The racks of clothes, shoes and bags in the closet of The Devil Wears Prada is enough to make any fashionista drool, and when Anne Hathaway’s character brings home new clothes and shoes every day, we begin to wonder: what does a fashion editor’s closet really look like? Thanks to a new website launched by stylist Stephanie Mark and clothing designer Erin Kleinberg, we now have an inside look. TheCoveted.com (not to be confused with the-coveted.com) offers a peek into the closets of some of the top magazine market editors, buyers, fashion publicists, and designers. Photographer Jake Rosenberg goes behind the scenes and artistically captures the pieces that collectively make a fabulous collection worth coveting.
The fashion icons provide commentary on each piece – why they love it, where it came from, the significance it has on their daily fashion decisions, or even what inspired them to purchase the item. From the images of Jane Keltner De Valle’s impressive shoe display to Mary Kate Steinmiller’s collection of mini skirts, every photo captures the essence of style and luxury that comprises every closet. As the Dries Van Noten quote on the website states, “It’s more interesting to have just a picture of a small detail – then you can dream all the rest around it. Because when you see the whole thing, what is there to imagine?” The showcased items captivate and enthrall the viewing audience while also manifesting the icon’s personal style. With eight closets added in the past week, this site will definitely become the fashionista’s new obsession!
Photos by Jake Rosenberg – TheCoveted.com
Image from: amberdesire.com
January 31st – the one day it is acceptable to adorn more sequins and glitter than you can ever imagine. This year, don’t forget to match that sequined mini with a sparkling shadow or liner. Glittered lids were seen all over the 2009 runways – and not just in the typical silver and gold shimmer. Urban Decay has a line of multi-colored glitter liners, perfect for that eye-catching New Years look. Feeling confident enough to cover the whole lid? Apply a glitter eyeshadow from bottom of eyelid to brow line, or blend two different shades. Don’t forget to line the lower lid and inner corners for an eye-opening look. Try M·A·C Glitter eyeshadow in a classic gold or a daring fuchsia, first applying vaseline to the desired area so the glitter will stick. If the eyeshadow is too much with your sequin dress, focus on just your eyelashes with a glittery mascara or even a pair of fake lashes for a bolder look (Sephora’s glitter lashes). Remember, focus on one area to avoid a disco-ball disaster. But don’t forget your glittered top hat and 2010 glasses to bring in the new year!
M·A·C Glitter – image from Nordstrom.com
Hard Candy Glitter Lash Freak Mascara – Image from fabsugar.com
Urban Decay Hard Metal Liner – Image from Sephora.com
Lady Gaga's Poker Face by MAC
This Halloween, make sure you aren’t frightening your friends with your makeup job! But don’t be afraid to get creative and go all out – your makeup can easily make or break your costume. Simple additions like fake eyelashes or a strong lipstick add an interesting and dramatic pop. A creative and unique look can drastically improve a simple costume. Need a little help? Try Sephora’s Halloween kits, $19 at Sephora.com, designed to provide the best look for any costume, whether its a vicious vampire or a pretty peacock.
Sephora makeup kit for Doll, Fairy, Angel
Sephora makeup kit for Greek Goddess, Peacock, Cleopatra
Sepora makeup kit for Vampire, Rock Star, Witch
Images from elle.com
Donatella Versace’s new collection definitely made its mark on the runway for the Fall 2009 shows. Versace incorporated shocking hot pinks, fiery reds, and flashing oranges among her stunning and classic black, metallic, and gray pieces. While full neon dresses and gowns are normally considered ’80’s, Versace cleverly omitted jewelry and embellishments – leaving a clean and modern piece that cannot be mistaken as a vintage dress someone pulled out of their closet. The thin models graced the runway with fierce dark eye makeup and slicked back hair – adding to the intensity of each Glowing ensemble.
Inauguration night: America’s new first lady Michelle Obama glides down the Lincoln Memorial stairs hand in hand with our 44th President of the United States – wearing a dress you designed. One can only imagine how 26-year-old Jason Wu felt when seeing his one-shouldered ivory chiffon ball dress covered in organza flowers and Swarovski crystals on America’s most important woman of the night.
Michelle Obama in Jason Wu's one-of-a-kind ball gown on Inauguration Night 2009
Jason Wu, along with the rest of the world, had no idea what the first lady was going to wear that night. Watching the inaugural ball from his apartment, he “felt like he was floating” when Michelle stepped out in his own design before he was swarmed with phone calls.
Starting his line with money from his doll-clothing business and help from his parents, Jason Wu has only five collections to date, but his inauguration dress helped to push him to the front line of up-and-coming New York fashion designers. His items have an elegant and well-crafted detail – silhouettes mounted with cartridge pleating and embroidered with Swarovski matte jet beads – mirroring the techiniques used by Grés and Dior.
If the first step in his career is designing the inauguration ball gown, just imagine what Jason Wu could bring to the world of fashion.
Once I start to think about it, I’ve always been interested in fashion. My mom even tells me stories about when I would suddenly burst out in tears simply because I did not like the dress I was wearing. I was three. Luckily I’ve grown out of the crying stage, but the fashion fetish lives on.