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Retail therapy is meant to be just that – therapy, so who really wants to lug around a massive purse plus all of your fashion finds? Meet your new best friend: Dooney & Bourke’s saddle bag from their fall ’12 collection.

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Combine the revived trend of corduroys with all the rage that is colored straight leg pants and you have Cruna’s line of fall 2012 micro-corduroy trousers. This revamped take on corduroys make them more versatile than their predecessor, with fine lines creating a softer finish and a modern straight leg fit. Playing down the texture of the pants allows for some electric color options, which at the same time still emulates masculinity; mustard yellow, azure and forest green. The colored micro-corduroy isn’t just for the avant-garde man, these pants look great dressed down on the average Joe with a graphic t or hoodie, for these pants make a statement on their own.

Get yours at MatchFashion for $153

She had it all, her collection on covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair, celebrities hitting the scene in her designs, thirty+ stores carrying her first season collection. New York-based fashion designer Gemma Kahng was as powerful as her quirky interpretation of power suits that her name became synonymous with across the globe…That was the ’90s.

Kahng learned quickly that in fashion “one day you are in and the next day you are out,” as Heidi Klum would say on Project Runway.

Now, over a decade later, Kahng is breathing new life back into her name as a designer after overcoming the tolls of divorce, plummeting finances and an unforgiving industry. Like a phoenix from the ashes, she has come back from obscurity with a new look and attitude that demands well deserved attention.

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Ciaté kicks standard nail polish to the curb and brings 3D flair to your nails with their Caviar Manicure. An eye-popping array of minuscule pearls featured in rainbow, mother of pearl or black make for the perfect accessory replacement with any outfit. Loose the bracelet and dress up your nails; add fun to your casual wardrobe with rainbow caviar and stay chic with mother of pearl or black. Application is short and sweet; apply caviar manicure over wet nails and you’re done. Nail art never looked this good. Where is this magical creation hiding, might you ask? Sephora, retailing at $25.00 and we hear the bottle lasts – making this purchase worth the while.

Alice Kriemler-Schoch (The HBIC of what we know and love as Akris) has mastered the art of color blocking in for her fall ‘12 collection. Many know and associate color-blocking with the idea of highly contrasting colors in bold square like patterns (which in my opinion comes out rather heinous 90% of the time) – so why am I fussing over this trend I’m not a fan of? The Akris fall ’12 collection puts a spin on color-blocking I have yet to see – taking bold colors, with slightly darker or lighter shades of that same hue, and creating subtle yet fabulous color-blocking patterns.

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Black and white has always been fashion’s prized first born of iconic color palettes, consistently showered with praise and affection as a go-to look for men and women alike. Black and brown, on the other hand, is the unwanted stepchild in a family of picture perfect combinations that no one wants to even utter a whisper of its existence out of fear of committing a fashion faux pas.

But what most people forget is that some neglected stepchildren turn into Cinderella and this fall, Prince Charming of Textiles has arrived and rescued black and brown from the dungeon of everyday fashion rejects.

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