James King took the name James as a childhood nickname to avoid confusion at her top modeling agency, Company Management. She was born Jaime, back in 1979, but Company Management were already representing the high profile model Jaime Rishar. When "James" entered their Manhattan doors, she was a freckled, gorgeous, button-nosed blonde from Nebraska. She looked wholesome and all-American, but there was more to the model Polaroid. With her husky voice, stylish wardrobe, effortless taste in movies and downtown music, she was a lot like fellow peer Chloë Sevigny. She was an It Girl. Her boyfriend was super hip Italian photographer Davide Sorrenti. The only problem was It Girls get lonely.
Glamour has announced their best dressed women of 2012 including 50 A-listers, from socialites, to musicians, to actresses and models. All were handpicked off of the fashion-forward apple tree and given a thumbs up for the attire they have sported so far this year. Some of the women are more obvious choices like Angelina Jolie and Kate Moss; however, Glamour also chose peeps that have made some questionable fashion choices in the public eye. We here at Glam Damn It have a few we’d like to applaud, and other’s that, well, we just keep getting second-hand embarrassment for- as far as their fashion sense goes!
Popular among celebrities such as Rachel Bilson, Jessica Biel, Drew Barrymore, and Sarah Jessica Parker, ombre haircolor is a great way of achieving a sun-kissed look without the typical maintenance and on-going bleaching/damage to your hair. If you're looking to go lighter for summer but are burned out on typical highlights or aren't quite ready to take the plunge into blonde-land, opt for ombre. The look is both gorgeous and low maintenance.
We <3 Rachel Bilson. She's the BFF every girl wants -for her wardrobe alone. (Hey, Rach, can I borrow that?) Her style is effortless, her beauty is natural and she's so damn adorable in interviews. Whether she's out running errands or hitting the red carpet, her look is always on point. Rachel is a big fan of layers, mixing textures, blazers, hats and denim shorts. She mixes bohemian with classic -resulting in a unique personal style. I'm personally a classic girl and tend to veer away from the super bohemian look, but her ability to mix both (and pull it off) is admirably stylish.
It's hard to remember the days when flared jeans were our everyday staple. Skinny jeans have reigned supreme for the last 10 or so seasons, but as every fashionista knows, for every trend, there's always a counter trend. Enter, wide-leg jeans. They aren't new to the scene; we've seen celebrities rocking them for quite some time, but we've been mulling this trend over in our heads. Worn right, they do wonders to your body proportions, but pair it with the wrong shirt, the wrong shoes, the wrong rise, the wrong belt, and things could get ugly fast. We all remember what happened with Jessica Simpson a few years back, and really if she couldn't pull it off, then how in the name of all things trendy will we ever be able to? Should we just let this trend pass us by? Of course not. We've put together a special guide on how to wear wide-leg jeans that will work for any body shape, starting off with what exactly went wrong with Ms. Simpson's look. We still cringe every time we see the photos, but at least we can learn from her mistakes.
Luis Steven is a fabulous and functional line of briefcases, backpacks and totes built for travel and style. Designer Luis has spent years creating what he considers a comfortable yet sophisticated style for the savvy worker. He draws inspiration from the normal day-to-day working woman (or man) and turns it into something sleek and classic. So if you see someone at the airport staring down you and your luggage, don't be deterred, it could just be Luis figuring out his next masterpiece.
Kristin Adochio: Where do your ideas for your designs come from? Any major source of inspiration?Luis: Luis Steven is a designer of bags, specializing in what I call "crossover laptop bags." I try to create stylish, yet functional, laptop bags for work or everyday use. I mix elements from handbags into the designs, including colorful leather fabrics, multi pupose handles, hardware and details. I'm very drawn for inspiration to the large Italian and French design houses due to the beauty of their accessories' designs. Any design that has classic lines with an element of fun or something unique, calls my attention right away. I even look at sports car designs for shapes and details to draw inspiration. Lastly, I sit at the airport sometimes watching how people carry their bags around and combinations of bags at once, etc. A level of functionality is important to me in addition to the look of the bag.
Its speculated that O.C. creator Josh Schwartz will be teaming up again with Rachel Bilson for his new NBC series Ghost Angeles.
Sorry to fans that were hoping for a Seth and Ryan reunion. Just think though, at least you aren't getting sappy Marissa Cooper again.
The Ports 1961 show made me fall in love with the brand all over again. Sensuous shapes moved down the runway with luster and delicate detail. Dress after dress I kept picturing the possible celebrity photo-op moments to come.
Somebody call Rachel Zoe because a few of her clients would look incredible in these super elegant pieces. Check out our slideshow of celebrity matchups for these looks. Can't you just picture them in these pretty dresses at parties and events next spring?
Known for loving and sporting cool shades, especially Ray-Bans, Rachel Bilson is now working as Sunglass Hut's style director by choosing the best sunglasses for the season and sharing her favorites through blog posts on the company's website. In her first post, she said, "This is L.A., right? Sunglasses have defined this town."
Right now, Rachel is loving Ray-Ban Wayfarers ("I've got like a gazillion pairs," she says) and several different aviator styles. Check out the rest of her Hollywood collection here.
Well, enough about that since we have October to look forward to - when Jimmy Choo takes over the famous - or infamous - Uggs. California girls, eat your hearts out. Please!