Julie just about summed it up in her favorite looks from the first two days of Haute Couture Week when she said, “The Paris couture collections make me absolutely giddy.” As a fashion-loving lady, there are so many things in its spectrum that excite me, but nothing makes me salivate so much as couture. Today, the last day of the shows, is all about the couture jewelry (we’re talking Dior Joaillerie, Chanel Joiallerie, and Van Cleef & Arpels), so let’s have a look at yesterday’s headliners: Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, and Elie Saab.
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Yesterday, I wandered into the Gap and was instantly blinded by the array of brilliantly bright items they had for sale. Seriously, does anything snap you out of the haze a cloudy and cold day can bring as well as a shock of neon? This is what I told myself as I bought the first two items in this slideshow. Cheer up your own wardrobe this winter with a dose of neon (or bright sorbet or whatever you want to call these eye-catching shades), why don’t you?
Ever since I implored the fungus guy to be my boyfriend, I’ve been thinking about all the different types of scientists who would make excellent partners. I polled my biologist parents, my science-y friends, and the Frisky ladies to compile a list of the most desirable kinds of scientists, why we want to date them, and, alas, their potential downfalls. Check out the list, and let us know if you agree, or if we missed a particular lab coat dreamboat!
Vintage shoes are a great way to add a dose of funky style to your wardrobe. We scoured Etsy shops and rounded up a variety of vintage footwear in sizes 5 through 12: riding boots, oxford flats, turquoise moccasins, and floral pumps–all priced less than 50 bucks. Click through to find your sole-mate, and remember, these are one-of-a-kind vintage specimens, so if you love ‘em, snap ‘em up quick!
P.S. Have an Etsy Spotlight request? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll hunt down the items you’re looking for!
We have now entered day two of the prestigious Paris Haute Couture Week, the spark that lights the fuse of fashion weeks to follow. Yesterday was Atelier Versace (for the first time since 2004!), Alexis Mabille, Christian Dior, and Giambattista Valli, among others. This morning, not one, but two Chanel shows took place, followed by Giorgio Armani Privé and Givenchy later in the day. Of course, it’s my long-standing dream to attend just one of these breathtaking ceremonies, but for the time being I’m forced to spectate from the sidelines. Couture Week brings out some of the biggest and brightest names in street style, and I’ll be damned if they weren’t dressed to the nines. The biggest turnout comes from models, actresses, superstars, and socialites, who no doubt have the means to show up the girls actually on the runway, but they tend to skew fairly casual for these festivities. Here are my choice looks from the past two days; expect another feature covering the next two!
Oh hi, I didn’t see you there. I was busy salivating over the Fall 2012 menswear collection from my favorite wackadoodle designer Thom Browne. Mr. Browne — he of the lobster claw arms from Spring 2012 — is famous for his transgressive take on fashion and the body. Browne plays with proportion and male archetypes and reworks them into incredible pin-headed plays on masculinity. And for that, his works should be noted. After the jump, check out 13 of our favorite looks from his latest menswear collection.
Short haircuts are not only gorgeous, they’re pretty low maintenance. Most days you can wash your hair and be out the door. But if you’re looking to change things up a bit, whether for your workday, a night out, or a glitzy event, here are 5 striking styles perfect for short hair…
I just have one word to describe today’s “What Are We Wearing” — PHOTOBOMB.
I love fashion, but the Paris couture collections make me absolutely giddy. These collections celebrate fashion as high art, and present frothy, impossibly constructed delectable creations that make grown women salivate. Of course, couture gowns cost in the tens and hundreds of thousands, so we won’t be buying one anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look. The first day of couture week featured shows from Giambattista Valli, Christian Dior (currently helmed by Bill Gaytten), Chanel, Versace, and Alexis Mabille — and they did not disappoint. Click to see some of our favorite looks from the first crop of shows.