No one can deny that Patricial Field is a character and we’ve been particularly fond of her (and her eccentricities) throughout the years. It’s hard to hate the woman who single-handedly brought back the nameplate necklace and made it fashionable for a bride to wear a peacock blue bird on their head. But while reading Huffington Post Style’s profile on the stylist, one section jumped out at us.
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery but you’ve got to believe that somewhere (most likely a sun-drenched cottage in Montauk) J.Crew-guru Jenna Lyons is getting a little steamed. I mean, how would you feel if a handful of your rivals decided to pilfer through your carefully orchestrated playbook and copy your every move?
It’s been a while, but word is that Olivier Theyskens has finally snagged himself a job. According to WWD, Theyskens has been hired by Theory to create a capsule collection (read: try out) for the Bloomies-friendly label, timed for the Spring / Summer 2011 season.
Angie Sanclemente Valencia, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, has been arrested in Argentina on charges of leading a drug trafficking ring.
Sarah Burton — Alexander McQueen’s trusted friend and design assistant — has been named Creative Director of the London-based fashion house.
Hermes announced today that it will replace creative director Jean-Paul Gaultier with Lacoste’s Christophe Lemaire. And while mum’s the word on an actual reason why Gaultier is stepping down, Hermes wouldn’t make the change unless it impacted its bottom line.
Emma Watson attended Wednesday’s National Movie Awards wearing a short, white, cotton-weave dress featuring no shortage of navy sequins and just a hint of fishnet.
Living to be 100 years old can get you a lot of things: a letter from the president, a very large slice of cake, even license to yell at people you don’t know on the street. But for the modern bra, invented by a New York socialite disgruntled with whale-bone corsets in 1910, what better 100th birthday present could there be than a long-form profile on the Today Show, complete with advice from bra expert Linda Becker, a well-timed montage of appearances in movies and on TV (yes, Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction is in there) and some slightly naughty anchor banter at the end?
Harper’s Bazaar is continuing its quest to be the go-to magazine for every singe pop culture reference out there by featuring Bristol Palin in a tea party-themed spread for their June issue. While the mag describes the editorial as “charming,” we think it’s kind of hilarious and sincerely hope that Bristol was in on the joke.
When Rachel Zoe and Brad Goreski come to New York, they don’t just work — they make sure to set aside some time for their good friend Terry Richardson. And as we’re sure you well know by now, hanging out with Terry Richardson means taking your shirt off (in Brad’s case) and posing for his camera. Zoe, on the other hand, kept her top on, but she did give Terry the finger. Two, in fact.
Speaking chic, Wal-Mart has never earned top billing among tastemakers. Sure it’s fine for off-market essentials like socks, but it’s probably not the sort of plastic bag you’d be seen toting around with gusto. Carcinogenic collaborations aside, we entreat you to reconsider, because after cruising the aisles we happened upon some decidedly non-toxic and surprising stylish wares.
Hot on the heels of Marc Jacobs’ big Bang ad comes the news that a nude of Yves Saint Laurent will go up for auction in Paris this June. As Vogue has it, the stir creating portrait was used for the 1971 advertising campaign for the first YSL eau de toilette for men, Pour Homme.
Oh, the tangled webs we women weave — at least according to studies. The Daily Mail today cites a new study finding that four out of ten of your ’friends’ are guilty of sartorial sabotage. The study of 1,629 women revealed that 38 per cent of women will lie to you about your outfit because — guess what? — they don’t want you looking better than them
Thought your Louis Vuitton Speedy duffle was hand-made by a porcelain-skinned model at a magical castle in France? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, well, it wasn’t. In fact, according to the Advertising Standards Authority, the bags are made (just like everything else) on regular old sewing machines.
Last night, Fox aired the long-awaited Gaga-themed episode of Glee, and the costuming and musical numbers made up for what was more or less a lackluster storyline. While Rachel Berry’s rendition of “Poker Face” was beautiful, our fave song of the night goes to the Glee Club’s group performance of “Bad Romance”, complete with homemade costumes and all.
Looking to lend a little authenticity to your J. Brand Houlihans and surplus jacket? Forget the Arturo Fuente (Hemingway‘s cigar of choice) and 5-barrel shot gun, and break out your bidding paddles because word is Uncle Sam has got a garage full of tiger heads he’s dying to get rid of.
When we first heard that the winner of next season’s America’s Next Top Model would be gracing the cover of Vogue Italia, we thought the partnership had Andre Leon Talley’s name all over it. But according to Tyra Banks, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Marc Jacobs should add publicist to his resume, because if there’s one thing (other than designing) that this man is good at, it’s giving interviews. Just last week he was talking to the Wall Street Journal about his neuroses and current obsession with yellow, and today he tells The Independent’s Hilary Alexander that he’s not married and recently underwent a hair transplant. Seriously.
Last night, Marc Jacobs celebrated the opening of his new Louis Vuitton Maison on London’s famous Bond Street — and, naturally, his friends came with him. There were plenty of recognizable faces and no shortage of corseted, tea-length dresses from his Fall 2010 collection, but two looks in particular caught our eye: Gwyneth Paltrow’s hard-as-a-rock hairdo and Natalia Vodianova’s flouncy and fabulous burnt orange frock.
We’re only hours away from Glee’s Lady Gaga episode and in anticipation, we’ve been blasting some of our favorite Fame Monster hits and thumbing through photos of her most memorable fashion moments. Luckily, InStyle.com snagged an interview with the show’s costume designer Lou Eyrich who talked Gaga and Glee.