The Salon Du Chocolat is a Parisian dream world — a five day chocolate festival in Paris, featuring a global smorgasbord of the world’s best chocolatiers. There’s basically chocolate everywhere, and the event is kicked off with a chocolate fashion show. Yes, that’s right: a chocolate fashion show, chock full of sartorial designs created mostly from the dark sugary treat. This is the Salon’s 18th year, and it seems that the chocolatiers have really, truly outdone themselves. Check out the fashion show above!
Halloween is just days away, and if you’re like us, you probably haven’t got the time, money or inclination to put too much effort into the holiday. But we’re betting you’ve got a thing or two in your closet already that — with a few minor tweaks — you can turn into a readymade costume. We’ve got six awesome options for you this Halloween — no effort required.
As a small-boobed lady, I admit that I can sometimes be a bit ignorant about the difficulties and particularities of being a big-titted woman. I hardly ever wear bras even, because they are just not necessary. But for women who possess rather large boobies, finding fashion can be near impossible. Enter Saint Bustier, an online clothing retailer referred to us by the inimitable writer Caitlin Moran. Saint Bustier provides a vast array of impeccably tailored, classy clothing for women with larger breasts. Sure, some of it is on the incredibly pricey side, but finding a garment that really suits the girls is well worth the investment, we think.
Just because it’s cooling down, doesn’t mean you need to stop wearing pretty prints. We’ve found a great assortment of gorgeous, colorful prints with long sleeves, that you can pair with tights for a sumptuous, bright and cozy fall look.
Just in case Kelly Osbourne‘s $250,000 manicure wasn’t
vulgar ridiculous pointless fancy enough for you, try this on for size (or don’t, we’re thinking it’s probably more of a museum piece): “young, famous” British designer Debbie Wingham (yeah, we’ve never heard of her either) is now presenting this $5.7 million dress, which she calls “an anthem for a beautiful woman who loves life” and capitalism. As it so happens, the peplum dress, like Kelly’s manicure, was crafted with black diamonds — 50 of them, to be exact.
Our friends over at The Gloss raise a fantastic point: these black diamonds are sooooooo rare and expensive, you can line a dress in them, then crush ‘em up and funnel them into a bottle of black nail polish. No word yet on whether the manicure is World’s Most Expensive (is there even a category for that?), but the World Record Academy has confirmed that Wingham’s dress has set the official world record for Most Expensive Dress. So, um … congrats? [The Gloss]
You know, body-con dresses don’t usually do it for me. I would take a flowy Greek goddess gown over an Hervé Léger any day of the week. The squeeze-every-curve style is sexy, of course, but something about it is just so … obvious, even a little cheap (okay, a lot cheap). It also doesn’t help that women wearing them generally look like they just. Can’t. Breathe. But if anyone is going to take a fitted dress known for its slightly risqué nature and wear it to elegant perfection, it’s going to be Penélope Cruz, right? This is a look — tight fit, floral print, hot pink clutch — that I would generally hate on anyone else, but Penélope makes it look, well, classy. Do I sense some black magic at work?
My favorite thing about fashion week is the craaaazy things designers parade down the runways in an effort to stand out, like bondage hula skirts and models with giant, eye-less lizard heads. My second favorite thing is looking at the season’s fresh crop of breathtakingly opulent gowns, and the Spring/Summer 2013 collections didn’t disappoint. Here are 21 of the most gorgeous gowns that showed up on the runways this week, many of which quite literally made my jaw drop when I saw them. So. Freakin’. Beautiful. Click through to see for yourself!
We love you, Winona, and you’re killing it in that Dolce & Gabbana dress, even though it’s mid-length and you’re like, five foot two. You don’t have to look so freaked out, girlfriend!
Salma Hayek is successful, beautiful, and currently lives in Paris with her uber rich husband and adorable daughter–things could be worse, right? I love this outfit she wore to the Venice Film Festival–the flared dress and cardigan is a classic combo that would look amazing on many different body types. If you want to try it for yourself, you’re in luck: the copycat dress I found is just $25 and comes in sizes X-Small through XX-Large. Check out shopping details, after the jump! Keep reading »
My mom’s getting married next month, and I don’t even know where to start when it comes to finding a “daughter of the bride” dress. Mom is pretty laid back and hasn’t given me much guidance, fashion-wise, because she’s been so busy with wedding planning. Any tips would be much appreciated! –Proud DOB
Congrats to your mom! So, this is a really interesting question, because while there are plenty of resources out there for mother of the bride outfits (all of which seem to involve beaded boleros), “daughter of the bride” is still mostly uncharted fashion territory. Obviously you’re not alone in your quest: so many women decide to remarry later in life that “daughter of the bride” is now a very common role.
It really depends on the formality of your mom’s wedding and if she wants you to wear the same style as her bridesmaids or coordinate with the wedding colors, but in any case, here are a few general guidelines to keep in mind when choosing a DOB dress… Keep reading »