This has definitely been the year of embracing off-beat nail polish colors, and, generally, we were pretty open to the taupes, grays, and jades that caught our eyes on the runway over the past few months. Now, Elle magazine is asserting that brown is the polish color for spring. We’ve tried out hues on the lighter end of the spectrum, enjoying something in a tan or beige varnish, but haven’t really considered going with a chocolate-colored paint. (Like, for example, this Essie style in “Downtown Brown.”) Is it just us, or does something about super brown nails just seem … off? What do you think? Have you ever rocked a dark brown manicure? Sound off in the comments below! [Elle.com] Keep reading »
No offense to Amelia, but the kind of guys she has the hots for, like Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, are a little … how should I say this? Really wimpy looking. [Excuse me, have you seen Ryan's muscles? Whatevs. Great excuse to post his photo! -- Editor Amelia] They’re so pretty and winsome, they practically look like girls. But, of course, Amelia isn’t alone in her love for the pretty boys. Plenty of you also harbor celebrity crushes on Gosling and JGL, not to mention dudes like Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron. So, what gives? Why are so many modern day women going for the girly men instead of the type of square-jawed, rugged guys that captured women’s hearts in the days of yore? Keep reading »
After reading about the ridiculous air diet in a recent issue of French Grazia, I have a confession to make: I’m now a full-on addict of the sometimes-crazy fashion rag, and look forward to picking it up just to see what weird “hot trend” they’ll uncover next. (Of course, this is much easier for me to do given that I live in Paris—but now I can translate all the best international gossip for you!) This week, it’s about old people: “Les Seniors de la Hype,” which I’m sure you understand. Keep reading »
The new decade is here and many avid trend-followers are gearing up for a great year in fashion. But some tastemakers and trend experts have already looked into their Swarovski crystal balls to call out a few major style events way early.
From predicting First Lady Michelle Obama will expand her fashion comfort zone (literally!) by exploring “edgier” outfits like jeggings and the Snuggie, to forecasting that pin-thin Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s main designer man, will go back to fat, making “pudge” the new “black” for 2010. Read more …
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Man, it’s been a bad year for pants, hasn’t it? Leggings, jeggings, harem styles, the return of acid wash. And then there have been moments when trendsetters have eschewed them altogether. Further proof they’re in full-on teenage identity crisis mode? Trend de la Creme points to the latest wave of disturbing styles so brilliantly put as, “when a unicorn vomits below the belt.” Some examples: the attempted pop art designs from the Basso & Brooke spring 2010 collection, rainbow-happy panties for men, plus some Matthew Williamson draped trousers.
Identifying trends—even micro-trends—is a tough job. So we decided to fact-check the unicorn barf movement against a standard control for horrific trends: American Apparel. Our findings after the jump. [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »
With New York Fashion Week over, fall trends have started to make themselves abundantly clear. And while some — like minimalist makeup and easy hair — we can get on board with, others require a bit more skepticism. For example, runways from Rag & Bone to Richard Chai sent models marching with pants under their skirts and dresses. While Susannah and Amelia are fans of this style, I remain on the fence, fearful that it often results in a look that’s more schlumpy than chic. That said, if the awesome stylists at Rag & Bone taught me anything, it’s that pants under a dress don’t necessarily have tomake you look like a hobo layering up for the winter. We’ve got a few tips to keep you looking cool, not confused. Keep reading »
Lauren Conrad showed up to a book signing for her second novel, Sweet Little Lies, wearing a pair of dressy shorts. Lauren’s totally on-trend according to what has been going down the runways of designers like Phillip Lim, and nicer-looking shorts are even in Alexa Chung’s line for Madewell, coming out this fall. But not everyone can agree on whether shorts can be dressed up enough to put them on par with, say, a skirt. Keep reading »
The last time we saw a crop top, it was on A.C. Slater, which doesn’t bode well from a fashion viewpoint. Now, it appears the crop top has officially come back in style. After seeing them all over the spring runways, it seems buyers have, well, bought into the look. We’re seeing examples at many of our favorite major retailers. Topshop, in fact, has gone crop-crazy: Their website now has an entire section devoted to the style. Thing is, we haven’t actually seen anyone rocking this look in real life. Have you? Maybe it’s just not warm enough yet.
Think crop tops are total crap? If not, how would you wear one? Midriff-baring or with a camisole underneath? [Topshop] Keep reading »
Can someone, for the love of God, please lay down some sort of mandate forbidding further production of “designer” logo tees? Just when we thought that particular trend of obnoxiously conspicuous consumption had faded safely into the ’90s, they’re popping up all over again. They bear names like YSL and Balenciaga with price tags around $250 and up. [FabSugar]
We don’t care how much money you have; it never makes sense to spend $300 on a cotton T-shirt when all you’re really buying is the name splattered across the front. It’s just tacky. Shut it down. Keep reading »