Posts Tagged ‘YSL’


Anna Hathaway seems to be on a journey back to good health. After slimming down to scary emaciated levels, the Oscar winning actress seems to be a lot more relaxed and a lot less…hungry. She’s also gone back to her brunette roots after a brief stint as a blonde, which we loved. It was a look only she has been able to pull off, looking feminine inspite of the short length of her locks.

She’s carrying the Classic Duffle by controversial designer Hedi Slimane, who was hired to design for YSL and ended up scrapping the name and changing it to Saint Laurent, much to the dismay of the fashion world. Even though many miss the old logos, fashion giants like Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow are also fans of this duffle.


How many girls can pull off the “hair sleeked back tightly” look? Only Miranda Kerr, the effortless beauty. When she’s not flaunting her fitness for Victoria’s Secret, she wears classy, comfy clothes. No one needs to be sexy all the time and Miranda knows how to coast on pretty fabulous. It also seems like designers love her well enough to hand her their goods all the time just because she makes them look so good. 

Often spotted carrying the latest trend bag, here she carries the YSL CHYC Tote to Los Angeles International Airport, where hubby and baby daddy Orlando Bloom is employed, no doubt. This azure blue tote still has the Y clasp that makes YSL bags stand out. The new head designer for YSL, Hedi Slimane prefers a more subtle look and has started out by designing the latest bag without a logo. Could this mean the type that Miranda is carrying will one day become a collectors item? While it’s too soon to say, her bag sure is a piece worth investing in. 

Gwyneth doesn’t look like a superstar in these pics taken of her at LAX, but she was and still is one of Hollywood’s A listers. She was once the girl who nearly married Brad Pitt. She comes from a Hollywood family, has a string of critically acclaimed and blockbuster hits. British women recently polled to choosing her over all others as inspiration at the plastic surgeons’ office. 

With her star power, she doesn’t have much left to prove. She knows WE know she’s got it all. So that leaves no need to tote around branded luggage. Here she is, low key as ever, carrying a bag which isn’t flashy but sure is hard to get your hands on. It’s an elite first piece from the studio of Hedi Slimane, Yves Saint Laurent’s new head designer. 
While it remains to be seen where the fashion house will go under his direction, his first bag is a good indication. The no-frills, no flash, no logo style is on point with other big name fashion brands like Celine and Givenchy, which are also known for creating easily recognizable looks without the use of logos or Louis Vuitton style monograms. But would you pay thousands for this bag? 

Christian Louboutin seeing red over Christian Dior's red-soled shoe collection

The ridiculousness continues…

Court papers filed on Tuesday show Louboutin got information from a private investigator who said Christian Dior was planning to launch a red-soled shoe collection next season. The PI was hired to find information on the YSL case, but instead found information about Dior. Louboutin will not press charges against Dior, and Dior denies the claims.

The case against YSL presses on, with remarks from both sides getting snippier by the second. YSL says:

“Louboutin’s trademark should have never been granted…We just don’t think that any fashion designer should be able to monopolize any color.”

While Louboutin’s team shot back and said the claim was “utter rubbish” and “unless you are living in a cave” the consumer recognizes a red sole as a Louboutin. But don’t worry, Louboutin doesn’t claim to own every red under the sun. Louboutin’s lawyer Harley Lewin said:
“We are not claiming to own every red under the sun. There’s a particular red that Christian uses on his shoes, a bright, lacquered red. We aren’t saying burgundy or orange-red, we aren’t saying pink. We don’t own any other red but that red.”

The case will be decided on Friday by New York judge Victor Marrero.

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YSL Issues Rebuttal In Louboutin 'Red Soles' Lawsuit

It’s the fashion eye-roll seen ’round the world: in April,Christian Louboutin, one of fashion’s most iconic shoemakers, filed a lawsuit against fashion house Yves Saint Laurent for manufacturing shoes with Louboutin-style red soles. Louboutin trademarked his red varnished heels back in 2008 and is seeking $1 million in damages (which we calculated to be the equivalent of 250 pairs of Louboutin shoes).

The most recent courtroom update involves an arguably snarky rebuttal from YSL, essentially pooh-poohing Louboutin’s claims. According to The Daily Mail, Louboutin claims to be “the first designer to develop the idea of having red soles on women’s shoes,” in spite of the fact that YSL has used scarlet soles on select shoe styles since the ’70s — long before Louboutin’s innovation in 1992.

Court papers filed by YSL state that “Louboutin was fradulent in his trademark application claim that he had ‘exclusive’ use of the red sole:

“Red outsoles are a commonly used ornamental design feature in footwear, dating as far back as the red shoes worn by King Louis XIV in the 1600s and the ruby red shoes that carried Dorothy home in The Wizard of Oz.”

Louboutin also went head-to-head, or heel-to-heel, with Brazilian shoemaker Carmen Steffens for producing shoes with his “signature” soles. In both lawsuits, Louboutin claims that the other designers’ red-soled shoes are being mistaken for those by Louboutin, creating a false identity for his company.

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Christin Louboutin stopped by his boutique in west hollywood to sign shoes and some fans lined up for as long as 5 hours to meet him there.

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Paris-based designer Christian Louboutin, whose pumps have graced many fabulous and famous feet, sued fashion rival Yves Saint Laurent over the use of the color red on shoe soles.

“Mr. Louboutin is the first designer to develop the idea of having red soles on women’s shoes,” said the trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court on Thursday.

Since January, Louboutin said in the suit, he has asked luxury company Yves Saint Laurent America, a subsidiary of the Gucci Group, to stop selling red-soled shoes in the same select Manhattan stores as he does.

“Defendants’ use of red footwear outsoles that are virtually identical to plaintiffs’ Red Sole Mark is likely to cause and is causing confusion, mistake and deception among the relevant purchasing public,” the suit said.

The suit asks for a U.S. judge to impose $1 million in damages and order YSL to stop manufacturing similar designs.

The Gucci Group was not available for comment and the U.S. branch of Yves Saint Laurent declined comment on the lawsuit.

Since shortly after Louboutin founded his first boutique in 1991 in Paris, the suit said, all his shoes have had red-lacquered soles. They can fetch more than $1,000 a pair.

“The Red Sole has become synonymous with Christian Louboutin and high fashion,” it said, adding that Louboutin had trademarked the design in the United States in 2008.

Jenny_Mccarthy with her YSL Easy Y Satchel in fuschia and Christian Louboutin shoes.

New man, new look and a new book. Jenny McCarthy is hot, hot, hot. Now on a book tour for her 7th book, Jenny is looking gorgeous with a twist of humor. The cameras are watching her and justifiably so. Here she is leaving Chelsea Lately looking like a proper bombshell with her YSL Easy Y Satchel in fuchsia and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Katharine McPhee with a Yves Saint Laurent Patent Muse at the At The 12 Stops Of Christmas

Katharine McPhee was spotted last week as she was getting ready to autograph copies of her new album titled Had It all. This newly-blond bombshell was looking pretty stylish for the occasion. Her outfit consisted of a black mini dress worn over opaque black tights and a black leather motorcycle jacket. But wait, are those brown boots she’s wearing with her all-black outfit? I have said this before, but I will say it again… Neat! I am really loving this brown paired with black trend. It has such a refreshing feeling to it! But what’s even more enticing about Ms. McPhee’s ensemble is her lovely handbag. It looks to be the Yves Saint Laurent Muse in Black Patent. Wow! Now that’s hot! And it looks especially nice with her black leather motorcycle jacket, giving her overall look a nice balance between tough girl and professional chic.

Heidi Montag’s Yves Saint Laurent Y Tote

It’s Heidi Montag again and she seems to know how to make almost any designer bag look obnoxious. This is so unfortunate. Another thing that is unfortunate has to be the fact that Heidi and her overly annoying husband, Spencer Pratt continue to be spotted coming and going from talk shows.

Here the dynamic duo (and I use that term with complete sarcasm) was photographed visiting It’s on with Alexa Chung in NYC. Once again, Heidi is carrying her beloved Yves Saint Laurent Y Tote. We’ve seen her carry this bag several times before, but the more she carries it, the more I start to dislike it. Even more along the lines of dislike, that furry vest she has on. I am sure it actually might not look that bad on someone else, but I can’t stand it on Heidi.

Heidi Montag Nov. 16

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Ashley Tisdale with her YSL Muse, LV , UGG and Gucci Sunglasses

Keeping comfy in sweats, Ashley Tisdale and boyfriend Scott Speer head out of Paty’s Restaurant after having an early lunch in Toluca Lake, Calif. yesterday afternoon (November 27).

Ashley may appear to be dressed down for the occasion but she’s carrying a Yves Saint Laurent Muse Handbag with a Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Key And Change Holder and wearing Ugg Australia Sundance II Boots In Chestnut and a pair of Gucci 1827 Sunglasses.

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