Do people still say "hot mess" anymore? If not, it should be resurrected for the purposes of reviewing the Project Runway season nine finale show I saw yesterday. But the collections are not really why one attends Project Runway shows, is it? Of course not...it's for seeing Michael Kors, and all the random celebs who show up. This year delivered Jennifer Love Hewitt, wearing an unfortunate orange bandage dress, and Andie MacDowell, looking rather radiant and sure of herself. It's always fun to see who they dig up as a guest judge, with Jessica Simpson--clothing line doyenne and worst-dressed list inhabitant--doing the honors last year. This year they went with an actual designer, the amazonian L'Wren Scott, who makes me want to wear even higher heels. And then there was Heidi, who was completely stunning in a sparkly, backless black jumpsuit.
Surely you've heard of hair feathering by now. No, it's not what the original Charlie's Angels did in the '70s. It's the act of incorporating feathers into your hairstyle, sort of like Pocahontas, but much hipper. We have been warily watching this trend for a while now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Indeed, it's reached ridiculous proportions. Women are now storming fly fishing shops to get their hands on "hackles," long rooster feathers that supposedly make the best extensions. Well, they also make the best fly fishing lures and fishermen are pissed off that they can't get them anymore. "For real?" you're asking. Yes. One of Glamour's Girls in the Beauty Department asked her fly fishing husband if this could possibly be true; he confirmed that feathers that used to sell for $20 are now $300. We asked our favorite hair guru, Chris Lospalluto from the Sally Hershberger Salon, to shed some light. He confirmed that most major sites that sell the feathers are sold out or you have to be "industry," although you can scour Etsy and craft stores and still find them. And as far as the longevity of the trend? He's already scheduled to do a "bunch" for Fashion's Night Out. WHICH IS IN SEPTEMBER. So, if you're entrepreneurial, you'll start snapping up all the feathers you can find and sell them at a premium on eBay. In the meantime, click through to see all the celebs who've sported the trend (trust us, you'll be very surprised at some of the ladies you see here).
The tents were abuzz on this crisp first morning of New York Fashion Week. Guests filing into the BCBG show looked fresh faced and energized, flitting around the rows to greet friends and old co-workers during the show's 30 minute delay. The paps swarmed the front row of B-list celebs that included a very bronzed Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kelly Rowland in cute coral cocktail dress, and Katrina Bowden of 30 Rock. On the runway, a parade of models in sleek ponytails donned delicate silk crepe dresses that were belted and layered over white turtleneck body suits for an overall '70s vibe. Overall, the collection was clean and simple with a neutral palette and structured silhouettes, but sheer fabric, splashes of color, and varying neck lines kept the collection interesting.