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With obvious talent beyond her 19 years, local teen designer Alyssa Casares is also arguably one of the best rising fashion talents in San Francisco. Case in point: Her new fall 2011 Alyssa Nicole collection, which is now on sale over at her e-shop. One of the best offerings from the youngster yet, our favorite pieces in the new "gypsy, bohemian-inspired" line include a graphic black and red dress with cut-out shoulders (in both the mini- and maxi-versions) and a black floor-sweeper with billowy sleeves with another intriguing cut-out back. All the pieces retail between $75 and $475, and from August 8 through 15, in honor of Casares' 20th birthday, there will be a 20% discount on everything in this collection and seasons past. Just enter 20BDAY upon checkout. To see what you can cash in on, check out the Casares' fall 2011 lookbook after the jump and take a look at the clothing in motion in this super-cute behind-the-scenes video clip.
Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer and entrepreneur, has died at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer, ABC News and WWD report.
The designer was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932 and rose to fame in the '60s when he dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. He went on to outfit several other first ladies, including read
Halloween is ultimately what you make of it. Some spare no expense crafting the perfect couple's costume while others play the holiday on the cheap — embracing their thrifty side with drugstore buys and repurposed clothing that they already own. If you're in the former category, Charlotte Olympia's limited edition "Trick read