We’ll admit, this band’s name sounds a little… terrifying, especially if you don’t like horror films. But “Little Fang,” the first video from their soon-to-be-released record Enter the Slasher House, isn’t that scary. In fact, it’s a catchy little tune with sweet, upbeat lyrics and a psych-pop sound that makes total sense, given that the band is led by Avey Tare of Animal Collective. Check out the trippy clip directed by Tare’s sister, Abby Portner, featuring an adventurous kitty (created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop!) who visits a carnival that his little feline mind will never forget.
Enter the Slasher House comes out April 8 on Domino Records, and the band will tour the U.S. for much of that month. Not sure if the cat creature is joining them.
Designer Sarah Jessica Parker, her partner George Malkemus and the Nordstrom shoe team have touched down in sunny California to present the SJP Collection in person at Nordstrom The Grove store Los Angeles. If you can’t join in on all the fashionable fun, don’t fret—Sarah Jessica is hosting a special Twitter chat for all adoring SJP shoe collectors near and far. Join the conversation, today from 11:30am-12:30pm PST, on Twitter @Nordstrom using hash tag #SJPxNordstrom.
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From Seattle to Miami, Sarah Jessica is photo documenting all of her pit stops and top locales as she dashes across the country for the #SJPxNordstromexclusive shoe collection tour. Follow her footsteps on Pinterest and discover how to travel SJP style.
The ’60s have been an inspiration point for several designers across Europe, and we’ll admit, we always have a certain reluctance about retro eras when they’re taken too literally. However, we cannot ignore the optimistic approach in the ’60s cues that are popping up in Paris.
What’s captured our attention is the “graphic art,” which is young, fun, vibrant and is part of the bigger story of art dressing we mentioned in London. New patterns evocative of the psychedelic era are noteworthy, especially when coming from such a broad array of designers—from the master of textiles, Dries Van Noten to the energetic new approach from Valentino, not to mention the recently revived, now uber cool, Kenzo line.
We don’t believe anybody wants to look like they’ve stepped out of an Austin Powers movie. Our advice is to follow the best examples from the Paris runways, borrowing a cue from them—a silhouette (like A-line), a pattern or graphic, or a feature, like a fun color pop. Mix any of those in with contemporary pieces to keep it all truly new and exciting.
If the ’60s silhouettes or patterns don’t do it for you, try incorporating the trend via accessories or shoes, like these ‘kinky’ boots: they feel the way to go-go.
The sublime stylist, Kate Foley, embodies the modern-lady aesthetic. She takes risks, but maintains a sense of elegance. Her bold, textural coat is the perfect springtime topper and her minimalist pieces allow those standout accessories to shine. And, don’t forget, the full skirt is one of the must-have trends of the season!
Another day at PFW, another awesome outfit! Lana’s edgy, sport-inspired number is uber-trendy. Not only does she have a modern moto, but she’s also sporting a nostalgic sweatshirt and leather shorts. Heavy boots, a bold choker and chain-strap bag add some metallic edge to the look.
Two days in a row of the fabulous Joanna Hillman…how lucky are we?! Joanna’s modern suiting separates are the perfect mix of menswear styling and Parisian prep. I love the vibrant pop of color her floral scarf adds to her ensemble and her subtle nautical notes. Merci encore, Madame Hillman!
I was strolling along one of Paris’s chicest shopping streets, on my way to the Valentino show, when Hana appeared before me. I couldn’t resist getting a quick snap of this modern feminine look. I have a soft spot for slightly Gothic styles, and Hana’s full tulle skirt is a dream. She’s also incorporated some menswear tailoring and footwear to balance out her femme separates. Très belle!
We all know how much I love a jumpsuit, so obviously I’m dying over Melissa’s Parisian-chic ensemble. Her palette is simple and strong. The camel coat has been wildly popular this season, especially with menswear lines. I love how she paired her cropped one-piece with tall, vintage-inspired boots and a light turtleneck. Oui, madame!
Anouk Yve is back with yet another awesome outfit! Anouk’s urban-casual style is so on point with the season’s trends. Zippered leather skinnies are major at FW, and I like how she’s balanced their sleek edge with a preppy sweater and oversized oxfords. Extra-long shirting is new to the style scene, and I can’t wait to incorporate this look (and a new Chanel bag!) into my repertoire.
Not only does Elvira have an awesome moniker, but her style is amazing as well. Elvira is rocking this futuristic look like nobody’s business! The lines of these pieces are severe and sharp, and her accessories add even more ultra-modern flair. I love unexpected design details, and Elvira’s snake-print shorts are perhaps the most unique set I’ve seen all season.