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.
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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 »
Marc Jacobs attended the Louis Vuitton exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris last week wearing this semi-sheer knee-length pink polo dress. When I was 12, I had my own knee-length pink polo dress from Lands’ End (which was also semi-sheer, although it took me a year to realize it), and I can confidently say that Marc looks way better in his.
Louis Vuitton is basically synonymous with luxury, so it’s no surprise that the brand goes all-out for its shows … especially with one Marc Jacobs at the helm. If you thought last season’s stunning life-size carousel was unbeatable, well, think again. As is fitting for a collection heavily influenced by “the golden age of rail travel,” Jacobs and team Vuitton truly outdid themselves with a custom-painted, LV-branded steam locomotive that transported the models out onto the runway. I can only daydream about the kinds of shows Marc would produce should he be tapped for la Maison Dior … [Fashionista]
I love Fashion Week, and I love runway show beauty, but not all of it is accessible. It’s not unusual for the makeup at some shows (see: red eyes at 3.1 Phillip Lim) to be utterly ill-advised when taken out of context. I believe that beauty is incredibly personal, and for that reason “runway beauty trends” are kind of moot: as beauty editor Cat Marnell at xoJane put it in her beautifully introspective piece on Fashion Week, “don’t you already sort of know what looks good on you?” Models, who look good in anything, including red eyeliner, whose faces are painted in a manner that complements the focal point, the clothes, should not dictate what makeup you decide to wear. You know what you like: stick to it. Sometimes, though, just as we scurry to replicate a red carpet makeup look we find covetable, and think would look good on us, there’s beauty on the runway that can work for you. If dark, dramatic eyes with a rebellious, middle-finger flair are your trademark, here are three tutorials for you to try.