Posts for March 7th 2008
Flashback: '70s TV Show Predicts Future Fashion Trends Tomorrow Today was a UK television program of the '70s that claimed to predict trends and lifestyle habits of the future. And where did the experts foresee fashion going? They had a space-age getup in mind, complete with metallic miniskirts and "specially adapted cosmetics belts" to free us ladies of our bulky purses. How novel!
This may look like just an everyday fashion ad, but look closer and you'll see that the model has prosthetic limbs. That's because Aimee Mullins was born without fibulae in both legs. All of Kenneth Cole's latest non-uniform thinking ads have a message that goes beyond outer beauty. They still do their job — sell shoes — but in the most nonsuperficial way possible. One ad features a gay married couple and their daughter, while another is modeled by the HIV-positive editor-in-chef of POZ Magazine. I'm more physically drawn to pretty ads, but these have a strong emotional message. What do you think?
The eccentrics are the Björks of footwear — they never want to blend in, they are true individuals. No matter where they go, they, to their disdain, are the center of attention. You can never pin them to one particular style because they do it all and they do it loud. If you dare step into an eccentric shoe, be ready for the untamed consequences . . .
It may have paillettes on the front, asymmetrical sleeves and Marc Jacobs on the label, but this Marc Jacobs Number 9 Mini Dress ($1,565) still looks like a glorified sports jersey to me. Do you feel the same, or do you see something I don't see?
Actress Lake Bell attended a party hosted by Eva Longoria looking understated but still radiant. She belted her paisley Shoshanna dress to show off her waist and gave the look a splash of color with a red clutch. I'm going to continue watching Lake . . . she has all the attributes for a style star!
Alice + Olivia Designs Shoes — For Payless! Amanda Bynes, Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, and more love Alice + Olivia’s flirty little dresses. And now the designers behind the girly line are branching out with the release of the first ever Alice + Olivia shoe collection — at Payless! The bright polka-dot flats, patent-trimmed sneakers, platform wedges, and even a clutch, range from $30-$40.0 Comments
Fashion is experiencing a hippie revival and I am not protesting this trend. However, I need your help deciding if I like handkerchief hems or not. I already confidently don wide-legged jeans and denim vests, but I'm not so sure about this nonchalant detail. This Jovovich-Hawk for Target Arabesque Halter Dress ($30) is something Lux would have worn in The Virgin Suicides but is it too '70s nostalgia. Thoughts?
- Victoria Beckham cover shoot — behind the scenes — Vogue UK
- The Double Life of Karl Lagerfeld — Prestige HK
- My life in fashion: Lou Doillon — The Times UK
- Learning Some Lessons About How the Pecking Order Works — NY Times
- Runway to rack: Finding looks that will sell — WSJ
- Gap: Artistic to a tee — Fashion Week Daily
- Vogue cover chic — Page Six
- Marc Jacobs makes 'plagiarized' scarf payout — The Local
- Anna Wintour impersonator storms Lanvin — Style File
- Fall's Top Accessories — Style.com
Mandy Moore and a team of experts are lending a helpful hand at uPumpItUp.com — a place for women to gather and inspire each other to be better every day. It's all about setting personal goals and reaching them. One section of interest is the Express section, hosted by Bobbie Thomas. In her challenge, she helps you tackle your oft-intimidating closet. "Your wardrobe is a collection of experiences and who you are," and therefore to put your best foot forward she suggests taking one to two hours a weekend to plan your wardrobe for the week. Sounds Fab to me.
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