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FASHIONABLE
Zack Lo Debuts in NYC


Happening in New York, in a crowd of sharp-dressed twenty-somethings, Staci Sherri presented her Holiday Collection preview last Sunday evening at Slate in New York City. With sexy, formfitting dresses, off-the-shoulder tops and pops of sparkle and shine, the collection complemented, but didn’t compete with, the outlandish and statement-making Zack Lo shoes that walked the runway. London- and Boston-based, Zack Lo made his New York debut with the Voodoo Circus collection that was seen on the models and sold after the show, as well.

Staci’s offered some great options in LBDs and fun accents, including cutout patterns and bows, that would be appropriate for any upcoming holiday party. However Zack Lo’s shoes could have had a whole show just for themselves. Last seen in Boston Fashion Week's Emerging Trends Show, Lo is currently in Asia working on his next collection. If it's anything like the Voodoo Circus, there's a lot to look forward to. The Bumble Shoe, featured in April’s Glamour, has neon colors, zebra print, tassels and a fuzzy t-strap that will make you do a double-take.

Stay posted for an upcoming interview with up-and-coming designer Zack Lo in Boston's Glam Damn It.

STYLE STALKER
Get Real-Snook Your Look


In my last attempt to recreate some reality star looks this Halloween, I can't leave out our favorite orange-colored, pickle-loving, pint-size "guidette." Snooki is going to be pretty popular this Halloween, along with other infamous Jersey Shore cast members. After all, who wouldn't want to arrive as the life of the party? Here are some simple steps to Snook your look.

Let's start from the top: poof first. To achieve the signature poof, it's going to take a lot of teasing, hairspray and hair pins. Layer by layer, tease the hair on top of your head, shape the poof and secure it to the scalp. If you need assistance, call on your trusty companion: the Bumpit.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Get Real-Snook Your Look

In my last attempt to recreate some reality star looks this Halloween, I can't leave out our favorite orange-colored, pickle-loving, pint-size "guidette." Snooki is going to be pretty popular this Halloween, along with other infamous Jersey Shore cast members. After all, who wouldn't want to arrive as the life of the party? Here are some simple steps to Snook your look.

Let's start from the top: poof first. To achieve the signature poof, it's going to take a lot of teasing, hairspray and hair pins. Layer by layer, tease the hair on top of your head, shape the poof and secure it to the scalp. If you need assistance, call on your trusty companion: the Bumpit.

STYLE STALKER
Get Real-Kat Von D Duplicate


Continuing in the spirit of imitation, turn some heads at your Halloween party and dress up as someone who has had their fair share of controversy this year. Whether it be her alleged affair, and now public courtship, with former Mr. Bullock, Jesse James, or the launch of her new makeup line and book, Kat Von D is a woman whose presence is hard to miss. Luckily, however, her rockstar look can be fairly simple to recreate this Halloween.

As far as attire, stick to tight, black and skimpy wardrobe separates. A leather vest, skinny black jeans and anything with metallic studs will do the trick. For footwear, select a tall platform pump or boot: the edgier, the better. Keep makeup fairly simple with a dark smoky eye and bright red lips.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Get Real-Kat Von D Duplicate


Continuing in the spirit of imitation, turn some heads at your Halloween party and dress up as someone who has had their fair share of controversy this year. Whether it be her alleged affair, and now public courtship, with former Mr. Bullock, Jesse James, or the launch of her new makeup line and book, Kat Von D is a woman whose presence is hard to miss. Luckily, however, her rockstar look can be fairly simple to recreate this Halloween.

As far as attire, stick to tight, black and skimpy wardrobe separates. A leather vest, skinny black jeans and anything with metallic studs will do the trick. For footwear, select a tall platform pump or boot: the edgier, the better. Keep makeup fairly simple with a dark smoky eye and bright red lips.

STYLE STALKER
Get Real: Hal-Zoe-Ween

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. So, what better than to honor some of reality TV’s most notorious stars with a spot-on Halloween costume. You’re sure to be recognized on Halloween night, and maybe even mistaken for someone else.

My first choice for the week is Bravo TV Star and Celebrity Stylist, Rachel Zoe of The Rachel Zoe Project. Break out mamma's kaftans from the 70s, or go for glam-Zoe with silky, draping and mega bling. Come to think of it, a Rachel Zoe costume may be just a good excuse to invest in a fabulous get-up: add some wavy locks, a pair of oversized, round sunglasses, heals with killer height and incorporate some simple Zoe-isms. Try these on for size: "Oh my gosh, I LITERALLY thought you were a real vampire," "Your costume is so chic, I die." or "This party is bananas!"

OMFG
Refinery29 Hosts LAFW Shopping Bash

LA Fashion Week began today, but that doesn't just mean it's a time to scan the runway for upcoming trends and designer must-haves. It's also time to finally treat yourself to a slew of designer duds, and at a discount to boot! Refinery29 is hosting a one-night-only shopping extravaganza this Thursday, October 13 at the Space 15 Twenty on North Cahuenga Boulevard. LA's Maxine Dillon, Scout, Popopmomo, LA Vintage Exchange, Rossmore Jewelry and Blood Is The New Black will be just some of the designers and boutiques who have slashed their prices at up to 50% off for this major retail bash. Join in on the fun of raffle prizes and treats from Umami Burger and I Heart Pies-- as if the discounts weren't enough to draw you in.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Get Real: Hal-Zoe-Ween

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. So, what better than to honor some of reality TV’s most notorious stars with a spot-on Halloween costume. You’re sure to be recognized on Halloween night, and maybe even mistaken for someone else.

My first choice for the week is Bravo TV Star and Celebrity Stylist, Rachel Zoe of The Rachel Zoe Project. Break out mamma's kaftans from the 70s, or go for glam-Zoe with silky, draping and mega bling. Come to think of it, a Rachel Zoe costume may be just a good excuse to invest in a fabulous get-up: add some wavy locks, a pair of oversized, round sunglasses, heals with killer height and incorporate some simple Zoe-isms. Try these on for size: "Oh my gosh, I LITERALLY thought you were a real vampire," "Your costume is so chic, I die." or "This party is bananas!"

FASHIONABLE
Have a Sexy Halloween


Is Halloween really just an excuse to wear as little amount of clothing as possible? Well, not really. But, if that's your idea of dressing up, Victoria Secret has finally launched a line of Halloween costumes for 2010.

The Sexy Little Fantasies collection offers complete ensembles such as the Sexy Little Cowgirl, Sexy Little Senorita and the Sexy Little Kitty. Take caution: most of the collection does seem a bit too risqué for anywhere outside the bedroom, but at least Victoria's Secret has gotten into the Halloween spirit and given us a reason to have a super sexy spookfest.

FASHIONABLE
LBD for NYE


New Year's Eve night is still a few months away, so you may have time to save for a New Year's ensemble. But with all the holiday shopping you have to do, are you really going to be able to stash some cash away for yourself? Don't fret, my dear. Your good, ol' LBD comes to the rescue once again, but with plenty of options to make it look fabulously fresh just in time for when the ball drops. New Years is a time for sparkle and glam, and NYE2011 has Forever 21 to thank for a plethora of glitzy accessories to compliment your old standard. Mix up your LBD with cocktail rings, cuff bracelets, multi-chain necklaces, sparkly purses and belts and dramatic hairpieces. With accessories priced around $5-15, you can use whatever money you have left over to treat your and your friends to a New Years toast!