FoxWhile '80s trends don't seem to be going anywhere this fall (more leggings, lace, shoulder pads, acid wash) it's surely not the only fashion decade referenced these days. The last year or two we've also seen a huge '90s resurgence (colored denim, scrunchies, tight lycra dresses, floral prints, plaid). Designer Alexander Wang, whose clothing and accessories have been seen on Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Williams, Mary-Kate Olsen, Megan Fox, Nicole Richie and Taylor Momsen, attributes the '90s as his biggest inspiration.
"Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford would always talk about how they're Seventies kids," says Wang, "and now, I'm thinking about how I'm really a Nineties kid. My ideas come from things that I didn't notice were trends at the time, like seeing my sister wear Via Spiga and watching Saved by the Bell." He says all his handbags are named after his favorite TV show characters when he was growing up. Brenda, Kelly and Donna of "Beverly Hills 90210" all have leather bags named
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FoxWhile '80s trends don't seem to be going anywhere this fall (more leggings, lace, shoulder pads, acid wash) it's surely not the only fashion decade referenced these days. The last year or two we've also seen a huge '90s resurgence (colored denim, scrunchies, tight lycra dresses, floral prints, plaid). Designer Alexander Wang, whose clothing and accessories have been seen on Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Williams, Mary-Kate Olsen, Megan Fox, Nicole Richie and Taylor Momsen, attributes the '90s as his biggest inspiration.Read More »from Which decade most influences your style?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Thu, Aug 27, 2009 10:35 PM EDT
I've been to a lot of bridal showers and weddings recently and while each one is unique, there's one element that gets redundant: the registry. For the shower I went to last week, I scored by shopping early and got my friend the wine glasses she'd requested plus my favorite bottle of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Earlier this summer I got another friend the magazine racks she wanted (we worked together on a magazine so the gift fit). But how much did it stink when I had to give my high school friend a stack of towels? The other gifts were grabbed up and she said to stick to the registry. Ugh.Read More »from Forget the wedding registry: This couple wants cash
Today I stumbled on a video of one couple who claimed to have created "The World's First Start-up Wedding Registry." Drue Kataoka and Svetlozar Kazanjiev are asking friends and relatives to donate to their new internet company, Aboomba, in hopes that wedding guests would rather give money towards their new business than buying them a toaster.
Unique registries are becoming quite the trend. With
Anne Heche went on "The Late Show with David Letterman" to promote her new show, HBO's "Hung," but you never would have known it. She spent the majority of her interview time explaining how much she hates marriage and putting down her ex-husband, Coley Laffoon.Read More »from Is it OK to talk smack about your ex?
"Can you say 'lazy ass' on TV?" said Heche. Letterman enquired what Laffoon does for a living and Heche said, "He goes out to the mailbox and he opens up the little mailbox door and goes, 'Oh! I got a check from Anne! Oh! I got a check from Anne! Yay!'" What she failed to mention is that the checks are monthly child support payments for their 7-year-old son. Heche also mocked her ex for his new career as a soccer coach.
"He wants me to come and watch him run around in his little white shorts playing soccer," she told Letterman. "Honestly, I don't want to come to rehearsal and watch you run around in your tight shorts like trying to pretend you know how to play soccer. I divorced you! I don't want to hang around with you
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Aug 26, 2009 11:54 PM EDT
This week while checking out the latest tabloid photos of Lindsay Lohan (do they every stop coming?) we noticed the star's lips looked fishy. Literally, like a puffy fish mouth! Collagen strikes again. Not that we've had the highest regard for Lohan these days, but when we see a celebrity get surgery we can't help but make an audible "ugh." Is the pressure in Hollywood so strong that everyone must resort to Botox, face lifts and boob jobs? What ever happened to being an individual with quirks like a big nose or gapped teeth that give you character? Some of our favorite celebrities have become almost unrecognizable over the years, and quite honestly, we are sad. Check out some of the latest and greatest victims.Read More »from Do you judge celebrities for getting plastic surgery?
NBCYou'd be amazed to learn how much intricate research goes into portraying doctor and law-related TV shows with accuracy. Not to say everything you see on the boob tube is 100% by the books, but if you're paying attention you might learn a few tips.Read More »from Have you ever learned anything practical from TV?
Receptionist Judith Faeth is an avid viewer of "Law & Order: SVU" and when she spotted a criminal in her office she sprang into action with crime-solving skills she picked up from the show.
Slick, ex-convict Kevin Moore walked into Faeth's office and distracted her by asking for a cup of water. After drinking half of it, the man blew his nose in a tissue, put it in the paper cup and left it on the front desk. Somehow during this time, Moore allegedly stole an iPod, cellphone and wallet before taking off through a back door. What would detective Olivia Benson do? Faeth quickly reenacted an on-screen scenario.
"When they are trying to get DNA from a suspect on 'SVU' and that person is unwilling to give them a sample, they trick them into
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Aug 25, 2009 6:56 PM EDT
Anyone familiar with the fashion or magazine industry knows of Vogue's editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, and her intimidating persona. She was depicted in the fictional movie, "The Devil Wears Prada," as a particularly harsh and demanding boss, and many insiders claimed the representation was actually an understatement. We're counting the days (only three!) until the release of "The September Issue," a documentary which illustrates the process of putting together the world's most significant fashion bible of the year: The September issue of Vogue Magazine. Last night we tuned into "The Late Show with David Letterman" to catch a rare appearance by the editor-in-chief, a woman we've rarely heard speak.Read More »from OMG, she speaks! And smiles! And makes jokes! Anna Wintour on â€œThe Late Showâ€
Actually, I did speak to Anna Wintour once, and I'll never forget it. It was in the Spring of 2004 and I was an intern at New York magazine covering Fashion Week at Bryant Park. I got to every show quite early in hopes of spotting celebrities or sneaking backstage. As I waited for the seats
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Mon, Aug 24, 2009 11:49 PM EDT
Getty Images/APSwimsuit model Jasmine Fiore's murder has devastated us all, and the more news that is revealed the worse the story gets. Fiore's body was found zipped up in a suitcase in a dumpster in Buena Park, California on August 15. Her fingers were cut off and all of her teeth had been pulled out to prevent investigators from identifying the body. One thing the killer didn't think about: the serial numbers written on her breast implants. This is how the authorities found her. Fiore's husband, Ryan Jenkins, who starred on the VH1 reality show "Megan Wants a Millionaire" was suspected of murder.Read More »from Murderous lovers: The tragic story of Ryan Jenkins and Jasmine Fiore
"We actually have had several cases where we identified the victim or the defendant in that way," Orange County District Attorney spokeswoman Susan Schroeder. Apparently implants are marked with serial numbers "because of the potential for recalls." Fiore's mother, Lisa Lepore, was furious. "I want to hold him down and pull his teeth out," she told the New York Daily News. "We all do."
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Mon, Aug 24, 2009 9:51 PM EDT
TV LandActress and comedienne Joan Rivers is one of those people you either love or hate. Sure her face has undergone some dramatic transformations over the years, but Rivers' feisty attitude, sharp wit, and brutal honesty are just a few reasons why we at Shine are fascinated by her.Read More »from Joan Rivers on Hollywood and getting rich... or at least how to fake it
Joan has a brand new show out on TV Land called "How'd You Get So Rich" in which she goes to the lavish homes of millionaires and finds out the secrets to their success. Think of it like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" or MTV's "Cribs" with a back story. Rivers has been performing her stand-up routine every Wednesday in New York City and will take on Las Vegas for a short stint beginning this week. If you have the chance to go, her show is not to be missed.
We had the privilege of chatting with Rivers about her own recipe for success, being Donald Trump's "Apprentice," and working as a strong woman in the entertainment biz.
Shine: When did you decide what you wanted to do for a career and was making a lot
If you've found yourself shelling out upwards of $20 for a mediocre movie and a small popcorn, fear not! It looks like the production houses have saved the best films for 2009's last quarter. We are legitimately psyched to see all 20 of these movies. With romantic comedies, thrillers, dramas, foreign films, 3D science fiction, documentaries, and even a classic children's book come to life, there's something for everyone this fall. Check out our top movie picks and prepare to spend a lot of time at the theater.Read More »from 20 must-see fall movies
Getty ImagesOver the past month I've put on about five pounds. It's not so significant that I'm upset about it, but there's definitely some extra flesh around my middle, and thanks to Lauren Conrad I've finally figured out why. She too claims she's got a little soft at the beginning of her new relationship. "We were having more romantic dinners out, and I was exercising less," Says Conrad. "I call it the 'boyfriend layer'." Wow, that's a good call! While I'm a year and a half into my relationship, I did just move out of the apartment I shared with two roommates and into my own one-bedroom. Now my boyfriend stays over a lot more, and we've been cooking big meals, trying out the amazing restaurants in my new neighborhood, and cuddling up on the couch with pints of Ben & Jerry's. I love spending time with him, but I have sacrificed my work out time for additional boyfriend time. The extra love has given me love handles! Yikes!Read More »from Do you get a "boyfriend layer"?
Conrad says she likes taking her man to the gym with her so she doesn't