Topic: Friday Style Icon
Formal Fridays are here! We’re going to see men in bow ties! More
Just this. This is the kind of look that’s great, because you can wear it to a basketball game and then afterwards you can wear it to a black tie party, and it will be equally appropriate both places. You’ll get these really excited reactions from people, and it will be so great. More
This week, we realized that all we want to do is be Katharine Hepburn’s character in Holiday, just back-flip-flopping all over the place, being amazing. We would, however, settle for being Katharine’s Hepburn’s character in any of her movies. Barring that, we would settle for being Katharine Hepburn. And if all that is impossible, we’d be willing to just dress like her. More
We are eternally jealous of girls who can pull off a pixie cut. It takes a certain magical combination of long neck, delicate features and, frankly, a pleasing head shape to do it well. Jean Seberg–who famously broke hearts across the globe in Breathless–had all three… and a closet full of Breton shirts. Also, she was in Paint Your Wagon, the best musical about gold mining starring Clint Eastwood ever. More
We’ve had a soft spot for Garbage ever since we first saw the “I’m Only Happy When It Rains” video on MTV and, like, totally identified with it. But even if you weren’t a big Garbage fan, there was still something thrilling about frontwoman Shirley Manson, with her grungey kinderwhore style and stunning frankness with the press. So, for all the girls out there who tacked Shirley’s Spin covers to their bedroom walls in the ’90s, here’s our gallery of appreciation. More
Bjork‘s a true original: ever since we first listened to Debut, we’ve had a soft spot for the Icelandic weirdo with the once-in-a-lifetime voice. She’s known for recording more than a few modern classics, her unforgettable videos, oddball collaborations, forays outside music, robot makeouts and, of course… the way she dresses. But it’s not all swan suits and baby buns, people: Bjork’s eccentric style is just as striking as her sound. More
This week’s Friday Style Icon is pretty straight forward: Michelle Williams is a really talented actress and a fashion risk-taker with good taste. She wears a refined palette of metallics and neutrals, knows what looks good on her (she loves a fitted bodice and a full skirt) and sticks to her guns (she will wear all the lace dresses). She’s partial to Chanel, Balenciaga, and Erdem and her trademark look is a mix of ladylike, mod and nonchalant. Although sometimes she comes up short, for the most part Williams is a lovely presence on red carpets who makes unconventional, intelligent fashion decisions and occasionally just kills it (we all remember her yellow Vera Wang from the Oscars). Let’s see some of her hits. More
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American Vogue EIC Anna Wintour‘s influence on fashion is unquantifiable. We just know it’s huge. Since today is her 62nd birthday, we’re giving her Friday Style Icon. Here’s the industry titan whose closet is the runway collections of every designer on earth. …Though she tends to favor Prada and Chanel. More
You know what sucked? When Ally Sheedy‘s character pulled her hair back and put on a frilly white at the end of The Breakfast Club. We were always super disappointed that Sheedy had to scrub off her outer basketcase in order for Emilio Estevez‘s troubled jock to notice her. Here at TheGloss, we find that to be complete bullshit, which is why we’re celebrating that awesome weirdo Allison Reynolds (pre-make over) as today’s Friday Style Icon. More
By now you guys probably know that slow motion fail XOJane published a completely objectionable article by a supposed “health editor” in which she talks about how Plan B is her preferred method of birth control because she hates condoms and the pill makes you fat and you can only have so many abortions. LOL!! ;) right? No. Everyone at TheGloss (and editors at Mommyish and The Grindstone) want the article’s author Cat Marnell to crawl into a dark place and stay there. Or at least promise never to breed.
However, before XOJane editors start whining on Twitter about how we’re being “hateful” without once acknowledging the author’s reprehensibly flippant attitude towards women’s reproductive health and their own astonishing irresponsibility, we want to do something not mean! We’re going to be positive! More
If there is such a thing as Heaven, Jane Goodall is probably from there. The British primatologist is one of the world’s leading experts on chimpanzes, has devoted her life to wildlife conservation and is personal hero to compassionate bookish girls the world over. She was also extremely beautiful and could really wear a pair of khaki shorts. Dr. Goodall is today’s inspiration. More
What can you say about Lucille Ball other than the obvious: that she fucking ruled? Well, you can say she looked pretty fresh in house dresses, polka dots, contrasting collars and kitten-heeled slingbacks. Also, she was waaaaaay ahead of the game on fashion turbans. Let’s get some some retro inspiration, I Love Lucy style. …Also: I’m super sorry that the theme song is now stuck in your head, like it’s been stuck in mine. More