Thursday, November 13, 2008

Who wore it best?

Two very different looks on the same dress.
Left, Aggynes Deyn, right Beyonce Knowles

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sofia Coppola Commercial debuts

For those of you watching Gossip Girl tonight, you'll get an extra treat — Sofia Coppola's first-ever commercial, featuring Maryna Linchuk for Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, will be debuting during the show. Coppola directed Maryna as she has a fitting at the Dior atelier in Paris and playfully romps through the city streets, all to Brigitte Bardot's song, "Moi, Je Joue." Below, a hint at what's to come tonight — some behind-the-scene shots, plus Maryna's ads for the fragrance.

Lindsay Opens Up

Lindsay Lohan has been dodging the Samantha questions for months, and now she is finally (still indirectly) responding to them in her interview in Bazaar
On her current relationship: "I think it's pretty obvious who I'm seeing. I think it's no shock to anyone that it's been going on for quite some time . . . She's a wonderful person and I love her very much."
On her family's reaction to Samantha: "It's never really come up as an issue. We're close; we've been through a lot. They're supportive of me whether I'm with a guy or a girl. They're just supportive of me as a person. Ali's known Samantha for a really long time. And she's like, 'Whatever it is, I support you. I probably won't ever do what it is you're doing, but I'm happy for you.' Ali's very mature. I've told her that it's okay to like a boy or a girl if you're comfortable with it and it's something you believe you want to do. And I told her not to be afraid of who she wants to be."
On her father's rude comments toward Samantha: "I would love to say it's surprising, but it's not. It doesn't bother me as much as embarrass and hurt me. And put a knife in my back. And it's hard because I was flipping through channels and someone on E! called him a loser. And that's my f-ing father!"

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Heidi Does Halloween Right

Heidi Klum at her ninth annual halloween party, dressed up as a hindu god

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lourdes Leon, One Little Muse

Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Leon, 12 has been spending quite sometime in the limelight recently, and within a year her fashion sense has developed into that of an east village punkster, and she pulls it off well.

J. Crew Markets Michele Obama

Michele Obama was recently on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where she told the talk show host that she purchased her outfit at J. Crew. This was said in contrast to Sarah Palin's $150,000 wardrobe. Not only is she frugal, Michele has helped the economy by mentioning clothing franchise J. Crew's name. The brand rushed to make the words "Michele" and "Obama" searchable on their website, resulting in the yellow skirt she wore on the show.That item skyrocketed to the most-viewed item on the site yesterday, receiving 464 percent more hits than the day before. Traffic on J.Crew's site as a whole increased 64 percent. They must still be dealing with a traffic spike because the site crashed at some point during the day.

The top and cardigan she wore were far from overlooked. By yesterday afternoon, the J.Crew in Rockefeller Center pulled all the cardigans off the racks to reserve for customers who called that morning and put them on hold.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Paris Gets Political

With just a matter of weeks before the presidential election, it seems like the perfect time for our favorite celebrity to get political. Paris Hilton displays her sense of humor in these clips where she discuses her run for "presidency." They are quite funny, kudos to Paris!

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Boyfriend Jean

The concept of a pair of baggy destroyed jeans is beginning to grow on us. Not to mention SJP, Lindsay and Rachel Bilson

TopShop Opening Postponed

The Opening of British megastore topshop has been delayed. It originally planned on opening this weekend but now will wait until March to provide New Yorkers with inexpensive British apparel. Why the wait? "Construction delays"

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Kooba Ashley Bag

Here is one of this seasons cutest satchels. The Kooba Ashley bag. It finally went on sale, not to mention the additional 25% off that Plaza Too is offering this weekend, making is relatively affordable.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

She and Him....the video

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward's duo known as "She and Him" has blossomed into a full grown musical group. With the end of a successful tour and Zooey's new movie coming into theatres, it is surprising she had time to star in this new video!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sacha Baron Cohen Raids Fashion Week

Sacha Baron Cohen is filming his new movie, Bruno, which stars Cohen as Bruno, a flamboyant gay man. Sacha Baron Cohen managed to get back stage with his camera crew at several shows. WWD describes the incident as "The comedian feigned a fashionista crisis, throwing himself on the floor, appearing to tear off his clothes."

The picture above is of Cohen at Agatha Ruiz De La Prada's show in Milan.

Angelina Is All Dolled Up

Angelina has been created into not one but two dolls. These include one Lego creation and an incredibly life like work of art produced by Noel Cruz. Cruz modified a regular doll with acrylics and molded a new head and face that exactly resembles the actress. The doll was given a photoshoot and auctioned on ebay for 2,000 pounds.

D&G Features a Puppy

Last Thursday in Milan, Dolce and Gabana sent a puppy down their runway in the arms of model, Anna Jagodzinska. Who knew canines were in?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rachel Zoe's Reality Show Reviewed

Rachel Zoe, fashion stylist for Nicole Ritchie, Jennifer Garner and tons of other well dressed celebs, will be in a new Bravo reality show, "The Rachel Zoe Project." The New York Times just came out with this pretty negative review of the show.

Lily Allen's New Album

Lily Allen, British singer of LDN and Smile, will be coming out with a new album. She has finally posted the release date on her blog. February 9, 2009. Pretty soon!

Common Closet has returned

C.C. has finally returned, and what perfect timing?! Fashion week has just come to an end. Our travels have given us a new perspective on urban living and have shown us the huge amounts cultural differences present in our modern world. Appreciate what you have and learn what you can.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Going Away

Common Closet will be traveling to a far away land where computers don't yet exist. Hopefully you can keep yourself occupied finding Yogurtland, reading Vogue, and enjoying the beautiful New York City sunlight.
Until then,

Kate Moss's Vogue Cover

Here is Kate Moss on the cover of the new Vogue. Shot by Mario Testino, he looks gorgeous and quite matronly.

Yogurt Land

It seems as if New York has been blown away by frozen yogurt franchises recently such as Red Mango, Yolato and of course, Pinkberry. For all of you who enjoy these soft serve desserts, here is something to look for. Yogurtland only has one location in New York (so far). Unlike Pinkberry (and it's followers), Yogurtland has tons of flavors including strawberry, peach and chocolate. Yes, you heard correctly, chocolate! Even better, Yogurtland is self serve, meaning you can take as much as you please and mix as many flavors. The toppings are unlimited as well, and include fresh fruit, chocolate chips and more. Once you are done serving yourself, you take your cup to the cashier who weighs it and then charges you $0.39 per ounce, affordable!

Yogurtland is located on 267 Bleeker Street, in Greenwich Village. Check out their website until you get there.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lindsay's Leggings

It seems like now a-days, every celebrity is spreading their wings into the world of "fashion." Most are unsuccessful in "designing" anything original, yet keep their "designs" quite pricey. (Emphasis on the quotations marks.) These stars include Lauren Conrad, Paris Hilton, Perez Hilton, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham, Beyonce Knowles, the list goes on. Lindsay Lohan would never let herself be excluded and has decided to create her own line of leggings. She deserves credit for sticking to something she knows. Although her leggings are expensive, she did succeed in being innovative. Knee pads and zippers one spandex is quite cutting edge.

Kanye + Louis

Kanye West has been a fan of Louis Vuitton for seasons. He has been spotted at fashion shows and sporting signature monogram luggage. The two are now teaming up to design a line of shoes, sounds interesting given Kanye's sporty collection of footwear.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Lacroix: TDF

Here is a picture of the models gathered before the recent Lacroix fashion show. It is all impeccably beautiful.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Current Wishlist; Somewhat Nautical

It seems like the whole "nautical" trend was in and out in a matter of seconds, but is it making comeback? Those horizontal stripes suddenly seem irresistible.
Here are some favorites.
Hayden Hartnett Wallet, On sale for $52 (!)
The Charlotte Ronson Back-Tie Romper,$152

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Karl Is the New Face of...Safety?

Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld has been sporting a yellow vest in a French safety campaign, in a advertisement reading "It's yellow, It's ugly, It doesn't go with anything, But it could save your life."

Richard Chai for Target is Remarkably NICE

Target has been advertising new designer lines for years now, they are all okay, but nothing more than that. Things that you might wear, but won't rush over to an inconveniently located Target store to buy. Richard Chai has raised the bar. His new collection is incredibly stylish and chic, each piece is wearable and quite charming. Entire outfits cost about $90 each, and more can be seen here.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kate Moss's Hair Is Up For Sale

A few weeks ago, Kate Moss celebrated her new fragrance in a gorgeous Marc Jacobs dress. She got drunk, and one thing led to another and she lost part of her hair extensions. An enterprising Paparazzo got his hands on them and they ended up on ebay. The are currently going for the equivilant of 900.00 dollars. Proceeds of the auction go to an anti drug group. Bidding ends thursday.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Prada Menswear: Not So Manly

Here are a couple shots from the Prada's fashion show in Milan this week. The show began by revealing some feminine necklines and relatively tight tops. Sure, this was a little strange, but at least the frail models were wearing pants. As the show continued, men began appearing in what seemed to be dresses. Seems like an interesting idea, but it is definitely going to take some time to stick.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rihanna's Boots

Rihanna sported these very Avant-Garde Balenciaga boots during her segment on TRL. She is such a risk taker!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Balloon Race

Notice anything different about Common Closet?
On the bottom left hand corner is a little orange critter, symbolizing this website's participation in the world's first internet balloon race.
Orange, a large European wireless phone service is beginning a promotional virtual "balloon race." Each player selects and names a balloon and begins to surf the web. Each page viewed is counted as one internet mile, you can get boosts and win prizes along the way. To give this blog a boost, just search the name "Ferdinand," a camel named after Ferdinand Magellan, a great European explorer and click . The race starts on Monday, and the winner gets a trip to Ibiza. click here to play.

Nicole Kidman Vogue Cover

Here is a glimpse of the new photo shoot from the upcoming issue of Vogue, photographed by Annie Leibowitz. These are all magnificent, both Annie and Nicole deserve a lot of credit.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Deals: Payless

Have you ever wondered who exactly goes shopping at payless shoe stores? If so, you are not alone. This inexpensive footwear franchise seems like it has been around forever, but not many are brave enough to venture into the overly air-conditioned, disorganized shop whose windows are adorned with diamond covered, last season, tacky shoes, many being knock offs. So far it may sound awful, but when you look past the first few pairs, there are many other incredibly inexpensive finds.

The shoes above are some available online:
1. Toni Sandal, $15.99
2. Graceful Linen bow Mocassin, $24.99
3.Abaeté for Payless Cheyenne Tote, $28.00

Botkier Sample Sale

Yet another Botkier sample sale is taking place in New York City. If this one is as good as the last, it is recommended to start saving up already.

Speaking of Botkier, Click here to get a sneak peak of their new line for target.

Agyness Deyn J.P.G. Commercial

Aggyness Deyn seems to be just about EVERYWHERE now a' days. Her most recent venture is in this commercial for Jean Paul Gaultier's new perfume, Madame. It is pretty hardcore, Aggy looks stunning as always. The background music is almost disturbing, and the flashing words are a bit distracting, but the commercial does leave you wondering what this new perfume smells like, and if Deyn does in fact wear it. It is bizarre to see her sporting long hair, given her history of the traditional cropped cut. The commercial is remarkably similar to one she did for burberry not so long ago.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Vampire Weekend @ Summer Stage

This Saturday, famous New York based band, Vampire Weekend will be performing at Central Park's summer stage. It will be completely free, from 4:00 to 8:00. In addition to V.W., there will be performances by bands Kid Sister and Born Ruffians. Information about this concert has become pretty widespread so it is recommended to arrive early to insure a spot. To read up about the event, click here.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Sex and the City; the Fashion

If you have seen the new Sex and the City movie, then you are well aware of the jaw dropping fashion displayed by the four New York Socialites. The New York times wrote an amazing article well worth reading if you have seen the film. If you have not, it might not be the best idea given that it does contain a few spoilers.

Click here to read it.

R.I.P Y.S.L.

Legendary fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent died Sunday night in his Paris home at the age of 71, after losing a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He will be remembered as one of the most influential fashion designers of the twentieth century. His brand was said to "give women power." It is also widely agreed that Saint Laurent "raised the stature of fashion while making it more accessible."

So Rest in Peace Yves Saint Laurent

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Keira Knightley Singing

Here is a clip of Keira Knightley singing in an upcoming film.
Not too shabby.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sex and the City; Finally

The Sex and the City Movie came out on Friday, and it has been receiving very mixed reviews. In the opinion of a young, NYC blogger, the movie is fantastic. The plot was able to develop on big issues that would not be able to be incorporated into an episode. The characters changed over the course of the four years. The film satisfies the questions and emptiness created by the last episode of the HBO series without being corny. It is the classic "chick-flick," but men can definitely enjoy is as well. There is plenty of genuine humor, and many lessons can be learned.
All in all, the movie is completely worth seeing and highly recommended.