Style Snaps: August 20, 2014

By  August 20, 2014

SinCitypostEvery 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.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill hits theaters on August 22, and at the Los Angeles premiere of the film, the movie’s four main dames were certainly out to kill the fashion game. This adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novels brings together some pretty incredible talent: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson and Jamie King are just a few actors involved in the crime-thriller (Lady Gaga also makes an appearance!). And, as you might have guessed, we were pretty blown away by what they bright to the red carpet on Tuesday evening.





Editor's Pick: Maya Brenner's Maryland Necklace

By  August 20, 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.

maya brenner md

Three years ago, I stumbled across Maya Brenner‘s initial necklaces and immediately Tweeted about my love and desire for a “B” version of my very own. For my birthday that year, my boyfriend at the time surprised me with that exact necklace. I know, swoon. True story, I’ve worn it every day since, through workouts, beach vacations, and even hiking across the Inca Trail. So when Brenner came out with state necklaces, I knew I needed to add one to my Maya Brenner accessories collection.  

Even though I’ve lived in New York since I packed up my bags and moved to the city for college at 18, I’ll always be a Baltimore girl at heart. That’s why there was no question when it came time to pick a pendant; without question I chose the MD charm instead of the NY one. Despite the fact that I pay rent in the Big Apple and adore my city, I can’t let go of my Maryland license, I always have Old Bay on my desk, obsessively wear Under Armour, and I regularly use my Brewar’s Art goblet as a water glass at home. Keeping my appreciation for #MDLivin close to my heart with Brenner’s state necklace is just another way to show my love for Bmore. - Bianca Posterli

Maya Brenner State Necklace, $130

Anna Wintour Just Did The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By  August 20, 2014

When Bee Shaffer challenged her mother, Anna Wintour, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, we couldn’t imagine how she’d handle it. But to our surprise, the Vogue editor-in-chief handled it gracefully and jovially, alongside seven members of her family. She has everyone positioned in a way that makes it look like she’s sitting front row at a fashion show, legs crossed and all (she just can’t help herself can she?)—only this one involves a bucket of ice water. Next up: Roger Federer and Dominic West. Watch as Wintour, her trademark sundress, unmistakable sunnies and signature bob get drenched with ice-cold water, resulting in a Vogue editor-in-chief like we’ve never seen before.

Style Scoop: Marc Jacobs is Moving, Go Shopping With Kate Upton, Hearst Retains Faith In Print

By  August 20, 2014

StyleScoopAug20Marc Jacobs is moving! Well, he’s just shifting his show time slot from 8p.m. to 6p.m. on September 11, the final day of New York Fashion Week. WWD Reports that Jacobs and company president Robert Duffy were motivated to shift the time to accommodate editors and buyers who plan to attend London Fashion Week and leave for the airport from the show. Additionally, the show will take place at the Seventh Regiment Armory instead of Jacobs’ usual venue, the 69th Regiment Armory, because of a scheduling conflict. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Want to go on a shopping spree with Kate Upton? The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl is auctioning off the chance to join her for a shopping spree at Express in conjunction with Charitybuzz. The auction (live here) runs through Thursday, August 21 and is part of the Creative Artists Agency School Day Auction to benefit Communities in Schools and DonorsChoose.org. Also on the auction block are Robert Downey Jr., Kate Hudson, James Franco and Halle Berry. [Glam Inbox]

While most publishers are focusing efforts on the online space, Hearst is steadfast in print. So much so that it’s launching another print product called TrendingNY, a free newspaper-magazine hybrid that will focus on New York-centric cultural events, restaurants and what’s in stores and will be handed out in the New York metro area. The “short, easy read,” according to Ellen Levine (editorial director of Hearst Magazines), will be made a regular Hearst occurrence if it does well during a test period from September 8 through September 30. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Congratulations are in order for Lucky editor-in-chief, Eva Chen! The street style maven announced that she’s expecting a little girl come winter 2015. Judging by the mini New Balance sneakers and Chanel bag (which match her own, no less) she included in her daily #evachenpose Instagram shot, this is going to be one seriously well-dressed baby. [Instagram]

How could we forget about Pharrell Williams’ hat from the 2014 Grammy Awards? We couldn’t and it looks like we never will. The Vivienne Westwood hat, which was sold to fast-food chain Arby’s in a charity auction, will be on display in Washington D.C.’s Newseum starting on August 22. Arby’s is loaning the most famous hat ever for a short-term exhibit, because “the garment resembles the impact of social media on a news story.” [HuffPo Style]

And the September issue covers just keep rolling in! The most recent edition to be added to our September 2014 cover collection is Interview magazine’s, which features Keira Knightley, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman, Amber Valletta, Daria Werbowy and Léa Seydoux. [Glam Chic]

Looks We Love: Work Wear Goes Uptown

By  August 19, 2014


Ultra-cool street style from punk to prep have one thing in common: unconventional creativity. Any savvy fashion fiend will tell you that the foundation of a statement-making look is the ability to make the unexpected work, to combine carefully curated but offbeat pieces from your wardrobe together into a seamlessly styled ensemble.

One of the loveliest ways to explore this idea is through mixing classic work-wear pieces—flannel shirts, utility boots, comfortable denim—with more upscale, dressy styles. Here’s one of our favorites ways to do it.

Let the laid-back Americana aspect of the look shine through with the perfect pair of denim pants. Levi’s 501® jeans offer a worn-in appearance with a cut that’s straight through the hip with a slightly tapered leg and signature button fly. Turning heads from errands to cocktails, the results speak for themselves. Carefully crafted with precise attention to detail and timeless quality, they prove versatile enough to act as the ideal work-wear type of jean to dress up.

To bring in the uptown aesthetic of our desired look, add a pair of chic pumps and a tailored blazer. Feel free to get creative with the color and print of these always-sharp pieces. For your bag, a sleek tote or clutch is a fine finishing touch to bring that downtown denim to elevated elegance.

501® Jeans for women, available at Levi’s for $98

Pearl arc pendant, available at BaubleBar for $28

Vince silk-front T-shirt, available at Farfetch.com for $327.47

Gianvito Rossi 100MM leather pumps, available at Luisaviaroma.com for $968

Stella McCartney blazer, available at Yoox.com for $452

Medellin top-handle tote, available at Shopprimadonna.com for $46.99

Editor’s Pick: Pinnacle Vodka

By  August 19, 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.

For me, August means sunny days on the beach, dance parties at (adult) summer camp, and nights overlooking city rooftops. But not one of these activities would be complete without a cold fruity beverage in hand.

While I’m a a girl who enjoys a beer on almost every other occasion, I’ve been totally won over by the flavored Pinnacle Vodkas. They’re perfect for when you (ahem, me) only have one other mixer in your fridge because the vodka already has a built in flavor–which also means less calories when mixing simple drinks. Here are two of my favorite combinations, so pour and enjoy, whether at camp, the beach or roof! –Michelle Kushner

Creamsicle Cocktail
1 Part Pinnacle Marshmallow or Whipped Vodka
1 Part Orange Juice
1 Part Sprite Zero

Summer Coconut Cake Cocktail
1 Part Pinnacle Cake Vodka
2 Parts Pineapple Coconut Skinnygirl Sparkler

Pinnacle Vodka, from $15.97

Style Snaps: August 19, 2014

By  August 19, 2014

ZosiaMametpostEvery 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.

Gap’s fall campaign celebrates the individuality and authenticity of personal style by questioning what it means to “Dress Normal.” It features images of notables like Zosia Mamet of Girls and Elizabeth Moss of Mad Men who are both known for their own art of dressing normal. More celebrity participants will be released on September 2 with the campaign’s full launch. The print ads challenge people to “dress like no one’s watching” and “let your actions speak louder than your clothes”– two mottos we can definitely get behind.

Style Scoop: Cathy Horyn Wants More From Fashion, Gisele Bundchen Made Many Millions, Jean Paul Gaultier and Karen Elson Pose for Lindex

By  August 19, 2014

StyleScoopAug19With every Fashion Week comes another discussion about what’s new, what’s hot and what’s cutting edge. However, Cathy Horyn believes that fashion seems to be at a loss for “newness,” recently. In a piece for T Magazine called “Sign of the Times,” Horyn uses Saint Laurent as a case study to illustrate how fashion’s focus has shifted from unique otherworldly creations to simply wearable garments. Her thesis: Straightforward, commercial clothes used to be the antithesis of high fashion. Now, they are the benchmark. Do you agree? [T Magazine]

Gisele Bundchen made how much this year? Forbes released a video showcasing the world’s highest-paid models in 2014. The top 10 are: Natalia Vodianova ($4M), Hilary Rhoda ($5M), Alessandra Ambrosio ($5M), Liu Wen ($7M), Miranda Kerr ($7M), Kate Upton ($7M), Kate Moss ($7M), Adriana Lima ($8M), Doutzen Kroes ($8M) and Bundchen ($47M). No, you didn’t just hallucinate—that’s $47 million. It seems that all those campaigns really paid off for her. [Forbes]

Jean Paul Gaultier joins Karen Elson in the campaign for his one-off collaboration with Scandinavian fashion chain Lindex. Described by the designer as a “small wardrobe by Gaultier, with my typical codes but interpreted in a new way,” the collection will go on sale in stores and online on October 8. A portion of the proceeds will go to breast cancer research. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Harper’s Bazaar has just provided another 40 answers for when you’re at a loss for words. Or for, you know, when you want to keep in touch with friends but are running around during Fashion Week and simply don’t have the time to type real words. For situations like that, there’s iced coffee, overalls, perfume bottle, Cara D, kale and low battery Emojis—if you’re anything like us, those will definitely your the message across. Download the free app on the Apple App Store. [Glam Inbox]

Keep A Child Alive, Alicia Keys’ nonprofit organization that provides life-long HIV treatment to families in Africa and India, will honor Riccardo Tisci with the Humanitarian Award. (Something to note: the singer is the face of Givenchy’s Dahlia Divin fragrance.) At this year’s 11th annual Black Ball in New York, the Givenchy designer will be recognized for inspiring new and compassionate ways of thinking through his bold and unapologetic voice in challenging discrimination, while breaking cultural barriers in the fashion industry. [Glam Inbox]

And last, but not least: Happy birthday Coco Chanel!

Boots to Heels: “Salute The Runway” To Kick Off NYFW

By  August 19, 2014

SalutetheRunwayThe models slated to kick off New York Fashion Week aren’t quite who you’d expect. On September 3, 15 female military servicewomen will participate in “Salute the Runway,” to raise awareness of the challenges facing military servicewomen as they transition back to civilian life. The show is sponsored by Little Black Dress Wines and Fatigues to Fabulous, a national campaign designed to support women serving in the US military and the issues they face.

The women participating in the show hail from the US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and will model different variations of the iconic little black dress. Design houses lending their classic creations include DKNY, Calvin Klein, Carmen Marc Valvo, Norisol Ferrari, and Mara Hoffman. Each house will have the privilege of styling a model. From combat boots to heels, these women are in for quite a transformation—and one much deserved. Of the project, Valvo said, “We can empower them in a different way and help them rediscover who they were. They’re used to fatigues and combat boots and not carrying lipstick, to wearing a dress and killer heels. Their stories are so compelling and they’ve sacrificed so much for us. They’re the unsung heroes to a certain extent.”

Style Snaps: August 18, 2014

By  August 18, 2014

HeidiKlumpostEvery 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.

Heidi Klum always knows how to make an entrance. The supermodel and Project Runway judge can pretty much wear anything (including nothing, as per Zac Posen‘s recent Instagram of her in the nude)—which brings us to this dress. The fringy frock made for an incredible red carpet walk that preceded the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on August 16. With a brilliant blue hue that popped against the vibrant carpet, Klum definitely stole the show. But, then again, doesn’t she always?