Korto Momolu didn’t win season five of “Project Runway,” but her handmade jewelry definitely stole the show. And now you don’t even have to be a top model to wear her designs, because she’s bringing the jewelry to the masses on her website. “I tried to do a follow-up on the few pieces that I got to show at Fashion Week,” said Korto to Tom & Lorenzo: Fabulous & Opinionated. “They’re very much Asian and African inspired and it’s a fusion between these two ethnic cultural backgrounds that I really love.” Check out a few pieces of Korto’s jewelry after the jump. Keep reading »
Keep the paparazzi away — or you know, avoid running into certain people on the street — with these chic, vintage-style Balenciaga sunglasses. The design was inspired by Cristobal’s archived sketches from the 1960s, the oversized panels are right on trend, and the gradating color makes them like, beyond. They’re available in lots of color combinations, but my fave is this orange, purple and grey combo, (oooh wait I also love the red, fuchsia, and brown!). The subtle yet poppy look makes them so perfect for summer, and they’ll totally work well into fall. Find them online for $330 at Balenciaga.
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There are several different types of love. There’s the sweet, calm love you feel for a pet, or the fire-in-your-pants love you feel for a romantic interest. And of course there’s friend love, which can sometimes be so consuming that the only way to express it is in a slightly aggro, clench-jawed way that says, “I love you, man. Okay? I f***in’ love you. There. I said it.” If that’s how you feel about your bestie, check out these cracked heart Best Friends necklaces by In God We Trust, which bring back the old-school charm without the sugarcoat. Now all you need to do is get drunk together, have a heart-to-heart, and hug it out. [$220 for set of two, Refinery29Shops.com] Keep reading »
The debate over burqas in France continues, and this time, it’s within the context of Paris Fashion Week. It’s been a few months since President Nicolas Sarkozy has made it clear that “burqas are not welcome,” and that he may move to ban them from the country. Yet when the couture shows began opening this year, contradictions came to light when some designers, like Adam Jones, showcased haute couture abayas and burqas. The idea of the burqa being a fashion item hasn’t been considered in the debate, which takes a more political stance. But apparently, there is a demand for such items, and France is one of the prime exporter of such designer headgear. Another couturier, Stephane Rolland said, “If someone tells me, ‘design an abaya,’ why not, I’m proud of that. It’s just a garment.” Just a garment might be a light way of putting things, but it does put the product in perspective as a commodity, exemplified by the existing boutiques that sell large quantities of high-fashion head scarves. Keep reading »
Meredith Viera’s list of crazy on-air antics must be at least as long and sordid as Kathie Lee Gifford’s, if not longer. (I’ll never forget the time she dissed a famous perfume expert and told him she didn’t “get” why anyone would buy a fine fragrance anyway, adding that she exclusively wears Jean (she pronounced it as “Gene”) Nate.) Anyhoo, this latest shenanigan is a low, even for her: During an interview in which consumer expert Janice Lieberman described deals people can get from police auction sites, Viera joked, “I can see all the NBC bean counters, all of my wardrobe is going to be from PropertyRoom.com, starting with [pointing to Lieberman] that ugly yellow dress.” ZING! After the audience gasped in horror, she “saved” the excruciating moment by screaming, “No, it looks cute on you. It looks cute on her!” Keep reading »
Is that a banana in a pocket, or is St. Tropez just happy to see Karl Lagerfeld? [Bryanboy.com] Keep reading »
Yes—gasp!—there are fashion-savvy girls roaming the streets outside of New York, Paris, London and Milan and The Minneapoline will make you a believer. Add the street-fashion style website to your list right after The Sartorialist and Garance Dore for plenty of pics of normal girls (no Vogue editors! no professional stylists! no perfect-looking models!) in totally chic, cute and sometimes vintage get-ups. Personally, I can’t wait to check out how gals from St. Paul pull off looking semi-fashionable during the brutally cold winter weather. [The Minneapoline] Keep reading »
We (and the rest of the world) have eagerly been devouring the Obama ladies’ fashions like a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. And while there’s been some mild criticism when Michelle wears something that any normal celeb would, most of the world has taken the role of friendly fan. Yet, things became serious this weekend when it wasn’t Michelle, but Malia under the spotlight. And let’s just say things got really, really ugly. Keep reading »
This sign was on display backstage at Givenchy’s show last week. File under: Things That Should Be Freaking Obvious. Keep reading »
Angelina Jolie may have started the whole blood-wearing trend with that infamous vial of Billy Bob’s bodily fluids she used to wear back in the day, but thanks to society’s newfound obsession with all things vampire, the trend is now more mainstream, not to mention popular, than ever. People are literally ravenous (ha) for it: Etsy seller VonErickson’s $4 blood choker just got picked up on Buzzfeed. A few hours later, it was sold out, but a $16 version is now available. (How convenient!) And people (like us) have already been buzzing about DuWop’s much-anticipated bloody version of Lip Venom, $16, so the company is offering a sneak preview to US Weekly Readers. Here’s how hot it is: The website currently says, “Due to the extraordinary response to this product we are experiencing shipping delays.” Are you feeling it, too? After the jump, it’s blood chic!
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