Put a little love and romance in the air with Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’s St. Valentine fragrance. Hurwitz is often inspired by the seasons, friends, and history when creating her Essence Studio perfumes, but this February she had amore on her mind. The rich St. Valentine scent has notes of violets, red roses, and chocolate, so even happily single ladies will feel a little sensual on V-Day. [$54.50, DSH Perfumes]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away one bottle of Dawn Spencer Hurwitz St. Valentine fragrance, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, share your best advice for choosing a fragrance for a significant other without asking him/her by 3:39 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 (that’s tomorrow!). We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
UPDATE! The winner of the Dawn Spencer Hurwitz St. Valentine fragrance is PostcardsFromFarAway for this comment:
“Every type of occasion (work versus leisure) requires a different type of scent. I personally like to pick out a couple of different small (even travel sized!) colognes for the S.O.—something tried and true (based off of his previous tastes) and something new (based off of my tastes). That way, you don’t blow all your cash on one purchase he might not like AND you give him a little eau de variety. wink”
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Scarlett Johansson is the latest celeb to hop on the designs-for-Haiti bandwagon. ScarJo was able to quickly contribute to the cause thanks to her position as a Mango campaign girl and Oxfam ambassador. The result of her efforts: a tote bag design (available Mar. 1) that features an old-fashioned map of Haiti. No need to worry if your purchase profits are being diluted by the fashion corporation: 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Oxfam’s relief fund. [LA Times] Keep reading »
From Erin Wasson‘s new ads for Pinko to Amber Rose at the YSL fashion show in Paris a couple weeks back to Britney Spears at The Grammys, nary a week goes by without new pics of a celeb in a “dress” that looks more like a fishnet body stocking. Sure, Amber wore a nude thong leotard under her shredded mess of a look; Britney’s bits were covered with opaque material; and Erin Wasson seems to be wearing sheer underwear beneath her sheer dress (helpful?), but still, the overall effect is pretty damn naked-looking. So the question is this: If you’re going to wear a dress that see-through, why bother wearing one at all? Keep reading »
Because the cast of “Jersey Shore” is known for nothing if not serving as the paragon of what American style should be, apparently the guidos and guidettes have Fashion Week invites flowing in. (With QVC and Kim Kardashian for Bebe showing at the tents, are you really all that surprised?) More than invites though, certain super special cast members have been approached to actually model in a few shows. Before you start trying to imagine Snooki sober enough to walk a straight runway line or “The Situation” pulling off the epic feat of strutting without removing his shirt, we’ll end the maddening suspense: JWOWW and Sammi are the chosen two. Allegedly, three different labels have talked to their (shared) manager about the possibility of the tan and lovely ladies gracing the runway at Bryant Park. God help us all… [The Cut] Keep reading »
Salinger would be pissed. It turns out the fashion industry may be responsible for sucking the innocence right out of teenage girls (or is causing them to throw it up). A new study shows that nine out of 10 teenage girls feel pressured to be thin thanks to the uber-emaciated models they see on the runways and advertisements. The majority of these girls would rather see untouched photos in magazines (wouldn’t we all?) and one-third of them have refused to eat in order to lose weight. More than 33 percent of these ladies knew someone who has been diagnosed with an eating disorder while more than one half have forced themselves to throw up food. Sad, sad, sad. [Reuters] Keep reading »
We have a hunch that jumpers are going to make another appearance this spring. Our guess: they’ll go less girly and get more edgy. As a preview of what’s to come, we’re looking at this strapless Silence & Noise number, which is slightly sporty thanks to its gray color, but also displays a certain quirkiness through the knotted chest detail. We’d rock this now with tights and flats, then accessorize it boho-style with flowy locks and braided sandals come warmer weather. [$48, Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
Watch your back, Martha Stewart. Introducing the latest in online magazines, Nonpareil—a DIY-obsessed, gorgeously photographed, budget-friendly wedding magazine. (Can we talk about how much I’m loving this shift to online magazines? First Lonny and now this little bit of web genius and creativity!) All of a few hours old, this first installment of the mag is called “Beautiful on a Budget”—uh, is there a more perfect theme? I think not. Especially when it comes to the bank-account drainers that are weddings. Anyways, they’ve got a darling, felt boutonniere DIY, a how-to on ribbon-weaved headbands and a pretty helpful listing of vendors and craft destinations. Newly engaged folks or anyone who likes to look at pretty photos and get your DIY on, head on over! [Nonpareil] Keep reading »
Frisky fave Lara Stone is the star of a new commercial from Versace for their Versus fragrance, and we love it! Not only does it provide further evidence of the raging gap-toothed girl trend, but the spaz-tastic video by fashion photographer Craig McDean also totally makes us want to go to a disco. And writhe around on the floor. Does it make us want to buy Versus? Hmm. Maybe. Maybe not so much. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »
In yet another Levi’s collaboration (see Opening Ceremony and Cram Jam Chest), Brit it designer Henry Holland has embellished a denim jacket and blue jeans with black straps and gold hardware. As for whether or not we’re feeling it, well, we’re just gonna turn this one to the class. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
We had some high hopes for the Levi’s and Opening Ceremony collaboration. But preview shots are out, and we’re having some mixed feelings. Style.com posted some product images of the line—some corduroy cut-offs and button-downs, as well as a denim jacket—and we thought we were looking at pictures of Levi’s styles that have been around for ages. Wisely, the two companies also appealed to bloggers, sending Susie of Style Bubble the complete collection, and asking her to style it. She’s done a much better job with presenting the fashions, going monochromatic, or putting two bright colors together.
We’re still not sure, however, if the corduroy wares look better on Bubble because of the cool choices she paired them with, or if they’re worth it as stand-alone items. Check out some more pics after the jump. What do you think? [Style.com] Keep reading »