Yesterday, I debuted my new Phillip Lim for Target sweatshirt in What Are We Wearing and on the streets of NYC. The pop art-inspired crewneck sweatshirt says BOOM in bright red letters on the front and I seriously dig it. But there’s one problem. Yesterday, no less than three men were inspired to integrate the word “boom” into their catcalling repertoire. I heard the following as I ran errands and then made my way home after work:
- “Mmmm, mmm, boom boom boom, girl.” — guy in a car who pulled up next to me at a crosswalk
- “Ooh, BOOM. I like that.” — dude walking towards me, who emphasized his point by lasciviously licking his lips
- “Damn, I’d bet you’d make me go boom. What’s your name?” — guy behind me in line at the deli
So yeah, consider yourself warned. Still gonna rock the hell out of my sweatshirt, even if bitch face becomes its necessary accessory.
Day five of New York Fashion Week saw tons more great shows from designers like Karen Walker, Alice & Olivia, 3.1 Philip Lim and more. Didn’t grab front row seats to all the action? That’s okay — we’ve got all of our favorite looks from some of the top designers showing at fashion week. Take a second to click through for even more fashion awesomeness. And tell us who you like best in the comments!
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Designer collaborations with affordable chain retailers tend to be hit or miss, but if anyone is going to hit it out of the park, it’s Phillip Lim. He’s the latest to design a lower-priced line for Target — debuting September 15 — and the lookbook just hit the web. The extensive line of men and women’s fashions and accessories stick to Lim’s usual simplicity with quirky details. Click through to see the women’s looks and check out the full collection over at Fashionista. The bags! The bags! Sigh.
I am generally involved in a passionate love affair with Mila Kunis’s wardrobe, both her decadent red carpet dresses (the lavender Elie Saab she wore for the 2011 Academy Awards was one of the most gorgeous things I have ever laid eyes on) and her low-key but chic off-duty ensembles. She has an amazing body and knows how to dress it in a way that manages to be simultaneously jaw-droppingly sexy and totally relatable, like Monica Bellucci with a copious dash of Meg Griffin — I wonder why? But when it comes to this look (all Phillip Lim with the exception of her Dior pumps) from yesterday’s CinemaCon, I’m ambivalent. For the record, I am firmly pro-formal shorts, even metallic ones, so that is not the issue here. I like almost everything about it: the boxy jacket and peachy nude blouse are spot-on, as are the shoes, but the waist of the shorts and the way the light catches the sheen of the fabric leave Mila looking lumpy in the midsection. I’m not saying she looks fat or anything like that at all, but literally lumpy and just unflattering. What do you think: am I being nitpicky? Do you love this look, or would you leave the shiny shorts at home? On Ashton Kutcher’s bedroom floor, perhaps?
One of the items pictured here is a $655 crystal-embellished bib necklace designed by Phillip Lim. The other is an Imperial Star Destroyer designed by George Lucas. Can you tell which is which?
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We love Phillip Lim‘s signature 3.1 line, but generally can’t afford too much of it. Lim’s first undergarment collection has just hit boutiques, and we’re a bit ambivalent. On the one hand, the $80-$195 price range makes owning a Lim piece closer within reach; on the other, 100 bones is a lot to drop on a bra. Either way, the designs provide some great lingerie inspiration. Instead of being overtly sexy, Lim goes for the sweet and demure with dainty silk bralets, eyelet-hemmed skirt slips (so retro!), and details like scalloped edges and lace. Suffice it to say, bad girls are allowed to wear these pieces, too. [LaGarconne.com] Keep reading »
Apples, anyway. [Backstage at Phillip Lim, 9/10/08] Keep reading »
“Woman who love to play with fantasy are naturally disposed to a hat,” explains Alison Waters, a hat-wearer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. “A hat makes you feel marvelous and lifts your mood instantly. It’s an accessory that completes everything, not just the face.” In fact, Alison never leaves the house without one of her 160 hats atop her head. This Sunday is Easter (if you celebrate), and the only day that might be more associated with hats might be the Kentucky Derby. While wearing a hat is no longer a requirement in society — the only time I wear a hat is when I go to a baseball game or when it’s chilly outside — designers are still putting hats on the runway, season after season. If you’re planning on sporting a bonnet this Sunday, check out some options after the jump, and let us know whether you’d wear them in the comments. Keep reading »