The Hunger Games: Knitwear Review

I went and saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this weekend. And, amongst all the Capitol fashion frippery and overly rococo nonsense, the thing I just kept looking at was this…whatever it is, created by designer Maria Dora. This particular piece is woven, but don’t let that stop you from knitting or crocheting one if you’re a […]

DIY Bonanza: Honestly… WTF

  DIY : Proenza Schouler Scroll Necklace While looking over the nominees for this year’s Lucky Magazine FABB award, I discovered a treasure trove of DIY projects and great knock-offs at Honestly …WTF.  Go. Play. Make cool stuff. DIY: Spike Comb DIY: Luv AJ Handpiece

Knock it Off: Ann Demeulemeester Epine Bracelet

  Thanks to HM reader Flavia Galeotti for pointing us towards this DIY tutorial on Head over there for more complete instructions, including ideas for modifying the technique to make a great headband!

Mother of London Knocked Off at AMAs

UPDATE Willow Smith’s stylist responsible for ripping off Mother of London‘s signature harness at the AMAs has been named, and it’s not Mariel Haenn. The offending copycat in this case is Brea Stinson, aka Bstar. We’re relieved and thrilled that Mildred Von Hildegard is able to finally get the credit she deserves, and to move […]

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The Maid of Orleans

I’m not sure what these pictures were taken for, or who they were taken by. I found them while poking around in New York makeup artist Deborah Altizio‘s portfolio, and liked the combination of warm, smokey makeup and Joan of Arc styling. I especially like the use of a metallic sweater with an even knit, […]

Shoeturday : Look Familiar?

Not surprisingly, Forever 21 has introduced a Jeffrey Campbell wedge knockoff to its impossibly large collection.  Priced at under $50, it might be a viable (and probably poorly made) alternative to the consistently sold out original 99.

Knock it Off: Givenchy 2011

A few affordable pieces that echo the look of the Givenchy 2011 collection: Vintage Bib Necklace, $40  † Pins and Needles Skirt, $29.99 Silk Beaded Dress,  $89.99 †  Mina Cosy Lace Dress, $37.50 Trip to Outer Lace Skirt, $37.99  †  Beaded Lace Camisole, $80

How To: Wear Socks with Heels

Picture via Shoewawa There is really no easier way to convince a pair of pumps that they are actually a pair of cute booties than wearing them with socks. Remember the Alexander McQueen sock sandals? This is NOT about wearing your stripey knee socks under a pair of 5-inch patent leather Pleaser Mary Janes. Or […]

Curiouser and Curiouser.

Urban Decay Book of Shadows, Vol. II The marketing department behind Disney’s Alice in Wonderland seems to have been eating, drinking, and smoking everything they can get their hands on in the runup to the movie’s March 5th release. Of course, there are some expected horrors-That Store at the Mall that we do not mention […]

Fringe Back Dresses

Photo from Vogue Russia I WANT that dress. However, on my budget I’m guessing I’ll have to settle for one of these: Lipsy Bodycon Fringe Back Dress, $54.99  Religion Gray Marl Fringe Back Dress, $33.99

I Miss Summer

This is the time of year when I most miss feeling warm air on my skin and going outside without dressing like I’m preparing for some sort of battle. Photographs and art direction by Louis Park. Knock it off: Floral Swim Caps, on eBay for around $13

Four-Point Fashion Assault 3 – A Spartan Resolution

Since we last met here, I’ve stayed true to the dark side, but there is one major change: my fashion spending has slowed to a near-halt. You see, I have decided that, having as much clothing as I do should preclude me from adding anything to my obese closets until next winter. That’s right, a […]


Wet Seal seems to have jumped on the bandwagon. Seriously.  It’s just comical at this point.

Building Character

I really wasn’t kidding when I said I loved oversized hoods, so when I was oogling at Seven New York’s site and came across Gareth Pugh’s Black Waxed Hooded Long Coat, well … let’s just say that I have discipline.  I’ve been making due with an American Apparel Hooded Scarf quite nicely, usually paired with […]

El Numero Magico

Photos from the October 2009 issue of Numero, shot by Greg Kadel. Knock it off: cute leather gloves are a winter must-have: I’m fond of these studded ones from Topshop ($36). Also, Dillards has  dot print tights almost exactly like the ones in this shoot (sadly, not thigh-highs) for all of $10.

Toga! Toga!

The Autumn/ Winter  ’09/10 collection from Toga. Knock it off: Steal this great high-necked silhouette easily with a high-collared scarflette, like this hand felted one from  Etsy seller Rudman:

Alexander McQueen Knockoff Win

You may remember the Alexander McQueen Pelle Leather Sandals we covered in a recent Covet Garden: Well, thanks to HM reader Rachel for catching this damn good knockoff , available for Pre-Order from Steve Madden (sadly, minus the little skull zippers). Priced at $129,  but I found you a sale:  20% Off Plus Free Shipping No […]

Shiny Thing

While these Cesare Paciotti sequin wedges make my little black heart go pitter-pat, the fact is I’m probably never going to be able to afford them. But sequins are in for Fall in a big way, and they are one of those things you can pay as much or as little for as you care […]


via Kingdom of Style Afira presents her debut collection for Autumn/Winter 2009. Lace gloves and leather harnesses, 50’s lingerie and 80’s prom dresses. Yeah, I’m pretty smitten. And, the kitten sweater that garters to the bra? Absolute genius. Knock it off: Lace gloves, $15.00 at Newport News. Satin Patch Dress, $24.99 at Forever 21, Lace […]