Tuesday, April 27, 2010


H&M released the ad campaign for their Spring/Summer 2010 swimwear collection. The ads feature Canadian model Daria Werbowy along with model-turned-designer Erin Wasson, Julia Stegner, Lara Stone and Sasha Pivovarova.

Writer: Kate Murphy

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have released the first shots of their Fall/Winter 2010 collection for their Elizabeth and James line. "The fall collection plays with texture and mixes comfort with fashion,” Mary-Kate told InStyle. The line features their staple of blazers and jackets, and loose and flowy menswear shirts dresses. The line plays with leather, as seen in the overalls, and rare ostrich feathers. The girls favourite piece of the collection? "The silk drapey pant is the new skinny pant—it’s comfortable, flattering and looks great paired with heels,” Mary-Kate says.

I was in Zara yesterday and saw these exact leather overalls. It was on the sale rack. Possible foreshadowing? Photos provided by InStyle.
Writer: Kate Murphy

Monday, April 19, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010


One of the trends spotted on the runways this season was tie dye. Not the old school 70's psychedelic throwback, but a much more modern and interesting tie dye. It was seen in Proenza Schouler's Spring/Summer 2010 collection (left) as well as Zac Posen's collection for Target (right).

Do-it-yourself tie dye seemed like a right of passage for every kid growing up. You'd tie off plain white t-shirts and dip them into bowls with all different colours. It always came out looking like a bad acid trip. It was more for fun than for fashion. But Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, along with the help of Martha Stewart, are trying to turn DIY tie dye into something we can all wear. Check out this video of the design duo getting schooled by Martha in all things tie dye.

I will be heading to my local Michael's tomorrow to purchase that spray paint so I can get dying right away.

DIY Tie Dye...It's a good thing.

Photos provided bu My Fashion Life & Nitrolicious.
Writer: Kate Murphy

Monday, April 12, 2010

Winter Kate Fall/Winter 2010

Nicole Richie is giving us a first look at her Fall/Winter 2010 collection for her Winter Kate line. This time around the designs are a little darker than previous collections. Richie said she was inspired by a 2001 Johnny Depp movie: “My main source of inspiration was this movie called From Hell,” Richie told us. “It’s about the free masons and Jack the Ripper so it’s definitely about that time [period]. We have capes and cigarette pants, vests, jackets and blazers. There are cleaner lines and it’s a lot more simple.”

Winter Kate lovers shouldn't worry about an over-the-top gothic look. She still incorporates feminine touches to the collection. Flowy dressed, tailored pieces, and pops of colour are all still present.
Writer: Kate Murphy

Thursday, April 8, 2010

6126 Lookbook

Trainwreck Lindsay Lohan has expanded her leggings line 6126 (in (dis)honour of Marilyn Monroe's birthday) to a full on collection which includes 280 pieces. The line ranges from $60 to $1000 and includes lots and lots of black, cardigans, dresses, and more freakin' leggings. None of it is particularly interesting or different, and most of it is availble at your local H&M for a fraction of the cost. I will say that the black leather alligator skirt her sister Ali is modeling in the next picture is pretty awesome.

However, the beginning of the lookbook states that the collection was inspired by “iconic Marilyn Monroe and the timeless, confident glamour she represents.” Now I know Lindsay Lohan claims to be an "actress" (and a "designer") and considers Marilyn one of her thespian idols, but this collection makes me think that she's never actually seen a picture of one of the world's most larger than life sex symbols. Call me crazy but when I think of Marilyn Monroe I don't think of black or leather or dominatrix, but what do I know...I wasn't in Herbie Fully Loaded (Zing!).

Photos provided by InStyle.

Writer: Kate Murphy