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One of my favorite magazines in the whole entire world will be celebrating their 25th anniversary next month. Yes, it’s ELLE. I adore ELLE and it’s my dream to write for them one day. In anticipation of their 25th birthday U.S. ELLE will be releasing four different covers of 20-something year old celebs. Those featured are Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfriend, Gabourey Sidibe and Lauren Conrad. I adore all ladies for their respective fields but I do think the selection was a bit random if I were in charge of this list I’d have Rihanna (22), Zoe Kravitz (21), Blake Lively (23) and Emma Watson (20).  They each have their own distinctive styles that I think would look totally good on an ELLE cover. Check out for a slide show of the 20-something girls doing their thing.

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I don’t know about you guys but I been into cut-out dresses ever since I seen Leighton Meester’s dress at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. I’ve been eyeing for one reasonably priced and I guess many other of your gals have been too since Top Shop has a bunch of these for about $90 bucks….and for the ones who are too shy to wear such as sexy silhouette. Don’t worry Topshop sells cut-outs with mesh that are equally as fabulous.

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Mark all calendars, set up all alarms, Zac Posen is coming to Target. Starting April 25, the high-end couture designer will be selling his signature diffusion collection exclusively at Target stores nationwide.

Posen  is the latest celebrity designer to partner with Target’s GO International campaign. Joining the likes of Erin Fetherston, Isaac Mizrahi, Anna Sui and Rodarte, Posen’s collection will feature high aesthetic fashion moderately affordable that ranges in retail from as $16.99 to $200.00.

Posen is a favorite amongst Hollywood’s elite, and has a massive celebrity fan base that includes Rihanna, Naomi Campbell and Natalie Portman. His new collection is eerily similar to his high end collection so expect some eccentricity; as it’s what Posen’s known for. A single garment from Zac Posen’s higher end collection retails for around a thousand dollars; but fashionistas on a budget like me, can don high fashion for a fraction of the price.

What makes Posen’s collection for Target different from other diffusion lines in the store is that this collection is a replica of Posen’s higher-end garments. Since a single garment from Zac Posen’s higher end collection retails for about a thousand dollars, fashionistas on a budget can don high fashion for a fraction of the price. The party dresses available for his Target collection are similar to the dresses sold at Berdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus so this collection will definitely be a big score in the fashion industry.

The only downfall with Posen’s new collection for Target is that it’s in high demand; and by that I mean very. Most of the pieces have already sold out courtesy of online pre-sales. But since it’s sold at Target, that means that there will be a back stock and whatever is not available in stores can most definitely be available on Target’s website. With only a week to spare I definitely have my list of items I’m buying on the 25 (the red leather, the metallic swimsuit) and since I’m not fortunate to live by a Target store, my purchase will be made online.

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It may be 2010 but the 60’s are back; well at least in the fashion world. Last September, dozens of labels including Balmain, Blumarine and Calvin Klein debuted their Spring collections and although each label is known for their own individual style, they each had one thing in common: Tie Dye.

Yes, Tie Dye. The design that is notorious for the love/hate relationship between us “regular” folks and the people of the fashion world. Once associated with hippies and radicals, tie dye was once considered a fashion faux pas and reappears on the runway every few years in attempts to make it mainstream again. This season however, tie dye is making a statement and making itself known. Those colorful designs we made onto t-shirts in summer camp who consists of horrible oversized t-shirts but an array of party dresses, flirty denims and fun accessories such as scarfs.

Blumarine dedicated their entire spring collection to tie dye and its bright colors. The label incorporated the bleached design onto trendy pieces to create a cohesive collection. There garments include colorful palettes of A-line dresses, oversized tees and rompers that make tie dye the cool thing to wear again. The Italian label by artist Anna Molinari is inspired by Molinari’s love for painting, music and anything colorful. Her mission for the Spring 2010 collection was to “embody the femininity of all colors, textiles and designs” and it seems she’s on the right track.

Blumarine isn’t the only label to take tie dye and make it pretty again. Balmain and Calvin Klein have also made the attempts. Balmain, is known for it utilitarian-esque clothing (think all things Michael Jackson) while Calvin Klein is for is sophistication. Both however made tie-dye work for both their styles; Balmain for denim, Calvin Klein for tops and accessories. Even celebrities have jumped on the tie dye dip-dye bandwagon. Fashionistas such as Rihanna, Fergie, Nicole Richie and Victoria Beckham have all been spotted wearing the trend.

The tie-dye trend for spring is a trend I hope will last for a while. Tie-dye is refreshing and spring collections are supposed to be bright, colorful and refreshing. The design itself brings back memories for just about everybody and everyone can wear tie dye even men. I think designers and labels are onto something with recreating old styles and making it new again. Hopefully that will become a new sensation, I’m dying to walk around New York City in white go-go boots without getting awkward stares from people on the subway.

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