We’re going a little crazy for Halloween costumes today, and Heidi Klum‘s big bash hasn’t even happened yet! However, we may have just hit the jackpot. We’ve been wondering what Lady Gaga could possibly dress up as because, you know, she’s Lady Gaga. The answer? Cruella de Vil. Brilliant!
Iris Apfel is a true fashion icon — an irreverent original with a penchant for bold clothes and even bolder accessories. We love everything about the 89-year-old’s style, right down to her larger-than-life signature specs.
Happy Halloween, dear readers! This weekend has been a festive one, and it’s not over yet! While models have some pretty great costumes, we must say that fashion celebrities really take the cake when it comes to creativity. In fact, fashion celebs like to dress like other fashion celebs, which is all very meta but also fantastic.
This was the week that Marie Claire got embroiled in some “fattie” controversy, Justin Bieber was the victim of unfortunate Photoshopping and Harry Potter stole from Alexander McQueen. It was also the week we learned Anna Wintour worked for Penthouse and that Target made us very, very happy.
While we think heels are here to stay, we do love a good pair of sneakers. They’re comfortable, functional and sometimes really, really cool (other times they’re not so cool, but whatever). High-top, low-top, everywhere in between — we compiled a list of five sneaker collaborations that have us lusting.
We’ve been chronicling Rihanna‘s odd outfits for some time now, and decided we needed a little historical context. A look through the Rihanna fashion archives provided a startling realization: she used to only wear outfits that bared her midriff. And we do mean only.
This week, Cartier launched updated versions of jewelry from its classic Love collection, and we were invited to celebrate that happy fact at a rather fancy dinner. Pieces from the collection were displayed all over the dining room at The Lion in New York City, where Cartier’s Pierre Rainero guided guests through the history of the iconic brand.
In what might be the most fascinating and yet utterly unsurprising news of the week, it appears that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has an intense fondness for oversize rings. We first noticed Schwarzenegger’s unique take on accessorizing in a New York Times photo of the Governor meeting with Russian president Dmitri Medvedev in Moscow. While neither men are anything close to a shrinking violet, it was Schwarzenegger’s giant skull ring that stole the show. Let’s take a look at some of his other baubles.
Last night, while we were hanging out with our roommate’s dog and deciding whether or not we really need a new cable knit scarf, Brad Goreski was shutting it down at the Lanvin Halloween Extravaganza. And because he knew his costume would be going up against the creative minds of serious well dressed people like Janet Jackson and former boss Rachel Zoe, he knew ahead of time that his costume had to be amazing. And who’s more amazing than Tavi Gevinson?
Is it a little silly for guys to be obsessed with fashion? Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. It would seem, though, that the anonymous blogger behind the brand new and wildly popular tumblr F*ck Yeah Menswear wants to love his love of fashion and make fun of it at the same time. But you can only mock someone’s steez (or lack thereof) so many times before it wears off.
Pardon our annoyance, but when we read this morning that singer Mariah Carey would be debuting a line of jewelry, shoes and fragrances on HSN Nov. 29, the first thing we thought was old hat.
That’s because the channel seems to be the place where celebrities go en masse when they need to “expand their personal brands” or “get in touch with their
fans customers on a deeper, more cost efficient level.” But we digress.
If you’ve read our humble little site more than once, you’ll know how incensed we get when we see a particularly bad bout of Photoshop tomfoolery. But we saw a post today that made us wonder whether we would feel the same about the process if pictures celebrities were altered to make them look fat instead of rail thin.
Celebrity editorials in magazines are usually about as exciting as stale bread. They’re not bad, per se, but they somehow never live up to their expectations. That said, when we saw these images from Leighton Meester’s spread in the November issue of UK Marie Claire, we stopped, stared, and then sent the link around to everyone on our chat list with the question, “Are these the most beautiful photos you’ve ever seen?” And the answer, resoundingly, was yes.
Conde Nast‘s food group is experiencing a little bit of a human resources extravaganza. In a really interesting dance between the fashion and food publishing worlds, Carol Smith (who left Elle to direct the group in April), has been let go. Meanwhile GQ style editor Adam Rappaport will replace Barbara Fairchild as editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit.
Ashley Olsen‘s new hair color is lovely, dark and deep. By which we mean totally full of meaning.
Ever since Theory president Andrew Rosen hired wunderkind Olivier Theyskens as the brand’s new artistic director, the fashion world has sort of been waiting for the other shoe to drop. But it turns out that Rosen is quite comfortable with his decision, thank you very much, and defended his move and Theyskens’ commercial viability in an interview with Guy Trebay of The New York Times.
Today is the Friday before Halloween which means every morning show went all out with the costume shenanigans, but as far as we can tell, no one topped Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa’s epic four-and-a-half minute spoof of “The Rachel Zoe Project”, Lady Gaga at the VMAs, and “Glee”. While Ripa does a a great Rachel Zoe, it’s Regis’ star turns as Brad Goreski, Justin Bieber, Sue Sylvester, and Lady Gaga which stole the show.
Brooks Brothers‘ brand of classic American clothing is expensive. Likewise, so are the ultra-cool things for sale at Opening Ceremony. But our friends at Fashionista recently discovered that people who shop at the newer, hipper store spend more there than people who buy preppy staples at Brooks.
We’re not sure we’ve ever seen an editor in chief offer so explicit an apology as Shape’s Valerie Latona did this week for the mag’s October cover featuring LeAnn Rimes.
With two hours of a three-and-a-half-hour Project Runway finale still to go, Lifetime needed to kill some time. It started with a makeshift reunion show, and a look back at the season for the finale three.
And it ended with everyone’s least favorite personality, but arguably one of the best designers, Gretchen, taking the victory over Mondo. Although the judges were not in agreement (and neither will the viewers).