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Nina Dobrev and Thakoon should be a match made in red carpet heaven. The actress has a stellar track record in the style department, and a tea-length Thakoon sounds like the kind of thing she could carry off with aplomb. But alas, that was not the case today at the launch of Origins’ new, ornately-named GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer. In fact, we might venture to say this was one of her worst looks yet.
We all know the ins and outs of wardrobe staples — a plain white tee, dark denim, and a timeless LBD come to mind — so why not learn the rules when it comes to beauty? We wanted to find out the must-have products that our favorite fashion insiders never leave home without: the go-to goodies that instantly put a pep in our most stylish friends’ steps. This week, designer Thakoon Panichgul reveals his nightly must-have.
“Who’s my plus one to events? I don’t get invited to these events!” Sharon Socol joked Tuesday night at a Barneys New York party. In fact, the night was all about Socol, who is married to former Barneys CEO Howard Socol. As his plus one to many an event over the years, Sharon snapped candid photos at parties, shows, backstage — you name it. She compiled the crème de la crème into her first book “Plus One: An Outsider’s Photographic Journey Into the World of Fashion”, and of course, we there there to celebrate with her.
It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means the dog days of summer are almost upon us! Let’s ring in the season with some very fashionable pooches.
The Obama family is so totally enviable, and they really knocked the whole Easter fashion thing out of the park.
Is there anything better than shopping for a good cause? CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund recipient Thakoon Panichgul is producing a limited-edition Masai print scarf from the fabric used for his Africa-inspired fall collection. Its value encompasses more than aesthetic appeal, however: 100 percent of the proceeds will go to famine victims in Somalia.
Last summer, Tim Gunn rocked the fashion world with his account of the time he saw Anna Wintour get carried down five flights of stairs, fireman style, by bodyguards at a Peter Som show in 2006. Well, fashion world, get ready, because the New York Times‘ Eric Wilson has another doozy: Ms. Wintour won’t share elevators, either!
Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld aren’t the only fashion peeps who celebrated Thanksgiving this year. And like the common folk, they too tweeted their holiday adventures! Thakoon and Charlotte Ronson ate turkey, while Gaga made a cassarole and Rachel Zoe baked a pie. Tory Burch had a pretty peony-accented table, and Jessica Stam looked forward to Christmas.
We happen to think Target diffusion lines are really, really amazing. Not only does Target generally price things appropriately — they also have the sickest collaborations. And this is why the announcement of their Designer Collective project is the best news we’ve heard all week.
From the summery straw hats at Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta to the the touches of 1950s Americana at Oscar de la Renta and Christian Dior, the resort collections were ladylike, fun and evocative of a life by the sea in. Albeit a very, very wealthy one.
Itching to get your paws on that dowdy lavender ode to the Wild West that actress Vera Farmiga donned for last night’s Met Gala? Or perhaps you’ve just been dying to get stood up at the altar and think Kirsten Dunst’s matronly white frock and matching lace-up boots would be perfect to add sartorial shame to public scorn. Well, ladies, fret not. In fact thanks to the big event’s retail-minded co-host, last night’s trash (for a sincere lack of a better word) can be your designer treasure because starting today all the Gala-approved “x Gap” garbs go up on the auction blocks.
The theme for this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala is “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” and, appropriately, Gap is the sponsor. Though unarguably one of America’s most quintessential brands, Gap is hardly known for its evening wear. So what will the attendees be wearing?