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]
It’s been a rough few days for women who really love jaunty pearl accessories. Not only did Margaret Thatcher pass away, so did Lilly Pulitzer. Was Lilly Pulitzer a feminist? Yeah. Sure. Probably. Seems like it. She was certainly someone I grew up with, and these are some very specific memories brought to mind by very specific dresses. Read more on The Gloss…
I absolutely love it when women wear tuxedo pants, especially in unexpected color combinations, so when I saw this picture of Jada Pinkett Smith heading to the “Good Morning America” studios in a pair of beige and black tuxedo pants, I was instantly smitten. There’s definitely a lot going on in this outfit — striped pants and platforms, lace top, leather jacket, spiked nails — but I think she looks amazing. Don’t even get me started on how this woman has maintained the flawless, glowing skin of a 20-year-old at age 41. Maybe her chill attitude about her kinda, sorta open marriage has helped fend off wrinkles? Gorgeous. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Sarah Jessica Parker wore this badass leather jacket/distressed jeans combo out on a walk with her kids in NYC, and I’m dying to recreate it (have I mentioned I’m totally fine buying jeans full of holes, but I am firmly against the concept of pre-scuffed shoes?). I found similar pieces to get SJP’s cool mom look, and the best part? Everything’s 60 bucks or less. Read on for shopping details! Keep reading »
Another shocking move in the never-ending game of fashion industry musical chairs: Nicola Formichetti is out at Mugler! His departure (a “mutual decision”) is, as they say, Kind Of A Big Deal. The influential “fashion director” singlehandedly resurrected the French fashion house in his almost 3 years as creative director, transforming the staid old brand best known for its perfume into a trailblazer for innovative, avant-garde fashion.
Formichetti has his high-profile clients, particularly Lady Gaga, to thank for much of his monumental success — Formichetti has functioned as stylist to the pop icon since 2009… as in, he is responsible for Gaga’s infamous meat dress, meat-kini, and her male alter-ego Jo Calderone. In fact, it was Gaga who persuaded him to accept the job at Mugler — the floundering brand was in the market for a “multicultural young talent,” which they found in Formichetti. He’s also credited with “discovering” fully-tattooed Zombie Boy Rick Genest.
Any guesses as to where Formichetti will land next? Sources are saying Diesel, but I think it’s just as likely that we’ll see the young designer spin off into his own line. We wish him the best of luck wherever he ends up! [Fashionista]
There’s a lot to love about the Mars rover Curiosity: the fact that while we’re slaving away at the office it’s cruising around Mars collecting data, its informative first-person tweets, the beautiful mohawked man who helped it land successfully on a faraway planet. And now, thanks to a creative Etsy seller, you can wear your Curiosity love on your sleeve–well, your sleeveless mini dress to be exact, printed with a Mars landscape and embellished with a studded Curiosity logo. Designer Shenova also created a Curiosity skirt, tank top, and leggings to round out your NASA-inspired wardrobe. I know what I’ll be requesting for my birthday this year. [Prices range from $40 to $135, Etsy]
Guess what? Today is National Tweed Day! To celebrate this timeless (and surprisingly versatile) fabric, I put together 3 very different outfits using one pink tweed blazer ($100, Macy’s). Check out all the looks after the jump! Keep reading »
Sunglasses are, by far, my favorite accessory. I’m constantly buying new pairs and saying dumb things like, “‘Shades’ is my middle name!” In reality, my middle name is Rose, so obviously I need these rose-embellished cat eye shades. [$14, Nordstrom]
Hagfish are jawless, spineless creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean and eat dead whales. When they are attacked or threatened, they spray predators with a slimy substance, and someday in the not-too-distant future, your clothing might be made out of that lovely slime. Here’s the deal: as of now, most synthetic fabrics such as nylon and spandex are made from oil. As we all know painfully well, oil is not a renewable resource, and at some point we’ll need to find a new way to make our hoodies and slutty yoga pants. Keep reading »
Here are all of the things I know about Olga Kurylenko: she’s Russian, she’s dating Danny Huston, and she has the type of face that I would like to wear as my own. Also, she’s starring in a new movie with Tom Cruise, which I won’t be seeing. My criteria for movies is, “is Tom Cruise in this movie?” If the answer is yes, I won’t see it. Sorry, everyone who’s ever been in a movie with Tom Cruise. Including you, Olga.
But anyway, I’m almost always crying about how celebrities don’t wear nearly enough Elie Saab. I don’t get it — every single one of his dresses is to die for, and on the occasion that someone does wear Saab’s designs, they look like this. Impeccable! So: if you’re famous, have ever been famous, or may become famous, and you’re reading this, WEAR ELIE SAAB. DO IT FOR ME. [Photo: WENN]