Fashion Week is a generally an invite-only occasion. Shows like Marc Jacobs are impossible to get in to even for celebrities, and the lines for the chicest parties are astronomically long. So usually, unless you’re in the industry or uber A-list, being a part of it all entails stalking blogs and Twitter for information on the designer’s latest collections and all the late night party details.
But change is in the air! There have been a few advancements recently in opening the insidery world of fashion to the world.
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While I was waiting for a fashion show to begin last February, I listened to a woman next to me show off her handbag to anyone who looked in her direction and talk about how it was from her soon-to-be-released line of bags that resemble the infamous canvas and leather Klein Tools bags. Well, the bags are now available; I know this because I’ve seen Fleabags, as they’re called, have been featured in both Elle and People StyleWatch. Apparently, Anne Hathaway is a fan. Pretty cute, right? Too bad they cost $440 each.
I understand that a lot of designers get inspiration from everyday items. They’ll take something simple and basic and make it well-tailored and luxe. I just can’t understand why a person would pay 400 big ones when they can get a similar, more authentic bag for less than a hundred bucks. Plus, since I’m a shortie, the ones that are longer in width than length work better for me. Thoughts? Keep reading »
Celebrities, they’re just like … fashion designers! Sienna Miller and her sis what’s-her-name looked a little stressed backstage at their debut Twenty8Twelve presentation during London Fashion Week. [London, 9/21/09] Keep reading »
We’ve never advocated actual drug use on The Frisky. (Seriously, have you ever read Valley Of The Dolls? Not fetching.) But the idea of a glamour drug completely intrigues us. Imagine not having to spend all that time gluing on false eyelashes and coloring your lips bright red! So we’re digging this “Glamour Is The Drug” shirt with big Rolling Stones lips, which looks like the perfect tee to wear under one of this fall’s hip leather jackets. You might even say we find its awesomeness totally addictive. [$39, Revolve Clothing] Keep reading »
If you’re like me, you’re probably super excited about the fall weather and on the hunt for the perfect pair of boots to wear with skirts and dresses (and pants too, I suppose). While I haven’t found my perfect boots yet, I did find this interesting pair by Colin Stuart at Victoria’s Secret. Booties and zippers are both hot trends this season, and these combine both of those elements, along with the option to wear them as taller boots that can also be slouched down. They’re perfect for girls who spend lots of nights at their boyfriends’ and don’t care to lug around multiple pairs of shoes — or spies who frequently change disguises. [Victoria's Secret] Keep reading »
The remake of “Fame” comes out in two days and we are getting our spandex ready. Join us after the jump. Keep reading »
Sarah Paxton is filming “The Beautiful Life” and she is giving me a serious case of nostalgia in terms of remembering that evil blond cheerleader that totally ruined my life in high school. (OK, we didn’t have sports and it was art school and everyone was really nice.) But! This hair is, like, traditional pretty, pretty princess hair that’s modern because it’s got texture and it’s just slightly messy. To copy this bitch’s perfect hair (I mean the girl, not the dog), apply Garnier Fructis Style Soft Curl Cream to slightly damp hair, twist large sections with your fingers, and allow to air dry. To get a perfectly mussed look, rub a balloon on your head for a little extra static. Seriously. It works. [NYC, 9/23/09] Keep reading »
It should come as no surprise to readers that The Frisky staff is really into fashion, after clicking through our daily outfits
for the last few weeks. Chances are, a lot of what we — specifically myself, Catherine, and Annika — have worn has come from shopping on Gilt.com, an online sample sale website. Each day the site has a handful of new designer sales starting at NOON ON THE DOT and the excitement that fills the office at this moment is, uh, baffling to some. Specifically, to one of our male co-workers — yes, they exist and no they don’t fan us with palm fronds all day — who shot the video above while we engaged in a particularly nail-biting shopping frenzy during one of Gilt’s final sales. For the record, I have worn the jeans. The top still has tags. Keep reading »
London Fashion Week, more than New York, Milan, or Paris, is a place where crazy fashion gets showcased and appreciated. Yesterday’s shows were no exception. While it didn’t have the star power present at Burberry, Katie Eary’s menswear collection was pretty special. Keep reading to find out why. Keep reading »
I’m all about loving New York City. After moving here at age 18 for college and never leaving, I’m still discovering new gems in my city and reasons to be even more obsessed. But when it comes to city attractions like the Empire State Building and taxi cabs, I like to keep them just where they are.
So with the news that Bottega Veneta has created a limited-edition handbag in the spirit of the monstrous yellow and black cars, I’m still recovering from the price tag. For only $7100 one of the 50 specially made handbags, called the NYCabat, can be yours. Thank you, but I think for that price I’ll be looking for a bag that’s less of a tourist trap and more of an iconic piece. Like a bag modeled after the Met or Cloisters, instead of a taxi which reminds me of drivers coming to screeching halts and denying my credit card because the machine “doesn’t work.”
How do you feel about spending $7100 on a Bottega Veneta bag modeled after taxi cabs, which, allow me to mention, are already too pricey as it is. [The Moment]
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