Archive: Fashion

PREVIEW: Beyonce’s new shoes are made of stingray, calf hair and anaconda.

Here’s a preview of PMK’s bespoke sneaker wedge for Beyoncé. The custom footwear design house Perfectly Made Kicks has taken one of the pop star’s favorite shoe styles, the Isabel Marant sneaker wedge, and recreated it in a luxurious Bey-approved style.

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Similar to customizing a tailored suit, the folks at PMK are masters at taking iconic shoes and reassembling them with the most creative materials a client can think of. Named “The King Bey,” the white-and-gold wedges are composed of a range of exotic skins including stingray, ostrich, calf hair, crocodile, and anaconda.

They just SOUND gross. Calf hair? Ew.

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JUST IN: Jennifer Lawrence’s FIRST Miss Dior ads are released!

Jennifer Lawrence was announced last October as the new face of Dior. We’ve been waiting oh-so-patiently for our first look at the ad campaign, and today we’re getting our first look! Jennifer was tapped as the face of the Miss Dior handbag line.

This awards season, Jennifer has been wearing all Dior, including her baby pink Dior gown at last night’s Oscars. Some critics claim she looks too “girl next door” to represent Dior, but I don’t agree. I think she’s perfect.

Here’s Dior’s Spring/Summer campaign for the handbag line.

What do you think? Is Jennifer a good pick by Dior?

Bar Refaeli strips down for Passionata Lingerie!

Bar Refaeli is the new face – er body – of Passionata!

The 27-year-old supermodel poses for the line’s Spring-Summer 2013 collection.

These photos really are for the heck of it. Bar dated Leonardo DiCaprio for years, but her latest rumored boyfriend was Shawn White (I don’t get it).

I just had the funniest conversation with Erin – I sent her these pictures, and she says “They’re fake!! Have you ever seen her in real life? Nope!” I need someone to photoshop me…. who’s up for the challenge?

 


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launch a line of handbags we can actually afford!

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are launching a new “affordable” handbag line.

The twin sisters sell backpacks now under their high-end line, The Row, which cost around $39,000. They’re now expanding into a line which we could actually afford! (I’ll wait and believe it when I see it.)

In an interview with WWD, the twins, both 26, said that their unique selling point will be providing designer arm candy with half the price tag.

‘We’ve always wanted to do handbags, but we really wanted to understand the market first and what was missing from the market and what’s already existing on the market,’ Ashley explained.

Mass-market appeal: Ashley (left) and Mary-Kate (right) want their new handbags to be affordable

‘We wanted the price point to be strong,’ Mary-Kate continued. ‘The price point is below [Alexander] Wang and [Phillip] Lim but above Marc [Jacobs] and Tory [Burch].’

Ashley added: ‘And Rebecca Minkoff. We wanted these bags to be affordable.’

The former child stars-turned-designers’ extensive new bag range will go on sale in July and includes satchels, shoppers, messenger bags, backpacks, cross-body bags, clutches, pouches and wallets.

Prices range from $125 to $395 for small leather items to $395 to $625 for bags – a stark contrast to the pair’s luxury brand The Row which stocks bags in the $2,000 to $55,000 price range.

Describing the collection, Mary-Kate said: ‘When it comes down to it our eye definitely goes to simplicity… and strong hardware and branding.

‘In this market, I think it’s important to offer color and special materials. The great thing about suede and haircalf is they take color so beautifully.’

Ashley added that while there are ‘pops of color’, the palette is in keeping with the twins’ favorite neutral and ‘wearable’ hues.

The twins have big plans for Elizabeth and James and intend to open retail stores within two years in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida in the hopes of expanding to Tokyo, Seoul and London in the future.

I think a cheaper line will do really well. I actually like a lot of their designs, and knowing I might some day be able to afford one makes me like them more! :)

 

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