When Tinsley Mortimer dresses herself up in bows and pastels, we usually scratch our heads and wonder what went wrong. Most of the time we try to relax and reassure ourselves that it’s simply a difference in taste that causes Ms. Mortimer to dress the way she does. For the AAFA 32nd American Image Awards, Tinsley continued her fashion faux pas streak with a Atelier Versace Fall 2009 white strapless cocktail dress.
Kristen Stewart snagged the cover of this month’s Elle UK — and we have to say, we think she looks fabulous. While her American Elle cover made her look a little too country club for our tastes, this editorial is young enough and undone enough for what seems to be Stewart’s M.O. Also, we’re loving the thigh-highs. Photos and behind-the-scenes video inside.
Rest assured: Fashion bloggers are not lacking for attention from major brands. Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge designed shoes for Urban Outfitters, The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel designed a bag for Coach, and now, Styleite’s favorite fashion illustrator Danny Roberts will be designing a collection of t-shirts for Forever21.
Confession: we’re kind of obsessed with Jessica Stam. We used to see her daily on our walk to work from our old apartment and, also, she’s Canadian. But after seeing photos of her New York City pad, we’re even more obsessed because, mainly, we want to live there.
We love a good animal themed photoshoot, and the David Vasiljevic-lensed editorial in April’s Vogue Espana gave us just that. But we have to take umbrage with an image in which some over-zealous photoshopping set one of the extras — an adorable widdle kitty! — on fire. The damning evidence, inside.
When news broke Wednesday night that Olivier Theyskens had been tapped to design a capsule collection for Theory, the first word out of almost everybody’s mouth was, “Why?”
When Crystal Renn walked in Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Cruise Show earlier this month, some people hailed it as a milestone for the plus-size movement, while others pointed out that Renn looked, well, just like a normal model.
On Monday, Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to random weekly drug testing, more drug and alcohol education classes, and of course, to wearing Hollywood’s favorite little accessory, an alcohol-monitoring bracelet. Leave it to Lohan to take to Twitter to discuss her feelings about the bracelet’s lack of chicness.
Famed French retailer, Colette, has a thing for superheroes. In celebration of DC Comics 75th birthday, the store has asked a number of high end designers to create DC superhero-themed clothes and accessories for their newest window displays, which will be revealed on Monday.
Annie Leibovitz’s photographs may be consistently brilliant, but news of unpaid loans and crazy spending habits proved her ability to pay bills was anything but. Now the plot has thickened. Yesterday, financial advisor Kenneth Starr was arrested on fraud charges in New York. Apparently it was Starr who introduced Annie to Art Capital and was in charge of managing many of her loans.
There’s something about sunny skies and warm weather that seems perfectly suited for a shop like Sears — what with it’s extensive Dad-friendly selection of patio furniture, lawn care equipment and Weber grills. Sartorially speaking however, I’ve always found the blue-collar emporium to be lacking — nothing against coveralls, they just aren’t my thing.
Lynn Hirschberg is leaving The New York Times Magazine (for W!) with a bang. Her last contracted piece for the magazine is a profile of Grammy-nominated rapper M.I.A. that went online this week. And if M.I.A.’s tweet on the matter is any indication, she didn’t like the piece very much at all — and the ensuing controversy could prove very valuable for W.
The ladies of Sex and the City 2 have moved on to the London leg of their world premiere tour and, if you ask us, they’ve stepped their game way up since the disappointing stylings at their New York premiere.
As The Seventeen Magazine Project brilliantly illustrates, pig-tails — especially after the age of 5 — are a hot-button issue. But we’ve always just made an exception for Willie Nelson. After all, the guy is pushing 80 and has been sporting this trademark tresses since forever. But, no more.
Now we knew the backpack was good-looking. But turns out, it’s also quite promiscuous. Of course, its tawdry affairs with the satchel (see: the Batchel) are old news but seems its philandering just cannot be strapped down. Feast your eyes on the latest in spork fashion: The back-case!
There’s nothing I associate more with W magazine than my grandma. And though, at face value, this may seem like it says something about W, I’ve always thought it said more about her innate sense of style, zest for life, and all around Zsa-Zsa Gabor brand of fabulousness. Which is why I was so sad to read that with the reign of Stefano Tonchi firmly underfoot, Countess Louise J. Esterhazy’s back of book column was getting the axe.
Katie Holmes launched a clothing line last fall with her stylist Jeannie Yang, but we’ll be honest, we haven’t heard peep about the collection since. Then last night, Holmes wore a chevron striped maxidress of her own design to the National Movie Awards.
WWD recently spoke to Karl Lagerfeld regarding a catalogue he shot for French mail-order giant 3 Suisses (which we’ve never heard of) featuring high-fashion model Iris Strubegger. And while Karl certainly makes a case for his love of mass-market collaborations, it’s his particular affinity for a black washing machine featured in the book that has us kvelling.
There’s been a slew of appointments today and in the rush to keep up with who’s working where, we almost missed the New York Times’ proclamation that the long, lean and willowy look is back. And no (thankfully) we’re not talking about models. Instead, the Times has it that like LiLo after a night on the town, hemlines are hitting the floor.
Sheer, barely there undergarments notwithstanding, the French Open isn’t normally where people go to make statements of fashion.
So it came much to our surprise and delight when we saw tennis star Rafael Nadal sporting the $525,000 RM 027 Tourbillon from absurdly expensive watchmaker Richard Mille.