Stella McCartney for GapStella McCartney has designed for Chloe, H&M, Adidas, opened four shops of her own, and even launched her own fragrance and organic skin care lines. Now with three young children of her own, she's decided to scale down her designs--physically, that is. Her latest venture is a fall collection for Gap Kids and Baby Gap and hits stores on November 2. Garments will fit newborns to preteens, and range in price from $14 for wool tights to $128 for a military jacket.
While this collection is admittedly adorable, we're not sure who will be shelling out big bucks on items for four-year-olds who will soon outgrown them. $14 for stockings? We don't like spending that much on tights for ourselves! And while the Sgt. Pepper's inspired coat is very cool (and a nice homage to McCartney's ex-Beatle father), we can't imagine toddlers gravitating towards such a stylized, mature garment in the way an adult would. Boys sketching sneakers that come with a set of pens, seem like a great idea, though we
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Fri, Oct 23, 2009 9:36 PM EDT
Stella McCartney for GapStella McCartney has designed for Chloe, H&M, Adidas, opened four shops of her own, and even launched her own fragrance and organic skin care lines. Now with three young children of her own, she's decided to scale down her designs--physically, that is. Her latest venture is a fall collection for Gap Kids and Baby Gap and hits stores on November 2. Garments will fit newborns to preteens, and range in price from $14 for wool tights to $128 for a military jacket.Read More »from Would you spend more on your kidâ€™s clothing than your own?
There's no doubt about it, TV and movie themed merchandise are usually pretty lame. For years HBO has maintained an online store where they've been making money off items like "True Blood" drinks and shot glasses. Up till now, the "Sex and the City" shop has been filled with martini glasses with the fictional characters names on them ($14.99 each), and memorabilia with cheesy fashion-related quotes we don't even remember Carrie Bradshaw saying i.e. the "I'm not afraid of heights. Have you seen my shoes?" tote bag ($19.99) and the "Fashion is my cardio" mug ($12.99). They're also inexplicably selling copies of "He's Just Not That Into You," along with the movie soundtrack, and keychains with the word "Love" in script. Ugh.Read More »from "Sex and the Cityâ€ merchandise we actually like
But today we found out about these awesome ballet flats! How cute are they?! Sure they only say "Sex and the City" on the inside of the shoe, but they more appropriately honor the show (Hello! Fashion!) than a stupid mug. The shoes will be available in mid-November
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Oct 22, 2009 10:42 PM EDT
Last night celebrity designer Ashley Olsen, designer Isaac Mizrahi, and Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan spoke at the 92nd Street Y about "The Future of Fashion." Glamour editor-in-chief played moderator. Her lead question: "What do you think of celebrities as designers?"Read More »from Isaac Mizrahi and Ashley Olsen weigh in: Are celeb designers legit?
It seems like every famous person has their name attached to something these days with varying degrees of involvement on eachRaquel Olivo project. Just today it was announced that Nicole Richie will launch a full women's collection in February 2010 priced from $35 to $598 (she already has a maternity line and an accessories line). The line will be called Winter Kate--her daughter's middle names--and will feature mostly tops, vests, and jackets in bright vintage-inspired silk, crepe and chiffon, mirroring her own wardrobe.
"Fashion should be accessible," says Richie. As for her customer, "she is a woman like me: She does not look at labels; she knows how to mix and match. The pieces can be dressed up, made casual, but
Many of you Shine readers have commented that real fur is wrong and asked to see faux. We couldn't agree with you more! Everyone from mass retailers like Target to high end designers like Rebecca Taylor have swapped the real thing for fake, and we're quite happy about it. We love the way fur looks,
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Oct 21, 2009 9:46 PM EDT
C.J. LaFrance/Getty ImagesOprah Winfrey has a store near her studio in Chicago where you can purchase designer clothing she's actually worn on her talk show. One blogger went to check out this boutique in search of "Oprah's Closet," but sadly the contents of large wooden wardrobe, hidden amongst Oprah keychains, mugs and logofied matching sweats, left much to be desired.Read More »from Buy Oprahâ€™s clothesâ€”you just canâ€™t try them on
"It contains no more than 10 or 12 pieces...on this day an Ellen Tracy blouse, a Donna Karan leather jacket, a pants suit that bore the distinct cut of Richard Tyler," said True/Slant blogger Matthew Greenberg. "And given Oprah's public battle with weight, who knows what sizes are available."
And now for the weird part: when one customer attempted to bring a black skirt, once worn by Oprah, into the fitting rooms, retail associates chased her down. "You can't try on the clothes from Oprah's Closet," said the clerk, "To preserve the integrity of the items and ensure that Oprah was the last person to wear them."
Can shoppers really tell the
How much would you spend on a bra? Victoriaâ€™s Secret model Marisa Miller covers her boobs in $3 millionBy Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Oct 21, 2009 7:23 PM EDT
Victoria's SecretEvery year Victoria's Secret debuts their pricey jewel-encrusted Fantasy bra just before Holiday time and their televised "fashion show." This time around supermodel and Victoria's Secret Angel, Marisa Miller, is wearing a $3 million diamond bra by Damiani. "It is an enormous honor to wear the Fantasy bra," says Miller. "It's one of the main features in the Fashion Show every year and I'm so excited to walk the runway in it." The bra showcases white, champagne and cognac colored diamonds with a 16-carat heart shaped diamond dangling in the center. "It is surprisingly comfortable because the Damiani diamonds are embroidered onto the VS Very Sexy Convertible bra - which is actually one of my favorites."Read More »from How much would you spend on a bra? Victoriaâ€™s Secret model Marisa Miller covers her boobs in $3 million
Hey, here's an idea for a gift! How about buying the Very Sexy bra and then a separate diamond (or diamante, or some other affordable jewel) necklace like a normal person?
We'll never understand the point of these ridiculous diamond bras, except perhaps to spark conversation. I remember
All photos Monica Feudi/GoRunway.comDespite many of us having some financial difficulties right now, one one hand the recession is making our fashion dreams come true! High end designers-even couture designers-are making cool items we can afford. Remember how Betsey Johnson said she may collaborate with QVC? Well, Jean-Paul Gaultier has confirmed a Target collection, which will hit the racks of over 250 Target locations and Target.com on March 7. The designer's collection will celebrate the American woman in pop culture, past and present. Does this mean Madonna cone bras? And outrageous glamorous designs like Rihanna, Beyonce and Kylie Minogue have worn on tour? Oh my gosh, we are squealing with anticipation!Read More »from OMG. Jean-Paul Gaultier for Target!?
The Alexander McQueen and Anna Sui for Target collections proved to be huge hits earlier this year, and we love that the mass retailer keeps rolling out these collaborations. French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier launching an affordable line here in the States is worth marking your calendars for. Stay tuned for photo
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Oct 20, 2009 7:18 PM EDT
Bleach blonde British model Agyness Deyn has had a quick ride to the top, already being featured on the cover of American, British and Italian Vogue, and inked promotional deals with Burberry, Anna Sui, Shiseido, Georgio Armani, Paul Smith, Reebok, Vivienne Westwood, and Jean-Paul Gautier, to name a few. She dated a famous rocker, Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes, and even attempted singing herself, providing vocals for "Who" by Five O'Clock Heroes. And since she already has a stage name (she was born Laura Hollins), Deyn has decided to try acting. She's set to co-star in a short film directed by Peter McGough alongside Linus Roache of "Law & Order."
On that note, Woody Allen is said to be writing a part for Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima for his next film, which will take place in in Rio De Janeiro. Apparently he's "fascinated" by her beauty. Didn't he say the same thing about Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz? At least those two have proven they can act.
Have manyRead More »from Agyness Deyn (and maybe Adriana Lima) head to the big screen: Can models act?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Oct 19, 2009 10:20 PM EDT
I somehow made it through a whole wedding and reception in these heelsA few years ago I twisted my ankle so badly that I tore something and made it swell up like a golf ball. Since then, I'd been reluctant about wearing high heels, especially strappy sandals, because I'm a little clumsy and every time I tried my feet hurt by the time I made it outside my apartment. "The accident" was a good excuse for wearing flats, but what about all my pretty pumps, platforms and stilettos? Would I ever wear heels again?Read More »from Can you survive a full day (or night) in high heels?
Last weekend, my friend got married in Virginia, and I decided her wedding was the perfect opportunity to step back into some heels. I bought these platform stack heels at Topshop in New York for $120. I promised to wear them all summer, but since that never happened, I would now be breaking them in on the day of the wedding. A mistake? It turned out not to be! Despite the fact that my heels sunk into the moist ground during the ceremony (note the dirt on the heels), these 4" heels gave me the support I needed to make it from the aisle to the cake and
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Oct 19, 2009 7:51 PM EDT
Getty ImagesWomen are more obsessed with a youthful appearance than ever, and there are so many great ways to achieve and maintain healthy, vibrant skin without cosmetic enhancements. This month we sent out a package of three age defying Oil of Olay samples to our Shine Beauty Gurus. They had the opportunity to review Olay's Regenerist Eye Roller, UV Defense Regenerating Lotion, and the DNA Superstructure Cream. As with any products that promises to reduce puffiness, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and restore a youthful appearance, many of our product testers were skeptical. No one was going to pull a fast on on our beauty gurus! Likewise, no two people have the same skin or genetic makeup, so what works for one person could potentially be a disaster on another person. But the results are in, and for the most part, these products delivered! Many of our gurus opted to test the eye roller with outstanding results. Eliminating puffy eyes and crow's feet? We can't wait to try it!Read More »from Shine Beauty Gurus review: Oil of Olayâ€™s Regenerist products
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