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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Another Nina Garcia Update...Headed to Marie Claire?


I don't really have much of an opinion on this right now my Thursday was much too awesome to be thinking about other women's careers. But here's what NY Mag is reporting along with Fashion Week Daily:


Yes, it looks like she shan't be unemployed much longer. According to Fashion Week Daily, Nina Garcia is thisclose to landing a major position at Marie Claire. So at last the puzzle has been completed! Let's review its pieces, shall we? Garcia was spotted leaving the Hearst building earlier this month to frenzied speculation she might wind up at one of its titles. Garcia's judgeship on Project Runway hangs in the balance since she's no longer at Elle, which will sponsor the show through the next season, its last on Bravo. Marie Claire will reportedly take over as sponsor once the show moves to Lifetime, thus allowing Garcia to reign as queen bee to all things TV fashion. We can't wait to see what she does with Marie Claire, since the title's not exactly heralded for its fashion coverage. It will be similarly interesting to see what happens to Elle's fashion coverage in Garcia's absence. Now we just need to figure out how she'll get that judge's seat for the next season of Runway, airing this summer. Harvey Weinstein really wants her there, but if she's not at Elle, can they make it happen? Okay, so maybe the puzzle's almost completed. Gosh, this is like fashion Clue, isn't it?

I've always liked Marie Claire; fashion forward or not they are at least becoming advocates for women and including articles about situations around the world that other magazines wouldn't touch. I think Nina could only enhance the magazine. I don't know about the Project Runway controversy. She could take a season off or they could find ways to work her into the challenges? What do you guys think about all this?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Lindsay Lohan's Casting for Models


Ok so not exactly Boston fashion news...or really fashion news at all but for those of you interested Perez Hilton is reporting that our dear Lindsay Lohan is actually going through with her leggings line, 6126 and she needs models for the "look book" but she won't exactly be paying them:

Casting for Models for Look book Shoot- Looking for diverse, multi-cultural, mixed races, an "off beauty" is good as well as "beautiful".. No Blondes please. 

CASTING FOR: The Look Book Shoot for 6126 - a new contemporary collection of leggings designed by Lindsay Lohan

USAGE: web, look book, worldwide
RATE: trade
DATE of SHOOT: May 9th 6am call time in Los Feliz (address TBC)
CASTING DATE: May 8, 2008 430pm
ADDRESS OF CASTING: 450 N Roxbury Drive (Little Santa Monica and Roxbury) 6th floor (Membrane Offices) ask for Sarah or Ken.

No phone calls please.
Please do not send models to the casting unless they are available for shoot and call time and they agree to trade terms.

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More Best Dressed At Met Gala

I promise this is my last Met Gala post. I just wanted to show off some of my favorite looks from the evening. Enjoy!

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Lauren DuPont in Valentino


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Kate Mara in Zac Posen (with Zac Posen)
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Dr. Lisa Airan in Rodarte (notice the
glass Rodarte gloves!)

And one of my very favorite supermodels...

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Caroline Trentini in vintage Thierry Mug


And finally the girl I love to hate...

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Bee Schaffer in Nina Ricci

A Model Moment: Karlie Kloss

New York Magazine has posted the most adorable video of Karlie Kloss talking about prom, teaching her infamous death stare walk, lunching with Molly Sims, and just talking about being the most in demand 15 year old in the world (next to Hannah Montana of course.) 



Personally, I love the way she's belted her cardigan. So casual, and chic. But even though she doesn't look it she certainly sounds 15 which only makes her more endearing.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Recreate Kate Bosworth's Met Gala Look

Kate Bosworth shined and shimmered in Chanel at the Met Gala.
Pictured here with Karl Lagerfeld of course.

But my favorite part of her look was her makeup!
Normally I think bright blue eyeshadow is a mistake but in keeping with the theme of the party and with the way it was applied I think Kate totally rocked it. 
And you can easily recreate the look in a way that works for you without looking like you were a groupie kicked out of Studio 54.
One of the great things about blue is that it works with nearly ANY complexion as long as you're working with the right shades. 


First smooth your favorite light, liquid foundation and blend, blend, blend! You're going for a clean, barely there look so apply with a slightly damp makeup sponge or soft brush. I really like Clinique's Almost Makeup since it's oil free with SPF and is so light you can't even feel it on your skin. A great tip to helping your eye makeup last longer is to brush your liquid foundation over your lids and blend it up to your brow bone. Let this set before you start working on your eyes! While you're waiting use a big soft blush brush to lightly dust the most natural pink blush you own over the apples of your cheeks all the way up to your temples. This should be very light, with most of the color concentrated on the apples until it is nearly invisible at the temple. Try Cover Girl's Cheekers Blush in Natural Shimmer or Rose Silk.

Now onto the tricky part: bright blue shadow. Notice that while Kate's lids are blue the shadow does not extend much past the crease and doesn't even go near her brow. This is very important: If you're going to use a bright color use it sparingly. Find a shade of blue that you're comfortable with. Part of the reason it works so great on Kate because she's confident!
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Then line your bottom lid very gently with a white liner like Rimmel's Soft Kohl Kajal pencil in Pure White and blend the liner into the inner corner of your upper lid. This will make your eyes appear clearer and slightly larger. With your blue color use a thin brush and sweep a line from the inner corner out to a slight wing at the tip as if you were using a brush on liner. Then fill in your lids with a few uneven sweeps making sure to add a little more to the wing at the tip.  I personally think MAC's Fresh Water  eye shadow is a perfect match to Kate's and is sheer enough that you can comfortably layer until you've achieved the color and shape that  you're going for. 

Finally use a really soft black mascara (a dark black or a navy would be too overwhelming with the blue shadow) and a pretty pink or pale lavender lip gloss but absolutely NOT hot pink. That would be way too eighties but something glossy and light that compliments your skin tone would be perfect so long as its neutral for example Maybelline's Shiny-licious lip gloss in Crushed Candy. 

So will you be wearing blue eyeshadow anytime soon or is it best left in the past?


(Please excuse my grammar and disorientation since it's 3:30 AM.)

Get in on the Super Hero Trend!

As Carrie Bradshaw once said, "Wonder Woman! I used to love that even her accessories had superpowers!" Wonder Woman has always been my favorite super hero and with fashion all ablaze for Super Hero fashion this summer (and so many super hero movies coming out!) I have a cute, cheap, and easy way for you to get in on the trend!



This Wonder Woman bag is only $12.99 at Target and works as a great weekend or beach tote. If you're into being green it'd also make a super cute grocery bag!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Most Surprising: Christina Ricci!

I've always had a soft spot for Christina Ricci and, in a way, I feel like I've grown up with her. But I've never really thought of her as being a "style star". Well, that changed tonight. It probably helped that she has a HUGE summer movie coming out (Speed Racer) but she really nailed it tonight in Givenchy

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I love the mix of reds but I really like how she kept with the super hero theme. The deepest red section appears to be an homage to the shape of Wonder Woman's famous leotard but the cutest part...?

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The Super Hero worthy star belt that kept her waist cinched was my favorite accessory of the night!

Camillia Belle at the Met Gala tonight!

No surprise here but one of the best dressed celebrities from tonight's Met Gala was Camilla Belle in Armani. She doesn't work with a stylist and always slams dunk her fashion. Plus, she's just absolutely stunning. 



She looks like a super hero mermaid to me. 


One of my favorite stories of the night comes from Women's Wear Daily: When asked who his favorite super hero is Karl Lagerfeld replied, "Myself."

BTW Mr. Lagerfeld can be heard in the new Grand Theft Auto as the voice of one of the radio stations! I actually have a lot of fun with those games so I'm excited to hear Uncle Karl in his video game debut. 

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Prada Fairies Bag

Ok I admit it I don't pay much attention to Prada most of the time. Even during fashion week I kind of just skim over the reviews and glance at the photos and think, "Nice. Pretty." In September the only part of the collection that really caught my attention were the whimsical shoes. I sighed and cooed over their strange beauty and impracticality. And then I moved onto something else. So I didn't really notice the infamous "Fairies Bag" until around January when they started being sent to celebrities. And I thought, "Oh." And then promptly forgot all about them.

But they've seeped into my subconscious I can't stop thinking about them and looking at them! It's a weird obsession but we knew I was fashion obsessed so there you go.

The more I look at them (especially the one of the single fairy) I notice different little aspects to the drawing. The bags are made of soft deerskin leather and reportedly seem to shine and almost shimmer in certain light. Maybe it's that blank, threatening stare of Sasha P. I don't know. But I finally started paying attention.
The bags are part of a collaboration with artist James Jean and are (supposedly) limited edition. If I had been paying attention earlier I would have known that Prada announced that they wouldn't even be available
for pre-order. Waiting list only. It's apparently SO in demand that NY Magazine even wrote an article:
How To Get The Elusive Prada Fairy Bag

It's truly the perfect way for a company to make something the "It" thing: make it nearly unavailable and everyone will want it. At $2290 the bags reportedly sold out at
Neiman Marcus in just two days. It's not even available on their website anymore. I checked Saks as well and it would seem that they are also sold out and not expecting a shipment. Figures. Not that I could afford one anyway but having the option would be nice. Don't you think?

Slightly more accessible are the $300 clutch sized versions but I can't find them in any stores, I've only seen pictures.
But maybe not having the option (or the money) isn't a terrible thing. I've read on differant fashion board and blogs that the plum ink runs and stains the white leather so badly and often that many customers have filed complaints with Prada. But even if it does run I wouldn't mind the single fairy clutch, I wouldn't even consider complaining.

The 10 1/5" x 14 1/5" x 6" for $2290:
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 And the clutch sized versions for $300:
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Michelle Monaghan in Monique Lhuillier

Michelle Monaghan hit another perfect style note last night at the premiere of her movie, Made of Honor in Monique Lhuillier. It's an absolutely breathtaking gown and if you've seen videos of her on the pink carpet you know how it moved like water. It's not exactly innovative or unexpected but when it comes down to it I'm just a girl who loves a beautiful dress. 

Costume Institute Gala News

Fashion Week Daily is reporting that my favorites, the Olsens, are attending the event as guests of designer Diane von Furstenberg who has custom designed their gowns for the evening. Last week, Emmy Rossum announced she's attending the gala in a dress hand picked for her by Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour since she'll be sitting at her table. 

Juicy Suing Victoria's Secret

According to CNN, Juicy Couture is suing Victoria's Secret for trademark infringement over their popular PINK line. Personally, Juicy and VS's Pink are about the same quality and the PINK things I own have outlasted any Juicy pieces with PINK being less than a fraction of the price so I'm sort of on VS's side with this one. This isn't the first lawsuit around PINK...they were sued last year by Phat Farm for trademark infringement and VS is currently suing Macy's in house brand, Pinkish for knocking them off. 


NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Clothing company Juicy Couture Inc. has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit accusing rival Victoria's Secret of ripping off one of its marketing gimmicks by selling apparel in packages that look like sugary treats.

The suit, filed late Monday, claims that Victoria's Secret has been imitating its designs and logos for years and incorporating them into its "Pink" line of lounge wear.

Lawyers for Juicy laid out a long list of complaints about copying in the suit, saying the Pink line parroted everything from Juicy's coat of arms-style emblem (both include a dog, a crown and a capital letter), to its most common color scheme (pink), to its best-known design (pants with the brand name emblazoned suggestively across the backside).

The trademark infringement claim, however, focuses on how both companies package some of their products.

Juicy said it began using candy-themed packaging in 2006, and now sells "Sweet Shoppe" apparel in bundles that look like lollipops, bon bons and ice cream cones. The suit accuses Victoria's Secret, a unit of Limited Brands Inc., of using the same types of packaging starting a year later.

"In copying Juicy Couture's distinctive and unique trade dress, defendants crossed the line from design imitation to trade dress infringement," the lawsuit said.

Both clothing lines are aimed at women in their late teens and early twenties.

A Limited Brands spokeswoman said the company had no comment on the matter.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan just days after Victoria's Secret raised a complaint of its own about knockoffs.

The company sued department store giant Macy's in early April, accusing it of ripping off the Pink brand with imitation clothing marketed under the name "Pinkish."

Among other things, Victoria's Secret said that Macy's and clothing manufacturer Intertex Apparel had improperly mimicked its coat of arms (both have a crown and a big letter "P"), as well as its dog logo, and one of its top selling designs: sweat pants with the name "Pinkish" scrawled across the seat.

A spokesman for Macy's declined to comment on the suit.

There is yet another layer to the litigation; Phat Fashions LLC, a company founded by hip-hop legend Russell Simmons, sued Victoria's Secret over the Pink line in March, accusing it of using a logo that too closely resembles its own trademark on Phat Farm clothing. Both emblems feature the letter "P" on a shield, framed by laurel leafs.

I personally think it's all a little ridiculous but since PINK has permeated HS/College culture its not surprising that they'd be a target for lawsuits. 

Chanel Iman

I'm obsessed with this look on Chanel Iman mostly because it's an easy variation of my basic outfit. Also, I feel vindicated whenever I see anyone who isn't Lindsay Lohan still wearing legging/tights. She looks chic, young and put together. In this month's Nylon they had a debate on leggings/tights as pants and I'm not entirely sure if my side of the argument won. To me leggings just make sense in the fall and winter even if I'm not even close to being a scenester.

Are you still wearing leggings and/or tights or do you want to redress everyone you see wearing them?

First Glimpse of Lydia Hearst on Gossip Girl

 The LA Times Blog released the first picture of Lydia Hearst in her role on Gossip Girl today. I really, really hate that bag especially in the white. But she looks cute and I have faith in the GG wardrobe department. I'm excited that she has a scene with Chuck because I'm always a fan of his...exploits! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

MK at the 3rd Annual Chanel Dinner Party Honoring the Tribeca Film Festival Artist Program (phew long name!)



How quickly she redeems herself! After that disaster last week with the headband she showed up last night at the Chanel party looking chic yet realistic. I believe she's wearing all Chanel except for the Balenciaga boots but feel free to correct me if I'm terribly wrong.  I think a lot of people feel that the Olsen's are just too eccentric to try to imitate and in some cases that's true. But you can take inspiration from their outfits and make them work for you! This outfit is incredibly easy to put together and wear on a much smaller, and less photographed, budget. But please don't mimic the washed out-haven't slept in a few days make up. Just don't.

Ralph Lauren has a great prep school inspired blazer in navy that retails for $159. I've read that the Olsen's wear RL boys sports jackets. If you're petite enough than that would probably be a cheaper option but for the rest of us I think this is a nice blazer.
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And of course you can always count on American Apparel for sheer deep v-necks at only $18.
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A black bubble skirt is pretty easy to find but not always easy to wear. Personally, I don't like them on myself but on others they look great. MK's sparkles which is great for evening but if you want to go daytime or more casual a plain black bubble skirt is an excellent substitution like this one from Kohls plus it's only $19.99. 

I'm assuming that anyone who has picked up a fashion magazine or read a fashion blog has a pair (or four) of black tights or leggings to throw on for this look. If you don't and still want to add some "sparkle" to your outfit these $12 Capezio tights could work great.

 So that just leaves us with the Balenciaga boots. Unless you're a paparazzi princess Balenciaga boots are hard to wear (and hard to come by). But you can find really cute stacked ankle boots like these Lumiani Vieras for $178 on Zappos.com that I'm personally obsessed with and think you can wear in ANY season, yes, even spring/parts of summer!
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And there you have an Olsen inspired outfit for less than $400 and it's a pretty good bet that no one will think you look like a bag lady.


I need your help choosing a gym!


Sorry to be completely off topic here but how do you choose a health club? I've been calling places and making appointments for "drop ins" all afternoon. If I was living in the city I'd have far more options but being in the suburbs I have to make do and cross town lines! My health care will reimburse me $150 a year as long as I've been at a single club (and a bone fide member) for 4 months. 
I've narrowed it down to three but none of them are great options:

               -It's the closest. Actually there are TWO locations in equal distance.
               -It's mid-priced ($39.99 a month) with an initial personal trainer consultation to come  up with a "plan of action" and includes all the classes
              -My "home" club is actually kind of grimy. And all glass so anyone and everyone can see in. There aren't really any amenities (no sauna!) and I'm scared to even see the  women's locker room and blech showers...
              -My health plan gets me a TINY monthly discount at selected Gold's Gyms.
              -I have an apt. with their membership guy tomorrow at 2
    
         -Mid-distance. It's a few towns over but I can take back roads pretty easily. It's the way I go to the mall. That's a plus-mall proximity
         - MOST EXPENSIVE. $85 a month PLUS a $29 fee to join. And the $85 offer is only good if I sign up tomorrow. Because once it's May the fee will be $95 a month. That $150 yearly refund from my health insurance wouldn't even begin to cover this place. Forget stopping over at Nordstrom after a workout.
       -It's luxury all the way. Two pools, a spa/sauna, basic personal training, access to all classes, tennis courts, squash courts (does anyone REALLY know how to play Squash?) Fancy soaps, shampoos, hair dryers in the locker room, etc. Plus a cute healthy cafe and sporty store.
      - I have an apt. with their membership guy, Andy, at 7.

- It's the furthest away. I have to actually take a highway to get there. And between the hours of  6 am-9:30 am and 3 pm-7 pm on weekdays the traffic is so bad it's amazing more people don't just flip out and drive the car off the road in frustration. 
-It's the cheapest! The plan I'd be picking out is only $24 a month unlimited access to the gym and classes plus an initial personal training session and "making a fitness plan". (They have    other plans starting at $19 up to $53 a month.) Considering I'm really only interested in a May-September type of plan right now the $150 reimbursement actually makes sense at this club.
-Britney seems to be enjoying Bally over the past few weeks.
-I'd say their amenities are in between Gold's and BSC. Which is good as I'd like a little something (like a sauna) but I don't need complete pampering. 
-I have an apt. at Bally at 12 pm

So which one do I choose? Luxury that I can't afford, close proximity without being exactly what I'm looking for, or the probable best fit (and cheapest) that is easily 40 minutes away...on a good day? Plus, on these appointments am I supposed to work out? Do I bring gym clothes? Do I even have anything suitable to work out in?!?! And at the gym...Puma's or Sketchers? 

So much more complicated than I thought it would be! Comment and tell me your gym stories (awesome one! nightmares! how you picked one out!) or at least give me some sound advice! 

Monday, April 28, 2008

A Celebrity Moment: Michelle Monaghan


I recently started style watching Michelle Monaghan thanks to the attention she's been getting from Style.Com over the past few weeks. She's the female lead in the new McDreamy movie, Made of Honor and she's definitely been having a few great fashion moments over the past few days.  Now I don't know how much of it is a stylist and how much of it is Michelle...I guess we'll have to wait and see. But for now her choices are absolutely perfect.


At TRL Promoting Made of Honor


In BIll Blass at the premiere of Trucker in NYC

Sorry for the lack of updates. I've had a lot on my mind lately but I promise to hop to it from now on! 

Friday, April 25, 2008

Gossip Girl Casting...LYDIA HEARST!




PEOPLE is reporting that everyone's favorite heiress-socialite-model, Lydia Hearst, will be joining the cast of Gossip Girl as Lily Van Der Woodsen's interior decorator. I'm sure she'll be right at home with the sets, fashion and storylines as they couldn't be that far fetched from her own NYC private school upbringing.

According to People:
It’s already one of TV’s most stylish shows, and now Gossip Girl is set to go even more high-fashion. On May 19 Vogue cover model Lydia Hearst will join the cast as Lily’s posh interior decorator Amelia. And while the successful model may be fairly new to the acting game, she won’t feel like an outsider on the set. Her real-life best friend is this season’s other new cast member, Michelle Trachtenberg. Hearst spoke with PEOPLE at the St. Jude’s Marchesa fashion show in N.Y.C. about her latest endeavor, telling us, “I’m excited to have a legitimate role on the show.” And as for any upcoming Gossip Girl plot twists, the star will only hint at what’s ahead. “All I can say is I certainly have a moment with Chuck Bass!” We can’t wait to see how her entanglement our favorite villain turns out!

A Celebrity Moment: Lindsay hops on another bandwagon.

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According to WWD  Lindsay Lohan is the face of the VISA SWAP campaign sponsored by VISA where you can donate your old clothes, have the value of them placed onto a VISA gift card then during  a specific week you can use this card on the second hand clothes others have donated during the weekend of July 19th. It's supposed to be a move towards "Ethical" fashion as the clothes are being recycled. Items left over will be donated to TRAID that supports communities in developing countries by raising money by selling recycled clothing in its stores. 

Currently VISA SWAP is currently only in London, England but with Lindsay in the campaign if this swap is successful I bet it won't be too long before it heads to this side of the Atlantic. 

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"I used to love that even her accessories had superpowers."



Coco Rocha and everyone over at
Vogue is getting ready for the biggest night of the year: The Costume Institute Gala. This years theme happens to be SUPER HEROS! I'm always excited to see the red carpet for this event and it makes me so envious that Boston doesn't have anything nearly as fabulous every summer. But I'd have to say that the Cape trumps the Hamptons by about a billion.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ellen Page on Teen Vogue Cover


Teen Vogue is my favorite fashion magazine even though I'm in my twenties. It's probably the most aspirational American fashion magazine on the market despite it's target audience and it never speaks down to their readers. It also has amazing editorials that blend high fashion and affordable trendy pieces seamlessly. 

I like that they (sometimes) put models on the cover and actually do stories with them and that most of the time the celebrities that they choose for their cover have (usually) actually contributed something to fashion or has a natural sense of real style like Camilla Belle.

That's why I find it so disappointing when they put people with absolutely no real interest in fashion but a movie to promote on the cover. Not to knock Ellen Page or anything (if you haven't seen Hard Candy you need to rent it like an hour ago) but they try to pass her off as a "fashion maverick" when  really she's just not interested.  She even admits in the interview: "I'm a bum, really. [Work] is the only time I get dressed up."

A publicist putting a girl into a Yohji Yamamoto jacket for an interview or red carpet does not making the girl stylish it just makes her a girl in a Yohji Yamamoto jacket. And its not just about Ellen, of course, it happens all the time where actresses get hailed as a fashion icons because of a pretty dress on a red carpet that was selected for her. 

I'm tired of seeing celebrities with a movie to promote on the cover of fashion magazines. I want the models back, Anna Wintour. What do you guys think?

Monday, April 21, 2008

It's Earth Week!

Over the past few years it's become clear that being "green" is not only necessary, it's absolutely stylish.
Disagree?

Then you need to check out
Loomstate it uses 100% certified organic materials while maintaining modern cuts and fits with the supreme design we'd expect from designer Rogan Gregory who co founded the line with Scott Hahn in 2004. All the factories where Loomstate is manufactured are required to "use the highest environmental and labor standards, controlling factory pollution, and enforcing fair labor as the cornerstone of the effort." Loomstate is also committed to organic farming so you can be sure that your new, insanely comfortable, adorable outfit is socially and environmentally sustainable.

     
  Loomstate's Jeans Maiden Twill Pants in Navy about $136

Loomstate's Organic Cotton Pull On Skirt, about $110 

Where to Find Loomstate:

The Tannery, 39 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-491-1811
Envi, 164 Newbury St., 617-267-ENVI
French & Italian, 129 Washington St., Marblehead, 781-639-1097
Peter Mark, 10 Market Sq, Newburyport, 978-879-5490
Clover, 233 Westminster St, Providence, RI, 401-490-4626
Dish, 155 Water St., Warren, RI, 401-247-7705
New Dandyism, 153 Winslow Ave., Norwood, 973-879-5490
Map, 141 Comercial, Provincetown, 508-487-4900
Maud Olson, 6 Commercial St., Wellfleet, 508-246-6341


Gossip Girl Returns TONIGHT at 8 on The CW!!!!!

As anyone with any sense knows Gossip Girl is the best show on television. The best fashion, the best cast, the best story lines; It has quickly come close to usurping my Sex & The City passion.

New York magazine has just lovingly profiled the show and put the cast on the cover with the headline: Best. Show. Ever. And, even though I'm not entirely sure it's legal for 14-year-old Taylor Momsen to be on a magazine cover in such a state of undress, I'd fight anyone who disagrees.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Simon Doonan Book Signing At Barney's!

Fashion industry veteran Simon Doonan will be at Barney's in Boston to sign copies of his new book, Eccentric Glamour. I had the opportunity to go to a lecture with him at the first Teen Vogue University but I skipped it for the Tiffany lecture (and necklace).  I've kind of regretted it ever since. So you just might see me waiting in line on Wednesday to get an autograph.

Simon Doonan, Barney's Copley, 4 PM- 7 PM, Wednesday, April 23rd

Barney's New York, Copley Place, Boston, 617-385-3300

A Celebrity Moment: MK at New Year's in April: A Fools Fete





This is the first time in basically ever that I have HATED an MK outfit. It's mostly just the Marc headband that I can't get around since the rest is the usual eccentric MK style I've come to love. 
But as Lainey pointed out...MK couldn't care less what any of us regular people think. 




Mary Kate doesn’t get dressed for an appearance, like last night at the "New Year's in April: A Fool's Fete", expecting you to like what she’s wearing. Quite the opposite in fact. Mary Kate reckons her style is esoteric, appreciated by the very few and only the “right” kind of people.

Trust me…she could give a sh*t that you’re ridiculing that head band. She probably wants you to ridicule her headband. Because in her mind, by ridiculing that head band, you are proving how unworthy you are. How you weren’t meant for high fashion, for risk, for experimentation. And to a certain degree, I agree with her.

We’re not supposed to like it. To like it would mean that Mary Kate Olsen dressed like Jennifer Aniston. Like the girl next door. For the people.

Mary Kate does not dress for the people. As Karl Lagerfeld would say, the people are DEMODé.


The little blurb made me laugh but the sad thing is it's true. And yet it doesn't make me love her any less.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cover Girl New TruBlend



I was at CVS yesterday looking for makeup wedges (I like to blend a lot). Anyway, I noticed that the Cover Girl Trublend makeup was buy one, get one free. Normally, I try to stay away from drug store brands for things like powder, foundation, and concealer but I needed a new powder and with funds low I figured, Why not? Besides, I think we can all agree that Drew Barrymore has never looked as good as she does in those Cover Girl commercials.

I picked up the Trublend Naturally Luminous Loose Powder (with minerals!) and chose the TruBlend liquid makeup as my freebie.

The liquid makeup was both incredibly sheer and heavy at the same time when I brushed it over my skin. It took twice as much as my usual MAC/Lancome routine just to feel like I had coverage. Even then, feeling like I had a ton of foundation on, the flaws I was trying to hide were poking their way out. Plus, the formula felt so oily and my skin felt grubby with it on! So not cool. I guess if you already have perfect skin and want to look super natural than this liquid foundation would be perfect. But if you had the perfect skin than you wouldn't need this to begin with, right? You certainly wouldn't want to take the chance of ruining your perfect skin by clogging your pores with this makeup!

I left it on and went out for a while but I managed to feel like my face was both naked and way too over done at the same time.

Today, I did my usual makeup routine but instead of reaching for the last of my MAC powder I tried out the TruBlend powder. Much better experience this time! It blended really well with my other makeup and felt really clean and light while still giving a nice finished, polished look. I'm not sure I would wear it entirely alone (like I can do with the MAC powder) because even though it's in the lightest shade Cover Girl makes it might still be just a shade too dark for my skin. But it goes on sheer enough with a large brush and is so soft that it might actually work in the summer when you want your routine to be super easy.

Final verdict? Drew can think airbrushing, digital editing, and a team of professional makeup artists for her look in the commercials. (But we knew that already.) Pass on the liquid makeup it doesn't provide coverage and since its not oil-free it will only be havoc for your skin. The mineral powder wouldn't be my first choice but it does the job in a cinch and gives your skin a soft, clean looking finish.

Head over to a CVS store for the Buy 1, Get 1 Free on nearly all Cover Girl products. The offer doesn't seem to extend to the website but all the Cover Girl products there seem to be 20% off right now.

Fashion For Darfur



Mix your love of fashion with a great cause on May 15th with a dinner and fashion event at Felt Boston to benefit advocacy and humanitarian relief operations in Darfur. Tickets range from $20-$150.

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