When you’re a part of the fun and fashionable in New York City, summer can boastfully be summed up in two words, the Hamptons! There’s no time to waste, and some of the city’s most stylish crowd gathered Monday afternoon at the Empire Hotel rooftop for a Hamptons Preview Party that meant an evening of booze, jazz, fun, and fashion.
The delightful sound of live jazz set the tone, as you entered Empire Hotel’s Rooftop. Party-goers were in for a treat. The Hamptons is a place to let loose, and get comfortable, and this preview event did just that and more. Fashion was everywhere as the crowd showed up looking better than ever. While the boys dressed to impress, it was definitely a girl’s night. Printed maxi dresses, colorful separates, and statement accessories were the perfect go-to wardrobe to watch the sun set from a Manhattan rooftop.
New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume exhibition this year was appropriately titled, PUNK: Chaos to Couture. The show examined punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early '70s through its continuing influence today. The show also included original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols. Various artists and designers put their best foot forward at the recent opening of the exhibition, decked out in their classiest punk-inspired attire. Here are some of our favorite looks from the night!
We all love to watch an original fashion film from time to time. Especially when the names Coco Chanel, Keira Knightley, and Lindsey Wixon are involved. A short film titled Once Upon a Time, directed by the ever-so-fabulous Karl Lagerfeld, was released yesterday, May 9th, starring Miss Keira Knightley as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The setting takes place at the flagship Chanel store in Deauville, France circa 1913. Lagerfeld produced this film to honor Chanel’s 100th anniversary
The Isabella Blow Foundation have recently organized a exhibit in London featuring Isabella Blow's iconic wardrobe pieces. The clothing will go on display at Somerset House in London set to debut sometime in November 2013 and extend through March. The show will be called Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! and will be showcasing over 100 pieces from her collection of fashion including her epic hats and infamous footwear. The museum will be curated by Alistair O'Neil and Shonagh Marshal and designed by the architectural firm Carmody Groark. Handling the installations and set design will be Shona Heath.
James Franco has set out to once again prove that he's Hollywood’s “jack of all trades," this time lacing together film and fashion. Having already graced the pages of our favorite fashion magazines as one of the faces ofGucci, Franco has put on his producer hat. He and his production company, Rabbit Bandini, have produced a documentary about the famous fashion house and lifestyle brand. Amply tittled The Director, this documentary; which was directed by Christina Voros, follows and features Gucci’s current Creative Director Frida Giannini. It's an inside look at the reality of how a collection at Gucci comes together from conception to construction.
Our favorite London-based fashion luxurary brand has made moves to the city of Las Vegas. Recently L.K. Bennett launched their first boutique in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The company has just one other store on the West Coast located at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. The LA location opened just about a month ago in March.
The L.K. Bennett brand identifies with reflecting British heritage in a modern and feminine way. Often including fresh colors in their ready-to-wear shoes, handbags, and other accessories, more and more confident women are leaning toward this label to suit their daily lifestyle. The evolution of the L.K. Bennett's women's wear clothing is a totally accessible collection as it truly meets the right fit for real women around the globe—just think fabulous meets sophistication at the office.
Between the book and the film, The Great Gatsby has stolen the Kardashian limelight (well for now anyway). The remake of the 1974 film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby, is set to hit theaters May 10, 2013. This upcoming film has been on the rise of conversation everywhere these days from its big budget and its amazing soundtrack, to the film's all-star cast. So, why do us fashion loving girls care besides the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio has landed the lead role?
We all love a little fashion throwback and cannot wait to set our eyes on the costume changes on the big screen. The 1920's is all about a bowler hat, bobbed hair, vintage sequins, and of course the infamous flapper dresses. It is always exciting to see how fashion evolves in a new era. With that said, we are providing you with inspirational pieces to channel your inner '20s and calm your Gatsby fever.
Brandon Stanton is the brain behind the wildly popular blog Humans of New York otherwise known as HONY. Stanton is a NYC photographer who simply photographs his inspiration all day on the streets of the city. What truly sets his photographs apart from any other photography blog is the interactions he has with the people he photographs.
More then a year into this blog creation, Stanton says "I probably stopped about 10,000 people on the streets of New York so far." From collecting quotes and short stories from the faces he captures, HONY has grown to about a one million follower base.
A Celiné purse for $40 bucks? What the Frock?!
A collection curated by Evan Ross, former editorial/celebrity/music industry/advertising stylist and owner of Frock Vintage is closing down his New York City designer vintage store. Pieces from his NYC store has been spotted on Julianna Moore, Mary-Kate Olsen, Beyoncé, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katy Perry, and many other fashion icons.
Coco Chanel was a woman of perfect grace: everything she designed was flawless and so was her perfume. To this day, when women want to smell elegantly and just right, they dab two drops of Chanel N°5 on their wrist. Ernest Beaux created the legendary scent in the roaring 1920s.
Paris' Palais de Tokyo museum plans to exhibit the famous scent, alongside work of Picasso, a close friend of Coco's. It makes sense (or scents?) that the famous perfume will find its showcase in France, Coco's home base. The grand designer of sporty chic, she took women out of corsets and put them in tennis dresses and casual clothes. She boasted: "a girl should be two things. Classy and fabulous." Coco pioneered the little black dress, the Chanel suit, the Chanel bag, and the health of a good suntan. With all of these accomplishments though, the petite, dark-haired designer is remembered for her distinctive floral fragrance.