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 »
Out of all areas of fashion, denim is perhaps the least predictable. Back in 2003, would you even dream of wearing non-flared jeans? (Back then, asking for a straight leg cut might as well have been asking to go shopping in your mom’s closet.) And just when you thought that baggy could never, ever be “da bomb” again, boyfriend jeans came back in full force last year. And acid wash as glorified by American Apparel? Apparently, that wasn’t a joke.
With some new spring arrivals, we’re now wondering if the “baby boot cut” with heels combo is about to make it back into the mainstream …
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Bunny-eared hair accessories have made quite an artistic impression this year, but even when the trend trickled down to affordable mass retailers like Topshop, they remained novelty items. Which, aside from being a relief, isn’t a surprise. Raise your hand if you’re actually going to wear some stylish bunny ears on a day when it’s not Halloween. Bueller? Point made.
But, something that is more realistic to find on the heads of real people? Animal-eared hats. Keep reading »