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Sochi Is Johnny Weir's Fashion Runway

Sochi is Johnny Weir's Olympic-sized catwalk

The former figure skater and current NBC analyst updates his 80,000 Instagram followers with daily posts detailing his outfits at the games. And while the presumed attire for a Winter Olympics might be patriotic sweatpants and colorful mittens, Weir instead favors fur, leather and bold statement jewelry.

Tara Lipinski, step your game.


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30 Totally Awesome '80s Dresses You Can Buy

The fabulous fashion of the 1980s has made its comeback. Everywhere you look, oversized tops, Lycra pants and mini skirts are en vogue. Our inner-valley girls are, like, totally stoked.

But where do you go to find the raddest, most genuine '80s threads? Etsy has a bevy of rockin' frocks that will make you feel like you've transported through time.

Your desperate search for the perfect '80s ensemble is over. Clear some space in your closet, because these are some must-have vintage gems. Read more...

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Tech and Fashion Collide at Diane von Furstenberg's NYFW Show

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg celebrated 40 years of her iconic wrap dress at her New York Fashion Week show Sunday, but it wasn't just a celebration of clothes. Her show paid just as much homage to the power of technology and the future of fashion

DFV partnered with American Express Unstaged to provide a 24-hour livestream of the event for card members. Viewers could also tweet with the hashtag #amexunstaged to unlock backstage features, including video interviews with DVF and St. Vincent, the band that played during the fashion show. The event was hosted by supermodel Coco Rocha and Cat Deely, the host of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance? Read more...

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February 12 2014

Rodarte Takes Fall 2014 Collection to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

It's a fashionable geek's sci-fi fantasy — Rodarte unveiled Star Wars-inspired looks for the New York Fashion Week finale of its Fall/Winter 2014 collection

The impeccably chic gowns, designed by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, were created from prints of the iconic galactic characters, including Luke Skywalker and Yoda.

Perhaps Star Wars creator George Lucas' front-row seat at a 2012 Rodarte runway show was inspiration behind the collection

But now the only question remains: Where are the lightsaber handbags?

BONUS: Bundle Up With These 14 Nerdy Scarves

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February 11 2014

Pretty, Dark and a Little Out There: This Is Fashion Through Glass

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an Instagram of blogger Chiara Ferragni wearing a Chanel jacket can be worth 42,000 likes. Fashion and social media, it seems, were made for each other. With models strutting down the catwalk as eyeless cameras capture everything, without really seeing anything, fashion observers hold smartphones aloft, ingesting and regurgitating every dress for an increasingly design-obsessed audience.

Even if its members never own a designer bag or brush by the gossamer threads of one designer dress, that audience can now feel closer to fashion than ever.

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February 08 2014

Designer Rebecca Minkoff Uses Apps to Reveal the 'Raw' Side of Fashion Week

Rebecca Minkoff is going back to basics at New York Fashion Week

However, it's not her Fall 2014 collection delivering the raw aesthetic — the collection she showed Friday was polished and menswear-inspired — it's her social media presence that's changing

Thanks to a partnership with the app Keek, Minkoff is sharing less glossy looks of Fashion Week, and instead showing consumers "fly on the wall" snippets from her showroom and runway

The brand joined Keek earlier this week and currently have more than 1,400 followers

"It's raw, organic, grainy and not edited," Uri Minkoff, the company's CEO, told Mashable. "We have this transparent disclosure and can let [the customer] into our world, which is sometimes highly stylized and glossy and other times raw. I think they appreciate that." Read more...

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Instagram Addicts Everywhere Are Uniting Offline at InstaMeets

Like moths to a flame, 15 Instagram users huddle closely beside a bright screen during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, admiring the square Instagram photos and videos displayed on the wide horizontal screen inside New York City's Lincoln Center.

Kat Irlin, arms stretched above her head, pats one of the pictures with both hands. She's one of the 15 women that Lucky magazine selected to participate in this fashion-inspired InstaMeetInstaMeets are events happening globally where Instagrammers meet each other, share photography advice and create content together to post on their personal feeds.

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The Best and Worst Dressed at the Sochi Opening Ceremony

In some weird alignment of the moons, New York Fashion Week and the Winter Olympics opening ceremony fell in the same week. So you'd expect that the Olympic athletes — in reverence of Anna Wintour — would arrive in Sochi dressed like something out of Vogue.

Not so much

Instead, the athletes swapped peplums and tailored pantsuits for rainbow-colored puffy coats (thanks, Germany) and patriotic Christmas sweaters (here's to you, Team USA)

At least everyone looked warm — well, except for those guys from Bermuda in shorts. Read more...

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February 06 2014

Is Wearable Tech Ready for the Red Carpet?

Wearable technology is undoubtedly the future of consumer electronics, and developers are already starting to recognize that style is just as important as functionality.

The latest video in our Mobile Minute series looks at these new designs, including a Google Glass redesign and the premiere of the Pebble Steel. "As form continues to marry function, wearables are set to hit mainstream," says Interaction Designer Amanda Klohmann.

The Mobile Minute is a series from Mashable and Mutual Mobile, an emerging technology company that pushes innovation for top brands such as Audi, Google and Citigroup. For insights from their design, development, and strategy teams on mobile tech trends, check out the latest Mobile Minute episodes on the Ask a Dev YouTube channel and subscribe. Read more...

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January 23 2014

Team USA Reveals Ultra-Patriotic Olympic Outfits

Team USA has revealed the looks they will sport for the 2014 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies in Sochi — and they are patriotic, to say the least

Designed by Ralph Lauren, the outfits include white fleece pants and a blue wool patchwork cardigan decorated with stars, stripes, flags and, well, more stars. Also, there's a reindeer hat.

The company gave sneak peeks at the look on Instagram Wednesday, followed by the official unveiling on the Today Show Thursday morning. American curlers Jessica Schultz and Jared Zezel, both from Minnesota, modeled this year's outfit Read more...

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January 21 2014

Brands Crowdsource Product Shoots via Instagram

In a world increasingly filtered through Instagram, a carefully crafted photo shoot starts to look dated. That's why retailers are rushing to crowdsource their product shots — harvesting a stream of photos from social platforms to help sell everything from West Elm couches to Coach handbags.

The photos are typically curated in galleries, where each picture is linked to a page selling the product. Increasingly, the amateur images are also showing up directly on product pages, next to professionally styled pictures. "The path to purchase has evolved tremendously, and consumers are much more likely to trust their peers than a brand," said Mimi Banks, director of social media at L'Oreal's Lancome brand. Read more...

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January 19 2014

This 'Breaking Bad' Fashion Accessory Brought Science to SAG Awards

Who knew we'd live to see the day when parts of the periodic table would find their way onto a Hollywood red carpet? Breaking Bad matriarch Anna Gunn made quite the scientific fashion statement with her clutch handbag at Saturday's SAG Awards

Designed by Edie Parker, the accessory featured Breaking Bad's periodic-table logo from the TV show's opening credits. Gunn, nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series, held the clutch on the red carpet before costar Bryan Cranston showed it off on stage after winning Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series.

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January 17 2014

Designers Craft Chic Helmets for the 'Fashion Touchdown'

We're adding a little glamour to game day this year in anticipation of Super Bowl XLVIII being held in our very own New York City backyard

As part of the fashion-packed road to the Super Bowl, Bloomingdale's has teamed up with some of the most iconic names in style and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to create a collection of 48 haute-couture football helmets, each one unique to its world-class designer's personal flair. The collection is on display in the windows of the 59th Street Bloomingdale's store in New York City, as well as online.

Bloomingdale's Fashion Touchdown

Image: Bloomingdale's/helmet designs by Narciso Rodriguez, Alexis Bittar, Fenton, Steven Alan, Betsey Johnson, John Varvatos, TOMS, Rachel Zoe Read more...

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January 14 2014

21 Neckties for Every Type of Nerd

Business professional attire can be dull, especially for men. Truth.

Don't fall asleep yet! But you can add a few accessories to your wardrobe to diversify your look from the average white-shirt-wearing Joe, while still channeling your inner nerd

From Star Wars to bicycles, no matter what your geeky interest may be, there's a necktie out there for you.

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

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Jennifer Lawrence Dominates Golden Globes Chatter on Facebook

It's no surprise that media darling Jennifer Lawrence and fan favorite Leonardo DiCaprio dominated Facebook during the 71st Golden Globes Sunday night

The two actors were the most buzzed about — not only for their wins, but also for their style, according to data by Facebook and InStyle.

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press RoomImage: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Jennifer Lawrence donned a white and black Christian Dior gown (the actress is the face of the fashion house), which actually got more negative than positive reviews. It even sparked a hilarious meme: #Lawrencing

But JLaw was still popular on social media thanks to her epic photobomb of Taylor Swift and her win for Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle Read more...

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January 13 2014

Groupon Buys Ideeli for $43M in Cash to Get More Fashionable

Groupon has acquired ideeli, a flash fashion sales site, for $43 million in cash.

The acquisition, which was announced on Monday, is intended to expand Groupon's fashion offerings and bolster ties with brands in this space.

“Ideeli extends our fashion presence and brings great relationships with many of the top brands in apparel," Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofksy said in a statement. "Our customers have a demonstrated appetite for these offers, and by broadening our reach in this space Groupon is even better positioned as the place you start when you want to do or buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.” Read more...

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