Several years ago, Mavi laid down roots on Broadway between 12th and 13th St. in New York. Since its opening, I can't ever recall seeing someone that wasn't an employee inside. With rents constantly rising and even decently successful businesses folding, how on earth does this shop stay open? Is it a money laundering front? Is there a heroin den in its basement? What's the Mavi deal? I don't get it. Hmm...
Friday, February 29, 2008
Sure it's only 18 degrees out but in our hearts we're sunning ourselves in St. Tropez. Truth be told we're browsing in the Gap, but Gap/St. Tropez... it's like potayto/potahto! Anyway, while there we happened upon this fab number - a ruffled Missoni-inspired striped bikini that will surely look beach-haute-to-trot!
And, at $79, the cross-Atlantic flight almost seems palatable.
Posted by Haute Damn! at 2:18 PM
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Talk about fashioning an image! Marc Jacobs has silk screened Hillary Clinton onto tees (for the 2nd time), available exclusively at his Marc by Marc Jacobs boutiques. The shirts cost $35 and all proceeds go towards her campaign. Of course this begs the question, how long will it be til we can don Juicy Obama butt pants?
Posted by Haute Damn! at 12:11 PM
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Move over Everlast, Norma Kamali is heading to Wal-Mart.
The designer will create a soup-to-nuts collection Kamali featuring women's wear, children's apparel, accessories, footwear and housewares.
“My life dream has been to promote self-esteem for women and wellness for the entire family," said Kamali in a statement. "Now I have the opportunity with Wal-Mart to create products that combine my design experiences with great value and innovative ideas to fulfill this dream. Through the Wal-Mart stores and website I can reach more people and affect more lives than in any other venue.”
Posted by Haute Damn! at 4:27 PM
If we were Henry Holland, we would SO put that on a tee! No matter, because nothing will damper our latest finding - Christian Lacroix Pour La Redoute's got a whole new fantabulous site where you can take a tour of his whimsical world with Lily Cole. Joyous! Just joyous. It's a Wednesday afternoon delight!
Follow the red carpet road. Follow the red carpet road. Follow, follow, follow, follow...
Posted by Haute Damn! at 3:47 PM
Hope you weren't banking on picking up a cheap "Goyardo" tote today. After a NYPD raid yesterday morning, Chinatown is SOOOOOOO busted!
Three buildings (owned by the Vincent Terranova estate) housing 32 illegal storefronts all selling knockoffs were shut down on a block commonly referred to as the Counterfeit Triangle. Over $1 million in faux goods (Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Coach, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, and the ever sought after designer knockoff Dora the Explorer) were seized during the raid.
Said Mayor Bloomberg, "[The Counterfeit Triangle] has been one of the most notorious knockoff shopping malls in the five boroughs, one with more than 150 employees operating with impunity 10 or more hours a day, seven days a week, even while the building owners were under a long-standing federal court order to stop counterfeiting activities."
According to WWD, "No arrests have been made, but city officials will move quickly to issue violations of health and safety codes that will result in orders to vacate the premises, effectively shutting the buildings down."
Posted by Haute Damn! at 10:19 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Forget the dress, did Calista forget it was the Oscars? It looks like she jumped out of the shower, threw her hair a top her head and ran for the carpet.
It breaks our heart to do this but Ellen Page! What were you thinking? You just turned 21 and you couldn't look frumpier. The vintage Jean-Louis Scherrer Haute Couture was just way way too old.
Posted by Haute Damn! at 11:05 AM
Black is generally considered boring and staid but jennifer Garner looked stunning last night in Oscar de la Renta and Van Cleef and Arpels Jewlery. As to her best accessory, Ben Affleck, he was no where to be seen.
It must be nice to look uber-stylish when you're totally preggers. Cate Blanchett looked gorgeous in Dries van Noten making H&B quasi-bitter but mostly impressed.
The hardest working woman at last night's Academy Awards, Amy Adams surely left young girls everywhere green with envy in her emerald Proenza Schouler.
Fill me up buttercup! Rosamund Pike in Roland Mouret.
Honorable mention goes to Renee Zellweger, whose dress was stunning, but "I am sucking on a lemon" expression cost her best dressed points.
Posted by Haute Damn! at 10:54 AM
Talk about painting the town red. At last night's Oscar, the biggest trend of the night was impossible to miss (weren't you seeing red?). Star after star walked the red carpet looking red hot and we've got the pics to prove it:
A devilish heidi Klum heats things up in Galliano Couture. Stunning!
What happened to the rest of Katherine Heigl? Oozing movie star, the very skinny celeb personified old Hollywood glam in newly cut ringlets and a resplendant Escada.
Jillian Dempsey (and McDreamy for that matter) in Versace
Ruby Dee in Kevan Hall.
Helen Mirren looks as regal as ever in a custom George Chakras.
Miley Cyrus looking on trend and completely age appropriate in Valentino (from his last spring collection).
Tilda Christie stood out from the red brigade in a cocktail length she designed with her stylist, Tanya Gill.
Dennis Hopper with Victoria Duffy.
Posted by Haute Damn! at 10:17 AM
Friday, February 22, 2008
Designer: Rodarte Actress: Marion Cotillard, Best Supporting Actress, La Vie En Rose
Designer: Barbara Tfank
Posted by Haute Damn! at 3:51 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Following in the footsteps of Liv Tyler, Justin Timberlake has been tapped as the fresh face of Givenchy's newest men's fragrance (bowing fall '08).
"Beyond his immense international notoriety, we chose Justin Timberlake because he's a true trendsetter who has redefined modern elegance,” said Alain Lorenzo, Parfums Givenchy’s president.
Posted by Haute Damn! at 4:02 PM
We're sure it's just one big coincidence, but some Swedish folks are pretty up in arms that some "Mark guy" ripped off one of their own. The scarves, shown above bear a striking resemblence save for the words emblazoned on them. At right is the "Marc Jacobs since 1984" version and at left, the original, which reads "Linsell," the name of the Swedish village depicted on it.
55-year-old Linsell native, Goran Olofsson, claims that his father Gosta created the scarf in the 1950s. Reports The Local, an English-based paper there, "With its picturesque little church and wood huts, the scarf is very much a product of its origins. In fact, the two bears, the pasque flowers and the coat of arms depicted on the fabric are all symbols of Härjedalen, a county located in northern Sweden."
"It looks like he has just copied it straight off, this Marc guy," said Malin Nyqvist, a spokeswoman for the local tourist office. "I definitely don't think he has been to Härjedalen."
Posted by Haute Damn! at 3:16 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
- What will Ms. J do this year to rep the axed girls? Afros and ruffles? So done!
- How many minutes into the episode will it be when Tyra says something completely bat-crazy?
- How many times will the word CoverGirl be plugged?
- Will we somehow miss Jaslene's awful commercials?
- Will Nigel ever divorce his wife and call us???
Meanwhile, think you've got what it takes to be on Top? You'll have to answer all kinds of difficult questions like our personal fave, #54: "If you could hold any political office, what would it be and why?" But if you've got the chops, download the application here.
Posted by Haute Damn! at 4:49 PM
It should come as little surprise to those who know of his architectural yens as of late that Roberto Cavalli has decided to tackle the club scene. The first club is slated to open in October in Dubai (where the designer has also designed an 80-story hi-rise residential building), with additional outposts in the pipeline for Milan (a revamp of a restaurant he already owns there), Miami and London.
Cavalli told WWD that he was hoping to fuse "modern and Renaissance influences, the past and the future, and especially a Tuscan touch in the kitchen."
"Everything will be Cavalli, from the furniture down to the ice holder and the dishes," he added. And no doubt that will extend to the vodka served, too - afterall, who can forget this fave Cavallism: "I make the vodka because I like having sexy times with the sexy ladies." Here's to Cavalli's new sexy times temples - Cheers dears!
Posted by Haute Damn! at 10:18 AM
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Everything's coming up black roses for Lily Allen these days. As if things in her personal life had not already run completely amok, Agent Provocateur has just dropped her as the face of its new campaign.
Posted by Haute Damn! at 11:43 AM
Sunday, February 17, 2008
From the Splendicity community, comes this weeks best in beauty, fashion, and shopping. Enjoy!
A Touch of Blusher reports on the must-try look for spring 2008.
15 Minute Beauty Fanatic checks out Tarte's Ready, Set, Glow kit, which is perfect for your tropical vacation!
My Wardrobe Today gives honest reviews of some beauty products she has tried recently.
Oscar Blandi shares with CelebLOOK how he gave Faith Hill her gorgeous do for the Grammy's.
Aging Fabulous asks if anyone has tried Freeze & Go products.
Raging Rouge falls in love with the NARS Shanghai Lily Collection.
Exclusive interview with Fafi about her new MAC line at makeup loves me!
Top Model Amy Lemons dishes on her favorite beauty products with Beauty Banter... and her catwalk beauty tips!
Haute & Bothered's Got a Sneak Peek at Jovovich Hawk for Target's Upcoming Line.
Snarkstress has been ruminating on whether Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a foot and would love to hear your uncensored take.
STYLEnosh asks, "Can you really be stylish in frigid temps?"
Style...a work in progress muses on a certain type of fashion paranoia in The (Un) touchables.
The Fashionable Kiffen dares to break a fashion rule by mixing black and deep blue.
Teen Style Lounge wants you to listen to what your tee is saying and also offers another chance to view the Hottest Finds from the b5media Beauty & Style channel.
Let's Go Shopping is giving away Gift Certificate Worth $35 From Heels.com.
Wardrobe Oxygen offers some wardrobe suggestions for those who live in warm climates.
The Latest Luxe enjoys some peep-toe fun with the Gucci Newton Bootie.
Posted by Haute Damn! at 3:27 PM
Friday, February 15, 2008
Kenneth Cole is getting a new outlet for his cheeky social commentary in the form of a (drumroll please...) blog. Cole has called on his "celebrity" friends to blog about social issues like poverty, homelessness, the environment and politics.
Starting the dialogue will be New York Giants player Michael Strahan sharing his perspective on athletes using human growth hormone, and Soprano's actor Joey Pants writing about mental health issues as they relate to veterans of the Iraq war. Um, ok. Surely he could get Alicia Silverstone to talk about the environment, no?
Look for it Monday at awearnessblog.com
Posted by Haute Damn! at 4:41 PM
Meet the Cartier Perles, a soon-to-be introduced timepiece in Cartier's Libre watch collection (ironic, no?). With 389 diamonds (a total of 2.9 carats) set in 18K gold and two pearl embellishments this striking watch is sure to steal some spotlight.
The watch bows at the SIHH show in Switzerland come April. On a sidenote, H&B much rather have 400 diamonds on a watch than a cellphone. We're just saying...
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Posted by Haute Damn! at 12:22 PM
So THIS's Why everything's on sale...
date: Feb 15, 2008 11:12 AM
subject: Active Endeavors & Hayden-Harnett
This is Ben from Hayden-Harnett. Active Endeavors has not paid for the Hayden-Harnett merchandise they have, and are now entering bankruptcy proceedings. I would appreciate your not featuring Hayden-Harnett products from their site, as they are not authorized to sell them.
Posted by Haute Damn! at 11:13 AM
It's the sale of sales and we are NOT even talking about the Barney's Warehouse. Why claw your way through damaged goods when an enormous range of seriously reduced wares are just a hop, click and a jump away at Active Endeavors.
Choose from Corey Lynn Calter, Rebecca Taylor, Hayden-Harnett,Trovata, Rag & Bone, Miss Davenport, and more, all at up to 70% off. Oh, and did we mention free shipping? There - we just did.
Posted by Haute Damn! at 9:45 AM