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Style Glossary: Bucket Bag

Above, Julie‘s illustrations of two types of bucket bags as inspired by Vena Cava’s Spring 2012 collection, which debuted last week in NYC.

Come one, carryalls! As Fashion Week proceeds, don’t forget to relish over the simpler things …

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Style Glossary: The Eco in Friendly!

The Eager to Recycle Tote was made, in part, by remanufactured grain sacks and melted plastics.

Ever wonder what’s so green about eco-friendly items when your purchase them? This Style Glossary post will help you win the guessing game of …

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Style Glossary: An Illustration that’s Good Enough to Eat

Oh my goodness. How adorable is this piece from UK illustrator Kiley Victoria Woolgar? Entitled  “Eat My Hat”, this illustration manages to be cute, educational, and punny. Obviously, we’re eating this up.…

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Style Glossary: Wouldn’t ‘Shoe’ Like to Know

If shoes could talk, and lift their top away from their base like the soup can in Wet Hot American Summer, what would they say? I’d be worried that they might cry, “‘Shoe’ don’t know me! ‘Shoe’ don’t know anything …

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Style Glossary: Wrap Yourself in Luxe Fabrics This V-Day

We’ve been so caught up in the frenzy of Fashion Week (Read: Obsessively clicking through slideshows and posting our favorite pics on Tumblr), we almost didn’t realize one of our favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day, is just around the corner! …

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Style Glossary: Ahem, A Hem

From the left: The Iso-Taupe Top, Hem and Haw Dress, and Streets of Sausalito Top.

Friends with colds, brandish your handkerchiefs! Then, once you’d had your fill of thinking about the drippy nose’s worst enemy, continue reading……

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Style Glossary: Breton Stripes

From the left: The On a Friendly Shore Top, On Collar Top, Stripe the Good Stripe Top.

I know spring feels incomprehensibly distant when your current morning routine includes defrosting your windshield, but spring will be here …

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Style Glossary: It’s Tea-Length Hem Time!

MORE THAN A MAXI—The Oceanic Depths Skirt.

We all know maxi skirts and dresses are one of the biggest trends of the year. I’d even go so far as to predict that the luxuriously long length will …

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Style Glossary: Basque in the Beauty of this Waistline

The Stripes Ahoy Dress.

Check out your closet full o’ dresses and we’re betting more than a few of your favorite frocks contain a basque waist. This flattering waistline, with its distinct V- or U-shaped symmetry and magical …

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Style Glossary: Ready, Set, Godet!

If Duke Ellington’s croon, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” is to be believed, a garment is zilch without a few godets. These triangular fabric insets—which can be of the same or different material …

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Style Glossary: Kiltie Fringe

KILTIE AS CHARGED — The Hours in the Library Heel.

The kiltie fringe has been a prominent element of footwear since the mid-19th century, yet most people don’t even know it by name! The distinct, spear-shaped fringe, which typically …

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Style Glossary: Intarsia, Intarsia, Intarsia!

The Posh Paw-berry Mittens.

Does identifying one type of knit from another catch you for a loop? Once you’ve distinguished your textile as a knit vs. a woven, identifying an intarsia garment will be no ‘sweat-er’ as long …

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Style Glossary: Knit vs. Weave

Knits and WovensBetween the Can’t Top This Hat and the Fed-aurora Borealis Hat, can you tell which one is knit and which one is woven?

Does the thought of identifying a knit from a woven textile wrap your brain into a …

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Style Glossary: Cascade Collar

If there was ever a collar style to fall for, it’s the cascade collar. This fluttery collar style is pretty easy to pinpoint, but if you must know, a cascade collar is a circular-cut ruffle that is attached to …

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