Forever 21 debuted their “Twist” line online today, which they call “Fashion With A Twist Of Punk!” I love shopping at Forever 21 so I checked it out. I found a very cute swing-y, satiny gray skirt ($19.80) I love and a shiny, black-and-gray striped strapless dress ($24.80) that’d be cute to wear out dancing. But really, the Forever 21 Twist clothes are about as authentically “punk” as Avril Lavigne is … which is to say they’d have Sid Vicious rolling in his grave. Let me tell you how it is, young mall rats: Real punks would and do not shop at Forever 21. Real punks ripped their own clothes up. Real punks pierced themselves with safety pins and didn’t cry about it. Real punks rolled in their own piss on the floor at CBGB. Got it? [Forever 21 Twist] Keep reading »
The rise of teen fashion blogger Tavi
continues! And recently, her progress in super-smart-style-awesomeness has multiplied exponentially thanks to her cover on Pop magazine
, and now her blogger participation at Fashion Week
Think all the glitz and fame is going to her head? Teen Vogue caught up with Tavi for a quick interview, and it warmed our hearts to see how humble and independent she remains. Especially when it comes to her outfit—a Miu Miu top (sent by a reader … jealous) with “something that was my mom’s” over it, and then a DIY headpiece made out of guitar straps. Wearing crap on your head, people. It’s in. [TeenVogue.com] Keep reading »
The pants-less one is making it very hard for us to stay obsessed with her disco heaven. After making the fashion crowd wait around at Hiro for what felt like hours, Lady Gaga finally took the stage at the Marc Jacobs after-party late into the night and played for 10 minutes. Yes, only 10.
For round two of her Fashion Week appearances the following night, Out magazine not only honored her with a cover of their September issue, but an entire party at The Box. A line around the block greeted revelers, but by 9:30 the doors were closed and inside was a hot, sweaty dance party, filled to the brim with boys in all states of undress and dance moves. Between the Veuve Clicquot and 10 Cane rum drinks, everyone was having a brilliant time, enjoying dance-offs and Fashion Week chats. Slowly, the crowd began to dwindle and the buzz flew from the air as it got later and later. Chants of “Gaga!” started and stopped, to no avail. It goes without saying that it takes a lot for the crowd at The Box to stop dancing. But when a party starts at 8 and the main attraction hasn’t shown her face by 11:30, well, let’s just say that’s when the disco died.
Then, all of a sudden … Keep reading »
When the weather turns crisp, style obsessions turn to fall coats. However, thanks to this Forever 21 design, we’re now finding the idea of the non-coat sexier for in-between weather. The heather grey color, piping, and hefty waist tie make this knit sweater-coat look like a designer number you’d see on chic Fashion Week attendees. Rock it with some biker-esque platform pumps, black cigarette jeans, and huge sunglasses to get that fashion editor vibe. Once the weather gets too cold, make it a casual indoor staple. [$32.80, Forever21.com] Keep reading »
Ever wonder about the rules of decorum for a fashion show? Wonder no more, because we now have a poster child for what never to do: Courtney Love. Last night at the Narciso Rodriguez show she pretty much annoyed, pissed off and generally revolted every single person sitting within a five-seat radius of her, according to The Cut. (Not to mention, when he eventually heard about her actions, the designer.) Wanna know exactly what Courtney did, and the five things you should never pull when invited to a fashion show? Keep reading »
This is the leaked cover for the sophomore album from Vampire Weekend. The record is set to be released to the peeps in January, but the image is already shaking things up. Is this Ralph Lauren casual polo look going to come back? Are we going from skinny panted punks into pleated khakis? And is that a popped collar? So rock ‘n’ roll, dudes. But alas, the VW are trendy tastemakers. Will their cover chick create the next It Girl style? The other trends from the ’80s have come back — all that’s left is the yuppie. But still, this top, like the title, is totes contra. Are y’all ready for the prepster? [Pitchfork] Keep reading »
We all just dodged a fashion bullet—black is the new black for spring 2010. Deep breath. OK, yeah, you would have worn black whether it was anointed “in” or not. But if you think about it, this declaration is really going to save us all a bundle of cash. Picture any fashionable chick—she wants to look even a little bit with it; so what does she do? She buys a few pieces that are in the color everyone is talking about. But not this year, oh no, she doesn’t have to buy a thing (well, ideally, anyway!) because she’s most likely got 40 percent of her closet devoted to black pants, dresses, tops, you name it. Rejoice! However, not that we’re pushing you into the stores, if you are looking to drop some dough on a black something, here’s what to look for. Keep reading »
The beauty look of the models at the Baby Phat fashion show captured the Moroccan essence of the collection. True to Baby Phat form, the sex-factor was also a huge focus. But I wonder how the beauty team was able to get anything done because the teensy-tiny hair and makeup area was shear pandemonium. Well, maybe it was more like an ordered chaos with hair and makeup brushes going in every direction while flashbulbs went off every second. I had to sneak behind curtains and stand on a chair in four-inch heels to get my own shots. But I couldn’t slink my way into the crowd that mobbed Kim Kardashian when she appeared. Sadly, my photo of her isn’t fit to publish. Music by Jay-Z blasting from unseen speakers helped keep the mood festively frenzied. PS. Where the you-know-what was Kimora? Luckily, I was able to score some cool beauty secrets. Keep reading for how you can get a look that oozes opulence and sex appeal. Keep reading »
My mother—along with your mom and generations of moms behind us—is crazy. Most of our talks aren’t so much conversations as they are her instructing me to do insane things. “Start a low-carb gift basket company!” “Learn masonry!” “Do a flamenco dance in the face of men!” Last night it was, “You look tired, you should put cold spoons under your eyes.” Huh? Stick two in the freezer, and each morning hold the backs of the spoons beneath your eyes. It will relieve puffiness and make you look refreshed. Apparently, this is a pretty old beauty trick in the book. But, I tried it, and, I must say…sheer genius. What are some other weird (but helpful) beauty tips your mother has given you? Keep reading »
Lauren Conrad‘s latest attempt at designing clothes, called LC Lauren Conrad, is now available exclusively at Kohl’s. We weren’t fans of Lauren’s first try since we abhor jersey fabric, especially when it’s priced a gillion times higher than Forever 21, but some of these new clothes aren’t bad. After the jump, the five pieces from LC Lauren Conrad that we might wear (though we’d have to lie about who designed them). Keep reading »