For many years, the Paper-Doll boutique sold strictly clothing. Then, one day we came across Ce Ce Chin's new label 80%20, and we were forced to break the clothes-only rule. Some of you avid Paper-Doll fans may remember the "I heart NYC", heart and rainbow printed slip-ons.

Moving away from the sweet and playful (thought not fully departing), 80%20 Fall 2008 is edgy and sexy. Have you ever seen a more divine boot than the Justine (pictured above left)? And I love 80%20's signature hidden wedge seen here in the Ashlee
Other favourites include the Jackie Pebble, Dani Patent (above), Ami & Diva (below).
Visit: 80%20
Holiday party season is just around the corner. Finding "the" dress always leaves me feeling super stressed out. Not this year! Anastasia Lomonova has me covered with her beautiful collection of dresses perfect for a wide range of holiday gatherings.

Now the only stress is deciding between gold, sequins or satin.

Pictured Above:
Renata Dress - $149
Cassidy Dress - $126
Diana Dress - $189
Faith Dress - $119
Penelope Dress - $189
Studs. I can't get enough of them. I love that they add a little edge to an outfit. I also love that they walk a fine line between looking really great, and horribly tacky.

Pictured Above:
Brassy Studded Tights- $68
Wendy Nichol Pyramid Cuff - $288
Ever since walking into a tiny boutique in Brooklyn and laying eyes on an all-over heart design knit sweater, I have been head-over-heels in love with Spring & Clifton. Former fashion magazine editor turned designer, Michelle Zachs, makes a modern knitwear collection for "old souls with young hearts".

Along with Jeffrey Campbell, Dolce Vita is sending my shoe lust into overdrive this season.

1. Kent - $135
2. Baxter - $195
3. Wynona - $198
4. Nadine - $172
5. Nancy - $109
6. Marcy - $92

I really love the vintage "paper boy" vibe of the Baxter.
Zipped Up
October 28, 2008

Whether functional or decorative, a large exposed zipper adds edge to basic staples. Metallic teeth are elevating the little black dress to new levels this season.

Pictured Above:
Surface to Air Elastico Dress
Sharon Wauchob Twisted Dress
Chrissie Miller's SOPHOMORE started as a t-shirt company in 2003, but with the help of Madeleine von Froomer (by way of Proenza Schouler), SOPHOMORE has graduated into a full collection. In a world that is so crazy about embellishments, its good to see a solid line of basics with a contemporary edge. Style and comfort, together at last....

Fall/Winter 2008 Styles we love:
U Neck T-shirt & Zipper Skirt (pictured above)
Zipper Dress (pictured above)

Button Dress
Short Sleeve Henley + Zipper Skirt

Peace Sign Tee + Sweat Pants
Double Tank Dress

View the rest of the collection on SOPHOMORE's website
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