I come from a very Jewish family. My great-grandparents were involved in the foundation of the Zionist movement, and my mother is Jewish clergy. Hebrew was apparently my first language when I began talking at 2 years old during the time we lived in Jerusalem (unfortunately, I can’t really speak it anymore), and my pre-teen years were encapsulated by Bat Mitzvah tutoring. The thing is, I’ve never really felt Jewish, at least not in the religious sense. As I grew into a cynical teenager, my beliefs about God went out the window, and I felt disconnected and bored by most facets of Judaism.
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Never has Scarlett Johansson stared so deeply into our eyes. In this shot from her latest Mango campaign, ScarJo’s psycho-stare is seriously playing with our minds. We can’t look away! Quick! Run to a Mango store before she comes at you with a bedazzled blazer! [Racked] Keep reading »
Are designers running out of new conceptual twists for leggings? Never! One of the newer styles to hit the market is this ballerina look that ties around the leg. Designers may not be running low on ideas, but I’m having a hard time conceptualizing where one might actually wear something like this … besides, you know, ballet class. Are they supposed to be worn, like, out and about? Could you imagine showing up in a date wearing them? Nevermind that the back of the ties look like little mini straight jackets for your calves, just imagine the camel toe! Actually, you don’t have to imagine — the model gives a clear enough visual. [$46.90, Akira] Keep reading »
Here’s our hope: all high-end designers will eventually jump on the lower-priced collection trend so that eventually there will be affordable Chanel for one and all! The latest step in the right direction comes from the label Jil Sander, which will soon launch a moderately priced line called Navy. (Hence, our clever Photoshop detail—we don’t actually think the goods will be nautical.) Keep reading »
Model Iekeline Stange is a master of some pretty intense mixing and matching. Her skills are so prodigious, in fact, that Modelinia put together a post on ways to steal her style. They were a little conservative though, given that Stange is generally wearing a handful of different prints, textures and accessories at any given time. Take the jump for tips on how to successfully mix and match really intensely without crossing the line into ridiculousness. Keep reading »
If you missed out last year, then make sure to clear your schedule for the second annual Fashion’s Night Out on September 10th, when stores and retailers will keep their doors open late for customers. Celebrities came out to join in the fun, there were free drinks galore, and the evening was like a giant block party where everyone was invited. And if last year was any indication of the joyousness of 2010, then we’re in for some exciting plans. To get the FNO party started, here’s a first look at the fashion goodies which will be for sale. 2009′s shirts were a simple black city skyline on a white background to benefit the National September 11th Memorial Museum, but this year there are multiple options: besides a ton of shirts for men and women ranging from $20-$30, there’s also a dark heather gray unisex hoodie for $60. Plus, forty percent of the proceeds will go towards helping the NYC AIDS Fund. Make sure to get yours fast, before they sell out. [WWD]
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