Posts tagged "celebrity designers"

Queen Latifah Releases A Just-Okay Lifestyle Brand With HSN

Queen Latifah has possessed a powerful image since the 1980s. Who can forget the impact of a female MC donning queen-like garb — leather Africa medallions, Nefertiti-esque hats, and other Afro-centric attire? But, still, we would never argue that she’s a fashion icon. So we’re kind of surprised she, too, has a lifestyle brand with…

Annika Harris / August 25, 2011

Katie Holmes Moonlights As A Designer

Did you guys know that Katie Holmes was designing clothes these days? Neither did I, but apparently she’s been doing it for two years after pairing up with her friend and stylist Jeanne Yang. Their line is called (creatively) Holmes & Yang, and it all started on a photo shoot where Katie was the subject…

Is Brigitte Bardot’s Handbag Collab With Lancel Slightly Hypocritical?

Oh, dear. Did you know that blond bombshell, French icon, and timeless style muse Brigitte Bardot might not be so picture-perfect in real life? We learned from Wikipedia (via The Paris Blog) that since the ’90s Brigitte has been outspoken against “immigration, race-mixing, some aspects of homosexuality and Islam in France, and has been fined…

Leonora Epstein / June 11, 2010

JWoww Flaunts Her Filthy Couture

Admit it. You’re anxiously awaiting the return of “Jersey Shore” to find out what trouble those guidos and guidettes get into in Miami. In the meantime, the cast is out and about, satiating the world’s need for tan bodies and fist-pumping with a few well-paid appearances. JWoww showed up on the red carpet of the…

Bianca Posterli / June 9, 2010

Ready To Take On The Grandma Chic Look?

Grandma chic is officially back on the style map, so it’s time to dig through grandma’s closet or head to your local thrift go-tos. But for those of us who have a phobia of vintage stores and pre-worn clothes, Liza Minnelli has the solution, with a fashion line for QVC! Her collection of clothing and…

Bianca Posterli / May 27, 2010

Quotable: Alber Elbaz Explains His Feelings Toward Celebrity Designers

“I feel that some celebrities think that because they are famous, they can do fashion. Imagine if I want to be now a dancer. Trust me, I can’t. I can’t jump. I can’t even limp from one point to another. I feel that there is this kind of confusion. Everybody wants to do everything, everybody…

Bianca Posterli / May 23, 2010

Nicole Richie’s Clothing Line Could Result In Fashion Victims

We were skeptical when Nicole Richie launched her jewelry line, House of Harlow 1960, a couple years back. Images of her multi-colored hair, denim miniskirts, and general “Simple Life”-era tackiness flashed before our eyes and, as a result, we were shocked when House of Harlow turned out to be quite cool on the whole. Vintage-inspired…

Lily Q / May 21, 2010

Joss Stone Really Loves Her Foot Tattoos

Since everyone’s a designer these days, Nine West hired singer Joss Stone to collaborate on a fall 2010 capsule collection, resulting in three different pairs of Joss-approved shoes. Now, sure, inspiration comes from random places, but Joss and Nine West found their inspiration in a very unlikely source: the singer’s flower tattoos. “Each of my…

Bianca Posterli / April 27, 2010

We’re Lovefools For Nina Persson’s (Of The Cardigans) Designs

The Cardigans know a thing or two about playing a lot of roles in life. After all, they did once sing: “I’ve been your mother, I’ve been your father … I’ve been your sister, I’ve been your mistress.” Lead singer Nina Persson is adding a new label to her life. She’s collaborated with a Swedish…

Leonora Epstein / April 9, 2010

Celeb Designer News That’s Too Legit To Quit

We (kinda) fell for the April Fool’s news item about Lady Gaga designing for Alexander McQueen. Curses! Now, for all kinds of celebrity fashion line news that’s actually true:…

Leonora Epstein / April 3, 2010

Madonna Used Child Labor To Create New Fashion Line

We’ll have to wait until August to see Madonna’s much-hyped new fashion brand, MG icon, but we had to wonder why the Material Girl chose to launch with a junior’s line at Macy’s instead of, say, a more sophisticated collection at Barneys. Turns out, it was all a matter of convenience: In a recent AP…

Erin Flaherty / March 31, 2010

Quotable: Liam Gallagher Calls Coldplay Wannabes Style Posers (Or Something)

“You can see a lot of bands are styled like Coldplay and you know they don’t buy their own clothes and you should, you should buy Pretty Green.” Liam Gallagher, the latest singer to make the transition to celeb clothing designer, makes yet another head-scratching sales pitch. [Spinner]…

Erin Flaherty / March 29, 2010

Did Whitney Port Steal Her Designs?

Whitney Port’s Whitney Eve collection got a poor reception from many of you when it debuted this month. But one woman was paying extra careful attention it seems because she’s suing Whitney for stealing her designs. Adrienne Baravetto alleges that most of the Whitney Eve collection is her creation. In the lawsuit filed March 19,…

Annika Harris / March 24, 2010

Amy Winehouse’s Designs Aren’t Half Bad

When I first heard the news that Amy Winehouse designed a collection with Fred Perry, I was expecting a bit of a hot mess. However, I have to admit, her designs aren’t half bad. Shocking, I know. In today’s world, where every celebrity thinks they have the talent to design, there are more “interesting” clothing…

Bianca Posterli / March 11, 2010

Move Over Lindsay, Madonna Is The Next Celebrity Designer

The Material Girl is in talks to launch a new line of clothing, accessories, shoes, and intimates exclusively at Macy’s. This would be Madge’s first venture into the fashion world after that fugly unique line of track suits for H&M. The name of the in-talks line? “Truth or Dare,” as in the title of the…

Lauren Panariello / February 17, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Whitney Port Talks East Coast Vs. West Coast Style

Whitney Port is the only celebrity designer we can think of at the moment who seriously paid her dues in the fashion business. Over the years she has interned at W and the fashion trade paper Women’s Wear Daily, worked as a contributor at Teen Vogue, and as anyone who’s switched from “The Hills” to…

Erin Flaherty / December 3, 2009

Amelia Earhart Was The First Celeb Fashion Designer?

Before Amelia Earhart became famous for flying, she was all about the needle and thread it seems. What, you didn’t know she was a fashion designer? OK, we weren’t aware either, but you learn something new every day, right? Amelia learned how to sew as a young girl and made her own clothes while working…

Bianca Posterli / November 4, 2009

Bebe Hires The Kardashian Sisters. Um, Yay?

Though hard to admit, it seems the Kardashian sisters do know something about fashion and running a business. After all, their store, Dash, has taken off — but are they ready to design? While we’re not quite sure, Bebe, apparently, has full faith in the girls and has hired Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney to create…

Bianca Posterli / October 16, 2009

Liam Gallagher Has New Clothing Line, Doesn’t Care If You Like It

Liam Gallagher must’ve observed Lindsay Lohan’s design trials and tribulations, and decided, “Hey, if she can do it, I can too.” He has a new clothing line in the works called Pretty Green and even filmed this highly informative promotional video! It’s packed full of fantastically narcissistic insightful quotes and Zoolander-esque moments involving brooding…

Erin Flaherty / October 15, 2009

Why Do The Lohans Keep Thinking They Should Design Stuff?

I’m starting to think it was a fluke that Lindsay Lohan’s line of leggings did so well, especially after the failure of the Emanuel Ungaro runway show she influenced and her well-documented, epic fashion disasters. I mean you can’t really mess up a pair of leggings, can you? Now, mom Dina has caught the desig…

Annika Harris / October 8, 2009
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