Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately (or, OK, were maybe on summer vacation somewhere exotic, lucky) you know that Vera Wang has been the talk of the (fashion) town. Thanks to Chelsea Clinton‘s exquisite Wang-designed gown, and now Hilary Duff‘s supposed altar attire, Vera Wang is the it designer du jour for wedding couture. (Not like she was ever out of style; she’s always been a celebrity favorite, but Wang has been racking up tons of high-profile weddings this summer.) Keep reading »
It smells like … Sex Pistols spirit.
The iconic British punk band is getting its own themed fragrance thanks to a partnership with Fragrance and Beauty Limited. Guess the group who once promoted anarchism with their hit anthem “Anarchy in the U.K.” has made peace with the man by going corporate? Who knows. Anyhow, we’re not sure capturing the essence of punk rock would smell all that good (the last time we checked, it smelled like sweat and cigarettes), but the makers have translated this “revolution in a bottle” thusly: “Resisting tradition, fighting conformity and disregarding aromatic conventions it leaves a fresh, restless bite of lemon, sharpened and intensified by a defiant black pepper. Electrified by aldehydes, the fragrance exudes pure energy, pared down and pumped up by leather, shot through with heliotrope and brought back down to earth by a raunchy patchouli.” We’d like to say this is a joke, but it does seem you can actually purchase it. [Hint Mag] Keep reading »
Some of us here at The Frisky have yet to get on board with Foursquare, the mobile “check-in” app that lets others see where you are. If you’re not into using the service to virtually navigate your social life, the company may still appeal to you yet: Foursquare recently announced a discount deal with the Gap. Users who check into Gap locations through August 22 will get 25 percent off their purchase. (If you’ve tried these mobile discount things by waving your iPhone in a clerk’s face and seen their “huh?” reaction, not to worry—the check-in gives you a discount code just in case.) Another place you might shop that’s now offering a Foursquare discount? Certain Steve Madden stores are offering 20 percent off purchases of $50 or more from now through September 30. Keep reading »
Wow, a Terry Richardson photo that doesn’t creep us out! Something tells me Zoe and her dad would have none of Terry’s pervy shenanigans. [The YBF] Keep reading »
“I grew up the youngest of five, so there were a lot of hand-me-downs that I would sort of change up. And Suri and I do that now with her clothes. Or rather, she does it. She says, ‘I want this sleeve cut,’ and it’s like, ‘Okay, we’ll cut it’ … I started making clothes for Suri when she was born, designing dresses, and then having seamstresses sew them, because I don’t sew very well. As a child, I was always drawing clothes, and I’ve always loved fabrics, and when Suri was born, I wanted to have certain things be from me and created just by me for her … Tom and I went to the Met ball a couple of years ago and I had this beautiful red gown and these royal-blue shoes that I wasn’t planning on wearing, but Suri made me put them on and so I was like, ‘Okay, I trust you.’”
– Katie Holmes on Suri‘s “designing” prowess or spoiled brattiness, depending on how you choose to look at the situation. [Hollywood Life] Keep reading »