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 [ad name=”post ad image”]

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! [ad name=”post ad image”]

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 […]

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

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.

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 […]

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 […]


“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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]