Barbie has her Christian Louboutin shoes, and now the Cadbury Carmel Bunny is getting designer duds too. (Because candy mascots obviously need their own designer pieces.) “It” designer Giles Deacon dressed the sassy-looking bunny in a strapless dress with chocolate polka dots, complete with a matching scarf in the form of a bow, all for the launch of the dessert brand’s limited-edition collection, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Nibbles. Delicious and fashionable. On a charitable note, the scarf is all about supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. It will be available for free on select fashion sites on Oct. 29 and 30, and then for sale at John Lewis stores. Proceeds will benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer U.K.
Sadly, the dress is not for sale, but feed us enough chocolate and we’ll be happy. [My Fashion Life]
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The days of dyeing your hair to hide the gray might be gone for good, thanks to L’Oreal. They’ve invested over $900 million dollars (whoa) last year alone into research regarding hair color, to most recently find that it’s quite possible gray hairs could be a thing of the past. Basically, in non-scientific terms, hair loses its color because of the disappearance of melanocytes. But a treatment could be developed to re-pigment the hair before all of the melanocytes are gone, through pills and hair care products. The treatment is still quite a while off – about ten years – but there’s hope! In the meantime, they’ve developed a new colorant called INOA (Innovation No Ammonia) that is so gentle on hair it’s actually good for it and could restore it to its virginal state. We’re certainly not getting any younger, but it sounds like our hair is. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Custom made shoes for women bring orthopedic issues to mind. I obsess over Louboutin and Manolo heels, not specially made footwear. That’s all changing now. For years, bespoke items for men have been well publicized and crave-worthy, but the idea of personalized shoes hasn’t quite made it to the ladies’ realm. Why this is, who knows? Women love shoes more than anything. Finally the bespoke idea is taking hold, and women have the chance to become their own footwear creators. (Hey, if Dina Lohan can do it, anyone can.) But an interesting fact to note is that the term “bespoke” might be switched up for women, leaning towards “footwear couture” to give off a brand new feel. Keep reading »
Barbie collectors, get psyched for December: Mattel is launching their “Ladies of the ’80s” line, complete with mini interpretations of the great Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, and Cyndi Lauper. Joan is dressed in not only leather pants but also hot pink high tops, while Cyndi flashes her fishnets, and Debbie shows off a pink body-conscious strappy dress that could easily be worn today. One thing that would make these dolls even better? They should come with their own personal soundtracks. [Jezebel]
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Run, do not walk to Topshop. Henry Holland — the British designer who is best friends with Agyness Deyn and the master behind the polka dot dress that a pregnant M.I.A wore to the Grammy Awards — collaborated with U.K. hosiery brand Pretty Polly to create a limited edition series of tights that non-supermodels and celebs can afford. And now they’re finally available in Topshop stores. Keep reading »
When the winter chills and winds come around, I’ll do just about anything to stay warm. Ear muffs, turtleneck, piles of scarves — I’ve tried it all. This winter, I have a new look to try which is actually a vintage throw-back. Missoni and Burberry pulled out an old trend for their fall 2009 runway show, in the form of the snood. What’s a snood you ask? Mix a scarf and hood, and there you go. It looks a bit silly upon first glance, but once you realize the warmth factor and protection from the cold, you’ll be a convert as well. Besides, it’s kind of a chic look, no?
Want to try the trend but aren’t ready to shell out designer prices? Head to H&M where they’re selling the snood in three different colors — cream, light green, and gray — for a very reasonable price of $5.95, or um, just make your own using an old scarf. [British Vogue] Keep reading »
My roommate swears by FitFlops, those fugs sneakers/sandals that give you a workout while you walk, claiming she’s seen changes in her calves and rear. But I’m not convinced and would rather spend more time at the gym than wear those curved clunkers. Though I might be persuaded to try them now, as Anna Sui has designed a pair to look like warm, cozy moccasins, which are just in time for winter and conveniently hide the curvature. The boots, named Shakoha, come in three colors — brown, black, and blue — and are made with double-faced shearling, suede, metal studs, and hand stitching. When there are inches of snow on the ground, who doesn’t want to be bundled in perfect snow boots? What’ya think? [FitFlop]
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We’re way past boys pretending they don’t use beauty products. Women all over are sharing bathroom vanities with their boyfriends. These days, trips to the beauty counter aren’t complete without a pass by the men’s section. Now dudes are faced with the same problem we girls have – just what to buy with all the hundreds of options? A new Sephora study reveals that there are specific favorites, depending on your location.
Here in the United States, men overwhelmingly care about their teeth, skin, and the way they smell. Top sellers? BriteSmile To Go Accelerator, Tend Skin, as well as Acqua di Parma, Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue, and Armani’s Acqua di Gio. Keep reading »
Most think of Gucci and see interlocking G’s, horsebit hobo bags, or that red and green stripe. But there’s an entire sordid past of the Gucci family, which Tom Ford and Frida Giannini have nothing to do with – and it’s not about design. In 1995, the heir to the Gucci throne, Maurizio Gucci, had his life cut short when he was brutally shot. Behind the murder? Apparently, his wife Patrizia Reggiani set the plot for his early death. While she faced 29 years in prison, the hired assassin earned a life sentence for the murder and Patrizia’s psychic, who contacted the killer, was sent to jail for 25 years.
Sounds like a movie, no? Well, Fox 2000 thinks so, and Angelina Jolie has been approached to play the distressed wife. As for Maurizio? Leonardo DiCaprio is the first choice, but we’ll have to wait to see if that works out. Either way, a Gucci drama will be a welcome addition to the influx of fashion films on movie billboards these days. [Variety]
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