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We like to think we have a fairly high tolerance for celebrity clothing lines, but this one really takes the cake. Hilary Swank — she of Boys Don’t Cry and consistently good, if relatively innocuous red carpet dresses — is working on what WWD described as “an apparel collection with an athletic bend.” Oh, dear.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Madonna, Victoria Beckham — these are celebrities that we understand would want to launch fashion brands. But when we found out Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, was creating a clothing line, we must admit, we were confused.
When we heard Olivia Palermo would be designing a line of necklaces with Roberta Freymann, we were thrilled. We expected chunky crystal necklaces, vintage inspired designs, and statement pieces that could instantly perfect an outfit. And the 5-piece collection of bib necklaces are perfectly Palermo — right down to the price point.
What’s going to happen to the mystery and allure of being a fashion designer in an age when everyone wants to know everything about everyone else?
While we at Styleite understand and appreciate all sorts of trends and styles, even when they don’t necessarily match up with our own personal taste, there are still some celebrities we hope stay as far away from fashion as possible. Just because you can act, or sing, or pick a stylist who dresses you well when you walk the red carpet does not give you the right to call yourself a designer.
Daisy Lowe has decided to translate her style icon status into the real thing. WWD reported that Lowe will be the next model-turned-designer, joining the likes of Kate Moss and Jessica Stam.
If you’ve seen any of the Jersey Shore, you know how competitive the cast members can get. So when one fist pumper gets a spot in the limelight, another must move in. And who better to do so than Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. And in light of Jenni “JWOWW” Farley’s clothing line, The Situation is teaming up with Dilligaf (which, if you didn’t know, is an acronym for “Do I Look Like I Give A Fuck”) to create a “couture line of high-quality wearable art.” Uh oh.
Most ad campaigns are meant to be aspirational. Buy this $3000 bag and you’ll find a hot male model to carry it for you! Wear this lipstick and you’ll look like Scarlett Johansson! Squeeze your feet into these 5-inch stilettos and the future Tom Brady of the NFL will mistake you for Gisele and you’ll live happily ever after. But it’s rare for a designer to make the campaign aspirations, well, literal. And then there’s T.I..
Emma Roberts, who sat down with WWD to discuss her evolving personal style, can spit names of fashion’s greatest as though they’re already on the tip of her tongue. So it’s no surprise that her next mission, in addition to continuing her budding acting career, may be a design deal.