In a new series for his immensely popular high-end street fashion blog, Jak & Jil, photographer Tommy Ton profiles Emily Eisen, first assistant to fashion editor and stylist Nicola Formichetti, whose clients include Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson, and Scarlett Johansson. In the pictorial, Eisen shows off a few of her favorite fashion things, including Burberry’s barbed wire ring, American Apparel sheer white tees, and those Prada chandelier shoes. Check out more snaps after the jump. Keep reading »
Fashion editors swooned over the lingerie trend on the runways. I’ll admit, I loved it too. A hint of sexiness is a great look — one which certain girls can pull off. But what I’ve recently learned is that when that particular trend made its way into reality, it simply doesn’t work. Chloe Sevigny just showed off her bra-as-a-top outfit at the Prada party in Los Angeles, and I’m kind of regretting my original love for the lingerie look. Sure, she’s a celeb and it’s a red carpet affair, but to me, and I’m sure most of the party-goers, it just looks like she walked out of the house in the middle of getting dressed. Am I the only one who thinks it looks just like she forgot to put on a shirt? It’s like a bad dream when you realize you’re not fully clothed, but this is reality. Yikes! Keep reading »
French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld is my mom’s age. So why in God’s name is she going pantsless in lace tights and hooker boots, forcing us to be sick all over the place? I don’t care what people say about age being just a number, 55 is far too high a number for this Lady Gaga-esque behavior. In an effort to come to terms with a former icon’s decline, we’ve constructed a highly scientific chart tracing the progress of pantslessness through the last four decades. It won’t be easy, but taking the journey from ’70s roller girls all the way up to Carine is cathartic somehow. Keep reading »
While generally reserved for strippers, Lucite heels might break into the mainstream thanks to their presence on the Prada runway and in Maison Martin Margiela’s collection. But the ones we’ve seen are pricey — to the tune of a grand and more — and some would say they still look cheap.
So, if clear heels aren’t your thing, you can still jump on the see-through bandwagon. There are always clear accessories or clear nails, the latter which was at Prada’s spring 2010 show and seems to be on the forefront of transparent since we certainly haven’t seen them before.
Not to be confused with nude nails or ones painted with clear polish, transparent nails are clear extensions that go atop normal nails. They sort of resemble when we put pieces of Scotch tape on our hands at a very young age. While Miuccia Prada designs clothes that launch trends, we’re not sure who’s going to get behind this one. Maybe the people who are already into Lucite heels? [British Vogue] Keep reading »
Crazy shoes. They’re all the rage! Last week, we admired Rodarte‘s urban glamazon heels that could have been made from leftover parts found at the local mechanic’s. Yesterday in Milan, Miuccia Prada debuted a series of Lucite and plastic chandelier shoes with a rainbow of heel colors and swinging crystals. Equipped with what looks to be a velcro strap, the Prada footwear looks somewhat comfy — at least they didn’t send the models tumbling, as did Rodarte’s Nicholas Kirkwood stilettos. After the jump, two more highlights of the over-the-top heels trend! Keep reading »
Just when you thought excess was winding down, Chanel decided to release its tricked-out Segway, complete with signature quilted bag and logo wheels. This, we thought, must be an anomaly. As it turns out, not so much. Quite a few design houses have decided to take classic modes of transport—from bikes to surf boards to helicopters-—logo them up, and charge more than your mortgage for the goods.
Chanel is the main offender in the logo war, but they’re not the only ones stamping their insignia on everything that moves. The $12,000 Chanel bike, designer surf boards, and Segways are no more silly than Gucci’s (admittedly adorable) red bike or Prada’s super sleek and insanely expensive skis.
But the top honors have got to go to Hermès for their $6 million upholstered helicopter. The copter was purchased by Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation. If I wanted to blow a few million on a designer helicopter, I would have gone with the black-and-white Versace chopper. It’s much more my color scheme. Keep reading »
As much as we love fashion, we also think it’s kind of ridiculous how seriously some people take a bunch of clothes and shoes. That’s why we love Bruno more. Bruno is one of Sacha Baron Cohen’s most famous characters, after Ali G and Borat, of course. The actor/comedian is in the midst of filming the “Bruno” feature length movie and made a, uh, rather memorable appearance at the Prada show at Milan’s Fashion Week. Fierce. (Okay, officially retiring that word now.)
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These days, fashion companies are always trying to outdo each other with innovative new ways to present their clothing lines and their “visions” for their collections. Last spring, Prada released “Trembled Blossoms,” a four-minute animated short with music by CocoRosie. This season, they’re continuing this artsy-fartsy way of presenting clothes for their lace-based Fall 2008 collection. Created and directed by James Lima, “Fallen Shadows” debuted last week and features a new song by Antony and the Johnsons that won’t be featured on any upcoming album. The short doesn’t really have a plot, per se, but virtual women in black lace visit a church, wander past an aquarium, and dance with an enormous, um, protractor. The animation reminds me of that computer game Myst. It’s pretty cool. Download the high-res version of the film on Prada’s website. Keep reading »
What’s better than getting flowers? Getting Prada’s gorgeous floral high heels! From peep toes with flower rhinestone encrusted stilettos to bright pink petal heels, there are lots of styles to make you feel funky fresh or super sleek and sophisticated. While the pumps may cost a pretty penny, nothing says summer quite like a beautiful bouquet — especially if it’s on four-inch stiletto sandals! Keep reading »
This week, designers in Milan are showing their collections for fall/winter 2008 (basically, what we’ll be wearing once summer is over. It seems so far away, doesn’t it?). Milan Fashion Week is a time for experimentation and creation, so we’ve selected eight looks from eight designers and want to hear whether you would wear them. See the designs, after the jump. Keep reading »