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BEAUTY, TRENDS / March 10 2012 9:30 AM

The Ultimate Beauty Guide to Fashion Week Fall 2012

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Nature took its course on the runways from New York to Paris. Bushy brows and bare faces wiped the palette clean. Makeup was used sparingly; a vivd lip here, a midnight eye there. They were brought forth singularly. And the effect breathes refreshingly. Learn how to get the looks, and see which makeup artists put what products on which designers’ runways. 

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GIRLS / July 27 2009 10:00 AM

CLOSET PICKS: 5 Items From Celeb Clothing Lines That We Actually Like

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You may have seen our article on the ten best celebrity clothing lines, but here’s some items from these lines, among others, that we might actually buy:

CLOSET PICKS: 5 Items From Celeb Clothing Lines That We Actually Like

1. Elizabeth and James trouser pants- MKA actually know what they’re doing. I see more trouser pants for women in the near future…aka fall.

CLOSET PICKS: 5 Items From Celeb Clothing Lines That We Actually Like

2. L.A.M.B ‘King’ booties- Killer.

CLOSET PICKS: 5 Items From Celeb Clothing Lines That We Actually Like3. Kate Moss for Topshop beaded flapper dress- Fun for a night out, or dressed down for any day.

CLOSET PICKS: 5 Items From Celeb Clothing Lines That We Actually Like

4. Whitney Eve zipper motorcycle jacket- This is a 100% wool jacket, so it might be a bit much for summer, but come fall, it will be a good break from the leather motorcycles that everyone owns.

CLOSET PICKS: 5 Items From Celeb Clothing Lines That We Actually Like

5. 6126 Leggings with lace inset- LL’s actually doing something not completely reckless! These are pretty cool, great if you’re sick of plain black or the leather look.

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GIRLS, MEN'S / July 15 2009 3:41 PM

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

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Celebrity clothing lines are a dime a dozen nowadays, having become so unreasonably commonplace that it might be safe to say you’re not a real star unless you manage to churn out one (though you couldn’t even dress yourself without the help of a professional). I’ll be the first to say leave it the ones who know what they’re doing, but I will also say that there have been a few, very few that not only have managed to stay relevant as far as fashion is concerned, but exemplifies the true spirit of design: originality, creativity and quality–a rarity amongst the famous. Here are the exceptions:

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

1. Elizabeth and James by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen- because they don’t try so hard.

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

2. L.A.M.B by Gwen Stefani- the shoes are beyond dope.

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

3. J.Lo, Sweetface by Jennifer Lopez- even though Sweetface went belly up, she’s the one that started it all, and don’t act like you’ve never owned (or wanted to own) at least one pair of her jeans or one of those ghetto fabulous velour sweatsuits. Guilty.

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

4. Kate Moss for Topshop- a fashionista’s wet dream

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

5. House of Harlow by Nicole Richie- hate the girl, love the jewelry.

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

6. Benjamin Bixby by Andre 3000- gettin his grown man on.

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

7. Twenty8Twelve by Sienna Miller- Does she still qualify as a celebrity? Nonetheless spring/summer 09 is looking pretty good…

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

8. Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony- hipster chic at its finest.

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

9. The Victoria Beckham Collection- this shameless clotheshorse knows her shit.

THE TEN: Best Celebrity Clothing Lines

10. William Rast by Justin Timberlake- I think we were all surprised that this didn’t turn out as bad as we had assumed.

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Uncategorized / May 28 2009 10:03 AM

SAMPLE SALES: Handbags

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WHERE

145 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011

(6th – 7th Aves)

WHEN

Tuesday, June 2nd 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, June 3rd 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday, June 4th 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Examples of the hundreds of extraordinary sale items:

L.A.M.B.

* Signature Collection, Cambridge Satchel in pebble grain coated canvas. Originally $495, at sale $150
* Signature Collection, Moneague Tote in pebble grain coated canvas. Originally $525, at sale $195
* Darjeeling Leather Collection, Orissa Clutch Wallet in shiny smooth cowhide leather. Originally $275, at sale $75
* Darjeeling Henna Collection, Jaipur Tote in printed cotton canvas with smooth cowhide trim. Originally $ 395, at sale $125

HARAJUKU LOVERS

* Poppin school bag in printed nylon twill with jacquard web.
* Originally $128, at sale $40

KIDROBOT

* Slinger crossbody made in cotton canvas printed with the iconic Kidrobot head, with nylon jacquard webbing and metal logo hardware. Comes with a collectible Kidrobot toy. Originally $98, at sale $30.

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FASHION / May 14 2009 3:20 PM

FIRST LOOK: L.A.M.B. Fall 2009

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FIRST LOOK: L.A.M.B. Fall 2009

It’s hard to believe that L.A.M.B., Gwen Stefani’s line with her stylist, Andrea Lieberman, and designer Zaldy Gogo,  is in its fifth year already.

But it’s still going strong, dressing Gwen for tours and music videos, and outfitting fans with clothes and accessories.   And staying true to form, L.A.M.B’s Fall/Winter 2009/2010 is unabashedly Vivienne Westwood-inspired, and in line with Gwen’s off-stage image.

Full of leather, plaid, fitted jackets, and oversize collars, the collection has just enough of a rock n roll flavor to keep it from being costumey.  

GALLERY: L.A.M.B. F/W 2009/2010.

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CAMPAIGNS / December 10 2008 9:00 AM

Has the Fashion Industry Trained Me to be a Bad Feminist?

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Has the Fashion Industry Trained Me to be a Bad Feminist?

The recent Jezebel article asks the question, “Why won’t sexist advertising go away?” Some very strong points are made, and I agree that women are 10 times more likely to be the subjects of sexually charged advertisements. But the view I kept questioning myself on as I looked at these photos was this- why do four of these five advertisements not phase me one bit?Has the Fashion Industry Trained Me to be a Bad Feminist?

As my 4.5 years of fashion/journalism school come to a close this week, I can’t help but wonder if the industry I’ve been trained in has made me numb to provocative advertising. Working in the world of fashion, many times it’s difficult to look past the art value in something to the political argument. In the L.A.M.B. fragrance ad, for example, I don’t see a cum shot, I see perfume. Gwen Stefani has been breaking media boundaries for years now, showing up at red carpet events with pink hair and a bare midriff. Especially for a young, edgy brand like L.A.M.B, an ad like this comes across to me as playful and fun, not demoralizing.

Has the Fashion Industry Trained Me to be a Bad Feminist?

I can see why many women would take offense to the Dolce & Gabbana ad. Yes, the female model in the photo is being held down by a male. Is it bad I find this sexy? For decades, Dolce & Gabbana has produced sexually charged campaigns to reflect its brand and design philosophy. Maybe it’s a cultural barrier between America and Italy as the latter’s culture is more open sexually. Nudity is common in magazine spreads and advertisements, so no one blinks an eye. To be completely honest, when I saw this ad, my thoughts went directly to how the garments and accessories were portrayed rather than what the models were doing.

Has the Fashion Industry Trained Me to be a Bad Feminist?

The Remy Martin ad is interesting to me because it’s two women acting in a playfully sexual manner towards each other. I have to laugh because does anyone look at this photo and assume these women are lesbians? Probably not. If it were two men, however, most people would be quick to assume they were gay. It’s a very strange, long-running stereotype that straight women can act sexually towards each other, but straight men can’t.

Has the Fashion Industry Trained Me to be a Bad Feminist?

The Nikon ad shocked me. I can’t believe they are actually running this. First off, the models need a sandwich, or six, stat. Secondly, I am so sick of seeing young women, in real life or the media world, posing half naked for some douche just because he has a camera. I missed the memo awhile back telling me I could become famous by modeling for an amateur photographer who has a trendy Web site.

Has the Fashion Industry Trained Me to be a Bad Feminist?

And the BMW ad makes no sense to me visually. I wouldn’t even look twice if I saw it in a magazine. Fail.

Am I a bad feminist for looking at the art of fashion many times instead of the social taboo? I don’t know if there’s a right answer. But my attraction to provocative fashion advertising tells me it has something to do with the industry I work in. And I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.

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Uncategorized / November 26 2008 12:01 PM

10 Little Black Heels

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Yesterday I posed my 10 favorite Little Black Dresses, essential for any woman around holiday time. But don’t think I left you hanging with just a dress! Here are my top favorite little black heels, the perfect compliment to your little black dress. Here are some heels to fit every price range and keep you look fabulous, no matter how long the holiday season may last: 

10 Little Black Heels

Bakers Cutie: $50 (Availabe at Bakers.com)

10 Little Black Heels

BCBGirls Koala: $100 (Avaliable at Bakers.com)

10 Little Black Heels

Boutique 9 Jolie Suede Oxford Shoe: $100 (Available at Bloomingdales.com)

10 Little Black Heels

Aldo Pawelk: $110 (Available at Aldo.com)

10 Little Black Heels

Diesel Abyzip Black Shoes: $209 (Available at Ssense.com)

10 Little Black Heels

Coach Claudine Pumps: $318 (Available at Coach.com)

10 Little Black Heels

L.A.M.B Hip Lace-Up Peeptoe Pumps: $400 (Available at Bloomingdales.com)

10 Little Black Heels

Paul & Joe Faken Peep-toe Black Suede Heels: $488 (Available at Ssense.com)

10 Little Black Heels

Bally Guniga Platform Shoes: $595 (Available at Net-a-Porter.com)

10 Little Black Heels

Oscar de la Renta Leather Mary Janes: $725 (Available at Net-a-Porter.com)

 

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FASHION / September 15 2008 8:00 PM

W Had a Little L.A.M.B.

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W Had a Little L.A.M.B.

W Hotels has recruited Gwen Stefani, Renaissance woman, to design a new uniform for the hotel’s Gerber Bar staff.

Stefani explained the exclusive L.A.M.B. black jersey look: “I wanted to design a super cute dress that I would be excited to have in my own closet and approached it in the same way I think about my clothing for a tour. We’ve designed a sexy and comfortable outfit for these women to wear out on their own stage every night.”

Image from People.

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