Fashion Week is a generally an invite-only occasion. Shows like Marc Jacobs are impossible to get in to even for celebrities, and the lines for the chicest parties are astronomically long. So usually, unless you’re in the industry or uber A-list, being a part of it all entails stalking blogs and Twitter for information on the designer’s latest collections and all the late night party details.
But change is in the air! There have been a few advancements recently in opening the insidery world of fashion to the world.
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While I was waiting for a fashion show to begin last February, I listened to a woman next to me show off her handbag to anyone who looked in her direction and talk about how it was from her soon-to-be-released line of bags that resemble the infamous canvas and leather Klein Tools bags. Well, the bags are now available; I know this because I’ve seen Fleabags, as they’re called, have been featured in both Elle and People StyleWatch. Apparently, Anne Hathaway is a fan. Pretty cute, right? Too bad they cost $440 each.
I understand that a lot of designers get inspiration from everyday items. They’ll take something simple and basic and make it well-tailored and luxe. I just can’t understand why a person would pay 400 big ones when they can get a similar, more authentic bag for less than a hundred bucks. Plus, since I’m a shortie, the ones that are longer in width than length work better for me. Thoughts? Keep reading »
Celebrities, they’re just like … fashion designers! Sienna Miller and her sis what’s-her-name looked a little stressed backstage at their debut Twenty8Twelve presentation during London Fashion Week. [London, 9/21/09] Keep reading »
If you’re like me, you’re probably super excited about the fall weather and on the hunt for the perfect pair of boots to wear with skirts and dresses (and pants too, I suppose). While I haven’t found my perfect boots yet, I did find this interesting pair by Colin Stuart at Victoria’s Secret. Booties and zippers are both hot trends this season, and these combine both of those elements, along with the option to wear them as taller boots that can also be slouched down. They’re perfect for girls who spend lots of nights at their boyfriends’ and don’t care to lug around multiple pairs of shoes — or spies who frequently change disguises. [Victoria's Secret] Keep reading »
London Fashion Week, more than New York, Milan, or Paris, is a place where crazy fashion gets showcased and appreciated. Yesterday’s shows were no exception. While it didn’t have the star power present at Burberry, Katie Eary’s menswear collection was pretty special. Keep reading to find out why. Keep reading »
I’m all about loving New York City. After moving here at age 18 for college and never leaving, I’m still discovering new gems in my city and reasons to be even more obsessed. But when it comes to city attractions like the Empire State Building and taxi cabs, I like to keep them just where they are.
So with the news that Bottega Veneta has created a limited-edition handbag in the spirit of the monstrous yellow and black cars, I’m still recovering from the price tag. For only $7100 one of the 50 specially made handbags, called the NYCabat, can be yours. Thank you, but I think for that price I’ll be looking for a bag that’s less of a tourist trap and more of an iconic piece. Like a bag modeled after the Met or Cloisters, instead of a taxi which reminds me of drivers coming to screeching halts and denying my credit card because the machine “doesn’t work.”
How do you feel about spending $7100 on a Bottega Veneta bag modeled after taxi cabs, which, allow me to mention, are already too pricey as it is. [The Moment]
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We have to take issue with September because, yes, it makes us all giddy for fall fashion, but it’s often still too hot to wear most of it. Sweaters, fine—you can layer and take them on and off. But it’s not like you can so easily slip your pantyhose off when you’re walking down the street. (Or maybe you do. We don’t know.) Do you have this problem around this time of year? Where it feels really out of place to wear tights because even though it might be kind of chilly today, it seems weird that you were just sweating your ass off in a sundress in yesterday’s 80-degree weather? For us, September can often still feel like summer. Keep reading »
Music is crucial during a fashion show (or after-party)—it gets the crowd buzzing, the models seriously strutting their stuff and generally sets the mood for a collection. Oh, and it’s pretty hard to miss—especially if it sucks. Thankfully, Elle UK has listed a bunch of songs designers are using in their runway shows and after-parties—great music, mind you—perhaps a few new tunes to add to the old iPod? After the jump, the bitchin’ hot songs on replay this London Fashion Week, who sings them and where they were heard. Keep reading »
The hallmark of many an Oscar winner, nominee and/or serious actor is to delve so deeply into their roles that they both mentally and physically “become” the character. When it comes to method acting, the whole process sounds kind of creepy and possibly schizophrenic, but when it comes to the latter, it’s pretty straightforward and usually involves clothes, hair and makeup, and is sometimes accompanied by extreme weight loss (Christian Bale), a new nose (Nicole Kidman) or eating a whole bunch of doughnuts and pizza in order to get chubs fast à la Jared Leto and Renee Zellweger, who has already done it twice for those “Bridget Jones” movies. Today E! reports that Zellweger will forgo weight gain and instead wear a fat suit (like Gwyneth Paltrow in “Shallow Hal”) for “Bridget Jones 3.” [E!]
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“I don’t want to be the fat one anymore.”
– Model Lara Stone to ELLEuk.com [Via Fashionologie] Keep reading »