Topic: PFW

Gallery: The Most Bizarre And Beautiful Looks From Alexander McQueen Spring 2012

Gallery: The Most Bizarre And Beautiful Looks From Alexander McQueen Spring 2012

Yesterday, Sarah Burton presented yet another unsettling, hauntingly beautiful collection for the house of Alexander McQueen, and explored some of the label’s favorites tropes–gothic romance and fetishism–in the process. The palette was identifiably McQueen as well: mostly black, with dramatic monochrome and shocks of startling color (like coral!). Finally, the headgear was particularly special: hoods and masks in a riot of intricate beading and feathers that were equal parts fairy tale and nightmare. A bunch of details and many of the collection’s showstopping gowns ahead. More »

Accessories: All The Best Shoes & Bags At Louis Vuitton

Accessories: All The Best Shoes & Bags At Louis Vuitton

The Spring 2012 Louis Vuitton show (as we mentioned) was all ladylike: Marc Jacobs crafted pretty dresses amid some frills, some metallic details, in tweed and feathers with practical pumps in a soft palette of pale yellow, robin’s egg and white. …And yes, the runway a was carrousel. However, what we talk about when we talk about Louis Vuitton is still primarily those beloved handbags: here’s the cream of the crop, featuring a whole lot of gator and at least one very clever way of embellishing that iconic logo print. More »

Party Favors: Elle McPherson Will Make You Break Out

Party Favors: Elle McPherson Will Make You Break Out

Project Runway + Elle McPherson = Painful rashes for Virgin Blue flight attendants. -Styleite

Kate Middleton’s figure is actually astounding. She deserves a medal or something. -Celebuzz

Top model Abbey Lee Kershaw compares getting a piercing to eating wasabi. -Frockwriter

Emerging trends: the street style and front row get-ups from Paris Fashion Week. -The Inside Source

Tips for achieving the perfect smokey eye. I feel like if I just… read enough of these… someday. -Fashion Indie More »

Party Favors: Chloe Sevigny Red Carpet Leopard

Party Favors: Chloe Sevigny Red Carpet Leopard

Chloe Sevigny does slicked-back hair, menswear and leopard print all on the same red carpet. -Celebuzz

13 straight-to-DVD movies starring major celebrities. -The Frisky

The rumor mill has Carine Roitfeld banned from Paris Fashion Week. -Styleite

And here’s a rundown of Paris Fashion Week’s best bags. -Fashionologie

Check out the Fall 2011 collection from Elizabeth & James. -Fashion Indie

Alexa Chung will do another collection with Madewell. -Catwalk Queen More »

Paris Fashion Week: Our 15 Favorite Looks

Paris Fashion Week: Our 15 Favorite Looks

The mood in Paris was somber. The runways saw countless covered figures (loads of sleeved dresses, capes and capelets topped dozens of wideleg trousers), though these are Fall collections, after all. Some silhouettes were unapologetically ladylike (like at Miu Miu and Nina Ricci) but there seemed to be a storm cloud over many of the shows: Chanel was staged in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the Alexander McQueen collection was in honor of “the Ice Queen and her court,” and the backdrop for Lanvin’s austere looks was a weeping willow. Dark, maybe, but plenty to love.
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Ready-to-Click: Only Weird Ideas Today

Ready-to-Click: Only Weird Ideas Today

What is a sleeve-scarf? It’s Rocket Babies plus an infinity scarf. Learn about it. -Styleite

Talking with the brains behind A.P.C. about… quilt making? -The Inside Source

See the Kardashian baby using a cane. -Betty Confidential

Not sure where Thakoon was going with these leggings. -The Frisky

Paris Fashion Week trends that we don’t understand: snakeskin shoes. -Fashionista

Inter-species friendships. -MyDaily More »

Party Favors: Too Little, Too Late, Phil Collins

Party Favors: Too Little, Too Late, Phil Collins

More of Beyonce’s controversial L’Officiel shoot. -Fashion Indie

Phil Collins has apologized for being Phil Collins, is retiring. -MyDaily

Guys share their favorite albums… for making out. -YourTango

Rumor mill: will Kanye West study fashion at Central Saint Martins? -Styleite

Paris Fashion Week street style trends: fur, Maxi skirts. Just like NYFW. -The Inside Source

8 new designers headed for the big leagues. -Refinery29 More »