It goes without saying that every single person shops for clothes differently. While I loathe purchasing anything online and would rather pick up one or two pieces every week, I have friends who order by seasons, other friends who shop on a monthly basis, and a boyfriend who needs to seriously be in the mood to buy. WSL Strategic Retail did a little survey in order to come up with the different shopping styles, and came to the conclusion that the entire world fits into only five different categories. Read on to find out what kind of shopper you are. Keep reading »
My mother has a special face she displays when I show her my latest vintage finds. It says, That’s cute, but how could you ever wear someone else’s clothes? No amount of laundering is enough for her when it comes to my pre-owned finds, because it’s already soiled with the first owner’s issues. While I tend to disagree with her, and fully plan on continuing to grow my ever expanding wardrobe of vintage clothing, there’s one type of vintage that I’ll never touch. Vintage bathing suits. Currently, Resurrection Vintage in New York City has a stock of bathing suits from designers like YSL, Missoni, Pucci, Norma Kamali, and Thierry Mugler; they intend to sell these already worn creations to vintage lovers, but I’m hoping these are going to collections rather than personal wardrobes. There’s a reason swimsuits are sold with those liners, people! I don’t care if it’s vintage, if it’s designer, if it costs only a fraction of the original price — pre-worn swimsuits are not going on my body. That’s like wearing someone else’s underwear, which is just plain nasty. Tell me — would you wear a vintage bathing suit even though it’s pre-worn? [Racked] Keep reading »
Airports are already home to salons that provide 10-minute manicures so you can fix up those ragged cuticles while waiting for your flight, but now travelers will be able to solve their pasty white skin dilemmas before hopping on a plane as well. That’s right, until this Sunday, those flying through London’s Gatwick Airport can enjoy a free spray tan before jetting away to tropical destinations, as part of the Gatwick Glow program. It’s aimed at vacation-goers who’ve been holed away in cubicles all summer long and have yet to see the sun. The promoters of the safe tan plan are hoping that if travelers get a spray tan, they’ll go easy on the sun bathing during the first few days of their vacays, and therefore avoid nasty burns and possible skin cancer in the future. Personally, I think it’s a super-smart marketing plan, especially for people who have a hard time fitting personal beauty appointments into their busy work schedules. How long until other airports realize this genius and then start to charge astronomical amounts for the service? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Fashion catchphrases come and go. Everyone was obsessed with “fierce” for a while, “fashionista” had its reigning moment, but now Lourdes Ciccone is working hard to add a new term to the world’s vocabulary. She’s been blogging non-stop about the new Material Girls’ Collection for Macy’s, and in between her style stories, It Girl features, and personal pictures, Lola’s introduced a new fashion term to her followers.
“I’m not the designer of the line but my mom and I inspired it and do the styling and the putting together, staying on trend, yadayadayaaaahh. No but for rizzle, it’s a great line and if you guys like it that that is FABNOSITY.”
We’re going to assume that fabnosity is a mix of fabulous and generosity, which would make sense given the context. Despite her genuine attempts to make the term work, this seems like a word that’s limited to the realm of 13-year-old girls who would use it for a week before it dies out again in favor of the latest hot vocab mashup. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Vogue isn’t the only magazine that’s ready to let the video cameras into their offices it seems. Apparently W had a bit of “September Issue” jealousy and, in turn, decided to create their own documentary marking the first September issue under brand-new editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi. Given the circumstances — monumental issue, major re-design, and new staff — the film is sure to be full of drama. We’re hoping for the juicy details about what it’s really like to work under a new regime while producing the largest issue of the year. Even though the official focus of the documentary is the creation of the latest issue, if this film is anything like “The September Issue,” we’re counting on the fact that a major personality will steal the show, just like Grace Coddington. So far the release date is set for late October, just in time to peruse the glossy and then prep for all the behind-the-scenes secrets. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
With all the health concerns regarding beauty products, it was only a matter of time before someone created natural nail polish. That day has come thanks to Urban Outfitters, meaning natural and safe nail polish is readily available for your fingers and toes at the reasonable price of $12. The retailer just added A Beautiful Life’s products to their beauty section, so the masses can now paint their fingers with a polish that’s free of chemicals like DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde. Though it could be some time before your local nail salon starts to carry all-natural nail polish as an addition to their regular selection of Essie and OPI, the colors won’t leave you lacking for a quick home manicure. A Beautiful Life created polishes that are quite similar to your current favorites, including fuchsia, orange, and seafoam green — so your fingers can be fashionable and chemical-free. [Stylecaster] Keep reading »