For her blog, Poison Dart, model Imogen Clarke surveyed a bunch of her catwalking peers about what they wanted to be when they grew up. Unsurprisingly, a few wanted to be princesses. Beyond that, though, the responses were amusing and surprising. Ali Michael, for one, liked the idea of being a surgeon because she “loved blood and guts.” And Hanne Gaby Odiele was convinced that she would be “a psychologist who lived on a farm and was also involved in politics. And have a big tree house in the garden.” Least expected of all though were Eniko Mihalik (pictured) and Toni Garrn, both of whom wanted to be cashiers. Modeling doesn’t last forever, so I guess there’s still time to achieve those cashier dreams? [Poison Dart] Keep reading »
If you’re going to hop on the romper bandwagon, then why not go all-out and invest in a classy all-around piece? A good choice would be this black Rag & Bone romper (LBR, anyone?) designed in collaboration with model Jessica Stam. While we love how this design could totally function as evening wear, we’re more into the fact that it’s body-flattering—a drawstring waist allows you to cinch and poof in all the right places.
There are certain clichéd things women can do to tell the world, “I’m single and ready to mingle.” Most involve drastic hair changes and boob-spillage dresses. Of course, there’s also the classic Facebook relationship status change, which can often draw more attention than anything else. A decent middle ground? Anya Hindmarch‘s cute tactic: wear the designer’s everyday tote emblazoned on one side with the word “Available.” Of course, the other side reads “Unavailable” should things in your love life change. Otherwise, you could just cover up your boobs and call it a day. [Net-A-Porter.com] Keep reading »
With the unfortunate trend in slutty prom dresses, an unlikely savior has come in to bring class and grace back to the storied high school event. Forever 21 spent the past year expanding their reach into cosmetics and children’s clothes, but their latest collection of prom dresses really deserves a bit of applause. Where some 17-year-old girls will show up to their proms dressed in cut out gowns and trashy numbers, Forever 21 wants to outfit girls in decadent designs inspired by the 1920s and The Great Gatsby era. A selection of “boutique dresses” from the fast fashion brand includes embellished numbers, flowing designs, and delicate details to help girls stand out amidst the generic strapless dresses and halter designs. The best part is that these dresses are totally reasonable, ranging in price from $27-$40, making each perfect for a night out on the town as well as an evening of prom perfection. [The Skinny] Keep reading »
The day your eraser ring becomes totally worn down will be a sad one indeed. [Notcot.org] Keep reading »
Is it just us, or has the past year been like The Invasion of the Superkids? Today we have another pint-sized talent to add to the list: Cecilia Cassini, a 10-year-old fashion designer. Getting her start at age 6 on a Singer sewing machine, Cecilia learned the craft by logging obsessive hours with a needle and thread and experimenting with different fabrics and designs. About to host her first trunk show at the Fred Segal store in Los Angeles (any designer’s dream), Cecilia’s creations are for kids with imagination—think sparkly dresses, lots of bows, bright colors, and sassy patterns. In short, the wardrobe you always dreamed of as a kid. To us, it looks like what Betsey Johnson might have designed when she was a child. Take a look at some of Cecilia’s clothes after the jump. [CeciliaCassini.com] Keep reading »