When it comes to handbags, the word “iconic” gets thrown around fairly indiscriminately. But the Telfar Shopping Bag, with its raised logo and sleek construction, safely lives up to the superlative. With an army of fans including model Paloma Elsesser and singer Kelela, who calls it her single most prized possession, the bag has become one of the brand’s most sought-after pieces. Today, the brand is relaunching the bag, which debuted in 2014, with a characteristically inclusive c…
Stella’s Obsessions: Making it a Night in Brooklyn this Weekend
I don’t brunch in Brooklyn for the unexceptional eggs. I go every once in a while to check out my “Brooklyn” friends. I live on the Upper East Side so making it to Brooklyn has become a destination trip for me over the years. But the time between “the once in a while’s” keep getting longer and longer.
My core group of friends from my 20’s all lived within a 4-block radius in the Lower East Side. If we were hungry, we just walked up to each other’s building, and yell to let the…
Trend Report: Bobs are Back
With summer being the perennial moment for beachy waves, loose curls, and longer, flowy ‘dos, it’s high time that the season gets an edgier twist. Summer 2018 is officially the summer of the bob — and with some of fashion’s biggest stars like Dua Lipa, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian rocking the look, it’s official.
The bob of the moment seems to be one that’s blunt, giving even the most plain, everyday looks a touch of high fashion glamor. Razor-sharp cuts are emphasized by an attent…
Fashion’s Waste Problem Can No Longer Be Ignored
Last month, Burberry made headlines for burning nearly $40 million worth of their own unsold clothes, accessories, and perfume. Environmental activists were quick to condemn the British fashion house, citing the frequently-touted statistic that calls fashion the second most polluting industry in the world. Though their anger was well-justified, Burberry’s actions are not the exception — they’re the rule. In the world of high fashion, the destruction of excess stock is commonplace.
Did Solange Inspire Beyoncé’s Vogue Power Play?
On Monday, Huffington Post reported what many have speculated: For its September issue, Vogue will grant cover star Beyoncé total control over the feature, which will not include an interview and will be shot by the portraitist of Beyoncé’s choice—23-year-old Tyler Mitchell.
Whatever your thoughts on Queen Bey’s omnipotence, Mitchell’s humanistic portraiture will mark a departure for the 126-year-old magazine classical glossy aesthetic. It also marks a departure for Knowles herself…
Tommy Jean’s Creates Smartwear Collection
You officially don’t have to be an influencer to earn money by wearing your favorite brand anymore. With Tommy Hilfiger’s new clothing line, anyone can accumulate serious coins by just frequently wearing specific products.
The line, Tommy Jeans Xplore, uses smart technology to track the garments you’re wearing through an app. The 23-piece collection of men and women’s designs equip each hoodie, cap, jeans, or jacket with a Bluetooth chip from AWear solutions. Designed to create a “micro-commu…
Surprise! Santigold Is Back
After two years, Santigold is finally back. The genre-hopping artist released her new dancehall mixtape, I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions, via Downtown Records this morning. The reggae-influenced mixtape showcases 10 tracks of rhythm guitar over Afro-Caribbean beats. Produced by Dre Skull, the majority of the album was recorded in only two weeks while the singer was nine months pregnant. The remaining tracks were unearthed from past sessions with producers like Diplo and Ricky Blaze.