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  • As Spring 2012 Shows Unfold, Music Heightens An Ordinary Mood

    As Spring 2012 Shows Unfold, Music Heightens An Ordinary Mood | BLOG ENTRY

    Spring 2012's clothes are about elevating the ordinary; the styles showcased throughout New York Fashion Week have mainly been wearable, colorful, and designed for people on the move. This makes it a season more approachable than...

    September 13, 2011 5:45 PM ET
  • Kasabian Play First American Show in Five Years at Fashion Week

    Kasabian Play First American Show in Five Years at Fashion Week | BLOG ENTRY

    The intimate rooftop concert that British rockers Kasabian played for Mulberry's 40th Birthday Bash last night marked the band's dramatic live return to the U.S. stage – their first American show in over five years. It was...

    September 13, 2011 5:10 PM ET
  • Nicki Minaj, Courtney Love and More Flock to New York Fashion Week

    Nicki Minaj, Courtney Love and More Flock to New York Fashion Week | BLOG ENTRY

    Today marks New York Fashion Week's fifth day, meaning that we've officially crossed the halfway point. By now, trends for Spring 2012 have begun to sharpen into focus (until London and Milan throw everything into question, and...

    September 12, 2011 5:55 PM ET
  • Exclusive: Gwen Stefani Unveils, Discusses Her L.A.M.B. Spring 2012 Collection

    Exclusive: Gwen Stefani Unveils, Discusses Her L.A.M.B. Spring 2012 Collection | BLOG ENTRY

    As Gwen Stefani unveils her Spring 2012 L.A.M.B. collection at Lincoln Center today, Rolling Stone went backstage for an exclusive preview of the singer-turned-designer's newest color-dashed, mod-ready looks, which are influenced by the women of India,...

    September 11, 2011 6:40 PM ET
  • Ellie Goulding Plays Nike's Fashion's Night Out, Will Premiere Running Film Later This Month

    Ellie Goulding Plays Nike's Fashion's Night Out, Will Premiere Running Film Later This Month | BLOG ENTRY

    Last night, British pop chanteuse Ellie Goulding played an acoustic set for Niketown's Fashion's Night Out event. Goulding has been a familiar face on American soil (and airwaves) lately; her debut album Lights has enjoyed a slowburning...

    September 9, 2011 6:50 PM ET
  • Exclusive: How Lady Gaga Launched Designer Sally LaPointe's Career

    Exclusive: How Lady Gaga Launched Designer Sally LaPointe's Career | BLOG ENTRY

    New York designer Sally LaPointe has quickly earned a reputation for sending out brain-teasting invitations every Fashion Week (a year ago, she sent out hologrammatic mirrors; this season it was minimalist cubes sporting light spectrum trickery). The...

    September 9, 2011 4:10 PM ET
  • Beth Ditto Performs Madonna, Dolly Parton Covers at Fashion's Night Out

    Beth Ditto Performs Madonna, Dolly Parton Covers at Fashion's Night Out | BLOG ENTRY

    The Gossip's music has always been as indebted to dance as it is to the blues, so when frontwoman Beth Ditto struck out on her own for an EP dynamite Nineties-tinged house jams, it wasn't as much...

    September 9, 2011 2:20 PM ET
  • The Music Fan's Guide to Fashion's Night Out

    The Music Fan's Guide to Fashion's Night Out | BLOG ENTRY

    Fashion's Night Out is an opportunity to check out some truly inspiring music in intimate settings. Here are some of the standout performers going live and all-access for fashion tonight. (All performances are in New York City.) Drake...

    September 8, 2011 5:30 PM ET
  • Designer John Galliano Found Guilty For Infamous Anti-Semitic Rant But Will Serve No Jail Time

    Designer John Galliano Found Guilty For Infamous Anti-Semitic Rant But Will Serve No Jail Time | BLOG ENTRY

    Today, a Paris court found designer John Galliano guilty of racist and anti-Semitic conduct in light of a heated verbal dispute that occurred between he and two patrons at La Perle last December. The incident,...

    September 8, 2011 5:20 PM ET
  • Fashion's Night Out Spotlight: Cults for 3.1 Phillip Lim

    Fashion's Night Out Spotlight: Cults for 3.1 Phillip Lim | BLOG ENTRY

    Cults' debut album, Cults, was a bittersweet update of the mascara-stained Fifties-prom-melodrama that bands like the Jesus and Mary Chain and Strawberry Switchblade perverted so well in the Eighties. Frontwoman Madeline Follin hase already become a talking...

    September 8, 2011 4:15 PM ET
  • Designer Playlist: Costello Tagliapietra

    Designer Playlist: Costello Tagliapietra | BLOG ENTRY

    In today's Thread Count interview with New York City design duo Costello Tagliapietra, we discovered that their love of organic shapes, florals, and eco-friendly fashion protocol does not preclude them from loving all things dark, synth-fueled and...

    September 6, 2011 5:10 PM ET
  • Costello Tagliapietra on Costuming NIN and 'Shoegaze Dressing'

    Costello Tagliapietra on Costuming NIN and 'Shoegaze Dressing' | BLOG ENTRY

    "Have dressed Nine Inch Nails. Madonna. And Depeche Mode" isn't a bragging right likely to be listed on most New York fashion designer resumes, but that's part of what makes Costello Tagliapietra's pedigree...

    September 6, 2011 5:10 PM ET
  • Meet the Designer: Carol Beadle on the Out-of-This-World Styles in Katy Perry and Kanye West's 'E.T.' Video

    Meet the Designer: Carol Beadle on the Out-of-This-World Styles in Katy Perry and Kanye West's 'E.T.' Video | BLOG ENTRY

    Katy Perry and Kanye West's VMA-winning "E.T." immediately stood out as unique this year, for both its brooding production and its intergalactic video, which ended up being quite a commercial sci-fi thriller. Its aesthetic was...

    September 2, 2011 2:55 PM ET
  • Brazilian Electro-Rockers CSS Return With New Sound and Style

    Brazilian Electro-Rockers CSS Return With New Sound and Style | BLOG ENTRY

    Brazilian band CSS brought their wisecracking brand of party rock to an international stage in 2006, just when rock bands were commanding audiences to dance. Aside from a band name inspired by Beyoncé and big tunes chock...

    September 2, 2011 12:15 PM ET
  • Pharrell Pays Tribute To Japan In Palladium's 'Tokyo Rising'

    Pharrell Pays Tribute To Japan In Palladium's 'Tokyo Rising' | BLOG ENTRY

    For its Fall 2011 campaign, Palladium places Pharrell Williams front and center in Tokyo Rising, a short documentary series directed by Thalia Mavros that chronicles the rapper and producer's exploration of Japan's creative capital in the aftermath...

    September 1, 2011 6:45 PM ET
  • Lil Wayne's Leopard Jeggings Provoke Media Frenzy

    Lil Wayne's Leopard Jeggings Provoke Media Frenzy | BLOG ENTRY

    Lil Wayne wore leopard jeggings to the VMAs the other night and, understandably, his wardrobe choice caused a media sensation. A Twitter account in the jeggings' honor was quickly erected, while speculation pondering the...

    August 31, 2011 5:55 PM ET
  • Petra Nemcova, James Frey Remake Iconic Maxell's Commercial

    Petra Nemcova, James Frey Remake Iconic Maxell's Commercial | BLOG ENTRY

    Cassette culture is revived and well: all it needed was a supermodel, controversial author and ironically, an iPhone app to breathe new life into it. A new ad from Booktrack features Petra Nemcova and James Frey...

    August 31, 2011 5:10 PM ET
  • Exclusive: Band of Outsiders Debuts New Ads Featuring 'Harry Potter' Stars Rupert Grint and Tom Felton

    Exclusive: Band of Outsiders Debuts New Ads Featuring 'Harry Potter' Stars Rupert Grint and Tom Felton | BLOG ENTRY

    For Band of Outsiders' new ad campaign, the label's CFDA-winning creative director Scott Sternberg looked to Harry Potter nemeses Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) to don looks from the line's Fall 2011...

    August 30, 2011 5:10 PM ET
  • Gwen Stefani's Supersonic Style Evolution

    Gwen Stefani's Supersonic Style Evolution | BLOG ENTRY

    Until Lady Gaga emerged, Gwen Stefani was likely the most protean pop star on Earth, reconfiguring her image constantly to suit whatever muse she was chasing that year. In her 26-year career, she's braved a few...

    August 30, 2011 2:15 PM ET
  • The 25 Most Stylish VMA-Nominated Videos

    The 25 Most Stylish VMA-Nominated Videos | BLOG ENTRY

    The 27 year history of the VMAs has saluted some of the proudest moments in pop history. On the flipside, it's also spotlighted some of our more regrettable fascinations. But popular taste is fickle, and the VMAs...

    August 30, 2011 12:00 PM ET
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