- Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:02 PM EDT | CommentsBy Rebecca Ramsay, The Cut
A recent topic that has the Cut office divided: Are skinny jeans on their way out? The slim silhouette - made popular by male rock stars, Hedi Slimane, and Kate Moss - has arguably hit a tipping point.
But no matter where you stand on skinny jeans, the '90s are undeniably back, and with them a relaxed, non-stretch denim silhouette (to wear with your white sneakers or pool slides).
Scott Morrison, founder and designer of 3x1, explains: "There's something extremely sexy about a woman who wears non-skinny jeans. In my lifetime, the classic definition of a 'gorgeous girl in jeans' was Brooke Shields, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Christy Turlington; all of [whom] wore classic 100 percent cotton or comfort-stretch denims in the '90s and most of 2000s. Straight legs, flares, and boyfriend jeans made from non-superstretch denims are all a bit looser than the modern skinny because they have to be, in order to fit correctly."
Skinny-jean zealots will surely bemoan the demise of their second skin, but a loosened-up style of jean can actually be perfect for the warmer months. Click through the slideshow below to see 12 pairs of relaxed denim for spring, from "cool-mom" jeans to "girlfriend" silhouettes.
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- Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:39 PM EDT | CommentsBy: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com There's just no other way to put this: Jenny McCarthy's engagement ring is pretty darn spectacular. The View cohost announced her engagement to actor Donnie Wahlberg on the show yesterday, and said that her son, Evan, was involved in helping Donnie propose by carrying the ring to her. However, it's a wonder that he didn't drop it, since the massive yellow sapphire sparkler clocks in at over 10 carats!
"The band is 18-karat white gold although you can't see the band because it's covered with diamonds. We did a custom basket for the sapphire. There is a row of diamonds around the center and from the side view there is a custom made gallery of diamonds," says the ring's designer, Daniel Arik, to E!.
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- Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:02 PM EDT | Comments
Since then, I've kept an eye out for baby names that come from colors, for both girls and boys.
Check out 7 of my personal favorites! - By Janssen Bradshaw
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- Thu, Apr 17, 2014 4:10 PM EDT | Commentsby Claire Knebl
If you're anything like us, you've got a drawer filled with favorite swimwear from seasons past, ranging anywhere from tie-dyed tops to color blocked bottoms. Well, get this: Those patterned pieces can play a major part in helping you stand out from the crowd this season...in a whole new way. Instead of wearing one straight-from-the-store bikini, we're all about mixing and matching different tops and bottoms to create a unique-to-you look. Not super confident in your print-pairing? Create a cool connection by choosing a common color way or motif.
For example, the micro-print on a Basta Surf top is the perfect pint-size match for bold sea foam green stripes from Target. Tropical florals in varying colors from Pret-a-Surf and Rosa Swim show how to double up on one design, as do spotty separates from Guess and BCA. Of course, we wouldn't expect you to take our word for it-click through to see our favorite 10 bikini pairings for yourself!
- Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:56 PM EDT | Commentsby Terri Pous
Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week offered up countless exciting options for wedding dresses: Off-the-shoulder sleeves, crop tops, slinky sheath silhouettes, and, one of our favorite trends, totally unique backs.
The idea behind a statement wedding dress back seems like a no-brainer. As a bride walks down the ceremony aisle, it gives wedding guests something gorgeous to look at (in addition to a veil or train). It also provides a divine counterpart to plunging V-neck gowns and adds intrigue to what might otherwise be an understated design from the front. Last season, we noticed a proliferation of open backs framed with lace. It was a simply stunning keyhole style that was re-imagined in this season's new collections, with fashion houses taking embellished back views to the next level. We were dazzled by backs featuring illusion netting, tulle flowers, sparkly beading, decadent appliqués, and more. Even the understated offerings, like this elegant Carolina Herrera creation, felt completely novel. The gown has sophisticated and bold silk straps that create a visual treat, especially when paired with that dreamy tulle train.
Other dresses featured striking designs that are slightly more friendly to undergarments. For instance, Nicole Miller whipped up a gown replete with a back that resembles rows of diamond necklaces. It's a dramatic look that doesn't compromise the need for a bra - fashionable and functional.
Craving more swoon-worthy wedding dresses that are as pretty in the front as they are in the back? Click on to see the rest from Spring 2015 Bridal Market!
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- Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:42 PM EDT | Comments
"I don't mind a parasite," Humphrey Bogart quipped in Casablanca. "I object to a cut-rate one." You get the sense, throughout his career in the movies, that he might say the same thing about suits. Among the most beloved film stars of all time, Bogart remains one of the most legendarily well-dressed, too, his style on screen and off as iconic as anything else about him. This week Warner Bros is putting out a deluxe Blu-ray box set called The Best of Bogart, a collection that includes four of his best-known films and, naturally, boasts a picture of Bogie on the cover looking as sharp as ever in his classic white tux. To celebrate the occasion we thought we'd take a look back through Bogart's career in film and fashion to see what he can teach today's modern man about pulling off that timeless look.
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- Wed, Apr 16, 2014 3:56 PM EDT | CommentsThe 8-month-old Prince George, currently on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand with parents Kate Middleton and Prince William, deplaned an Australian Air Force jet in Sydney on Wednesday and promptly created a fashion frenzy since his powder blue embroidered cotton Annafie romper evoked nostalgia for a baby Prince William, who wore a similar outfit in 1983. The romper has reportedly already sold out on the retailer's website. But matching clothes aren't where the similarities end — check out these father-son comparisons in baby photos. —By Elise Sole
- Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:12 PM EDT | Commentsby Elana Fishman
Coachella's first weekend is now but a distant, dusty memory-and in just a few days, Weekend 2 festivities will begin, bringing over 100,000 people back to the Indio desert for 72 hours' worth of dancing, drinking and selfie-snapping. Hold on-a large number of arguably crazy people coming together to party, take pictures and dress up in odd outfits? That sounds an awful lot like fashion week!
Truly, aside from the obvious parallels between this pair of hyped-up events-both Coachella and NYFW boast incredible music, for instance-the two have an awful lot in common. From the social media struggles to the restroom dilemmas to the challenge of balancing shows with parties, click through above for 15 reasons why Coachella and fashion week are essentially the exact same event-just on opposite coasts.
- Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:30 AM EDT | CommentsBy Kathleen Hou, The Cut
There are certain lipstick shades known by sight or name or number alone. 999. Schiap. 400. A very, very matte blue-based red that shows up out on the town more often than Hannah Bronfman. Although hundreds of lip shades cross our desk every day, when pressed for time, the Cut is often drawn towards the cult and classic. To compile this list, the Cut spoke to celebrity makeup artists like Beau Nelson and Lupita Nyong'o's makeup artist Nick Barose, reviewed MakeupAlley message boards to find the best-reviewed lip shades by consumers, and spoke to brand representatives to learn about their best sellers. Here are 20 of the Cut's list of the top 50 cult lip shades of all time, including colors like the first red ever worn at a Christian Dior fashion show. And if you have a Kanye-at-the-MTV-Awards-like suggestion for a shade we left off the list, leave it in the comments below. See all 50 lipstick shades here.
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- Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:09 AM EDT | CommentsEdward Barsamian
It's hard to write about the women you love, but today, the 40th birthday of noted designer and former pop star and music sensation Victoria Beckham, is certainly an occasion worth noting. As she prepares to celebrate in low-key fashion with friends and family tonight in Los Angeles, we look back at Mrs. Beckham's poshest wardrobe picks over the years, tracing her evolution from slinky and sexy dresses to the subdued sheaths that have become a chic signature for her eponymous line. Her crowning moment came at her wedding to soccer star David Beckham in a custom Vera Wang replete with tiara. But the singer toned things down in favor of au courant ensembles including a bi-color slip dress at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, while at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's gala for "Goddess," she donned a neo-Grecian frock from Dolce & Gabbana with free-flowing hair. Playing with hair color, Beckham went bold and blonde at the civil partnership ceremony for friends Sir Elton John and David Furnish, and accented her fur coat with an dazzling display of diamonds. Shortly thereafter, she debuted a new shorter cut at the wedding of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, showing off her physique in a strapless Giambattista Valli dress and Philip Treacy hat. And in 2006 Beckham captivated the red carpet at the Met Gala in a strapless Roland Mouret dress that complemented her ruby and diamond necklace. At the Met Gala in 2008-the same year she showed her first Victoria Beckham collection-the designer and husband David were the golden couple in custom ensembles from Giorgio Armani. Though perhaps it was at 2009's "The Model as Muse" Met Gala when Beckham, balanced whimsy and elegance in Marc Jacobs, fully solidifying her standing a fashion force to be reckoned with. While recent years have seen Victoria Beckham opt for tame tones, we love how she makes something as simple as a navy dress seem sensual yet appropriate. In heels, of course.
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