Rachel Krause

The Connection Between Wealth And Wanton

The term "classy" winks at, well, the upper class. When we say someone has "class," we mean to say that such a person is refined or even elegant in their behavior and the way they carry themselves, in a manner that's typical of a higher caste. It suggests that people who are born into, or…
By: Rachel Krause / February 28, 2012

Makeup Bag: Rose Gold Is No Longer Just For Jewelry

Is it just me, or was the beauty for this year's Oscars kind of a bore? The ladies looked lovely as always, but for the life of me I couldn't pick out a makeup look that really wowed. Maybe it's because some of the real stunners, the young actresses who can afford to dare to…
By: Rachel Krause / February 28, 2012

AnnaSophia Robb Snags The Lead In “The Carrie Diaries”

Understandably, the role of a high school-aged Carrie Bradshaw is highly coveted among legions of young actresses, but the character that led Sarah Jessica Parker to enduring fame leaves behind some seriously big shoes (Manolos, naturally) for a starlet to fill. "The Carrie Diaries," Candace Bushnell's prequel novel to the much-loved series, is coming to…
By: Rachel Krause / February 28, 2012

Her Best Looks: Dakota Fanning

This week, Dakota Fanning turned all of 18 years old. Remarkably, so is Courtney Stodden — just some food for thought, if you will, because age is the only thing the two have in common. Dakota's fresh, preternatural approach to style may have fallen to the back burner since her younger sister's debut, but I'm…
By: Rachel Krause / February 26, 2012

Lingerie-Inspired Dressing Made Easy

Boudoir dressing is undeniably trendy right now, but nobody ever said it was easy to pull off. The concept in and of itself is intimidating — lingerie worn not beneath your clothes, but as your clothes? It's enough to send me straight back to bed. Though runways and catalogues would like us to believe that…
By: Rachel Krause / February 24, 2012

Steven Meisel Creates Crazy, Trashy, Amazing GIFs For Vogue Italia

Never thought you'd see a supermodel with the track of her weave showing, did you? Famed photographer and (in my opinion) total creative genius Steven Meisel is already known for his exceptionally provocative work (see: his fantastic "Supermodels Enter Rehab" editorial), but he's taken it a step further with a preview for Vogue Italia's spring…
By: Rachel Krause / February 23, 2012

Nicki Minaj Does Blue (Seafoam?) For Vogue

Tobias Fünke, take note: Nicki Minaj has gone and gotten herself thoroughly blued. She's a touch more greenish than Tobias, so I don't suppose she'll be much of a threat to his very important role in the Blue Man Group. I actually think it looks nice on Nicki, especially with her pastel pink hair,…
By: Rachel Krause / February 23, 2012

MAC x Marilyn Monroe, Coming Next Fall

I don't know which surprises me more: the fact that MAC has chosen to release a Marilyn Monroe collection, or the fact that they haven't already done it. God bless Marilyn, because her posthumous existence has been practically slaughtered by a never-ending parade of…
By: Rachel Krause / February 23, 2012

Say It Isn’t So: The Sartorialist Gives Reverence To Uggs

Stop the presses! What is Scott Schulman, better known as The Sartorialist, trying to pull by writing about Uggs? I think at this point, it being 2012 and all, we can all come to an agreement that Uggs are an abomination of style and the downfall of society as we knew it pre-Uggs. Everyone know…
By: Rachel Krause / February 22, 2012

Iris Frost’s Ballsy London Fashion Week Dress

Iris Frost, the 12-year-old daughter of Jude Law and British actress Sadie Frost, finds herself at the center of some undeserved controversy after she wore a particularly cheeky dress yesterday while sitting front row at Vivienne Westwood. The Peter Pan-collared dress, which her mum said Iris had received as a gift, featured a print of…
By: Rachel Krause / February 22, 2012

Backstage Beauty: Burberry Prorsum

While many labels have shifted to favor the avant-garde face, Burberry Prorsum is generally a show at which beauty is held in high priority. The Burberry girl is, after all, inherently pretty in the most natural way. Think spokesmodel for the Body fragrance, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a woman on whom clothes seem superfluous — just a…
By: Rachel Krause / February 22, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At Vanity Fair’s “Vanities” 20th Anniversary

Don't ask me how, but Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture came together last night to present the 20th anniversary of their Vanities bash, co-hosted by Shailene Woodley. The fête, intended as a pre-Oscars celebration, brought out a pretty random assortment of celebs, and some even more random outfits. Seriously, things were weird. Here's the (very few) truly…
By: Rachel Krause / February 21, 2012

Daughter Of Russian Mogul Snags $88 Million Apartment

As if just being the acclaimed equestrian daughter of a Russian fertilizer magnate wasn't glamorous enough, 22-year-old Ekaterina Rybolovleva is now the owner of the most expensive apartment in the most expensive city in the world. That's right — her father, Dmitry Rybolovlev, in a sale that shattered Manhattan's individual property transaction records, parted with…
By: Rachel Krause / February 21, 2012

Lana Del Rey Debuts Mulberry Bag And Beauty Secrets At LFW

Lana Del Rey is making big, big strides, if not in the music stratosphere then in the fashion world. Mulberry's Autumn 2012 collection strode down the runway in London yesterday, and viewers caught the first glimpse of Lana's new eponymous bag. Yes, that's right — the brand that coined the ever-lusted-after Alexa, as in Chung,…
By: Rachel Krause / February 21, 2012

Paul & Joe’s Pretty Cute Cats

It might be too early to file me under "crazy cat lady," but I suggest you do so anyway, just to be safe. I'm that girl who's always trying to show everyone photos of my cat. I don't understand why it's so weird … she's really pretty, okay? My lifelong affinity for any and all…
By: Rachel Krause / February 20, 2012

The Best Dressed At NYFW: The Attendees

This week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week came to a close. In many ways, our fashion future has been foretold — what we saw on runways this past week will directly influence what we wear next fall and winter, whether we purchase the actual designer ready to wear (fat chance) or H&M's take on the trends. It'…
By: Rachel Krause / February 18, 2012

Seal Subtracts Wedding Ring, Adds Yellow Nail Polish

I have no idea when it suddenly became socially passable for dudes to leave the house wearing nail polish, but I do know that I want desperately for this trend to go directly back where it came from and die there. Please, I'm begging you. I can stomach — barely — the chipped remnant…
By: Rachel Krause / February 16, 2012

Manhattan Socialite, 95, Dies Front Row At Fashion Show

If you're a fan of Ari Cohen's Advanced Style blog, where the photographer features a bevy of fun, fabulous, fashionable older women, you'll be familiar with Zelda Kaplan, one of the site's stars. Identifiable by her large sunglasses and a propensity for wearing African-inspired prints, Kaplan had seen the world over, favoring countries such…
By: Rachel Krause / February 16, 2012

NYFW Backstage Beauty: Dramatic Eyes

I love Fashion Week, and I love runway show beauty, but not all of it is accessible. It's not unusual for the makeup at some shows (see: red eyes at 3.1 Phillip Lim) to be utterly ill-advised when taken out of context. I believe that beauty is incredibly personal, and for that reason "runway beauty…
By: Rachel Krause / February 16, 2012

Seeing Double At NYFW: Jenna Lyons As Muse

Okay, the jig is up: the mastermind behind J. Crew's consistent cool and bonafide style savant, Jenna Lyons, is fully aware that her look has become iconic. Why else would the creative director and president of the celebrated American company have sent a veritable mini-me boasting her own trademark groomed hair, thick dark-rimmed glasses, and…
By: Rachel Krause / February 15, 2012

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