With the arrival of spring comes the start of wedding season. For me, this has meant lots of frantic dress shopping because I have several nuptials to attend, and, unfortunately, two of them require black-tie attire.
I thought that, as a society, we were getting more casual when it comes to clothes. We don’t dress up when we ride airplanes. Not everyone puts on their “Sunday best” to attend church services. And we can wear jeans to see shows on Broadway. So, what’s with all the fancy weddings? I can’t figure it out — and I really don’t know what to wear. Keep reading »
While we recently learned just how bad platform shoes are for our feet and backs, we never expected to hear the same about plush sheepskin boots. It’s a little unclear what the difference between regular Uggs and the plethora of knockoffs out there is, if any, but according to Dr. Ian Drysdale, the Head of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, wearers of the trendy boots are doing the “‘Ugg shuffle’–a lopsided, pigeon-toed walk caused by the unsupportive nature of the shoe, and just six months of wear could cause serious damage that can be difficult to repair.” The lack of structure forces feet to splay, flattening the arch and causing potential foot, ankle and hip problems. (This is perhaps of greatest concern for growing kids, whose parents deck them out in these when it’s too cold for Crocs.) Sheesh. Now wearing those comfy shoes isn’t just a sartorial felony, it’s a back problem waiting to happen. What the hell are we supposed to wear now? Orthopedic shoes? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Dear Jennifer Aniston, I’m really sorry I made fun of your belly shirt last week. I was in a bad mood I guess. Anyhoo, I take it all back, because this gray jacket is perfection! Is that Vivienne Westwood Red Label? I think it is, and it’s awfully sharp how the bottoms of your Louboutins match. Chic! xo, e
PS. Glad you tossed the midriff-baring tee. [NYC, 3/15/10] Keep reading »
Ah, Madonna. So elusive. So enigmatic. So impenetrable. If only she weren’t wearing those dark sunglasses all the time! Then maybe we would know her. Or perhaps not. If you want to throw shade like the Material Girl, you can now, thanks to the fact that Miss M and Dolce & Gabbana are collaborating on a line of sunglasses. The brand-within-a-brand will be called MDG (which sort of sounds like a gyno office, but whatever), the shades will go for $248 to $289 a pair, and the sexy campaign was shot by Steven Klein (natch). “[Madonna] is very exacting and a professional who seeks perfection in everything she does, and this was no exception,” spews Stefano Gabbana. But will wearing them make you super famous? Maybe. [WWD] Keep reading »
Twitter has become a bit overwhelming. Everyone and their mother (yes, mothers, including Brad Goreski’s mom) are on the social media platform, tweeting away about their daily plans. It’s pretty easy to miss exciting news or random interesting comments given the mass amounts of tweets that are published daily, so Asos decided to solve this particular fashion dilemma. The brand just launched a simple website, which culls together a variety of different Twitter feeds–including models, bloggers, celebrities, designers and editors–so it’s like a one-stop shopping site for your 140-character updates. So far the site is minimal, providing select Twitter users, but we can imagine this will be added to many RSS feeds. [Asos Follows Fashion] Keep reading »