Amy Winehouse: In Defense of a Style Icon

July 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Amy Winehouse photographed by Hedi Slimane

Perhaps due to the uncertainty surrounding the cause of Amy Winehouse’s sudden death, another question has emerged in the days following: is she or is she not a style icon? It was a post on New York Magazine’s fashion news blog The Cut that first tipped me off to this debate. They cite an article written by British fashion critic Lisa Armstrong during the height of Winehouse’s popularity, which expressed outrage that publicists in the industry were attempting to make her outfits desirable.

Sure, fashion publicists can be an insufferable bunch, but should we really let that discredit Winehouse’s wholly original look? « Read the rest of this entry »


Trend Watch: The Big Bird Look

July 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

If you’re looking  to dress yourself this fall in a way that evinces both your proud plumage and your affinity for friendly monsters, don’t you dare look any further. It’s been a long time coming, but Big Bird is this season’s go-to muse. His love of daring bright looks and timeless elegance inspired a number of influential designers this season, among them Frida Giannini and Donatella Versace. So pull out those bright yellow textured pieces you’ve been saving. Now’s the time to to rock the look. It may not be easy being green, but it’s simply fabulous being yellow.

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