For years now, the sidewalks outside of fashion week have been as heavily documented and critiqued as the clothes up on the runway. There’s a veritable industry now, of fashion bloggers, online personalities and charming crazies who now operate front and center when it comes to fashion week. And why not? Style trickles up as much as it trickles down, with designers pulling looks and inspiration from what they see around the city.
But not everybody’s happy about it. Take fashion writer Susie Menkes, who in this past week’s T magazine, railed against the ubiquitousness of the street scene. “There is a genuine difference between the stylish and the showoffs,” she notes, alluding that there are far more of the latter than the former in fashion right now. The actual fashion shows almost seem beside the point. “There is something ridiculous about the self-aggrandizement of some online arbiters who go against the mantra that I was taught in my earlier days as a fashion journalist. ‘It isn’t good because you like it; you like it because it’s good.’” Amen to that, but still, isn’t it fun to see what everyone’s preened themselves into now?
Spanning just five days, London Fashion Week is the shortest of the ready-to-wear fashion weeks. It’s also in many ways the most entertaining: the attendees, the street style, and most of all, the clothes on the runway are consistently lighter-hearted than New York and Milan’s more austere ambiance. Just take legendary designer Tom Ford, for example, who unveiled his first ever London catwalk show with a collection more vividly multi-ethnic than the pure streamlined elegance he’s known for. London Fashion Week has come and gone, so we’ve pulled five of our favorite shows from the five days — let’s take a look at Marios Schwab, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Burberry Prorsum, Roksanda Ilincic, and one veeeeery un-Tom Ford Tom Ford collection … Keep reading »
This weekend, the world finally got another look at now one-year-old Blue Ivy Carter in her mother’s documentary, “Life Is But A Dream.” If there was ever any question about where that adorable child came from, it was put to rest, as Blue Ivy is the exact spitting image of both Beyonce and Jay-Z.
But enough about Blue Ivy … let’s see what’s been up with some other adorable celeb kids.
Call me obsessed, I don’t care! So I spent a few hours over the holiday weekend, collecting 32 photos and 14 GIFs featuring Jay-Z and Beyonce (aka Jayonce) being all cute and loving and adorable and sexy together. I am celebrating love. These two give me hope that love is not dead! Check out the photos in the gallery above, and the GIFs after the jump. I could have included so many more, you guys; I really held back.
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The word “robe” immediately conjures images of lumpy, stained, novelty-print terry cloth garments. These kinds of robes are fine for lounging around the house when you have the flu, but what if you’re looking for a little more glamour in your loungewear? More Liza Minnelli in “Cabaret” than Gwyneth Paltrow in “Contagion”? We’ve got you covered. Click through for 7 sexy robes in lace, satin, and sheer fabrics…
So, I trust you all survived Valentine’s Day? And there’s an even better holiday ahead — Presidents’ Day is on Monday and it’s superior to V-Day because WE (and perhaps you too!) have the day off! We’ll be posting on a more chill schedule, as we pay our respects to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. So, serious TGIF status today! Click on to see what we’re wearing…