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Prince broke all the rules of fashion, and did he look good

Prince did not appear to be searching for himself in fashion. From the beginning, with his trench coat, bandana and briefs on the cover of “Dirty Mind,” to his wingtip shirt and brooch on “Controversy,” and on and on, he seemed certain of his public persona and he reveled in it.

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Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi talks glamour and, of course, shoes

In some fashion universe, TV's fashion cheerleader Carrie Bradshaw is probably talking to her husband, John James "Mr. Big" Preston, and gazing at all of her shoes. After all, the former Ms. Bradshaw, a lover of shoes, missed her ferry ride home during an old episode of HBO's "Sex and the City" after slipping out of a designer shoe and crying out, "Wait, I lost my Choo!"

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Five helpful hints from Rachel Roy's new book 'Design Your Life'

At first blush, fashion designer Rachel Roy's book, "Design Your Life: Creating Success Through Personal Style" (Dey Street Books, $26.99), which hit bookstores March 15, feels like another in a long line of motivational "dream it and you can do it" self-help guides - the kind that suggest getting where you want in life begins with dressing like you're already there.

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The not-so-humble handbag: From stars to royals to everywoman, it's right there with us

They come with us, wherever we go, dangling from our shoulders or slung across our chests. They contain a random miscellany of objects that we deem necessary for daily function, or that we simply want to have with us. They are leather, canvas, nylon; small, medium, way-too-big; pouchy, boxy, compact, cavernous. They are our purses - and they are, in a sense, ourselves. Herewith, an assortment of miscellaneous facts, figures and fancies about purses, to mirror the hodgepodge currently residing in my own.

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