“The Aniston” Haircut for 2011

Posted in Celebs with Style, Fashion Trends on February 23rd, 2011 by styltribe

Yep, that’s right…she cut it.  She has done it once before while in the throes of Friends popularity, but somehow, this is different.  This is a new Jennifer Aniston who’s haircut can seem like a symbolic gear change for not only her signature, beachy blonde tresses which always seemed to hover perfectly at the same length, but for her view of life.  This, my friends, is not just a haircut…it’s a message.   It heralds the dawn of a new Jen.  A Jen who will not be known as Brad Pitt’s ex or that girl in the romcoms — no — this is a coming out party and Ms. Aniston is the debutante decked out in white.  Well, take notice, scenesters, because I have a feeling that we’re going to see some good things happening to our ‘friend’.  All women know that long hair is so often a security blanket and this one has been tossed to the wind.  Stay tuned, this one isn’t stuck in second gear anymore…

SAG Awards Push Snooze Button

Posted in Celebs with Style, Fashion Trends, Style News on January 31st, 2011 by styltribe

Many awards were given out at the 2011 Screen Actors’ Guild Awards last night, but, in our opinion, there was only one winner.  On the red carpet, that is.  Hidden amongst the drab and predictable gowns which sashayed down the carpet and past the photogs, only Mila Kunis managed to wow us with her firey red Alexander McQueen dress.  Firstly, because the fabric and the pattern were brilliant, secondly because the shape was perfect for her body and, perhaps most importantly – it was Alexander McQueen.  It takes a certain type of woman to don the amazing designs from that house, and it doesn’t always work, either.  Kunis pulls it off, doesn’t get fussy with the hair or jewelery, and wins our RCS Award for best dressed last night.  The King’s Speech may be nominated, but the night belonged to McQueen.

Welcome Back, Sports Fans!

Posted in Celebs with Style, Fashion Trends, Style News on January 17th, 2011 by styltribe

Yep, that’s right…the fashionista sports season has just opened up with the Golden Globe awards last night. The glamour, the glitz and the gowns all paraded over the cushy red carpet of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s big event. Having been on hiatus myself for the past few months (I’ve decided to rear a tiny Fashionista, which has taken a good chunk of my time), the beauties and the beasts were both in attendance on “the rug”. Most, sadly, took beastly honours, not because they were so heinous in nature, but mostly because they looked more like prom dresses for teens than gowns for sophisticated stars (read: Carrie Underwood in her uniform of sparkle or Jennifer Love Hewitt in an ill-fitting ruffle fiasco). There were a few standouts (thank God) and the honours go to Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive and January Jones in Versace. Anne is really starting to show her fashion grit with an open back and delicate shoulder pads, while January Jones shows, well, just about everything but makes it look gorgeous. Good on ya, girls! Now we lie in wait, licking our our chops and ready for the SAG awards’ red carpet. All of this, sportsfans, is simply fodder and preparation for le Superbowl of floor length showstoppers — the Academy Awards! I think it’s time to start a fantasy red carpet pool and start choosing our star players. It’s time to bring some shine to this dreary weather, and begin to dream in silk and stilettos…

Denim Diaper is “Full of Chic”

Posted in Fashion Trends, Style News on May 28th, 2010 by styltribe

I\’ve Got Chic in My Pants – Huggies Commercial

Huggies has introduced a limited-edition denim looking diaper with a commercial that has shocked some and impressed many.   The commercial shows a baby strutting through a busy square while the voice over announces that “My diaper is full of chic”, and “When I do number two, I look like number one.”  Personally, this is the most humourous commercial I’ve seen in a very long time and think that with all the ridiculous things we can purchase for our babies, at least this one can effortlessly show off a parent’s great sense of humour.  Keep in mind, folks, that this is after the release of the David Beckham-Armani-looking diaper in Japan not long ago.   You must watch this commercial and have yourself a good chuckle…

McQueen’s Right Hand Takes Over

Posted in Fashion Trends, Style News on May 28th, 2010 by styltribe

After the tragic suicide of Alexander McQueen and a label with its popularity growing at an astounding rate, executives from Gucci group wondered how to even attempt to put the right person at the helm of the label.  Enter Sarah Burton, who worked very closely with McQueen for years and worked as head of womenswear at the label since 2000.  She even completed McQueen’s Fall 2010 collection just after his death, proving without a doubt that she is the right woman for the job.  Bringing in some flashy designer with his/her own aesthetics never really seemed quite right, so this decision to promote within the McQueen ranks seems to be a stroke of genius.  While the execs aren’t telling us what we can expect in the upcoming collections, the entire fashion world will anxiously wait another four months to see the work of Burton in the Spring 2011 collection.  There’s a certain part of me that is desperately rooting for Burton — wouldn’t it be something to see someone who knew McQueen’s inspirations and styles so well be the one to continue on his legacy?  I think Lee would be pleased.

Hermes Puts in a New Designer in its Expensive Saddle

Posted in Fashion Trends, Style News on May 27th, 2010 by styltribe

The latest news reports  that Jean Paul Gaultier, creative director at Hermes for the past seven years, has been replaced with Christophe Lemaire.  Lemaire is best known for his work at Lacoste for the past 8 years as creative director.   It seems that even though magazine editors and photographers have loved the avant garde looks from Hermes’ pret-a-porter line, the company hasn’t been selling them very well at the retail level.  While we all love the ‘enfant terrible’, I think it’s a great move to bring some wearability into the storefronts — especially at the extremely high price points.  Lemaire’s first collection will debut in March 2011 — let’s see what he’s got to offer!  As for JP, well, I’m sure he’ll get by just designing for his own line for now.

Ugg Choo — Gesundheit!

Posted in Fashion Trends, Style News on January 18th, 2010 by styltribe

Yep, that’s right folks!  Jimmy Choo’s Tamara Mellon has agreed to design a capsule collection of Jimmy Choo for Ugg Australia boots!  She said that Uggs are the only other type of footwear found in her closet, so why not design for them?  Well, Tamara, I have to agree!  I go exclusively from high-end high heels right into the pillowy, cloud-like comfort of my Uggs all the time!  I’m really hoping that they have a real Jimmy Choo edge to them…complete with a Mad Max-esque toughness, complete with grommets, straps and spikes!  Oh glorious day!  That would be fantastiche!  Sadly, we’ll all have to wait until next October to see the goods, and from what we hear, they’re going to cost anywhere between $595 and $795 per pair.  Sigh. But just think: you can completely justify them as the most comfortable Choos you’ve ever bought!  Surely that would be worth the cost…no?

Boots as Pants? Yay or Nay?

Posted in Celebs with Style, Fashion Trends on January 15th, 2010 by styltribe

So here’s the question of the day:  would you wear boots as bottoms?  Well, we all know that over-the-knee boots were huge this fall, and it seems that the wintery version has taken them to new heights!  These Stella McCartney boots were worn as the lower part of Blake Lively’s outfit at the You Know You Want It book party at Henri Bendel.  She paired a great white shirt and black blazer for a unique, if not risque look.  The boots are gorgeous, no doubt.  Would you wear them sans bottoms?