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The Cat’s Out Of The Bag! The Choupette Purse, Coming Soon To A Chanel Store Near You

All Things Choupette
All of the urgent news updates regarding the famous beauty. Read More »
Karl's Cat Has Maids
Karl Lagerfeld's Siamese cat Choupette has two personal maids. Read More »
Herr Karl
Before he was the king, he was just Karl. Maybe. Read More »

I used to think I was the craziest cat lover alive, but Karl Lagerfeld is giving me a serious run for my money. The Chanel designer, exalted for his stern, stubborn approach to fashion, diet, not getting massages, and basically everything else ever, has been a bit more subdued since he acquired the famously beautiful Choupette this past Christmas. As anyone who has ever loved a cat will understand, he’s head over heels for his Siamese lady, even going so far as to assure her well-being in his absence with two personal maids and an ongoing diary of her daily activities. (I also presume she can read, but only in French.) If Karl hasn’t broadcasted his affection sufficiently enough, rest assured — as reported by Cathy Horyn of the New York Times, the Choupette handbag is on the horizon. The longtime fashion critic tweeted live yesterday from Chanel’s Paris headquarters, describing the purse as “knitted” and “soft.” I don’t expect to be getting my paws on the bag (or the cat, for that matter) any time soon, but you know when that thing comes out in stores I will be petting it on the shelf. Prrrrr. Choupette. [Refinery29]

Kristen Stewart Bares Her High-Fashion Chops For Balenciaga’s New Fragrance

MacBook Perfume
Yep, it's a thing. Read More »
Celeb Fragrances
One Tiny Hand
Eau de George Clooney? Here's 10 strange celeb fragrances. Read More »

The reception of Kristen Stewart’s fashion presence mimics that of her reception on-screen: people who like her really love her, warts and all, and those who don’t just… don’t. I tolerate her, even like her a little bit, but even so it has to be said that she’s certainly no Charlize, who’s a natural both at her craft and, you know, wearing beautiful, often heavy clothes without looking like she might freak out or bite straight through her lower lip. Kristen’s high-fashion ascent has Nicolas Ghesquière to thank — the designer and creative director of the house of Balenciaga took a particular pet liking to Stewart, crafting her into a sartorial sometimes-star against all odds (and by odds, I mean Converse and hoodies). Ghesquière approached the actress in January after years of collaborating and cast her as the face of an untitled forthcoming fragrance. Keep reading »

Well Played: Jessica Alba At The Versace Haute Couture Show In Paris

Well Played: Blake
Facts are facts: you done good, Blake. Read More »
Well Played: Anja
Dinner with Anna Wintour, racing with Anja Rubik. Read More »
Well Played: Ginnifer
We love this ladylike dress and accoutrements. Read More »
Well Played: Kate
Kate Bosworth is pretty in a unique pattern. Read More »

Jessica Alba looks fantastic pretty much always, so it comes as little surprise (to me, at least) that she happens to look particularly killer in a strapless leather dress. Seriously, if there ever existed a more daunting phrase in the unwritten fashion lexicon than “strapless leather,” I haven’t heard of it.

Style Cues: Miranda Kerr

We’ve stolen Miranda’s style on countless occasions, so it’s high time we start taking notes on the components that comprise her best looks and go from there. When the model mom is photoshoot-ready, she definitely looks the part, but on her off days she has the most uncanny way of dressing just like your super-stylish, willowy-limbed best friend. I theorize that the secret to Miranda’s sartorial success is all about jeans, jeans, jeans and, believe it or not, a very specific formula of sorts. Skinny denim and a loose top are often the most prominent ingredients in her style recipe — fitted, ankle-cut jeans create a streamlined silhouette, while a looser top plays with proportions to make you look long and lean. Many of Miranda’s most covetable outfits come directly from this mold, and additions like a cardigan, chic jacket, and flats, sandals, or booties enable this basic equation to go the extra mile. After the jump, tips and tricks for making the look work, and a peek at looks inspired by (but not copied from!) Miranda’s model style. Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Olivia Palermo Out In Soho With Her Babe Boyfriend

Why is Olivia Palermo still famous? Why is she still snapped by the paparazzi on a weekly basis? Why does she sit front row at every show from New York to Paris come Fashion Week? Here’s the truth: she’s pretty, she’s well-dressed, and she pretty much epitomizes everything there is to love and love to hate about the Manhattan faux-socialite. I say faux because, come on, an MTV show stint and an obscenely wealthy, corrupt father does not a socialite make… or does it? Whatever her cause célèbre may be, I always like to see Olivia looking gorgeous about town, especially with her equally gorgeous boyfriend. I want this outfit, but it probably cost more than my entire wardrobe. This is where Style Stealer comes in… Keep reading »

Must Haves: 10 Summer Tanks Suitable For Work And Play

Rising temperatures call for clothing as minimal as possible while still remaining (mostly) decent for public viewing. Don’t get me wrong — I will never forsake my overflowing collection of loose, well-worn tanks — but sometimes a sheer top with a hole here and there just doesn’t cut it. Like, not even close. When these situations arise, and on the hottest days when exposed arms and shoulders are still a non-negotiable, I turn to sleeveless tops that are a step up from my usual un-fancy fare. Here’s my roundup of ten tank tops that are just dressy enough to wear to work or play, but won’t break your bank account should they be compromised by a couple of sweat (or Popsicle) stains.

Style Stealer: Jordana Brewster’s Pretty Pink And Orange Color Combo

I don’t know much about Jordana Brewster, other than the fact that she’s an actress and was in that terrible movie “D.E.B.S.” But that was a long time ago, and apparently Jordana has had a resurgence on television with “Dallas,” which I have never seen. I’m seriously flashing my incompetency right now, no? Anyway, I really love this outfit, but what makes me like it (and Jordana) considerably more is the fact that she was photographed earlier in the day in jeans, presumably pre-shopping, then reemerged from a boutique wearing this maxi skirt — an impatient girl after my own heart! Her colorful, airy attire would be perfect for sweltering days if Jordana lost the long sleeves, so I’m just going to go ahead and lose them for her. A slightly amended version of this spot-on summer look, right this way… Keep reading »

Makeup Bag: 9 Products To Put The Shine Back In (Or Prevent) Parched Summer Strands

We get the point — as good as the sun may feel (and it does), it’s not actually good for you. Now that the breaking news is out, let’s talk specifics. The sun’s rays aren’t only harmful to your skin; they also wreak havoc on your hair. Days spent lazing at the beach, by the pool, or even just strolling street-side in the city zaps the moisture and color (if you have it) out of strands, leaving you not with the loose Gisele ringlets of our collective dreams but rather a stripped, lifeless, crackling crowning accessory. Sea salt and chlorine also happen to be mane enemies, so if you’re not caring for your hair after partaking in seasonal festivities, then you definitely won’t like what you have to deal with come September. With maintenance in mind, here are my nine picks for products, both pre- and post-emptive, that will help your hair keep its cool.

That’s A Lot Of Look: Katy Perry Mall-Gothin’ It At LAX

A Lot Of Look: Katy Perry
Daisy Buchanan called -- she wants her look back. Read More »
A Lot Of Look: J. Hudson
Has Jennifer Hudson given up? Read More »
A Lot Of Look: Rihanna
Is Rihanna post-style or something? Read More »
A Lot Of Look: V. Hudgens
1969 called and wants its style back. Read More »

In the immortal words of the late Amy Winehouse, what kind of fuckery is this? On Tuesday, we speculated that repeat style offender Katy Perry seemed to be getting her sartorial shit together but, um, do you think we might be able to backpedal a bit on that one? Granted, she’s just going to the airport in this heinous attire, but still. Her outfit looks like it was copped straight out of my wardrobe, age 12, circa Rebellious Stage, in an era where Ed Hardy was considered a good look. Oh, but that was probably never.

Love It Or Leave It: Miley Cyrus’s Racy Aussie Awards Look?

Blake's Bright Suit
Can she pull off this adventurous menswear look? Read More »
Emma's Gothy Makeup
Speaking of Hot Topic... Read More »
Keira's Floral Valentino
You're too pretty to be wearing a carpet and/or curtain. Read More »

Miley Cyrus is a betrothed woman now, and disregarding the fact that she looks like she is 35, the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana seems to be making strides to up the maturity of her style game — on the red carpet, at least. I mean, have you seen this girl’s “casual” outfits? Very Jenelle Evans, Teen Mom. Anyway, Miley has a great body that enables her to carry even the most ridiculous of dresses, like, say, this one! Likewise, her hair and makeup could use some work, but the shoes are fabulous and I bet that ring is even better. Sigh. I’m sure this look will be well-received because, like I said, she’s one of the few people who can actually wear it, but the more I stare at it the more nonsensical it seems. What does make sense is the fact that the dress is by Zimmermann, an (appropriately) Australian brand that got its start in swimwear.

What Do You Think Of Miley Cyrus' Look?

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