It’s a known fact that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but that was before Christian Louboutin. Check out the F/W 2010 lookbook:
Rihanna was looking très magnifique in a sexy black number and high-heeled boots on the set of her latest music vid for “Te Amo” in Paris. The pop princess took a quick break from her ‘Last Girl on Earth’ tour to shoot the video for her fourth single from Rated R at a picturesque French château.
FYI: Ri is wearing Giuseppe Zanotti Design lace-up boots. Oui, oui!
Who knew you know that you can use your iPhone to maintain your fashionista lifestyle? Yup, it’s true. I swear there are more lame iPhone applications out there than actual iPhones, but these are worth downloading:
You already love DVF’s twitter, but getting the entire brand experience is super easy. Get up-to-the-minute news from the DVF team as well as shop the collection, browse latest runway shows, watch backstage videos, and locate the nearest stores. What’s more, there’s a bright-pink iPhone cover slapped with those iconic red lips so your entire phone can get in on the DVF game.
Though it’s not a fashion application, we’ve been using Evernote to catalog all the style inspiration we spot on the Internet or in real life. Save, organize, and annotate your images and links for perusal later. Your inner obsessive compulsive will be thrilled you downloaded it!
We know how addictive Chictopia can be, so be careful before you download this app onto your iPhone because you might never learn to function without it. Browse photos from their Style Gallery and read up on blog entries handpicked by the Chictopia editors. We hope to see that them adding uploading functionalities soon so we can upload our own outfits as well as browse others!
Gucci’s app lets you view exclusive videos, fashion shows, latest collections, news, events, and store listings, but what’s really got us clicking is their Gucci Beats feature, which lets you mix your own music with samples compiled by Mark Ronson. Where to show your stuff off? Flip through their Little Black Book for listings of the nearest Gucci-approved restaurants, clubs, and bars in more than 20 international cities.
It’s Fashion Week, and you don’t have time to stick around in front of your computer all day to wait for images from the latest runway shows. What to do? Download Style.com’s iPhone app and get images just hours later. Stay on top of things with the Style File blogs, show reviews, and video feeds.
Did I mention these apps are all FREE?
OH EM GEE! I think I just had a shoegasm!
Kim Kardashian and Ciara were spotted leaving Mr. Chow in LA. Kim was wearing a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte corroded brass pumps, which features a metallic leather upper with cut outs, a slightly pointed toe with metal plating, a brass covered platform and a metal stacked heel.
And this is what love at first sight feels like…
via The Skinny
Sweats with a blazer and a pair of heels? Really??! While sweatpants and high fashion NEVER coexisted in the same sentence, designers like Alexander Wang and Elie Tahari managed to make sweats chic.
What do you guys think?
IMG senior VP Fern Mallis, who helms Fashion Week, is stepping down to start her own consulting company! She’s calling it Fern Mallis LLC, and today is her last day at IMG. Mallis has been Fashion Week’s planner since the event began eighteen years ago, when she was executive director of the CFDA. She said the move had been a long time coming. “When we were planning the move to Lincoln Center, it felt like closure, like the end of the cycle,” she toldWWD.
With IMG Fashion as her first client, Mallis won’t abandon Fashion Week entirely. But with her stepping down from IMG as the veritable face of the event, Fashion Week moving to Lincoln Center, and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff signing on as Fashion Week director (a brand-new position), it sounds like we’re in for a hugely different Fashion Week come September.
(via The Cut)
It was a fashion face off to the finish among Seth Aaron Henderson, Emilio Soso and Mila Hermanovski, but there could only be one champ. Seth Aaron was crowned the winner of season 7 Project Runway! The Vancouver-based designer earned $100,000, an editorial feature in Marie Claire and a $50,000 technology suite from Hewlett-Packard to create, design, and run his business.
The NYLA Report caught up with the spiky-haired fashionisto to discuss his big win, making Tim Gunn get on a trampoline and designing for Lady Gaga.
Well first of all, it must feel nice to tell the world that you’ve won this thing after months of keeping quiet.
[Laughs] I know, right? Yes, finally. It’s definitely a relief.
You were one of the first people to define your aesthetic on the show. Was that intentional to establish that early on and how did it help you throughout the competition?
I mean, yeah, absolutely. You’re there, and the [judges] don’t know who we are. The judges, they don’t see any past or previous work, anything. So the first challenge was, “Who are you?” Well, I know who I am. So that’s what I showed them. You have to stay consistent. The other designers — all the others were amazing, and they were really good at what they did. But I think the problem was for each challenge, they were kind of up and down, and that’s why they were in the top and the bottom, or the middle. It was just important to show who you were and stay with it.
I must say, it was pretty awesome to see Tim Gunn jumping on a trampoline at your house.
Was that fantastic or what? You know, he’d never been on a trampoline. He told me that. He noticed it in the backyard, and I said, “Guess what, you’re going on it now.”
Tim gave you a harsh critique about your final collection before Bryant Park. When he told you to eliminate most of what you’d made, how did you react?
It was pretty great. Number one, it was awesome to have him at my house. He spent the whole day there, so he feels like family now. His critique was totally expected. For me, I expected that from him. I stuck with my plan originally still. I mean, the first portion, the pre-collection I had done — it was totally expected of me. I had my second part to complete, which is what you saw on the runway. I didn’t change plans. I guess he confirmed what I already knew.
I noticed you and Emilio had a great friendship and you guys were neck and neck until the very end. From winning the competition, has it affected your friendship with him?
I was actually with him last week here in New York and yes–we still have a great friendship. Of course everybody wants to win, but he’s very excited for me and we have a mutual respect. If he would have won, I would have been excited for him. It was entirely a personal choice and a matter of personal taste of who won.
What can we expect to see from your collections in the future?
Just taking risks and pushing myself and pushing innovation, just going from there. I have several different collections I’ve thought of over the last six months that can stand alone and make an impact. When it comes [to decide] which one I’m going to go with [I don’t know]. I may focus on getting the manufacturer and the affordable ready-to-wear into a department store. That’s a big job in itself so to get that established and utilize the money I won to make that happen would be a good thing I think, because then I could sit back and not worry about production or finances and let it play through and focus on the more creative stuff.
Is there any celebrity you’d love to see wear your designs?
I’d probably start off with Gaga because it’s so out there!
Last question: The reunion. Was it an easygoing or hostile experience? It appeared both ways for the viewers at home.
In general, we all got along… pretty well. Or I got along with everyone just fine. There was a little bit of everything, actually. So I mean what you saw, it was like that. It was laughing, and getting along, and then, “What do you think?” or “What happened here?” Then there were some words thrown, and… it really happened that way. It’s a reunion!
Thanks Seth Aaron! We wish you much success and we look forward to your upcoming collection! 🙂
There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding plus-sized models and this is no different.
If you haven’t heard already, ABC and Fox are refusing to air Lane Bryant’s new Cacique Intimates lingerie when they’ve broadcast other racy ads in the past (ie: Victoria’s Secret). By the way, the model in the commercial–Ashley Graham–looks ah-mazing, and she showed no more than a typical Playtex commercial, so what’s the deal?
What do you guys think?
No one ever accused Anna Wintour of thinking small, but it comes as no surprise as the creator of Fashion’s Night Out–she wants to do it bigger and better.
Fashion’s Night Out–the all night party and global shopping event that kicks off New York Fashion Week–is staging the largest ever public fashion show in NYC history slated for September 7th, 2010, with more than 200 models on the catwalk! This will be MAYJAH!!
Tickets will be available for purchase this summer with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the New York City AIDS Fund.
I’ve gotta hand it to Zoe Saldana. The girl is clearly making up for her Oscar dress debacle. She rocked the red carpet last night at The Losers premiere in LA wearing a strong-shouldered, low-cut suede wrap dress by Balmain, paired with opened-toed Cesare Paciotti booties.
What do you guys think?
Mary Alice Stephenson, a metro Detroit native, is a world-renowned fashion expert and stylist to the stars. Whether she’s backstage reporting from Fashion Week or front-and-center on the red carpet, she has served as a fashion and beauty commentator for many networks and shows including: ABC’s Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, E! and The Style Channel—just to name a few. Throughout her career, Stephenson has worked as fashion editor and fashion director for legendary fashion magazines such as Vogue, Allure and Marie Claire.
Today, she serves as contributing fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar. Stephenson has styled Hollywood’s most fashionable celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Beyonce, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Aniston. She also is known for her philanthropic work with charities.
On May 1, Stephenson will be the lead runway style coordinator during the fashion show, “Women Helping Women,” to benefit Grace Centers of Hope—a homeless shelter offering comprehensive recovery and rehabilitation services in Pontiac, Mich.
For more information about Grace Centers of Hope and the Women Helping Women fashion show/luncheon fundraiser, visit gracecentersofhope.org.
Mary Alice chatted with The NYLA Report to dish on the fashion industry and working with the likes of Anna Wintour and Rachel Zoe:
You have such a glamorous career and people would kill to be in your shoes, but what challenges do you face?
People like Jennifer Anniston and Drew Barrymore were great. I’ve always worked with great people, but the hardest part is making sure the celebrity feels good and to make sure that the magazine or brand that I’m working for get what they need. Many of these actresses have been shot so many ways, for so long and they want to look a certain way. The magazine and/or brand want the celebrity to look a certain way as well. I consider myself the mediator. So part of being a great fashion editor is like being great psychologist and knowing how to deal with the personalities. You want the magazine or brand to get what they need, while making the actress look and feel beautiful.
Who was the most fun celeb to style?
The funniest person I’ve styled was Will Smith for the Oscars one year. We were all laughing and he was great fun. We styled him in one outfit. We dressed him in Dior and realized he looked like his character in Men in Black. We immediately took away the thin black tie and ended up giving him a bow-tie instead.
Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve read that one of your first jobs was with Vogue. Is that true?
Yes, I went to college and my first job out of school was with American Vogue and Anna Wintour hired me.
How was it like working for Anna?
She’s great. I feel very honored to have worked there at Vogue and it was a great experience. There are a lot of people interested in fashion, but they don’t realize how much work and dedication goes into being nationally known. Fashion is not just playing with clothes and playing dress up, it’s much more than that. Anna has permeated every aspect internationally in the business of fashion. She’s decisive, she has a very strong point of view and that makes her really interesting to work for. I was only an assistant, I never worked for her as an editor, but it was a great learning experience. Vogue is an incredible magazine and Anna deserves all the attention, all the acclaim and she’s a pivotal force in this industry.
I’m all for new beginnings, but I’m kinda sad to see the Tents move to Lincoln Center. What do you think about the move from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center for Fashion Week next season?
I think it’s great. Fashion is about being innovated and I think it will be a breath of fresh air. It’s a new space to see clothes in and it’s a fresh, new way to look at things. I’m definitely looking forward to the change at Lincoln Center.
If you and Rachel Zoe got into a catfight, who would win?
Rachel and I are actually great friends. We’re not fighters, so I guess we’ll have a martini and talk it out. We’ve known each other for 20 years. We’ve always been supportive of each other’s careers and I’m really excited for her show being so successful. In this industry, there’s enough room for everybody and we all help each other out.
The Coachella Music Festival just wrapped up yesterday, but celeb sightings were a’ plenty this past weekend. Everyone from Katy Perry to Beyonce and even Danny DeVito–yes, I said Danny DeVito–showed up for the three day music festival.
Random Fact: Everytime I hear Danny DeVito’s name, I think of this scene from Mean Girls:
That’s right, ladies! Pink Pump–metro Detroit’s hottest shoe boutique–is opening a fourth store, but can YOU guess the new location? The Pink Pump girls will be giving out hints and clues everyday on Twitter. Post your guesses and they’ll give hints until someone guesses the exact address of their new store!
The winner will receive*drumroll*… a Pink Pump gift card! Yay!
Don’t forget to keep up with clues on: http://twitter.com/PinkPump
Bon chance, but in the meantime, don’t be stranger and visit the other 3 locations in Royal Oak, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills!
There were a slew of celebs out the other night celebrating the launch of Zac Posen’s collection at the Target 24-Hour Shopping Party. Ginnifer Goodwin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Claire Danes, Selma Blair, even MTV’s ‘City’ cameras were in full force, where they followed Elle magazine’s Joe Zee and Olivia Palermo.
The much-anticipated line will include an array of colorful dresses for day and formal pieces for night–launching April 25. Ahhh…can’t wait!
Check out some party pics (via of Betty Confidential):
Romper? Jumpsuit? Adult onesie? Whatever you want to call it, it’s making a comeback this spring. Personally, I’ve avoided the romper like the bubonic plague since its first showing a few seasons back–but looking at these photos–I’m starting to rethink my decision. Take a look:
(photo and post courtesy of The Skinny)
ROMPER + BELT + COOL SHADES>> Simple, sweet and all-legs, a romper is a great way to show off some color or a great print. If it doesn’t have an elastic waistband built in, keep the one-piece balanced with a basic belt. Finish off the look with strappy sandals, and even a headband or a bow if you feel like you need a little something more to top it off. Cool shades? Most importantly, bring options! Wayfarers and aviators are a classic hit, but I’m equally coveting these three trendy options.
Poreotix, the six-member robotic dance crew hailing from Westminster, California, were crowned the fifth season champs of MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’. Comprised of Can Nguyen, Lawrence “Law” Devera, Andrew “Chad” Mayate, Justin “Jet Li” Valles, Charles Nguyen, and Matt “Dumbo” Nguyen, the robotic force continued the trend of the West Coast’s dominance on the show.
Their dance style consists of popping, choreography and robotics—hence the name Poreotix (Po-re-ot-ics)—and a touch of comedy to throw in the mix. From the start, Poreotix captured the judges and viewers and quickly became a fan favorite.
Justin “Jet Li” Valles of Poreotix spoke to The NYLA Report to give us the lowdown:
I know you’ve been getting this a lot, but how did it feel once your crew was named ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’?
I have to say, it felt amazing. A lot of pressure was lifted off our shoulders.
Week after week you guys came up with new and fresh routines. How long did you guys practice each day?
We practiced roughly 6-8 hours a day, just about a work shift.
I noticed you guys paid tribute to the Kanye West-Taylor Swift VMA controversy, but what made you guys perform to Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”?
It’s a funny story because one of our members Charles is a huge fan of Taylor Swift and that’s what inspired us to create the routine and plus, it’s a popular song.
JC Chasez criticized you for only doing robotic moves and nothing else. You guys kinda poked fun at it in the last show, but what did you initially think of JC’s “tick tick tick” harsh critique?
When he first said, we were thinking “what the heck?” We took it as an insult, but then, it became funny to us and we used it to our advantage and we also made t-shirts from it too.
Now titled as ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’, what made you guys stand out from the competition?
I feel that we screwed around the most and it seems like we had the most fun off camera and onstage. We were just being ourselves most of the time and a lot of the other crews kept a composure. They were kind of serious about it and they didn’t have as much fun.
Congrats Poreotix and I wish you guys much success!
P.S. Jet Li, don’t forget my “tick tick tick” t-shirt too! 🙂
Didn’t follow ABDC from beginning to end? Don’t worry, we got you! Check out this Poreotix compilation vid:
Rihanna was seen in LA looking very colorful in a pair of Alexander Wang Isabeli Leopard Slides ($425), which is an open toe slide that features pony fur with a leopard pattern, a pointed vamp, and a leather sole on a mirror-finished heel. She also wore a Lanvin Crochet Straw hat ($383), floral shorts from Opening Ceremony ($370) and carried a Lanvin Rubanjane Mini Pop bag ($1,340) in purple suede.
Photo courtesy: The Cut/Patrick McMullan
Anna Wintour, the iconic editor-in-chief of Vogue has upped the ante by auctioning a week long internship at Vogue for charity. Why not buy your way in, right? For the highest bidder, you’ll spend a week in theVogue offices, nab two tickets to New York Fashion Week and the chance to meet Anna!
If you have the funds and you don’t have even an outstanding resume, place a bid on CHARITY BUZZ. Bids will start at $1,000.
Oh Em Gee…no black dress, nor black pumps? This is almost as monumental as Jennifer Aniston not wearing black. Demi Moore looked friggin’ amazing in her magenta dress by Marchesa with silver stilettos as she walked the red carpet for the LA premiere of her new movie ‘The Joneses’.
On a side note: does Demi Moore ever age? She’s like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
What do you guys think of her dress?
The Manolos, the cosmos, Mr. Big, the gals — they’re all back. And so is Aiden, Carrie’s former fiancé. Yet another Sex and the City 2 trailer just hit the net and it features a slew of celeb cameos from Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus and Liza Minnelli?!
The trailer sets up two years after Carrie and Big’s wedding. The newlywed bliss has worn off, and Carrie feels stuck somewhere in the middle. Samantha is saving her youth at any means necessary, Charlotte is feeling the pressure of motherhood and Miranda actually enjoying life? The fab four all decide to take a girls-only getaway to Abu Dhabi to regroup.
Sex and the City 2 premieres on May 27!!! Yay!
Check out the clip:
One thing for sure–this chick can dance!
Janelle Monáe–a P. Diddy protégé—released a music video for her new single ‘Tightrope’ off her new album, The Arch Android. Rockin’ a Marlene Dietrich-style tux, the video has a funky vibe which features OutKast’s Big Boi, big bow ties, and James Brown-like choreography.
Check out the video below and pick up Janelle Monáe’s new album, The Arch Android, on May 18
I have no shame in my game when it comes to drinking wine out the box, but if you want to be a little more inconspicuous when drinking your boxed vino out in public, Baggy Wine Coat is for you!
Simply take the wine bag out of the box, place it in the Baggy Wine Coat, and close the flexible top. It’s a simple and stylish way to hide your wine or mixed drinks.
It’s pretty much a glorified wine case, but this has to be the greatest invention EVER!
Coca-Cola Light–that is.
Karl Lagerfeld is known for his love of Diet Coke and claimed in 2001 to have lost 90 lbs on a bizarre diet consisting of steamed vegetables and Diet Coke.
It comes as no surprise that Lagerfeld has recently collaborated with Coca-Cola on a limited edition, collector’s item bottle on his favorite zero-calorie treat. A silhouetted Lagerfeld in profile and scripted signature adorn the white, pink, and black package—a collectable available only at Colette in Paris for around $4.70 at the current exchange.
Now, everyone can afford a little bit of Karl!