April 23, 2014 |
A Celine tote for $220? A Carolina Herrera shirt dress for $255? And shopping for a good cause too? No, you're not dreaming. The items are available to buy at Shopbop.com and Amazon.com as part of a new capsule collection launched to support the private-sector-led charity initiative Born Free Africa , with the goal of ending mother-to-child HIV transmission by Dec. 31, 2015. Kenya-born, Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu collaborated with 22 fashion designers on the Born Free collection, including J. Crew's Jenna Lyons, Miuccia Prada, Tory Burch and Isabel Marant.
April 23, 2014 |
Jodie Foster married girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, her rep has confirmed. Word that the Oscar winner, 51, had quietly wed the 44-year-old photographer first came via E! News, with the Associated Press then confirming the news with Foster's rep. The low-key nature of this "big event" is par for the course for the "Elysium" and "The Silence of the Lambs" actress, who famously, finally, sort-of came out publicly in 2013 in a rather rambling speech delivered when she accepted the Cecille B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
April 22, 2014 |
Is this the end of designer dinners at the Hotel Bel-Air and charity fashion shows at the Beverly Hills Hotel? If high-profile members of the fashion community have their way, maybe. Several vocal personalities, including Decades boutique co-owner Cameron Silver and designers Brian Atwood and Peter Som have taken to social media to call for a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel and a host of other high-end Dorchester Collection properties around the globe with ties to the sultanate of Brunei.
April 20, 2014 |
She's the star of television's "New Girl" series, She & Him singer, HelloGiggles.com creative director and a red-carpet standout. Now, Zooey Deschanel is adding fashion designer to her considerable list of talents, with a new collection of dresses for Tommy Hilfiger that hit Hilfiger and Macy's stores last week. Deschanel's distinctive quirky-preppy-feminine style - on-screen, on red carpets and in real life - is what attracted Hilfiger to her. "It's unusual and spirited. She doesn't take herself too seriously, which is nice," he says.
April 19, 2014 |
Is Coachella the biggest gift to the fashion industry since Kate Middleton? It certainly seems like it from the marketing blitz that has blown up around the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which wraps up a two-weekend run Sunday in Indio. We all know that brands have been flocking to the festival for years, hoping to make an impression on tastemakers who attend by hosting star-studded parties at nearby venues. This year, Old Navy, Lacoste, H&M, Teva, Adidas Originals, Guess and Opening Ceremony are just a few of the names that hopped on the Coachella branding bandwagon.
April 19, 2014 |
Along with ivory and conflict diamonds, the jewelry aficionado now has another exploited treasure from which to refrain: sea coral, which is finding itself under attack worldwide. In 2007, SeaWeb, an ocean conservation nonprofit based in Maryland, teamed up with the Tiffany & Co. Foundation for Too Precious to Wear, a campaign that advocates against using coral in jewelry, fashion and home decor. (Tiffany stopped selling coral jewelry in 2002.) "We want people to celebrate the beauty of the ocean, rather than pull life from [it]