Quantcast

My Boyfriend's Closet: Trousers

By  February 26, 2015

menswear-trousers-tomboykc

Menswear inspired trousers are our bread and butter.  Why wear lame gabardine tab front trousers, purchased in the same section of Bloomingdales as every other worker-bee in the office, when you could be wearing pants that would make Alexa Chung weak kneed?  Paired with a sweater and button-down for work or a t-shirt and heels when you’re not stuck behind a desk, these trousers are office appropriate but have a natural coolness to them that is neither trendy or obvious.

You’ll understand then when we grab us a pair and wear them until the wrinkles can’t be shaken out with Febreeze and the seams start to give.

  1. J. Crew Twill Stripe Tux Pant, $158.00
  2. Rag & Bone ‘Sport’ Trousers, $180.00
  3. Forever 21 Paper Bag Trousers, $24.90

tomboy kc bioTOMBOY KC is a fashion and lifestyle blog written by actress Katie Cassidy and pint-sized real-life friend, Lynsey Eaton. Focused on personal style that is, well, personal, TKC is a place for smart and opinionated (read: sarcastic) women to join together and accumulate stilettos while collectively wearing their sneakers…everywhere. Self proclaimed nomads, when the girls aren’t traveling for work or buying two of everything (one apiece, you see), you can find them sitting on Lynsey’s couch eating pizza and drinking champagne in men’s pajamas while waxing poetic about the present state of culottes. Feel free to come on over.

Style Scoop: Mini Supermodels Pose for Withings, Lauren Conrad Fetes New Cinderella Collection, Kelly Osbourne Considers Leaving Fashion Police

By  February 25, 2015

StyleScoopFeb25Nope, that’s not Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss in Burberry trenches—they’re two mini models that just look exactly like them. Wearables company Withings released a photo series featuring preteen supermodel lookalikes with the intent of solidifying its products as fashion accessories. The Activité Pop is now available in the UK and will go on sale at Best Buy in the US this March. [Fashionista]

Lauren Conrad drew inspiration from the Disney Animated Classic to create a Cinderella-inspired collection, available exclusively at Kohl’s. To celebrate the launch of the collection, Conrad hosted an event at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The whimsical, fairytale setting aptly showcased the romantic skirts, embellished sweaters, and feminine bows.  [Glam Inbox]

After getting a lot of heat for making a racially insensitive comment about Zendaya’s Oscars hairstyle, Giuliana Rancic officially apologized for what she said. But that didn’t necessarily undo all the damage she’d already done. Rancic’s Fashion Police co-star, Kelly Osbourne, got dragged into the mix and responded by questioning whether she should leave her post on E!’s popular show. [Page Six]

As London Fashion Week came to a close, one last hoorah rounded out the week. Style stars including Alexa Chung, Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Taylor Swift attended the Elle Style Awards on Tuesday evening, all clad in their red carpet best. Swift gets an honorable mention for sporting a rockstar-worthy Julien Macdonald gown. [Fashionista]

Kylie Jenner joins sister Kendall Jenner for her latest modeling endeavor. The pair appears in a video for their PacSun spring collection, which will be available exclusively at the retailer beginning February 27. The clothes are pretty cute, but creepy music and doll-like gazes give the film an eerie edge. Watch it here. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

AmEx VIP Member Lounge Presents: A Chat with Jeremy Scott

By  February 24, 2015

amex-jeremy-scott

Amidst the chaos of backstage and the drama of the Fashion Week runways lies an oasis. This glam getaway from the masses that await outside includes personal hairstyling via Drybar, lounging locations thanks to a slew of chic couches, power-up necessities like hydrating drinks and yummy bites, and most spectacular of all, visits from the event’s celebrated designers themselves. What is this oasis we speak of? It’s all presented by American Express!

American Express returned to MADE Fashion Week this season by offering card members access to a select number of fall 2015 runway shows, the backstage perks mentioned above in the American Express VIP Card Member Lounges, and even meet-and-greets with designers, hosted by Micah Jesse. Glam escaped the thrilling yet exhausting backstage area and popped into one ourselves for a reboot after the Jeremy Scott Fall 2015 show. After a dry-shampoo refresh and a snack or two, we caught up with Mr. Scott himself and along with Micah and the American Express Card members.

Q: What was this collection all about?
A: This collection was a jumping off point from last season. I felt like I really expressed myself in a new way last season, so I wanted it to take one element and cary that through. Almost like a sequel, but mostly like a new chapter in the story. The theme was dolls, but not not fresh out of the box dolls, but a doll that’s been loved, played with, is falling apart, but is made new again.
Q: Your shows are so creative. When you get that idea for a show, what’s your process?
A: A little bit of everything, if I need a sketch, I sketch it. If it needs a reference image, like Humpty Dumpty, which was an image I was inspired by for this collection, then I’ll find that. It’s multi format, like a collage. I try and put it all together to explain the silhouette, use images of the dolls to explain the way the clothes hang on them. Anything that can help illustrate the story as I try and bring it to life.
Q: Can you talk a little bit about the choice of music?
A: I’ve been working with Michel Gaubert, who is one of the industry’s best showman maestros. I’ve been doing this for 18 years, and he and I have a shared common bond of knowledge and shorthand of what it takes to put a show together. I was able to explain to him my story and he was able to capture that. I love the track “Lemonade” that he chose. I called the show “Doll Patterns” because of three elements that were important to me: the fact that it was inspired by dollies, that there are lots of patterns in it, and Dolly Parton. Dolly has a famous song called “Coat of Many Colors”, about this coat she made that was actual patchwork. It was made of love because her mom couldn’t afford to buy store-bought items. I did these patchwork leathers and patchwork silks to capture that story which I love.
Q: Whose options do you trust most when you’re creating a collection?
A: Really my closest friends, I think they know me best, and they know my work best. I think it’s important to talk about (the collection), it’s like an exercise in a way, and it’s important to get it out there and see what comes and what sticks. So it’s a very intimate exercise.
Q: Can you speak a little about the creative process for this collection?
A: I really just wanted to take things I felt were diverse, although not as diverse as last season, because (this season) I really wanted to play into the nursery vibe. Wooden blocks for the invitation, all these nursery characters like sweet little lambs and bears, appearing in the prints and just have this kind of rosy, childlike, toddler-like feeling.

Style Scoop: Bloomingdales Crafts With Crayola, Gia Coppola Models Rodarte x Superga, Piperlime Is Having The Sale of the Century

By  February 24, 2015

StyleScoopFeb24Bloomingdale’s is turning to the King of color, Crayola, for spring color inspiration. Twelve contemporary designers, including Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Taylor, Rebecca Minkoff, Ronny Kobo, and Cynthia Rowley, created ready-to-wear styles in Crayola colors (with Crayola crayons) that were assigned to them. The project is part of the ongoing 100% Bloomingdale’s campaign promoting exclusive looks each season.  [Women’s Wear Daily]

Gia Coppola appears in the ad campaign for the Rodarte x Superga capsule collection, available now. The sneakers feature signature Rodarte detailing like netting overlay, sequins, and exotic skins and are priced between $239 and $259. Shot by Colin Dodgson, the campaign captures Coppola enjoying some time on the grounds of a gorgeous Los Angeles estate. [Fashionista] 

Piperlime is having the sale of the century today, offering 30% off sale items and an additional 50% off Final Sale items. Use code SALEONSALE on February 24 for serious deals on Rebecca Taylor, Cynthia Rowley, Parker, and Splendid goods. [Piperlime]

Less than three months after Lululemon debuted its first men’s store in SoHo, the retailer will open the doors to its women’s counterpart today. Lady Lululemon resides at 125 Prince Street, right across the street from LululeMEN. The women’s store will have a more feminine feel than the typical Lulu store. The store located at 481 Broadway will close (when is TBD) so as to focus on the new spaces. [Racked]

Condé Nast staffers are reportedly being encouraged to tweet about and Instagram their new digs—specifically the cafeteria. To generate buzz about the new eatery, Café 1WTC even has its own Instagram account. It features pictures of Pressed Juicery products, baked goods, and fruits in addition to the café’s incredible views and impressive spiral staircase. Kesha also visited and posed for a picture. [Page Six]

Style Scoop: Four Brands That Debuted At The Oscars, Jennifer Lawrence Poses For Dior, Tom Ford’s LA Fashion Extravaganza

By  February 23, 2015

StyleScoopFeb23

Four brands used Hollywood’s biggest night of the year as an opportunity to make big fashion statements. Oscar de la Renta’s new creative director, Peter Copping, made his red carpet debut in the form of a black frock worn by Sienna Miller. Cate Blanchett wore a John Galliano for Maison Margiela gown, signaling some change for the fashion house, which has never been seen as a red carpet label. Azzedine Alaia, which has never dressed anyone for the Oscars, dressed Lady Gaga this year and designer Rosetta Getty, who launched her namesake line last year, dressed winner Patricia Arquette. [Fashionista]

Jennifer Lawrence sat largely out of awards shows this season, but it’s clear she’ll always step out for Dior. The actress appears in the latest campaign for the Be Dior handbag. The ads are slated to break this week in Marie Claire UK, followed by French Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar in early March. A film clip from the campaign will debut on Diormag.com on Thursday. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Tom Ford opted to take his runway show to Los Angeles this year, on the eve of Hollywood’s most-anticipated awards show. So, naturally, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars made their way to the front row, which was held Saturday at Milk Studios. Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Elton John, Julianne Moore, and Miley Cyrus attended—just to name a few. Also in attendance was Reese Witherspoon, who was the only actress to wear a Tom Ford creation to the Oscars on Sunday night. [Fashion Week Daily]

Model Karlie Kloss is trading in her Angel wings for backpacks and books. The Victoria’s Secret model will be attending NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, as continuing her education is “something that I’ve wanted to do for a very long time,” as she told Vogue. Though she’ll be working full time and remain the face of Kate Spade New York and L’Oreal Paris, Kloss is looking forward to becoming a scholar. [People]

Bud Light has partnered with LA-based swimsuit company Kaohs to create a limited edition bathing suit in honor of the launch of a brand new flavor, Lemon-Ade-Rita. The new flavor joins the mix of festive and seasonal drinks that are part of Bud Light’s “Rita” portfolio. Kaohs’ special edition bikini and a Lemon-Ade-Rita are just what we’re looking forward to enjoying in just a matter of months. [Glam Inbox]

Best Dressed at the 2015 Academy Awards

By  February 22, 2015

OscarsBD

Another Sunday, but not just another awards show. We’ve waited all season long for the behemoth of awards shows, in high anticipation of seeing the fashions that film‘s brightest stars might choose to wear. Sunday evenings heavy hitters were no surprise, as many of them find their ways onto best dressed lists time and time again. Certainly, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are each having quite the year. And Jennifer Lopez really just kills it every time.

 

 

Watch the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Fall 2015 Show Live!

By  February 22, 2015

No need to travel across the pond to see this one–tune in on Monday, February 23 at 8AM EST to catch the entire show from the comfort of your own home!

The Case for a Colorful Coat

By  February 20, 2015

When it comes to wearing color, some of us tend to relegate our boldest hues for the warmer months…

Colorful Coat_1

Being a New York City gal, I know all-to-well the importance of having an extra-warm coat (or two) to get you through an East Coast winter — which will undoubtedly last until April this year. Just out luck, huh?

We’ve no choice but to embrace the breezy chill, really –and my favorite way to do so is to liven up my winter wardrobe with a  festive, plaid print or cheerfully colored coat.

colorful coat_2

Perhaps it’s an attempt at staving off an early on-set of SAD? Either way, this coat may have mood-lifting powers, because quite simply, the bold-and-bright hue makes me happy. Click to see more of these looks: blanket scarf / orange coat / plaid coat.

colorful coat_3

Contributing Editor, Hallie Wilson is the blogger behind corals + cognacs, an almost-daily dose of life and style. Here, she shares outfit inspirations, wardrobe creations and general musings on her evolving list of latest obsessions. Offline, Hallie takes time to enjoying life’s little luxuries – like shoe shopping, manicures, and Zara.

Ralph Lauren Fall 2015

By  February 20, 2015

ralph-lauren-fall-2015Designer: Ralph Lauren

Inspiration: Western flavor

Palette: Cream, brown, bronze, tan, taupe, ivory, black.

Trends: Trapper hats, woolen wide-brim fedoras, shearling-lined coats, suede skirts and trousers, fringe-accented ponchos and shawls, heavy-knit sweaters, fur outerwear, tuxedo blazers, body-hugging gowns.

Who Was There: Kanye West, Chirlane McCray, Chiara Ferragni, Bryan Boy, Leandra Medine

Who Should Wear It: Preppy snow bunnies off to Aspen for red carpets and hot toddies

Playlist: “Un Fiore In Una Scatola,” by Noemi, “Red Right Hand,” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Style Scoop: Kanye West As Fashion Designer & Front Row Staple, Bottega Veneta’s New Film, Galliano Appeals Paris Labor Court Decision

By  February 19, 2015

StyleScoopFeb19Kanye West was New York Fashion Week’s most notable surprise guest, since he not only staged his own show, but he also attended a couple. Most people just accepted it, but some fashion insiders have a real problem with West’s infiltration of the close-knit world. Publicist Kelly Cutrone had some choice words for the rapper/designer: “I think he’s fine as a rapper. I think he’s a joke as a designer.” Perhaps he learned a thing or two from the Jeremy Scott and Ralph Lauren shows and will employ them to impress Ms. Cutrone next season? [Page Six]

Bottega Veneta released a video called “Emotion of Sound” that employs “a unique endeavor that seemingly brings Tomas Maier’s Spring-Summer 2015 collection for Bottega Veneta to life.” The beautiful film features dancers dressed in Bottega wears, and it was designed to “emotionally engage and indulge the senses.” The film is set to the soundtrack based on the sounds of Bottega Veneta Artisans working in their Vicenza workshop. It’s definitely worth a watch. [Women’s Wear Daily]

John Galliano appealed a decision made by a Paris labor court rejecting the designer’s claims of wrongful dismissal after he was ousted from Christian Dior and his namesake house in 2011 for making anti-Semitic remarks. Galliano has asked for damages between 2.4 million euros and 13 million euros, depending on how the court appraised his dismissal. Galliano recently popped back into the fashion scene by taking up creative direction of Maison Martin Margiela. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Paperless Post teamed up with designer Vera Wang to create a line of wedding stationary exclusive to PaperlessPost.com. Wang follows in the footsteps of wedding collaborators including Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade New York, and Jonathan Adler. The collection will consist of 25 full invitation suites, as well as stationary for surrounding wedding events like engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners. It’s inspired by the designer’s runway collection and features hints of the lace details and couture fabrications found on her dresses. [Glam Inbox]

In anticipation of the biggest red carpet event of the season, Chef Jansen Chan, the pastry director at the International Culinary Center, and his team created a set of iconic Oscar dresses in sugar cookie-form. The cookies each took eight hours to make and they look just as delectable as the real thing. [USA Today]