Not to pull the “SATC” fashion card, but this Forever 21 dress is a classic Charlotte. With a business-chic construction, she’d strut it down Park Avenue in the daytime, but also be able to work it downtown after hours thanks to that sexy mesh collar and peek-a-boo back. What’s one more LBD in your closet? They’re always put to use somehow, whether you’re going for the girly or the girls’ night out.
The Met Gala after-party at the Standard Hotel’s Boom Boom Room earlier this week looked like just about the most awesome event you were never invited to. Thanks to Twitter, you probably sat at home, refreshing constantly to see all the privileged fashion writers posting live Tweets. (Thanks, WWD, for rubbing it in our faces with updates like this: “Katy Perry crawled over to and underneath Kristen Bell’s dress.”)
Well, screw that. You want to be a part of the action?* We asked some industry insiders for advice on crashing fashion parties. Their tips, after the jump. [WWD] Keep reading »
Shoe label Ash presents you with two unfortunate creations—a Converse high heel and a denim wedge open-toe bootie. Poor kids. [Shopbop.com] Keep reading »
There are two types of people in the world: those who wrote off Juicy around the same time they got rid of their Uggs, and those who look like they’re vying for a spot on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” or “Jersey Shore.” Or at least, that’s what we thought. The maker of the iconic velour tracksuit has steered itself in a new and appealing direction—you may have heard that they recently hired Erin Fetherston to design and consult for the brand—and you can already see some fresh style through the new jewelry offerings. Some of these pieces seem to take inspiration from Dior’s floral cluster designs, which is a good thing because we can’t afford Dior anyhow. As for JC, we’re loving the vintage-looking enameled flowers found on showy cocktail rings and delicate chains. Some other highlights include interwoven fabric and chain necklaces, messy cluster jewelry à la Tom Binns, and delicate hoop earrings draped with trinkets. Check out a few more of our favorite pieces after the jump! [JuicyCouture.com] Keep reading »
When it comes to big retailers like Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters doing what they do best—supplying us with affordable, current trends—it might not actually be the Marcs and Wangs of the world who are really getting screwed. The Wall Street Journal asserts that it’s in fact the lesser-known, indie designers who are suffering in the knock-off war. Giants like American Eagle Outfitters are on the lookout for cute, niche items that could have a mass appeal, and the problem is that indie designers don’t possess the resources to keep up with demand: “Small designers face a particularly large burden; often, they lack deep pockets to chase down versions they find similar, and their brands are so little-known that customers often aren’t aware they’re not buying an original design.” This might explain why we’re seeing so many diffusion lines and capsule collections produced in partner with stores like Target—the smaller guys want to produce a cheaper version of their wares before someone else does and takes all the profit. So what’s to be done? Keep reading »