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Ankle Cuff…More Like Ankle Monitor

Pink Slip Wide Ankle Cuffs

Pink Slip the Wide Ankle Cuff This Season

Pink Slip Fashion wouldn’t be surprised if the wide ankle cuff trend were started by Lindsay Lohan herself. Now that we’ve hopefully grown from our fashion crimes, we can shake down our shoe wardrobes and lock up these pumps for good. Ok…ok enough with the metaphors.

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PInk Slip the Checkers Fashion Trend

Say Checkmate! It’s Time to Pink Slip The Checkers Fashion Trend

My guess is your style probably has a checkered past. With the resurgence of gargantuan black & white square patterns on runways this past Spring 2013, it’s easy to see how this checkers fashion trend quickly gathered speed in both high fashion circles and street style cultures. However, it’s time to call checkmate on this game and switch to a pattern that doesn’t make us look like walking chessboards.

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Are QR Codes Dead?

A big social media question on our radar is “Are QR Codes Dead?”

QR codes, a marketing tactic employed by major corporations, including retail industry heavyweights Victoria’s Secret & Macy’s are starting to slip from our radar.

Either caused by the disinterest of a mobile consumer who doesn’t have a scanning app pre-installed on their phone or by a company who’s tired of having a square block of symbols visually interfere with a campaign, recent data shows that the publication of QR codes and its public consumption have reached their peak and are slowly falling.

This year alone, there has been a 17% decrease of QR codes in popular magazines. And though there was a 38% year-over-year rise in scans between Q1 & Q2, that doesn’t live up to its original hype of a 157% jump back in 2011.

Even though QR codes are still on the up, they’re losing a lot of momentum and quickly. Adage.com blogger B.L. Ochman even writes that QR codes have been trampled by easier-to-use apps.

What are you thoughts? Are you giving QR codes the PINK SLIP?

Lose the Pink Leggings

Not-so-pretty-in-pink, toss this dated look back to the 80’s along with all of its ripped, shredded, and animal print varieties. From hot pink to bubblegum, this blushing shade is no longer tickling us in any sort of way. 

Unless you’re a pre-teen hitting a One Direction concert, it’s time to Pink Slip the pink legging and prep for fall with neutral tone options instead.

Trending: Pink Hair Everywhere!

Pastel colored hairstyles have been picking up momentum, arguably since 2010, especially in shades of pink. From Valentino’s spring ‘10 advertisements featuring Dree Hemingway with romantically dramatic all pink locks to notoriously pink haired model Charlotte Free, this sizzling shade seems to be inescapable in a got-to-have-that-look kind of way. Designer John Galliano even took a swing and hit out of the park having his models sport the multicolor painted on shades at one of his shows. Though we’re creeping up on two years since this trend first surfaced, it’s hanging on and successfully making its way through the 2012 season with gained velocity.


How did this trend begin? It seems as if this fantastical style has dribbled up from the streets and onto the runways with seemingly impeccable speed. Outside of the Katy Perry, Gaga, or N. Minaj realm, all of who are expected to carry the torch of shock factor, other Hollywood stars have taken note and donned wearable  adaptations of colored locks, which has now quickly filtered back into the mainstream of the masses.

Everyone from Lauren Conrad, who’s notorious for donning flirtatiously dip-dyed pastel hues to Julia Roberts who has boasted a mommy-chic version with wavy pink streaks has personalized this youthful, yet sophisticated and cool style. And let’s not forget about one of our favorite comedians and host of E! Online’s Fashion Police Joan River who wanted a piece of this poppin’ pink shade for herself (also take a look at a new backstage interview with Chris Benz on E! Online who has debuted an all pink coiffure while speaking on his NY fashion week line).


After some debate, I too jumped on board with this trend and excitedly made a visit to my hair stylist to reinterpret this popular style. Once the process commenced and the dip-dyed phase of dying my dark brown hair to blonde took place, I knew there was no turning back. 5 1/2 hours later, I was staring vis-à-vis with handheld mirror adjusted in sunlight, witnessing my chopped, pink ombre locks. To say the least, I absolutely love it! 


(Photos from NYMag.com, Glamour.com, People.com, Sfgate.com, and Dolly Rocker Girl blog)