Dresses from Coast tend to err on the ‘timeless’ side, with lots of very classic pieces in heavy satin that work for bridesmaids and wedding attendees rather than fashion fans. So we were surprised to see they’d taken on Alaia (who Clueless fans will know as “a totally important designer”) with the ‘Teasel’ metallic dress (£135).
The demure full-skirted dress has a lot in common with Alaia’s now trademark dress, a slim knit bodice with a drop waist that spills out into a full skirt from the hips. It’s a style we’ve seen on all manner of famous faces, from Victoria Beckham to Megan Fox.
Right now Browns is selling a python-inspired version for a staggering £2,215. Suddenly, the £135 Coast option seems a lot more reasonable!
Mitt Romney’s recently-appointed running mate Paul Ryan’s sartorial choices are the subject of more than just casual GChat discussions. They’re the subject of a substantial New York Times article by the notoriously difficult to please Cathy Horyn. And she’s just as tough on Ryan’s jacket choice as she was on Kanye West’s debut collection, or Snooki in that Jersey Shore article.
While she feels there isn’t much to say about Ryan or Mitt Romney’s style, as “there are no real differences of style and message in the clothing of the current presidential candidates,” there was one thing about Ryan’s appearance that really “bugged” her–and it wasn’t his Obama-esque lack of tie:
Lana Del Rey is spotted in California stepping out for lunch with a friend at West Hollywood’s Urth Caffe. The fresh faced singer wore a Harley Davidson T-shirt with a pair of Levi’s Daisy Duke shorts.
(please allow us a minute to rejoice this: …frizz! Has a nice ring to it, huh?) Remember I told you we teamed up with L’Oreal for a special launch project? Well, here’s another one of those …frizz – things. Anti – frizz. Biensur.
Personally, I gave up all my straightening tools (and I had four or five of them) because I thought my hair deserved better. But every now and then I still feel the call of the sleek. And I dream of my normally frizzy hair turned sleek and straight. Ever Sleek could just be the answer to that!
Kristen Stewart for Vogue’s 120th anniversary & could Victoria Pendleton be the new face of Burberry?
Welcome to Thursday, we we have happily grouped the most up-to-date fashion stories for you to enjoy. Happy reading!
Despite all the drama in her love life recently, Kristen Stewart hasn’t shied away from her support of Balenciaga. As the face of the fashion house’s first fragrance campaign, the Twilight starlet has now posed with Nicolas Ghesquière for the Vogue 120 list. The pair star in the magazine’s 120th anniversary which features Lady Gaga on the cover. [Vogue]
Following on from her Olympic glory, Victoria Pendleton has revealed she would love to do a fashion campaign. The cycling gold medallist said it would be her dream: “I’m really hoping that I’ll have the opportunity to go to a fashion show, because I’ve been invited a couple of times by Burberry. I haven’t been able to go because of my training schedule and I literally cried when I found out that it wasn’t possible. I would love to do that, just once in my life. It would be amazing – just out of this world.” [Vogue UK]
Mary Katrantzou has teamed up with Vodafone for London Fashion Week. The partnership allows VIP guests to access her runway shows and meet her backstage. Previous designers to be sponsored by Vodafone UK include Richard Nicoll and Christopher Kane. [WWD]
As excited I am to be starting school so soon, back-to-school season is leaving me feeling nostalgic for my high school days. This nostalgia is spurred on, no doubt, by marathons of every high school movie ever made, from the cheesy, like She’s the Man and Freaky Friday, to the girly, like Mean Girls and Clueless.
Below, for your perusing pleasure, are 5 typical high school stereotypes from movies, and a stylish outfit inspired by each one. If you’re feeling a little bit wistful like me, or if you’re just a teen movie junkie, read on!
For Fall 2012, the New York born, Parsons trained 21-year-old (!) is featuring rich black leathers, claw studs, exposed zippers & dragon-scale embroideries combined with delicate silk chiffons & organzas that give his soft wools and feminine furs a raw intensity that grownup fashionistas will flock to. Inspired by his travels to farflung destinations including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Calcutta, Geneva, Milano, Marseille, London & Paris – and music (Camille Saint-Saëns and Philip Glass are favorites), Mirano combines color, texture and elegance in a way that brought classic Jean Muir (below) to mind.
The British-born, Scottish designer (1928-1995) was admired her bold, fashion-history influenced designs which rejected the madcap aesthetic of the 60s miniskirt & and the decidedly non-womanly retangular silhouette of the era in favor of longer hemlines, feminine flowiness and a much more sophisticated brand of sex appeal.