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!
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].
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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
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Mar 28, 2011 7:57 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Katy Perry's Mom Really, Really Hates Her Daughter's Wardrobe
It looks like the Sesame Street crowd isn't alone in finding Katy Perry's cleavage offensive--her own mother is currently shopping around a book about her disapproval of her daughter's lifestyle, and she's taking aim at Katy's famously risqué wardrobe.
Page Six got their hands on a copy of the book proposal, in which the pop star's evangelical preacher mom, Mary Perry Hudson, discusses her distaste of everything from husband Russell Brand to racy song lyrics that are having a negative effect on her Christian ministry. Here's how she evaluates Katy's style, recalling an incident backstage at a concert: "Katy stepped out from behind the changing doors in a tiny risqué costume. No mother wants to see the top of her daughter's boobs . . . My first instinct was to order her back behind those doors and demand she put something else on . . . However, I had no problem letting my eyebrows say what I wouldn't allow my mouth to utter."
She says her memoir "is
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Lost A Button? Try This Brilliant Quick Fix!
We've all been there before: You're headed into an important meeting (or a wedding, job interview, or the first time you're meeting your guy's parents) when a button that's been threatening to loosen itself for days finally decides to pop. What can you do to save yourself from embarrassment, especially if it's in a highly visible spot?
My boyfriend brought home an issue of Men's Health last week and while I read through just about every page (I even got an amazing sea bass recipe!), I was especially excited about a little tip I picked up from their "How to Do Everything Better" guide. Here's how to fix a popped button in a hurry:
1. Find a twist tie--they recommend snagging one from a loaf of bread, which should be easy enough at a restaurant, hotel, or friend's house--and strip away the paper.
2. Position the button in the spot it just popped off from and poke one end of the wire through a thread hole from the underside; guide it through the
…when they're Alternative Apparel, you can! While tending to some style business in the New York City garment district showrooms last week, I caught sight of the newest addition to Seventh Ave: the Alternative Apparel showroom.Read More »from Can You Wear Sweats To Work?
Having recently moved into their HQ, Alternative Apparel's space was organic, simply designed and headed up by two gorgeous employees who were wearing the brand's wares to work!?
While wearing sweatpants to work sounds completely crazy, these ladies were working it. The adorable Jen had the sexy (and best-selling) burnout tee over leggings with high rise boots and a structured blazer to complete the effortless-chic look, and cute Ryan had on sweatpants (gulp!?) tucked into duck boots with a fitted tee and granpda sweater up top. I couldn't get enough.
Several years ago, I attended a West Coast gifting suite and was given an Alternative Apparel tee that, I kid you not, was the softest thing that I have ever put on. Over the years, the washes made the shirt
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Mar 22, 2011 10:50 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from A Strange But Useful Lingerie Tip To Remember In A Pinch
The rules of the right undergarments should be pretty clear to any loyal STF who's been reading this blog for a while--match your bra to your flesh tone and it'll never show through your top, right? I thought that was gospel, too, my dolls, until I picked up a highly useful (and way-too-strange-to-believe-it-'till-you've-seen-it) tip from one of the world's foremost bra experts.
A while back, I did a segment on The Today Show with Susan Nethero, AKA "The Bra Whisperer", on how to find the right skivvies for some of fall's trickiest clothes. We spent a lot of time in fittings together, and she mentioned this totally strange tip in passing: If you're in a pinch and you don't have a flesh-colored bra, wear a red or hot pink one under a white shirt! She told me that if you're fair-skinned, it will blend in with your complexion and it won't show through. I was skeptical, until I spent a recent weekend away and actually had to give the advice to a
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Mar 22, 2011 7:52 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
The fashion world is definitely doing its part for disaster relief in Japan (Uniqlo donated $12.2 million; the proceeds from this week's 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale will go to the cause), but nobody has a cuter way to show your support than Anna Sui.
The $20 lavender T-shirt was designed by the artist Dean Landry and is available at shop.annasui.com, along with a guys' version in black. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Japan disaster relief, so click over there now to do your part!
Want more ways to help out in Japan?
- Find out where you can donate directly
- See which stores are offering proceeds to the cause
- Get inspired by one woman's story of narrow escape
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Mar 22, 2011 5:57 PM EDT
By Greta Eagan, Glamour magazineRead More »from New Must-Have Jean You May Already Have in Your Closet
Skinny jeans have ruled the fashion scene for some time now. Alas, it is finally time to diversify, and you may already have a pair in your (or your mom's) closet...The '70s-style high-waisted and wide-legged jean is back! Tummy-tucking, and leg elongating-why did we keep you folded on the shelf for so long?!
I had fully converted to the skinniest of jeans-guess we call those jeggings nowadays. So, when I ventured into the famous Beacon's Closet in Brooklyn last week, I knew I wanted something different. I was after the high waist, that much I knew. The dark wash with a wide leg happened to be a fantastic bonus. After one day of sporting these second life-cycle Grey Ants, I was in love. Of course, my jeggings still get the most wear, but it's so refreshing to have options.
It seems my whole outfit was cosmically coordinated from another decade, because my blouse is actually my great grandmother's! My mom passed it down to me (or did I steal it...?)
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Mar 21, 2011 10:44 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from The Average Woman Spends $49 On A Pair Of Shoes! How About You?
Let's talk shoes, shall we, gals? What's the most you've ever spent on a pair? According to a new survey, the average woman is willing to part with about $49 for some fabulous new stems...
The results of a telephone survey from ShopSmart magazine (the same people who publish Consumer Reports) have just been released, and they show that women are willing to spend an average of $49 per pair, but that 31% also cop to having spent more than $100 on occasion. The survey also shows that women own an average of 17 pairs of shoes, down from 19 pairs four years ago.
I confess that I'm not quite "average" here--I have well over 100 pairs! And while my collection is pretty diverse in terms of cost (we're talking $2 Old Navy flip flops, $15 vintage finds, and one very precious pair of $700 Choos), I pride myself on almost never, ever paying full price. The few Louboutins I own all came from consignment stores or the sample sale, and I scour stores like DSW,
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Work + Money – Mon, Mar 21, 2011 8:13 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from The True Story Of How Christian Louboutin Shoes Got Those Trademark Red Soles
Christian Louboutin has been credited with making women's legs look longer, creating celebrity high heel frenzies, inspiring serious lust and temporary credit card insanity in fashion editors like me, and perhaps most importantly, turning the once-overlooked sole of a shoe into a bona fide status symbol. So just how did his highly coveted cherry red soles come to be?
This week's New Yorker has a funny and very telling profile on the shoe designer, and nestled among the many incredible anecdotes (a few of my favorites: He owns a 13th century castle where a taxidermy boar wearing a gold crown also resides; he once custom-made a pair of shoes with real ruby soles for a private client) is the story of how those red bottoms became his signature.
Back in 1993 when he had been in business for about two years, "Louboutin had thought of making a shoe inspired by Andy Warhol's 'Flowers.' The prototype, a pink stacked heel with a cartoonish cloth blossom,
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Mar 21, 2011 7:50 PM EDT
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Attention, Aspiring Billionaire Entrepreneurs: Time To Slip Into Some Sweats
Forget the power suits of the 80s or even the business casual khakis and sweater sets of the 90s--if you want to get filthy rich on your own these days, dressing the part means untucking your shirt and kicking it in a pair of Nikes, at least if you want to be taken seriously.
As the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times tells it, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his contemporaries have ushered in a new era of casual in the workplace, and the rules have been rewritten on what passes as acceptable attire for a business pitch. "Lately it seems as if Mr. Zuckerberg's famously anti-fashion styling"--he's know for wearing T-shirts, sneakers, and even pajama pants in public--"is spawning imitators, or at least has come to symbolize success for a new generation of would-be billionaires.
'It seems that if you dress up too much, you run the risk of not being taken seriously,' said Erica Zidel, a Seattle-based Web entrepreneur who attended Harvard