Let’s face it. Getting an internship at one of the big names in fashion takes connections. Like it or not, only half of what matters is one’s drive. Most of what gets your foot in the sliding doors of Hearst or Conde or any major label is whose Hampton’s house your parents’ house is near. And that takes money. Money that some of the most driven, intelligent, and fashionable potential interns don’t have.
While company is pretty important, we think you can also tell lot about a man by the reading material he keeps — such as a well-thumbed Hemingway or dog-eared Marquez. And then there’s creepy cobbler Steve Madden’s tome of choice: Star Magazine.
Now, at 60 years old, Twiggy is re-entering the fashion scene (as if her presence had ever left) with an affordable Home Shopping Network line, Twiggy London. And since she knows firsthand how harsh the industry can be on size and how steep the cost of great clothes can be, she wanted to make sure everyone could get a piece of the goods.
With the divinely dirt cheap in mind we went on a good, old-fashioned hunt for some adorable, pastel-hued goodness. From bunnies to barrettes, here are 12 ungodly inexpensive finds that would make any Easter basket totally eggs-traordinary. So hop on it.
Katriina Haikala and Vilma Metteri of Tärähtäneet Ämmät created a pair of hair underwear to go along with their collection which also included hairy tank tops and hairy spandex. We see these in Gaga’s future. Are they in yours as well?
If you haven’t heard, everyone’s favorite Fame Monster turned on Sunday. So how did the Lady celebrate? Tears, teacups and Twittered toplessness, of course. What did you expect, cakes and candles?
Christian Louboutin says that his regulars buy “dozens” of shoes a year, but they’re all put to shame by a certain novelist…
From the looks of the shots the photographer posted to his blog Terry’s Diary, it seems Richardson is just as busy as ever — recently shooting Doutzen Kroes in Miami for American Vogue and now happily posting snaps of Lara Stone on location for French Vogue.
She dazzled us on the Kids’ Choice Awards “Orange Carpet” and makes tweens across the world scream at the very mention of her name. Selena Gomez’s success can be measured by many of her Disney counterparts’ successes — Miley, Hilary, Demi, Vanessa. Their names translate into many things, among them sparkly lip glosses packaged with their respective brands and, of course, dollar signs.
It’s no mystery that the cost of beauty adds up. Especially when it comes to hair, which, like it or not, can’t be covered up like a pimple with a dab of concealer. In fact, women are so sensitive about their hair that a study conducted by hair powerhouse Pantene found that 54% of women have bigger issues with their locks than with their boyfriends.
Gossip frontwoman and fashion icon Beth Ditto graces April’s cover of Paper magazine as part of their Beautiful People issue. While the photos are obviously awesome — hyper-colorful and shot by designer Jeremy Scott on a simple white set — it’s the accompanying article that has us kvelling.
There are millions of sites in the blogosphere and let’s face it, you don’t have time to read them all. Lucky for you (and us!), we’ve found someone who does, and she’s going to be sharing a few with you each week. This week: Love, Bailey; The Fug Girls, And Last Night’s Party.
The snooze button is my best friend, I’m lucky if I’m out of bed by 9:30am, and I only wash my hair two or three times per week, avoiding the elbow grease it takes to properly blow-out and style my frizz-prone waves. As for makeup? Two minutes and bam! I’m done. Over the years, I’ve learned countless tricks to cut down on my beauty routine. Here are the lazy girl essentials I couldn’t survive without.
Rock royalty and it-girl about town Peaches Geldof has been fired from British underwear brand Ultimo after naked photos of her were leaked online, along with a salacious tale of heroin-fueled sexcapades.
Gucci’s futuristic cut-out dress with metal detailing has been all over the place this morning thanks to 17-year-old Karlie Kloss’ spread in Numero magazine. But a laser-eyed poster on Fashionising noticed that tow-headed Anja Rubik is wearing it in Saks Fifth Avenue’s most recent catalogue. Who do you think wore it better?
Crain’s magazine’s annual 40 under 40 feature is a veritable list of who’s who in New York. The list includes honorees from industries as varied as finance, hospitality, politics, and new media, but it doesn’t often highlight the up and comers in the fashion industry — which is why it was a pleasant surprise to see Project Runway alum Christian Siriano featured right up top.
Sure, it’s not exactly Shakespearian. But if fashion’s cardinal rule of threes (and fours) is to be believed, it seems lately there’s something to the name Taylor. Of course, it’s not quite up there with, say, a Kelly or a Birkin, but try and think of the last time you went anywhere — a newsstand, a grocery store, even the dentist’s office without experiencing some sort of run-in with this moniker-of-the-moment.
It’s always been a dream of mine to own original sketches from some of my favorite designers. Could you imagine a framed drawing of a Christian Lacroix couture gown by the master himself? Or a personal sketch by the late designer of an Alexander McQueen coat from his final collection? Since, let’s be honest, that’s not looking likely for my future or my paycheck, it was exciting to see that there’s an Yves Saint Laurent coloring book I could own, complete with sketches by the iconic designer.
The always adorable and newly bearded Aaron Eckhart recently opened up to People about his secret fashion dreams.
A recent investigation into beauty advertisements has revealed that more than a quarter of them are faked. Actually, it’s more like 44%, but at least 28% had enough of a moral compass to include a disclaimer of some sort. Honestly? This just isn’t that surprising.