For me, the upcoming live-action release of Cinderella is already a dream come true. So when I heard about Disney’s new shoe collaboration, I had to actually pinch myself.

The fairytale filmmaker recently asked nine designers to create their own versions of the iconic glass slipper. Meaning? You can call Stuart Weitzman, Jimmy Choo, and Salvatore Ferragamo your new Prince Charmings.

In early March, you’ll find the official collaboration at fine retailers around the world. For now, peek at the shimmering sketches. (And give your fairy godmother a heads-up.)

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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February 11, 2015

There are many reasons we’d like to head south right now. Sure, non-stop snow comes to mind, but the real pull? Oscar de la Renta’s first posthumous exhibit, curated by André Leon Talley for the SCAD Museum of Art in Georgia.

Open through May 3, Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style features a swoon-worthy selection of 50 looks from the closets of the designer’s iconic clients. Actresses and first ladies among them include Sarah Jessica Parker and Hillary Clinton.

Can’t make it to Savannah? Get your dose of Oscar closer to home – say, the coffee table – with André’s forthcoming book on the fashion idol, to be published by Rizzoli.

By Renata Certo-Ware, Staff Writer

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February 10, 2015

After months of rumors, it’s official: Men’s Fashion Week is coming to New York on July 13.  Yep, it’s time to show off our manly style the American way.

Why the hop across the pond? Steven Kolb, head honcho of the CFDA and the fashion week calendar, explained that the success of London’s menswear collections inspired New York, adding that “American menswear has never been stronger or more creative.”

So, what can we expect? Oh, just a few of the industry’s brightest (think: Michael Kors, rag & bone, and Calvin Klein Collection). And maybe even a gorgeous male model or two.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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February 6, 2015

This week, The Tonight Show temporarily relocated from its New York studio to Los Angeles, and to mark the move, host Jimmy Fallon channeled another beloved westward-traveling TV icon. Perhaps you recall Will Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

Jimmy leaned on his buddies from The Roots to parody the show’s opening segment, even enlisting the help of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro (who you may know as Carlton) from the 90s sitcom. So next time you’re “chillin’ out maxin’, relaxin’ all cool,” make sure to take five and watch this on-point clip.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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February 4, 2015

Yesterday, weekend style took a big hit. According to the Wall Street Journal, kate spade new york is shuttering brick-and-mortar stores for its spin-off labels Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade. But not all is lost. The more affordable, classic-with-a-quirky-twist brands will stay under the Kate Spade & Company umbrella, though they’ll only be sold online. Did you just sigh in relief? Yeah, us too.

The brand wants to focus its energy on “a new business model. . . to leverage the distribution network of its retail partners and expand its e-commerce platform.” Personally, I’m curious to see what exactly Kate Spade & Co. has up its sleeve.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 30, 2015

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Ghostbusters”? For me, it’s four infamous male comedians, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Hi-C Ecto-Cooler. But come next summer, that’s all about to change.

Paul Feig (you may know him as the director of Bridesmaids) tweeted confirmation that his new version of the 1984 classic is on the way. What’s the big deal? He’ll be switching it up with an all-female cast featuring none other than Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. But the laughs won’t stop there. Expect to also see Saturday Night Live standouts Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon rounding out the foursome.

Just one question remains: who you gonna call? Your girlfriends. Catch the flick with them on July 22, 2016.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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January 29, 2015

Beanbag chairs: the stuff our tween dreams were made of. And now, Alexander Wang has single-handedly made us yearn for the slouchy furniture once again. How? With a high-end leather version for a cool $8,800.

The designer – always chic with a bit of edge – teamed up with Poltrona Frau for a capsule collection boasting two styles of his black leather and brass beanbag chair, as well as a matte leather trunk bar.

It’s official: I’m adding these buttery-soft beauties to my already extensive Alexander Wang wish list.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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January 28, 2015
Emma Watson starring in a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast? Yes, please. Just yesterday, Disney confirmed that the former wizard and diplomatic warrior will play Belle in the film to be directed by Bill Condon (of Dreamgirls and Chicago fame).While a release date is yet to be announced, production will begin this year. And our magic mirror tells us that Emma in a golden gown is a definite go.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 27, 2015

This morning, we remember Vince Camuto, the footwear designer known to have “the Midas touch,” who passed away Wednesday in his Connecticut home.

Throughout his 78 years, Vince built an impressive résumé, co-founding Nine West in 1987 with Jerome Fischer, launching the multi-billion dollar Jessica Simpson brand, and partnering with Tory Burch on the creation of the coveted Reva flat. And it doesn’t stop there: Vince led an eponymous brand of his own, starting with shoes and growing it into a complete ready-to-wear collection.

The one thing Vince never did? Retire. He told Footwear News,“[Retire] isn’t in my vocabulary.” While it’s a sad loss for the fashion biz, Vince lives on with the shoe addict in all of us.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 23, 2015

So you like Alexa Chung’s eclectic vibe. Well now, borrowing from this fashion muse is as simple as shopping her latest collaboration with AG Jeans.

Inspired by her own throwback style, the 30-piece collection features blues in every shape, from bell-bottoms to overalls. Alexa tells InStyle, “[It] is inherently the missing pieces of my dream denim wardrobe, which, as ever, is predominantly inspired by a late 60s, early 70s aesthetic.”

Who doesn’t like a little retro revival? If that’s where her sartorial cues come from, you can find us following right behind.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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January 22, 2015