March 19, 2009
It’s really magical when a celebrity and a product are a good marriage and just seem to make sense together. But when it isn’t a harmonious coupling, it really seems to stand out like a sore thumb. Like Lindsay Lohan and tanning products. Let’s face it — Lindsay — you and I both have pale, freckly skin. We don’t tan. There are no buts about it. The product that she is a part of, called Sevyn Nine, uses real caramel to give a “natural” look and will be launched in Sephora as a six-month exclusive. Still, by looking at the promo shot (above) for Sevyn Nine, and a pic that we snapped of her during New York Fashion Week, it doesn’t look like a tan I’d admire, or one I’d necessarily want to achieve. Maybe I’m wrong, and the stuff will sell like hotcakes, but for some reason I don’t quite get the impression that La Lohan + Self-Tanners=cha-ching. Thoughts?
February 14, 2009
[Runway Images from Style.com]
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Super soft knits, futuristic batwing-sleeve dresses, and leather pailettes dresses and skirts made up a strong collection.
Slinky was the word du jour, with heavily draped layers of jersey and silk in mostly muted hues.
Loved the Abaete for paylesrs heels and ankle boots draped heavily with chains – the clothes too reflected the chained motif, along with wide ruffles, jaquard, and a bit of metallics.
Androgyny was defined anew, with men donning high-waisted pants with a corset-like aesthetic, see through pants, and (my favorite) a blazer that instead of buttons, had a zipper closure.
Despite the Lindsay Lohan media circus, this was one of Charlotte’s strongest collections to date, with a heavy dose of leather and unusual detailing like elbow and back slits built into tops and jackets.
University of Art:
There’s no doubt that these students are incredibly talented, with carefully engineered prints on oversized sweaters and coats being the showstoppers.
It’s nice to see that Jason Wu catered to all women, and not just the first lady in his runway collection, with a great selection of wonderful dresses, complete with incredible prints.
November 24, 2008
To begin you’ll need a basic black cami, like this Cassandra Lace Cami from dELiA’s for $19.50, and some black tights (we swear by the UO Supersoft Bamboo Tights, $18 from Urban Outfitters). Next, add a colorful high–waisted tulip skirt. The pop of color will counter all of the black that you’ll be wearing with this outfit, and the tulip shape adds femininity. American Apparel’s Polyester Micro-Fiber Tulip Skirt, for $28, is perfect for this piece.
Now for the main grunge ingredient: over the tank and the skirt, layer a long sleeved plaid flannel shirt, and roll up the sleeves. We prefer the men’s Mountain Pond plaid shirt, $80 at Abercrombie and Fitch (search “mens” then click “shirts”), or you can always just “borrow” one from your dad or boyfriend! The shirt should look over-sized and a little sloppy to juxtapose the chic aspect of the look. Fasten on a black belt, like this Fashion Focus Black Croc-Stamped Patent Wide Belt from Bluefly for $27, over the flannel to accentuate your feminine features under that baggy shirt. If you want to expose the cami, leave the flannel unbuttoned and peel back the front shirttails before putting the belt on.
The Midnight Suede Bowtie Bootie, $88 from Urban Outfitters is the perfect shoe for this outfit because they’ve got an adorable bow, yet still have a pretty hardcore aesthetic. Finally, to top it off, add a Blair Waldorf-like black headband like this one from Forever 21 for $2.80, and voila! You are now equipped to rock out grunge-chic!