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Get ready, girls: Full-Figured Fashion Week is just about upon us. According to the event’s mission, Full-Figured Fashion Week “will not only provide an opportunity for independent designers to market their collections to a wider audience, and a unique opportunity for plus models to gain more professional exposure on the runway, but also a chance for the media, buyers and the general public to have access to collections that have not received the marketing and publicity they deserve.” “It’s been crazy,” said organizer Gwen Devoe. “It’s just exploding. Women are finally getting a chance to see fashion come alive on models with bodies they can relate to.” Keep reading »
The only thing I like better than shopping (and I like shopping A LOT) is eating. And if I could somehow combine those two things, well, that would be magical. And that’s why I’ve created this new feature, “Wear what you eat,” wherein I create outfits and shopping guides themed around some of my favorite summer treats. First up, cool and delicious lemonade. Take a sip and check out our summer picks. Keep reading »
Don Draper. Perhaps the most debonair dad that ever was. Don’s always looking dapper and well-styled, and always has a secretary on hand to mix him up the perfect martini or bourbon on the rocks. My father isn’t quite the Draper type — he’s more the armchair sporty dad (with Coors in hand) — but I’ve certainly known a few dapper dads in my day, and I’ve picked out a few great Father’s Day gifts that even the most hardcore Draper-ite would approve of.
We were thrilled to learn that actress and Tim Burton muse Helena Bonham-Carter had been tapped to be the face of Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter 2011 campaign, shot by Juergen Teller. We think it’s especially awesome, considering how Bonham-Carter’s personal style is kind of Victorian-crumpet-meets-Gothic-matchstick-girl-in-a-dark-alley. Plus, she always gives amazing face in all of her photos. We can’t wait for the campaign to come out, and in her honor, we’ve culled together some of our favorite weird looks from the actress for your enjoyment.
I shop like it’s my job (maybe it kind of is?) and this weekend I found myself at two very different shopportunities (I’m the worst). On Friday, some friends and I hit up the Opening Ceremony sample sale, which promised a warehouse full of designer items for up to 90 percent off. This meant that items that were usually prohibitively, outrageously expensive, would now be only annoyingly expensive and/or almost reasonable (virtually nothing sold at Opening Ceremony is ever affordable in the slightest). My roommate scored, on my insistence, a slightly damaged Alexandre Herchcovitch dress for $200 (she’s enviously tall and I weep for that dress), and my other friend bought a scarf. I went nuts when I found not only an insane Rosa Cha goth-ycakes blazer (totally not necessary), but also a gorge Charles Anastase safari trench coat (pictured). The only problem? The trench coat cost $400. Did I buy it? Yes. I. Did. And here’s why. Keep reading »
Maybe it’s because we spent some time looking at Chloe Sevigny’s ’90s-fied collection for Opening Ceremony the other day, but we’ve got the ’90s on the brain. And nothing better embodies that look than big florals. But we didn’t want to just rehash the same old thing — we wanted to give you updated takes on big, bright floral looks. After the jump, skirts, shirts and dresses that pop off the page in blooming bliss.
Okay, okay, so I get it: fashion’s always on to the next. The newest, the weirdest, the most avant-garde — and apparently, the youngest. And that’s why the Fanning children, Elle and Dakota, have been on fashion’s sweet radar for the last year or so, making the rounds in magazine editorials, on blogs and in designers’ campaign videos. Dakota, the elder Fanning, is the ripe old age of 17, and so we’re somewhat less troubled by her meteoric rise into the sweet embrace of fashion’s bosom. But younger sister Elle Fanning is only 13 years old. And she looks it!
So what, you say? Keep reading »
Theater people are a strange lot, aren’t they? So … expressive. So … dramatic and weird. Shockingly, last night’s Tony Awards — in the fashion department, anyway — had very little of the drama we’d expect from a bunch of stage actors. Instead, everyone was pretty safe and classy, and dare we say it, maybe boring? But are we being too harsh? Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments.