 set, and later parodied on "Saturday Night Live," are making a surprising comeback. Again. “Mom jeans”Read More »from The Right Way to Wear 'Mom Jeans' (For Real)
- Refinery29By Erin Donnelly, Refinery29
Some #ThrowbackThursday photos are, let's face it, just an excuse to show off how hot and sexy we looked in our younger years. The best ones, though, are the vintage snapshots that reveal those awkward moments that are perhaps best left to the family photo album, your grandma's fridge, and the Olan Mills archives. Luckily for us (but maybe not so much for her), January Jones' latest submission is the latter.
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Though we would have pegged the gorgeous Mad Men actress as a Sally Draper 1.0, a school photo proves otherwise. Buck teeth with a prominent gap, a colorful fashion sense, and a mullet seemingly ripped straight off Brian "The Boz" Bosworth's head? That's more like it. What can we say? It was the '80s.
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Jones clearly has a sense of humor about the endearingly awkward pic, commenting "#no filter #obviously #ilovemy9yroldself."
By Woman's Day Staff
1. WORK OUT THE COST PER WEAR
Finding shoes on the sale rack is a thrill, but stop to think about whether, even at that dazzlingly low price, they're truly worth it. A seemingly great deal will cost you more money long-term if the shoes wind up sitting unused in your closet. "Investing in boots that you'll wear many times a week isn't that expensive when you price them out over time," says LaRonda Denkler, owner and buyer for Vince Canning Shoes, a 61-year-old shop in Delray Beach, FL. But if you spend that cash on a pair you only wear twice-even if they were half off-"now that is a pricey shoe," she says. Photo by Getty Images
2. SHOES SHOULD BE COMFY FROM THE BEGINNING
Don't assume they'll break in unless they're hiking or cowboy boots. Most shoes should feel good the minute you put them on, says Jill Schmitt-Adler, manager for The Shoe Box in Black Earth, WI, one of the country's largest shoe stores.
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- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Feb 21, 2014 4:57 PM EST
by Elana Fishman
Last night at the Olympics, 17-year-old Adelina Sotnikova took home the gold medal in women's figure skating in a stunning upset over 2010 champion Yuna Kim of South Korea. Over the course of the competition, Sotnikova racked up 224.59 points against Kim's 219.11-though many immediately contested those final scores. In fact, many viewers had placed their bets on Sotnikova's 15-year-old teammate Yulia Lipnitskaya early in the game, after a video of her performing in the team skating competition went viral thanks to her physics-defying, dizzying spins. But after several falls knocked down her overall ranking, Lipnitskaya-nicknamed Russia's "tiny genius"-finished in fifth place.
Meanwhile, Italian Carolina Kostner took the bronze medal, American competitor Gracie Gold took fourth place, Japanese skater Mao Asada finished in sixth and Gold's fellow U.S. teammate Ashley Wagner wound up in seventh.
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Exclusive 'Divergent' Premiere! Listen to Ellie Goulding's "Hanging On" Remix from the Highly Anticipated SoundtrackBy Teen Vogue | Fashion – Fri, Feb 21, 2014 3:21 PM EST
by Casey Lewis
Divergent's music has been agonizingly hush-hush. Last month, they announced the mere existence of it (which, duh, but also: YAY!). Then, shortly after, they revealed that Ellie Goulding and Zedd would both be contributing to the album, which is beyond thrilling, since both artists' chillingly intoxicating tunes match the film's dramatic, dystopian vibe.
And while that's reason enough to be excited, it's nothing less than excruciating that the thing drops in just a few weeks and we haven't even gotten our hands on the tracklist yet. So why all the mystery? We can only assume they've kept details on the DL because it's gonna blow our minds, and our iTunes.
Thing is, we know it's going to be great because the trailer has killer tunes. Also? Ellie Goulding's basically the official voice of the movie. Not only did she record "Beating Heart,"Read More »from Exclusive 'Divergent' Premiere! Listen to Ellie Goulding's "Hanging On" Remix from the Highly Anticipated Soundtrack
- Teen Vogue | Fashion – Fri, Feb 21, 2014 3:13 PM EST
by Casey Lewis
After heartthrob-status roles on Pretty Little Liars and 90210, posing for Abercrombie & Fitch-which typically means frolicking oceanside and often involves being flanked by models and/or puppies-wasn't exactly a stretch for Diego Boneta.
The 23-year-old up-and-comer, who earned major buzz for his leading role in Rock of Ages, has been a pop star in his native Mexico forever. "I started singing and acting when I was 12," he says, going on to explain-full of humble charm-that he was a star on a super famous Spanish soap opera for four years. But there's more. He was also impressively nominated for two Latin Grammys as a kid. "Now I want to put out new music for my new fans, thanks to all of these projects I've recently had, as well as for the fans who have been following me throughout my entire career. I'm working on my third album now. It's soulful pop with a tiny bit of a rock edge-like Bruno MarsRead More »from From Movies to Music to Modeling for Abercrombie, Diego Boneta's Having the Best Year Ever
- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Feb 21, 2014 2:47 PM EST
by Danica Lo
But let's be real, come on, who needs two giant (and sort of silly) Vivienne Westwood hats inspired by Canadian Mounties? Not Pharrell.
Want to get your hands on the actual Vivienne Westwood hat that graced Pharrell's head? It won't come cheap. At time of publication, there were 64 bids on eBay, topping out at $10,500.
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Feb 21, 2014 2:31 PM EST
by Maura Brannigan
Any awards show that is able to lure Beyoncé, Kate Moss and One Direction into the same room is one we'll happily watch. To wit, yesterday's annual Brit Awards was no small fête, chock-full of performances from the likes of Artic Monkeys, Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding and, yes, Queen Bey. Kate Moss even took to the stage to read a somewhat bizarre acceptance speech on behalf of David Bowie-whilst looking unfairly cool in one of the rock icon's "Ziggy Stardust"-era costumes, of course.
From Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to Rita Ora, the Brits (and Americans!) were dressed to the absolute nines at the Brit Awards last night; click through the slideshow above to see all the best red carpet looks.Read More »from 10 Classy Red Carpet Hits from the 2014 Brit Awards
by Elana Fishman
To be sure, Miuccia Prada has never been one to design for the "normals." Her clothes are anything but conventionally pretty; after all, we're talking about the woman who brought us, over the past few years, the bejeweled Teva sandal (Spring 2014), the bow-tied toe sock (Spring 2013) and the cropped bellbottom pant (Fall 2012).
So when I clicked over to Prada.com to take in the brand's Fall 2014 show via livestream earlier today, I was already prepared to see something thoroughly wacky. In fact, much of the collection was surprisingly subdued-lots of solid-colored cross-front satin dresses, V-neck chevron sweaters, skinny scarves and very wearable graphic prints. On the shoe front, there were beautiful strappy gold wedges I expect to see on every major editor the moment they hit the sales floor (or, let's be honest, perhaps even before).
And then there were the coats. The only possible way to describe the fur-trimmed peacoats and colorful shearlings Prada showedRead More »from Prada Fall 2014 is so Phoebe Buffay
- Allure Daily Beauty Reporter | Fashion – Fri, Feb 21, 2014 1:38 PM EST
by Jeffrey Slonim
Getty ImagesOn the cover of the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal, and Lily Aldrich bare their Jessica Rabbit-like back ends covered only by infinitesimal string bikinis. But what do the models wear to the beach in real life? To find out, we dropped in on the launch of the 50th Anniversary issue at the Swimsuitbeach House in Soho. I know, tough job.
Lily Aldridge: "I took every one of my swimsuits home with me. The swimsuits they get for Sports Illustrated are tiny and tinier, and you can't really find those in stores. I honestly think a small bikini is more flattering on a woman."
Nina Agdal: "As tiny as possible. It's just about feeling good about yourself. And a small bikini doesn't give you tan marks, that's the main reason."
Petra Nemcova: "It depends where I am, and if I'm with many people. I definitely used to wear tinier bikinis than I do now. It takes a lot of confidence, and who is around plays a role."
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