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H&M’s Conscious Collection is kind of a HUGE deal. It’s cute, affordable, and they’re made from sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and hemp. Ginnifer Goodwin just wore one of the line’s gowns to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. How cool is that?
Ladies like them, and so do hip-hop moguls. Yeah, Shambhala (also spelled Shamballa) bracelets are blowing up.
What, you ask? It’s a beaded bracelet, similar to power beads that were poppin circa 1998, but there usually at least one blinged-out bead that gives the disco-ball vibe.
Who, you ask? Everyone from Jennifer Aniston, to Jay Z and Justin Bieber rock the wrist accessory.
Why, you ask? Because it looks fly. It’s flossy vs flashy. Plus, it supposedly gives good vibes, meaning Buddhist Pure Land (thanks Wikipedia).
How much, you ask? Lots of cash if you want the real bling, even some fakes are over $100, but I got the hook up. Bauble Bar, one of my new favorite sites has an identical version of Justin Bieber’s, but only $20.00. But wait, there’s more. Make an account and get $10.00 off your first purchase plus free shipping.
It’s Halloween and the Lady GaGa look was so two years ago. Here are some other celebs you can dress like .. and on a skinny budget.
Katy Perry is so easy. Blue or pink wig, a hot glue gun, and candy. Bedazzle a bra or shorts with candy and you’re set. Or opt for her nerd look and use a wire hanger or pipe cleaners to create the metal-mouth headpiece.
Jersey Shore has been done, but you probably won’t have to buy anything. Animal print, a bump-it for your hair, sold at local drugstores, and lots of bronzer. Guys – any tee-shirt by Ed Hardy plus hair gel creates the look. Some headphones make it Pauly D.
And American reality royalty, Kim Kardashian. One big fake cocktail ring on your ring finger, a booty bump, they even have a version at Walmart, a tight dress, fake eyelashes and a whiney voice.
You’re all set. Super low on cash and time? Put sweatpants under your shirt and say you’re Beyonce. Fake baby bump and all!
Megan Stecher is a fashionista on a skinny budget and she’s up on everything celeb related. Between blogging for Positively Celebrity and her own blog Meggywood, she pretty much eats and sleeps celebrity. So who better to weigh in on celebrity fashion?
Let’s see what she’s trend hungry for …
I’m obsessed with celebs – who they’re dating, what movie they’re filming, and what they’re wearing. This is where we get all of our inspiration from these days, no? I have been ogling the April cover of Elle magazine with Amanda Seyfriedfor weeks now! She looks AH-mazing, and the simple stripes of fun punch colors scream warm weather - which I’ve been desperately ready for!
Amanda’s dress is by Prada, whose whole collection right now is devised of colorblocking and bright stripes. Ladies, I’ve found you a fabulously affordable and trendy alternative!
Want a manicure as fabulous as Katy Perry without spending mad money? There’s an at-home solution and it’s available at your local drugstore. Sally Hansen Salon Effects is the name and a manicure fit for a fashionista is the game.
Maybe you’ve already tested out the product and can attest to how stellar it really is – easy, fast, no dry time. If not, then here’s the 411.
Price: Around $10.00, but more like $8.50 at Wal-Mart.
Options: Tons of fabulous patterns! There’s animal print, denim, floral, glitter, and even plain colors.
How To: Simply push back cuticle, peel design strip off of packaging, place to fit nail, smooth out, fold and file excess.
Lasts: Up to 10 days! For real! It actually lasts longer than a regular manicure.
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Taylor Momsen is out and Kelly Osbourne is in, at least when it comes to Madonna and her daughter’s fashion line Material Girl.
Is it me or has Kelly blown up recently? After she lost weight she was on covers of magazines, did a cameo on Spin Crowd and now if on Fashion Police and Us Weekly in the regular. I’m pretty happy that she got her PR peeps to get her some stuff going. She looks good and has really changed her way. Plus, she takes fashion risks – Such a fabulous role model.
As for Momsen, she’s off Gossip Girl, blames her parents for her bad attitude, and enjoys wearing shirts as dresses paired with slutty lingerie and raccoon eye shadow. Uggh, that look may be getting press, but not in flattering light. Also, Tim Gunn is not happy with you either, just sayin’.
Okay, Justin Bieber was once some Canadian kid on YouTube that caught the luckiest break of all time. Now he is plastered everywhere and is launching his own clothing store. Um, first of all, he’s a teenage boy. Second, he doesn’t write his own songs, so am I supposed to believe he’ll be designing clothes? WTF?
Am I the only one that thinks the Bieber Brand is growing a bit too big and in weird directions?? He’s apparently learning for the Kardashian clan. What’s next – A reality show, diet pills, Bieber credit cards that don’t work, and nail polish? By bad, the nail polish thing already happened.
Alexa Chung is like no other – kooky, elegantly disheveled, and always chic. Plus, she’s super entertaining, which is why she’s back to do another tv show. This time it’s on PBS and it’s about finding awesome finds at thrift stores, called Thrift America. The blog world finds this super buzzworthy and with good reason – There’s been a void in a hipster-chic cool chick to watch on tele since her MTV show On with Alexa Chung was canceled. I’m just now putting down my candy supply from the heartbreak of the cancellation.
This entry is dedicated to Chung’s carefree way of pairing menswear with feminine pieces. She makes it look so effortless.
What you need:
Menswear-Inspired Blazer: Silence & Noise Boyfriend Blazer, Urban Outfitters, Originally $78.00, now $49.00.