Posts tagged "style news"

Vogue HBIC Anna Wintour Gets A Promotion Behind The Scenes At Condé Nast

Oh, this is big. Vogue editrix Anna Wintour is taking on the additional role of artistic director at Condé Nast, a new title they've created just for her. She'll be assuming some of the responsibilities once held by S.I. Newhouse Jr., who has controlled the editorial managerial side of Condé as chairman for over three…

By: Rachel Krause / March 17, 2013

Oh Great, UV Lights Used For Gel Manicures May Cause Skin Cancer

Gel manicures are fairly new, and like many things, they come with a host of pros (like staying glossy and chip-free for over 2 weeks) and cons (we know from experience that they absolutely destroy your natural nails). But you might want to rethink your Shellac the next time you set foot in the salon:…

By: Rachel Krause / March 9, 2013

Anne Hathaway Apologizes For Her Valentino Oscar Snub

Anne Hathaway owed someone an apology regarding her appearance on Oscar night (and no, that "someone" isn't all of us after we were forced to stare at what appeared to be her nipples all evening). You see, Anne was supposed to wear a couture dress by Valentino, but she flipped out and grabbed that Prada…

By: Rachel Krause / March 2, 2013

This Week In Style: Moncler Boss Accused Of Stealing Salvador Dali Painting

Well, that's one way to get fired: Phivos Lampros Istavrioglou (what a name), the head of international relations at French fashion brand Moncler, has been accused of one major art heist. He was arrested at JFK airport for the theft of 'Cartel Des Don Juan Tenorio 1949,' a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting (shown), from a…

By: Rachel Krause / February 23, 2013

This Week In Style: John Galliano Rumored To Replace Oscar De La Renta

Well, this is troubling: after Oscar de la Renta charitably allowed disgraced Dior designer John Galliano (who played a fun game of anti-Semitic dress-up just days ago) to have a hand in designing his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, rumors abound that this could be part of the process of priming Galliano to take over for de la Renta, 80, whe…

By: Rachel Krause / February 16, 2013

Enter The Weird World Of Angel Barta, The Woman Who Is Stalking Marc Jacobs Online

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?

By: Julie Gerstein / February 15, 2013

This Week In Style: Karl Lagerfeld Shows Lesbian Brides On The Runway

As the closer to the Chanel couture show, Karl Lagerfeld sent two wedding dress-clad female models down the runway hand in hand to show his support of marriage equality. The Associated Press was quick to coin the demonstration "lesbian couture," and we want to know what the hell that means. [Fashionista] As if we needed…

By: Rachel Krause / January 26, 2013

This Week In Style: VS Angel Gets Hit With A $3 Million Lawsuit

Constance Jablonski, a Victoria's Secret Angel and the face of Estée Lauder cosmetics, is in big legal trouble to the tune of $3.3 million for violating her three-year contract with Marilyn Model Management to work for a rival modeling firm. [Daily News] Kim Kardashian must have a set of iron balls to pose for the…

By: Rachel Krause / January 19, 2013

This Week In Style: Kate Moss Might Be Bringing Some Much-Needed Style To The X Factor

Simon Cowell is reportedly angling for Kate Moss to join the "X Factor" team as a style consultant, which could very well be the only thing that would ever convince me to actually watch "X Factor." [Mirror] We picked our top 10 red carpet looks of 2012 — now, A-list stylist Elizabeth Stewart has something…

By: Rachel Krause / December 29, 2012

This Week In Style: Vogue/CFDA Raises $1.7 Million For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Vogue and the CFDA spare no effort when they join forces for causes like Obama's reelection. Their most charitable venture to date? Their latest fundraising initiative, Fashion for Sandy Relief, brought in $1.7 million for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. [Fashionista] Today in TERRIFYING: a woman who received a $20,000 stem-cell facelift…

By: Rachel Krause / December 22, 2012

This Week In Style: Donald Trump Backs Anna Wintour For Imaginary Ambassadorship

The rumor that Anna Wintour is a candidate for a political ambassadorship in England is just that ― a rumor ― but that tiny detail certainly didn't stop wig-wearer and professional wackjob Donald Trump from endorsing her. Live. On Fox News. Awkward. [Fashionista] A new survey says that women apply approximately three times the amount…

By: Rachel Krause / December 15, 2012

This Week In Style: Alexander Wang Replaces Ghesquière At Balenciaga

Well, that was fast: just weeks after beloved Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière departed the brand, Alexander Wang (shown here with Carine Roitfeld) has been placed as the head designer. This could spell trouble in endorsement paradise for Ghesquière's friend (and face of Balenciaga fragrance Florabotanica) Kristen Stewart, as Wang vocally supported Liberty Ross earlier thi…

By: Rachel Krause / December 8, 2012

This Week In Style: Illamasqua Launches An Offensive Blackface Ad

When will everyone everywhere finally catch on to the fact that blackface is never, under any circumstances, a good idea? Makeup brand Illamasqua is the latest to make the racially-loaded fumble. [The Gloss] Return of the '90s! Kate Moss goes topless with good friend and fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell for the cover of Interview Russia.

By: Rachel Krause / December 1, 2012

This Week In Style: J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons Comes Out Of The Closet?

Last year, J. Crew creative director (and big-time Frisky style crush) Jenna Lyons was rumored to have left her husband of ten years for jewelry executive — and woman — Courtney Crangi. Lyons confirmed the relationship earlier this week while accepting her Glamour Woman of the Year award. [Jezebel] Chanel has uncovered the original recording…

By: Rachel Krause / November 18, 2012

This Week In Style: Nicolas Ghesquière Says Au Revoir To Balenciaga

In a huge move, Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière (shown here with brand favorite K. Stew) has unexpectedly up and abandoned his post after 15 years at the helm of the label. But why? The Guardian addresses some theories. [The Guardian] Barack Obama may be our president for another four years, but that certainly doesn't make…

By: Rachel Krause / November 10, 2012

This Week In Style: Fashion Types Get The Mini-Me Treatment

To celebrate the new and improved relaunch of high fashion voyeur heaven The Coveteur, the people behind the site cast a band of child actors as notable fashion people, including Karl Lagerfeld, Grace Coddington, and Anna Dello Russo. How do you say "brilliant" en Français? [The Cut] The FDA is cracking down on marketing claim…

By: Rachel Krause / October 28, 2012

This Week In Style: Too-Skinny Minnie Makes Waves

The latest Disney star to come under fire isn't Miley Cyrus or Demi Lovato — nope, it's Minnie Mouse, who's stirring up controversy over her gaunt appearance in this year's Barneys holiday campaign. (At left: Minnie before her dramatic weight loss.) [Change.org] Kendall and Kylie Jenner have scored the gig of a lifetime: designing clothe…

By: Rachel Krause / October 20, 2012

This Week In Style: French Vogue’s Carine Roitfeld Goes To Harper’s Bazaar

Despite having just launched her new magazine last month, Carine Roitfeld has signed on as Global Fashion Director for Harper's Bazaar. The former Vogue Paris EIC will produce "limited series of fashion stories" for all 26 of the mag's international editions. Ever more intriguing is Roitfeld's loaded decision to jump ship to Hearst. We wonder…

By: Rachel Krause / October 11, 2012

This Week In Style: Valentino Demystifies Anne Hathaway’s Wedding Headband!

Anne Hathaway's interesting bridal bandana, explained! [NYMag.com] TV host and girl-about-town Alexa Chung is set to release her first book, "a glimpse into Chung's secrets to successful dressing, style tips, sketches, and personal photos," next September. [Vogue UK] Despite all the drama and criticism that's surrounded Hedi Slimane's first collection for Yves Saint Laurent, bigwig…

By: Rachel Krause / October 6, 2012

Crocs Made Over $1 Billion In 2011

For every one of us smug New Yorkers who wouldn't be caught dead near a Croc, there are a dozen people who have no problem buying them (in multiple colors, even!) and wearing them while grocery shopping or gardening or checking the mailbox or doing all the things that normal people do. And don't lie:…

By: NYMag.com's The Cut / January 14, 2012
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