Charlotte Olympia Means Business with New 9-to-5 Line

Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal is beloved for her whimsical shoes (ice cream cone and zodiac sign heels, anyone?), but since they’re just a touch too quirky for the corporate world, she’s creating two brand-new lines of work-appropriate shoes and handbags, according to WWD. What can you expect? Simple leather bags, boardroom-ready pointed-toe pumps, and stacked heels.

The best part? In true Charlotte Olympia fashion, there will be a clever twist in the form of briefcase-shaped shoe boxes, complete with a pair of pantyhose.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 11, 2014

And the 2014 Host for MTV’s Movie Awards Is… Conan O’Brien

Yes, that’s right. The comedy king announced Tuesday night on his talk show, Conan, that he will be hosting this year’s MTV Movie Awards (not to be confused with the MTV Video Music Awards) on April 13.

His thoughts on the gig? “After eight years of intense negotiations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV’s second most prestigious awards show,” he joked. But all humor aside, he is following in the hosting footsteps of comedic geniuses like Jimmy Fallon, Russell Brand, and Sarah Silverman.

He may have some big shoes to fill, but I’m pretty confident he can handle it.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 6, 2014

How Would John Travolta Say Your Name?

John Travolta’s “Adele Dazeem” flub during the Oscars just got funnier. Thanks to Slate’s genius widget, you can now “Travoltify” your own name. Which, we’ve discovered, is a hysterical way to waste time. Anna Kendrick? Just call her “Argyll Keezy.” Jennifer Lawrence? Introducing “Jessica Leeee.” And let’s not even get started on Kevin “Kayden Smurphy” Spacey.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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March 5, 2014

Girl Power: Record Number of Women on Forbes’s Billionaire List

Move over, guys. Women are taking over the billionaire’s club. According to The Guardian, Forbes’s annual list includes more women than ever – 172, to be exact, which is a 25% increase from last year.

Hear that? That’s yet another glass ceiling shattering (and it’s music to my ears).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 4, 2014

Jessica Lange Gives Good Face… for Marc Jacobs Beauty

Move over, Miley Cyrus. Jessica Lange is about to steal your thunder. That’s right – after providing the spoken-word soundtrack at Marc Jacobs’s fall runway show, the 64-year-old actress has been announced as the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. And much like her work on American Horror Story, the stunner’s first ad is absolutely bewitching.

Between this and NARS announcing 68-year-old Charlotte Rampling as the face of its label, it’s official: mature models are having a moment.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 28, 2014

Going Digital: Elie Saab’s E-Magazine Hits Virtual Stands Monday

From Fashion Week’s livestream to the drones at FENDI’s Milan runway show, the fashion world seems to have an obsession with all things digital. And now, hopping on the bandwagon is label Elie Saab with its soon-to-launch digital magazine, The Light of Now. The monthly publication is set to go live this Monday, coinciding with the label’s Paris runway show (which the e-mag will stream live on its home page). Aiming to feature more in-depth content online, the Paris-based editorial team will publish nine articles every month focusing on “light” as a major source of inspiration.

Consider this digital content added to my morning queue.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 27, 2014

Forever|NOT: The App That Lets You Bet on Your Friends’ Relationships

Sure, you might bet on your friends’ relationships in secret, but the new phone app Forever|NOT makes it a little more official. Linking to your Facebook account to find coupled-off friends, Forever|NOT allows users to swipe left or right – similar to Tinder – to indicate whether or not they think each duo will make it to the altar. Don’t want to clue your friends in to what you really think? No problem. The app is totally anonymous (phew).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 25, 2014

Cara Who? Tiny Karl Doll Steals the Show at FENDI

Yesterday, all anyone could talk about were the drones set to broadcast FENDI’s F/W 2014 show. Today, it’s all about what they captured: A stone-faced Cara Delevingne carrying a little Karl Lagerfeld doll down the runway. And here’s the kicker – the creative director’s doppelgänger dolls are set to be this season’s must-have accessory, kind of like how FENDI’s “monsters” were last year.

Drones, dolls, and Delevingne? You sure know how to put on one heck of a show, Karl.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 21, 2014

Fashion on the Fly: Watch FENDI’s Runway Show by Drone

Elbowing through crowds. Darting from show to show. Not anymore, at least where FENDI is concerned. Today, the Italian label will be broadcasting its Fall/Winter 2014 show in Milan by drone. That’s right – flying above the runway, the tiny little robot will take aerial pictures with a high-definition camera. The best part? Those photos will be immediately visible on the show’s livestream. Meaning you can watch the show in sweats, from the comfort of your own couch. Take that, Anna Wintour.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 20, 2014

Miss Piggy Says Yes to the Dress: Vivienne Westwood Designs Her Gown

The newest Muppet movie, Muppets Most Wanted, is rumored to end in wedding bells for Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. And when it does, it’s said the stylish pig will be wearing Vivienne Westwood.

When Miss Piggy asked the sought-after designer what inspired her to create the gown in an exclusive interview with Harper’s BAZAAR, Westwood replied, “The dress is one of my favorite styles. It’s called the Court dress and is inspired by 17th-century English royalty and the court of King Charles II. It has been designed especially for you in a white pearl sequin fabric made from recycled water bottles. It’s the perfect choice for a royal show.”

Guess who will be taking her little cousins to this movie just to catch a glimpse of the dress? This writer, that’s who.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 13, 2014