You know those nights when you’re dancing and it’s hot and, all of a sudden, the t-shirt and bubble skirt you’re wearing start to feel like altogether too much clothing? This is a dress for such evenings. Screw layers and sleeves and embrace nearly naked. It’s a big switch after the wool we’ve been burying ourselves in all winter, but it’s a definite case of trading up. We’re into the off-kilter layering of sheer and opaque, but not as much as we’re loving the nice price tag. It’s not cheap, but this dress looks more Alexander Wang than $138 usually buys.
Seems like the visuals here just speak for themselves, but we’ll give you a little context: Apparently, Britney Spears wanted to reach out to her fans by releasing un-altered images from an old Candie’s fashion shoot. Uh huh. Raanndom, but we’ll take it! Public awareness of just how much goes into Photoshopping images for advertising and editorial has skyrocketed in the past few years, but we’ll never get tired of seeing stuff like this. Another image, after the jump! [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
It’s not easy to find the perfect cocktail dress that a) isn’t black and b) isn’t something you’ve seen a million times before. A guaranteed “wow” piece that will doubtless bring all eyes on you—this draped gold lamé dress by Willow. Three reasons to love: The material has a unique terracotta texture, the blousy sleeves will flatter your body, and the exposed back will bring some extra sexy. With a slight vintage vibe, the look we’re thinking of is Betty Draper goes downtown. [$680, Net-A-Porter.com] Keep reading »
Celebrities these days would rather die than wear the same thing twice, leaving us mere mortals to wallow in desperation as we mix and match our wardrobe to make it appear to be larger than it actually is. But Grace Kelly‘s fashion choices are here to bring a sign of style relief. You see, along with the new exhibition, “Grace Kelly: Style Icon,” at the V&A Museum, it has come to everyone’s attention that the princess made a habit of re-wearing a few of her favorite pieces. In at least seven separate occasions, Grace publicly chose to repeat an outfit: a pink lace and silk taffeta dress for both the 1954 Cannes Film Festival and for a game of charades aboard the SS Constitution in 1956, as well as a green silk draped dress for the premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”, for the cover of Life magazine, and when she accepted her Oscar for “Country Girl.” That’s not all. She also donned an emerald green Givenchy wool dress for both a luncheon at the White House and while in Dublin, officially making it OK to repeat the exact same outfit. After all, if a princess can do it, we can too. [Telegraph] Keep reading »
Honestly, we expected jeans from Victoria’s Secret to be rhinestoned and distressed to the point of being so not permissible outside of areas like oh, say, the Jersey Shore. So we kind of wrote them off. As it turns out, they’re a decent fit, nice price and come in some pretty legit styles. Our bad. The ones at left are only $59.50, super simple and cute and come in three different lengths, meaning you maybe don’t have to feel like a midget as your tailor hems them three inches. Check out the site for more styles, avoid uber-distressing and save $15 if you spend $100 right now. Not a bad deal if you ask us. Keep reading »