Entries Tagged as 'Glam'

Friday, March 1st, 2013


A Cup of Jo: “Researchers from the Netherlands discovered that the largest boost in happiness from a vacation doesn’t come during or after the vacation, but instead from the simple act of planning a vacation. According to the 2010 study, ‘vacation anticipation’ generally boosts happiness for eight weeks, whereas after the vacation ‘there is hardly an effect.’” [...]

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Suno: New Label Brings Industry to Kenya

The story of Suno is the kind that makes me so happy. Designer Max Osterweis, whose “real” day job is as a screenwriter and film director in San Francisco, has been collecting traditional East African textiles for more than a decade. With the objective of bringing work to local factories in the struggling Nairobi, Kenya, [...]

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Boy by Band of Outsiders Spring 2009

I’ve been in an obsessive phase lately. Shakespeare’s idiom of “too much of a good thing” — that is downright lost on me right now. (And I’m loving it. Kanye West, salsa dancing and Merlot have all had their moments in the last few days. It’s how I imagine I’ll be about food when I’m [...]

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Project Runway notes

While I’m sitting at my desk looking forward to Project Runway tonight, I wanted to throw this up if you hadn’t seen it — Leanne’s winning design from two weeks ago is available on the Diane Von Furstenburg website. It’s beautiful! And I don’t know about the specifics of this dress, but DVF does have [...]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Corso Como shoes

What. A. Find. According to Sprig.com, Corso Como shoes are ethically and safely made by hand in Brazil of vegetable dyed leathers, with a portion of each sale going to women’s and children’s charities. These qualities alone are enough to make us love this brand, but on top of that, the line offers literally hundreds [...]

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Michelle Obama on the style trail

It’s not just Barry — Michelle Obama is looking HOT these days! Thanks to an entry from Kim at PaperMag.com for taking note of the first lady’s increasingly designer closet (making yet another likeness between Barack and JFK). But don’t expect Michelle to give up affordable wares; the $99 White House Black Market dress she [...]

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Behind Beklina

To know hot green fashion is to know the fantastic online boutique Beklina. July is self-proclaimed Eco-Month at Grechen’s Closet, featuring green fashion content, and a sweet interview with Beklina founder Angelina made the list. Check it out (as well as the rest of Eco-Month), and enjoy these FLP Editor’s Picks — including Grechen’s 25% [...]

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Top Swap-A-Rama

Oh, to live in London! The newest reason (of countless) being that I could do the second-annual Visa Swap this summer. (And no, these words are not sponsored.) Beginning June 21 Londoners can take their unused high-fashion clothing to a temporary shop in Covent Garden where the value of the clothes will be credited in [...]

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

A little bird told me about Mon Petit Oiseau

I sat down today to create a “Get this look” entry — to snag a sweet runway or on-the-street outfit and find some socially-friendly pieces to recreate it, but then I flipped through the Mon Petit Oiseau spring collection, and my work was done. No need to search out anyone else’s styling — these looks [...]

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Viridis Luxe-ury

Last year, LA designers Hala Bahmet and Amadea West introduced Viridis Luxe, a higher-end line of elegant tops and dresses made from eco-friendly knit blends. This year’s spring collection is more lovely than ever — a bit retro, a bit dressier than most knit lines, fitted and unfitted at just the right moments, some sweet [...]

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Good gifts: Holiday 2007

Priced from low to high, may I present . . . MY gift list! Because the best gifts are those we want ourselves, oui? $1+: iTunes gift cards No jewel cases or cross-country transportation required. (On the receiving end, I plan to immediately purchase Cat Power: The Greatest, Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell, Blonde [...]

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

PFW runway run down

Techno music: check. Beautiful people sitting runway-side: check. Non-toxic makeup on models: check. Some of the nation’s hottest eco-friendly fashion designers: check. FSC-certified wood on the runway: check. All expenses paid by sponsors so independent designers can strut their stuff: check. “Move fashion forward for a sustainable future”: check. Empowered yet? If not, just read [...]

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Myth & Ritual glam

I’ll believe the myths and perform the rituals – just keep whatchoo got coming! I am so in love with Myth & Ritual’s Spring 2008 line. I gotta say, sometimes it’s hard to find good ol’ glamour in this self-disciplined world of responsibly-made fashion. And we thank you.(Myth & Ritual, based in NYC, is made [...]

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Roberto Cavalli for H&M

To be released November 8, in 200 selected stores around the world (cross your fingers?). RC is known for designing with bold animal prints and flowy, feminine dresses, often juxtaposed with each other. He’s a designer for the stars: Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Gwenyth Paltrow, Beyonce and many more. At H&M, his line will [...]