Anyone who has ever braved a Barney’s Warehouse sale (not anywhere near as glam as it sounds- a maze of unorganized racks and hoards of overly aggressive women all looking for that one killer deal) … rejoice, there is now a permanent website dedicated to selling off-price Barney’s deals. Launching Monday, February 4, barneyswarehouse.com will offer pieces at up to 75% off retail. And I am not talking a lower quality line made specifically for outlets that unfortunately has become the new trend for designers. These are all pieces that once occupied racks at one of Barney’s 13 brick and mortar stores. So while you won’t have to play tug-of-war with another fashionista over an Alexander Wang dress at 60% off, you will have to battle throngs of women around the world hungry for discount designer duds. My suggestion? Shop early and often. Check daily for new deals, but now in the comfort of your own home.
We all know hairstyles can be as fickle as clothing trends and this year’s hot cut is no exception. Gone are the long loose waves and bangs of Summer 2012. This year, it’s all bout the “Karlie”. Named for supermodel Karlie Kloss, this do is more natural wave version of the bobs we have seen in the past. As chronicled in Vogue, Karlie’s chopping off of her long locks was not an easy decision, but claims the stunner, “ I’m going to have to get used to looking cooler. I love it. I can’t stop touching it… it makes me feel more daring. ” So what are you waiting for?! Chop, chop!
Pop’s reining princess is launching her first collection, created in collaboration with British high street brand River Island. Offerings include clothing and accessories, which will go on sale online and in store on March 5. In honor of RiRi’s launch, I wanted to share my favorite of her looks over the years, and lord knows there have been many! She is all over the map when it comes to style, but one thing you can count on is this girl is not afraid to take risks. Both her red carpet and street style looks never lack edge, and more times than not, it pays off.
Va Va voom v-neck cuts were a big trend at Sunday’s Golden Globes. Everyone from It Girl Jessica Chastain to hot new mama Claire Danes plunged to daring new lows in red hot frocks. So, how wearable is this off the carpet? Well first things first; this is a look better suited for smaller chested women. If you’re more Kate Dillon than Kate Moss, you might want to steer clear of this neckline. Also, be sure you’re baring it all in an appropriate locale- bar room, yes; board room- no. The real key to pulling off this look is balancing out the sexy silhouette on top by covering it up below. Pair a plunging neckline with a wide leg trouser or a slim-cut full length skirt. It’s basic math really- the T to A ratio. A revealing upper (T) begs for a more conservative lower (A). The below looks from Lanvin, Stella McCartney and Ralph Lauren are definite do’s. The silhouettes are perfectly balanced. It’s sexy without being too in your face. And every lady knows, there’s nothing sexy about being a boob.
Skin was in this year at The Globes. A nude palette reigned supreme…. New mom Megan Fox showed no signs of just having pushed a baby out of her teeny tiny body in lacy Dolce Gabbana. Songbird Amanda Seyfried was etherial in lace inlay Givency (were it not for that wretched tie clip looking neck accent, she would have been my best dressed). Never one to shy away from baring some skin, Jennifer Lopez wore strategically placed lace Zuhair Murad- could have skewed IceCapades but her flawless hair and make-up kept just this side of cheese. Hollywood darling Amy Adams looked every bit a siren in a nude mermaid cut Marchesa and gorgeous pin waves. The color was a risky move for a redhead but it paid off in spades. Kerry Washington stole the show in nude embellished Miu Miu which, mixed with her fabulous bangs, was sheer perfection.
And the biggest trends kicking off awards season are…. Patterns are having a big moment this season with starlets donning flowery frocks on the red carpet. At last night’s Critic’s Choice Awards, French fashion plate Marion Cotillard and indie darling Elle Fanning both flocked to florals, wearing Zuhair Murad and Chanel respectively. Shine was was another big trend on the red carpet last night. Anne Hathaway (who broke my heart into a million pieces with her “I Dreamed a Dream” – a slightly better version than the one my sisters and I performed for my parents’ poor friends at dinner parties) stunned in a simply cut Oscar de le Renta while Emmy Rossum was an etherial vision in glittery Caroline Herrera.
While closing out all my 2012 jobs, I realized I never posted images from one of my favorite shoots with photographer Thomas Hoeber. I ended up building some fun pieces on set out of tulle. Insider tip- you can make shoulders as big as you want with that netted wonder! We also used some incredible hairpieces made out of safty pins the the uber-talented Steve David. Here are some of my faves.