We’re coming to the end, almost, of NYFW, believe it or not. It whipped by us at a breakneck speed, bringing all the high fashion dramz, celebrity fashionistas and completely unwalkable heels to Lincoln Center. There’s still a buttload more to look at, though, so before you say your final farewells to the madness, take a look at the latest shows from Day 6 of fashion week. First up: Frisky favorite, J. Crew, whose preppy chic looks popped on the runway.
Check out more from Proenza Schouler, Jenny Packham, and Marc Jacobs, after the jump!
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Fashion tip number one: before you decide to go ahead and emblazon a Cool, Edgy Symbol on a $70 T-shirt, why not use the fine resource known as this here Internet to confirm that it hasn’t already been claimed by a white power rock band, you know, just to play it safe? Come on, Marc Jacobs, haven’t you heard of a reverse Google search? Obviously you’ve never tried online dating. (In my opinion, Nordstrom commenter “whay” is the hands-down winner of this entire discussion: “This shirt is just wrong on so many levels!!! No one should get this shirt! it’s to [sic] small.”) [via Gawker]
In between designing, like, a kajillion collections and basically running a fashion empire, Marc Jacobs took time out to make a movie. He stars alongside Jason Bateman, Hope Davis and Alexander Skarsgaard in the new film “Disconnect,” which is basically a bunch of little vignettes about how technology has made it really hard to connect with people. Jacobs plays a creepy dude named Harvey, who helps get teens involved in Internet porn. So yeah, his character is awful. We can’t tell too much about Jacobs’ acting chops, but his facial hair does look convincing. “Disconnect” is out in limited release on April 12. [YouTube]
Century 21 stores, for those not lucky enough to live in suburban New Jersey or Long Island, are a magical chain of discount stores that sell designer clothes at up to 65 percent off. They’re kinda like more upscale Marshalls or TJ Maxx stores. It’s fitting that on the very first episode of “The Carrie Diaries,” Carrie Bradshaw goes shopping at the famous Century 21 in downtown Manhattan.
Sucks, then, that Century 21′s web site and two stores have gotten busted selling products marked as “faux fur” which are actually real fur. Keep reading »
Is Marc Jacobs asleep at the wheel? Maybe not, but he certainly was feeling sleepy. That’s what we’ve surmised by going through his pajama-themed Fall 2013 collection. After being cancelled last week thanks to a non-fashion-loving blizzard, the show finally went on last night.
You know how you’ve been seeing a lot of pajama blouses lately? Apparently Marc decided to imitate not innovate, and sent plenty sleepwear inspired pieces down the runway. He paired them with sharp pencil skirts and over-sized coats in a collection that recalled Daniel Vosovic’s “Project Runway” pieces.
Then there was the “will never look good on anyone” capri-length purple sparkle jumpsuit. Style.com called the collection “stripped down and irony-free” but you really can’t expect me to take that jumpsuit seriously.
Did we like the collection? Overall, definitely. Will we be able to afford the collection? Not on your life.
Meet Angel Barta: she’s a pretty young Hungarian woman living in Paris who writes a blog called Style Angelique. This is the introductory paragraph of her blog:
I am Angel Barta, writer and fashion designer. Marc Jacobs has been stalking me and using my ideas without my permission for 5 years.
Say what now?
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Day 6 of fashion week and there were several strong shows: Rodarte, Karen Walker and Monique Lhuillier all impressed with their deeply feminine, highly wearable collections. Marc Jacobs’ clown-wear, not so much. Check out his runway looks, along with Alice + Olivia, Thom Browne, and more — after the jump!
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Marc Jacobs knows women. He’s the much-loved designer who dresses and fraternizes with starlets and socialites and starred in an ad campaign for NARS, not to mention the fact that he’s a man who can rock a skirt with the best of them … but is he suited to create his very own makeup line? All signs point to yes, because the fashion visionary has snagged a deal with Sephora to formulate his debut cosmetics collection alongside the über-popular beauty chain. Keep reading »