Celebrity photographer Josh Kessler has snapped portraits of Mischa Barton, Mandy Moore, Susan Lucci, Betsey Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and the “Jersey Shore” cast, to name a few. He’s also had his fair share of beauty experience, creating lookbooks for Nexxus salon haircare, sponsor of Bravo’s hairstyling show, “Shear Genius.”
Kessler was kind enough to meet with a few editors on the heels of the “Shear Genius” headshot challenge episode, offering up his expertise in snapping flattering portraits. As someone who tends to be pretty critical of myself in photos, I jumped at the chance to score some pointers for those of us without a team of professionals to guide us. Read more … Keep reading »
As if Little J could really get away with dressing like a drugged-out downtown hooker at a posh prep school. It feels like with each season, “Gossip Girl” becomes increasingly unbelievable. We wish they’d just tone things down a little bit and take a page from the real world. Like, for example, finding out how real private school girls dress. WWD published this shoot of young ladies from Phillips, Milton, and Concord Academies, and we’re loving their school-friendly outfits that are very smartly styled with luxe items like Chanel purses and cute fillers from J. Crew or vintage stores. Kind of like how we dress! [Styleite.com] Keep reading »
We may roll our eyes at $400 jeans, but here are some real high-fashion denim wares that have a (more) legitimate price tag. French couture house Lanvin has teamed up with the edgy denim label Acne to produce this impressive collaboration of cocktail dresses, skirts, tops, and jackets. After seeing “high-style” denim disasters from the likes of Britney and Jean-Paul Gaultier, we really didn’t think that anyone could use the material to make something gorgeous. We’re loving the sculpted details and oversized bows. Alas, we still can’t afford anything from the line, but we love to look. [AcneStudios.com via HighSnobette.com] Keep reading »
All the cool girls — from Oprah to Cameron Diaz– have been spotted wearing accessories by Anna Beck Designs, and the Bali-made jewelry just got even more affordable. The new Kecil collection features sterling silver and 18k gold plated necklaces with your choice of charm: a starfish, heart, or floating O. The style’s so versatile you’ll end up wearing it on a daily basis. (And by versatile, we mean its reversible — in case you’re not into mixing metals.) [$55, Anna Beck Designs]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away an Anna Beck Designs Kecil necklace, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us your best fashion tip by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, March 26. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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Have you seen the “Carried On” posters hanging around your local movie theaters? The impending May release date means the “Sex and the City” ladies are going to be all over the place promoting their sequel. Cue the fashion choices, accessories to swoon over, and shoes that are sure to be unaffordable. And though May still feels far away, Carrie, Charlotte, and Samantha (er, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon) have already begun the press rounds. Before everyone gets too catty, Kim Cattrall is MIA because she’s currently starring in a play called “Private Lives.” Now, on to the fashion: Kristin chose a floral Oscar de la Renta dress, while Cynthia wore a modest dress below the knee, but it was Sarah Jessica’s yellow Lanvin number that won in our eyes. Carrie always was the most fashionable of the crew. What do you think?
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