Can you think of a better way to spend your Monday night than ogling the best, craziest, most-bejeweled shoes of the Fall 2013 season? Didn’t think so.
No, Katniss is not wearing McQueen.
Read on for our round up of the top ten trends from Paris Fashion Week.
Rick Owens knows how to build anticipation. The lights lowered to signal the start of his fall 2013 show and then–woosh–a wall of smoke came shooting out from stage left. Wagner blared through the severe cement venue at the Palais Omnisports De Bercy. Then–poof!–out came the models. And I do mean “poof” because their hair was styled into the fluffiest, frizziest puff balls. The smoke and wind blew the models’ hair over their eyes but they never broke character and brushed it out of their faces. They were stone faced and severe through and through.
For the last several years, our contributor Misty Sidell has braved the sometimes-harsh elements of the fashion biz while simultaneously attending classes full-time as a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Now, the recent grad has done her time and lived to tell the tale–albeit with more than a few sob sessions in Conde Nast bathrooms and paper cuts inflicted by fashion week invitations. And with four years of FIT under her belt, in addition to several internships at Conde Nast and Hearst, she’s got more than a few helpful hints and hilarious anecdotes to share with anyone who’s ever considered swapping ‘real college’ for fashion school. Read on, little ones…
People, it’s time to kiss humanity goodbye. Folks are snacking on peoples’ faces, grilling their unfaithful lovers’ lips, and chomping on their roommates’ hearts. The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us, and our undead friends are hungry for limbs, organs, and of course, braaaains. But it’s not all bad–just because you might soon forgo chicken cutlets Read more →
Mark Zuckerberg is having quite a month. The Father of Facebook just turned 28, bought out Instagram for $1 billion and is now facing the most lucrative point in his career: Going IPO on Friday. We’d offer him a congratulatory “poke” but sadly, that option’s no longer available. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the IPO acronym, it stands for Initial Public Offering– meaning that the company will finally be open to stock holders where the likes of Wall Street—-and even you!—- can purchase a part of the social media company.
But with the estimated $100 billion that’s supposedly coming his way, we’re wondering whether the Harvard dropout will invest in a new wardrobe. Will he finally change out of his usual uniform consisting of dowdy college hoodies, sweat-drenched Adidas shower flip flops, and tattered baggy jeans, into something more uh, dapper? Better yet, the question posed is this: Can all the money in the world transform someone from HTML geek to sartorial chic? Fashionistas can only hope!
To give him an extra boost, we’ve enlisted the help of several fashion experts from designers like Carlos Campos, Alan Eckstein from Timo Weiland and Simon Kneen of Banana Republic, to editors from GQ and Esquire, to buyers and the likes to see what kind of advice they’d shed onto Silicon Valley’s hottest star. And regardless of whether he takes our suggestions or not (note to Marky Mark: you really, really should!), happy IPO Day! We’d definitely like to send you a congratulatory poke soon—- this time, live and in-person.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’re probably aware that The Hunger Games comes out this Friday. Gah!
And while we can’t wait to see how the whole Panem will come to life on the big screen, we’re especially pumped to see what all our favorite characters will be wearing.
So, to quench our excitement, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to costume our favorite Hunger Games characters in clothes straight off the runway. From Katniss to Effie, and Valentino to McQueen, check out our fantasy runway outfits for the Hunger Games‘ major players.
You already know our thoughts on Paris fashion week’s most riveting moments, and though Marc bid us bon voyage at Vuitton only yesterday at the end of our four-week, four-city fashion marathon, it’s not quite over yet. As with our ultimate crib sheets to Milan, London, and New York‘s most well-reviewed collections, we won’t rest until we bring you the bigger picture.
What collections in the City of Light did Cathy, Suzy, Susannah, Sarah, Mark, Tim, Nicole, Alex, Godfrey, and Jessica feel truly shone? Fashionista knows. We’ve parsed all the reviews (we mean that literally) from these and other friends and bloggers for the adjectives and other qualifying bon mots.
From 2D shapes at Comme to the full 360-degree view at McQueen, flash back with us now to see which designers maximized their critical response.