Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr made an estimated $3 million last year, making her the ninth highest paid model of 2009. But while she’s only just cracked the top ten on that front, she’s got something only one of the girls in front of her on the pay list can claim: an insanely expensive Barbie doll made in her image. Honestly, we don’t totally see the resemblance, but the diamond jewelry-wearing doll pictured is meant to be a mini Kerr — and yes, those diamonds are real. The doll was unveiled two days ago at Australian Fashion Week along with 11 other Barbies modeled after popular models. Aussies Abby Lee Kershaw, Elyse Taylor, and Catherine McNeil also made the cut. [Modelinia] Keep reading »
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 »