Cintra Wilson, I love you. Your review of the JC Penney in Herald Square was my Gchat status for weeks, and when someone first sent it to me, I read it four times straight, laughing harder each time, and forwarded in a manic frenzy to everyone I knew. Your differentiation between Kiki de Montparasse and Victoria’s Secret-heavy Agent Provacateur? Spot on, and sent me straight to the Kiki store. Which is why I say, as a total groupie, Isabel Marant as an Army-Navy store? Non!
Watching a magazine be renovated before our eyes is a fascinating process, and Stefano Tonchi’s quick work at W magazine is no exception. Last week, WWD speculated that Tonchi’s next hires would be Vogue’s Sally Singer and New York Magazine‘s Jody Quon – and so far, they’re one for one.
Just a few hours ago we were lamenting the (mainstream) magazine industry’s lack of originality and now comes the news that indie arts mag Mono Kultur is releasing an issue featuring no images. Instead, the magazine will be made up of 12 scents printed directly on the paper using a very scientific-sounding technique called “microencapsulation.” The scents will be released when the reader rubs the paper.
The Kentucky Derby is only a few days away, and while we don’t have any idea what horses or jockies will be competing at the races, we do have something else to look forward to: the hats, the dresses, the hats… Did we mention how excited we are about those hats? So rest assured, come Monday, we’ll be bringing you photos of our favorite Kentucky Derby toppers, but for now, you can marinate on Derby outfits past. From the elegant to the absolutely ridiculous, here are our favorite Derby photos.
Despite its smiley-face image, as budget-friendly retailers go, Wal-Mart definitely doesn’t have the style chops of a Kohls or a Target . And it seems this lack of style extends on down to its policies towards the fairer sex — at least according to a few thousand (or so) of Wal-Mart’s female employees who are suing for alleged discrimination. And thanks to a recent court ruling, it appears things are going to get a whole lot classier — as in class action.
In case you weren’t aware of the fact that Gisele Bundchen has a perfect body, perfect husband, perfect baby, and perfect life, she’s now well on her way to having the perfect $20 million house.
Pendleton did it. Filson did it. Red Wing did it. So file this one under Things We Saw coming From A Mile Away. Word is that plumber-approved clothier Dickies will be next in the long list of iconic brands throwing their hands into the heritage ring.
Sartorially speaking, it’s no huge secret that military-inspired looks have become an entrenched part of spring’s wardrobe, but talk about beating a dead horse. Between G.I. Gisele and Private Werbowy covering international issues of Vogue and Harper’s, along with a slew of other salut-a-torials, we felt it our duty to call the glossies on their surplus of uniformity.
Karl has returned to the lens to work on a co-branded effort with Chanel’s beach-ready sister label, Eres. Anyways, for the playful project, Lagerfeld shot a photo series featuring model Emily Didonato as a modern day Chanel-clad paper doll. With the click of a mouse, you’ll be able to swap her retro frocks and disrobe Didonato all the way down to some super magnificent maillots.
The Queen of England’s bra maker retired yesterday, and in a lengthy profile by The Daily Mail, it turns out Her Royal Highness has more than a little in common with a certain Fame Monster across the pond.
Kelly Osbourne’s transformation tale is as good, not to mention as marketable, as any coming out of Hollywood these days, and now the rock n’ roll royal is using it to the advantage of St. Tropez, a UK-based premium self-tanner brand. In a recent ad, Osborne extolls, “I looked like 10lb skinnier, and it started to make me look at my body in a different way. It made me look at what looked better rather than what I didn’t like, and I kind of got addicted.” Well, St. Tropez’ self-esteem in a bottle campaign has more than a few people up in arms.
Giorgio Armani’s eponymous hotel in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa — also known as the world’s tallest building — is finally complete.
According to De Beers — you know, the world’s largest gem supplier that annoys you with their promises that diamonds are forever — the stones may not actually be around all that long. Slowly but surely, De Beers claims, the world’s supply of diamonds is running out.
If, sometime around Monday afternoon, you just so happened to have dropped by fourteen-year-old style blogger Tavi Gevinson’s blog, The Style Rookie, you probably ran smack dab into the following automated and somewhat terrifying message: This blog is under review due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations and is open to authors only. Almost instantaneously, a twitter campaign launched, urging people to help Free Tavi. The site is back up now, but what was Tavi’s crime?
We’re just going to get right to the point here: these are the worst shorts we have ever seen. This isn’t anything against Mischa Barton herself — she’s a beautiful woman and she has a very awesome car (see inside) — but these shorts, paired with these shoes, paired with both of these sweaters, make for one of the least-flattering outfits we have ever seen. Click through for more photos…
Dear Styleite: I’m a guy who wants to dress a little cooler, but most trendier styles seem to be designed for super skinny hipster kids. Do you have any recommendations of retailers and designers who sell cool clothes for a more athletic build? (Editor’s Note: My boyfriend who used to play college football. May I recommend Superdry and department stores? But I’ll let our columnist Jackie work her magic after the jump.)
Sarah Palin spent Sunday afternoon at a baseball game. We’re not particularly interested in the game, who was playing, who won, or why Palin was there, but couldn’t help noticing that she was wearing a huge pair of Juicy Couture sunglasses. Um, really?
We just came across this Do It Yourself Baguette bag from Fendi’s Spring 2010 collection; a nice follow up from 2008′s Paint-Your-Own Baguette Tote. Finally all the needlepoint expertise we learned at summer camp will come in handy!
Agyness Deyn’s little sister Emily Deyn has decided to step away from her sister’s shadow and put herself in her own fashion spotlight. Last year, Emily and her best friend Aliyah Hussain designed a one-off t-shirt featuring the Queen of England which the duo gave to Agyness as a birthday present. After Aggy wore the top backstage at an Anna Sui show, the design gained global recognition — and now Emily is thinking bigger.