What We’re Wearing: Althea Harper Fall 2010October 13, 2010
So I was asked to start a new thing on the blog that will probably last a week for my troubles entitled What We’re Wearing and more importantly what I want to wear is at least one of these two items from Althea Harper. You remember her from Project Runway oh so several seasons ago. Harper’s gone on to prove that Project Runway wasn’t a one time thing and she’s definitely a fashion stalwart coming up with a collection that’s receiving some buzz for the Spring 2011 season. For Fall, Harper decided to go with a futuristic aesthetic and named it “fatalistic futurism”. So yes, Harper does have a flair for the dramatic her collection did look a bit like a cross between something out of Blade Runner and 2001 A Space Odyssey. Good enough to separate her collection from a lackluster Fall 2010 fashion week in NYC, Harper’s collection was one of the different ones that stood out. So this season Althea Harper gets the nod for these two pieces from her fall collection. See her entire Fall collection here.Esther McCabe
Daniel Vosovic Makes Us Want Spring NowSeptember 11, 2010
Roxanne Doucet just published her review of the Daniel Vosovic. The former Project Runway finalist apparently had a strong showing as positive reviews are coming from many writers including Roxanne’s Triptyqu3.com (french), New York Magazine and Papierdoll. If this is any indication, it looks like Vosovic has a strong future. Look to add one or two pieces to your wardrobe this Spring.
Commentary: Why Stylista Makes it One Too Many ShowsOctober 22, 2008
When Project Runway burst on the scene it essentially made the highly unimportant seem so much so by parading women, a gay man and one lone straight guy around in a sort of Canterbury Tales-like atmosphere. The characters went from place to place designing, creating, snarking, bitching and doing a combination of all 4 in unison, sometimes to the detriment of those who took “this thing of ours” seriously. As the show progressed each season, things got more and more absurd, but still there was a need to watch even with all of the copycats and also-rans. There have been many some shows, I can’t even remember but in no particular order there was Tommy Hilfiger’s show, America’s Next Top Model, the laundry list of shows on Bravo and now Stylista.
Stylista is supposed to be a battle for the next Junior Editor of Elle magazine. Apparently Elle was left out of the running for the most recent edition of Project Runway and the decision makers at the magazine felt they needed their own show. I haven’t watched it yet, but I am going to make a single point on why this show may prove to be the “jump the shark” moment for reality fashion tv shows. Here you have several contestants (because that’s essentially what they are) vying for top spot as a JUNIOR FASHION EDITOR. I put that in all caps because last I remembered, junior fashion editors do a whole lot of squat. Associate editors and assistant editors have a whole lot more to do than a junior editor.
While that may not be the case at all magazines it certainly is the case for a good handful of the majors that I’ve seen over the years. So why am I invested in seeing someone succeed to be a glorified intern with a $28,000 salary? There’s a better way in looking at a the comings and goings of editors at a magazine and it’s called WWD. David Hinckley of the New York Daily News gave it 3 stars too many out of 5 stars. His take is that the nuts and bolts of the show is less important than the character that Mr. or Ms. Junior editor will be working for, Anne Slowey. (more…)Eva
Fashion on the Web this WeekJuly 18, 2008
55 Secret Street discovers that Al Gore has joined NARS in the beauty business. Sort of…
A Few Goody GumDrops asked Jelly Belly or Yummie Tummie?
Snag a designer swimwear look for way less with Malia Mills for Martin + Osa – Stiletto Jungle.
All About the Pretty loves a legend like L’Oreal.
Allie is Wired asks, “Did Kirsten Dunst steal Drew Barrymore’s boyfriend?”
Bag Bliss reviews the Yves Saint Laurent Y-Mail Continental Wallet
Catch the sneak peek at organic beauty care from Bamford at Beauty Snob!
A little naughty and a little bit nice, Coquette discovers the subversively embroidered vintage gloves by Doublespeak.
Check out how to dress up a little black dress with vintage accessories at Debutante Clothing!
Fashion, evolved is excited about the smart style of Nadia Nour!
Fashiontribes has 5 fab dresses for any occasion this summer.
I’m Not Obsessed shows you how to replicate Marc Jacobs’ Ruffle Pump for less.
Kristopher eats the “Unforbidden Fruit” of Miami’s South Beach.
Ladybrille interviews Stephanie Okereke Nollywood’s it Girl!
Papierblog praises then rails against Project Runway Seaons 5
Quinta Trends discovers feminine and classical touch ofBoga Diseño .
Second City Style has again begun it’s memorable quotes series from this season’s episodes of Project Runway!
StyleBakery.com has the scoop on this summer’s surprise must-have accessory: lightweight scarves.
Stylehive finds Canadian designers that hike up hemlines with must have mini dresses.
Stylenotes’ latest fashion-related tech feature explores the world of chic, colorful, electronic items from earphones to cameras that would make any fashionista swoon!
SugarShock Beauty is feeding her skin from the outside in with Keri Glassman’s Skin Appetit Balm Stick.
A few days from 63, Helen Mirren still has a bikini body – The Beauty Stop.
The Fashionable Housewife gives us all the juicy details of her shopping spree at The Garden State Plaza Mall in NJ!!
The Shoe Goddess finds fabulous shoes at great prices!Eva
Bravo Pissed, Project Runway Gone, Lifetime Sticks Tongue OutApril 16, 2008
The executives at Lifetime stuck their collective tongues out and put both thumbs in their ears, basically mocking Bravo at their latest coup. Yes the network that brought you such greats as How To Clean Your House, What Should You Do, Who Knows You Best and various Valerie Bertinelli/Meredith Baxter Berney movies has landed Project Runway. After the upcoming final season on Bravo, Heidi Klum is set to take her show on the road for more money and a bigger audience (maybe). Word on the street is that Lifetime is rearranging their entire programming for this event and is going to have only one Valerie Bertinelli special going forward.
What happens to Bravo as a result? According to the NY Daily News, they are looking to bolster their fashion offerings with The Rachel Zoe Project… … … ok, so they only have one fashion show in the works. Here’s a recommendation… find a way to get America’s Next Top Model and run it directly against Project Runway. That’ll teach upstart Heidi Klum a thing or two.Eva