Month: March 2014

Fashion designer L’Wren Scott dead at 49

Fashion designer L’Wren Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Monday morning of an apparent suicide; she was 49. The designer became known as a Hollywood stylist before launching her own red carpet designs under the Little Black Dress label; she dressed women such as actress Nicole Kidman and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. Following her death, rumors have swirled that Scott had recently split with longtime love Mick Jagger, but Jagger’s publicist called the reports “a horrible and inaccurate piece of gossip during this very tragic time”. A rep for the Rolling Stones later announced that the star was canceling a scheduled concert in Perth, Australia in the wake of Scott’s death. Following Scott’s death, a bit of a media firestorm sprang up as news outlets announced the death of “Mick Jagger’s girlfriend” rather than using Scott’s name in their headlines. The New York Times Style Section sent out a cringe-worthy Tweet reading, “Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend Found Dead, Official Says.” Outraged fans demanded to know why Scott had been reduced to a rock star’s girlfriend rather than being recognized for her own hard work and level of fame. Scott herself seemed to struggle with the fame of dating Jagger, and once opened up about it, saying, “I don’t court that life. I’d rather be a worker bee…I’m a fashion designer. I don’t want to...

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4 Inevitable Tips To Purchase Plus Size Apparels Online

When it comes to clothing, you are not ready to compromise with the quality and excellence. No doubt, you like to look different, stylish and trendy. You like to impress the people through your fashion sense. Of course being a woman, you would certainly like to look gorgeous and beautiful. For this reason, you take your time for analyzing and selecting your most suitable attires at stores isn’t it? However things become extremely different when you are plus sized. You find it a problem to choose the dress that suits your choice. It becomes really impossible for you to get the best dress for yourself. You are compelled to purchase the clothes compromising with your choices. To be more precise, even after purchasing the outfits, you are not the one “happy-go-home” customer at the end. You often think of the most suitable dress which could go perfect with your figure. A most of the times you even opt for customized clothes for yourself. You think to look chubby in whatever you would wear. However this is a misconception. There are many stores near around which have a great stock for plus size women. And guess what? You wouldn’t have to think twice while making your selection. These clothing ranges have a good number of options. They are impressive in terms of their quality and designs. Ample of banners have...

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Spring 2014 fashion trends: crops, culottes and more

This spring, you’ll want to go to great lengths-and short ones, too-in the name of fashion! Rather than focus solely on one side or the other of the fashion spectrum, spring 2014’s fashion trends encompass everything from the micro-mini to the maxi skirt, from crop tops to breezy layered tunics. You’ll also see lots of painterly prints, shades of pink, and a new silhouette in the pants department. Here’s a snapshot of some of spring’s biggest trends and how to wear them now. Go short with crop tops. In previous season we’ve seen these tops worn with high-waisted pants or pencil skirts to show off just a sliver of skin. This year, though the trend is carrying over, crop tops are being paired with low-slung trousers and maxi skirts in a throwback to the nineties. Not comfortable showing your abs? Layer a crop top with a longer top in a sheer material. Go long with tunics. If you’ve paged through any spring 2014 issues of your favorite fashion magazines, you’ve probably seen tunics layered over long skirts. Midis and maxis are being worn with longer tunics and sweaters, often with a belt to define the waist or hips. It’s a relaxed silhouette that offers comfort and a little more modesty. Show a lot of leg. The micromini is back in a big way, but if you’re planning on showing...

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Lupita Nyong’o’s stylist named one of the most powerful in Hollywood

She’s a red carpet darling whose meteoric rise to fashion fame has left everyone dying to know what she’ll wear next, and now we know why Lupita Nyong’o always looks so flawless. Her stylist, Micaela Erlanger, was just named the third most powerful stylist in Hollywood by The Hollywood Reporter. (She trails only Elizabeth Stewart, who’s dressed Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts; and Petra Flannery, who’s dressed Amy Adams and Claire Danes.) Erlanger previously styled Michelle Dockery in that stunning white and gold Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown for the 2013 Golden Globes, and it’s thanks to Dockery that Erlanger and Nyong’o connected. As Erlanger has styled Nyong’o for a slew of awards ceremonies (thanks to Nyong’o’s award-winning turn in 12 Years A Slave), she’s also helped the actress dress for less formal events like photo calls and helped her land a modeling contract with Miu Miu. Erlanger hasn’t been in the business for very long, but she has good creds: she graduated with a fashion degree from New York’s Parsons and worked for six years as the styling assistant to the late Annabel Tollman. In fact, she credits everything she knows to Tollman. Now that Erlanger is in the spotlight, she kindly dished out a few tips to ABC News for making sure your own personal fashions look red carpet ready on a daily basis. First, she...

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Normcore: bland on purpose

Seinfeld as a fashion icon? Believe it. ‘Normcore’, the latest trend to sweep the world of high fashion, is all about looking decidedly low-fashion, and it hails back to the grunge trend of the early 90s. A recent New York Magazine article called normcore “the kind of…non-style you might have once associated with Jerry Seinfeld”, but it’s more than just a look. Normcore is about rejecting the label-laden, highly self-conscious way of dressing we’ve embraced for years, explains The Cut blogger Stella Bugbee. She says that it’s not anti-fashion, it’s just a rejection of hyper-trendy, over the top fashions. Instead of wearing a label head to toe or stepping out in hot-off-the-runway designs, hipsters are now rocking broken-in jeans, baseball caps, fleece jackets and chunky sneakers. For those in the workplace, labels are being tossed out in favor of low-key “uniforms”, much like Steve Jobs’ famous black turtleneck and blue jeans. Having a uniform for your everyday life might not be terribly exciting, but one can’t argue that it isn’t practical, especially when packing for a week-long business trip. You can already see the self-aware “normal” fashions if you open up a spring copy of Vogue or Elle, where flat sneakers and Teva sandals (remember those?) are displayed with designer frocks. But keep in mind: these “normal” designs don’t come at K-Mart prices. Prada and Miuccia both rolled out...

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