We’re firmly in an age of 90s nostalgia, but not even fashion’s love for the decade of grunge and the Spice Girls could save Delia*s, which, according to BuzzFeed, is in serious danger of going kaput. The teen retailer traded at 11 cents a share on Friday, and is in grave danger of being removed from the NASDAQ listing altogether if they don’t come up with a way to save the company.
It seems that Delia*s main problem is that its customer base is heading to other stores for trendier, less expensive alternatives to what they’re selling. Brandy Melville, H&M, Forever 21 and other teen favorites are outpacing Delia*s, whose profits have been falling for the past four years.
It’s time to face facts: Delia*s could very well be delisted today and become just a glorious relic of your 90s tween/teen past. So, before the store vanishes from the face of the earth, we want to pay homage to the retailer that outfitted us through our formative years (and we’ll admit, a little bit in college too). Below, six things we’re going to miss about Delia*s.
1. AlTeRnAtInG CaPs LoCk TyPe
Delia*s just got us, you know? We’re sure every girl who was a teenager during the 90s and the early aughts who had an AIM account definitely typed like this every once in a while. It was just so k00L. In a world where just about everything is hashtagged, we’ve fostered a new appreciation for this style.
2. The cutest Christmas sweaters ever
If there is one advertising campaign we look forward to each season, it’s Prada. The Italian fashion house released its Resort 2015 fashion spots via its website over the weekend and forum members are loving them. Photographed by none other than Steven Meisel, a set of fresh new faces are giving the opportunity to flourish in front of his lens. Adrienne Jüliger, Ine Neefs and Moya Palk star in the campaign, captured in a haunting location and shot in black and white for a dramatic effect.
IMAGE CREDIT: DOWNMAGAZ.COM VIA TFS FORUMS
Members of theFashionSpot cannot contain their excitement. “Oh this is superb. Finally no ridiculous accessories endorsement. I hope they continue doing something like this in the future!” raves a more than satisfied Flashbang.
Anlabe32 shares the same feelings and posts, “What a gorgeous campaign for such an ugly collection. It’s calm, and serene and indeed very early 00’s.”
Also showing enthusiasm is alienobsever: “I love it only because the models are doing nothing for those ads, the concept isn’t really asking for this and their blandness (looking especially at you, Ine), in fact, doesn’t affect the product. Love the backgrounds and the B&W.”
“It’s really beautiful and the clothes photograph fabulously. I don’t mind the casting since the setting and clothes are doing all the talking,” compliments GivenchyHomme.
Marc10 agrees and enthuses, “Gorgeous! And I actually love the fact that it’s b&w, it highlights the details of the collection far better.”
Take a look inside the thread for even more images, watch the campaign video and join the discussion here.
Looks like you can cross off at least one thing from your Daylight Savings time-killer to-do list. This weekend, after several months of radio silence and a whole lot of begging, Rihanna has finally returned to Instagram! The singer was kicked off the social media website six months ago for posting images of her exposed nipples from her Lui magazine cover. Needless to say, RiRi was sorely missed from the social media scene.
To celebrate her return, the singer posted a slew of pictures to Instagram yesterday, starting with this upside down shot of her face captioned, “Hellurrr #badgalback.” Woo-hoo!
And in case you missed that IG, RiRi then posted a barrage of images — a few illustrations celebrating her return as well as several photos she took this Halloween of herself and her homegirls dressed up as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Seriously, we could not be happier that the badgal has returned to Instagram where she belongs. Never leave us hanging like that again, Rihanna!
Kate Moss and UK Vogue go together like bread and butter and now that Kate is establishing herself as contributing fashion editor for the magazine, it’s no wonder the modeling icon stars on two covers for the December 2014 issue. Photographed by Mario Testino, the issue marks Kate’s 35th British Vogue cover appearance. On the first cover (pictured below) Kate goes au naturel for the close-up cover image while on the second, the current face of My Burberry wears a face full of makeup and gives us life!
IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.CO.UK VIA TFS FORUMS
Yet our forum members are left with mixed reactions. “The second cover is really dull… too cropped and blurry to feel interesting, and Kate’s often styled that way. The first cover isn’t exactly groundbreaking either, but Kate looks incredible. Truly one of the most beautiful recent photos of her I’ve seen. When you have an iconic supermodel on the cover and she’s looking aces, simplicity works,” comments KINGofVERSAILLES.
“The first cover is sublime, though it lacks the magic of a December cover. The second cover is a mess to be quite honest. It would work for an edgier magazine but the amount of text combined with Vogue‘s penchant for pink makes it look far too jarring. It would’ve worked better with a metallic gold masthead,” writes Cosmic Voices, agreeing that the first cover outshines the second.
Honeycombchild misses the festive theme running through Vogue‘s December covers: “I prefer the first cover, the second has a great old school British Vogue feeling to it but it just doesn’t quite pull it off for me. I know we mentioned it last year, but I do really miss the days when the December issues actually looked festive.
Not everyone is so motivated by Kate’s presence. “I feel like I’ve seen these covers a million times already. They bore me to death,” disapproves anlabe32.
Melancholybaby feels the same way: “I literally said ‘not again’ out loud when I saw the thread title.”
Which cover do you prefer? See inside the thread for both covers in HQ and share your own opinion here.
Marco Zanini may already be packing his bags at Schiaparelli. According to WWD, the designer is unhappy at the relaunched couture brand, owned by Diego Della Valle, the chairman and CEO of Tod’s Group.
Della Valle hired Zanini as creative director last September. Previously, he had served as the creative director for Rochas and racked up stints at Versace, Halston and Dolce & Gabbana. The Milan-born designer presented his first couture collection in January and his first prêt-à-couture collection in July, which was sold exclusively at Schiaparelli’s Place Vendome salon. Despite solid reviews, sources at WWD are whispering that Zanini thinks the label “is not exactly his fit.” After moves at Carven, Oscar de la Renta and Nina Ricci this fall, it looks like the fashion merry-go-round isn’t slowing down any time soon.
Clearly, Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore. Hollywood celebs get just as stoked about dressing up and adopting different personas for an evening — as if they don’t do enough of that at work! Glee star Matthew Morrison hosted his fifth annual birthday/Halloween party on October 25 at West Hollywood’s Hyde nightclub, and it was as star-studded as could be expected. Revelers included Glee co-star Chris Colfer, who dressed as Grumpy Cat, Lucy Hale as a Twitter bird plus Matthew and his new bride Renee, whom he married in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii two weeks ago, as Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction.
In perhaps the most bizarre and beautiful display of Halloween creativity, Canadian design duo Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 dressed as masked, bejeweled…robots? Skeletons? Mimes? We don’t know exactly what they were, but they were undoubtedly fabulous. Their crystal-encrusted arm braces, cuffs and collars along with those to-die-for stilettos, all of which we saw on the brand’s Fall 2014 catwalk, made for a dazzling display of artistry. Paired with black nail polish on their fingers and toes, it was just what we’ve come to expect from the duo: Art, sex and subversion.