True love knows no bounds. I mean, who are we to come between grammar expert Courtney Stodden and her new hubby Doug Hutchinson? How can we judge a couple of
fame whores undeniable romantics who are just looking to make some quick cash off a reality show share their joy with the world? After all, age ain’t nothing but cause for statutory rape charges a number.
As a girl who has just started down the road of personal style, I noticed a few things about my wardrobe. Since high school, most of my outfits were based on thrift-store and band tees. When I began to branch out from that, I avoided all tees and went for the interesting pieces… Then I realized I had nothing basic to pair with those pieces! I have plain tees, sure, but they all look like cheap tees. I’m interested in the types of tees Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been putting out with StyleMint, but I don’t think that I can justify $30 for a tee. Where would you suggest I look to find a decent-quality tee that will flatter my shape as well as my tight budget? — Crystal
As a girl living on the cheap, we can totally feel your pain. Cheap Ts are an absolute must! But! We also wanted to find Ts that were socially responsible, too. So we set about the difficult task of finding affordable T-shirts that were also either fair trade or employing sustainable fabrics. Instead of going for the usual suspects–H&M, Forever 21, American Apparel–we wanted to give you some cool alternative options. In fact, a bunch of the great shirts we sourced are from a company called Alternative Apparel, which has established a series of vendor guidelines and principles it applies to its business. They include no forced labor, no child labor, and fair wages, among others. But enough about the great companies you should support, let’s get to the tees…
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Humans just love anthropomorphizing their animals. I mean, look, I named my cat Colonel Mustard, okay? He has a friggin’ military title, so I think I know what I’m talking about. So, sure, yes, I want to see my cat play with this scratch-pad-disguised-as-a-turntable. Sure I do. Imagine The Colonel taking his giant paws to this faux record and becoming a pretend DJ. How adorable would that be?
No matter that in the real world women come in a bevy of shapes and sizes, in the model world, you’re either “regular” or “plus-size.” And for the past several years, model Crystal Renn has been at the top of the plus-size game. But Renn has been catching flack lately for a rather surprising reason: some say she’s not plus-size enough. In yesterday’s Daily Mail, the model was criticized for appearing at a Metropolitan Opera opening in a slinky gold number, “now virtually unrecognisable from her days of ‘big’ modeling.” Nevermind that Renn is still not considered thin enough to model in the ultra-warped world of “regular” modeling, it seems Renn and her new, slimmer figure just can’t seem to win. Where critics of plus-size models say they provide unhealthy role models, others claim Renn’s sold out from her original plus-size form.
Earlier this year, Renn addressed her weight loss in an interview with Ford models. “A lot of people wanted to point their finger at somebody. They wanted to find a conspiracy when there actually was none,” she said. “I feel pressure probably more than any place from the public and the media. I think by placing a title on my head—which is plus-size—and then the picture that these people have created in their mind about what plus-size actually is, I basically fail you just with that, because I couldn’t possibly live up to that.”
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Oh, to be Abby Lee Kershaw, the sometimes-model and blonde muse for this Balmain Spring 2012 collection video. Watch her frolic and run with her Our Mountain bandmates — one of whom happens to be her very attractive boyfriend Matthew Hutchinson. Watch her smile and swing around bus stop poles wearing thousands of dollars in high end fashions. And yes, watch as she happily enjoys the sunset over the city, hand in hand with her special man. It’s enough to make you gag ponies and sprinkles. [FashionIndie]
We’re loving slate grey for fall. A darker, richer grey than usual, slate grey is a kicky alternative to basic black. Check out these 10 great slate options after the jump!
Actress Anna Kendrick stars with my boyfriend Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen in the new cancer comedy “50/50.” During a recent interview, the three began discussing the different ways female and male celebs are typically interviewed. Anna noted that women get asked about their workout routine and beauty regimens a whole lot more than men do. And Seth concurred that the questions his female costars are often asked are downright embarrassing. Obviously, these three have not been interviewed by The Frisky. We are equal opportunity with embarrassing questions. [Moviefone]
Fashion’s glitterati turned out earlier this week for the opening of the Gucci Museum in Florence, Italy. Honoring all things Gucci, the museum serves as a tribute to the Italian design house’s esteemed vision and sartorial genius. But were the opening night attendees as well-tailored as the clothing in the museum? Let’s take a look.
Sir Ian McKellan is a verifiable bad ass and pretty much the coolest 72-year-old openly gay wizard out there. I mean, seriously, check out this shirt. Then get over it. (BTW, this is a total Photoshop hoax–his original shirt read “Some People Are Gay. Get Over It.” Even better!) [Geekosystem]
When it comes to fashion, Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour is probably the most powerful woman in the world. It’s not just that she commands the pages of one of the most-loved fashion mags, or that she conceived and developed Fashion’s Night Out, it’s that she oversees the Council of Fashion Designer of Americas Fund, which supports emerging young designers. To win Wintour’s discerning approval is akin to being granted the keys to the fashion kingdom, and what she says absolutely goes on the pages of Vogue and beyond. So, we thought we’d take a moment to examine Wintour’s personal sartorial musings. How does the Queen of All Clothing actually dress? What can we learn from her style rules?