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Peplum skirts and dresses invaded the runway in a major way, last spring (Jil Sander, anyone?). And now, it looks like the super-flirty trend is here to stay for yet another warm-weather season — and maybe even through fall '12. Except, this time, it's coming in easier-to-wear separates, including one must-buy piece for spring '12: the mega-hot peplum top. Super simple to throw over a sleek pencil skirt or a slouchy pair of trousers, this silhouette-altering piece comes in two versions: the middle-cinching sex-kitten option and the cool, drop-waisted style that swings around your hips. Take a look at our tip-top favorites on the market right now, and pick your poison!
Longtime stylist to Lady Gaga, former creative director of Mugler, and now artistic director of Diesel, Nicola Formichetti is an expert juggler. Between various big-time gigs (and his adorable pups) he somehow finds the time to work on independent projects — the biggest and frilliest of which is now read
Living in an urban area means that finding that charmingly cozy apartment on a tree-lined street is a rare and coveted achievement — but it's not impossible. The photos to follow show that Homepolish designer Danielle and her two roommates scored big. After a year's worth of work, they turned their 700-square-foot read