The essence of easygoing Mediterranean style, espadrilles have been made in the Catalan region of Spain for over 700 years. A continuous staple in the region, these summertime favorites rose to international fame when Lauren Bacall tied on a fetching pair in the 1948 classic, Key...

* In honor of Oprah's final episode, Fashionista takes a look back at her signature red carpet style. * Mother, yogini, fashion designer. Experience a day in the life of Alice + Olivia's Stacey Bendet. * The Business of Fashion looks at the growing influence of fashion brands (and...

* Street style star and New York newcomer Giovanna Battaglia talks about her love of oxfords, her first designer piece, and the difference between Manhattanites and the Milanese. * And they're off! See the contenders for the most unique hat at the Kentucky Derby. * Speaking of hats,...

Signature striped sweaters and formfitting silhouettes from the "Queen of Knits" have landed at Shopbop. Parisian designer Sonia Rykiel started her namesake company after noticing the lack of soft, beautiful sweaters while she was pregnant in the 1960s. Keeping sexy in mind, are versatile and...

With heritage styling, authentic details, and a refreshing sense of whimsy, this season's collection of boots is so outstanding that I'm (almost) wishing for the first dusting of snow. Winter in the North being what it is, a girl can justify a variety of heavy-duty shoes. Firstly, a hardy...

* A peek inside the colorful casa of Shopbop newcomer Jonathan Adler. * The startling pre-designer lives of DVF, Vera Wang, and other couture icons. * Good news for the man in your life: slouchy-sexy favorite Alexander Wang is branching into menswear.

To help with getting dressed this Thanksgiving season, we've created a quiz with multiple style options perfect for any Thanksgiving celebration. Just take this fun quiz below to find out what your Thanksgiving style is! If you take the quiz here on the site, the widget will automatically...

WWD picks their style stars. * Who What Wear had their own group of favorite concert goers, including Shopbop's own Kate Ciepluch. (Stay tuned later today for Kate's take on Coachella.) * American VogueCreative Director Grace Coddington turned 70, and fashion's chicest turned out to...

Alice + Olivia shoes have arrived at Shopbop. * Anna Wintour, business woman. The WSJtakes a look at fashion's most powerful influencer. * Staying on the Wintour theme, the editrix was spotted wearing J Brand boot-cut jeans at the Sony Ericsson open. Could this mean it's time to put...

Once these foundations are laid, personal style is free to reign: march to the beat of your own drummer, and style will be sure to follow. --Rebecca

 

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