An exclusive sketch from Rebecca Taylor's upcoming Spring 2013 collection. Photo courtesy of Rebecca TaylorWe've barely begun thinking about fall boots and coats, but designers are already set to unveil their spring 2013 designs at New York Fashion Week. In order to make sense of this whirlwind, we caught up with Rebecca Taylor, one of our favorite New York-based designers, to give us an exclusive sneak peak at her upcoming spring collection and her take on current and upcoming trends. She also discussed the fashion impact of her most famous supporter, Kate Middleton. Check out our interview below and imagine it all in Taylor's lovely New Zealand accent.
Shine: Hello, Rebecca! I can't imagine how busy you've been with your show coming up on Saturday. How are you holding up?
Rebecca Taylor: We are just beyond swamped. It's a little bit nutty here at the moment because of course there's the show but then our entire (fall) collection needs to be ready for line open. It's very hectic and it's all about multitasking.
S: What was your inspiration for your spring collection?
RT: I wanted it to
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Style Crush – Tue, Sep 4, 2012 5:02 PM EDT
An exclusive sketch from Rebecca Taylor's upcoming Spring 2013 collection. Photo courtesy of Rebecca TaylorWe've barely begun thinking about fall boots and coats, but designers are already set to unveil their spring 2013 designs at New York Fashion Week. In order to make sense of this whirlwind, we caught up with Rebecca Taylor, one of our favorite New York-based designers, to give us an exclusive sneak peak at her upcoming spring collection and her take on current and upcoming trends. She also discussed the fashion impact of her most famous supporter, Kate Middleton. Check out our interview below and imagine it all in Taylor's lovely New Zealand accent.Read More »from EXCLUSIVE: Rebecca Taylor Does Stone Wash and Hawaiian Prints for Spring ‘13
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Aug 31, 2012 11:59 AM EDT
Before Angela Chase made it mainstream cool, we were already running out to buy crimson hair dye thanks to Shirley Manson. From her eyeliner and fishnets to her mod shift dresses and combat boots, we've always loved the look of the Scottish Garbage singer in the '90s, and nearly 20 years and five albums later we're still inspired by Manson's nonchalant vibe that's the perfect blend of of feminine and strong. Here's a refresher course on her unique style. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion & Beauty EditorRead More »from Shirley Manson’s Dark, Sexy Style Makes Us Yearn for the ‘90s
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Summer Beauty – Wed, Aug 29, 2012 1:28 PM EDT
Minnie Mouse gets a high-end makeover for Barneys New York. Photo courtesy of BarneysDepartment stores go all out for their holiday campaigns, and this year Barneys New York is partnering with Disney for their festive extravaganza. Photos and even a short film picture iconic characters like Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck walking the runway in designer clothing, but they're barely recognizable. In fact, their bodies have been stretched so long and thin their heads are bobbling above figures much slimmer than Barbie's.Read More »from Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck Whittled Down for Barneys's Holiday Campaign
Is Minnie Mouse 'Hot'? Disney Sells a T-shirt that Says So
According to Women's Wear Daily, Barneys collaborated with Disney to take their characters into a realistic fashion world for their "Electric Holiday" campaign, set to debut at their Madison Avenue flagship store on November 14. The highlight is a film, also debuting in November, about Minnie Mouse's fantasy to attend Paris fashion week. As such, our favorite animated characters have ditched their signature garments for high-end clothing to wear down the runway. Mickey Mouse will be dressed in
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Aug 28, 2012 1:57 PM EDT
DSW has partnered with Disney on The Glass Slipper collection, inspired by Cinderella. Photo courtesy of DSWWomen have never been more obsessed with fancy shoes, and designers have found a new way to capitalize on the fantasy: give shoppers their own version of Cinderella's iconic glass slippers. On the heels of similar Disney-esque styles from Christian Louboutin and Marc Jacobs, DSW has partnered with Disney on The Glass Slipper Collection, a limited edition line of evening and wedding shoes inspired by the 1950 Disney animated classic film "Cinderella." Shoes range in price from $59.95 to $89.95 and each pair comes with an embossed carriage logo and a signature blue jewel on the sole-perfect for shoe lovers and Disney collectors alike. If that connection isn't enough, The Glass Slipper collection is scheduled to hit DSW stores and DSW.com on October 1, just before the release of the "Cinderella Diamond Edition," Blu-Ray at the stroke of midnight on October 2. This is one time Cinderella will not be leaving her pretty shoe behind!Read More »from Cinderella Shoe Trend: DSW, Louboutin Take on Princess Heels
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Aug 27, 2012 1:42 PM EDT
Zephyrs is suing Victoria's Secret over their Lace Top stockings. Photo courtesy of Victoria's SecretVictoria's Secret and their parent company, Limited Brands, Inc., are being slapped with a $15 million lawsuit by Zephyrs, a hosiery supplier they used to work with. According to PR Newswire, Zephyrs claims the lingerie giant has continued to use photos of their products on Victoria's Secret packaging and in-store displays even though they've severed ties with the brand. In addition to false advertising, Zephyrs feels Victoria's Secret have been tricking their customers by selling cheaper, Canadian-made knockoff stockings with images of the more expensive, Italian-made Zephyrs products.Read More »from Victoria’s Secret Sued for $15 Million by Former Hosiery Supplier
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The complaint was filed August 10 and revealed to the public on Monday in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, home of Victoria's Secret headquarters. Zephyrs claims Victoria's Secret contacted them directly about copying their hosiery designs in hopes of raising profits and decreasing debt. The lawsuit is claiming unfair competition, false advertising,
Hello, and welcome back to Find it Fridays! My latest challenge for Shine's weekly fashion scavenger hunt came from a Shine reader named Cathy, who is on the hunt for slouchy flat boots. Here is her request:
"I have been looking for a pair of strappy/slouchy boots since last year. I found a pair on the Bloomingdale's site but the boots are not listed as an item to purchase and I can't find them on any site that I have searched. I want to wear them with jeans, leggings, even dresses. I have back problems so I have been staying away from anything with a 4-inch heel. I am a boot fanatic. I feel feminine and sexy in boots, and would like to add a new addition to my wardrobe. I would pay up to $250 for a pair as long as they don't look cheap. I would prefer dark brown leather but I will consider any brown color or even suede, flat heel. I wear a 7/7.5. Mid-calf would be preferred."
Hi, Cathy! Thanks so much for your submission. I love a lady who knows exactly what she wants, and thisRead More »from Find it Fridays: Slouchy Brown Boots
This Coach handbag is real. Is yours? Photo courtesy of CoachThe only thing we love more than a nice handbag is getting a deal on a nice handbag. But it's so easy to be scammed! Counterfeit purses are tempting, but the truth is they're illegal, cheaply made, and a waste of money. And while Coach bags are currently the world's most popular handbags, they're also the most-imitated. So how can you tell real from faux? We spoke with the experts at CouponCodes4u.com, the leading coupon code websites in the US, on how to spot a knockoff. They're experts deal hunters and they work closely with major retailers like Nordstrom so they know how to find a legit purse at a great price. Here are their six tips to avoid falling for designer imposter bags.Read More »from How to Spot Fake Handbags
1. Look out for obvious indicators
Spotting replica handbags used to be simple; check the hardware, logos and material. Lightweight metal accents, slightly skewed logos and cheap materials are still the first lines of defense for warding off fakes, but with today's higher-quality knockoffs, it's a case of
Foxes aka Louisa Rose Allen is giving Bambi a run for her money. Photo courtesy of Neon Gold RecordsWe sure love our electro-pop and Foxes is no exception. Meet Louisa Rose Allen, a 23-year-old chick from London currently touring the US in support of her new EP called "Warrior," now available on Neon Gold Records. The name Foxes comes from the title of an early song she wrote as a teen, but it also helps distinguish her from another similarly named famous British singer, Lily Rose Allen. Foxes is quickly gaining momentum here in the states with several songs featured on "Gossip Girl" earlier this year.Read More »from Our Current Obsession: Foxes’ Doe Eyes
As for her style, Foxes has said she loves beat up Converse and shopping at vintage stores. Sounds like our kind of gal! Her best accessory though, has to be her eyelashes. She flaunts her signature Zooey Deschanel-esque Bambi-eyed look readily in her latest video, "White Coats" and we were inspired to copy them. Here's what you need to achieve doe eyes.
1. Apply a neutral shadows to your eyelid. Find something similar to your skin tone that will provide a boost for the liner you're
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Aug 22, 2012 4:20 PM EDT
Christy Turlington and her daughter Grace pose for DuJour magazine. Photo courtesy of DuJour/Bruce WeberThe 1990s marked the decade of the supermodel with gorgeous women like Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Linda Evangelista appearing everywhere from the runway to the red carpet and billboards to music videos. Twenty years later these mega-beauties still work from time to time, but their offspring are already waiting in the wings. Crawford's 11-year-old daughter Kaia (whose father is entrepreneur Rande Gerber) made her modeling debut earlier this year as the face of Young Versace, and now Turlington's daughter has accompanied her mother in a photoshoot for DuJour, a new luxuryRead More »from Christy Turlington Models with Her 8-year-old Daughter
lifestyle print + digital magazine which just launched. In the accompanying article Turlington refers to her precocious daughter Grace Burns as "8 going on 14." Grace clearly has inherited her mom's good looks, namely her trademark toothy smile. Her father is actor/director/writer Edward Burns.
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Grace Burns, 8, has her mother Christy's signature smile. Photo courtesy of DuJour/Bruce WeberWhile many of today's top
Rebecca and Fiona (aka Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatrick) may be new to you, but in Sweden they are a successful DJ group with a double platinum single, a Swedish Grammy, and a hit reality show. If that's not enough, they've collaborated with superstar Kaskade and performed around the world with major DJs like Tiësto, Axwell, and Steve Angello. Their successful album "I Love You, Man" was finally released stateside last month in conjunction with a US tour, and we're obsessed with their single, "Dance." And as much as we love the haunting synth song, we're also crazy about the makeup Rebecca and Fiona wear in the video. Here's how to get the look at home.Read More »from Get Rebecca & Fiona's “Dance” Makeup Look
Fiona's fab face, courtesy of Ultra RecordsLook like Fiona
Who knew a great face was all about the eyebrows? If your brows are sparse, fill them in with a pencil like the CoverGirl Brow & Eye Makers Brow Shaper and Eyeliner ($2.99). Fiona has perfect skin, but if you want to fake a flawless face we suggest using the tried-and-true Max Factor Pan-Cake Water-Activated Makeup,