Before model-turned-designer Erin Wasson’s show on Friday night, we spoke with Charlotte Willer, global makeup artist for Maybelline New York, about the dusty, desert-inspired makeup the models sported. Willer wanted the makeup to reflect “this cool girl, a fashion icon who’s been in the desert all day.” So, if a cool girl/fashion icon like Wasson spends all day in the desert, what does she look like? She’s wearing tons of black eyeliner, and her face is caked with dirt. Keep reading »
World-famous supermodel Claudia Schiffer probably couldn’t look bad if she tried, but she’s making some rather, um, bold choices today, no? [London, 9/14/09] Keep reading »
Will Lindsay Lohan ever be able to hold a job? She was just barely hired to be a so-called “style consultant” to designer Emanuel Ungaro, but now rumors are flying that she’s already on the outs. The reasons? Your typical star power stuff—LiLo opted out of a press call with the Wall Street Journal and wouldn’t pose for pictures at the designer’s Fashion’s Night Out event last week.
Such a fate was already in the cards, no? But then again, Ungaro shouldn’t take it personally. Over the weekend, the star was 10 hours late to a photo shoot for her own 6126 leggings line. So you know, when it comes to effing up, LiLo doesn’t play favorites. [Fashionologie.com and OK!] Keep reading »
Headgear resembling rabbit ears figured into Erin Fetherston’s spring 2010 fashion show, continuing the animal ear trend we’ve been seeing the last few months. Would you be seen in ears on a day other than Halloween? [Erin Fetherston, New York Fashion Week, 9/13/09] Keep reading »
There’s really nothing like a good collaboration in fashion because it’s as if two creative minds have merged in one and created something totally unique, like Anna Sui for Target or Manolo Blahnik for Rachel Roy. During the madness before Monarchy’s Spring 2010 collection, between a Janice Dickinson sighting and Robert Verdi on-air moments, Vanessa and Angela Simmons discussed their own design collaboration dreams with us.”Betsey Johnson! She would be, wow,” the sisters gushed in unison. “We also love the boys from DSquared. There are just so many great fashion designers right now, but those would be are our two top ones. They have so much fun with fashion.” Will we see Pastry for Betsey Johnson next season, along with a trio of cartwheels? Keep reading »
According to Loic Prigent, director of the fashion documentary “The Day Before,” there’s one question designers never want to answer: “”What is your inspiration?’ is the number one enemy in fashion journalism now. They really hate it when you ask it,” Prigent admits. [Wall Street Journal]
Yet, while Marc Jacobs might be dodgy about his collection’s meaning, other designers are just fine accrediting their fuel for creativity—teen fashion bloggers. The group has gained momentum in the past year to become the new power youth, with 13-year-old Tavi as one at the forefront (pictured above, and, BTW, she looks like she also enjoys putting cute crap on her head). After the Rodarte designers saw Tavi’s blog, they started corresponding with the teenager, and Tavi has become the label’s muse. Says co-designer Kate Mulleavy, “Tavi makes you think about things differently, makes you see things differently.” Also cited as sources of inspiration were Bryan Boy and Jane from Sea of Shoes.
Well, you know what they say—the children are our future. And in this case, they’re telling us what we’ll be wearing tomorrow. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathys a little something special. This week, five winners will receive Danielle Stevens Jewelry. Without further adieu, the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »
Backstage at Cynthia Rowley, I spotted a new ‘do that some of you ladies out there (and certain people around here) are going to love. The curled bang look created by hairstylist Bok-Hee is just as retro as Simcha’s usual pompadour, but, as Bok-Hee told me, it has “a little modern twist.” To create the bang, Bok-Hee combed a section of hair forward and rolled it over a hair donut she had cut to fit the model’s forehead, pinning it into place. The rest of the hair was slicked back into a pony, and that’s it! This could also be a pretty slick way to try bangs before you commit to cutting your hair. Just pair with this purple MAC shadow they blended together to give the look a modern edge. Keep reading »
Coca-Cola undergoes yet another makeover—this time, with primo designers for charity. In order to benefit young women affected by the earthquake in Italy’s Abruzzo region, Coca Cola Light asked eight female designers to come up with fashion-branded bottles for a money-raising auction taking place in Milan later in the month. The results, like Missoni‘s signature print, Blumarine’s rose petals, or Marni’s geometric designs, are a bit mesmerizing to look at. Other designers and fashion houses involved in the project include Donatella Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Etro, Fendi, and Moschino.
Hits the spot. Check out a few more pics after the jump! [WWD via Nitrolicious] Keep reading »
For years now, it seems the Gap has struggled to keep up with competitors like H&M and Topshop, which have painted themselves as class-to-the-masses retailers. Yet despite several image-changing attempts such as its collaboration with Colette last year, this year’s launch of an affordable luxury denim line, and a disappointing Pierre Hardy shoe collection, the brand still hasn’t managed to generate the same buzz.
The latest moves by the Gap, however, may just push the label to experience the revival it’s looking for. For starters, they’ve done a collaboration with the cutting-edge Parisian concept boutique, Merci. But the bigger news is that they’re going to host next year’s Met Ball. It was Grazia‘s exclusive interview with creative director Patrick Robinson that piqued our interest (and excitement) in the Gap’s participation. Robinson seems to be bringing a historical perspective to the event (to be co-hosted with Anna Wintour, of course, and Oprah): “We are excited by the theme ‘American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity,’ as this feels like a really natural fit — hopefully in our 40 years we have done just this by delivering versatile American style.”
We’ll be interested to see how this all manifests, and are hoping that we can count on Robinson’s scoop on the fall collection, which sounds like it could provide some potential wardrobe staples. He says, “Look out for our new take on the classic Gap grey sweatshirt – which I predict will be the essential easy luxe piece for 2010.” [Grazia]
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