Our newest guest blogger and celebrity style icon, Rachel Zoe, dishes to FabTV about her upcoming QVC collection launching on March 22nd. Rachel takes us through her affordable luxury collection - from her favorite pieces to fashion must-haves you can't live without - and tries on something special for us. Check back for more with celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe & on QVC the 22nd at 7pm ET and again on the 23rd.
Backstage at the Jeremy Scott show, we caught up with People Revolution's Kelly Cutrone who directed the show. Cutrone talks about what makes the visionary designer such a pleasure to work with.
We chatted with Michael Kors, who has dressed Angelina Jolie, Blake Lively, and Michelle Obama amongst others, behind the scenes at his runway show to hear his thoughts on the Michael Kors Fall 2010 collection. Siting a shift to a more "relaxed glam" mix of luxurious and comfortable pieces, Kors emphasizes his line is about being versatile and sexy.
Spotted: Past Project Runway contestants Jay McCarroll and Christopher Straub behind the scenes at Project Runway Season 7 runway show. Of the ten contestants who showed their collections, McCarroll and Straub's top picks were Amy Sarabi, Jay Nicolas, and Ben Chmura. McCarroll talks about designer Alexander McQueen's last collection and his personal style.
The Victoria's Secret angels are getting ready for the big show this evening (Doutzen is already in hair and makeup), and ELLE.com has a sneak peek at wing fittings for Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr.
The show themes, according to stylist Charlotte Stockdale, range from forest nymphs to futuristic femme fatales and fairy princesses:
“We came up with the idea of this girl who lands from outer space in Paris. She gets on a train that comes to a halt in Pinkland, where pink girls get on and off. Then they go into this fairy-tale forest and little lady bugs and butterflies land on them and vines grow up on their clothes. Then, there’s Tick-Tock Time; the wings in this section are based on clocks—there’s one modeled after a pocket watch with metallic feathers. And she ends up in this regal realm of princess-ness, where the wings have Swarovski jewels and peacock feathers.”
There will be five sections in the runway show, each with 12 looks. Although the show is happening tonight in New York, it will air December 1 on CBS.
The Fashion Informer also has these backstage photos, taken earlier this afternoon.
Source: Kelly Stuart/Elle.com
A couple of weeks ago I helped assemble a cupcake tower for a friend's wedding. The cupcakes were created by Grace Park, an experienced home cook and avid baker. Although this was Park's second time baking a wedding dessert, making and transporting over 100 cupcakes is no easy task.
After testing several recipes with the bride, Park selected two flavors of cupcakes — chocolate raspberry and lemon pound cake — and topped both with a Swiss meringue frosting. The recipes were from The Australian Women's Weekly Cupcakes and Fairy Cakes cookbook, and the final look of the cupcake tower was inspired by this cake.
For those interested in making wedding cupcakes, Park recommends practicing in advance, thinking out storage, and arranging for helpers to transport the finished cakes. Have you ever made a wedding cake? Or wedding cupcakes? Share your experience below!
To look at a gallery of the cupcake process and check out the completed tower, read more
On Tuesday March 31st, I helped create the look for Drink Me magazine's launch party at San Francisco's 15 Romolo. Since I conceptualized the decor for Drink Me's first party, they gave me full creative liability at the launch! The Alice in Wonderland theme was alcohol-centric, clean, and fun. Here you will find a closer look at the event and learn how I decorated the stylish speakeasy.
Last Saturday night was my sister's birthday. To celebrate, she invited a group of people to her house at 8 p.m. At 8:30, we turned off the lights to observe Earth Hour. I catered the informal event. To find out what was on the menu and check out my sister's fabulous party favor idea, start clicking.