Everyone On Earth (Really! Everyone) Shined Bright at the CFDA Awards

On Monday, practically every fucking person on planet earth dressed up for the mighty CFDA Awards, the evening the Council of Fashion Designers of America and their benevolent queen Anna Wintour knight the great purveyors of high fashion clothing you and I will be wearing three months from now, in their Zara… » 6/02/15 5:50pm Yesterday 5:50pm

James Corden's CFDA Speech Targeted Fashion's Worst Assholes

I’ve been iffy about Late Late Show host James Corden for a while now, mostly due to his disastrous performance as host to Glamour’s 2014 Women of the Year Awards, in which he told a series of lightly misogynistic jokes that culminated in his telling Hillary Clinton that she was his “weird crush.” However! Judging… » 6/02/15 11:45am Yesterday 11:45am

How to Shop When You Really Hate Shopping (But Really Love Clothes)

I hate shopping. If a friend somehow talks me into going to a mall, I spend the entire time acting like the husband on a bad sitcom—I sit on a bench by the door, make a lot of impatient huffing noises, and probably say something about how I better be getting some sex later (and we all know how women, especially wives,… » 6/01/15 3:30pm Monday 3:30pm

Ways to Improve Cher's New Marc Jacobs Campaign

Somehow perennial goddess/life diva/inspirational tweeter Cher just turned 69 years old (!) which makes her the perfect candidate to helm an international fashion campaign: she’s starring in Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter looks in a Bonham-Carteresque black Victorian gown, looking at the camera as if she knows everything in… » 5/29/15 1:10pm Friday 1:10pm

Please Help Me, I Am Being Brainwashed by Teva's 'Cool' Rebranding

Last week, I received an email from Opening Ceremony’s newsletter, announcing that their collaboration with a lifestyle sport sandal brand was in stores after having sold out online. The photo showed two geometrically painted legs wearing the OC/Teva collabo, two lightweight, waterproof-suede sandals in shades of… » 5/28/15 10:50am Thursday 10:50am

Nigeria Fashion Week: Pretty Prints and Patterns for All Occasions

Africa Fashion Week Nigeria began Saturday in Lagos, and already there are a clutch of runway clothes for which I’d gladly hawk my whole wardrobe. Lovely prints were key, as some designers played with new ways of incorporating ankara and jacquard, all in super-modern silhouettes and bright color saturation that looked… » 5/26/15 6:15pm 5/26/15 6:15pm

Ciara Is Roberto Cavalli's Latest Muse, Gorgeous as Ever

Twitter went wild over Rihanna’s stunning Dior spot, and the fact that she was the storied French fashion house’s first black woman spokesmodel. Now, we’re guaranteed to see at least one more black pop star in the fall/winter advert cycle: Ciara is the new face of Roberto Cavalli, another revered European design house… » 5/26/15 5:40pm 5/26/15 5:40pm

Rave New World: Six Futuristic Festival Looks That Need to Happen Now

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We’ve registered our discontent with the racket that is “festival dressing” before, in part because of the narrow, close-minded, and often boring scope of what is considered “festival dressing.” One demographic that is deeply ignored in festival-outfit trend pieces is the modern corporate raver, whose aesthetic is as… » 5/26/15 2:40pm 5/26/15 2:40pm

The Strongest Looks We Saw at Electric Daisy Carnival NY

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Though the dominant visual theme of this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival Parking Lot Paradise New Jersey was probably the visible ass cheek—so many thong bathing suits, so few non-asphalt places to park that bare butt!—your humble rave correspondents applauded the low-key universal bravado that marked everyone’s… » 5/26/15 12:50pm 5/26/15 12:50pm

The True Cost Trailer Shows the Human Toll of Fast Fashion

Conscious clothing consumers know about the human rights issues that fast fashion poses—those cheap, trendy t-shirts everyone cops at retail chains were most likely made by mostly-women garment workers doing their jobs in terrible conditions for astonishingly little pay. The fires and building collapse at factories in… » 5/20/15 1:30pm 5/20/15 1:30pm

BHLDN-Loving Bridesmaids Are Saving Anthropologie From Itself

Once one of the top stores to buy clothing inspired by field-tromping dutch milkmaids and vintage squares of knotted organic fabric for ludicrous prices, Anthropologie has fallen into some hard times. One bright spot for the Anthro brand? Bridesmaids love BHLDN, the store’s bridal spinoff.
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All the Smoking-Hot Looks From the 2015 Billboard Awards Red Carpet

It’s not really awards season and we’re on the cusp of summer: can these musicians give us some red carpet heat for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas? Taylor Swift’s premiering “Bad Blood,” Kanye West is doing some kind of outro spectacular, and Empire’s Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray are… » 5/17/15 7:00pm 5/17/15 7:00pm