October 28, 2010

Mariah Confirms It: She & Nick are Having a Baby! [VIDEO]

Congrats to them both...

October 26, 2010

Selita Ebanks on Meeting Vogue Editor, Anna Wintour

Victoria's Secret model and recent Kanye West muse Selita Ebanks talks to MTV News about her first ever meeting with Anna Wintour, Vogue Editor when she was first starting out as a young model...

October 25, 2010

Kerry Washington Redeems Herself in Costello Tagliapietra...

Loved this dress on Kerry as soon as I saw it on her (unlike the Ports 1961 dress that she belted) and this dress she could have belted. The fall color (burnt orange? copper? terracotta?) the dramatic draping, the length, the way it looks against her skin is all perfection. Love it.

See more from Costello Tagliapietra's Fall 2010 collection HERE.

October 22, 2010

Spotted Out: Halle & Nahla in a Pumpkin Patch...

Halle Berry made a seasonal selection with her little ladybug Nahla, 2½, at West Hollywood's Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch on Thursday October 21, 2010.

October 21, 2010

The Gap Spring 2011...

Gap's global caravan touched down in London to showcase its Spring collection, and creative director Patrick Robinson was all about the sophisticated and the sexy. When he was growing up, he wasn't alone in thinking of the chain as casual weekendwear. "It was just one part of people's lives," the designer said. Robinson sees this latest collection as putting in place the final components of his four-year revisioning of Gap, which is seeking to re-establish its hold on consumers' hearts and purse strings. He's bumped up the blouses, introduced a soft tailoring element, and brought a new body-consciousness to knitwear.

What Robinson has brought to the brand is tightly edited precision. "No longer a table with one sweater in 30 colors," he said. Yep, instead of multiples, what stood out were specific pieces, like the white silk crepe cocktail dress with the keyhole back (Gap? Get used to it!) or the long white cotton skirt with big patch pockets (LOVE IT), paired with a cap-sleeved top for an elegant evening option (Gap? Get used to it two times!), or the slouchy hooded jacket, with the volume of a radically cropped djellaba. There was something of the classic Perry Ellis spirit in such easy but chic outfits (Robinson did, after all, design for Ellis at one point). The designer also subtly tipped his cap to Gap's heritage by lining a soft lapel-less jacket with gray sweatshirting.

Click HERE to see pics of The GAP's Spring 2011 collection.

J. Lo Channels Her Fab Self Modeling with Her Twins.

Jennifer Lopez and her two-and-a-half-year-old twins Max and Emme struck a posed for Gucci's upcoming children's line. As part of the campaign, the fashion house has also given $1 million to UNICEF's Schools for Africa and $50,000 to Lopez's Maribel Initiative.

Lopez told UsMagazine.com, "Now there are two Gucci spokesbabies for a beautiful cause!" She added, "Emme picks out her own outfits and likes to sleep in her princess dress. It's hard to get Max dressed. He prefers to run around the house with no clothes on."

Lady Gaga Meat Dress for Halloween? Butcher's Weigh In.

I think it's ludicrous. But that's just my opinion...
Jersey butchers warn against wearing a meat dress for Halloween

October 19, 2010

11 Year Old Designer Cecilia Cassini Wants to be 27.

Just watched this interview of 11 year old fashion designer Cecilia Cassini on the Nate Berkus show and  I have to tell you, it was hard for me to watch. There's no reason for this child to work so hard at acting older than her years. But you can't really blame her, I mean I'm sure she's not raising herself. Her talent at such a young age should speak for itself without all the extra. Just sayin'.
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October 13, 2010

Style Verdict: Kerry Washington's Belted Ports 1961 Dress...

Kerry Washington attended the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards at The IAC Building on October 12, 2010 in New York City. Kerry's hair and makeup are both gorgeous, her dress is from Ports 1961 Spring 2011 collection (see it below) and she belted it. The belt isn't terrible with the dress, but I wouldn't have. What's your style verdict?

Heidi Klum is the New Face of Ann Taylor...

I don't think it's a secret that I'm a HUGE stan of Heidi Klum. Huge. I heart her. So this news of her taking over duties at Ann Taylor (from actress Naomi Watts) was quite welcome:

via the NYPost:
Heidi Klum may have retired her Victoria's Secret angel wings, but she's already landed her next big contract. Klum, who as we first reported last month quit VS after 13 years, is the new face of Ann Taylor, replacing Naomi Watts. A source tells us Klum will be the face of the retailer's 2010 holiday campaign and the ads, shot by famed British photographer Rankin, "show the German supermodel layered in festive bling."

October 11, 2010

Mary J. Recreates Iconic Diana Ross Ebony Mag Cover...

Mary J. Blige recreated Diana Ross' iconic magazine cover (from 1970) for Ebony Magazine's 65th Anniversary. And all I have to say about this is WOW. Fabulous job Ebony Art Department. Fabulous job. 

Sexy High Heels + Comfort = GENIUS.

Wow. Shoe designers are finally starting to "get it". Women want to wear sexy heels, but many of them (including yours truly) don't want to wear them at the risk of having them surgically removed with a side effect of excruciating pain. European shoe label Aperlaï is one such shoe label who had the foresight to address these concerns:

via Style.com:
It’s heartening to see shoe designers addressing the not-so-sexy issue of comfort. In Paris, I went to see shoe label Aperlaï (top shoe), whose designer, the very stylish Alessandra Lanvin, doesn’t want you to have to stow a pair of Repetto BB’s in your bag in case you can’t find a taxi. “In Paris, we walk everywhere,” said Lanvin. “You should be able to do that in your heels.” Her techniques include padding the sole where the ball of the foot rests and creating a heel that’s essentially an elongated pyramid with the top lopped off. It reads spindly but is secretly sturdy. And seeing as Lanvin produces in the same Italian factory as Alaïa and Prada, these ideas are all but guaranteed to have excellent execution.

Then there’s Korean-born designer Raphael Young, whose in-your-face fierce aesthetic (bottom shoe) would lead you to believe that the idea of a comfortable heel would be completely anathema. But Young revealed that he’ll soon unveil a patented technology that makes 110-mm shoes feel like your Nikes (this dude deserves a serious high-five). Here’s to the end of the High-Heel Hobble.

October 10, 2010

Spotted Out: Jennifer Hudson, Elton John & Her Son...

Jennifer Hudson posed backstage with Elton John and her cute as a cupcake son at the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education's 15th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert at the Wynn Las Vegas October 9, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jennifer sang at the event which raised funds to help improve education for underserved youth in the Las Vegas community. 

If she keeps losing weight, we're gonna have to start calling her "skinny Jenny" 
she looks great though.

October 6, 2010

The Gap Tries Out a New Logo?

via HuffPo: Gap has debuted a new logo on its website, doing away with the blue square we've come to know and love. There's no word if the stores will follow suit or if it's just an online thing.

Blog Kitsune Noir reports that the design community wasn't too impressed and that the new logo now has its own (perhaps unofficial) Twitter account addressing complaints.

Silly Candy: Weird Snickers Commercial...

October 4, 2010

Paris Fashion Week: Lanvin Spring 2011

 I really wanted to see what Lanvin was offering for Spring 2011 since they're about to do a collaboration with H&M next month (launching November '10. Can't wait to see what they do..). Loved this fierce group of models above. Check out the video below to see a few Spring 2011 pieces from Lanvin yourself.