You always wanted to write someone a poem. But Hallmark did it better. You always wanted to write her a song. But a) you can’t really sing, and b) see previous poetry detail. Here’s a nifty number that solves your personalized romantic gift worries—it’s a mechanical music box kit that allows you to create your own custom tune. Included are all the necessary materials plus instructions so helpful that even amateurs can become composers. Of course, you can always steal someone else’s song in case inspiration escapes you. But at least give it a try.
Bebe is one of the last retailers we’d expect to present at New York Fashion Week. But apparently, they did have a show, and it was rife with weirdness and disaster, from a traffic jam at the doors to bizarre front-row guests (including basketball stars, the Elle editor-in-chief, and babies). Styleite was there, and this is what they had to say: “OMG seating at #Bebe is a total mess. There must be 200+ people in standing and more still outside. There is a toddler sitting front row.” Sounds like a nightmare! Check out the rest of the drama from the Twitterverse after the jump! Keep reading »
Here’s our latest online time-waster—Model-Morphosis, T Magazine Blog’s interactive photo feature. With before and after photos of models, you can drag your cursor back and forth to reveal each pic, seeing the drastic (and sometimes creepy/unbelievable/outrageous) changes a model will undergo in makeup for a fashion show. We’re mesmerized. Can’t stop. It’s like fashion magic! [T Magazine Blog] Keep reading »
It seems ever since Chanel surprised us with jade and gray nails last year, an awareness of varnish trends has been at an all-time high, and it’s coming straight from the runway. Next spring, however, it looks like Chanel (and the other high-design houses with beauty empires attached) will have some mass market competition. Sally Hansen, which can hardly be called a “cool” beauty brand, wisely teamed up with designers Prabal Gurung and Tracy Reese to provide lacquers to suit their spring collections, which just came down the runway at New York Fashion Week. Keep reading »