We always gravitate towards shiny things, but the latest metallic clothing and accessories? So irresistible it's overwhelming. After spotting glistening jackets, skirts, and accessories all over the spring runways, we tracked down the most stunning (and affordable!) metallic items that are literally begging to be shown off. Just try not to freak out and wear them all at once. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty EditorRead More »from Electrifying Spring Metallics Are Instagram-Ready
- InStyle.com | Fashion – Thu, Apr 4, 2013 5:11 PM EDT
Beyoncé celebrated #ThrowbackThursday in a big way today! After teasing the world yesterday by releasing a 6-second video clip to preview a new project, the singer shared her first commercial for Pepsi this morning. Titled "Mirrors," the one-minute clip shows Bey (in AllSaints' Kyoto tee, which you can snag here for $68) surrounded by a circle of mirrors, at first struggling to pin down her new choreography. After taking a sip of an ice cold Pepsi, she's given new life by looking in the mirror and seeing her reflection transformed into her "Bootylicious"-era self. Suddenly surrounded by images of her former selves, Bey gets inspired and starts busting out dance moves spanning her entire career (good to see you again, "Single Ladies" hand wave). "Embrace your past, but live for now," the singer asserts before strutting across the stage. Amen, Bey!Read More »from Beyonce’s New Pepsi Video Shows Off Her Most Iconic Looks Ever
"Clueless" and as the voice of Luanne in the animated TV show "King of the Hill," actress Brittany Murphy has reached Marilyn Monroe status in the pop culture world. This weekend, items from her estate -- clothes, shoes, and jewelry -- are going up for auction alongside the iconic "Superman" cape and blue-knit leotard, the leopard-print outfit that Maureen O'Sullivan wore in "Tarzan," and a strappy brown cocktail dress worn by Marilyn Monroe.Best known for her breakthrough role as Alicia Silverstone's awkward friend in
Michael Doyle, consignment director for Julien's Auctions, told Yahoo! Shine that he spent about two years working with Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, to decide which items to sell. Online bidders can view the 500 or so pieces at the Julien's Auctions site; the starting prices for each lot range from $50 to $500.
While no clothes from "Clueless" will be on the auction block, Doyle said that some items from "JustRead More »from Brittany Murphy's Clothes Go Up for Auction
- The Vivant | Fashion – Thu, Apr 4, 2013 4:35 PM EDT
By Leah Bourne, The VivantRead More »from Say it Isn’t So! Louis Vuitton Has Raised Its Prices
Louis Vuitton It is getting a whole lots more expensive to buy Louis Vuitton. Last month the luxury brand under the Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA umbrella overseen by Bernard Arnault raised prices in Japan by an average of 12 percent, and there have been similar increases around the world on non-leather handbags, according to analysts at HSBC. The brand raised prices on some of its iconic bags like the Speedy and the NeverFull by about 10 percent at the start of the year.
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Vuitton has raised prices by at least 10 percent in the UK and US, and by 5 percent to 10 percent in Asian markets including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.
It should be noted that Vuitton isn't the only luxury brand raising its prices. Chanel has hiked up the prices on some of its classic bags by as much as 20 percent. For instance, before the price increase a Chanel classic medium flap bag
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Thu, Apr 4, 2013 12:46 PM EDT
By Gina Marinelli, Refinery29Read More »from Things We Hope Are False: Alleged Zara "Sweatshop" Conditions
With Zara's recent efforts to improve the quality of their products and make strides in being a more conscious company, the latest news about one of our favorite fast fashion retailers comes as an enormous shock. According to Telegraph UK, an investigation of a South American factory that may be producing Zara products has revealed "slave labor" working conditions.
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La Alameda, a worker's rights group, had caught wind of the Buenos Aires factory conditions that would turn anyone's stomach - namely 13-hour work days and "sweatshop" conditions for adults and children - and in response, the workplace was raided by Argentinian officials. Sadly, as reported by Telegraph, the findings included employees living within the factory space and working six-day weeks while denied their right to breaks.
Zara officials did respond saying that "the
“The Vogue Factor,” has folks buzzing about her decision to blow the lid off all kinds of backstage fashion-mag drama—particularly the kind relating to anorexic models. But Clements insists she was simply telling the truth.When former Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Kirstie Clements got unexpectedly, unceremoniously fired last year, she was offered a book deal to tell her story the very next day. Now the new memoir, Read More »from Former Vogue Editor Exposes Fashion's Dark Side
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“I’m not spilling,” she told Yahoo! Shine in an email exchange. “They are honest observations. Anyone in the industry would have heard the same things.” Things like models being barely strong enough to stand for shoots, spending more time on drips than ingesting food and eating tissues to stave off hunger.
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"Apparently they swelled in your stomach," she explained about the tissue trick to Entertainment Tonight.
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Have you started your spring shopping yet? I always need a few go-to dresses that make my mornings a little easier getting my daughter off to school. It can be a bit pricey if you're looking to revamp your whole spring wardrobe, so it's best to pick a few key pieces that you really adore. Here are 7 fun dresses for any occasion that I'm sure you'll love! The best part? No need to break the bank - they are all under $50! - By Ashley Hackshaw
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By Spencer Cain, StyleCasterRead More »from Ryan Lochte: I'm the Next Kim Kardashian
Ryan Lochte/Kim Kardashian With his E! reality show "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" premiering April 21 on E!, swimmer Ryan Lochte is set to become a household name in a whole different way. Lochte first became famous thanks to his gold medal winning stint at the 2012 London Olympics, and the series of media appearances that followed where he demonstrated his quirky and loveable frat boy-like personality. As he braces himself for even more exposure, he has one celebrity as his inspiration: Kim Kardashian.
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No, it's not because she is pregnant with Kanye West's baby and seems to have an endless supply of Lanvin-it's because she's so successful. "Kim started from pretty much nothing, and now everyone everywhere knows who she is. That's what I want to do," Lochte told The Hollywood Reporter. (Just as an aside, she was raised very wealthy with connections to fame, so she didn't exactly start with nothing.)
- The Vivant | Fashion – Thu, Apr 4, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
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When it comes to celebrities, it's nearly impossible to pin them down. After all, they're usually jet-setting around the world, attending movie premieres, high profile events, or simply vacationing. Regardless of where they are in the world, they're living in style-eating at the best restaurants, staying in the chicest hotels, and of course participating in the best shopping the world has to offer. Each week with Celebrity Tracking we bring you a new star and show you the ins and outs of their favorite spots around the world!
Cara Delevingne is one of the most talked about models in the fashion industry these days-and with good reason. During the Fall 2013 shows around the world, the 20-year-old British model walked international runways wearing 54 looks in 38 total shows. In 2012, she won the British Fashion Awards' Model of the Year Award, and frankly, it seems like she's just getting started.
She chronicles her incredibly busy (but also seeminglyRead More »from Celebrity Tracking: Where Cara Delevingne Shops, Parties, and Models Around The Globe
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, Apr 3, 2013 5:54 PM EDT
Blame the '70s. That's when David O. Russell's new film is set, and it stars Bradley Cooper as a federal agent with a crazily curly head of (permed) hair. Is it the most distracting hairstyle on a male lead, though? Hardly. We combed through an archive of scary locks, and plucked some choice ones for your amusement.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
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