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Finally TOMS Shoes We Would Wear

Honestly, the heartwarming charity angle aside, there was something about TOMS shoes that looked decidedly … un-chic. Hence, while we’ve admired the shoes from afar, we’ve never seen a pair we wanted to sport around town. Until now. Behold: TOMS with laces, formally known as the Cordones. It’s a total departure from the traditional TOMS…

Zandile Blay / September 4, 2009

Crave: Danielle Stevens Jewelry (Win It!)

Danielle Stevens stumbled on a style secret while playing in her mom’s closet as a child: “Whether it’s a well-crafted piece of costume jewelry or one with diamonds and other fine gems, a girl needs a beautiful accessory.” Luckily for us, this didn’t mean a lifetime of collecting jewels from other designers, but creating a…

Zandile Blay / September 4, 2009

Finally, Fashion For the Over-70 Crowd

Get a load of “Old Ladies Rebellion,” a clothing line launched by a 24-year-old specifically for, well….old ladies. And by old, Karst means old: seventy-plus. Her catwalk shows are only for the gray-haired and gorgeous. The elderly models elegantly sashay out in a series of knee length shift dresses. Karst keeps her signature silhouette interesting…

Zandile Blay / September 4, 2009

Finally, A Clothing Line For the Elderly Crowd

Who is Fannie Kirst and once it becomes legal across the land, can I marry her? Anyone woman who thinks up sassy, stylish and just plain old smart fashion like this surely deserves my hand in marriage. I’m talking about Old Ladies Rebellion, a clothing line launched by the 24 year old specifically for, well….old…

Zandile Blay / September 4, 2009

Finally, TOMS Shoes We Will Wear

Honestly, the heart-warming charity angle aside, there was something about TOMS shoes which looked decidedly….unchic. Hence, while we’ve admired them from afar, we’ve never felt compelle to actually buy a pair. Until now. Behold TOMS with laces, formally known as the Cordones. Unlike the traditional TOMS slip ons, these shoes are designed more like a…

Zandile Blay / September 4, 2009

Quick Pic: “Labels Mean Nothing To Me”

Do they sell paint like this at Sherwin-Williams? Cause if not, we don’t even want to imagine the time, energy and technique it took to paint the Louis Vuitton logo all over this house in Mexico. But if you have a passion for fashion, guess no task is too great. [Freshome]…

Zandile Blay / September 4, 2009

Balenciaga Unveils Fall Ads Starring Jennifer Connelly

Famed fashion photog Steven Meisel clearly had a busy summer. A quick scan of the top fashion books this month reveals that he’s shot covers and fashion stories for a laundry list of international publications from Vogue Italia to W Magazine. We can now add campaigns to the list, like this new campaign starring Balenciaga…

Zandile Blay / September 3, 2009

Quick Pic: Tacktastic See-Through Jeans

Whoever came up with the phrase “so wrong it’s right” was totally inspired by these jeans. The half-denim, half-nylon hybrid by Siwy is available online for an outrageous $242. Because we know you’re so interested in buying these. [The Cut]…

Zandile Blay / September 3, 2009

Are You Ready For The Fashionair Launch?

Have you heard of Fashionair yet? If not, it’s only a matter of time. The British-based fashion site is formally launching online tomorrow, Sept. 3. And for such a new site, it is beyond impressive. It combines the conversational news delivery of your favorite fashion blog with the luxury retail component of a Net-A-Porter. Thi…

Zandile Blay / September 2, 2009

Max Azria Joins The Cast Of “The Beautiful Life”

At this point, the cameos seem a lot more interesting than the plotline of upcoming prime-time drama “The Beautiful Life.” The show, which is centered around the lives of New York City models, has attracted a star-studded list of fashion industry types who play themselves, including designer Zac Posen and “Project Runway” judge Nina Garcia.

Zandile Blay / September 2, 2009

Aliph’s Jawbone Prime Is One Chic Bluetooth

Behold the Aliph Jawbone Prime. In the world of basic, boring and predictably silver Bluetooth earpieces, it stands out in more ways than one. The sleekly designed Jawbone Prime is available in several electric and eclectically named colors: Lilac You Mean It, Frankly Scarlet, Drop Me A Lime, and ‘Yello! It’s not all about fu…

Zandile Blay / September 2, 2009

Indonesian Beauty Chain Uses Hairy Advertising Tactics

Popular Indonesian salon and beauty school franchise Johnny Andrean wanted to get the word out about their new hair strengthening product. A simple television commercial or billboard ad was not enough. Instead, they opted for a more literal display: hanging what appears to be human hair ponytails on commuter trains in the capital of Jakarta.

Zandile Blay / September 2, 2009

The Sickest Doc Martens We’ve Ever Seen

In these tough economic times, there’s nothing like diversifying projects to maintain income and interest, a trick both Raf Simons and Doc Martens know too well. In addition to running his own label as well as men’s and women’s collections for Jil Sander, Simons has extended his name and talent to a laundry list of…

Zandile Blay / September 2, 2009

Sneak Peek: Stella McCartney Sunglasses

When it comes to Stella McCartney, our personal philosophy is she can do no wrong, besides lower her prices a ton. First there was all that athletic wear, then fragrance, and now, Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter is expanding her collection to include sunglasses. The shades starts at $180 and go up to $250 — look…

Zandile Blay / September 1, 2009

Win Valentino’s “Last Emperor” DVD–With A Vintage Valentino Dress Thrown In

Someone please hand the geniuses behind this contest a cookie. Seriously! The teams behind Decades, the LA-based vintage couture boutique, and Phase 4 Films have linked up for a one-of-a-kind contest we’re sure you will be interested in: “Win a Valentino Gown with Valentino: The Last Emperor DVD Sweepstakes.” To celebrate the release of “Valentino:…

Zandile Blay / September 1, 2009

Donatella Versace Brings Back Her Fave Old-School Label

Donatella Versace is going back to her roots (and it has nothing to do with her bleached hair). The blond fashionista and chief designer at Versace has announced plans to bring back Versus, the first collection she designed on her own for her family’s label. Versus first debuted in 1989 as the younger, chicer, and…

Zandile Blay / August 31, 2009

Steven Meisel Sure Likes His Models Dirty

What is going on with all this dirty chic nonsense? Craig McDean shot a huge spread for the September 2009 issue of W magazine highlighting the stylish side of homelessness (yeah, wtf), and now legendary photographer Steven Meisel has carried the theme over to Italian Vogue. In fact, Meisel shot not one, not two, but…

Zandile Blay / August 31, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Alexander Wang Hearts Zack Morris

“Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford would always talk about how they’re ’70s kids. And now, I’m thinking about how I’m really a ’90s kid. My ideas come from things that I didn’t notice were trends at the time, like seeing my sister wear Via Spiga and watching ‘Saved by the Bell.'”– Designer Alexander Wang [W

Zandile Blay / August 30, 2009

Gucci And Mary J. Blige Team Up For The Ladies

It’s not all about glitz and glam; Gucci also loves to give. The luxury brand is doing just that with their latest partnership with R&B icon, Mary J. Blige. To raise funds for Blige’s charity, Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, INC, simply known as FFAWN — yes, the name could have been just…

Zandile Blay / August 28, 2009

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