Best of the Week: January 12 – January 17

refinery29-best-of-week-011608The 2009 Hot List: From Hot-Pink Lips to Topshop and the Cocos, Here are 20 Reasons to Love the New Year! This ain't the last you'll be seeing of these trends, brands, and names.
Love Parade: From $100 Up, 20 rings for Saying I Do or I Promise in Style
When you think of a wedding ring, what does not generally come to mind is "it's reasonably-priced! That's an innovative design! I bet it's ethically sourced!" Turn the predictable icon of engagement on its head with these sparklers.
My Style: Rumi Neely
She likes Japantown, Forever 21, ankle boots, and plenty of other cool kid stuff.
Man in Uniform: A Guy's Guide to Dressing in 2009
Updated suits, bold prints, the school-boy look—the modern man's got lotsa style options.
Thank You for Being a Trend: Vintage YSL, Lam, Lim, and Luella Inspire Major Golden Girls Moment
Bringing senior citizen style to a runway near you. Thanks Blanche!
Kind of Blue: Cobalt Saturates the Streets from Miami to Stockholm
The only kind of Blue Man Group Tobias Funke could have been part of.
First Look: Topshop's Super-American Spring '09 Lookbook
Who creates looks that are as-American-as-apple-pie? Why, a famed British retailer of course!
Urban Outfitters Jumps on the No Clothes Bandwagon
Riddle me this: if you want to sell clothes, wouldn't it be sensible to, oh, I don't know, clothe the models who'll advertise them? Counter-point? Fashion peeps are not the most sensible slice of society.
Petit Bateau Gets Sexy (and Hip!) for Summer
Petit Bateau has gone from bébé to baaaabe!
Missy Rayder Sizzles in Alex Wang's Spring Shots
Wang is the darling of the fashion lot. Raydner is back and better than ever. These two, like, belong together.

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