Topic: Style Rookie

Ready-To-Click: Deep Thoughts with Issey Miyake

Ready-To-Click: Deep Thoughts with Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake opens exhibition, creates origami clothes, describes it as “continual search for means by which to turn ideas into reality.” -New York Times

Important question: is being fashionable synonymous with being sexually unappealing? -Harper’s Bazaar

Weird. Zac Posen: intern. -New York Post

Weirder. Christian Loubotin: trapeze artist. -Vogue UK

Style blogging made easy, Valentino for Gap, Lady Gaga made-under and More »

Link Love: The Day Someone Claimed Curves Were Back (Again)

Link Love: The Day Someone Claimed Curves Were Back (Again)

The return of curves! This season’s Mad Men inspired stuff! This story shows up every two weeks! And the models at Louis Vuitton being size 2 instead of 0 does not signal the return of anything! -MSNBC

Speaking of Mad Men, Christina Hendricks did in fact inspire Karen Elson to go from “mousy” blonde to her signature red. -The Cut

Because conjecture and lies are more fun than actual news, here’s an imagining of Kanye West’s conversation with Alber Elbaz at the Stylemaker of the Year at the Accessories Council ACE awards. -Fashion Indie

Lady Gaga dressed like Andy Warhol-as-a-sexy-pin-up-nurse on Halloween. -Celebuzz

And Tavi dressed like More »

Who Decides What Constitutes Fashion?

Who Decides What Constitutes Fashion?

I love magazines and clothes and shoes as much as the next girl. But I’ve realized that while I admire pretty things, I often dress for comfort, or for warmth, or in styles that don’t exactly challenge the prevailing aesthetic.

Which is part of the reason that I’m so impressed with women who have a serious sense of fashion, and an understanding of what makes beautiful clothes and innovative design, and how to put it together. More »

Why We Think Tavi Is Here To Stay

Why We Think Tavi Is Here To Stay

The New Yorker recently ran a piece questioning whether or not 14 year old fashion blogger Tavi will remain relevant when she’s no longer 14. Tavi herself sounded completely sane and reasonable about the possibility that she might not always be sitting with Karl Lagerfeld at Fashion shows. She remarked:

“I guess that’s sort of a worry of mine, that I won’t be relevant anymore, and then I just won’t be able to do things like go to Fashion Week . . . In which case, I’ll just watch the livestreams. The main thing is the clothes.

Other people, like Anne Slowey, sound really, really bitchy. According to the NY Post: More »