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Dress Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo for Fashion Week, Win a $2,500 Shopping Experience

Polyvore wants you to unleash your inner stylist and dress the icon of chic, Bergdorf Goodman's Fashion Director Linda Fargo, for New York Fashion Week. Using pieces from Linda's closet, style a look that's both warm and fabulous for her to wear front row in the tents at Lincoln Center. Linda will choose one winner to attend a runway fashion show with her and receive a $2,500 Bergdorf Goodman gift card, a hair and make-up re-style and a private personal shopping experience. How beyond is that? Up to $1,000 will be provided for the winner's travel expenses.


Get your own Mini Editor from Polyvore


Here's how it works:

  • Create a look for Linda Fargo in the Mini Editor above.

  • Linda Fargo will select one winning set from all of the contest submissions (including those submitted on polyvore.com).

  • The contest runs from now until Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm PST. Read the official rules.



Good luck and happy styling!

Move Over Britney, Vanessa Hudgens is the New Candie's Girl




After three consecutive seasons wearing the Candie's crown, Britney Spears passes her photoshoot duties to High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens, who stars in Candie's spring 2011 multi-media marketing campaign. Candie's is of course a juniors brand sold exclusively at Kohl's. Photographed at the Pink Motel in Sun Vallery, CA by fashion photographer Tony Duran, the flirty campaign features Vanessa playfully dancing on a diner counter, having a pillow fight in one of the motel rooms and prancing pool-side.

Irina Shabayeva for INC Spring 2011 Lookbook




Rising fashion designer Irina Shabayeva, winner of Project Runway Season 6, has teamed up with Macy's to create an exclusive collection for their INC International Concepts in-house line. Launching in 50 stores and on macys.com this February 19th, Irina for INC is a 13-piece sportswear collection inspired by movement and dance. Form fitting dresses, tops, skirts, jackets and denim are rendered with clean lines, modern fabrics and bright colors. Finishing touches include dance-inspired footwear that ranges from Ponte slipper platforms to ribbon tied espadrilles. Prices will range from $40 to $150. I like the gray anorak, pleated pants and pops of hot pink. The bodycon dresses and ruffle blouses remind me of Bebe - maybe Shabayeva should team up with them next?

Click through to see all the looks. Will you be shopping this collection?

Nine West Taps Sophie Theallet and Giles Deacon for Capsule Collections




Nine West is teaming up with emerging fashion designers Sophie Theallet and Giles Deacon to design the first of two new capsule collections in 2011, reports WWD.

The Sophie Theallet for Nine West collection will consist of "fresh and feminine" shoes, accessories and handbags inspired by the designer's Parisian upbringing and current New York lifestyle.

"For the collection I designed my own stripe print, which you will see interpreted on a ballet flat, a raffia wedge and a double platform sandal. I also designed little straw bags with charms representing icons of France," Theallet told Footwear News.

Sophie Theallet for Nine West will be priced from $79 to $109 and will hit stores on May 1st. Look out for the Giles Deacon for Nine West collection to arrive in the fall.

Photo via WWD

Olsenboye for JCPenney Spring 2011 Lookbook




Here's a first look at the Olsenboye by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for JCPenney Spring 2011 collection, a juniors line of affordably priced clothing, shoes and accessories that you can begin to start shopping now at jcp.com and JCPenney stores. Everything's lighthearted, young and fun, from the floral print dresses to the preppy blazers and boho-chic maxis. Trendy clogs, boat shoes and canvas bags are just a few of the adorable accessories the teen set will be wanting for spring. If I were a teenager, I'd be scooping up that piped-trim blazer and a lightwash denim shirt; I'd pass on the floral pants and polka-dot leggings.

Click through to see all the looks. Anything catching your eye?