"Last year, Riesling was the fastest growing white grape variety in the US market," explains Bruce Schneider of Wines of Germany. "It surpassed both Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio...it's the hot variety of the season!"
From acidic & food friendly to sweet but refreshing adult "lemonade", there are Rieslings for all occasions...as we discovered doing, er, research in our video interview & tasting. More info at GermanWineUSA.com.
Hang out with six sexy divas as they prep, primp and preen. IGotShotGun.com has video of big night preparations. If you still want more-more-more, go behind the scenes with the Dolls' personal stylists, Judy and Sammy (aka The Kids), who, at 23, are making quite the fash splash on the red carpet.
Fab makeup genius Pat McGrath takes us behind-the-scenes at one of New York's hot shows, and demonstrates how to get the fall Oscar de la Renta runway look using MAX Factor MAXalicious Glitz and Glaze, MAX Factor MAXeye Shadow Exotics Collection, MAX Factor Volume Couture Mascara, MAX Factor MAXeye Liner and MAX Factor Pan-Stik.
The woman could wear any pair of kicks on the planet (for free) and she chooses to trick out a pair of Payless to attend the Oscars? I didn't know it was possible to adore her any more! The one-of-a-kind pair of "red carpet shoes" are to be designed
personally by Field and are expected to be included in a capsule
collection, also designed by Field, likely to hit Payless stores
exclusively this coming holiday season.
For other fash kicks favored by Field, visit Payless.com.
Get a sneak preview of Anya Hindmarch's Fall 2007 bags with Bag Snob.
eBelle5 discovers the perfect designer handbag for the "Party Girl" who is "Down2Night"StyleBakery.com finds 8 pairs of chic and comfy ballet flats starting at only $20 (and all of them under $60)The Jewelry Weblog is totally charmed by the
jewelry designs of Jodi Bloom at So-Charmed Jewelry. Here jewelry is
more than charming because it tells a story.
left to right: Marc Jacobs, Bill Blass, Michael Kors
"This is one of those seasons that comes along once in a decade when
fashion really reinvents itself," notes David Wolfe, Creative Director of The Doneger Group, one of fashion's premier trendspotting firms which focuses on helping retailers understand & profit from the trends. "I think the most important thing is the pulled together, polished attitude." From cropped ladylike jackets, to dressy gloves, to the glamourously
widebrimmed hats at Marc Jacobs, Fall 2007 is a big season of fashion
change. "Everything that you knew about fashion up 'til now is
finished, passe, out of date. So get naked, and go shopping!"
"It's been a really great season for salable clothes," explains Constance White, Style Director for eBay.com
in the Fashiontribes videoblog interview (above). "We've returned to a
lot of Americana - a lot of jackets, a lot of skirts and pants, but
with a new twist: it's very glamorous and very polished. The most
important shows most certainly would include Marc Jacobs, and Phillip Lim,
who I loved. He is a newer talent, and we really have to have newer
talent if we're going to survive and continue to be important."
Marc Jacobs3.1 Phillip Lim
Constance White sums up the important fashion trends for Fall 2007:
COLOR "Yes, we saw a lot of black; yes, we saw tons of gray, and we saw a lot of navy, but hey, it's fall, what's the big deal in that? Color was the number one big trend for fall." (Anne Klein)
OPTIONS "The other big news is that as opposed to just dresses, there are now a lot more options for women." (Michael Kors)
LACE UP BOOTIES "Fall's must-have shoe." (Carolina Herrera)
MINIMAL JEWELRY There's been a strong de-emphasis on jewelry, and a lot of head emphasis whether it was those huge-brimmed hats at Marc Jacobs or great little handkerchiefs at Michael Kors. We just didn't see a lot of necklaces and earrings." (Marc Jacobs)