What’s In Her Bag: PR Girl Jenn Zinn

Our friend and honorary Pleat-freak, Jenn Zinn, did us a solid and decided to let us peek inside her bag. Zinn has been known to moonlight as an art director, writer, producer, stylist and booking agent, all while maintaining her day job as a fashion publicist. And if that isn’t enough to keep her busy, she’s also a die-hard vintage collector. . .psst, did we mention that she may be starting her own style armory? Check out what Zinn carries in her kick-ass Joanna Maxham... Read More

Designer Spotlight: KAELEN

Meet Toronto-bred, NYC-based designer Kaelen Farncombe, who debuted her first collection for her namesake brand, KAELEN, just over a year ago. After holding stints at Stella McCartney and Jenni Kayne, the Parsons grad decided to branch out on her own, designing clothes that are sophisticated, clean, and extremely versatile. Kaelen (we love her name!) was inspired by a tornado-chasing trip for Spring 2011 which translates to a soft, tonal color palette and mix of interesting... Read More

Dress No 2. Kate sticks with McQueen for Dinner Party

For the post-wedding dinner party at Buckingham palace Kate Middleton (now officially Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) switched things up and changed into another dress by McQueen’s Sarah Burton. Dress No. 2 is a strapless satin and emphasized Kate’s enviable waistline with a diamante band. Finishing off the princess look, Kate added a white angora bolero. Next to Kate, Prince William looked quite dapper in his well-tailored tux. The evening party will include 300... Read More

Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton Designs Kate’s Dress. Love or Hate?

World, meet the Duchess of Cambridge (as officially named by the Queen), Catherine “Kate” Middleton! The biggest secret since who shot JR has finally been revealed: Who designed her wedding dress? The answer: Alexander McQueen’s Creative Director, Sarah Burton. (Sidenote – isn’t it amazing that a secret of this magnitude was kept so hush-hush?!) Said Ms. Burton: “It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create... Read More

Headpieces. Royal Wedding hat pics inside!

What better time to adorn your head then a Royal Affair… As we prepared ourselves for Kate and Will’s monarchic event, we couldn’t help but think back to McQueen and his muse, Madame Isabel Blow. If that fantastic avant-garde “testa di Blow” were attending would her crown outshine all in Westminster Abbey? We thought we’d throw out some head candy. Our favorite is Piers Atkinson’s tulle lips! It’s just fitting, as though Blow would... Read More

Girl Crush: Gwyneth Paltrow

We’ve been feeling like we may soon overdose on Gwyneth Paltrow, who has been EVERYWHERE these days promoting something or another. The actress/chef/county singer/GOOP blogger/cookbook author/new Coach spokesmodel/Glee guest star/perfect wife and mother/macrobiotic nut/pilates expert/Martha Stewart 2.0/Future Master of the Universe(!!!) can be a bit grating at times, but we have to admit, the girl’s got style. Brad Pitt’s prim ex has made quite a comeback, and... Read More

Obsessed: Yves Saint Laurent Sandals

I just came back from almost three glorious weeks in the South of France (literally, I landed mere hours ago) and came back to good ole’ muggy humid NY weather. But I’d like to pretend that my days spent in the sunny-chic enclaves of St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and the rest of the Côte d’azur, were not spent in vain. And although my tan will inevitably fade, these YSL suede slingback sandals with multicolored satin straps should last quite a while.... Read More

Pleat Shopper: 30 Sunglasses for This Spring

After you check out these shades, you’ll reconsider being the douche who wears them in the dark. 1. EP “Le Vash” round frames, $10, Amazon.com 2. Matthew Williamson “Curved Square” sunglasses, $369, Shopbop.com 3. Alexander Wang “Zip” shades, $390, Net-A-Porter.com 4. Super “Chicano” shades, $174, EyeGoodies.com 5. Fred Flare “Navajo” sunglasses, $12, FredFlare.com 6. Super “Luciano Classic Havana”,... Read More

The Blonde or the Redhead? Also Kate Hudson Shows off her new engagement ring (pics inside)

At last night’s TIME 100 Gala in New York City Blake Lively worked her new strawberry locks. She paired her new look with a show stopping green Zuhair Murad dress. The new face of Chanel (wonder how they feel about this?) and Anna Wintour’s latest favorite IT girl’s new color is for a new film role to help her completely transform. Colorist Rona O’Connor made the switch a month ago but Lively made it this long without paparazzi catching the change. What does... Read More

WTF Wednesdays: Dead Head

Ladies and gents, introducing the reincarnation of your favorite furry, burrowing friends… Literally. In case you have had a stirring to find the most revolting ways to wear a dead animal, we have found them for you. And as a retired vegetarian and one who has issues wearing fur, I would love to know how this passes through P.E.T.A.’s claws without them having a collective aneurysm. Toss your wallet, chewing gum, and lip-gloss into this fox’s dead, bloated... Read More