We like how Fang’s sleek and severe look is reflected in her demeanor. We might have suggested a belt for anyone else in this getup, but it would be wrong to alter Fang’s dramatic statement. This 28-year-old manages Bodymap, a Taiwanese clothing line with stores all over Taipei. All her clothes are from there. Keep reading »
I didn’t know Germany had a Fashion Week, but apparently it does. And it’s about what you might expect from the people who gave us Nazis and poop porn (and some pleasant things too, like great beer, but I digress). This is what walked down the runway at Patrick Mohr’s show. I would comment on the clothes, but I’m too busy looking at the puffy pubic-facial hair and bald caps. It looks like a scene from an Aphex Twin video or something. More pics, after the jump! Keep reading »
While you wait for Don Draper’s cigarette-smoking, alcohol-swilling hotness to return, the costume designer for “Mad Men” devised a solution to cure your withdrawal. After dressing Joan, Betty, and the boys in vintage designs for the past few seasons, Janie Bryant decided to launch her very own collection for QVC, obviously inspired by her work on the show. Meet Mod by Janie Bryant, which will include outerwear, jackets, sweaters, bottoms, handbags, and costume jewelry, is set to launch on September 29. In case you can’t wait that long, don’t stress. To coincide with the “Mad Men” premiere at the end of July, select pieces from the clothing line are set to appear on the QVC website this August so you can get your ’50s look on. “‘Mad Men’ has had such an influence on fashion in that women are dressing up more, so these are statement pieces that can change your outfit in an instant,” she explained. Fans of the show and style will find this collection is all in the details: detachable fur collars, lace, bright colors and patterns along with items that bring to mind the style of the ’50s and ’60s. Given the price range — $26 to $138 — this is a great way to jump into the vintage trend if you’re too lazy to dig through the bins at Goodwill or too grossed out to wear someone else’s clothes. [WWD] Keep reading »
The way things are going, it seems almost condescending to still refer to Tavi as a fashion blogger. The teen is really more of a professional these days, and is scoring paid gigs that most grown-up fashion industry workers would kill to have. For her latest project, Tavi is styling a shoot for BlackBook‘s September issue (September!) that was originally supposed to be modeled by Chloe Sevigny (Chloe Sevigny!). Unfortunately, Chloe had to drop out, and they found a replacement. Above are some of Tavi’s mood boards, which she brought to the BlackBook offices to show to editors pre-shoot. Hey! Those kinda look like our own teenage scrapbooks. So … we could have totally been fashion editors at 2 years old, right?
Naturally, however, Tavi’s got some real skills and insider industry knowledge. (We love this: When BlackBook editors apologize for the state of their fashion closet, saying, “This isn’t like the Vogue closet,” Tavi says, “Nothing is like the Vogue closet.”) We’ll be waiting for September to see the final product! [BlackBook] Keep reading »
Given the recent increase in temperatures and summer’s obvious arrival, I’m searching for any way to tie up my long locks and get them off the nape of my neck, without resorting to plain and basic ponytails. And to add to my hair issues, this weekend I’m heading to humid Baltimore, Maryland for a friend’s (outdoor) wedding — I’ve been looking for a simple but pretty up-do that’s easy enough to replicate, but looks fancy and intricate without spending hours (and dollars) at the salon. Thanks to this how-to based on Emma Roberts’ chic bun, I now have a great wedding hairstyle which is simple and easy to emulate — not to mention ideal for fancy warm weather occasions or a day at the office. There’s minimal effort involved, very few steps, and even less products. Read on for the quick instructions! Keep reading »