Baubles, beads and bedazzles — nothing says “Happy Holidays” like opening up a gift a jewelry.
So if some razzle-dazzle accessories are on your list, then you’re in luck! Baublebar has paired up with ELLE magazine and a handful of amazing designers on a line of limited-edition jewelry. Baublebar x ELLE Holiday Shop includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings by such illustrious names as Miriam Salat, Lulu Frost, Jennifer Fisher, and Fallon. Be prepared to pony up a little more cash than other Baublebar goods, but rumor has it, the quality of the goods is worth it. Here are some of the best and brightest of the bunch!read more
Jason Wu’s Pre-fall collection is already giving us the glitz, glamour and classic silhouettes that gave 70s fashion it’s sexiness, a little early this year. You’ll want a peak at this bold follow up to Wu’s spring collection.
“Adding a dose of surprising edge for the brand, Wu architected leather with a new dexterity–cutting chevron stripes and body-mapped panels with a confidence and precision not seen since Tom Ford dabbled in a similar aesthetic at Gucci. Fish scaled paillettes, goddess draping, and signature ostrich-feather embroidery proved, once more, that Wu’s talent remains strongest in the evening, occasion and cocktail categories.”
A day before he presented his Pre-Fall 2013 collection to editors and buyers, Jason Wu posted a photo of “Martha Hunt giving Jerry Hall realness” to Instagram.
Check out more of the collection below:
It seems fitting that with the ending of last week’s Art Basel exhibit in Miami, that the art-meets-fashion set would need something else to gawp over. Enter W magazine, who neatly fills the void with its annual “art meets fashion” issue, featuring four celeb portrait covers, each one done by four leading artists.
Each cover is graced with the classic beauty of actress-of-the-moment Jessica Chastain, realized by George Condo, Rineke Dijkstra, Chantal Joffe, and Mickalene Thomas. From painting, to collage, to costume, Chastain seems to retains her stunning visage regardless of medium. Take a look at these four distinct and inventive covers for yourself and let’s give a round of applause to the editors of W for their artistic twist on a fashion cover.read more
Last week mid-level fashion emporium Zara took the spotlight in the environmental game with its vow to reverse its current reputation as a major offender in the green game — and H&M is not about to let them steal their thunder. The fast-fashion chain has announced its intention to launch a recycling initiative in order to become more earth friendly. The initiative will launch globally in February 2013.
The details include you being allowed to recycle your old clothing — regardless of condition or an H&M label — in exchange for store discounts on new H&M goods! Set to be called iCollect (Hmm… do we smell an Apple reference?), the initiative will place iCollect boxes near cash wraps inside of H&M stores where shoppers can drop off bags of used clothing and get vouchers in exchange.
A representative for the brand recently spoke to WWD about this new plan, “There are a lot of garments that really go to waste. We encourage customers to use garments for as long as possible, but we know a lot goes to incineration plants. We want to advance recycling. We want to organically grow this idea.” A marriage made in earth-friendly and fashion-friendly heaven!read more
Who says models don’t eat (or cook for that matter)? Jourdan Dunn, often found snapping pictures of her delectable dishes on twitter, has joined Jay-Z’s Life + Times YouTube Channel with her own cooking show called “Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn”.
Via the Life+Times website, the caption below the video states:
In the premiere episode of Well Dunn fashion maven Jourdan Dunn heats up the kitchen with Jamaican styled jerk pork, rice and beans, and Caribbean salsa while she dishes on shooting the Vogue Italia “All Black” issue with Steven Meisel. Special thanks to the Fat Radish for the use of their test kitchen.
Hopefully this new outlet will show us more of Dunn’s big personality and in the process help us to pick up a new set of cooking tricks.
So Posh Beauties, will you be tuning in to the model’s new show?
Known for their impeccable customer service, retail specialty store Nordstrom has continued to service their loyal customer base with tailoring, personal shoppers, a chic cafe, valet and in store events with famed fashion designers. In early June 2012 they added another unique service which included popular salon “Blow, the New York blow dry bar.”
After having tested the collaboration in the Fashion Island and Roseville, California markets in June of 2012, Blow and Nordstrom have announced their plans to expand their visibility in 2013 with 14 Nordstrom doors with services and products as the ultimate sign the bustling blow-dry industry is ready for the masses.
Bravo Nordstrom. Bravo.
We haven’t quite gotten around to making our New Year’s Resolutions list’s, but Maybelline seems to have gotten a jump on theirs — we assume it reads: steal Pirelli’s thunder.
Alright, maybe that’s a bit of a leap, as Maybelline has been producing a limited-edition calendar for a while now, and it’s not for sale. What it is is a way for Maybelline to artistically show off its models like Freja Beja Erichsen, Erin Wasson, Charlotte Free, Jessica White, Julia Stegner, Shu-Pei Qin, Kemp Muhl and Emily DiDonato.
Shot by Kenneth Willardt, Maybelline’s 2013 offering features it’s stable of nearly nude beauties adorned in body paint, each representing New York City icons and scenes, like a “melting pot,” the George Washington Bridge, and the NYC art scene. Beautiful models, nude or nearly there, artistically styled and photographed — it’s nothing like Pirelli, right? (*sarcasm.)read more
Could you go without updating your Facebook status or Instagram or Twitter for a full 48 to 72 hours? If you just so happen to be part of the bold and the brave, you might just be able to get your hands on Diesel’s “Pre-Internet” shoe: YUK.
According to Creativity Online, “The shoe is being launched with “The Pre-Internet Experience,” a Facebook-campaign that challenges you to go offline and not post on Facebook for three days. If you choose to also not share on Instagram and Twitter, you only have to abstain for 48 hours. 20 winners will get the YUK 20th anniversary shoe.”
You won’t be able to track calories, call your mother or fly a plane with this shoes. Nope. There’s no extra special technology coming with these pair of kicks. They are just shoes. And that’s Diesel’s objective. Just cool, high quality shoes you’re going to love. So let’s party like it’s…… 1993.
There’s something different about this year’s 2013 Pirelli Calendar. Oh sure, it’s still chock full of the worlds great beauties — but this year’s famed Pirelli is celebrating what’s beautiful on the inside too — sans nudity.
Photojournalist Steve McCurry shot this most recent calendar with the intention to “portray women who are sexy without being naked.” McCurry said, “It’s not about their bodies. Or their sexuality. These models are purposeful and idealistic people.” calling the project the “calendar of the soul.”
Women like a pregnant Adriana Lima — a Pirelli Calendar first — and slew of other superstar models (Isabeli Fontana, Liya Kebede, Karlie Kloss, and Petra Nemcova), Brazilian actress Sonia Braga, and singer Marisa Monte are all featured, and here’s the philanthropic twist. Each one of this group of women supports a charitable foundations and other humanitarian projects, like Kloss’ Perfect 10 Cookies and her promotion of FEED, and Nemcova auctioning off a trip to Brazil for the unveiling and donating the proceeds to Happy Hearts Fund.