Did you get the text? “Gossip Girl” is fulfilling more than a few girls’ dreams by launching a “Gossip Girl” clothing line. The show is partnering with Romeo & Juliet Couture to produce an exclusive line inspired by slutty-ish Serena and buttoned-up Blair. Of course, this isn’t the first time the gals of GG have been immortalized in fashion; back in 2009, Anna Sui did a diffusion line for Target that riffed on S and B’s looks, but this will be the first official collaboration. The line debuts September 26 and ranges in price from $80 to $200. Sadly, none of Chuck’s fabulous cravats will be included. [WWD] Keep reading »
As a hat lover since the day I was born, I’d like to give a heartfelt thank you to the fedora for reacquainting women with hats. The fedora has gone way past trend to become a fashion staple, and now I’d like to introduce you to the felt floppy hat. Glamour girls–you know, those who like to be seen lounging by the pool, not in it–are rather acquainted with the felt floppy hat’s cousin, the big straw floppy hat. But I can attest that the felt hat is much easier to wear than the straw one. I mean, hats are expected in the colder months and don’t seem as forced as in the summer. Also, few items can bridge the divide between the boho-chic look and the edgy-downtown vibe like the felt floppy hat. To prove this point, I put together one day and one night look where the felt floppy hat was the foundation. To work the downtown-bohemian look, contrast sleek, fitted fabrics with more plush ones and top the body-conscious outfit with a looser piece of outerwear. The result is a luxe and chic head-to-toe look that will have the style hawks flocking.
While we love seeing all the polished, elegant ensembles on the runway and in the front row, sometimes New York Fashion Week’s most memorable moments are its most outrageous.
This season’s shows had plenty of outré outfits (especially at Jeremy Scott), crazily garbed guests (Nicki Minaj) and unexpected outings (Carine Roitfeld and Anna Dello Russo busting out their Karaoke moves at Manhattan hotspot The Westway).
Here are our nominees for the most outrageous. Read more… Keep reading »
Hey so, at first glance, this key chain doesn’t look like much. It’s just a regular key chain loop, right? But no, no, the key chain includes an odd assortment of fake sterling silver keys on it. Fake. Keys. So that you can get frustrated and annoyed as you try to find your real keys amidst all the not-actually-working ones. Oh also, for the privilege of getting annoyed every time you pull out your key chain, you can pay $192. Who is this for? The rich, but janitor-obsessed? Those with a jingling fetish? If you buy this, you are officially a jackass. [AreaWare, $192] Keep reading »
“Is she a style icon of the likes of a Kate Moss? Absolutely not. Is she in the public eye? Are people going to become obsessed with everything she wears regardless of what it is? Yes.”
–Elle Fashion News Director Anne Slowey, on Kate Middleton’s style, or lack thereof. Thank you Ms. Slowey for vindicating my already controversial opinion regarding the Duchess’ complete lack of interesting sartorial choices. And Nordstrom Fashion Director Gregg Andrews concurred, saying:
“She is stylish, but she’s not setting trends, she’s following trends. If you take Kate out of the Royal Family, put her on a street in New York, you wouldn’t look at her twice. She’s a beautiful woman, but she blends into a crowd.”
Yup, sounds about right. Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
Please speak to me with your tiny adorable French cat voices! [YouTube
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