Karl Lagerfeld Is a Genius
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has truly outdone himself with the Chanel fashion show he orchestrated for Paris Fashion Week this week. Lagerfeld transformed the famed Grand Palais into a high fashion, haute couture supermarket where his Fall/Winter 2014 fashion designs were put on display. In years past, Lagerfeld has pulled of some pretty spectacular fashion shows but his decision to marry high fashion with something as common as supermarket shopping it just … brilliant. I am not a big fashion watcher but this show has more than caught my attention. Chanel‘s trademark tweeds were on display this year along with the curious decision to have all of the models (including Michelle Rodriguez‘s girlfriend Cara Delevingne) wear sneakers instead of high heel shoes. This show was just everything that is fun and fabulous about fashion. Click thru the gallery presented here to get a feel for Chanel‘s supermarket chic runway show and then click below to watch some video from this utterly fabulous show.
A little over a week ago, we learned that Pharrell Williams put his famous Vivienne Westwood hat — the one that caused such a sensation at the 2014 Grammy Awards last month — up for auction on eBay in an attempt to raise funds for charity. Today we learn that the auction ended last night and the hat sold for $44,100.00 to the Arby’s corporation. LOL! As you may recall, many folks commented publicly (me included) that Pharrell‘s hat looks very much like the hat used in the Arby’s logo … clearly, the company felt the same and decided that they needed to own the hat. Again, I say, LOL! More »
Posted under: Arby's, Pharrell Williams
Highs and Low
The biggest names in Tinseltown made an appearance at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA last night to attend the 2014 Academy Awards. While the main reason to attend the Academy Awards is to honor achievement in film, the second biggest reason to attend the Oscars is to show off the hottest fashion looks of the awards season. There were a lot of great looks on the red carpet this year … and while there were some misses (Pharrell, I love you but I’m talking to you and those ill-chosen shorts), for the most part everyone looked great. I did have some issues with Kerry Washington‘s dress (which looked more like a wrinkled satin bed sheet than a flattering Oscar dress) but since she’s only milliseconds from giving birth, I’m willing to let her slide ;) Lupita Nyong’o, of course, was my fave look of the night … but Charlize Theron and Sandra Bullock looked amazing as well. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie nailed it again, but they always look great so they were no big surprise. Click thru the gallery presented here to see some of the Oscar looks from last night’s show. Who was your fave? Who was your least fave?
[Photo credit: WENN]
Posted under: Angelina Jolie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bette Midler, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Camila Alves, Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, Helen Lasichanh, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong'o, Matthew McConaughey, Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan, Penélope Cruz, Pharrell Williams, Sandra Bullock, The Academy Awards, Zac Efron
And the winner is ...
We are just a couple days away from the 2014 Academy Awards and on that night we will learn which actress will walk home with the Oscar for Best Actress. When that woman is revealed, we will learn which Oscar gown will become the 2014 Best Actress Oscar Gown … but before we look forward, let’s look back at all of the Best Actress Oscar Gowns that came before. Mediarun Digital created a graphic that shows every single Best Actress Oscar Gown since 1929 … and I have to say, it’s a pretty neat graphic. I’m not usually all about the Oscar fashions but I’m pretty impressed with the collection presented below of 85 different Best Actress gowns. Have a look, won’t you? More »
Bidding Ends on March 2
You know that hat that Pharrell famously wore on Grammy night that inexplicably became the ONLY thing everyone talked about that night and the night after and the night after? The hat that he wore in the 2014 Academy Award Oscar Class Photo … the one that everyone seems to want to own? Well, here’s your chance to own the hat yourself … not a hat like Pharrell‘s but his actual hat. Pharrell put the hat up for auction on eBay with a starting price of $200 (the price he paid for it) with the proceeds going to charity. With 9 days to go, the current bid sits at $10,500. Yes, people, this hat is in high demand … but will it be yours? More »
Back To The Future, For Reals
Back in 2011, Nike released a limited run of Nike Air Mag shoes designed to look exactly like the Nike shoes that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II when he traveled to the future years of 2015. The only thing that made the 2011 shoes shy of perfection was the fact that they didn’t self-lace like they did in the movie. Today we learn from Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield that plans are in the works to introduce real, working self-lacing shoes by 2015 — the same year that Marty McFly traveled to the future. Um, awesome!! More »
Inspired by the "ethereal idea" of childhood nostalgia
Fashion house Rodarte showed off their Spring/Summer 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week this week and delighted the fans of the Stars Wars film franchise with their collection of dresses that feature characters, objects and scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy of films. Says Rodarte designer Laura Mulleavy, “We wanted to do a collection based off this very ethereal idea of what is childhood nostalgia and thinking about who you were and what you loved, and what you dreamed about — the way you saw color, the way you remember color, things like that. And we never did anything like that with clothing. It was really fun and exciting.” I always say that I don’t know fashion but I know what I like and I really like these dresses. I don’t know that we’ll see many of these Yoda or Death Star dresses on the fashionistas or the red carpets of the world but … I, for one, would LOVE to see this kind of pop culture influence have an impact on the world of fashion. There is something really fun about these looks. I mean, I don’t wear dresses but if I did … yeah, this is something that I think I’d like to wear to a special event. Watch the video above to see these Star Wars dresses in action and see what you think. Is this a look that you’d rock or you’d like your fave fashioninsta stars to rock in public?
Posted under: 'Star Wars', Rodarte
This is not a drill, I repeat, THIS IS NOT A DRILL
Remember that seemingly ridiculous hat that Pharrell wore to the Grammy Awards a couple of weekends ago that caused such a sensation that it inspired the creation of its own Twitter account? Well, it would seem that Pharrell has tossed aside his old hat and has replaced it with a new hat … which is exactly the same hat but in a different color. Yes, folks, Pharrell‘s hat comes in grey as well as brown. Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh took his new hat out on the town last night … have a look below. More »