Stretch Leggings

The New Fashion essential… metrostyle leggings streamline your style. Top off the look with your favorite tunic, dress, or sweater.

 

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+Ankle-lenght
+Polyester/Rayon

+Machine wash

+USA from imported fabrics

+Misses 29″ inseam

Flattering A-line Dress

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    Wrap up in the perfect spring dress. Flatterning A-line dress in the most fluid matte jersey mesh from metrostyle. Its designed with front and back V-neck and surplice front with shirred sides and tie for a stylish wrap look.

 

Oow, look whos Getting Hip………

The hippie Chic, Oprah Winfrey arriving at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on last Sunday in West Hollywood, California.
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The Way We Wore…..

For all the students gearing up for Spring Break, pick up a copy of “The Way We Wore” for your long journey home. Published by Glitteratii and penned by ‘Black Style Now’ curator Michael McCollom, the book takes a retrospective look back at individual black style from the 1940s. The book features photos from the authors own family and famous friends such as Oprah, Naomi Campbell, Tracy Reese, Tyra Banks, Iman and Kimora lee, among others. The majority of pictures however, are of unknowns, all with a flawless sense of style. I flipped threw a copy in Barnes & Noble and it’s quite amusing, kinda like looking through an old photo album that belongs to your parents. Fun times!

I Like Her Style

Ruffle Some Feathers

February 4, 2007 — Sylvia (Views: 21)


Above: Kimchi & Blue Silk Strappy Ruffle Dress, $78, www.urbanoutfitters.com

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Left to right: Gabby Tunic, $32.50, www.delias.com; Ruffled Satin Halter, $22.80, www.forever21.com; Butterfly Satin Top by Alexander McQueen, $495, www.netaporter.com; Frill Neck Blouse by Matthew Williamson, $780, www.netaporter.com

 

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Left to right: Ruflle Front Top, $21.50, www.wetseal.com; Tie-waist Shirtdress, $44, www.hotkiss.com; Doll Dress, $15.99, www.frenchconnection.com; Ocean V Yoke Dress by Nicola Finetti, $703.64, www.my-wardrobe.com

Whether its tassels, frills or full-blown ruffles, you can’t escape the lure of girlie detailing. Last season, during the Spring 2007 runway shows, we saw Parisian chic frills at Marc Jacobs, luxurious ruffles from Celine and delicate ruching adorning the dresses of Bottega Veneta. I know what you’re thinking… it’s too cold for chiffon frills! But even though the sun is currently in hiding you can still wear your favorite spring tops with gorgeous knits. Why should a little snow interfere with your style?!

Join the Mod Squad

Diana Ross on the set of a Doris Day movie in the sixties

Left to right: Deco Dress, $22.50, www.forever21.com; Mod 3 Color Dress, $22.50, www.wetseal.com; Story Of A Girl Dress by from a collection by Sass and Bide; Zig Zag Top, $19.20, www.forever21.com

Left to right: Cadee, $377.50, www.georginagoodman.com; Sing Sing Striped Wedges by Christian Louboutin, $695, www.net-a-porter.com; Mimpette, $170, www.dune.co.uk; Zelima, $49.99, www.aldoshoes.com

Left to right: Printed Scarf, $22, www.amiciaccessories.com; Metal Donut Earrings, $5, www.wetseal.com; Lemon Drop Purse, $29.50, www.alloy.com; Polka Dots, $70, www.guess.com

It’s official. I’m channeling the sixties this summer. It’s a look I’ve always wanted to try but felt too self-conscious to pull off. Above are some mod-inspired looks for mid-summer night get-togethers or spring cocktails. If you worried about looking like an extra from “Factory Girl,” ease into the look by wearing just the dress without the accessories or vice versa. Also think about pairing a dress with jeans to bring the look up-to-date.

Bill Blass Suited

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Classic coat style in a classic fabric.

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A funnel-necked jacket and pleated trousers.

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Playing with the pinstripes.

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 Very nice.

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The bands add just the right touch for a so-comfy suit.

Anything N.Y. Can Do D.C. Can Do Better!

I guess it was meant to be. I always knew fashionistas existed in the nation’s capitol and the success of the first ever District Sample Sale brought them out ‘en masse’. No less than 400 of D.C.’s trendy young things lined up in Georgetown to get their hands on the last few tickets of this Soho/Tribeca inspired sale. The question is are we Washingtonians ready for round two? I say ‘hell yes!’ I attended the first sample sale and it didn’t disappoint. I really recommend going if you want extraordinary discounts. The last event had designer pumps knocked down by 80%! Get your game face on though, sistas were not playing. If you can, buy tickets in advance ($35). They will have limited tickets at the door but the line will form as early as 3:00pm!

Cash, Check or Charge…

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 Cash: Satin Heel, $19.99, www.gojane.com

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Check: Pelle Moda Nemo, $99.95, www.zappos.com

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Charge: Black Silk Satin ‘Fresco’ Sandals by Jimmy Choo, $716, www.bluefly.com

Hands up all those who thought Jimmy Choo was founded and owned by a trendy, Chinese designer?! Any takers? I know I’m not the only one! Well, suffice to say I was wrong…BIG TIME. London born Tamara Mellon is the genius behind the luxury shoe line. You can read her brief bio here. Several celebs adore her shoes and the line has had so much success that they recently launched their online boutique. Those of us who can’t quite afford a pair of Jimmy Choo’s can be equally, well almost equally, satisfied with the above alternatives to their “Fresco” pump.

Note: If you want a black ‘cash’ version, see these shoes by WindsorStore.com.

Spring Tights

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Tights in every variation—textured, neon, even artfully distressed—were a key styling through-line in many of the best spring 2007 runway shows. Even the most diaphanous looks were paired with equally ethereal legwear (see Erdem’s chiffon A-line minidress paired with lacy white tights). One of our favorite looks was also happily among the most wearable. For those eager to start showing off that chic new sundress ASAP, simply pair with black tights, add a pair of killer ankle boots (or even high-heel sandals, to fully get into the weather warp), and voila: a modern, truly seasonless evening look is born.

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