Time magazine takes it upon itself to narrow down the 100 most influential people in the world on a yearly basis to create the “Time 100″ list. Along with the requisite world leaders — Barack Obama, Bill Clinton — a few fashion people generally earn a spot for their efforts. But this year, the list includes just one designer, Marc Jacobs. In the issue, Victoria Beckham offers her opinion on Marc, claiming he’s “one of the most interesting and intellectual men” she’s ever known and crediting him with innovative designs and the skill to determine trends. And I certainly agree. After all, the man walks around in a kilt and has fashion editors scrambling to their seats in order to see his shows. My problem is with the rest of the list. Do Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, and Simon Cowell really belong on the same level as leaders like the President? I’d argue that designers like Karl Lagerfeld or Ralph Lauren are a great deal more influential than a celebrity who doesn’t know how to wash his hair. View the full “Time 100″ here and draw your own opinion. [Time] Keep reading »
For the first time in a very long time, most of next season’s major designer ad campaigns have been claimed by models, not actors. Alessandra Ambrosia grabbed the Moschino campaign, Karlie Kloss is going to continue to be all up in Dior’s piece, and Balenciaga is bringing on a cast of ten models for their upcoming ads. (That’s only a tiny sampling of campaigns that are going with models; check out tons more here). Actually, the only major designer brand that’s sticking with a celeb is Dolce & Gabanna — with Madonna. Though their names rhyme, we wish they’d jump on the model bandwagon, too. [The Cut] Keep reading »
I want to buy a few sparkly pieces but I’m not sure how to wear them without looking tacky. Any ideas? — Melanie
Ahh, yes, the age-old “how much shine is too much shine” conundrum. We know it well. A general rule of thumb when wearing sequins and sparkles is to make sure you’re confining the shine to one piece rather than spreading it all up over your outfit. I can’t tell you how many girls we see in sequined dresses, silver shoes, and too much jewelry just begging to be photographed and made fun of. Take the jump for suggestions that’ll keep you looking classy in your sequins, not trashy. Keep reading »
We find Sandra Bullock‘s adopted son Louis as adorable as the rest of you, but why, why was the kid wearing that ridiculous beaded necklace on the cover of People? He’s not white, we get that, so does he really need a set of tribal-looking beads to drive home the point? Couldn’t they have thrown a cutesy baby outfit on him and called it a day? No one technically asked for the advice and we’re not applying for the job or anything, but … if we were Louis’ stylists, here’s how we’d advise him to dress. Keep reading »
Several of us on the Frisky staff were newspaper dorks back in college (like this is surprising), so we hold a fondness in our heart for school papers. Oh how the times, they are a changin’: Columbia students just put out the debut issue of a publication called Hoot, a glossy fashion journal that puts our inky campus crime blotter clips to shame. For starters, they’ve got Kelly Bensimon on the cover, which might seem like a weird celeb pick for Ivy Leaguers but, when coupled with the rest of the edgy reporting, shows how inclusive Hoot‘s viewpoint is. Some other goodies: an article about fashion for Orthodox Jewish girls, a profile on North Korean denim line Noko (which we wrote about, as well), and a message from Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Amy Astley. Check out the entire issue on Hoot‘s website.
We just have one question—can we work there, too? [Hoot Magazine via BlackBook] Keep reading »
Honestly, I have no plans to see “A Nightmare on Elm Street” when it’s released April 30 because Freddie Krueger has scared the crap out of me since I was age 8. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the murderer for his, uh, style. I mean, he’s wearing stripes and a fedora. I never met stripes I didn’t like and I’ve had an obsession with hats since I was little. Check out the killer — heh, heh — outfit I put together after the jump. Keep reading »