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So you think you can ____?

A while ago, I was talking to my brother about a manuscript he's been working on for years. As I tried to determine whether he was planning on snail-mailing an actual handwritten manuscript to a publishing house for consideration (people still do that?!), the same thought that pops up whenever I work on the magazine hit me: Don't wait for people to give you permission to do what you want to...

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Random Fashion Inspiration

I figure we've known each other long enough to expose you to my errant babble and rambling life reflections: I discovered Scandanavian designer Henrik Vibskov a few months ago and am LOVING his effortlessly blase pieces. Did y'all ever "design" new outfits with Fashion Plates and a bunch of stubby colored pencils? And did you play with Designer Denim Barbie? I remember those pink molded plastic cowboy boots like it was yesterday...

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Inspiration: Vuitton Blushes in the Nude

Though it's almost the complete opposite of the fierce Xena Takes Manhattan looks we saw on the Fall runways, I was drawn to this softly feminine ensemble at Louis Vuitton. By using draping and ruching instead of ruffles and frills, toning down candy-sweet shades of pink with neutral beige, and adding glossy black accents via accessories, it's a modern take on femme fatale that's easy to duplicate: 1. Top, asos 2. Hareem trousers, Topshop 3. Hebano...

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