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Tricks and treats to start your week …
Channel your inner animal, but watch out for PETA. The Fashion Time gives us an interesting Halloween costume idea inspired by Raquel Zimmermann in November’s Vogue Paris.
Just in time for Halloween, wigs are back in the fashion spotlight. (via The Cut)
If you missed your chance to party with your pooch at the Westin St. Francis in August, now you have your second shot. But this time, it's in costume. Hotel Monaco and Grand Cafe are teaming up with the SPCA and inviting all dogs and their people to don their best costumes at Howl-o-Ween this Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
Juicy bits to start your weekend …
It looks like there’s no end in sight to the barrage of fashion films flooding theaters these days. Up next? The Cut heard that Angelina Jolie may star in Ridley Scott’s Gucci movie.
No, he’s not taking inspiration from a pant-less Lady Gaga. NYT learns that designer Giambattista Valli is into dresses that show off tan legs this season.
Deal us in....
Shop for the Cure: Through Nov. 1, put your shopping chops to work to benefit breast cancer research. Purchase a Komen Card from participating Union Square retailers for a tax-deductible donation of $65 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and you’ll receive 20 percent off all purchases at shops such as 7 for All Mankind, John Varvatos, Paul Smith, The Container Store and many others.
Year after year, despite making a mental note to think of a Halloween costume in advance, it always comes down to frantically throwing together an ensemble in the final week before the big day. But that doesn't mean you can't still come up with something brilliant (and stylish!) without having to fight the last-minute costume shop masses. With that, we leave you with 5 ideas that you can (mostly) piece together from your closet:
1. Lady Gaga: Yes, everyone and their sister will probably be Lady Gaga for Halloween, but we were particularly inspired by this look she was rocking on a rainy day in Paris. And hey, it's a great excuse to forget your pants for a night. Top off with a pair of nude heels and you're ready to rock.
From corporate conference rooms to Sunday brunch, denim has evolved into attire appropriate for myriad destinations that would have once frowned on the material’s humble origins. These days, denim can go just about anywhere. But if San Francisco-based Levi’s has its way, there will soon be at least one place where denim is no longer welcome.
With just one full weekend left before Halloween, it’s time to get down to brass tacks on the costume front. Whether you’re in need of a finishing touch or a head-to-toe look, whether you'd prefer to buy or would just as soon D.I.Y., we offer up this list of the City's best bets to help you in your Halloween costume quest:
An online treasure trove for all things handmade and vintage, Etsy is one of our top go-to sources when we want to break away from our fast fashion fixes and opt for something unique but still inexpensive. After scouring SF's Etsy Local shop for this month's round-up, we wanted to share what's impatiently waiting in our shopping cart:
1. Vintage Black Velvet Dress from animalheadvintage, $45: The dramatic collar on this vintage find makes it an au courant choice for a cocktail party.
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Jezebel reports that One HuffPo columnist is raising eyebrows with her recent assertion that only gay men find pin-thin models attractive. True? False? Discuss.
Some girls have all the luck, as evidenced by Linda Evangelista managing against all odds to make sweaty pits look glamorous in a recent spread for W Magazine. Via Refinery 29.