These $88 “genie pants,” part of the Heidi Klum for New Balance collection, are giving me severe middle school flashbacks. My PE teacher wore a very similar pair of heather gray sweats every day as she forced us to do endless laps on the track and laughed as I writhed helplessly on the pull-up bar. At one point she caught wind of my underground revolution urging my classmates to “stroll the mile” rather than run, and she made me sit alone in a corner for the rest of the semester. Who knew she would one day inspire a supermodel to design a capsule collection? Keep reading »
- Diane von Furstenberg just announced that she’ll be launching a new fragrance, cosmetics, and skin care line this year. We predict punchy colors will reign. [Elle UK]
- Rumor has it (again) that Karl Lagerfeld will retire from Chanel in 2012 and that he’ll “stage a massive, never-before-seen, no-expense-spared farewell.” [Fashionologie]
- Prada is apparently $1.4 billion in debt! (Didn’t see that one coming.) Some think the company might start selling public shares. [Styleite]
… More fashion news after the jump! Keep reading »
“All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria’s Secret. It has been an absolutely amazing time.”
—Too-gorgeous-for-words Heidi Klum on stepping down from Victoria’s Secret after 13 years as an Angel. Don’t be too sad—you’ll still be able to catch Heidi on “Project Runway,” shilling her clothing line, and on hot husband Seal’s arm. [NY Post] Keep reading »
We’re really glad that Seal and Heidi Klum are so in love and all. But Seal’s new music video for his single “Secret,” featuring him and Heidi butt naked in bed and lightly caressing one another, has hit my “feeling violated button.” I’m really uncomfortable watching them touch intimately for a full 3:28. Especially the part when he’s gently cupping her breasts. Argh! Gross! It’s like watching your parents make out or something. Too bad this perfectly good song is ruined by their saccharine display of man-and-wife-in-love explosion. I’ve got a secret for them: this video makes me want to take a shower. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
Fans of the ’90s, tulle, and “Sassy” magazine, get ready! Ebullient designer Betsey Johnson will be the guest judge on tonight’s episode of “Project Runway.” Tonight, the designers will be asked to make wearable items out of party store supplies (crepe paper bolero, anyone?).
It’s a tough challenge — apparently one designer ends up in the hospital tonight — and we’re wondering how Betsey’s quirkiness will mix with Michael Kors’ wit and Nina Garcia’s steely reserve. Betsey’s crazy style would have probably been “auf-ed” by Heidi Klum and the rest of the P-Run gang, so we’re expecting sparks to fly at the judging table. Keep reading »
Last night brought the season premiere of “Project Runway,” and I tried—really tried—to stay awake through all 90 minutes of it. But while this show once seemed so fresh and original, now that it’s in its 8th season, it’s just stale. So to add an extra 30 minutes to every episode? Egads. I found myself drifting off and contemplating such things as: what is Heidi Klum‘s tattoo on her right inner arm?
The one bit of good news about the show is that Tim Gunn‘s role has been slightly broadened. He now does confessional interviews that are interspersed throughout the episode. But he still isn’t a judge because, as he says, “I’m a believer in the separation of church and state.” And sadly, Tim feels that judges Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia made some bad decisions this season. In one episode, he intervened during a judging session because he felt they were about to send the wrong person home. “I’ve never witnessed a season where I felt so disabled by what the judges have decided,” he says. “There’s a reason I call them crack-smoking judges.” [NY Post] Keep reading »
Welcome to Would You Rather, a game in which we concoct hypothetical style dilemmas and ask you to choose which option’s worse.
It might not seem like it, but there is quite a bit of variance in model bodies. Take the following, for example: Crystal Renn (the “curvy” model), Heidi Klum (the ’90s swimsuit body, or just “the body”), and the more contemporary Agyness Deyn (the flat-chested, boyish model). If you could have one of these ladies’ physiques, which would you choose and why? Keep reading »