Monday, August 31, 2009

Betsey Johnson Archive Curated by Opening Ceremony

Coming this fall a serious 80's revival, marking the return of shoulder pads and early Madonna-esc outfits. Opening Ceremony and Betsey Johnson have teamed up to bring back some of Betsey Johnson's greatest hits from the early eighties. They even had the original fabrics replicated. Here are a few of my favorites.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Men Fashion: Follow Your Own Style Revisit

I realized that more and more men today are focus on fashion and style, knowing looking good is an asset in every aspect of their lives: Business, personal or, social.

The fact is, a well groomed man is as important as his personality. In fact, most of you should agreed with me that first impression always count.

How to get a stylish look your comfortable with

Some men feel confident enough to do this for themselves, for those who are less confident an image consultant can be employed, to give help and advice. Alternatively, cheaper way is to learn from the web.

Men Fashion & Style

In today's world, to stay one step ahead, it's important to look your best. That means developing your own sense of style and this does not simply mean following fashions and trends for the sake of it.

There is a big difference between being stylish and just following the latest men's fashion trends for the sake of them.

A man fashion victim is someone who wants follow all the latest men's fashion trends regardless of whether they suit their body shape looks or, age and is someone who can't put his look together.

Looking your best does require a certain amount of effort, but ultimately, your clothes have to fit right, and suit your style, image and personality.

As I mentioned before, it's not about the clothes you wear -- it's about how you wear them.

There are enough styles out there, so I am sure you are comfortable finding your own style.

Be yourself

I always belief Wear what you think looks good, not what you believe is trendy.

You should always feel comfortable with what you're wearing, so stick to items that suit your personality and style, while keeping the occasion and setting in mind.

The key with men's fashion is always to match it to your personality, age and personal features.

Keep a good balance of basic and fashionable clothes in your wardrobe.

As a rule of thumb, not more than half of your wardrobe should not consist of trendy clothes, or worse, clothes that are out of style.

Finally, brand is always trendy and style, but it sometimes doesn't mean it will look good on you. So don't follow blindly.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Again, Hayden-Harnett Continues To Torture Me

Hayden-Harnett, that's ENOUGH out of you. STOP creating the type of marvelous metal-and-leather studded pieces -- like the Corrine studded leather necklace in grape -- that I would create if I were so inclined. It reminds me of bad-ass broken glass, and also reminds me that I have a wedding to pay for. Can I just pay someone to stand over my shoulder and slap my hand away from my mouse every time I almost buy something? If I paid you per slap, you'd be rich beyond your wildest dreams. Wait a second... instead of hiring that kind of disciplinarian, why don't I just BUY THIS NECKLACE? GOD, MY POWERS OF DEDUCTIVE REASONING SHOWCASE THE FACT THAT I'M NOTHING SHORT OF A FUCKING BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL MIND!

Topshop's Fall Boutique Designer Collabos: Footwear Picks From Preen, Ashish & Emma Cook

Well, at least they're bold. At your own risk, check out Topshop's boutique designer footwear collaborations for fall. Topshop's teamed up with Ashish, Preen, and Emma Cook, who's BRINGING BACK THE CREEPER! THE CREEPER LIVES! Everything's coming up '90s. And, yeah, I keep reading that the up-to-your-cooter booter's gonna be bigger than CRACK this fall, but eh? Pass.

Okay, wait. I WOULD wear these Emma Cook mushroom-colored suede platform Oxfords...

... And the Emma Cook dalmatian-print fringed pseudo-Creepers.

But Emma Cook's old-school zebra-print Creepers is where I ABSOLUTELY draw the line!

These Peter Jensen for Topshop batshit sky-high white boots are taller than two of me.

While these Preen For Topshop thigh-high suede boots are like taller than three of me.

I love Ashish, but sorry. Ziggahzig... do not want.

Blowing My Mind Right Now: Iossellani Skull Cluster Ring

($363, Iossellani,
Once again, line between need and wants grows even hazier and hazier.

More gorj jewelry that confounds my understanding of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs:
+ Crystal fixations
+ Littmarck leather bracelets!
+ Tarina Tarantino jewelry I <3
+ Avindy diamond rings for UNDER $400 (yahrly!)

Studded, Structured, Sequined Shoes For Fall!

It's time for a... Fall shoe binge! Check these selects -- studded, structured heels and booties I'd buy if you were footing the bill.
($129, Steven By Steve Madden, Piperlime)
I know. I need more studded stuff like Kanye needs more exposure. But I can't resist these fun "Stardom" flats.

($24, Pink Footwear, Lulus)
Black oxfords = So simple, so cheap, so... something I will inevitably go back and buy in a week after much pointless deliberation, so I may as well just buy them now, right?

($585, Giuseppe Zanotti, Piperlime)
I need more '80s throwback heels like Fergie needs more bronzer, but I can't resist these black suede eyelet-covered Giuseppe Zanottis.

($110, BCBG Girls, Dillards)
Uh, blue suede, cone heel, fun '80s grommets? BCBGirls "Border" heels = YES.

($49.99, alice + olivia for Payless)
Don't you love how Payless can get low, like Flo Rida style? These alice + olivia "Robertson" peep-toe jeweled boots are sluttastic in the BEST POSSIBLE WAY. Next stop? Bootswitdafur!

($26.99, Payless)
Black lacquer heels at PAYLESS? Girl, you is NASTY!

($26.99, Payless)
Payless, girl, you are BAAAAAAAAD! And it feels GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

The September Issue Tickets on Sale Today

Pre-sale tickets are on sale today for the first official theatrical showing of The September Issue today at the Chelsea 9 theater in New York. The September issue follows Anna Wintour and Creative Director Grace Coddington through the production of the largest fashion magazine ever, the 2007 September of issue of Vogue. Get an in-depth view of what goes on behind the doors of the most famous magazine in the world.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kate Moss Fall 09 Launches on Tomorrow

The fall collection for Kate Moss at Topshop launches tomorrow online. Don't miss the chance to order on-line before the collection is even available in-stores. Steal this look: There is something very rocker-chick about the way they have paired the long sweater with the nylons with runs in them.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Tournaire Engagement Rings

Check out these brand-new super-architectural (obviously), thoroughly modern-paradoxically-ancient-accented engagement rings by Phillipe Tournaire. They're inspired by the first-ever engagement rings from the Merovingian dynasty, which sounds cool because no one cut their hair.

And instead of a bloody bloody blood diamond, you get the loaded-with symbolic structural imagery of a united couple's new home and family. They're 18K gold, and if you simply MUST have a diamond, you can do that too. They start at $1,100, which isn't so bad for a really cool alt- engagement ring, you know? Jews, you should dig it too because they've got a very Jerusalem/ Havdallah spice box vibe too. And if you just like trends (guilty), the second ring is basically a glorified pyramid stud. Win!

This Alexander Wang Stud Print Dress Is Making Me Sad

($968.78, Alexander Wang, Brownsfashion)
... Sad because we'll never be together, and because the print reminds of me SO many things I hold so dearly to my heart -- studs, crossword puzzles, and online Tetris knock-off games, such as Bejeweled. Ugh. We were so meant to be together, this Alexander Wang dress and me.

Great. Now I have that Jewel song stuck in my head.

Monday, August 24, 2009

I Heart These Kate Spade Heart Heels

($325, Kate Spade,
Even though they're Kate Spade... Can't have it all. HOW fun would these be peeking out from under a wedding dress, hmmm? (Much like Cat had her Melissa x Vivienne Westwood heart heels peeking out from beneath her super-fun wedding dress!)

Chitchat With Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds has hit it lead recent roles in major big-screen blockbusters like Wolverine and The Proposal. He’s also got a pretty sweet personal life to now that he’s married to actress Scarlett Johansson. In Adventureland, on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 25, Reynolds plays Mike Connell, a technician at a theme park, who's having an affair with a much younger girl played by Kristen Stewart. Get the inside scoop from Reynolds on amusement parks, dead-end jobs, and more ...

Was it difficult to make such a roguish character so charming?
Why thank you very much. It wasn’t my goal to make him that likeable, so I failed you! Again. Yeah, it was fun. I liked that there is no real villains or heroes in this movie. I fthey eel like it’s a lot like life, you know, people have complexities and have their heroic moments and their villainous moments. I will say that with this cast I've never felt so old. It was a routine of humility. Obviously this guy is having a pretty inappropriate relationship with this very, very young girl, but the spirit on the set, it really felt like where I was eight or nine years ago. It was like a pretty cool place to be each day.

Have you ever had what seemed like a dead-end job?
Yeah, I worked at a restaurant in Vancouver. I shouldn’t even name it! It was a restaurant in Kitsilano and I was a busboy there, but no one ever really ate there. I think I was actually working for Peruvian drug lords. This was my thought. I had like this abusive boss who had a fuse that was absolutely minimal at best, and I worked there all day. And then at night, I would work at a grocery store the graveyard shift, you know, throwing fresh fruit at my co-workers.

And this was when you were a struggling actor?
Yeah. I mean I was a struggling actor, as much as I could be in Vancouver. I mean you can only play so many ex-Falcon Crest stars’ sons in so many ‘movies of the week’ before you just you burn out! So yeah, I was kind of doing that to supplement my happiness, believe it or not.

What did you make of Twilight star Kristen Stewart, your co-star in Adventureland?
Kristen is great. She’s really great. Obviously life has changed for her in a pretty drastic way since then. So it was kind of cool to see her talking about this thing called Twilight she might do.

Adventureland is a very personal film for Greg Mottola and he’s based a lot of the characters on people that he knew. Did he say that you were based on a particular person?
I don’t think so. You know, that probably would have been a smart thing for me to ask him! But I don’t know. He and I had about four different meetings before I jumped in there, because I didn’t have a lot of trust — I didn’t really know Greg that well other than seeing SuperBad, and I just thought, ‘Is this guy going to just be your stereotypical douche or is he going to be a guy that’s actually got some depth to him or another side to him?

And then, when you hang out with Greg a little bit longer, you realize that all these specifics are in the script for a reason, because this is a guy that actually lived this life and that’s what I love about Adventureland. He’s really created a world you know, where there are such specific instances happening and specific characters that you think ‘Wow, there is no way that someone just made this up; this has actually happened’. It was a great experience. Greg has poured his heart and soul into it in every way.

What are the everyday dramas you deal with in dead-end, “unglamorous” jobs?
Oh yeah. I mean you know, you’d be hard pressed to find more drama in Days of Our Lives than you do in an average job each day. I mean co-workers can create a jocular sort of lifestyle that’s going on. Everybody is kind of trying to get ahead or kind of create this job and mould it to their own needs at the same time. My job in the restaurant sucked, but at the same time, the thing that kept me going to work each day and really kind of got me through it were my co-workers. The same people that you have fights with and disagreements with are the same people that you rely on and you count on to stay sane in these crazy jobs.

You mentioned the specifics in the script, what specifics about your character helped you the most?
For me it was just his unabashed fantasy life that my character was leading, this idea that he’s so much more than he actually is. He has this inability to accept where he is in his life, and that’s something that I feel really heartbreaking. I found it touching in a strange way, that this guy is so disappointed with how things turned out for himself that he’s chosen to really try to be the biggest fish in the smallest pond he could possibly find. And that’s what that represented for him. To me, that was reason enough to jump in there and do it.

Is it fun being on an amusement park to make a film, or was it annoying?
It’s annoying because there is all these sound issues. There are a lot of background artists, too. They're at an amusement park, but they're being told to be quiet and stay in one section. So I think that naturally it got a little antsy and some takes get ruined because people are yelling and screaming and talking and all sorts of stuff.

What are the different considerations that go into shooting an ensemble-supporting role, like in Adventureland versus a lead role?
I don’t know. I don’t usually think of it like that. I've always loved character work. When I was younger, I considered myself a character actor, but I didn’t get those parts a lot of the time. When they come along in a movie like Adventureland, I try to jump at them usually, if it’s a good film. That’s just it though, if it’s a good movie, I don’t really care if I’m a big role or a small role.

You were just a kid in the ’80s when this movie is set. Did you have any special like favorite movies or music from the ’80s?
For me, I loved Say Anything. That was a huge movie for me when I was a kid. I think for a lot of guys my age, it was. You always have that moment where you picture yourself with a ghetto blaster over your head and blasting it out for the one you love. In reality, you’d be arrested for doing that. But I love that movie. I was a huge fan of Being There, but I don’t know if that was an ’80s movie or not. It’s such an indelible decade — the ’90s was this vaguely forgettable decade, style wise. It’s more of a hodgepodge of the previous three decades. So the ’80s really had this je ne sais quois unto itself that is always fun to explore.

Are you still auditioning or are people hiring you based on the fact that they want Ryan Reynolds in their film?
Truthfully, I haven't auditioned in a long, long time, but it’s never outside the realm of possibility. I mean if you want a film and they don’t want you, sometimes you have to go fight for it. Sometimes that ends up just being a meeting really, just sitting down with them and just saying here is my vision for it and here is why I really love it. But for the most part, I think filmmakers gravitate towards people that are excited – as excited as they are about the film and as passionate about it. So sometimes going after it isn't so much a function of auditioning as it is just sitting down with the filmmaker.

Do you ever make choices based on wanting to avoid being be typecast?
Not usually, no. I've never had a movie that I was the star of that made a billion dollars at the box office. Maybe things change for people when that happens. Maybe suddenly you're sort of pushed in that direction a lot more, but in a way, I've been lucky because of that. I can do a bunch of different stuff.

Having worked with Sandra Bullock now in The Proposal after knowing for so long, did you learn anything new about her?
She has an ability to compress an enormous amount of emotion and information in a single look. I think that’s the magic of her. I used to think it was because she was the girl next door or she’s America’s sweetheart or any of that crap – but no, it’s the fact that she’s got some sort of weird, bizarre supernatural gift that I’m deeply envious of and would love to have some day. We've been friends for a long time, but we haven't been up in each other’s grill for 15 hours a day for three months. So thankfully, that all worked out well and she didn’t stick her three-legged dogs on me.

Jil Sander for Uniqlo Preview

Jil Sander's is the latest collaboration with Japanese store UNIQLO. Jil Sanders trademark look was originally for women in executive positions in the 1980s. Her style was focused on perfectly fitting pantsuits, tailored blouses and a form-fitting coats. This same understated elegance and refined tailoring can be seen in her new line for UNIQLO. In stores October 1st.

Yumi Kim Fall 2009

I love Yumi Kim's tropically inspired silk dresses. They are so versatile and can be worn any season. Here are some of my favorite dresses from her new Fall 2009 collection. Save 30% off of her entire online shop with check out code "luckybreaks8".

Andreea Banica poarta: Lanvin

Andreea Banica la botezul fetitei ei, Sofia Maria.
Cantareata a purtat o rochie drapata, pe un singur umar, in tonuri de bleumarin si negru, din colectia de primavara/vara 09 Lanvin.
Lanvin este una dintre marcile preferate de celebritatile de la Hollywood pentru aparitiile la evenimente, Natalie Portman, Liv Tyler sau Tilda Swinton fiind doar cateva dintre cele care adora creatiile lui Albert Elbaz.

credit foto: click

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Meet the NEW Mrs! Cat done got HITCHED UP! Here we are doing make-upy things during the cocktail hour, where everyone looked like someone out of The Great Gatsby, (minus the greedy bummer-ness of that book). It was an emotional roller coaster, and an absolute blast. Cat looked phenomenal and magically married -- if you will -- FOUR fun pieces that totally should not have gone together but did so perfectly! (Dress, fun hair poof, vintage lace necklace and THE Melissa x Vivienne Westwood heart-toe shoes.) Seriously, Cat should quit her day job and become a stylist for girls who want to look cool and gorgeous and not ZZZZZZ on their wedding day. Everything fit together perfectly... just like the bride and groom.

More fun to come. Cat's off to Paris, and I'm off... to bed! Bon soir!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Chunky Necklaces

I am digging these chunky stone necklaces by Nugaard Designs. The yellow one is especially cool although the black one may be more versatile and go with more things. Both are on sale at Retail Happy Hour.

Corina poarta: Jeremy Scott by Linda Farrow

Ochelarii cu care, zice-se, Corina si-a socat fanii, desi eu nu vad nimic socant la ei, mai degraba i-as numi funny sau funky, la Romanian top hits, la Bacau, au fost creati de Jeremy Scott in colaborare cu Linda Farrow.
Ochelarii "cu urechi" sunt de ceva vreme in garderoba cantaretei pentru ca i-a purtat si anul trecut la o sedinta foto pentru revista Pe tocuri.
Tot anul trecut, modelul Natalia Vodianova a aparut cu ei in numarul de mai al revistei Vogue UK.
Ochelarii sunt purtati si de excentrica Lady Gaga in videoclipul "Paparazzi".

Corina in Pe tocuri, iunie 2008

Lady Gaga in Paparazzi

Natalia Vodianova

credit foto: cancan

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Latest Celebrity Hair Styles

Renée Zellweger pulls her hair into a low, messy ponytail for the premiere of My One And Only in New York on 18 August.Rihanna's quiff looks higher than ever as she arrives at LAX airport on 13 August.Mel B straightens her hair for the opening party of luxury resort Terranea in LA on 15 August.Britney Spears keeps her hair dry with a loose topknot while swimming with her kids at The Ritz-Carlton

Who Looks Better: Malin Ackerman, Kourtney Kardashian or Nikki Reed?

A trio of Hollywood stars have been spotted in the same outfit over the last few weeks. One is Malin Akerman who starred in Watchmen.And of course who doesn't know Kourtney Kardashian and Nikki Reed who both have naked pictures scattered over the net.The Twilight Saga star claims her laptop was stolen, a convenient excuse when shots of her in her birthday suit are released. While Kourtney was on

Fashion's Night Out - NYC Mark Your Calendar

Fashion's Night Out is an initiative to promote retail and celebrate fashion. The event will be held throughout locations in New York City as well as respective world fashion capitals. The program is sponsored by Vogue, NYC & Company, the City of New York and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. On September 10th New York will be engorged with events including inventive window display, celebrity appearances, musical performances, and not to mention a ton of parties. Many of the smaller store in the Lower East Side and Nolita are having block parties and that's where I will be headed to do some coverage. There is a list of other participants here.

Fashion's Night Out Events (NYC)

Cole Haan will be hosting an event September 10th from 6PM-11PM at 667 Madison Ave. Special appearance by tennis pro Maria Sharapova and Gift with purchase.

If you are having an event to celebrate Fashion's Night Out send us an email at and we will post it here.