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RecessionPrøøf 220: The Rick Owens L[oo]k

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The objective of our new category, RecessionProof 220, is to simply provide dependable suggestions of things/items that will contribute to your style, with out contributing to your debt. These items are virtually inelastic — they won’t fluctuate with the economy, they won’t depreciate in value over time, and they won’t need a billion-dollar bailout. “Why?” you ask….because Urban Graduates deserve it.

So here is the Rick Owens look at a WAAAY more affordable price.

Zip Bat Shoulder Dress by BLAK

Black cotton jersey square hood tank dress by Complex Geometries

WeSC Eve Jean

Buckled up wedge by We Who See

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May 13, 2009 at 11:01 am

Stussy x Hellz Bellz [03|07|09]

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Stussy x Hellz Bellz

We gave you a glimpse at the collaboration back in the Valentine’s Day “Cupid’s Collage” post. The Official release date for the long-awaited Stussy x Hellz Bellz Ladies First Collection is this coming Saturday, March 07, 2009. The two iconic labels volley signature elements, such as Stussy’s CRAAAAZY typography, and Hellz Bellz’s Femme Fatale flair and colorways. I really appreciate their minimalist, bad ass chick approach — job well done. This will more than likely sell out, so jump on it like a trampoline before you see MIA (sans-preggers) or Santogold with every piece.

Stussy x Hellz Bellz

Stussy x Hellz Bellz

Stussy x Hellz Bellz Collection

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March 5, 2009 at 11:31 am

Get Familiar: Little Bow Peep

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Alexis Mabille Black Court Shoes S/S 09

Graduettes, GET FAMILIAR!! This spring, as your style blossoms, grab it by the ends and tie into a nice little bow — then repeat that procedure A THOUSAND times. Several of the latest looks by designers have featured what we like to call, “Bow Collages” or “Bow Gardens”, a myriad of bow-like elements and ruffles that creates a flowing visual masterpiece.

Alexis Mabille Silver Court Shoes S/S 09 Back

Alexis Mabille Silver Court Shoe S/S 09 Pair

The key is to look for clever embellishment. Keep your eyes open for unorthodox uses of bows, placement, and varying sizes all within the same item.

Handbag by Hidden Goods

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March 4, 2009 at 10:44 am

Get Familiar: Pocket Protectors

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If there were one understatement item to invest in this year, it would have to be the pocket square. In the eye of this recession, fashion is turning to it’s simple roots. In that transition, the age-old handkerchief has taken front seat, bringing a variety of contemporary designs along with it. And although traditionally male, square silks have become a clever accessory for women too (often larger and more vibrant). GET FAMILIAR!!

Silk Pocket Squares by Liberty of London

The color pallets and artistic details are what propel the new breed of pocket squares. Check out Liberty of London, they have a nice variety of squares and small silk scarves for both men and women.

Large Blue Peacock Silk Square by Liberty of LondonLarge Blue Peacock Silk Square Zoom shot

Pink Ianthe Silk Twill Square by Liberty of LondonPink Ianthe Silk Twill Square Zoom shot

Red Hera Silk Twill Square by Liberty of LondonRed Hera Silk Twill Square Zoom shot

And just in case you need some advice on how to fold one….

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January 28, 2009 at 11:04 am

Vicky Secretly Goes to College

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Get this, Victoria’s Secret collaborates exclusively with over 30 colleges & universities to produce a line of “chillax”-wear (that’s a made-up word, chill + relax). Peep the products here.

Now, a lil birdie over at Clutch Magazine (shouts to J. Val, the famous urban graduette), told me that apparently, when they first launched this line back in June…..Vicky didn’t include any HBCUs. Wowzers!! Biiiig mistake. Read the full story here.

Some disgruntled HBCU women must’ve put that pressure on, because in 2009, as you can see on the top graphic…4 “NEW” schools have been added (comedian Anthony Anderson said it best in Two Can Play That Game, “The CIA ain’t got nothin’ on a woman with a plan!”). So all my Howard, FAMU, N.C. A & T, and Southern University graduettes, jump on those wears…ee-mee-jit-lee.

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January 7, 2009 at 11:11 am

The Tone of Atonement is PINK

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Of course all women in-the-know, know what begins tomorrow. The coveted marketing ploy/media jihad known as the Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale. However, this is not a post endorsing the Vicky’s Covert semi-annual sale of already overpriced cotton, this is an attempt at diverting your attention back to Strumpet & Pink and the other “undergarment underdogs” that are trying to get their products on the asses of the masses.

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December 28, 2008 at 11:58 pm

Greek 2 Chic: The Re-up | Frogs

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We had to do it again. A lot of our readers appreciate the Greek 2 Chic posts, especially the women. It seems like we’re unleashing some options that fraternity and sorority folk can appreciate. So to the Ladies of Pink & Green, here’s lookin’ at you (again)!

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November 13, 2008 at 9:30 pm