Insert corny quote about imitation and flattery here. More
Listen, I’ve been avoiding using the word “grandma” to describe perfumes in this column, because it’s so overused when it comes to scents. More
The biggest red carpet event of the year–the 2012 Met Gala–happened last night to celebrate the 0pening of “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations.” Unsurprisingly, old school Prada muses (like Milla Jovovich and Angela Lindvall) came out of the woodwork. As for the fashion? Sparkly, sheer and extremely unflattering were the orders of the day.
…But! Ugly dresses were the least of their problems, because apparently every good makeup artist in New York was off for the night: lots of hair dye experimentations (we hardly recognized you, Jamie King and Jessica Stam), black lipstick (Lana Del Rey, Kate Bosworth, Camilla Belle), harsh brows (Kate Upton) and whatever happened to Mary-Kate Olsen. Look through the gallery and then we must discuss! More
Here at TheGloss, we love making pointless generalizations about people based on arbitrary preference like their handbags and nail shapes. What you may not know is that there is a hard science behind this. Trust us. In this week’s Illustrated Guide, we’re focusing on fashion: what your favorite designer label says about you (and your soul, etc). Now, a quick clarifying point before we go any further: we don’t mean ladies who know Alessandra Facchinetti from Frida Giannini; we mean those who approach fashion in terms of logos, labels and status. For example, once we met a girl who said Alexander McQueen was her favorite designer and–delighted–we asked why. She said, “He’s just really fresh and fun.” That about sums it up. Let’s begin. More
This new statement shoe from Prada costs $900 and smokes cigarettes in public places. More
If you were as rich and famous as Tommy Hilfiger, would you turn your living quarters into a high-end mall? More
It’s still relatively surprising when you see that Lindsay Lohan has not only shown up to an event, but has actually been invited. How many times have we heard that she’s either been snubbed by a fellow “celebrity” or kicked out of something because she’s a hot mess? A lot. More
While everyone else in Hollywood was busy with Golden Globes’ related-peacocking, a group of famous actors were in Milan for surprise appearances at the Prada Men’s RTW show. Not just any actors, though, legit actors: Gary Oldman closed. He was joined by Tim Roth, Willem Dafoe, and Adrien Brody along with a few new(er) kids Jamie Bell, Emile Hirsch, and Garrett Hedlund. “Dressed in severe coats evoking Eastern Bloc military dress” said WWD, the men strolled along a sprawling, carpeted runway in a show “dedicated to power” (massive eyeroll). Military coat after military coat gave way to much outlandish adoration in the fashion press.
We were going to let you know all that and just show you the actors, but after scrolling through the entire show, we have to admit we laughed out loud several times at the men (famous and otherwise). Please laugh with us and enjoy this slideshow. More
Quintessential Manic Pixie Dream Girl Zooey Deschanel wore some crazy nails to the Golden Globes this weekend. Please talk about them with us. More
Prada’s spring 2012 campaign casts various high profile models as iconic film archetypes on some sort of existential road trip through 60s Americana. Sounds like someone’s been talking to Don Draper. More
It’s actually pretty nice. More
Meet the Louis Vuitton condom. Then, guess how many 12 packs of any other condoms you could buy for the cost of one with the LV logo. More
2011 saw its fair share of over-exposed prints (stripes!), It Dresses (Dolce & Gabbana‘s stars, Gucci‘s swirling disco gowns, looks from Prada‘s Spring and Fall collections), and poor decision making (feather earrings, mullet dresses). Here, we’ve rounded up the biggest, most inescapable fashion trends of the year, for your reminiscing pleasure. More