Prabal Gurung celebrated the launch of his Target collection with a star-studded carnival inspired by love, romance, and all things feminine and flirty. We caught up with the always-adorable Elizabeth Olsen, who talked about her love of patterns (and disdain for carnival rides), and Rashida Jones, who let us in on her early dating experiences and told us that her first kiss was "awful." Check it out in this Fashion Flash!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills just premiered on Bravo, but that doesn't mean it's too early to get their luxurious look for Halloween this year. Celebrity stylist Jessica Pastor fills us in on how to get the 90210 look this year to complete the perfect Halloween costume.
A new initiative from the EU's European Commission could conceivably require Apple to support Flash on their products. The initiative would require proprietary systems — like the iPad and iPhone— to open up to competitors. The exact language of the proposal is pretty technical, but was interpreted to mean that Apple would have to include Flash on its devices (something Adobe isn't in objection to); additionally, the move could require Apple to allow third-party devices (like Android phones) to sync with iTunes.
The rationale behind the agenda says that if the Internet and Internet technologies are divided, they'll be less beneficial for everyone: producers and consumers. Personally, I don't think any government — no matter how large or small — will be able to regulate certain aspects of technology, Apple's stance on Flash being one of them. Countries may be allowed to ban devices, but when it comes to regulation on this level, I'm afraid the EU might strike out.
What do you think?
I'm always skeptical about the quality of novelty gadget accessories, but I can't argue the aesthetic appeal of the Flash For Diana+, $60.
The flash was inspired by the original '60s design of the all plastic and vintagey Diana Dreamer and Diana F+ cameras, which are famous for bright and lo-fi images. Of course, this modern flash comes with an adapter for any standard hotshoe camera.
The "Diana Plug" attaches directly to the camera and fully syncs the flash. An integrated color flash feature allows you to splash a burst of colored light at your subject and the flash ships with a set of plastic color gels.
Sometimes the bells and whistles are not required. Realizing we sort of missed the Band of Outsiders Fall 08 collection during the madness of fashion week, we poked around to catch up on the happenings of the brand. Boy, the labels womenswear collection, is probably exactly how we'd dress if we lived in the fantasy world we invent while walking with our headphones on (okay, maybe not all of us). What convinced us even more, of the brands alignment with our fantasy world, is the simplicity of their website. Two blogs, one for Band and one for Boy, are made up cleanly with press images, goofy polaroids, and You Tube videos. There's no godawful Flash Player (something we all do agree on) there are no links to previous collections. There's simply a rolling log of succinct, clean images, and some links to likeminded websites. The feeling is like visiting an old friend, someone who you don't 'network' with, who you just like. Before long, you realize that this relationship is just much, much better than peripheral nonsense because, without the flash player, your left to enjoy some funny polaroids and cool clothes.