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There’s a really cool charity out there that’s just given away 10,000 pairs of Crocs.

They’re the Brother’s Brother Foundation.

And they’ve shipped them all to Guatemala for impoverished children and their families.

The gift is valued at $100,000.

Oh, one more thing.

The shoes are made from recycled materials–a great thing for our environment.

But I can’t help but wonder…If they’re so poor, why not send them food instead?

Brother’s Brother says the shoes go a long way in preventing serious parasite and skin infections, common among poor children around the world who go barefoot.

That’s a good enough explanation, I think.

Ethnic Mexican Dresses

The secret to keeping your style story hop, hop, hopping along is to be forever expanding your cultural horizons. Since style is ineluctably related to the culture in which you live, the more you see, read, sniff, hear, or eat, the richer your engagement with the world around you becomes. – Tim Gunn

What next?

Last week reported Daddy Yankee was launching his own fragrance line.

Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee is launching his own cologne, DY, which will be distributed exclusively in Macy’s stores beginning this month. DY, which was developed by Givaudan Fragrances, is being marketed and distributed via an agreement with Falic Fashion Group (FFG), which in turn is owned by Duty Free Americas (DFA), which owns and operates more than 100 duty-free stores in airports and at borders.

The launch of DY will be supported by a multi-media advertising campaign that includes billboards, print media ads and television spots, as well as billing in the Panasonic giant screen in Times Square.

DY will be sold in 1.7 and 3.4 fluid ounce sizes, retailing for $39 and $49 respectively. A DY deodorant will retail for $14.

The reggaeton star has  confirmed with the launch of a MySpace Video for “First Fragrance.”

Will you watch the final presidential debate tonight?

Or will you tune into the finale of Project Runway instead?

If you’re a true fashionista and a conscientious citizen, you’ll probably be switching between channels.

Anyways, just wanted to remind you of the finale on Bravo tonight.

If you’re thinking of inviting some people over for a Runway viewing party, here’s a cool invitation developed by the folks at

Click to send.

Is the West Coast struggling to compete with Bryant Park?

TheFashionSpot, (, an online fashion community destination, has announced their top 10 list of worst trends at the S/S 09 shows during LA Fashion Week.

1. Hair pieces at the Lauren Conrad show
2. Suh Tahn’s denim on denim (men’s blazer over shorts)
3. College mid-term, hairstyle buns at Whitley Kros
4. Julie Clancey’s formless sheath gowns
5. Kevan Hall’s berets
6. Covered from head-to-toe in cartoon prints at Ed Hardy
7. Itty bitty hot pants at Elmer Ave
8. Lana Fuchs ruffled white wedding gown
9. The Sheiki look: Faded denim jeans with glitter pockets, fishnet bra
worn with an open, grommet vest
10. Viridis Luxe boyfriend jean gone bad

The future of LA Fashion Week hangs in the balance as Smashbox and event organizer IMG part ways after this year’s shows are over.

Will the potential loss of LA Fashion Week make an impact on the fashion community?

Watch this space.

More inspiring looks are coming your way on November 23, 2008.

This morning, 2008 American Music Awards (AMAs) host Jimmy Kimmel and recording artists Julianne Hough and Jesse McCartney revealed the American Music Awards nominees from the Beverly Hills Hotel.

I know we’re supposed to focus on their music but based on the list, it’s set to be an awesome fashion extravaganza.

Plus, style icons, Rihanna and the Pussycat Dolls were among performers announced for the 36th annual Awards. 

The live broadcast will take place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. Tickets are now on sale (please visit or call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS). 

Here’s the full list of nominees. Read More »

There’s a powerful link between fashion and sexuality.

It’s undeniable.

And if you doubt me, check with the experts who run the Museum at FIT.

They’re putting on a presentation called, “Seduction,” the first chronological survey to explore 250 years of sexuality in fashion.

It features seventy looks and forty accessories.

Items on display include

  • a black satin Belle Époque corset
  • red satin Manolo Blahnik stilettos
  • a skintight black leather evening gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior
  • sensuously draped silk gowns by Jane Régny and Robert Piguet
  • a satin and velvet evening gown by Christian Dior, circa 1955
  • Cristobal Balenciaga’s subtly revealing, feminine cocktail dress of the late 1950s 
  • a Rudi Gernreich mini dress with strategically placed, clear vinyl inserts
  • a silk jersey, halter-neck gown by Halston 
  • shoes and lingerie from designers such as Christian Louboutin and Jean Yu

“Seduction” is on view from December 9, 2008 through June 16, 2009 in the Fashion and Textile History Gallery at The Museum at FIT.

If you’re in NYC, you must check it out.

To celebrate its 150th birthday, Macy’s is focusing on fashion.

And they’ve asked Tori Spelling to help!

On October 11, celebs including Jerry Springer, Jack Coleman (“Heroes”), Nancy O’Dell (“Access Hollywood”) and Kate Flannery (“The Office”) will join together as part of Macy’s Celebrity Catwalk Challenge.

It’s a reality show contest that Tori Spelling will host.

The participants will have to endure the rigors of training to become a Passport runway model.

This one-hour NBC special is definitely gonna put the celebs to the test.

It will premiere on October 11 on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

Impulse buying can leave you seriously out of pocket or, worse still, with something you don’t need and don’t want.

Always do your homework, especially if it’s an expensive item.

You may find something similar in another store, that’s better suited to your needs and with a lower price tag. 

It happens more than you think!

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We keep asking guys who are in love with urban fashion to pull their sagging pants up.

Now one artist is belting out a new tune in support of the “Pull Your Pants Up!” movement.

He’s been on the Dr. Phil Show and performing in stadiums.

Now his new single, “Pull Your Pants Up!” is getting major airplay.

Check out the single from Dooney “Da Priest.”