The Brits are taking this whole royal wedding thing very seriously. (Admittedly, we are too.) It is a distinctly British tradition to commemorate such an event with all kinds of awkward souvenirs, but the latest piece of regal memorabilia is causing a bit of controversy. Would you buy commemorative Crown Jewels Condoms?
First came the ad campaigns, then the magazine covers and now the runway shows. Transgender model and Riccardo Tisci muse Lea T took her first walk down the runway last night, at the Alexandre Herchcovitch show at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. This means all sorts of things for the native Brazilian.
This was the week of couture, Michelle Obama‘s McQueengate and offensive “family shields”. The regular suspects — Karl, Anna, Willow and Justin — made some moves, as did Styleite fave Andrej Pejic.
We’ve seen so many Black Swan parodies, that sometimes we forget what the real film actually looks like (besides for, you know, all the Rodarte). Maybe the people over at Fox Searchlight could sense that, because they just released a “a special look at how Black Swan‘s dark, creepy effects were made.” Dark and creepy, indeed! Also, awesome!
Lately there’s been a whole lot of talk (on this site and others) about kids wearing makeup. There was that creepy French Vogue spread that recalled JonBenet and the news that Walmart would be launching an anti-aging kids’ cosmetics line. While these stories represent an extreme of the beauty industry, I think it’s time for some real talk: I was a tweenage makeup addict.
Nine years ago, Yves Saint Laurent retired from the fashion world. This was a very, very big deal. In fact, it was so big of a deal that Charlie Rose invited Anna Wintour to discuss the announcement on his talk show back in January of 2002. The entire interview with (brunette!) Wintour is fascinating, but we were most shocked to find out that YSL once banned the world’s most famous editrix from his fashion shows.
Rachel Zoe‘s former assistants haven’t done too badly for themselves. Taylor Jacobson snagged a Golden Globes gig, and now we’ve caught wind that Brad Goreski will be doing some styling for Kate Spade.
We feel like Vera Wang is having a moment. This month alone she designed one of the most beautiful dresses on the Golden Globes red carpet (that Mila Kunis emerald stunner) and attended the China State Dinner. But when we think Vera, we really think wedding gowns. And now photos of her collection for David’s Bridal are here!
Last week, Michelle Obama and her husband hosted a state dinner for the Chinese Prime Minister. For the evening, Obama chose a red gown with a black floral pattern designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. It was a beautiful dress in a traditional design, especially by McQueen’s standards. The color, most presumed, was an homage to China. The choice, however, was a slap in the face to American designers, at least according to the CFDA, Oscar de la Renta, and fashion’s publication of record, WWD — all of whom Cathy Horyn takes to task in her column for today’s New York Times.
In today’s StyleDish, where you can find Four Loko earrings, a picture of 50 Cent giving someone a manicure, and details on what First Lady Michelle Obama wore on Oprah yesterday. And yes, it was made by an American designer.
The September issues may be the most important of the year when it comes to magazine advertising pages, but March is a pretty close second, which is why March covers are such a big deal. The latest numbers show that Lady Gaga and Katy Perry made bank for their covers of Vogue and People Style Watch, respectively. But while numbers for most well-known fashion magazines look good, many women’s fitness books had lower sales this year than they did last year.
Scarlett Johnasson’s fourth season of ads for Mango are here and, predictably, the actress looks stunning. She also looks kind of bored and appears to be making the same face in every image.
Just in case you haven’t heard, we’ve teamed up with Charles David to give one of our lucky readers over $1550 worth of goodies. I personally picked out five pairs of shoes and two rad handbags that I think will add the perfect pizazz to any wardrobe. And just to kick the sartorial factor up a notch, I’m going to be styling a few key and classic looks around some of the items. First up, these rad leopard wedges.
If you were holding your breath to find out what Daphne Guinness thinks of Sarah Burton, the designer who took over Alexander McQueen, you may now exhale. The heiress, stylist, and all around fashion titan told British Vogue that she really, really digs Burton’ work. (We’re going to guess that includes the dress she made for First Lady Michelle Obama to wear at the recent state dinner.)
Of the nearly $16 billion retailers expect Americans to spend on Valentine’s Day, men will spend twice as much of it as women. Are we surprised? Well, yes and no.
While perusing images of last night’s red carpet events, we happened upon images of Paz de la Huerta at ELLE’s Women in Television event, held last night in Hollywood. De la Huerta is certainly an eccentric character — and a woman who generally opts for a natural look in terms of red carpet makeup. But while the strapless red dress serves her well, we were too distracted by the intense, um, luminosity of her skin to pay much attention to anything else.
Even after watching this video we still don’t really understand why Donatella Versace picked January Jones to be the face of Versace. Smart she may be, but seductive she most certainly is not.
Wal-Mart is introducing a line of anti-aging cosmetics made from natural ingredients. And it’s aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds. Because girls that age need to look younger.