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After years out of the Fashion Week spotlight, Kenneth Cole returned with a slew of front-row celebs — Brooke Shields, Heidi Klum, Cuba Gooding Jr. — a fun video and a super sexy collection.
The Kenneth Cole runway show used to be a real “thing.” His show traditionally held the 8 p.m. slot on Thursday and effectively kicked off Fashion Week. It was the first evening show and, inevitably,...Read more »
Edun, created by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, is a labor of love, an attempt to fuel economies in impoverished communities by creating a clothing line using pieces made in Africa or fabrics sourced from there. For fall, the collection revamps classics like tweed and tartans and turns them rock star chic.
Eye-catchers include cute tweed blazers and miniskirts juiced up in shades of electric...Read more »
Shopbop threw a bash last night at the swanky Top of the Standard to celebrate the launch of Mugler and the exclusive-to-Shopbop Muglerette Graffiti Bag created by Nicola Formichetti. Mugler…Formichetti…Shopbop—like we needed any MORE reasons to get us to the Standard Hotel?
Mugler’s new ready-to-wear and handbag collection will debut at Shopbop this spring, and the Muglerette is leading...Read more »
L'Oréal Paris EverStrong Sulfate-Free Thickening Hair & Scalp System, out this month, offers shampoo, conditioner and tonic to strengthen fragile, thinning hair at the root with amino acids and gentle surfactants, $6.99 and up; at drugstores nationwide.
Philip Kingsley Stimulating and Exfoliating Scalp Masks are two new treatments to improve scalp health, encourage hair growth, and zap...Read more »
Calling all female shoppers: Now that you've pulled off all that holiday shopping for everyone else, why not indulge in something for yourself? Make it shoes.
CHROMATICgallerie has a customization process that takes the fear of heights out of shoe shopping.
You pick the color, material, width and heel height -- so if you're not crazy about today's crazy-high heels, custom-design your...Read more »
Fresh celebrates its birthday with limited-edition Fresh Turns 21 soaps, in three iconic scents -- Sugar, Patchouli, Hesperides Grapefruit -- packaged in opulent metallic wrap; $15 each ($22 for set of matching note cards) at Fresh shops, Manhattan, and fresh.com.
Handmade organic French lavender soap, using a recipe direct from France, offers a creamy lather of luscious goat's milk, coconut...Read more »
Shoe fanatics -- you may want to hold onto something to steady yourself. Tory Burch has gone over the top -- and off the edge -- with her printed Pixie Open Toe Pump, $395, and Pixie Wedge, $425, perfect cocktail party stunners that are both 3-D and too-too. They look great in black and white or red, with a mix of floral print, glass stones and petal embellishments....Read more »
Oh, sure, Kendra Scott has standard jewelry that's designed and constructed already. But where's the fun in that?
Creative folks will want to sidle up to her Color Bar on the Austin, Texas, jewelry designer's website, which allows you to customize earrings, pendants and rings with just a click of your mouse.
How about earrings with gemstones in your daughter's school colors,...Read more »
Sculpt on-the-go with Bobbi Brown's Brow Kits, in light or dark palettes, with two brow-filling shadows, a new stiff-angled brow brush, mirror and mini tweezers, $45 in light or dark versions; at bobbibrown.com. Touchback's BrowMarker, like a Sharpie for brows, deposits a fine amount of smudge-proof color that bonds to brows and skin to fill in sparseness, for a lush look; $19.95, in...Read more »