H&M designer collaborations have been hit or miss over the years. Some — like the Viktor & Rolf collab – were absolute stunners, while others we had high hopes for (Lanvin, in particular) fell terribly flat. So we’re definitely a bit apprehensive about the new Versace for H&M collection that hits stores next month. First off, Versace is a lot of look. A lot. Of. Look. High Versace Priestess Donatella Versace is herself a testament to the brand’s over-the-top loud style. But what’s helped Versace succeed is that her bold prints and overt sexiness have been tempered by high quality fabrics and textiles. So given that H&M’s line will be produced for a lower price point and with lower quality fabrications, well, this could spell trouble. What do you think? Would you wear it?
“The Real Housewives of New York City”‘s Ramona Singer is something of a life inspiration. She’s bold, she’s brash, and she doesn’t let a little thing like cultural insensitivity or completely inappropriateness get in the way of a good time. And that’s a great thing for us, because that makes her all the more entertaining. Ramona, with her crazy eyes and her constant companion, Pinot Grigio, bends for no one. And in Ramona’s world, it’s always “Turtle Time,” whatever the hell that is. Find out what elements you need for your own Ramona Singer Halloween costume, after the jump… Keep reading »
Real talk: This Lady Gaga video for Thierry Mugler’s Spring 2012 collection is so out of control, so twitchy, and outrageously Le Fashion Video that it has to have been inspired by Mugato’s Derelicte collection. I mean it’s straight outta “Zoolander,” right? Gaga plays a weird diamond-toothed rave kid with a biiiiiiiit of a Mugler obsesh. [YouTube]
OK, so Pan Am is now a defunct airline. And you might travel in coach more than first class … But that doesn’t mean the luxury the “Pan Am” show calls to mind is off limits to you when you travel. The following travel items will make you feel luxurious, glamorous, and refreshed as you travel … even if you’re squeezed in the middle seat.
If you would have told us a few years ago that we’d want to wear sequins all over one day, we would have laughed hysterically. But now we’re adding sequins to the list of things we said we would never wear yet can’t get enough of. Sequins are a dazzling way to take part in the metallic trend and are totally appropriate for day when the other clothes you’re wearing are simple. For instance, if you’ve decided on a pair of sequin pants, then add a simple, white button-down blouse to contrast the glitz. Ditto goes for a sequin skirt or shorts. Sequin jackets look amazing with distressed jeans for day, but wearing black crop pants at night is a playful take on a tuxedo. Sequin dresses are best left for nights out and sequin T-shirts will become a wardrobe staple.
Because sometimes you just need a little something extra — a little more power, more edge. So call upon these intense, rather intimidating Predator Rings, from jewelry designer Danielle Nicole Hill. They’re only (ha!) $200 each, or $900 for the whole set. A small price to pay for the ability to claw someone’s eyes out, wouldn’t you say? [Etsy]
Helmut Lang’s Spring 2012 was reflective of his signature style: primarily black and neutrals, with sheer overlays and asymmetrical straps and sleeves. In short, we love his looks. His prices, not so much. That’s why we’ve culled together this collection of 9 looks that give you a Helmut Lang-ian style without breaking the bank–including one actual Helmut Lang number.
You certainly don’t hire writer/director/auteur Harmony Korine to do “normal” stuff. In fact, Korine probably hasn’t been acquainted with “normal” for quite some time. So it’s no surprise that his new short film “Snowballs,” made for Proenza Schouler’s Spring 2012 collection, is pretty batcrackers. While there’s nothing overtly NSFW about it, it is a touch creepy and pervy, with two models playing mute, costumed “trouble twins” who encounter a rather disturbing old man character with “magic” fingers. It’ll probably make you feel icky inside.
Apparently winning an Emmy and being in one of the funniest movies of the year hasn’t solved comedienne Melissa McCarthy’s clothing woes. So, in order to solve the problem of not being able to find great plus-size fashions, McCarthy’s taking things into her own hands and starting a new clothing company. “Trying to find stuff that’s still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible,” she said. “It’s either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle.” She’s already started designing garments — like the purple number she wore to this year’s Emmys. McCarthy designed the dress after trying on “nine million dresses with taffeta or shiny bows,” and being dissatisfied with her options. Here’s to her knocking this one out of the park, too. [Fashionista]
“Fat sex, skinny sex, if you love the way you look and you love your body, then it doesn’t matter the sex is gonna be good. Because I’ve seen celebrities that have sex tapes and they are skinny and they are boring as hell. I got a girlfriend pushing 250 and she is a good time … You can get freaky at any size and it can be good.”
–Sherri Shepherd, the anti-Kirstie Alley, on why weight doesn’t matter if you have a positive body image. Alley had previously made a comment that she wanted to slim down because she hated having “fat sex.”