Credit where it is due.
Friday, July 18, 2008
We have never been big InStyle fans. It always just seemed a little too—how do we put this politely?—safe for our style tendencies. It's not that we don't like celeb fashion, but we are much more interested in true personal style. And we prefer a quirky-indie twist with our trends, a la Lucky, or a seriously insider voice, a la Vogue.
And so we didn't set out to enjoy InStyle's long-awaited redesign—as seen in the new August issue with Rihanna on the cover—but we really did. There's a solid mix of fun items, stylish features, good tips and enough indie designer cred to satisfy our style needs. Truly, we were hooked by page 52, at this picture of Charlize Theron in the most fabulous Sally Tseng fitted tuxedo jacket. Which has apparently sold out. (Which is fine, because we really can't afford it.) The slouchy sleeves, the skinny lapel… swoon.
Luckily, there are about 19 other tuxedo-style jackets featured in the issue—truly, if InStyle wants you to have one item for fall, it is the shrunken tuxedo-y blazer!—so we will look to get our fix elsewhere.