Elsewhere & Otherwise

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Elsewhere & Otherwise

* What’s inside Alexander Wang’s new apartment? Zebra stripes, industrial elements, and of course, lots (and lots) of black. [W Magazine]

* The Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Costume Institute won’t be on display until May, but in the meantime, admire these stunning images from the just-released catalogue. [The Cut]

* From the somewhat scandalous origins of the wrap dress to seeing her designs on the likes of Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton, Diane von Furstenberg looks back on her career as she storms China with a retrospective in Beijing. [Telegraph]

* Even if you’re not part of a large Italian family, you can still eat like you are. The Missonis have opened up their family cookbook. [Style.com]

* Traveling to Paris? Pass on the Lonely Planet. In what must be the most stylish guide to the City of Light, Ines de la Fressange has published a book on her favorite Paris haunts, with some style advice thrown in for good measure. [Style.com]

* Carine Roitfeld talks about swapping skintight skirts for Current/Elliott jeans in her transition from Paris Vogue editor to free agent. [Der Spiegel]

* Lela Rose gives style advice to brides-to-be in honor of Bridal Fashion Week. [Fashionista]

* Speaking of the walk down the aisle, this slideshow is dedicated to fashionable women who chose unconventional wedding dresses on their big day. [Vogue Daily]

* Designer Scott Sternberg talks about the newest line in his stable: Girl. by Band of Outsiders. [Opening Ceremony]

* Cleobella dishes up a bohemian rhapsody in the brand’s spring lookbook video. [YouTube]

* Refinery29 gives tips on how to wear maxi skirts without looking fresh off the prairie. [Refinery29]

Wednesday, April 29th 2009

elsewhere & otherwise

* We’re feeling a little fluffy today, so let’s begin with a guilty pleasure, shall we? The company that brought New York the Sex and the City and The Sopranos tours will launch a Gossip Girl tour this Friday. We’re in if Chuck Bass is the guide. [ Elle News ]

* The Met Costume Gala pairings are out. Kate and Marc, Lily and Narciso, Coco and Isaac... Oh, to be on that list! [ FabSugar ]

* The New York Times will host live discussions with some of fashion's finest (Thakoon, Marc Jacobs, Tyra). New Yorkers, get thee to a ticket counter! (Or, you know, just buy your tix online.) [ The Moment ]

* Nicole Richie’s a busy lady these days, and yet she still finds time to blog about House of Harlow. [ People Style Watch ]

* The model-turned-singer-turned-first-lady Carla Bruni turned a few heads in Spain. But, wait, what’s this? Spain’s Princess Letizia looked every bit the fashion-forward politico, too? Ooh la la. [ Huffington Post ]

* Jelly shoes: yea or nay? Kate Bosworth was spotted in a pair of adorable yellow ones by See by Chloé. [ Style.com Style File ]

* Elle.com staffer (and Stylista champion) Johanna Cox sings the skirt's praises. We're ready to join in on the chorus. [ Elle News ]

* Shoshanna’s star is on the rise, and her swimwear is on many a beach bod. [ StyleCaster ]

* Kate Hudson was spotted looking summer breezy in a Lauren Moffatt maxi dress. Get the mini version here. [ FabSugar ]

* Mary-Kate’s latest style muse is…Ozzy Osbourne?!? Oh, honey, no. [ People Style Watch ]

* Swine flu got you worried? Fashion's got you covered. [ Pipeline ]

* The Fug Girls bid adieu to Bea Arthur—the Golden Girl passed away this week. Thank you for being a friend, Ms. Arthur. [ Go Fug Yourself ]

Wednesday, March 25th 2009

elsewhere & otherwise

news from the other fashionable corners of the web

* The ladies at Who What Wear take a closer look at the strong shoulder trend that’s sprinkled throughout spring and promises to be big (pun!) come fall. [ Who What Wear ]

* Thread Social had a low-key showing of their fall collection last week, and Style File liked what they saw. [ Style.com Style File ]

* A charming profile on handbag designer Jerome Dreyfuss. I want to take up residence his Paris shop. [ Stylecaster ]

* Diane von Furstenberg is stepping into the world of eyewear, but we’re going to have to wait for it. The pieces will be available next January. [ FabSugar ]

* Martha Stewart Living launched a fashion section in its April issue, and gasp! it’s good. [ The Cut ]

* Candy Pratts Price says have fun with your accessories this season. We can get on board with that. [ Style.com ]

* Garance Doré sings the pantsuit’s praises. Très femme. [ Garance Doré ]

* An Oxygen TV poll reveals 25% of women ages 18 to 34 would rather win America’s Next Top Model than a Nobel Peace Prize. Oh, Tyra! [ The Cut ]

* And a little something for the wine lovers. Sommelier Kermit Lynch offers a list of his favorites with nearly scandalously miniscule price tags. Cheers! [ The Moment ]

Wednesday, January 28th 2009

elsewhere & otherwise

news from the other fashionable corners of the web

* The spring couture shows have started in Paris, and though most of us will never don one of the five-figure frocks, that doesn’t mean we can’t do some good old-fashioned ogling. [ Style.com ]

* And while you’re at it, why not do a little vicarious living as well? Cathy Horyn narrates her days critiquing couture in the city of lights. [ On the Runway ]

* "Fashion Week" doesn't just mean Paris and New York. Pipeline covers Stockholm, and those Swedes are seriously too cool for their own good. [ Pipeline ]

* Style that makes you say “Must. Have. Now.”? Chloë Sevigny’s got it. Get inside her stylish mind. [ NYTimes.com ]

* What's a week without an Alexander Wang update? The designer has plans to dress the boys. [ Style.com - Style File ]

* Feeling the ho-hum effects of winter? The ladies at Who What Wear have some styling tips to spice up your January. [ whowhatwear.com ]

* Isla Fisher’s in living color: the actress was spotted looking blue, and FabSugar covets her colored shades (like these sunglasses by Ray-Ban). [ FabSugar ]

* And finally, men in skirts. Marc Jacobs started wearing one back in September, and they popped up all over the men’s runways in Paris this month. What do you think? Fellas in skirts: yea or nay? [ The Moment ]

Wednesday, January 21st 2009

elsewhere & otherwise

news from the other fashionable corners of the web

* Along with the rest of the country (and most corners of the globe), the fashion world’s Obama-mania has hit a feverish pitch. InStyle.com has full coverage of inauguration weekend, and Style.com picked their fantasy fashion cabinet for the new President.

* Speaking of the new First Family, Vogue is rumored to have nabbed Michelle Obama for an upcoming cover. [ Fashionista ]

* And speaking of Vogue, a documentary about the glossy’s famed September issue debuted at Sundance. Anna Wintour was there and submitted to a very rare Q&A. [ Jezebel ]

* Alexander Wang’s new tee collection that was all the buzz at spring fashion week? A sneak peek has landed. [ Elle News ] (Ready. Set. Start stalking, ladies, because the pieces are moments away from arriving at shopbop.)

* Love Pencey? We do. FabSugar gets inside the minds of the line’s designers, Kate Wendelborn and Christina Minasian. [ FabSugar ]

* The spring runways were awash with transparency, and the ladies at Who What Wear take a closer look at the sheer trend. [ whowhatwear.com ]

* Can’t get enough Gossip Girl? (We’re totally obsessed.) Check out this profile on Little J herself, Taylor Momsen. [ Page Six ]

* Last, a little bombshell beauty for you. The Office’s Mindy Kaling gushes about Benefit Cosmetics’ Frenched lipstick. [ thingsiboughtthatilove.com ]

Wednesday, January 14th 2009

elsewhere & otherwise

news from the other fashionable corners of the web

* Everybody’s talking about the Golden Globes. Check out coverage from InStyle, FabSugar, WWD, and People Style Watch, and relive the red carpet with a live blog by the Fug Girls.

* Meet fashion’s odd couple: DVF and Alexander Wang. As his prize for winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the young designer will be mentored by the seasoned vet. [ The Cut ]

* The fashion week cancellations keep coming. This time sass & bide nixes their show. [ Fashionista ]

* With all the newfound space in Bryant Park, Justin Timberlake’s moving in. William Rast will make its first appearance in the big white tents. [ WWD ]

* Fashion’s becoming a four-season kind of industry. New York covers the pre-fall collections. [ NYmag.com ]

* The finance world is awash with talk about bailouts. Could Michelle Obama be fashion’s? [ New York Times ]

* Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley, coming to a cell phone near you! Vogue’s royalty can be your ringtone. [ Cityfile New York ]

* What’s it like behind the scenes at Gossip Girl? One former W intern turns spy when she lands a gig as an extra on the show. [ W Editors’ Blog ]

* We wrap up with a bibliophile fashionista’s dream: street-style demigod The Sartorialist has inked a deal to publish a book featuring his shots of the fabulously fashionable. [ The Sartorialist ]

Wednesday, January 7th 2009

Elsewhere & Otherwise

news from the other fashionable corners of the web

* New Yorkers, looking for the perfect locale to don your latest shopbop find? New York Magazine has a few ideas. [ NYmag.com ]

* The ladies at Who What Wear pick the spring '09 trends they're most looking forward to. [ whowhatwwear.com ]

* Innerwear as outerwear was all over the spring runways. Style.com's Style File asks if you'll rock the undies-as-pants trend. [ Style.com - Style File ]

* Alice Temperley cancelled her February NY Fashion Week show, while Vera Wang and Betsey Johnson are opting for showroom presentations. Bryant Park will be a little less crowded this February. [ Elle News ]

* A preview of Coclico's spring collection, and it's simply adorable. [ Refinery 29 - The Pipeline ]

* A legendary matchup: Suzy Menkes talks to shoe genius Giuseppe Zanotti. [ NYT - The Moment ]

* Thakoon talks to Style.com. If you didn't love him before, you will after reading this. [ Style.com - Style File ]

* Love Q&A's? (We do, obviously.) This one gets inside the head of Alejandro Ingelmo. [ NYmag.com ]

* Snow stateside? Meh. Snow in Paris? Très chic. [ Garance Doré ]

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