Riot Occurs Outside of Off White at Paris Fashion Week

Kanye West collaborator Virgil Abloh showed his Off White collection at Paris Fashion week this Thursday night to a riotous crowd that was causing a crush outside the building’s entrance. WWD reports that editors sitting front row were trading horror stories about the commotion outside, including Robin Givhan being hit in the face. Givhan herself reports, “The narrow block of Rue Cambon was filled with a mob of fans, some of them pressing towards the narrow entrance to the show, others trapped in a scrum around a black sedan that had somehow gotten itself wedged amidst the throng.” Guests of the show literally had to fight their way into the building and at lest one person fainted, according to police. Inside, the collection featured rococo flourishes like brocade bomber jackets and swimsuits with sheer maxi skirts. Abloh is a talented designer but we’re not quite sure the collection was worthy of the commotion that occurred outside the show. (WWD/Washington Post)


Riccardo Tisci Puts His New York Brownstone on the Market

Riccardo Tisci, who in fashion news you most certainly didn’t miss this week was recently named head designer of Burberry, has put his NYC townhouse up for rent as he readies himself to make the move to Burberry’s headquarters in London, England. The two-unit brownstone is located in Soho’s Hudson Square, and the designer is charging a combined $24,500 per month for the rental. (WWD)


Lacoste Replacing it’s Alligator Logo with 10 Endangered Species for Charity

Since 1933, Lacoste has been producing it’s knit tennis polos with the iconic crocodile motif. In a new campaign with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Lacoste will be producing a limited edition line of polo shirts featuring endangered species such as the Burmese Roofed Turtle, and California Condor, in place of the crocodile. It’s a small-but-innovative idea that sends a powerful message about Lacoste’s commitment to worthy causes. (Adweek)


Fit Naomi Campbell Graces the Cover of British GQ

Naomi Campbell and her rumoured-boyfriend, the British grime artist Skepta, trade steamy glances in a photoshoot for the cover of the April 2018 issue of British GQ. A topless Campbell poses in her underwear while Skepta gazes longingly at her, jeans unbuttoned, in one photo, while others depict the twosome embracing while topless, taking a polaroid selfie together, and what appears to be covert neck-kissing. The 47-year-old supermodel’s fans are eager to ship the relationship between the two, commenting, “Sizzler alert! My screen just combusted,” and “I’M SHOOK.” (British GQ)

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Women are always sensitive about how others view them. If you are a woman, I am sure you are going to agree with me. That is why I have decided to write this article to help you out. I hope that you will learn some useful beauty and fashion tips from this article.

Tip 1: Your Friends Know You Best

Obviously, when it comes to fashion, you do not want to go to the wrong person for advice. If Peter is someone who dresses sloppily all the time, it is probably not a good idea to take his advice seriously.

When it comes to fashion advice, you want to look for someone who practices what he or she preaches. So you want to look for friends who are dressing decently.

Your friends have known you for a long time. They will be able to give you some really good advice. All you have to do is to ask and I am pretty sure they will be very keen to share their wisdom with you.

Tip 2: Wear Mini Skirt If You Have Great Legs

If you have the assets, don’t be afraid to flaunt it. If you don’t do it while you are still young, you will no longer have the chance when you grow old.

For example, if you have a pair of long and smooth legs, don’t be afraid to wear mini skirt. Some men love legs. If your boyfriend or husband happens to be a ‘leg’ person, why not wear mini skirt to seduce him. He will probably become very sweet to you. This may also be a great way to spice up your sex life.

Tip 3: Health Is Important

No matter how beautiful you want to look, health should never be compromised.

For example, it is probably not a good idea to do a breast implant as you never know whether it will lead to any side effects in the future. It is probably better to wear a push up bra if you want to ‘enhance’ your assets when you are meeting a guy you like.

Of course, the choice is yours. However, you should be aware of the fact that ‘big’ does not necessary means ‘good’. You may be surprised that many men actually love small and natural.

Tip 4: Simple Is Good

Fashion is just fashion! Fashion is not your life. You don’t have to follow fashion all the time and get yourself stressed up. Sometimes, simplicity is the best.

For example, if you are cooking with your boyfriend, there is no point wearing the most expensive dress and putting on makeup. You will do better just by wearing a simple t-shirt and jeans.

If your boyfriend truly loves you, he will find you beautiful no matter what you wear.

I hope you have learned at least one thing from this article. Being beautiful and fashionable is not really that difficult as long as you are willing to put in a little bit of effort.

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You got kids? Mine are all grown up and gone away now but if I cast my mind back oh ten years or so I can remember not only the pressure I was under to comply with their hunger for clothes and accessories that would enable them to keep up with their peer group but also the pressure that I was under to keep up financially.

So where does this come from this desire for the latest cool fashion? Is it immaturity? A lack of independence? Or both.

I remember way back when I was growing up in Brighton (south coast of England) suddenly everyone was wearing Levis to school. Man they were cool, too cool for school! Us lesser types could only stand and stare as these guys promenaded around the place, straight out of Grease. I immediately started bugging my mother for a pair of Levis but unfortunately not only could we not afford Levis we couldn’t afford jeans! What was I going to do? I applied the pressure just as today’s teenagers do. I remember begging, pleading, whining and perpetually trying to make my case. I was being treated like a nerd at school and nothing could save me. All the while my mum, God bless her, had been saving tokens from Heinz beans to get money off jeans and get me a pair (beans mean jeans?). One Saturday in 1969 she duly presented me with my very own pair of jeans, not Levis, but jeans nonetheless!

The following Monday off I went to school, proudly strutting my stuff. Things didn’t go bad, but it could have been better. Although I was recognised as wearing denim (up 3 cred points) it was also noticed that they weren’t Levis so I only made it into a kind of sub cool group in the pecking order. Being vain and impressionable though I left behind some of my existing friends and starting hanging out with some of my new cooler ones. Despite all of my mum’s efforts to support me we hadn’t quite made it. But I learned an important lesson – don’t try to be what you’re not. The higher I climbed up this ‘social ladder’ the more shallow the people were, bordering on idiots, and the more I regretted turning away from my old friends. I also felt for my mum who sacrificed herself for my vanity. Never again did I consider ‘fashion’ until …

1998, three teenage kids 13, 15 and 18. Guess what?

Anyway, enough reminiscing – to the point: the dictionary definition of peer pressure is this:-

Peer pressure is a term describing the pressure exerted by a peer group in encouraging a person to change their attitude, behavior and/or morals, to conform to, for example, the group’s actions, fashion sense, taste in music and television, or outlook on life. Social groups affected include membership groups, when the individual is “formally” a member (for example, a political party or trade union), and social cliques. A person affected by peer pressure may, or may not want to, belong to these groups. They may also recognize dissociative groups with which they would not wish to associate, and thus they behave adversely concerning that group’s behaviors.

But does it exist today in terms of clothing? My family has been travelling to the USA for quite some time now and every mall we visit houses stores that are basically designer labels, there don’t seem to be many generic clothes shops left. And all the goods seem to be affordable and all the stores packed with kids. Typically the UK has followed the trend and is slowly but surely converting to malls as opposed to high streets and, the stores follow suit, they are all ‘names’. I can see the peer pressure trend swinging away from the visual perception of how people look towards dissociative groups, which I think is a fancy term for gangs.

From my experiences as a teenager and a parent I learned these things:

o To yourself be true

o Don’t be influenced, perfect a sense of individuality

o The more individual you seem the more others will want to be like you

o Indulge your children but don’t spoil them, encourage their sense of self

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Hi sweeties! As I already told you in yesterday’s blogpost, I’m dealing with major spring cravings right now. I’m done with the cold and the rain, I need some sunshine! And one of these pretty bags!


media_77I think every girl needs at least one pink bag in her life, especially during spring and summer. It’s such a happy, sweet colour and it gives a girly touch to every outfit. The pink Love Bag from Pinko is on top of my wishlist right now. I just need it! Okay, it’s not entirely on top, since a Gucci is my ultimate dream bag, but I still have to save some money if I wanna buy one. One day I definitely will! Other bags that I love are the pink bucket bag from Even & Odd (a cheaper alternative to the Pinko bag), the bright orange Furla bag and the yellow bag from Paul’s Boutique. Both pastel and bright colours are perfect for spring if you ask me. Can I just have them all?


If you’re scrounging around trying to find the best gifts or stocking stuffers for your shoe loving (and foot health inclined friends!) look no further. This blog has you covered with some shoe-centric nuggets holiday of joy! I’ve rounded up the top 10 gifts that I both own & use so I know they work well.

Over the weekend, snowbound, patiently waiting out Winter Storm Jonas, a pang of envy took over as I peered upon my French sistren in Paris attending men’s Fashion Week. Sure, gusts of chilly wind were likely blowing off the Seine, but how could you tell, watching those effortlessly chic gamines flit about between shows in thin statement-making floor-dusting overcoats, oversize flight jackets, and suede trenchcoats? No dipping temps could curtail their style, a lesson those of us stateside could use as a refresher in the throes of winter. We consulted the chicest of the chic, model Jeanne Damas, who gamely let us in on the French girl’s winter uniform, from the essential coat to the coolest knits—and, for once and for all, finally debunks the beret myth! Here, seven easy secrets to perfectly Parisian winter style—shop the looks in the slideshow above.

1. Winter Essentials: Borrowing From the Garçons
The caban—peacoat—is a timeless classic, like the long men’s trench or the pour la peau coat, but each has to reinvent itself each season. I love men’s coats, especially because they’re so large and they give plenty of room; the man’s coat remains one of my favorite classics.

2. Let the Fur Fly—To an Extent
I have a few vintage furs and have a particular weakness for Mongolian lamb fur—it’s quite ’70s—and I like the volume fur gives. Parisians wear less fur than New Yorkers, I think, because it’s not always well received in Paris. People here prefer restraint, and you do not necessarily feel at ease in furs. Personally, I do wear fur if it is very cold, because admittedly, there is nothing warmer. I like to wear them with jeans and flats—not too sophisticated for the day—and at night I love to wear very colorful or Sonia Rykiel dresses with them.

3. Sweater Chic
I have a passion for sweaters. Besides jeans, they are the clothes I have the most of in my closet. I must have a hundred! I cannot resist a nice sweater. My favorites are by Nathalie Dumeix, a Parisian designer. She makes perfect cashmeres, and this season she made a very wide V-neck cashmere menswear-inspired style: I bought them in every color. They are soft and go with everything and are perfectly cut. I love turtlenecks, they are very chic, but I don’t wear them very often because it bothers me to have something around the neck. For the colors, I love a navy blue sweater, red, pale pink, beige. I’m also a big fan of sweaterdresses. They’re so super comfortable, warm and sexy, With flat cuissardes—knee-high boots—it’s a very ’60s look.

4. A Scarf, Naturally! But Gloves? Not So Much
Beautiful dark gray or navy blue scarves are best when it is very cold—especially in cashmere. Otherwise, personally, I never wear hats, gloves, or other winter accessories. I find it is not cold enough in Paris. But I do find it quite chic to wear a wool scarf over a silk one.

5. How the French Do Winter White
Personally, I like the classic blue jeans, a little darker in winter and summer. But actually it is very chic to wear white jeans with a big man’s winter coat; in winter it’s more stylish than in summer, I think.

6. Comment Dites-Vous “Snow Boot” en Français?
To be honest, women do not wear snow boots in Paris, as it’s snowing no more than two days out of the year. But for skiing I have a pair of classic navy Moon Boots. And to be honest, I bought a pair of Ugg boots eight years ago in Australia. I wear them at home and very rarely—incognito—to get my baguettes. Don’t tell anybody!

7. And for the Love of God, No Berets!
I do not know anyone who wears a beret. The other day on a special “Parisian-style” shoot, there was an outfit with a beret, a trench, a marinière shirt, a cigarette, and a red lip, all of this photographed in front of Notre Dame—“hardly” cliché—and we realized that nobody knew how to place the beret on my head correctly. The French stylist had to look on the Internet to check how it is supposed to be worn!

The holiday season, and its seemingly never-ending stream of parties, lends itself to sparkly cocktail attire and demure shifts. But when overly feminine dresses don’t make many appearances in your default wardrobe, it can be hard to feel comfortable in those glamorous pieces that you find yourself wearing just once or twice a year.

There’s more than one way to dress for a party, however, and adding a surprising flourish can easily transform a simple dress into something much more interesting. For one, wearing a pair of pants underneath a velvety gown, like a deep red one from Attico, can create an unexpected contrast and provide some much-needed coverage in the frosty climate. Or, if you’ve been searching for a way to add some edge to that prim Oscar de la Renta houndstooth frock in your closet, you can layer it with a sheer mesh Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini long-sleeved top, finishing off the look with chunky Proenza Schouler oxfords. So whether you’re adding a hard-edged boot, a bold blazer, or flared trousers, shop these six unorthodox looks. Each one brings something new to the tried-and-true party dress.

The Victorians weren’t exactly known for their trendy fashion sense. But the emergence of “New Victorian” takes the lustrous fabrics, high collars, and lace accents of the 1800s and marries them with modern sensibilities (hello, ankles… and a whole lot more). The result is a playful trend to delight in this season — rich velvets, exaggerated sleeves, and frilled details pair perfectly with the frozen romance of December. Move over, minimalism.

There’s a shoe company in the U.K. that really believes in the power of slippers. To most, the cozy slip-ons are for nothing more than scuffing around the house or wandering from the bed to the bathroom in the middle of the night. For the founders and employees of Shoegarden, slippers are a significant part of what makes their label tick. This week they’ve claimed that wearing slippers can help people in all fields be more productive at their jobs. While they didn’t cite any scientific proof in their claim, they did release this statement: “It is now increasingly acceptable to dress in an off-duty, effortless style. We feel employees should work in comfort and we therefore sell a huge variety of indoor slippers with contoured footbed insoles to ensure the utmost comfort and foot support.” The statement goes on, “We have found this to be tremendously beneficial for our workplace performance.”

There is some truth to this. Carolyn Mair, PhD, psychologist, Professor of Psychology for Fashion, and freelance consultant told NBC News in August that a “great” work outfit is only such if it is comfortable and the wearer feels confident in it. While that may mean an expensive, perfectly tailored suit to a banker, it could mean jeans and a hoodie to a coder in Silicon Valley. “It’s about finding the clothes that make you feel stylish and appropriately dressed for the situation you’re in,” she said. She also added, “Being comfortable in our clothes is really important as it allows us to forget that we are wearing them and concentrate on the task.” In other words, if you can wear a pair of slippers—fancy or not—to your office without provoking any complaints to HR, have at it. Comfort always equals confidence and this season, there’s no better footwear than a warm and fuzzy slipper to wear while getting through that daunting to-do list.

Here are 17 work-appropriate slippers that might just get you a raise or, at the very least, give your feet a well-deserved rest.

Traveling is always a fun and exciting experience, but getting through the airport can be a struggle. If it happens to be an unlucky day, you’ll get stuck with long lines, rude airport security officials, or delayed flights. Luckily with just a little bit of research, there are many ways you can make your journey faster and more comfortable. We rounded up all the tips and tricks so you don’t have to! Learn to navigate airports like a pro with the advice here. You’ll be surprised how much time and money you end up saving.