Everyone’s favorite new shopping mecca (well, for us Americans anyhow), Topshop, has released images from its Autumn/Winter ’09 lookbook. So far, we’re loving the collection that’s pulling some brave styling moves (combining animal and flower prints; pairing bra-tops with blazers for an evening look), as well as bold structures and forms (baggy harem-meets-equestrian pants; multicolored fringe dresses). Overall, the line communicates different style adventures–depending on how you wear them–ranging from updated 80s to Euro-chic. In other words, it’s eclectic. And ya know what, we love it!
We also got a look at designer Emma Cook’s Topshop capsule collection, set to hit U.K stores near the end of the month (…and we hope online for us! Please?).
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So basically, Kelly Bensimon went on a shopping trip with The Daily Beast for stuff she already owns. (Gold $370 Gryphon shorts? Wore them to a Kim Kardashian party! “Sexy rocker chick” miniskirt from Intermix? It’s already packed for this weekend’s trip to Miami! An “Alaia meets Pocahontas” belt? Just snapped it up!) Seriously, every photo she’s in, Kelly’s pawing a dress or an accessory that’s presently hanging in her closet. So what’s to talk about then? If you ignore the actual “shopping” part of the shopping trip, Kelly offers up some of her usual nuggets of complete and utter nonsense. Gems after the jump! Keep reading »
Season two of “The Rachel Zoe Project” premieres Aug. 25 on Bravo, and we’re just dying with anticipation. The Zoe has been tweeting up a storm, teasing us about the upcoming episodes, but she hasn’t been using any of her infamous catchphrases. Maybe she has some new ones up her vintage YSL sleeves? After the jump, our guesses for what Rachel Zoe’s next batch of quotable phrases will be. Keep reading »
First dates are stressful, no question. Unfortunately, as the time of the big event draws nearer, so does the panic of what to wear. While the dude probably won’t decide to propose to you based on the height of your heel, we get the desire to look presentable, sexy, cute and approachable all at once, which is no easy feat. What if you come off too aggressive or too prim? What if your outfit gives off the entirely wrong impression? Keeping all of these MAGE concerns in mind, we’ve come up with a few helpful tips, after the jump. Keep reading »
We get it, Martin Margiela. You like to think outside of the box, you’re a non-conformist (as evidenced by your recent cray-cray couture creation). But must you insist on being so out there that your new sunglasses have practically no form at all? From the Fall/Winter 09 collection, these men’s shades are more like a windshield for your face. For the price of nearly half a grand, you could probably just as easily bend some plexiglass over your face. [Colette.fr] Keep reading »
Fashionistas, prepare to rejoice. It may soon be to time to celebrate the death of your loathed Crocs. It seems that after selling more than 100 million pairs since 2002, the company is facing mega losses and is on the verge of going broke. In the last fiscal year, the company lost $185.1 million, cut 2,000 jobs, and has gained a debt it still hasn’t paid off. Five months ago, the company replaced the CEO with a man who specializes in brand renewal, but thus far there has been no spike in sales. Although the company plans on targeting specialized fields like caterers and medical professionals, if they don’t pay their debt off by September, they are dunzo. It’s the simple case of too much supply and no demand. [MSNBC]
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This brand-spanking new military inspired denim jacket was custom made and photographed for the Guess Fall 2009 ad campaign, which you can see in stores and magazines now. What elevates this piece beyond your standard denim fare is all the amazing metal detail, including chains and antique buttons stamped with 1981, the year Guess was created. The picture of the jacket has been such a hit that Guess is making more to be sold in stores later this year, and will retail for $179 and be sold in stores nationwide. Since Beyonce loves her Balmain military jackets so much, we wonder if she’ll rip this more accessible design off for her Déreon juniors line? Keep reading »
We’ve all had those eyebrow accidents where something goes wrong with the wax, or you go pluck-crazy and are left with a teensy row of hairs above your eyes. What if those “accidents” started happening on purpose? In an article that reads more like an April Fool’s joke than serious journalism, The New York Times reports that the latest beauty trend is razed eyebrows. Yes, as in no brows. See, Kim Kardashian even did it. Keep reading »
MAC (which stands for Makeup Art Cosmetics) has always done an amazing job of sticking to their artistic roots and at its heart, it’s a company that truly values the creative. That’s why the style department here was stoked to go check out their latest project: MAC commissioned three mega artists–photographer Marilyn Minter, illustrator Maira Kalman, and painter Richard Phillips–to interpret their fall color collections, and the results are kind of amazing. While we’re already huge Minter fans, we especially fell in love with Kalman’s apartment, which was filled with white walls, light wood grain floors, and Dada-esque suitcases and shoes lined on the windowsills as decorations. (There was also plenty of man candy in the form of tight shirt-clad models serving mini-sushi and pomegranate drinks, but we assume they were just there for the event and not always present.) Also, we saw Isaac Mizrahi! Pics from the event after the jump… Keep reading »
If you’ve been holed up in the library stacks for so long that your face is as pasty-white as this tee shirt, you, my dear, need some lovin’. Thanks, Forever 21, for reminding the menfolk that nerdy girls need affection, too. [$16.90, Forever 21] Keep reading »