By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
Whether you're wondering what shade your bridesmaids will look their best in or just trying to make your Facebook page more fabulous, Karl Lagerfeld has a smart piece of advice for you:
Like many other women, I've always believed that black is the most universally flattering (and svelte-ifying!) shade out there. When I made my first appearance on national TV, I was clad in head-to-toe noir in an attempt to look as low-key-but-still-amazing as possible. It turns out I should have given the Kaiser a call first, because he has some advice when it comes to colors that work on camera. "I suddenly discovered that navy blue is better on TV than black," he recently said in a video interview with The Telegraph's Hilary Alexander. "It's more becoming. Maybe it's the reflection, I don't know."
In my experience, I've found that if something looks good on television, it'll look even better in photographs, so I'm thinking this tip will totally help you land
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Jan 26, 2011 6:22 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Having Your Photo Taken Soon? Remember This Bit Of Wardrobe Advice From Karl Lagerfeld
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By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Should Michelle Obama Be An Ambassador For American Fashion? Let's Discuss
First Lady Michelle Obama wore an elegant Rachel Roy dress for last night's State of the Union address, which shouldn't really be considered news, except for a bunch of Mrs. O-style-obsessives like us. And yet this morning's headlines tell a different story: "Yes, she wore an American designer!" reads one, and "...the monumental decision made by First Lady Michelle Obama in preparation for the evening's address: her choice of attire," said another. So what's all the fuss about?
We may have been wowed by Mrs. Obama that to-die-for Alexander McQueen gown she wore to last week's state dinner, but not everyone thought it was the appropriate place to boast the work of a British born, Paris-based designer. Oscar de la Renta told WWD, "My understanding is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade - American products in China and Chinese products in America.
Why do you wear European clothes?" He suggested that the first lady could harness her
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Jan 25, 2011 5:43 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Trend Alert: Flashing A Toned Tummy On The Red Carpet Is All The Rage
When Camilla Belle dared to bare her entire belly on the red carpet in a Jason Wu suit last week, commenter tulip1 wisely honed in on exactly what made it so attention-getting: "Nowadays it's all about the legs and we keep the midsection covered so that's why this is considered unexpected skin. It's not really too revealing though. It's just a body part we dont expect to see nowadays, so its like oh woah I can see her midsection." She's spot on, but it seems like we should prepare ourselves for more "Oh whoa, I can see her midsection" kind of reactions, if this weekend's red carpet events were any indication.
Leighton Meester attended the premiere of her new movie, The Roommate, in this sexy leather dress by Michael Kors. Her hair and skin are flawless, but I could barely take my eyes off of her smoking-hot figure, and front and center were the Gossip Girl star's abs.
Over at the Sundance Film Festival, Kate Bosworth worked the red carpet in a
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Jan 25, 2011 5:34 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Sex And The City Obsessed? One Woman Spent $175K To Recreate Carrie Bradshaw's Closet!
Sure, she had hot guys and great friends and some seriously envy-inducing hair, but what's really always made us wish we were Carrie Bradshaw was that killer closet.
One New York woman was so obsessed with the fantasy closet Carrie had in the Sex and the City movie that her husband enlisted the film's set designers to build an exact replica for her--with a whopping $175,000 price tag! As The New York Post tells it, "'Sex and the City' designer Lydia Marks and business partner Lisa Frantz transformed a 400-square-foot guest bedroom into the famous closet that made movie audiences gasp. Like Carrie's clothing shrine, the closet holds more than 400 pairs of designer shoes, dozens of handbags, racks of clothes organized by label, as well as drawers full of oversized sunglasses and bling."
"It was a gift from her husband, who led the charge to get this closet built for his wife because he knew how happy it would make her," Marks said. "His wife, like
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Jan 21, 2011 10:15 PM EST
By Beth Shapouri, Glamour magazine
Sometimes you want your ponytail to say more than "I didn't shampoo today." Sometimes you want it to be chic and adorable and eye-catching and say "Hey, I know I'm a ponytail, but I'm a really, really cute one." Well, these hair accessories will help ya out with that. They'll make any pony into a "style" rather than your daily "non-style."
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By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from A Smart Tip To Remember Next Time You Wear A Belt
Here at Slaves To Fashion, we think a belt is one of the smartest accessories you can have in your wardrobe--they're a free and easy way to avoid trips to the tailor and an instant lift to help define your shape and look sexy. But if you're struggling over exactly which ones to wear with which types of outfits, we've got a smart solution!
I was recently flipping through Lauren Conrad Style (her surprisingly genius how-to guide to getting dressed) at the bookstore when I came across some advice about belts that made perfect sense. She says that if the material you're belting is thick or heavy (think wool, velvet, tweed, or loads of draping), go for a thin belt.
This image comes from the Prada fall 2010 show, and that fisherman-style sweater gets just the definition it needs with a slim red patent belt--anything bulkier, and the fabric would get all bunched up and the whole silhouette would lose its shape.
On the flip side, if what you're belting
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Jan 20, 2011 10:33 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Oh No She Didn't! Joan Rivers Reveals Her Favorite Celebs To Make Fun Of
The queen of acid-tongued quips had her work cut out for her after Sunday night's Golden Globes, and Joan Rivers didn't disappoint with the barbs--"Her new single is 'On the Floor' and that's where she should have left that dress," she said of Jennifer Lopez's Zuhair Murad frock--but who are her all-time favorite celebrities to poke fun at?
You can head over to Gawker TV to watch the full clip from the Regis & Kelly show (click below!), where Joan and Melissa visited post-Globes to dish on the best and worst of the red carpet. Kelly asked, "Who is your number one favorite celebrity to make fun of, consistently, at every red carpet, all the time?" They both jumped right in to respond with "Courtney Love!" followed closely by Helena Bonham Carter, and one star that really surprised me: Victoria Beckham! Joan didn't pull any punches with her commentary: "I just hate her so much."
Head over to Gawker TV to watch the clip, then tell us...do Joan's
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Jan 20, 2011 10:16 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Camilla Belle Shows Some Unexpected Skin On The Red Carpet: A Do or a Don't?
When Chloe Sevigny showed a little sliver of her midriff on the red carpet last week, you dolls decided it was just tasteful enough to pass the chicness test: "It only shows a little bit of belly in a very classy way," commenter NewYorksNight wrote. But what about when a celeb really goes for it and bares her whole belly?
Camilla Belle posed for photographers last night at the premiere of her new movie, From Prada to Nada, wearing a slim-fitting tuxedo suit from Jason Wu's spring 2011 collection--with nothing but a ruffled bandeau top underneath, just like the model wore it on the runway. First things first: Girlfriend's abs are insane, so if anyone has the right to flaunt their hard-earned washboard, it's her. But I'm still not convinced that the red carpet is the place to do that flaunting, and it seems she may have overcompensated a bit in the spray tan department.
I know you gals will have plenty to say about this one, so let's get to it! What
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Jan 19, 2011 5:25 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Bieber Fever Hits The Mall: Justin's Getting His Own Store!
Celebrity clothing lines? That's so 2010! These days, the biggest names (or at least those with the biggest branding opportunities!) are opening their own stores full of nothing but merchandise featuring their billion-dollar faces...
Radar Online reports that teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has enlisted the same team behind the Kardashians' new Las Vegas emporium, Khaos--which is centered around, duh, Kardashian-themed merchandise!--to open a similar store for screaming tweens with a serious case of Bieber Fever. "The teen phenomenon is in negotiations to open a clothing store at The Grove, a posh outdoor shopping center in Los Angeles, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned," they say. "Bieber merchandise that has been discussed include sneakers, skateboards and toys."
This kind of takes the souvenir concert tee to a whole 'nother level, don't you think? Can you dolls believe that the Bieber (and Kardashian!) obsessions have reached such fever
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Jan 19, 2011 5:15 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Would You Wear A Pair Of "Barefoot" Sneakers? Experts Say They're The Next Big Thing
"Barefoot" sneakers may look a little out-there (okay, the first time I saw them I thought they were part of the wardrobe from Avatar), but runners swear by them, and retail experts say they're becoming a bigger and bigger part of the business. So what, exactly, are they?
When Vibram Five Fingers were introduced a few years back, the barely-there "shoes" made an instant splash in the fitness world (and were named one of Time magazine's best inventions of 2007). They're essentially gloves for the feet, rubber-soled running shoes that allow you to move more freely and give you the feeling of running without shoes while still protecting your tootsies from the elements underfoot.
Hardcore runners say they minimize impact on the knees and joints, and evidence shows that thickly cushioned sneakers don't, in fact, do much in the way of preventing injuries. There's still some debate in the medical world about how effective it is to wear "barefoot" shoes,