Topic: Yves-Saint-Laurent

Illustrated Guide: What Your Stupid Designer Handbag Says About You

Illustrated Guide: What Your Stupid Designer Handbag Says About You

You know that obnoxious “Stars: They’re Just Like Us!” page of every celebrity weekly? We saw one the other day that featured Kelly Rutherford from Gossip Girl, and she was pumping gas or feeding the meter or some shit under that very headline… only she was toting a $10,000 Hermès Birkin. Now, we can think of at least one way Rutherford isn’t just like us: we’re not stupid enough to spend $10k on a goddamn status billboard that carries tampons*. Look, we work in fashion, we see frivolity and conspicuous consumption everyday… and now we’re making fun of it! With crude drawings! Here are some assumptions we make about ladies with specific designer purses–YSL, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and more ahead. More »

Gallery: The Top 25 Best Red Carpet Looks Of 2011

Gallery: The Top 25 Best Red Carpet Looks Of 2011

It’s that time of year, guys! Here’s our hand-picked 25 favorite red carpet looks of 2011–including Cate Blanchett‘s unforgettable Givenchy, Janet Jackson giving Tilda Swinton a run for her money in Haider Ackermann, Kate Middleton‘s gorgeously uncomplicated Alexander McQueen, Leighton Meester’s suiting up and the most delightful collision of high fashion and genuine personality that graced the red carpet all year: Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta. Let’s go! More »

Raf Simons To Possibly Leave Jil Sander, May Be Planning A Move To YSL

Raf Simons To Possibly Leave Jil Sander, May Be Planning A Move To YSL

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 »

Shopping Guide: The “New” Hi-Low Hemmed Dress

Shopping Guide: The "New" Hi-Low Hemmed Dress

Hi(gh)-low hemmed dresses–or mullet dresses as they are sometimes called–are usually associated with the obnoxious wedding dresses and prom gowns of the ’80s. But designers have now deconstructed the image of these bi-level beauties. They’ve added grungy, edgy touches for a more modern feel. The hi-low dress is the Billy Ray Cyrus of the fashion world, in the best way possible. More »

Friday Style Icon: Diane Kruger’s Red Carpet Grand Slams

Friday Style Icon: Diane Kruger's Red Carpet Grand Slams

We love Diane Kruger. Maybe it’s because the Chanel runway is effectively her closet? Or that the former model is flawless looking? Regardless, Kruger allegedly doesn’t use a stylist and however she shows up–whether she’s working minimalism, intricate beading or retro silhouettes–she always looks memorable. Also, if this point hasn’t been made everywhere it should be: the woman’s makeup is always, always, always on point. Please enjoy the following gallery of amazing red carpet looks from Diane Kruger, today’s Friday Style Icon. More »

YSL VS Christian Louboutin: The Saga Continues As One Luxury Label Tries To Sue Another

YSL VS Christian Louboutin: The Saga Continues As One Luxury Label Tries To Sue Another

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 »