Crazy cat lady? More like sexy catwoman with panache. Lanvin’s new Fall/Winter 2009 campaign stars these pretty kitties alongside model Kristen McMenamy. Clearly not one to fear superstition, photographer Steven Meisel’s cat-styling (put bluntly) and dramatic lighting brings out the vixen vibe of the collection. We can already tell that Lanvin’s fall designs will be stunners with oversized necklaces, über-chic tailored cocktail dresses and daring booties. We have to hand it to the fashion label for doing well with this ad series—it’s high fashion, but also discreetly humorous with those curious wide-eyed felines. Click through to see the rest of the photos from the campaign after the jump! [ViewonFashion.com] Keep reading »
Of all her physical traits, Angelina Jolie’s skin may not be the feature women would kill for first, but I’m sure it’s certainly high on the list (what do you think — lips #1, boobs #2, then hair, then skin?). If rumors are to be believed, Angelina’s radiance isn’t completely all natural and she has this odd torture-device-looking contraption to thank for keeping her complexion glowing. The “dermaroller” is covered in tiny spikes and when rolled over the skin it leaves thousands of pin pricks that stimulate “the repair process, boosting collagen production, which makes skin appear radiant, young and firm.” Sounds painful, but for a heavily tattooed movie star whose past includes an obsession with knives, it’s not a stretch to imagine her using a beauty device that hurts a little. Perhaps Angelina uses the Leaf and Rusher Tx Roller, which costs $118, and “claims to open up the skin’s layers, allowing products to penetrate up to 400 times more effectively.” [via DailyMail] Keep reading »
Got a hot date right after work, but don’t want to go heaving your cleavage across the office all day? Well, the “Faux Camisole” is here to mask your melons ‘til you’re ready to bust them out. The dainty dickey for your titties comes in white and black and buttons right onto your bra. Plus it doesn’t leave that dreaded rolling-up VTL (visible tank top lines) under your outfit. While the product is a good idea, the name could use some pizazz. Don’t you think Boob Blockers or Cleave Covers would fly off the shelves?! Well, no matter what they’re called, for a lucky $13 bucks they’ll keep your jugs safety-sealed until you’re ready to pop out your top. Hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it, but only when you want to! [Random Good Stuff]
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Rodarte is designing a line for Target‘s Go International project, allowing us to die happy after purchasing, well, everything the day it’s available on December 20. Because, really, what else is there to live for once you’ve filled your closet with Rodarte for $60 instead of $4,000? We’d sort of resigned ourselves to the idea that Rodarte would always just be a little too cool to be at all accessible, but the 55-piece Target collection plans have proven us wrong and caused us to hold our collective breathe in anticipation.
Rather than focusing on any one specific type of clothing, the line is said to range from knee highs to party dresses to jackets, meaning we could potentially make endless combinations in our online shopping carts as a means of entertaining ourselves. And because Rodarte is Rodarte and, thus, known for their over-the-top-awesome details, you can count on a semi-scaled back interpretation of the same sort of intensity you see in their regular runway shows.
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It’s a good day to be Gucci. The Italian luxury house is all over the news today for not one, not two, but three (and a half) different announcements.
- They’re launching a multi-city pop-up store starting this October in New York City. From there the store will move to London, Berlin, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Gucci aficionados will be able to pick from 18 exclusive sneakers — 16 for men and two for women. Hot on the, er, heels of that news was the announcement that DJ and sneaker-addict Mark Ronson will be designing special kicks for the upcoming store. [Elle UK]
- But you don’t have to wait till then to score a pair of Gucci kicks. Go to Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) tomorrow morning for deeply discounted Gucci goodies. The discount shoe chain just revealed that it will be selling shoes, belts, luggage and handbags from Gucci starting (tomorrow) Thursday morning at 9 a.m. for up to 60 percent off at stores nationwide. (Personally, we’d start camping out now.) [The Thread]
- And if the publicity and profit they’re generating from all this isn’t enough, please add winning a lawsuit to the mix. A judge ruled in favor of Gucci America today in a suit between the company and Gucci family members, Jennifer and Gemma (ex-wife and daughter of the founder’s grandson, Paolo Gucci). The duo attempted to license their names to sell bed sheets and other products, only to be blocked by today’s court orders. [Bloomberg]
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Call it one gorgeous example of wearable art: Club Monaco has just released a new collection of accessories based on the work of American artist Alexander Calder. Well-known for his mixed-media sculptures and kinetic aesthetic (he was the “inventor” of the mobile), it was Calder’s lower-profile accessories work recently exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York that lit a fire under the Club Monaco accessory designers’ a-s-s-e-s (in a good way, that is!). Check out the similarities above (Calder on the left, C. Mon to the right). Both make wonderful use of wire, bold lines and movable pieces. And, as far as I’m concerned, the best bit is that the necklaces are like bib necklaces “lite”—they all feel like the way trendy, heavily beaded and super-adorned bib necklaces out there, but are distinctly lighter and airier. Perfect for the remainder of summer! [Cool Hunting] Keep reading »
Ever feel like it’s just time to change your ‘do? Lately, I’ve been so sick of the mildly-different-variations-on-the-same-haircut that I’ve been rocking for the last five years. I’m not ever going to rock a Holmes-bob and it looks like the Kate Gosselin wig is sold out. Dammit!
As I was cruising for some “out of the box” hair ideas, I came across this amazing site, Don’t Judge My Hair—a blog that pays tribute to epic hair styles, like this woman whose hair must be an homage to jellyfish. I secretly think a guy I dated must have inspired this site. He shaved a strip down the center of his head and dyed the rest pink and, as a result, looked like a friggin circus clown. Anhoo … while I may not find the ideal new ‘do for me, I am certain to get closer to my new look by finding ones that don’t make the cut. After the jump, some REALLY, REALLY inspirational hair. Keep reading »
Oh. Look. It’s Leighton Meester on the cover of fashion bible Bazaar. Yawn. We’d say more about it, but the intense boredom this shot is inducing is threatening to put us to sleep. Oddly enough, it was shot by Terry Richardson, master of things both fashion-y and filthy. His shots usually bring to mind hypothetical future orgies. Like everyone in the picture is thinking, “Once this photo shoot is over, let’s all go back to my place and just see what happens.” Looking at Leighton, it’s difficult to believe that she’s thinking anything at all, the photograph is so empty. Though perhaps we’re being unfair; maybe she’s just entranced by the shiny, shiny dress. Keep reading »
On this day some 47 years ago, the world lost one hell of a saucy minx. We’re talking, of course, about Marilyn Monroe, the buxom blonde icon to end all icons who shagged movie stars, baseball players and presidents alike. (Allegedly, of course.) In an effort to bring out that little bit of Marilyn in all of us, here’s how we suggest paying your respects, sartorially, at least. Lindsay Lohan, we know you’ve already got your notepad out. Keep reading »
Physique 57 is an exercise studio in New York City where people walk in with their too-many-donut butts and come out looking like Heidi Klum. No, seriously. Physique 57 has a reputation for giving their clients long, lean muscles through a challenging routine of isometric exercises, interval training, and stretching. The studio has just launched a DVD series, allowing you to take advantage of the luxury workout at home.
Getting yourself to exercise at home isn’t easy, but you won’t suffer from lack of motivation from Physique 57′s video choices because they’re cut down into short, specialized workouts. Choose from the Classic 57 Minute Full Body Workout, the Arm and Ab Booster 30 Minute Workout, or for the ADD-inclined, an “express” full body option that only lasts 30 minutes. [$24.95-49.95, Physique57.com via Stylecaster] Keep reading »