Monthly Archives: December 2010

Social Q’s: My Plate Is Full. Yours Is Borrowed.

This week, answers to readers’ questions about fibs and air kisses.

Modern Love: From a Moment of Fear, a Lifetime of Clarity

A mugging exposes the universality of trauma and the glorious imperfections of marriage.

Studied: As for Empathy, the Haves Have Not

But do they really care?

Slideshow: The Week in Street Style


Elena Perminova, shot in Paris by Stockholm Streetstyle.

Thank you, street-style bloggers, for ending these slushy last days of 2010 on such a lovely note. Highlights from this week include a gorgeous shot of Elena Perminova, captured in a sheer black dress by Stockholm Streetstyle during Paris Fashion Week, as well as a shot of Katie Fogarty by Altamira. Our personal favorite: a joyful-looking Raquel, shot with her dog Chloe in Lisbon by O Alfaiete Lisboeta.

We’re off to do some drinking, napping, more drinking, and resolving. Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, everybody!

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Filed Under: street comber, slideshow, street style, style blogs


T Magazine: Chic in Review | Beyoncé’s Very Hermès Christmas

All the fashion news that’s fit to print.

Kim Kardashian Has Cornrows Now, Inexplicably


Kornrows. There, we typed it.

Kim Kardashian tweeted Wednesday, “Ok just took a quick nap and woke up with a whole new look! Love the glam squad!” This “new look” was apparently cornrow braids, which she debuted at the gym yesterday. No word on why exactly she got them, but it might have something to do with her music video, which she’s rumored to be shooting now with Kanye West. [PopEater]

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Filed Under: mysteries, beauty marks, beauty news, kim kardashian


Daphne Guinness Hates to be Called ‘Eccentric,’ Used to Be a ‘Real Tomboy’

“I truly hate the word [eccentric],” Guinness told the Times. “I’m actually very grounded … eccentrics are almost asexual, and that is not something you can say of me, by any means.” As a young child being raised by wealthy bohemians in Cadaqués, Spain, Guinness “was overly serious and thoughtful, a real tomboy, always dressing up as a knight or a pirate or a red Indian. If there is anything you can say about me, it’s that I have not lost the imagination I had when I was 5 years old.” [NYT]

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Filed Under: quotables, daphne guinness


The Best and Worst of December Fashion Magazines

The magazines closed 2010 much as we all will, with a little extra heft, a few strange gifts, and many welcome ones. Italian Vogue shot model mom Gisele topless, which is sure to make us all feel great after coming off of all that holiday eating. The latest issue of 10 was devoted to editors, perhaps most notably cover girl Anna Dello Russo, who poses with her dog for the editorial inside. Tom Ford managed to insert himself into every page of French Vogue, which he guest-edited this month, without putting his own picture on every page. And Vogue’s special “Best Dressed” issue immortalized some of the year’s best moments of celebrities and supermodels in the wild. See those images and more from this month’s issues in the slideshow.

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Filed Under: tear sheets, 10, advertising, alice temperley, anna dello russo, barbra streisand, beyonce, british vogue, carey mulligan, cosmopolitan, designers, details, elle, elle fanning, fashion magazine awards, flare, french vogue, giorgio armani, gisele, glamour, harper’s bazaar, italian vogue, j. crew, justin timberlake, kate middleton, kate moss, lady gaga, lakshmi menon, lucky, lula, m.i.a., marc jacobs, models, slideshow, tavi gevinson, teen vogue, tom ford, vanity fair, vogue, w, yves saint laurent


It Looks Like the Beckhams Aren’t Moving to New York Anytime Soon


Staying put.

After Victoria Beckham reportedly told a friend that “L.A. just isn’t a real fashion city,” rumors started flying that the Beckhams were moving to New York. Unsurprisingly, “there is no truth to the story,” reps for both David and Victoria told the Daily News. [NYDN]

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Filed Under: rumor mill, david beckham, designers, rumors, victoria beckham


Online Shoppers Break More Spending Records; Black Swan Is Making Tutus Happen

• Online shopping for the first 56 days of November and December set a new spending record of $30.81 billion. [WWD]

• Tutus, feathers, and cobwebby knits are gaining momentum, thanks to Black Swan. [On the Runway/NYT]

• Textile magnate Roger Milliken died yesterday at age 95. [WWD]

• Memphis middle-school principal Bobby White found a creative punishment for students who wear saggy pants: He hikes them up, Urkel-style, and then photographs the kids for the school’s wall of shame. [Refinery 29]

• Queen Elizabeth is dishing out OBE’s and MBE’s to several fashion folks this year, including British designer Alice Temperley. [WWD]

• Owen Wilson wants Lady Gaga to appear in Zoolander 2. [Monsters and Critics]

• Breaking: Vinny from Jersey Shore is launching a T-shirt line. [Too Fab]

Filed Under: loose threads, alice temperley, black swan, jersey shore, lady gaga, owen wilson, queen elizabeth, roger milliken, zoolander