Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The 50 most influential people in fashion 2008 list is out and who ranks supreme in the $47 billion industry? The Devil in Prada herself, Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue. She sits at the top of this year's list, perfect bob and all. Click here for the rest of the group.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Dylan Candy Bar is straying from the typical youth-focused candy store concept by opening an actual bar on the third floor of their store. At "Sweet Hour" (6:30) customers will be able to pull up a peppermint bar stool and sip sweet Gummy Bear Martinis and Rock Candy Cosmopolitans. In true train 'em young Manhattan style, wide-eyed youth will learn about grown-up libations a little earlier than most.
J. Crew's hipster-ish offspin, Madewell is getting artsy with their denim. Starting in their SoHo store on October 1, every Saturday afternoon a new artist will teach shoppers how to uniquely customize their Madewell jeans. Each artist will teach a different bespoke technique from doodling with acrylics to adding passmenterie with paint pens, giving you the opportunity to tap into your creative side. When better to get a new pair of personalized weekend jeans but the weekend?
They're baaack. The MisShapes, the most fashionable DJ trio around, are back in NYC throwing impromptu dance parties all night long. The first one at the hot-spot-of-the-moment Santos' Party House celebrated their new website and e-mag and featured live performances by These New Puritans and Apache-Beat.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Heidi Montag: $65,000 per episode ($1.25 million per year)
Spencer Pratt: $65,000 per episode ($1.25 million per year)
Audrina: $35,000 per episode ($665,000 annually)
Whitney: $20,000 per episode ($380,000 per season)
Brody: $10,000 per episode ($190,000 a year)
Lauren “Lo”: $10,000 per episode ($190,00 for The Hills Season 4)
Stephanie: $8,000 per episode ($152,00 for Season 4)
Still having a brain after watching above addictive episode: priceless.
Its the last week of summer and time to start putting together your fall wardrobe. To get everyone in the mood for dressing up this fall, here are a few things my favorite designers had to say about what they want to see this season:
“The sleek polish of Hitchcock heroines merged with the raw edginess of Amy Winehouse sums up the spirit of fall ‘08,” Michael Kors
“precise and sculptural, yet provocative,” Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa
"Structure, shape, and black—with a dose of safety orange and citrine,” Narciso Rodriguez
"The fall collection was inspired by the ease and sophistication of the outdoors. The city life left behind!” Carolina Herrera
Padded butt jeans and underwear are soo yesterday. Bubbles Bodywear introduces the Double-O Push Up Thong, which is targeted to women who need more shape in their rear, without the extra volume. Giving you a "license to shake what your mama gave you" the $64 bootylicious wonder bra claims to enhance the lift, shape, and volume of the derriere while also flattening the lower tummy and shaping up the thigh. Talk about the ultimate speed-diet.
Friday, August 22, 2008
The CVS drugstore chain has drafted plans to open upscale beauty emporiums called Beauty 360 filled with department and specialty store brand skin care and cosmetics by the end of the year. The Beauty 360 units will either be housed in an adjacent store, accessible to CVS shoppers via a breezeway, or a separate store within a CVS store. They are even considering adding “express services,” such as manicures and hand massages and are seeking to hire experienced, but not high-pressure, sales associates and licensed aestheticians. Buying affordable beauty just got a whole lot easier.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s newborn twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline have set a new record, before they can even roll over. Selling a whopping 2.6 million copies of People Magazine, it has been the biggest selling issue in seven years and is the 4th highest newsstand seller in the magazine's 35 year history (First was the Sept. 11 issue at 4.1M, second Princess Diana's death issue at 3M, and third JFK Jr.'s death issue at 2.8M). Apparently People and Hello split the astronomical $14 million price tag for the pictures. Well worth it to them since it crushed People's average sales are 1.5M copies per week and their 8.8M monthly web hits soared to 6M unique visitors within 24 hours!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
In spirit of the Beijing Olympic Games, rubber bracelets sporting the 5 ring colors are being worn as proudly as a gold medal. Given away to the Opening Ceremonies guests, they have become somewhat of collector's items, especially since access to the Opening Ceremonies could cost up to $728 for a ticket. The only questionable part: bizarre Chinese slogans embossed into the bands saying things like "Smile, promise, protect the environment".
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Japanese fast-retailer Uniqlo has designed a special merino wool hooded minidress for the next edition of celebrity-filled teen-focused fashion show Tokyo Girls Collection. The fashion show revolutionizes the way teenage Japanese girls shop by allowing the girls to place real-time text message orders from their seats at the runway show. Uniqlo will sell the dress in their retail shops come September for $36.
Janet Jackson is dipping her toes into fashion with her new lingerie line, Pleasure Principle. A collaboration with Australian lingerie designer Bruno Schiavi, the 18-piece satin and lace line is named after her 1986 multiplatinum album "Control". Jackson says she created the line with beauty, comfort (where price points hit all under $40), and affordability in mind. “I hate when you’ve had on a bra all day long and you just can’t wait to take it off — every woman has experienced that,” she said. “A lot of lingerie tends to leave those marks and be uncomfortable. This line is about detail, fit and comfort as well as beauty and making women feel sexy.” Set to hit late this year, I know what I'll be wishing for in my Christmas stocking.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Louis Vuitton's new Damier Graphite men's collection is being revealed in an eye-stopping way at the brand's 5th Avenue store this month. The flagship store features the bag in two museum-like window settings, the first of which has the bag in a glass case surrounded by chrome and metallic security cameras, while the second window shows the same scene with the case broken into, glass shards all over the floor, the bag missing, and security lasers going off. The unique promo was so realistic that last Wednesday police officers entered the boutique to investigate the potential of a robbery!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Fashion design superstar Phoebe Philo is rumored to be in serious talks with Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton about taking the reins at French fashion house Celine. With talks of her beginning as soon as September, we might see a collection by the former Chloe superstar by March 2009. Keep your fingers crossed!
Comcast Interactive Media bought DailyCandy for $125 Million. The email blast that has been keeping us in the loop about new products, new events, and new trends since 2000 will keep its content the same, but will now be able to grow in new directions. Currently there are 13 city-specific editions covering a wide range of topics, so stay tuned to see what new ideas they come up with.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
300,000 lucky Diet Coke bottles will get to wear Roberto Cavalli. Animal prints and stripes signature to the fashion genius will deck out the bottles to be sold in Italy from September to December, appropriately debuting at Milan Fashion Week. Three Cavalli prints will grace the hourglass bottles feminine shapes as Diet Coke fans from around the world can meet up for fashionable drinks.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Givenchy’s Phenomen’Eyes Mascara buffs up your lashes in a different way. Givenchy Le Makeup’s artistic director, Nicolas Degennes designed the sphere shaped brush to reach every single lash on your lids. The mascara itself is made of elastomer, a combo of water and a polymer that sticks, separates and lengthens, which makes smooth sailing over your lashes. You can get your hands on it at Sephora for $27 starting TODAY!
First, it was having an iPhone that made you the coolest kid in the room. But now with the iPhone's newer, more accessible price points, it is going to take a lot more than possession to make you stand out of the crowd. Introducing the De Vere Olympic diamond iPhone. De Vere will bling out your phone with 88 brilliant white diamonds, in any design you like. And at $6,424, it is sure to bring back those "I'm totally exclusive" iPhone version 1 vibes.