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Being a southern transplant to New York City, I find fall one of the trickiest of the seasons. You would think winter would be difficult but no no, it's not, you just freeze and get to play in the snow and sometimes slip and fall on the sidewalks. Winter is easy because it's consistent, consistently cold. Fall is a tempestuous mistress of a season, hot one day, cold the next. Or deliciously pleasant in the bright buttery sunlight and brisk and prickling the shade. ... Read More
 Former Bust cover gal and pipe belting  extraordinaire Beth Ditto is bringing a coat of a different color ( and size!) to a closet near you. Made famous for her in your face, electric and kooky stage presence as front woman for dance punk band The Gossip, Ditto proves that she can work the runway just as good as the dance floor.  This week, the collection consisting of 21 pieces featuring skirts,dresses, tops, and even a jacket hit UK based retailer ... Read More
Search "Betty White" on youtube and amidst clips of her referring to Sarah Palin as a "crazy bitch" on Craig Ferguson's show, making fun of the Facebook-mania when she hosted Saturday Night Live, and calling herself a whore on The George Lopez Show, you will now find a recently released promotional video for her clothing line, a collection of t-shirts and hoodies sporting images of Betty's very own face. The clip features White as a far-from-polite fashion ... Read More
  Ever the art-chameleon, Cindy Sherman gives us a new reason to follow Fashion's Night Out this Friday, September 10th, as Balenciaga's creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, hosts the U.S. debut of Cindy Sherman: Untitled (Balenciaga), a series of six images featuring the artist's trademark portraits, dressed exclusively and completely in Balenciaga.  Since 1977, Sherman has been displaying stills of herself transformed into female stereotypes, ... Read More
Who thought bouncy balls and black stockings could make an awesome piece of jewelry? Thanks to Erica Domesek of P.S. I made This I am now the proud owner of this little number. Within minutes of stepping out my front door, a girl passing on the street asks where I got it. It's quite the conversation starter, and a colorful change from my usual pearl necklace.       Be sure to check out psimadethis.com for more cool, crafty projects. I might just make ... Read More
Wednesday night the Algonquin Hotel in N.Y.C took the liberty of putting the cat back in “catwalk”. Matilda, the Algonquin’s most beloved, and furriest, resident celebrated her 15th birthday in style by holding a feline fashion show in the hotel’s lobby. The show was hosted by John Fulton who, when he’s not introducing kitties in couture, hosts Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats. Here are a few of my personal favorite ... Read More

A Dress A Day

BY Nissa in Style File |

Today marks the 248th day of Marisa Lynch's eco-friendly fashion project New Dress A Day. The goal: renew 365 articles of used clothing in 365 days, for 365 dollars. Transitively, a new dress for just a dollar a day. When Lynch was laid off last November, she channeled the change positively, inspired by the movie Julie & Julia. “[Julie] was finding something to do every day that made her feel great. I was jealous. I thought, I want to find ... Read More
The Colour of Beauty is a short documentary that follows aspiring model, Renee Thompson, as she attempts to take on New York City's fashion industry.  The video uncovers that the fashion industry still lacks true diversity.  Designers and casting agents still believe that black women won't sell magazines, products or clothing.   From casting calls where black models are told not to even bother to the horrendous scrutinization of their slightly ... Read More
What up young entrepreneuring ladies? Just vlogging about all the new clothes you got... for free! What started as personal video blogs about what clothes high schoolers bought has turned into an easy advertising method. Teen girls have been posting what are called "haul videos" on YouTube showing the latest fashions for some time now, but stores are just starting to notice and give them benefits for what was once free advertising. According to "Good Morning ... Read More

Nice Threads

BY Nissa in Style File |

Need some new styles for summer? Sick of spending the afternoon looking for new clothes, only to find everything is overpriced and looks the same? While youtubing it today I found an awesome channel called Threadbangers dedicated to helping you get your DIY on, with clothes already in your closet! These ladies and gents teach you how to make a super cute swimsuit out of a men's shirt, a wedding dress for under ten bucks, homemade soap and home decor that costs ... Read More
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