By Suze Yalof Schwartz, Glamour magazine
I don't know about you, but I always love finding out the things that people--specifically, fashion-y people--can't live without (Whitney Port needs her neon nails and nautical stripes!). It's a great way to give your wardrobe a quick update with a piece that you normally wouldn't even think of. And since I'm so into designer Minnie Mortimer's easy and wearable pieces, I thought, who better to ask than her? Find out her must-haves for a hot summer, after the jump.
1. Undrest's Liberty Print Bikini: "I love how fun and femme these liberty prints are, summer is all about flowers!"
2. Cat Eye Sunglasses: "To me, the cat eye epitomizes the early 60's, the golden age of style. This shape looks well on almost everyone."
3. The Minnie Mortimer White Rachel Shirtdress: "A white shirtdress is so unbelievably wearable--you can style it a million ways! Over your swimsuit, out at night with heels and a belt, with flat sandals to an outdoor barbecue...the
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Jul 15, 2010 7:58 PM EDT
By Suze Yalof Schwartz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Designer Minnie Mortimer Names Her Top 5 Summer Must-Haves
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By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Taylor Momsen Is Officially The Face Of Madonna's New "Material Girl" Clothing Line!
She's a teenager with platinum locks whose personal style is heavily influenced by the "Like a Virgin" days of Madonna, so it should come as little surprise that Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen has been chosen as the face of the pop icon's new Material Girl clothing line...
According to InStyle, "Macy's released a faceless teaser campaign for Madonna and Lourdes's new fashion line, Material Girl, last month to get the dialogue going about who would be the celebrity muse. And after much speculation, it has been confirmed that it is indeed Taylor Momsen!"
She looks like slightly less of a mess in the ads than she has in real life recently, and much more covered up than she does in this photo, thankfully. Still, I can't help but think about the 12 and 13-year-old girls who will be buying this line (after all, it was designed with serious input from Madge's daughter, Lourdes) and wonder if Momsen is really the best role model for them, even if it's
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Jul 14, 2010 8:19 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Adidas Names Stella McCartney The Official Designer Of The 2012 Olympics
There are already more than enough reasons to envy Olympic athletes--fame, talent, glory, lucrative endorsement deals, gold medals--but now you can add their wardrobe to the list!
It was just announced this morning in the pages of WWD that Adidas, the official sportswear sponsor of the 2012 London Olympic games, has chosen Stella McCartney as creative director--and she'll be dressing the British team for the competition. It's definitely not her first foray into sportswear--she's been designing capsule collections known as Adidas by Stella McCartney since 2005--but she said this is both an honor and a challenge. "As a British fashion designer it is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be creative director of Team GB as the hosting nation of the London 2012 Olympic Games," she said. She also told Vogue UK that she faces "a million challenges" in dressing the athletes for the games.
"The main thing I want do is not in any way get involved
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
The memo for the ladies attending last night's "Hollywood Ending" live finale party for The Hills (which, I'm not above admitting, made me feel like I was losing a friend--tears were totally shed during that montage at the end of the episode!) must have said something like, "Wear the shortest, tightest, sexiest cocktail dress you can find."
Let's hear it, ladies! Which star of The Hills totally wowed you at last night's finale party? Are you sad to see the show go? Can you believe how much drama they squeezed into the last season? And did you think the "Hollywood ending" with Brody and Kristin, where they revealed how much crew and contrivance really goes into the show, was as brilliant as I did? Discuss!
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Work + Money – Tue, Jul 13, 2010 5:49 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Who Needs Diamonds? Johnny Depp Bought His Girl...Marilyn Monroe's Shoes!
The way to a man's heart may be through his stomach, but the way to a woman's heart (at least yours truly!) has to be her feet. And Johnny Depp recently proved that he's not only the sexiest man alive, but he's insanely in tune with what women want by buying his longtime love a pair of shoes that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe.
Marie Claire UK recently asked Vanessa Paradis if the father of her children, the smoking hot Depp, ever bought her clothes. ""He spoils me. He actually bought me the Marilyn Monroe shoes," she told the magazine, referring to a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo stems that once belonged to the screen siren. "Monroe's someone who touches me really deeply. I truly admire both actress and the singer that she was. I love 'Lazy' and so many of her songs. She had a velvety voice." And, apparently, great taste in shoes. Paradis says she loves the pair so much that she won't wear them outside.
Are you listening, Eric my love? A pair of
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Jul 13, 2010 5:40 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Julien MacDonald Doesn't Think Plus Size Models Are "A Joke," After All
About a month ago, designer and Britain's Next Top Model judge Julien MacDonald ruffled quite a few feathers (including ours!) when he said that there were no plus size models included in this season of the show because that would make it "a joke." But now he's saying he was misquoted, and he wants to clear the air.
Grazia magazine sat down with MacDonald and asked him what he meant by those comments, and he claims they were taken out of context: "'I was misquoted!" he shrieks, indignantly. So what DID you mean to say? '...that I think there is room for everyone in fashion, but if you're a plus sized model the opportunities are less - there's just less work for plus sized models.' And, the designer says, proudly 'my mother is a size 20, my sister is a size 18, the bestselling size in my Debenhams range is size 16. And you can see in my designs - I don't try to cover up plus size women, I want them to accentuate their bodies.'"
You can read his full
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Jul 13, 2010 5:20 PM EDT
By Tiffany Blackstone, Glamour magazine
Picture it: Two famous blonds at the same event, two pairs of high-rise pants. One's a clear Do, the other-not so much. Sounds like a fashion learning moment, no?
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Jul 12, 2010 8:03 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Do You And Your Guy Influence Each Other's Style? This Celeb Couple Does!
It's no secret around here that my boyfriend has plenty to say on the subject of my style--his Gift of the Magi-type generosity and totally dude-centric way of thinking about clothes have even spawned their own column, "Stuff My Boyfriend Says About Fashion"--but it looks like Katy Perry's man, Russell Brand, has even more influence on her style than Eric has on mine.
In a recent issue of ASOS magazine, he says that she is starting to dress more and more like him: "I think I've started to wear more colors and she's started to go darker. She's started to dress less like a pantomime character and is a bit more sexy - a bit grown up."
He goes on to say that he's been offering her fashion advice, but the most brilliant part of the article is how he describes his own style, which Katy is reportedly co-opting: "My look is a collision between bondage, seventies rock n' roll and a gentleman at the Henley Regatta."
I'd say Katy's style is still very much
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Summer Beauty – Mon, Jul 12, 2010 7:43 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from 7 Things You Should Never, Ever Wear To The Office
Last week, we talked about what you ladies wear to work, and the range of answers totally surprised me, from the standard "business casual" to "scrubs" to "18th century clothes" (yup, really--that's commenter sefost!). But no matter how buttoned-up or laid back your office is, there are a few things beyond the obvious that your boss should never, ever see you wearing...
1. An "I'm With Stupid" T-shirt (or any similarly silly expression printed on cotton): You may have played on the "Coed Naked Beer Pong" team in college--or um, just bought the uniform--but that doesn't mean your superior needs to know about it. If you're allowed to wear T-shirts to work, keep them clean (as in, laundered) and clean (as in, appropriate). Stick with well-pressed solids and save your "Sh*t Happens" tops for weekends.
2. Flip flops. They're great for the beach, the pool, and running errands. But the obnoxious sound and inherent casual-ness of flip flops makes them
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Jul 7, 2010 10:22 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Attention, Celebs With A Looming Court Date: Here's What To Wear
When Lindsay Lohan arrived at a Los Angeles courthouse yesterday for her probation hearing, she wisely left some of her signature attention-getting get-ups--sparkling jumpsuits, shredded tights, barely-there pants--back at home. It wasn't enough to save her from a 90-day jail sentence, but it was right in line with the celebrity outfit formula for court appearances...
I always thought you were supposed to wear blue to court because it will make the judge more sympathetic--granted, I gleaned that little piece of advice from an episode of Full House (yeah, really)--but it seems like if you're a celebrity with a rap sheet, black is the way to go.
Over at Styleite, they've discovered that almost every fashion-minded celeb who's had to face the bench in recent years has done so in black clothes. Lindsay Lohan chose a black blazer and wide-leg pants for yesterday's hearing, following in the footsteps of fellow stylish outlaws like Naomi Campbell,