We’ve seen this one coming for a long time, and, between Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni Sarkozy, it’s been on the fashion radar a lot lately. Now, the not-new-but-new-now heel height has been spotted on Italian Vogue editor Giovanna Battaglia (uh, such a huge style crush on her!), above, and loads of runways for spring 2010—Marni, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. So, what are your thoughts? Are you a total four-inch heels or flats girl? Or do you really love the mid-height heels? I think to make a kitten heel feel non-corporate, you need a really wild pair—and a non-business-y getup. [Refinery29] Keep reading »
Class, please observe:
Up top: Opening Ceremony’s limited-edition “Where The Wild Things Are” Keds, featuring zebra stripes or leopard prints on pony hair. They run for $125 a pair. [Style.com]
Down below: Some pre-existing Keds that are awfully similar (no fancy pony hair or anything) and will only set you back $60. [Zebra print, Zazzle; Leopard print, Zazzle]
So, students, is this a total rip-off? Please discuss. And yes, this will be on the final (receipt, that is). Keep reading »
We’ve seen humans as furniture before, but Atelier Van Lieshout‘s latest exhibition of work at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London puts fiberglass figures into some compromising positions. According to a press release, AVL has based sculptural works on the human body since the ’80s.”With a fascination bordering on obsession with the human body, this collection continues to explore new shapes and forms influenced by the human figure with all imperfections and complexities carefully manipulated to create functional sculptures that are at once abstract but also familiar.” Pretty hoity-toity commentary, considering the lamp above looks like a person slobbing a giant knob. [via Dezeen] Keep reading »
Cue chorus of girlish squeals (or, um, not). But don’t these Pupa Kokeshi makeup dolls kind of remind you of your childhood? This brings us back to the days of princess-packaged blush, Polly Pockets, and all the other pretty things (or necessities) you’d carry around in your purse. The palm-sized dolls open up to reveal a range of fun colors to put on your face. Try swiping an eyeshadow in dark purple, pastel lavender, midnight blue, or charcoal.
Here’s our official plea to makeup companies to produce more lighthearted cosmetics! [Spoiled Brat] Keep reading »
Linda Evangelista, seen here in W‘s latest issue, could use some deodorant. You think that clothing sample got returned? [W] Keep reading »
Seems like everyone wants to be a fashion designer these days, especially celebrities. Selena Gomez — yes, that chick on the Disney Channel — decided that she’d like to join in the fashion fun, so here comes Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez. “Growing up in Texas, I was sort of close-minded and kind of a tomboy, but as I’ve traveled, I found such a love of clothes,” Selena said. “It’s really always been a dream of mine to have a line.”
To turn that dream into, uh, clothes, she began working with former Generra designer Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos. Born was a collection based on her own style, which is a mix of “pretty, feminine and bohemian” looks, and is partially made with organic and recycled or eco-friendly fabrics. The line will launch for fall 2010, but so far they’re still looking for a retail store to partner with exclusively. So you’ll have to hold your breath on where to purchase the Selena looks you love. Um, yeah. There’s always The Disney Store! [WWD] Keep reading »
According to The New York Times, cougars are not only trendy, but they’re here to stay! And if that’s the case, she’s gonna need a place to stay, when she’s on one of her prowls. That must be the rationale behind Diva Hotel’s “Cougars With Personality” package. The San Francisco boutique hotel is offering sexy older ladies a one night stay, “2 animal print Hanky Panky thongs” (would she wear anything else under her impossibly tight mini?!), “2 lemondrop cocktails” (Cosmos are so last year), two $25 gift certificates to the spa, a complimentary bra fitting for two at Nordstrom (because a cougar needs to “hold ‘em high!”), and the “Huntress Road Map,” which is a list of all the cougar-friendly bars in the city. Prices start at $199, cabana boys not included. Seriously, who would actually go for this crap? Keep reading »
Sometimes we feel like Us Weekly‘s “The Fashion Police” and other similar style critics can be a tad harsh. Also, they tend to have these really boring, conservative styles and we have to wonder what their real fashion credentials are. (Case in point: US Weekly‘s “Top Cops” include random comedian Stefanie Novik and Chet Cannon of “The Real World, Brooklyn.” When did they ever go to design school!?) The Fashion Peacekeepers are here to say, hey, can’t everyone’s styles just get along?
Demi Moore has been called out for looking “too busy” here at the 2009 Freedom Awards in L.A. earlier this week. We say being swaddled in a gorgeous oyster-colored Lanvin gown we only wish we could think about affording, a so-modern chunky necklace, easy whatevs hair and having your super-hot, young husband on your arm is just the kind of busy we wanna get all up on. So there. Keep reading »
No, these are not Halloween costumes. They’re actually pieces from the upcoming and greatly anticipated Rodarte line for Target.
Yes, images are finally leaking of the new line, which editors have already previewed, but were banned from sharing with their readers.
Along with the sequined skull dress (far right), the ultra “it” designers have developed 55 other pieces, ranging from a lacy t-shirt, to a leopard jacket and dress, amazing stockings, and even more lace. We’re looking at a price range of $9.99-$79.99 for the collection, including knee-highs, dresses, and jackets. Mark your calendars people. December 20th is R-day, and you best believe every fashionista (professional, amateur or otherwise) is gonna be clamoring to scoop each and every piece up. [Racked]
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Yesterday, many of you expressed shock and outrage at Hallmark’s tragic sexification (is that a word? probably not) of one of Gen Y’s most beloved children’s characters, the once-indefatigable Rainbow Brite. And R.B. wasn’t the first to get the Bratz treatment — lots of other mini-icons have been put through the ringer to please a generation of kidlins who’ve grown up surrounded by the living Barbie dolls who are blatant plastic surgery devotees. But for all their sickening contributions to the “princess syndrome,” Disney finally did right by one of their most famous characters, from a more feminist perspective anyway. While Tinker Bell, created in 1953, always had that total Marilyn Monroe-bod working for her, we worried that she must’ve gotten awfully cold flying around Neverland without any pants on. (So ahead of her time though, right Lady Gaga?) She’s recently been redesigned for a starring role in a DVD, “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure,” to be released later this month. Not only is sister now doin’ it for herself (she’s dropped that hapless Peter Pan like a bad habit), she’s dressed for success in boots, a capelet (so chic) layered over long sleeves, hat and leggings. Let’s just hope the latter aren’t made by Lindsay Lohan. [ONTD] Keep reading »