Boho-chic is a style that never dies. It is not, as some imagine, a creature of the early 2000s but has roots in the 60s and as far back as the late 1800s. While the name is short for Bohemian, this style has branched out broadly and has snagged creative flare from every corner of … [Read more…]
While the New York Times‘ Bill Cunningham was shooting chic man-on-the-street images back in the ’70s, street style photography really exploded in the late ’00s, and soon bloggers like The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman, Tommy Ton and Garance Doré became household names in the fashion world. Capturing stylish urban denizens, street style blogs offered a sense … [Read more…]
“I think PCs are going to be like trucks. Less people will need them.” So said the late Steve Jobs, just after the debut of Apple’s first generation iPad, three years ago. He was right. Today, we inhabit what Jobs called the “post-PC era.” Sales of smartphones and tablet computers have surpassed sales of laptops … [Read more…]
The opulence of the 1920s roars onto the silver screen with Friday’s opening of “The Great Gatsby.” Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic features an A-list cast (Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire) and soundtrack (Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Florence + The Machine). But it’s the lineup of costume collaborations that is creating “flapper … [Read more…]
One of my biggest fashion inspirations is Bill Cunningham, the famed fashion photographer. He not only is extremely talented at what he does, but his simple outlook on life is so refreshing and sweet. You have to love this man! A delicate, funny and often poignant documentary portrait of bicycle-riding octogenarian Bill Cunningham, the beloved … [Read more…]
The holiday season is upon us and with Christmas and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, it’s important to hunt down that perfect dress. Here’s some tips on how to look your best this holiday season: Be careful not to show too much. Balancing an outfit is important, if you are showing your legs, … [Read more…]
Germany’s capital is a wellspring of fashion labels producing eco-friendly attire. A new approach to design is taking root in Berlin, and it has nothing to do with all the tech startups that have set up shop over the past few years. The city’s fashion scene–which ascended to the worldwide stage in 2007 with the … [Read more…]
In addition to being one of Woody Allen’s best films, “Annie Hall” also changed women’s fashion. When Diane Keaton donned a casual, menswear-inspired look, stylistas of ’77 shouted, “chic!” “Flashdance” may not be a masterpiece, but this fan favorite made Jennifer Beals’ leg warmers, leotards and oversized sweatshirts become a definitive look of the ’80s. … [Read more…]
Bridesmaids have the main duty of making sure the bride looks perfect and is calm on that big day, as they are some of the most important people in a bride’s life. When it comes to bridesmaid fashion, why shouldn’t bridesmaids look great too? In the past, a bride picked one dress for all of … [Read more…]
The color of 2012 is a citrus-red hue that will give your weary eyes a break from all of those neutrals. Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s 2012 color of the year, was selected because, “there’s the element of encouragement with orange, it’s building on the ideas of courage and action, that we want to move on to … [Read more…]
Thirteen-year-old blogging sensations are just the beginning. For Spring, designers kicked their youth obsession up a notch by indulging in some Lolita fantasies. Christopher Kane drew inspiration directly from the Kubrick movie for his sweet gingham baby-doll dresses, and Stella McCartney’s off-the-shoulder ruffled blouse and Moschino Cheap & Chic’s retro two-piece and floppy sun hat … [Read more…]
Suddenly round sunglasses are the look of the summer.
The 1970s were not kind to macramé, but now designers have brought it back in a modern way this summer.
Ali Baba pants at Ralph Lauren, djellabas at Gucci, turbans everywhere from Dries Van Noten to Paul Smith—the Spring runways were as shimmering and vibrant as a Moroccan souk. And there were as many slouchy, sexy silk jumpsuits as there are stars in an Arabian night sky… Here’s some looks from the shows… … [Read more…]
Low-key and beachy is the theme this year, but you’ll still need a fat wallet.
From boyfriend blazers to grandpa cardigans to this season’s heralded return of the pantsuit, women are filching from men’s wardrobes.
Gucci. If there was any doubt that we are in the midst of an eighties moment, the longevity of leggings has cleared that right up. Every runway saw a pair or three
Velvet is growing up this fall. It’s no longer a little-girl fabric, nor prissy and prim. Instead, you’ll wear sophisticated looks that are classic, soft, and feminine with a hint of toughness
The news in jackets this fall? Size is everything. The masculine, oversize boyfriend blazer has returned from the eighties
Even though we don’t think that this trend will emerge until Fall 08, we are constantly seeing this leather leggings or faux leather leggings trend on the runways and media. See Scarlett Johansson on the cover of Nylon Magazine below. You can also look at our previous Trend Watch posts to see other pictures.
Remember our post in March highlighting Balmain’s Fall 08 looks? Well, plenty of celebrities are latching onto his stylish creations – such as this dress worn by Christina Ricci on May 6th as she continued her press tour for Speed Racer, landing at the film’s Tribeca Film Festival premiere in a frilly keyhole dress and … [Read more…]
Fashion is turning in the direction of his kind of dark, romantic, faintly goth aesthetic… Note the skinny leather pants and ankle / gladiator boots – these trends are emerging.
Dark , mysterous – the tone is set for Fall 08. Check out these pieces from the Christian Lacroix Fashion Week RTW Fall 2008 Paris Runway…
Here’s Katie Holmes at the 2008 Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica. The actress needed little other than peep-toe Louboutins to complement this gorgeous dress. We’re seeing the one-shoulder look come around full force this season.
The one-shoulder look on dresses is definitely a trend happening right now. You can catch every designer label making a version of the one-shoulder look. I think it is rather elegant to see on women. A beautiful way to show off the decolletage. See these looks from the Balmain Fall 2008 Show – gorgeous.
All of his pieces for Fall 08 were beautiful and classic. I’m starting to smell a leather / pleather leggings trend brewing…
Love, love, loved Alexander McQueen’s show for Fall. It was creative and beautiful. The peacock details throughout his line were imaginative and I am definitely seeing that detail becoming a small trend in print.