Posts by Matt Whitfield

  • Fashion Faceoff: Taylor Swift vs. Freddy Krueger

    Matt Whitfield at Yahoo Celebrity 10 mths ago

    Is pop music's reigning queen taking style cues from Freddy Krueger?

    We highly doubt Taylor Swift is all that familiar with the beloved baddie and his fashions, seeing that the 1989 singing sensation was born five years after the release of the first installment in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film franchise. We were, however, shocked to see her rocking a Freddy-like fedora a few weeks ago and got to wondering if other stars had ever sported ensembles similar to those worn by some of Halloween's iconic characters.

    'Tis the season for a scary Fashion Faceoff, so check out the following matchups. Who wore it better?

    Taylor Swift vs. Freddy Krueger What they wore: Standard, dark brown fedoras How they styled it: The "Out of the Woods" songstress paired her chapeau with a simple LBD, while A Nightmare on Elm Street 's iconic serial killer opted for his signature, red-and-green-striped sweater. Judge's scorecard: Freddy, by a nose.

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  • 8 Things We're Dying to Know Before Jessica Simpson's Big Day

    Matt Whitfield at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    After a three-and-a-half year engagement (It felt like 10, right?), Jessica Simpson and her former pro football-playing beau Eric Johnson are finally tying the knot over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend in Santa Barbara, California. Despite having already answered a few of your legit burning questions about the couple's pending nuptials (What have they registered for? Should she wear white?), there are a few incredibly random (read: incredibly ridiculous) things we're still dying to know before the big day.

    Are Jessica and Eric planning to serve surf or turf for dinner?

    Who is Jessica's dad, Papa Joe, bringing as his date?

    Has the DJ been instructed to avoid playing romantic 98 Degrees ballads?

    Will Jess allow herself a few cheat days, or will she be counting Weight Watchers points all weekend long?

    How's Jess's ex Tony Romo doing these days?

    Will her younger sister Ashlee's "severe acid reflux" act up at an inopportune time?

    Have Jessica and Eric binge-watched Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black yet?

  • Trend or Foe? Chokers

    Matt Whitfield at Runway 3 yrs ago

    Fashion fads come and go. That's why the flannel shirt craze, the pointy stiletto party, and the high-waisted pants phenomenon reemerge (and quickly disappear from racks) every few years. But unlike the aforementioned trends, the more recent, '80s-inspired boom — complete with shoulder pads and denim jackets — seems to be here to stay. No, Urban Outfitters and American Apparel aren't stocking as many oversized sweaters and Wayfarer knockoffs, but there's no denying that certain elements, like neon, aren't going anywhere, anytime soon. And while fashions from the decade of indulgence still sell well, they'll soon start facing serious competition from gear that got its start in the 1990s.

    That's right, the decade that delivered grunge, "90210," and "Clueless" is back, and items from that era are starting to pop up on store shelves from coast to coast. In fact, chunky footwear is already hitting the pavement, so dust off your old Doc Martens. And while you're at it, you may want to rifle through your accessories drawer and dig out that choker you used to rock in 1993. Yep, the choker!

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