American Style News for 17 Sep 2013
via @katespadeny on Instagram If you want to spice up your look this season, look no further than Kate Spade New York’s Fall 2013 ad campaign. Titled “Me & My Beau”, the campaign features... ensembles from Kate Spade’s Fall 2013 collection that showcase their signature mix of classically tailored silhouettes with bright colors and fun […]
"Twilight" star Christian Serratos is joining AMC's "The Walking Dead" in Season 4, according to Deadline. The 22-year-old actress will play Rosita Espinosa, a seductive character who was introduced... in issue 53 of Robert Kirkman's comic book series, which saw Rosita and her travelling companions, Eugene and Abraham, encounter Rick and his group at Hershel's Farm during their journey from Houston to Washington. Serratos is set to recur in Season 4 with an option to become a regular in Season 5. No word yet on whether the characters of Eugene and Abraham will also be introduced next season. Joining the show as a regular in Season 4 is "The Wire's" Larry Gilliard Jr., who has been tapped to play Bob Stookey, "a former Army medic who is deeply haunted by his past -- both before and after the...
"Orange is the New Black" fans were stunned when news emerged that star Laura Prepon will not be returning as a series regular in Season 2 of the Netflix hit -- although she'll reportedly appear in... one episode to wrap up her storyline. Even more shocking is the possibility that even her co-stars don't know whether Prepon is returning to the show or not. During a visit to HuffPost Live (above), Uzo Aduba (who plays "Crazy Eyes"/Suzanne) wryly dodged questions about Prepon's role in Season 2, before admitting, "I don't know -- I can't speak on that, but what I do know is that we have an exciting season; I know that everybody on the show is phenomenal; I know Laura's amazing; I know that we have exciting stories to tell again this season as we did the last. I can't wait for people to see it."...
At first glance, @BurlCoatFactory reads like any of your standard-issue Weird Twitter parodies -- it has fewer than 300 followers, and its tweets are mostly nonsensical musings about Mondays and... #coats. And yet, until this afternoon, the Burlington Coat Factory was sending its customers to the account through a link ... More
It’s no wonder our favorite fashionable influencers from Olivia Wilde to Jaime Chung have all endorsed the flattering pencil skirt. Check out our celebrity tutorial for inspiration on how to wear... one you already own, or refresh your options with our editor picks.
Whether or not you're guilty of it, you can likely vouch for the popularity of the buying-wearing-then-returning approach to shopping. While this isn't exactly a new phenomenon, it's gained traction... as a result of the uptick of fast fashion and doesn't shown any signs of stopping -- until now, that is.
Finding time for a nice meal during London’s jam-packed Fashion Week schedule is tricky to say the least, but according to Gizzi Erskine, it’s no excuse to miss out on London’s best new eating... experiences.
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Milky, silky manis swept the New York runways this fall, giving white lacquers a permanent place in our polish stock. But these white-hot looks weren't of the mod or chalky variety; instead, designers... chose subtle, glossy tips straight from the dairy farm. Backstage at Nanette Lepore, the white manis complemented the feminine draping and soft, whimsical fabrics of the collection. And two coats of Essie Blanc ($8) was all it took. Over at Milly, Butter LONDON Color Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes--who created some major nail looks throughout the week--used Butter London's Nail Foundation ($19, like a tinted moisturizer for your nails!) for a clean base. She then added Cotton Buds ($15), a milky white to create the models' half-moon manicures. "I love creating nail art on a nude base," says...
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It seems like New York Fashion Week just ended. But believe it or not, since Marc Jacobs sent the last collection of NYFW down the runway, London has already started and finished its bi-annual Fashion... Week. Though London Fashion Week isn't quite as long as New York's, it's still chock-full of great talent and drool-worthy garments. To save you from clicking through every collection on Style.com, we've rounded up the 10 most important looks that came down the catwalk in London. Whether these looks are reinforcing an existing trend or dictating new ones entirely, these are the pieces to remember. Peter Pilotto If you haven't heard of Peter Pilotto (and his design partner Christopher De Vos), then you should familiarize yourself with the names, as these two are the next to team up with Target...
People waited six hours to get their hands on this. The post-summer cronut line might be shorter, but after Shake Shack announced last week that they'd be selling 1,000 cronut-hole concretes (made... with butter-caramel custard) for one day only — with all proceeds going to charity — the Internet exploded. So it was no surprise that when Grub Street stopped by Madison Square Park this morning to check out the scene, we encountered a line wrapped around the block by 9 a.m., with the first people arriving as early as four in the morning — a full six hours before Shake Shack was scheduled to open. For many people in line, this was their first cronut experience, and the idea of eating what's basically an ice-cream sundae before noon hardly fazed people: "Doughnuts and croissants are both...
On the street before today's Tom Ford show in London, guests were excitable, even frenzied. Hilary Alexander stood on the sidewalk outside Lindley Hall begging passers-by for a cigarette, as she'd... freshly run out. A kind gentleman finally obliged. Ford admitted a few months ago that he regretted the extravagant (some called ... More
NEW YORK — Sara Bareilles says although she doesn't think Katy Perry's "Roar" steals from her song "Brave," she's enjoying her tune's newfound success because of the chatter. "I was stoked. I was... like, `Great,'" Bareilles said in an interview Tuesday. "I was like, `You guys want to go get (mad) about something and buy my music, that's great.'" Music fans caused a stir when Perry released "Roar" last month, claiming she stole the song's melody from Bareilles' "Brave," released in April. "Roar" is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Bareilles' song shot to the Top 40 after the Internet drama. "Brave" has reached gold status and so far has peaked at No. 31. Bareilles said she and Perry are good friends and that they spoke when the comparisons were made. "I don't feel like...
Oft used for rugged footwear from the likes of Vans, Converse, and visvim, Chicago-based leather crafter Horween is making its way to the realm of classic runners thanks to an upcoming premium edition... of Reebok's Classic Leather. Sitting atop a tri-colored midsole/outsole, the collaborative release sees a beautiful chestnut shade of luxurious leather employed throughout the upper while a lighter hue appears on the laces and the more supple leather of the interior lining. Expect Horween's take on the Classic Leather to be available from Reebok stockists like Switzerland's Titolo in time for Fall/Winter 2013.
Diving into its 1980s - 1987 to be exact - archives, Oliver Peoples will reproduce three of its famous frames for the 2013 fall season with the "Sir" Series. Consisting of the Sir O'Malley, Sir Finley... and Sir Kent, the timeless designs are inspired by the brand's rich history, yet reimagined against the current menswear landscape. Each frame features a new, custom palette of exclusive tortoiseshell colors with bespoke details to retain the eyewear label's nobility. You can expect to see the "Sir" Series at various stockists within the coming months.
Contemporary Japanese label visvim gives us a look at a new piece from its Fall/Winter 2013 collection, unveiling an insulated down vest for the cold season. The INSULATOR DOWN VEST SHAMROCK is... executed with a navy blue outer and a chambray-style interior. Drawing from the brand's notable vintage, folk aesthetic, the vest is also distinctively detailed with two 'shamrock' patches opposing each other on the chest. The INSULATOR DOWN VEST is offered in beige, navy, and grey options, each available on the brand's web shop for $935 USD.
Stationary and accessory label Postalco returns to our viral pages with a look at its 2013 fall range of goods. Our first glimpse shows a slew of accessories made with premium leather materials,... including a Deerskin Zipper Envelope designed with geometric patterns, a circular two-tone pouch dubbed the "Full Moon Wallet" and the multi-compartment Triangle Calendar Cover. Additional drops include brand new stationary goods, some choice apparel pieces and various carry-on bags, among much more. The fall collection from the Tokyo-based brand has already begun rolling out at participating retailers.
Today's the last big day of London shows -- time flies when you're having so much fun, right? -- so we're focusing on some of the city's mainstays. First up is a look from the most British of British... brands. While this house used to show in Milan, it's been back ... More
No matter how many years have rolled by since you last associated the end of summer with the dreaded return to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the month of September always conjures up a... back-to-school feeling. And what goes better with a back-to-school feeling than a little back-to-school shopping? In fact,...
Most of us have forgotten the unique rhythmic noise of words being typed on a page with a typewriter. What we know these days is soft and sometimes silent, whether composed with our fingers or our... thumbs. Tim Youd has not forgotten that original sound. In fact he's resurrected the wonderful clickety-clack...pause...clack-click staccato of various typewriters through his re-writing exercise in performance art, accompanied by his voice, the spoken sounds of the words he is typing. Currently at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, Youd is performance-typing Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff -- just around the corner from Edwards Air Force base, where most of the action in the book took place. (This site-specificity is what Mat Gleason, a champion of his work, calls "regional conceptualism.")...
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The future! Chili's has apparently figured out how to get people to spend more money on their meals: Just let them order food and pay for dinner with a digital tablet. The chain tested Ziosk tablets... — like iPads for the QSR set — at around 200 locations and found that customers tipped more (the tablet defaults to suggesting a 20 percent gratuity), ordered more food (pictures and speedy response facilitate impulse orders), and ate more quickly (the tablet sits on the table so diners don't have to wait to get a check). So, Chili's — and surely other chain restaurants reading about their success (McDonald's is testing ordering apps, too) — will install tablets at almost all of its 1,200-plus locations next year. [Businessweek]
Cintas, a company that supplies businesses with toilet paper and other necessities, has announced the finalists in their 12th annual Best Restroom contest. Finalists include the marble-covered... Waldorf-Astoria, a video game bar with a Pac-Man floor, Tampa Airport's oversized florals, and a tub with inlaid rocks in a San Francisco vintage shop. America has until October 31st to vote for their favorite bathroom. In other news, Cooper-Hewitt's new series features Marimekko & Heath Ceramics, and Disney wants to help you 3D print automata. See the headlines after the jump. More
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