Style Scoop: Giuseppe Zanotti Turns 20, Sam Smith Channels Frank Sinatra in Calvin Klein, Kendall Responds to Bullying Rumors

By  September 19, 2014

StyleScoopSept19It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll themed anniversary celebration for Giuseppe Zanotti. The shoe designer will unveil a second capsule collection celebrating his brand’s 20th anniversary at the same time that he presents his spring-summer 2015 collection in Milan. The range will be available in December, and consists of styles dedicated to the likes of Michael Jackson, Christophe Decarnin (former Balmain creative director) and, you guessed it, Kim Kardashian West. [Women’s Wear Daily]

British crooner Sam Smith kicked off his 2014 North American tour, throughout which he will be clad in custom Calvin Klein suits. The singer’s looks will be inspired by his style mantra: “Simple, classic and timeless.” If you’re planning on seeing him perform, don’t be surprised if he reminds you of a certain singer named Frank Sinatra—Smith cites him as his fashion icon. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Well, is it true? Kendall Jenner—we mean, Kendall posted a photo on Instagram accompanied by the caption “you can’t sit with us.” As any self-respecting female millennial knows, this quote is from Mean Girls, which Jenner cryptically referenced as a result of swirling rumors that she was bullied backstage during Fashion Week. True or not, she pretty much killed it this season. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Anja Rubik is the face of Forever 21′s The Outerwear Edit, a fall campaign featuring the retailer’s outerwear collection. The collection focuses on four key trends, including oversized, luxe boho, minimalist and textured incorporating trenches, faux furs and soft weaters in an array of lengths and color palette of camels, pale pinks and prints. The collection launches today globally in stores and online. [Glam Inbox]

Alibaba, essentially the Chinese version of eBay, made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday morning after pricing shares at $68 a piece Thursday night. Shares in Alibaba opened almost 30% higher this morning. Its IPO of $21.8 billion makes it the highest-valued internet company at the time of its public debut, surpassing the $17.8 billion raised by Visa’s 2008 IPO and Facebook’s $16 billion in 2012, making it the biggest U.S. IPO in history. [Fortune]

Narciso Rodriguez Is Honored as Vanidades’ 2014 Iconic Man of Style

By  September 19, 2014

NarcisoRodriguezIconsAfter seeing his Spring/Summer 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week, there’s no doubt in our mind that Narciso Rodriguez is an “Icon of Style.” At Thursday evening’s Icons of Style Awards hosted by Vanidades magazine, Rodriguez was granted the highest honor for his outstanding contributions to the fashion landscape.

Notable guests including Rita Moreno (recipient of Iconic Woman of Style Lifetime Achievement Award), Thalía (recipient of Icon of Style Award for Music & Entertainment), Maria Cornejo, Catherine Malandrino and Selenis Leyva of Orange is the New Black helped celebrate the designer and other honorees over cocktails and seated dinner reception. We got a few words in with the (incredibly humble) man of the hour, whose take on fashion is refreshing and honest.

What do you do when New York Fashion Week is over? Uhh…collapse! We usually work for a month—six weeks—every day, night and day. It’s stressful hours, so when you’re finished you just need to sit down. I had a weekend and then we got right back on it. We launched a new fragrance yesterday, which was a huge event and preparing the next collection already. We never stop.

What sort of “goal” do you have in mind when you set out to design a collectionLately, the goals have changed for me. I want to create pieces that are incredibly desirable and covetable. I want to create things that every woman, no matter what age or body type says, “I want that, I love that, I need that.” I think those are the things that designers create that are the most influential because they’re the ones that create the most emotion.

Why is this this shift from aspirational to attainable fashion happening? Fashion and the beauty of fashion is that it’s always shifting. Sometimes it’s for the young, sometimes it’s more for an elegant, older woman. Sometimes it’s for the lady, sometimes it’s attainable, sometimes it’s aspirational—but it’s always exciting. And that is the part of fashion that we all love.

What’s the one thing that completes a woman’s outfitHer personality.

Animal Print Problems: 5 Tips For Styling Spots and Stripes

By  September 19, 2014

At least one animal print piece should be in every Glam girl’s closet. Whether you’re the cheetah or tiger type, jungle patterns will add flair to you fashion without looking overly trendy. Now, for the love of leopard, follow these tips and get styling on those stripes and spots this season!

1. Mix animal print into your cocktail style attire. We promise it won’t look costume-y if you do it right. A wild print on a proper piece of clothing becomes toned down enough to wear to a fancier affair. Such pieces include classic pointed pumps, a sleek clutch, or a tailored coat. Choose one to accessorize a little black dress or a chic monochrome pantsuit and you can’t go wrong.

2. Utilize an animal print accessory to bring a touch of sass to an otherwise neutral ensemble. Think about the instant upgrade your basic tee and jeans outfit would get from a zebra print cap or a tiger tote. This effortlessly cool touch is the answer to take your basic daily wear from ordinary to extraordinary every time.

3. Allow animal print to bring out your wild side in the appropriate occasions. A night out on the town with friends calls for style with a statement making factor–and animal print does just that. Mix it into your outfit alongside another adventurous piece, like a graphic tee, a head turning pair of heels, a cool collar necklace…you get the picture. Keep in mind, though, while we love a bold look, looking looney is not the fashion statement we’re going for. To keep from going overboard, build your look off the animal print piece you’ll be wearing. Stick to like colors and an overarching theme.

4. Regard leopard as a neutral. This animal print is such a classic, that we rarely look twice when it’s incorporated alongside another pattern, like plaid or florals. Stick to similar color tones though, and choose neutral colors for the other pieces of your ensemble.

5. Brave the animal print trend full-on. Skip the spotty accessories and instead go bold by coordinating zebra print separates or wearing a full on cheetah print dress. Just break it up with solid colored details and subtle accessories and make sure the pieces aren’t too tight–animal print is sexy and wild without having to be hip hugging too.

Rebecca Minkoff Teams Up With A Pea in the Pod

By  September 19, 2014

RebeccaMinkoffMaternityCool mom Rebecca Minkoff is giving other expectant ladies the chance to be just as chic as she is. Never one to scale back on style because of her growing belly, Minkoff had plenty of personal inspiration for her capsule collection with A Pea in the Pod. Minkoff, who recently gave birth to a baby girl, said, “I know how difficult it can be to dress and feel like yourself during your pregnancy. Your body is going through so many changes, that the last thing you want is to look in the mirror and hate your outfit.”

Mommies-to-be can now rest assured that they’ll have ample stylish maternity designs to sport at every stage of pregnancy, and for any occasion. Minkoff was pregnant during the collaboration so she was able to “tweak the designs,” to make sure the fit was just right. The 12-piece collaboration ranges in price from $98 to $398 and is launching at A Pea in the Pod and select Destination Maternity stores in October.

Sale Scoop: Andrew Marc, Gant & Rent the Runway

By  September 19, 2014

SaleScoopGantYou see all the drama unfold on Twitter and Instagram as the chaos of a sample sale commences, but we’re giving you a preview of which sales are on tap for next week. We’ll tell you everything you need to know before it all begins so that you can prepare accordingly, get there on time, and leave with bags of designer scores. 


WHEN: Thursday September 18, 10a.m.-8p.m.; Friday September 19-Saturday September 20 10a.m.-7p.m.; Sunday September 21 11a.m.-4p.m.

WHERE: 225 Fifth Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets

What You Need to Know: Score up to 80% off clothing and accessories from men’s and women’s fall 2014 collections.


DESIGNER: Andrew Marc

WHEN: Wednesday September 24-Sunday September 28; Wed.-Sat. 10a.m.-7p.m., Sun. 10a.m.-5p.m.

WHERE: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets

What You Need to Know: Get up to 70% off retail prices on women’s and men’s apparel.


DESIGNER: Assorted designers @ Rent the Runway

WHEN: Monday September 29-Sunday October 5; Mon. 12p.m.-8p.m., Tue.-Thurs. 11a.m.-8p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10a.m.-7p.m., Sun. 10a.m.-4p.m.

WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets

What You Need to Know: Gently used dresses and accessories from Nicole Miller, Shoshanna, Elizabeth and James, Badgley Mischka and more will be up to 95% off.

4 Must-Have Boots for Fall

By  September 19, 2014

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Boots just might be the most exciting thing to happen to fall, ever. Sure fall has many other incredible offerings but boots, boots are magical. Not only are they stylish but they are much for comfortable than say a strappy summer sandal. It’s easy to get swept up in the new season shopping hype, which can often result in buying all of the boots. Even with me being a huge shoe lover, I would hate to see anyone break the bank and go over budget. So I’ve narrowed things down a bit and have chosen four must-have boot styles that you need this fall.

Motorcycle Boots 

Don’t think that you have to be a rebel or hang out in a biker bar to rock a moto boot. Sure motorcycle boots can give edgy girls even more edge, but they can also toughen up even the most feminine of dress without looking ridiculous. Yes, sometimes girly-girls need a bit of grit in their wardrobes too.

Over-the-Knee Boots

Over-the-knee and thigh-high boots are the ultimate statement shoe and they keep your legs warm! Don’t think you have to be some vampy-vixen to rock these boots either. A flat pair of extra tall boots are stylish and very appropriate for more casual occasions.

Ankle Booties

What would I do without a pair (or five) of kicky little ankle boots. Ankle boots add instant cool to dresses and skirts (Olivia Palermo is the queen of this look) and are a chic alternative to sneakers for the days when you just feel like hanging out in a pair of jeans.

Riding Boots

If sophistication is your game, then riding boots need to be in your closet. These boots are timeless classics so make the investment and get a pair that will last you a lifetime. If you want to see riding boots done right, look to Kate Middleton for inspiration – she rocks a riding boot like a champ.

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of LaurenMessiah.com, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.

Style Snaps: September 18, 2014

By  September 18, 2014

AmyAdamsMaxMaraEvery day, we bring you celebrity sightings and stylings as seen everywhere from the streets to the red carpet. Whether they’re dolled up or dressed down, we can’t resist the need to know who wore what.

It’s not every day that you sit near Anna Wintour front-row at Milan Fashion Week, and have her endearingly reach out to grab your wrist. For Amy Adams, that happened at the Max Mara runway show on Thursday. She’s not exactly a fashion show veteran (though she happens to be the current face of the brand), but we know and love Adams for her incredible red carpet style—so it was only a matter of time before Wintour got her hands on this gem. Do you see a Vogue cover in this starlet‘s future, or what?


Style Scoop: Dolce & Gabbana’s Love Letter, & Other Stories Calls on Garance Dore, Club Monaco Launches “The Pieces”

By  September 18, 2014


Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are far from strangers, and definitely have been more than pen pals in the 30 years since they started their eponymous label. But that didn’t stop Gabbana from penning an open love letter to Dolce because “I have never written you a letter before. Perhaps because between there has never been a need to many words.” The letter was published in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera as a part of The Festival of Letters that is currently taking place in Milan. While you wait for their Milan show to debut, it’s worth a read. [Vogue]

As the sister brand to H&M, & Other Stories is soon to step on the New York fashion scene and make a major splash. While Swedish singer Lykke Li and stylist Ada Kokosar have already collaborated with the brand, we’re really excited about Garance Doré’s involvement with the brand. The photographer and illustrator photographed pieces from & Other Stories to celebrate the Soho shop’s grand opening on October 17. [Refinery 29]

Club Monaco introduces an accessories line today called The Pieces. Inspired by the jewelry and bags Club Monaco designers would wear, the collection is curated from new and innovative designers around the world. The designers’ collection approaches and aesthetics were influenced by their art, architecture, atmospherics, history, music and landscapes. It’s available in-store and online. [Glam Inbox]

British online and catalogue retailer Boden is making an editorial push with a new digital platform called The Great Boden Diaries. The site (boden.co.uk/diaries) will spotlight content written by Boden’s editor, touching on style and culture inspiration and interviews with creative. Lifestyle bloggers are also contributing to the site, which was driven by customers’ reaction to “real women” in its designs. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo will begin offering fellowships to Japanese students studying at Harvard Business School and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The funds will come from Uniqlo and from a personal donation by Tadashi Yanai, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing. According to Yanai, “innovation lies at the intersection of design and business management. I look forward to seeing talent young people from Japan transform their aspirations into reality on the global stage.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Editor’s Pick: Lane Bryant’s Embroidered Floral Chemise by Sophie Theallet

By  September 18, 2014

Discover your next obsession with our Editor’s Pick series, must-have products for your home, wardrobe, makeup bag, and office curated by Glam editors.


“Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable?” Though Jean Harlow said it first, it still applies today…and I’m not talking about sweatpants.

Everyone, regardless of size, deserves to look and feel sexy, and Sophie Theallet is here to help. The designer recently partnered with Lane Bryant to create a series of sultry essentials to spice up your undie drawer. While the bras and underwear add an extra boost of confidence under your everyday ensembles, the embroidered chemise serves as a little something to slip into at the end of the day. The empire waist and deep V-neck are sure to flatter any figure while the floral satin and flirty ruffle balance the sexy with a little sweetness.

Move over Victoria’s Secret, the plus-size set are ready to play! – Valis Vicenty

LaneBryant.com, $89.95

Katie Holmes To Direct Mother-Daughter Drama

By  September 18, 2014

KatieHolmesDirectorKatie Holmes and Suri make up one of our favorite Hollywood mother-daughter duos. And with the brand new role the actress is taking on, we have to imagine that she’s kept that special relationship in mind.

Holmes will direct (and also star in) her first film, based on the Annie Weatherwax book All We Had, about a poverty-stricken mother and daughter. “It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do,” Holmes said. “These characters are unique…Their dialogue is so honest and that’s not always seen on-screen between mother and daughter. I think it has the potential to feel like movies that inspired me when I was growing up, like Alice Doesn’t live Here Anymore and Terms of Endearment.”

We can’t wait to see what comes of her directorial debut!