By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
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
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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
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
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Nov 10, 2010 11:38 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from A High School Football Player Says Pink Cleats Got Him Kicked Off The Team
Tom Brady, Eli Manning, and Drew Brees all proved how good football players can look in pink when they took to the field in magenta gloves and cleats all throughout October to support Breast Cancer Awareness, but when one high school player followed suit, he says he was kicked off the team.
Mississippi high school student (and star kicker) Coy Sheppard says when he hit the field at an October 8 game in a pair of pink cleats, given to him by his 82-year-old cancer surviving-grandmother, coach Chris Peterson asked him to remove them. When Coy refused--and wore them to practice again the following week--he says he was dismissed from the squad. The phys ed credits he was supposed to receive for being on the team have now been revoked, and he's filed a lawsuit claiming that his graduation may be in jeopardy.
According to USA Today, "District Deputy Superintendent Tom Duncan said the problem isn't the color of Coy's shoes but that the student ignored
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Nov 10, 2010 10:25 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Meet The Young Afghan Woman Changing The World One Pair Of Shoes At A Time
Shahla Akbari, age 19, has lived her whole life in Kabul, Afghanistan, where most of her female peers from her school days are now married mothers. But for Shalha, the end of her teenage years are being spent not in the home, as her she admits her brother and male friends would probably prefer, but as an entrepreneur manufacturing and selling her own line of handmade shoes under the label "Afghan Women Initiative Company", or AWIC. She chose to get into the shoe business because it's one of the few things, along with a handbag, that most Afghan women can actually use to express their personal style from beneath a burka.
She recently made a trip to New York for the first time, where an organization called Bpeace--an inspiring non-profit dedicated to creating employment in conflict-afflicted countries and helping foster the spirit of entrepreneurship--granted her an amazing opportunity. Thanks to Bpeace's funding and effort, Shahla spent her time
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Nov 10, 2010 12:08 AM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
For the 20th straight year, Glamour honored some of the most respected, empowered, and downright inspiring women at tonight's Women of the Year Awards. And this year's star-studded crop of honorees and attendees brought more fabulousness to the red carpet than the ceremony has ever seen.Read More »from Glamour's 2010 Women Of The Year: Your First Look At The Best Dressed On The Red Carpet
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Clumsy Boys, Meet Magnetic Lingerie!
Here's something your seventh grade crush surely would have appreciated as he fumbled around in the dark trying not to look like an amateur attempting to undress you: A bra with a magnetic closure!
Styleite recently discovered, via Cool Hunting, the French label Lingerie Dement's line of magnetic-closure bras, panties, and bustiers, perfect for "getting busy in a hurry." The idea is that ripping off your skivvies is incredibly hot, but that you don't want to ruin your expensive lingerie in the heat of the moment. The pieces feature teeny, almost-invisible magnets that hold tight enough to stay put during the day, but come apart with a gentle tug.
Bras run from about $98 to $125 and panties between $70 and $84--a steep price to pay for your own at-home version of a super-steamy love scene, don't you think? Would your guy be excited if you invested in a set of magnetic lingerie? Does the idea of being undressed in one hot second sound kinda awesome
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from What to Wear: A Hot Date in Chilly Weather
Reader Shelby writes, "I need some fashion help please! My boyfriend and I are celebrating our one year anniversary in December and have a hotel room booked in downtown Vancouver and are going for dinner/drinks and a fancy restaurant or lounge and I can't find an outfit. I want to wear a skirt or a dress but I can find one that looks appropriate for December. I really don't want to wear pants. Any suggestions?"
We don't blame you for wanting to get all dolled up for such a special occasion! And even though it'll be chilly, there are plenty of cute outfit options that will keep you cozy and make you look chic at the same time.
A dress is the easiest way to go--you'll have less to pack and won't need to worry about what goes with it! Start with something long-sleeved that has some special details, like a very rich fabric (velvet, metallic, or a pretty silk print all feel super-luxurious) and some sassy embellishments (think bows, sequins, tasteful
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Nov 5, 2010 7:47 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from The Kardashians Open Their New Dash Boutique To Much Fanfare--And A Kanye West Appearance!
Hey, New York Slaves To Fashion: We won't tell if you sneak away during your lunch break tomorrow to do some stargazing at the new Dash boutique in Soho, which Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian opened last night, with a little help from 100 fans and Kanye West himself!
Dash Soho is officially open for business on Spring Street, and the neighborhood showed its love by welcoming the reality stars with open arms. Check out the sign one dude displayed from his balcony near the store--kind of an unlikely-looking fan, huh?
Inside the store it was invite-only, but The Cut reports that the real action was happening on the street outside the boutique, anyway. They say more than "100 die-hard, slightly crazed tweens" had gathered behind barricades at the entrance for a chance to catch a Kardashian on their cameraphone, and that when the three sisters (plus Scott Disick) arrived, it was pure bedlam. So insane, in fact, that while the police were busy
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Nov 4, 2010 6:47 PM EDT
By Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazine
Tell me ladies, do you have a long-running fascination with bandage skirts like I do? Wanting to wear them yourself but afraid they're one of those things that only look good on celebs and models? (They just seem so darn tight!)
A few months back I gave in, braved the bandage myself and have realized they're one of the best wardrobe staples you can own...like Spanx you can wear on the outside.
Changed your mind? There's more where that came from: take a peek into our very own Glamour closet!
(Pictured: colorblock bandage skirt, $49.00 at Arden B.)
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