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Baker Dominique Ansel's Stay-Thin Tip: Eat a Cronut™ a Day
We got a chance to speak with baker Dominique Ansel about being fashion’s newest accessory, how the Cronut x Opening Ceremony collaboration came to be, those Cronut knock-offs aka Faux-nuts served to Victoria Beckham, and that time Heidi Klum waited two weeks for a Cronut.
Jenny Packham Spring 2014: Would Kate Middleton Wear It?
Much like Jason Wu and Michelle Obama, it’s hard to talk about Jenny Packham’s designs without mentioning the name of her most famous client, a cert
Libertine Spring 2014: Shiny Happy Warriors
It’s often said that the clothing you choose acts as a form of daily armor against the world. In the case of Libertine’s collection this season, it may be literal, as designer Johnson Hartig infused his designs with a happy sense of joyful protectionism.
Pamella Roland Spring 2014: Cannes in Rain or Shine
It was a trip to Cannes, its history, and some inclement weather, that served as the inspiration for Pamella Roland’s latest collection. This season, her red carpet gowns (and formal, luxurious raincoats—hence the inclement weather), were modern takes on ‘60s classics. Classics, in the truest sense of the word, as Roland informed me backstage, that the '60s in Cannes, were origins of the first official red carpet.
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Mark McNairy Spring 2014: Duck Dynasty Meets Sabeur Streetwear
You either get Mark McNairy or you don’t. If you get him, you know that he was voted one of GQ’s best new menswear designers in America. You get streetwear and music references, so you understand the awesomeness of him--including his choice of playing Backstreet Boys in the pre-show soundtrack. You get how cool it is that he got Greg Chapman, Nick Wooster, Pusha-T, and his models to drink Heineken and brandish switchblades while walking the runway. And you just have to get the inherent, tongue-in-cheek coolness of his clothes--because he does not like to talk about the ever-present, designer topic, of “inspiration.”
ELLE Fashion Next Spring 2014: The Next Generation
They may be students, but that didn’t stop the design students of the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) from using their chance at Fashion W
Chadwick Bell Spring 2014: California Surfer Mean Girls
Creating sophisticated versions of the clothes he remembered from his '90s California childhood was Bell’s focus this season, drawing from “a journey of memories of [his] youth, from surfing with [his] father.”
Sally LaPointe Spring 2014: Making a Deli Run in Style
Worshippers will find continued reasons to keep the faith in the "high priestess of Goth opulence", as coined by Style.com. Although her new collection is a little lighter, acolytes (like Lady Gaga) will be pleased by LaPointe’s continued exploration of the sinister and dark, this time, via the inspiration of the deli. Yes--the deli.
The Best BB Creams According to Our Blind Test
In a truly blind beauty test, where the testers have no knowledge of brand, packaging, price range, or previous reviews, what products would reign supreme? With that in mind, we at Fashionista concocted the "Blind BB Cream" test.
Everything You Need to Know About Going Red
We're seeing redheads everywhere we look lately. Want in on the trend? Here's how to go ginger--if you dare--with tips from Marie Robinson (Clairol's Color Director) and Christophe Robin (L’Oreal Paris USA Color Director), as well as Sea of Shoes' Jane Aldridge (preeminent red-headed style star).
Decades's Cameron Silver on Which Designers to Invest in Now, and How Chinese Shoppers are Changing Vintage
Is there a better chronicler of fashion history and all-around-beloved fashion personality than Cameron Silver? As the new star of Bravo’s Dukes of Melrose, Silver, the man most credited with making it cool to wear old clothes and co-owner of Los Angeles vintage emporium Decades, now has the adulation of a nationwide and global audience. At a Vidal Sassoon Pro Series event last week, Silver exhibited his usual charm as we talked about vintage history, how more informed consumers have affected his business, and which modern designers he sees as having vintage appeal.
The 10 Best YouTube Red Carpet Hair Tutorials
Awards season may have ended a month ago, but the red carpet looks are still inspiring us--especially when it comes to hair. Naturally, YouTube's make-over mavens have been quick to jump on creating how-to’s for some of the stars' most memorable looks. So with wedding and prom season almost upon us, we thought it was the perfect time to take a look at 10 of the best red carpet hair YouTube videos inspired by recent red carpet looks. From Jennifer Lawrence's unfussy updo, to Jessica Alba's classic Hollywood waves, read on for these easy-to-follow updos--and get ready for your closeup.
Inside the Beauty Sample Trading Black Market
Never going to use that umpteenth BB cream sample you have cluttering up your medicine cabinet? Well, you can now get rid of it, because a unique trading market has developed thanks to the ubiquity of beauty sample box programs.
Fashion Is In Maggy Frances Schultz's Genes
It might be early to call designer Maggy Schultz a bonafide garmento. But seams seem to run in her genes, as the progeny of a mother who was Mickey Drexler’s right-hand-woman at GAP, and a father who co-founded Urban Outfitters. Despite her parents’ Garment District backgrounds, they initially disavowed Maggy from joining the retail industry (“maybe because it’s a tough industry”) but this independent thinker pressed on, launching her first collection of pattern-focused, sharply tailored basics earlier this year. We chatted with her about launching her own line, and that time she stood up to Mickey Drexler.
Jane Pratt on Cat Marnell's Imminent Return to xoJane
Jane Pratt, xoJane's Editor-in-Chief (and of course the founding editor of Sassy and Jane) has launched xoVain, a new site devoted exclusively to beauty. Tagline: “No beauty secrets." We got the scoop on the new site--plus Cat Marnell's imminent return to xoJane!
From It Girl to Tech Entrepreneur: Get the Scoop on Hannah Bronfman's New Beauty App
DJ, model, actress, music label owner, restaurateur, and style It Girl Hannah Bronfman has a new slash. And it’s not the slash of midriff she exhibited in a very cute twin set crop top at Organic by John Patrick's show two weeks ago, where she also served as the designer’s unofficial muse.
The Best Ways to Treat Yo'self This Valentine's Day
So what if Valentine’s Day is traditionally a couples' holiday? Everyone knows that the most important relationship is the one that you have with yourself. So with that in mind, we’ve put together the best, most decadent ways to celebrate you (and, ok, maybe your cat, too.) Click through for our picks.