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22 Ways Carey Mulligan Has Evolved Into A Fashion Icon

22 Ways Carey Mulligan Has Evolved Into A Fashion Icon

1. Before you travel back to the 1920s with Ms. Daisy Buchanan, lets take a look at the star’s personal fashion choices.

2. Don’t worry, it’s a good thing!

3. Carey received her breakout role, and an Academy Award nomination, from the 2009 film “An Education.”

4. And at her first Oscars after her blockbuster success, she wore an amazing Prada gown that put her on everyone’s best dress list. She hasn’t really left that spot since.

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5. Because, boy does she know how to dress!

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6. She can rock Balenciaga when she needs to look punk.

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Pun intended.

7. She looks lovely in Lanvin.

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8. She is maybe the only other person in the world that looks as good as Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham’s line.

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9. She’s perfect in Prada.

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Always…

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10. She and Prabal Gurung are a beautiful match made in floral heaven.

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11. She knows how to channel Kate Middleton’s poise when she is around the Queen.

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Look at that curtsy!

12. She donates her gowns for charity.

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This dress, which Mulligan wore to the 2010 BAFTAs (where she won Best Actress), was donated to OxFam.

13. She can multi-task: Here she is attending a gala for the Alzheimer Society (she’s an ambassador for the cause) and wearing a gorgeous Valentino gown.

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14. She is a totally normal person and loves to wear Target.

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15. She looks amazing with just fabric draped around her.

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16. She knows how to mix red carpet sophistication with personal funk.

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17. She can handle the beaded collar trend, with grace no less.

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18. She makes plain (in terms of makeup and color) look really appealing.

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19. She knows how to add some edge while still maintaining her style.

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20. She has conquered multiple decades of trends.

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Here she’s rocking a 1950s mod dress.

21. She’s so fantastic at dressing herself that editors want to style her instead of models for photo spreads.

22. Just keep being your savvy self Daisy, I mean Carey.

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Here’s A Runway Fashion Show With The Emphasis Firmly On The “Run”

Here's A Runway Fashion Show With The Emphasis Firmly On The "Run"

1. Stella McCartney presented her spring/summer 2014 Adidas by Stella McCartney collection during London Fashion Week.

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Here she is posing with a gaggle of models in pastel workout gear and also some sheer pants I don’t quite understand.

2. And now posing with some models who had to jog on the spot for a while.

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3. This marbling pattern is quite lovely. If I ever even considered working out, I’d consider wearing this sort of ensemble first.

4. Anyway, look at the models go!

Except, you know, they’re not actually going anywhere, really.

5. You’ll notice a theme developing: Stella standing around in heels while the hard work plays out around her.

(Her dress is from the mainline spring/summer 2014 Stella McCartney collection.)

6. SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING!

7. Though this group is certainly lacking in Olympic-worthy sass. They’re basically just upside-down underwater.

 

8. Not sure the cutouts in these swimsuits are a good look either. Moving on…

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9. And we’re back to Stella, this time with some people being hung from the ceiling and tortured for showing up to hair and makeup earlier in the morning wearing Nike sneakers instead of Adidas ones.

REUTERS / Suzanne Plunkett.

10. OK, no — apparently this is a form of exercise also.

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11. And I mean, sure, if you’re in Cirque du Soleil it makes sense.

 

12. But otherwise…no.

13. Also, here’s one model photobombing Stella with her butt.

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14. Anyway, here are some more pieces from the new collection. This model got lucky and just has to do a halfhearted hamstring stretch for the duration.

15. Wait, no, she had to jump around a bit too.

16. But the aerobics models definitely had the best jobs of the bunch.

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17. And these poor souls landed the worst one.

18. Because spinning class is always the worst. Even if the bikes are painted a soothing shade of pink.

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7 Tips On How To Get A Job — And Make It — In Fashion

7 Tips On How To Get A Job — And Make It — In Fashion

I am just starting college and very interested in pursuing a career in fashion. I’m not sure what I want to do but am thinking something on the business end or perhaps fashion journalism. What advice do you have to help me get on the path toward this career?

Ooh ooh advice column list time!

1. Put your ego aside.

Note: this is an old photo, taken prior to Madonna’s “Gaga stole ‘Born This Way’/down with Gaga” nonsense.

A lot of the tips on this list would apply to ANY job and this is one of them. None of the people able to give you your first big break want to deal with an entitled intern or entry-level employee who thinks they can pick all their projects and skirt the grunt work because their head is swollen with delusions about how fabulous they are and what they should be doing. Especially in fashion, where many egos thrive already (some are deserved and feel mildly excusable while some are just totally obnoxious) you need to be willing to do anything enthusiastically.

When I say anything, I don’t mean it in the Devil Wears Prada sense. I mean filing, research, picking out buttons, packing up borrowed dresses — not glamorous things. The fashion industry has a reputation for treating interns and employees very badly, thanks to The Devil Wears Prada, but not ALL offices are like that. A lot of them are crazy, some more tolerably than others, but a lot just have a lot of grunt work that needs to get done. Do it well, hide how much you hate it if you do, and you will be rewarded. And if someone asks you to do something totally unreasonable, like clip their cat’s nails, then quit! There is a difference between grunt work and abuse.

2. Look for an internship.

Sean Avery posing for a story about his Vogue internship (yes, really happened) a few years ago.

Guess what? Marc Jacobs isn’t going to come banging down your door begging you to come design pilgrim shoes for his next collection. A lot of people who want things fail to realize that those things come with action, and careers are one of those things. So find internship listings (Fashionista.com is a great resource) and send out resumes and cover letters that are actually good. Apply to 100 jobs if you have to — the hardest thing is getting your foot in the door, but if you do a good job you will be rewarded.

Also, if your dream company rejects you, keep applying. I did this once for a gig and I got in simply because the person hiring was impressed by the balls it took to say “I tried with you already and you didn’t like my work but I’m trying again.” Fearlessness will get you far. And if you don’t have it, fake it.

3. Work your ass off.

Fashion is one of those industries everyone wants to work in (or thinks they do) so distinguishing oneself is important. Once you get your job go above and beyond to show how hard you not only can work but want to work. Stay late. Anticipate supervisors’ needs. Pitch ideas if you think they’ll be welcome. Hard work does not go unnoticed at any level. Likewise, laziness is just as hard to miss.

4. Rethink personal style blogger aspirations.

Fashion has reached this funny point where a lot of people are making whole careers out of posting photos of themselves on the internet wearing clothes. It’s very hard to break out as a star in this category and join the ranks of established self-stylists like Rumi “Fashion Toast” Neely and Susie Bubble. And I admire what they’ve accomplished because it’s not easy at all. Aspiring personal style bloggers actually go hang out at Fashion Week even though they don’t have show tickets because they want to get photographed by street style photographers and become known in this way.

Getting any kind of following via internet photos of your personal style is like becoming the next Jennifer Lawrence. A lot of people want it, only a handful get it. So unless you’re really passionate about making a career as an internet clothes-wearing personality, be wary of making this your sole aspiration. You don’t know if it will lead anywhere and people who might give you actual jobs might just scoff at your attempts and pass you off as an ego they don’t want to deal with. I think, with the rare super promising exception (Alexander Wang’s niece) you’re better off pursuing other avenues.

This is Alexander Wang’s niece. She really does stellar things with proportions.

5. Prepare for someone to be very mean to you.

A lot of people I know who have worked in fashion for a while have dealt with a devil in some sort of designer clothing. It may be that super mean people are a little more tolerated in the worlds of fashion and publishing than other industries. It may be that these fields attract a particular kind of miserable person who is determined to make everyone around them as unhappy as they are. Or maybe these people are extremely OCD and get angry when everyone around them isn’t also OCD? I don’t know. Whatever it is, if you encounter someone who tries to terrorize you, know that it has nothing to do with you, and don’t let it bother you. Also, if it’s really, really bad, quit! Look for another job and go somewhere you’ll feel happy every day. And if you feel like you can’t quit because you haven’t been there a year? Just quit! I know a few people that bounce around all the time and always land at high-profile companies. As a mentor of mine once said to me, “Fashion is like speaking Arabic. Once you know it you can always get a job.”

6. Have a unique perspective.

By this I mean, don’t be ALL fashion. In fact, even if you’re not a fashion person at all you can still work in the industry. You might find that it actually helps you because it sets you apart. I think it helps to keep a healthy distance from Fashion. If you’re a slave to the machine — LOVE everything by Hermes and Marc Jacobs and think everything Balenciaga does is just so directional, etc. — how are you keeping it fresh? Fashion thrives on the new, the next, the different. Remember that the industry, at its heart, is comprised of a group of wildly creative misfits that want to either make us see beauty in a different way or just terrifically confuse us. So don’t be afraid to be yourself and hate things that are ugly that everyone else loves. Fashion always needs reasons to move forward.

7. Make sure you really want to do it.

Working in fashion is very different from liking Project Runway a whole lot. If the industry were a sprawling urban area, Project Runway would be a suburb. But push forth on that commuter rail (hey look, this shit isn’t always fun) and in the heart of this business you’ll find a small yet very expensive and refined city filled with fetishized stores and designers and eccentric people you never would have known about had you not started working in this field. Some of what you discover will be fun and delightful, some will be boring and questionable, and some will be horrible and disheartening. You might get to this place and realize you don’t like it. You might get to it and feel like a whole world of creativity and exclusivity has been opened up to you. But unless you already pick up French Vogue every month and saved up for Prada’s flatforms, I’m guessing that whatever you think fashion is, from the outside, is not really what it is.

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Fallout From Beauty Blogger’s Facial Gone Wrong Continues

Fallout From Beauty Blogger's Facial Gone Wrong Continues

Following her first post documenting the aftermath of serious allergic reaction to a facial, bunbunmakeuptips blogger Juli continues to photograph the damage to her skin. Her latest updates include more spotty “barnacles,” some cartoon cats (to illustrate her feelings) and the crowd-sourced prospects of her suing the salon responsible:

I was at my lowest on Day 5. A small percentage of the pustules were starting to dry out, but more were forming, and they were MERGING. They were spreading to my neck too, and were incredibly itchy.

Day 6: Early in the morning, I went to [a specialist skin doctor’s] clinic. Dr. Joyce said it’s an allergic reaction. She mentioned that subsequent extractions worsened the situation.

I believe my skin was seeing slight improvements even before visiting though. I could see the redness subsiding and more pustules drying up. I’ll tell you why: I believe it was a magical combination of proper medication, encouragement and love from everyone around me – physically and virtually – that helped in my recovery. Thanks for the e-hugs, everyone!

Even though my skin was far from its previous self, I could finally smile a little. I steered my sadness into optimism and tried to focus on things I still have and should be grateful for… Like how the rest of my body is still functioning well, so that I can walk, see, laugh, and shop for cute Hello Kitty masks.

In all honesty, even though my skin was showing some signs of improvement, I was embarrassed of how I looked and not ready to expose my ravaged skin. I was more confident with a mask on. When the wind blew, I had to press my bangs firmly against my forehead to make sure nobody saw the grotesqueness beneath.

Night 6: In the following pictures you can see that my skin has improved a lot. I mean, it still looks red and awful, but in comparison to Night 4 and Night 5, I think it has improved by leaps and bounds. Some old pustules had dried up and new ones stopped sprouting out like wild mushrooms.

Day 7: With the growth of new pustules stumped, my skin presents another set of problems – redness and pigmentation. [The skin doctor] said I have post-injury pigmentation. How are we going to tackle these? Which company would want THIS FACE to endorse their brand and products???? YOU TELL ME!!!

Ruining the FACE of a beauty blogger is akin to hurting the voice of a singer, the knees of a dancer, the fingers of a pianist. Can they go about their normal activities? Yes, they can. Maybe with difficulty and inconvenience, but yes, they can eat, walk, sleep. But how much in the process was robbed from them? The anguish of not being able to work, earn an income, torn away from their passion, the helplessness of not knowing how long and how much this will affect their future, do these not contribute to the degradation of quality of life?

It’s hard to look at me and say ‘You pretty girl!’ anymore, honestly. You may say I have a beautiful heart and soul, but I need a face too. It is disconcerting that we should place much emphasis on appearances but you and I both know this is how the world spins.

As before, republished (in part) with permission from Bun Bun Makeup Tips.

Read part one of Juli’s story here and see the full update, which includes her discussing legal action and being bullied by the salon in question, at her blog: “More Than A Pretty Face – Update On My Skin Condition.”

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12 Reasons The World’s Most Uncomfortable Clothes Are The Best

12 Reasons The World's Most Uncomfortable Clothes Are The Best

1. This McQueen outfit.

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2. This McQueen outfit.

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3. This McQueen outfit.

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4. This McQueen outfit.

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5. This McQueen outfit.

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6. This McQueen outfit.

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7. This McQueen outfit.

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8. This McQueen outfit.

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9. This McQueen outfit.

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10. This McQueen outfit.

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11. And of course, these McQueen masks.

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12. And this McQueen mask.

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The fall 2013 collection shown in Paris Tuesday is “a hyperstyled, ultra-chic take on the wardrobes of popes and nuns, on cardinals’ robes and communion gowns,” reports the UK’s Guardian. Torturous to wear, but stunningly beautiful as always.

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Beyoncé To Launch Commemorative “Mrs.Carter Show World Tour” Perfume

Beyoncé To Launch Commemorative "Mrs.Carter Show World Tour" Perfume

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From Parsons To Paper Mag: How Mickey Boardman Made It In Fashion

From Parsons To Paper Mag: How Mickey Boardman Made It In Fashion

Courtesy of Mickey Boardman

BuzzFeed Fashion’s “How I Made It in Fashion” series takes an in-depth look at the careers of fashion’s most successful players. Ahead, Paper magazine’s editorial director Mickey Boardman talks dropping out of school, celebrity horror stories, and more.

I remember being in the grocery store in Hanover Park, Illinois, seeing Vogue. I thought, What is a legitimate excuse for a 10-year-old boy to buy a Vogue? I also recall once when my mom was sick, I said, “Oh, I’m just going to get some magazines for mom because she’s sick.” I didn’t plot to get involved in fashion. I kind of always just visualized a lifestyle that would involve lots of travel and interesting people.

I have a B.A. in Spanish. I lived in Madrid for a while but I decided I wanted to study fashion design, so I moved to New York and came to Parsons. Shortly after starting, I realized I was terrible at sewing — but I liked dressing people up. I did these collections like “the Supremes go to Shanghai,” which was all black models in gold lamé; I did a “Jackie Ho” collection, which was like a hip-hop Jackie Onassis. And no one cared — two teachers ever in my time there thought I was fabulous, and the rest thought I was insane. There was some contest we all had to enter, and I did Las Vegas showgirls on swings, and they basically had no clothes on — they were wearing body stockings with glitter and headdresses… What was I thinking? I did three and a half years of a BFA in fashion design and then failed a class my senior year and didn’t finish.

[While attending Parsons] I worked at Paper as an intern. They loved me, loved that I dressed like a freak and thought I was fabulous and — I was flourishing at the magazine. By the point I failed my first class, I had already written my first piece for the magazine.

The managing editor asked me to interview Vanessa Paradis. Kim Hastreiter, the co-founder of Paper, always said, “If you can talk, you can write.” But I was too much of a wuss. I couldn’t do it, and I still regret it. And a month later they needed someone to interview Rupert Everett. I met him at the pool at the Peninsula Hotel; he was in a mesh tank top and we talked about jockstraps and other dirty gay things. It was a teeny little quarter- or half-page newsy thing, and they paid me $35. I thought that was great!

The person who had hired me at Paper who was the office manager, Kim and David’s assistant, the party photographer, all these things [at once] — she quit, so they asked me to answer the phones while they figured out what to do. I was the star intern, and I just felt at home. I was so happy that the [attributes] other places thought made me bad, [at Paper] they thought made me good. And the positive reinforcement made me work even harder. When I stopped answering the phones I was very sad, because there you’re at the heart of everything — if you’re a gossipy type like myself, it’s [great]. And despite being a real sloppy mess, I ran a tight ship at the front desk. My desk was immaculate, and I would scrub it every night.

Then I took over as photo editor. I didn’t know anything about photography, but I loved magazines and I knew what Paper was about, and I would look at art books, and if I liked them, show them to Kim. Between answering phones I’d call Terry Richardson and say, “Can you shoot Portishead next week for $50?”

Some of these kids, they want to style the cover the minute they get here. I was just thrilled to get there. Someone who wants to get the job done that always shines, so that’s the first hurdle to getting ahead — you’re there to help, whatever your job is.

We started this online forum called Echo. It was before the internet even. We would go on and talk about clubs or art and all kinds of different [things]. It was our job to go on every day, and we’d post and people would respond. I’d go on in the fashion section and I’d do makeovers, like, “I want to give a makeover today to the Pope and it’s going to be 1960s flight attendant.” [Paper’s editors] said, “These are so funny, we want to give you a joke fashion advice column.” I’m not great with deadlines, so they said, “We’re going to give you the questions and you have to sit down at your computer and you can’t get up until you’re done.” They wanted it to be spontaneous.

In terms of cover stories, we’ve had some fun ones, we’ve had some horrible ones. The three celebrities we shot for Paper who I thought were going to be crazy but weren’t were Lindsay Lohan (March 2008), Prince (June 1999), and Mariah Carey (December 2009). They were all super-easy and fabulous. Lindsay was five minutes early! And same with Mariah. With Mariah, I wanted her to drink only out of a gold goblet, but none of that happened. She was a little nutty, though — all she wanted to do was be on all fours with the boobs out and the butt out. If you have Mariah, you’re going to get Mariah.

Prince was going to come clothed, all hair and makeup ready, [have the shoot] done in an hour and then leave. I get to the shoot’s location minutes before he’s going to arrive and they were filming a shampoo commercial. The studio’s filled with German people yelling and screaming, and [this commercial] was supposed to be done but it wasn’t. So Prince rolls up in his stretch limo and I’m having a nervous breakdown. I said, “I’m so sorry, we’re not ready.” And he said, “Well, should I just drive around the block for half an hour?” So he does, he comes back and the Germans are still yelling and screaming. I said, “Can you come back tomorrow at the same time?” and he said, “I can come back tomorrow at the same time, but promise that you’re going to be ready.” I promised, and we were, and it was easy breezy. That cover was one of our biggest sellers ever.

Others were not fun. Marisa Tomei was not fun. Nicki Minaj was not fun. The Nicki thing turned out fine in the end, but it was two weeks of hideous torture and [her] walking off shoots. We had hired a photographer who’d shot her before. She liked the pictures, so we got him to shoot her again for the cover a year or two later. The first day of the shoot, she was locked in a room with her hair and makeup team, people whom she picked — she made them put [all her hair/makeup] on, then take it off. She would not let anyone from our team, stylists or photographers, talk to her. She came out and it was a mess. The photographer took some shots and she said, “Let me see.” He [showed her] five frames and she walked off — it was insanity. I had to sign up for AOL Instant Messenger so I could talk to her later, and she hung up on me on AIM. It was a super headache. We were going to do another shoot and then she had to cancel the day before. In the end everything was set up, but she wouldn’t use the stylist that we had. [Eventually] we got it, and the pictures looked great.

Ben Stiller was also pretty horrible. We were supposed to shoot him on a Thursday, his team called late Wednesday night saying they couldn’t do it and they’d let us know about rescheduling. So they call Monday afternoon and say they can do it tomorrow. I was scrambling for a studio and I found one — it was basically somebody’s apartment that had a studio in it. And he was just not having it. At one point he said to his publicist, “Can you call Mickey and say the air conditioning’s not cold enough?” And I’m like, “I heard him because he was standing right next to me.”

I’ve had this job for 20 years. The feeling I have of fitting in here is still so strong. My friends from Vogue have car services and fly business class, and I’m jealous, though I’m happy for them. But Paper has been generous with me. I’ve never actively pursued leaving. I’m very shy about pitching myself. I like people to call me up and say, “I want to do this — can you do it?” A few people have asked me over the years, but I feel like there are rewards [here at Paper] that are deeper and more meaningful than the rewards of moving around.

There are a few things that would tempt me, though. One is if I ever got over New York. I kind of have this fantasy to be called by Vogue Poland or Marie Claire Romania. If Vogue India called me and said, “We want you to take over — you can do whatever you want,” I’d do sort of the fashion school things and go crazy. It would last for a year and then they’d pull the plug because it would be too wild, but it would become a weird cult collectors’ thing. And I’d always have a relationship to Paper — it would have to be a Steven Gan/Harper’s Bazaar kind of moment.

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My first fashion show, I had a standing ticket to Todd Oldham in 1992. I was kind of petrified they wouldn’t let me in, even though I had the ticket in my hand. Christy Turlington was in the show. I remember thinking, “Wow, this is so glamorous, it’s all fabulous.” It wasn’t the hysteria that fashion week is now.

I’ve really had a reaction against street style, I have to say. Since I’m such a Pollyanna, it’s funny for me to not like something. I like Bill Cunningham, when he’s out on the street and he’s shooting normal people who are putting their looks together. But if you’re borrowing an outfit to go to a fashion show, it’s not street style to me. I think people have really revolted against it all. If you’re outside an important show in Paris, it’s just such mayhem — people are handing out free magazines and showing up to get photographed, which kind of cheapens the whole thing.

When I first started working at Paper, I had a very signature look, but it was crazier. I had plaid pants and cheap ladies’ polyester vintage, big necklaces and a bag. I’m very housewife — I love a big bag and big jewelry. As I got older and my waistline expanded, my style changed. One day Lacoste sent me this navy blue shirt; I loved it, and so I started buying them and segued off polyester shirts. I was never a Comme des Garçons type. Now I like a flat-front pant and a simple shirt — a simple shape that you can relate to. People assume we’re always dressed like Sex and the City, but I think everyone develops a uniform as they get older, especially fashion people. Though at the end of the day, I still love Stella McCartney bags.

—As told to Amy Odell

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When Couponing Leads To Murder

When Couponing Leads To Murder

1. Presenting, this press release:

Not What She Bargained For: Extreme Couponer Suspected in Retail Manager’s Murder
Women’s fiction author Linda Joffe Hull pens comical tale of penny-pinching gone wrong

ST. PAUL, MINN. — Extreme couponing has been trending in America the past few years, and now these loyal penny-pinchers can enjoy the misadventures of coupon queen Mrs. Frugalicious in the new novel, Eternally 21, by Linda Joffe Hull. Eternally 21 is scheduled for release June 8.

With the looming risk of her husband’s secret—that the financial guru lost the family’s nest egg in a Ponzi scheme—being exposed, and the possibility of bankruptcy and foreclosure, Maddie Michaels is willing to do anything to keep the family afloat. To maintain the appearance that everything is financially fine, Maddie sets up a bargain hunter’s website under the alias Mrs. Frugalicious.

While at the mall researching deals for her site, Maddie is mistakenly accused of shoplifting at Eternally 21 by manager Laila DeSimone. Shortly after the accusation and Maddie’s acquittal, the universally disliked manager drops dead at the store. Since Laila was a universally disliked manager, the police now have a murder suspect list longer than Maddie’s bargain spreadsheet. But Maddie discovers the bulk of the evidence points to her. Now, Maddie’s in a race to find the real killer before the police pin the crime on her.

“A character whom readers will be pleased to follow” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Never has coupon clipping been so fun or harrowing. Fast-paced, entertaining and filled with twist and turns, Eternally 21 will save mystery readers money and make them lose sleep as they cheer for formerly wealthy turned frugally funny Maddie Michaels.”
—JOELLE CHARBONNEAU, AUTHOR OF THE REBECCA ROBBINS AND GLEE CLUB MYSTERIES

“Maggie’s coupon-clipping tips are seamlessly incorporated into the well-constructed mystery, which provides a series of stunning twists that will leave the reader eager to see what will happen to maddie in the next installment.” —BOOKLIST

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