Sneak Peek Video: Jay-Z's New YouTube Channel 'Life and Times'

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(Getty) Jay-Z at the London Paralympic closing ceremonies in 2012Superstar rapper, producer, Beyonce-hubby, and all-around lovable guy Jay-Z just released the sizzle reel for his latest media venture—the Life and Times Youtube channel. The video channel will complement the mogul's fashion and lifestyle website, out the sizzle reel, below:Are you a huge fan of Jay-Z? We are. He rules. And doesn't he just seem like an all-around nice guy? Tell us how much you love Jay-Z...Read Full Story

Obsession of the Day: Thursday Friday's New Black Canvas Collection

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Some days you want to carry a fancy It-bag, and some days you just want to throw all your worldly belongings into a roomy canvas tote. Thursday Friday, that quirky LA-based company that prints images of iconic It-bags on canvas, is a great option for every other day in-between—their makeup pouches, over-the-shoulders, and totes are fun and functional, not to mention great conversation pieces.If you, like us, hate how easily light canvas totes get messed up and dirty, you might be interested...Read Full Story

Harper's Bazaar's Glenda Bailey Awarded the Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et Des Lettres

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(Courtesy Harper's Bazaar) L-R: Karl Lagerfeld with Glenda Bailey; Alber Elbaz with Glenda Bailey; Glenda Bailey with Alexander WangAt the close of Paris Fashion Week on October 3rd, Harper's Bazaar Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey was presented with the insignia of Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et Des Lettres. The award, which was established in 1957 by the French Ministry of Culture, is designed to recognize an individual's contributions to arts and literature.Also present at Bailey's...Read Full Story

Tom Ford Had a Baby!

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(Bauer Griffin) Tom Ford, right, and Richard Buckley in 2010Designer Tom Ford and longtime partner Richard Buckley have just had a baby! Love Magazine tweeted this morning: "Congratulations to Tom Ford and Richard Buckley who have announced the birth of their son Alexander John Buckley Ford."Cue the cute! Is this is going to signal the beginning of a softer, gentler Tom Ford? And is this going to be the best-dressed little boy ever? We're so excited to see this child grow up! Congratulations...Read Full Story

RUMOR: Kanye Didn't Bring Kim Kardashian to Paris Fashion Week Because She'd Embarrass Him

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(Getty) Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Louise Goldin show at New York Fashion WeekIf you've been wondering why, over the past week, we haven't been inundated with the usual bazillion images of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West canoodling and cavorting at a Fashion Week near you, well, here's why.According to a report in the New York Daily News, Kanye West was too embarrassed to bring Kardashian to Paris for Fashion Week—so West allegedly stealthily RSVPed for Paris shows sans +1 and Kimmy...Read Full Story

John Fluevog Re-Issues Lady Miss Kier's "Munster" Platform Shoes

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It's 2012—and John Fluevog's turning 40! Woohoo! To celebrate, the legendary shoe label is re-releasing its iconic "Munster" platforms.The "Munster"—which is inspired by the shoes of Louis IV—was famously worn on the cover of iconic 90s band Deee-Lite's 1990 album World Clique by club queen Lady Miss Kier. The shoe later made an appearance on Madonna's feet in Truth or Dare. Fluevog's 2012 iteration of the "Munster" comes in floral brocades, suede, or embossed glossy leather. Check it out—are...Read Full Story

BEHOLD: The Largest Shoe Department in the World, at Macy's Herald Square

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(All images StyleBistro)Need shoes? Macy's Herald Square in New York City has a bunch—300,000 pairs to be exact. The department store's flagship recently unveiled its brand new shoe department—the largest shoe department in the world.The recent renovation measures in at a whopping 63,000 square feet in size (that's nearly one-and-a-half-acres). With the project nearly finished—only an extension of the pre-existing Louis Vuitton boutique, and brand new Burberry and Gucci boutiques are left to...Read Full Story

You'll Never Guess What Ralph Lauren Almost Named His Clothing Line

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(ImaxTree; Getty) Ralph Lauren shooting a lay-up and looks from his most recent spring collectionWould Ralph Lauren's multi-bazillion dollar empire be what it is today if it had a different name? Say, if it wasn't called Polo?Turns out Polo Ralph Lauren was thisclose to having another name—one that we're pretty sure would have irreparably altered the path of the fashion magnate forever."At the beginning of his career, Ralph Lauren debated naming his brand Basketball, rather than Polo, due to...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama Wore a Preen Jacket & Matching Dress to the 2012 Presidential Debate in Denver

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(Getty) Michelle Obama at the 2012 Denver Presidential DebateFirst Lady Michelle Obama sat front-row to watch President Barack Obama debate Republican Nominee Mitt Romney tonight in Denver.She wore a regal indigo-purple tailored three-quarter sleeve jacket over a matching dress which featured a watercolor floral print silk bodice and a knee-length tailored pencil skirt. The dress and jacket are by London-based label Preen by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi. The ensemble is from the label's...Read Full Story

Kate & Andy Spade Talk Triscuits, Meatloaf, Pepperidge Farm Stuffing, and Boot Camp

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(Courtesy Bon Appetit, Photo credit: Emily Shur) Andy and Kate SpadeBon Appetit recently sat down with style icons Kate Spade and hubby Andy Spade to talk—what else?—food! Here are our favorite parts of the interview, which, if you're as obsessed with the Kate Spade super-prep-with-a-twist lifestyle as we are, you must read right here.On the quintessential Spade dinner party menu: "Ideally it's meatloaf and mashed potatoes, paired with elegant lighting, candles, and flowers. For dessert, I...Read Full Story