Heidi Klum: Fashion Hypocrite?The new issue of ‘Us Weekly’ has a “25 PAGE FASHION BONUS!” (their words, not ours). In it we learn that Heidi Klum doesn’t practice what she preaches.
Oh, the Horror: Meet the ‘Bikini Pants’Brazil is responsible for many significant moments in fashion — Havaianas, Gisele, the loss of any hair below the navel — but this marks a low point, in our humble opinion.
Confessions of a Cross-dresserBeing a straight cross-dresser isn’t easy for one 23-year-old Brit, especially because he’s about to move in with his girlfriend of two years who has no idea how much he likes high heels.
How to Wear Super-Skinny Leather PantsOn Wednesday night, Lindsay Lohan was snapped wearing shiny black leggings, and earlier this week Rihanna created a fuss when images of her running around Paris during Fashion Week in similar trousers surfaced. The look didn’t do either starlet any favors, since the key to pulling off the super-tight leather pants look is ensuring you have the actual pants.
What the Critics Said About Paris Fashion Week, and What They Really MeantThe reviews from Paris Fashion Week are clogging the Internet with words that resemble English but don’t necessarily make a lot of sense. That means it’s time for another edition of “What They Really Meant,” where we read the fashion reviews so you don’t have to. You’ve worked hard enough today already.
Viktor & Rolf Confuses Us in a Whole New Way!Viktor & Rolf, we need to talk. Guys, we know you’re wacky. A little quirky. And yo, we love that about you. That whole hanging-the-models-by-hooks thing last season? Freakin’ hilarious. Your old bed collection? Loved. But what was up with this whole “No” show you just did?
What the Critics Said About Milan Fashion Week, and What They Really MeantC’est chic!Photo: imaxtreeHere’s what you probably understand about the Milan collections so far: Prada’s black lace was fabulous, Jil Sander showed some really fierce coats, and the Gucci collection was “bohemian.” Now, we’d say the Gucci line was more caveman chic than anything else, but we suppose that’s why we don’t write fashion reviews for the big papers. But sometimes isn’t “caveman chic” just the simple, fun way to sum up some high-minded reviewer’s purple prose?
Let’s Take a Moment to Talk About Patricia FieldFor the edification of Cosmo sippers everywhere, Glamour’s style blogger, executive fashion editor Suze Yalof Schwartz, compiled a list of what Sex and the City costume stylist Patricia Field loves and hates. Schwartz writes, “There is nothing better than a stylist who is not only passionate but has a distinct point of view. A great stylist either loves it or hates it and there is nothing in between.”
What the Critics Said About New York Fashion Week, and What They Really MeantYou know what it’s like when you’re at dinner with a bunch of people who work together and they start talking about that “report” or that “weird new girl” and you have no idea what they’re talking about? In fact, they may as well be speaking another language? Well, fashion critics are the same way. Their reviews come out in a special breed of flowery, pretentious prose that — though fun to read because only they could come up with it — makes very little sense to fashion outsiders.
So we’ve selected some of our favorite New York Fashion Week excerpts from our favorite critics and translated them into language we hope you understand.