By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
There may not be official, Harvard-approved data that Kate Middleton's fashion choices will translate into big bucks for designers, like there is for Michelle Obama, but the princess-to-be is already well on her way to becoming a serious trendsetter.
Kate and Prince William made their official engagement announcement yesterday afternoon at Clarence House, and she chose a silk jersey dress by Issa for the occasion (in a gorgeous shade of blue that matched the 18-carat sapphire ring that once belonged to Princess Diana!). And according to Red Carpet Fashion Awards, the dress sold out on Matches Fashion within minutes!
The $500 frock is still available in a couple of places, but we're guessing it won't last long. Check out our version of the look for less in the Glamour closet.
What do you think, gals? Does Kate have what it takes to be the next big style icon? Are you into her look? Are you surprised to see how quickly people are scrambling to
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Nov 17, 2010 10:39 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from The Royal Fashion Effect? Kate Middleton's Issa Dress Sells Out In Minutes
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By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Olivia Palermo Is Boutiques.com's Biggest Trendsetter So Far!
The fashion world has been abuzz over Google's new fashion venture, Boutiques.com, for days now. The site is finally live, and among its many cool features, it lets you shop for items your favorite celebs are lusting after.
They've compiled a pretty respectable A-list of contributors, from Carey Mulligan to Claire Danes to the Olsen twins. And there are some serious fashion freaks on the list, too, like Ginnifer Goodwin (one of our red carpet favorites!) and Emma Roberts. But the celebrity boutique drawing the most attention so far is...drum roll...Olivia Palermo! At the time of publishing, the former star of The City had 148 followers to Nicole Richie's 75 and Kelly Osbourne's 44. She may not have as boldface a name, but it looks like hordes of girls are dying to copycat her style.
We've always been keen on Olivia's sophisticated look--we predicted she'd be the breakout style star of her MTV reality show from season one!--but who knew she had so
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fall Beauty – Wed, Nov 17, 2010 9:17 PM EST
By Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazine
Can't get enough of the long skirts you've been seeing everywhere? I can't either! They look chic, and go with everything in your wardrobe from tanks and tees to sweaters and blazers, so shop them here, and wear 'em however you like!
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By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Annalynne McCord's Latest Obsession: Ties!
It looks like Annalynne McCord has Annie Hall in her Netflix queue! She's been taking inspiration from Diane Keaton's title character lately with a menswear-inspired look all over the red carpet...
The 90210 star hit the red carpet at a charity fashion show in a leather jacket, slouchy trousers, and a skinny green tie a couple of weeks ago. She kept things girly by adding bright pink lipstick, which the Girls In The Beauty Department called "the best date night makeup look ever."
A few days later, she posed at a film screening wearing a loosely knotted plaid tie with a fitted white shirt. The sexy popped collar helps offset the uber-guy vibe here--and so do those hot red stilettos!
And just last week, she made yet another red carpet appearance--this time at the People's Choice Awards press conference--in a short sleeve shirt with skinny pants and a short blue tie.
Here's what's working for me here: I love that her hair and makeup are glamorous
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Pajama Sales Are On The Rise! Do You Wear 'Em?
When Rosemary asked, "What do you wear to bed?" a couple of months back over at Smitten, the answers ran the gamut from "Nothing!" to "Shorts and a tank top," to "A hoodie sweatshirt and thermals." But according to experts, more and more young women are opting for good old fashioned pajamas.
According to yesterday's Mirror UK, PJ sales are on the rise, especially with women under 35. "Nearly half of women and more than one in three men now say they wear pajamas at night...compared with fewer than three in ten people a decade ago." A group of market analysts found that sales have grown steadily by nine percent over the past five years, and it's now a $765 million industry.
So what's the reason for the sudden interest in looking more like Hugh Hefner? "Experts say the popularity of evenings in and the rise in numbers working from home has created a demand for a 'third wardrobe' of lounging outfits on top of people's normal work and leisure
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Nov 15, 2010 7:31 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Google Gets Into The Fashion Game With Boutiques.com
The word Google has become as synonymous with search as Kleenex has with tissues, but they're hoping you'll soon consider them the masters of a whole 'nother arena: Fashion! The online giant is about to launch a new website and dot com designer boutiques on Wednesday, and the tech-savvy style hounds are already getting excited.
According to today's WWD, "The new site, dubbed - for now - Boutiques.com, is part of a bigger trend toward new retail formats that the Internet and social media have made possible." Users will be allowed to plug in their style preferences (brands, items, and looks) and create a personalized shop that shows them stuff they'll love. They've already got some serious star wattage behind them in the form of Sarah Jessica Parker, who's been tapped to create a boutique of her own, and sources say Katie Holmes will soon follow.
The WWD article goes on to say, "Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Cynthia Rowley, Marchesa, Isaac Mizrahi,
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
Saturday was a night full of stars in Los Angeles, when tons of young celebs came out to the Museum of Contemporary Art's annual gala, sponsored by Chanel--and that means the guests were decked in the label, too! Check out what they wore and then cast your vote for the evening's best dressed.
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Nov 12, 2010 9:39 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Sally Jessy Raphael Reveals Why She Bought Her Famous Red Glasses
Remember talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael's famous oversize red glasses? She recently shared the story of how she got them with Oprah Winfrey, and I couldn't help but crack up...
I won't embarrass my beautiful older sister by sharing a photo of them, but she wore an identical pair to Sally Jessy's scarlet frames in the 80s, and they're still a source of many good laughs in my family. "What the heck were you thinking?!" we often ask our mother, along with queries about our so-short-we-were-mistaken-for-boys haircuts and Polly Flinders floral dresses. But poor Jamie's glasses take the cake for Worst Indignity Ever Inflicted By A Lomrantz Parent, and now that I know the backstory behind the talk show host's specs, I'm feeling even more sympathetic.
On Wednesday afternoon's show, Oprah invited some of her favorite talk show hosts--including Phil Donahue, Geraldo Rivera, Ricki Lake, and Montel Williams--to dish about their days on-air and share some
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from 3 Chic New Ways To Wear Velvet
Velvet is such a hot trend for fall that stars have been rocking it since all the way back in August. Here at Slaves To Fashion, we waited to bust out the smooth stuff until it felt a bit more weather appropriate, and now that it does, we've got three chic ways to wear the super-luxe material (including a smart way to expand on Lauren's fabulous velvet shoe choices!).
You already know velvet is a holiday party staple, but those rich-looking pieces don't have to languish in the back of your closet when you're not in champagne-quaffing mode. Here's how to do it in your everyday life.
Slip into a pair of velvet pants: The mossy green version from Ralph Lauren's fall 2010 runway may be a bit balloon-y for your tastes, but the styling principles are spot-on. Choose a pair in a muted hue and pair 'em with a black sweater and blazer (or a capelet!), and simple neutral accessories. Don't want to drown in a sea of LBDs at your next cocktail fete? These are
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Coco Chanel's Number One Don't? JEANS!
Even the most highly fabulous among us take a style misstep here and there, right? So we suppose Coco Chanel can be forgiven for saying that jeans were "horrible"...
Karl Lagerfeld recently spoke at the International Herald Tribune's luxury conference (yep, the same one where he made Victoria Beckham erupt into a fit of giggles!), and according to Vogue UK, he made no bones about mentioning the two biggest mistakes his house's namesake, Coco Chanel, made in her career:
"The first was when she said 'Not one man I have spoken to likes a woman in mini skirts'. I think no one dared to tell this 86-year-old lady that miniskirts are great and really sexy," he says. "Number two was when she decided blue jeans were horrible. This was the fashion of the world at that partuclar moment - it was the Sixties. No one wanted to be told by an old lady that miniskirts and jeans weren't chic. The result was that she lost her power and in the end no one cared about