Topic: 3.1 Phillip Lim

NYFW: Guess Which Horrible Trend Will Not F*cking Die

NYFW: Guess Which Horrible Trend Will Not F*cking Die

We have bitched and moaned about peplums for nearly as long as we’ve been doing red carpet coverage–they bother us for a number of reasons, namely that they tend to be awkward, bulky and unflattering on women in the actual corporeal world (as opposed to the fantastical creatures forged at fashion week and paraded down the runway) and because they look so pointless. Just a bunch of unnecessary fabric, engulfing the wearer, serving no visual purpose. No wonder Kim Kardashian loves them.

…But looks like we better start loving them too, because if the current NYFW runways are any indication, they’re not going away anytime soon. Here’s what to expect from the trend next Spring. More »

Every Single Piece From 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target

Every Single Piece From 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target

Last night, Target unveiled its latest design collaboration: 3.1 Phillip Lim. Lim himself was there (looking stylish in black), as were a few models and a whole lot of clothes: while staying true to the designer’s polished aesthetic, the collection features leopard prints, bright florals, sophisticated basics and lots and lot of accessories. Yes, there are handbags.

The collection isn’t available until next month, but take a look at our gallery and figure out which pieces you’ll be gunning for September 15. More »

Shopping Guide: How To Stay Office-Appropriate On Scorching Summer Days

Shopping Guide: How To Stay Office-Appropriate On Scorching Summer Days

We’ve recently experienced a pretty intense heatwave and, unfortunately, most days you can’t just sit in a kitchen with your head in the freezer. For a lot of New Yorkers, going to work means time spent in punishing heat on subway platforms and suffocating under BO on trains. Thus, staying stylish–while forgoing obvious hot weather staples like tanks and shorts–is a challenge. In response to all this sweating of late, we’ve put together a shopping guide of ways to beat the heat while staying pulled together. More »

Shopping Guide: 17 Easy Rompers For Better Weather

Shopping Guide: 17 Easy Rompers For Better Weather

I was a diehard romper hater for years. Then I tried one on and couldn’t believe how flattering they were. That said, fit is crucial… unless you want to end up looking like a little kid (and I still kind of cringe when boutiques refer to them as “playsuits”). Anyway, if you’re a romper holdout, I respect that. But if you’ve always been a fan (or crossed over, like me) here’s a bunch of rompers fit for many occasions involving Spring. More »

Trend Forecast: All Kinds of Leather For Fall 2011

Trend Forecast: All Kinds of Leather For Fall 2011

Leather was all over the Fall 2011 runways this NYFW, but not in its typical outerwear/tough girl trousers incarnation. Instead, leather pieces were shown in an enormous variety: ladylike dresses, pencil skirts, and effortless tanks. After you’re done checking out the gallery and have (hopefully) gotten some good styling ideas, head over to Jennifer‘s round up of leather dresses (that won’t make you look like a biker). More »