Because what’s more fun than looking at horribly dressed millionaire celebrities?
Since Fifty Shades of Grey has exploded onto Best Seller Lists everywhere, it was only a matter of time before the fashion industry tried to tap into the trend. First to ride the tailcoats of the erotic novel is Marc New York, a division of Andrew Marc.
The Ana role is being played by Celebrity Apprentice contestant and Miss Universe winner Dayana Mendoza and the shoes (very large undoubtedly) of Christian are being filled by former Scottish rugby player Thom Evans (yum!).
What do you think of the ad? A smart marketing ploy or a cheap trick?
Social media was all a twitter (pun intended!) with news that YSL was dropping the Yves from their name. And so of course, we all awaited anxiously to see what the new Saint Laurent logo would look like.
Without further ado, here it is:
Before you panic, remember the company will still be officially YSL, as the name change will only affect RTW.
What do you think of the new logo?
A while back, self proclaimed ambassador to all things stylish, Olivia Palermo
hired a freelance writer blogged about the biggest challenge a woman can face: finding the perfect flat. Her solution? Stubbs & Wooton‘s exquisitely embroidered slippers, that you can have monogrammed… in silver or 18k gold.
Suede loafers, the Stubbs & Wooton version
Love the idea but don’t have a spare $400 to burn? Monogramming loafers doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, and you can still have a beautiful pair of personalized flats.
I came across these 14th & Union plain black suede loafers at Nordstrom. They were the perfect canvas to try my monogramming experiment. Once I had the shoes, I did a little bit of research into finding someone who could embroider shoes. I was surprised, but many places that do embroidery won’t do it on things beyond shirts or bags. I finally came across a gifted stitcher who said she would give it a try.
I came by the shop and went about picking a style and thread for my monogram. I wanted something simple that would go with a lot of different color combinations and styles. So I picked Shangri-La which was a nice light color somewhere between sand and coral.
I didn’t want to do anything too bright, or choose something too plain like white.
Next, we had to place the loafer on the machine. See that metal bar on on the bottom right? The shoe has to fit onto that bar in order for the machine to monogram it, so if you want a huge monogram or a monogram on the side, you’ll have to get it hand monogrammed which is significantly more expensive, unless you’ve got a super talented Grandma waiting in the wings somewhere. Getting it done on a machine like the one above, cost me $20.
In the end you’ll have a pair of fabulous looking flats.
A close up of the monogram.
Aside from getting yourself a pair, they’d be a perfect personalized gift for a sister, mother, niece, or close friend!
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The Met Ball is often referred to as the Oscars of the East. It gives the fashion world a chance to shine, or at least try to… Check out our comprehensive coverage of the red carpet at the Met Ball and the trends we saw. We’ll also tell you our winners and losers for each of the trend categories.
Glitter and Sequins:
Carey Mulligan in Prada.
Lea Michelle in Dianne Von Furstenberg
Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney.
A back view of Diaz’s Stella McCartney gown.
Lana Del Rey in Joseph Altuzarra dress and black cape.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry.
Rachel Zoe and Karolina Kurkova, both in Rachel Zoe Collection.
Sofia Vergara in Marchesa.
Liv Tyler in Givenchy.
Winners: Carey Mulligan, Giselle Bundchen
Losers: Jessica Chastain, Karolina Kurkova, Cameron Diaz (but only for her hair)
Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture.
Diane Kruger in Prada.
Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen.
Kate Bosworth in custom Prada.
Winners: Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger
Losers: Beyonce (who is one second away from being devoured by a tie dyed ostrich who will not be deterred by her sequins)
SJP in a floral Valentino and Fred Leighton jewels.
Winners: Rashida Jones, Emma Stone
Winners: Eva Mendes
Losers: Kristin Bell. Tommy Hilfiger, to the Met Ball. Seriously?
Coco Rocha in a vintage Givenchy suit originally owned by Elizabeth Taylor.
Winners: Emma Roberts, January Jones
Losers: Coca Rocha, while the concept was cool, the execution was not.
Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs.
Winner: Mia Wasikowska
Loser: Alexa Chung
Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou.
Christina Ricci in Thakoon.
Chloe Sevigny in Miu Miu.
Winners: It’s all pretty much a hot mess.
Heidi Klum in Escada.
Winners: Marion Cotillard, Rooney Mara
Loser: Heidi Klum, who looks like she’s in a fancy porno gone wrong.
Dakota Fanning in Louis Vuitton and Fred Leighton jewels.
Scarlett Johansson in Dolce and Gabbana.
Justin Timberlake joined her.
Ashley Greene in a custom made Donna Karan gown.
January Jones recently wore a Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 dress to the “La Revolution Bleue” premiere. The dress encapsulated a ton of trends: graphic prints, peplum, off the shoulder, etc, etc.
The original runway look was floor length, and we are glad she went for a shorter length.
What do you guys think of the look? Does it work or is it too much?
Kate Middleton and Prince William were out and about on what’s probably a totally normal Wednesday night for them. They headed to the premiere of
irrelevant movie the UK film African Cats.
Kate Middleton wore a Matthew Williamson dress. How great are those embellishments?
Is this what you guys wear out on a school night?
Rihanna in Marchesa.
Kristen Wiig in a Stella McCartney jumpsuit. She’s not new to the jumpsuit trend, we were thrilled when she stepped out in a red Valentino earlier this year.
Claire Danes in a burgundy PVC dress by Lanvin. What do you guys think of this unusual material?
Georgina Chapman in Marchesa. It’s still shocking to see her with Harvey Weinstein and realize the two are married, and you know, do stuff to each other. Cringe.
Any faves or hates? Let us know in the comments below!
Lana Del Rey carrying the bag named after her.
The world seems to have such a love-hate relationship with Lana Del Rey. But the fashion world, at least for now, seems to fall on the love side of things. In fact, the Del Rey bag, a purse inspired by the singer and made by Mulberry had such high demand that a limited quantity was released early, with a general release scheduled for next May.
The Del Rey bag by Mulberry
The popularity hasn’t kept others (like Elle) from commenting that Lana Del Rey is “the least established star for which a luxury good had ever been named.” Is that a compliment or a snark?
a lighter version of the Del Rey bag by Mulberry
What do you guys think? Is Lana Del Rey worthy of having her own signature bag?