Day: December 19, 2008

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Two of Style.com’s 20 Reasons to Love Fashion in 2008 Include Pretty Black Girls

Style.com released their annual fashion list, “2008: The Year in Style,” where they counted down the 20 reasons to celebrate fashion.

At No. 1 was our incoming First Lady Michelle Obama “because symbols mean something,” especially in risk-taking attire.

“We chose to see Mrs. O’s fashion risk-taking as a small but potent sign that the next four (eight?) years won’t be politics—or pantsuits—as usual,” the site writes. “And if nothing else, Obama—who sparked a run on yellow J.Crew pencil skirts and cardigans after an appearance on The Tonight Show—could be a one-woman bailout package for one of the nation’s key consumer sectors.”

At No. 5 is “runways and magazines finally got (a little) more diverse,” with the rising of newly minted It girls Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman, and their appearances in Vogue Italia‘s “A Black Issue” in July.

PHOTO CREDIT: Style.com

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In Style Magazine’s ‘Loving’ Kerry Washington’s Style

Ethnic actresses rarely get love when it comes to their fashion choices (unless they’re Rihanna or Beyonce), but in the January issue of In Style, the editors praise Kerry Washington’s stylish ways.

The magazine credits, “Her love of exuberant color, lively prints and sleek lines keeps the gorgeous actress front and center, day and night. Oh, and then there’s that smile,” for nabbing their monthly honor!

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Ga Ga: The Beautifully Complex Women of Mad Men Featured in EW’s Best & Worst Issue

There’s only a handful of shows that feature remarkably complex women enduring and reaching for the stars in a man’s world. And this year’s breakout show is definitely AMC’s Mad Men.

Entertainment Weekly gives props to the three lead actresses in the 1960s-era, Emmy-winning show: Christina Hendricks who plays sex pot office manager Joan; Elisabeth Moss who plays secretary-turned-copy editor Peggy; and January Jones who plays vengeful housewife Betty Draper.

“I love that I get to represent these powerful, smart women from the ’60s who tried to break through the glass ceiling,” Moss, 26, who is up for a Golden Globe and SAG award, tells EW.

While Jones, 30, who is up for a Golden Globe, said, “The episode where Betty finally kicked Don out of the house, the response I got from friends and family was ridiculous!”

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