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Indian Media Pans Ivanka Trump’s Dress

Ivanka in India

Respect would have meant wearing dresses by Indian designers: I have to agree with VOGUE India on this one.  Moreover, it’s fashion diplomacy. Lady Gaga wore a Naeem Khan gown when she was India – and a wig dyed white, orange, and green: the colors of the India flag.

I’m sensitive about cultural appropriation when it comes to India.  It’s shameful that people feel free to trash India and Hinduism while they appropriate yoga and ayurveda for themselves, with little to no credit to the Indian roots.

Ivanka could make wearing a burlap sack look good, but apparently, that’s not good enough.

Source: Indian Media Pans Ivanka Trump’s Dress: ‘Cultural Appropriation’ by ‘Botoxed Barbie’

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AbFab movie preview

Uh-oh.  I expect that, with its designer fashion, models, and designers, fashionistas will be obsessed with the AbFab movie for years after … just like The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City (get over it – it ended its run in 2004!)

How the ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ costume designer brought Patsy and Edina’s signature styles onto the big screen in 2016.

Source: The ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ Costume Designer Found Inspiration From More Than One Kardashian – Fashionista

Marimekko for Target drops tomorrow, Sunday, April 17, 2016

But expect the collection to sell out within minutes, with pieces being re-sold for exorbitant prices on eBay.

Previously, Marimekko had limited edition collections with Banana Republic (the collection even included nail polish!) and H+M. It even collaborated with Avon on a limited edition collection of makeup in 2008 (see pics here).

Marimekko for Target

Marimekko for Target

Marimekko’s most popular print is its Unikko poppy print (not featured in its collection for Target).  Dolce & Gabbana ripped it off and even tried to cancel registration of the Unikko print in the EU: to learn more, read D&G Dolce & Gabbana rips off Marimekko Unikko print.  Be sure to read the comments too!

Source: Target: Brand Shop: Marimekko for Target

The Style Page reviews How Not to Look Old by Charla Krupp

How Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times BetterHow Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times Better by Charla Krupp

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read How Not to Look Old after reading Andrea Robinson’s Toss the Gloss. Charla Krupp’s book is more extensive, as it covers fashion in addition to make-up.

Charla Krupp begins this book by saying that looking old negatively impacts you both personally and financially. Not a very upbeat way to begin a book.

I disagree with Krupp’s aversion to nude pantyhose: I feel undressed without hosiery. Krupp also advocates shimmery pink gloss (see the back cover), something that Robinson opposes.

Krupp’s best chapter is on bra fitting. Did you know that the band should provide more support than the straps? For more tips about bra fitting, I recommend reading How to properly measure from my favorite lingerie store Trousseau.

Had I not read Kathy Shaidle’s humorous 50 is the New Crappy, I would not have known that Charla Krupp died in 2012 at age 58. She did not get to live to old age.

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Ugly shoes make me happy, too

Connie Wang had a delightful article on One Editor’s Ode To Ugly Shoes on Refinery 29.  I love summer footwear, and I’ve had my share of “ugly shoes”: Dr Scholls wooden exercise sandals and Earth shoes with the “negative heel.”

In keeping with the nude-colored footwear theme, I bought this pair of NAOT Gallus sandals in linen leather/bone nubuck:

NAOT Gallus sandals

NAOT Gallus sandals

The NAOT Gallus sandal features NAOT’s signature leather- and microfiber-covered cork and natural latex footbed, a 2-3/4″ heel, and a 1-1/4″ platform.  I plan to wear this with my crop pants.

The NAOT Gallus sandals costs $165, and online vendors may be found through Google Shopping.  For those of you who live in the DC metro area, I recommend the JC Comfort Shoes store in Reston for its customer service.

What do you think of the NAOT Gallus sandal?  Do you want more articles about fashion and style on The Style Page blog?

Nude-colored shoes

I love Kate Middleton.  Or rather I love (in ascending order):

  • her hair
  • her smile
  • her fashion

One thing that I’ve picked up from Kate is the wearing of nude-colored shoes.  How many times have you seen her wear the L.K. Bennett Sledge pump?

Kate in her trustworthy L.K. Bennett Sledge Pumps

Kate in her trustworthy L.K. Bennett Sledge Pumps

L.K. Bennett Sledge Pump

L.K. Bennett Sledge Pump

Customarily, you’d pair a dark-colored dress with black shoes, but nude-colored shoes elongate the leg.  That’s a good tip that I picked up from Kate (or rather, her stylist); however, I wouldn’t wear a heel as high (4″ with 1/2″ platform) as the L.K. Bennett Sledge Pump.

PS You may find the L.K. Bennett Sledge Pump ($345) at Nordstrom.