What? Can this be true? It is being said that Nina Garcia, fashion director of Elle, may have parted ways with the magazine. Rumors began brewing when Joe Zee was hired as creative director at the beginning of 2007, but speculations heated up even more when Nina was missing from an Elle-hosted event celebrating Simon Doonan's new book, Eccentric Glamor: Creating an Insanely More Fashionable You on Tuesday. Nina has yet to comment on the story but what a bummer if it's true. I'll keep you posted . . .
Posts for April 11th 2008
Unfortunately, we all can't be at the Fondation Pierre Bergé in Paris to view Yves Saint Laurent's amazing exhibition on the Moroccan dress. Bummer. Though it's not the same as actually being in Paris, there is an online site where you can immerse yourself into the history and passions behind Yves Saint Laurent's masterpieces throughout the years. This site will allow you to view his tribute to the Moroccan dress with images of original jewelry and caftans from Marrakech dating back to the 1800s. The discerning eye will be able to recognize the point of inspiration from the original ethnic pieces to the genesis of Yves Saint Laurent's couture pieces. A truly inspirational and informational site for any hardcore YSL fan.
Fergie has never really been one of my style icons, but prior to this outfit, she was doing quite well with her tailored shorts ensembles!
I can handle the crisp white button-down, oversized shades, and unassuming leather satchel, but they're hardly visible thanks to a bright orange (and is that patent I see?) cincher and the most loudly tie-dye jeans perhaps ever. There are ways to make tie-dye look chic, but a smaller dose is key.
I would much rather see her in some midrise wide leg jeans in an inky dark wash. The belt could be switched up in favor of a vintage brown one and the platform on those heels could be tamed down for a more daytime-appropriate look. How would YOU wear it?
Did you know that Bag Borrow or Steal is making a cameo (at the vall party . . . ) in the Sex and the City movie? Luckies. Clearly they're excited because they've dedicated a whole section to the fabulous foursome. Start by taking a purse-onality quiz then browse designer bags by your favorite character. I'm partial to the Carrie section and have my eyes peeled on this Vintage Hermes Midnight Blue Birkin Bag ($816-$850/week). Which section rocks your world?
I was wrapping up my workday when an unexpected package arrived at my desk. Oh my, it's from Net-a-Porter! I ripped rapidly and came face to face with a medium black book titled Notes, Volume 5. The cover didn't do much explaining so I flipped through, and a found a treasure at my fingertips. You too can get your hands on this free, limited-edition treasure when you buy from the retailer. It has up-to-the-minute info on the Spring/Summer trends, glossy editorials, and a fun article about Studio 54.
One of the coolest parts? It provides a product number next to each item, so you can easily shop the item online. Notice I said one of the coolest; the fancy stickers of runway photos and must-have accessories take the cake. Towards the end, there's a nifty "My Notes" section, a "Wardrobe Planner," and a "My Sizes" sheet. Beyond cool. Thanks, Net-a-Porter!
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Bottega Veneta is one of my favorite handbag brands, and a caramel confection like this Bottega Veneta New Pyramid Shoulder Bag ($1,584, originally $1,980) reminds me why. The trademark weave is absolutely sumptuous, but that price tag keeps my BV count to one for now.
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There has long been gossip about Topshop expanding its horizons in the U.S. Well, this gossip girl (aka Fab) is happy to report that all the talks have been put into action . . . Topshop will be setting up shop on Broadway in New York on October 10! This is beyond-great news. I no longer have to be jealous of my London friends.
At long last — after all of the notice-me advertising — Forgetting Sarah Marshall is finally here. Kristen Bell went all out in an appropriately tropical look for the Hawaii—set movie, choosing a Jenni Kayne printed maxi dress in an extra fresh cobalt blue and white palette. What really makes this special is the abundance of chunky gold accessories. They could have thrown the look into overkill territory, but with her beachy updo and casually glam dress, the overall effect strikes just the right balance.
- The strangest jobs in fashion — Independent UK
- Out on the sidewalk, dreams of Project Runway fame — NY Times
- Five key fashion pieces for this season — Times UK
- Hot for: Erin Fetherston — Refinery29
- Model Jourdan Dunn: "Why are the catwalks so white?" — Guardian UK
- Shop your closet like a fashion editor — In Style
- A new season of fashion hits the small screen — NYDN
- When is a fashion ad not a fashion ad? — NY Times
- The man in full: Tom Ford — Prestige HK
- Band of insiders — Style.com
The warm weather has finally arrived and I'm itching to go shopping for some new clothes! Spring shopping is serious business and I must be dressed in a full-proof outfit that will endure hanger snags, elbows, and aching feet.
I'll start you off with this Loeffler Randall Snake Print Sandal ($380) because I love the snake skin print and the flat heel will keep my dogs from barking.
Let's go Fab Finding! Be sure to come back and tell me your Fab Finds are up, or just tag your Fab Finds with shop til you drop outfit.
Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits, and you can use your Fab-Find bookmarks, too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab-Finding missions.
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