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      10 New Year Style Resolutions for a Stylish 2014

      OK: hands up if you made some style-related New Year’s resolutions this year? Now put your other hand up if those resolutions were something along the lines of, “clear out the closet” or “invest in quality pieces, rather than buying vast quantities of fast fashion”. How many of you currently have both…

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      Five US fashion brands we’d love to see in the UK

      What do J. Crew, Banana Republic and Forever 21 all have in common (other than the fact that they all sell clothes, obviously)? They’re all US-based brands… which operate UK-based websites, allowing those of us here in dear old Blighty to shop from them without paying extortionate shipping and customs…

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      Fashion words and phrases we love to hate

      Many long years ago (well, in 2009. Which is long enough to count as “vintage”, according to some eBay sellers we could mention…), we wrote a post on the five fashion phrases we hated at the time. Looking back on that post now, all we can think is, “Why did…

      Signature style or follower of fashion?

      Op-Ed: In praise of the signature style

      Would you rather have a signature style or an ever-changing look? I’ve always admired people who have a uniform. I’m not talking about soldiers, or nurses, or any of the hundreds of other professionals who have ACTUAL uniforms, here (Although I admire those people for other reasons): I’m talking about…

      Why dressing up is not a crime of fashion

      Why Dressing Up Is Not a Crime of Fashion

      [Image: Next]  “Ooh, what are you all dressed up for?” “Got a job interview or something?” “Lookit you, all fancy!” If you’re  even remotely interested in fashion, then chances are you like to have a little bit of fun with your outfits, and wear something other than the standard-issued jeans or…

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      In Praise of Jeggings. No, really.

      (L-R: Citizens of Humanity, Goldsign) OK, we’re just going to come out and say this, even although we know it’ll probably be controversial: We don’t hate jeggings. OK, sure, when they first came out, we made fun of the name, we admit it. And we did have our concerns that…

      funny model poses

      Modelling is Hard: Zombie Edition

      Before you ask, we’re not talking issue with what this model is wearing, which is pretty inofensive: we’re just concerned for her. The vacant stare, the slumped-over posture: this model is a zombie, isn’t she? Someone has zombified her! Jeez Louise, modelling really IS hard, isn’t it? Seriously, though: why…