What a coincidence it is that two of our absolutely favorite times of the year are so close together: New York Fashion Week and St. Patrick’s Day ! It may not seem to you that the two go hand and hand, but you would be surprised. How so? Well, although green was not the "IT" color of Fashion Week, we identified the most fashionable shade of green with Pantone as Cypress green. This gorgeous ethereal color appeared on over half of our runway shows and is going to be popping up in our fave stores all over the place. We love this color; it looks so sophisticated and elegant. Cypress the most trend setting gorgeous way to sweeten up your wardrobe and get ready to show off your Irish pride (real or fake!).
The 2012 Emmy red carpet featured some amazing fashions that were sure to "wow." The Emmy nominees this season included red-carpet darlings like the saucy Sofia Vergara, the witty Tina Fey, the statuesque Nicole Kidman, the effervescient Zooey Deschanel and the stylish femmes of "Mad Men" including Jessica Pare who was breathtaking in a custom Jason Wu white and black one-shoulder gown. Hollywood glamour was cleary present on the red carpet as your favorite actresses arrived for the celebratory evening. Heidi Klum also looked ravishing dressed in a flowing pale blue chiffon gown, with figure flattering slits and Marilyn Monroe inspired hair & makeup. January Jones went goth in an ultra-sexy Zac Posen creation accented with a sleek pulled-back hairstyle and sultry smokey eye. Who was your favorite beauty of the night?!
No matter the occasion, red carpets, celebrities, and paparazzi never fails to bring us fabulous fashion we can revel in for days! The evening captured a theme of "classic elegance," says Nicole Richie, celebrity mentor on the upcoming series Fashion Star and famous boho beauty. Shining, shimmering, and showing some skin our favorite Hollywood bombshells lit up the event. Here are our nominees for Unparalleled Style in Best Golden Globe Fashion.
Lea Michele looked fabulous in this silver and sheer Marchesa gown. All of that choreographed dancing and singing has completely paid off in the form of an amazing body! To offset the elaborately embroidered design, Lea kept it simple with a classic updo, understated makeup (smokey eye, nude lip), and a bright emerald green cocktail ring.
Looking into another person’s life can sometimes be intoxicating. Especially when that person has boundless heaps of money, a gorgeous home, exciting social life, and do we even have to mention immaculate abs? Regardless of whether its right or wrong, we all secretly indulge vicariously on the delights (and disasters) of celebrity status. And here for you, is a look into the decadent sanctuaries of some of the hottest stars in NYC.
This piece of Entourage perfection chose a classic tri-level brownstone in Brooklyn, to call home. You can find this charming arched brownstone, and him, in the cute neighborhood of Clinton Hill, where Grenier has set up a (relatively) self-sustainable rooftop garden over his guest retreat. Lucky for us, he’s planning to stay a while and work on his new eco-advocate website SHFT.com.
The economic climate in recent years has broken down the spendthrift. These days even spendthrifts do less spending, and more thrifting. However, sometimes you just can't find what you need at the price you want. And that's ok, because some pieces are meant to be investments. Investment pieces are signature items of any wardrobe - rightfully termed and categorized as such for the practicality, durability, and timelessness of their nature. You can't put a price tag on quality like that, but when there is it's usually pretty high. Here are some big ticket investment pieces that we think actually are well worth the purchase.
If anything could tear us away from the Barney’s sale today, it would be the opening of Zac Posen’s first retail store. Located at 875 Washington Street in the heart of the fashionable Meatpacking district, the store is Z Spoke, Posen’s contemporary womenswear line. Until today the line was sold exclusively at Saks. "It's time to give a retail experience to the Z Spoke woman that houses a spectrum of items that complete a dream wardrobe. Z Spoke represents the nine-to-five part of the day - it has to feel practical and cool,” says Posen regarding the line. Ready-to-wear, accessories, and other in-store exclusives like candles, Posen print scarves, and Illesteva sunglasses are all ready to go home with us. The Z Spoke line features sleek silhouettes, wool separates, and our favorite, ostrich bags and wallets. Prices range from $78-$500. We’ll take it!
Add a seriously bright pop of color to your ensemble with this fuschia leather Z Spoke by Zac Posen bag. It's the perfect color-blocking accessory. And at 60% off, a total steal! Originally $475, now just $190.
Z Spoke by Zac Posen shoulder bag: raspberry leather, twisted strap with ties, gold hardware, curved flap-over top, snap fastening patch pocket at back, transparent card holder, feet, snap and zip-fastening interior pockets, fully lined in purple twill. Designer-embossed clasp at front.
About five years ago, Target became a major trendsetter (hard to believe, we know!) in retail. Traditionally known for budget clothing that actually looks like budget clothing, Target wasn’t expected to become a major player in the world of fashion retail.
So, the world was shocked when Target announced a designer collaboration with Fiorucci in December of 2005. What shocked us more was the fact that this was only the first designer collaboration- Target GO International would go on to release exclusive lines with designers like Proenza Schouler, Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Zac Posen, and our new favorite, Rodarte.
Awards season is in full swing!! With the Golden Globes behind us and the Academy Awards on the horizon, every Hollywood starlet’s stylist is on the hunt for the perfect gown.
Searching for awards season dresses is not a task for the faint of heart. It may consist of gallivanting from New York to London and Milan fashion week in search of the Holy Grail. Once the dress is found it’s a dash to the red carpet. The client is fitted, the dress tailored, shoes wrangled, jewelry borrowed, and hair and makeup debated. The A-lister is dressed and sent down the red carpet *fingers crossed* in hopes of snagging a coveted award and landing on the top of everyone’s best dressed list.
With recession headlines eclipsed by governmental candidates’ gaffes and the constant struggle of the left and right to compromise on anything of consequence, it is easy to overlook that we are still in fact, in the throes of an economic recession. This is probably why I dropped fifty bucks on a mermaid green hoodie at American Apparel this weekend without a second thought.
But I digress.
Instead of resigning to the discount aisles of Wal-Mart (cue Seinfeld’s “Not that there’s anything wrong with that”), the fashionably inclined have breathed new life into last season’s (and the season before that) styles and adapted to the less than ideal economic conditions. Style bloggers, online retailers, discount stores and high-end labels have not only made lemonade out of lemons; they’ve taken that lemonade and mixed a tasty cocktail then placed said cocktail in a sugar-rimmed martini glass.