Have you made plans for the Fourth of July yet? We hope you're going to be catching some awesome fireworks or grilling out at a sweet barbecue. The American patriotic spirit has even gone global, thanks to Obama-mania. The latest in the ever-growing category of Obama-inspired fashion (see: Rodarte for Sonia Rykiel) comes from Italian shoemaker Cesare Paciotti - an Obama Tennis Shoe. It's very simple: a white sneaker emblazoned with the good ol' stars and stripes. We don't mean to be anglophiles, but in the past if we thought about wrapping a flag around our bodies, we'd usually choose the Union Jack. But now we're thinking twice about it thanks to Cesare's cool American look. While the president served as inspiration, the flag detail pretty much embraces the whole country. So come the Fourth, let's wave--and wear--our flags proudly. --AMANDA JEAN BOYLE
The Best Long Skirts and Dresses Out There
The long skirt (and dress) comeback is steadily gaining momentum. Whether it’s a backlash against the plateauing popularity of minis, or just another ‘90s trend revival, we’re kind of digging this look. And, given its prevalence on the Fall '10 runways and even Resort, this trend isn't dying down anytime soon. But we wondered: Can everyone pull it off?