Trend Report: Global Fashion Roundup

by Nichole

Wearable 3-D art, luxe shopping finds and find out which designer is giving away his clothes for free.

By Nichole Devolites

Boy George with a fan (Photo by TerryGeorge via Flickr)

Boy George with a fan (Photo by TerryGeorge via Flickr)

There’s a new designer out there and she has interned for some big names in the past. Check out Rosie Assoulin’s first collection. It’s incredibly eye-catching.

Long-time girlfriend of Mick Jagger and luxury designer L’Wren Scott is teaming up with Banana Republic for a holiday collection. It’s a surprise by most fashion critics, as she has always branded herself as a highly exclusive designer. Even more surprising — the prices are beyond reasonable with items ranging from $39.50-$165 and accessories from $39.50-$198. The collection is set to hit stores and online December 5th.

L'Wren Scott "Lip" bag

Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Collection “Lip” bag. (Courtesy photo)

… and speaking of British celebs, if you are a child of the ’80s, I’m sure you remember Boy George and all of his “fashion decisions.” Want to know where that inspiration came from? Click here for a history on British ’80s club fashion and which designers it inspired, leading to some of the world’s most “out-there” collections. I had to stop looking through the slide show, as it reminded me of a psychedelic horror film.

In more modern times, (and because I love Daft Punk), check out their Vogue spread with Karlie Kloss.

Every woman loves a good handbag or shoe. When we see something we want, we will justify it to death. Ladies, Sofia Vergara is no different. Read about her rather justifiable reason for buying expensive handbags. I support you, Sofia, 100 percent… I’m sure your accountant will come around.

Another fashion idol of mine? Helen Mirren. This woman once dyed her hair pink and now, she’s sporting stripper shoes on the red carpet. All I can say is, I wanna be her when I’m her age — all sass and class.

Speaking of class… a winemaker in France is about to launch cola-flavored wine onto the market. My response: No thank you, I’d rather drink it out of a box.

… and should you want to try it out, why not purchase some stemless silicone wine glasses to drink it in.  Actually, these are pretty ingenious.

Now moving onto a whole other country… the entire Ialian Soccer Team was seen running in Speedos (you’re welcome).

When we think Boxing Day, we think Maple Leaf, Canada and Canadian beer. When we think Independence Day, we think cookouts, people in unflattering flag-colored attire… or just flag attire and lots of libations. Leave it to the French to class it up a bit for Bastille Day. Check out what some of the celebrants wore to the first ever Parisian Ball.


I absolutely love shiny objects — especially those you can wear, especially this stunning Valentino crystal necklace.

Rather a statement for your wrist? Why not Eddie Borgo’s latch-plated cuff.

… and a clutch to go with it right here: Oscar de la Renta’s mod throwback hex clutch.

Need a new shoe? Aquazzura’s lace up bootie fits the bill.

Imagine a designer opening up a warehouse for just 100 people and get this — he GIVES you WHATEVER you WANT… for FREE. Check out which generous designer did this. And a lucky recipient’s first-hand experience here.


First Lady Gaga’s 14-kt. gold wheelchair for her hip surgery and now Mariah Carey’s incredibly fabulous arm slings. Not that an injury is in anyway hip or chic, however, if one were to sustain one, at least we know you can look fabulous while you heal.

Move over M.C. Hammer and Kris Kross. A new trend in pants are coming in and it’s far “flyer” than anything you wore in the ’90s. Check out the newest urban craze in pants.

Last time, I talked about invisible clothing. This week, it’s 3-D printed clothing that is actually wearable.  Check out the very first 3-D printed garment that Dita Von Teese wore at the 3-D printing conference in Las Vegas. All I can say is, printing just got a whole lot more haute.

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