Imagine you’re a fresh-faced lil’ college student at FIT, and Beyonce’s — yes, Beyonce’s — creative director, Jenke-Ahmed Tailly, gets in touch and says the Divine Miss B wants to wear one of your creations in the folds of her next album. That’s what just happened to Lleah Rae, whose yellow ruffled dress Beyonce sports in the gatefold of her newest record 4. In fact, Bey chose a selection of lesser known designers for the deluxe version of her album, including 27-year-old designer Maxime Simoens and Dutch designer Jan Taminiau. Bey’s apparently moved on from her mom Tina’s House of Deréon line (thank God) and is focused on designers who create unique, quality pieces. Explains Tailly: “Each song really has a different personality so we decided to do the cover like an editorial for a magazine, with each song having its own style.” Digging it! [NY Times] Keep reading »
I love turquoise jewelry because it’s an easy way to add a pop of color to an outfit without trying too hard. You’ll love it because the color is calm, cool and refreshing, and goes with pretty much everything. Check out a bunch of awesome turquoise rings, bangles and necklaces after the jump!
Everybody — from Hailee Steinfeld to Keira Knightley to Sienna Miller — is doing it: the feminine accordian pleat. These pretty little pleats are much more flattering than the big boxy ones that we are so used to seeing, and they come in ethereal and flowy fabrics such as chiffon and silk. Check out some of these star styles — from mini- to maxi — and consider trying the pleat yourself. [New York Girl Style] Keep reading »
Supporting AIDS research and awareness is a great thing. Losing your hip over it? Not so much. [Photoshop Disasters] Keep reading »
For as wild as she is, it seems that Lady Gaga sometimes gets bored of being Lady Gaga. And that’s when she really pulls out all the stops — the lace face, the shower curtain dress, the latex top, and the large and unnecessary fan — all of which she wore to a RADIO appearance yesterday. A radio appearance. I’d love to see her try her hand at crafting or baking. I’m sure she could whip up the most amazing edible quilt ever. Keep reading »
Sporting a blue suit and three day scruff, ballet dancer and Natalie Portman‘s baby daddy, Benjamin Millepied, launched his modeling career, posing for Yves Saint Laurent. He’s shilling L’Homme Libre (or Free Man) cologne, while Natalie is the face of Miss Cherie Dior perfume. What do you think? Is he selling it? [ONTD] Keep reading »
Not going to lie, this video of male models — from the spring 2012 fashion shows — lip-syncing Elvis Presley is pretty hot. But it also reminds us of the gas fight scene in “Zoolander.”
Plus, it’s funny that the lyrics to this song are “a little less talk, a little more action,” because really, you wouldn’t want to have a conversation with any of these guys, I bet. You’d be all Dianne Wiest in “Bullets Over Broadway:”
“Don’t speak, don’t speak!” Just look pretty! [Fashionista
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We’ve kind of been sweating bucket bags ever since a friend splurged (a very big splurge) on the Alexander Wang Diego bucket bag. But come on, $975 is a lot to spend on rent, let alone a friggin’ bag. With that in mind, we’ve found a selection of way more affordable bucket bags, perfect for holding all your cool stuff.
Need a quick nail pick-me-up? Then head to your nearest Sephora, because soon the cosmetics giant will offer manicures and nail art, via a partnership with XpresSpa, the company that offers quickie manis and pedis in airports. Called Sephora Nail Studio Art+Lacquer Services, the first of the franchises will open up on July 25 in two NYC locations and at Sephora’s San Francisco Powell Street store, and will then be rolled out at select locations across the country. [Fashionista] Keep reading »