Usually, when celebrities come out with a clothing line or fragrance, it’s kind of ridiculous. Does Jennifer Lopez really need all those versions of Glow? But with the news that the Olsen twins are creating a brand-new collection of eyewear for The Row, we’re not exactly shocked. After all, the mini moguls basically wear sunglasses like Rachel Zoe – inside, as major accessories, and the larger the better. This spring, four different styles of sunnies will launch at Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman, priced from $325-$390. The twins partnered with Linda Farrow to create the designs: aviator, square frame, round ’60s-inspired, and brow-line rims. “We tried to find certain pieces that look good on more than one face, to pay close attention to how they fit certain faces and make them wearable at the same time,” said Ashley Olsen.
Don’t worry (as if you are), the twins aren’t stopping their fashion takeover with sunglasses. Apparently, the future may even hold space for footwear and handbags. [WWD]
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With the holiday season quickly approaching and the recession still affecting everyone’s wallet, gift giving is going to take an interesting turn this season. But don’t they always say the best gifts are those from the heart and not pre-packaged from a store?
Robert Verdi, style expert and TV host, detailed his favorite gift ideas for the Wall Street Journal, ranging from totally practical to totally random. Five tips, after the jump!
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Cell phones are getting smarter and smarter. With Apple’s genius, there’s an app for just about everything. But now Japan has decided that their cell phones are style savvy enough to help girls decide what to wear.
Mobile carrier KDDI recently launched EZ MyStyling, a Flash application that allows you to not only create looks and purchase outfits but also create your own model to appear in your likeness, meaning those terrible dressing room lights and long lines may soon be extinct. Test out the latest fashion trends from your phone while waiting for the bus, subway, or even sitting on your couch. Once you’ve dressed your model, move to the computer and suddenly she has the ability to strut down a runway. Online shopping, avatars, and daydreams of runway fame — could you ask for more?
Now, if someone could only create the perfect Cher Horowitz closet from Clueless …. Keep reading »
Along with the joys of the internet and immediate information comes some sense of a loss. It’s a race to get information first; runway shows can be streamed online now; with Twitter, fashion editors are commenting on trends right from the runway; and designers are participating in documentaries to show off their processes. Does all of this access take away the mystery of fashion? Keep reading »
Right now, The Huffington Post is all about the game changers. From politics to the green movement to the entertainment world, Huff Po has their focus on individuals who are using their creativity to alter the way everyone looks at the world. Now it’s up to you to pick the one person who’s changed the face of style this year. The candidates and why they matter, after the jump! Keep reading »
Halloween is right around the corner, and I’ll readily admit that my costume has yet to be decided. Agent Provocateur must be counting on the fact that girls all over will not only wait until the last minute to decide their alter ego for the night, but also on the idea that Halloween is an excuse to dress as slutty as possible. The undies brand launched their newest superhero-inspired collection just in time for the holiday celebration. Sexy Tarantula? Check. Racy Reptile? Also there. Keep reading »
After seeing “The September Issue,” Grace Coddington is kind of my new obsession. From her bright red curls to her adorable cats to her indescribable talent and determination as an editor of Vogue, she’s a true genius. So it really was only a matter of time before she was immortalized in some form. Cult tee company Deer Dana, creator of such brilliance as the Bruce Weber, Bill Cunningham, and Olivier Theyskens shirts, has now given Grace her very own T-shirt moment. And while the majority of the shirts are plain black and white, of course Grace’s flame red hair is appropriately completely accurate. They retail for $45, but now you’ll always have a bit of Grace in your life. [Deer Dana]
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Designers branching out into electronics is nothing new. Dolce & Gabbana created their golden Razr and Vivienne Tam collaborated on designing an HP mini computer. Dior must be feeling lonely in the tech world, because their geeky IT moment comes in the form of a cell phone. It’s back to the golden age of flip phones with the brand’s new design, full of silver and sparkles. Unfortunately for your wallet, a Dior cellie is going to cause a major hit to your wallet, in the quantity of about $5,000. It does comes in two parts though: your day to day mobile, and a mini version for those nights on the town when a small clutch is all you need. So Dior. [Grazia] Keep reading »
While some designers, like Karl Lagerfeld, love to take center stage — he’s even translated his life and iPod obsession into a documentary –Martin Margiela is quite the opposite.
He prefers to stay hidden in the shadows. So hidden, in fact, that most blogs use a question mark in place of a picture for him, because there’s only one known image of the designer (published in The New York Times). But his secretive lifestyle doesn’t stop the fashion crowd who live for his surrealist creations and edgy, conversation-provoking pieces. Keep reading »
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. At least that’s how the saying goes, right?
Jimmy Choo once attempted to launch a fragrance, to no avail. But they’re back at it. The brand just signed a 12-year agreement with Inter Parfums SA, the company responsible for the fragrances from design houses like Burberry, Lanvin, and Paul Smith. Goes to show, you can’t keep a good Choo down. But from shoes to perfume: it’s somewhat of a leap, no? And what exactly will it smell like? Not shoes or, um, feet we hope.
Don’t get us wrong! We love each and every thing about Choo, especially their new line with H&M. But will you buy a fragrance from a shoe company? Then again, guess it’s better than another Paris Hilton perfume. [Pop Crunch] Keep reading »