By Tiffany Blackstone, Glamour magazine
What To Wear reader Island Empress's date is taking her to see some underground hip hop groups and is stumped about, well, what to wear. My advice: Go for cool basics and edge up your look with accessories that are heavy on the hardware. Some options…
1. Start with some roughed-up boyfriend jeans and a bright neon tank. You want to look cool, but not like you tried too hard.
2. Now, for the all important shoe portion of your outfit. I'm not sure how much dancing you're planning on doing, but if you're more concerned with looking super sexy than you are with busting a move, go for some platforms with serious studding.
3. As for accessories, a pile-up of leather and chain link bracelets is just the edgy finishing touch this look needs.
Have you been to any concerts this summer? What did you wear? I know suggesting heels for a concert might be controversial, depending on how much you like to get up and dance to the songs that are being
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By Suze Yalof Schwartz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Eek To Chic: What To Wear On Your Summer Vacation
Here in NYC it's going to be in the 90s all week, which makes me want one thing: a vacation! If you've got one planned (let's hope you do!) you're probably dreaming of wearing a bathing suit and flip-flops non-stop for a week. But before you think you're getting off easy fashion-wise, think about it: If you're planning on vacationing at a resort, on a cruise ship (like our makeover candidate you're about to watch), or with a group of friends, you've got to keep in mind you'll be spending that time with all of the same people--so, you want to look your best!
And since I feel so strongly about looking amazing while you're on vacation, here are my top three tips for looking chic and keeping cool--leaving you with absolutely no excuse to leave those flip-flops on!
Opt for a looser fit: Looser-fitting clothing will keep you much cooler than fitted pieces--no matter the fabric. The key to getting this right? Be careful that you're purchasing pieces
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Jul 19, 2010 7:50 PM EDT
By Suze Yalof Schwartz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Two Wardrobe Fix-Its Created From Real-Life Denim Dilemmas
While we were working on our denim issue (on stands now!) we discovered that so many women have problems with their jeans (think: ill fits, gapping waistbands, too long lengths). And chances are, if you're having a particular pants problem, thousands of other women probably are, too. Enter two genius denim fix-its that I vow to no longer live my life (or my photo shoots!) without...
First, we have the Invisibelt. The Invisibelt's creator, Kathy Kramer, was sick and tired of her pants fitting in the hips but not in the waist. And sure, a belt solves that problem, but then you've got to tuck in your shirt so you don't have the dreaded "belt bulge". Rather than always wearing her shirts tucked in and feeling stuffy, Kathy created the Invisibelt, which is exactly that: an invisible belt that lies flat against your jeans so you can wear untucked, fitted tops while keep your pants in place. Genius, right?
Speaking of genius, one of the biggest
Though edgy 80s looks have been dominating the throwback scene lately, the first thing that popped into my head when I read this question from Hannah over at What To Wear was the 50s sex kitten styling that dominated Louis Vuitton's Fall runway. In one word-hot! And here's how to get the look for less…
Getting this look right is easy with these three elements: A corset or bustier top, a full skirt (they were below-the-knee at Louis Vuitton, but I think shorter versions are just fine) and a pair of ladylike, bow-topped heels. Click here to view options exclusively from the Glamour closet.
You guys loved this look when you first saw it-still enamored? What's your fave way to go retro? And do you have a style dilemma you need solved? Head over to What To Wear to get our crack team of stylists on the case.
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By Suze Yalof Schwartz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Designer Minnie Mortimer Names Her Top 5 Summer Must-Haves
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
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Jul 15, 2010 7:51 PM EDT
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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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.'"
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