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Polka-Glam: Mischa Barton in the Dots

July 20, 2006 at 2:40 pm by Designer Ella

Arieanna Schweber of B5’s Mischa Barton News kindly shared with us InTouch’s gift to her of an exclusive image of their next issue, which hits shelves tomorrow (Friday).

Mischa Barton Polka Dots InTouch

Mischa Barton PumpsIn the spread Mischa rocks a 40s Glam look comprised of a polka dot dress. Of course, the mag suggests pieces to create the look ourselves, but I say nothing can beat the frills on the original skirt for the feminine side of the dots. If you want a work-appropriate dress, do go for the City Unltd shirt-wrap one.

I must gripe, though, that polka dots were trendy months ago! Oh, well, they’ve been updated here. I love the waves in her hair and the finishing 40s touch of red lipstick (the color’s only suitable for this effort).

And as much as I love polka dots and those ruffles, I’m wondering … what about those shoes???


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Chunky Heels on Jenny McCarthy, Why Not?

June 20, 2006 at 12:06 pm by Designer Ella

Jenny McCarthy

The pair of platforms on Jenny McCarthy here are have chunky heels, and I think it creates an odd silhouette for her foot.

She has a high, high arch and there’s an overall statue feel (as opposed to statuesque). It completely reminds me of the seventies.

In light of our current poll (and even our first poll), I’ll just ask you what you think of this, instead of bad-mouthing it completely.


Mandy Moore’s Balenciaga

June 14, 2006 at 11:00 am by Designer Ella

Mandy Moore

I love Mandy Moore’s attire here (I think it might be a costume for her filming movie, License to Wed), but I dislike the Balenciaga paired with it. I generally don’t care for Balenciagas too much, and it is a “motorcycle,” tough style with a prim ensemble.

Many, or Mandy’s character, get a Marc Jacobs!


Remind Trinny What Not to Wear

June 12, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

Trinny WoodallThis is Trinny Woodall, of BBC’s What Not to Wear (which I believe can be caught on BBC America).

I don’t know the UK’s version of my What Not to Wear, but what kind of expert is she? Wearing a mixture of 70’s flower child, I Dream of Jeannie and prairie grandmother prostitute. “Attencion,” she says, for she is here … and odd.

This skinny star could wear anything, and apparently she’s using that gift for evil.

What I really want to say about this, though, is that my Stacy would never wear such trash. That is all.


It’s Flip-Flop Time!

June 9, 2006 at 11:00 am by Designer Ella

Meredith Viera (so long in just a few!) told a delightful story on David Letterman last night about shoes — what else?

She said that when she was a child, at the end of a school year, her mother would take away her school shoes and hand her flip flops, which would be worn ’til season’s end.

So bring on the thongs!
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A great new pair is the Kenneth Cole “Jewel Thief.” It’s oh-so fashion forward; certainly not your mom or your daughter’s flip flop! Certainly not the shoe once worn by Meredith, who detests dressing up.

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To Celebrate Surviving 6.6.6. - The Deviltrice?

June 7, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

Hee hee. Who else couldn’t give a hoot about 666 aside from admiring its powers to scare off zealots? Yet who out of those got a little nervous (and felt like phoning her bestest friend for security) whenever the media mentioned Armageddon? It’s so silly to its core.

Anna Wintour devilI found this article on Anna Wintour: Satan? from Vintage Voice a little too late to celebrate the fun of the “holiday,” itself, but we can bask in the more silly notion of surviving 6.6.06.

It is a fascinating and educational read—albeit from a biased perspective.

I love—and hate—the part about angry write-ins reacting to a Vogue interview with Brad Johns:

… Enraged Letters to the Editor. Take the four or five published letters, each roundly condemning hair colorist Brad Johns. “Will someone hand Brad Johns a reality sandwich?” demanded one incensed punter, “incredibly offended” at Johns’s suggestion that patrons tip him “A nice, crisp $100 or $500 bill, presented to us elegantly, with a note.” … And how about those dreadful, rumpled $100s? Those go in the yucky wastebasket, with all the hair clippings!

Check it out for fun and think about how we are not truly past this world’s evils, whether they are poverty or the media’s force-feeding notion of beauty.

Now, what do you think about Anna Wintour?

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Halle Berry’s Makeup Puzzler

June 2, 2006 at 10:00 am by Designer Ella

Halle Berry Makeup decision

Halle Berry, there’s no tough decision here. Shouldn’t you only be photographed reaching for the Revlon?


Mariah Carey’s Legs Statue

May 31, 2006 at 6:34 pm by Designer Ella

Mariah Carey won Celebrity Legs of a Goddess

Feet! Ahh!

She did not win the award for those.

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Shorts Suits Bring Business to Summer

May 30, 2006 at 3:00 pm by Designer Ella

A trend for the summer, as reported by What Not to Wear’s Stacy London, is the shorts suit (or the cropped suit). It’s good for casual business and is perfect for the weather. But remember your company’s dress code and remember the temperature air conditioners leave your office. Shorts are hot hot right now, and cropped- or short-sleeved blazers pass through different temps while flattering, so these pieces are also great as mixable separates.

BCBG Max Azria Shorts SuitBCBG Max Azria Cropped Suit

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Related Posts Around the Network

May 29, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

Welcome, new visitors to Lipped Media, and old yet young-at-heart, alike. There’s something for everyone here every Monday when I dig up recent posts from our network that are of special interest to style, shoes, fashion news, et cetera. Right. Right to it!


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