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Harper’s “Bazaar” Attempt to Make Me Spend Money

It’s hard for a hardened fashionite to admit love to a single publication, being that there are sooo many options, and no mere mortal has the time, or the bank account, to purchase and privy all the amazing editorials produced each month in lesser known titles like Acne Paper or Purple Mag, which is why it’s refreshing for me to be able to admit that Harper’s is my hands down, favorite big box, kind of the equivalent of Walmart to Dazed & Confused‘s mom & pop, fashion glossy.

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FASHIONVILLE | September 13

Wild & Wacky Nails Trending At NYFW

This year manicures have been getting a major upgrade. From caviar nails to metallic nails, you might as well kiss your basic french manicure goodbye.  Wacky nails have also been making an appearance in New York Fashion Week runway shows.  Diego Binetti tops the list with his oyster holding a pearl-esque manicures, but he’s not the only one.  Check out more crazy runway manicures after the jump!

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The Wait is Over: The Hunger Games Premieres Tonight!

FINALLY it’s here! Who has their tickets for midnight because this girl certainly does. The much anticipated first movie of sensational three-part post-apocalyptic series The Hunger Games premieres tonight, and we can’t wait to see rebel heroine Katniss Everdeen in action. To celebrate, we put together our favorite looks from Jennifer Lawrence on THG tour. From the red carpet to talk show appearances, we can’t get enough of the girl on fire.

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The Ultimate Beauty Guide to Fashion Week Fall 2012

Nature took its course on the runways from New York to Paris. Bushy brows and bare faces wiped the palette clean. Makeup was used sparingly; a vivd lip here, a midnight eye there. They were brought forth singularly. And the effect breathes refreshingly. Learn how to get the looks, and see which makeup artists put what products on which designers’ runways. 

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Designer Daily: Zana Bayne

We’ve got the Friday night special in the form of leather mistress Zana Bayne. Self-taught in the craft, she has the kind of design eye that brings the kink to this side of chic. She has harnessed the power of Lady Gaga and Prabal Gurung in the form of videos and ongoing collaborations. She’s powerful. This kickass Brooklynite applied her study of conceptual art to leather and the body, and one of the main thoughts it has me pondering (aside from historical connotations of leather in S&M, objectification of the human body, feminist ideals, etcetera) is how late is Patricia Field open? I might just pick one up tonight. 

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FASHIONVILLE | February 21

10 Sexiest Attempts at New York & London Fashion Week

Four words have damn near killed all sexiness on the runway: Downton Abbey. Mad Men. Actually, pattern mashing on hip padding with funny furry hats hasn’t helped. A barrage of wildly cool man-repelling looks sauntered down Fall 2012 runways, but sexy was rather difficult to locate. A straight man, who shall remain nameless, and I went through thousands of photos. Through a sea of “Eww”s and “Ugh”s and “I’d fire that designer”s, we found a handful of looks that qualify as sexy. Keep in mind, we mean sexy, not slutty, so all boob-bearing, thigh rising, skin tightening looks were overlooked. We’ll take curves that these designers presented, thank you. And while this Fall’s sexiest looks might not get your panties wet, they may just get your britches in a twist. 

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