When it comes to fashion, there’s good quilted (think the classic Chanel bag), and there’s, well, this. While normally respectable houses like Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Miu Miu have all recently sent patchwork renditions down their runways, we have to draw the line at PPQ’s head-to-toe concoctions. In fact, it brings to mind my pretty standard rule of thumb when it comes to evaluating trends from the runway to the realway: If it looks bad on the models, you know you’ll be in trouble. Seriously, I just do not see these working out for anyone except perhaps the big cozy bed in my fictitious country house. Anyone? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
When it comes to fashion, some people are so obsessed, they’re like bad painters. They just. Keep. Adding. So, seriously, is it that imperative that your toe nail clippers be embellished with Swarovski crystals or your key chain be from Gucci?
Now for the little Miss Fancy Pants who wants to get noticed at the pool, there are these special swimming caps by British label PPQ. They’re actually part of a new campaign to encourage swimming. (Um, random. But if you think crazy bathing caps are going to get people off the couch and into the pool, be our guest.) There are four caps that will go up for auction on eBay to support a swimming organization. Each calls upon a different style era. There’s a punk version featuring spikes and tough dog-collar details, as well as rockabilly and ’50s themes. Pictured above, “Royal Britain,” a gold crown-adorned number with some ample strands of fake pearls, which looks like they’d weigh you down were you not a strong swimmer. Another look after the jump… [MyFashionLife.com] Keep reading »
When people think about the world’s fashion capitals, New York, Paris, and Milan are the cities that come to mind. But there are fashion weeks in a ton of other cities: Madrid, Mumbai, Sydney, and Beijing, to name but a few. London Fashion Week, which is happening across the pond right now, has become a must for fashion editors, buyers, and stylists. Here’s a primer on the hottest designers showing at this season’s LFW. Keep reading »