Leonora Epstein

A “Black Swan” Makeup Tutorial For Your Next Costume Party

Admit it: ever since "Black Swan" came out, you have totally had fantasies of being a prima ballerina. (With those awesome Rodarte tutus, who wouldn't?) For your next costume party (New Year's, anyone?), try going Natalie Portman-style by channeling her signature look from the film. That complicated stage makeup isn't as hard as it…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 20, 2010

Drive-Thru Fashion

We could try to disseminate the symbolism of a skirt with a road leading to one's privates, but instead we'll just say this—we think this highway image skirt is hella awesome. [This Isn't Happiness]…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 20, 2010

Nice ‘N Nautical Earrings

Fashion falsity #1,434: Nautical goods are for the spring and summer. So very untrue. Sure, they evoke the festive spirit of the warmer months, but we always find that a cute sailor-ly touch here and there can spruce up any old outfit. Try, for example, these simple anchor post earrings from Urban. Pop these o…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 20, 2010

Why Is Zooey Deschanel Suing Steve Madden Shoes?

Zooey Deschanel seems like a sweet girl, but she's also got a bit of a fierce business side. The actress is apparently suing Steve Madden for $2 million for a collaboration that never happened. Apparently, Deschanel had planned to team up with the footwear retailer to create a line of shoes and accessories,…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 20, 2010

This Exists: Garter Belts For Guys

So here we are again. The ever-persisting problem of men who think baggy pants are still suh-weet. Recently, we heard about a high school which has taken to "Urkeling" offending students—making kids with too-baggy pants wear suspenders and forcing them to hike their trousers up high, Steve Urkel-style. Sadly, this invention you see before…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 20, 2010

Do Not Want: DKNY x Veuve Clicquot Boots

DKNY has teamed up with champagne maker Veuve Clicquot to make these rain boots. Unless they magically get you drunk, we'd prefer to spend the $99 on a bottle of nice champagne, rather than be a walking advertisement. [WWD]…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 20, 2010

Dudes Don’t Diet With The Belly Sauna

Is your boyfriend starting to look a little tubby? Maybe he's getting a little round around the edges thanks to all the holiday feasting? Fear not, ye lads who loathe the gym and abhor dieting: the Belly Sauna has arrived. This primo As Seen on TV product will help you lose weight in no…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 19, 2010

Shoes That Hit The Slopes

Walter Steiger has an interesting idea with these rounded sole platforms ... but does anyone's feet actually flex that way, except for ballerinas? [Designer Social]…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 18, 2010

French Women Who Like To Swim Topless Protest By Asking Men To Wear Bikini Tops

Skinny dipping is nice, right? Well, some women in France like the feeling of swimming topless so much that they've gone as far as to stage protests in pools. The feminist group, called les Tumultueuses, has taken to showing up at pools with bikini tops and asking the men to wear them to prove…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 17, 2010

This Spring, Topshop Wants You To Dress Like Your 7th Grade Self

Behold a look from Topshop's Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook ... which looks eerily like photos of our 13-year-old selves. Stringy hair with bad dye job? Check. Socks with shorts? Check. Completely mismatching outfit? Yup. [Nitrolicious]…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 17, 2010

Gilt Goes Auto-Style Again, This Time With Vespas

Will the idea of private sales for automobiles actually take off? We were pretty stunned when Gilt announced they were offering three VW Jettas for the insanely awesome price of $5,995. Sure, kinda crazy to buy a car off the internet ... on a whim ... from a clothing website, but we sort of…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 17, 2010

Carine Says Au Revoir To French Vogue

Today's big fashion news: Carine Roitfeld, super skinny French woman and editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, has just announced that she will be leaving her post after January. In the 10 years she's held the position, Roitfeld has become a style icon in her own right, so, understandably, some are a bit shocked to see…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 17, 2010

Do Not Want: Nike High Heels

What's worse? When sneakers look like high heels, or when high heels look like sneakers? We can't answer that, but we can say that the sneaker pump is rarely a good thing. Exhibit A: These Nike stilettos.
By: Leonora Epstein / December 16, 2010

Crystal Renn Models For Zac Posen Pre-Fall, The World Wonders About Her Weight Again

We're beginning to wonder if the size debate surrounding model Crystal Renn will ever die down. She's been hailed a plus-size icon but keeps stunning audiences with her fluctuating weight. For her latest work, she modeled for Zac Posen's pre-fall 2011 lookbook and can hardly be called plus-sized by these photos. We become…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 16, 2010

The Secret Is Out: “Comfort” Shoe Brands Actually Make Cute Kicks

Thanks, New York Times, for outing one of my top fashion secrets—"comfort" shoe brands like Aerosoles and Naturalizer. (OK, to be fair, if this is a NYT story, then it's not like they were a secret to begin with.) These companies have, in the past, had the rep for being the shoes your mom…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 16, 2010

Elle Fanning’s Got Something On Her Head

Looks like Elle Fanning is following in her sister's footsteps ... if that means growing up super fast. The "Somewhere" star graces the pages of this month's Lula magazine, looking very high fashion and mature. [Coco Perez]…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 16, 2010

Bad Haircut Blues: Go Shorter Or Deal With It?

I have a question to pose to the class. Last week, I got a horrible haircut. Now, to say it is The World's Worst Haircut would be stretching it, but it's still pretty crappy. How can I describe it for you ... think: Donny Osmond meets David Cassidy meets JTT circa 1996. First of…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 15, 2010

Gilt Groupe Launches Car Sale—Get A Jetta For Under 6K

In the market for a new car? You should've checked out Gilt today at noon. The private sale company sold a special Volkswagen Jetta (completely new!) for the slightly insane price of $5,995. Normally, these cars retail for $15,995. Missed it? Don't feel too bad. You'll get a chance tomorrow and Friday at noon,…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 15, 2010

Meet The Other Anna—The Wacky Vogue Japan Editor

When it comes to the world of Vogue, there are two Annas. Wintour, of course, and the one you probably don't know too much about is Anna Dello Russo. She is the editor of Japanese Vogue, and she is awesome. In this profile in the Guardian, we learn that the fashion pro is quirky,…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 15, 2010

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