Zac Posen knows how to please the masses. For those who just can’t afford his normal line, the designer has decided to launch a lower priced collection, and no, it’s not with Target. Instead, he’s created Z Spoke, a collection of 60 pieces, which will be sold only at Saks Fifth Avenue starting this spring. Ready for the prices? Items start at $78. “I think it’s going to surprise people,” said Zac. “This is about a new identity.” It’s not all cheap though. Dresses can go for upwards of $600 dollars, but when you compare that to his regular line, well, it is cheaper. So what can we expect to see in stores? According to Zac, it’s a minimalist and utilitarian look, full of knits, cotton shirting, blazers and pleated khaki shorts that was inspired by downtown chic looks, like those of Lower East Side girls. [Wait, like me and Erin? -- Editor] While these are no Target prices, it does open the Posen brand to a whole new audience. We’ll keep you posted… [WWD] Keep reading »
You probably don’t think a lot about how your shoes are made … until, that is, you’ve been standing in them for two hours and you’re thinking in dire agony, What the eff kinda person thought these heels would carry me through the day … or the next two blocks?! Despite the painful downfalls of the high heel’s structure, there’s quite a bit of science that goes into the design in order to make the shoe work. Balance must be achieved, and a reinforced shank must be perfectly placed and angled in order to evenly distribute weight.
Ask Christian Louboutin or Manolo Blahnik about their wares, and you might get the impression that they’re physics experts more than they are fashion designers. Blahnik tells the New York Times, “‘Balance is the most important aspect of creating a 115-millimeter heel. To achieve it, I use a compass, a ruler, my eyes and my hands.’ Some designers now use a CAD, or computer-assisted design, system in their work but Mr. Blahnik said he would rather do everything himself — ‘I am a traditionalist,’ he said.” Keep reading »
Personally, I can’t online shop. I’m probably one of the few girls in the world who actually goes to a store each and every time I want to buy something. There’s just something in the decision process for me that requires actually trying on clothes. Tobi boutique in San Francisco is trying to accommodate people like me, who really need to see just how a piece of clothing will look on before they buy, with the launch of their new virtual dressing room. This isn’t the first kind of virtual dressing room — H&M has avatars and Macy’s worked with My Virtual Model to create likenesses for online shoppers. But this option uses the webcam to make it appear as if the shopper has tried on the clothing. Note that sizes don’t change, which is a huge, if not the most important, part of shopping. But the really fun part is you can basically go shopping with your friends and send pics back and forth. Soon the site will show off your screen and your friends’, side by side.
Despite the fact that I live in a teeny apartment, I had houseguests this past weekend. And seeing that it’s getting to be the holidays, I’m sure to have more before the year’s done. Oh, and don’t forget about having people over for holiday drinks—I’m totally throwing some sort of mini-bash.
Whenever someone who doesn’t live with me comes over, I spend serious amounts of time doing a big bathroom clean and prep. I figure it’s the one place where guests are by themselves and able to really look around at their surroundings uninterrupted. Now, my bathroom is a rental apartment bathroom (that there photo above? Clearly not my WC), meaning I don’t even have a single pretty marble tile or the hope that my grout is anywhere near a white color, but that doesn’t mean I can’t upgrade the space a little bit so friends and guests feel “at home” during their time in there. (Apartment Therapy feels the same. Today, they got into little bathroom upgrades too!) Here’s the plan of attack … Keep reading »
In need of some morning makeup routine guidance? Normally, I wouldn’t look to the likes of Whitney Port for my makeup tips, but, hey, the girl’s got a pretty, five-minute easy and everyday appropriate look! (I suspect she spent a wee more than five minutes in the above photo, but you get the point…) And according to Whitney, on “The Hills” they all did their own makeup, so she taught herself what to do and how to do it quickly. So, without further ado, here’s how it goes (complete with the exact brand name products she uses)…. Keep reading »
After we called for comfort food recipes to cook during the holidays, lots of you sent a whole mess of deliciousness our way! So let’s get moving or, um, cuddle up and get stationary with our first up, from reader Susan Ramirez.
“Every time it gets cold I love to make Arroz con Leche. It’s very easy, if you can make a soup, you can make this!” — Susan
How to make this insanely easy recipe, after the jump…
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It’s almost summertime in Australia, and transitioning seasons is always tricky. Check out Michaela’s preseason look: a crisp white button down, cut-off shorts, and her favorite Wittner boots. It’s the perfect segue to summer… [Crazy that in this part of the world, we're busy getting ready for winter! -- Editor] Keep reading »
We have to wait until Dec. 1 to see the full insanity of the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but this teaser is totally making us want to tune in. Seriously, who can say no to a bevy of insanely hot girls (one of whom brought her puppy!), the unprecedentedly minimalistic wings, and fancy underwear? Cheesy though it is, the VS show is a pretty fun tradition at this point, and we love seeing a little of the prep work that goes into it. From tables of hair extensions to mounds of body glitter, it’s hilarious how much it takes to make these models look “natural!” Our favorite part though? Makeup artist Tom Pecheux talking about his ultimate show goal: “I want the girls to be like ‘wow, those bitches look fabulous!’” Well, congratulations, Tom — those bitches DO look fabulous. Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatterboxes a little something special. This week, one winner will receive a Henry Road Table Cloth and Napkins. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »