By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
All the single ladies! Next time you head to happy hour (or the gym, or Starbucks, or anywhere cute, eligible males tend to congregate), keep this in mind: White jeans may help send a message that you're single and ready to mingle.
Sounds kinda crazy, right? Well, speculators say they could be the ticket to a hot romp. Our gals over at Racked pointed us in the direction of this story from Live Fast Mag, not so subtly titled, "White jeans will get you laid." They heard on a recent radio show that men view white jeans as an instant signifier of your willingness to get busy, for a few reasons: 1.) They (usually) mean you're not indisposed in that particularly female way, if you catch my drift. 2.) They convey a certain sense of body confidence--you've gotta love your bum to swathe it in unforgivingly colorless denim! 3.) They appeal to a guy's more, uh, primal instincts.
Is this theory in any way scientific or um, proven? Heck no. But does it raise
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- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Apr 7, 2011 5:37 PM EDT
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By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from $14 Billion Worth Of Furs Were Sold In 2010!
We may be a more environmentally conscious society than ever, with everything from steaks to sweatpants getting an eco-makeover, but that hasn't stopped the world's fur market from experiencing a surge in 2010.
Fashion Etc. recently published a new set of figures released by the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF for short) that say sales of fur reached a whopping $14 billion in 2010--a five percent increase from the $13.3 billion in sales for 2009.
And if the fall 2011 runways are any indication, the trend will just keeping getting bigger: "Fur is the big fashion story of the Autumn 11-12 collections," said IFTF chairman Andy Lenhart. "Wholesale prices at the 2010-2011 winter auctions reached all-time highs, so we expect an even bigger increase in global sales turnover for the current financial year." Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Gucci would all support that theory--they're among the many major fashion houses that featured fur heavily
- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Apr 5, 2011 5:49 PM EDT
By Kelly Framel, Glamour magazine
Just because it doesn't yet feel like spring doesn't mean I'm not ready to work a little of the coming season into my closet! These pink suede L.A.M.B. shoes and silvery silk Primary dress were definitely intended for warmer temps, but I'm making them work right now with a crazy-warm cardi and super-thick stockings.
What's your favorite trick for making warm-weather-wear work when it's still chilly outside?
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By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from 3 Cool New Ways To Wear The Lace Trend Now
If you think lace--a spring trend we've seen everywhere from Dolce & Gabbana to Zac Posen--has to mean frilly and sweet, think again. We've got three cool new ways to try out this trend without feeling like you're celebrating your first communion all over again.
#1: Experiment with bold color.
Defy expectations when you wear lace by avoiding the neutral route; white lace has automatic bridal connotations, black screams sex appeal, and nude's been overdone. Instead, take a cue from Penelope Cruz--seen here in a plum number by L'Wren Scott--and embrace lace in a hot hue. Anchor the look with black accessories (or accents, like a black T-shirt with a blue lace skirt) to keep things from getting too wild.
#2: Add menswear-inspired pieces.
Lace with leather? Been there, done that. With florals and animal prints? Sorta snoozy. The freshest way to wear lace now is to mix it up with menswear--a tailored blazer with a lacy cami underneath, a pair of tweed
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from On A Diet? Steer Clear Of Wearing Red!
If you're watching your waistline, here's what not to wear: Red!
Leslie Harrington, executive director of The Color Association, tells eBay's Inside Source that the color red can cause a spike in your appetite: "Red makes you hungry but it's understanding the 'why' behind the phenomenon. It has to do with the way it affects your brain.
Red releases endorphins into your system that stimulate the appetite." Medical research supports the theory--red catches your attention, increases your heart rate, and causes excitement, which in turn makes the receptors in your brain believe they're hungry. So if you're trying to ward off candy cravings, a red dress may not be the way to go! Experts say blue or other dark colors are better for suppressing your appetite.
PLUS...find out why wearing red may help you land a date...AND...the Dos and Don'ts of wearing red!
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By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Brad Goreski's Getting His Own Show! "It's A Brad Brad World" Will Hit Bravo Soon
No doubt Rachel Zoe literally died when she heard this news: Brad Goreski, her former assistant (and, let's be honest, every woman's gay BFF fantasy and the best reason to tune into The Rachel Zoe Project) is getting his own show on Bravo!
According to a company press release, its working title is It's a Brad Brad World and the series will chronicle his first foray into a solo styling career. The show "follows Goreski as he embarks on his new business venture and tries to maintain his personal life. The docu-series gives an all-access pass to an exciting year of career firsts including - Paris fashion week, the Cannes film festival, the men's runway shows and the summer couture shows - and each new experience is sure to be sink or swim. As usual, all eyes are on Mr. Brad Goreski… but this time, he's got everything at stake."
Who's having the last laugh now, Taylor!? We'll definitely be watching (no word on an air date yet, though it will be
- Dressed, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Mar 30, 2011 11:21 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Want To Know Where Kate Moss Gets Her Clothes Tailored? Her Fiance Dishes
She's a fashion icon by any measure--Vogue even called her the best dressed woman of the decade--so who wouldn't want some help looking a little more like Kate Moss? Her fiance, Jamie Hince, recently shared the name of her tailor with the world, meaning we can all be one step closer to achieving wardrobe nirvana.
After Hince had a very expensive suit made for him on Savile Row (AKA the London home of some of the world's best suits--remember when I saw Orlando Bloom's and Jude Law's being custom-made there?), Moss tipped him off to a more affordable way to do it: "There's an amazing tailor in Thailand and I get them copied," he says, according to the Express UK. "The guy's called Mike the Tailor - he's a genius! Kate found him. She had six pairs of shorts, two suits and a waistcoat made."
Getting expensive clothes reproduced by a genius tailor from Thailand is nothing new--for years, my father has been heading to the Waldorf Astoria every summer
By Sonia Evers, Glamour magazine
I don't really wear a lot of makeup, but there are a few cosmetics that I just cannot live without! I'm always curious to find out what's in other peoples makeup bags, and thought it'd be fun to share what's in mine.
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By Greta Eagan, Glamour magazineRead More »from How to Wear White Before Memorial Day
What are rules for if not to be broken? Fashion breaks all the rules, and that one about not wearing white until after Memorial Day is seriously out of date. So, how do you wear white before summer (or spring) is officially here?
I opted for an edgy pair of distressed jeans that are a heavy enough fabric to wear during the transitional month of March, but still brighten up my outfit. I actually got so many compliments on these jeans! I think we are all ready for some spring/summer colors, and to put away the blacks, grays and browns of winter.
I also wore a lightweight jacket from Nicole Bridger. She has an amazing attention to detail and when you put her pieces on you know you are wearing a designer label. As an eco-designer, she is conscious about her production and fabric sourcing, too, using all natural and renewable fabrics.
How are you wearing white before spring weather is really in full swing?
Outfit Details (* denotes an eco-fabulous
Inspired by the long lengths you're seeing everywhere, including in the pages of our April 2011 issue? Hollywood's most famous stylist, Rachel Zoe, has been putting celebrity clients-like Eva Mendes and Jennifer Garner-in floor-grazing stuff for years. Let the expert speak!Read More »from Rachel Zoe Dresses You in the Long Trend
1. Don't Skimp on Accessories
"I love the look with heels, but if you are tall, you can pull off a ballet flat or a flat boot. I would also add bangles and big earrings or cocktail rings."
2. There's Long-and There's Even Longer
"For evening, your hem should graze the floor, but for daytime and for work, it should hit the tops of your shoes."
3. Long Lengths Make You Taller!
"I swear by this. I was not genetically blessed with height, but I've always worn long because I think it actually elongates the body. It's a timeless silhouette that looks chic on any body type."
4. Let Fullness Dictate What's on Top
"For a fuller skirt, I suggest tucking in your blouse and maybe belting it [as Drew Barrymore, here, did].