BabyPhat.com: Herringbone Skirt With Pleats
- 69.00 USD
by Ida Hsiang
San Francisco, California. That may not be the first city you think of when it comes to fashion, but on July 25th, they held their 6th annual Fashion On The Square event at the Intercontinental Hotel. FOTS is not only a fashion show, but also gives back to the community. Brands and designers like Fabulosity by Kimora Lee Simmons, Apple Bottoms, and Old Navy and childrenswear stores such as Gymboree and Janie and Jack participated in the show and many of the models used were aspiring models from the area. FOTS also supports organizations such as K.I.D.S., Wardrobe For Opportunity and Fashion Delivers, providing clothing for children and young adults, as well as Hurricane Katrina victims. All the support given back to the community is more than appreciated, but it is a fashion event first and foremost and the best part of the show had to be the creations by up-and-coming couture designer b. michael. The clean lines and sophisticated look of b.michael's designs were hard to miss as models, including ANTM alum Marjorie, strutted their stuff down the catwalk. Separates were a modern take on business inspired wear and evening gowns were fluid and elegant and celebrated the female form. Beautiful designs, cutting edge fashion, charity fund-raising, stellar performances... sounds more like L.A. than San Francisco! Check out some behind the scene shots and runway footage in the video and slideshow!
Your friends may make fun of you for your perhaps age-inappropriate Hello Kitty collection of pens, mugs, linens, guitars, jewelry, cutlery, furniture, and what-have-you, but who are they kidding? Despite her sweet and youthful appearance, Hello Kitty isn't just for kids, and quite frankly, with upscale Sanrio-loving designers like Tarina Tarantino and Kimora Lee Simmons for Zales, she's much more popular with the adults these days than she ever was with the youngsters! And now, with the help of MAC Cosmetics, she just got a whole lot more grown-up! The much-anticipated Hello Kitty makeup collection is finally available for purchase today in MAC stores and MAC-carrying department stores (yes, you can actually buy it and take it home -- it's not just on display for pre-orders or to tease us anymore)! The collection contains three different "lines" -- Hello Kitty Mild, Hello Kitty Wild, and Hello Kitty Accessories -- with coordinating shades in each that range from pretty girlie pinks to bold modish blues and neon hues. While the sweet inspired products include a variety of makeup zip-cases, feline-like lashes, and loads of character-influenced glosses, glitters, and pigments, I have to say I much prefer the products that they've emblazoned with the Hello Kitty logo over the plain pots of "inspired" shades that they've also thrown in the collection (I don't really see the point unless you're truly indulging in your obsession). Overall, MAC's spin on our favorite cartoon cat is so dark and funky that she looks more like "Goodbye Kitty" than her usual jolly self, but I have to say, I'm kind of diggin' this gritty new side to the classic Kitty! Check out the slideshow for some of the products inspired by the fancy feline!