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POSTED: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 3:25 PM

Kim Kardashian unveiled long layers and bangs today at LAX. And in the last few months we are witnessing, yet another, return of the bang. But as 2013 closes the bang has gone from hipster to glam girl.

What do you think about the bang? Will this be your new holiday season look?

POSTED: Monday, December 17, 2012, 3:28 PM
The Melo Candle

High fashion may not want to admit it. 

And the luxury world continues to thumb its nose up at the idea. But the Made In America movement is gaining ground in the apparel world - especially this holiday season.

I've been writing about this issue all year.  But the industry really started to take notice when Women's Wear Daily released a survey based on NPD Group research that found 82 percent of American consumers are starting to pay attention where things are made. It also found  76 percent of shoppers say made in America is extremely or somewhat important.

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 2:59 PM
Urban Outfitters catalog image

F-U-$-K!

Don't you think by now Urban Outfitters knows what it is doing?

Whew, that felt good to get off my chest.

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POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 1:18 AM

Talk about the trend toward gender ambiguous fashion.

Kanye West didn't say anything outrageous at Wednesday night's star-studded 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden. But his outfit was, well, interesting.

West rocked - get this - a $225 Pyrex Religion hoodie (drug reference, maybe?) a black leather kilt (whatever, that was a skirt)  and he layered - yes layered - it  over skinny black leather  jeggings. (The new term out there is meggings man+jeggings, smh.) I'm thinking his sneaks are some form white on white  Air-Jeezys. It's so Alexander Wang meets Rick Owens meets Betsey Johnson.

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POSTED: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 9:29 PM
This image released by Starpix shows Bruce Springsteen performing at the 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

We like The Boss' skinny pant and vest ensemble on the Hurricane Sandy relief concert.

Some of you in social media were complaining that Bruce's outfit was too tight - that the britches possibly cut off his circulation.

That doth not make him a fashion mistake. Quite the contrary. Springsteen looks manly and up to date. 

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POSTED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 1:48 PM

Lane Bryant is embracing my favorite fashion rule: that ALL women deserve to sparkle - especially during the holiday season.

That is why I decided to - point out, give kudos to, shout out - The Lane Collection. It's the plus-size mall staple's newest group of fab fashions for the full-figured woman. The clothing is only available on-line and in 11 select U.S. markets, including the Lane Bryant Store in King of Prussia Mall.

In true Lane Bryant fashion all right off the runway looks will be available in sizes 14-28.

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POSTED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 5:09 PM
Whipped bake shop carries these ugly sweater Christmas cookies.

This morning, things got a little ugly on the TODAY Show.

Kathie Lee and Hoda were treated to a box of Ugly Holiday Sweater cookies from Whipped Bakeshop, the Philadelphia bakery known for its quirky confections. The cookies aired around 10:40am, in the fourth hour of TODAY, during a gift ideas segment with style expert Lilliana Vazquez. (See, connections can help. )

The featured 4-cookie box sets retail for $22.95 through Whipped's online store. Each set contains a vibrant, vintage-y mix of unique Christmas and Hanukkah sweaters cookies approximately 3.75" tall.

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POSTED: Monday, December 10, 2012, 10:21 AM

... and fashion is abounding.

I told you Sasha and Malia Obama were going to be the  women to watch in the White House. We already know the thunder the first lady can bring.

The photos of the Obamas in front of a Christmas tree released yesterday, speaks to a modern tween style sprinkled with the girls'sense of  individuality.

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I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

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