Time to give credit where credit is due: while the rest of New York City hid indoors during Blizzard Nemo, the fashion industry went forward with Fashion Week as planned. The tents have never seen so many pairs of Sorel boots! Let’s see what designers Christian Siriano, Mara Hoffman, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart, rag & bone, and Rebecca Minkoff sent down the runway for Fall 2013. Keep reading »
Saturday marks the third day of New York Fashion Week — and featured shows from Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Prabal Gurung and tons of others. While we were less than excited about the offerings at Charlotte Ronson (sort of tepid florals in a muted shades), Cushnie et Ochs collection of white, magenta and blue dresses thrilled. Check them out — several other shows from fashion week’s third day, after the jump! Keep reading »
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, I used to be quite the vintage clothing huntress. Finding a kickass sale with a few good finds in my size gave me an unbelievable cheap thrill. Every weekend, I’d wake up early and drive to whatever estate sale promised a cache of clothing. One day, I entered a room at an estate sale and saw a woman who was picking up items of clothing indiscriminately and shoving them into bags. Keep reading »
UPDATE: Squee! It’s here! Every single piece from the Jason Wu for Target lookbook is online, so I’ve updated the slideshow. Donations for the “Jessica Wants Every Item In The Jason Wu For Target Collection” now being accepted.
I know what I’m doing at 6 a.m. on February 5: elbowing any bitch that gets in between me and the items I’m obsessed with from the Jason Wu for Target collection. Jason Wu’s new line is inspired by femininity in French New Wave films and you see it everywhere, from the bows to the stripes to the A-line skirts. There’s even a cute kitty named Milu, who Jason Wu has called his muse, appearing in the ad campaign! All the clothes are priced between $10 and $60, which will be good on my wallet after the holidays. Unfortunately, an actual lookbook of Jason Wu for Target has not yet been released; the folks at Tar-jay are being cruel and evil, only leaking out one or two photos at a time. Oh, why do you toy with me?! These are the pics that I’ve found online. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to plot my shopping strategy in case this devolves into Missoni for Target redux.
You’re going to be seeing a whole heck of a lot more Miss Piggy soon. That’s because she’s got a big role in the newest Muppets movie (out this November). In it, she plays a high-powered editor at French Vogue – and she has the wardrobe to match. In a new spread for InStyle, Miss Piggy was outfitted in the finest garments from designers like Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu and Brian Atwood. “Her humor, flamboyance and joie de vivre inspired me to design a decadent feathered dress that features her most sensational qualities,” said Wu. Keep reading »
Jason Wu is the guy responsible for designing Michelle Obama’s inaugural dress. He’s also the latest designer to score a diffusion line with Target. And while it won’t launch for another five months (mark February 5, 2012 in your iCals now), we’ve got a sneak peak. Will it be as big as the Missoni line? Let’s just say there are cats wearing bowties involved. Cats. Wearing. Bowties. [Youtube]
I’m not into polishes that sparkle and shine. My nails are super short (sorry, I’m terrible and I bite ‘em), so I want a polish that minimizes, rather than emphasizes, the damage I’ve done. Enter designer Jason Wu’s collaboration with CND nail polish. He’s created four matte-ish colors ranging from a shocking glam red to a muted neutral purple (it’s called Brigitte, of course!). When I applied, the nail polish dried flattish, but had a neat dimensionality that made it appear unique in different lights. When you want polish that lets you shine, Wu’s where it’s at. [$47, Go Indulge]
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I’m all for eye-catching design, but I’d prefer that my clothing choices didn’t lead to 911 calls from concerned passersby, like this Jason Wu sweater might: “Ummm, yeah, there’s a woman in front of me in line at Starbucks, and she’s obviously bleeding out, but she doesn’t seem to notice … yeah … that’s right … no she seems pretty perky … she just ordered a latte … send someone quick.” But hey, if you’re looking to meet a hot paramedic, it’s only $625 at Bergdorf Goodman. Keep reading »
Looks like Jason Wu is giving Vera Wang a run for her money. The Michelle Obama-preferred designer is entering the bridal market with a line of wedding dresses for Net-A-Porter. Says Wu: “The capsule collection includes wonderful options for a bride, but also has a relaxed attitude with pieces that can be worn to other occasions.” We’re loving the sketches, which look fun and young while staying classic. As for price, the dresses will retail from $795 to $4,000. Which, as far as wedding gowns go, isn’t exorbitant. [Fashion Foie Gras] Keep reading »