” see Internets every morning — I don’t have an e-mail address and, you know, I don’t do Internet, but every morning my boyfriend, Alex, makes me coffee and we watch these images. And more and more I see these stylish women wearing all these evening dresses for day, and I thought, how beautiful. So it’s not just about the nice gray sweater and the nice, I don’t know, that nice straight skirt, but it’s becoming a little bit more elaborated during the day.”
– Alber Elbaz explains the inspiration for Lanvin’s pre-fall 2011 collection to The Cut. He’s also another designer to admit he hasn’t employed the full power of the internet to do business. Maybe that’s why the majority of legitimate fashion bloggers have a difficult time getting invitations to the high-end fashion shows, unless they are a geeky teenager with gray hair. Keep reading »
Sixteen-year-old, 5’10″ supermodel-in-the-making Lindsey Wixson is the star of the Alexander McQueen spring 2011 ad campaign. The teenager appears lost in a sea of butterflies. We like. [The Cut] Keep reading »
It might seem counter-productive to clean your face with oil, especially if you have oily skin like me. But I tried DHC Deep Cleansing Oil with fingers crossed that I wouldn’t end up with a huge zit on my nose. The oil contains a blend of moisturizing olive oil and vitamin E that breaks down makeup, dirt, and impurities. I massaged the Deep Cleansing Oil on my dry face with dry hands. I was still skeptical about the cleaning properties, but had to admit the oil felt wonderful on my face. I wasn’t sure it would rinse off easily with water because I know oil and water don’t mix. But surprisingly and amazingly, the oil rinsed off well and easily with warm water. And afterwards, my skin felt clean without any residue. It also felt soft and supple. I still like the cleansing properties of my benzoyl peroxide face wash, but plan to use the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil on the days my skin feels dry or particularly stressed. If you’re not willing to purchase the Deep Cleansing Oil on a whim, the DHC catalog often contains samples of it and other products. [$12.50, DHC] Keep reading »
I was really excited for Rachel Zoe‘s first collection when the photos were featured in WWD yesterday. The collection features structured ’70s-style fashions; the garments are more tailored than loosey-goosey bohemian. Even though the $250 to $700 price range is a little beyond my means at the moment (unless Gilt Groupe plans to have a sale … hint, hint), I thought Rachel did an adequate job of bringing her signature ’70s style to the masses. But then I came across the above photo that questions the authenticity of a Rachel design on Fashionista. Did Rachel, who has made herself a brand and powerful person in the fashion industry, actually knock off another designer? Keep reading »
Even though we’re not lucky enough to go on a resort vacation this winter, we’re still willing to help you enjoy your time away. Sam Hecht’s Jetlag Alarm Clock is so small and easy to operate that you’ll wake up in time for your sightseeing activities and your flight home. This cool clock, which is half the size of a passport, keeps time on one side and your alarm time on the other. And there’s a lock so the clock stays set, even in your luggage. You don’t have to fiddle with the hotel alarm clock or risk your smartphone losing battery power in the middle of the night. You’re welcome. Now, don’t forget to send us a postcard!
Looking very much like Blair Waldorf (but in a topless pose Blair would never be caught dead in), Natalie Portman models for Christian Dior’s Miss Dior Cherie perfume. I never thought I’d see the day when Natalie Portman posed nude, sort of. [Celebuzz] Keep reading »