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Lady Gaga Says Flip Flops and Sweatpants Lead to Celibacy, Ruin Relationships
Poor flip flops and sweatpants--they just can't seem to catch a break.
Oscar de la Renta Reveals Real Reason Behind Hillary Clinton's Scrunchies
Oscar de la Renta is quickly becoming one of the designers whose interviews we're most excited to read. They're dishy, honest, and he always talks about the really interesting famous people he happens to be friends with. The latest, with Linda Fargo for Gotham magazine, does not disappoint.
Simon Doonan Says The Devil Wears Prada's Nigel Was Based (Partly) on Him
Don't get us wrong, actor Stanley Tucci did a fine job playing a fabulous gay editor in Devil Wears Prada. That being said, I think we can all agree Simon Doonan, he of the liberty print shirts and endless quips, would have done a much better job. It turns out that's no coincidence. According to Barneys' creative ambassador at-large, Tucci based his character partly on Doonan.
Nicola Formichetti Just Couldn't Deal with Lady Gaga's 12 Outfit Changes a Day Anymore
It just occurred to us that yesterday's Lady Gaga profile in WWD made no mention of Nicola Formichetti, Gaga's longtime stylist, collaborator and friend. That's because Formichetti will no longer be styling the pop star--and he sounds relieved.
Nick Gruber Wants to Take Anna Wintour Sky Diving and then Put Her on a Motorcycle
Back in 2010, ex-marine and occasional adult-film star Nick Gruber burst onto the fashion scene on the arm of the much older Calvin Klein. For two party-filled years he was truly living the life. Model, boyfriend, party boy. Then, almost as quickly as he had appeared, he was gone (to rehab in L.A.). Now he's back, and in a recent interview with the Daily Front Row, he opened up about everything from posing for Playgirl (it's not gonna happen guys) and that Calvin Klein tell-all he's no longer writing.
Anna Wintour Says She's 'Intimidated By Everybody'
Anna Wintour, just like us? Eh, probably not.
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High Heels and Codeine, a Perfect Match According to Andrej Pejic
Androgynous model phenom Andrej Pejic apparently wants to launch his own shoe line--just don't expect them to be comfortable.
Roger Ebert on Zoolander and Clueless
As everyone probably knows by now, Roger Ebert, beloved movie critic (and a staple of my childhood in Chicago) died yesterday. Luckily he left us reams and reams of hilarious, touching, and often snarky--in the smartest way possible--movie reviews. Here's what he had to say about two of our favorite fashion flicks, Clueless and Zoolander.
Garance Doré Talks Pussy (And We Don't Mean Choupette)
Quick question: What do you call your vagina? It's a subject Garance Doré is tackling on her blog today. Obviously.
New 'Rough-Luxe' Trend Among Rich Upper East Siders Sounds Like a Portlandia Skit
Brooklyn-made products are the new luxury according to a new piece in the Observer, featuring fantastic quotes like, "None of my clients want Christian Louboutin shoes anymore, because the Kardashians are clomping around in them at breakfast."
Isaac Mizrahi Once Emailed Anna Wintour in an Ambien Haze
In a little gem from New York mag's "Party Lines" this week, Isaac Mizrahi responded thusly when asked if he ever drunk texts: My problem is Ambien e-mailing. I once cc'ed Anna Wintour and Peggy Siegal after taking Ambien. I forget what I said but they responded asking, "Are you all right?" That was about five years ago. So no more Ambien emailing for me. Mizrahi's habit of Ambien emailing fashion editors also made it into his cabaret act.
Tavi Thinks It's 'Awesome' Her Front Row Seat at Dior Pissed So Many People Off
Three years ago, when Tavi Gevinson attended couture week for the first time at age 13--and sat front row--not everyone in the industry was so psyched. In fact, some critics found her presence rather...irksome, so much so that one Grazia editor even complained the pint-sized blogger's enormous bow was blocking the runway at the Dior Couture show. Not that Tavi's ever been troubled by the hate. Actually, she was kind of pleased with herself for pissing so many people off.
Dolly Parton Used To Wear Lipstick Made of Poisonous Berries
Do you know what a pokeberry is? Neither did we. Maybe because we didn't spend our pre-teen years smooshing them onto our faces like Dolly Parton did. In her new inspirational book, Dream More (which is excerpted in DuJour), the over-the-top country legend describes her pre-Dollywood beauty routine, which involved the elusive, apprently non-Pokemon related berry, along with some used matches and a perfume with more than just floral top notes:
Quote of the Day: Scott Schuman on Who Doesn't Want To Be Photographed for the Sartorialist
Older European women are very difficult. Older women, in general, say no all the time. They’re just very vain. And girls who are pretty, who’ve always
Love Is Blind. We Are Not. Celebrity Divorcée Credit Card Catastrophe
Which recently-divorced actress/designer with a stylish daughter recently had her credit card declined in New York at a popular national high street r
Lena Dunham and Zooey Deschanel Are Already Planning Their Emmy Nail Art
We here at the Fashionista offices are pretty excited about the Emmy nominations, announced this morning, because there were so many of our obsessions in the mix (Mad Men! Game of Thrones! Schmidt!). And then of course, we can't wait for the inevitable red carpet hits and misses. We aren't the only ones already thinking about Emmy night fashion. According to an interview with Vulture, Lena Dunham and real-life gal pal Zooey Deschanel are already plotting their nail art:
Quote of the Day: Iris Apfel's Thoughts on Young People Looking 'Messy' and 'Dreadful'
"I think they could be a little bit more well groomed-—if you know what well groomed is, you just take a look in the mirror. Their hair doesn't look
Quote of the Day: Former Vogue Paris EIC Joan Juliet Buck on What It Takes To Get a Vogue Profile
I think that Vogue is always on the lookout for good-looking first ladies because they're a combination of power and beauty and elegance...That's what
Quote of the Day: Before Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester Says She 'Dressed Like a Homeless Person'
“Before the show I dressed like a homeless person. I used to buy everything at garage sales. It was hard to give up! I’d be like, ‘But this crazy sweater is amazing, and it only cost 25 cents!'” --Leighton Meester to Lucky on her thrifty pre-Gossip Girl wardrobe. With Blair Waldorf and the other Upper East Siders (and of course, that lowly Brooklynite Dan) going on a permanent Hamptons holiday after next season--sobbing, btw--will Leighton be returning to her hobo ways?
Burn! Karl Lagerfeld Offers His Thoughts on Massages, Takes a Hilarious Dig at John Travolta
Obviously, Karl Lagerfeld is up on his tawdry tabloid scandals. New York caught up with the Kaiser at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes last week and asked him about massages--who he'd like to get one from, who he'd like to give on to. It was a relevant and not pervy question considering Harvey Weinstein had auctioned off a massage by Heidi Klum as part of the event. As always, Lagerfeld had a strong, opinionated answer:
Quote of the Day: Florence Welch and Karl Lagerfeld Scrapbook Together
"I ended up scrapbooking with Karl [Lagerfeld]! We were discussing Art Deco painters, and suddenly he started ripping things out of books in his libra
Quote of the Day: Tom Ford Hates 'That Gay/Straight Thing'
"I hate to use the words gay and straight, and I think we're all on some sort of sliding scale. Of course, I'm at the Richard Buckley end of the scale, but I hate that gay/straight thing." --We're overdue for a good Tom Ford quote about sex, aren't we?
Quote of the Day: Manolo Blahnik Had No Idea He Was Doing a J. Crew Collaboration
I have been approached so many times to do one, but I don't want to work for a big company where I'll have to have lots of meetings where I'm told wha
Quote of the Day: Cindy Crawford's 10-Year-Old Daughter Thinks Models 'Don't Have To Know How To Do Anything'
At this point, she's too young to pursue a career. There aren't even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl. But if she's 17 and wants to try it...