Ever wanted to receive perks based on your style? There are those enviable bloggers who get front row seats to fashion shows and free products on what seems like a daily basis, but now you can reap sartorial rewards too! All you need to do is book a few nights in New York City’s newest hotel, Fashion 26. As soon as the space opens, they’re starting a Best Dressed Guest program, and plan to search the lobby for the individual who stands out style-wise. If chosen, you’ll receive a room upgrade, your choice of fashion magazine, and the chance to have your photo and bio posted on the hotel’s new blog. Here’s a tip from “style seeker” and front-office director Zoraida D’Alessandro, as she searches for the most fashionable guest. She’s looking “… to celebrate how someone stands out and how they attract attention. It doesn’t have to be a whole outfit; it can be a funky piece of jewelry or fabulous shoes.” Book your resi, and prep your outfit, then find style fame in the hotel world. [Hotel Chatter] Keep reading »
Been watching “How to Make it in America”? In this week’s episode, the adorable Ben Epstein (Note—no relation, tee hee) and his friend Cam finally got one of their fashion schemes off the ground, completing an order of screenprinted vintage tees. The design, which Ben came up with in high school, reads “New York Eats Its Young.” Pretty catchy and stylish. Want one? Turns out, you can get one from the HBO online store … just don’t count on it looking even half as cool as it does on Ben Epstein’s back, or remotely vintage. HBO’s version comes across as a cleaned-up, too-new translation of something that’s supposed to have some urban wear to it. We would have thought American Apparel would have already been producing these hipsterfied fashions since episode one. [HBO Store] Keep reading »
If you’re getting married and have a bit of skill when it comes to DIY style projects, then head to your closest drugstore and stock up on toilet paper. Because for the sixth year running, it’s time to get crafty with TP as part of the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest! Forget running, nail-scratching, and hair-pulling with other bridezillas in order to win a lower priced dress–this is the answer to your wedding day white gown dreams. Simply create a dress only using toilet paper, tape, glue, and a needle and thread, and enter the contest for a chance to win $1,000 to spend on the dress of your dreams. Get to designing and submit your photos to TPdresscontest@gmail.com! And please, please be sure to share your genius designs with us. A few more examples, after the jump! [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
After reading the New York Times‘ recent “Critical Shopper” piece on Lilly Pulitzer, it occurred to me that unless you were raised in a privileged household on the Eastern seaboard and use “summering” as a verb, as a 20- or 30-something woman who grew up in the grunge generation, you might not be too familiar with Pulitzer’s maniacally colorful prints. As someone who wears black most of the time, I hadn’t really thought much of the brand myself. A few months back I did go on a market appointment to a Lilly Pulitzer showroom, though, and I left feeling a bit intrigued by the whole “lifestyle.” Keep reading »
Can you tell that we’re on a spring shoe kick? We put a lot of thought into this particular purchase—you want to find something you can wear with just about anything, is comfortable to take long summer strolls in, and has a little something extra to set you apart from the pack. So check it: These F-Troupe sandals take a traditional cold-weather plaid and make it breezy with an open toe and some ruffles. Perhaps a bit difficult to pull off with other patterns, but we bet these could lead to some creative fashion combos!