NEWS FLASH – Galliano Banned from Dior!

Posted in Style News on February 26th, 2011 by styltribe

It reads like a plot from a 1940′s film noir: John Galliano, designer at Christian Dior since 1996 has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a Paris cafe.  Due to the nature of the arrest (assault and claims of anti-Semitic remarks), he has been suspended from the house of Dior until further notice.

A statement form Sidney Toledano, Dior chief executive, said “Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any antisemitic or racist words or behavior…Pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities.”

The details at this point are a little bit fuzzy, as some say the run-in began with Galliano insulting the woman’s handbag after she called him ugly, while others say that the woman filed a complaint with police claiming Galliano was making anti-Semitic remarks.  This all went down at La Perle cafe near the designer’s home.  In any case, it seems the house of Dior wants to distance itself as quickly as possible to avoid any mistakes in dealing with the debacle.

Galliano, who seems incredibly good-natured in front of the press may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or could have been trying to get in the good books with Mel Gibson.  Either way, stay tuned fashion fiends as we find out what happened , what will happen and where Galliano will end up.  Apparently, he was chosen to design Kate Moss’ wedding gown, so we’ll see if she sticks with him in his time of scandal.  She’s no stranger to trouble in the media, after all.

“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…

H&M to Launch Online Shopping

Posted in Sales and Discounts, Style News on February 7th, 2011 by styltribe

Hallelujah!  It won’t happen for another year or so, but the mere thought of being able to shop H&M online sounds heavenly to us!  Why, you ask?  Isn’t it just the same as any other online retailer?  Well, no, my friends, and here’s why: 1. not all retail locations carry the same merch.  For example, only a select few carry the swimwear line or other special holiday or summer garments.  2.  And this is the most important one…we can finally buy the big designer colabs without going to wait in line at 4am!  Yes, you’ll likely spend all day in front of your computer, but at least you can do it in your silk pajamas.  So there…now you know why it’s such a coup for those of us who love those kooky Europeans at H&M!