Celebs have descended on New York Fashion Week in droves, and are busy populating the front row at every major designer’s show. Often, the designer will prod a famous lady into showing up by giving her clothing to wear — if not to keep, then at least to be photographed in. Which is largely why so many of these ladies look so frickin’ incredible as the models pass them by. Today, we’ve got images of (from left to right) Emily Mortimer, Alicia Keys, Jessica Pare and Maria Sharapova, who all appear perfectly turned out Jason Wu’s fashion show. All the women are wearing Wu, but which look do you like best?
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Ladies, you thought your underwear was doing its job — keeping your precious lady bits in place, modestly covered and safe from the elements. But you were wrong! You need underwear that does more, more, more! Especially when you’re on your period. May we suggest Simple Necessit-Ease undies? They look like regular panties in every single way, except they contain a secret polyester, waterproof, breathable lining. You need this when Aunt Flo is visiting because it provides protection from leakage, and will, says Simple Necessit-Ease founder Grace Soohoo, prevent period blood leaks from getting all over your outfit. Or, you could, you know, regularly change your tampon. Either way, these actually sound like a good idea in the days leading up to your period, when you’re not sure when it’ll arrive. We’re especially fond of the boyshorts style. [Simple Necessit-Ease]
Swagger New York and Italian designer Michele Morricci came up with a bizarro collaboration: fantasy illustrations detailing what some of our fave cartoon characters might wear to New York Fashion Week, and man, is it weird. It’s troubling enough imagining grown-up Lisa Simpson at all, but then to see her yellow-ish body bedecked in sassy Marc Jacobs hot pants and a button down? I’m still not used to the idea of her having knees. Morricci also illustrated Sailor Moon as a whimsical Rodarte fanatic, Daria in practical and chic Prabal Gurung, and perhaps most appropriately, Beavis and Butthead in Jeremy Scott. Because of course they’d wear a designer known for putting fast food on swimsuits and dogs in animal print shoes.
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Brad Kolb owns Hornet Signs in Waco, Texas. Baby genius that he is, Brad got the idea to make non-traditional truck tailgate decals as a means of advertising his company. One features a soldier sniper aiming a gun, another is a zombie, and yet another is an image of a woman hogtied and lying down, her hair covering her face, in the back of a truck. In a segment on Waco’s local Fox affiliate, Kolb says he’s not trying to say he “condones” violence against women, but just wanted to see as, like, an experiment, if the gruesome image would bring in new business. And according to Kolb, one of Hornet’s female employees volunteered to be the kidnapping victim. “It was an experiment for us, and I was really shocked by how much traffic it did drive,” said Kolb, who seems to think that the violent decal was a success — he claims he’s seen an influx in orders. But we tend to think that profiting off of violent imagery that degrades women is a major, major fail. Keep reading »
There are so many shows, and not enough hours in the day to possibly go to all of them. Good thing, then, that we’ve got your New York Fashion Week coverage down. We’re not even half way through day two, and there’s already been nearly three dozen shows. We’ve whittled it down to a few of our faves from the second day of shows. Up first: Rachel Comey, who created a collection exuding her signature downtown cool vibe.
Check out more collections Tadashi Shoji, Kaehlen, Honor and more after the jump! Keep reading »
This is the ensemble Katy Perry wore to “Good Morning America” this morning, to promote her impending album, Prism (I know it’s called Prism because there are literally 5,000 spray-painted advertisements for it on every street corner in Manhattan). She wore a dress featuring the Ubiquitous ’90s Daisy Print — you know, the one worn by Blossom and Kimmy Gibler, and practically every other ’90s sitcom teenager. To be honest, it’s giving me a little bit of ’90s PTSD. I remember owning a floppy “Blossom”-esque hat with that print, which I paired with a babydoll dress and my faux Docs (hey, real Dr. Martens are expensive). But even if I could get past the daisies, I cannot co-sign on the knee-high black socks thing. That was never cool. [Photo: INFDaily.com]
Is there anything fashion blogger and firecracker Tavi Gevinson can’t do? She blogs! She sings! She starts magazines! And, she apparently acts. After voicing an animated character in the short film “Cadaver” last year, Gevinson took on a live action character, playing Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s daughter in the new film “Enough Said.” The film stars Louis-Dreyfus as a single mother who falls for her friend’s ex-husband, played by the late James Gandolfini. Here’s a tiny clip of Tavi killing it, once again. The film will be out in limited release on September 20. [Refinery 29]
Gorgeous clothes, tons of festivities, star sightings city-wide — what’s not to love about Fashion Week? Well, the prices, for one thing. We might fall madly in love with a dress right off the runway, but we’d be mad to shell out $3,000 for it, no? That’s why we’ve taken to the Internet in search of our favorite catwalk trends on a waaaaaay more reasonable budget.
Today, we’ve stolen this red, pink and white look from Creatures of the Wind’s Spring 2014 show. Details after the jump! Keep reading »
Earlier this week, teenager Zach Gibson came out as gay on Facebook. His mother found out about her son’s sexual orientation through the social networking site and penned the touching letter above, noting that she loved him very much, but he really needed to do something about those empty soda bottles (they attract ants!). Zach posted the letter and it immediately went viral, which blew Zach and his family away. “When I came out last week, I never expected this much support,” he wrote on the Facebook wall of the NoH8 campaign. “I knew my mom would be fine with it, but I never expected this letter and I never expected this many people to spread it around. This means so much.” [NoH8 Campaign]
Welcome to our 2013 NYFW coverage! We’ve got all the latest from the shows — and have curated some our favorite looks from the top designers. Up first, Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. collection — chic, bohemian and super-comfy looking. After the jump, highlights from Erin Fetherston, BCBG Max Azria, Red Valentino and more!