BY MAUREEN O'CONNOR
"The great thing about being pregnant," Heidi Klum said in 2009, "is that I don't have to suck my stomach in. ... I can let it all out." Two years later, Spanx introduced a maternity shapewear line. Three years later, Beyoncé managed to hide a second-trimester belly behind a sequined leotard. Four years later, Kim Kardashian's maternitywear includes leather leggings, high-waisted brocade peplum pants, a cut-out dress with boning, and structured pantsuits. Is bump-denial the hot new thing in maternity clothing? And if so, how can we stop it? If a pregnant woman can't "let it all out," then who can?
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Corbis Though I have never been pregnant, I am a great fan of "letting it all out." I once purchased a loose, swingy tee that I found on the clearance rack at Target, not realizing until I was in my bedroom later that night with a torn-off tag in my hand, that the label said "maternity." It became a wardrobe go-to
- The Cut | Fashion – Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:33 AM EDT
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- The Daily Muse | Fashion – Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:25 AM EDT
Let's face it: Most of us are constantly on the go, without the luxury of time to change between a day at the office and an evening function or dinner out. But that doesn't mean you need to show up to dates looking like you just ran there from the office (even if you did!).
Instead, create a look that can quickly be transformed from work to play. Here are three steps to going from desk to dinner in a flash-plus some great outfits to inspire your own day-to-night look.
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- StyleCaster News | Fashion – Mon, Mar 11, 2013 11:13 AM EDT
By Spencer Cain, StyleCasterRead More »from Kristin Cavallari: 'The Hills' Cast Bribed with Birkin Bags to Create Scandalous Storylines
The Hills Last night, Kristin Cavallari-the "Laguna Beach" alum who took over for Lauren Conrad on season 5 of "The Hills-sat down with E! host Giuliana Rancic for an exclusive interview where she discussed a wide array of topics from motherhood (she has a 7-month-old son with NFL star Jay Cutler) to reality TV. Although we all know "The Hills" was chock-full of staged plots, Cavallari went as far as to claim that producers took it to the next level-in the form of bribery via Birkin bags.
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During season 5, a particular storyline centered around speculation that Cavallari was using cocaine and, according to the 26-year-old, a producer tried to pawn $10,000 Hermès Birkin bags off on the cast if they stated she was using drugs on camera.
Clearly, the girls in the cast took the bait, mentioning on-air that they were suspicious of Cavallari's behavior (which the tabloids
By Seija Rankin, Refinery29
When it comes to footwear, we've all got one true passion - a shoe we can rely on through thick and thin. Thin being the operative word here. Gearing up for spring's sultry escapades, we can't get enough ofsky-high heels. And, this season brings with it tons of to-die-for options that will help you rise to the sartorial challenge.
Whether you prefer a strappy sandal or towering platforms, we've got the stilettos you've been dreaming of.
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- Babble.com | Fashion – Fri, Mar 8, 2013 4:49 PM EST
I am addicted to street style blogs (I even started one with a friend a few years ago!). Even though I don't work as a street style blog any longer, I am always checking people out and noticing what they are wearing! I've rounded up some of my favorite looks that have taken style blogs by storm! I'm in love with all the layering, rich colors, trendy boots and other expressions of personality that these fashionistas totally own. With a little inspiration from these photos, you, too, can put together looks like this! Click through for 7 street fashions you can totally replicate! - By Chelsea Fuss
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- Babble.com | Fashion – Fri, Mar 8, 2013 12:31 PM EST
I love shopping vintage because it's a great way to add one-of-a-kind pieces to your wardrobe without breaking the bank! The one drawback is that it takes a lot of time to sort through all the junk. Luckily for you, I've already done the hard part for you! I was recently looking for some cute vintage pieces, so I searched through Etsy and found a bunch of darling dresses at decent prices. There is definitely something for everyone - some of the dresses are more youthful, while others are more timeless and sophisticated. Whatever your age or style, you are sure to find something you love in this round-up of 7 chic vintage dresses for spring! - By Chelsea Fuss
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- StyleCaster News | Fashion – Fri, Mar 8, 2013 11:29 AM EST
By Spencer Cain, StyleCasterRead More »from Report: Actress Charlize Theron Launching a Denim Line with Stylist Leslie Fremar
Charlize Theron We've long been fans of Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron's style-it's hard not to look good when you have a longstanding relationship with Dior-but now she might be taking her interest in fashion to the next level. The Oscar-winning actress is reportedly shopping around the idea of a women's fashion line focused on denim called Theron Jeans, in collaboration with her longtime stylist Leslie Fremar, which would sell in mass-market stores, according to the The Hollywood Reporter.
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Given that celebrity stylists launching their own collections is somewhat of a trend these days (Kate Young's line with Target hits stores on April 14, and Jeanne Yang's Holmes & Yang-a joint effort with her A-list client Katie Holmes-is sold at Barneys), it makes sense that Fremar is jumping on the design train.
Fremar's dabbled in design before, collaborating on a
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Thu, Mar 7, 2013 5:55 PM EST
By Lauren Caruso, Refinery29
If it were up to us, the weather would constantly hover around 78 degrees. It's a temperature cool enough to get some last-minute play out of our chunky sweaters, but not sweltering enough to make even the thinnest of tank tops seem like one layer too many.
Unfortunately, we're stuck dealing with a chilly climate for a little while longer, but that doesn't mean we can't break out our favorite warm weather staple: denim shorts. Because the versatile basic is a sartorial no-brainer all-year round - wear 'em with tights and a sweater now, or top off a barelegged cutoffs look with a blazer to add structure - we rounded up 8 iterations that you can throw on right now.
From a too-cute black-and-white polka-dot pair to a breezy, floral option, click through for our top denim short picks!
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- Refinery29 | Fashion – Thu, Mar 7, 2013 5:35 PM EST
By Sarah St. Lifer, Refinery29Read More »from You Won't Believe How Many Fake Hermès Bags Were Seized in L.A
If you've been anywhere near Downtown L.A.'s Fashion District (specifically "The Alley") in the past month or so, you may have noticed that the shelves have been looking a bit sparse. No, the area of Santee isn't hosting a colossal, hood-wide sale, it turns out $14.1 million worth of counterfeit Hermès handbags were seized at the L.A. and Long Beach Ports just last month, according to WWD.
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Between two shipments from China, 1,500 bogus bags were discovered - meaning those days of witnessing shady Range Rover deals are definitely numbered...at least for the time being. And, while bargain-hunting shoppers may appreciate phony purses for their wallet-friendly prices, those purchases are also, reportedly, ultimately supporting terrorism and other black markets.
So, the recent L.A. bust (along with this summer's news of Hermès employees knocking off their own merch) not only protects the intellectual property rights of one
We can always rely on Tydepool, Courtney Klein's expertly organized assortment of Etsy and Amazon treasures, for a healthy dose of cool. She also catalogs inspiration and natural wonders (ranging from angora rabbits to azurite) on her blog, Heart Explosion. So we invited her to share her favorites for spring.
Courtesy of EverlaneSuch a Tees
Everyone has a favorite brand of tee. Klein is partial to classic white V-necks from Everlane. This spring she'll tuck 'em into high-waisted jeans.
Available at everlane.com, $15.
Straw hats (like this Columbia version) shield the sun and are just about the most elegant staple you can sport on the sand. "If I'm at the beach, I'm in a hat."
Available at amazon.com, $38.
Hit reset on your everyday blend and keep things fresh. "A sampler set from MCMC is an easy way to try something new without going all in."
Available at mcmcfragrances.com, $5-$35.
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