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Uber-Easy Flower Arranging From Erin Fetherston

Serious spring fever hitting lately. I can’t wait to wear filmy, silky dresses and striped flat espadrilles, braid my won’t-grow-fast-enough hair to the side, and fill my teeny apt with loads of bright and cheery flowers. I’ve got most of my spring prep done (got these striped espadrilles the other day), and I plan on stealing this flower “tub” arrangement idea from designer Erin Fetherston‘s Paris apartment. It should be relatively easy to do. Get a giant, round and squat vase. Look for flowers that aren’t too pricey with big blossoms (I love peonies from my corner deli). Cut the stems so the blossoms ever so slightly peek above the rim of the vase. Stand flowers up in the water-filled vase, the more the better, and keep it natural by avoiding over-pruning. The best part about this look? The arrangement gets better as the flowers open up. Look at Erin’s almost-past-their-prime stems. [This Is Glamorous] Keep reading »

Behind The Scenes: Jessica Stam And Terry Richardson For Aldo

Fashion is hard work, people! (Have you seen “Kell on Earth”?) Well, maybe not if you happen to be Jessica Stam modeling for photog Terry Richardson. Check out the behind-the-scenes goings-on at the Aldo spring/summer photo shoot. Not only is there a lip couch, disco ball, and ceramic leopard, but Aldo’s got some seriously cute heels set to come out this spring. More fashion-hard-at-work shots of Jessica, after the jump … Keep reading »

Acne Does Furniture

The Swedish creative agency Acne (you may already know them for their indie fashions and jeans) has unveiled its first furniture collection. Inspired by the company’s Swedish roots, they took a classic sofa design by Swede Carl Malmsten and literally stretched, squashed, and pulled it. The line features totally cool-looking pieces, even if they don’t seem to register on the comfy-meter. Check out the whole collection, after the jump! Keep reading »

Hilarious Fashion Arithmetic!

Snuffleupagus + Rambo = a Pringle of Scotland, pre-fall 2010 RTW look? Silicone breast implants + a pill pack = a look from the Armani Privé spring 2010 couture show? Does Dracula + hand soap = a dress-coat combo from Chanel spring 2010? Yes, if you go to Fashematics, a totally clever and hilarious website devoted to breaking down and identifying the inspirations behind fashion—and not the way a designer would. You get a “so-right” chuckle with every post, proof that sometimes, c’mon, fashion shouldn’t be taken that seriously. [Fashematics] Keep reading »

The Natural Spray Tan — It Exists!

The newest, latest, and greatest in spray tans is the “weekend away” tan. In a move away from the L.A. Oompa-Loompas and perma-pumpkin folk, the “weekend away” tan is just a tiny bit of color. Subtle. Spotted all over the actresses at the BAFTAs (Kate Winslet, Audrey Tautou, Claire Danes, and Carey Mulligan), the low-key look was a bit of bronze on only those body parts that are directly and naturally hit by the sun. It wasn’t intense color, either, but the amount you would get from a weekend trip. No weirdly bronzed armpits, no “Jersey Shore” all over day-glo, and none of the orange-brown residue left between your fingers. To get this look, it’s all about going for the least deep spray color available and getting a real-live person to spray you (the booths will give you a solid, all-over tan). Ask to be sprayed only where the sun would naturally hit: upper arms, across the nose and cheeks, shoulders, etc. Perfect for spring, no? Keep reading »

Missoni Keeps It Real

Why use (and pay for) models with no real connection to your brand for ad campaigns when you’re the Missonis? When you come from a gorgeous, Italian fashion family, who better to show off the clothes and home textiles than the fam? Check out the brand-new spring/summer campaign—I’m obsessed. From co-founder Rosita Missoni and her husband, Ottavio, to their grandchildren, the whole clan gets together for a family portrait of sorts (by fancy-pants photog Juergen Teller) wearing their Missoni best, surrounded by their Missoni best. They really do all live the full-on lifestyle—love the couch, and could Ottavio be any more adorable? (That Mr. Rogers-esque Missoni sweater!) Check out more photos, after the jump …
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