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For me, this is a very sad story. We sent out a tweet about it on March 5th linking to an article in The Independent. This is how that piece starts out:

The photograph shows a starkly handsome Chinese man walking with a model’s measured gait, and wearing a rag-tag but well co-ordinated overcoat on top of a leather jacket. His eyes peer into the middle distance, in what one fan described as “a deep and penetrating way”, and he strides confidently forward.

But this is no catwalk model. This is a homeless man in the city of Ningbo. And now a band of web followers are calling him the coolest man in China.

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We just luuurve the newest evolution in gladiator sandals by Chloe. Paired with khaki shorts or harem pants this season, it’s an oh-so-chic look that will have you channeling your inner warrior — whether you want to or not. Look out world!

Now, if only we could scrounge up the $595 to buy them.

The glam was back this year at the Oscars, and thank goodness for that!

Also, the range of great gowns was just rich! That much is obvious from all of the favorites I have listed here. I liked all of these dresses.

Here are a few of my favorite looks in no particular order:

Rachel McAdams in a great Elie Saab strapless gown from the Spring 2010 Haute Couture collection.

Photo by: RE/Westcom/starmaxinc.com 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 3/7/10 Rachel McAdams at the

Demi Moore in a nude colored silk organza gown with tons of ruffles from Atelier Versace.

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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UPI POY 2009 - Entertainment.

If you hurry, you can own a piece of Oprah — her closet, anyway. From March 1 – 11, the talk show maven is auctioning off her previously used clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories.

Check out Oprah’s whole collection on eBay.

Each item has a starting bid of $100. Just three hours after bidding opened today, a red Carolina Herrera dress that Oprah has worn on the show was already up to $810, and there’s more than a week left in the auction!

All proceeds from the sales will go towards financing the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa.

The utility jacket is everywhere right now and for good reason — it’s the perfect slouchy lightweight coat to add some grit and gravitas to a frilly spring dress and casual flats. Here are five of our favorites:

1. Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket by J. Crew. ($148) Check out more utility jackets at the J. Crew website.

J. Crew "Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket"

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I just loved these two looks!

First, Rihanna wore a beautiful Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. The earrings and bracelet are by Neil Lane. He additional jewelry is by Yvel and Diamond in the Rough.

Grammy Awards 2010 - RED CARPET

Lady Gaga in an Armani Prive dress, custom-made, of course. She’s just awesome like that.

What do you think?  What looks did you just love from this year’s Grammys?

Photos courtesy of PicApp.com.

More:

Jennifer Lopez donned a black, strapless mini-dress from Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2009 ready-to-wear collection for Louis Vuitton to attend a book party for her makeup artist, Scott Barnes, in New York on Wednesday night.

She wore the dress with a pair of Satin d’Orsay Années Folles heels from the Christian Louboutin Spring 2010 collection, and finished her look with a small, black clutch.

Below, see how it was styled for the runway.

There is no love being shown to Maria Sharapova’s green negliglee-inspired tennis dress (pictured below) at this year’s Australian Open. It looks like “she ran into a peacock,” one commenter wrote on the Busted Racquet blog. “That hideous dress was a portent of things to come,” another commenter wrote, alluding to Sharapova getting bounced out of the tournament in the first round with a stunning loss to Maria Kirilenko.

Worst of all? The strange-looking green tennis dress, which featured a flimsy, mesh-like slip thing (for lack of a better word) layered over her tennis dress was designed by Sharapova, who sketched the dress herself, just like a real fashion designer. (Watch Sharapova describe how she designed the dress in this video.)

What do you think — love it? Hate it? Whatever your thoughts, brace yourself for many more of Sharapova’s tennis dress creations to debut this year: Nike is launching its “Maria Sharapova Tennis Collection,” touting Sharapova’s status as a “fashionista” and “champion.” You can buy this one for $110.

After last year’s recession-reserved red carpet styles, the 2010 awards season is showing us a crop of much more daring choices.

The colors covered the range and included whites, neutrals, bold brights and blacks coupled with romantic details like beading, dramatic drapes, pretty ruffles and delicate flounces.

Everyone was a lot more comfortable taking a risk. Most of those risks paid off.

Here are OpenFashion.com’s top 10 best dressed and a couple of honorable mentions.

The Top 10

Drew Barrymore’s champagne Atelier Versace  gown:

67th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

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It’s been a hard year for a lot of us.  However, we still want to look nice when we go out to celebrate the holidays.

Here are a few fabulous but cheap pieces to add to your holiday style.

From Target: Women’s Mossimo® Irina Dress Sandal – Gold.

Women's Mossimo® Irina Dress Sandal - Gold

This cute gold sandal will cost you only $22.99.

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