American Horror Story Freakshow Costume Contest with Judge Christian Siriano

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This is the coolest! Fans of FX’s  “American Horror Story,” whose fourth installment, Freak Show, returns to FX on October 8th is already gaining major heat from the legion of fans eager to see what the look of the new season will be. The production design, the brilliant costumes and the makeup will rock in […]

Ringy Dingy: Amabel Fashion Jewelry Covers Emmys and VMAs

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Fashion Spotlight: Amabel Fashion Jewelry was all over Los Angeles the last two big award show events.This past weekend, Monsters and Critics got our first glimpse of Award Trending Styles from the Video Music Awards and The Emmys. The stars took to the carpet and showed off what is popular, pretty and eye- catching. One […]

Fall Fashion 2014: Spotlight On Three Classic Fashion Equestrian Boots

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Equestrian-style riding boots are a fashion item that never ever goes out of style.If you purchase them wisely, they’ll be staples for years and will be the foundational piece that can take slim pants or leggings and transform a work-out outfit into a work/office or ‘going out to dinner with friends’ outfit with a top […]

Fashion Spotlight: August 2014 T-Shirt of the Month

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Here at Monsters and Critics we celebrate the wines of the month, cocktails, new desserts, food items and even cars. So when we spot badass t-shirts, we have to alert the masses.One of our favorite late night hosts and comedians W. Kamau Bell has created our pick of the month.  Kamau’s latest shirt wins for […]

July 4th Feet? Yes! American Company Stance Has Sock Explosion For Summer

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Wear This Not That: Stance Sock Company is one of our best finds for sock freaks of every stripe.Everyone loves socks. Toddlers to hipsters, Nanas to jocks. You name it, a new pair of cool socks makes pretty much all of us smile. The weirder the design the better.And lo and behold….here it is July […]

Emerging Designer AU VYDA Wows Us With His Fall 2014 Collection

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We love finding new American designers who fly under the radar and have compelling collections.The Fourth of July is coming around the corner, and it’s all about cute shorts, dresses and tops to wear at our popular barbecues but we had to tell you about this new emerging designer, Davy Yang of AU VYDA.He recently […]

Wear This Not That: Make Dad A Sock Super Freak

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Life is too short to go through it with plain black or brown socks every damned day.Father’s day (Sunday, June 15) begs the question: Will it be soap on a rope or another bottle of Johnnie Walker?Get out of the predictable gift rut and zazz up your dad’s feet and make him a super freak […]

Wear This Not That: Smart Fashion For Spring to Summer 2014

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This is the time of year for layers, when the nights are cold but the days can be warm or even hot depending on where you are. Invest in a few fabulous basic pieces for outerwear, bathing suits and shoes and you are set to handle anything heading your way up through Memorial Day Weekend […]

Chico’s FAS, Inc. Spearheads May is For Miracles Campaign

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Good Friday do-good story of the day: Chico’s FAS, Inc. and its family of brands – Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma, and Boston Proper – have launched the fourth annual May is For Miracles campaign, a multi-faceted program to raise funds for the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals) across the United States […]

HGTV Star and Artist David Bromstad Kicks Up Naturalizer Brand For Spring

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Artist David Bromstad is a divining rod for all things optimistic and cheerful in his approach to design. He is noted for his HGTV series “Color Splash,” where he transforms tired rooms into vibrant, unforgettable spaces.Along with his Miami-based team, David creates beautiful, unique designs that play off of color. Bromstad’s art school took him […]

Valentine’s Day for Under $40 That Won’t Make You Fat or Broke: Cory Vines

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Valentine’s Day for Under $40 That Won’t Make You Fat: Cory Vines Spotlight: Valentine’s Day Alternative Gifting RecommendationsValentine’s Day for Under $40 That Won’t Make You Fat or Broke: Cory Vines Small business Cory Vines is a perfect place to score fantastic under $50 gifts that a) won’t wither and die and b) add chunk […]

Neiman’s hosts 5th Anniversary for CJ by Cookie Johnson, Event Draws Stars

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Cookie Johnson’s 5th Anniversary for CJ by Cookie Johnson Event Draws StarsThere are tons of casual clothes lines out there, but none that fit a woman like CJ by Cookie Johnson.The CJ clothing line was born out of necessity, as Cookie Johnson was frustrated that she couldn’t find jeans that fit her properly, She used […]

Wear This Not That: How To Make Your Man ‘Stay’

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Men are demanding a bit more for their work wardrobe, which means you get to use a word not heard to often these days:  Haberdashery is the lost art of a haberdasher coordinating those all important details offered in a mens’ clothing stores, or mens’ departments in stores with needed accessories like gloves, belts, socks, […]

Wear This Not That: Nobis Anorak Jacket of the Month Spotlight

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Wear This Not That: Nobis Anorak Jacket of the Month SpotlightFebruary is a transitional month, still quite cold in Northern-most regions, but for the edges of the country, especially seaside Pacific Northwest, the Gulf states, Mid-Atlantic and below, the weather is wetter and slightly milder than winter.This month’s fashion news spotlight shines bright on Canadian […]

Gearing Up For Game Day! Prep Sportswear Makes It Easy

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Gearing up for game day!Let’s face it, we love our sports teams. It can be football or basketball or even Lacrosse, regardless of the sport we want the world to know that we are avid fans of an athletic group and, by association, we are athletic super-heroes as well.That last little bit comes from my […]