The Thursday Fashion Files!!

by Christina Makoyawo · May 26, 2011

    Oprah's style evolution over the years; Carolina Herrera dishes on dressing Jackie O; the Middleton sisters sure do love Zara; Justin Bieber's iced-out Stewie; ways to tell if you are wearing a dress; python pedis and much more on today's fashion files!

    1. Its seems as if every single fashion news site or blog has planned to feature galleries of  Oprah's style evolution to commemorate her final farewell yesterday. From Fashionista, Coco Perez, Stylelist, Peoplemag, Huffington Post and plenty of other sites. Its no doubt that Lady O's style has transformed from 80s-esque, interesting or bad, risky to savvy and fashionable. Check out fashionista's collection of Oprah's  best red carpet looks to honor her farewell to primetime. [Fashionista]

    2. Iconic fashion designer, Carolina Herrera describes what it was like to dress Jackie O. In the latest edition of Harper's Bazaar, she also shares details about her friendship with Andy Warhol, her family and her 30+ years working in the fashion industry.

    "When I started, she came to me, and I dressed her a lot for those last years. It was fun to have her there and a great inspiration. She was so natural and knew exactly what she wanted and what looked good on her....Jackie had a great sense of history and responsibility for what and who she was. She said, 'I am nothing. He was the president. I was only the first lady, so I don't have anything to say.'"[HuffPost]

    3. Pippa Middleton hasn't read her "You're royalty now" memo yet and we kind of like it. She's been spotted out and about in commoner-wears. Said sarcastically of course because there's nothing common about Zara, which seems to be her and the Dutchess' favorite High Street shop. Go here if you're loving her Zara 2-tone dress. [CocoPerez]

    4. Oh Justin Bieber, he must love Family Guy. He dropped 25Gs on the iced out pendant of Family Guy's maniacal baby Stewie. Comprised of more than 12 carats of diamonds & rubies set against 14-carat gold, Bieber designed the piece with “famous Beverly Hills jeweler” Jason Arasheben. Remember guys, he's 17. [Styleite]

    5. Help combat GLHD syndrome. What is GLHD you ask? Girls Leaving The House Dressless. The flowchart, created by Lily Szajnberg and Keeli Davis, was a response to Buzzfeed's visual designer Amy Sly's original infographic. [HuffPost]

    6. Swarovski celebrates its 10-year CFDA partnership! To celebrate the long-lived partnership, their 10th Anniversary collection features a limited edition jewelry by Philip Crangi. Crangi, one half of Giles & Bro and founder of The Crangi Family Project,  won the CFDA award back in 2008. The textiles & embroidery-inspired necklaces, bracelets and cuffs are available at 6 Swarovski boutiques. [Stylelist]

    7. Models, modeling agency and un-retouched photos- which word doesn't fit here? For the launch of Viva Model Agency, based in London, some of its key models Natalia Vodianova, Raquel Zimmermann and '90s supermodel Kirsty Hume were photographed un-retouched. No make-up, hair or styling. They should do this more.

    Viva director Natalie Hand shares how photographer Scott Trindle "shot them with no additional hair, make-up or styling. They were shot exactly as they were in person, exactly how they were when they walked through his door. And they looked really beautiful. The blemishes added to their charm." [HuffPost]

    8. Re-inventors of the shirt-dress, NAHM's Alex Hilfiger & Nary Manivong open up their showroom to Stylelist's Rachel Esterline. [Stylelist]

    9. "Never have I ever gotten a python pedicure" So would you get the slithery pedi for $300? Originating from an idea sprung from her son's capture & carry of backyard snakeskin, pedicurist Terri Silacci wondered what to do with the sheath of python. She applies a thick layer of instant-drying gel base color, then meticulously hand cuts each piece to fit the shape and size of each toe nail then seals it with a chip-resistant clear sealant. Look out Minx! [Styleite]