Want to travel like a queen? Why don’t you book a stay in a castle on your next trip? Turns out the phrase “affordable castle” isn’t an oxymoron: from Belgium to France to Ireland to New Jersey(!), we found eight beautiful castle hotels with prices starting at less than $200 a night (a few for much less than that). Click through to check ‘em out, and prepare to add a few new entries to your travel bucket list…
I can’t let the day end without acknowledging the date, though I always feel a bit awkward in doing so because I never seem to have the right words. Today, our thoughts are with the victims of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001, their families and their friends, and all those whose lives were affected on that day — which means you and you and you and you and everyone in some way really –just as they are every year on this anniversary.
Here is what we’re wearing today.
Day 6 of fashion week and there were several strong shows: Rodarte, Karen Walker and Monique Lhuillier all impressed with their deeply feminine, highly wearable collections. Marc Jacobs’ clown-wear, not so much. Check out his runway looks, along with Alice + Olivia, Thom Browne, and more — after the jump!
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Denim is totally having a moment. I mean, yes, you could say that denim has been having one long moment since the day it was first invented, but I’m hard-pressed to think of a time there was such an exciting variety of denim pieces available in so many cuts, colors, styles, and sizes. From pencil skirts to chambray shirts to colored jeans, here are 12 fabulous denim pieces for my plus-size ladies, perfect for work or play. Click through to check ‘em out!
As New York Fashion Week slogs on, we’ve seen some commonalities emerge between designers. Besides all employing desperately skinny models, we’ve noticed other similarities between collections. Like white. It was everywhere on the runway this NYFW, in flowing dresses, in surprising suiting — and in inexplicable hat/dress combos (we’re looking at you, Prabal Gurung). Check out our gallery of the best white runway looks.
It was only a matter of time before Vogue Japan editor-at-large and totally OTT fashionista Anna Dello Russo got to put her medal of approval on a line of her own, and it’s only natural that she of the outrageous fascinators and tacky-goes-high fashion opulence would cut her design teeth on — what else? — accessories. We’re pretty sure that Anna’s diehard devotion to kooky couture and right-off-the-runway looks has never led her wayward into a lowly H&M, but what does it matter when her choice to collaborate with the retailer means that we can walk in off the street and snag one of her signature gilded pieces at a reasonable price?
With 50 pieces ranging from $24.95 for pendant earrings to $299 for a formidable pair of thigh-high leather boots, they’re affordable enough that you can follow Anna’s advice to accessorize liberally or play it a little more low-key. But don’t bother to ask yourself what Anna would do — she’d pile ‘em right on, of course. Click through to check out all of the offerings, and do tell us which ones you’ll be fighting for come October 4. We’ll be picking up that peacock fascinator just to say we did. [Racked, photo via WWD]