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July 4th Friday Style Icon: Charlie Blackwood From Top Gun

July 4th Friday Style Icon: Charlie Blackwood From Top Gun

We were really struggling to come up with a great 4th of July-inspired Friday Style Icon: there were obvious options (various first ladies, Wonder Woman), there were ridiculous options (Jessica Simpson in Major Movie Star), and then the solution occurred to me during my afternoon viewing of the Top Gun volleyball scene (I watch it thrice daily): Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood. The tough astrophysicist is inexplicably immune to rowdy acapella versions of Righteous Brothers songs but ultimately has a weakness for short, recalcitrant pilots (who are dangerous). Anyway, happy 4th of July and here’s our salute to Charlie, with all her back-seam stockings and retro pencil skirts. More »

Shopping Guide: 15 Jewel Tone Dresses For Your Spring Wardrobe

Shopping Guide: 15 Jewel Tone Dresses For Your Spring Wardrobe

It’s weird how reporting on fashion makes you forgot what season you’re actually in. It took Katy Perry wearing head-to-toe Gucci on Elle to remind me that it’s very much Spring 2011. And what’s big for Spring 2011? Jewel tones, just like the ones on Perry. Rich, deep-saturation emeralds, rubies, amethysts and jades. Here’s 15 jewel-toned frocks for… the season we’re presently in. Prices range from $78 to $1920. More »