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Shoes Definitely Not Made For Walking

Behold some of Noritaka Tatehana’s crazy shoe designs (are those high-heeled cleats on the left?) that even Lady Gaga would find challenging to walk in. [Trendland]…

Leonora Epstein / December 6, 2010

Men’s Fashion Is Looking Very Nordic This Winter—Yay Or Nay?

The New York Times points out that men’s sweaters are looking very folksy and Nordic this year, backing up their claim with examples by Topman and Ralph Lauren. We’re down with this slightly retro style for the ladies. It recalls all the goodness of winter—cabins, wood fires, skiing, snow. How do we feel about thi…

Leonora Epstein / December 5, 2010

Watch 15 Fashion Addicts Refrain From Purchasing For A Year

The idea of going on a spending fast is nothing novel—we’ve heard stories about people challenging themselves to not even buy one single thing or to refrain from buying anything that’s absolutely unnecessary. Here’s a new project: the Free Fashion Challenge takes 15 “fashion addicts” (they really can call themselves this because the group i…

Leonora Epstein / December 4, 2010

Do Not Want: The Potato Chip Necklace

Isn’t the goal normally to keep food off your person? We’re not harshing on all food-related fashion, but it’s just that this potato chip necklace looks almost too real, and potentially freaky. Like: “Oh hey … did you realize you have a whole potato chip inexplicably stuck to your chest?” [The Curiosity Shoppe]…

Leonora Epstein / December 3, 2010

Industry Report: Oscar Goes To Tumblr Town And Cyber Monday’s A Success

Fan of Oscar de la Renta’s PR Girl Twitter? She’s now headed to Tumblr, so check it out! [Oscarprgirl.tumblr.com]
For those who hypothesized that Black Friday/Cyber Monday doesn’t really exist or is a gimmick, check this: Cyber Monday 2011 saw $1 billion in sales, the highest online sales record. Ever. [CNET]
Diddy’s latest album, Last

Leonora Epstein / December 3, 2010

Pete Doherty Launches Jewelry Line (And Looks A Little Bloated)

Another day, another random celeb announcing a fashion line of some sort. In the spotlight now is bad boy rocker and one-time Kate Moss boyfriend Pete Doherty, who just launched a vintage-inspired jewelry line called Albion Trinketry. Designed in collaboration with Hannah Martin, the collection is “inspired by a time when men carried pocket watche…

Leonora Epstein / December 2, 2010

Tory Burch Knows How To Throw A Sweet Party

How awesome are these Tory Burch monogram s’mores that @glamour_fashion snapped at last night’s Tory Burch party? We’re so stealing this idea. Now all we have to do is design a personal logo … [Twitpic]…

Leonora Epstein / December 2, 2010

Lagerfeld’s Bacchanalian Calendar Shoot Includes Man With Golden Bulge

For the 2011 Pirelli Calendar (an artsy annual that’s featured the original work of Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testino, to name a few), Karl Lagerfeld took over as photographer to create a Grecian-inspired shoot. The photos recall an age of ancient decadence. Think: lots of ivy headdresses, sculpted Michelangelo-like bodies and minimally clothed…

Leonora Epstein / December 2, 2010

And Now For An Important PSA Regarding Uggs

We’ve long been discussing the dangers of Uggs. Now someone is finally doing something about eradicating the world of elephant feet. Here, a spot for Uggcitrin, the Ugg vaccine. Talk to your doctor (or shoe salesman) about it today. [Racked]…

Leonora Epstein / December 2, 2010

The Science Behind The Shopbop Redhead

Whether you’re a frequent buyer of Shopbop goods, or just peruse the site for style inspiration (we do), you have almost certainly noticed one glaring constant: the redhead model. She’s been a fixture on the site for six years running, and is instantly recognizable. Such a long tenure is perhaps now rare in the fashio…

Leonora Epstein / December 2, 2010

Would You Wear: The Monocle Necklace?

Here’s the type of thing that we’d put on one of our “things we’d like to bring back” lists … if we were doing “Things We’d Like To Bring Back, The 19th Century Version.” Of course, right off the bat, anyone who wears a monocle glass around their neck is going to be labeled a…

Leonora Epstein / December 2, 2010

Fitness Furniture Combines Home Gym And Locker Room In One

Closets mean different things for different people. If you’re Carrie Bradshaw, it’s a sanctuary and shrine. If you’re a slob, it’s your cleaning quick-fix that houses any assortment of junk. And if you’re someone who lives in a cramped studio apartment in Chinatown, then you probably don’t have a closet, so for you it represent…

Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2010

Do Not Want: 2-In-1 Jeans

This has happened to us before. When we were 6 years old. And did not understand how to wear clothing properly.

Now there’s a company out there making custom 2-in-1 jeans that take two back halves and sew them together so that your butt pockets become your front pockets. Edgy? Perhaps. But we’d…

Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2010

Margiela Sends Message With AIDS Charity Tee

For well over a decade, Martin Margiela has made a point to contribute to AIDS charities and research. This year’s AIDS awareness t-shirt design features Japanese scripture, which reads: “There is more action to be done to fight AIDS than to wear this t-shirt, but it’s a good start.” Proceeds go to a French HIV/AIDS…

Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2010

Diapers And Video Games: The Grossest Thing You Will Read Today

Amazon’s “frequently bought together” feature is supposed to be a helpful search aid, and normally it is … except in the cases where it pulls up really embarrassing pairings. Like, for example, this adult diaper, which is also frequently bought with the video game “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.” You can put two and…

Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2010

Must Read: Twitter Feed @NoBtotheS Fashion Industry Insider Rants

If you’re a sucker for “Project Runway,” “The City” or any other show that takes you behind the scenes of the fashion world (or supposedly portrays “real life,” whatever that is), you’ll love @NoBtotheS, an anonymous Twitter account representing the perspective of a woman in fashion PR. As her handle suggests, she’s dedicated to calling…

Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2010

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