Two years ago, after nearly 15 years of blow drying, flat ironing, highlighting, and dying, I was officially in a hair rut. I sat in the stylist’s chair. My hairdresser Tommy, a twentysomething, tattooed hipster was running his hands through my lackluster locks.
“I am 30 years old, ” I said, “I want rocking hair.” Keep reading »
UPDATE: John Galliano has released a statement in which he apologizes, says “I must face up to my own failures” and announces he is headed to rehab. Read the full statement here.
Sometimes I make the mistake of thinking people in creative, free-thinking professions like writing or fashion design have progressive views to back them up. My mistake. Designer John Galliano was arrested last week and fired from Dior yesterday after video tape surfaced of him slurring at patrons in a Paris café, “I love Hitler. … People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f**king gassed.” Indefensible, right? But bizarrely, fashion designer Patricia Field from “Sex and the City,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” and “Confessions Of A Shopaholic,” has come to his defense. Keep reading »
Hello, sexy shoes! Spring is almost here and our shoe drive is through the roof. We’re coveting these Swooping Asymmetry Wedges designed by Matt Bernson. The luscious leather wedge says “sultry,” while the military -nspired canvas upper says, “I mean business.” They are comfortable to pound the pavement in and perfect to pair with skinny jeans, shorts, skirts, or sun dresses. A must-have for the woman who is serious about spring. Speaking of spring, are we there yet?
“I found out when everybody else did. My reaction was, ‘Of course I’m pregnant. Why wouldn’t I be pregnant during this time?’ … It was exciting because this was the ultimate project. What we tried to do was be super diverse in the choices — from the Vivienne Westwood, which was a corseted ball gown, to a super futuristic modern Armani and the Givenchy couture, which was a little more traditional and medieval. We jumped across the board … Annie is a true movie star in every sense of the word without actually trying. She just is. She’s beyond talented and wears clothes so beautifully.”
—Rachel Zoe talks about styling Anne Hathaway in eight different dresses for her Oscars hosting gig. Oh, and did we mention that Rachel’s nine months pregnant at the moment? [EW] Keep reading »
“In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.”
– Natalie Portman, the face of the Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, released a statement condemning Christian Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic rant. Galliano was caught on tape drunkenly declaring, “I love Hitler,” and then, addressing those filming him, “People like you would be dead today. Your mothers and forefathers would be f**king gassed.” Galliano has officially been fired from Dior, effective immediately. Said Dior CEO Sidney Toledano: “I very firmly condemn what was said by John Galliano, which totally contradicts the values which have always been defended by Christian Dior.” [StyleList] Keep reading »
Cheese puff celebs like Justin Bieber introduce their own nail polish lines. But Butter London has named their own limited edition nail polish for Kate Middleton, a shimmery purple called No More Waity Katie (her nickname in the press). Supposedly, No More Waity Katie is greige — grey and beige — but that color sure looks like purple to me! I’d like to get my fingers on this polish — and this polish on my fingers — but, hey, Butter, don’t you think $14 is a bit stiff? Not all of us are marrying into royalty, you know. [T Magazine] Keep reading »