So rumor has it that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, masterminds behind the fashion line, “Dolce & Gabbana,” have avoided paying taxes, in which they might be put behind bars. Back in 2004, the two sold their “Dolce & Gabbana, and D&G brands to a separate company based in Luxemburg, which is when the tax evasion was suspected. Nothing is set in stone, but the designers have denied any sort of participation with the evasion.
Um, excuse me? Not guilty! I don’t want my favorite designers to have to put a hold on their creations for the next two and a half years! Their talented minds are made for the studio. Free D&G!
Before Anna began appearing in films, she was actually found on Broadway, and even won her first Tony award for one of her performances. The first time I saw Anna Kendrick on the big screen was in the movie “Twilight,: where she played the role of Jessica. After the movie premiered, fans went haywire, and ever since, Anna has been everywhere! Just one year after, she appeared in FIVE, yes, five, more Hollywood films, and her career has been nothing but successful. One of her most respected roles was when she starred in the movie “Up In The Air,” alongside George Clooney, where I am sure some jealousy arose from the Clooney lovers. But on a more recent scale, one of my favorite movies that Anna has starred in would definitely have to be the movie “Pitch Perfect,” I mean, who knew she could sing, too! This girl has it all. She is a natural when it comes to the stage, and the audience loves her, so get ready to catch her on the big screen in the near future, because she has quite a few films up her sleeve.
Dinosaurs are having a fashion moment, and as if you didn’t think the influences of the stylized industry could get any crazier…it’s safe to say that this may have pushed the envelope. Today, Louis Vuitton revealed its new window installations featuring something a little different from the former brightly hued works of eccentric artist, Yayoi Kusama. Instead the brand has opted for a pre-historic vibe including sparkly gold skeletons of some of the most recognisable dinosaurs, such as a kindly Stegosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Amid the giant gold reptiles are bags from Autumn/Winter 2013 and clothing from the Pre-Fall collection. It’s been stated that the dino-chic windows were inspired by a trip to the Natural History Museum in Paris’ Les Jardins des Plantes. Seven stores worldwide—including the boutiques on Paris’ Champs Élysées, London’s New Bond Street, and New York’s Fifth Avenue— will host the jurassic style makeover.
With rumors swirling about whether Marc Jacobs will renew his contract in 2014, Louis Vuitton seems to be a pretty heavy topic of conversation. Any
friendly extinct creature that can rep a full on L.V look is totally dope in my book (slightly cray cray, but I’m always game for whatever the house brings to the table).
I’d say, the future for Louis Vuitton is looking pretty dino-mite.
Lauren Conrad and Ashley Greene, two beauties who once represented Mark Cosmetics have now passed the crown over to 23 year old, Lucy Hale! Lucy is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the hit T.V. show, Pretty Little Liars, which premieres its fourth season, tonight! Now that she has become Mark Cosmetics newest beauty ambassador, we will be seeing a lot more of her, and I don’t mind it at all!
“I’m incredibly proud to partner with a brand that is as passionate about empowering women as I am. I’ve been a fan of mark’s products for years, but it was important to me to work with a brand that is truly about beauty on the inside and the outside.” Lucy truly is a beautiful person on the inside and out, and she is a perfect role model for those who are fans of this cosmetic line. The official debut with Lucy and the brand will come out in August, when the brand celebrates their 10 year anniversary. Quite a special year for Lucy as the beauty ambassador!
Ladies and gents, hold on to your Marant Booties, because the French designer is coming to an H&M near you! Yep, you heard it right, Isabel Marant will be featured as H&M’s latest -and possibly most celebrated- collaborator, according to vogue.com. The collection will consist of clothing and accessories for women, as well as Isabel’s first attempt at men’s and childrenswear-arriving in 250 stores worldwide on November 14th. As if the fashion deities have heard all of my prayers, the collection will be sold online as well (hash tag; nextlev).
Ms. Marant states, ” I am flattered by this collaboration: H&M works with the best designers and this invitation is an exciting honour,” Marant said this morning. “I aim to create something real, that women want to wear in their everyday lives, with a certain carelessness, which I think is very Parisian: you dress up, but do not pay too much attention and still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be mixed following one’s own instincts: my take on fashion is all about personality.”
H&M’s coveted collaborations have sold out almost immediately in the past with luxury labels and brands such as Karl Lagerfeld, Marni, Lanvin, and Versace. We can’t wait to see what industry favorite, Isabel Marant has in store for us! One thing I know for sure is that French girls never looked so chic. Thoughts?
Phillip Lim took the love for floral as his inspiration for his 2013 resort collection. We see a variety of khaki colors, to black, white, beige, and even periwinkle blue. To top off the floral inspiration, a few of the skirts took the shape of a petal from a flower. Even though this is a resort collection for those who vacation, Lim described it as more of a “make believe staycation,” since people don’t always have time to vacation. Lim stated, “How do you take a vacation when you’re in the studio all night?” I hear ya, Phillip, with everyone having busy schedules these days, it’s almost impossible to find time for a vacation, even if it’s a short one. So the idea of a “staycation” sounds great to me. What do you all think about the resort collection for this year?
Kim and Kanye have tried their best to keep the gender of their new baby a secret until the season premier of Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s, and after last Sunday’s episode aired, the world finally knew for sure. They are expecting a baby girl! According to Kim in last weeks episode of Keeping Up, Kanye has always wanted a girl. The two would go out and buy clothing for their baby, prior to the shows air date, but with paparazzi following them, literally everywhere, it was pretty difficult. To stump the paparazzi, they would either buy all white clothing, or boy’s and girl’s clothing. Now i want to know what they’re naming her! So until now, it looks like we’ll have to wait a few weeks until new baby West enters the world.
Sofia Richie has recently been making her way under the spotlight, just like her big sister Nicole, so it must run in the family! She’s definitely following Nicole’s footsteps in the fashion area, because this 14 year old has some great style, better than I ever had at 14, that’s for sure. In a recent interview, Sofia shared, “Nicole is definitely my style icon, and she’s the best person to go shopping with. When I’m older, if I’m successful at everything, I want to come out with a clothing line.” Um, adorable! Now as far as music, it looks like she is just like her dad, Lionel, in that sense. “I’m always in the studio with my dad. I’ve written a few songs. I’ll start off writing rhymes, then freestyles, then I add in beats.” Lionel wants her to wait until she is older to begin her career goals, and Nicole advises her to enjoy her childhood while she still can. Sofia is taking their advice, but this girl is dreaming big, and there is no doubt she will accomplish them one day.
(Photo from her recent shoot with Teen Vogue!)
Fashion trends have made marks on the fashion world, and just when we think there can’t be any other ideas, out comes a fresh new one. I never imagined menswear ever crossing over and becoming a trend for women, but it is something have been seeing lately. Designers have been inspired by menswear, and I must say, a fashionista can pull anything off.
The suit look has made crossover as women’s business wear, and was seen on the runway presented by Tommy Hilfiger in 2011. This may be a look that made a debut in 2011, but fashionistas in the office LOVE this look.
The idea for blazers originally came from the tuxedo, as well!
And for a more relaxed look, the boyfriend pant trend has climbed its way up the fashionable ladder, and celebs are all over it.
The stars were out last night at the 2013 CFDA Awards from Oscar de la Renta receiving the Founders Award from none other than Hillary Clinton, to Ralph Lauren presenting Vera Wang with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement. The annual show, hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen, took place at Lincoln Center in New York City, embracing the most talented fashion contributors of the year. Some of the highlights include:
Womenswear Designer of The Year: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Menswear Designer of The Year: Thom Browne
Accessories Designer of The Year: Phillip Lim
Tim Blanks of Style.com also won the Media Award stating one of my favorite quotes of the night, “We all play a roll in Fashion, and if I can communicate my unholy enthusiasm for what I do, than I’m winning.”
Among all of the award winners, they were quick to thank Diane Von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb of the CFDA. Andy Cohen did a fabulous job adding light and humor to what can be known as a somewhat “uptight” crowd- but making sure to wisely thank Anna Wintour at the end of his opening monologue. Call the fashion enthusiasts whatever you want, but you have to give it to them. Working tirelessly throughout the year, to ensure that our favorite celebrities and fashionistas are dressed in the most stylish get-ups for us to drool over calls for a moment to shine- and that they did! Check out some of the most glamorous looks from the Oscars of Fashion.
International Award honoree Riccardo Tisci with Jessica Chastain, in a Givenchy look by the designer, with Irene Neuwirth jewels.
Karlie Kloss, center, in Cushnie et Ochs, with designers Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie.
Ralph Lauren with Vera Wang