Fragrance reviews are silly, but sometimes, fragrance marketing is even sillier. What do “playful pastimes” and “nostalgia” really smell like? So from now on, we’ll be crowdsourcing our own fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. This week, we’re sniffing Swarovski Edition.
Between work functions, family festivities, and those, ahem, raucous celebrations with friends, there are a slew of potential parties this season that will require a standout dress. Lucky for you, we’re coming to the rescue with our roundup of fantastic cocktail dresses, from short and sparkly to full-length glamour — and that’s not even the best part. We’ve divided them up by every possible price point, so whether you’re on a tight budget or have money to blow, you’ll be able to find the perfect dress for every occasion. Click through to see and shop 25 party-ready pieces now.
We can all agree that, despite its unshakeable position on the music charts, “Gangnam Style,” as a meme, is on its last legs. Considering the fact that, come Christmas, your aunt will ask you if you’ve seen it, you can be pretty sure it’s near over. But if the viral sensation is going to go out with a bang, it might as well be with Thai prisoners. Days before Psy performed in Thailand, 70 inmates in a Bangkok prison performed the dance “for media and prison executives after winning a prison-wide dancing contest,” which is something to which we couldn’t add context even if we tried.
When Mr. Valentino hosts a party, everyone and their mother shows up. Case in point: at last night’s Valentino: Master of Couture exhibit preview at Somerset House in London, Duchess Sarah Ferguson showed up with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie in tow.
Tavi Gevinson may be a total star now, but remember when she pissed off a bunch of major fashion editors at Paris Fashion Week with her incredibly large Stephen Jones bow? Well, she still does, and she thinks it was awesome.
The W LOVE Hangover Ball was billed as an evening “inspired by the legendary New York vogueing scene,” so you’d be forgiven for thinking the red carpet would draw the most outré crowd of the evening. However that dubious honor definitely rests with the ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia, which played host to a slew of outfits featuring cutouts, neon, and sideboob a’plenty.
The winter chill is settling in, and we’re swapping out our fall kicks for booties that can weather the, well, weather. High-heeled booties might sound impractical, but instead of pencil-thin stilettos that wouldn’t last a second on the streets, just look for a thick rubber or lug sole for traction, as well as a platform or wedge, both of which give you more height without sacrificing style. We’ve done (most of) the work for you, all you have to do is click “buy”.
In the latest episode of Club Chrissie, Sophomore‘s Chrissie Miller creates a cool fringed necklace with the help of jewelry designer Pamela Love in her downtown crib.
Can you guess who earned the #1 spot?
The White House’s holiday theme this year is “Joy To All”, but we think Michael Kors must be feeling the seasonal cheer even more than the rest of us today, since Michelle Obama wore his glittery gold skirt suit this afternoon to hang with military families and show off all of the festive decorations.
The annual Pirelli calendar is usually very, very naked, but this year’s is quite the opposite. Instead Steve McCurry, who lensed the iconic “Portrait of a Girl with Green Eyes” National Geographic cover, photographed philanthropic models like Karlie Kloss, Liya Kebede, pregnant Adriana Lima, and more — all fully-clothed. A few shots from the calendar are already out, and now we’ve got a beautiful behind-the-scenes look of McCurry at work.
Not one to let Justin Bieber have all the fun when it comes to wearing inappropriate outfits to shake hands with political figures, Kim Kardashian had a meet-and-greet today with the US Ambassador to Kuwait and wore her very best see-through top for the occasion.
Julie Bowen‘s chartreuse Monique Lhuillier ensemble was one of the more memorable highlights from the Emmys red carpet, which is why we were so surprised to see Nicki Minaj wear it to the American Music Awards earlier this month.
The fire at Tazreen Fashions factory in Ashulia, Bangladesh on Saturday that killed over 112 people has been ruled by authorities as arson, reports WWD.
Cate Blanchett is being eyed as the first casting move for Disney’s Cinderella remake. She’d play the evil stepmother, a role she could handle in her sleep. (You were already operating under the assumption Blanchett can ace basically any part in her sleep? Fair enough.) Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go, One Hour Photo) is directing from a script by About a Boy and The Golden Compass writer-director Chris Weitz.
If your holiday party styling M.O. centers around a holy grail of sparkle, shine, and seasonal festivity, then you’ve come to the right place. In fact, look no further than this outfit, which we’re pretty sure fits all the criteria stated above, and all without infringing upon looking like a Christmas ornament. The real kicker, though? Every piece you see here is on sale — a perfectly enticing argument for why you shouldn’t wait a moment more to snag this easy-to-re-create ensemble.
There was so shortage of star power at last night’s UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York. Katy Perry, Allison Williams, and even the Bush twins showed up in fancy duds to fête and support the non-profit.
We see Queen Elizabeth out and about in fancy headwear all the time. Whether its pink, purple, blue, or green, this is one royal who loves a matching topper. So for last night’s State Banquet, clearly Liz needed something to match the sparkle of her elegant silver gown. Now, we know she must have something….ah yes! The crown!
We thought Yoko Ono‘s Opening Ceremony line inspired by late husband John Lennon‘s “sexy bod” sounded sweet, but it turns out the collection is just plain naughty — as is the corresponding video!