Saudi Arabian Women No Longer Have to Buy Lingerie and Beauty Products From Men

Saudi Arabian Women No Longer Forced to Buy Lingerie and Beauty Products From Men

Saudi Arabian Women No Longer Have to Buy Lingerie and Beauty Products From MenImagine walking into a Victoria’s Secret store and being greeted by an all-male sales staff. There are no women available to discuss the best panty options for you, measure your cup size, or to give you an honest opinion about how well a bra suits you.

For women in Saudi Arabia, this is a reality.

Many American women feel at least awkward purchasing lingerie from a male, so we can only imagine that the women in Saudi Arabia must feel undoubtedly mortified.

See, in Saudi Arabia, women are barred from working jobs in which they might interact with men. This law also applies to retail stores that sell beauty, fashion, and lingerie exclusively to women.

In a victorious reversal in law, women in Saudi Arabia will now have the chance to work in retail. King Abdullah's Saudi Ministry of Labor has enforced a royal decree stating that all women specific shops are to employ only female sales personnel.

Needless to say, there was objection by Saudi Arabia's male community.

According to The Times, over 28,000 women have already applied for jobs.

No word on how the Saudi women will get to work considering that they’re banned from driving.

Baby steps, baby steps.


Fashion Watch: Rachel Roy Makes Shoes, Vogue Gets A Festival, Rihanna to Launch Fashion TV Show

Fashion Watch: Rachel Roy Makes Shoes, Vogue Gets A Festival, Rihanna to Launch Fashion TV Show

Fashion Watch: Rachel Roy Makes Shoes, Vogue Gets A Festival, Rihanna to Launch Fashion TV Show

Rachel Roy to launch a collection of pumps, booties and flats (via HuffPo)

Learn all the mysteries behind a magazine at the Vogue Festival, which  is coming to London in April  (via Stylecaster)

Derrick Adams' "Deconstruction Worker" explores the mind and the fashion form (via High Snobette)

Britain Gets a Dose of Fashion Reality: Rihanna and Nicola Roberts team up for fashion competition show (via Marie Claire)

Liz Vandal, Cirque Du Soleil’s Costume Designer, unveils her breathtaking “Alice” costumes for the Washington Ballet. (via HuffPo)


This Week's Best Dressed: Olivia Palmero, Jessica Alba, Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Shenae Grimes

This Week's Best Dressed: Olivia Palmero, Jessica Alba, Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Shenae Grimes

This Week's Best Dressed: Olivia Palmero, Jessica Alba, Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Shenae Grimes

This week's best dressed: Olivia Palmero at Dior Haute Couture show (photo: Splash) Jessica Alba in Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 (photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images),  Alexa Chung in black and leather (photo: Johns PKI / Splash News), Kate Moss in leopard (photo: RF/Startraksphoto.com), Shenae Grimes in Marc by Marc Jacobs (photo: Pacific Coast News)


Fashion Watch: Banana Republic and Trina Turk Collaboration, Gary Cooper's Enduring Style, Avril Lavigne's Sally Hansen Nail Strips

Fashion Watch: Banana Republic and Trina Turk Collaborate, Gary Cooper's Enduring Style, Avril Lavigne Gets in the Nail Business

Fashion Watch: Banana Republic and Trina Turk Collaborate, Gary Cooper's Enduring Style, Avril Lavigne Gets in the Nail Business

90’s Alt Rock Queen Shirley Manson is on a journey to embrace her style (V Magazine)

An unassuming common man mixed with the sophistication of a film hero is profiled in Gary Cooper: Enduring Style (via WWD)

Banana Republic teams up with Trina Turk for a new apparel line which is slated to launch this June (via HuffPo)

Britain’s plight: homegrown designers are replanting themselves in high fashion cities (The Independent)

Coach and Tony Duquette create a stunning and opulent collection of jewelry fit for royalty (via Refinery 29)

Avril Lavigne strikes a deal with Sally Hansen to create a line of nail art inspired by her rock‘n’roll style (via WWD)


Fashion Watch

Fashion Watch: Miuccia Prada Enlists Hollywood's Leading Men, YSL Retrospective, Cambodia Does Fashion

Fashion Watch: Miuccia Prada Enlists Hollywood's Leading Men, YSL Retrospective, Cambodia Does Fashion

Olympia Le-Tan's Italian Cinema inspired handbags are presented at the renowned Pitti W, the sister tradeshow to Pitti Uomo (via Fashionista)

YSL's breathtaking retrospective debuts at the Denver Art Museum (via YSLDenver)

Third world country Cambodia taking a fashionable step forward. (via HuffPo)

Miuccia Prada enlists Hollywood's leading men to model her collection of commanding coats. (via Catwalk Queen)

Covert photographs taken to uncover current bag trends (via Refinery)


Under $150: Kristen Bell's Color Popping Pink Outfit

Under $150: Kristen Bell's Color Popping Pink Outfit

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Kristen Bell masters the art of color popping in a cute and sassy outfit comprised of hot pink pants, a sequined top, and a Rachel Zoe tuxedo blazer while visiting the SiriusXM studios in Manhattan.

The 31-year-old actress signed SiriusXM's celebrity guest wall and sat down to speak with “Mark Says Hi” about her new Showtime series, House of Lies.

Why we love this look: Soft, blushing pink and hard, brooding black are a match made in heaven.  Add a bit of sparkly, like Kristen’s  lacy sequined top, and you’ve got the perfect outfit: a little softness, a little hardness, and lots of razzle-dazzle!

And to add just the perfect amount of masculinity to her mostly feminine look, Kristen wears a boxy Rachel Zoe tuxedo blazer with a satin collar. We love how casual cool she keeps her look, yet it's still dressy enough to wear on the red carpet.  Très chic!

To pop some color into your look like Kristen, try wearing a satin collar blazer by Forever 21, pointy pumps from BCBG MAX AZRIA, a sequin lace top by Forever 21, and a pair of lovely pink cropped pants by Asos.  Add shiny Bobbi Brown lip gloss and you'll be fashionably ready for almost any occasion.

Total cost to our look: $131.15

BCBGeneration Melbee | $35.99

Style deals Sequin Lace Tank | $12.50

ASOS Jet Pocket Slim Cropped Pants | $26.86

Forever 21 Satin Collar Blazer | $32.80

Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss-Pink Beige | $23


This Week’s Best Dressed: Kristin Cavallari, Nicole Richie and Nina Dobrev

This Week’s Best Dressed: Kristin Cavallari, Nicole Richie and Nina Dobrev

This Week’s Best Dressed: Kristin Cavallari, Nicole Richie and Nina Dobrev

This week’s best dressed from left to right: Kristin Cavallari in Mason by Michelle Mason (Photo: WENN), Nicole Richie at NBC Universal's Winter All-Star party in Pasadena wearing Antonio Berardi (Photo: Nikki Nelson/WENN), Nina Dobrev at the People's Choice Awards wearing Elie Saab (Photo: Frazer Harrison, Jason Merritt; Getty).


Under $150: Ashley Madekwe in Psychedelic, Colorful Kaleidoscopes

Under $150: Ashley Madekwe in Psychedelic and Colorful Kaleidoscopes

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Revenge star and fashion blogger Ashley Madekwe was spotted looking psychedelic cool in a colorful kaleidoscope pencil skirt, a vintage concert tee and a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti black booties.

Why we love this look: We love how Ashley keeps her look young and fresh by pairing bright colors with contrasting patterns. Her neon stripes paired with a kaleidoscope pattern could have easily been a fashion disaster, but Ashley manages to wear it brilliantly.

How to get this look:  If you’re ready to go color cool like Ashley, but have a limited post-holiday budget, try this look for less by wearing a Mango vintage print tee and a pair of Gomax Lucky Dog 10 Booties with the exact same Topshop skirt Ashley was seen wearing.  Instead of the lovely—but out of our budget—Chanel bag,  try this red quilted satchel bag by Silouhettes.  You'll be perfect example of color done right.

Total cost to our look: $133.95

Mango Vintage-cartoon print t-shirt | $16.99

Kaleidoscope Print Pencil Skirt | $72

Quilted Satchel Bag | $24.99

Gomax Lucky Dog 10 Booties | $19.97


This Week's Best Dressed: Emma Stone, Hailee Steinfeld and Alexa Chung

This Week's Best Dressed: Emma Stone, Hailee Steinfeld and Alexa Chung

This Week's Best Dressed: Emma Stone, Hailee Steinfeld and Alexa Chung

This week’s best dressed from left to right: Emma Stone in Lanvin at the Met Gala's red carpet, Hailee Steinfeld in Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony at Tod’s Diner and Alexa Chung wearing Marc Jacobs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.


Under $150: Nicole Richie’s Rock’n’Roll Meets Bohemian Look

Under $150: Nicole Richie’s Rock‘n’Roll Meets Bohemian Look

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We absolutely adore Nicole Richie's look that she wore while attending the grand opening of Pressed Juicery in West Hollywood.

Her combination of a Helmut Lang leather blazer and a Satine Label hi-low hemmed skirt paired with Louboutin heels, and of course, House of Harlow jewelry, was close to perfection.

Why we're obsessed: The ruffled hi-low hem on Nicole’s skirt adds a feminine softness to her look, and paired with the hardness of a leather jacket and studded purse, her outfit is the perfect mix of cool, rock’n’roll hard and feminine, bohemian soft.

How to get this look:  To get Nicole’s look for under $150, grab a slouchy white t-shirt that you probably already have in your closet, add a Brandy Melville Cameron high low skirt, a cropped blazer, accessorize with a Magid Faux Leather bag, and finish your look off with with a pair of  JANET & JANET Closed-toe slip-ons.

Total cost to our look: $146.20

Cropped Career Blazer | $27.80

Magid Faux Leather Ruffled Crossbody Bag | $22.40

Brandy Melville Cameron High Low Skirt | $57

JANET & JANET Closed-toe slip-ons |  $39


PREVIEW: H&M Divided Art Spring 2012 Collection

PREVIEW: H&M's Divided Art Spring 2012 Collection

PREVIEW: H&M Divided Art Spring 2012 Collection

2012 will bring back H&M's Divided Art series, a fashion line produced by the retailer that will feature the work of graphic designers Fanny Gentle, Alexis Anne Mackenzie, Saskia Pomeroy and Johnny Ryan.

From the quirky, morbid cartoons drawn by Johnny Ryan, to the bright, colorful tribal prints (which we adore!) from Saskia Pomeroy, the collection—which is scheduled to release at H&M Divided departments in February 2012—will consist of leggings, tees and tank tops.

And if you can’t wait until February, be sure to check out some of the super-fun items (below) that you’ll be able to score next month.

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Under $150: Camilla Belle’s Comfy and Casual Look

Under $150: Camilla Belle’s Comfy and Casual Look

Actress Camilla Belle was spotted on Rodeo drive wearing Earnest Sewn’s “Harlan 276″ jeans, a Madewell sweater and a Rebecca Minkoff bag while doing some retail therapy.

Why We’re Obsessed:  We love the contrast of Camilla’s oversized, cozy sweater paired with tight, light wash skinny jeans. Her Rebecca Minkoff red leather purse and her suede booties takes her look from boring to casual chic.

How to Get This Look: To get Camilla’s comfy, casual style, simply try wearing a  Rowboat sweater by Madewell (the exact same sweater is also worn by Camilla), and add a pair of  light denim skinny jeans from Heritage 1981,  a pair of taupe Mossimo booties, and a red quilted satchel by Silhouettes.

Total cost to our look: $149.87

Madewell’s Rowboat sweater | $69.99

Heritage 1981 Classic Skinny Jeans | $24.90

Womens Mossimo Supply Co. Khadeja Suede Bootie | $29.99

Quilted Satchel Bag | $24.99


Callin' Oates: Your Emergency Hall and Oates Hotline

Callin' Oates: Your Emergency Hall and Oates Hotline

Callin' Oates: Your Emergency Hall and Oates Hotline

If you’re feeling a little lonely during these cold holiday nights, let Hall & Oates keep you company.

There is an actual hotline called “Welcome to Callin' Oates: Your Emergency Hall and Oates Hotline” where you can get your fix of Hall and Oates’ classics like “One on One,” “Rich Girl,” and “Private Eyes.

It’s free, and all you have to do is dial 719-26-OATES (719-266-2837) to be serenaded back to the 80s.

And really, what could be more satisfying to listening to “Maneater” via telephone?

Free and awesome!

Make sure to check this out.  It will make you smile at the very least.


This Week's Best Dressed

This Week's Best Dressed

This Week's Best Dressed

This week's best dressed from left to right: Rooney Mara in Rodarte for Opening Ceremony,  Chanel Iman in Valentino (Photo:  Courtesy of People's Revolution, photographed by Matteo Prandoni for BFAnyc.com), Zoe Kravitz (Photo: Getty)


Best Dressed

Best Dressed of The Week

Best Dressed
Photo (left to right): Olivia Wild (Just Jared), Rachel Zoe (Getty), Kendall Jenner (Getty)

This week's best dressed: Olivia Wilde in  Lanvin and Marc Jacobs, Rachel Zoe in Valentino and Kendall Jenner.