We all adore Nicole Miller for her bold, sexy, chic cocktail dresses which work just as well for the senior prom in your hometown as they do for a high-brow shindig in the big city. It’s her knack for turning out fashion-forward yet wearable pieces that has elevated Miller into full-on American Fashion icon status. Her clothes are worn by red carpet regulars like Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson, and Beyonce, while her show during New York Fashion Week attracts hundreds of top fashion editors. So just imagine my sheer joy when I got a chance to chat with the designer herself this week about everything from her busy schedule to the mean girls of fashion! Dig in, after the jump!
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“When people say, ‘Doesn’t Gloria [Vanderbilt] look great? She’s 85.’ I say, ‘Yes, she was a raving beauty when she was 20,’ that’s the key. Very helpful.”
—Fran Lebowitz on why her friend Gloria Vanderbilt looks so awesome for her age. So put the Botox away. Either ya got it or ya don’t. [WWD]
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This summer staple is enjoying newfound attention from designers who have created fun new accessories inspired by shades. Our favorite so far are from A’N'D, which sells Wrist Shade Bracelets, bangles cut from sunglass lenses. Their Grey Neckshade Necklace (above), also features nearly a dozen charms which look like broken shades. (Log on to Creature Comforts to find these pieces on sale right now.) While you’re at it, log on to Odd and Even NYC, which sells amazing vintage-inspired shades by designer Samantha Smikle. Her Double Chain Faced Shades, $20, are connected to a gold chain link, which means you can wear them as a necklace or in the traditional style of over your eyes to protect your peepers from the sun. So old school!
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Vogue Italia certainly knows how to increase sales:
- Drum up media coverage by launching an all black issue that features only African-American models.
- Follow up a year later, only replace the models with inanimate black objects and simply drum up controversy.
In its second go-around, the magazine has named Barbie its cover girl of the now annual Black issue. Says editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, “Barbie has been an icon for whole generations which is why I really wanted to give a strong sign in step with the times, and dedicate the anniversary issue to Black Barbie.” Huh. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? Keep reading »
Alexander Wang’s runway show is one of the hardest fashion week spots to score a ticket to. The music is always great, his clothes embody bad ass chic, and the models he sends down the runway are hot and extra stomp-y. But it wasn’t always that way. When Wang first started out, he cast his early models from the glamorous halls of Craigslist, home of used bikes, thinly veiled prostitution and those Missed Connections things that my, um, friends sometimes check out when they’re bored. [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
In 2008, Britney Spears‘ daddy was given permanent control over the singer’s affairs. Brit agreed to the arrangement because she thought it would make it easier for her to get custody of her two sons. At the time, Spears was a total mess, so the judge said the conservatorship would end when she got her s**t together. Well now, that time has come… Keep reading »
Most fans of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” will admit that Kate Gosselin was a bit of a meanie before she and husband Jon decided to end their marriage. She berated him for the most miniscule of offenses, including breathing too loudly. When they announced their divorce on June 22, 62 percent of 102,000 PopEater readers took Jon’s side. Now, however, the tide is changing in Kate’s favor… Keep reading »
This is one of those moments that makes me believe true love does exist. Steve Smith and Carmen Ruiz-Perez, both 42, finally walked down the aisle after 16 years of separation. The couple fell in love and became engaged when they were in their 20s, but drifted apart when Ruiz-Perez had to move back to France from England. After a few years, Smith sent her a love letter in the hopes of rekindling the romance.
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It seems like a lot of actresses over 40 are stripping naked for roles these days. Sandra Bullock did it in “The Proposal,” Marisa Tomei got nakey in “The Wrestler” and “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead,” Mary-Louise Parker took it all off on “Weeds,” Diane Keaton stripped in “Something’s Gotta Give,” and Kathy Bates went sans clothes in “About Schmidt.” What’s up with these relative oldsters getting undressed for the big and little screens? [ABC News] Keep reading »
Don’t you hate it when you get to the bathroom and there isn’t any soap left? Well, we sure do and here is what we’re going to do about it: carry some Cheeky Chimp Paper Soap around with us from now on. Each paper dissolves instantly into a foam just big enough for one hand wash, making life just a little bit easier. There are 50 cherry blossom sheets in each box so lather away! [$4.90, npw] Keep reading »