candidness, a hint of self-deprecation seeping through. "I'm lucky because what was essentially my hobby became my job. Some people have their jobs but have other hobbies like fishing, therefore the magazines they read on the toilet are fishing magazines. The magazines I read on the toilet...

Behold these 50's cat-eye glasses by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, taken to literal extremes with panthers at the temples. Colors range from black and purple to blue and yellow. And while acetate is the natural choice of material, you could, if you wanted, get them in black velvet—as long as...

If, environmentally speaking, plastic has a half-life of forever, why not fashion it into an Yves Saint Laurent handbag? It seems so obvious now. Behold the Muse Two Artisanal Recycled bag, made by the impoverished yet industrious women of Burkina Faso, a small central African country, with...

Should the sight of Prada's ad campaign in every fashion magazine not be enough for you this fall, Steven Meisel has started shooting videos to accompany his seasonal photographs. And it is fun to see the models try their hand at acting and hear their still-girlish voices (the...

As a kid I was a bit of a loner and spent time by myself reading books, fashion magazines and thinking critically about art and anthropology. My mom introduced me to philosophy texts as a kid. I studied literature and ended up doing my graduate thesis on James Turrell, who once said, "Light...

For fall, Jun Takahashi has found one such way, putting F-U-C-K on wallets and totes for his Undercover label. The double-take effect blends monogram propriety, à la Louis Vuitton or Goyard, with a subversive punk attitude. Made in Japan from coated cotton, they come in green, brown and white...

The French luxury brand has jumped on the digital-print bandwagon with a playful take on pavé bling. Featuring row after row of oversized diamonds, the semi-precious print is plastered on everything from handbags to sneakers to pajamas. Let's just hope Alber Elbaz's printed gems aren't as...

If you're wont to hang out in your bedroom, vamping in your underwear and giant sunglasses while bossing your cat around like you're a high-powered fashion editor, you might as well do so wearing Prada's new Minimal-Baroque shades. The new specs have the same curlicue flourish as those shown...

The beyond-luxe pieces, presented in two styles and in wear-with-everything shades of black, navy and cherry red, are available only at the Madison, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas stores. They also feature a detachable mini-clutch for those nights when you want to take your new croc out for a...

In fact all the bags from the luxury luggage label exude one-percent realness. If it's good enough for France's wealthiest man, Bernard Arnault—who purchased it for LVMH in 2010 and one year later opened a store on Rue Saint Honoré, around the corner from Goyard and Hermès—then it's probably...

 

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