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GO International’s New Designer: Tara Jarmon

May 5, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

Go International Target Tara Jarmonicon

Target’s own Go: Internationalicon (who first premiered with Luella Bartley) has embarked on its next phase, with 2nd designer: Tara Jarmon. She takes off with my personal flights of fancy; her looks are soo française!: sophisticated, ultra-feminine, with ribbons and ruches! Oh, my!!


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Designer of the Week: Marc Jacobs Runway to Store

March 28, 2006 at 7:35 pm by Designer Ella

Here is what it looks like when designer fashion goes from the catwalk to the high end shop:

Marc Jacobs Spring 2006 Collection

(From Fall’s Marc Jacobs Spring 2006 runway collection (right) to the pages of in March 2006.)


Teen Spring Fashion Revives Boho

March 3, 2006 at 6:21 pm by Designer Ella

Delia’s Spring CatalogUpon even a glance at junior’s clothing dELiAs catalog. I was taken aback—that teen trends are taken back to a year ago, with more boho. There is not a hint of the sophistication, frills, and ribbons that rule women’s clothing. But I suggest stylish teens use this look by mixing the two. Add ribbon belts or fitted blazers over peasant dresses, pair classic preppy with earthy prints, and mix in the newest trends for shoes, when not wearing (or find updated) espadrilles.

I’ve collected scrap pages for your viewing. Visit dELiAs*cOm to shop.

Delia’s Spring Catalog

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Unflattering Prints are Trendy?

February 22, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

Urban Outfitters is at the out.fitting, again, but this time they only have their trend following to blame.

Urban Outfitters Stripes & Prints

First, we must mention the Spring 2006 trend: nautical-inspired, navy-toned stripes. Fine. But they’re always laid out horizontally. Doesn’t everyone know that horizontal stripes widen the figure? Models can scrape by with the look, but all women beneft from an accentuated waist, the larger want slimmer hips, and most look better with a taller appearance. Conversely, mixed diagonal lines coming in to an arrow point is actually flattering. They can create that waist or emphasize a bust (like in this photo).

Next (on the right) Urban Outfitters displays a von Furstenberg-ready print in a tunic-sack shaped frock. What’s worse is there’s a wide, white band across the widest part of a woman’s body: the thighs. It removes the view of the natural waist and moves it down, which forces odd proportions onto the body.

I don’t know what designers are thinking, but as women we should carefully consider these aspects of what we buy to adorn our bodies!

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