The Duluth Trading Company recently used Google search data to figure out which American cities were most smitten with flannel. Unsurprisingly, the Pacific Northwest flannel capital of Seattle/Tacoma claimed the top spot, although Portland somehow didn’t even crack the top 10 (color this native Portlander nonplussed!). Did your city make the list? Check out the top 10 flannel-loving locales after the jump, and head over to DTC’s website for hilarious, in-depth infographics to accompany each one. Keep reading »
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Rent the Runway has been the go-to for special occasions since its inception in 2009. Need a catwalk-worthy dress or purse for an event, but don’t have the funds to cash in on it? Rent the Runway hooks it up for a diminutive fraction of its original price (think a Vera Wang gown for $275 instead of $2,000), provided you return your items within the allotted 4- or 8-day window. But despite its obvious advantages, and its convenience factor, the service has always seriously lacked in one area: plus sizes.
CEO Jenn Hyman gathered a who’s who of the fashion industry’s top plus-size bloggers and journalists to introduce the brand’s exciting new endeavor. Hyman told the crowd that when she first launched Rent the Runway, she asked designers to offer wares for sizes 0 through 22, and found herself “laughed out of the room.” But with the passage of time, and the growing acceptance of increased sizes in the industry at large, Rent the Runway will now offer styles from designers like Carmen Marc Valvo, Badgley Mischka, and Theia (a few examples shown above) up to a size 22. Hyman went on to say, “We are so proud that our business has grown enough that we are finally able to make designer fashion not only accessible to, but also inclusive of, women of all shapes and sizes.” [Fashionista]
More than any other fashion week, we can always count on the designers at London Fashion Week to send some truly mind-boggling looks down the runway. Here are 12 particularly insane examples, along with the best places to wear them…
Buckle accents on booties are one of the hottest trends for fall. Here, we’ve pulled together our eight favorite pairs for under $250. Now get to steppin’…
Hi, my name is Katie and I’m addicted to leather. But seriously … the fact that leather is SO in this fall and that it’s coming back for more next spring, at least according to what we’re seeing on the NYFW runways, might be a serious problem for my bank account.
Despite the fact that every time I purchase something leather, I think about Ross Gellar’s’ pants on “Friends” (“The lotion and the powder have made a PASTE!”), I can’t get enough. The two looks above were seen on the catwalk this NYFW and I can’t decide which I prefer.
Click “Vote” underneath the look you love to weigh in!
Fashion tip number one: before you decide to go ahead and emblazon a Cool, Edgy Symbol on a $70 T-shirt, why not use the fine resource known as this here Internet to confirm that it hasn’t already been claimed by a white power rock band, you know, just to play it safe? Come on, Marc Jacobs, haven’t you heard of a reverse Google search? Obviously you’ve never tried online dating. (In my opinion, Nordstrom commenter “whay” is the hands-down winner of this entire discussion: “This shirt is just wrong on so many levels!!! No one should get this shirt! it’s to [sic] small.”) [via Gawker]
I’m not usually a huge Rebecca Taylor fan; she tends to be way too girly for my taste. But as I noted yesterday, I am loving her Spring 2014 collection because she’s toughened up her usual frilly pastels with sportier shapes. And the best thing about this look in particular? It takes a summer staple — the white lacy and/or eyelet dress — and makes it appropriate for fall with just two key pieces: the moto vest and a knit hoodie. Details on how to steal this runway look are after the jump! Keep reading »
What do I like about Russell Brand? That’s a very good question. I don’t know what it is that I like about Russell Brand, except to say that I find him weirdly compelling and, yes, kind of hot, which is also weird. But I am definitely both amused by and impressed with the tenacity of the comments he made while receiving the Oracle Award (I guess he can also see the future?) at the British GQ Men of the Year awards. The ceremony just so happened to be sponsored by German luxury label Hugo Boss, the founder of which just so happened to have dressed the Nazis. Not a Nazi, or a couple of Nazis, or even just Hitler himself — the whole damn lot of them! It isn’t exactly a secret, given that the brand acknowledged the Nazi link in the New York Times several years ago after the company became aware of a “dormant account” in Switzerland in Boss’s name, over half a century since his death in 1948. So, you know, it’s on Wikipedia and all, but that didn’t stop Brand from taking matters into his own hands by calling out the fashion house right up on their own stage. This is what he had to say:
“Any of you who know a little bit about history and fashion will know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis. The Nazis did have flaws, but, you know, they did look fucking fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality.”
Was the award-winner ejected from the after party in light of his comments? Yes. But was it worth it? Oh, yes, I would certainly think so. [The Gloss]
New York Fashion Week is about half way over, which means we’ve already seen lots of good, lots of bad and LOTS of WTF. Thankfully, the two dresses above helped to restore my faith in what’s been hitting the runway. After seeing far too many dresses that looked like bath robes, there were these…
For starters, I’m a big fan of black and white. It’s a classic color combo and it looks good on prettttty much everyone. But there’s nothing wrong with color, either. The masterminds of Tess Giberson and Honor crafted the stunning ensembles above, combining three of my favorite colors. I. LOVE. THEM.
Which of these dainty frocks do you prefer? Click “Vote” below the dress of your choice!
Gorgeous clothes, tons of festivities, star sightings city-wide — what’s not to love about Fashion Week? Well, the prices, for one thing. We might fall madly in love with a dress right off the runway, but we’d be mad to shell out $3,000 for it, no? That’s why we’ve taken to the Internet in search of our favorite catwalk trends on a waaaaaay more reasonable budget.
Good news! Both stripes and a black and white color palette will still be on trend next spring, if this look from Whit’s S/S 2014 collection is any indication. Chances are you can get this look from pieces you already have in your closet — or you can snag it with one or all of these pieces for under $75 each. Get the deets after the jump! Keep reading »