Renzo Rosso likes a little testosterone. A big, geared-up watch. Stark, futuristic sunglasses. A moto-inspired jacket that suggests a Ducati is parked out back. This is the Italian creative wizard who launched Diesel denim more than 30 years ago and now backs edgy runway lines, including Dsquared2, which this fall nails the sexy-secretary look with hourglass dresses. That’s not to say Rosso has abandoned jeans: He believes women need “at least 20 pairs.” His new favorite colors are dark gray and military green, and he becomes excited describing the complexity of a beloved distressed finish. “It’s a little bit dirty, with a rich feel,” he says. “Like the beauty of a woman.”
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Once the summer heat kicks in, it's all we can do not to slip into the breeziest beach dresses and flip-flops for the morning commute. So trust us when we say we understand that the humidity can have a powerful effect on your wardrobe — still, there are some things you just can't wear to your place of employment, no matter how hot it gets.
I attended the Abercrombie and Fitch holiday-season press preview yesterday, and in between checking out the cute gear that will hit stores this November, I picked up a little nugget of information I just have to share.
Front-row style star Miroslava Duma just clears 5′, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon one-ups her—literally—at 5′ 1″, and fashion crush Rachel Bilson barely tops them both at a whopping 5′ 2″. But aside from standing at the diminutive end of the height spectrum, these three ladies have something else in common: the ability to nail every summer fashion trend. If you’re part of the petite girls’ club, take a look at these 12 fashion essentials—from closet staples to chic accessories—to keep you at the top of your style game this summer.