Have you heard of Fashionair yet? If not, it’s only a matter of time. The British-based fashion site is formally launching online tomorrow, Sept. 3. And for such a new site, it is beyond impressive. It combines the conversational news delivery of your favorite fashion blog with the luxury retail component of a Net-A-Porter. This one-stop shop destination features a dizzying number of video interviews with fashion insiders like famed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, daughter of French Vogue editor, Carine Roitfeld. The boldfaced names featured on the site make sense when you consider the boldfaced name behind the site: Simon Fuller. The power producer who hails from England is the mastermind behind the careers of Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice), Claudia Schiffer and Carrie Underwood. Including original television programs, insider interviews, and 24-hour online shopping, this hybrid shopping site is poised to be a breath of fresh air for online fashion content. We plan on tuning in. Will you? [The New York Observer] Keep reading »
At this point, the cameos seem a lot more interesting than the plotline of upcoming prime-time drama “The Beautiful Life.” The show, which is centered around the lives of New York City models, has attracted a star-studded list of fashion industry types who play themselves, including designer Zac Posen and “Project Runway” judge Nina Garcia. Now add Max Azria, the man behind buzzy brands like BCBG Max Azria and Herve Leger. The designer is scheduled to appear as himself on an upcoming episode of the show, which debuts September 16 on the CW. Keep reading »
The coming of Fashion Week means that, if you live in New York, you’ll be spending a lot of time over the next few days feeling kind of short and fat as an inexplicably large number of models wander the streets en route to castings, clutching portfolios and cards that feature photos of them, their measurements and their agent’s contact info. The thing is, tall and impossibly thin as said models are, there are lots of them and standing apart from the gorgeous gaggle must be a pain in the ass, and challenging! One Model Management, however, is making it a bit easier with by far the coolest model cards we’ve ever seen. Inspired by famous fashion photographer Richard Avedon, these retro-looking numbers beat the pants off their classy-but-boring black and white counterparts, don’t you think? [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Behold the Aliph Jawbone Prime. In the world of basic, boring and predictably silver Bluetooth earpieces, it stands out in more ways than one. The sleekly designed Jawbone Prime is available in several electric and eclectically named colors: Lilac You Mean It, Frankly Scarlet, Drop Me A Lime, and ‘Yello! It’s not all about fun colors, it’s also about function. This earpiece touts its ability to drown out all background noise while allowing you to have a seamless and uninterrupted conversation. The earpiece is designed to barely touch your face, and as the name suggests, lightly grazes your jawbone. It detects your voice instantly and has discreet buttons to turn the device on and off. Find it online right now for $129.99. This product cannot, however, do much about the fact that no matter what, people still look hilarious and cannot be taken seriously when they’re talking into Bluetooths. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »
The last time I was shopping for a new foundation, I was tempted by all these bottles of foundation primer placed strategically next to concealer options. Hmph, I thought. Makeup brands are just like pharmaceutical companies—they both invent new “problems,” and then put out the product to solve said “problems.” What will I get roped into next if I buy a foundation primer? Foundation post-er?
As it turns out, foundation primer, while more of a professional product, can have some awesome benefits.
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The model in these photos is actually 23, but her youthful gaze (what so many women aspire for, apparently!) has gotten another American Apparel ad banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority. That ad (see it here) originally appeared in Vice magazine and caught the watchdog group’s eye because, apparently, it “sexualise[s] a model who appeared to be a child under the age of 16.” The fact that she’s not doesn’t matter, I guess. I wonder if they still went out and bought some leggings though… [Marketing Week, Gawker] Keep reading »
In this sort of long and boring (well, depending on your taste) video, Miley Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux go through her closet, creating a mountain of clothes she doesn’t want anymore. In it, she remembers the shirt she wore the first time she met Johnny Depp and gives Mandy a reject wallet. And her closet? It’s huge and filled to the brim. But her dressing room isn’t the craziest in Hollywood. After the jump, six notable celebrity closets and our oh-so-insightful observations about each one. [via NY Mag] Keep reading »
Folks had fun with dry watercolors back in 1885 when they were originally developed, but we bet you can have just as much fun in 2009 transforming your photos with watercolors. We admit the Peerless Photo Tint Watercolors look a little tricky at first glance, but painting with these is actually quite simple. Each sheet is coated with a vibrant color that only needs water to make it come alive. And a swoosh of your paintbrush changes up the color of your photos instantly. [$18, Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
Between Sarah Jessica Parker‘s all-white ensemble on the “Sex and the City” sequel yesterday, Tiffany Thornton’s look for “It’s On With Alexa Chung” and Kylie Minogue‘s slammin’ ivory dress for just because, it seems like celebs are all frenzied trying to wear up their white clothes before the impending holiday weekend. Because, you know, someone in the public eye couldn’t possibly get away with — gasp! — wearing white after Labor Day. Keep reading »
Popular Indonesian salon and beauty school franchise Johnny Andrean wanted to get the word out about their new hair strengthening product. A simple television commercial or billboard ad was not enough. Instead, they opted for a more literal display: hanging what appears to be human hair ponytails on commuter trains in the capital of Jakarta. Besides being strong enough to keep commuters from falling during the average train ride (as illustrated by the picture above), the ponytails were decorated with a product card which told riders more about Andrean and the strengthening cream. Judging from the photo, the oddest part isn’t the marketing tactic itself, but how totally blasé subway riders seem about holding on to a random ponytail. Clever or creepy? [Copyranter] Keep reading »