Jason Wu is the guy responsible for designing Michelle Obama’s inaugural dress. He’s also the latest designer to score a diffusion line with Target. And while it won’t launch for another five months (mark February 5, 2012 in your iCals now), we’ve got a sneak peak. Will it be as big as the Missoni line? Let’s just say there are cats wearing bowties involved. Cats. Wearing. Bowties. [Youtube]
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It seemed like such a good idea at the time. All Clyde Gardner had to do was kill a bear, skin it, and wear the bear skin and claws to attack his ex-girlfriend. That way, no one would be able to track her murder back to him. And yet! Somehow this foolproof plan — ripped right outta the plot of “The Wicker Man” — went horribly awry. Shocking! Eventually Gardner realized that the whole killing and skinning a bear thing might actually be kind of hard work — even though he lived in rural Malone, NY, where one might reasonably encounter a bear or two if one was really trying. So Gardner got lazy and hired a hit man.
Yes, yes, we know it’s just a TV show, but we love it! And since we have to wait another few months before it returns, we had to find something to occupy our time. These faux vintage Playboy covers — featuring the buxom ladies from the show — do just the trick. Click through to see even more! [Buzzfeed]
Sometimes you’re like, “Oh dang, I’m so over wearing cotton and silk and such. Why can’t someone just up the ante a bit?” And then designer Charlie Le Mindu goes and makes a ton of garments out of frickin’ Minx fake nails. Like, thousands of them! Oh hello! We like! We like so much! (Though we can’t imagine you’d ever be able to sit down and get a manicure — heh heh — in a dress like this.) Lee Press-Ons, eat your heart out. [MTV Style]
We can all agree that model poses are totally ridiculous. And as if you needed another example of just how stupid they are–here photographer Rion Sabean has taken a series of shots of guys in traditional dude get ups posed in traditional female model poses. Way to subvert the dominant gender paradigm, guys! Check out more in this slideshow… [Rion Sabean]
Fall fashion shows — highlighting Spring 2012 collections — continue on throughout Europe. And as they slowly wind down, we’ve noticed a bunch of designers who are truly pushing the boundaries of what Ready-to-Wear means. European designers like Ann Demeulemeester and Gareth Pugh aren’t staying safely within the confines of traditional sportswear, but instead are pushing their own unique perspective. Take a look at our gallery and check out some of the best more out-there looks.
So Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday at the moment, owing in part to getting dumped around the holiday last year, and having not-so-fond memories of waking up November 1 last year still drunk and covered in corn syrup blood (and that junk does NOT come out of your sheets very easily, let me tell you.) So anyway, whoops!
But I am kind of excited about this pumpkin carving tutorial I stumbled upon, which shows you how to make cool jack-o-lantern cut-outs using cookie cutters! Find out how, after the jump.
As our friend Chloe Sevigny notes, you’re never fully dressed without azzezzoriez. Here, dear Chloe shares with us the keys to her accessory kingdom — lots of “porcelain mouth attire,” and “chreeesmas tree skirts.”
You knew it was only a matter of time before Barbie would step into the modern era and begin exploring the world of body modification. Though she’s not exactly a traditional Mattel release, the new tatted up Tokidoki Barbie sports a chest and neck full of tiny, colorful tats, sexy leopard print leggings and pink hair. She’s also got her very own Tokidoki pet — a cactus named Bastardino — if that’s your thing. You won’t find her at the local Toys ‘R Us, but you can grab one for a cool $50 off of the Barbie Collector site starting next week. [$50, Barbie Collector]
Remember that guy in the Lady Gaga “Born This Way ” video with the face full of tattoos? That’s Rick Genest, model and muse for Thierry Mugler designer Nicola Formichetti. In a new fashion editorial for Schon Magazine, Genest’s face full of tattoos was covered up with flesh-colored makeup and he was reimagined as a somewhat normal looking guy. With tattoos, without tattoos, he’s still mega hot. Check out more shots of Mr. Genest after the jump! [Design Scene]