Would You Wednesday: Fresh Shave

By |March 6th, 2013|Beauty Buzz, Why Did or Why Don't?|

side shave hairstylesRecently, I’ve noticed quite a few songstresses and celebrities with a very daring hairstyle created by shaving one side of their heads and leaving the rest of their locks long.  I must admit it, it’s an undeniably edgy look that the average wallflower couldn’t pull off, but it makes me a little nervous.  I’m pretty attached (both literally and figuratively) to my tresses and if you think bangs are hard to grow out, I can’t imagine what kind of fun ensues when trying to even out your follicles once one tires of the look.  On the upside, I suppose it’d cut drying time in half.

So would you try the look?

Chop, chop.



Would You Wednesday: Not Your Biggest Fanny

By |January 23rd, 2013|Why Did or Why Don't?|

spring 2013 accessory trendsJudging by the Spring 2013 runways, it would appear that there is a certain accessory attempting, yet again, to make a comeback.  Designers Rachel Zoe, Lacoste, DKNY, and Jeremy Scott all sent the hip hugging fanny pack down the catwalk.  This isn’t the first time designers have adorned their ensembles with the hip satchel though.  It seems like for the last three years, fanny packs have been trying their darndest to regain social relevance.  I hate to quote Mean Girls (slash, love it), but in the words of Regina George, “Stop trying to make fetch happen.”

famous fanny packs comebackBut alas, it would seem some celebrities drank the Kool-Aid and designers are practicing what they preach… and who could forget the Carrie Bradshaw Gucci fanny pack moment?  In theory, I get the fanny pack.  We need both hands to carry our lattes, walk our dogs, hail a taxi, and simultaneously text and Instagram.  Who wouldn’t want a little hip pouch a la kangaroos to hold all of our essentials?  But really?  I don’t even care if you gave it the chic new name of hip purse or waist wallet, the last place that needs more attention is my hip region… and these hips don’t lie.  So, ladies, I must ask, are we doing this come spring?

That’s so fetch.



Why Did or Why Don’t?: An Overall Bad Idea

By |October 17th, 2012|Why Did or Why Don't?, Why Did You Wear That?|

celebrities in overallsThey were bad the first go ’round, and yet, here they are again trying to make a comeback (if we can even call it that).  Just like the eighties (as a decade), it seems we’re always trying to “bring back” some of the worst trends.  Didn’t we learn our lesson the first time?  It’s like needing to touch the stove just to make sure it’s hot.

Which trend is being rehashed this time?  Overalls or bibs or dungarees or hogwashers.  Call them what you will, but they can only be categorized under, “Bad.” While they made appearances on runways from Altuzarra, Phillip Lim, and Rebecca Minkoff, I don’t think even designers can make this outdated style seem fresh, let alone chic.

overalls trend

Some famous wearers of overalls circa 1990: T-Boz, ‘Nsync, Old MacDonald.  And where are they now?  Let’s learn from our mistakes, ladies, and leave the overalls to the farmer in the dell.

Ya’ll don’t come back now, ya hear?



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Why Did or Why Don’t: Blame the French

By |October 10th, 2012|Beauty Buzz, Why Did or Why Don't?|

chanel hula hoop bagChanel’s Srping 2013 show was much buzzed about in many thanks to the biggest Chanel bag you’ll never own.  Yes, that hula hoop she’s carrying is actually a very expensive beach tote.  I mean, why not?  How else are you gonna get your towel to the sand?  It’s not going to carry itself.

Well, what was most shocking to me was not the circus like accessories, but rather the manicures on the models’ lengthy fingers.  Oh yes, that’s right, they were sporting a little something that we like to call a French manicure.  Now, tell me I’m not alone here when I can only associate this particular manicure with acrylic tips and tanning beds.  Basically the only thing worse than a French manicure… is a French pedicure.  But alas, Chanel took it there.  Sure, some may call it a “classic” but to me, there is nothing modern about this classic and I’m not thoroughly convinced that this particular trend ever needs to make it back into the rotation.

Chanel French Manicure

A bientot.



images via Style.com and Elle

WhyDid or WhyDon’t?: Cut the Cord…

By |October 3rd, 2012|Why Did or Why Don't?|

corduroy bearWhen I think about corduroy, typically Birkenstocks and granola bars come to mind.  It’s been a while since corduroy has been en vogue (though that hasn’t stopped the fine folks of Northern California), but it would seem this fall, the textured textile has made its way back into top boutiques and fashion forward brands fall offerings.

And while wide wale cords sound anything but appealing, I’ve gotta admit… this season’s versions have really grown on me.  In slim cuts and updated colors they look more modern than those of our American Eagle wide legged past.  And what’s better than finally being able to combine fashion and function when the fahrenheit starts to dip?

corduroy pants1. Blank Denim Corduroy Leggings, $88, 2. Forever 21 Skinny Corduroy Pants, $19.80, 3. BDG Twig High-Rise Corduroy Pant, $59, 4. J Brand 511 Mid-Rise Corduroy Skinny Jeans, $175, 5. Current/Elliot Zip Stiletto Corduroy Pants, $255, 6. Gap 1969 Legging Cords, $59.95, 7. Rag & Bone The Skinny Mid-Rise Corduroy Jeans, $175, 8. By Zoe Riri Corduroy Pants, $201, 9. 7 for All Mankind Luxe Corduroy Skinny Jeans, $178, 10. Citizens of Humanity Avedon Luxury Corduroy, $198

So what’s your take on the reinvention of corduroy for fall?