You know what they say: The children are our future. Of late, this is especially the case in fashion, with Marc Jacobs’ foray into swimwear for tots and Cynthia Rowley’s new collection for mega-chain Babies”R”Us (uh, we know).
Hand it to Monsieur Jean Paul Gaultier to kick it up a notch with his new squeal-worthy kids line! Called Junior Jean-Paul Gaultier, the back-to-school designs take inspiration from the ’80s and quintessential (if not downright stereotypical) French style. For fashion-istas and -istos of 2-16 years of age, the styles include too-cute sailor dresses, cheesy (yet adorable) leopard jackets, and cheeky berets. Sheesh, if these kids dress this well before they’ve even hit puberty, what are they going to look like when they’re grown-ups? [FashionIndie.com] Keep reading »
Cheap is clearly the new chic! Revolve clothing, the hip online store, has joined the growing number of e-tailers with sites that sell discounted designer duds. They’ve launched Rewind, an invitation-only site, which allows members to cherry pick from a laundry list of labels, including Cheap Monday, Diesel, Paige Premium Denim and James Perse. From denim to shoes and handbags, Rewind offers a large variety of merchandise for girls and guys. If that doesn’t impress you, their shopping policy should! They have a super relaxed return policy and offer a $5 flat shipping fee no matter where you are in the U.S. Of course, they have good reason to pull out all the stops: Gilt Group and Net-a-porter have both launched discount sites, Gilt Fuse (next week!) and Outnet respectively. The transformation from fashionista to recessionista keeps getting easier. [Racked] Keep reading »
Sure, she knows a thing or two about high-end designers (Jason Wu, anyone?), but that doesn’t mean First Lady Michelle Obama doesn’t wear less pricey ones. Her love of The Gap and J.Crew is well-documented and she recently wore both at the cover shoot for a new magazine, Children’s Health. The makeup artist on set, Susan Heydt, revealed that MObama wore a blue Gap cardigan over a J.Crew skirt. But with as much love as she shows them, when are these designers going to return the favor with a Michelle Obama-inspired collection? Keep reading »
Miansai was created with boys in mind, but the aged copper bracelets, Native American-inspired necklaces, and silver-bullet charms are good enough for us. The line was created by Michael Andrew Saiger, a 23-year-old model whose love for antiques and travel inspired him to launch his first collection after graduating from college. The line just debuted and will be available in stores starting this fall. While shopping on the Miansai website, we encourage you to take a look at photos of Saiger too. He looks just as good as the jewelry he designs! [$65 - $2,500, Miansai]
We’re giving five winners a custom piece from Miansai, hand-picked by the designer himself — but you have to work it if you want one.The five best commenters from Friday, August 7 to Thursday, August 13 will win a set of their own. Click HERE to read the official rules.
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Kenneth Cole is stepping into the future (ha) with technologically advanced shoes that apparently make four-inch heels tolerable—hell, comfortable, even! [Anyone else having an Easy Spirit flashback here? -- Editor] Four years in the making, these new high heels won’t leave you limping home after you’ve worn them all day. You can commute in them (hooray, no more pantyhose/white tennis shoes combos!), and as this video proves, you can also run around the hills of Central Park in ‘em. (Vid disclaimer: Unless you don’t mind multiple super-close camera shots of a blister-y foot, skip it, trust us!) Word is they’re made with foot-molding foam, have loads of arch support and offer legit shock absorption. My one and only plea to Kenneth, though—can you make some without the silver heel? I’m not blasting off to take a stroll around the moon in them anytime soon. [ABC News]
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In the furor over the surprisingly glam Susan Boyle Harper’s Bazaar pics that came out recently, some of you may have forgotten early rumors that she’d be on the mag’s cover rather than an inside feature story.
Well, I wrote about the rumors for another site a few weeks ago and the readers there haven’t forgotten. Instead, I’m still getting diatribe-esque comments, many of which have been taken down because they were a hot mess that violates site commenting policy. Honestly, I didn’t think I was saying anything everyone wasn’t already thinking when I wrote that the idea of Susan Boyle on the cover of high-fashion mag Harper’s Bazaar was insane.
I may not be popular for saying this, but I, for one, would rather see models on the covers of magazines. Let me explain. Keep reading »
So if that commercial for the Western Bacon Thickburger didn’t convince you, this advertisement surely will: Padma Lakshmi is really,really sexy. It’s for her jewelry line and was shot last spring by legendary fashion photographer, Steven Meisel. As is plenty obvious, Lakshmi is in the buff and “dressed” only in gold necklaces and gemstones from her collection. The ad will be featured in magazines this fall and will also be seen on her website, PadmaLakshmi.com. The jewels are sold online at Bergdorf Goodman stores nationwide. Nude model/designer not included. Do we like? [WWD]
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For the most part, raw crystal jewelry can stay where it is now: in between the new age-y mystical books and bundles of sage. And no, we don’t need any smoky quartz to balance our sex chakras, thank you very much. What we do need, however, are some of the goods from Zulasurfing’s Etsy shop. And while the accessories there are made from crystals, there’s nothing corny about them. Keep reading »
“I was never a feminist because I was never ugly enough for that.”
— Karl Lagerfeld pretending to be Coco Chanel in Harper’s Bazaar. We wonder if he used a girly voice to answer the questions. [Also, shut up Karl! -- Editor] [Chic Report] Keep reading »