Is Eileen Fisher now cool because she’s rejuvenated her line, or just because the New York Times says she is? You probably know Eileen Fisher as the flax-glorifying designer ex-hippies or your middle school art teacher wore. Up until now, we’ve definitely placed her in the slightly grotesque momtastic category, but now we’re reconsidering. Indeed, the Times also harps on Fisher’s recognizably lame reputation: “Those women fueled the company’s growth, but for the fashion-conscious, Eileen Fisher clothes had as much style and shape as a burqa. To them, the line was designed for graying bobos who dabbled in ceramics and had lifetime subscriptions to The New Yorker.”
But now she’s decided to make the brand “hipper,” and has done so by including some less baggy styles, more girly accents, and, most notably, an eco-line. In our humble opinion, Eileen Fisher has made some upgrades to the overall image of her company, and there are some pieces we’d consider buying were it not for the hefty price tags (who knew an EF knit suit could cost $400?). After the jump, our picks from her improved collection, with one caveat: Most of the cute stuff has already sold out. If you want something you might have to wait. Just goes to show you how much getting a feature in The New York Times style section can boost your business. [New York Times] Keep reading »
About two months ago, I was chillin’ with a married couple I know. Sitting by the bathroom sink were two toothbrushes with bristled heads that were TWICE the size of what I was used to seeing. “Why do you both have toothbrushes that look like they are made for a GIANT?” I asked them.
“Oh yeah, we just got those,” my friend replied. “They’re supposed to be insanely good for your teeth.” Huh. Keep reading »
After leaving the bathroom at the Hollywood Style Awards, Pam Anderson works the red carpet, where a young girl notices Pam has toilet paper stuck in her dress. [10/11/09, Hollywood] Keep reading »
It’s all about change in the fashion world right now — designers are livestreaming their runway shows (or trying anyway), shoppers can snap up fall Chloe bags on their iPhones, and magazines like Glamour and Marie Claire are making an effort to include plus-size women in their formerly stick-thin pages. But not everyone is down with the plan, and design legends Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Louboutin seem to be the most conscientious objectors, today anyway. Keep reading »
Jessica Stam goes granny chic in green for POP Magazine. Keep reading »
I’ve seen a lot of really moronic Halloween costumes in my day, but this “eco-friendly” Go Green Girl Costume takes the cake. If global warming eliminates getups like this one, I’m all for it. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
When it comes to wristwear this season, style blog The Cut advises to:
Buy in volume, embrace the mismatch, and stop when you hit the elbow. Short of that, bracelets, wristlets, and bangles can’t get too stacked or wildly styled right now.
In short, when in doubt, add another bracelet — it’s a quick and easy way to chic up an outfit. Keep reading »
Not everyone is into the matte nail craze going on right now. “Matte actually looks really ugly… kind of like you markered your nails like you did when you were a kid,” commenter loveitlala told us. Some colors might not look as good when they lose their shine, but nail polish expert Michelle of All Lacquered Up has found an amazing way to use matte-finish polishes without going completely lackluster. Keep reading »
Right now, The Huffington Post is all about the game changers. From politics to the green movement to the entertainment world, Huff Po has their focus on individuals who are using their creativity to alter the way everyone looks at the world. Now it’s up to you to pick the one person who’s changed the face of style this year. The candidates and why they matter, after the jump! Keep reading »