• A true life gossip-girl, Leighton Meester looked just darling in the Proenza Schouler dress she rocked at her NYLON party. Oogle the slew of pretty people who attended the fiesta: Meester’s The Roommate co-star Minka Kelly, Chloe Sevigny (for giggles watch this), fellow Gossip Girl Jessica Szohr, and Kanye. [NYLON]
  • The New York Times picked up on a clothing movement which BB Dakota has pioneered for awhile now — the “new vintage” look of feminine retro-inspired dress silhouettes. Also cue our 50s lookbook from the fall. Needless to say, we do encourage occasionally passing up our favorite unisex tees for a curve hugging sheath dress or pencil skirt. [NYT]
  • As longtime fans of Jennine Jacob’s blog The Coveted, and as new fans of the re-branded newcomer The Coveteur, we are psyched to see the 2 parties sorted out their domain issue in an agreeable manner. I’m also a fan of how this very public battle has led us to consider the legal issues surrounding fashion blogging and blogging in general. [Fashionista]
  • The Karmaloop crew is notorious for having an infatuation with Japense street style and pop culture, so I’m sure a few of us would consider ways to kayak across the Pacific and attend the new Tokyo Street Fashion course at Vantan. Talk about a unique study abroad program! [Racked]
  • Yesterday marked the start of the Chinese New Year…which is quite adorably, the Year of the Rabbit. Oh, and since I was born in the Year of the Rabbit, I now have rationalization to indulge and relax for the duration of 2011 (the hypothetical “charts” gave me permission!). Maybe a bunny adorned purchase is the first step in heeding this recommendation? Refinery29 has several items to pick from… [Refinery29]