It was love at first tights.
In 2007, I was a college sophomore in Boston, still emotionally reeling from my recent transfer to a new school and the cancellation of the O.C. (aka the official ending of the high school me). Gossip Girl filled that void–and before I knew it, I found myself more than willing to trade in my dream of Seth Cohen for another seemingly unattainable infatuation: Blair Waldorf, or rather, Blair Waldorf’s wardrobe.
But after five and a half seasons of incoherent story lines, confusing plot twists, and apparently disappointing Nielsen ratings, Gossip Girl is really over. Like all great love stories/mediocre basic cable dramedies, the romance couldn’t last forever. Things haven’t been so great for a while now–but, to quote what’s sure to be a future Taylor Swift song, I can still remember that very first ‘XOXO’…
1. Why are the designers always ‘walking up’ to meet Carolyn somewhere? Can’t they afford a car service–or at least public transportation?
2. Is it bad that I didn’t remember Anthony Ryan’s “infamous” bird seed dress?
3. What neighborhood is Emilio from where people are often burgled by fat white men coming through chimneys?
This year the Radio City Rockettes are celebrating 85 years of holiday high-kicking. To properly commemorate the anniversary and pay tribute to the dancers and their rich history, costumes from different decades have been incorporated into this year’s show.
We got all the scoop on the costumes, how the Rockettes handle wardrobe malfunctions (lots of duct tape), and some incredible vintage pictures of the Rockettes through the decades.
1. Carolyn, does it really seem like this group of designers would actually enjoy being in “the great outdoors?” Honestly, though?
2. Ivy, you know when they say there are ‘stars’ on the red carpet, they don’t mean that literally–right?
3. Why does Laura Kathleen consider Emilio to be just a costume designer when he’s been plowing her in most of the challenges?
We went backstage with the glamorous Rockettes, who do their own hair and makeup and perform in four shows a day, six days a week. They spilled all–from the best red lipsticks to their surprising fitness tips.
Get excited: Rihanna’s fashion design reality show is coming to the Style Network, along with some as-yet-unnamed fashion industry mentors…
In the last 10 years Jay Bulger has been a Golden Gloves boxer, a day trader, a male model with a cover of Vogue Hommes under his belt, a music video director, a journalist, and a documentary film maker. Oh, and add cancer survivor to that list. He’s also just 30 years old.
The reason we’ve met up is to discuss his latest career move as a documentary film maker. He’s just put out his first doc, Beware of Mr. Baker, about legendary and controversial rock drummer Ginger Baker. You can catch it at Film Forum now.
But as we’re in the business of fashion and Bulger is a former male model–we had to pick his brain about his former career as well as his new one. And since Bulger’s modeling days are behind him, his take on male modeling and the fashion industry is delightfully unfiltered.
Following in the footsteps of House of Style hosts Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls, model Jourdan Dunn has scored herself very own web series–a cooking show for for Jay-Z’s website Life + Times. And today, the first episode debuted.
Called “Well Dunn,” the new episode follows the totally adorable Dunn as she cooks up some jerk pork with Caribbean salsa.
We wish we were making this up, but no, this is, as far as we can tell, factual information.
Variety reports that Tyra Banks will star in and executive produce a sequel to 2000 made-for-TV movie Life Size, in which she starred alongside a post-Parent Trap/pre-Liz & Dick Lindsay Lohan. The sequel will air on Disney Channel. Banks also confirmed the news on Twitter in her own special way.
If you’re not familiar with Life Size, then you must have had better taste in television programming than I did in the early aughts. A quick synopsis, since you are obviously dying to know what this cinematic masterpiece is all about: