Find some great summer fashion inspiration in this cult classic film.
Today, May 27, New York City is set to become the latest major metropolitan area to offer up a public bike sharing system. Citi Bike, operated by NYC Bike Share, will provide commuters and joyriders alike with thousands of bicycles at hundreds of stations across Manhattan and Brooklyn. But as much as we love getting some fresh air and cardio time in during our daily commute, we can't help but worry that biking to work might put a damper on our fash. Does saying hello to a bike mean bidding adieu to skirts and heels? And helmets--can they ever look not awful?
You don't have to start an organic cotton farm in your backyard to do your part in making fashion more sustainable. In honor of Earth Day, we put together an illustrated guide to making your home—and life!--a little more green. With minimal tools and money spent, these crafty eco-friendly solutions are easy to assemble, pretty to look at, and kind to Mama Earth. Oh—and you definitely don't need a garden to get these guys growing. We all live in NYC and, yeah, we are not living that garden lifestyle. Ready to get recycling? Click through for inspiration!
Another year, another New Year's Eve--and that means another New Year's Eve wardrobe dilemma.
The internet has been in a state of hysteria all day over last night's big reveal of the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's highly-anticipated The Great Gatsb
No doubt about it-- "girls" are having a moment right now. Along with Lena Dunham's much hyped HBO series which launches this Sunday, Whit Stillman'
2011's Beginners was a great film that made a lasting impression on me for a lot of reasons, one of which, I have to admit, was French actress Mélanie Laurent's effortless style. Most viewers probably don't give Ewan McGreggor's character's girlfriends' outfits much of a second thought, but that is precisely why they are so perfect. They are unpretentious, vaguely '70s and casual, but still chic in the way that a cool French actress spending some time in Los Angeles would dress. She looks comfortable and young but still put together. I left the theater wanting just about everything she wore (and a puppy and a French accent), but I still can't stop thinking about the chic, simple black leather shoulder strap bag she wore throughout most of the movie. I can't tell where exactly it's from--it might be vintage--but it feels like the one chic, versatile accessory missing from my wardrobe. I've been on the lookout ever since and luckily there are tons to choose from in all price ranges--from J. Crew to Coach to The Row. Take a look.
This morning, the UK's Daily Mail published a story that is headlined "Make-up free Ashley Olsen is unrecognisable in casual jeans and a shirt as she shares a smoke break with mystery man." However, the four pictures that accompany the article, each of which are captioned with Ashley's name, are all clearly of Mary-Kate (a lack of makeup is no excuse). To make matters worse, at the end of the story, they include a picture of the real Ashley Olsen with the caption "Usual style: Last week Mary-Kate was pictured taking her dog for a walk in an Amish-inspired white shirt and navy blue circle skirt." The thing is, that outfit is so Ashley's "usual style." What is particularly ironic about this mistake is that, in these photographs, each girl's outfit is an unmistakable representation of its wearer's style. This kind of mix-up was forgivable from the ages of 0-16 when they basically just wore the same outfits in different colors to every appearance, but now the recently-turned 25-year-old fashion designers have developed their own distinct way of dressing. Without studying their facial features (which look identical to me, even though they're fraternal), I can identify an Olsen in a snap based on what she's wearing. So, I've put together a guide on how to tell the Olsen twins apart based on their style, since there will obviously be several critical points in your life when you'll need to have this ability.
Now that's it officially summer, we'd like to revive our "Get Inspired" column, in the spirit of the summer blockbuster. While there are certainly enough movies in theatres to keep cinephiles busy, we're going to look back at films from the archives that possess a great sense of fashion. First up is a bit of classic, American cimena: Mike Nichols' The Graduate, which is available on Netflix Watch Instantly. Made in 1967, The Gradaute exists in the grey area between sixties mod and seventies refinement. From Anne Bancroft's cougar-printed looks to Dustin Hoffman's overgrown schoolboy, the style in the film is quirky, chic, and perfect for a 2011 revival. To help you adopt the film's fashion sense, we've selected some items in stores now that evoke the same west coast feel, so click through our slide show and get inspired!