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Chozen Ice Cream

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By Jess Zaino in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 22 November 2011

As a nationally recognized voice in the style space, I live a fairly glamorous life. So when I heard my apartment bell ring the other day — quelle surprise! — it was a hand delivered pint of Chozen Ice Cream, to whom it’s handler had the unfortunate experience of finding me in my most bewitching ensemble to date: my robe. At 3pm in the afternoon. Very glamorous.

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The Together Bag: a canvas tote from Thursday Friday

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Saturday 15 October 2011

The Chanel Chain Link purse is a fashion icon. Retailing at over $1500, it’s a coveted piece for any couture loving gal. The good people at Thursday Friday have now made it easy to get your designer purse on. The Together bag is a canvas tote perfect for groceries, gym clothes, books, and other luxurious […]

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Delfina Delettrez’s spooky Fendi jewellery

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Thursday 15 September 2011

What may seem like a goth girl gone accessory crazy is actually the refined tastes of Ms. Delfina Delettrez, a fourth-generation Fendi woman and heir to the Fendi fashion empire.

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Sheer silk mousseline pants by Matthew Williamson

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Friday 5 August 2011

Remember those paintings that if you squinted and stared intently at it for a really long time, another picture would appear to you in 3D? Well, these Matthew Williamson ikat-print, sheer silk mousseline pants are sort of that, but much comfier and perfect for lounging around on a Saturday afternoon.

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Dangling fringe Porcupine quill necklace

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Thursday 4 August 2011

Animal rights activist group, PETA, is pretty aggressive when it comes to saving animals. So I don’t know how they would feel about this dangling fringe Porcupine quill necklace from Acid Zip. Made of delicate Porcupine quills strung together on a vintage brass chain, the quills double as protection against PETA. Wink wink.

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Tuxedo jacket made from computer keys

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Tuesday 2 August 2011

Japan-based artist, Julien David, is a total nerd, and it shows with his latest geek chic collection that includes a tuxedo jacket made using computer keys. Appropriately named the 900 Jacket, it has 900 computer keys sewn onto wool material and is available for sale in speciality boutiques globally and, ironically, for purchase online.

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Emoticon jewelry by Chao and Erro

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Thursday 28 April 2011

Gone are the days when I could wink at you with ‘come hither’ eyes so you’ll see the intention of my emotions. Finnish designers, Chao and Erro jewelry have interpreted the long lost art of human-to-human emotional connection with their line of emoticon jewelry. Happy? Rock a smiley face. Feeling enthusiastic? Throw on an exclamation […]

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Dress made from six year collection of candy wrappers

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Thursday 28 April 2011

Dressing for Prom can be so daunting! What if you buy the same dress as one of the other girls? This is not the case with Wisconsin teen, Tara Frey, whose mother, Kerrin, started collecting candy wrapper’s six years ago. Since then, and with over 40 hours of straight manpower, they’ve been crafting a candy […]

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Edible fashion by photographer Fulvio Bonavia

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By Jess Zaino in New Photography on Wednesday 27 April 2011

Italian photographer Fulvio Bonavia is an award-winning artist who has shot ad campaigns for famous, fashion clients such as adidas and Swatch. And his latest fashion subject? Food.

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Sushi Ring to raise to money for aid for Japan

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Wednesday 27 April 2011

In times of trouble, we must all look to the silver lining. Despite the unprecedented loss suffered by Japan at the hand of its recent earthquake and tsunami, the country and its people continue to ban together to forge ahead. And the world follows its example.

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Gold Glitters slip-on by Tom’s

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Saturday 5 March 2011

My lil sis, Caitlin Zaino of The Urban Grocer is getting hitched. And as the Maid of Honor and resident style guru of the bridal party, we’ve spent a lot of time talking fashion particulars. Most notably, her ‘day of’ footwear.

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Happiness is a Beatles Comme Des Garcon sneaker

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Friday 4 March 2011

I don’t know if it’s nostalgia or what, but when the greatest rock band of all time, The Beatles, put out a product, I’m an instant fan. It looks like high-end brand Comme Des Garcon got in on the Beatle game too.

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I Believe In Unicorns custom hoodie

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Friday 4 March 2011

Leave it up to crafty site, Etsy, to provide the human race with something so fantastical. This custom made unicorn hoodie by Ivebinpharteen is tailored exactly to your liking — from colors to materials to mane — so that the final product is truly the thing that dreams are made of.

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Sunglasses by Coco and Breezy

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Thursday 3 March 2011

They live on planet C and B, two kooky and creative 20 year-old twin sisters, who are taking the human world by storm with their fierce brand of sunglasses. Coco and Breezy create studded and bullet-holed over-sized signature shields, but a recent trip to Paris inspired a wearable art, glow in the dark accessory line, […]

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Lace body pieces by Japanese label Somarta

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Saturday 29 January 2011

Lace is the fabric du jour these days, with ladies rocking the antique trend — wearing a little bit on a shirt or a lot, as shown in these somewhat revealing outfits by Japanese label Somarta. Their ‘second skin’ collection is made entirely of lace body pieces to be bought as separates and worn together. I […]

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