We’ve already endorsed Ed Westwick, the lad who acts the role of playboy Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl. So, when we heard that he’s in a UK-based band called the Filthy Youth, he became too perfect for words. Ed aside, the Filthy Youth’s indie punk beats are the kind that make you want to drink Jameson straight up and not bathe for a few days (in a good way, of course). After the jump, the band’s list of breakup songs, which they described as, “a few soppy…and the others are for getting yourself back up!” Keep reading »
Unless if you’re in training to become a Vegas showgirl, it’s probably not wise to make feathers your fashion staple. Adding some subtle plumage to your Fall look, however, will have you just ahead of the trend curve. These attention-grabbing accessories should have you flying high in fashion. Keep reading »
When a breakup goes bad (when don’t they?), it’s natural to feel angry. There are the obvious ways to express that emotion–egging his car, throwing his belongings out a window, changing your locks. Or, you could take a more subtle and modern approach through technology. Sure, the following tactics might not be entirely legal, but they should serve as some inspiration.
1. Change the name of his shared iTunes library. You know how when you’re on a network, you see music libraries that usually read, “Sally Smith’s Library”? With a simple click on “Preferences” you can switch it to something nasty like “My Music Taste Blows” or “I’ve Got A Golf Pencil In My Pants”. This actually happened to someone I know. She didn’t realize it until she and her roommates were all sitting around one night working on their laptops and one of them asked, “Whose iTunes is called ‘Cheating Jerk’?”
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When it comes to female rock legends, Kim Gordon has a top ranking thanks to her distinctive performance style and badass voice. Musical abilities aside, she’s also about to become a fashion mogul with her newly-launched line, Mirror/Dash.
Inspired by Françoise Hardy, the collection is intended for ladies closer to Kim’s demo. “There’s a need for clothes for cool moms,” she told The New York Times. The first piece is a wool jacket with military details , a stand-up collar, and overlapping flaps — called “The Hardy Jacket”, it retails for $415. While the debut piece is a limited edition (only 50 made!), Mirror/Dash will release more styles throughout the year.
If this jacket is any indication of the awesomeness of the rest of the collection, we’re excited. Hurry up, Kim. We’re not getting any younger. [Mirror/Dash]
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Girl Talk is a DJ with a misleading name — there’s nothing feminine or cutesy about him. He does, however, happen to be a handsome lad by the name of Gregg Gillis. Gillis’ songs are no less than genius. He manages to sample dozens of artists in a single track. On his latest album, “Feed the Animals”, you can hear Phil Collins mixed with Busta Rhymes and The Police in a way that first blows your mind and then makes you want to dance. We’ve had a bit of a crush on Gregg for the past few years, and his playlist (after the jump) gives us a ray of hope that there’s still a 2 percent chance that we’ll get married.
[MySpace: Girl Talk]
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For some, “handmade” conjures up images of poorly constructed crafts. For Ivana Helsinki, it means avant-garde prints from Finland. An oversized coin purse is adorned with a flock of birds. A silk scarf features hearts and daggers. [$84-$160, Beklina.com] Keep reading »
Rebecca Taylor is expanding her girly fashions line to include accessories: bags, shoes, and belts. The designer launched a small line of headbands a few years ago. Today, Taylor says, “Every woman loves shoes and handbags. We didn’t want to start it unless it was in a very meaningful way.” Keep reading »
Perfect for breakups or hardcore couples (“I &%$ing love you, okay?!”), this sterling silver cast razor blade by Analogous Jewelry takes wearing your heart on your sleeve one step further. [$110, Elsewares] Keep reading »
Floral prints don’t have the greatest fashion reputation. Stuffy garden party outfits, your grandmother’s bedspread, every dress Elaine ever wore on Seinfeld — these are the stuff of fashion nightmares. This fall, flowery fabrics are cropping up all over the place. Even though spring is generally thought of as the flower power season, pair these looks with autumnal colors like rust, orange, and gold, and you’ll be in the roses. Keep reading »
As I’ve come to learn, dating in New York City isn’t…well…dating. At least what you think of traditionally in terms of the word. There isn’t a whole lot of that good, wholesome stuff you see on TV or in the movies. Oftentimes, he doesn’t call and ask to take you out to dinner, nor does he pick you up, or follow-up after the requisite three days (even if he really likes you). And, as I’ve found out the hard way, more often than not, girls pay their own way.
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