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Fashion Frolic
Coutorture is a fashion network started by bloggers Julie Fredrickson of Almost Girl and Philip Leif Bjerknes of Millionaire Socialite. The advertising-supported site includes 65 fashion blogs, videos, podcasts and polls on topics such as “to whom is Gap losing its customers?” Answer: Target, according to 42 percent of visitors. (Here, clothing and jewelry from Kilo International of Brooklyn, an Almost Girl favorite.)

Catch the Buzz
See what other shoppers are lusting after online or share your own obsessions at Stylehive. The site lets you share, e-mail or publish bookmarks for products. Most items fall into the home-decorating and clothing categories, such as this damask-patterned acrylic chair from Janmilne of Glasgow, Scotland.

All Natural
For her senior thesis project at New York University, student Geraldine Sarmiento designed leather clutch purses and bracelets decorated with laser etching and laser-cut shapes based on mathematical algorithms used to model plant growth, known as Lindenmayer or L-System.

This story first appeared in the May 17, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.