The F-Word: Fashion

Royal Kate’s Awkward Weekend

Well, this is the kind of awkward situation the Queen would NEVER have gotten into. In her first appearance since the adorable new family photo which surfaced over the weekend, the Duchess of Cambridge proved once again that she is for some reason choosing to repeat an outfit — this time for the wedding of friends Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett. Kate looked gorgeous as usual in a Missoni coat, Whistles dress, Johnny Lock & Co hat and Mulberry clutch, but in a SHOCKING TWIST, another guest wore the very same coat as her. And even though Kate can seemingly do no wrong in the style department, we have to admit that the other guest’s matching lipstick/shoe game is seriously on point. Now, we just want to know how their interaction went down:
Did they take a “who wore it best” selfie?
Did they glare at each other from opposite corners of the room all night?
Did they not mention it at all?

Broke Girl’s Guide To Shopping

Refinery29: ‘In a dream world, our closet closets would be chock-full of Chanel, Céline, Dior, and all of the fanciful spring offerings that come from our favorite luxury fashion houses. In reality? Not. Happening. Because, while we can sometimes swing one luxe handbag or pair of shoes per season, shelling out six figures for a full-on designer wardrobe doesn’t fit within our budget. And, like most people, we’d actually prefer to see our savings-account balance stay above the $2 mark.

‘But, just because you don’t have Daddy Warbucks’ income doesn’t mean you can’t have nice things. It just takes a little shopping finesse to discover those affordable must-buys that could easily pass for Prada or Lagerfeld. And, we went ahead and tracked them down for you. From adorable sandals to fun dresses, the spring goods we’re bringing you all look high-end, but they actually ring in under $50. Because, you definitely don’t need to spend a million bucks to look like it.’

Oscars: Red-Carpet Winners

I’ll have to go with Lupita N’yongo, who wore a powder-blue Prada gown.
Other beauties here.

Will & Kate With Tattoos

Ever wanted to know what Prince William and his delicately beautiful Kate Middleton would look like if they were deeply into tattoos and lived in Brooklyn? Well, now you can. Cheyenne Randall has been transforming images of pop culture and historical figures in Photoshop, reports Today. The 36-year-old Seattle artist, who practices Native American artwork, told Today he has a “slight obsession with seeing, out of pure curiosity, what some of my favorite iconic personalities would look like, perhaps if they were in a parallel universe or took another path in life.”

Armani Disses Anna Wintour

Giorgio Armani was left holding the proverbial bag on the last day of Milan Fashion Week on Monday. American Vogue’s influential editor-in-chief Anna Wintour skipped the preview of Armani’s signature line to rush off to Paris for the next round of preview shows — not for the first time. “She has weight and power, but maybe even I have weight,’ ‘ Armani lamented. Armani has anchored the Milan calendar for two decades, and in recent years there have been no other designers of his stature on the last day. He told reporters backstage after his preview show that the calendar needs to be altered to maintain high-profile designers until the end.

Armani said he has been assured that other Vogue editors attend the shows on her behalf, but he said that wasn’t the same. “It’s not professional,” he said.

Lupita Shines On Red Carpet

She may have lost the BAFTA for best supporting actress on Sunday night, but Lupito Nyong’o continued her winning ways on the red carpet.
Read the details here.

Greatest. Front. Row. Ever.

I’m talking about this week’s Calvin Klein show in New York, at which Vogue empress Anna Wintour sat next to Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o. Naomi Watts was there, too. If Lupita wins the Oscar, will a Vogue cover be in her future?