ASOS has sold "thousands" of reindeer and snowflake motif sweaters this season."I'll be rocking my Christmas jumper."That's not a quote from a hipster or college kid or anyone you know planning to attend an Saturday night ugly sweater party this season—it's a statement made by James Cassidy, a digital banking employee at Lloyds Banking Group, one of the biggest banks in the UK.Yes folks, the ironic Christmas sweater trend/joke/phenomenon has trickled its way up—from the 1980s to the Internet...Read Full Story
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It's official: Chinese shoppers have overtaken Americans as they world's leading consumers of expensive goods, Bloomberg News reports. The Chinese now account for 25 percent of the luxury market, compared to the US's 20 percent.
Not that we're surprised. Tons of fancy flagship stores have been opening in China lately, and just last week, The Independent noted that Vogue China sells more copies than British, French, Italian, and German Vogue combined. Another...Read Full Story
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Get your credit card ready and elbows at guard—the gold silk tuxedo pantsuit Beyonce wore in her Love on Top music video is officially up for grabs! According to a report in Page Six, the Douglas Hannant blazer and trousers will be on sale at a charity event in NYC this weekend—only after the designer stitched back on the sleeves. (Apparently, Beyonce dances really hard.)Don't live in the metro area? Well consider 12/12/12 your lucky day—you can get the jacket, the...Read Full Story
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Remember way back in, like, 2003, when it was actually kind of shocking to see a guy in skinny jeans? Well, now that's it's normal for dudes to wear painted-on denim, the bar for tight pants is being raised even higher with the introduction of "meggings." Yes, man-leggings.
The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail all published breathless articles on men in tights this weekend, which means the Brits must really love their spandex. Russell Brand...Read Full Story
(Getty Images) Sheree Whitfield at the She by Sheree show in New York in 2009You guuuuyyys. This is the Tuesday morning news we've been waiting for all year! Remember Sheree Whitfield, a former star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta? Remember how, in 2008-2009, Whitfield launched She by Sheree—that epic (and sort of disastrous) clothing line—on the show? Here, let me help refresh your memory:In case you were wondering why you haven't heard from the She by Sheree clothing line in years...Read Full Story
(ImaxTree) Christopher Kane takes a bow with Donatella Versace at the Versus spring 2013 showWell, here's a Monday morning mystery: despite issuing a denial this weekend that he will not be joining Balenciaga as creative director, it looks like Christopher Kane and Versus—Donatella Versace's secondary line—have parted ways. WWD reports that despite 16.4 percent revenue growth in the past year, the brand is moving towards a seasonless business model with a "strong digital element.""This is a...Read Full Story
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Be honest - are you number one on your holiday gift-giving list? If you answered yes, you're not alone.
According to the Wall Street Journal, self-gifting is at an all-time high this year, and 32% of holiday shoppers have already bought themselves a treat.
Compare that number to the 12% of shoppers who indulged in a little self-gifting before the recession. It doesn't makes sense, right? Well, there weren't as many sales before the recession, and with retailers...Read Full Story
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Most young designers wait with bated breath to see if their creations will turn up on the red carpet. But not J.W. Anderson! The 28-year-old, who was recently awarded the Emerging Talent Award by the British Fashion Council, hates all things evening wear.
Gowns, he told London's Evening Standard, are "only for award ceremonies and tripe."
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He continued, "It's a performance, a forced conviction, you don't have to be intelligent to do...Read Full Story
(Photo by Getty)In the past five years, Ivanka Trump's launched collections of fine jewelry, handbags, accessories, and footwear and penned a New York Times best-seller on success in the workplace—now the business-minded beauty is adding sunnies to her long list of achievements. (Hey, she learned how to run a biz from the best, right?)Yesterday, we popped by the designer's SoHo store to check out the new collection, which rolls out in department stores and her custom boutiques next year...Read Full Story
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Kate Middleton might feel "much better" after being treated for severe morning sickness in the hospital, but don't expect the Duchess to debut any new maternity outfits soon.According to a report in the Telegraph, the Duchess has canceled two appearances this weekend and most likely won't return to the public eye until after Christmas.Since leaving King Edward VII Hospital, Middleton has taken shelter at Kensington Palace, where the Queen's private...Read Full Story