We know fancy designer labels like Prada are willing and able to take fashion risks, but the spring 2010 look book for mass retailer H&M has some very surprising pieces for men. Like fringe jackets, tie-dye scarves, harem pants, and, um, skirts, to name a few. Sure Marc Jacobs himself can pull off a
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Courtney Love left the tag in her $7,800 dress in hopes to return it. Larry Busacca/WireImageSome events or special occasions call for a particular garment or accessory you'd never typically wear or spend money on. But has it ever crossed your mind to leave the tag on, wear it, and later return it to the store for a full refund? It sounds like Courtney Love has attempted to do just that. (Why are we not surprised?) Last week, Love wore a long black gown to Elton John's 8th annual "An Enduring Vision" AIDS Foundation benefit. When a reporter noticed she had left the price tag on, Love nicely asked them to tear it off, but then hesitated. "Oh, no-what if I want to return it? No, no, I can't. That'd be bad." The reporter handed her the $7,800 price tag from Bergdorf Goodman and Courtney laughed.Read More »from Have you ever worn something and returned it?
This wear-and-return pattern might be the norm for Courtney Love. Though it sounds like an economical way to look fab on the red carpet without breaking the bank, perhaps Ms. Love should check out Rent the Runway.
Have have you ever done anything like this? I'll admit, I have left
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 23, 2009 7:24 PM EST
Jennifer Lopez jumping... and falling at the American Music AwardsOn Friday afternoon we heard Jennifer Lopez was poised for yet another musical comeback with a hot new single called "Louboutins" off her upcoming sixth studio album entitled "Love?". Talk about brand recognition! The whole chorus pays tribute to the pricey red-soled heels. Fashion Week Daily reported that shoe designer Christian Louboutin dined with J.Lo earlier in the week to discuss the footwear he was designing for her Sunday night performance at the American Music Awards.Read More »from Poor J.Lo! Sings about high-heeled â€œLouboutins,â€ then loses her footing during AMA performance
When J.Lo took the stage last night she wasn't wearing heels at all, but rather some black wrestling-style sneakers with gold rhinestone toes. So far there's no word on if the sneakers were actually made by Louboutin, but she also wore a silk boxing robe and the stage was set to look like a boxing ring. Unfortunately, rather than kicking ass, Lopez got her own butt whooped! Midway through her performance, Lopez jumped off the back of one of her dancers, landing flat on her butt instead of her feet. J.Lo made a
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Nov 20, 2009 7:39 PM EST
Demi Moore uploaded this image to her Twitter, claiming it as the originalYou've probably heard about the latest alleged photoshop scandal involving Demi Moore on the December cover of W magazine. To be honest, with so many photoshop scandals happening in the fashion industry, we're surprised this story has legs. Though it surely doesn't have hips! Here's the deal: Many people have said that besides other slimming alterations, the vertical line of Moore's hip on the right of the photo doesn't match up. We have to admit, it does look kind of off (where did her hip go?), and this surely wouldn't be the first time a magazine altered and botched up an image. But yesterday Demi Moore came to her own defense.Read More »from Demi Moore defends her W cover photo, says photoshop was not used
"Here is the original image people my hips were not touched don't let these people bull s--- you!" she said via her Twitter account. She uploaded this photo on the left. Well, it does in fact look virtually identical to the image on the cover of W, but how do we know that that's really the original photo? "I love the pic and can only say I wish I had good
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Nov 20, 2009 1:54 AM EST
Though it won't be televised until December 1, today was the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. We head backstage to get an early glimpse of the costumes (lingerie), and interview some of our favorite Angels like Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, and Selita Ebanks. Oh, and we got to watch the show! Of course we photographed everything, so come along for the ride and see exactly what goes into this extravagant production and how the models prepare for the runway. Hint: they start out already gorgeous.Read More »from Behind the scenes at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Nov 18, 2009 11:25 PM EST
Gabriela Maj/Getty ImagesAre you guys following "Project Runway" this season since it moved to Lifetime? I am still completely hooked, and can't wait for Thursday's finale! As a fashion editor who lives in New York City, I was bummed to see the show head out to Los Angeles--sure they have their own small-scale fashion week, but it's just not the same. And while it was cool seeing some big celebrity judges, we missed seeing our regular panel with Michael Kors and Nina Garcia.Read More »from Design scandal alert! Why I hope Irina doesnâ€™t win "Project Runway"
The contestants seemed sort of hit-or-miss this season, but there was some real talent displayed. I think the top three--Irina, Althea, and Carol Hannah--all deserved to go to Bryant Park to show their collections because they seemed the most consistent throughout the season. But man, Irina just seemed so catty sometimes. You can't deny her abilty and she won three challenges--more than any other competitor. But sometimes talent alone isn't everything! Irina didn't get along with any of her cast mates, and often commented that she wasn't
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Nov 18, 2009 9:10 PM EST
Sterling silver teeth rings by Polly van der GlasIt's rare that a piece of jewelry creeps us out, so we just had to share images of Polly van der Glas's new jewelry line. The Australian jewelry designer uses sterling silver in conjunction with real human hair and teeth to create rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Per her website:Read More »from Disturbing jewelry made out of human teeth and hair
"Human teeth are locally donated and sterilised, and human hair is either locally donated or sourced from India and China. Teeth are particularly difficult to come by, so any donations are gratefully accepted."
Would you really want to wear someone else's tooth on your finger or around your finger or neck? It seems kind of morbid.
Hoop earrings made of real human hair by Polly van der GlasCheck out Polly van der Glas's website for more images, buying info, and potential tooth donations. [LikeCool]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Nov 17, 2009 10:00 PM EST
Chloe Sevigny and Zoe Saldana wear Miu Miu. Photos: Andreas Branch/patrickmcmullan.comCelebs letting their bras peek out is nothing new, but when we saw photos of Chloe Sevigny and Zoe Saldana from Friday night's Prada book launch wearing nearly identical outfits we had to pause for a minute. First, what is up with this bra exposing, open-and-tucked-in blouse. And second, how did two celebrities come up with this? A quick Yahoo! search, and we realized both ladies got their outfits from the Miu Miu Fall '09 collections just as they were styled on the runway! So not only are Sevigny and Saldana both wearing these ridiculous boob-revealing outfits, they also are lacking creativity. That's a double fail, if you ask us.Read More »from Looking for a new way to reveal skin in cold temps? Miu Miu suggests leaving your shirt open!
The looks as they appeared in the Fall '09 Miu Miu collection. Photos: Style.com
There are elements we like here. Chloe's skirt is fab, and she'd look really cute if she was buttoned up a little bit on top. As styled, these looks may have worked on the runway, but we don't think they translate well to real life wear. The chest exposure is not even shocking anymore, it just looks silly. And if you were going to show off your bra,
Gavin Rossdale rocking a ponytail at an event with his wife, Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale attended the Museum Of Contemporary Art Gala last weekend and both looked as gorgeous as ever. But the bloggers over at Glamour noticed something quite interesting: Rossdale had his hair in a ponytail.Read More »from Men with ponytails: who can pull it off?
While the hippie movement had some guys interested in longer hair styles, they really gained popularity in the 1970s, '80s, and early '90s. For the most part, the dudes who once rocked shoulder grazing styles have since worn shorter styles. Well, except for Fabio. While men's hairstyles are more clean cut now, we can't help but notice many celebs in the last year or two putting their chin-length 'dos into ponytails. Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Russell Crowe, have all been photographed with ponytails. Men of all ages from 22-year-old Zac Efron to 76-year-old Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld have worn them.
While long, slicked back ponytails may conjure up images of Steven Seagal, Gavin Rossdale kind of pulls it off. We don't even have the urge to reach
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Nov 17, 2009 12:07 AM EST
Asprey silver baby spoon designed by BrangelinaWith six kids (perhaps a seventh on the way), sprawling properties, mega successful careers, multi-million dollar salaries, and, well, each other, you might think Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had everything. Now they can add their own jewelry collection to the list, as the couple have conceived and designed a high-end line for Asprey. The limited collection called Protector will be available this week and all items feature snakes. Why snakes? Apparently when Angie was pregnant with their daughter, Shiloh, someone gave her a serpent ring, and ever since she has viewed it a symbol that protects her family. The Protector collection features gold, silver and pave diamond encrusted snakes in the form of rings, bracelets, necklaces, cuff links, and baby gifts. Prices start at $525 for a silver baby spoon with a serpent handle. How very Angelina.Read More »from The Brangelina jewelry collection, complete with serpent baby spoons
Snake rings with pave diamonds from the Protector collection.Jolie has worn Asprey many times on the red carpet, so a collaboration with the UK retailer seems somewhat logical. And Brad Pitt is no newcomer to