Willow Smith: Fashion Icon?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

So, Willow Smith is super popular right now. She’s talented, recognized, and extremely cute (OK, Justin Bieber is still No. 1, but you get what I’m saying). Many critics are also calling Willow a fashion icon. She’s been wearing the craziest, most colorful, Lady Gaga-ish outfits. What do you think about that?

Tough Chick Knows Vogue

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Angelina Jolie is gracing the 2010 December cover of VOGUE magazine. She speaks on raising six kids (and Brad) and she talks about her new movie The Tourist starring Johnny Depp. It’s a really cool feature explaining the other, off-screen Angelina.

Feature Response: Halle’s World

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Back in September, women’s fashion magazine Vogue published a feature article on a celebrity who had been MIA for quite some time: Halle Berry.

Jonathan Van Meter, the assigned (and lucky) reporter for this feature, jumps right into the main idea with the question “Where have you been, Halle?” He wastes no time in asking her why she hasn’t done any interviews lately. Van Meter should be happy he writes for Vogue, because Halle mentions she would be gracing the cover of the magazine’s biggest issue of the year. How could she possibly turn that offer down?

In order to get a feel for Halle’s life, Van Meter roams Beverly Hills with her for a couple of days. He gets full access to all her planned events and day-to-day activities, including being the first writer to ever enter her home. The organization style and reporting was excellent, because unlike a phone or Skype interview, Van Meter got to see Halle’s true personality without any restrictions as he shadowed her on a daily basis.

The article starts off with the writer and actress having lunch in Beverly Hills, where he questions her whereabouts in the last 3 years. The next day,  Van Meter finds himself at a gym with Halle and her personal trainer. That evening, Van Meter gets invited to dinner at Halle’s place in Malibu. The writer gets a tour of the house as the actress explains details about meaningful statues and pictures framed in her home. Next, Halle takes Van Meter with her to the domestic violence center she has a charity for. The feature story ends on a discussion about the right age to conceive children between Halle and Van Meter. Basically, the writer puts together a print documentary of Halle’s daily life.

Van Meter did his research prior to spending time with Halle. He knew about her recent breakup, about her infamous car accident in 2000 and consequences that came with that; he knew about bad movie reviews that critics wrote, and by asking about why she decided to give birth in her 40s, Van Meter even finds out what the “one thing God got wrong” is during his experience with the actress.

I love Van Meter’s writing style for this feature. Everything he mentioned had imagery to it. I could picture myself sitting eating dinner with Halle and her closest friends at her weekend place in Malibu; I could also see her working out intensively in her hot-pink top and “funny-looking split-toe sneakers.” Van Meter masters the style of emotional attachment in this feature by giving such visual details.

In my opinion, I don’t think there is anything I’d wish Van Meter should have or forgot to ask the Hollywood star.  He answers the main topic of where in the heck Halle has been, and what’s in store for her next. After reading this feature, I feel like I’m BFFs with her. Halle shared intimate secrets about her ex-relationship, being a mother to her daughter, and how to survive the curse of winning an Oscar. I think Van Meter successfully put together a feature article that presented everything a Halle fan would want to know.

H&M Turns It Up a Notch

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

French fashion line Lanvin is teaming up with Swedish clothing company H&M. As guest designer, Lanvin is contributing a very stylish and colorful Winter collection for 2010. The clothes are very fashion forward, and I must add that it’s pretty pricey, but it’s reasonable for designer clothing. What do you think? Check out the collection here.

Stay Warm This Season

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

As you’re getting your scarves and winter hats together for this chilly time, don’t forget to buy the perfect jacket. Besides peacoats and leather jackets, try out bomber and shearling jackets. Check out the collection that TeenVogue put together for you ladies.

Meet Karla

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Do you know Karla? Well, you can meet her now. This is one of my favorite blogs. Karla runs it; she’s a super fashionista. She shows off her outfits, and let’s you know where to get the pieces. Her style is very vintage and a lot of her stuff is from thrift stores. Check her out!


Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

 Cat eye inspired sunglasses are gracing the fashion world. These exaggerated sunglasses are popular in leopard print this fall. You can splurge on a pair like these, or spend a little over 5 bucks on these. Which ever you choose, you’ll be on your shades game!

They’re Back!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Dr. Martens are so old-school, but have been seen everywhere lately. These punk-rock army boots are often recognized by their air-crushed soles and original yellow stitching. Celebs such as Amber Rose, Agyness Deyn and Jessica Alba are rockin’ the Doc Martens. Have you ever had a pair before? Would you give them a try now?

Gals, Go Shop Nasty!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

One of the best websites to shop for new trendy fashion pieces is NastyGal. You can find anything from the  newest Jeffrey Campbell Oxford-style platforms to Lady Gaga inspired lace sunglasses. NastyGal also offers a variety of Vintage clothing, such as colorful disco jackets and tight floral sundresses.

Website Response – The Cut

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

If you are looking for reliable and recent fashion news, The Cut is the place to soak up that knowledge. The blog originated from the very popular New York magazine in 2009, which has now become an online enterprise. New York magazine has a variety of online blogs, such as Restaurant reviews and an Entertainment section, and of course, a fashion goldmine called The Cut. While the Fashion tab on the New York magazine website is pretty informative and current, The Cut is a more chill and friendly site, a super popular spot for fashion bloggers.

Although the site is fashion oriented, not everything is about telling you what sweaters to wear this winter and how to style yourself. One of the strong features that The Cut offers is the variety of news coverage in the fashion industry; anything from new and upcoming men’s fashion lines to “The Look of The Day” to celebrity gossip such as OMG Rachel Zoe is prego! The Cut also lets its readers be heard. Under every story post, a comment box is available; readers may express their opinions and agree to disagree.

The Cut always provides readers with the most current fashion ideas and trends. However, I’d love to see a variety of high fashion and street wear. It would be interesting to feature posts on regular people (not celebs) with brilliant fashion taste. Or people could send in their own pictures and talk about where they shop and who their fashion icons are. Speaking of fashion icons, it would be interesting to see The Cut do a feature on Fashion Icons per decade. For example, they could feature Audrey Hepburn in the 50s, Jackie Kennedy in the early 60s ,and maybe Amber Rose as an upcoming icon today. Another interesting thing would be to have weekly reviews on Who What Wear; this would be basically critiquing who wore what during the week, and stating whether it was a success or if the fashion police had to be called.