This past year, Lily Allen gave up the music biz and got into fashion. She opened a vintage shop with her BFF Sarah Owen, called Lucy in Disguise (get it?), and just now, have released a set of their own original designs. The collection consists of bright patterned shifts and flowy dresses that reflect Allen’s comfortable style. Check ‘em out after the jump! Keep reading »
Though we logically know that the images we see in magazines have been airbrushed and retouched beyond recognition, it’s still hard not to compare ourselves to the glossy, fresh and smooth faces and bodies we see. Which is why it’s healthy to take a glance at photographer Scott Trindle’s photos of models in their natural state. From top left, clockwise, Raquel Zimmerman, Natalia Vodianova, Jessica Clarke and Kristy Hume show their brave and makeup-free faces to the world. [Styileite] Keep reading »
It’s TGIF — and a holiday weekend! — so just trust us, you’re going to want to watch this deliciously anthropomorphic kitten video all the way through. [YouTube
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We used to be able to count on Brad Pitt for reliably tasteful and appropriate grownup and sexy style. But lately? Lately, as Amelia’s noted to me over IM on numerous occasions, the man is looking like a broke-down grandpa. I take the style to be “East L.A. Low Rider Fanatic” meets “Early-Bird Special Grandpa,” but what do you think? Is Brad’s matchy-matchy Dickies thing cool or kind of over? Keep reading »
Jewelry artist Stevie Koerner sells her “A World of Love” pendants on Etsy (left). They’re adorable little charms in the shapes of states with hearts cut out of them. Urban Outfitters liked the pendants so much that they decided to copy the charms, almost exactly (right), and call them “I Heart Destination Necklaces.” And they did all of this without approaching Koerner about her designs.
It’d be great if big stores like Urban worked with small designers to help get their wares out to a bigger audience — and often they do. I have several friends who create private label goods for the hip clothing company (private label is when an indie designer sells designs under another label’s name). But just as often, Urban — and other mega stores — have been caught straight up ripping off independent designers. Last summer, the company was called out for ripping off Brooklyn designer Lilian Crowe, who made necklaces featuring rib cages, spines and skulls (they’re neat-looking, really!). Keep reading »
Nevermind that the spelling of her name is absolutely BEWILDERING, Oakland rapper Kreayshawn’s jam “Gucci Gucci” is one of the catchiest songs about fashion ever. The chorus, “Gucci, Gucci, Gucci, Louie, Louie, Fendi, Fendi, Prada/Those basic bitches wear that s**t so I don’t even bother,” is an ode to getting out of the labelwhore mindset. And to prove her allegiance to the idea, she and her nameless video sidekick (because a best friend IS the best accessory) rock the best style: doorknocker earrings, over-sized glasses, and babydoll shirts that, really, only 19-year-old rappers with 19-year-old abs can pull off. Listen to Kreayshawn’s track and check out our screen shots of their looks after the jump. Keep reading »
So, a few weeks ago, when the Greatest Wedding of All Time happened and all those classy British people got to wear crazy things on their heads, I got a little bit obsessed with fascinators. You know, like the weird toilet seat cover Princess Beatrice wore, and then auctioned off. I had a dream, and in that dream, I was directed to make a fascinator myself. Out of fake nails and hair weave. Thirty dollars worth of supplies later (it takes a lot of money to look this cheap, as Dolly Parton says), voila! My hair creation has come to life. And this is why I don’t DIY. Keep reading »
Okay, okay, I’ll admit, my fascination with Coco, the booty-tastic wife of rapper and “Law & Order: SVU” star Ice-T is partly (mostly) about her butt, and the things she can do with it. So when I discovered that Miss Coco launched her own clothing line, appropriately called Licious, well, I had to see what kind of butt-enhancing fashions she’d created — and she didn’t disappoint. Coco’s site is rife with the kind of skin tight clothes we’ve come to expect — and love — from her. Do you suppose she wears those zipper-front pleather pants to the Walmart with Ice? I hope so. [Licious] Keep reading »
This week’s eBay picks include Alexander McQueen, Jeff Koons, and Derek Lam And yes, we just dropped a few names on you! Check out our awesome selections after the jump! Keep reading »
Last night was the not-particularly exciting finale of “American Idol” (Scotty McCreery vs. Lauren Alaina? Snooooooozeville) and practically everybody was there: Gaga, Beyonce, Janice Dickinson? In typical form, they all wore some crazy fashions, but could not be upstaged by some of “Idol’s” past contestants. Witness their looks–hits, misses and all–after the jump.