Nicole Henry has a lot going for her. In addition to her burgeoning music career and the release of her latest live album, "So Good, So Right," she's close friends with two of fashion's brightest stars: Mark Badgley and James Mischka of their eponymous line, red carpet staple Badgley Mischka. We caught up with the singer and her designer friends backstage before the moody and Hitchcockian Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter 2013 show.
The Thread: We know that you're fans of Nicole's, but are you fans of jazz in general? Does it influence your design process?
James Mischka: Well first of all, Nicole is influencing jazz right now--not the other way around! But, actually I'm not usually a fan of jazz. I love Nicole's version of it, though.
Mark Badgley: We've seen her in concert twice now and both times were such amazing experiences--once downtown and once at Lincoln Center--and her spin on it and her song selection are completely up our
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- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | Style Crush – Wed, Feb 13, 2013 4:49 PM EST
Nicole Henry has a lot going for her. In addition to her burgeoning music career and the release of her latest live album, "So Good, So Right," she's close friends with two of fashion's brightest stars: Mark Badgley and James Mischka of their eponymous line, red carpet staple Badgley Mischka. We caught up with the singer and her designer friends backstage before the moody and Hitchcockian Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter 2013 show.Naturally beautiful and freakishly talented, jazz chanteuse Read More »from Jazz Artist Nicole Henry Takes Us Backstage at Badgley Mischka
- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | The Thread – Fri, Feb 8, 2013 5:36 PM EST
We have all experienced embarrassing fashion moments that we’d like to forget, but luckily, designer Christian Siriano has teamed up with Bounce to give us the opportunity to laugh at those fashion faux pas. With the "Stick it and Forget it” sweepstakes comes the chance to win a new winter wardrobe styled by Siriano, and, more importantly the opportunity to learn from past style mistakes.. The Thread spoke with the wildly success "Project Runway" winner and red carpet master to see what trends he'd like to see go away, and who he wishes he could style. Read More »from Christian Siriano on Static Cling, Style, and Celeb Crushes
The Thread: How did you get involved with the Bounce "Stick it and Forget it” sweepstakes?
Christian Siriano: We were just talking to the girls in my office--they come in and their dresses are all staticky so [the Bounce dryer bar] really helps with that. You just don't need to think about [static] every day. The whole idea of "Stick it and Forget it" is what it's all about! I think that's why it's really cute, it just really makes sense.
most handsome designers. Oh, to be Zoe Saldana. Our girlcrush was recently spotted in an incredibly affordable--like, REAL LIFE afforable, not "fashion affordable"--piece from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection not 24 hours after his Carnival-themed launch party in New York. Gurung, a Nepal native, shot to stardom in 2009 for his unique and cutting-edge designs. After winning the CFDA Fashion Fund Award in 2010, he went on to become a favorite of fashion icons like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Middleton, and (obviously) Saldana.Oh, to be a stunning, wildly talented and successful actress. Oh, to be besties with one of the fashion industry's hottest, coolest, and Read More »from Zoe Saldana Rocks a $30 Sweatshirt
Like the bright, kaleidoscope-printed top? It's a steal at only $29.99--but we have some bad news. You can't buy it or any other piece from the collection until February 10th, 2013. Check out the whole collection here, and be sure to visit Target for an inside look at Gurung's stylish and wallet-friendly collaboration. We know
Grammy award for "Best New Artist" a kiss of death--many past winners failed to find success after snagging the award. But whoever snags the award this year will be in good company with past winners like The Beatles, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, and Adele. Yeah, no biggie. Let’s get familiar with this year's nominees.Some people have called winning the Read More »from Get to Know This Year's "Best New Artists"
fun. – Let's be honest, guys: if you haven't heard one of fun.'s many earwormy jams by now, chances are you've been living under a rock. In a cave. On Mars. Whether it's the Janelle Monae-assisted "We Are Young" or the anthemic hit "Some Nights," most of the band's tunes feel like instant classics. They've been working together since 2007--after the break up of his old band (The Format) lead singer Nate Ruess asked his buddies Andrew Dost (formerly of the band, Anathallo) and Jack Antonoff (formerly of Steel Train) to join him to create fun. (And yes, Antonoff is designer Rachel Antonoff's brother and is currently dating "Girls"
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While it's easy to be captivated by the glittering bombshells and handsome devils traipsing down the red carpet, this year the stylish little ladies won our hearts at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. More and more, we're seeing young actresses taking their fashion choices seriously--gone it seems, are the days when the tiny stars and starlets' red carpet gear skewed more towards Sunday best and less towards haute couture. We would never dream of knocking the outfits of anyone under the legal driving age, but in this case we especially had to sing the praises of two tiny actresses in particular.
We love love LOVED the looks from pint-sized "Mad Men" scene-stealer Kiernan Shipka and "Modern Family" powerhouse Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. Anderson-Emmons, better known to most as Lily from the ABC sitcom, worked the red carpet (check out that fierce pose!) in a frilly gown that we wish we had in our closets when we were six! Or maybe even now. Her pearls and black patent leather Mary Janes
- WWD, polish sales reached $768 million in 2012 in the U.S., which is a gain of 32% over 2011. Why the boom? With the advent of at-home gel polish systems, nail art, and new finishes like matte, high-gloss, and yes, even sand, the lacquer companies are innovating at neck-breaking speeds. WWD cited a survey that claims that 33% of women in the States have at least 25 bottles of paint in their homes. Hey, who’s been peeking in our medicine cabinets?Last year ladies the nation over hit the bottle in record numbers. The nail polish bottle, we mean. According to
Consider this post an intervention, ladies. (We need one too.) The next time you're at a drugstore, just step away from the nail section.
Truth be told, most of these insanely pricey colors and long-lasting and bizarre applications are unnecessary purchases. We're here to assure you, less is more. You don't need to be buried under a clinking pile of nail polish bottles to have totally kickin' and versatile collection. Nail junkies Read More »from The 5 Nail Polishes You Need
fashion and beauty trends in our day, but one thing we've never seen before: Eyelash jewelry! We spotted these designs--made out of wire, beads, and even feathers--by Etsy seller Natalie Russo and we had to know all about them. Here’s the inside scoop about Russo’s eyelash jewelry.We've heard of some crazy Read More »from Wild New Beauty Trend: Eyelash Jewelry
Thread: When did you start making these and what was your inspiration?
Natalie Russo: I loved the look of big, glittery, "show girl" eyelashes. But, when I was a teenager, I couldn't afford to spend money on regular false eyelashes that would fall apart. I experimented with using eyelash glue to adhere gems and small beads to my eyelashes. I then began attaching the beads together with wire and found that it made them easier to apply. When I turned 18, I was able to start selling my designs. Since then, my customers and the people I've met through Etsy have been my biggest source of inspiration.
T: How long does it take to make each pair?
N.R.: A simple pair takes 20 minutes. The more
Say Good-Bye To Your Will Power: The Beverly Hilton Unveils Menu for 70th Annual Golden Globe AwardsBy Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | Hit List – Fri, Jan 4, 2013 3:19 PM EST
more relaxed than at the Oscars, resulting in dresses and beauty looks that sing, plus, this year we have the dynamic hosting duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to look forward to. But the most exciting part of any Golden Globes event has to be this equation: Movie Stars + Television Actors + Food and Wine = Anything Can Happen. Teaming up with the Globes for the 38th consecutive year, The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California will be offering unparalleled dishes and drinks to the 1,300 guests come January 13th.There are many reasons why we look forward to the Golden Globes every awards season. Coming in on the heels of the Academy Awards nomination announcements, the expectations of the Globes' red carpet are Read More »from Say Good-Bye To Your Will Power: The Beverly Hilton Unveils Menu for 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
For nine years, The Beverly Hilton’s Executive Chef Suki Sugiura has been preparing the menu for the Globes with the assistance of 50 chefs, 110 culinary staff, 50 bartenders and 250 servers. Together with the Executive Pastry Chef at The Beverly Hilton and master
We know you get your jollies by dressing festively for the holidays (so do we), but there's a difference between spreading good cheer and looking, well, TOO merry. Thread host Jessica Stam teaches us how to toe the fine line between embracing the season and looking like a Christmas tree--hint: if it looks too much like something an elf would wear, steer clear!
Avoid: Head-to-toe red - Is crimson your go-to holiday dress color? Avoid looking like Mrs. Claus in red, fit-and-flare dresses with wide, black belts (ho, ho, NO) and stick to separates. A red pair of skinny leather pants with a silk shirt or a red skirt with a tucked-in embellished top will look much more chic.
Avoid: Holiday-themed sweaters - Unless you're a member of the Griswold or Huxtable clan, these bulky and bedazzled nightmare knits are not a good move. Try instead a more fitted, embellished sweater with skinny jeans and heels. Sequins or beading are a fun way to add to your holiday look without being too literal.
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- Julie Pereira, Thread Blogger | Hit List – Mon, Dec 10, 2012 1:47 PM EST
Stacy Keibler and NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo came together with Old Spice to launch the internet sensation “Dikembe Mutombo’s 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World,” a real-time, embeddable video game where Mutombo will embark on weekly globe-saving missions based on current events that could be considered signs that the Mayan Apocalyptic prophecy (you know that one that says the world will end on 12/21/12?) is correct. Keibler was at the launch to help demonstrate the game, along with some other fun arcade games--all in an attempt to "Save the World"--along with game character “Science the Bear" and Mutombo. Keibler told us she became involved with Old Spice because she really enjoys the brand. “We all remember the Old Spice man and...their campaigns. I think it's just such a funny thing, saving the world with the Mayan calendar saying the world is going to end on the 21st--it's a fun game!" Mutombo, the 7'3" star will promote the new "Champion" product line, the latest addition to OldRead More »from Stacy Keibler and NBA Star Dikembe Mutombo "Save The World"