An edgy, rock-and-roll concept will always be better suited for Vera Wang's lower priced diffusion line, Lavender Label, and this Fall 2009 was no exception. The theme was "Medieval Mod" and allowed for layered metallics, hard and soft elements, and close-to-the-body silhouettes. Vera Wang's Fall 2009 ready to wear collection will show at the designer's SoHo Flagship during New York Fashion Week.
- NBC's Amy Poehler comedy has a likely title: Public Service. — New York Times
- Anchor Bay has bought the rights to the comedy starring Ashton Kutcher, Spread, which just premiered at Sundance. — Variety
- The next Real World season will be set in Cancun. — The Hollywood Reporter
- It looks like the next Batman movie, a sequel to The Dark Knight, will hit theaters in 2011. — ComingSoon
- Radiohead, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney have joined the lineup of performers for this year's Grammy Awards. — Billboard
- A 3-D porn movie is in the works in Hong Kong. — Variety
- Fox has ordered a pilot for the US remake of Absolutely Fabulous. — Zap2it
We're still catching our breath from the Fall 2009 menswear season and Gareth Pugh's first menswear show, which took place last night, while the Spring 2009 Haute Couture collections have gotten underway. Already, just a few shows in, we're seeing the strongest Spring 09 trends reiterated on the couture catwalks. 3-D florals, for instance, showed up at once. Check out our trend report on 3-D florals from the Spring 09 ready to wear catwalks for more.
Tired of the complicated platform sandals of last spring it seems many brands are going back to basics. These elastic sandals are easy but still sexy and compliment with the bondage and transparency trends from Spring 09. An added bonus? We find they often don't cost quite as much as their studded, chain-wrapped siblings.
If you're on a budget, and stuck between wanting to buy clothing you can wear now and wanting to buy that which will still work this Spring, today is your day. You couldn't ask for more than a 100% silk jumpsuit for $80. Completely on trend, relatively affordable, and wearable in both cold and warm weather--we could even get behind the notion to buy more than one. Check out our roundup of jumpsuits on the Spring 09 catwalks, right here.
While I won't be heading down to the 2009 Sundance Film Festival this year, I will be sorting through the humongous pile of festival entries to share with you some of the films I think look most promising. From quirky documentaries to talented young filmmaker debuts to a potential runaway hit, Sundance is filled with entertainment possibilities. Here are today's selections:
The Missing Person
Michael Shannon is getting all kinds of attention for the creepy role he plays in Revolutionary Road, which is one of the reasons this movie is already earning some early buzz out of the festival. Also starring Amy Ryan, The Missing Person looks like a slow-boiling noir that follows "a private detective prone to sardonic wit, gin, and the endless repercussions of what happens when you mix the two." Intrigued?
Monochromatic outfits are popular for spring and there is no better example than the head-to-toe nude looks that came down this season's runways. Matching shades can be difficult, so don't worry too much that they be exact. Just keep your eye out for great nude separates and by the time the weather turns, you'll have your look ready to go. For more, check out our New York trend report.
Earlier this week we pulled together our favorite pieces from Net-a-Porter's blowout sale and now that Shopbop is following suit, well, we can help ourselves. Take an extra 20% off all sale merchadise this week at Shopbop and score yourself designer booties, platforms, handbags and frocks at a fraction of their original price. Our number one find is the Mason by Michelle Mason Strapless Dress--this little red dress would sure take one hundred dollars a long way.
Geometric accessories are a great way to toughen up soft, feminine outfits--and you can wear them through both seasons. The sharp angles and confident patterns make them long-lasting, not trendy, and without color there's no telling the styling combinations one could come up with. Our favorites, above!
The Net-a-Porter mark downs are dipping even lower this week, and a new set of must-haves is warranted. At this point in the sale, sizes are limited, so be sure to keep that in mind before you justify a pair of Louboutins. We think these pieces are timeless and Spring-ready, and, with some going for over 50% off, fine investments indeed.