If you would never sign up for one of those LA “Homes of Celebrities” tours or buy the “Stars Homes” map, this isn’t the post for you. But if you love anything to do with eying the insides of celeb spaces, then keep reading.
It’s called The Real Estalker. If you’ve ever wondered what John Krasinski’s “starter home” looked like or wanted to get a look at the floor plan of Heather Mills’ newest home (thanks, Paul and your million-dollar divorce settlement!), look no further. (Also, a question: I am ignoring the little voice in the back of my head screaming, “THIS SITE IS FREAKING ME OUT”—do you find the idea of the website totally creep-town?) [The Real Estalker via Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »
Back in the days before Marc Jacobs, Botkier, and Foley + Corinna, the handbag label to carry was Etienne Aigner. The company’s namesake apprenticed for Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga before he started making belts out of his apartment in a single shade of burgundy leather because, as a young designer, he decided it would be cheaper to work in one color. The line grew from belts to other accessories, and the deep reddish leather became the brand’s signature. Aigner died in 2002, but his brand has lived on, sometimes following trends we haven’t been fans of. But now, to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary, a handful of handbags designed in the ’60s and ’70s have been re-released, and they’re gorgeous. Since my mom didn’t save any of her bags for me, I’m going to buy one (they’re all under $200) and pretend it’s vintage, but — bonus! — it won’t have that funky thrift store smell. [Etienne Aigner] Keep reading »
Over the past week, I’ve seen the top hairstylists from around the world create amazing looks for various designers’ fashion shows. Last night at Doo.Ri, however, I fell in love. Orlando Pita’s “really cool girl walking down the street” hair, as he called it, was beautiful. Lucky for you and me, it’s super easy to replicate.
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Everyone loves a nostalgic set of black and white photobooth pics of you and your buds. If you’re like us, you usually acquire these at bars with the old-school machines. While that’s all good and fun, there are two problems: 1.) It’s so addicting you could easily empty your wallet; 2.) Beer time doesn’t always make for the most photogenic moments. That’s why we’re obsessed with this DIY website, La PhotoCabine, which lets you print out your own replicas (you do need a webcam, obvi). The process is pretty intuitive—click the curtain to “enter” the booth, then push the orange button on the right, and pose for four consecutive pics. You can choose to organize them in the classic vertical line, or a foursquare like I did above. Download, print, and voilà! [LaPhotoCabine.com] Keep reading »
Sorry to interrupt Fashion Week coverage, but we have a very important announcement to make regarding new developments in the highly controversial ongoing Kate Gosselin hair saga.
So, like, you know when you’ve given a friend some much-needed advice–you take the time to hear out all of her venting and pat her head during the shoulder crying and thoughtfully consider the best course to take and dispense pearls accordingly–and then they go ahead and do the opposite after all that? The masses have reached out to her in unison: Whether you’re Team Kate or not I think we can all agree that hers is the scariest haircut we’ve seen on any famous person since, god, I can’t even think of another example, so that’s really saying something. Despite the (favorable) uproar caused by her much prettier People magazine cover and mere days after she made a much blogged-about appearance on “The View” with a new ‘do that the ladies endorsed and even Gosselin herself acknowledged was cute, what does she do? She goes and makes a public appearance and, well, let’s just say she has regressed. The right photo, taken just hours ago at the Southern Women’s Show in Charlotte, NC makes us cry just a little.You know, like if we all cared. Because we don’t. OK, maybe just a little. Keep reading »
So, um yeah, we love designer Alexandre Herchcovitz, but when we consider the facts, we’re disappointed that only the wealthiest of the cool kids (like model/socials Cory Kennedy and Byrdie Bell, who sat front row) can actually afford his clothes. And, while we appreciate an artist who takes risks, it’s also pretty clear to us that we won’t be saving up to buy the above ensemble anyway, n’est-ce pas? What we will be getting all up on is the pretty peach eye makeup paired with rosy pink blush that Global Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York Charlotte Willer used on the girls to give them a flushed look to go with the footballer theme. How peachy shadow makes your eye color pop, after the jump. Keep reading »
It will soon be the 70th anniversary of the “Wizard of Oz” premiere. (Damn, Dorothy, you done got old.) In celebration, Swarovski has teamed up with a handful of shoe designers including Christian Louboutin, Betsey Johnson, and Oscar de la Renta to reinterpret the ruby slippers for the modern age. We’re melting at the sight of what they came up with! Diane von Furstenberg‘s cute round pump is subtle with delicate crystals on the toe. Manolo Blahnik went super sexy with a pointy toe adorned with a Poinsettia-like pin. Keep reading »
We’re pretty low-maintenance in the perfume department and tend not to bother with spritzing our pressure points before running out the door in the morning. But we like to smell nice, so Crazylibellule and the Poppies’ CrazySticks solid perfume sticks have found a home in our handbags. The sticks, which look like chunky ChapStick tubes, contain light and lovely fragrances that we can rub on whenever the mood strikes us. We’re especially big fans of the new Les Garçonnes collection. Each of the seven scents honors a lovely woman from the ’20s, one of the most glamorous decades ever, in our opinion. It’s too bad these perfumes weren’t around back then; the flappers would have appreciated the convenient, portable scents while painting the town red! [$18, Amazon.com] Keep reading »
This morning we trekked through the rain to the Apple store in downtown NYC where we were treated to quite the unusual fashion show. In the spirit of “the democratization of fashion,” instead of hustling past bodyguards and navigating seat assignments there was no insane crowd as usual — even though I had an invite, no one checked and it seemed pretty open to whomever happened to be laptop shopping at 11 a.m. Seating was first come, first served (a practice which if applied to all shows would mean that they would actually start on time and not 30-45 minutes late, just sayin’). Anyway, Miss Kamali herself took the stage dressed in one of her signature jumpsuits and black cat glasses and chatted away with tech guru Omar Wasow about how technology has impacted the fashion business. Keep reading »