3.26.2009

First Look at Matthew Williamson for H&M

Here's a look at what we can expect from British fashion designer Matthew Williamson when his capsule collection for cheap 'n' chic retailer H&M hits stores this spring:
Prices for the collection range from $50 for shorts to $350 for a ruffled gown. Williamson included ultra-luxe elements, like cashmere, leather, sequins, and embroidery in his designs, which will be available in 200 stores worldwide starting April 23.

Williamson will do an encore on May 14, when his women's and men's styles will become available in all 1,700 H&M stores.

Beyonce's World Tour: Tough-Chic

Here's a look at what superstar Beyonce will be wearing on stage during her much-awaited I Am... world tour:

Sasha Fierce, the name of Beyonce's most recent album, will be personified in these outrageous, woman-cum-warrior costumes created by designer Thierry Mugler. "Sasha Fierce is another aspect of Beyonce's personality," Mugler told WWD. "She is Fierce on stage, and Beyonce in real life."

Beyonce's world tour starts today. Check Ticketmaster.com for info.

3.19.2009

Marc Jacobs is Engaged

After a year of dating, fashion designer Marc Jacobs and his advertising exec boyfriend Lorenzo Martone have decided to get engaged! The couple will make the official announcement today in Martone's native Sao Paulo, Brazil, where they've gone to celebrate Jacobs' multibrand store. Both are wearing rings (sweet!) but the pair have not set a date yet. When they do, it will no doubt be the most stylish event of the year!

Congratulations Marc and Lorenzo!

3.18.2009

Here Comes the Bride

Net-a-Porter.com just launched a wedding boutique that's full of stylish essentials for the big day -- everything a bride, MOB, and the bridesmaids could need, from dresses to jewelry. They've even got the bride covered for the honeymoon! Guest at a wedding? Net-a-Porter.com will let you shop according to the type of event you're attending: beach, country, day, or evening.

3.17.2009

Radici: Just Some Beautiful Things

I am blessed to have some rather impossible people in my life -- friends who are so awesomely creative, it's easy to feel inadequate in their presence; an independent mother who buys what she wants, when she wants it; and a charming fiance who would rather I get something pretty for myself than buy a gift for him (I told you he was charming!). For these beloved people, I have discovered Radici, an online gift depot with tons of insanely cool and unique handmade whatnots for home, baby, him, her, and everyone else.

Many of the products are one-offs, most have just a few available, and none of them are mass-produced, which means the impossible people I love will love and treasure the gifts I give, from the gorgeous hand-dyed silk and wool Sunset Rose Scarf (£140) for mom, to the Official Toothfairy Kit (£12) for niece. Oh, and this so-perfect-for-a-boyfriend-cardy Green Scribble Brooch (£45) for me!

3.16.2009

Have a Fling

Here's a tasty little goodie for you... While the word "stylish" is not usually associated with chocolate ("yum," "more," and "I said more, dammit!" are more common), Fling™, a new brand of chocolates, may just be as stylish as they are scrumptious.


Fling™ is a rich truffle on a crisp, light layer smothered in shimmering, yes shimmering, chocolate, making it the most glamorous piece of candy you can eat. Each irresistible flavor has a different shimmer to it -- Milk Chocolate has hint of pink shimmer, Dark Chocolate has a kiss of gold shimmer, and Hazelnut has a whisper of orange shimmer. But the best part about Fling™ is that each chocolatey finger only has 85 calories, so you can afford to eat one or two and still fit into your clothes. Now that's stylish!


Fling™ is available at stores in California, but if you live somewhere else and need a chocolate fix you can order online at FlingChocolates.com.

3.05.2009

GQ's 10 Most Stylish Men in America

GQ published it's picks for the 10 most stylish men in America. Check them out and see how your guy stands up to this fashion-savvy squad. In no particular order...
Justin Timberlake (Singer/Songwriter)This one should really come as no surprise. We knew this GQ cover boy and William Rast co-founder had potential when he was that kid in the boy band.


TI (Rapper) Hip hop stars are not typically associated with tailored blazers but TI makes it work with big, baggy jeans and sneaks.


Sid Mashburn (Haberdasher)

If there's anyone who knows a thing or two about style, it's Atlanta-based haberdasher Mashburn (seen here with his staff).





Mark Ronson (DJ/Producer)

While most DJs don the same hip hop clothing the clubgoers are sporting, Ronson styles himself in slim-cut suits and skinny ties, a la '60s Motown men.





Jason Schwartzman (Actor)


The coolest thing about Schwartzman is that he doesn't at all let trends or fads dictate his style.



Glenn O'Brien (Style Guy for GQ blog)
He's the Style Guy for GQ, for crying out loud...he'd better be stylish!



Ed Ruscha (Artist)


This LA artist (seen here with his son) is 71 years old and still has a sort of cocky swagger in a suit. Note the tennis shoes.





Alexi Lubomirski (Photographer)


This England-born chap followed fashion rules given to him by his mum, and claims Paul Newman and Robert Redford as his style inspirations.





Kanye West (Rapper/Producer)


Somehow Kanye manages to make flashy, colorful, and punk look so incredibly cool on a guy. He singlehandedly resurrected shutter shades from the '80s!





Andre Balazs (Hotelier)


His hotel, Chateau Marmont, is one of LA's most chic hangouts, so it's no wonder he's among the most stylish. His idea of style: comfort!

2.23.2009

5 Springtime Flats Under $50

Right now I'm craving anything quick and easy -- from pre-packaged salad to wash 'n' wear hair. Nothing could be quicker, easier, or more stylish than adorable, affordable flats.

Such a fresh color for the season, this flat pairs well with all of spring's essential styles for work and play.




The little girl in me loves these shoes for the bright, candy-like colors; the recessionista in me adores the price!



These shoes have an appealingly preppy look that works well for the office or running around on the weekend.

American Eagle Coco Ruffle Moc, $24.99



I love a shoe that looks sweet but isn't too precious. This flat smartens up denim and knit sundresses.

BC Footwear 'Babycakes' $39.99


Metallic patchwork is surprisingly versatile. These will be cute with spring's safari-inspired looks. Steve Madden 'Kobraa' $49.99

2.10.2009

Michelle Obama Does Vogue Cover

Look for the March issue of Vogue on newsstands tomorrow because our ever-stylish First Lady will be gracing the cover!

2.09.2009

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is this weekend, so Style Goodies is hooking you up with a tried-and-true gift guide -- just leave this page up on your computer and your honey will get the hint!

Lingerie

Lingerie should not be reserved for {ahem} quality time with your mate. Start thinking of it as an essential style item -- the thing that touches your skin all day and makes you feel totally irresistible, even if you're the only one who knows you're wearing it!
Valentine's Day Gifts- plus save $10 at Frederick's


Perfume

Sweet, fruity, floral, or spicy -- perfume is pretty much a no brainer when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts. Two great ideas: Love by Harajuku Lovers($30-45) -- it's fruity with a soft vanilla finish, and the name is so apropos; and Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker ($36-68) -- make it a girl's night and share this one with all your best girlfriends!


Candy

Instead of the garden variety box of chocolates from the drugstore indulge in something a little more exotic this V-Day. Try champagne-infused white or dark chocolate or spice things up with some Ancho chili or Ceylon cinnamon flavored truffles. Vosges Haute Chocolat offers these luxurious indulgences and more!

2.03.2009

I Heart Ronson at JCPenney

If you haven't been to a JCPenney lately, now's the time to head to the mall, because you don't want to miss out on the seriously cool collection designed by Charlotte Ronson. Available in stores or online at JCPenney.com, the I Heart Ronson™ collection is exclusive to Penney's and comes just in time for spring, with recession-friendly price points you'll love almost as much as the clothes themselves.

Of course, I Heart Ronson™ is just as girly and fun as the designer's eponymous line (which we so adore), especially the vintage-looking denim trouser which retails for $36, or the perfect-for-the-season Spring Dress which goes for $58. Shop now at JCPenney.com!




2.01.2009

What I Want: Flirty Dresses from Shoshanna

Seinfeld's ex-GF has certainly made a name for herself in the fashion biz--her eponymous line is clever and youthful with splashes of vintage charm mixed in. Most noted for the teeny bikinis she designs, this season Shoshanna is on my radar for the flirty, summer-perfect dresses she's churning out. These colorful little frocks are the reason sandals were invented!



Shoshanna Fireworks Strapless Bubble Dress, $375



Shoshanna Ikat Stripe Dress, $319



Shoshanna Serrapi Strapless Ruffle Dress, $375

Shop for Shoshanna on shopbop.com.

1.21.2009

Day 1 for Obama

I've got new President fever! I just can't contain my excitement about this historic event, and it seems the national publications share my sentiments:

1.20.2009

Michelle Obama Wears Jason Wu


For months we've waited to find out which designer First Lady Michelle Obama would choose to design her inaugural gown and tonight we finally got our answer. The statuesque Michelle wore a diaphanous white gown from New York-based designer Jason Wu, no doubt putting the 26-year old on the fashion map.


Wu called in to chat on Anderson Cooper 360, stating that he was thrilled to see her in his gown. Like the rest of us, he had no idea what the First Lady would be wearing until he saw her on TV.


Earlier in the day, Michelle Obama donned a sleek suit to the swearing-in ceremony. The suit, a lemongrass-colored sheath and jacket, was designed by Isabel Toledo. I love that our First Lady wears what she likes, instead of wearing the bigger designers everyone is expecting her to wear!


As usual, Michelle looked absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see what looks she puts together over the next eight years!



1.13.2009

My Boyfriend's Back: 10 Boyfriend Cardigans Under $50

I'm really falling in love with this boyfriend cardigan trend! Seems they go with everything from pencil skirts to wide-leg jeans, and anything else you can think to pair them with--throw on one of these sweaters and your entire look can be transformed! There's a boyfriend sweater for every budget, but I'm focused on the ones that are $50 or less.


Gap Belted Boyfriend Cardigan, $18





Forever 21 'Valerie' Boyfriend Cardigan, $20





Forever 21 Casual Boyfriend Cardigan, $25





Soulmates Striped Boyfriend Cardigan, $26





BDG Boyfriend Cardigan, $29






Old Navy Lightweight Boyfriend Cardigan, $29.50





Amber Sun Boyfriend Cardigan, $38






Rubbish® Short-Sleeve Boyfriend Cardigan, $39






Victoria's Secret Silk & Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan, $39




Delia's 'Eliana' Boyfriend Cardigan, $49.50

NOTE: All cardigans were priced $50 or less at the time this post was published.