a vintage top, some cutoffs, and my favorite muse bag complete this easy, breezy summer look. (kareem anglin)
fashion + beauty + insider interviews + est 2006
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
a vintage top, some cutoffs, and my favorite muse bag complete this easy, breezy summer look. (kareem anglin)
bids are still going for barney's new york. fast retailing co, the japanese company that runs uniqlo, just offered another bid of $900 million - in cash! this tops their competitors offer of $825 million. (wgsn.com)
donatella versace's rep came out to deny rumors that the designer will be creating a special custom wardrobe for the spice girls reunion tour. i am sorta sad, that would have been the height of trashtasticness. (vogue.com)
Monday, July 30, 2007
i love this look for ashanti. the hair looks sophisticated and that summer dress is just how i like it: short, bright, and sexy. even her clear, thong, flats are a hit. let's hope the same can be said for her album when it drops.
the posture is awful. but besides that, what's not to love in this photo of naomi campbell at the grammy foundation gala event. i love the mettalic armor detail on the dress and those shoes are a perfect compliment.
clearly, a big bootie does not a beautiful back shot make. super high stilletto heels can have the same dayum effect. case in point: victoria "posh spice" beckham's over-dressed fabulousness on recent shopping trip with her haute husband. becks looks good, and ofcourse, queen latifah is beautiful, even when dressed as a commoner. but both pale next to posh.
way to capitalize on being a jail bird. yes, ja rule definitely got bail. but i def don't think it's too fly that you had to put your new jersey mansion up to make it. just my humble opinion. blaynista's know that i love being financial fabulous as i do being fashionably so. ja rule looks good in this witty tee - but is it really all good financially? just asking.....
no. it's not the clothing. on swizz's wife, mashonda, that dress looks very average and oversold (i think joyce leslie, forever 21, and ever "boutique" in soho sells it.) and that polo hat looks whatever on swizz. but do you know what makes these two look fabulous and rundown-worthy? their very beautiful marriage which has stood the test of time, groupies, and kids. this is something to aspire to.
another one for the something new files! because i know many of you are budding fashionista's who aspire to be writers, designers, and pr execs in fashion - i have decided to interview the best of the best in the industry ( and ofcourse, they are all blaynista's!) to find out the what, where, and how of working - and getting work - in the fashion industry. they are labled "career chronicles." our first profile is ms. charreah jackson, a young woman i fell in total love with when i met her at a panel discussion weeks ago. i followed up witih her for the scoop on her job as editorial assistant for essence.com. read and enjoy!
find out how YOU can be this happy at your job too!
*Ian Wagasky, formerly at Judith Agisim Associates, has been named executive assistant to Fern Mallis, senior vice president of IMG Fashion.
*Marisa Drucks, currently executive assistant to Fern Mallis, senior vice president of IMG Fashion, is leaving to join The Wall Group, where she will work with Brooke Wall in the same capacity.
*Zanna Roberts has been promoted to senior fashion editor at Marie Claire. She was previously fashion editor there.
*Ning Chao, formerly beauty editor at In Style, is now senior beauty editor at Marie Claire. Kahlana Barfield, formerly assistant editor at In Style, has been named associate beauty editor.
*Jaimee Zanzinger has been named executive editor, special projects at Real Simple. She had been editor there.
*Rachel Hardage has been named executive editor, special projects at Real Simple. She had been editor there.
*Jenny Bailly, beauty director at Cosmopolitan, has left the magazine.
*Ruthie Fonseca, an assistant to People StyleWatch accessories editor Regina Delgado Gardiner, has left. Succeeding her is Christine Cruz.
*Peter Waldman has been named senior writer at Condé Nast Portfolio. He had been foreign correspondent at Wall Street Journal.
*Rebecca Dana has left the New York Observer and joined the Wall Street Journal.
azzedine alaia, just bought back his namesake label from prada spa. no word on how much he shelled out for his own name/brand. (wwd.com)
Saturday, July 28, 2007
this photo of trina getting ready at a shoot for her latest album has been on the web for a while. but hey, it's a slow fassip day, so why not talk about her - i mean, her style. i am torn between loving and hating this look. i love it because although that assymetrical, "edgy" cut is so last month (rhianna and all the girls on my block have already tapped this), it looks very refreshing and modern on trina. the dress is whatever, but again for trina, and on trina, it looks pretty good. and maybe , that's why i hate the look. for a comeback album shoot, you shouldn't give "pretty good" or simply "refreshing." this is trina. she should be giving, sexy, diva, glam, trashtastic. do i want too much?
Friday, July 27, 2007
savannah miller, co-designer of the line Twenty8Twelve, also wearing one of her pieces. (fashionweekdaily.com)
stuart vevers is the new designer for loewe, the legendary spanish label which is known for it's leather goods and was aquired by luxury conglomorate, lvmh. (wwd.com)
jay-z is set to debut a swaggerlicious (YOU READ THAT WORD HERE FIRST!) ad campaign for rocawwear titled "i willl not lose." it will hit media outlets on august 15th. (wwd.com)
vogue.com's, leisa barnett, writes that pringle's new "louisa" back is th e next hot ish. personally, i don't cosing. pleather was never my speed. even in the 90s. (vogue.co.uk)
gap has a new ceo, glenn murphy. will this work? i hope so! (wwd.com)
Thursday, July 26, 2007
an exterior shot of the money-making store. (inetours.com)
those bergdof blonds sure do know how to spend. acording to wwd.com, the store reached $500 million dollars in sales for the first time in it's fiscal history. the mileston was reached at noon on july 19th. must be nice for bergdof's and those commission based sales associates.
an ad for the faconnable line. (storms.be)
wow. and the sales don't stop. what is it about this summer? companies are selling off fashion brands like the gap sells khaki's: quick and cheap. the latest victim is facconable which, according wwd, was just sold by nordstroms for 210 million to the M1 Group, a company based in lebanon that's "seeking to build a porfolio of luxury and fashion brands." well good for all involved. but is it just me or is 210 million a bit cheap for a line like faconnable? there are plots of land in manhattan that cost more than that.
an item from the karen millen collection.(mosaic-fashions.co.uk)
if you've ever shopped at forever 21, joyce leslie, or h+m ( i am very guilty on all three counts) then you know the deal: low end retailers copy from high-end designers - and high-end stores- all the time. well the buck stops here, at least for three stores in ireland. according to wgsn, karen millen, whistles, and coast , all based in ireland and owned by the same company, are suing dunnes stores for allegedly selling knockoff versions oftheir clothing at a much cheaper price. the case is set to go to trial in october and the outcome could be bad for dunnes. if the three stores win, which seems likely according to an expert in the case, then the three designers will win legal protection of their designs for at least three years.
an exterior shot of deakin university in australia, where the research was done (tmc.edu)
ever heard of photocromatic technology? ummm i haven't either. but itmay just be the new rage. accoding to wgsn, researchers in australia, led by phd student tony chen, have just developed a way to block harmful uv rays in wool fabrics. this means we can look forward to coats, sweaters, and chic knee length winter dresses that do double-duty of making us keeping us cute and cancer free (what more could a fashinista want!?) the only draw back - or benefit - ? the fabric changes colors. so far white fabrics which have been tested change to blue or red
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
designer alber elbaz is launching a line of porceline, minature dolls, that will be dressed in his upcoming fall collection. these pretty little things will sell for a not so attractive price of $345 a piece. (www.wwd.com)
tommy hilfiger will present the prestigious annabelle award at stella fashion night in zurich this coming fall. the winner gets an internship with tommy hilfiger among other fab things. (www.fashionweekdaily.com)
jennifer lopez will be the new face of fashion rocks, the fashionable insert that is included in many of conde nast magazines fall issues. (www.wwd.com)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Erin Fetherston of Fetherston Design Group
Phillip Lim of 3.1 Phillip Lim
Rogan’s Rogan Gregory
Philip Crangi of Philip Crangi Jewelry
Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders
Threeasfour’s Gabriel Asfour, Angela Donhauser, and Adi Gil
Nunthirat Koi Suwannagate of Koi
Vena Cava’s Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai
Victoria Bartlett of VPL
diane von furstenberg is opening a string of boutiques in europe. note 1, not 2, not 3. but 5. AND is launching dvf shoes next spring. only she could do it.
beloved menswear designer, thom browne, known for his sharp tailored suits is formally launching a womenswear capsule collection according to wwd.com.
japan's fast retailing corporation, aka owners of uniqlo, have until august 11th to see complete their bid for barney's new york
versace just opened it's latest store in taiwan.
this is how you do casual chic. jennifer lopez looks simply amazing in puerto rico, where photogs caught her as she was busy publicizing her new movie, el cantante which will debut august 8th. she flawlessly pulls off a new (old) trend, flared jeans, which are coming back in a big way. the chunky heels she wears (they peep from underneath the hem of the jeans) balance out the fullness of the bottom and that bold printed shirts sets it off. i love the bag. it says i'm fab, but i'm still all business. i live for this outfit.
and now for some tasty tackiness: deelishis and buckeey at flava flav's comedy central roast. you gotta give it to these girls - they look good! why? despite the oodles of spandex, trashtastic length and lace front wigs - they know what style formula works for them, and their bodies, and they stick to it.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
so guess who is rocawear's new model? none other than ci-ci herself. she will be modelling pieces for their fall collection for the labels latest campaign.iwonder what her boyfriend, and g-unit clothing owner, 50 Cent thinks of this deal. but i digress....i love the idea of this athletic, sexy r&b singer modeling for this "street" label, but. don't know how into the execution i am....
Monday, July 16, 2007
i've never felt compelled or motivated to refer to katie holmes as fab. never. but today she has earned that title. in a recent photo of her and her baby suri, she is looking every inch the "a-list" hollywood wife. get into the tousled hair, over-sized glasses, sexy trency, and the hottest accessory of the season: a beautiful baby. loves it!
they tried so hard, but tori and her boo just can't get it right. i like the dress and she puts it together well, but that super sloppy skirt + shirt her husband, dean, has on, just pulls her down. dean: try harder.
i don't know about this. eva's dress definitely doesn't look awful, but i can't say it looks amazing either. the whole thing sort of looks/feels forgettable. see more pics at ohnotheydidn't.com or dlisted.com.
this is how this is how you do it son. t.i/tip (pick your alias) looks absolutely fabulous. the suit fits just right, and his pocket square is perfectly positioned and adds an urbane touch to the overall look. loves it!