sábado, 31 de julio de 2010

Bralettes, Bustiers, Corsets, Call Them What You Will…Would You Wear One?” y 10 mas

Bralettes, Bustiers, Corsets, Call Them What You Will…Would You Wear One?” y 10 mas

Bralettes, Bustiers, Corsets, Call Them What You Will…Would You Wear One?

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 04:09 PM PDT

There’s a lot of exposed midriff this summer and with good reason–it’s been really effing hot. And here’s the good news: You can expose you’re midsection without looking, well, slutty. There are tons of soft loose slouchy tees out there that are cropped and super sexy without crossing the line. We’ve also noticed a slew of bustiers, bralettes and corset tops this summer. It’s a bod-con look that’s tricky to pull off but these bustiers are meant to be worn as outerwear and they are not all laced-up-the-back and stripper-y. They’re kinda cute.


Best Dressed: Blake Loves Chanel, Poppy Pops in Red and More!

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

This week, Blake Lively opted to show off her long stems in Chanel Cruise, which she’s been wearing a lot lately. Cameron Diaz did the same in Vionnet, as did Karlie Kloss in Willow. Poppy Delevigne looked great in vintage red lace and Bulgari jewelry, as did Gemma Arteron in Isabel Marant.

Gap Celebrates 1 Year of 1969 Jeans, Allowing Me to Grill Patrick Robinson About Obama

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

It’s been a year since Gap spun off its 1969 denim line into a separate brand.

In honor of the anniversary, Gap creative director Patrick Robinson hosted a celebratory breakfast. Seven things I learned:

1. Hanging out with President Obama is “awesome.” Robinson was one of the lucky few who attended the Obama dinner at Anna’s house on Wednesday night. He divulged that it was an intimate, memorable experience. Essentially, he was blown away.

2. Kelly Cutrone might hate the phrase, but people who get far in fashion really are passionate about it. In the middle of chowing down, Robinson gave a little speech about “elevating the brand,” and everything he’s excited about, from the latest premium denim to the new pants collection, which will launch in two weeks. He got us excited too, and it was obvious that he’s full-on committed to making Gap really, really good.

3. Japanese men love their handbags. Robinson, who keeps an office in Tokyo, told us that Gap Japan’s men’s section boasts a new “man bag” every month or so. Guys like their bags to match their outfits. The creative director gets a ton of inspiration from the streets of Tokyo–he thinks Japanese dudes might have the best style in the world. (And European women, of course.)

4. We might get a taste of Gap’s Japanese offerings sooner than later. While product at Gap stores all over the world is more homogenized than it was in the past, some stores still receive special products. Now pieces available in the Japanese stores will begin to pop up at select stores in the States.

5. Gap wants to be modern, not nostalgic. With “heritage” at the forefront of most brand’s marketing plans, it’s important to Robinson to keep Gap modern and fresh, instead of relying on old techniques and styles. I find that notion inspiring. I’m kind of getting sick of questionably authentic heritage campaigns.

6. I love denim. Thanks to Gap for replacing my tired black jeans with a pair of super skinny leggings from the 1969 collection. I will wear them with pride.

7. Maialino’s eggs with Pecorino cheese are delicious. That is all.

Caption This: Snooki, aka the “Turnip Turned On Its Tip,” Arrested

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:02 PM PDT

Today in not at all shocking news, Nicole Polizzi, aka “Snooki,” has been arrested for disorderly conduct in Seaside Heights, NJ, TMZ is reporting. The #FreeSnooki hashtags are already clogging my twitter feed and J-Woww is twittering about holding a candlelight vigil outside the Seaside Heights police station. We’re wondering how Cathy Horyn is feeling about Snooki’s arrest, considering her harsh profile of the “not conventionally attractive…short-waisted” Jersey Shore star. We can’t wait for the Free Snooki gear. Let the t-shirt making begin. Slate’s already got up this handy graphic to give you a head start.

Prism’s Anna Laub Turns Her Beloved Glasses Into Sunnies

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:01 PM PDT

LONDON–Anna Laub once flagged down an old man in a pub to ask him where he got his glasses.

By then, she'd been on the hunt for the perfect frames for long enough to know that she shouldn't let another good pair get away. Besides the pub, she had searched through markets and specialty stores in London, Rio and Tel Aviv, and still couldn't find her ideal pair.

So she decided to make her own.

"If I was looking for it, then other people must have been looking for it too," she reasons.

Last spring, Laub launched Prism—an independent line of handmade glasses that's been steadily gaining devotees.

Inspired by the best of vintage glasses, the five acetate frame styles are all oversized and modishly bookish.

"I really wanted to do something that was slightly fashionable but not over the top, really thinking about a balance between minimalism and sophistication," she says.

Anna, who travels the world for her day job as a WGSN editor, named each style after a different fashion-forward city. There's New York ("classic cool"), Paris ("a bit more coquettish"), Rio ("sexier"), London ("edgier) and Rome ("the place in Italy where things are happening").

So much time around glasses means she can glance at someone and immediately know which style will work (apparently I'm Rio, dark tortoiseshell).

She's just added sunglasses—the result of a groundswell of demand after she fitted one set of her frames with darker lenses.

We say: let the sun shine.

More On Sunglasses:
Our Favorite Sunglasses of the Season
Do $500 Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes Better Than a $5 Pair? Maybe Not.
I Need, I Want, I Have To Have: Shuron's "Freeway" Sunglasses (Or Moscot's "Nebb"…I'm Torn)

Racked Dealfeed: Alexander Wang, Agent Provocateur, Bird and More

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:25 PM PDT

Alexander Wang
Deal: Up to 80% off the designer’s coveted apparel and handbags
When/Where: Thursday, August 5th through Sunday, August 8th. Thurs 2pm—7pm, Fri and Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 10am—4pm. 93 Mercer St between Spring & Broome Sts (no phone)

Deal: Up to 75% off early spring and summer merchandise from labels like Alexander Wang, Steven Alan, and Rachel Comey
When/Where: Ongoing. Mon—Fri noon—8pm, Sat noon—7pm, Sun noon—6pm. Cobble Hill: 220 Smith St at corner of Butler Street St (718-797-3774). Park Slope: 316 Fifth Ave between 2nd and 3rd Sts (718-768-4940). Williamsburg: 203 Grand St between Bedford and Driggs Aves (718-388-1655).

Alter Brooklyn
Deal: Up to 60% off brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Cheap Monday, Preloved, Matt & Nat, Dear Creatures, and more
When/Where: Ongoing. Tues—Sat noon—8pm, Sun noon—7pm. 109 and 140 Franklin St at Greenpoint Ave (718-349-0203)

Agent Provocateur
Deal: Up to 50% off risqué lingerie
When/Where: Ongoing. Mon—Sat 11am—7pm, Sun noon—6pm. 133 Mercer St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-965-0229)

Sigerson Morrison
Deal: 70% off select items from Sigerson Morrison’s main shoe line and the less-expensive, edgier line Belle by Sigerson Morrison
When/Where: Thursday, July 29 through Sunday, August 1.
Thurs—Sat 11am—7pm, Sun noon—6pm. Nolita: 28 Prince St between Elizabeth and Mott Sts (212-219-3893). Upper East Side: 19 East 71st St at Madison Ave (212-734-2100)

Last Night’s Parties: M Missoni n’ Music On Top of the Standard (Beware the Wind)

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT

As part of M Missoni’s “M Music” series–a partnership the brand has started with up-and-coming musicians to boost their careers–M Missoni threw a party at The Standard’s Le Bain last night. The rooftop soiree featured the talents (and beauty) of Danish performer Oh Land.

M Missoni couldn’t have chosen a more fashionable performer to champion. Girl looks like a model (she’s a former ballerina) but has the voice and quirk and performance chops worthy of some serious hype. Wearing a very short brown and red M Missoni poncho-caftan-type thing, Oh Land held the fashionable socialite-y audience captive (Byrdie Bell, Anne Dexter Jones and Genevieve Jones were all present and accounted for) banging around some drum sticks we fancied to be magic wands (they were wound with blue ribbon!), accompanied by a bunch of balloons with images of singing faces projected on them.

Up on the roof, things were very blustery, and we got a little schadenfreude-ish pleasure watching all the beautiful socialites in flimsy summer dresses try their best to administer some frock-control. We wondered if those Standard rooftop veterans plan their outfits taking the wind into account–hence many PYTs in rompers and white pants–and found ourselves coveting the adorable server outfits: J.Crew’s perfect fit long-sleeved striped tee, a short denim mini skirt and black flats. C’est parfait.

Street Style: Jayme Loves Her Charity Shops!

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Name: Jayme



Where are you from originally?

Which area in New York do you enjoy most? So far, Greenwich Village, but I've only been here for two days.

How would you describe your style? I like to wear things that no one else has.

What is your current favorite song? “The Turnaround Road” by Diane Cluck

What is your favorite film?
Howl's Moving Castle

Where are your shoes from?
Beyond Retro in London

Where is your bag from? A charity shop in Brighton.

And your necklace? The silver pendant is from New Zealand and the other is from a jewelry shop in Brighton.

**All photos by Ashley Jahncke.

Fashion News Roundup: American Apparel Still Screwed, Terry Richardson Hearts Snooki and Vaness Traina for Proenza

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 09:35 AM PDT

American Apparel auditor can’t take it anymore: American Apparel’s downward financial spiral doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Deloitte, American Apparel’s accounting firm, just resigned due to unreliable financial statements. The resignation sent AA’s stock plummeting 14%. {Going Concern}

Terry GTL’s:
The Jersey Shore cast was all over Terry Richardson’s blog yesterday. It looks like he followed the cast around Seaside for some shot-taking and fist-pumping. He even put together a video that includes Snookie spraying hairspray in her own face, repeatedly. {Terry Richardson’s Diary}

The Other September Issue: Rumors of a camera crew at W’s offices got people wondering if W would be following in fellow Conde Naste mag Vogue’s footsteps with another September issue documentary. W confirmed they are shooting a documentary about their September issue, the first under new EIC Stefano Tonchi, which will air only online as part of an “online film festival.” At least we won’t have to pay $12.50 to see it. {The Cut}

Revolutionary Fashion: From bra-burning to skinheads to “Mexican emos,” fashion has been a popular and, at times, successful way for people to rebel against society. Here’s a roundup of “fashion’s greatest fuck-you’s” throughout history that actually may have helped change it. {Viceland}

Shop the Ace at home:
The Ace hotel’s Opening Ceremony-curated “gift shop” has quickly become one of NYC’s hippest boutiques for tourists and locals. And now, there is ace.openingceremony.us, where you can shop exclusive merchandise like Band of Outsiders pajamas without evening coming to New York. {The Thread}

Proenza at the beach: Proenza Schouler’s newest online exclusive is this super cute tie dye racer back tank and they enlisted Vanessa Traina to…demonstrate it? She basically stands on a gorgeous beach wearing it over a bikini awkwardly crossing and uncrossing her arms while her long hair blows in the wind. Not a bad gig. {Proenza Schouler}

What’s Your Shopping Personality?

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 09:00 AM PDT

We’ve got to admit–we looovve personality tests. Say the words “Myers-Briggs” and you’ll have our full-on attention for hours upon hours. So this new “Shopper Personality” survey, released by market research firm WSL Strategic Retail, is right up our alley.

The company has come up with five shopping “personalities,” and while the survey is supposed to provide insight into consumer psychology, it’s also pretty damn funny. The five possible categories are:

If you’re household income is around $60,000 and you’re living pay to pay, and you’re pretty angry about your situation, then you’re a Miserable Mona. Favorite spots? Dollar General and Big Lots. Don’t even ask about online shopping.

At the other hand of the spectrum, Shop-a-Lot Sue is also strapped for cash, but she loves to shop. She still shops at discount stores, but she enjoys it. No bitterness here.

For those who would rather save than spend–all five of you–direct yourself to the I'll Pass Patty section of the room. With an annual household income of $90,000, Patty has money to blow, but she’s careful with it. We wish we could say the same thing.

Bubble Barbie likes to spend, spend, spend–and not think about the consequences. Sounds like us!

The final personality–Chic Chic Charlotte–can afford to spend (her annual household income is around $101,000) and she likes to. You’ll find her shopping everywhere from TJ Maxx to Barneys.

Which personality are you? No, you’re not allowed to choose based on the absurdity of the moniker.

Ten Questions for Project Runway

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 08:00 AM PDT

1) Did Tim's voice get deeper? And does he seem bored? And are these things possibly related?

2) Who wore bangs better, Selma Blair or Heidi?

3) Is it ironic that the judges have bitched so much in the past about contestants who too literally copy famous designers, and then the show allowed that fugly Valentino Petale rip-off bag to be used?

4) I have so many questions about Casanova, I don't know where to begin. To summarize: Is he a joke or really on the show?

5) Who wants to adopt Peach as their mom, despite her taste in pants?

6) Does Jennifer Aniston time all her movie releases with new Project Runway seasons?

7) Who else can't wait to say the phrase, "That is an unfortunate pant," a la Selma Blair? Look out, NY fashion week designers. We are watching your pants.

8) Does Project Runway have someone on the staff who can legally prescribe poor nervous Nicholas some Xanax?

9) On a scale of "she's fine" to "I want to slap her," how annoying is Ivy?

10) Who stayed up late and secretly watched On the Road With Austin and Santino and would never admit it in a million years? Just asking. I didn’t. Nope.