Posts tagged "fashion designers"

Roberto Cavalli Has Beef With Karl Lagerfeld Over His Personal Style

Serious question: does Karl Lagerfeld owe his notoriety more to his fashion design prowess or his very polarizing public persona? I'd say it's a toss-up, but regardless, as far as Fashion People Fame Levels go, he ranks at the top of the charts. The delightfully bizarre Roberto Cavalli may be finding…
By: Rachel Krause / April 12, 2013

Are You On “Time” Magazine’s Most Influential Fashion Icons List?

You've got great style, sure, but have you made the cut of Time magazine's list of most influential style icons? If not, that's okay -- only 100 designers, brands, models and muses were selected. The mag curated the list going back to its start in 1923. Some of the choice names? Inveterate designers like Coco…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 3, 2012

Fashion Week Breakdown: The Wild Bunch

Fall fashion shows -- highlighting Spring 2012 collections -- continue on throughout Europe. And as they slowly wind down, we've noticed a bunch of designers who are truly pushing the boundaries of what Ready-to-Wear means. European designers like Ann Demeulemeester and Gareth Pugh aren't staying safely within the confines of traditional sportswear, but instead are…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 4, 2011

Balls To The Wall For Balmain

Oh, to be Abby Lee Kershaw, the sometimes-model and blonde muse for this Balmain Spring 2012 collection video. Watch her frolic and run with her Our Mountain bandmates -- one of whom happens to be her very attractive boyfriend Matthew Hutchinson. Watch her smile and swing around bus stop poles wearing thousands of dollars i…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2011

Emma Watson Is The Latest Celeb Turned Designer

Now that the "Harry Potter" kids no longer have a bazillion dollar franchise to support, Emma Watson has got some free time, and it seems she's opted to pick up some work as a fashion designer. No longer content to merely serve as a model/muse for Burberry, Watson is said to be launching her…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 25, 2011

Traveling With The Fashion Elite

We're not into dense and heavy tomes during the summer months. Co-published by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go is just the type of lighthearted and engaging reading we want. This stylish scrapbook features personal anecdotes, photos, and memorabilia from America's best-known fashion designers. Plus, it'll look…
By: Annika Harris / June 16, 2011

Move Over Kid Fashion Bloggers, Teen Designers Are Taking Over

Apparently, most of us are already past our prime, having missed the opportunity for great career success because we're over the age of 18. Is it just us, or does it seem like every other day we're hearing about some new wonder child scoring a record deal, publishing a book, becoming insta-famous as blog or…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 20, 2010

Meet Cecilia Cassini, 10-Year-Old Fashion Designer

Is it just us, or has the past year been like The Invasion of the Superkids? Today we have another pint-sized talent to add to the list: Cecilia Cassini, a 10-year-old fashion designer. Getting her start at age 6 on a Singer sewing machine, Cecilia learned the craft by logging obsessive hours with a needle…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 1, 2010

Time Only Has Room For One Designer

Time magazine takes it upon itself to narrow down the 100 most influential people in the world on a yearly basis to create the "Time 100" list. Along with the requisite world leaders -- Barack Obama, Bill Clinton -- a few fashion people generally earn a spot for their efforts. But this year, the list…
By: Bianca Posterli / April 29, 2010

Fashion Designer Lois Samuels Is One To Watch

In our society, we value creativity and strive to be so unique that sometimes design and fashion are taken to extreme levels. Take for example the late Alexander McQueen's so-called "armadillo shoes" or Lady Gaga's wardrobe. There is nothing wrong with being outrageous, but a little goes a long way. That's why…
By: Edo Chorm / February 28, 2010

Tory Burch Helps American Women Start And Develop Businesses

Last week at an event introducing Tory Burch's eyewear line, Annika and I had a chance to talk to the designer herself. While it was interesting to hear about the clothes and accessories from the woman who created them (and pick out a pair of glasses to take home), we were most excited…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 20, 2009

Designer David Meister’s Tricks For Flattering Dresses

Fashion designer David Meister is known for his amazing dresses -- the Hollywood elite like Diane Lane, Sharon Stone, Viola Davis, Jennifer Hudson, and Tina Fey can't stop wearing his gowns on the red carpet -- and last night, at an event hosted by All the Looks, David…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 18, 2009

Fashion Designer Vivienne Westwood’s Tip For Looking And Feeling Good

You might expect a clothing designer to say, "If you want to look good, wear my clothes!" but in an interview with T magazine, punk rock design icon Vivienne Westwood shared a practical tip for how we can all feel fabulous, no matter who designed our outfit: "My fashion advice is to have a…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 21, 2009

Fashion Designer Anand Jon Alexander’s Legal Troubles Get Even Messier

At the end of last year, fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, who was featured on "America's Next Top Model" and has worked with celebs like Paris Hilton and Mary J. Blige, was convicted of raping seven aspiring models between the ages of 14 and 21. Now, the case has gotten eve…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 6, 2009

Women Who Rock: Valentina

March is National Women's History Month, and we're celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. VALENTINA (1904-1989) Today, tabloids (and websites like us!) report on what designers' clothes celebrities wear to movie premieres and trips to the grocery store. If we had been following star style from the 1920s through the 1950s, we…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 6, 2009

Slideshow: The Only Thing Vaguely Interesting About The Emmy’s Were The Clothes

I love award shows, so this means something coming from me -- The Emmy's sucked. And I'm not just bitter because Jon Hamm didn't win Best Actor in a Drama Series for playing Don Draper on "Mad Men". The best moment, by far, of the whole night was Tina Fey's acceptance speech, but outside of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 22, 2008

A Look Ahead: Spring Fashion 2009

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009 will kick off in New York on September 5. Although Fall isn't even here yet, we're having a difficult time waiting to see the Spring collections, so we scoped our Style.com's little teaser of who and what will be hot for Spring. Check the list, after the jump... […
By: Annika Harris / August 29, 2008

Quickies!: 10 Sex Toys In Disguise

Here are 10 sex toys you don't have to hide in the nightstand. [Tango] According to some people, if you staple the upper cartilage of your pinna, the visible part of the ear, and then rub the staple three times a day, you will lose weight. Yeah, right! [College Candy]…
By: Annika Harris / July 31, 2008

Slideshow: 2008 CFDA Awards

The CFDA Awards are one of those events where only cool, connected people get invited to celebrate designers who make clothes those of us who aren't invited can't afford. Sounds like fun! Last night's party brought out the big guns -- Maggie Gyllenhaal, the two Evas, and the ever present Posh Spice. Tons of pics,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 3, 2008