Glam Damn It
* Coco Chanel wearing a jersey suit in Biarritz, 1928. Shot by Roger-Viollet.
Two feature films dedicated to the icon’s life will be coming out this year. “Coco Before Chanel,” a biopic of the celebrated fashion designer is based on the book “L’Irreguliere” (The Nonconformist) by Edmonde Charles-Roux.
Audrey Tautou stars as Gabrielle Chanel, known as Coco, before she became famous. The film will feature dresses from the Chanel collection archives. Karl Lagerfeld himself insisted on supervising the re-creation of costumes and accessories. Images from Anne Fontaine’s “Coco Before Chanel” have already leaked, and by the looks of it – the fashion world is certain to embrace the epic film.
Salvatore Ferragamo and Yohji Yamamoto, an unlikely duo in the fashion world, are coming together to create a new line of shoes called Salvatore Ferragamo for Yohji Yamamoto.
“Ferragamo is the top specialist in shoe making and working with them was an amazing experience that bought me lots of happiness,” said Yamamoto in an exclusive interview. Yamamoto commented that while Ferragamo’s shoes were original - they lacked a masculine, unisex feel.
Some of the standout shoes in the collection include an urban take on the hiking boot in a black-and-white pattern; a smooth two-toned lace-up, and a strawberry red pull-on ankle boot.
The shoes will be available in July in Yamamoto boutiques, 35 of Ferragamo flagship stores and, selected points of sales. Retail prices range from $470 to $1050.
Unleash your inner animal and accessorize with this season’s hottest trend – animal rings. From the jungle to the safari there is an animal shaped ring to fit every person’s personality. Flashy rings with encrusted diamonds and bold necklaces stand alone, so pair one of these animal inspired pieces with something simple. Check out Delfina Delettrez’s animal jewelry for your own inspiration. We love, love, love that elephant ring, but if Delettrez’s collection is slightly out of your price range try Top Shop for more affordable pieces. Either way, you’ll be sure to look fabulously fierce. Roar.
After turning orange one too many times, Lindsay Lohan has decided to launch her own self tanning line. Her line of self tanners is set to launch this spring and has named the line after her favorite numbers, Sevin Nyne. Lindsay has paired up with tanning expert Lorit Simon, who has turned many starlets into bronzed beauties for the red carpet and photo shots. The spray contains no chemicals and uses caramel instead of artificial colors to obtain that sun kissed glow. Products will be available on April 15th through sephora.com and enter stores May 1st for a six month trial.
What: BB Ballet Flat by Repetto
Store: Kirna Zabete
Repetto’s classic ballet flat features imported suede and metallic polka dots. Color options are yellow with gold metallic or red with silver metallic detail. Although they come with the heftier price-tag expected from Kiran Zabete boutique, expected a great fit that will not leave your feet torn up at day’s end. Pair with a dark wash jeans or white pant, no sleeve cardigan or wrap blouse and a slew of bangles.
The average American woman wears a size 14, but with most designers not making clothes above a size 10, it can be hard to find cute stylish clothes. But there is good news; fast fashion chain store Forever 21 will be launching a spin off, Faith 21 for plus size women.
Opening in May of this year, Faith 21 will offer more stylish clothes including tees, tanks, leggings and, skirts in junior plus as well as XL, 1X and, 2X. The clothes will follow the same style of runway knockoffs and club going outfits. Faith 21 will be open on May 1st in LA at the Lakewood Center Mall, Montebello Town Center, Los Cerritos Mall, Anaheim Plaza and online at www.forever21.com.
The signature Louis Vuitton monogram bag just got a little more personal. Louis Vuitton will now be offering a Monogram service allowing you to personalize your bag with your own initials. The fashion house has already been personalizing luggage and smaller items like wallets, but now you can put your initials on your Speedy 30 or Keepall Bandoulière 55 bags. After your initials are painted on your bag – LV is giving a special coating to make sure your name will never fade. Gee, maybe now you won’t have the “same” bag as all the other girlies running around the big cities!