One of Karl Lagerfeld’s closest friends, Lady Amanda Harlech, has put together an exhibition (March 28—September 13) in Bonn, Germany focusing on the designer’s work process, but it appears that Lagerfeld will be avoiding it at all costs. “Karl Lagerfeld. Modemethode" (or "fashion method") may be an honor but, unfortunately, the designer finds any self-involved retrospectives appalling. Lagerfeld elaborated for WWD, saying:
Ballet dancers, like modern geishas, or runway models, fall into the camp of ethereal beings we openly gush over for their innate sense of calm and poise. Elegant, lithe, and oh so graceful, ballerinas have a physical prowess that makes them both mysterious and fascinating—so obviously, we want to know anything we can about their daily routine (in a totally non-creepy way, we swear). With this in mind, we caught up with registered dietitian Joy Bauer, the official nutritionist to the New York City Ballet, and asked her exactly what foods she prescribes to her throng of prima ballerinas. Do they eat like us mere mortals? What do they snack on when they get hungry or tired? Do they even get hungry or tired? If you’ve ever been curious about how a ballet dancer eats, keep scrolling to find out!
Business of Fashion’s editor-in-chief, Imran Amed, sat down with Stella McCartney in London earlier this week to discuss how she built the world’s first sustainable luxury brand, and the conversation was filled with interesting tidbits from the designer. McCartney’s brand is renowned for avoiding all animal products, including leather, fur, skins and feathers, which the designer admitted can be a challenge. However, she believes it’s a worthy challenge, and one the larger fashion world should be taking on, telling the audience:
For an ensemble that feels as fresh as the start of spring, follow Hanneli Mustaparta's lead and style a short tunic with straight-leg linen trousers. Swing a mini-bag over your shoulder for extra feminine effect.
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Bedroom art is a particularly tricky thing. Add to the usual color palette and scale considerations a highly subjective element like how the work makes you feel (after all, your bedroom should be a haven, in our books!), and the decision can get all sorts of thorny. To help you in your quest to inject some culture cred into your sleep space, we've rounded up 24 stylish pieces of art that would look great in a variety of bedrooms. Your bedmate will be impressed, we promise you that! Scroll on!
After you live in New York City for a while you start to notice that the ladies of the island gravitate to many of the same fashion items, regardless of differences in their overall style. There are just certain pieces that Manhattan girls can't seem to get enough of, and they're not all as edgy as you might expect! So, for the sake of upping your knowledge on how city girls really dress (and allowing you to replicate the look yourself), we’ve rounded up their absolute favorite items.
As one of the most iconic denim brands around, it’s no wonder Levi’s earns a spot in nearly every celebrity’s closet. Whether it’s a classic jean jacket, incredibly worn-in boyfriend jeans, or the perfect cutoff shorts—we’re certain 99 percent of celebs own a denim piece from the classic American label. As proof, we’ve gathered our favorite stars who can’t live without their beloved Levi’s!
Culottes and jumpsuits can be intimidating pieces to pull off—put the two together and you’ve got quite the challenge. But before you wave the white flag in sartorial surrender, consider this advice from Rebecca Taylor: As the talented designer recently told InStyle, “It’s all about proportions—make sure the length hits midcalf and pair it with a wedge to elongate your legs." So, are you ready to test out the season’s coolest look?
“I’m embracing and loving the fact that I am a woman now,” says Victoria Justice of her new grown-up look. The sentiment comes after eight years of playing a high school student on Nickelodeon, with hits Zoey 101 and Victorious. Now 22, Justice finds herself in fresh territory, taking on more mature roles—like that of tech genius Lindy Sampson on the MTV thriller Eye Candy—and owning her sexuality. In this month’s beauty editorial, the actress opens up about breaking away from the tween world, getting back into the music business, and maintaining a healthy relationship in the spotlight.
If you’re like me, you hate packing. There’s always something: If it’s not the arduous, time-consuming process of figuring out what to take and what to leave behind, then it’s the realization that those five pairs of shoes you must bring take up about half of your entire suitcase. Well folks, today things are looking up, because we’re bringing you 11 simple yet highly effective packing hacks that will make organizing your essentials (and getting them all to fit!) much easier.
If this were WebMD, we’d list the need to shop for new clothes as one of the main symptoms of spring fever. Because the seasonally induced condition is definitely going around these days, we’ve got just the prescription: A complete list of which brands to buy now. The truth is that some brands do certain seasons better than others—certainly where the brand is based plays a part in this. For example, you wouldn’t expect a SoCal label to specialize in winter gear. With that in mind, we bring you the eight best brands for spring!
Spring has finally sprung, and I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who’s excited about it. With this new sunny season comes so many of my favorite styles. And given all the sandals, sundresses, and my go-to white skinnies, I think it’ safe to say that spring style just might be my favorite. So to get all of you excited for the sunshine that’s headed your way during these next few months, I’ve put together a list of my spring wardrobe essentials. Happy shopping!
If you haven’t tuned in to Alec Baldwin’s podcast Here’s the Thing, this will certainly give you a reason to queue up the series. The podcast is a collection of intimate and very honest conversations hosted by Baldwin. Our favorite episode features an in-depth chat with Sarah Jessica Parker. The Sex and the City star dishes details on everything from childhood memories to career advice. We won’t give it all away, but the below play-by-play on how she landed (and almost denied) the role of Carrie Bradshaw is too good not to share!
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