“I hope it doesn’t go on. I don’t want it to continue … You know, we’re a nation of shoppers. That’s how people spend their time, shopping online, shopping in stores, acquiring. And I feel like we perpetuate that with Fashion’s Night Out. What are you really celebrating? Not art or great books. You’re celebrating shopping.”
– Cathy Horyn, New York Times fashion critic, provides yet another reason to end Fashion’s Night Out. I happen to think it’s simply a waste of everyone’s time. For more critical quotes from Horyn, including why Alexander Wang is a coward, click here. Keep reading »
We all know the feeling of fashion obsession. And often, it comes in the form of something very, very expensive. But has the retail industry succeeded in driving our obsessions to lower-priced goods? With the wave of decent knock-off chains supplying our closets (thank you, Zara and Forever 21), and exclusive designer collaborations, are we now falling prey to a different kind of must-have mentality? This week, one shopping-crazed woman wrote in The New York Times that she’s what you might call a chaser — and a fierce one at that. Keep reading »
- That Alexander Wang/Nike rumor? Not so true. They were in talks, but the deal never happened. Bummer. Guess if you still want Alex Wang sweats, you’re going to have to pay runway prices. [The Cut]
- While one New York Times writer admitted earlier this week that the designer collabs and Zaras of the world make her shopping crazed, attendees of the World Apparel Convention in Hong Kong worried that “fast fashion” is killing fashion. [Just Style]
- Ruh-roh. How did an Yves Saint Laurent belt make it into a Chloé ad? [Fashionista]
Read on to catch up on all the fashion industry news, gossip, and extras you missed this week!
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Sure, the term “classic” doesn’t usually apply to “Hills” star Audrina Patridge. But this jeans and sweater ensemble has the “Dancing with the Stars’” star looking like a downright respectable lady. Audrina makes it interesting by adding some well-placed accessories that add pops of color and texture. Her no-fuss hair keeps the look relaxed, and the heels amp up the wow factor. We love the bell-bottom jeans, and Audrina’s fit her bottom perfectly. Get her denim look by finding a pair with a slight bit of stretch to them. We’re also coveting her woven leather belt and the killer shoes. These peep-toe booties by XOXO with hidden platform and mesh panels are sexy and cool and can be worn all winter long with socks or stockings — and you wont believe the price!
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Leather is a huge trend this fall — and we’re seeing it materialize in tops. A look like this works best in a simple silhouette — one that is more about the buttery texture of the garment rather than an challenging shape. New York and Co. is one of several lower priced retailers who are getting in on the trend, and they have a great tee option in faux leather for a fraction price.
Maje leather tee, Net a Porter, $485
Red Label Faux Leather Tee, New York and Co, $23.99
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