Over coffee at Four Barrel just hours before the Project Runway season finale, we found San Francisco’s Jay Nicolas Sario to be both exceedingly down-to-earth as he talked about his time in the reality television spotlight and genuinely upbeat, despite being the last designer cut from the show before the selection of the final trio. These days, the NoPa resident tells us he’s continuing his nine-year run in visual merchandising for Gap while working on his spring 2011 collection, which he hopes to show in the Bay Area next fall, and lending his time to charitable causes such as tomorrow night’s Discarded to Divine fashion event and auction highlighting recycled fashions in support of the St.
If you have a bone to pick with Jules Kim, the New York-based accessories designer more likely than not will happily oblige. That’s because the latest from Kim’s Bijules collection, beloved by no-last-name-needed celebrities from Beyonce to Kelis and Lady Gaga to Rihanna, is actually made using the tiny bones of animals collected during the designer’s escape-from-the-city adventure earlier this year to a friend’s 3,000-acre ranch outside Calistoga, Calif.
Striking envy in fashion-obsessed scooter riders everywhere, Karl Lagerfeld’s couture helmets have hit stores, reports the Cut. What’ll it cost you? Oh, just a cool $1,805 to $6,837 each.
Victoria Beckham will reportedly re-launch her premium denim line, but this time with a new look and a new name.
With his long-awaited new album Before I Self Destruct released online this week, it was no surprise to find hundreds of fans pouring onto the Macy’s Union Square cosmetics floor yesterday evening for a chance to meet Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, in town for the launch of his new men’s fragrance, Power by fifty cent, sold exclusively through the department store.
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Bringing in an estimated $350 million in 2009, Yves Saint Laurent can add the distinction of world’s top-earning dead celebrity to his lengthy list of accolades.
The use of blackface in a recent French Vogue editorial spread featuring Lara Stone stirs controversy. Via Bare.
In today’s zero-to-fame-in-a-heartbeat media landscape, it is a rare time indeed in any fashion label’s life when it is simultaneously well-known enough to be drooled over by the elite fashion press and coveted by celebrity-slash-socialites bound for red carpet events, but yet still not quite an easily-recognized name among mainstream consumers (outside of those pouring over fashion glossies and blogs, of course).
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We love scarves all year round, but we will admit occasionally falling out of love with our current tying techniques. FocusOnStyle.com’s Sharon Haver comes to our rescue with short how-to video 10 Ways to Wear a Scarf.
Another how-to vid we’re diggin’ this week comes from Sephora’s Beauty and the Blog. It’ll teach you the basic steps you need to go dark and sultry this fall with an ultra smoky eye.
The folks behind GAMA-GO got quite a surprise when they tuned in for a recent airing of “American Idol.” Contestant Alex Wagner-Trugman took the stage donning one of the local apparel and accessories company’s limited edition Flock You t-shirts, which sports a silkscreened flock of frenzied birds across its front.
“A bunch of us here watch the show, and we were like, ‘Hey that looks like a GAMA-GO t-shirt.’ We didn’t actually know beforehand,” the label’s co-founder Chris Edmundson says.
Edmundson adds with a laugh: