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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.

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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:

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Afira

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 […]

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Alexander Wang Fall 2009

The Alexander Wang Fall 2009 collection is happy to announce that a great leather jacket will carry all of those leggings you bought for summer through into fall. And that open backs rock, because a sexy back is just about the best thing EVER. Knock it Off:  Larsen Gray Open Back Dress, $82.00

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DIY: Christian Louboutin knockoffs

Photos from Fashion Mongers– check out her site if you need more explanation than these photos provide. More step-by-step photos after the jump.

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Spastic Elastic

I love, love, love the new trend in elastic. Not because it is flattering, versatile, and makes your old clothes look new again, even though those things are true. But because it is 99 cents a yard at Joannes, and this stuff is so easy it doesn’t even require a sewing machine. My apologies to […]

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How to: Wear A Headband And Not Look Dumb

There is no getting around the fact that headbands are IN, in a big way. And, in fact, you shouldn’t get around it. They are one of the most useful bits of clothing ever invented. They keep hair out of your face while dressing up a dull  ‘do and giving you one more place to […]

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Pigmalion

“We saw all these fake Louis Vuitton designer bags. You always read in newspapers about other countries complaining about these fakes and then, as an artist, I’m interested in what’s fake and what’s real. I like to play with ownership rights.” Belgian artist William Delvoye At first glance, you might think that William Delvoye’s Luis […]

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Givenchy Autum/Winter 2009

Givenchy Fall/Winter 2009 collection: studded shoes, layer upon layer of black, and perfect furry gloves. Plus a couple of accessories that are easy to knock off: Knock it off: Feather necklaces: Silver chain black feather necklace, $12; Wing and Prayer necklace, $32 Fuzzy jackets: Long Sleeve Marabou jacket $73.95,  Faux Fur Shrug, $85

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Clint Catalyst Television

Ultimate scenester Clint Catalyst, known mostly for being one of those kids who is famous on the internets (totally, I note, unlike the peeps who bring you this blog), having impeccable taste which he often chooses to ignore, and for hanging out with that Audrey Kitching girl too much, has taken to putting up videos […]

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DIY Latex

Fantastic site alert : Making Latex Clothing. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a step by step instruction guide for making your own latex wears from leggings to headbands, body suits to furniture, and is loaded with tips and tricks.  If my house wasn’t full of cats, I’d be making latex footstools, but the claws […]

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Four-Point Fashion Assault 2

A few years ago as I furthered my style education it was time for my fashion-conscious adult self to phase out two wardrobe staples: big hair and big shoes. I got rid of almost every pair of chunky 4″ platforms and ditched the teasing comb in favor of pointy heels and short hair. Today, I’m […]

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Bolongaro Trevor

It’s no wonder I instantly fell in love with Bolongaro Trevor the moment I laid eyes on the line – the collection is designed by Kait Bolongaro and Stuart Trevor, the founders and former designers behind my beloved All Saints.  Layers, ruffles, and sharp angles make up the lookbooks.  My only complaint is that it […]