Monday, January 31, 2011

Al Pacino, Master of Layers

I just think everybody needs to see this, okay? This is some serious fashion news. The kind you need to know!

Al Pacino Arrives at Airport, Wears Completely Normal Number of Jackets. In case you are pressed for time, here is the story in pictures.

The end. You're welcome.

SAG Award Winners


See the full list of winners HERE.

The Perfect Yoga Bag(s)

Yoga is so ubiquitous these days that you can barely swing a cat without hitting someone in downward dog. Even I have finally succumbed to it, after much haranguing by my personal spirit animal, Tamar. So you'd think that manufacturers would have figured out how to make a decent gym bag for yogis. You would be wrong. I can hardly believe it, but most yoga bags are made to carry only your mat, with maybe a pocket for your keys and a few bills (and most of them are made of truly regrettable fabrics). But if you also want to throw in your own hand towel or water bottle or even if you just carry a large wallet, your options are limited. If you want to bring all of the above and your workout clothes because you're heading to yoga from work, forget about it. There are a few bags that allow you to strap your mat to your bag, but that just looks dumb, and if you need to set your bag down on, say, a dirty subway floor, well, why even bother bringing your own nongermy mat? (Answer: to save the $2 rental fee, but I digress.)

Anyway, I've been searching for days, and I only found two bags on the entire Internet that fit my criteria. Here they are:

Lululemon convertible Yogi tote, $54 (and free shipping!). Freakin' Lululemon, home of the $98 stretch pants: I never thought I'd buy anything from there, but this is the one I got. The mat goes in the bottom part, and you put your other crap in the top part. If you just need to tote the mat, turn it inside out. Genius. It supposedly has tons of pockets for little stuff, too. The reviews say the handles are too short, but I'm hoping I can deal. If not, or if it's just way too big, I'm going to plan B:

Sundara Studio "Urban Yogi" bag, $65. This one's handmade and designed for a casually rolled-up mat, with room for a few extras. I like the colors of this one—most yoga stuff on the Internet is so cheesily hippied-out you feel like you need to confirm it came from a patchouli-free home. If the Lululemon needs to be returned, I'm totally trying this out.

4 SUPER Cute Tops For Under $100

When staring down into the deep, dark unknown that is my crappy Ikea wardrobe that houses the bulk of my closet (you say "walk-in," I say "hastily constructed particle board rectangle with doors!"), I've started to realize that what I'm really lacking is cute, easy-to-wear tops. Being, um, let's say generously curvy in "places," I try to avoid tight tops because they can look hooch-o-rama and kind of tacky. I aim to be neither of those things. So I like a slightly tailored yet comfortably slouchy top. Even better if it's got a banded waist so I don't look like I'm wearing a paper or plastic bag.

Anyway, here are four adorable tops -- I'm big into lace insets, apparently -- that look perfect with jeans and are still casual, don't get me wrong, but they're a half step up from the t-shirt-and-jeans look. And they're all under $100, so that's even more adorable, you know?

+ Ella Moss "Kaleidoscope" Lace Inset Sweatshirt, $98,
+ Ella Moss "Chastity" Lace Draped Neck Top, $61.42,
+ Dustie Doll Acid Wash Lace Cutout Sweatshirt, $65,
+ BB Dakota cropped Lake Superior Top, $48,

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Here's What The Hilton Looked Like Back In The Day

(Credit: This guy's Flickr)

YOU GUYS! Can you BELIEVE that this was an actual ad for Hilton? Those uniforms are BUHLOWING my mind back and forth, side to side. Is that Conrad himself in that red ringleader Svengali situation? I can't EVEN HANDLE the broccoli chef's toque on the far right. It's like the Love Boat crashed directly into a gay pride float. IN THE BEST WAY EVER. If anyone in the world opens up an actual hotel based on this Rainbow Brite creative, PLEASE CALL ME. I will be there for the opening ceremony. Also, PLEASE equip every room with those "computers."

Also, speaking of hotels, my one-year anniversary (I believe that's the poster putty anniversary? Actually it's the paper anniversary, and you know what's made of paper? MONEY! CHECKS! So FEEL FREE to send me some!) is coming up, and we're headed here for a long weekend next month:

It's the c/o Maidstone in East Hampton. With the exception of a quick day-long work trip, I've never been to the Hamptons, and Jauntsetter had a great deal. I love a boutique hotel, I love a hotel robe.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Celebrity style: colierul de perle

Perlele sunt intotdeauna sic si dau o nota de eleganta tinutelor, indiferent daca sunt purtate cu blugi si un pulover sau cu o rochie haute couture.
De la Coco Chanel pana la Michelle Obama colierul de perle este unul dintre accesoriile esentiale din cutia cu bijuterii a celebritatilor.
Coco Chanel

Jackie Kennedy

Michelle Obama

Sarah Jessica Parker in "Sex and the city"

Ashlee Simpson cu un colier Chanel vintage

Rachel Zoe

Nicola Roberts

Sarah Hyland la Globurile de Aur din acest an cu un colier cu diamante si perle Mikimoto

Lauren "Lo" Bosworth

Mandy Moore si-a accesorizat rochia Paule Ka cun un colier de perle

Lauren Conrad


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This Trench Coat Grew A Beard

($380, Topshop)

That's what happened here, right?

Tendinte primavara/vara 2011: flatforms

Anul trecut au fost sabotii, anul acesta este randul altor pantofi urati sa cucereasca un loc important in garderoba de primavara/vara a fashionistelor - flatforms, o combinatie intre platforme si incaltamintea plata.
Ii intalnim la 3.1 Phillip Lim, Cacharel, Chanel, Ann Demeulemeester, Vena Cava, Prada sau Fendi.
Derek Lam



Sunday, January 23, 2011

FashionBinge Needs A Facelift

So, FashionBinge needs a new coat of paint. If you're really good at site design (and... maybe wanna work pro bono), LMK, 'kay?

Also, what do you want to see more of on FashionBinge? Less? TELL A WOMAN.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mens Fashion Week: Dsquared² Fall 2011 Collection

Leather pants, wing-tip boots, plaid shirts, denim, tight-cut suit coats in black. The Canadian designers Dean and Dan Caten brave the cold in their latest collection based on the rough and ready life of early American settlers.

The twins behind the DSquared label brought up the curtain on their own winter menswear show Tuesday to reveal a snow-laden hut immersed in the mountains.The collection of reassembled work wear was built around the apron, which in fashion terms becomes a vest. Heavy leather belts, suspenders and pioneer hats accessorized the look. Jeans, low slung and in wool denim are a winter must.

In terms of materials, flannel, wool and leather dominated.

Source: AP

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator


Paramount Pictures announced today that Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy The Dictator will be released worldwide on May 11, 2012. The studio also announced that Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno) has come aboard to direct.

As the press releases states: "The film tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. It is inspired by the best selling novel Zabibah and The King by Saddam Hussein."

Uh-oh. Sounds like this film is going to be offensively funny. But, then again, we've come to expect that from Mr. Cohen.

High and low - Kim Kardashian

De cand a apelat la serviciile stilistei Monica Rose, Kim Kardashian a devenit una dintre celebritatile preferate de revistele de moda si este din ce in ce mai des prezenta la categoria "asa da".
Pentru o iesire in New York vedeta de reality show a asortat o rochie Lanvin for H&M, 199$ cu o pereche de pantofi Yves Saint Laurent Trib Too de 795$.
O combinatie simpla si stylish de high and low.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cutest Rainboots Ever?

Tamar told me to blog, so dammit, I'm blogging. And here it is: Holy crap, I think I need these. (I may be getting too...ahem...muscular for my current ones!) But what pattern? They are equally adorable!

Sperry Top-Sider "Shearwater" rain boots, $67. I'm thinking gray leopard....

BREAKING! These are cute too...

Sperry Top-Sider "Hingham" boots, $72.

Annnnnd I wouldn't kick these See By Chloe boots out of bed (or any of the new lace-up Hunters):

But sorry, you're an asshole if you spend more than $150 on rubber boots.



This depresses me. Someone actually took time out of their day to post $6 pantyhose to Craigslist. I can't know the hustle, but it's like really? This is how you're spending your valuable time on earth. Posting hoisery to Craigslist.

PS: They're brand-new! Unworn!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oh Woe, Dannijo!

($585, Dannijo,
Oh Dannijo. Get OUT of my dreams and ONTO my neck.

I'm in the market for a new necklace. Like THE necklace. Like a necklace that's an entire outfit in and of itself. I even recently said to someone, someday my entire wardrobe will be all black with a different enormous statement necklace for every day of the year. I consider this reasonable. Amen.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Two Pieces Of Jewelry I Won't Be Buying

($695, Haute Hippie,

This is some Mad Max ish that looks like someone attached some chains to road kill. And I'm uncomfortable with it.

($21.95, Neivz,

Though not as uncomfortable as I am with this boobs ring! It's fine to have boobs, and fine to have rings, but I'm uncomfortable standing having arrived at the intersection of both. It's an intersection that just doesn't need to exist.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Kitty Gaga

My cat is super fashionable, obviously.

Friday, January 14, 2011

We Have Moved...

Check us out at our new location:

Miss Piggy Gets a New Gig


We just found out that Miss Piggy will be playing a French Vogue editor in the new Muppet Movie, coming out next year, starring Jason Segal and Amy Adams. She certainly has the 'tude to pull this role off! How hilarious?!? We love it! Kermit might make good arm-candy, but he's got nothing on that vintage Chanel...

*Photo via

High and low: Lauren Conrad

La inceput de an am o noua categorie pe blog - high and low.
High and low este o combinatie de piese scumpe, de designer, cu item-uri high street (de la Zara, Mango, H&M, de exemplu), no name, second hand sau vintage.
For starters, am ales-o pe Lauren Conrad, vedeta de reality show, designer, scriitoare si fashion icon.
LC prefera sa investeasca in accesorii.
Rochie Quail de la Urban Outfitters 99.99$

Bratari Dana Rebecca Designs din aur galben pavate cu diamante - una costa 7260$, cealalta 4840$

Geanta Chanel 2800$+

Sandale Jimmy Choo 1595$

Thursday, January 13, 2011

This Necklace Perfectly Captures The Essence Of New York's Nightly Dilemma

($26.95, Steven Shein,
Good question, because they ain't gonna pay for themselves. RIGHT, ladies?

Wish List: Tiffany Lacquer Bracelets

I saw these Tiffany Elsa Peretti (one of Tiffany & Co.'s original jewelry designers) lacquer bangles at a Tiffany preview event a few months back, and I've had them on my mental wishlist since then. And then lo and behold, Natalie Portman style jacked me when she wore one to the premiere of "No Strings Attached" or "Friends Who Have Sex With Friends" or whatever that horrifying looking Ashton Kutcher movie is called.

($395, Tiffany)
Aren't they just gorgeous perfection? And they're a departure from the silver-heart-chain-bracelets that I usually think of when I think of Tiffany. I love the polished shine. And I'd especially love how the black one would look on my wrist! Right next to a blue one! Right next to an orange one!