DP: How did you first start in the Entertainment Industry?
DM: I first started in the entertainment industry by interning at MTV when I was 17 years old. I was going to NYU and simultaneously interning there. I eventually got hired as a production assistant and then a story coordinator/ associate producer. While I was still at NYU and working at MTV, a casting agent I met at a party one night asked me if I would come in and audition for a new show that Barbara Walters was producing. I went in and auditioned against 700 other girls and eventually was chosen as the "young one" on the show. I was only 21 years old and the youngest person ever in the history of daytime television to hold a permanent co-host position.
It’s finally here! Remember in May when we dropped the foot fetish-worthy news that Christian Louboutin had a pair of modern day Cinderella slippers in the making? Well hold on to your pumpkins—the “glass slippers” have been revealed! We speculated on the materials of the shoes, (Crystals? Diamonds? Magic stardust?) and even with our extravagantly high hopes, the real life slippers have succeeded our expectations.
Christian Louboutin has been giving fashionistas something to talk about for over two decades. This year, he celebrates his 20th anniversary with much more than candle-laden cake or fine china. His 20th anniversary capsule collection (feted with a visit to NYC’s Bergdorf Goodman) and self-titled book offering an inside look into the world of Louboutin debuted earlier this year. But that’s not all. Most excitingly—and buzz worthy—has been London’s Design Museum retrospective of the designer’s past twenty years.
Summer is a great time to show off your one-of-a-kind style and purchase a few essentials for your wardrobe. We all have the plain white T, pair of ray-bans, cut-off shorts, beach bag and pair of loafers hiding somewhere in our closets, but this summer, its time to liven up those pieces up! Take a look at these trendy new ways to freshen up the basic pieces and help make a statement with your summer wardrobe.
The Not-So-Plain White T
Everyone has a basic white t-shirt, whether it's a plain V-neck or a scoop; it’s an essential piece in every woman's closet. Instead of grabbing for the simple white T, go for a cool neckline or an asymmetrical hem! We love the look of this White T by Diane Von Furstenberg as it takes a new, chic look to the stable wardrobe piece with its wide neck, thick, asymmetrical hem, and oversized sleeves.
The ombre look has been showing up everywhere since it made its big boom in the hair industry a couple years back. Since then designers have been popping out new products from accessories, to clothing, to shoes and handbags, showing that fantastic color fade. We love the ombre look for summer and we’ve made a great list of ombre must-haves for this season! If you really want to go all out ombre, and haven’t seen our DIY ombre nails piece yet, check that out too! This summer is going to be all things ombre, so get on it!
For years, and years we have connected the brand Christian Louboutin to sky-high stilettos. They're so conspicuous we can spot their bright red soles from miles away! The who’s who of the fashion elite and those who could only dream of wearing a pair watch in admiration as they saunter by. Needless to say, the Paris-based fashion designer has taken the shoe and handbag world by storm, so what’s next on his list? Louboutin has decided to embark on a new venture into the beauty industry where he will be partnering up with New York-based Batallure Beauty LLC.
It’s safe to say that at some point or another—could have been years ago, for us it was yesterday—all of us fashionistas have dreamed about being a princess. Thanks to Disney, our fairytale fantasies have taken every form from Parisian (provincial) princess to sweet sleeping beauty. All of which involve a gorgeous gown and a handsome prince, of course. It seems the collaboration of Disney princesses and fairytale fashion would result in endless inspiration and complete success. In a moment of genius design inspiration and carefully calculated timing—we’re about to find out.
For those of you unfamiliar with the genius of Rick Owens, allow us to introduce you. This American born but Paris based designer is worshiped by the fashion elite for his innovative, edgy, slightly Goth aesthetic. For Spring 2012, Rick introduced his 100mm Mohawk Wedge Boot for men, his first heeled boot for men. (For those of you too lazy to Google it, 100mm translate to just under 4 inches.) Although visionary, Rick Owens was not the first to introduce the heeled boot trend. Jeffrey Campbell, the beloved footwear brand, had its Areas men’s boot with its 2.5-inch heel. Other designers who have embraced the heeled boot trend are Gareth Pugh and Alain Quilici.
Denim, as usual, is showing up everywhere for spring and summer. From denim shirts to dresses, and even handbags you can expect to see plenty of blue this season. With so many options, getting the "right" look can be a challenge. We all know when it comes to denim, there is a very fine line between fashion forward and fashion faux pas! So we have have picked out of a few of our top favorite denim pieces for this season that will keep you on trend without looking like Farmer John. Check them out and get inspired for your next denim buy!