March 17, 2013 |
It's no surprise that Louise Roe, the 31-year-old model, fashion journalist and new host of NBC's "Fashion Star," has transformed an entire room of her West Hollywood home into her own personal closet space. It's a small room, decorated with pictures of her family, where she plays dress-up amid racks of shoes, dresses, handbags and an impressive collection of costume jewelry. On a day in late February, Roe has all of her Oscar week outfits neatly organized on a rack. White and black pairs of Jimmy Choo heels, a yellow pair of Steve Madden heels and a pair of print Carvelas are laid out at the foot of one rack.
February 27, 2013 |
The folks at Loudmouth Golf have designed a limited-edition capsule collection of bold, facial-hair festooned apparel for the organizers of the Mustache Open golf competition (slogan: "Golfing with a mustache ... it's just plain funnier!"). Consisting of trousers, shorts, mini-shorts (for the ladies) and a bangin' sports coat, each emblazoned with the carnival-colored silhouettes and names of some of the most iconic cookie dusters (including handlebar, walrus, Fu Manchu, the gunslinger and the tycoon)
January 27, 2013 |
For those who follow the Chinese zodiac, the year of the snake begins Feb. 10. People born under this sign are thought to be more likely to be seductive, gregarious, charming, smart, good with money and, at times, a little jealous. The reptiles themselves are beautiful, sometimes dangerous, creatures that have inspired countless designers over the years. Here are some ways to incorporate the symbol of the year into your wardrobe, with no harm done to any living creature. It's hard not to turn heads in Equipment's Sloane crewneck cashmere sweater, $298 from Nordstrom, with its snakeskin print in neon yellow.
January 19, 2013 |
Once a go-to piece for military brats, the classic army jacket has become a stylish wardrobe staple for wear far beyond the base. The faded green outerwear was reworked on the runways at Dries Van Noten and Junya Watanabe back in fall of 2010 and the fresh new looks have gained in popularity for mainstream consumption. The utilitarian style, sometimes awash in camouflage, has gone glam with playful studs, feminine shapes and mixed materials. The Current Elliot Infantry jacket, $268 at Saks.
January 7, 2013 |
As a young British soul singer trying to capture an American audience, Paloma Faith would seem to be under intense pressure to duplicate Adele's record-setting example. That's not the way she sees it. Chatting the morning after a recent concert at L.A.'s Hotel Cafe, Faith said her achievements in the United Kingdom have liberated her to some extent from the need to succeed in the United States. Back home, platinum sales of her two studio albums led to a gig carrying the Olympic torch through London - in red stiletto heels.
January 3, 2013 |
Lena Dunham of "Girls" TV show fame will appear in the next issue of V magazine, due out Jan. 10. She was shot by photographer Terry Richardson. [The Cut] Target's holiday collaboration with Neiman Marcus seemed to leave shoppers cold, and Time magazine reports that critics blame prices that were too high for budget-minded Target customers -- consider a Marc Jacobs scarf that started at $69 (it's now slashed to $20) and a Prabul Gurung cape ($79.99, now $23.99) -- along with merchandise that was deemed to be unexciting.
December 30, 2012 |
Strike a pose If you're Madonna and you plan to stage the most fashionable Super Bowl halftime show in years, there's only one way to kick it off: Perform the 1990 smash hit "Vogue" as classic Vogue covers are projected on stage. The Queen of Pop's performance featured numerous costume changes and included Givenchy couture, Bulgari jewelry, custom stretch leather Miu Miu boots and a glittering headpiece by star milliner Philip Treacy. But all was almost overshadowed when rapper M.I.A.
December 16, 2012 |
As the year winds down, multiplexes fill up with films vying for award-season consideration. Thanks to a bumper crop of period movies, late 2012 has showcased some serious talent in the field of costume design. Some of the films are worth watching for wardrobe alone while others serve up but a handful of standout screen-style moments. But whether it's Lincoln's stovepipe hat or Janet Leigh's curve-hugging dress, the costumes here have one thing in common: They help advance the story without hijacking it. 'Anna Karenina' Costume designer Jacqueline Durran mixes 1870s period details with elements of 1950s haute couture to create the resplendent, bustle-back gowns worn by Keira Knightley in this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel, staged on a theater set. The luxurious velvets, feathers and furs, hats and veils inspired an Anna Karenina for Banana Republic collection.
December 16, 2012 |
Deborah Nadoolman Landis has worked as a costume designer on more than 20 films over the last 40 years. Along the way, she has created several looks that have crossed into popular culture and become fashion trends. Here are a few anecdotes, in her own words. - Booth Moore ANIMAL HOUSE (1978) Back in the 1970s, there were T-shirt shops where you could have all different [images] pressed on. I thought it was funny to put "College" on the front of Bluto's sweat shirt. I had no idea that it would become so iconic, that I would be taking my son to college at the University of Miami years later, and they would be for sale in the shop.
December 12, 2012 |
Anne Hathaway is taking the moral high ground over her lack of underwear. Understandably, the "Les Misérables" actress would not have chosen the film's New York premiere to be snapped exiting her car without any unmentionables on -- but such is the life of an actor. Appearing on the "Today" show to promote the movie musical, anchor Matt Lauer grazed the incident with creepy-uncle-overtures. PHOTOS: 'Les Miserables' New York premiere "We've seen a lot of you lately," Lauer said, prompting the actress to immediately divert her gaze in embarrassment. "Sorry about that," she said (video below)