Whoa, this is like a “Project Runway” challenge that a bunch of designers did just because.
This fashion show for a chocolate convention in New York featured dresses created by clothing designers and pastry chefs. We hadn’t heard of any of them before, and maybe these wacky designs are the reason why: The presentation included dresses with cartoon-y touches, a molded bodice made from dark and milk chocolate, and a Lady Gaga
-esque outfit featuring a futuristic leotard made from candy armor and fishnets.
What might be more interesting (or disturbing, you decide) is a bit on a new type of chocolate, one made from camel milk. It’s described as being a bit salty with a “mineral” taste. So wrong. And oddly, we kind of want to try it. [CNN] Keep reading »
Models are always going on and on about what hard work
photoshoots are, but this behind-the-scenes at Topshop
‘s holiday collection sesh with cute photog Max Farago proves for once and for all that it is not quite the backbreaking labor these waifs would have you believe. Anyhoo, all the sparkly sequins, studs, baubles and platforms are making us really excited to buy some fabby cocktail dresses this season … or at least dream about the ones we want. Keep reading »
For some reason I’m always eying up womens’ shoulders. Unlike any other part of a woman, no matter what their size, shoulders always look sexy. And before you make a face, it’s not a pervy thing, I just think that it’s a seriously underrated body part. Haven’t we heard enough about legs and, jeez, boobs? So, imagine how pumped i was when I came across a post about how to achieve that luminous shoulder look. What’s better than bare shoulders? Shimmery ones. According to the girls at Glamour‘s blog, I should pay a little extra attention to my shoulders—not hours more, just a little bit. Basically, treat your shoulders like your face when you’re wanting a little luminosity: Hit the bits of your shoulders the sun would hit (your collarbone, the rounded bits of your shoulder, etc.) with a pearly body lotion like Scott Barnes’s Body Bling or even a little bit of the shimmer you use to highlight your face, like a Nars “The Multiple” stick in Copacabana. Good for the holiday party circuit, no? [Glamour] Keep reading »
Oh, pul-ese, don’t even pretend to play like you don’t care to see inside Rachel Zoe‘s home. The woman can style the hell out of an Oscar look, so you have to assume she’s got a pretty chic house, too. Well, you’d be correct. There’s lots and lots of white, broken up with hits of color courtesy of accessories and racks of clothing. Oh, and loads of Missoni textiles used in pillows and throws. (Insert “I die” here.) Somehow I randomly came across this Welcome Home tour and I could not stop gawking at the interior. Get a closer look after the jump! Keep reading »
In August, we heard cult ’90s makeup brand Hard Candy was coming to Walmart stores at lower prices. Well, the time to paint your nails funky colors and wear matching jelly rings has arrived. Hard Candy lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows, concealers, and, yes, nail polish, are available now. The products have retained their cute packaging and playful palette, but they’ve kicked the hefty price tag. Back when Hard Candy launched in the 1996, LA retailer Fred Segal sold bottles of pale blue polish for $18 a pop. These days, everything costs $10 or less. And, if you don’t live near a Walmart store, buy online — shipping costs just 97 cents. Needless to say, our nails will be painted forest green as soon as the postman delivers our order. [Walmart] Keep reading »
Ralph Lauren debuted his new uniforms for the US Olympic team during “The Today Show” on Wednesday morning, and they’re nothing less than pure Americana style. Surprised? The closing ceremony looks mix a newsboy feel (like his spring runway show) with hard core alpine boots, while the design on the medal stand collection is all one of a kind, “like a snowflake.” How precious. You can buy pieces now on Nike.com, and even personalize your own polo, so now everyone’s an Olympic athlete. Just don’t get caught with a bong in your hands. Keep reading »
A few short years ago, Kelly Osbourne was known solely for her fashion faux pas, wild hair and makeup, and drug addictions. So why did she pen a style book? Well, as any “Dancing with the Stars” fan will tell you, Kelly has lived through her well-documented fashion mistakes and has learned from them, coming out of the “tough years” very poised. She reveals her style tips in Fierce in a way that only Kelly can, but we’ve got a few takeaways for you after the jump. Keep reading »
Apparently, Hollywood pressure can really get to a (spice) girl. Mel B is married to some producer dude who had something to do with some new movie called, “Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans” that we will likely never see. It premiered last night. Whatever. But The Daily Mail reports that when she realized “she would be sharing the red carpet with A-listers Eva Mendes and Charlize Theron, she knew she would have to go the extra mile to get attention.” Oddly, she kind of went the opposite of an extra mile and uh, fell a little short. Seriously. Tragically. Short. [The Daily Mail]
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The holiday beauty gift sets are rolling out to stores and well, let’s just say some are better than others. This Thierry Mugler Alien combo, $75, is one of the former. There are plenty of Angel fans out there, but if you haven’t had the pleasure of smelling the lesser known Alien it’s a little tougher and, I think, chicer with a core scent of Moroccan jasmine and an effervescent (and surprising) tangerine top note rounded out with white amber and Kashmir wood. In short, it’s the perfect winter fragrance, it smells absolutely delicious, and I’ve been spritzing it on before dinner which makes me feel terribly glamorous. This season, they’re selling this limited-edition, Swarovski bedazzled, 30ml refillable container served up with a side of gold wax that’s perfect to use as a highlighter for your cheekbones and décolleté. Yum. [Thierry Mugler] Keep reading »
When I worked at New York & Co. in the early part of this decade, the fashion was really lacking. The clothes were one step above your typical mom wear with work appropriate stuff mixed in. Plus, my store didn’t carry size XS or 2, so I rarely bought anything. All that has changed, now, as the retailer tries to get more with the times — the style times that is. And I’m having a difficult time not buying pretty much everything on the site. Here are 20 of my favorite, totally affordable items from New York & Co. Keep reading »