If it were up to me, I would wear a totally fashionable, totally new outfit everyday. I would have a pair of hot heels or cute flats for everyday of the year and I would have at least one brand new, lust-worthy piece on every time I changed outfits. Alas, we can’t all be a tall, rich, bottle-blonde socialite, but we can still look fashionable everyday! Saturated colors, higher hems and edgy details like zippers, chains and asymmetry are still going to be hot in the Fall season. That’s good news for those of us that have a budget and are actually going to try and follow it this time! Instead of going out to buy a whole new wardrobe to suit the cooler weather and blow our meager savings account at the same time, a few basic and affordable pieces are all that’s needed to add a little warmth into our favorite summer ensembles! Add a pair of funky leggings to a mini-skirt for an uber-trendy Fall look, or keep it classic with a cardigan and some great boots that go along with that sundress you wore all summer! Leggings, boots, sweaters, tights… the possibilities are endless! Check out the slideshow for more ideas on versatile basics to help transition your favorite summer looks into the coming season. Keep reading »
Sweat has been on our minds quite a bit lately–it’s hot as hell in NYC! But sometimes you want to wear a top that isn’t black, even if it shows sweat stains. We tried these underarm shields from Hollywood Behind the Seams and are happy to report that they do a fantastic job at keeping the pits of our garments dry. They’re so soft and fabric-like that you’ll forget you’re wearing them. So, you know, you can wave your arms with proud gusto! [$8.30 for five pairs, Advantage Wear]
We’re giving five winners one set of Hollywood Behind the Seams Pretty Underarm Protection. But you have to work if you want one. The five best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, August 21 through Thursday, August 27—will be awarded one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules.
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Just because Miss Piggy hasn’t been in the spotlight recently doesn’t mean she’s any less of a fashion icon. And naturally, Miss P would want you to know that. In a rare interview, she recently discussed fashion, trends and her favorite designers. Wearing a Marc Jacobs dress, she told TwinCities.com that she enjoys collaborating with designers, and understands the process: “As an artiste myself, I understand the designer’s need to let their creative spirit run free. So, I do not want to interfere with their designs until the actual fitting — at which point I tell them exactly what I want and when I want it.” She actually has a pretty good interview strategy, careful to not play favorites to any one designer (for fear of getting free stuff cut off … we would feel the same way), and giving the interviewer crap about body issues (“If by ‘body challenge’ you are suggesting that moi’s body has imperfections, then I suggest you retract the question.”)
As for what to wear for fall, we’ll be following Miss Piggy’s advice wholeheartedly: (1) Set trends, don’t follow them; (2) Is it expensive? (3) Did you pay for it? (4) Is it clean? [TwinCities.com] Keep reading »
Check out the massive number of shoes Rachel Zoe has in her studio! Apparently, we didn’t even see half of her work-related closet on “The Rachel Zoe Project.” Luckily, The Huffington Post spoke to Rachel and got her to share this photo of the gorgeous view of a land made entirely of pretty heels. [HuffPo] Keep reading »
I wouldn’t dare pull a Madonna and wear a cone-shaped bra as a top, but now I can pay homage to Jean Paul Gaultier’s iconic creation with this limited-edition necklace, $54, designed by Chris Habana for Oak‘s A.OK collection. If you’re more a fan of the late Michael Jackson or his kid sister, Habana has jewelry for you, too. Representing Janet Jackson circa Rhythm Nation, Habana created a hoop earring with a key charm, $36, and the King of Pop gets his tribute in the form of a white glove necklace, $46, (check them out, after the jump). Even though we can’t dance or sing–we’re even beyond the help of a really good producer–there’s a pop star in all of us. Or at least now there is dangling from our necks. [Oak via W Editors' Blog] Keep reading »
Question: Why do people who work in fashion feel like it’s totally okay to reach out and feel someone else’s breasts in public? After watching British style experts Trinny and Susannah molest Alexa Chung on her show, we got total Isaac Mizrahi making Scarlett Johansson blush on the Golden Globe red carpet flashbacks. This is not okay people! [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Earlier this week, I extolled the virtues of donning a thong bikini on the beach. I received a great deal of support from readers, but one subject that came up in the comments surprised me: whether it’s appropriate for 3- to 5-year-old girls to wear bikinis. Those opposed think the bikinis are too sexy for little girls, but I don’t see a problem with all little girl bikinis. (Bikini refers to all two-piece bathing suits, not just string bikinis.) Keep reading »
Sneakers, the final frontier! Voilà Airwalk’s new “Star Trek” shoes, complete with Enterprise logo. Geeks with foot fetishes should be squirming in their crew suits right about now. [InventorSpot.com] Keep reading »
You know how sometimes you come across a pair of shoes or a dress or whatnot and you simply have to have it? And there’s no rhyme or reason to it and said object of desire probably only looks good on whomever it’s being modeled on and definitely won’t do you any favors in real life? I am currently having that moment. I know that this new Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony unisex scarf pullover is going to make me look like a scary little old lady (one who is an extra in a medieval period film and playing a peasant). I also realize that the fabric — a blend of polyester and wool — will likely be itchy and possess asthmatic-like breathing problems. And the price tag, a whopping $495, is clearly insane. I mean, really cray-cray. Then again, part of me believes that it will be yummy and snuggly all fall (maybe it’s a Snuggie I’m really after?), and come winter, it’ll look smashing layered beneath a nice black overcoat. Judging by the fact that they only have one color left in stock, I’m not alone. Still, can anyone set me straight here? I’m afraid I’m going to make a very expensive mistake. [Opening Ceremony] Keep reading »
You know how sometimes you just think—Man, I really wish I had a necklace with Billy Idol’s face on it. Plaguing, right?
Good thing we found out about Yazbukey, a French design duo who create necklaces with pendants depicting the faces of famous people. Using plexiglass as a base and shoelaces as fastenings, Yazbukey puts together silhouettes of your favorite icons including Billy Idol, electronic music-maker Sebastien Tellier, and yes, even Barack Obama (although … it’s not quite the most accurate rendering). The collection also includes coin purses shaped like mice, necklaces with art deco motifs, and brooches in the shapes of cartoon thought bubbles. These necklaces might not be “pretty,” but will they up your cool cred? Hellz, Yazbukey! Get them at Colette.fr. [Yazbukey.com via Cool Hunting] Keep reading »