How a bunch of little-known, well-off women (and a couple guys) are taking over social media with their fancy handbags and six-figure watches. I like to call them the "Real Housewives of Instagram."
I love Kate Upton. Scratch that. I love Kate Upton's breasts. And no, I'm not a straight man, a lesbian, or a crying infant in search of my next meal (you're shocked, right?). But really: Loving Kate Upton's breasts has helped me love my own.
The other Monday night, I was watching The Bachelorette and Google image searching my favorite Des-hubby-hopeful Brooks (so dreamy) when I came across something wonderful: The Bachelor was hosting an open call in New York! No question about it, I was going. But first, I had to find something to wear.
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.
We thought it was interesting and exciting and newsworthy when Karl Lagerfeld closed today's Chanel couture show with two brides holding hands, symbolically showing his support of marriage equality in France. The AP nabbed the story first, but they used some strange language to report it. We're talking specifically about the phrase "lesbian couture."
Ah, fashion party food. Anyone who's ever been to a fashion event, or any fancy holiday party for that matter, knows what we're talking about here: The bounds of teensy-tiny, too-adorable-to-not-consume h'ors doeuvres that always seem to be hovering just an arm's length away. Maybe you came right from work and haven't had time to eat a proper dinner. Maybe that model-slash-cater waiter carrying the deviled quail eggs has been giving you the eyes since you first walked in (or... hasn't he?). Whatever the reason, there you are. There they are. You have one choice: To eat, or not to eat. So what'll it be?
Aside from having one less person to buy a present for, it's hard being single during the holidays. There's the awkward nagging smalltalk from relatives at family parties, the endless commercials involving fireside proposals, the falling on the ice skating rink with no one to help you up as you lie there freezing cold and motionless just waiting, hoping... ...We've been there. We are there. ' That's why we've enlisted the help of three online dating experts—yes, that's a thing in these modern times—to guide us towards Mr. Right by way of sartorial success:
Has the mystery of Kim Kardashian's newly-sleek (and kind of ill-fitting) wardrobe been solved? Click through for side-by-side comparisons of Kim and Christine and decide for yourself.
Are you a gun enthusiast with a passion for fashion (and the ability to ignore a national tragedy)? Well then, a company called Machine Guns Vegas ha
Who doesn't love a summertime wedding? The food, the booze, the overall merriment that goes with celebrating holy matrimony... But the dress codes that come along with all those summer wedding invitations aren't always so clear. 'Black Tie Optional'? Isn't masculine neckwear technically always an option? And 'Informal'--does that mean your go-to skinny-jeans-and-blazer combo is ok? Well, not exactly. On our quest to decode these oft-mystifying wedding dress codes, we spoke to three experts in the field of bridal etiquette: Rachel Leonard, the Fashion Director at Brides magazine; Kate Berry, the Style Director at Martha Stewart Weddings; and Sharon Naylor, the author of over 35 wedding books, including The Essential Guide to Wedding Etiquette and The Bride's Diplomacy Guide. Their helpful advice covers everything from proper accessories to appropriate hairstyles, and the ultimate wedding don'ts. Let's face it: No one wants to look out of place at an event, particularly when said event will result in photographs that will potentially be decking people's walls and Facebooks for generations and Timelines to come. Follow our expert guide to decoding wedding dress codes and you'll be perfectly wedding-guest dressed in no time, flat.
Around this time of year, the Fashionista office becomes flooded with invites. But before we even step foot inside Lincoln Center, there's the matter of pre-fashion week coverage. We approach it by doing our own take on Mad Libs. But there's one part of the pre-fashion week puzzle that just doesn't sit right with me: a collection sneak peek. Whether it's a sketch or an image, I really, truly don't want to see the clothes until they hit the runway, whether I'm in the audience or watching the live stream from my desk. Why? Because for me, there's still something magical about seeing clothes on models--The way they're styled, the soundtrack.... I want to be surprised. I know I'm spoiled in that I do get to see these clothes in person and up-close. But does anyone share my sentiment? Do you like runway show previews and collection sketches? Or would you rather be surprised by the real thing?
Yesterday, someone typing under the Twitter handle @Fashionweeknyc began revealing his/her plans for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 shows: "I will be Streaming Live from @Lincoln_Center on Tuesday at 3pm! I will be Giving a Tour around Lincoln Center for Spring 2011 Fashion Week!" "Question of the Day: Who is your Favorite Fashion Designer on Twitter?" When a few reputable brands retweeted this mysterious person's thoughts, I decided to look "her" up. A Lincoln Center rep told me that they are not affiliated with her. IMG said the same thing. According to her Twitter bio, she is an "Independent Fashion Tweetologist that Will be Streaming & Tweeting Live from the runway during SPRING 2011 Fashion week." Tweetologist. Fascinating.
It's impossible to ignore the stellar names listed in bold on Theory's store window's right now: Andrea Lieberman, Tina Chai, Leslie Fremar, Kate You
This morning, Tommy Ton tweeted, "Is it me or does the jimmy choo 24:7 campaign look a lot like...ahem...you know what i mean :S." Yes, it does look j
This morning, I was forwarded six pages worth of dress code requirements for Pi Phi's Cornell chapter. Because it's Friday, and they're outrageous, I'm sharing. What does one wear to rush? If we had a sorority our rule would be there are no rules - we'd welcome vintage flannel and Dior couture heels in equal measure, but Pi Phi's rush chair's a bit more specific. Her strictest rules, below. (UPDATE: We've attached the whole thing at the end, by popular demand.) On Clothes -- Denim leggings are appropriate as long as it's done right: aka, not from American Apparel and worn with chic, cool, chunky boots over them and a longer top. -- No satin dresses. No one looks good in satin dresses unless it's from Betsey Johnson or Dolce & Gabbana, you weigh less than 130 pounds, have three pairs of Spanx on and it's New Years Eve. -- No Frumpy.