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The MidWasteland Gets To The Heart Of American Style

Street style — truly the reality TV of the fashion world — is simply delicious. We never get tired of checking out the cool New Yorkers on The Sartorialist and the insanely hip, young jet-setters at Lookbook.nu. Now we have a new one to add to our list, and it’s right in your backyard. While The MidWasteland definitely logs plenty of street style, it’s also a site devoted entirely to “fashion, lifestyle and culture in the Mid West.” Who says you have to live in Paris to be tremendously chic? [The MidWasteland] Keep reading »

Marc Jacobs & Chairlift Do Bizarre, Low-Budget Videos For Saks


Chairlift is a band we love. Marc Jacobs is a designer we adore. Yet, we’re a bit puzzled by the promotional videos they worked on together for Saks Fifth Avenue. The videos feature the three members of Chairlift clad in Marc Jacobs’ fall collection, wandering around Williamsburg, Brooklyn like drugged-out hipsters. In each montage, set to Chairlift tunes, the sequences are clearly meant to look ironically low-budget with cheesy, porno-like close-ups on handbags and washed-out lighting. The effect comes off as completely bizarre. In the first, “Making an Entrance,” the gang wanders around a warehouse block doing yoga poses and attempting handstands. In “Drawing Attention,” the band heads to the roof of a building to look cool while drawing on the walls and taking pictures of each other to post on their blogs and MySpace pages. The craziest one, however, has to be “For the Love of Tacos,” above, where the Marc Jacobs-chic crowd goes to this, like, divey bodega for tacos that, of course, was totally rad before all the hipsters came and made it a party spot. Oh, the irony is killing us. Watch it and can we please discuss!?! [SaksFifthAvenue.com] Keep reading »

Celeb Designer Julia Stiles “Cares About The Environment More Than You Do”

I think we can all agree here that the whole celebrity-turned-designer thing has gotten a little out of control. Apparently, Stiles agrees, because she filmed this spoof on the practice using some very hot male models, green styles and some shants you’ll never forget. [Julia Stiles Styles] Keep reading »

Lauren Bush Wants To Feed The World

OK, jaded fashion lovers, listen up. We’re all tired of hearing about designers who donate two percent of the proceeds from a random T-shirt to some backwater pet charity in Papua New Guinea. (Note to all publicists: We see right through you.) But Kenneth Cole and Lauren Bush have collaborated on a Feed Health backpack that’s actually going to make a difference. For each of the $125 bags sold, another one will be donated to a health care worker in sub-Saharan Africa. The bag will be filled with medical supplies, like syringes and bandages. Condoms. A cell phone. Oh, and a scale to weigh newborn babies. Starting tomorrow, the backpack will be available at select Kenneth Cole stores and online here (with free shipping!). So, no more hoarding your pennies. Besides, you can’t even buy Givenchy on sale for that price! Keep reading »

H&M Gets The (Winter) Party Started

We know summer isn’t over yet, but the style masterminds over at H&M are already thinking ahead when it comes to our holiday party wardrobes. They’ve debuted looks from the Fall/Winter 2009 Party collection and it looks pretty festive to us. The line ranges from outerwear and dresses to shoes and bracelets, and overall, the line is pretty eclectic since no two items seemed to be designed with the same theme in mind. But one thing ties the whole collection together: boldness. You see it in the uber-chunky necklaces, the sexy structured dresses and champagne-colored faux fur jackets. Every piece makes a strong statement, and we hear it loud and clear: We are young, we are chic, and we don’t care about hypothermia. [Stylistic] Keep reading »

Loving This Chanel Pre-Fall 2009 Cuff

Leave it to Chanel to design an item that’s at once classic and quirky. Case in point: this Russian doll-inspired bangle from their pre-fall 2009 collection. The bracelet is made from enamel and wood and features an iconic Imperial Russian symbol, the Matriochka doll. We love the combination of the bright red lips plus ubiquitous logo. It will set you back a few hundred dollars, but it looks sort of worth it, no? Also, between this and Guerlain’s new makeup collection, we totally smell an all things Russian trend coming on. [Chic Report] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Is That Victoria Beckham?

Models Heidi Mount and Finbar McGuiness did their best Victoria Beckham impressions (while wearing clothing of her design) for the September issue of V. They definitely made us look twice. [V Magazine] Keep reading »

1971 Reiss Hearts Women Who Rock

London label Reiss is launching 1971, a secondary line of thigh-zippering jeans, shearling jackets, and studded boots inspired by women who rock. With denim names like the “Patti” after Patti Smith, the collection is an amalgam of everything an off-duty Kristen Stewart type would want to wear. Provided, of course, she decided to clean up a smidge. Check out the whole collection here. Keep reading »

Could Ashley Olsen Ever “Quit” Fashion?

Are the Olsens experiencing “fashion fatigue”? Yesterday, we saw how Mary-Kate has been looking more hobo than boho. Now Ashley, the more serious style maven of the two, admits she may be looking to leave the fashion world and her luxury line, The Row. According to HollyScoop.com, Ashley recently stated:

“(In the fashion world) everyone is just really looking out for themselves. I don’t know if I’ll be designing this collection forever. A couple of years from now, I’m sure I’ll want to do something else, and I’m not going to shy away from that. What if I just want to be an artist, or if I want to go back to acting? Which is not in the cards, but what if I wanted to do that?”

Sounds to us like Ashley may just be a bit worn down, and we don’t blame her! (Managing a clothing label, all the other Olsen properties, and heaving around a venti Starbucks latte 24/7 must be exhausting.) But let’s face facts—even if Ashley were to “leave” fashion, she’d have to fall off the face of the earth. Ashley is already too great a style icon to stop influencing trends, even if she stops producing the clothes you can buy to rock those trends. [Wait, do you guys consider Ashley a "style icon"? Personally, I do not, but maybe that's just me? -- Editor] [HollyScoop.com]
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Crave: Normal Watches

Sure to be this generation’s answer to the Swatch, Normal Watches come in an array of candy colors and feature timely graphics and quotes, like “Facebook Ruined My Life,” “I’m So Gay For Marriage,” and the sadly true “When Did Rock ‘N’ Roll Become So F***ing Boring?” We might even have to make an exception on our no bubblegum pink rule so we can don this cool “I Want Candy” watch. Read the “entirely true” story of how the company started and just try to resist. [$17.98, Joe Rockhead via Outblush] Keep reading »

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