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At , the look was prim and proper. There was many a skirt suit on show and polka-dotted officewear. However, there was a harder edge to the collection with a lot of masculine tailoring on shirts, trousers and jackets. An angora tuxedo jacket particularly stood out for us. There was also a touch of sportswear in Wu's collection: in a green tartan jacket and a grey woollen one whose hood was trimmed with fur. For evening Wu played about with structures creating a couple of bell jar-skirted dresses. We liked the gold spatter print which adorned shift dresses.?
X Factor songstress braved soaring temperatures on the streets of LA yesterday, to film the video for her new single, Start Without You.
Stepping out in some teeny tiny hot pants, a striped Alexander Wang crop top and a pair of seriously towering heels, the star completed her look with a super-cute straw trilby as she strutted her stuff in the sunshine.
The British beauty was even spotted stepping behind the wheel of a multicoloured ice cream van during the day long shoot.
Laughing and joking with backing dancers as soon as the cameras were turned, Alex looked like she was having a whale of a time, as the temperature soared.
was even spotted filming all the happenings on-set, with her very own video camera.
And at the end of the day, it seems the star decided she would leave in style, stepping on board a shiny Harley Davidson motorbike for her dramatic exit.
Are you looking forward to brand new track? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. ?
has started her promotional tour for new film Battleship at the top of a London hotel - and boy does she look good!?Alexander Wang S/S 2008
The singer looked sensational in a slinky metallic dress by Alexander Wang as she kicked off her Battleship promo tour with co-stars Taylor Kitsch and Brooklyn Decker.
Enjoying the good weather, posed with Brooklyn - who also looked stylish in a Stella McCartney S/S'12 number - on the rooftop of the Corinthia Hotel in the capital.
Her figure-flattering dress was a world away from the l she wore as she took the Tube to Drake's O2 arena concert last night.
Welcome back to London, RiRi!
THE NEW WANG on the block - sorry, Vera, you've got competition - Alexander already has a firm grip on effortless urban sophistication. The 24-year-old er showed his first collection less than three years ago, and has since taken the fashion world by storm with his modern take on classic materials such as cashmere, and his underlying simple-yet-luxurious theme. ?
Photographs by Mitchell Sams.
After paying a midnight visit at his swanky LA bachelor pad last week, it looked like had bagged herself a new man.?
But the fiery singer has shot down rumours of a romance with the Two And A Half Men star and insists she is 'single and happy.'
During a press conference to promote her new film Battleship in London yesterday, one brave British journalist asked her: 'You're so good at connecting with people that I think that we actually feel we know you. Things are clearly going brilliantly in your career.
'I just wondered if you are as happy in your private life, and will we see a certain perhaps making a trip over here?'
The 24-year-old singer then became defensive, firing back: 'Wow, how disappointing was that question?'
Before adding: 'I'm happy and I'm single, if that's what you're really asking.'
Dressed in an exquisite silky Alexander Wang gown, a demure looking posed at the top of a London hotel with her co-star Brooklyn Decker who also looked bang on trend in a Stella McCartney dress.
It was a fashion love-in over at the show on Saturday, with NY's favourite style star, taking her place beside the city's most notorious sartorial judge, Anna Wintour. ?
Quite a coup, although Wintour is a known champion of the designer, (as is fellow attendee Diane Von Furstenberg), SJP was a much harder catch, rarely stopping by her home-town fashion week, having expressed weariness for its manic media circus in the past.
More intriguing, was a certain British fashion mogul in the audience: Arcadia boss, Sir Philip Green. Could Wang be headed for Topshop? We'll have to wait and see.
Here come the girls! Leicester Square was overrun with fearless females last night, when the cast of St Trinians 2 hit town for the film's UK premiere.
Lock up your sons, because the St Trinians girls were out in force...
The time-honoured red carpet was stripped up and replaced with a punky pink version, ready for the stiletto-heeled army of starlets to charge down it.
And the naughty schoolgirls were looking decidely more glam than their on-screen counterparts...
Stealing the show was Sarah Harding, who made her silver screen debut in the 2007 fore-runner of the family-friendly flick. The songstress went for high-octane glamour in this sparkling fishtail Georges Chakra couture gown, which had sheer cut-away panels.
We're sure Ms Harding must have been nervous on the night - because not only does she feature as one of the girls in the film, she also recorded the theme tune.
Keeping Sarah company were fellow bandmates Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.
Nicola simply shone in her white structured frock, which was covered in ruffles and crystal embellishments, while Kimberley cut a super-svelte figure in her strapless LBD.
There was a definite monochrome theme apparent on the pink carpet, and Nicole and Kimberley weren't the only yin-and-yang couple to attend.
The impossibly pretty pairing of Talulah Riley and Tamsin Egerton stepped out in their contrasting Alberta Ferretti gowns, with Talulah opting for a glam black column dress, and Tamsin in a draping white Grecian creation.
Adding some brighter-than-bright bursts of colour to the evening's proceedings were a couple of fiesty females, Paloma Faith and Shingai Shoniwa - who also seemed to be competing in the tallest hair stakes.
Paloma was her typical off-the-wall self in a bold orange jumpsuit, paired with vertiginous platforms and a red embellished trophy jacket.
Shinghai arrived flanked by her bandmates from The Noisettes, and co-ordinated with the carpet in her vivid pink Jean Pierre Braganza minidress - previously seen on .
The night didn't end after the film screening, with the stars all moving on to a lavish afterparty.
Sarah Harding switched from her full-length frock and into something slightly more party-appropriate, in the form of this pleated pink Atelier Versace dress.
But our style flop of the night came courtesy of Gemma Arterton. The former Bond girl turns Head Girl in the comedy romp, and was sporting a black Alexander Wang maxi for the evening. While perfectly nice, it hardly had the wow factor on Gemma - but it was her bed-head hair and messy make-up that we found particularly surprising...
Who was best dressed at the St Trinians 2 premiere? Let us know in the comments box below! ?
indulged in a spot of retail therapy at Harvey Nichols over the weekend, and check out her impressive shopping list!
While performing the London dates of her sell-out I Am...world tour, the megastar decided to check out our capital city to see what the shops had to offer.
Having already been spotted in an assortment of outfits from the - including a - went on an extensive £6,000 spree in the Knightsbridge department store.
Our Harvey Nichols insider tells us that top of Bey's list was this covetable - which is pretty Sasha Fierce if you ask us.
The world-famous diva also bought a pair of large black Ray Ban Wayfarers, a vintage jacket from denim brand 13R, and a couple of pieces by designer du jour Alexander Wang.
According to our source, she seemed particularly taken with Jade Jagger's collection, Jezebel - taking home the scoop-neck Lady Print dress, as well as this , and .
Rounding off the tiring spend-up, also selected items from brands including , , and Juicy Couture.
A girl after our own hearts!?
Notice to our readers…
Sports fan doesn't need a gym - working up a sweat is not her style. Her urban leisurewear is hinged on techie fabrics, sleek track pants and high performance footwear. She can do smart, but only with modern mesh and exposed zips. This girl has abs and attitude.?
It was a family affair at last night's Teen Choice Awards, with the Hollywood A-list arriving with mums, partners and kids in tow, to walk the blue carpet.
For no-one was this more apparent than for , who took his family to the stage to accept his full-size surfboard award. Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz stood alongside their dad, with mum Victoria unusually taking a back seat, watching on from the audience.
Then, proving the true star of the show, youngest Cruz break-danced live on stage, recreating his scene-stealing routine from the Spice Girls concerts last year.
The star-studded affair brought out a host of Hollywood's hottest young style stars.
Gossip Girls and continued their reign as TV's chicest fashionistas. Meester wowed in a jade green draped gown, while Lively showed off her endless pins in a one-shouldered super-short purple dress.
The asymetric style continues to rule the red carpet and made a stylish choice for as well, who glowed in an aqua blue design. She looked California cool, with her caramel streaked curly locks, and yellow gold disc earrings.
Maxi dresses were another style hit of the night, with proving our favourite, glowing in a summery style with splashy pink print.
Vanessa Hudgens arrived arm-in-arm with co-star and real-life love, Zac Efron. The High School Musical actress looked sleek in a strapless Alexander Wang monochrome dress, with tiered white skirt. Her streamlined look was topped off perfectly with a pair of Christian Louboutin Mad Mary heels.
The bi-annual style-fest that is the international fashion weeks kicks off tomorrow in New York, meaning stylistas the world over are currently winging their way to the Big Apple.
The perfect place for spotting the season's hottest trends – both on and off the catwalks – what the editors are wearing in the front rows are guaranteed to become the must-have looks of the season.
So what's in store for accessories? When it comes to the well-heeled tootsies of the world's most influential fashionistas, expect the thigh to be the limit when it comes to boots.
Decadent designs stretched high above the knees on the catwalks at , and Pucci, to name merely a few, and have already made their mark as one the season's key trends.
And while footwear may be oversized, bag wise, it's all about downsizing. Clutches may be smaller than your average arm-candy, but they're big news on the style scene.
Spotted at , , and - colour, style or shape are irrelevant, as long as it sits in you hand.
As for those who can't bare to cut down on their essentials, there's a host of It-bags high on this season's wish list, from the Marlow Bag to Mulberry's Last East West Bayswater and Roady.?
The front rows may be packed full of designer labels, but the must-have accessory for any discernable fashion-watcher has to be a .
, is ideal for on-the-go trend jotting and in seven colours, will be perfect for coordinating with one's favourite outfits. Those looking for something more compact will love , a lightweight laptop that makes logging into the net easier than ever, with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G. It even has a built-in web cam, for those eager to check into the office from the front rows.
For an on-trend finishing touch, bold necklaces brought a pop of colour to autumnal palette at Louis Vuitton, while layered chokers and oversized pedants made a statement.
Notice to our readers…
It's definitely a case of style over comfort for , who has come out and said that we will never, we repeat, never, see her in a pair of tracksuit bottoms or Ugg boots.
The singer-turned-designer has told French magazine Madame Figaro that she loves fashion too darn much to let her sartorial standards slip even once.
She said: 'You’ll never see me on the street in a tracksuit. I just love fashion too much to wear a tracksuit!
'The same goes for Ugg boots. I only wear them only at home.'
The 37-year-old is pictured on one of the two front covers of this month's edition of the magazine in a coral spring 2012 bodysuit by Prada and, on the other, in a black dress by .
Speaking of her love for , she said: 'I’m addicted to Prada, to cardigans and bags ...
'I’d love to see the world through the eyes of Miuccia Prada! The woman is a genius. Her vision is of ultra-intelligent fashion. Each season, she creates something new, she knows how to surprise.'
VB also confided that her idea of heaven, once her four children and gorgeous husband have gone to bed, is to trawl online shopping sites.
'I am a big fan of Net-A-Porter.com. When the kids are asleep, I can travel on this site for several hours,' she said.
'I like the idea of quietly shopping at home for clothes and returning them if it doesn’t work. This is absolute freedom.'
She sounds like a girl after our own heart - tracksuit bottoms and Uggs aside!?
earned herself 57,000 new Twitter followers during New York Fashion Week making her's the most talked about collection on the social media site.
There were 17,173 mentions of - far more than any other designer.
According to social media agency Whisper Group, who analyzed Twitter during New York Fashion Week to identify the most popular designers, trends, and hashtags, found that Marc Jacobs came in second, with 8,813 mentions, and Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang and Michael Kors brought up the rear.
It's not by chance that was the most popular designer on Twitter during NYFW. The mum-of-four has previously spoken about her well-planned and executed brand strategy for social media.
Of her aims for Twitter she told WWD: 'It’s to build an engaged audience through both personal and brand messaging. I used Twitter a lot during last season and particularly during New York Fashion Week. It gave me the opportunity to share the experience of the show with everyone following me. That’s something I plan to continue.'
is known for frequently posting snaps of her in her day-to-day life, with the pics of little Harper Beckham proving particularly popular.
'It’s been a really interesting experience. I would imagine some of the growth can be linked to the fact that I try to give some personal insights to my followers as well as keeping them abreast of the business,' she said of her decision to share personal snippets.
'I also think that my fans and customers really get to know me and my sense of humor through my tweets. I think people see the real me.'
Are you impressed with how far has come since her Spice Girls days? Are you a fan of her fashion line? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.
As one of the fashion world's most coveted rising style stars, it should be no surprise that corset dresses has been spotted on not one, but two Hollywood starlets in the space of a week.?
Giving the dress its A-list debut, stepped out in the two-tone number last week, and was papped leaving Kanye West's Manhattan apartment.
Jil Sander platform heels and an oversized metallic bag completed her look.
Less than a week later, and gave the dress another very public outing. Arriving for an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, the socialite rocked the style with YSL pumps.
She added a resin necklace, from the House of Harlow collection by her ex-Simple Life co-star, Nicole Richie.
Both stylistas opted for very similar make-up to compliment their statement frocks - matching pale pink lips and a slick of black liner.
Two stars, one dress - but the question is, who wore it best? Share your verdict in the comments box below.
It’s a whole new year in 15 little days and we’ve got some big news about what’s coming your way. So start the countdown and prepare to kickoff 2011 with a fresh perspective on style for your most fashionable year yet.
From the thousands of designer runway looks, we chose the 10 most prominent trends to feature in our 2011 lookbook.
10. The Bigger The Better
With the new year comes an entirely new shape and overarching trend: volume. The most common thread between not only pieces in a collection, but between designers and even blending into menswear, one thing is pretty clear: 2011 means seriously pumping up the volume. Bulky fabrics, textured embellishments and structured, architectural elements should add volume in the right places (shoulders, hips or at the bottom hem) and cinch in accent areas (waist, chest, arms) for the most flattering shape.
9. Big Legs
It’s not time to throw out your skinnies, but it is time to incorporate a broader pant into your wardrobe. Wide-leg pants vary in style, but the most popular choices for the catwalk were high-waist straight leg, super low-rise parachute and tapered capri pants. Pair with a fitted top to balance out the look and a skinny belt always helps to define a waist line. Voluminous pants in denim, velvet, and stretch sweater fleece are going to be the biggest hits next year.
Flowy sheers and see-through chiffons are always a staple for the spring. For day, you can get the look without offending anyone by wearing a lace cami slip underneath a sheer top or dress. For night, go bold with a transparent top and a sexy bra or go for a simple solid top and slightly sheer pants.
7. Dripping In Style
This super-simple trend perfects the “I’m not trying too hard” look with loose fits and a muted color palette. Limit the drapey pieces to under 3 at a time to avoid overdoing the layers. Sheers were seamlessly seen coming down the catwalk with a pair of chunky boots to add a little structure to the overall ensemble.
Don’t drown your drapey look just because the sun’s out–keep your layered style by the pool with drapey cover-ups like this one from :
Every girl loves a garment with a little bounce to it. Get flirty with pretty ruffles that instantly add life to any outfit. These feminine adornments were often paired on the runway with leather and metal details to edge up the look. Opt for ultra-feminine with pretty curls and natural pale pink lips.
5. All About Orange
It’s insane to think about how much orange was incorporated into spring 2011 RTW collections. A vibrant coral orange is the perfect hue to add a pop of color into your new year. Compliment the sunny shade with more subdued colors like deep purple, navy or mocha brown to achieve a bright, yet cool and sophisticated, look.
As for the guys, we know you’re not as inclined to…well…care…as much as the ladies do about upcoming trends. So here are some general themes and hot items happening in fashion right now that you should consider weaving into your rotation.
Keeping in line with the ladies, 2011 is all about looking effortlessly fashionable (read: e-a-s-y). So, yes, you can handle this one. Promise. The look is un-tucked but still tailored; so keep the fit somewhat close to the body, just opt for thin, “slouchy” fabrics that move and layer well. Try a new pant silhouette like a slight harem with a slim ankle or a low-rise urban pair with the bottoms rolled up or tucked into boots.
3. Sport the Shorts
Don’t be afraid of shorts. Because stuffing your hot, sweaty legs into a pair of jeans in 80 degree whether isn’t cute for anyone involved. Grab a pair of relaxed-fit capri or just-above-the-knee-length shorts that are in keeping with the slouchy trend. Layer a loose tee, rolled button-up shirt and an over-sized cardigan for a great daytime look. Boots and shorts are one of 2011′s biggest combinations, and a distressed lace-up pair are the perfect finishing touch to this sporty look.
2. Punky Spunky
It’s really never a bad idea to dress like a badass from time to time. This look is all about a “statement” piece–one that stands out and is the main attraction of the outfit. A statement piece can be like anything below, a retro black and white shoe, a metallic shirt, or a studded leather jacket, but it has to be special and, naturally, have a little edge. Choose slim fits, pointier shoes, and more geometric shapes to get the look.
1. (Real Men Wear) White Pants
When you’re not dressing like a badass, why not dress like someone who knows what a “galley” is? White pants are all over the 2011 forecast, and when paired with a fitted cardigan or a colorful blazer, these can make you look like a million bucks.
Wishing you and your wardrobes all the best for 2011. Happy shopping!
All photos from NYmag.com
A new day, a new rumor about who may be taking over the reigns at luxury house Christian Dior. The newest designer up for the job no one wants to seem to take? None other than American designer Alexander Wang.
While at this point every name seems to have been bandied about for the position, Wang seems the biggest stretch yet. The designer is known for his urban streetwear, not something that would seem to translate so well when taking over a position that requires two couture collections a year.
Many in the industry thought Marc Jacobs would be accepting the position, moving to Dior from Louis Vuitton, but talks fell apart over salary and LVMH being unwilling to let Jacobs leave Vuitton according to reports.
At this rate it doesn’t seem so out there that John Galliano would return to the house, despite his recent scandal. But, if this newest rumor is true, look for ladies in delicate ball gowns with motorcycle helmets when Wang??s first couture collection for the house is presented early next year.
The Job No One Wants? 
Beyond the clothes and shoes and bags and ‘dos of the spring collections this past month, one thing became very, very evident — American models are having a moment.
This may not seem so novel, there has never been a shortage of American models, and ones who are household names at that. But since the birth of the modern modelling era in the 1970s, there has seldom been a large influx of American beauties snagging spots on the big runways and all the major editorials and ad campaigns.
The last time we saw this was roughly ten years ago in the early aughts when the” It girls” of the late ’90s and new American faces all seemed to thrive over a four year period.
Erin Wasson, Frankie and Missy Rayder, Bridget Hall, Maggie Rizer, James (now Jaime) King, Angela Lindvall, Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta, Guinevere van Seenus, Amanda Moore, Jessica Miller … just a few of the American beauties who could be seen in every magazine, fronting every campaign and on every runway.
What’s more, Wasson, Lindvall and both Rayders are still thriving. 36-year-old Frankie?lent her picture perfect face to both the Alexander Wang and Givenchy shows this season, blending in seamlessly with models who were literally almost half her age. Wasson, 29, also popped up at Givenchy and Michael Kors and Missy, 33, turned out to support pal Giles Deacon and his eponymous line.
This is not to discredit American supers like Christy Turlington, Stephanie Seymour and Cindy Crawford, but these girls were more a?part?of an international crew that included Linda, Claudia, Naomi, Tatjana, Nadja, Helena and later on Kate. It must also be noted that these ladies, most now in their early forties, are also?still scoring some very major, and some season’s every major,?campaigns.
Cut to now and there?is an almost endless rooster of?established American girls like Heidi Mount, Arizona Muse, Sessilee Lopez,?Jacquelyn Jablonski, Lindsey Wixson (a vet at 17), Britt Maren, Chanel Iman, Ruby and Lily Aldridge and Hilary Rhoda being joined by some very, very strong newcomers.
Arizona native Kelly Mittendorf, 17, managed to score perhaps the most amazing debut gig ever. While the all coveted Prada exclusive?has always been?the ultimate in the industry, Mittendorf decided to just skip over that and book the campaign for Fall 2011. Did we mention she had yet to walk a runway at that point?
Maria Bradley meanwhile scored an exclusive for a little line called Balenciaga this past season. That in addition to stopping by Versace (another exclusive), Alexander Wang (she opened), Tommy Hilfiger and Proenza Schouler. Not bad for a 17-year-old kid from Kansas.
And there is more national pride to be had in the form of 16-year-old wonders Josilyn Williams and Court (just “Court,” like Cher), 17-year-old free spirit and pink coiffed Charlotte Free and Long Island gal Allaire Heisig, another old soul at 17, who closed the fall Marc by Marc show, scored a spot at the Valentino couture show this past July and found herself in the pages of the September issue of Italian Vogue –?without the aid of being the victor on a CW program. Not bad work if you can get it.? And balance it with your high school schedule as well of course.
But we saved the best for last. Britain has Kate and Naomi, Canada Linda and Daria and Brazil Gisele and Raquel. At this point the two American names that come to mind for most are Christy and Cindy, stunning beauties both but 20 years removed from the height of their fame. Enter Karlie.
19-year-old Karlie Kloss has everything going for her. Debuting as a Calvin Klein exclusive at the very tender, and now outlawed, age of 15, Kloss has managed to somehow become more and more gorgeous with age. So gorgeous that it sometimes seems when flipping through the pages of industry bible Vogue that the the almighty Anna Wintour has forgotten there are in fact other models with editorial availability.
The problem is, no other model can do what Kloss can do. She can be the All-American girl at one second, a seductive sultress the next and even, despite her just having graduated from high school, the urban working woman to close things out. It would be easier to list a mood or persona this teen can’t nail down rather than run through how pitch perfect she is in absolutely everything she does.
Editorial not enough? Let’s take a look at her walk. Kloss has one of, if not the, best runway walks ever. A testament perhaps to her years of ballet, when Kloss catwalks in a designer’s wears stylists want to snag it, creative directors want to shoot it and, best of all, every woman, and no doubt some men, want to find a way to buy it in hopes they too might look like the leggy beauty. It’s no wonder Kloss tends to only hold two slots?in most every?runway show she does?– open or close.
And there’s more! Have you ever seen an interview with Kloss? Modelling is an incredibly, incredibly difficult world, even more so for a girl of 15 to enter. Kloss however is the most pleasant, cordial and unpretentious girl in the business. A huge credit no doubt to her parents, but an even bigger credit to a girl who had booked campaigns for Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Oscar de la Renta and a feature article, yes article, in Vogue before she turned 18. That is the kind of resume that allows one to play darts with a BlackBerry and their assistant’s head should they so desire.
Kloss, much like the original ppa?seems to be well on her way to forming her own international posse as well, like her idol Christy, with pals Toni Garn, Frida Gustavsson and best bud Jourdan Dunn filling out the crew. What’s more, her debut on another coveted catwalk seems almost guaranteed later this year as, now no longer a minor, Kloss will surely be tossing on a pair of wings for a certain lingerie company that another pal, Iman, joined last year.
So keep an eye on all the American gals kids, and Kloss specifically. The girl managed to move beyond even fashion mags this September when Life made her one of just a handful of models to have ever graced their cover, joining the ranks of the iconic Veruschka, Suzy Parker and Naomi Sims.
So all that is missing now is her music video debut. Think George Michael is up for a “Freedom ’11?”
[Hi, I'm Justin - the stylist and blogger behind?. By day, I'm scouting out the latest and greatest in fashion and lifestyle. By night, I'm like a Magic 8-Ball for all of your style questions. From finding your best local thrift store to discovering the designers you need to know, I'll be doing the down-and-dirty research so you won't have to. If you have a style question, I have the answer. Send them to questions AT scoutsixteen.com.]Hi Justin ?C I??m in college and looking for a really great bag. The backpack I got is too heavy/bulky and I want something functional but fashionable. Would you send me some suggestions? ?C Tyler W., Oxford, MS
In college, it??s important that you have a bag that can handle your busy lifestyle. From class to the art studio to happy hour with friends, you??re going to want something functional but transitional to your schedule. I??ve always been a big fan of tote bags ?C they do their job without weighing you down, so to speak. Here are a few of my favorite options at various price points.Everywhere I look, people are talking about the ??colors of the season??. Where do I look to find these? I need some serious help ?C I don??t want to get left in this dust while prepping my shopping lists! ?C Tish A., Grand Rapids, MI
The origin of color trends in fashion is a mystery. Designers seem to have an innate sense of what the upcoming prominent colors are going to be. ?Whether they look to the streets for personal-style inspiration or get inspired by an overseas trip, there are some consistencies with colors each season. , the world??s authority in color, actually releases a prediction each season of the hues they theorize will be more far-reaching in the industry. Plan ahead! ?C for Spring 2013, I??ve made a handy guide to these 10 colors, which you can see to the left.What??s your take on camouflage? I??ve seen it in some of the stores at my local mall. Is it cool to wear it? ?C Jared W., Hialeah, FL?
This is actually something I address in . I grew up on camouflage and hunting gear. It??s interesting to see that there has been a swift surge of retailers carrying camo-inspired items. I am personally a big fan of prints and camo hits home in a very special way. Keeping it subtle is key here. Limit yourself to using the print only ONCE per outfit (a shirt, cargo pants or a bag). Pair camo cargo pants with ?a white button-down shirt and denim jacket for a cool, Americana look. Or ?C for ladies ?C try a with a neutral outfit for a subtle pop of print.
‘s coverage of Fashion Week for NewNowNext continues!
As the world becomes increasingly eco-friendly, by unveiling her first ever full runway collection, Barbie continually reminds us of one thing. PLASTIC IS FANTASTIC!! That bitch must have some massive walk-in closets in that dream house of heecause she has a lot of fabulous clothes.
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The Barbie show on Valentine’s Day was a mob scene and definitely the show of most interest this season. 50 different designers each designed one look inspired by the polyurethane pop-tart and they were all amazing. Since it wasn??t an exhibition for buyers and editors they really put on a SHOW! I was in the second row and I did feel a bit snubbed th was seated behind a 5-year-old but I think she may have been an editor at pre-teen Vogue. These days apparently anybody can be (Lauren Conrad), so who knows.
I spied with my little eye… Lots of celebs! I wasn??t really star-searching Ed McMahon style but I did see Heidi Klum, Diane Von Furstenburg, Jeffrey Banks, Stephen Cole of the CFDA, Bob Mackie, Peter Som, The Blonds, Annie Leibovitz with her daughters, power gays Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, Mattel Creative Director Robert Best and Robert Verdi. There were loads of screaming girls so I felt right at home.
Heidi loves Barbie!
Simon lives for Barbie.
DVF taught Barbie everything she knows.
As they peeled back the plastic off the runway and the lights went black, a 5-minute video of all Barbie??s fabulousness dazzled the audience. I was in heaven. After the video the scrim parted and beneath a crystal chandelier posed the first model.
The show was divided into 3 sections. The first was hiony glamour Barbie. The second was career glamour Barbie. And the third was futuristic glamour Barbie. I like the first group the best because all the models were so made up to look like dolls that they looked like reincarnations of Amanda Lepore. (No relation to Nanette Lepore who wouldn??t give me a ticket to her show.) It was a hot pink tranny mess. I loved it.
The audience was full of excited little girls on their mothers?? laps and many Barbie lookalikes in pink dresses, blond ponytails, even a pink wig. It was a cinematic event, opening with a visual biography of the birthday girl that took us through the ages, highlighting Barbie favorites ?C her stylish wardrobe, pink convertible and enviable dream house. But thel show began when the big screen split, revealing the first look: A black and white sequin swimsuit.
Nicole Miller’s Barbie look.
There were any amazing looks it was difficult to pick a fave but I LOVED bob mackie??s creation. We all know from Cher??s get-ups that Ms. Mackie knows how to costume.
Bob Mackie’s Barbie gown
Barbie with Ken by Kenneth Cole
The party ended wi parade of models holding the hands of little girls dressed in brightly colored tutus and white Barbie logo tops, while sparkling confetti rained down on the birthday fete.
Color Palette: Pink of course! Black and white, silver, red, blue.
Textures & Details: Fur, organza, bows, ruffles, sequins, satin, sparkles. Completely girly, completely Barbie! High ponytails, overs floppy sun hats, pink pumps, cute coats and slinky evening gowns.
Key Looks: ThreeAsFour??s half pink-half white pleated, tiered party dress; Diane von Furstenberg??s glamour girl in pink and white print wrap dress toting stylish luggage in tow; Alexander Wang??s silver glittery one-piece bathing suit with pink jacket; Koi Suwannagate??s butterfly-inspired dress with petal skirt; Kenneth Cole??s Ken and Barbie in coordinating jeans and jackets.
Three As Four
House of Field
Diane Von Furstenberg
The complete list of designers (in alphabetical order) includes:
Alexander Wang, Anna Sui, Baby Phat, Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson, Bob Mackie, Brian Reyes, Calvin Klein, Carmen Marc Valvo, Catherine Malandrino, Chris Benz, Costello Tagliapietra, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Kararin Fetherston, House of Field, Jeremy Scott, Juicy Couture, Kai Kuhne, Kenneth Cole, Koi Suwannagate, Lyn Devon, Marchesa, Michael Kors, Monique Lhuillier, Naeem Khan, Nanette Lepore, Nicole Miller, Norma Kamali, Peter Som, Rachel Roy, Rag & Bone, Rebecca Taylor, Reem Acra, Rosa Cha, The Blonds, Three As Four, Tibi, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Tracy Reese, Trina Turk, Tuleh, Twinkle, Vena Cava, Vera Wang, Vivienne Tam, Yeohlee, Yigal Azrouel.
And the cherry on the top of the sundae: A one-of-a-kind collector??s edition Barbie to go!! Hello eBay!!
And just ‘cuz… Watch a video of the hot pink madness from?
John Galliano’s departure from Christian Dior has been the focus of much talk about the house for six months now, along with what big name designer would replace him. At this point every name from Ricardo Tisci and Marc Jacobs to Alexander Wang and Sarah Burton has been tossed around, with no deal finalized. It seems however that for the devoted Dior customer the ideal designer has been found — current creative director Bill Gaytten.
In his second Ready-to-Wear collection for the label, though Galliano likely had some hand in the first, Gaytten created what could be called the quintessential Dior collection. It was not earth shattering or revolutionary, but it will likely sell, and sell quick, to fans of the label.
Gaytten will surely never take over the label, as Burton did following Alexander McQueen’s death, but this collection, with its classic silhouettes and vibrant reds, clearly showed what a remarkable asset he will be to whatever incoming designer takes the post. He knows the framework, the history of the label, and someone else can come in and add the flourishes.
For those expecting something lackluster or unremarkable, there was nothing but disappointment.
There was one shock however when, after what feels like 20 seasons, American supermodel Karlie Kloss did not open the show. She did, however, close it.
Not every man can brag they showed off both perfect abs and size 13 high heels in the same photo shoot, but Ezra Miller isn’t just anyone.
The Perks of Being A Wallflower actor, who looked amazing in a new photo shoot for the .
The lucky guy got to don Comme des Gar?ons, Alexander Wang, Chris Benz, Sonia Rykiel and Anna Sui for the high fashion shoot, which had a stylist running to a drag boutique for heels that would fit him.? “I’d really like to work in all artistic forms and industries,” Ezra says in the interview, “for as long as I have legs.” The actor says he doesn’t mind having a high-profile, as long as attention focuses on his art and not his personal beliefs, “Outside of art, I don’t really want to have anything to say to the mass public.”
Well if you continue scoring incredible roles in independent films, and pulling off a drag photo shoot in a popular magazine — all at age 19 — there really isn’t much you have to say, Ezra.
Blake Lively serves up some sexy shoulder at the Miss Sixty show.
All this week and into this weekend, Fashion Week rages on! Why just this morning, this season’s Project Runway kids will be showing off their looks hoping to score the grand prize. But NYC’s Bryant Park has been a media zoo for days, with tents crammed with celebs, editors, fashionistas, paparazzi and wannabe glamazons–and every other sort–all jockeying to get a glimpse of what’s hot and be HBIC.
In the midst of all this is photographer , who’s made a name for himself by hitting Manhattan’s hotspots 24/7 armed with his trusty Polaroid. He shoots, he scores!
Here’s a fun photo album (a zillion pics after the jump) of some of the snaps Kost has nabbed over the last several days. His subjects are A-list, and the results are way fun. Say cheese, beeyotches!
J-Lo is feeling shady. Just like we like her…
Ma Bette Milder and Michael Kors, backstage at his show.
Christina Ricci glows at Marc Jacobs.
Interview Magazine’s new editor Christopher Bollen and MisShapes diva Leigh Lezark hit Rag & Bone.
Diane von Furstenberg and J-Lo. Hot and hot.
Happy little Elijah Wood brings elfin joy to Marc Jacobs.
Heidi! F*ck, yeah!
Hot model Garrett Neff gets ready at Michael Kors. Hubba!
Jessica Szhor slumps atop her Gossip Girl bud … Wouldn’t you?
Kanye West and Jay-Z show up for Marc Jacobs. Strike a pose much, fellas?
Kelly Osbourne doesn’t suck. She rules.
Lindsay Lohan shoots a look during the show of her common-law sis-in-law Charlotte Ronson. See LiLo’s squeeze Samantha in the background (left)? She’s never far away…
A happy Lindsay gives Charlotte a big sweet hug.
Brother Mark Ronson spins the tunes at Charlotte’s big show. Family love!
Martha Stewart also hit the Marc Jacobs extravaganza. Attagirl…
Mary-Kate Olsen delivers her signature eye pout and lip curl. You would too if you made a billion before you were 17. Wurk.
But I’m not sure what Michael Pitt’s damage is. Is he still thinking he’s Tommy Gnosis?
Holy crap! It’s Olympic champster Nastia Liukin! She’s golden at the Peter Som show!
Remember when Nicole Ritchie got her big classy skinny girl makeover? I like this compromise between messy, trashy early Simple-Life Nicole and the skinny version.
Some words to live by backstage at Alexander Wang.
The always hot Padmi Lakshmi actually looks a bit chilly at this Christie’s event, if ya know what I’m sayin’…
Brit Stuart Townsend and his Oscar-winning babe Charlize Theron are serving up intense don’t-f*ck-with-us coolness at the Rag & Bone wing-ding. We hear ya…
But no one’s as scorchingly hot/freaky/major as this threesome. Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs and Jennifer Lopez cannot even pretend to be casual backstage at Marc’s big show. THIS is how it is done, children.
Winona Ryder delivers a jutting profile jab. Eeeoooowwwww!
And hot Rosario Dawson just puts it in the bag and takes it home. Muah!!!
Poolside at The Deck in Fire Island Pines. Swank by the sea!
“Fire Island, Fire Island, Fire Island!!!!”
Yes, it’s a mantra repeated for decades by many NYC gays who love to jaunt out to this beachy enclave for weekends (or longer) every summer so they can soak up the sun, sand and social sassiness that takes over this car-free sandbar off the southern coast of Long Island (Reachable only by ferry! Bon voyage!).
Fire Island is home to many summertime communities, but for LGBT travelers there are two towns that pull the biggest number of queer visitors. Cherry Grove is a folksy, low-key village frequented by daytrippers, gay men, lesbians, families ?C a little bit of everything, really. The houses here tend to be a fun hodge-podge of cabins and condos, and the vibe is one of a quirky and slightly kitschy small town. It’s cute, quaint and always fun for a folksy vacay.
Meanwhile, is more of a glossy, full-throttle summer playground for gay men and their friends and families. All are welcome in the Pines, but it??s no secret that for years, this coastal haven has largely been a vacation hotspot for gay men who love the beach and the social swirl. And it’s thriving now more than ever!
For summer 2011, the forces behind the big core businesses known as , which make up much of ??town?? in Fire Island Pines?? harbor, have spent months prepping, revamping, upgrading and revitalizing their properties, and the results are pretty damn fab.
Visitors have lots of options on places to dance, dine, shop and get pampered and be entertained. Every week and weekend is packed with talented performers, major parties, good food, smart events and a million ways to treat yourselves. AND?? the harbor??s legendary Hotel Ciel has even experienced an upgrade, with even greater plans for a completely new structure for the future seasons.
But let??s just break it down for you. Here??s a quick overview of what??s new and improved out in the Fire Island Pines this summer.
The Pines harbor got a little haute hotness this summer. Welcome, Oak!
- A revamped website for all of The Pines?? core businesses has launched, and it??s major! is a gem of a resource for all you need to know about big parties, who??s performing, who??s DJing at the daily tea dances, travel info, hotel booking and beyond. Plus, all the social media hookups (, ) so you can stay clued in to everything going on all summer long.
- has opened! Yes, NYC??s fiercest and most fashionably forward boutique (with hubs in Manhattan and Williamsburg, Brooklyn) has popped up for the summer in the Pines. Oak is infusing some serious downtown chic and arty fun style into the beach scene at Fire Island. Check out beachwear from the likes of killer brands like Acne, Alexander Wang, Comme des Garcons and Oak??s own house brands.
- Wanna work it out? The Pines?? gym has majorly upgraded for 2011. This summer it??s moved indoors (into the former Pines Supply grocery store space) and is now called The Rack. Check it out!
- The fab caf?? known as Canteen is still open daily, serving up great breakfasts and lunches. And by night it turns into a tasty taqueria called Canteen-a.
- Are you a Pines regular? There??s a new resort card called “Pink Pass” that can be used at all Fire Island Pines Ventures properties, so no cash needed! It can be refilled on the island or via the new website.
- If you must do work while you??re out on the island, fret not. A new business center is available in the Hotel Ciel (on the ground floor) for those that want to stay out an extra weekday or two, but need the use office supplies (fax, copier, etc.)
- Need a backrub? Or whole body-rub? Or a facial? Or more? A blissed-out new joint called Sugar Shack Spa is open now. They??re offereing ??after-sun treatments,?? as well as peels, waxing and more!
-Take the A is just started which includes the train, jitney and ferry in one price package.
SHOWS, PARTIES & MORE!!!
-Watch out for soggy popcorn! Get into new “Dive-in Movie” screenings by the pool (out back behind Canteen) with their all-new inflatable movie screen! Watch TV and film classics! Re-enacts scenes from ??Splash?? or that big lake-dancing scene from ??Dirty Dancing.?? Nobody dunks Baby in the corner!! Weeknights at 8:30pm.
- Get smart! Dig into some serious cultural discussions with weekly Saturday panel discussions dubbed “Boardwalk Talk” with writers, personalities, gay activists, etc. Pump your brain with dialogue and dish from the likes of Paul Rudnick, and other cultural icons. It??s free and every Saturday at 3pm at the Blue Whale.
- Drag-hosted all-you-can-drink brunches on Saturday/Sunday on the pool deck. It’s called Boozy Brunch and rocks from 12p-2p. Cheers!
- The classic Blue Whale caf?? and bar (It??s a Fire Island legend, folks!) is bringing live performances, drag acts, and more all summer long. “Porsche & Friends” with the famed impersonator drag queen is every Thursday, while “Blue Whale LIVE” every Monday serves up a new live act. Other drag performances are being booked for Fridays/Saturdays. And of course the popular staple Showtune Sundays will continue with VJ Tony Built. Get up dates daily at .
- The Friday-night Underwear party has being rebranded as “Fleshdance Fridays!” And it??s getting supersized with a sexy striptease/lapdance element to it, in addition to the good old underwear party folks are used to. Strip down and party up!!!
- Finally, don??t miss the daily classic Low Tea at the Blue Whale daily all summer at 5pm, High Tea at the Pavilion at 7pm, and then on the Saturdays, get serious dancing at Middle Tea at 8pm downstairs at the Pavilion. Dancing insanity!
Anyway?? Get prepped for a mad, magical summer! And seriously, get all the updates you need at . And follow for updates via Twitter () and on .
Need to know how to get to Fire Island Pines from NYC? Get the at .
Johnny Depp has long been known for his , and now it seems that he, and his wide array of hats, will be honored for their contribution to the world of fashion. The actor will receive the Fashion Icon award from the CFDA at their June 4 , becoming the first male to ever receive the award. Way to go J!
The Olsen twins also scored a CFDA nod for Womenswear Designer of the Year Award for The Row, where they will compete alongside Proenza Schouler and Marc Jacobs. The Menswear nominees are Billy Reid, Patrik Ervell, and Simon Spurr.
You can check out the rest of the nominees below. And, we are of course praying that Johnny’s award is presented by former Icon winner and ex Kate Moss. That would be a moment.
The Christian Dior designer game has been one of the most exciting in fashion for some time now, and it has taken yet another turn. After months of speculation that Marc Jacobs would take the job, it appears the American designer is out, and the new name being tossed around is Jason Wu.
To be fair, Alexander Wang and Ricardo Tisci are also still in the conversation, but Tisci just had perhaps his strongest show ever for Spring 2012 at Givenchy so it is not very likely he will be leaving any time soon. As for Wang, his streetwear sensibilities don’t seem like the best fit for a house that produces two couture collections a year.
And so Wu it may be and, to be honest, it makes a lot of sense. His ladylike designs and use of fabrics seem to mesh well with the house, and he certainly has the critical support among the fashion crowd. Now it remains to see if he is willing to take the gig, or if we will yet again be back at square one in just a few weeks time.
Michelle Obama may be wearing a whole lot of Dior in 2012.
Marc Jacobs to Dior Seen Less Likely 
Rooney Mara should probably enjoy the next two months as much as she can as the second The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo hits theaters on December 21 she will immediately leap from relative unknown to the biggest actress in the world. And it seems like she’s got an awesome attitude about the whole thing.
The 26-year-old’s marketing push for the film has just launched, and in a way most actresses can only dream of — a Vogue cover.
In the pages Mara is striking in designs from Marchesa, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein and Vera Wang to name just a few. While the accompanying article is very light on personal revelations, it does detail just how rigorous the demands of playing heroine Lisbeth Salander for the film are. The actress had to be pierced (in unspeakable places), chop off her hair and bleach her eyebrows, and, perhaps hardest, drop some major weight from her already pin thin frame to play the near skeletal Salander.
Luckily, Mara has a wonderful friend and mentor in director David Fincher, who admits the studio refused to let him cast the actress in the role. In fact, he himself didn’t even want to see her initially, having just worked with her on The Social Network. He assumed she was incapable and saw a slew of other ladies instead, including Scarlett Johansson, who he comments had an excellent audition.
With two more movies to go in the trilogy Mara is guaranteed a fair deal of work until at least 2015, also the date she can probably remove those piercings. Unless of course she likes them — who knows?
Let us all just hope this is the first of many covers for the starlet as the cover, styled by Tonne Goodman and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, is hands down one of the best Vogue has put out in years.
Rooney Mara: Playing with Fire 
It’s that time again kids, time to play: ? Today’s contestant is Tom Ford, and his is joined by, um, no one it seems.
That’s right everyone, it appears that pretty much every designer has now turned down the Dior job, including Marc Jacobs who was for a long time the undisputed frontrunner. And why did they turn him down? They didn’t! He turned THEM down.
Marc apparently wanted five-figure salaries for himself and Robert Duffy as well as the ability to move his team at Vuitton over and continue what he was doing at Vuitton. So, since that was not going to happen he decided to stay at Vuitton. Probably for the best.
Now the label is apparently circling Ford for the job which , though we still have our fingers crossed for here.
Wu can do it!
Report: Marc Jacobs Turns Down Dior For Good (and So Did Everyone Else) 
It may have been the weekend, but New York Fashion Week stops for no one, with more major shows seemingly happening on Saturday and Sunday and more lunatics jostling to sneak into any show they can. Thank god for the fridges filled with Diet Pepsi. The utter lack of food anywhere, not so great.
Here is a look at some of the collections from the weekend.
There was lots of outerwear in black, white and oxblood at the very, very dark Pier 94 for the Wang show. But forget about the clothes, the big news was Wang’s final group of models which included Gisele Bunchden, Carmen Kass, Karolina Kurkova, Frankie Rayder and Shalom Harlow. The most exciting moment to happen so far at Fashion Week, not that there haven’t been many.
The designer showed a whole lot of gorgeous prints as well as some awesome jewelry (a collaboration with All For The Mountain) but the clothing didn’t look particularly warm. There were a few sweaters and coats but for the most part these dresses, while gorgeous, seemed far better suited for a warmer time of year than Fall/Winter 2012.
Lots of dresses, shocking, in black and red. In somewhat of a surprise however the designer also included some leather on her dresses and showed some very nice fiery prints, apparently inspired by lava. You can all get ready to see these looks on most every red carpet from now until September.
The clothes were hip and cool as always but all we could really concentrate on was the fact that Maeby Funke was singing. George Michael is going to be SO jealous of us.
Once again proving she is a legit designer, and a pretty great one at that, Victoria showed an amazing collection of sleek looks with colored collars and a glamorous new handbag named, you guessed it, the Harper.
Diane von Furstenberg
There was a nice mix of prints and beautiful solids in bright red, black, turquoise, fuchsia and even lime green at Diane’s show. There was also an insane mix of celebs. We spotted: Anderson Cooper, Solange Knowles, Barry Diller, Rachel Zoe, Molly Sims, Andy Cohen, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Coco Rocha in the front row.
Fashion Week gets underway this week in New York City and, with this in mind, here are five faces from the good old US of A to look out for. From industry veterans to new girls and returning faces, there is a good chance everyone will be seeing a whole lot of these American girls over the next month in NYC, London, Milan and Paris.
Meet Nonie Creme — the mixologist with the mohawk. She’s the creative director of butter London and the girl about fashion town. When she isn’t doing business from her company headquarters in Seattle or romancing with her husband in London you can probably find her hanging around backstage at fashion shows mixing her own colours. Nonie’s created colors for anyone from Alexander Wang to Yigal and she just can’t be stopped, but who would want to stop her anyway? She’s keeping the ladies nails unique and probably some of the gentleman’s too. We got a chance to chat with Nonie about life, work and the fun behind butter London.
What is butter LONDON all about? And who is your target audience?
butter LONDON is all about exceptional colour. Colour with a difference, colour that we hope you’ve never really seen or thought of for your nails before. Our target audience isn’t really age specific, it’s more aimed at people who love fashion, and want to be able to join in on “behind the scenes” beauty moments from the shows. I designed most of our shades with specific designers for specific seasons. Those that aren’t straight off the catwalk are still designed around emergent trend coming out of those shows.
Why do you think so many celebrities are keyed in to your products and services?
A couple of reasons I guess. First – I’m old! I’ve been around for ages! I’ve been behind the scenes hand mixing colour for 15 years, long before butter LONDON was born. I was very fortunate in my career to have a high level of exposure to celebrities and fashion folks, and have made a fair few friends along the way. People are very keen on our non?Ctoxic formulations as well. We always use the EU standard as our baseline for formulation, making our products the safest of their kind. Finally ?C the colours are irresistible!
Whose the strangest celebrity you’ve ever heard of using your products?
I am often backstage at the MTV Awards, where I get to work with music people I wouldn’t normally hang out with. Snoop Dogg was utterly charming and loved his manicure. Jesse J had a false nail drama that required me to scour backstage for a falsie, and Justin Beiber’s crew were so into our nail area that we ended up getting a butter LONDON serenade. One of ‘s minions was sent out to collect Royal Navy and British Racing Green, but the Grande Dame did not leave her dressing room. ?Brilliant!
How do you decide the name and color palettes of your products?
I have been a life long student of fashion and colour. I have a Fine Arts degree, and did my work experience for Vivienne Westwood when I was a kid??.she’s my hero. I pay close attention to everything I see and do when I work with a designer, and base our palettes on what I see happening in the fashion world. The names are kind of made up as I go along. My husband is a proper Londoner, with the most hilarious vocabulary ?C he’s quite the inspiration!
What’s your success story? From a manicurist to creative director of butter London, that’s pretty impressive.
That’s very kind, thank you. I studied Fine Arts and Art History, and a fair bit of colour theory. Colour is really it’s own language, and I’m just lucky I can speak it! I ran away from home when I left school and was suddenly living with “the band” in West London, disinherited by my posh parents. So, I did the best I could, and decided to learn how to do nails until my boyfriend could become a rich rockstar and support me????.
It was extremely rare at that time (1996) to use manicurists on fashion/celeb shoots, but I got talent spotted by an agent, who launched me into session work. Soon I was on set with the editors who would help me make my name as a”mixologist” of nail colour ?C a skill I used to create nail shades for everyone from Gucci to Jimmy Choo. A product range was always my dream, and finally I met a young British entrepreneur in 2006 who could help me realize it and run the business side of the company.
PS: I married the Rocker. 18 years and counting, but still no Ferraris I’m afraid!
Falling in love with a rock star must be fun. What’s that lifestyle like?
Well, he’ll be VERY pleased to hear you call him that! It was his dad who was the “proper” rockstar. (Lol Creme, 10cc) We were young and profoundly naive in many ways, so it was as messy as you’d imagine. I followed Arkarna (his band) all over the world, and there were plenty of groupies, fights, tears, and laughs ??C the boys still say I split up the band ?C as IF. Miraculously, we’re all still friends!
Can you explain the names of some of your polishes? Saucy Jack? Dosh? Minger?
Saucy Jack: Nickname for Jack the Ripper, as coined in the legendary film, ??This Is Spinal Tap??.
Dosh: Dosh is Brit slang for money or cash. ??Can I have a bit of dosh, love? I fancy a kebab.??
Minger: British street slang for an ugly person. ??Did you see that face? What a minger!??
Do you have any other environmentally friendly products in the works?
YES! Watch out for our first range of lipgloss coming to Ulta stores in February. It’s incredibly dense, colour driven gloss that does NOT contain parabens, petroleum, phthalates, sulphates, or bismuth, and matches your favourite lacquer shades. Epic.
What’s your nail art of choice?
Gotta be the “freehand ombre” from last season’s Yigal Azrouel/Cut25 show. Snoop it ?C it’s beautiful.
Out of all the design houses you’ve worked with, which one is the most fun?
With February show looming, I’d better not answer that! They’re all so different to work with, some very quiet and serious, and others just totally out there. What I love the most is being able to sit and talk to the designer first hand about their inspiration, their muse, and how to mix a nail shade that helps complete her.
Listen up, stylistas! Because whether you’re a fabulous tutu-wearing gal, fabulous tutu-wearing diva in drag or you stick to fashions within your socially accepted gender role, H&M is about to amplify your street-chic cred.
The collaboration line hits U.S. stores Saturday morning-that’s tomorrow (or tonight if you’re a die-hard line monger), November 20th. And if what we’re looking forward to in the collection is anything like last night’s showcase was described, I’m getting my and my ready for the a.m.
Last night at a cozy ballroom at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin and H&M debuted the collection at a funky runway show that was truly fit for a queen. reports the show was full of energy: adorned with gay fashion icon and hydrangea lover, Yves Saint Laurent-inspired decor and top shelf fashion mavens, , Alexander Wang, Grace Coddington and Sofia Coppola among the crowd.
The show and the one-of-a-kind designs were extravagant in every detail (what else did you expect from a homosexual high-fashion designer?!). According to Fashionista.com, the models “made love to the camera” as they “ down the runway much like they [models] used to before the ’90s.” You can learn how to do that .
From a look at the runway photos, Lanvin seems to have channeled a young, risk-taking yet ornately sophisticated H&M shopper. Flirty, ultra-feminine details like bows, tulle or lace graced each look, at times, ingeniously combined with masculine trends like tuxedo jackets or pant suits. We are in love with the androgynous theme that blends “girly” and “manly” trends into one look. Particularly the lady tux.
Pattern tights were a staple throughout the show-leopard, fishnet, metallic, crochet lace-you name it, they wore it. Our drag divas will be thrilled to expect an even bigger hosiery moment than last year, particularly from H&M.
Alber wasn’t afraid to draw inspiration from the 80s with brightly colored fabrics, a-symmetrical cuts, pointy-toe pumps and vibrant make-up. One of his l