If you haven’t noticed, I’m a sucker for Bravo reality TV, and I might have squealed out loud and spilled my coffee this morning when I read on theCut that Marc Jacobs might star in a gay version of Real Housewives (potentially called Kept). I won’t go on about it, but I will mention that I just found another sample sale site called Row Nine and it so happens that Marc Jacobs sunglasses are on sale this Friday, Oct 2nd (anyone else wondering how October came so fast???) – you’re invited here.
And while I’m on the subject, I’m having a bit of yellow fever over the Marc Jacobs patent ballet flats above… they’re 50% off on theOutnet right now and bright ballet flats might just distract me from the fact that it’s getting COLD in DC. For more thoughts on shoes for the fall, see this week’s Ask Wonderfelle response here. And feel free to email me at email@example.com with your questions!
So I went to see Fame with my Z this past weekend… Does anyone else have the overwhelming desire for life to be like a musical where people randomly break into song (and perfectly choreographed dance) while you’re just walking down the street?!? Or at least like Glee where football players bust out Beyonce moves on the field and the attractive professor forms his own a cappella group (swwooon). Anyway, I’ve been on a bit of a search for tights like the ones Alice (Kherington Payne from SYTYCD) wears in the hot dance number pictured above (or like the ones from Chanel Fall 2008). Since I pretty much exclusively wear dresses and skirts in the winter, I’m on the look out for interesting tights to spice up my cold weather wardrobe. I can’t seem to find ones that are as sheer as the ones Kherington wears, so if you happen to know of any lemme know, pretty please? In the mean time, I might settle for some of these…
Admittedly, my train of thought for this post was pretty much… I need more tights… I really liked the ones that blonde girl was wearing in the movie… they were in a movie so they must be cool, right?… and they look like the Chanel ones, so they’re definitely cool… I must buy some nowww. So I got to thinking about how often movies/TV shows influence beauty and fashion. I mean really, who doesn’t know someone who at some point bought something because it was on SATC? I’ve already written about Mad Men and Gossip Girl style fashion, but what I’m really getting to is the idea of a movie truly becoming a brand…
Enter Twilight Beauty. You can now pre-order products that will give you a shimmering glow like Edward or get a “just bitten” lip stain look. Seriously. The line officially launches in conjunction with the release of New Moon (November 20th) but I’m sure there are thousands of females who aren’t going to wait that long. My Twilight Beauty pick? Twilight Venom ($16, and yes, venom as in DuWop) – it’s “a shimmering crimson lip stain suspended in a venom-laced lip conditioner with an intensely potent bite.” Yum.
Also pictured are: Moonshadows Eyeshadow in Snowstorm, and Honey/Wine ($20) / Mortal Glow Blushing Creme in Swoon ($22) / Labyrinth Loose Shadow in Myth and Dusk ($9)
You’ve probably already heard about/seen the stylish re-branding of Ann Taylor that hit stores in time for fall shopping. But just in case… new Senior Vice President of Design, Lisa Axelson (formerly behind the designs at Club Monaco), has delivered a chic fall lineup that’s still work appropriate but in a much better way (no more boxy suits or shapeless tea-length skirts, thankfully). But what you may not know is Ann Taylor’s stock is up 90% since being added to the “Americas Buy” list on July 22 according to Goldman Sachs analyst Michelle Tan (Crain’s New York). The stylish finance nerd in me is excited to see what happens next… will the new Ann Taylor continue to shock and awe, or is this simply a momentary (albeit, noteworthy) glimpse at what might be a worthwhile investment? While Ann Taylor’s not usually part of my fashion portfolio, I’ve got my eye on these potential additions:
I love the detailing on the sleeves and I’m pretty sure I wore last year’s black sweater dress to death… It’s an easily justifiable purchase – seamlessly goes from day-to-night and the accessory options are endless.
I can’t stand boring (read plain, black) suits, but this look definitely has some character – the styling is great and the shorter length on the skirt really works for my vertically challenged stature.
Because I’m kinda going through a “I’m gonna wear a boyfriend blazer over everything” phase… I’m a fan of the pinstripe lining on this dark charcoal number and the fact that it comes in petite sizes!
In other fashion meets finance news, already legendary Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway’s chairman and chief executive, recently gave props to the relatively unknown menswear label Trands (of the Dayang Group) appearing in a promotional video on the company’s website on September 10th… and of course their stock’s up more than 70% since then (WSJ). Buffett claims he went 78 years without getting a compliment on his appearance (until he started wearing Tands suits, of course) but currently has no ownership in the the company. Buffett’s been called the “Oracle of Oklahoma” but could he be an oracle of style?