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Fashion news: Post-holiday shopping; contemplating New Year's Eve

December 27, 2011 |  9:09 am


Shoppers were out in full force Monday, but according to The Times' E. Scott Reckard, they "did not find the deals they were looking for." There were plenty of 40%-off deals, but not the 70% they were hoping for. [Los Angeles Times]

Women's Wear Daily gives the holiday shopping season a "B." [WWD, subscription required]

As you contemplate your holiday loot and upcoming parties for the new year, you may be asking yourself: Who is the worst-dressed man in the world? Well, it's Jared Leto, according to GQ magazine, which proclaimed that the actor "looked extravagantly terrible all year long." [GQ]

People magazine has announced its "10 best trends of 2011." Among them: sparkling blush gowns and "emerald clutches." [People] Times fashion critic Booth Moore has her own list, which includes hot hues, dip-dyed hair and colored denim.

Need more lists? British Vogue looks at beauty trends, including colored hair, Kate Moss' beauty regime and "Victoria Beckham's fragrance choice." [Vogue UK]

Yes, you may still be contemplating your take from Hanukkah or Christmas, but much of the style world is now focused on New Year's Eve. What to wear? Sparkly stuff, including sequined dresses and sparkly nail polish. [Style List]


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-- Alice Short

Photo: The day after Christmas is the 3rd busiest shopping day of the year. Nice weather and deals brought out shoppers to the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica on Monday morning. Credit:  Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times.