“I’m not like this genetically.”
— Shock! Awe! Donatella Versace admits at the Vogue festival that, unlike her pal Lady Gaga, she was not just born this way. True, she said as much in the context of using “tons of cream” and taking care of her skin and hair, but we can go ahead and read between the lines, right? But who even cares what her face looks like — despite her intimidating persona, Donatella is actually pretty rad, telling her star-struck audience at the event, “Right now, having you kids in front of me asking these questions, this is my proudest moment.” [Vogue UK]
Hey y’all, I just wanna give a shoutout to Zoe Saldana, who has been absolutely killing it everywhere she goes. Between two “Star Trek Into Darkness” events this week, and the MTV Movie Awards earlier this month, lady has been looking ahhhhhh-mazing. These looks are all seriously difficult to pull off, but she is Seriously Doing It. I can’t remember the last time I was this wowed by a star’s fashion prowess. Again: killing it.
Guys, are you tired of washing, drying, ironing, and/or dry-cleaning your button-up shirts after only a wear or two? A new company called Wool & Prince has an exciting proposition for you: how about a shirt that doesn’t wrinkle or smell–even after 90 days of consecutive wear? It sounds too good to be true, but their extensive testing (including one of their team members wearing the shirt for 90 days straight) and enthusiastic Kickstarter following (they’ve raised more than triple their $30,000 goal in just one week) support their claims. Apparently the secret is in the fabric; Wool & Prince shirts are made with a wrinkle-resistant fine wool that absorbs moisture without retaining odor. The best part? These non-smelly shirts are also seriously stylish. Check out the Kickstarter page for more info, and to pre-order a super low-maintenance shirt of your own, if you’re so inclined. [Gizmodo]
“My mother had changed the date [of my birthday]. It was easier to make a three or an eight. I learned after my mother died, and I do not know why she did it.”
— Why am I not all that surprised to learn that Karl Lagerfeld may not exactly know his real age? According to Wikipedia the Chanel designer is 79, but he had a 70th birthday bash in 2008, and now he’s reportedly revealed to Paris Match that he’s actually 77, and also something about a 3 or an 8. So. Inconclusive! Which is all the more reason to believe that he is not, in fact, human after all, right? [Fashionista]
Dear Topshop, I’m not sure why anyone would willingly purchase a pair of mom jeans, but I think everyone knows that an authentic pair can be procured at any Kohl’s or Kmart for much, much less than the $65 price you’ve slapped on these acid-washed, tapered, high-waisted monstrosities. Seriously. Make it stop. [Bleach Acid Mom Jeans, $65, Topshop]
Boat shoes, a staple of every self-respecting WASP’s footwear collection, have returned for spring, and this year’s crop features fun colors, patterns, and a more feminine shape. I’ve never even been to Connecticut (although eating lobster at Jessica’s parents house is on my bucket list), but man do I love me a boat shoe. Wear them with cuffed boyfriend jeans or your favorite sundress–they seriously go with anything. Click through to check out some of my favorite pairs of the season!
I adore graphic prints and vintage photography, so my first inclination is to love this Topshop pencil skirt. I mean, talk about a statement piece! My only hesitation is that I’m not sure about having a “motel” sign plastered across my crotch. What do you guys think? And if you are on team “love it” but aren’t sure how to wear it, I was really impressed with these three funky outfits Catwalk Queen put together. Retro photo skirt plus heart-shaped glasses? Yes, please! [$56, Topshop]
Say what you will about (kooky/krazy/kreepy) Karl Lagerfeld, but when it comes to his creative directorial role at Chanel, the man is aces. Filmmaker Trevor Undi took Karl’s vision and interpreted it into this hypnotic 2 and a half-minute video comprised of clips from the French fashion house’s Paris-Édimbourg Métiers d’Art 2012/13 runway show, which took place in a castle in the Scottish highlands. Never before have runway-side iPhone photographers looked so, well, otherworldly. [Vimeo]
As soon as the weather turns vaguely spring-y, I want to wear nothing but huge sunglasses and bright floral prints. These 10 floral dresses totally fit the bill. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
Serious question: does Karl Lagerfeld owe his notoriety more to his fashion design prowess or his very polarizing public persona? I’d say it’s a toss-up, but regardless, as far as Fashion People Fame Levels go, he ranks at the top of the charts. The delightfully bizarre Roberto Cavalli may be finding himself slightly envious of Karl’s larger-than-life media presence, because the eccentric Italian designer is throwing some major shade at the Chanel head honcho. He said of Lagerfeld in a recent interview, “Just because you are an artist you don’t have to dress like that. … He looks ridiculous.”
Interestingly, I don’t think they dress all that differently aside from the obvious disparity, which is that Roberto (at left) invariably appears to have bathed in a vat of self-tanner while Karl is pretty much white all over. Also, the former is rarely spotted in a fully-buttoned shirt. As you do! Listen, I say we settle the score with a fashion face-off… and I don’t mean Chanel vs. Cavalli. Let’s go, boys! (This will never happen.) [StyleBistro]