The cool crowd is officially here! Fashion force MADE (known for their sponsorship of emerging designers and downtown Fashion Week shows) has partnered up with Macy’s Impulse on their very own line of out-of-this-world skirts, dresses, tops and more for the urban space warrior in you.
Peppered with intergalactic print, and paint-splatter the look is decidedly 80′s – 90′s retro, right down to the leather A-line mini, track pants, and bomber jackets — all priced between $39 to $139. Check out some some favorite looks from the lookbook below, all shot by photog-du-jour Terry Richardson, natch. Available now at Macys.read more
As any modern-day, self-respecting, box-office blockbuster, Oz The Great and Powerful didn’t do it alone. Instead it paired up with makeup heavy Urban Decay on a limited-edition makeup palette. Inspired by the films special effects and three glamo-rama witches — Glinda, Theodora, and Evanora — the cosmetics come in two collectable tins with six pop-out pans of eight color saturated shadows, a 24/7 glide on eye pencil and high gloss lip color. The idea — obvious if you’ve seen the film — is good vs. evil and the makeup is no different with a nod to Glinda in ethereal shades of purple, peach, silvery shimmer and pale gray, or a nod to Theodora in metallic gold, browns, dark satin black and greens. So click your heels three times and say… there’s no place like Sephora, there’s no place like Sephora, there’s no place like Sephora and voila! You’ll be half-way there!read more
We know it’s humpday, but in preparation for the weekend let’s take a peek at a little something design house Marni is hoping will become your Saturday staple. Marni’s ‘Saturday Morning’ capsule collection is a springy line of colorful t-shirts, anoraks, shorts, and totes featuring everyone’s favorite print — animals! And not just any wild things… these beloved ‘Saturday Morning’ beasts are a direct result of the Italian label’s pairing with Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo to use the images from his award-winning book ‘Wild Animals’. The goods are available on Net-a-Porter now, but more than likely won’t last long!read more
Fast fashion meets philanthropy once again as Target forgoes the heavy-hitter designers in favor of charitable accessories brand FEED Products. According to a recent press release, the super-store — known for it’s shilling of high-end designer capsules — will reveal 50 Americana-themed items from FEED, including home goods, sporting goods, stationery, apparel, and accessories on the not-so-distant June 30th. The products will range from $3 to $400, with sales benefiting the not-for-profit organization Feeding America which focuses on hunger relief in the U.S. Naturally, we’ll wait patiently for the product’s visual reveal so we can bring them all to you!read more
We already revealed Marc Jacobs latest creative outlet designing Diet Cokecans for the pop culture brand, but the shill doesn’t stop there — the flamboyant fashion heavy is now starring in Coca-Cola’s latest ad campaign playing strong man for Coca-Cola Light.
The ads feature even more specially designed Jacobs’ Diet Coke bottles, with the man-of-the-hour donning his signature kilt while smiling up at various pin-up girls. According to the company, the images are meant to celebrate “female empowerment” — and while we’re not sure we see that in the photos of the designer popping a model-heavy soda pop top from it’s bottle, the idea is still stylistically quite chic.
Naturally, there’s a corresponding YouTube.com video. Check it out!
Smoke, pizza, sushi, Play-Doh… but perfume brand Demeter has truly outdone themselves this time.
That zombie-apocolypse you’ve been waiting for is finally here in the shape of the fragrance-maker’s latest gimmicky scent: zombie. Yes. Zombie.
The cologne comes in two Zombie scented varieties — Zombie for Him (a combination of dead and dying vegetation, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth) and Zombie for Her (a softer version of the for Him version with the addition of the dregs from the bottom of a wine barrel) — and while we can’t imagine zombies smell all that great, we’re morbidly curious to give it a whiff.
Demeter’s limited-edition Zombie for Him and Zombie for Her cologne sprays will be available from March 15th to April 30th, so if this is the sort of thing that appeals to you… mark those calendars.read more
If you find yourself wondering what to wear today… here is some sad news. After ten years of helping style-impaired Americans get some fashion sense, TLC’s beloved What Not to Wear has been canceled. No longer will we watch as the shows hosts Clinton Kelley and Stacey London reveal the do’s and don’t of style to the masses.
Kelley recently summed up the show’s impact on American fashion to the folks at People magazine, “To be honest, despite our best efforts over the past decade, we only seem to have gotten through to a small (but important) sliver of the population. Walk through any airport in America and you’ll quickly notice that 99 percent of people should have been paying more attention to us. If there’s one thing I wish people would take away from the show, it’s that you don’t have to be rich to look fabulous. When you dress with quiet sophistication and participate in the appropriate trends for your age and body type, you exude confidence and class.”
London took a more positive approach saying, “I do think we’ve gotten a lot of people to hem their jeans and wear jackets, dark wash jeans and pointy toe shoes!”
Now back to the closets, folks.
The Hunger Games franchise is veering from its survival chic style to flat-out couture as Lionsgate unleashes its latest promotional coup for the beloved book-turned-blockbuster — a website called Capital Couture, featuring highly-styled portraits of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Effie Trinket.
On the heels of her Oscar win, Lawrence couldn’t be hotter right now, so it makes sense that the trilogy’s second effort Catching Fire would start revealing itself pronto — and featuring the designs of such heavies as Alexander McQueen (Effie Trinket) and whoever created J.L.’s frothy number… we can’t wait to see more!read more
We can’t think of a textile that does multi-seasonal and all occasion better than denim. So those of you looking to spruce up the jean portion of your wardrobe will be thrilled with the announcement that the Diesel + EDUN collaboration has indeed landed. EDUN founders, rockstar Bono and wife Ali Hewson bonded with Diesel founder Renzo Rosso over their shared commitment to the environment and decided to create a line of goods using EDUN‘s sourced material from its Ugandan Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI) — including jeans, a tank, a top, a jacket and one particularly cozy looking sweatshirt-dress. The collections ranges from $88 to $348 and is available online — in stores after March 10.
Smart, beautiful, successful and philanthropic superstars Beyonce Knowles and Salma Hayek have joined up with Gucci to launch the brands global campaign for female empowerment. The initiative, called Chime For Change, aims to raise awareness and funds in support of projects for girls and women on a global scale, through sharing “powerful stories” about inspiring females.
“I have always felt strongly about equal opportunity for women. Girls have to be taught from early on that they are strong and capable of being anything they want to be,” Beyonce recently told fashion magazine Vogue. ”It’s up to us to change the statistics for women around the world. I’m honoured to be in the company of women who live fearlessly and set an example for the next generation of young ladies.”
Officially announcing the organization and it’s goals at the TEDxWomen luncheon, Hayek had this to say, “I am proud to be joining the growing international movement on behalf of girls and women around the world. I believe that by working together we can change the course of history to ensure that girls and women are empowered to realize their potential and thrive.”
Gucci’s Chime for Change campaign shares an equally star-studded advisory board of experts and global advocates – Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jada Pinkett Smith, Francois-Henri Pinault, Gordon and Sarah Brown, and Arianna Huffington.
This isn’t the luxe label’s first time supporting women’s rights issues, Gucci has enjoyed a seven-year partnership with UNICEF in support of girls’ education, and has founded two female film awards — the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award and the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema with the Venice Film Festival.
“This is the emergency and the opportunity of today,” said Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini. “We have reached a significant moment in the history of girls’ and women’s empowerment and now is the time for change. I think it is essential for girls and women to see and celebrate what is possible. I hope that through Chime we can help the voices calling for change to become so loud that they cannot be ignored.”read more