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London Fashion Week Begins With Anorexia Controversy

London Fashion Week begins this weekend, and one of the first things to make headlines isn’t about clothing but the models wearing them. The Royal College of Psychiatrists has publicly decried Fashion Week as a promoter of anorexia. “The catwalks of international fashion events such as London Fashion Week can act as a showcase for underweight women,” said, Ulrike Schmidt, a professor at the college. Keep reading »

The Frisky’s Chic On The Street: London Sep. 18th 2009

Man purses? Well, we wouldn’t normally say this, but in this case, yes, please! Phil was rocking this Ally Capellino bag outside the Waterloo tube station, headed to meet some mates for a night on the town. So, what’s in the bag, Phil? “You never know what the night will bring,” he said. Hopefully, it’s not a change of clothes. Keep reading »

Director Tim Burton Gets Spooky For Harper’s Bazaar

“Edward Scissorhands” director Tim Burton inspires (and makes a cameo in) the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar in an over-the-top-goth layout shot by fashion photographer Tim Walker. It’s a spooky, ragtag romp through a land populated by Burton-esque giant skeletons, rabbit girls in heels without heels, and flaming-haired sirens wooing the undead. More bizarre images after the jump. Keep reading »

Etienne Aigner Re-Releases Bags From The ’60s And ’70s

Back in the days before Marc Jacobs, Botkier, and Foley + Corinna, the handbag label to carry was Etienne Aigner. The company’s namesake apprenticed for Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga before he started making belts out of his apartment in a single shade of burgundy leather because, as a young designer, he decided it would be cheaper to work in one color. The line grew from belts to other accessories, and the deep reddish leather became the brand’s signature. Aigner died in 2002, but his brand has lived on, sometimes following trends we haven’t been fans of. But now, to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary, a handful of handbags designed in the ’60s and ’70s have been re-released, and they’re gorgeous. Since my mom didn’t save any of her bags for me, I’m going to buy one (they’re all under $200) and pretend it’s vintage, but — bonus! — it won’t have that funky thrift store smell. [Etienne Aigner] Keep reading »

Designers Re-Create Ruby Slippers For “Wizard Of Oz” Anniversary

It will soon be the 70th anniversary of the “Wizard of Oz” premiere. (Damn, Dorothy, you done got old.) In celebration, Swarovski has teamed up with a handful of shoe designers including Christian Louboutin, Betsey Johnson, and Oscar de la Renta to reinterpret the ruby slippers for the modern age. We’re melting at the sight of what they came up with! Diane von Furstenberg‘s cute round pump is subtle with delicate crystals on the toe. Manolo Blahnik went super sexy with a pointy toe adorned with a Poinsettia-like pin. Keep reading »

Run, Do Not Walk, To Norma Kamali’s eBay Store

This morning we trekked through the rain to the Apple store in downtown NYC where we were treated to quite the unusual fashion show. In the spirit of “the democratization of fashion,” instead of hustling past bodyguards and navigating seat assignments there was no insane crowd as usual — even though I had an invite, no one checked and it seemed pretty open to whomever happened to be laptop shopping at 11 a.m. Seating was first come, first served (a practice which if applied to all shows would mean that they would actually start on time and not 30-45 minutes late, just sayin’). Anyway, Miss Kamali herself took the stage dressed in one of her signature jumpsuits and black cat glasses and chatted away with tech guru Omar Wasow about how technology has impacted the fashion business. Keep reading »

Bridal Shop Creates “Twilight” Prom Dresses. We Are Afraid.

Much has been made of the blue prom dress Bella Swan (or Kristen Stewart, depending on how much you blur fantasy and reality) wears in the “Twilight” movie. You may have heard of it. Countless teen magazines and websites have scoured the market looking for similar styles, but nothing quite compares to this rendition spotted at a Port Angeles, Washington bridal shop. Owner Belva Bodey claims she was inspired to cop the design because in the movie Bella shops in their town for a book. Call it a leap of faith, but she believes Bella would have bought her prom dress from the same town. Talk about mixing up your fact and fiction. Yeeps! Incidentally, the green dress pictured is one Bella supposedly wears to her birthday party in “New Moon.” Once again, rabid “Twilight” fans scare us more than actual vampires do! Keep reading »

Quick Pic: When Not Matching Goes Right & When It Goes Terribly Wrong

I try not to match my outfits too much, as do a lot of people. Sometimes this can go really well, but other times it can be a complete disaster. Singer Mya Harrison, who will compete on the next season of “Dancing with the Stars,” is working her non-matching outfit consisting of a green, black and white patterned dress, turquoise peep-toe shoes, and purple handbag. Her companion, on the other hand, looks like a hot mess. [Hollywood, 9/16/09] Keep reading »

The Inspiration Board: Homage To Mary Travers’ Style

Folk legend Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary may have been a revolutionary artist but she always managed to make fighting the Man look pretty damn good, too. She passed away yesterday after an ongoing battle with leukemia, but her particular brand of laid-back cool lives on. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: She’s Got A Lot Of Baggage …

Fashion student Aya Nonogaki won the Song Prize for this hat-bag-head design. Interesting … [superfuture]
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