Editor-about-town Anna Dello Russo has “collaborated” with H&M on a line of accessories (here’s the promo video) that are nakedly intended to catch the attention of street style photographers. Since Dello Russo isn’t exactly a big name stateside (outside fashion circles, that is) we wonder if this collection will sell out as quickly as Marni or Versace. The pieces hit H&M locations earl-yOctober and range from $24.95 to $299. Here’s a sampling. More
Topic: Fashion Industry
If you didn’t think the whole piece existed just to reinforce every stereotype possible about how the industry is full of mindless assholes with severe eating problems, you’d… only be half-finished. More
Sue me once, shame on me. Sue me twice, someone’s greedy! More
Kanye West embarrassed himself something awful with his debut womensear showing in Paris, an overwhelmingly dreadful, derivative collection of skintight mini dresses and Balmain knock-offs. Despite the entire fashion industry showing up in support, Kanye couldn’t convince critics that he has any business telling women what they should wear next season.
Now, the fun part! More
The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman was recently quoted bragging about how much his blog is better than Tavi’s blog and how he’s rolling in it and everyone else is lame, etc. You know, grown-up stuff. People subsequently called him out because this was absurd. Schuman now says that interview (which he gave to The Talks) was conducted over a year ago and his opinions have changed. Maybe he’s just covering for himself because the interview makes him look like a complete tool. In any case, he says he actually doesn’t have any ill will for Tavi. More
On Sunday, the fashion press did one big Coke Zero spittake when news of Raf Simons moving to YSL spread across Twitter. The story traced back to International Herald Tribune online style editor Jessica Michault, who had tweeted, ”Suzy Menkes breaks the news that Raf Simons is slated to take over the helm at Yves Saint Laurent,”effectively also breaking the news that Stefano Pilati was leaving YSL. BUT… More
Or, “Daphne Guiness, Now Only Speaking In Phrases She Saw On Novelty Decals. ” More
First of all, let m just say I was surprised to learn that Gossip Girl is still on? I mean, I guess Anna Wintour needs a platform for Blake Lively or else she’d only have Green Lantern are proof of relevance, and I guess Taylor Momsen needs something to come back to when she’s done hating her parents with guitars. …But still, I thought that shit had gone the way of The OC. More
Lady Gaga has filed her latest memo for V Magazine and CC’ed her fans, “art historians,” “the world,” and (nonsensically) “intellectuals.” Having just read the column in its entirety, I could at least identify the nebulous point Gaga is trying to make: something about how critics aren’t really experts and the democratizing function of the internet has made non-critics into legitimate critics, something something, she’s pissed about that time Cathy Horyn bagged on her and said she looked “embalmed” in vintage Versace. Anyway, the main thrust of her column is that Horyn is predictably negative while someone like Tavi Gevinson can generate “specific, well-thought-out, debatable opinion” despite her young age and with only a blog as platform.
…This is fucking stupid. More
There’s a whole slew of terribly stylish women we may have never discovered if it wasn’t for the advent of street style blogs. While Elle‘s Kate Lanphear is beloved for her structured rock’n roll aesthetic and Vogue Nippon’s Anna Dello Russo is known for wearing head-to-toe couture hallucinations, former Pop editor-at-large and fellow street style (/fellow blogger) darling Shala Monroque has a downright uncanny way with color. Monroque fearlessly mixes head-turning prints, bright statement necklaces, and ladylike silhouettes for a fresh, modern look that’s completely her own. She also has killer legs. Here’s a few of her best looks.
Marc Jacobs–of his beloved namesake collection and also the man who created Louis Vuitton’s ready-to-wear identity–may be in talks with Bernard Arnault to succeed John Galliano as creative director of Dior. But the shuffling wouldn’t end there! And, what of Tisci, the former frontrunner? More
Just to bring you up to speed: Christian Louboutin got pissed at Yves Saint Laurent after the French luxury house released a red-soled heel as part of its 2011 Cruise collection. Louboutin believes itself to be the only entity that can produce red-soled shoes. YSL then told Louboutin to suck it. Excitingly, attorneys for both brands are saying more things to the press! Much catty attorney-talk ahead. More